[nafex] Re: growing tropicals in not so tropical places

mIEKAL aND dtv at mwt.net
Mon Jul 23 08:11:09 EDT 2001

> Hi Scott
> We grow 13 varieties of figs (8 are suitcase varieties), 3 varieties of
> guava, 2 of passionfruit and a key lime (damn fine pie material).
> Just destroyed our 2 varieties of bananas and our nespoli- felt we'd never
> get fruit from these.
> Glad to hear other 'tryers' around
> Cheers            Bert

likewise I grow 12-13 varieties of figs, calmondin, persian lime, meyer's lemon,
loquat (champagne), passiflora spp., fejoia (hasnt flowered after 7 years), zapotec
guava.....   over the years Ive had a hell of a problem with scale on the citrus
because all the plants are wintered in south windows of several houses & after
trying many things to get rid of scale Ive found the simplest most organic
solution.  pressure sprayer & water blasts everything away  like dormant oil never

bert, Im wondering if you've tried hardy chicago or everbearing figs grown out

zone 4 sw wisconsin


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