[NAFEX] Winter Hardy Tropicals
Docshiva at Docshiva.org
Mon Feb 26 18:03:41 EST 2007
I thought, too, of Pawpaws, as well as Maypop, to add to this list.
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Sent: Monday, February 26, 2007 2:19 PM
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Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Winter Hardy Tropicals
First of all, you're missing PawPaw, which is a tropical plant in every
respect. Except it is rock hardy and matures its mango-like fruits in all
zone 5 climates. Why not grow it, that really does grow tropical fruits in
The NAFEX person to ask about bamboo is Rick Valley of Oregon.
I've seen a banana growing in Arlington, MA, contact me if you want the
grower's phone # or email.
I believe the owner of Oregon Exotics told me Ponicirus trifoliata is the
ONLY citrus of any description that is truly deciduous -meaning its smart
to drop its leaves when fall comes - can anyone contradict that? Grapefruit
are 69 cents this week at my grocery store. The best houseplant I ever had
a calamondin orange, I bartered for it when it was 10 yrs old, and then I
owned it for another approx. 15 years before it died. It required 2 qts of
every day or a gallon every day. It had a windowsill of its own with best
sun exposure but bloomed and bore its heart out, and I sometimes feel like
getting another. It was far better than any lemon for flavoring, like as a
topping on broccoli.
Let us know what you find out about bamboo and fruits from banana and palm
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