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green tea plants?

Post  green tea 101 on 2/24/2012, 10:51 am

I would love to grow them, but can't find them. Has anyone in our region had luck with them?

Where did you find them?
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Post  Lindacol on 2/24/2012, 11:06 am

@green tea 101 wrote:I would love to grow them, but can't find them. Has anyone in our region had luck with them?

Where did you find them?





I did a search and found this http://1greengeneration.elementsintime.com/?p=1053

It does not sound like tea would work in a SFG because it is a very large plant and takes several years to get a first harvest.
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Post  green tea 101 on 2/24/2012, 12:35 pm

Thanks!

I would not SFG with them,they are a hedge. But it is my dream to grow my own tea....
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Post  quiltbea on 2/24/2012, 12:50 pm

green tea....I think growing your own is a good idea. I can't have a hedge, but I sure love my tea. I drink several cups a day. I wish you luck in your hunt for plants.
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Post  Fireopal36 on 2/29/2012, 1:13 pm

It might be a drive for you, but we found green tea plants at Upland Nursery in Orange.
http://uplandnursery.com/
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If you go to the website, click on "about us". then on "new plants", you'll see it..

http://www.uplandnursery.com/product_info_1.php?cPath=22_34&products_id=484
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Post  Chopper on 2/29/2012, 4:07 pm

What a great idea! Aren't green tea and black tea the same plant but with further processing? The other thing I want is a bay laurel. Although I only use a few bay leaves a year it has always appealed to me to go out in the back yard to get them. But tea? Wow!

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Post  Noie on 2/29/2012, 9:04 pm

Yup - same plant! With green tea, you just let them bake in the sun a bit. For black, you have to ferment them.

It's not that close to you down in So Cal, but I bought my tea plants from Raintree Nursery up in Washington. http://www.raintreenursery.com/. They do ship down your way though.
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