[NAFEX] Tri Lite -- really zone 7?

Anton Callaway marillen at earthlink.net
Tue Apr 10 09:59:10 EDT 2007

I don't know if it is really that cold-sensitive.  I've grown it in Zone 8 (borderline Zone 7) and there was nothing unusual about its bloom time, so the limitation doesn't appear to be in chill hours.  The coldest temperatures it saw were in the teens, but that happened a couple of days after 80 degree plus weather.  No damage to speak of.

The fruits are very low acid.  Good and sweet, but not a very complex flavor.

Why not try it and keep us in the loop as to how it does in your area?

Zone 8, but we had snow last weekend.

-----Original Message-----
>From: "V. Michael Bove, Jr." <vmb at teakettlefarm.com>
>Sent: Apr 9, 2007 6:57 PM
>To: North American Fruit Explorers <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
>Subject: [NAFEX] Tri Lite -- really zone 7?
>For a couple of years I've lusted after the Tri Lite white peach/ 
>Japanese plum cross sold by Raintree, but they list it as zones 7-9.   
>Is anyone on the list growing it?  Is it really that cold-sensitive?
>--Michael Bove
>Teakettle Farm, Zone 6 (MA/RI border)
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