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Perplexed

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Any hardy Proteaceae nut trees?
« on: September 06, 2019, 04:05:17 PM »
Looking for trees like Gevuina avellana but apparently they can't tolerate long hot humid summers.

SeaWalnut

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Re: Any hardy Proteaceae nut trees?
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2019, 05:32:29 PM »
My Gevuina seedlings got verry dry soil in the pots after i moved them in full sun and nothing happened.
The soil was soo dry that after i wet the pot 3 times until the water flushed out from the bottom,was still hard as concrete.
Then i filled a bucket of water and kept every pot submerged in it until the soil got wet.
Biggest pest i had with Gevuina were the slugs that like to eat the seedling like nothing else ive seen.
I dont know of otther cold hardy proteaceae like gevuina is ,that make edible nuts.

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Re: Any hardy Proteaceae nut trees?
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2019, 12:12:23 PM »
Tried Gevuina here in Florida a couple times, and even in somewhat cool shaded locations they died.

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Re: Any hardy Proteaceae nut trees?
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2019, 03:59:57 PM »
Tried Gevuina here in Florida a couple times, and even in somewhat cool shaded locations they died.
It needs acid soil.

 

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