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Smile Re: Viente Cohol vs Patupi/Kokopo for Zone 6b or 5a Patio Plant for Fruiting

Originally Posted by Petey View Post
Hi all

But I'm reading conflicting reports about how cold interacts with either and how quickly one can get it to fruit (in a single summer season in these zones?), and am curious if anyone has any info for me.
I have grown both plants in zone 5/6.
With 150+day grow window it is difficult to get these plants to flower.
The plants are daylight and cool sensitive and do not work well without some winter heroics with supplemental lighting for 7 months.
The plants will have a larger footprint to overwinter indoors making them difficult to light.
Both plants do well in the south and tropics.
In our zone expect a flower in 3-5 years.

Geissene is the only forum member in the far north that has gotten documented fruit.
I suspect Subsonicdrone will be next

Go ahead and try growing Patupi and closely observe the way the plants react to your grow zone and overwintering....these plants will teach you something.
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