Growing subtropical plants in Czech Republic
First of all I am sorry for writing in english here, hope most of u will be able to read it. I understand bulgarian and read in this forum a lot. I found plenty of interesting and helpful information here. Unfortunetaly I cannot write in cyrilica, so writing here in english.
I come from southernmost part of Czech Republic and growing of all kinds of plants is my big hobby. I am growing normal european fruits like appples, pears, apricots, peaches, walnuts etc, but also subtropical plants like figs, pomegranates or pistachios. Sometimes with success and sometimes not:) My zone is 7a and average minimal annual temperature here is minus 16 (last 50 years). My summers are not so hot as in Bulgaria (42 and 48 paralel is quite a difference). Average annual temperature is around 10 degrees and rainfall 500 mm.
My biggest obcession are figs and I grow many varieties, both indoors and outdoors. I collected many interesting plants from growers in Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia and Romania. Some are performing really well here, especially next to walls or in yards etc.
I realized that Bulgaria is most similar country to us (in terms of climate) from all countries, where figs are being grown on larger scale. I would like to exchange fig cuttings with you. Especially plants that have proven well in colder areas or endured severe winters without serious damage. I will upload some photos and descriptions of local figs soon.
Best regards to all,