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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: How to prune peach tree?
« on: March 25, 2020, 05:54:52 PM »
Thanks
 I wanted to lower it crown, because I don't imagine to use ladder to harvest.

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: How to prune peach tree?
« on: March 24, 2020, 11:26:38 AM »
Not too strongly ?






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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: How to prune peach tree?
« on: March 23, 2020, 09:07:06 AM »
I thought rather of rejuvenating cuts.

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / How to prune peach tree?
« on: March 22, 2020, 10:31:17 AM »
Hi,
I have grown peach tree since 2015. Now It measuring three meters height. In my opinion it is too high and dense. How prune it for abundant fruiting? Please mark places of cut in photographs.

From the front :



From the second side :




From the first side :


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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Compost heating for greenhouse
« on: December 15, 2019, 03:38:39 PM »
Hi
What if you put spiral pipes into the compost with an outlet on surface? Will there then be less work with heat distribution (in greenhouse)?

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Compost heating for greenhouse
« on: December 14, 2019, 10:25:15 AM »
Gas heating is also out of the question. I would to pick up floor in the greenhouse, dug  and in arisen hole put compost. On it I would to put trellis and only then plants. What do you think about it?

Whereof is the best to make compost which give much warm?



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Citrus General Discussion / Compost heating for greenhouse
« on: December 13, 2019, 04:22:39 PM »
Welcome
I need your opinions or advices about compost heating . From what you can read on the internet, it is really cheap and ecological way to provide heat. The compost inside can reach a temperature of up to 80 degrees C. Do you think that in this way in 6b zone in winter you can heat a small greenhouse of plexiglas and polycarbonate (about 2m2)? Of course, this is not about high temperatures. The idea is to keep the temperature in the greenhouse around 5-7 degrees C, suitable for wintering olives, pomegranates, citrus plants etc. I choose this option because for me it is not possible to connect electricity and coal heating is unhealthy and quite dangerous.It is an effective solution? I look forward to your advice.

Best regards,

Jan


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: My green nook
« on: December 08, 2019, 03:47:41 AM »
More photos

Orchid Paphiopedilum pinocchio



Eugenia uniflora :



Camellia sinensis (Tea plant) :



Citrus ponderosa (October)





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Tropical Fruit Discussion / My green nook
« on: December 01, 2019, 12:13:22 PM »
Hi
I grow exotic plants in a flat. Now they are standing under the lamp and wintering. Here are some photos of them :

Matisia soegengii :



Myrciaria sp. escarlate :



Graviola (Annona muricata) - August 2019



Browneopsis ucayalina (June 2019) - now it's ugly. Have you got some advice to grown this plant?



Synsepalum dulcificum (November 2019)



That's all for now. I will add more photos soon.

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Huk Kam 흑 감 (blue persimmon)
« on: November 29, 2019, 12:19:46 PM »
I saw its in the Czech Republic, but it isn't available for now.


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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Persimmon (Diospyros kaki) in Poland?
« on: November 29, 2019, 12:11:58 PM »
What kind of soil does persimmon need? In my allotment garden there is a sandy and clay soil. Is it good for my persimmon tree?

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Persimmon (Diospyros kaki) in Poland?
« on: November 24, 2019, 07:39:57 AM »
I' m interested in black kaki (huk kam). Does Anyone  have experience in growing this cultivar? Where is the best and not far away place to buy a kaki tree (There are no such plants in Poland)?

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Persimmon (Diospyros kaki) in Poland?
« on: November 23, 2019, 01:09:10 PM »
What does mean "astringent"?
Which of cultivars are astringent and which aren't  astringent and simultaneously can grow in Poland?
Which are healthier?

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Persimmon (Diospyros kaki) in Poland?
« on: November 16, 2019, 04:34:16 PM »
As others have said, you may be better off with a more cold hardy variety. Your best bet for keeping this tree alive would likely be moving it against a south facing wall, the more thermal mass the better. A more labor intensive method would be to place one or two 55 gallon barrels around your tree and fill them with water (portable thermal mass), then throw a tarp over it overnight when the temperatures fall. For extra protection, wrap the tree in old fashioned (heat producing) Christmas lights before covering it with the tarp to trap maximum heat.

It's a little complicated. Requires electricity. I don't have access to it on my garden allotment. I was thinking about several layers of agrotextil and dead leaves inside to warm it.
 

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Persimmon (Diospyros kaki) in Poland?
« on: November 16, 2019, 04:20:08 PM »
If its potted you can keep it in a garage or something.


  I'm afraid it isn't possible. My tree grow in ground.


I have never seen D. kaki in 6b and even the trees i saw in 7a did not look too good.
Why dont you get some tasty D. lotus variety? Tens of thousands of cherry sized persimmons per ature tree and in my experience much hardier than D. kaki.

This website http://przyjaznyogrod.blogspot.com/2016/12/diospyros-kaki-uprawa-w-ogrodzie.html convince me to plant kaki. In the plant nursery near me there were two cultivars to choose from: "Rojo brillante" and "Muscat". I chose "Muscat".
D. kaki are often grafting on D. lotus or D. virginiana, so even if it freezes, nothing bad won't become, because it will grow up with rootstock. What cultivars of D. lotus or virginiana do you recommend?

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Persimmon (Diospyros kaki) in Poland?
« on: November 16, 2019, 05:34:53 AM »
Hi
I planted this tree in March this spring. It is cultivar "Muscat". It has around two meters height. Since May it has begun to grow and even bloomed. It grew weakly. It didn't fruit due to cold May. Now it hasn't got any leaves, but some twigs is withering away. It is wintering. Krakow is situated on 6b zone. Persimmon can withstand frosts. How cover  it for winter? Maybe it cope uncovered? How care about it?

March 2019:





https://i.imgur.com/HgkwVVD.jpg

April 2019 :

https://i.imgur.com/GL2lN1U.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/11a8QMI.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/bxt4vox.jpg

May 2019 :

https://i.imgur.com/kksHX8H.jpg

June 2019 :

https://imgur.com/sYCjpjV.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/LbDuCmK.jpg

Now :

https://i.imgur.com/9UrYerH.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/bVt5E6h.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/c8cwZHu.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/YaJ2Zmm.jpg












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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself
« on: November 11, 2019, 10:17:00 AM »
Hi everyone!
I' m sixteen. I' m from Poland. I' m glad that I found this forum. I love growing rare, exotic plant. In my collection I have among others Matisia soegengii, Myrciaria sp Escarlate, Browneopsis ucayalina, Garcinia humilis, Castilla elastica, Synsepalum dulcificum, Syzygium samarangense, Eugenia uniflora, Herrania purpurea, nearly eight-years old lychee, two Avocados, Mango, two Tamarind, Carambola, Gac fruit, Graviola, Cherymoia, Citrus (lemon, mandarine, kumquat), Sugarcane, Orchids (Paphiopedilum, phalaenopsis), Tea plant, Guava, Tamarillo, Pineapple, Vanilla, Rambutan. I have grown exotic plant since 2011, when I was eight years old. I live in a block of flats, but I have two allotment gardens, so I don't have a lot of space for cultivation my plants. For this reason, I prefer slow growing / dwarf, exotic, rare plants. I will have to give some plants back soon. Moreover I search cacao plant and cinnamon plant, because it's really pretty and useful. Soon, my plants will require cutting (to fit on the windowsill), but I don't know how to do it. Maybe we will come up with something together. I am currently illuminating my  plant. I'm environmentally friendly, so I don't use any pesticides and chemical fertilizers. I think it's poison. I use only manure and natural remedies. I would like to move home with a greenhouse. I hope we will get to know and fancy each other.
Best regards
John
WOW! Congratulations, you have a great collection!   ;D

Thank you for recognition! I love my plant so I do my best when I grow them. I will write more about my cultivation in the appropriate threads any day now.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself
« on: November 10, 2019, 03:49:47 PM »
Hi everyone!
I' m sixteen. I' m from Poland. I' m glad that I found this forum. I love growing rare, exotic plant. In my collection I have among others Matisia soegengii, Myrciaria sp Escarlate, Browneopsis ucayalina, Garcinia humilis, Castilla elastica, Synsepalum dulcificum, Syzygium samarangense, Eugenia uniflora, Herrania purpurea, nearly eight-years old lychee, two Avocados, Mango, two Tamarind, Carambola, Gac fruit, Graviola, Cherymoia, Citrus (lemon, mandarine, kumquat), Sugarcane, Orchids (Paphiopedilum, phalaenopsis), Tea plant, Guava, Tamarillo, Pineapple, Vanilla, Rambutan. I have grown exotic plant since 2011, when I was eight years old. I live in a block of flats, but I have two allotment gardens, so I don't have a lot of space for cultivation my plants. For this reason, I prefer slow growing / dwarf, exotic, rare plants. I will have to give some plants back soon. Moreover I search cacao plant and cinnamon plant, because it's really pretty and useful. Soon, my plants will require cutting (to fit on the windowsill), but I don't know how to do it. Maybe we will come up with something together. I am currently illuminating my  plant. I'm environmentally friendly, so I don't use any pesticides and chemical fertilizers. I think it's poison. I use only manure and natural remedies. I would like to move home with a greenhouse. I hope we will get to know and fancy each other.
Best regards
John

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