Re: [fukuoka_farming] mango
> It's also a proof that your climate is appropriate to mango tree oppositeto the one here (I know it and I admit that I could'nt resist the joy to try
it... even if it's depending on the watering I'm providing... )
Hi Beatrice and all,
Summers in Tokyo are every year increasingly matching tropical standards,
both heat and moisture-wise - we had the longest consecutive rainfall in one
week that I can recall in my lifetime....far surpassing the amount that
would cause flooding in New Orleans!.
(It's nice to think now that it was all for my little mango seed) :)
I'm a little concerned about the wintertime and wonder if the plant will
need pampering by bringing it inside since winters are a little harsh here
for tropical plants...but I ideally, I'd like to have the tree in the ground
where it can benefit from the soil shared with the roots of other living
things. I'm just not at all experienced with seedlings and their ability to
withstand the cold...perhaps as long as I give it a place protected by wind,
it may do all right..
Does anyone have experience with growing tropical trees through harsh winter
climates? My mature augusta and bird-of-paradise can withstand the winters
here, so I like to think the mango tree will too....but my young staghorn
fern(proper name?) didn't last through one extremely harsh winter....If
anyone has some stories to share concerning climates and planting non-native
tropical fruit trees, please share....also if you have advice or even
criticism, I'm open to all thoughts on the issue.