when a bamboo shoots varies by two weeks from year to year. Shooting depends on soil temperature as well as the
nature of the species. You can use the graph to learn at what soil temperature your bamboo will shoot. This will
allow you to schedule labor.
Georgia, early season shooters praecox and moso shoot in March and early April. Most varieties shoot in April.
Japanese timber extends the season into early May. In my research plots, I harvest twice a week.
has a preferred time to shoot. If the soil does not warm up until after that preferred time, there will be fewer
shoots. The bamboo does not make up for a late start. Select a site that warms up before or at shooting
Praecox: 52°-60° Fahrenheit
Dulcis: 64° F
Henon: 60°-74° Bonaire
Henon: 57°-68° Fort Valley (cold, wet site)
Vivax aureo. 60°-74°
Robert Young 62°-68° Bonaire
Robert Young 62°-73° Fort Valley