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Topic: what temp to bring in coffee plants (12 msgs / 397 lines)
1) From: Clifton Burkett
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I was wondering what temps people bring their coffee plants into the  
house? I usually bring in indoors - off the porch - when the temp  
drops to 50 or less.
Clif - SomeWhere in Florida
with Rocky the Cardi and Garfield the Tabby
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I was wondering what temps = people bring their coffee plants into the house? I usually bring in = indoors - off the porch - when the temp drops to 50 or = less. 
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2) From: Aaron
If theres a warning of frost or even close bring them in.
so far mine have survived some low temps but I dont want to chance it.  
if it's getting lower 40's or below, in they come.
aaron

3) From: Robert Joslin
Clif
     The plants I HAD overwintered well in an unheated greenhouse (overnight
temps in the upper 30s to low 40s).  They tolerated cold well, but not
frost.  A good frost will cause leaf drop, but not necessarily kill the
plant.  A freeze (temps in the 20s) will usually cause structrual damage to
the woody parts and almost always kill the plant.  Kept some plants for
almost 15 years before they got too large (even with aggressive pruning) to
keep the in the greenhouse (8 X 24) and too heavy to move about.  We are in
zone 7b here in central Arkansas and while our winters are considered mild,
we do get brief periods of very cold temps (single digits and low teens).
The only other caution I would offer is watch the humidity if you bring them
indoors for an extended stay.  Colder air has less absolute moisture content
and when heated inside a dwelling the relative humidity values can be quite
low.   This won't be lethal but it can affect the appearance of the plant's
foliage.   Josh
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4) From: Phil Bergman
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Clif,
I'm a nurseryman and our coffee trees are in a greenhouse.  They tolerated
35 degrees inside the house.  Outdoors, anything near freezing would be
risky.
Phil

5) From: Phil Bergman
BTW, I live in San Diego and had a 15 foot tree in filtered light that
produced berries for at least 10 years.
Phil

6) From:
Clif:
As a greenhouse person I would bring them in at 50 for sure. They will like a steady temp rather then hot/cold stuff.
I have heated tables in the greenhouse to keep them at a constant temp regardless of the outside rain. snow or freeze...
ginny
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Phil, what is your elavation there in SD.
Are oyu in the flats or up higher?
ginny
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8) From: Clifton Burkett
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Thanks for the info on temps. It is going to be in the mid to low 40s  
at nights in Central Florida for a few days. Looks like I will be  
bringing them in tonight.
Clif - SomeWhere in Florida
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Thanks for the info on = temps. It is going to be in the mid to low 40s at nights in Central = Florida for a few days. Looks like I will be bringing them in = tonight.
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9) From: Aaron
I live in jacksonville and we are seeing frost.  the plants are inside 
anytime i see lower 40's to upper 30's...  I lost a bunch of them 
several years ago when a 'mid 40's' night turned into 28 degrees...
you freeze them, they are dead.
Aaron

10) From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
How was the coffee?
Dennis
AKA
FC1(SW) Dennis W. True
Safety Dept
USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69)
FPO AE 09532-2830
HG/DB and Z&D roasting in the IO
 "On station and on point 110 and counting down..." 
BTW, I live in San Diego and had a 15 foot tree in filtered light that
produced berries for at least 10 years. Phil

11) From: Phil Bergman
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12) From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
TEST?!? 
I didn't even get a chance to study!!!!
ACK!!!!
Dennis
AKA
FC1(SW) Dennis W. True
Safety Dept
USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69)
FPO AE 09532-2830
HG/DB and Z&D roasting in the Indian Ocean
 "On station and on point 105 and counting down..." 
test


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