Francesco Delvillani

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Check also Yuzu tree.....as I read in several forum it should be very hardy..
11 months ago
It's the lacking of some nutrients (not azote, since this plant takes it from air) and, may be, high temperature....
11 months ago
They look healthy...probably, being almost desert plants, they don't suffer the dry environment
1 year ago
Thanks....as I know Mexicola is one (or the) of most cold-hardy cultivars....so, if it will survive with no damage at -7°C it could be a very good choice for place where Mandarin tree survive..
1 year ago
Did someone really test the cold-hardiness of Mexicola Avocado ?? Is it real what we read about ? I was also wondering when does it fruit (period) in temperate climate ? (Before Christmas ? or later? and are the fruit damaged by light frost ??) !!!

The last thing....i read it can take 15° and survive without damage....but if the temperature are higher, but last for a long period (For example 25° F each night for 1 or 2 weeks, with max temp of 40° F or less) does it withstand ??

Which are your experiences ??

Thanks
1 year ago
Blackberry are grow in warmer climate than other small fruits...On the Alps (up to 1500 m) i found raspberry, but not true blackberry....anyway, Rubus is a very big group, for sure there will be some species with black Berries for zone 4
1 year ago
Figs and Kaki grow well without cares.....also American Grape, Pomegranate and, if you have enough rain during summer, Asimina Triloba..
1 year ago

Maureen Atsali wrote:
So here is what we grow:
Trees: eucalyptus, mango, avocado, loquat, jackfruit, guava
Bananas: sweet and starchy varieties
Rootcrops: sweet potato, taro root, cassava
Legumes: cowpea, pigeon pea, common beans, peanuts, bambura groundnut
Maize (corn)
Squash and pumpkins
Green leafies: black nightshade, sun hemp, amaranth, cowpea, Jews mallow, cleome, collards, pumpkins cilantro
Papaya, pineapples, passion fruit
Hot peppers, onions
Domestic sugarcane
Fodder crops: Napier grass, Mexican sunflower



You could plant many other tropical fruit trees as: Carambola, Cherimoya, Soursop, Black Sapote, White Sapote, Canistel, Lacuma, Syzygium jambos, Mammey Sapote etc....
2 years ago
May be you should chose the drier season (in Ecuador Jun-Agoust)....and water only the soil.
Plant as tomatos suffer if they receive too much water over the leaves...but almost al vegetables prefer don't like humid air.
2 years ago