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swincher

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I ordered 3 fresh seeds about a month ago and sowed them immediately, as the seller said they lose viability very fast. First one sprouted yesterday.

I'm planning to grow as a houseplant for awhile (supposedly slow growing), maybe eventually find room for it in a greenhouse when I get around to building one.

Does anyone know if they are self-fertile, or have any experience growing this plant? I'm concerned the other two seeds won't germinate so just curious if I'd need to get another one to ensure fruit (some day).

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Re: Any experience with Myrciaria vexator (blue grape/false jaboticaba)?
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2020, 03:48:21 PM »
It's called Annoying jaboticaba for a reason...  ;D

No Myrciaria spp. have problems with self-fertility that I know of.
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Re: Any experience with Myrciaria vexator (blue grape/false jaboticaba)?
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2020, 05:12:06 PM »
It's called Annoying jaboticaba for a reason...  ;D

No Myrciaria spp. have problems with self-fertility that I know of.

😂 well in that case I'll be happy I got one of them to sprout and I'll give it a nice cozy spot under the lights and hope it doesn't do anything else too annoying like suddenly dying

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Re: Any experience with Myrciaria vexator (blue grape/false jaboticaba)?
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2021, 05:10:46 AM »
They have nice foliage unlike other jabs and almost like some tropical ficus. The fruit isn't great but they are a tough tree not needing as much water as most. I let my big one fruit for a few seasons before I chopped it down.

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Re: Any experience with Myrciaria vexator (blue grape/false jaboticaba)?
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2021, 04:41:39 PM »
They have nice foliage unlike other jabs

Any idea how long they wait to start producing said foliage? I keep patiently wondering when this little stick is gonna grow leaves...



In other news, another one popped last week, so now it's 2 of 3:


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Re: Any experience with Myrciaria vexator (blue grape/false jaboticaba)?
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2021, 06:23:44 PM »
I have a few seedlings of Vexator, two months in the soil. Sabara also next to it for comparison, also at two months.





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