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Hello from a newbie

Postby Dan in S. TX » Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:41 pm

Dan in S. TX
 
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Joined: Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:14 pm
Climate Zone: Sunset zone 28, USDA zone 9
Hi Folks,
I have perused the site a couple of times and what a wealth of knowledge!
I am trying to get started raising fruit trees and plants for my own enjoyment. I have several acres in which I am trying the usuals - plums, pears, cherries, apples, figs, blackberries, grapes, mulberries - all low chill requirement varieties (I am south and east of San Antonio, TX after all).
I am also fascinated with tropicals and semi tropicals and am trying Jaboticabas, cherimoyas, guavas, sapotes and a bunch of citrus.
------not always successfully I might add-----
Anyway, I am really enjoying reading the threads here and will have a lot of questions soon! Be patient with me!

Regards,
Dan

Re: Hello from a newbie

Postby Jason (palo alto) » Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:40 pm

Jason (palo alto)
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Location: Redwood City, CA
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Welcome. I know there are a few other rare fruiters in that vicinity. The Texas chapter of the CRFG would probably be able to provide some great insight into what to try down there. If I lived anywhere in Texas it would be the Corpus Cristi area, best continental US climate for fruit growing outside of California and Florida

Re: Hello from a newbie

Postby Dan in S. TX » Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:49 am

Dan in S. TX
 
Posts: 46
Joined: Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:14 pm
Climate Zone: Sunset zone 28, USDA zone 9
Thanks Jason! I'll check the CRFG. We are about 100 miles North(ish) of Corpus.

Regards,
Dan

Re: Hello from a newbie

Postby nullzero » Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:37 pm

nullzero
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Dan,

Welcome to the forums.

Re: Hello from a newbie

Postby Brian » Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:40 pm

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Hi, have you tried persimmons or jujubes?

Re: Hello from a newbie

Postby Dan in S. TX » Wed Jul 04, 2012 2:42 pm

Dan in S. TX
 
Posts: 46
Joined: Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:14 pm
Climate Zone: Sunset zone 28, USDA zone 9
Hi Brian,
I have 3 fuyu persimmons. One I am hoping for fruit from in another year or so and the other two are still quite small. I have another which I was told was a Texas native persimmon but the tag said Virginiana(sp?)....who knows. Honestly the leaves look too small to me. It could be anything.
My jujube "plantation" consists of a sugar cane and two others the names of which I can't remember at the moment.....One of these is on it's own rootstock which I thought was pretty cool.


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