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Title: precocious pitangatuba
Post by: brian on June 19, 2020, 04:44:17 PM
This might be expected to those familiar with them, but it was a pleasant surprise for me.  One of my pitangatuba seedlings already has a flower bud at 8" tall.

(https://i.imgur.com/pbqEazO.jpg)
Title: Re: precocious pitangatuba
Post by: pinkturtle on June 19, 2020, 04:46:32 PM
Wow, that is nice.  How old is your seedling?
Maybe in the future you can sell this variety "early flowering".
Title: Re: precocious pitangatuba
Post by: brian on June 19, 2020, 04:48:52 PM
Seed I got from another forum member.  It's a year old.
Title: Re: precocious pitangatuba
Post by: pinkturtle on June 19, 2020, 05:08:10 PM
Seed I got from another forum member.  It's a year old.

May I know who is that person, if I didn't order the seeds from him/her.  I will bomb the inbox..🤭🤭🤭🤭
Title: Re: precocious pitangatuba
Post by: Dangermouse01 on June 20, 2020, 08:45:25 AM
Nice.  ;)

DM
Title: Re: precocious pitangatuba
Post by: Aaron on June 20, 2020, 11:21:40 AM
i had some like this and some that are huge and still dont like setting fruit
Title: Re: precocious pitangatuba
Post by: Odenwald on June 26, 2020, 02:45:06 PM
I have a plant not much larger than that with flowers.  Iíll see if I can get a photo today.
Title: Re: precocious pitangatuba
Post by: Epicatt2 on June 26, 2020, 03:20:42 PM
I'm wondering, how big/old/tall you guys allowed your pitangatubas get before exposing them to brighter sun? 

Did brighter light/sun make any noticeable difference in their growth rate?

Just curious as I have about a dozen pitangatubas that I got when very small.  Some were in two-inch pots and some were just getting established in 5-inch pots when I got them.  And some of the ones in two-inch pots have now been moved up into 5-inch pots.  The largeer ones are now about 8-inches tall and have started to branch.

I've been keeping all of them in partial shade, i.e., full sun 'til about 10- or 11am and then very shady for most of the rest of the day.  They are growing well but maybe would benefit from being given more light for more hours of the day sometime soon.

Comments? Suggestions?

TIA

Paul M.
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Title: Re: precocious pitangatuba
Post by: Kevin Jones on June 26, 2020, 04:33:49 PM
I think I would start giving them full sun a little at a time over a week until they are staying in full sun permanently.
Mine are in full sun and are 2-3 feet tall... very green and glossy... extremely bushy...  flowering and fruiting... growing in 5 gallon pots.
No special soil and regular liquid fertilizer.

Kevin Jones

(https://i.postimg.cc/LqgT1fZt/Pitangatuba-Buds-01.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/LqgT1fZt)

(https://i.postimg.cc/WFR763MQ/Pitangatuba-Buds-02.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/WFR763MQ)

(https://i.postimg.cc/TK401Qh2/26-E024-E3-FE7-D-44-A1-9-B61-2-EE3-A727-DBC0-1-105-c.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/TK401Qh2)
Title: Re: precocious pitangatuba
Post by: Epicatt2 on June 26, 2020, 05:31:27 PM
Thanx Kevin.

I'll try your suggestion of weaning them from the shade.

Do you feed yours.  What's do they seem to like?  Time release, water soluble, or what?  How frequently?

And it may be time to bump some of my 5-inchers up to gallon pots . . .

Cheers!

Paul M.
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Title: Re: precocious pitangatuba
Post by: Kevin Jones on June 26, 2020, 06:53:17 PM
I use Miracle Grow as directed once a week... they love it!
I have one in a 20 gallon... but all the others are in 5 gallon pots and they are thriving.

Kevin Jones

Title: Re: precocious pitangatuba
Post by: BoBiscuit on June 26, 2020, 08:08:32 PM
I put mine in full sun at around 6 months. Here it is at 2 years old holding fruit. I got fruit set at 1 year, but it didn't hold.
(https://i.postimg.cc/BtRZ27nL/20200626-170155.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/BtRZ27nL)