[NAFEX] Hot cold hot cold Yikes
Martha L. Davis
martha_davis at earthlink.net
Thu Jan 8 13:05:05 EST 2009
Those temperature swings you are experiencing are pretty common in the front range of Colorado and high elevation New Mexico. There isn't much I know of to do that is feasible for a long period of time after planting. Before planting it is about location either near water or in areas that are shaded through March or so, and also about plant and variety choice. Apricots and hardy Kiwi's sweet cherries and Japanese plums are more challenging due to a general tendency toward early bloom. Mulberry jujube and american persimmon generally don't have bloom issues, they are consistently later, as for many of the rest it is variety choice go for the high chill late bloomers or ones with frost tolerant flowers.
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