Jason Walter wrote:
Dan Allen wrote:No protection
Apples, anna, dorsett golden, tropic sweet, eine sheimer
Plums, chickasaw, guthrie and odom, gulf series
Native black cherry
Mulberries, common figs, che
Asian and american persimmons
Rabbiteye blueberries, southern highbush blueberries
Mysore raspberry, most blackberries
Peaches, florida king/prince, tropic series, Sam Houston
Avocadoes del Rio, gainesville, opal, lila, mexicola grande
Pecan, dunstan chestnut
Orinoco, ice cream banana
Kumquats, loquats, calamondin, Satsuma mandarin, dancy tangerine
Green tea, yaupon holly for caffeine
Pomegranate, hardy kiwi, fuzzy kiwi vincent and tomuri
Koroneiki and arbequina olives
Marginal without protection, will require protection for the random arctic blast, most years would be fine with maybe slight damage to mature trees
Lychee, longan, jaboticaba, macadamia, pineapple, surinam cherry, papaya, ambarella, white sapote, oranges, lemons, cattley guava, passionfruit, mango
However with hardiness zones shifting north, by the time these trees are mature they might not need any protection other than the rare freak cold event. Also, canopy counts for protection. Live oak and cabbage palm canopy can give a few degrees up to 10 degrees of warmer temps on a cold night, depending on whether its radiational or adjective cooling. Kind of a living greenhouse. Even a lone cabbage palm will be warmer directly under the fronds on the south side of the trunk on a radiational cooling night.
Hello Dan, do you live in 9A?
Are these trees that you have planted and had success with yourself?
How do I find these specific varieties....for instance I would love to have the plum tree. You mention chickasaw, guthrie and odom, gulf series, Im guessing these are the varieties that you know work?
I call local nurseries ect and have asked for specific varieties of plants but I have yet to find a nursery that knows or seems to care what its selling, they seem to have nice plants and they are well established nurseries but they just simply do not know and sometimes seem as if they dont care either way. Any suggestions?
I type Florida native black cherry and I get zero results, can you further identify?
I already have 3 loquats, you say no protection? I believe my property can get down into the mid or low twenties every now and again. Not sure what the loquats will handle, has your experience shown no protection needed for this tree?
You have a list for marginal, Ill save my comments until I understand better your experience with these trees mentioned above. Thanks very much