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Viking Guy

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Re: Yellow Plum tree in Orlando area?
« Reply #25 on: March 22, 2015, 05:51:54 AM »
That's Fairhope.  We are in a small protected hotspot in central Foley--only hotspot in Alabama.  I'm growing mangos in ground here, lol.

While Fairhope was getting snow flurries, we got a cold chill drop just under freezing half a day. 

I'm pretty content with it.  Although I still think I want to move into a 10+ zone one day.

For now, conditions are just right where I can grow between temperate and tropical (to an extent).  Playing smart, I put my sensitive plants just south of dense northern woods which are heated by an active hospital, as well as just SE of the house behind some established trees--because even short dips under freeze can cause damage.

It has worked well, as my tropicals in these spots don't even drop leaves, yet a key lime I placed by the unprotected open road at another property of mine not even 10 miles from here was wiped off the map.
« Last Edit: March 22, 2015, 05:53:36 AM by Viking Guy »
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Re: Yellow Plum tree in Orlando area?
« Reply #26 on: March 22, 2015, 10:30:19 AM »
So find a weather station closer.  I also checked with Foley's historical annual temperature averages.  They are way way colder than Orlando.  You may be in some microclimate however i highly doubt  it is that drastic from surrounding stations.

Oh, and your comparison to temps with respect to the key lime, key lime is not cold tolerant at all.  Nowhere near the likes of an orange.
« Last Edit: March 22, 2015, 11:09:32 AM by bsbullie »
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Re: Yellow Plum tree in Orlando area?
« Reply #27 on: March 22, 2015, 02:04:02 PM »
Compared it to mangos--not oranges.

We have various properties.  Can only grow the tropical plants on one of them.  Our other acreages are 10+ miles or so northward and get a totally different climate.

If I had to compare, the Foley office is very similar to when we lived in Tampa.   Quite funny, though, as Gulf Shores is south of us, but the coastal winds make it much colder in winter.
« Last Edit: March 22, 2015, 04:26:48 PM by Viking Guy »
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Re: Yellow Plum tree in Orlando area?
« Reply #28 on: March 28, 2015, 08:12:22 PM »
Got a Gold Plum tree today. :) The nursery guy held it for us when we called to see if he had any in stock. According to him several people have bought it in the past and said it fruited in the area, so my wife should be happy. 

 

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