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C. canito blooms
« on: August 13, 2012, 07:13:55 PM »
 
 Hi,

 Had this nice surprise the other day, when I noticed the first flowers on my C. canito.
 
 Can I aspire to have my first fruits, too? Or, does it share its cousins reluctance in setting fruit for the
 first few years?
 
 Luc, I believe I got the seeds from you!!! Thanks again...

 
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Re: C. canito blooms
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2012, 07:15:32 PM »
How large is the tree?

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Re: C. canito blooms
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2012, 07:27:26 PM »

 Hi,

 It is about 7 feet tall (2 meters) by 4 feet (1.2 m) in diameter.

 It is about 6 years old, but had its mishaps over the years...

 
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Re: C. canito blooms
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2012, 07:49:20 PM »
Mine is also about 6 years old and is flowering for the first time. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it will fruit this year. Been waiting forever it seems. I did see some spider webs around some of the flower clusters and took it all out. Hope i didn't damage any of them.

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Re: C. canito blooms
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2012, 07:50:59 PM »

 Hi,

 Had this nice surprise the other day, when I noticed the first flowers on my C. canito.
 
 Can I aspire to have my first fruits, too? Or, does it share its cousins reluctance in setting fruit for the
 first few years?
 
 Luc, I believe I got the seeds from you!!! Thanks again...

 


Great Sergio !!!! You are talking about the Chrysophyllum cainito - Caimito , right ? Here they fruit fast and small ( at 3 to 4 years ) I hope the tree is from the big round fruits ( have 2 varieties in the purple , my green has not fruited yet ..strange...!! ) anyway the taste is the same... just a lot bigger fruit.
I am also still waiting for the C. argenteum - auratum to start ....
Considering your climate I must say ....good job and congratulations , keep your fingers crossed for a few fruits.
Luc Vleeracker
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Re: C. canito blooms
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2012, 11:04:05 PM »

 Hi,

 Had this nice surprise the other day, when I noticed the first flowers on my C. canito.
 
 Can I aspire to have my first fruits, too? Or, does it share its cousins reluctance in setting fruit for the
 first few years?
 
 Luc, I believe I got the seeds from you!!! Thanks again...

 

My experience is that starapple,  unlike abiu, usually starts fruiting right away. But like abiu and mango, most flowers drop off, and only a small percentage set fruit.
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Re: C. canito blooms
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2012, 07:57:47 AM »

 Hi,

 Had this nice surprise the other day, when I noticed the first flowers on my C. canito.
 
 Can I aspire to have my first fruits, too? Or, does it share its cousins reluctance in setting fruit for the
 first few years?
 
 Luc, I believe I got the seeds from you!!! Thanks again...

 

My experience is that starapple,  unlike abiu, usually starts fruiting right away. But like abiu and mango, most flowers drop off, and only a small percentage set fruit.

There is hope!  ;D I'll report back in a few weeks...

Sérgio Duarte
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Re: C. canito blooms
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2012, 08:13:25 AM »
I would think that your tree is certainly large enough to set some fruit.  I would be somewhat surprised if you don't get at least a few fruits. They may not reach their full size potential until the tree gets larger.

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