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Hello from Germany

Postby Sven » Tue Aug 16, 2011 1:33 am

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Location: Cologne, Germany
Climate Zone: USDA 7b/8a
Hi,
I'm Sven and live between Cologne and the Dutch/Belgium border in "good old" Germany. Primary I grow fruits like figs, kakis (Asian persimmon), jujubes, pawpaws, hardy kiwis and some others.
Additionally I have a few Japanese maples (Acer palmatum) and started to collect sub-varieties of Chamaerops humilis.
Next I'll try to "create" a few multi-variety-apple-trees (I hope it's the right name for what I mean.).
I would like to grow more tropicals and sub-tropicals but I hope to buy a little finca on the Canary Islands for my retirement one day. :mrgreen:

Re: Hello from Germany

Postby RodneyS » Tue Aug 16, 2011 6:01 am

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Guten Tag & willkomen, Sven!

Re: Hello from Germany

Postby Axel » Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:21 am

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Location: Hanalei Bay, HI & Fallbrook, CA
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Welcome to the Cloudforest.

I have some good apple recommendations for you if you're going to do those apple multi-grafts: Alkemene, Jacob Fisher, Glocken Apfel, Ruhm Aus Kirchwarder, Geheimrat Dr. Oldenburg, Berner rosen, Transparente von Cronkels, all are fantastic apples from Germany, I grow them here in California and they are winners!
Tropical gardening in both Kaua'i windward Sunset H2/USDA 12b and Fallbrook Sunset 23/USDA 10b.

Re: Hello from Germany

Postby Sven » Tue Aug 16, 2011 11:10 am

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Location: Cologne, Germany
Climate Zone: USDA 7b/8a
Vielen Dank RodneyS.

Of course I'll try those apple multigrafts. I have three vigorous varieties (Gravensteiner red, Holsteiner Cox yellow and Kaiser Wilhelm) on MM111 rootstock to start with and discovered a lot of very promising varieties. The only limiting factor are the number of existing branches.


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