[NAFEX] Figs and Pomegranates for the Mid-Atlantic - looking forinfo

Jonathan Storvick jstorvick at gmail.com
Tue May 3 23:50:39 EDT 2011


Scott & Lee - thanks - I had thought of ARS but hadn't checked there yet.
 Any thoughts on suitable rootstocks?

Cheers,
Jonathan

On Tue, May 3, 2011 at 4:08 PM, Lee Sharp <leesharp at cableone.net> wrote:

> To get free pomegranate cutting:
> Search:www.ars.usda.gov/main/site_main.htm?modecode=53-06-20-00
> Next click on link displayed for: Tree Fruit & Nut Crop etc
> Next scroll down and click on Punica/Pomegranates
> At bottom of pomegranate listing are instructions for ordering cuttings
> Lee
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> From: "Jonathan Storvick" <jstorvick at gmail.com>
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> Sent: Monday, May 02, 2011 10:10 PM
> Subject: [NAFEX] Figs and Pomegranates for the Mid-Atlantic - looking
> forinfo
>
>
> > I'm looking for some region-specific info -
> >
> > First - pruning figs for commercial production - in temperate climates
> > (ie.
> > the mid-Atlantic, northern VA in particular) figs tend to grow as
> > multi-stem
> > shrubs rather than single-trunk trees, what would be the best way to
> prune
> > these?
> >
> > Second - given adequate microclimate and frost protection, what might be
> > the
> > best pomegranate cultivars or varieties to grow here?  We're in zone 6/7
> > (depending on who's hardiness map you're looking at).  Also looking for
> > possible sources of scion wood for research purposes.
> >
> > Thanks in advance,
> >
> > Jonathan Storvick
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