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2 - 3 feet a year is extremely good. I've been getting about a foot a year, with a slight increase as they get older. With your growth rate, I wouldn't be surprised if you got flowers at the 4 year mark.

Fruit production doesn't appear to be bad. I'm getting somewhere around 40 fruits a year on an 8 foot tall tree.

They are indeed very hardy.

I planted 45 trees of Luc's garcinia about 2 years ago to complement my achacha trees, someone has since mentioned to me that they are slow to fruit and mediocre producers. is this true? DId I waste a bunch of space on them? So far these trees are strong growers even under neglect, and the roots go straight down, which is unusual as most trees in our climate are too lazy to go down given how much moisture is at the surface. But they're only a little faster than my regular mangosteens. Most artocarpus grow to 12-15 feet in a year in our climate, but the garcinia as a whole are significantly slower. Right now I seem to get about 2-3 feet a year with adequate fertilizer.

Is the fruit any good? 40 is still low but if it's only 8 feet tall that's actually pretty good. I hope our rain doesn't prevent them from setting fruit.
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Trying to make an escape from the craphole called Facebook
« Last post by Axel on February 16, 2020, 01:48:43 PM »
Welcome to the froum,

this place is surely better than FB. Nobody wants to steal you personal information here haha

The problem with Facebook is that the notifications are so cluttered it's impossible to track discussions. I really could care less if x or y likes my posts, or if z did this, all I need is to get notified when there are replies to my comments or posts.
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Trying to make an escape from the craphole called Facebook
« Last post by Axel on February 16, 2020, 01:46:14 PM »
Welcome to TFF!
Thats a big orchard you have there .
What tropical nut trees do you have? From Juglandaceae?
I also grow nut trees and was hoping to go on with northern pecans and walnuts but after i lost all the pecans i switched to almond trees.

I grow tropical nuts, the only tropical Juglandaceae I am familiar with is the Andean walnut which I do grow but not for eating, but for botanical reasons since the fruit is rather dismal. Sounds like you are in a very cold climate compared to Hawaii. A lot of delicious nuts that we are unable to grow will do well in your climate, Tropical nuts in Romania sounds challenging, I am curious to learn if you actually do and which ones.
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Maybe the small Araticú is Annona neosalicifolia. One of your photos showed black skin. https://postimg.cc/HJRsdxyH
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Brosinum guianense added
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Lichens grow on sides of rocks most exposed to sun.  Lichens grow on branches and trunks exposed to sun.  Under canopies thick with healthy leaves, lichens starve.

Lots of lichens on any tree are an indication that you need to encourage replenishment of tree canopy.
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Iron pan soil ,tropical rainforest soil
« Last post by Guanabanus on February 16, 2020, 12:37:47 PM »
The Amazon region is not an ecosystem--- it is a patchwork of many different ecosystems, including wide variations in soils.

The rivers coming out of these regions are different colors.  The assemblages of flora and fauna are distinct.
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango Pests, Diseases, and Nutritional Problems
« Last post by Guanabanus on February 16, 2020, 12:22:11 PM »
I usually do a "shotgun-corrective-treatment" for such severe deficiencies.  In a couple of watering cans with some water, I add a powdered mix of micronutrients and Magnesium, plus additional amounts of the individual nutrients that are visibly deficient--- in this case, Manganese.  Then the liquid is spread under the canopy and several feet beyond.

At the same time, I spread the usual amount of granular fertilizer.  If the soil is sandy, I include Gypsum.
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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: got to try Cosmic Crisp and SugarBee apples today
« Last post by NateTheGreat on February 16, 2020, 11:58:16 AM »
I got some Cosmic Crisp at Costco a couple months ago. Skin was really thick, flesh sweet, but not outstanding. I prefer slightly under-ripe Fuji.
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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: got to try Cosmic Crisp and SugarBee apples today
« Last post by NateTheGreat on February 16, 2020, 11:57:41 AM »
I got some at Costco a couple months ago. Skin was really thick, flesh sweet, but not outstanding. I prefer slightly under-ripe Fuji.
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