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#442708 - 10/11/07 03:29 PM Rape question
showmehorns
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Due to the lack of water I was rather late putting in the plot ( 2 weeks ago). I'm wondering how much the rape will continue to grow after the first frost. As of yesterday the rape is sprouting, but isn't over a few inches high. Will frost stop the growth?
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#442723 - 10/11/07 03:35 PM Re: Rape question [Re: showmehorns]
Trapper John
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From personal experience I can say there's a chance a frost will take out some of the young sprouts. However, rape is pretty resistant to frost after a while. If it's a few inches tall it may very well make it through.

The second year I planted it we got a frost while most of the plants were right around 4 inches tall. It didn't seem to affect the plot. The stuff kept growing.

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#443119 - 10/11/07 08:29 PM Re: Rape question [Re: Trapper John]
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Rape is a winter plant. Like Trapper said, as long as it isn't in the early sprout stage, it will grow right through hard freezes.
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#443473 - 10/11/07 11:04 PM Re: Rape question [Re: BSK]
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I think you will be very happy with the rape in November / December. Good luck
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