[NAFEX] Best edible plants in Zone 5 rain garden?

Mark Angermayer hangermayer at isp.com
Wed Feb 17 09:42:53 EST 2010


I agree.  My wife's uncle has an 80 acre pecan orchard on the Verdigris
river.  If floods the trees every spring.  A couple years ago there was a
100 year flood during the growing season.  The water got above the tops of
some of the trees.  Of course they lost the crop and the foliage, but the
trees survived.

Mark
zone 6 KS

Jerry wrote:
"Here in Vigo County Indiana were I-70 crosses the Wabash River are many
pecan trees growing wild in the river bottoms. This also happens to be about
the most northern natural range for pecans along the Wabash River. During
the spring flooding they stand in water, sometimes for durations well over
30 days.  But you asked about standing in water during the growing period.
These tree are mature, 50 to 75 feet tall and during their lifetime would
have had flooded quite frequently during the active growing period. What I
can't cannot say is, if they stand in water in June for example do they
suffer from oxygen deprivation and abort the fruit and maybe even reduce the
leaf population. But certainly the trees survive.

I have not searched out or observed the pawpaws in the same area."

Jerry



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