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Please Welcome Nat9butter from Vancouver

Postby Nat9butter » Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:31 pm

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Joined: Thu Mar 17, 2011 2:06 pm
Climate Zone: Sunset 6
Hello from Vancouver, WA

I hang out west of the cascade mountains in Sunset Zone 6(USDA 8).
I grow mainly indoor and some outdoor fruit. Indoor is preferred,because
I feel I can atleast control the tempurature.
Here's what I grow
Asimina triloba 'Mitchel'

Jujube 'Sherwood' No Fruit.Still allive after herbicide drift(Cross bow)

Dragon fruit. Haley's Comet, Physical Graffiti, Voodoo Child, and American
Beauty(Just got this one as a small start).

Manilkara zapote'Sillas Woods' Found out others do well in pots as well(eg Haysa).

Carica 'T R Hovey' only a foot high so far. Should take off in the summer.

Indoor plants don't summer outside(summer nights suck, too cool(below 60F)

Re: Please Welcome Nat9butter from Vancouver

Postby Axel » Wed Mar 23, 2011 4:25 pm

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Location: Hanalei Bay, HI & Fallbrook, CA
Climate Zone: 12b/H2 & 10b/S23
Welcome to the Cloudforest. You don't grow much outside, just jujube and pawpaw?

You will most likely need a pollinator for your jujube. They won't set fruit without another variety, especially if Summers are cool.

What is the difference in between sunset zone 6 and Sunset zone 5?
Tropical gardening in both Kaua'i windward Sunset H2/USDA 12b and Fallbrook Sunset 23/USDA 10b.

Re: Please Welcome Nat9butter from Vancouver

Postby RodneyS » Sat Mar 26, 2011 9:51 pm

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Location: Cerritos, CA
Climate Zone: USDA Zone 11a
Welcome to the CloudForest, Nat9butter!

I have sugarcane & honeyjar jujubes, grafted Dec. 2009. Both fruited last year, honeyjar moreso than sugarcane. Sherwood sounds like a good cultivar, too.

Also, I obtained dragonfruit cuttings last September. Giant Vietnamese, American Beauty, Thai Red, Purple Haze, Physical Graffti & Yellow. The 2 American Beauty cuttings each have around 6 new growths. It's amazing how fast dragonfruit can grow. Your cuttings will triple in size before you know it. What's your experience with Haley's Comet?

TR Hovey papaya has been piquing my interest, clandestinely asserting itself into my want list. I have several Sunrise & Waimanalo papaya going right now. Unfortunately, no flowers/fruits yet. Did you start yours from seed?

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