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Growing Artocarpus Hirsutus
« on: May 19, 2017, 09:42:44 AM »
I noticed there is very few info on this plant not just on this forum but everywhere.
Who is growing it? Is it more cold hardy than jackfruit?
What about resistance to pathogens?

I live in Italy in a 9b zone, but I think our winter is longer than USA, so probably like 9a even if temps are 9b.
I just got some seeds from India and I am planning to put some in the ground. Any success stories in similar locations?
 

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Re: Growing Artocarpus Hirsutus
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2017, 11:30:42 AM »
I'll start with my experience.
Just got the seeds from harimnair2001( awesome guy super friendly) and many arrived already germinated.
I decided to try sowing some directly in ground, since I don't know the real cold hardiness of these I put them in the most sheltered locations I had.
For one I did create a wooden cage to protect from:
-my ferocious chihuahua
-wind
-cold
-strong sun.
It is surrounded by two walls delimiting the garden, that should further raise temps. The whole setup should make it easy to protect in the winter while still young.
The soil below have been replaced with some kind of gritty mix with 50% pine bark, 20% perlite, 10% pomice and vulcan rocks and the rest is regular soil. After around 50-60 cm there is the regular soil.



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Re: Growing Artocarpus Hirsutus
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2017, 06:41:17 PM »
I am growing mine in Full Mexican Sun , but water every 2 days . Doing fine .
Luc Vleeracker
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Re: Growing Artocarpus Hirsutus
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2017, 08:22:18 PM »
I am growing mine in Full Mexican Sun , but water every 2 days . Doing fine .

Thanks Luc. So it's an heavy drinker.
Does it grow fast the first year?

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Re: Growing Artocarpus Hirsutus
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2017, 08:44:24 PM »
I am growing mine in Full Mexican Sun , but water every 2 days . Doing fine .

Thanks Luc. So it's an heavy drinker.
Does it grow fast the first year?

The seedlings are quiet drought tolerant.  No need to water.

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Re: Growing Artocarpus Hirsutus
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2017, 02:53:51 AM »

The seedlings are quiet drought tolerant.  No need to water.

Thanks! How long from germination to sprout?
Do you know if it is more cold hardy than jackfruit?

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« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2017, 03:09:24 AM »

The seedlings are quiet drought tolerant.  No need to water.

Thanks! How long from germination to sprout?
Do you know if it is more cold hardy than jackfruit?
Germinated seeds will soon come out of soil surface.

Wild jacks are definitely hardier than Jacks and are very fast growing.

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Re: Growing Artocarpus Hirsutus
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2017, 12:34:34 PM »
I had many seedlings Last winter died the last one. Temperature minimum last winter 5 degree celsius I think you need to grow in a contsainer first and protect them during first winters.
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Re: Growing Artocarpus Hirsutus
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2017, 02:59:51 PM »
Germinated seeds will soon come out of soil surface.

Wild jacks are definitely hardier than Jacks and are very fast growing.
Thanks for the precious info!

I had many seedlings Last winter died the last one. Temperature minimum last winter 5 degree celsius I think you need to grow in a contsainer first and protect them during first winters.
How old and tall they were when the cold arrived? But damn 5 degrees, here we get much lower :(
Well I have many germinated seeds, no harm in trying.
Will keep 5-10 in container to try again next year.

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Re: Growing Artocarpus Hirsutus
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2017, 04:25:20 PM »
luc, could you post a picture of your plant so i can try better to ID one we have in hawaii... im not certain it is, but i think its an a. hirsutus. must be almost 20 feet tall and no sign of fruit yet..

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Re: Growing Artocarpus Hirsutus
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2017, 07:55:09 PM »
I bought a small tree from Kerrie Mac' It was blown over in Cyclone Yasi , and took a very long time to regrow .
Recently topped mulched and fed . Have had no fruit from it yet .

above pic is juv. foliage before cyclone [ 2010 ]

few years ago ..

Will take some fresh pictures soon


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Re: Growing Artocarpus Hirsutus
« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2017, 02:02:00 AM »
nice that looks like the same leaf of the a. hirsutus we have growing

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Re: Growing Artocarpus Hirsutus
« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2017, 03:25:44 AM »
I bought a small tree from Kerrie Mac' It was blown over in Cyclone Yasi , and took a very long time to regrow .
Recently topped mulched and fed . Have had no fruit from it yet .

above pic is juv. foliage before cyclone [ 2010 ]

few years ago ..

Will take some fresh pictures soon
Does it change shape with age? The young foliage looks nicer with the 3 pointed shape.

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Re: Growing Artocarpus Hirsutus
« Reply #13 on: May 26, 2017, 08:41:26 PM »
Sorry , my images are of A. rigidus , a very similar sp.
It has not fruited for me yet .

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Re: Growing Artocarpus Hirsutus
« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2017, 06:24:13 AM »
Here are the seedling growing. The plastic cup is to cover from direct light in peak hours.
1-Directly in the ground. One dried but the other is doing fine:

2-Some between Calla flowers to cover from direct light, too bad the Calla is drying from too much heat, so kinda pointless.
One of them is sprouting two plants, is it normal? Out of 20 seeds only this did it.

My top performer in a bag in house, around 15 cm. The top performer in the ground is around 10-12cm and it's the one where I used very light potting soil, the same mix I used to germinate them. So don't do the same mistake as me if you plan to sow directly in the ground, use good starter soil.


 

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