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Re: loquat update

I'm curious as to the quality of fruit we get.  Despite being almost  
completely defoliated by Ike, our loquat has more buds this year than in  previous 
years.  Perhaps it's was the fear of it's life that set it into  overdrive. 
It was always a straight, upright tree, but now is leaning at an  
angle...doesn't seem to have affected it much though. 
Citrus retained it's fruit through the storm, despite the foliage being  
severely damaged.  I suppose because the citrus are not that large, they  were 
more protected by the taller surrounding trees...and they didn't get hit as  much 
by any falling debris.  We were able to stand the citrus that was  leaning 
back up, and stake them, so they would stand upright again.....which  wasn't 
possible with the loquat or fig unfortunately...however neither of these  seem to 
be bothered by their new posture.
zone 9
Texas Gulf Coast
In a message dated 11/11/2008 5:45:32 PM Central Standard Time,  
islandjim1@comcast.net writes:

Don't  know about California, but this is the time of year in Florida  
when  they start to bud up [depending on cultivar]. They are generally  
the  first trees to fruit--which makes them susceptible to all kinds of   
goofy fluctuations in the winter weather. But given the right   
combinations temps over a period of time, and you get a terrific  crop  
of very tasty fruit.

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