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  1. Auron Leonhart

    Auron Leonhart Active Member Premium Member

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    Hello everyone, came here from Youtube and am looking forward to joining the backyard grower community. I live in North America and since I am in a subtropical zone, thought what better time to begin a healthy and productive hobby and see where it goes :)

    PS, I accidentally made this post on another thread not realizing I was on the wrong tab. Sorry about that.
     
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    Welcome Auron, what are you growing at the moment?
     
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    Auron Leonhart Active Member Premium Member

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    Hi, we are currently growing blue java banana, tomatoes, Georgia peaches, broccoli and dwarf red cherries. Will be building raised garden beds for next year and beyond. We plan on growing more than what I have listed once the raised beds get completed. Thanks for the welcome :)
     
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    Nice to have you here Auron. That's a nice variety of fruits and vegetables you're growing. How much space do you have to grow these in?
     
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    Auron Leonhart Active Member Premium Member

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    Hello Ash, we have just under an acre but we are making the most out of it. We are also growing roses and a few other things like hummingbird vine and other plants.
     
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    Welcome to the forum Auron. Looking forward to you adventures.
     
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    Thank you :)
     
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    Hi Auron & welcome.
    I'm very interested to know how your cherry goes in sub tropical climes since they need Xdays of below zero chill factor to produce fruit.
    Is this a new variety that will produce in warmer areas?
    I wish we could have that variety here in Australia. I love cherries but not the hefty price tag although I don't begrudge the growers being fairly compensated for their hard work. Cherries are hard work.
     
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    Hi ClissAT, if I remember right, there are dwarf cherry trees but I can't remember the name of them. I have it somewhere and I will shoot you a message with the name or just put it here so anyone who is interested in trying to grow them can try. I live in a climate that gets a few days of close to zero weather during winter so fingers crossed.
     
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    G'day @Auron Leonhart welcome and thanks for joining SSC!

    It's quite possible that you do have a cherry suitable for your subtropical climate because I tried to buy one myself here in Australia called Minnie Royal and Royal Lee low chill cherry requiring only a limited chill and touted as suitable for subtropical areas.

    Unfortunately, my online purchase was refunded by Daley's nursery without explanation (which is rather annoying and poor customer relations in my opinion) I must admit Daley's Online Nursery has given me a few reasons lately to look elsewhere online for plants - rant over... :)

    Anyway, I would be interested if you could please keep us informed of your cherry tree and let us know the progress - how well it grows and also if it does flower and fruit!

    Cheers :thumbsup:
     
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    Auron Leonhart Active Member Premium Member

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    Thanks Mark and I will be sure to let you all know how it goes. I will be uploading pics on some of my plants and the cherry bushes will be among them. Sorry to hear about your bad experience with Daley's Online Nursery, I agree that they apparently don't give a you know what about customer service. Customer service is something that I take very seriously. They don't feel that you deserve an explanation, they don't deserve you hard earned money.

    Edit: I found the name of the bushes we planted. They are called Dwarf Flowering Cherry and are drought tolerant.
     
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    Hmmm... Very interesting!
     
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    Welcome to the forum will look forward to your input.
     
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    Thank you :)
     
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    I just got back to this thread.
    It's my understanding that if a plant is called a "flowering" something or other, it only produces a heap of lovely flowers & no or few fruit.

    Like flowering peaches that are found all over China.
     
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    This one produces cherries that are good for canning and jams. We also now have Rainier cherry trees as well. I was worried about the "flowering" as well when I was looking at the but I did some research on them and was happy.
     
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