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Anybody growing or have experience with Araza/Araca Boi ???
« on: November 09, 2017, 07:46:38 PM »
Curious if anyone has grown this. Especially in South Florida. Does it grow well? Will it fruit quickly?

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Re: Anybody growing or have experience with Araza/Araca Boi ???
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2017, 03:50:20 PM »
Anyone?

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Re: Anybody growing or have experience with Araza/Araca Boi ???
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2017, 04:30:31 PM »
I've had it here on Pine Island now for about a year. The plants have flowered but not set fruit. I don't think my plants are large enough. Tallest one is 3-4'. Lowest temp around 40.

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Re: Anybody growing or have experience with Araza/Araca Boi ???
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2017, 08:04:45 PM »
They will set fruit at 3-4’. Here fruit production is frequent for much of the year. We have lots of fruit now and it is flowering as well. It’s a great producer that doesn’t get too big. I encourage people to intercrop araza between larger trees.
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Re: Anybody growing or have experience with Araza/Araca Boi ???
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2017, 08:28:28 PM »
Ok sounds good. If you’re growing them successfully in pine island then they should grow well in South Miami. Do you find that they have a fairly rapid growth rate? I’ve never tasted them but I love sour and I like the idea that they are commonly used in cocktails....I mean, who doesn’t like a cocktail !? :)

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Re: Anybody growing or have experience with Araza/Araca Boi ???
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2017, 09:21:10 PM »
Grows very easily down here in Ecuador, stays small temps can get down to 55 here.

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Re: Anybody growing or have experience with Araza/Araca Boi ???
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2017, 12:54:54 AM »
Does anyone have tips for growing Araza? I have a struggling seedling with dieback issues. Same goes for me E. victoriana. :-\ Ideal conditions? Tips? Soil mix? Micros needed? I'd love to get some advice! :)
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Re: Anybody growing or have experience with Araza/Araca Boi ???
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2017, 06:00:43 AM »
Our abraza have fantastic aroma and are grown in a clay loam with lots of organic material.  The ph is about 6.  They will tolerate some shade.
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Re: Anybody growing or have experience with Araza/Araca Boi ???
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2017, 07:20:39 AM »
Mine does ok in a pot, did not seem to like being in the ground. Think it needs lower ph than the SoFl soils. Also, too much direct sun stressed it. Flowers a couple of times per year. Got one fruit off it so far, tasty and sour. I like it.

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Re: Anybody growing or have experience with Araza/Araca Boi ???
« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2017, 03:03:16 PM »
A member on here in Fort Myers has success with Araca boi. I remember the aroma was amazing.

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Re: Anybody growing or have experience with Araza/Araca Boi ???
« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2017, 06:59:15 PM »
There are several mature araza trees growing "wild" on the side of the road to my farm here. They are obviously "volunteers" because I doubt anyone would intentionally plant them in the rough conditions where they are growing. They produce wonderful fruit most of the year, and the quality of the bright and relatively blemish-free fruit and carefree nature of the trees is quite impressive. I have tried to grow them from seeds but without success to date. Maybe I'm just being too careful with them, judging by what I would say are really lousy conditions where the trees are thriving wild here. It's funny, but the trees do propagate themselves from seed, but the ground is so damn hard and rocky that I can't dig the seedlings up to transplant them without damaging them. They are definitely worth growing! Outstanding fragrance and flavor!
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Re: Anybody growing or have experience with Araza/Araca Boi ???
« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2017, 06:08:31 PM »
Is there a way to acidify the soil? Or should I just plan on growing them in pots?

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Re: Anybody growing or have experience with Araza/Araca Boi ???
« Reply #12 on: November 12, 2017, 06:42:47 PM »
They fruit after a few years in a 15 gallon or so. I have small seedlings from a fruit given to me earlier this year. 4 ft tree had maybe a dozen fruit.

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Re: Anybody growing or have experience with Araza/Araca Boi ???
« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2017, 05:59:10 PM »
Acidic soil, regular watering, and some shade.
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Re: Anybody growing or have experience with Araza/Araca Boi ???
« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2017, 06:08:47 PM »
i notice they have problems with dieback, maybe a fungal issue, some grow out of it, some die all the way.

same with some of the other Eugenias, E. pyriformis in particular.
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Re: Anybody growing or have experience with Araza/Araca Boi ???
« Reply #15 on: November 13, 2017, 06:21:46 PM »
Thank you everyone for the informative responses

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Re: Anybody growing or have experience with Araza/Araca Boi ???
« Reply #16 on: November 13, 2017, 08:51:27 PM »
I have several araçá boi growing on my farm in Brazil.  They seem to do quite well in humid, heavy rainfall areas with partial sun.  My trees and fruit are clean without fungus despite the high humidity and rain.
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I am an American from California/Rhode Island with a small farm in Southern Brazil. 
Sou um americano da Califórnia e Rhode Island.  Eu tenho um sítio em Brusque, SC.

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