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Finca La Isla

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First time flowerings
« on: March 21, 2019, 06:27:28 PM »

So, the first two photos are of safou which is something weve been waiting on for about 5-6 years.  Its another thing that weve never really eaten before.  Every year we keep planting new stuff and, in many cases, we havent eaten the fruits until they bear here for the first time.

This is a 3 year old, planted from seed, baccaurea motlyana.  I have 6 of these diocious trees planted together and Im hoping another one will help this one out with a few flowers.


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Re: First time flowerings
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2019, 06:49:55 PM »
How large is the safou tree that is flowering

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Re: First time flowerings
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2019, 09:34:56 PM »
The safou tree in the photo is about 18 ft high.  The trunk is about 5 thick.
 A friend who, I believe, was the first person the fruit safou in CR looked at my trees a year ago and figured they were the size to fruit but that maybe they would want more sun.  We do have a few large forest trees around, can limit sun.  This fruiting was inspired, I feel, by a lengthy dry period that ended about a month ago.  Were also getting, at the same time, nice flowering on durian, mangosteen, pulusan, etc. Etc.
Peter

 

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