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Marla Koss -- This Belle de Boskoop apple tree on Alameda Point mysteriously sets big crops every year, despite it’s supposed need for 800 to 1,000 winter chill hours (Alameda’s annual average is 500 chill hours).

The Importance of Winter Chill in the Alameda Garden

Oct 12,2022

Winter chill: As mild as winters can be alongside the bay — perfect for subtropicals that grow so successfully here, e.g., Feijoas, Persimmons, Figs and Citrus — locals still love to grow trees, shrubs, and bulbs that need winter chill in order to perform.

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