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Any luck with zone 4/5 hardiness in zone 3?

Posted by sephira z3 MN (My Page) on
Sun, Mar 19, 06 at 16:51

I'm waiting for this global warming thing to get zone 4 up this far North, but in the meantime....

What was the biggest zone stretch you ever tried for fruit trees and bushes and how did it work?

If your experiment was successful, what extra effort did it take to make that happen?

If not successful, what was the nature of the failure?
A - total die-off the first winter,
B - gradual die-off over several years, with some production before your tree/bush gave up the ghost, or
C - surviving but not producing optimally.

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RE: Any luck with zone 4/5 hardiness in zone 3?

  • Posted by jel48 Z3/4 Minnesota (My Page) on
    Sun, Mar 19, 06 at 20:06

Hi Sephira. There was a great thread on this subject last year and I was lucky enough to find it when I searched on the words zone and stretch.... Try the link below.

Here is a link that might be useful: Most Extreme Zone Stretching

RE: Any luck with zone 4/5 hardiness in zone 3?

jel48-Thanks for the link.


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