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Old 10-15-2008, 08:13 AM   #41 (permalink)
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Sounds like even us zone 6 gardeners could use it, at least to give extra protection to the Pstem of a basjoo for example............I want in!
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Old 10-15-2008, 09:17 AM   #42 (permalink)
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I had never heard of this, but it sounds incredible. Randy/Chris, thanks for your efforts on this - this might be enough to keep my bananas growing all winter.

I wonder if it'd also work on members of the Strelitziaceae family, like White BOP's and Travelers Palm.
Freezepruf, is not nearly as effective on woody stem plants. I would imagine the Strelitziaceae family falls into that catagory eventually. But if 3 degrees is all you need then it's for you. The 7 degrees refers to soft tissue plants. I will have more details after my meeting at the end of the month. I will keep everyone here informed as soon as it becomes available.
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Old 10-15-2008, 09:26 AM   #43 (permalink)
 
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Thanks again Chris.

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Old 10-28-2008, 01:53 PM   #44 (permalink)
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I just got off a conference call the VC who is helping Dean Franco bring Freeze Pruf to market. Currently we are about a month out from the product being available for sale. The initial form it will be sold in a gallon (not concentrate). Price has still not been confirmed but I was assured it would be reasonable. Please indicate via PM if you are interested in purchasing some as I am forming a list and will be proactively selling it as soon as it's in production.

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Sounds like even us zone 6 gardeners could use it, at least to give extra protection to the Pstem of a basjoo for example............I want in!
I am in zone six also. This product would help more with palms like Trachys in our zone. We would still lose banana leaves to frost,but it couldn't hurt. I would try it.
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I am in zone six also. This product would help more with palms like Trachys in our zone. We would still lose banana leaves to frost,but it couldn't hurt. I would try it.
I was also thinking about Australian tree ferns (Cyathea) as they are cold hardy to 15 degrees, this would be all I need to ensure I don't loose them
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Old 12-04-2008, 04:12 PM   #47 (permalink)
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I was also thinking about Australian tree ferns (Cyathea) as they are cold hardy to 15 degrees, this would be all I need to ensure I don't loose them
Good point. I'd love to keep them alive and well during the winter. Mine look fried after the freezes we've had. I just hope they'll make it until spring; I'd never left them in the ground before.
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It's a little too late for this winter. Some of my stuff got pretty crispy when it dipped to 27 on a few nights, but is this stuff ever going to actually make it to market, or is it vapor ware?
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It's a little too late for this winter. Some of my stuff got pretty crispy when it dipped to 27 on a few nights, but is this stuff ever going to actually make it to market, or is it vapor ware?
As soon as I hear some positive news I will post it, at this point I have not had an update in over 30 days.
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