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Tropical Fruit => Tropical Fruit Discussion => Topic started by: Charlie23 on January 10, 2021, 08:40:42 PM

Title: Cold tolerant question
Post by: Charlie23 on January 10, 2021, 08:40:42 PM
which one of these are the most and second tolerant to sub 35 degree temp?  Mango tree, guava tree and sugar apple tree?  I can only fit a few containers in my small garage, so just trying to prioritize.
Title: Re: Cold tolerant question
Post by: bovine421 on January 10, 2021, 09:16:27 PM
Guava mango and you should try to find a atemoya which is more cold tolerant  then a sugar apple.
Title: Re: Cold tolerant question
Post by: bovine421 on January 13, 2021, 06:38:40 AM
Middle of January still harvesting a few guavas here and there. January's low temperatures averaging  in the 40s
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Pink guava Bush purchase from Pine Island over 15 years ago
Title: Re: Cold tolerant question
Post by: Tropheus76 on January 13, 2021, 08:52:13 AM
Mango is the most cold hardy by far. Most guava are fairly cold intolerant(Lemon being an exception) and sugar apples do not like the cold at all but if they have time to go dormant they will do better.  If your garage is enclosed and attached to the house then you shouldn't have a problem with any of them kept in containers in there. If you are still concerned then put a heat lamp and that should keep the nip off. The problem with all of them is less the cold and more the frost.
Title: Re: Cold tolerant question
Post by: bsbullie on January 13, 2021, 10:09:16 AM
which one of these are the most and second tolerant to sub 35 degree temp?  Mango tree, guava tree and sugar apple tree?  I can only fit a few containers in my small garage, so just trying to prioritize.

Would be best to show/tell where you are located (city location more important than USDA zone).
Title: Re: Cold tolerant question
Post by: Bush2Beach on January 15, 2021, 01:19:58 PM
Yes, whereabouts are you located?
I fruit different guava species but could never fruit sugar apple or even keep a mango alive.