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baccarat0809

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Tropical Seedlings and the upcoming cold wave
« on: December 07, 2017, 11:01:40 AM »
So, I started the following seedlings this fall:

6x Cats Eye Longan
4x Loquats
3x Rambutan
2x Atemoya
3x Cherimoya
2x Hass Avocado

Central Florida is expecting our first true cold wave this weekend and it's expected to hit a low of 37.

All are in containers except for one of the avocado's, so it'll be easy for me to bring them inside, but I'm wondering if I should leave any of them outside to help "harden them off", as I expect I'll be putting most of them in the ground around April of next year.

Thoughts?

thanks

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Re: Tropical Seedlings and the upcoming cold wave
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2017, 07:51:50 PM »
Rambutan and Cats Eye Longan bring them in can't harden

what species of cats eye do you have?

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Re: Tropical Seedlings and the upcoming cold wave
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2017, 11:24:03 AM »
Cats eye Longan are from Fancy Fruit store in Central Florida - no idea.

They were very tasty though and all of the seeds sprouted rather quickly and have done very well.



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Re: Tropical Seedlings and the upcoming cold wave
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2017, 11:47:19 AM »
Somewhat on topic....

I have a 4 foot soursop (maybe 2 years old) in a 25 g pot... are a string of nights in the mid 40s to low 50s can someone let me know if I should be bringing that in the garage?

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Re: Tropical Seedlings and the upcoming cold wave
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2017, 12:18:02 PM »
I am in New Orleans
We had 26F temps last year.
i lost a lot of stuff, but my Longan was not phased.
it wasnt over 2ft tall either.

Loquat wont be bothered by anything above that temp either.

My Cherimoya both froze to the ground, but came back
(they were only 3ft tall)
if they are small, i would bring them in

I cant speak for the rest, but i understand Rambutan to be very sensitive.

New Orleans got the cold front yesterday and this morning.
it was 82F 2 days ago
today we have SLEET.

my little seedlings before i could get them inside.


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Re: Tropical Seedlings and the upcoming cold wave
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2017, 08:15:13 AM »
Just to be on the safe side, moved in the following plants:

acai palm
jucara palm
purple mangosteen
borojoa

also brought in some cacao seeds that are germinating outside in pots.

leaving one jucara out to see how it fares with the cold spell.

 

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