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Offline LaFigGwr2019

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Re: GUAVA PLANTS
« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2019, 07:48:56 PM »
I am going after the guava and then if possible the jack fruit

Thank you for answering my questions
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Offline Jhawka10

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Re: GUAVA PLANTS
« Reply #16 on: August 13, 2019, 01:18:54 PM »
Never tried a guava. Whats does it taste like?
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Re: GUAVA PLANTS
« Reply #17 on: August 13, 2019, 03:05:16 PM »
Jackfruit has been a challenge for me.  It is listed for Zone 9B or warmer.  I'm in 9B, and get only one day average per year where the temperature drops below 32.  When it does it only goes one or two degrees cooler for an hour or two.  Last year was the only year of the last 6 years without going below 32.  Young Jackfruit can't take it, and I've lost dozens.  Bigger trees (3 or 4 Years +) can take it, but drop all of their leaves.  Grafted trees fare little better.  The tops die off, leaving the root stock to start new growth.  Luckily the rootstock generally produces great fruit too. 

If you live in Zone 9A or lower, I wouldn't even try it. 
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