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Cut nut (Barringtonia edulis)
« on: March 18, 2017, 03:03:32 PM »
 Cut nut (Barringtonia edulis)
Anyone growing it  ?  Does it have any cold tolerance  ?
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Re: Cut nut (Barringtonia edulis)
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2017, 05:06:40 PM »
I don't think it tolerates cold very well.

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Re: Cut nut (Barringtonia edulis)
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2017, 05:57:15 PM »
Do you grow all your plants outdoors way up north?

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Re: Cut nut (Barringtonia edulis)
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2017, 08:43:44 PM »
Cut nut (Barringtonia edulis)
Anyone growing it  ?  Does it have any cold tolerance  ?

I have a couple of 2-year- old seedlings in SoFl, it doesn't notice temperatures in the 50's and even keep growing, they have tolerated mid-40's without only minor leaf burn. can't tell lower than that. If I had to guess, probably ok for a few hours below 40 but definitively not a few days IMO, not IME.   
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Re: Cut nut (Barringtonia edulis)
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2017, 08:44:59 PM »
Do you grow all your plants outdoors way up north?
yup all of them
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Re: Cut nut (Barringtonia edulis)
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2017, 10:04:26 PM »
http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=19897.msg246159#msg246159

Might be doable in greenhouse in norther and central Florida, and outdoors in southern Florida.
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Re: Cut nut (Barringtonia edulis)
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2017, 08:40:27 AM »
They are mostly grown lowland PNG and can fruit at a small size.I saw a 2m tree with fruit.The PNG community here grows them sometimes as they do buk buk,firetruck pandanus and a few other favoured New Guinean species.

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Re: Cut nut (Barringtonia edulis)
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2017, 02:33:35 PM »
They are mostly grown lowland PNG and can fruit at a small size.I saw a 2m tree with fruit.The PNG community here grows them sometimes as they do buk buk,firetruck pandanus and a few other favoured New Guinean species.

Apparently, there is huge variation in cut nut.  Supposedly, there are clones that only get about 2 m tall (but have a poor yield) -- at least in Solomon Islands & Vanuatu, I assume that these forms also occur in PNG.  I posted a couple of docs recently that deals with this.

I suspect if you are growing this in FL, you are on borrowed time.

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Re: Cut nut (Barringtonia edulis)
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2017, 08:07:27 PM »
They are mostly grown lowland PNG and can fruit at a small size.I saw a 2m tree with fruit.The PNG community here grows them sometimes as they do buk buk,firetruck pandanus and a few other favoured New Guinean species.
Yes, mine started fruiting even smaller, at 4-5 feet tall. Heavy bearing starts when they are older though.
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