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|07-25-2012, 03:19 PM||#1 (permalink)|
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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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|07-25-2012, 04:42 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Location: San benito Texas
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Re: Pup Timing ?
I usually leave the first pup to emerge with moma the rest I just keep populating my yard.
|07-25-2012, 05:47 PM||#3 (permalink)|
Location: Beaumont Texas
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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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