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Cherry of the Rio Grande in Containers. What type of soil?
« on: March 03, 2022, 02:00:30 PM »
I bought a 1-2 year old Cherry of the Rio Grande from Exotica Nursery in Vista CA about a year ago. It has grown a ton from a few feet to now over 6 feet. I have this in the original nursery pot and soil. I want to move it to a bigger pot. Any thoughts on type of soil? I was thinking of using Gary's Top Pot soil as I have a few bags of that.

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Re: Cherry of the Rio Grande in Containers. What type of soil?
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2022, 02:15:37 PM »
I use FoxFarm Ocean forest mostly, sometimes I throw in some peat moss when I have it around. CORGs are not picky at all, they grow like stink. I also top mine annually, sometimes twice a year, with chicken manure from home depot. They also really like Holly Tone.

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Re: Cherry of the Rio Grande in Containers. What type of soil?
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2022, 03:16:25 PM »
Looking at your weather and looks to be the same as mine. You could also put it in the ground mine has been very cold tolerant.

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Re: Cherry of the Rio Grande in Containers. What type of soil?
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2022, 05:35:20 PM »
Looking at your weather and looks to be the same as mine. You could also put it in the ground mine has been very cold tolerant.

I have limited in ground space so until a plant proves itself, it stays in containers :)

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Re: Cherry of the Rio Grande in Containers. What type of soil?
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2022, 05:37:16 PM »
Looking at your weather and looks to be the same as mine. You could also put it in the ground mine has been very cold tolerant.

Good to know. I am going to use the Top Pot soil then.

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Re: Cherry of the Rio Grande in Containers. What type of soil?
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2022, 11:25:22 AM »
CORG doesn't seem too picky about soil... just make sure it drains well.

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Re: Cherry of the Rio Grande in Containers. What type of soil?
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2022, 12:35:02 AM »
Thanks Kevin. My Nelita I bought from you is still doing well. Ive had it a year now. What is the time to fruiting when growing nelita from seed?

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Re: Cherry of the Rio Grande in Containers. What type of soil?
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2022, 10:27:13 AM »
I would say under ideal growing condition... 3 years.
I just noticed this morning that my Nelita Mother plants are budding-up.
Good Luck!

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