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does anyone have any real life experience growing Goumi

 
Leah Sattler
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I am interested in planting some of these bushes on my property. I am however concerned with how easy they are to care for and how productive they really are in the "real world". I don't like to grow anything that needs much babysitting.
here is a link to a site selling them.

http://www.onegreenworld.com/index.php?cPath=1_28
 
Leah Sattler
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well, I have found several sources including this one that say it can withstand maritime exposure so it must be a vigorous plant. It is apparently uniquely nutritious for a fruit also and actually thrives in heavy soil such as mine. It looks as though this might be the one new addition that I allow per year to my edible landscape.

http://www.ibiblio.org/pfaf/cgi-bin/arr_html?Elaeagnus+multiflora
 
Dave Boehnlein
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Goumis are great! They make a fine hedge row, if you're in need. We've got two old plants here that aren't very productive, but we've got a bunch of new ones we put in recently (Sweet Scarlets) and they're already producing a respectable crop.

Nutritionally, they are super high in lycopene. They produce in early summer (around the time the first flush of strawberries is finishing, but the raspberries haven't really kicked in yet). They fix nitrogen and you can whack them hard if they get too big.

I'd say go for it! They are definitely goodies.
 
Leah Sattler
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Definitley going to give it a try. I could use a bit of a screen in one area. Would it be happier being set out in the fall or spring? We usually have fairly mild winter here with just a month or two of lasting consistent freezing temps. However this has been a bizzare cool August.
 
Dave Boehnlein
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I'd stick them in as soon as fall rains start.

Dave
 
Susan Monroe
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Are there any decent goumi available as seed?  I am on a very tight budget.

Sue
 
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