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Old 09-10-2017, 11:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Hello From Plano, Texas, growing zone 8 a

Welcome! I'm southeast of you down on Lake Toledo Bend. If it were me I would keep them potted till spring time. That way they will have plenty time to get established and ready for next winter! Down here in zone 8b/9a they usually flower 280-350 days (depending on variety) including winter. Then another 60-150 days for filling/ripe fruit.

Depending how big, if you keep the raja puri growing over winter (greenhouse or as a houseplant) and end up with a 4' pup or so. You may have a chance for a flower next year! It's hard to say. You should try a Veinte Cohol. I have 10 out of 14 with bunches this year. It would be your best bet for fruit in 8a. Maybe dwarf Orinoco also. Raja Puri grows great for me! I really like them.

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