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Re: Olosapo ( Coupeia Polyandra)
« Reply #25 on: December 19, 2019, 01:20:53 PM »
I found one for sale, PMed you

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Re: Olosapo ( Coupeia Polyandra)
« Reply #26 on: December 20, 2019, 06:22:02 AM »
Not exactly sure how I let these seeds slip by my radar.  Anyone growing this in Florida? I was able to source two seedlings.  Any growing tips, cold tolerance?  Sounds delicious.

http://rfcarchives.org.au/Next/Fruits/Olosapo/Olosapo11-93.htm
Found this, thank you Australia, sounds perfect for Florida.

I collected seeds from olosapo tree at Fruit and Spice park in Homestead many years ago. Don't know if it's still there? Found those fruits to be fibrous and not such good quality. I'm sure the seeds from Raul are better.
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Re: Olosapo ( Coupeia Polyandra)
« Reply #27 on: December 20, 2019, 08:23:30 AM »
Not exactly sure how I let these seeds slip by my radar.  Anyone growing this in Florida? I was able to source two seedlings.  Any growing tips, cold tolerance?  Sounds delicious.

I've had one in ground since early 2016. It was a bit over two feet tall when I got it, and after an impressive initial growth spurt it's grown less than six inches in the nearly four years since then. So at around 3 feet tall, I expect my grandchildren (as yet unborn) may get to see fruit from it.

As far as growing tips go... so far it has never gotten cold enough here in Broward to assess its tolerance for cold, and it has minimal needs for water. I fertilize twice yearly and I have enviably decent sandy / loamy soil for south Florida so I can't comment on how well it does in sand or shell rocky type soils.

I've read they fruit fast... 6 years? I wish. If it were true, mine had better get going as it's likely well over 6 years old already :-)



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Re: Olosapo ( Coupeia Polyandra)
« Reply #28 on: December 22, 2019, 06:45:24 AM »
Not exactly sure how I let these seeds slip by my radar.  Anyone growing this in Florida? I was able to source two seedlings.  Any growing tips, cold tolerance?  Sounds delicious.

I've had one in ground since early 2016. It was a bit over two feet tall when I got it, and after an impressive initial growth spurt it's grown less than six inches in the nearly four years since then. So at around 3 feet tall, I expect my grandchildren (as yet unborn) may get to see fruit from it.

As far as growing tips go... so far it has never gotten cold enough here in Broward to assess its tolerance for cold, and it has minimal needs for water. I fertilize twice yearly and I have enviably decent sandy / loamy soil for south Florida so I can't comment on how well it does in sand or shell rocky type soils.

I've read they fruit fast... 6 years? I wish. If it were true, mine had better get going as it's likely well over 6 years old already :-)
Same here. I thought it wasn't growing because they were stressed out by cold but seem not much different in a hotter climate.
I think mine did make 1 cm the whole summer(which is probably the only season it will grow)....
They only grow fast when sprouting from seed.
I think there must be some trick to make them grow faster, maybe they need some different soil?
6 year is probably true in their native environment where I doubt they are still small after 6 years. Will probably take 20 years at our pace if they don't die before(in my case).

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Re: Olosapo ( Coupeia Polyandra)
« Reply #29 on: December 22, 2019, 09:33:13 AM »
I've had mine in the ground for a little over a year in east Miramar.  It's definitely not a fast grower, but it's probably pushing 2 - 2.5 feet now.  It's in full sun.  I water and fertilize it often and it seems to respond well.  I'd estimate that I've had 2-3 inches of new growth this year, and leaf size has increased pretty dramatically.  It's definitely growing faster than my glacially slow pitangatuba - and certainly faster than any of my garcinias.  But it is certainly no speed demon.  I'm hoping for fruit within my lifetime :-)

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Re: Olosapo ( Coupeia Polyandra)
« Reply #30 on: December 22, 2019, 06:17:46 PM »
Fruit within my lifetime?  :D :)
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Re: Olosapo ( Coupeia Polyandra)
« Reply #31 on: December 22, 2019, 07:35:48 PM »
Fruit within my lifetime?  :D :)
Jus' sayin.  It would be nice :-)

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Re: Olosapo ( Coupeia Polyandra)
« Reply #32 on: December 22, 2019, 09:49:45 PM »
Fruit within my lifetime?  :D :)
Jus' sayin.  It would be nice :-)
Live long and prosper, and it will not be a problem.  ;) Throwing them some fert regularly would also help a lot!
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Re: Olosapo ( Coupeia Polyandra)
« Reply #33 on: December 22, 2019, 10:15:17 PM »
The seedling Olosapo I ordered was delivered today:

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Re: Olosapo ( Coupeia Polyandra)
« Reply #34 on: December 22, 2019, 11:06:12 PM »
Mine is 13 months old. It is 2 feet long growing in a pot of peat plus perlite. I have not given it much fertilizer (maybe 3 applications of diluted NPK?). It is my favorite tree in my collection. Almost died on me 3 months back when the automatic watering system failed. It was a huge scare. Since then it has flushed new growth. May it live long and prosper!

 

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