[NAFEX] Delaying blooming/breaking dormancy
Sam.Brungardt at state.mn.us
Fri Mar 23 17:10:46 EDT 2007
Here are the chill hours for the AU plums:
700 hr.: AU-Roadside, AU-Rubrum, AU-Rosa, AU-Cherry
750 hr.: AU-Producer
700 to 800 hr.: Au-Amber
Couldn't find the chill hr. for AU-Homeside, but it's probably 700 to
800. -- Sam Brungardt, St. Paul, Minn.
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[mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Donna &/or Kieran
Sent: Friday, March 23, 2007 8:49 AM
To: North American Fruit Explorers
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Delaying blooming/breaking dormancy
I've read of putting gallon jugs of water in the freezer, then in warm
weather putting them around the base of a tree, covering with sawdust to
keep them cool. Haven't tried it, but it's supposed to work. You could
one tree and let us all know if it blooms later than another one like
just bought some 1,000 hour peaches, and looking at the seedling trees I
have blooming already, wondering how many chilling hours we've had.
know chilling hours on AU Amber and some of their others? I just
Rubrum and Rosa down in a hole where the wind won't get them, in hopes
getting more blooms through the spring, in exchange of course for more
rot on the fruit. (I'd like the luxury of having a crop to lose some
don't think Bill is going to find a slope to plant his trees on in
Oh, there was that POMONA article where someone on the prairie said
let your peach trees go ahead and grow straight up like they want to.
said a lot of his spring freezes were convection freezes, full moon
and that everything below the 8 ft mark froze. That's EASY to try, just
down your pruners. Donna
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