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Quickest producers from seed?
« on: August 17, 2018, 02:40:40 PM »
I know Jamaican cherry and moringa both produce under 2 years. Are there any others with similar, quick production?

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Re: Quickest producers from seed?
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2018, 05:31:23 PM »
Papaya
Tamarillo
Goldenberries aka Cape Gooseberries

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Re: Quickest producers from seed?
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2018, 08:44:50 PM »
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Re: Quickest producers from seed?
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2018, 02:53:31 PM »
Papaya. I have Papayas up to 14" long planted less than a year ago from seed. South Florida - 10b

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Re: Quickest producers from seed?
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2018, 03:44:32 PM »
Thanks guys. How about woody trees? Iím growing papaya and golden berries. Any tips on encouraging golden berry flowering?

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Re: Quickest producers from seed?
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2018, 04:04:18 PM »
You can get white sapote fruit in 2.5 years if you grow a really vigorous (large seed) seedling and a year in graft it to Vernon, which I've seen set fruit a year after grafting.

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Re: Quickest producers from seed?
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2018, 04:19:09 PM »
Cacao, Malabar Chestnut, Rollinia, most Eugenia.
Biodiversity is key.

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Re: Quickest producers from seed?
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2018, 05:36:38 PM »
Some jaboticaba can fruit in 3 years or less

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Re: Quickest producers from seed?
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2018, 06:18:58 PM »
Jackfruit is quick too. Mine are flowering at 3 years and thatís with cutting back every year.

Edit: maybe not in your climate. Mulberry for sure.

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Re: Quickest producers from seed?
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2018, 10:29:55 PM »
Sugar-Apples can fruit in 2-and-a-half years, but usually in 3 1/2.

Dwarf Ambarella also.
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Re: Quickest producers from seed?
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2018, 08:43:48 AM »
Spondias dulcis will go from seed to producing fruit within a year.

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Re: Quickest producers from seed?
« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2018, 09:26:48 AM »
Thank you botanicus and guanabus  thatís exactly the type of thing Iím looking for. Do you have a recommended seed seller?

Ulfr, thanks. Iím testing my zone luck and have a couple seedlings in ground.

Chupa, I realized that my houseplant was a Malabar chestnut so I put it in ground just last week. Thanks! Iíll check your other suggestions.

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Re: Quickest producers from seed?
« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2018, 07:11:44 PM »
I have two black Sapote that produced in 4 years.

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Re: Quickest producers from seed?
« Reply #13 on: August 21, 2018, 12:28:42 AM »
Thank you. Unfortunately 4 years from seed is a bit long, and Iíve heard that black sapote isnít too great of a fruit.

Thank you for all your responses so far.

Iím very excited about June plum. A local Asian grocer has them in stock so Iíll try germinating some asap. Fruit under a year is remarkable!

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Re: Quickest producers from seed?
« Reply #14 on: August 21, 2018, 10:32:57 AM »
ONLY Dwarf June-Plum fruit right away, and in a 3-gallon pot.  Regular June-Plums get huge fast, and fruit after 4-6 years.
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Re: Quickest producers from seed?
« Reply #15 on: August 21, 2018, 12:44:28 PM »
Any way to tell the difference between dwarf and regular June plum fruits?

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Re: Quickest producers from seed?
« Reply #16 on: August 21, 2018, 01:49:20 PM »
Dwarf ones are small.
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Re: Quickest producers from seed?
« Reply #17 on: August 22, 2018, 12:29:15 AM »
ONLY Dwarf June-Plum fruit right away, and in a 3-gallon pot.  Regular June-Plums get huge fast, and fruit after 4-6 years.

I'm glad you posted this. I was concerned because my "regular" June Plum is four ears old, five or six meters high and no fruit. I had read they fruit at one or two years old and thought something was wrong with mine. LOL

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Re: Quickest producers from seed?
« Reply #18 on: August 22, 2018, 12:43:31 AM »

How about other "tropical cherry" plants....like Barbados and del Rio Grande? Savannah Cherry, too?

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Re: Quickest producers from seed?
« Reply #19 on: August 22, 2018, 09:27:18 AM »

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Re: Quickest producers from seed?
« Reply #20 on: August 22, 2018, 02:00:34 PM »
If your thinking Black Sapote isn't great I wouldn't be getting too excited abut June Plum.

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Re: Quickest producers from seed?
« Reply #21 on: August 22, 2018, 02:51:42 PM »
For me. June plum taste like green/unripe mango. I really like it.

Spondias purpurea, is also a fast producer but you need to propagate it from a cutting.
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Re: Quickest producers from seed?
« Reply #22 on: August 22, 2018, 08:35:21 PM »
Abiu (Pouteria caimito).
I grow 3 different abiu  seedlings, and one of them fruited in 3 years. The  other two fruited in 4 years from seed.
The one that  fruited in 3 years is a seedling from an Australian variety called  Z4.
 Now I grow variety #1; variety # 2; and variety # 4.
All of them are very large and sweet fruits. Number 1 is the most productive, and number 4 has a thicker skin and a longer shelf life.
Abiu is a fantastic fruit that  adapted quite well to Southwest Florida. I would recommend to grow at least 2 trees side by side for cross pollination.

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Re: Quickest producers from seed?
« Reply #23 on: August 23, 2018, 10:30:18 AM »
Peanut butter fruit (Bunchosia glandulifera)?

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Re: Quickest producers from seed?
« Reply #24 on: August 23, 2018, 10:33:53 AM »
Eugenia pitanga (dwarf pitanga) is supposed to be a great container fruit that is supposed to fruit within the first year or so.

Lots of Eugenia's fruit in under 4 years from seed.

 

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