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ScottR

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Re: Kei apple cold tolerance
« Reply #25 on: September 20, 2023, 07:05:25 PM »
I have 5-plants in ground for years the oldest one's 20yrs plus with very sour fruit and one grafted to a female scion wood a friend had but no fruit yet. Most promising is a seedling from sweet fruited plant that used to be a San Diego Botanical Garden which is about 4' tall but no flowers yet. Had a sweet variety from Marta but was small and it died, hoping to get another one from Marta. Mature trees have taken down to teens one year without harm.
Grafted in Jan. many years ago and one took out of 3-grafts.

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Re: Kei apple cold tolerance
« Reply #26 on: September 21, 2023, 01:42:09 PM »
I started two from seeds back in 2013 or so. One is about 4 foot and the other is 7 feet tall, they are about four feet from each other. In my experience, it doesnt care about cold in Florida 9b. But it neither of mine have flowered either. I would have pulled them long ago but they are in a corner of my yard I dont really care about so I let them do their slow thing.

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Re: Kei apple cold tolerance
« Reply #27 on: September 21, 2023, 03:12:23 PM »
I have 5-plants in ground for years the oldest one's 20yrs plus with very sour fruit and one grafted to a female scion wood a friend had but no fruit yet. Most promising is a seedling from sweet fruited plant that used to be a San Diego Botanical Garden which is about 4' tall but no flowers yet. Had a sweet variety from Marta but was small and it died, hoping to get another one from Marta. Mature trees have taken down to teens one year without harm.
Grafted in Jan. many years ago and one took out of 3-grafts.

Down to teens is good to hear!
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Re: Kei apple cold tolerance
« Reply #28 on: September 21, 2023, 06:45:21 PM »
Yes, it is Shane but remember that's a mature bush/tree makes great property bearer too!