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Keep or Replace These Sunburnt Lucs Garcinia
« on: September 10, 2022, 01:45:59 AM »
I planted out 4 Lucs Garcinias a few months ago and 3 out of 4 are pretty badly sunburned. I have not had good luck with Garcinias recovering when they get to this point so Iím inclined to replace it since I have others but I would hate to kill the tree if it has a good chance of making it. Does anyone have experience with this or opinions on what you mmm mmm I should do?









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Re: Keep or Replace These Sunburnt Lucs Garcinia
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2022, 07:38:51 AM »
Maybe you could create some shade by using some Sable palm leaves attached to some stakes in the grounde plants and see if it helps. My neighbor just removed a hedge that kept the sun off my dragonfruit. Now they get way too much sun and some are getting burnt so I improvised.

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Re: Keep or Replace These Sunburnt Lucs Garcinia
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2022, 07:39:45 AM »



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Re: Keep or Replace These Sunburnt Lucs Garcinia
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2022, 10:52:46 AM »
Keep em. They are salvageable and will bounce right back if given shade at that young stage. I have 2 in ground with irrigation, not getting any direct sunlight that were burnt to the ground from back to back days of frost this year from 3 ft tall. I thought they were dead but they bounced right back at almost 1.5 feet with wide dark green leaves.
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Re: Keep or Replace These Sunburnt Lucs Garcinia
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2022, 11:50:01 AM »
i planted 2 this year a little bigger then yours. They were in pots getting
more then a 1/2 day of sun and dark green and I planted out March 1st
They are definitely struggling in the full Summer sun and one has
turned a little yellow. I have volunteer papaya coming up all over my yard
so I replanted 1 or 2 on the West side of the Garcinias. The papaya are growing
fast and will soon offer afternoon shade.
I also have had one come back from the roots like Robbie from a winter freeze.
It has multiple trunks but is not growing fast and so far 1 out of 2 achachas is
coming back from last Winter's freeze. They are tough trees but damn they grow
slow

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Re: Keep or Replace These Sunburnt Lucs Garcinia
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2022, 03:13:09 PM »
They are tough trees but damn they grow slow
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Re: Keep or Replace These Sunburnt Lucs Garcinia
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2022, 04:39:35 PM »
Thank you all for your feedback and advice. I will keep them and provide some shade while young. Itís good to know that they are resilient.

 

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