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Welcome SJVcharlie from the San Joaquin Valley

Postby SJVcharlie » Thu Dec 23, 2010 9:21 pm

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Hey, I'm new. We grow commercially Avocados and Citrus in SJV of California. This looks like a good site to learn and hopefully to contribute. I am a scientist at heart, always having questions.
Charlie

Re: Welcome SJVcharlie from the San Joaquin Valley

Postby SJVcharlie » Sun Jan 02, 2011 11:47 pm

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Axel,
Have enjoyed the information on the forums...
So, I am one of those Central Valley California guys. Zone 9 it says in the Sunset Garden book. What makes 9a or 9b?

We are up 200 to 4oo feet off of the valley floor. We call it the 'Banana belt because we are usually 3 to 5 degrees warmer because of the inversion effect, and cold air drainage. We grow Citrus and avocados primarily.
Charlie

Re: Welcome SJVcharlie from the San Joaquin Valley

Postby Axel » Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:09 pm

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Charlie, Sunset zone 9 is USDA zone 9b, it's just a coincidence that Sunset and USDA zones happen to both involve the number 9 in your case. But in general, Sunset 9 has little in common with many USDA zones 9. The elevation above the valley floor gives you an ideal climate, in fact, it's the best subtropical climate north of the Tehachapi mountains. I truly envy you. Last time I've visited Lincove, I went to the local citrus tour about a month afterward and I thought our local coastal citrus was so terrible in comparison. And Gene Lester has some incredibly good citrus, but it's all relative. All it takes is to sample the Lincove citrus, nothing surpasses it.
Tropical gardening in both Kaua'i windward Sunset H2/USDA 12b and Fallbrook Sunset 23/USDA 10b.

Re: Welcome SJVcharlie from the San Joaquin Valley

Postby SJVcharlie » Tue Jan 04, 2011 12:21 am

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Valley hillside citrus is VERY fine indeed. I think it is the tough clay soils that concentrate and make more complex, the flavors. We don't get the big production, and it is harder to farm in general than the flats.


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