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which tree's are the easiest to grow for a newbie?
« on: November 02, 2012, 09:14:02 PM »
Ofcourse mango,atmoya are the ones that everybody seems to grow.I am in zone 7 and have a heated room for the winter months.I currently grow a Page manderin tree in a container for 5 years now and it is growing good.


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Re: which tree's are the easiest to grow for a newbie?
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2012, 09:31:21 PM »
jaboticaba

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Canistel

longan-lychee

carambola

garcinia intermedia
g. livingstonei

papaya

pineapple

mulberry

sapodilla

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Re: which tree's are the easiest to grow for a newbie?
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2012, 10:52:58 PM »
I find Anonnas do well in containers and seem trouble free, ( Guanabana, Sugar Apple, Etc )   Black Sapote,  some non fruit trees like Ylang Ylang has flowered for me in container,  Allspice, makes a nice tea.  Some bananas do well in containers.   so much to choose from.
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Re: which tree's are the easiest to grow for a newbie?
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2012, 11:30:34 PM »
Being you are in zone 7 and must bring these plants in and out of the house (I assume your heated room is in the house), you would do best with fruits that can either take the cold or ones that can be easily manageable so you can bring them in and out.  While many of these will be fine when young, you may start to run into some issues as they age unless you start to dedicate a lot, errr...most, of your time to them.  Adam has a good list started though the mulberry may be a bit challenging and the lychee and longan, over the years, will also require a lot of attention and getting really skilled with your pruners.
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Re: which tree's are the easiest to grow for a newbie?
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2012, 11:33:17 PM »
Being you are in zone 7 and must bring these plants in and out of the house (I assume your heated room is in the house), you would do best with fruits that can either take the cold or ones that can be easily manageable so you can bring them in and out.  While many of these will be fine when young, you may start to run into some issues as they age unless you start to dedicate a lot, errr...most, of your time to them.  Adam has a good list started though the mulberry may be a bit challenging and the lychee and longan, over the years, will also require a lot of attention and getting really skilled with your pruners.

Oops!
didn't notice zone 7.

yes Rob is definitely right, some trees will require pruning and a greenhouse no doubt...but you can fruit them if you really want.

forgot to add guava to the list!  you don't have to worry about worms either!

so consider all  psidium and eugenia species!

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Re: which tree's are the easiest to grow for a newbie?
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2012, 12:15:34 PM »
This is a converted stainedglass studio,with regular heating(72* degrees winter).Ceiling is ten feet high.
My manderin tree does not lose leaves and i am wondering about other tropicals wether it is ok to loose leaves at that temp.


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Re: which tree's are the easiest to grow for a newbie?
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2012, 12:44:31 PM »
Looks like lack of light maybe a problem for u in the near future.

Maybe I'm mistaken.

But even with minimal lighting you can keep tropicals alive for the winter months.

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Re: which tree's are the easiest to grow for a newbie?
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2012, 03:23:02 PM »
Prickly Pear fruit
Dragonfruit (Pitaya)
Pineapple

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Re: which tree's are the easiest to grow for a newbie?
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2012, 01:06:12 PM »
Agree with Adam - I think you'll need more light - can you exchange
what looks like regular ceiling incandescant flood lights for something
that has a better light range for plants?  There are tons of places on the internet
that sell " alternative" light bulbs for different needs...

And of course then you'll need to keep them on for8-9 hours per day
I would think....and boy if you could add a couple large skylights,
even better!


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Re: which tree's are the easiest to grow for a newbie?
« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2012, 01:28:06 PM »
Prickly Pear fruit
Dragonfruit (Pitaya)
Pineapple
Moving an established dragonfruit in and out could be problematic, not to mention hurtful.
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Re: which tree's are the easiest to grow for a newbie?
« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2012, 01:34:59 PM »
One that I find that is performing well is loquat grafted onto CYDONIA PROVENCE QUINCE BA29C rootstock. This makes a nice dwarf plant for growing in a container. Also with selected varieites a really good fruit! Also loquat and quince tolerate a lot of abuse and less than ideal conditions will still perform well!

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