[NAFEX] heat tape
ernestplutko at wiktel.com
Thu Apr 2 16:28:23 EDT 2009
Keep a supply of sand or soil nearby and cover past graft with a
mound of sand or dirt if a freeze is coming. Easy enough for a few
prized trees. Harder if you have an orchard.
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From: holycow at frontiernet.net
To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] heat tape
Date: Thu, 2 Apr 2009 14:58:31 -0500
>My parents live about 50 miles too far north to grow Key limes. They
>permanent 8x8x8' frame of pipe around their tree, and when it was
>get really cold (for central Florida) they'd put a heater in there
>tarps on the frame. They had good crops off that tree for about 15
>till a bad freeze got it and it never really has recovered. Usually
>citrus if you can keep the graft from freezing, the tree will grow
>and be back in action in 2-3 years. Donna
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