Vegetables and Fruit forum: zone 8/9 hardy tropical fruit

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Name: Josh Segoviano
El paso (Zone 8b)
Sep 12, 2017 11:11 AM CST
hello I'm starting a new veggie plot behind a greenhouse I'm in the process of building . The spot is surrounded on all sides and relatively sheltered. I was wondering there are any hardier cultivars of some tropical fruit such as citrus that would be able to handy some frost ( as this spot may experience some El Paso weather is unpredictable) and are dwarf or can be wall trained?
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
Sep 16, 2017 8:02 AM CST
Howdy there Josh 😁
Just saw your question.
City i live in, zone 8 and 9, run right through the middle.
Tropicals i know of don't need greenhouse, and i belive are most all available in dwarf or semi-dwarf.
Persimmon, fig, pomegranate. Any citrus, allthough citrus will need some protection for long durations of frost. Some old fashion Christmas lites, the kind that get warm/hot will do the job.
Save the greenhouse for the real tropical stuff.

Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.

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