[NAFEX] nafex Digest, Vol 107, Issue 10

Steven Covacci filtertitle at aol.com
Sat Dec 10 22:24:56 EST 2011

Scott & Others:

Would it be better for me to plant a pomegranate in morning until late afternoon sun; or to plant it in afternoon until end of the day sun that is 4 feet from my house (and the garage portion of the house is lower then the ground-level there).. I was thinking that the house might make the ground just a little warmer so that the roots survive a harsh winter?

Steve; NJ 6b/7a


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Date: Fri, 9 Dec 2011 15:34:15 -0500
From: Scott Smith <scott at cs.jhu.edu>
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Hardier sub-tropicals in zone 6: hardier when
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Steve, dieback is often to the roots and so grafted trees throw a wrench in your 
plan.  I once had a kaki die back but it somehow budded less than 1" from the 
graft and grew back, so I was only an inch from disaster on that one.  And, when 
trees do grow back from roots they can take several years to get back to 
fruiting form.  Figs and poms are on their own roots usually so they can work 
with your plan.  Don't get Violette de Bordeaux or other less hardy figs, that 
one dies back every few years for me.  Kazake may be hard to bring to ripeness 
in your shorter season.  I am not growing mulberries so can't comment on them.



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