[NAFEX] Carmine Jewel size?

Anton Callaway marillen at earthlink.net
Sat Apr 2 08:32:31 EDT 2011


Bob,

For what it's worth, I've got one that's two years old here in Zone 8 in central North Carolina.  I has shown little sign of disease. It is growing slowly and has not yet bloomed.  It's about 102 cm (40 inches) tall now.  It was about 13 centimeters tall when I planted it.

Anton


-----Original Message-----
>From: Bob Bors <bob.bors at usask.ca>
>Sent: Apr 2, 2011 12:54 AM
>To: 'North American Fruit Explorers' <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
>Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Carmine Jewel size?
>
>In Saskatchewan they are 6 to 8 feet tall and start producing when around 4
>or 5ft.  For us that is about 4 years under ideal conditions.
>We have only 100 frost free days. Once they come into heavy production they
>only get a few inches taller each year.
>You are 4 hardiness zones warmer. Maybe they will grow faster and taller for
>you? Hopefully they will be adapted to your region.
>They've only been widely tested in zones 2 or 3 (Canada Zones), and we don't
>know how far south they can be grown. 
>
>Bob Bors
>U of Sask.
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org
>[mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Ginda Fisher
>Sent: April-01-11 4:13 PM
>To: NAFEX Fruit Explorers
>Subject: [NAFEX] Carmine Jewel size?
>
>So, after all the glowing recommendations of Carmine Jewel, I bought some
>this winter, and I expect them to arrive soon.  Any idea how big they get
>when mature?  I guess I'm especially interested in how wide they get, and
>how close I can plant them to other stuff, like my back door and my tomato
>pots.
>
>Thanks,
>Ginda
>Eastern MA, zone 6
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