[NAFEX] Climate zone map

MARIE ASHTON bwoodtx at verizon.net
Wed Dec 21 14:58:10 EST 2005

For those of you who want to look at growing maps go to:

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Chex" <ricechex at rocketmail.com>
To: <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Wednesday, December 21, 2005 1:19 PM
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Climate zone map

> Hi, I joined a month or so ago and have just been
> lurking.  I thought I would jump in on this zone
> map discussion.  The book put out by the Northern
> Nut Growers Association "Nut Tree Culture in
> North America" has a map of the united states
> that shows frost free days.  I find it to be very
> useful when selecting nut and fruit varieties
> because while many trees can withstand bitter
> cold the length of the growing season is often
> more important when it comes to whether the fruit
> has enough time to ripen.  It is just a black and
> white map made by Baldwin in 1975.  I have
> searched the web for a better map with the same
> information.  Has anyone seen an online map with
> length of growing season?
> Chris Rice
> zone 5, Illinois
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