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by turtile
Tue Feb 13, 2007 10:04 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Exotic Fruits
Replies: 12
Views: 1772

I mostly grow peppers (chiles) and tomatoes. -Peppers: Brown Habanero White Habanero Congo Habanero Caribbean Red Habanero (one of the hottest in the world) Thai Hot Cherry Hot Italian Long & Hot Fatalii -Tomatoes (this year - too many to try) Marianna's Peace Pineapple Brandywine OTV Empire Superso...
by turtile
Sat Feb 10, 2007 11:35 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Current Weather, Queen Palm, Palm fertiliser( From Jan 2007)
Replies: 46
Views: 5427

Its a pure Syragus Romanzoffianum. They are used as annuals by commercial tourist areas (cheap). They plant them in spring and leave them in until they die. A few died last winter so they did not replace them.
by turtile
Sat Feb 10, 2007 3:44 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Current Weather, Queen Palm, Palm fertiliser( From Jan 2007)
Replies: 46
Views: 5427

Its normal to get that cold but not at this time of the year. Last year our lowest temp was 15F. Here is a picture of the Queen Palms that survived last winter (pic taken jan 2007). The largest trachycarpus I've seen in the state was 5ft w/ no protection since it was planted. It seems many people do...
by turtile
Fri Feb 09, 2007 4:19 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Current Weather, Queen Palm, Palm fertiliser( From Jan 2007)
Replies: 46
Views: 5427

Your lucky, its been below freezing for 5 days straight here. It went down to 10F one night.
by turtile
Fri Jan 19, 2007 4:00 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Exotic Fruits
Replies: 12
Views: 1772

I just started growing citrumelos from a fruit in 7b which is said to have survived 0F.

The fruit smelled like a grapefruit but was more bitter and small. (cross between Chinese hardy orange and grapefruit)

Anyone else try these?
by turtile
Fri Jan 19, 2007 3:57 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Current Weather, Queen Palm, Palm fertiliser( From Jan 2007)
Replies: 46
Views: 5427

Current Weather, Queen Palm, Palm fertiliser( From Jan 2007)

For those in Europe, how are your plants holding up? I heard about the strong winds on the news here.

We've been having strange weather here too. Its gone up to 74F on some days and broken records.
by turtile
Mon Oct 09, 2006 4:08 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Exotic Fruits
Replies: 12
Views: 1772

Thanks

I wonder why these types of plants are not that popular.
by turtile
Thu Oct 05, 2006 12:00 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Exotic Fruits
Replies: 12
Views: 1772

Exotic Fruits

I'm currently growing figs here in Delaware. What other types of fruits have you grown successfully?

I'm thinking about trying Pomegrantes, Loquats, Jujube, olives.

Do you know of the hardiest types?

Thanks
by turtile
Thu Sep 21, 2006 1:31 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Has global warming changed your gardening?
Replies: 4
Views: 1025

http://www.delawareonline.com/apps/pbcs ... 6609150373

The lowest temperature we've had last year was 21F (-6C). We didn't have any snow. We're rated Zone 7a(0-5F).
by turtile
Tue Sep 05, 2006 1:51 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Red Spider Mite ( but we hope not)
Replies: 34
Views: 2275

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aphid

The figs came from northern Italy. I think they call it white since the flesh remains white. The skin goes from green to yellow when ripe.
by turtile
Sun Sep 03, 2006 11:03 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Red Spider Mite ( but we hope not)
Replies: 34
Views: 2275

Its a Genoa White Fig. Its very hardy - you should give it a try. The tree I have is a branch from a 40 year old tree that survived 0F without protection without any damage the next spring. It was protected with plastic the many years before that. (Zone 6b) Here is what I used: http://www.saferbrand...
by turtile
Sat Sep 02, 2006 1:25 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Red Spider Mite ( but we hope not)
Replies: 34
Views: 2275

My fig trees had them. They seem to attack them more than any other plant I have. I got rid of them in two weeks with a store bought mixture of oils (soap and edible).

They also sell miticide that should work even better.
by turtile
Sat Aug 12, 2006 9:37 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Rotting palm seed
Replies: 14
Views: 1602

What type of palm are you trying to germinate?

If its trachycarpus -
Soak them in water for 3 days w/ fungicide (sulpher or copper) and any type of insecticide.
Then get a mixture of 50% perlite & 50% peat and make it moist not wet
Add the seeds and seal the bag- most will germinate in 1-3 months
by turtile
Mon Jul 17, 2006 7:19 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Musella Lasiocarpa - Golden Lotus Banana - Watering and rot
Replies: 8
Views: 4774

I was the guest. I think Ironite is only availabe in the US. http://www.ironite.com/about_ironite.htm Many people use it on the lawn every year. I used it along with 20-30-20 with a different banana plant and it grew from a seed to an 8 1/2 foot plant within 5 months. We're having a heatwave here in...
by turtile
Mon Jul 17, 2006 2:42 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Musella Lasiocarpa - Golden Lotus Banana - Watering and rot
Replies: 8
Views: 4774

Got the account to work now.(last post)

When its cool, keep it dry - moderate, water it normally w/ some fertilizer - Very Warm or Hot, heavily water w/ tons of fertilizer.