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Re: Jaboticabaholics Anonymous
« Reply #1425 on: October 25, 2020, 08:17:17 PM »
What gallon size tree would you recommend that I get. What is the point of diminishing returns? With mangoes I feel anything over 15 gallons is counterproductive. I found a 25 gallon red but would need a go fund me page.lol
Seriously I could do that if I could justify it in my mind because I've never ever paid that much for any tree.
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Re: Jaboticabaholics Anonymous
« Reply #1426 on: October 25, 2020, 11:11:31 PM »
Jaboticaba grower James Farwell claims that Plinia cauliflora (Otto Andersen) Açu Paulista fruits in four years. I have never heard Adam Shafran mention that it is that precocious only that it is difficult to keep alive due to being very particular about its pH requirements. I have never had a problem growing it, since I water all my jaboticabas exclusively with harvested rainwater. Mine are growing at such a slow rate that I find it difficult to believe they will fruit in four years, unless they fruit at a small size. Farwell also claims that a couple of varieties he sells called Plinia phitrantha “Giant Red Crystal” and Plinia Phitrantha “Red Lantern” fruit in four years, but I understand that these are very recent introductions to the US and not many growers here have much of a track record growing them. They are out of my plant buying price range, as well.

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Re: Jaboticabaholics Anonymous
« Reply #1427 on: Today at 12:25:53 AM »
I use good old Tuscaloosa municipal water on a daily basis and have never had any issues.

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« Reply #1428 on: Today at 01:04:28 AM »
I use good old Tuscaloosa municipal water on a daily basis and have never had any issues.

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My municipal water is quite hard, and I have seen the mineral build-up on my clay pots from even relatively short-term use. I have joked that I could bludgeon someone to death by pouring a couple of glasses of water on them.

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Re: Jaboticabaholics Anonymous
« Reply #1429 on: Today at 10:03:58 AM »
They use calcium to neutralize the naturally acidic water. What is basically industrial bleach to help sanitize it and fluoride of course.
Our water source is from Lake Tuscaloosa.

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