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Old 07-25-2012, 03:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Pup Timing ?

Here in Georgia, zone 8b, the first frost will be around the first week in November. I planted my TC plants in April so in November the plants will be 6 months old.

When should I leave a sucker to become the replacement pup for the mother plant after the mother plant fruits? I am guessing that I should continue removing suckers till first frost then winter protect, then select a pup come Spring when the new growth starts.

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Old 07-25-2012, 04:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Pup Timing ?

I usually leave the first pup to emerge with moma the rest I just keep populating my yard.
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Default Re: Pup Timing ?

I let pups grow except on orinoco's especially the tallest one (I knocked off 8 in the last months, 2 I gave away). Come Sept I let them grow whatever they want till spring that way if the mother doesn't come back something else is started to collect the corm power of the mother. I have pretty good winterization plan so its all good. I let pups other than orinoco grow so others can have them when they are big enough or trade them away. :^)
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