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pineislander

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Re: Dovyalis hybrid (tropical apricot)
« Reply #25 on: January 13, 2018, 07:49:37 PM »
This looks right, good views & discussion.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYHE08d_vbE

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Re: Dovyalis hybrid (tropical apricot)
« Reply #26 on: January 13, 2018, 07:52:41 PM »
My understanding is that dovyalis are generally dioecious - does the same apply to the hybrid?

Self fertile.

Awesome, thanks  :)  And thanks for the vid, pineislander  :)
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Re: Dovyalis hybrid (tropical apricot)
« Reply #27 on: June 05, 2018, 11:48:58 PM »
Seems to require strong sun to produce fruit. I was getting heaps then once shaded stopped fruiting for 20+ years. Recently took out canopy over them and 'instantly' back into fruit
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Re: Dovyalis hybrid (tropical apricot)
« Reply #28 on: June 07, 2018, 04:13:29 PM »
So many Dovyalis species! I'm only growing the indigenous ones since that's what I can get but can't wait to try them! Mine have not flowered yet but hopefully not too long :) I have:

Dovyalis caffra
Dovyalis zeyheri
Dovyalis longispina
Dovyalis rhamnoides

Wonder if any of them can cross pollinate?
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Re: Dovyalis hybrid (tropical apricot)
« Reply #29 on: June 07, 2018, 04:30:29 PM »


Caffra and good tasting

Do you know if caffra normally developd thorns while in seedling phase or only later?
I keep waiting for thorns to develop and mine are many months old with many leaves and branches?

Abit of topic but have you ever come across wild apricot? Ancylobotrys capensis it's closely related to Landolphias and I believe it's native to your neck of the woods?
http://www.plantzafrica.com/plantab/ancylobcap.htm

I would kill to get my hands on some seeds!


Update on this, my plants are full of hectic thorns now!
These thorns are really big and these would make a good security hedge!






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