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Tropical Fruit => Tropical Fruit Discussion => Topic started by: Johnny Redland on March 27, 2018, 09:28:57 PM

Title: First Jackfruit Flowers on my Seedling Tree
Post by: Johnny Redland on March 27, 2018, 09:28:57 PM
So I bought a 12ft jackfrut Seedling that was essentially rootbound in a 15 gallon pot and had no expectations whatsoever for it. As a matter of fact it was shaped like a lollipop with the lollipop stick being twice as long as normal....real ugly.  But I planted it early summer 2016 and it didnít do much of anything. So after Irma, I essentially cut it in half. It still didnít grow very much, although the trunk is now more proportional to the canopy.  I decided I would give it one more summer to get its act together or else I was going to pull it and replace with an Amber seedling I have in a pot currently. I was convinced this thing was getting chopped down in September. But today I was pleasantly surprised by a beautiful male flower and another that had already shriveled up and dropped onto a leaf below. What a great feeling. I really wanted to give this tree a chance and Iím glad itís showed some signs of progress well before the eleventh hour. It was a very exciting day


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Title: Re: First Jackfruit Flowers on my Seedling Tree
Post by: gnappi on March 27, 2018, 10:07:24 PM
My gold nugget was maddeningly S-L-O-W too, but it's gone nutso fruiting the last two seasons! My Bangkok lemon is also being a challenge, it's in the ground four years and was bought as a fairly large tree. Today it's very large and not a single flower.
Title: Re: First Jackfruit Flowers on my Seedling Tree
Post by: palmcity on March 27, 2018, 10:15:28 PM
I have an NS1 that has grown very slowly and put out male flowers this year & 2 previous but no jackfruit produced and still small about 10ft. Slow slow slow... but not irrigated and not rich soil....
Title: Re: First Jackfruit Flowers on my Seedling Tree
Post by: cbss_daviefl on March 27, 2018, 10:46:55 PM
If this is one of the amber seeding that were distributed by Patrick or Sheehan, I would recommend that you put it in the ground.  These trees were distributed for free in the hopes of bringing a great jackfruit to the US. So far the results have been very good. My tree, unfortunately, is sickly.

I have jackfruit trees that have been putting out males for the last three years without fruiting.

Gnappi, taking 4 to 5 years to fruit is not a bad thing for a jackfruit tree. Small trees produce inferior fruit, fruiting puts a lot of strain on the tree, and BKL is a heavy producer.
Title: Re: First Jackfruit Flowers on my Seedling Tree
Post by: Johnny Redland on March 28, 2018, 07:41:03 AM
If this is one of the amber seeding that were distributed by Patrick or Sheehan, I would recommend that you put it in the ground.  These trees were distributed for free in the hopes of bringing a great jackfruit to the US. So far the results have been very good. My tree, unfortunately, is sickly.

I have jackfruit trees that have been putting out males for the last three years without fruiting.

Gnappi, taking 4 to 5 years to fruit is not a bad thing for a jackfruit tree. Small trees produce inferior fruit, fruiting puts a lot of strain on the tree, and BKL is a heavy producer.

The Amber will eventually go in the ground, just not in that spot apparently
Title: Re: First Jackfruit Flowers on my Seedling Tree
Post by: PurpleAlligator on March 28, 2018, 11:28:52 AM
My gold nugget was maddeningly S-L-O-W too, but it's gone nutso fruiting the last two seasons! My Bangkok lemon is also being a challenge, it's in the ground four years and was bought as a fairly large tree. Today it's very large and not a single flower.

Thatís not encouraging. My Bangkok lemon is 2 or 3 years old so I have a few years to go at least.  My amber was a bust but I have a new seedling from a Florida Amber in the ground now. I have several grafted jaks three to for years old that are just putting out male flowers. My only productive Jakarta was a seedling planted about the same time and has about 20 fruit currently. I wonít need to cull any as they only get to around 8 to 10 pounds which is a great size for a Jak in my opinion. Last year it produced around 6 fruits.