[NAFEX] Dunbars Plums
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Tue Apr 20 16:13:14 EDT 2010
I just ordered 50 of them, we'll see what they're like when they get
here. I may very well pot them up for the summer & fall plant if they
are too small. I haven't had good luck with Oikos tho I like the
scope of his overall project, feels very similar to the permaculture
approach I've been taking.
On Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 2:48 PM, Richard MURPHY <murphman108 at msn.com> wrote:
> My plants were 3" -- 6" seedlings, planted in lousy soil, half-sun here in
> zone 6 MA in the spring of 2008. Pine needle mulch and water is all they got
> for care. I dug them up April 16, 2010 while they were about 24" tall and
> beginning to leaf out. They are now in zone 4 Maine planted in good
> clay-loam soil in full sun.
> Three of the plants didn't make the trip north because they are now
> flowering a little.
> I'm going to attempt to get them to fruit here in zone 6, even though they
> are tiny. The Oikos catalog description is all I have to refer to, as the
> web has no other mention of these. I will continue to post 'Dunbars News'
> regularly until we reach a verdict regarding it's value as a food source.
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