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Loquat Tree Planting.

From: dgholston@aol.com (DGholston)
Newsgroups: sci.agriculture.fruit
Subject: Re: Loquat Tree Planting.

>I have some Loquat tree branches, that I have managed to grow roots on in water, with the help of a little rutone. I'm ready to transplant them into some buckets for their next growth stage, but I don't know the proper soil/ fertilizer makeup for them. Anyone out there familliar with these?<

Carefully plant your rooted cuttings in a mixture of peat moss and vermiculite. Protect from the sun and keep the soil mixture moist. After three weeks or so if everything goes well, fertilize with a bit of dilute soluble balanced fertilizer. After another couple of weeks, give each container a heaping teaspoon of slow-release fertilizer such as Osmocote. Slowly harden the plants off to sunlight.

Don Gholston California Rare Fruit Growers http://www.crfg.org/

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