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1988GD

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Skinny Sapodilla
« on: June 09, 2015, 07:55:40 PM »
I purchased a 15 gallon sapodilla that already had 8 fruits on it but the tree seems to be skinny and rubbery. I was wondering if it will ever thicken up or could it have been in a pot too long. It's about 7ft tall?
« Last Edit: June 09, 2015, 08:01:46 PM by 1988GD »

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Re: Skinny Sapodilla
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2015, 09:23:29 PM »
I had a very similar experience with a 15g sapodilla tree I bought a few years back. It was staked for too long so it was very rubbery and thin but I removed the stake when I planted it and the entire tree bent 90 degrees about a foot off the ground. Thanks to it being so rubbery it surprisingly did not break. I staked it back up using two stakes about a foot away on adjacent sides of the trunk and tied to each and around the tree in order to encourage the tree to build up a stronger trunk over time. I removed the stakes maybe about a year later and now the tree is growing well and producing decently.

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Re: Skinny Sapodilla
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2015, 10:01:54 PM »
Thanks for your help it's my first fruit tree so I didn't know what to look for lol

 

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