Southwest Gardening forum: Not you common fruit grown in Arizona

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rayman6422
Mar 17, 2010 9:08 AM CST
Guava: One's I've tried and all are to sensitive to cold to be grown in Tucson. Or in parts of Tucson that dont have warmer microclimates than my area has.
White Indian Guava
I also had a pink variety that I did not document what it was that also froze. It was the tropical variety.

Hardy Guava's:
These would be from the Psidium cultivars.
Red Strawberry and Lemon Yellow - Both these have done well in my yard and only slight freeze damage. Even when we had the big freeze several years back.
The fruit in my opinion is not something to my liking.

Cherry of the Rio Grande - So far the bush has had very little damage, even during the big freeze. I've had more trouble with heat than the cold with this plant. The bark is very nice. Hard to find and when you can find one they are not cheap. the plant started out as a one gallon size was around $30 and might have been 1.5' tall. In 5 years it has grown to around 8' tall. Have had no flowers on this plant. Keeping my fingers crossed. The bark has neat textured look to it.

Other fruit trees/bushes that I or the cold killed:
Mango - Manilla - froze
Cherimoya - Chaffey - froze
Pomegranite (variety called favorite) Had a very poor root structure and I had a constant battle with the wood splitting near the base of the plant. Removed.
Name: Barb ~~~~~~~
Phoenix Arizona
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Runs_With_Scissors
Mar 18, 2010 8:38 PM CST




















































Hilarious!

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rayman6422
Mar 18, 2010 8:44 PM CST
Barb? Speechless. LOL
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Runs_With_Scissors
Mar 18, 2010 8:46 PM CST
Whistling

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rayman6422
Mar 18, 2010 8:49 PM CST
Still giggling.
Not right for a grown man to giggle.
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Aguane
Mar 18, 2010 9:18 PM CST
I thought that was just too funny. She can be dangerous!
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Name: Barb ~~~~~~~
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Runs_With_Scissors
Mar 19, 2010 7:15 AM CST
Well, you said "not common fruit" Blinking
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Dann_L
Mar 19, 2010 11:21 AM CST
Although it made me chuckle too, this photo has generated some rather strong objections from some other members. Although I realize that this is intended as humor, I feel it prudent to curb this trend before it gets started. I’m sure there are many other similar photo’s out there that some members would like to share but I think they would be more appropriately posted at a site dedicated to humor rather than gardening.

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Name: Barb ~~~~~~~
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Runs_With_Scissors
Mar 19, 2010 11:24 AM CST
BUSTED Glare

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rayman6422
Mar 19, 2010 12:56 PM CST
Back on topic.
Strange/not common fruit. ;-)

Cherry of the Rio Grande.


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locakelly
Mar 19, 2010 4:57 PM CST
And I missed it - lol...
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Desertdenial
Jun 3, 2010 10:47 AM CST
Me too Confused
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tucsonplumeriaz
Dec 13, 2010 1:17 PM CST
ray - my friend told me that their is a place that sells patio mangos. i am trying to find the link! i would like to grow one and be able to roll it in the house if a hard freeze is in the forecast.

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