[nafex] Kind of off topic; but sort of on : )

Victor Patterson vsp at flash.net
Fri Jan 4 06:07:22 EST 2002


Doreen:
   I do live on the Texas Gulf Coast (South of Houston) and have most of
the items you listed plus Pawpaws. I would like to get more infromation
on Jujubes, how can I contact Sam Powers?

Victor

Doreen Howard wrote:
> 
> Fluffy,
> I lived on the Gulf Coast of Texas, which is very similar in climate to
> Central Florida.  All veggies grow well--including Irish potatoes.  The
> seasons are just different.  You are planting in late Jan. and harvesting in
> May, planting again in late Sept and harvesting in Dec. or Jan.  Gardening
> is a 12-month endeavor, even during the dog days of summer.  You solarize
> the soil then and can count on tropicals for flowers and fruit.  These are
> things that did the best for me:
> 
> Peaches (low chill cultivars such as Florida Glo, May Pride, etc.--all 200
> hours or so)--terrific fruits
> Citrus--my favorite was Owari satsumas
> Bananas--drop-dead easy, and there are so many kinds, each with a different
> flavor
> Jujubes--ask Sam Powers on this list to tell you about these
> Persimmons
> Strawberries--Florida grows most of the commercial ones.  You want to plant
> day neutrals.  Chandler and Sweet Charlie are good varieties.
> Blackberries--again a very easy crop.
> Apples--low chill varieties like Anna
> Huckleberries--the southern version of blueberries and just as tasty.
> Muscadine grapes--big, juicy and full of antioxidants
> 
> And, there are many more like mangos, papayas and cherimoyas.  Southern
> gardening is a continual learning process, but there are so many rewards.
> But, keep in mind that you will sweat.  In fact, you will turn into an
> Olympic class sweater due to the high humidity.  Figure on at least six
> months for your body to acclimate.
> Doreen Howard
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: fuwafuwaosagi <fuwafuwausagi at muchomail.com>
> To: nafex at yahoogroups.com <nafex at yahoogroups.com>
> Date: Tuesday, January 01, 2002 11:24 PM
> Subject: [nafex] Kind of off topic; but sort of on : )
> 
> >Gang:
> >
> >Well, the fluffy one is fast approaching that time in life where he
> >decides where he is going to stake out his place in the sun.  The
> >wife is leaning to Florida, but as we both greatly enjoy a variety of
> >home grown fruit it poses a bit of a problem.  So here is the
> >question what the heck can I grow in Florida?  I guess citrus is in,
> >but what of strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, goose berries,
> >currants, apples, pears, cherries, plums, grapes, normal garden
> >crops, corn, apricots, peaches etc.  My instincts tell me most
> >apples, all pears, all cherries, garden root crops except sweet
> >potatoe, plums, all goose berries and currants are out but I simply
> >do not know.   Most of my books are geared for zones 3-5.  Is anyone
> >in Florida, and what are you growing?
> >
> >Wishing all of you the very best,
> >
> >Kevin(the fluffy bunny)Mathews
> >
> >
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