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Fruiting Durian in Florida?
« on: November 21, 2019, 04:17:10 PM »
Has anyone been successful in fruiting durian in Florida? I have seen a few decent size trees at Fairchild tropical gardens, but never seen any fruit. I don't know of any other durian trees here in Florida.

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Re: Fruiting Durian in Florida?
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2019, 04:25:42 PM »
Has anyone been successful in fruiting durian in Florida? I have seen a few decent size trees at Fairchild tropical gardens, but never seen any fruit. I don't know of any other durian trees here in Florida.

I haven't heard of anyone fruiting it in Florida. I think those durian trees at Fairchild may have all been cut down recently. Anyone can confirm?

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Re: Fruiting Durian in Florida?
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2019, 05:10:04 PM »
I was there recently, fairly certain they still have several left, but not like before. They also removed the Langsat tree and one of the mangosteen trees =(

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Re: Fruiting Durian in Florida?
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2019, 05:29:57 PM »
Don't know if it was in jest, but some time back there was a thread that was a competition of forum members as to who could fruit durian first in Florida. I think it would be possible. They can fruit anywhere that mangosteens fruit. And mangosteen has been fruited before in Florida.
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Re: Fruiting Durian in Florida?
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2019, 07:31:33 PM »
I was there recently, fairly certain they still have several left, but not like before. They also removed the Langsat tree and one of the mangosteen trees =(

They removed the langsat tree and and a mangosteen from the green house!? Do you know why?

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Re: Fruiting Durian in Florida?
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2019, 10:48:09 PM »
I was there recently, fairly certain they still have several left, but not like before. They also removed the Langsat tree and one of the mangosteen trees =(

They removed the langsat tree and and a mangosteen from the green house!? Do you know why?

The greenhouse is part of the Science Village / Conservatory. It's known as the Whitman Tropical Fruit Pavilion. The name was recently changed to the Bill & Angela Whitman Fruit Pavilion. - https://www.fairchildgarden.org/Science-Conservation-/Plant-Collections/Exhibits/Whitman-Tropical-Fruit-Pavilion

Has anyone been successful in fruiting durian in Florida? I have seen a few decent size trees at Fairchild tropical gardens, but never seen any fruit. I don't know of any other durian trees here in Florida.

I haven't heard of anyone fruiting it in Florida. I think those durian trees at Fairchild may have all been cut down recently. Anyone can confirm?

The Durian trees remain. The Lansium will be replanted once the marcotts we prepared from Bill Whitman's original 'Conception' are ready for planting. I will personally be helping with this planting alongside other RFCI Miami members.

The Rare Fruit Council Int'l. (RFCI), Miami will be more actively involved volunteering in the "Whitman Pavilion", at the request of Angela Whitman who aside from being a benefactor sits on the board of directors of Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. 
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Re: Fruiting Durian in Florida?
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2019, 07:25:23 AM »
It is all about how well the trees handle winter minimums and cold dry winds.We have worked this topic a few times before.
Who knows with good soil and one of the more cold tolerant varieties like red prawn, lin and long laplae or Durio macrantha its possible. Durio kinabaluensis may be a member of the genus which may have even better tolerance of low temps.Lots of varieties have poor cold tolerance and shed leaves at around 7c and even 10c for some.
Langsats are a chance especially variety Utteraditt and maybe even longkong, but duku and duku-langsat less so. Mangosteens are less genetically diverse so there isn't much difference between trees in cold tolerance. Some durians handle cold better than mangosteens and some not as well.

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Re: Fruiting Durian in Florida?
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2019, 10:14:57 PM »
I was there recently, fairly certain they still have several left, but not like before. They also removed the Langsat tree and one of the mangosteen trees =(

They removed the langsat tree and and a mangosteen from the green house!? Do you know why?

The greenhouse is part of the Science Village / Conservatory. It's known as the Whitman Tropical Fruit Pavilion. The name was recently changed to the Bill & Angela Whitman Fruit Pavilion. - https://www.fairchildgarden.org/Science-Conservation-/Plant-Collections/Exhibits/Whitman-Tropical-Fruit-Pavilion

Has anyone been successful in fruiting durian in Florida? I have seen a few decent size trees at Fairchild tropical gardens, but never seen any fruit. I don't know of any other durian trees here in Florida.

I haven't heard of anyone fruiting it in Florida. I think those durian trees at Fairchild may have all been cut down recently. Anyone can confirm?

The Durian trees remain. The Lansium will be replanted once the marcotts we prepared from Bill Whitman's original 'Conception' are ready for planting. I will personally be helping with this planting alongside other RFCI Miami members.

The Rare Fruit Council Int'l. (RFCI), Miami will be more actively involved volunteering in the "Whitman Pavilion", at the request of Angela Whitman who aside from being a benefactor sits on the board of directors of Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden.

The Whitman fruit pavilion, that's the greenhouse I was talking about  ;D

Wasn't the langsat tree the conception variety already? I remember the side of the tree that got the most light was getting burned up, although it's been a few years since I've been there. They really don't like sunlight until they get massive it seems. I'm guessing the tree died?

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Re: Fruiting Durian in Florida?
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2019, 09:57:58 AM »
We grow Langsat in full sun with good results from pretty small.
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Re: Fruiting Durian in Florida?
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2019, 04:14:29 PM »
We grow Langsat in full sun with good results from pretty small.
Peter
It's going to depend on number of overcast days, the time of year you plant them, rainfall, etc. I foolishly planted a row in full sunlight and they pretty much roasted. Here it's much better to start them under shade cloth. They also grow a lot faster when small under shade cloth.
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