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Slowest growing plants with good fruit?
« on: May 05, 2020, 07:35:40 PM »
What should I start now, so I can enjoy while I am still alive?

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Re: Slowest growing plants with good fruit?
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2020, 07:43:52 PM »
I highly recommend Ginkgo tree.  Very very slow grow. 

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Re: Slowest growing plants with good fruit?
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2020, 08:03:23 PM »
I highly recommend Ginkgo tree.

I have one of these in a 3 gallon pot. Nice fall colors and you can make a tea with the leaves, but it's not exactly know for it's fruit... Here is a description I found online, "All agree the aroma is unpleasant but to what degree depends upon the person – some describing it as ripe camembert cheese or rancid butter, and others comparing it more to dog feces or vomit."  ;D

OP, I assume you're talking about growing from seed? Maybe consider a Garcinia or Jabo.
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Re: Slowest growing plants with good fruit?
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2020, 08:06:37 PM »
I highly recommend Ginkgo tree.

I have one of these in a 3 gallon pot. Nice fall colors and you can make a tea with the leaves, but it's not exactly know for it's fruit... Here is a description I found online, "All agree the aroma is unpleasant but to what degree depends upon the person – some describing it as ripe camembert cheese or rancid butter, and others comparing it more to dog feces or vomit."  ;D

As I am getting older I started to like it, I hated it when I were young.
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Re: Slowest growing plants with good fruit?
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2020, 08:24:07 PM »
I posted this in the wrong forum, can a moderator move it to the main one? My apologies for the mixup.

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Re: Slowest growing plants with good fruit?
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2020, 11:27:56 PM »
I highly recommend Ginkgo tree.

I have one of these in a 3 gallon pot. Nice fall colors and you can make a tea with the leaves, but it's not exactly know for it's fruit... Here is a description I found online, "All agree the aroma is unpleasant but to what degree depends upon the person – some describing it as ripe camembert cheese or rancid butter, and others comparing it more to dog feces or vomit."  ;D

OP, I assume you're talking about growing from seed? Maybe consider a Garcinia or Joba.

Why does somebody know what dog poop tastes like?!?! :-X

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Re: Slowest growing plants with good fruit?
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2020, 11:37:40 PM »
Why? What does it taste like? There is large Ginkgo’s planted as street tree’s here and I have never thought of them for fruit.
I highly recommend Ginkgo tree.  Very very slow grow.

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Re: Slowest growing plants with good fruit?
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2020, 12:30:57 AM »
jaboticaba, durian, Garcinia dulcis, Garcinia mangosteena are all delicious, but can take 7-20 years depending on circumstances.

might be too north in the states to grow Durian. But damn, it really is the king of fruits!

Dulcis is amazing, but most people have never even tasted it. Picture the tastiest mangosteen but you can also eat the skin.

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Re: Slowest growing plants with good fruit?
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2020, 12:49:51 AM »
Why? What does it taste like? There is large Ginkgo’s planted as street tree’s here and I have never thought of them for fruit.
I highly recommend Ginkgo tree.  Very very slow grow.

It is not the outter lay to eat.  Eat the nut inside the shell.  Of course, cook before eat.  I put some of them when I make soup or dessert.  That is a lot of nutrition.

Google "ginkgo dessert recipe", you will a lot of nutrition info and recipe for it.

It take up to 30 years before bear fruit.  Extremely slow grow.  "Your grow the tree and your grandson pick the fruit." A phrase in Chinese describe how slow the tree is growing.
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Re: Slowest growing plants with good fruit?
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2020, 04:06:36 AM »
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Re: Slowest growing plants with good fruit?
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2020, 10:09:31 AM »
Why? What does it taste like? There is large Ginkgo’s planted as street tree’s here and I have never thought of them for fruit.
I highly recommend Ginkgo tree.  Very very slow grow.

Ginko is male or female tree. It is a very good landscape tree in the cities as it tolerates pollution. I wouldn't recommend to grow it because its fruit smell very bad. But I did plant a male ginko tree for the landscape but no female


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Re: Slowest growing plants with good fruit?
« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2020, 12:27:48 PM »
What about maprang?

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Re: Slowest growing plants with good fruit?
« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2020, 04:44:46 PM »
Sapodilla seedlings are annoyingly slow.

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Re: Slowest growing plants with good fruit?
« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2020, 05:30:12 PM »
Sapodilla seedlings are annoyingly slow.

True, my in-law has 2 sapodilla started from seeds.  Took over 12 years before flowering.

The tree is huge, and bear a lot fruit each year.

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Re: Slowest growing plants with good fruit?
« Reply #14 on: May 06, 2020, 05:57:35 PM »
To me this is a forum about wich plants to avoid growing as i dont like slow growing plants or the ones that take verry long to fruit.
Keep it going . ;D
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Re: Slowest growing plants with good fruit?
« Reply #15 on: May 06, 2020, 10:10:15 PM »
Witch one’s are those? Patience is a virtue in the fruit tree game .
To me this is a forum about wich plants to avoid growing as i dont like slow growing plants or the ones that take verry lobg to fruit.
Keep it going . ;D

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Re: Slowest growing plants with good fruit?
« Reply #16 on: May 06, 2020, 10:18:05 PM »
To me this is a forum about wich plants to avoid growing as i dont like slow growing plants or the ones that take verry lobg to fruit.
Keep it going . ;D

How about:
quick to fruit
slow to grow
not much root
lays quite low
tastes of loot
has no foe
listen sloots
we're all hoes

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Re: Slowest growing plants with good fruit?
« Reply #17 on: May 06, 2020, 10:33:55 PM »
Witch one’s are those? Patience is a virtue in the fruit tree game .
To me this is a forum about wich plants to avoid growing as i dont like slow growing plants or the ones that take verry lobg to fruit.
Keep it going . ;D
Almond ,simme fruit in 2 years from seed,Sugar aoples fruit in a year and a half from seed and the list can be verry long.
I grow a few Paulownia Tomentosa( fastest growing tree in the world) and altough its not a fruit tree,i think it influenced my whole thinking about any tree . ;D
You need patience in this hobby thogh because even 2 years its still a long time.

 

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