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New Growth Or Old Wood?

Posted by TomT226 8 (My Page) on
Sat, Feb 1, 14 at 6:19

Never tried to overwinter Ghosts before, bhut I did this year. Native varieties will sprout new growth from old growth that doesn't show any green under the bark when scraped. Will Bhuts do the same?
It was 80 degrees yesterday, so I rolled the plastic back on the Ghost hoop-house and did a little scraping, finding no green on the above-ground material However, just below the soil line, I got green, so the roots are alive. Wondering if I should just cut these off to the ground, or wait?
Another one I have in the greenhouse has green stems showing a little leaf growth.

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RE: New Growth Or Old Wood?

Here's the one in the greenhouse sitting by a Karipinscia tree (curry tree) from Sri Lanka. A must for curry. The leaves are great.

RE: New Growth Or Old Wood?

you have the curry tree too! that thing is awesome. ours gets a lot of use (wife is indian).

I know this is entirely off topic, but that's cool.

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OK, whats a curry tree and i want one.

RE: New Growth Or Old Wood?

good luck. it's almost impossible to get viable seeds. you can buy the plant but they're crazy expensive even for a small one. the best way to get it is to propagate from cuttings. that's where mine came from.

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  • Posted by esox07 4b Wisconsin (My Page) on
    Sat, Feb 1, 14 at 17:19

Tom, I would just let them go until they shoot out more buds and leaves. Once you see where the new growth ends, just prune above it.

RE: New Growth Or Old Wood?

*sorry to continue on the curry tree tangent* found this online because I pretty much said the same thing as the podpiper

Here is a link that might be useful: curry tree link

RE: New Growth Or Old Wood?

Did yours make berries? I shoulda kept some and dried'em for the seeds. I will this year for sure.
That was teeny one in the link. Mind got 6' and was still growing when I pruned it and put it in the GH.
I hear there's a 10' one growing in Austin in a monk's GH.

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