I’m in zone 6a/6b in central New England slightly south of Worcester, MA. I covered 3 NA persimmons to protect them in their first year. See boxes above. Yes, they look like port-a-jons
Trees protected: One Ichi ki kei Jiro, 1 Tam Kam, and 1 Gwang Yang.
Used 2” closed cell styrofoam board insulation type for the walls and ceiling. 5x2x2’ boxes.
Below are the temps inside the insulated box and ambient air to compare temps and humidity. Will share results in spring. I’m expecting to use the same boxes next year to protect them for 2 winters. I’m hoping no protection is needed in year 3.
Any thoughts on that plan from folks in This zone are welcome
Nice job on the boxes. I did something sort of like that for figs and also put a thermometer in to measure the difference. Like your results the lows were much less low but the average did not change too much.
The main problem I had was the figs still needed protection when they got a lot bigger and it was too much work to make the covers any bigger.