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Tropical Fruit => Tropical Fruit Discussion => Topic started by: vipinrl on April 11, 2017, 02:43:25 AM

Title: Marang: my first Flower!
Post by: vipinrl on April 11, 2017, 02:43:25 AM
Last day, I noticed the first flower on my 9ft. Marang seedling.
The flower on the 39 month old seedling seems to be a aborted one.

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Title: Re: Marang: the 1st flower!
Post by: fruitlovers on April 11, 2017, 07:14:37 AM
Congratulations. As you probably know, artocarpus plants have male and female flowers on same tree. That flower is a male, so now you need to get female flowers to produce fruit.
Title: Re: Marang: the 1st flower!
Post by: vipinrl on April 11, 2017, 07:49:45 AM
Congratulations. As you probably know, artocarpus plants have male and female flowers on same tree. That flower is a male, so now you need to get female flowers to produce fruit.

Thank you for the comments.
But, I have only one Marang plant. So, I have to wait till the plant produce both male and female flowers at the same time :-(.

BTW, is it possible to pollinate Marang with Wild Jackfruits?
Title: Re: Marang: the 1st flower!
Post by: Lory on April 11, 2017, 08:00:03 AM
Don't worry, you tree is still younf, later, after its juvenile phase it will produce both male and female flowers and hopefully you will get beautiful fruits
Title: Re: Marang: the 1st flower!
Post by: Raulglezruiz on April 11, 2017, 10:44:56 AM
Mine dropped the flowers for Third year in a row! 😂
or maybe the fault was on the iguana who I suddenly spot on the tree the day I noticed no more flowers 💐?
Title: Re: Marang: the 1st flower!
Post by: fruitlovers on April 11, 2017, 07:08:07 PM
Congratulations. As you probably know, artocarpus plants have male and female flowers on same tree. That flower is a male, so now you need to get female flowers to produce fruit.

Thank you for the comments.
But, I have only one Marang plant. So, I have to wait till the plant produce both male and female flowers at the same time :-(.

BTW, is it possible to pollinate Marang with Wild Jackfruits?
Yes have to have both types of flowers on at same time. It's normal for male flowers to come out first. Marang and jackfruit do not hybridize easily.
Title: Re: Marang: the 1st flower!
Post by: vipinrl on April 12, 2017, 12:37:54 AM
Congratulations. As you probably know, artocarpus plants have male and female flowers on same tree. That flower is a male, so now you need to get female flowers to produce fruit.

Thank you for the comments.
But, I have only one Marang plant. So, I have to wait till the plant produce both male and female flowers at the same time :-(.

BTW, is it possible to pollinate Marang with Wild Jackfruits?
Yes have to have both types of flowers on at same time. It's normal for male flowers to come out first. Marang and jackfruit do not hybridize easily.

Dear Oscar, I was mentioning about the Wild Jackfruit (Artocarpus hirsutus). Wild Jack pollen easily available here.
Title: Re: Marang: the 1st flower!
Post by: Guayaba on April 12, 2017, 01:18:20 AM
Mine dropped the flowers for Third year in a row! 😂
or maybe the fault was on the iguana who I suddenly spot on the tree the day I noticed no more flowers 💐?
I understand iguanas taste just like chicken.....perhaps there is a solution to your problem there! ::)
Title: Re: Marang: the 1st flower!
Post by: fruitlovers on April 12, 2017, 02:14:55 AM
Congratulations. As you probably know, artocarpus plants have male and female flowers on same tree. That flower is a male, so now you need to get female flowers to produce fruit.

Thank you for the comments.
But, I have only one Marang plant. So, I have to wait till the plant produce both male and female flowers at the same time :-(.

BTW, is it possible to pollinate Marang with Wild Jackfruits?
Yes have to have both types of flowers on at same time. It's normal for male flowers to come out first. Marang and jackfruit do not hybridize easily.

Dear Oscar, I was mentioning about the Wild Jackfruit (Artocarpus hirsutus). Wild Jack pollen easily available here.
I doubt hirsutus pollen would work. But it would not hurt to try it.
Title: Re: Marang: the 1st flower!
Post by: vipinrl on April 12, 2017, 04:23:21 AM
Congratulations. As you probably know, artocarpus plants have male and female flowers on same tree. That flower is a male, so now you need to get female flowers to produce fruit.

Thank you for the comments.
But, I have only one Marang plant. So, I have to wait till the plant produce both male and female flowers at the same time :-(.

BTW, is it possible to pollinate Marang with Wild Jackfruits?
Yes have to have both types of flowers on at same time. It's normal for male flowers to come out first. Marang and jackfruit do not hybridize easily.

Dear Oscar, I was mentioning about the Wild Jackfruit (Artocarpus hirsutus). Wild Jack pollen easily available here.
I doubt hirsutus pollen would work. But it would not hurt to try it.

Let me wait for a female flower. A. hirsutus in season now.
Title: Re: Marang: my first Flower!
Post by: Lory on April 12, 2017, 09:21:26 AM
Probably you will have to wait for the next year to have female flowers but neve lose hope!
Title: Re: Marang: my first Flower!
Post by: vipinrl on April 12, 2017, 10:15:39 AM
Probably you will have to wait for the next year to have female flowers but neve lose hope!

Sure :-)
Title: Re: Marang: my first Flower!
Post by: Rob P on November 28, 2018, 05:57:14 PM
It might be worthwhile planting another Marang as most but not all trees need cross-pollination, fruit with only a few or no arils (0-7 arils ) could eventuate as in my case where I only planted one tree. I have since planted a second tree from a self-fertile form that I obtained from a very grower in North Queensland.
Title: Re: Marang: my first Flower!
Post by: vipinrl on November 28, 2018, 11:14:21 PM
It might be worthwhile planting another Marang as most but not all trees need cross-pollination, fruit with only a few or no arils (0-7 arils ) could eventuate as in my case where I only planted one tree. I have since planted a second tree from a self-fertile form that I obtained from a very grower in North Queensland.

Ok, I will try to get one more seedling. Thank you.
Title: Re: Marang: my first Flower!
Post by: Cop on December 01, 2018, 07:29:31 AM
vipinrl ...
how old is your tree ?
Title: Re: Marang: my first Flower!
Post by: vipinrl on December 01, 2018, 11:21:44 AM
Now the seedling is 5 years old.
First flowered in 39 months. Yet to set fruit, after flowering twice.
Title: Re: Marang: my first Flower!
Post by: ben mango on December 01, 2018, 06:36:22 PM
congrats, plant is still small, must be patient
Title: Re: Marang: my first Flower!
Post by: vipinrl on December 01, 2018, 07:44:32 PM
congrats, plant is still small, must be patient
Okay... :-)