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Donkeys4hire

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I have an area that is shaded from some surrounding pine trees. What tropical fruit trees would do well in this area? Grass grows well there and is irrigated.

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Re: What to plant in slightly shaded area between pines South Florida
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2017, 09:34:14 AM »
Slightly shady, acid soil conditions? Sounds ripe for blueberries. But we just don't have the chilling hours they need down here. Not sure of any tropical varieties, but Wiki does list species of vaccinium growing in Hawaii and Madagascar.

I do know pomegranates like acid soil.  But they might require more sunlight than your location offers.
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Re: What to plant in slightly shaded area between pines South Florida
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2017, 10:19:51 AM »
Slightly shady, acid soil conditions? Sounds ripe for blueberries. But we just don't have the chilling hours they need down here. Not sure of any tropical varieties, but Wiki does list species of vaccinium growing in Hawaii and Madagascar.

I do know pomegranates like acid soil.  But they might require more sunlight than your location offers.

I'm growing Jewel in a pot in 10b and it does alright.  Crop is probably not as heavy as in a slightly cooler climate, but it does fruit.

 

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