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Old 05-27-2010, 08:16 PM
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Hi all,

I am about to move to Greenville, N.C. from Western PA, and one of the more exciting things I'm looking forward to is the southern weather for growing some fruits and whatnot.

I am just curious to see what is a favorable produceto grow in this area?

My dream is to have lemons, grapes, and strawberrys

Any sites, advice, etc. is greatly appreciated!
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Old 05-27-2010, 08:44 PM
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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no lemons, but there are some very nice vinyards in N.C. and lotsof strawberries and blueberries. Alot of folks like to grow their own veggies but most of us support our local farmers markets. That way we get fresh organic vegetables without all the work and still help keep our local growers in business. If you want lemons try Florida.
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Old 05-28-2010, 12:45 PM
Location: NC, USA
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In the garden I grow broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, red onions, texas sweets, yellow squash, zucchini, garlic, tomatos, cantalopes, watermelon (sugar baby) cucumbers, okra, peppers (poblano, jalapeno, tabasco, bell, cubanelle), potatos, and 5 rows of corn. For trees,... Fig, Pecan, apple, peach, plum and cherry. As long as it is not a tropical plant, it can be grown here, and some tropicals, there is a guy who grows bananas. I can grow peanuts but don't, I am in the red clay region, peanuts will grow, but, getting them out of the ground is rough to dang-near-impossible. I'm in the Piedmont area, the coastal plains do grow peanuts. The mountains grow better apples than do I.
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Old 05-28-2010, 08:59 PM
Location: Albemarle, NC
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I grow squash, cucumbers, beans, tomatoes, herbs, peaches, blueberries, blackberries, figs, plums, and okra. I have a single pepper plant. I think my zucchini are just coming up. I sowed them late. Strawberries are loving the acidic soil. Squirrels love strawberries, too. In the fall, I'll grow cabbage, collards, mustard greens, spinach, brussel sprouts, and maybe some broccoli. I have three seedless grapevines and a couple muscadines that are just getting started. Lemons need to be overwintered inside if you want them, but you can grow hardy orange, Poncirus trifolata. It's the rootstock for most of the Meyers citrus. The fruit is very tart and bitter, but makes a good orangaid like drink. Also good for infusing vodka.

The plants themselves are very spiny and can reseed all over the place. Keep it away from natural areas and remove all the fruit as it ripens. Birds and critters will eat the ripe fruit too.

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Old 05-28-2010, 09:17 PM
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Old 05-28-2010, 09:38 PM
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thanks everyone! I'm excited for the move, and can't wait to get my hands dirty.

thanks for sharing the pics, I love them
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