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Hi David, I have a question about your book, does it help you push the zone from hotter to colder? I live in southern Arizona and would like to grow fruit trees that need more cold hours to set fruit than we get here. I appreciate any help you can give me, thanks!
 
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Kat Zeeberg wrote:Hi David, I have a question about your book, does it help you push the zone from hotter to colder? I live in southern Arizona and would like to grow fruit trees that need more cold hours to set fruit than we get here. I appreciate any help you can give me, thanks!



No, it won't help there. Only warmer to colder. It's generally been understood that you need the chill hours; however, there are some interesting things happening in the world of apples which makes me wonder which other species can be pushed south.

Check this out:

http://www.kuffelcreek.com/applenursery.htm

I own his book and if you have any interest in growing apples in the tropics, he's the guy.
 
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Thanks for your response, David! I am exploring the apple trees for hot climates. Thank you!
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