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marklee

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Cainito fruit set photo in San Diego
« on: June 07, 2018, 11:17:19 PM »
Here is finally a good photo of some Cainito fruit set in San Diego


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Re: Cainito fruit set photo in San Diego
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2018, 11:32:13 PM »
That looks awesome Mark, is that from your tree? They sell for around $5.99-6.99/pound for the imported stuff in the markets. Let us know how it tastes if it from your tree.

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Re: Cainito fruit set photo in San Diego
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2018, 11:42:17 PM »
How old is it?

U grew it from seed ?

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Re: Cainito fruit set photo in San Diego
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2018, 12:33:34 AM »
Wow, that's awesome.

How do you manage them in the winter?  I had some in containers on my very mild rooftop garden in the East Bay (no temperatures below 39F) and the starapples completely defoliated from the cold wind we'd get.  Cold dry wind seemed to be worse for them than cold rain.  But of course your winter is much warmer and drier than here.

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Re: Cainito fruit set photo in San Diego
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2018, 03:57:28 PM »
This is a friends tree near me, it is grafted and we haven't tried the fruit yet. Mine formed marble sized fruits but fell off in winter. It may be because it is a different variety not as cold tolerant as my friends tree.

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Re: Cainito fruit set photo in San Diego
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2018, 05:09:48 PM »
Are yours (the ones that dropped) green or purple? I have a purple caimito from Ong that was flowering when I bought it last year, and looks perfectly healthy through winter (no defoliation) but I haven't had any fruit set yet. It may be too young. What insect pollinates this?

 

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