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So_Cal_Mike

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Lucuma Seedling Flowering
« on: August 09, 2019, 04:11:57 PM »
My lucuma that I started from seed in 2014 is flowering for the first time. Does anyone else here have any experience with seedling lucumas? How was your fruit-set the first year flowering? Did any hold?

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Re: Lucuma Seedling Flowering
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2019, 09:57:30 PM »
Have a very nice flowering and fruiting Lucuma.  It is about 15 years old, approx 1 fruit per 25 flowers in our climate.  Tried artificial pollination without success.  Fruits are nice.

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Re: Lucuma Seedling Flowering
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2019, 11:52:33 PM »
I was surprised to see mine start flowering so soon, i’ve read that it can take 12-15 years from seed to fruit. I have my fingers crossed that I get one this first year.
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Re: Lucuma Seedling Flowering
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2019, 12:57:22 PM »
That's awesome, especially with how young your Lucuma is.  I have a baby Lucuma seedling, bought recently, which has experienced minor new leaf growth only twice, in the last few months.  Are they normally slow-growing?  Don't know how well they grow in Florida, just happy to have one, in the first place.  Want to grow a Canistel (Egg Fruit), as well.  Heard they taste similar, but there are so many varieties available here.

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Re: Lucuma Seedling Flowering
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2019, 02:02:13 PM »
 I have two small seedling lucuma “twins” that came from one seed, that I just split-up and repotted. These are a year or two old (I didn’t plant the seed, I bought it already growing in the pot), they are about 8 inches tall.
 I could see the remnants of the seed’s shell that the two trees were coming from when I detangled and separated them, so I’m sure they were from just the one seed.


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Re: Lucuma Seedling Flowering
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2019, 02:51:00 PM »
I notice first flowering in my lucuma seedlings this year (now). I brought the seeds from Pisac market (Peru) during my 2011 trip. Fruits were big and very sweet - dry variety Lucuma.

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Re: Lucuma Seedling Flowering
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2019, 03:24:38 PM »
Mine, that is flowering is a Lúcuma de seda/moist type. The small seedings are a mystery to me, were just labeled as “lucuma”.
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Re: Lucuma Seedling Flowering
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2019, 04:02:11 PM »
Dont know the variety of mine seedlings because in Pisac market people doesnt recognize that. But the fruits were realy big, far more than P.caimito fruits which I taste this spring in Borneo.

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Re: Lucuma Seedling Flowering
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2019, 02:53:54 PM »
It’s been a month since I first noticed it flowering. It sure does take it’s time for the flowers to mature enough to open...



...also, new flowers are forming above the initial flowers...

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Re: Lucuma Seedling Flowering
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2019, 01:32:25 PM »
One day difference in flower...

Yesterday...


Today...


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