[nafex] Overwintering tender fruits

Helga and Bert Dunn helbert at idirect.com
Sat Sep 23 20:31:58 EDT 2000


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Hi Doreen
I have no education in this subject- just fly by the seat of my pants.
Your peach may do OK when small (inside overwinter) however the ultimate
height is going to be a problem- how does one get a 12' tree into your
bedroom.
Our Key lime tree overwinters very nicely in our family room (had 2 Key lime
pies last January) at about 71'F.
We have 2 species of banana, a nespoli, 2 var of passionfruit & vrs of
guavas- all potted. They overwinter in an unused portion of our home at
about 50/55"F with poor light. Water very sparingly with 50/55'F water, no
fertilizer. Remove any foliage which goes completely brown. Expect a fair
amt of leaf drop when you first bring them inside.
I don't expect fruit from nespoli or bananas, have had guavas & passionfruit
(but not much). Have had figs for +10 yrs balance over 4/5 winters- and its
cold here!
Cheers              Bert

Bert Dunn   RR4 Tottenham   Ont    zone 4b
HARDY GRAPES-NO PURE VINIFERA
www.hardygrapes.tottenham.on.ca

see also http://www.littlefatwino/bertslist.html

From: "Doreen Howard" <doreenh at ticon.net>
To: <nafex at egroups.com>
Sent: Saturday, September 23, 2000 7:30 PM
Subject: Re: [nafex] Overwintering fig question


> > This is very interesting, Bert.  Do you think the same procedure would
work
> for peach trees in pots?  How about citrus?  I have a 5-foot-tall dwarf
> banana tree that will probably fruit early next summer.  I brought it
> indoors this week and put it in my bedroom in front of west and
north-facing
> windows--very sunny spot.  I'm hoping it will do OK there for the winter.
> It makes my bedroom look like a jungle, which isn't bad here in Wisconsin
> where the winters are very long and snowy.
> Doreen Howard








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