[NAFEX] portable orchards
brucehansen at ACD.NET
Fri Aug 16 07:55:42 EDT 2002
My Brown Turkey potted fig is three years old. When the nighttime
temperature gets below 18-20 degrees F. I put the fig in my root cellar in a
moist environment at a temp of 32-34 over the winter. It works. Bruce z5 MI
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Subject: [NAFEX] portable orchards
Ive got about 15 varieties of figs, some pawpaws, yellowhorns, & paper
mulberry & growing in 5
gallon buckets. Some of the figs are now 6-8 years old. Everybody goes in
a partially heated
basement & they all do well. Also have citrus, loquats, passionflowers, bay
cherry going in containers, but they come inside the house & get the
southern windows in the
tanis cuff wrote:
> My experiences :
> I first tried over-wintering potted trees (these happened to be apple)
> the south side of a white, unheated shed. I mulched all up the sides of
> pots (5-gallon buckets with many drain-holes punched out), and protected
> them from water/ice accumulation. In short, I "thought of everything"
> (didn't I ?) The next spring, one did not leaf out-- dead-- and the other
> gave up before summer got hot.
> Next I tried over-wintering potted trees (apples & pears, on 3 & 2
> rootstocks, respectively) in an unheated part of the house. This area
> frost only during extended bitter cold, which we had that winter. All
> were fine and grew well.
> Tanis Cuff, southern WI, zone 4
> >From: fuwa fuwa usagi <fuwafuwausagi at muchomail.com>
> >Reply-To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
> >To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
> >Subject: [NAFEX] Re: nafex digest, Vol 1 #113 - 8 msgs
> >Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2002 15:24:51 -0700 (PDT)
> >Doreen wrote:
> >I planted two miniature pear trees each in 10-gallon cans this spring.
> >They were bare root and have grown nicely throughout the season. I still
> >cannot put them in the ground due to job-related reasons, but I have to
> >carry them through my Zone 4b Wisconsin winter.
> >My reply:
> >I am not sure what minature pears are, but...
> >In 1997 I grafted out some pears on OhxF333 rootstock. They are still in
> >pots and doing fine. I am in zone 4b also. I don't really do anything
> >them except situate them on the North side of my house. I reasoned that
> >the freezing-thawing-refreezing would reek havoc on them, so since the
> >North side is the stablest environmnet I situate them there.
> >I also have a couple of apples on M27 going into their 4th winter...they
> >seem fine too.
> >By the by, I saw the NAFEX article in Mother-Earth_News at the library.
> >Good job.
> >All the best, today, tomorrow...
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