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onur

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macadamia tree in container?
« on: January 08, 2023, 07:16:07 PM »
Hi All

Can you grow and fruit macadamia tree in container? Do they do well in Florida? Any input about the things you need to pay attention about growing macadamia in container would be appreciated.

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« Last Edit: January 08, 2023, 11:02:35 PM by onur »

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Re: macadamia tree in container
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2023, 07:26:00 PM »
I dont think its a great candidate because the tree is very vigorous and large.  It wants to get big. 
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Re: macadamia tree in container
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2023, 10:59:42 PM »
Thank you Brad. There's a dwarf variety. But I don't know if it's available in US.

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Re: macadamia tree in container?
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2023, 03:30:33 AM »
There is a move toward more compact trees for commercial orchards.
https://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=49218.msg474532#msg474532

Maybe when those come into production it might be easier ? Unhulled nuts might germinate the same traits ?

Since orchard trees are most often grafted onto rootstock, maybe going the opposite way might compact the container tree ?
ie cuttings or marcotts.

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Re: macadamia tree in container?
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2023, 07:26:24 AM »
There is a place Brackin's Macadamia Farm in Plant City, FL.  They might be able to give you some additional insights.

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Re: macadamia tree in container?
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2023, 11:24:04 AM »
I have 8+ macadamias in ground even seedling that grow from not found fallen nuts are hard to dig up and have take becuse they have a tap root and if disturbed will not grow right after potted up.

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Re: macadamia tree in container?
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2023, 02:05:38 PM »
What Scott said! 

I have around 39 mature macadamia trees and have potted many for sharing. In my experience, they just don't like pots.  Poor ragged little trees just take off when planted in the ground.

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Re: macadamia tree in container?
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2023, 06:23:26 PM »
I see. It just doesn't seem viable now. Thank you.

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Re: macadamia tree in container?
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2023, 06:46:47 PM »
No reason to not try!  So many successes are atributed to just doing it.  Report back on your results and techniques.

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Re: macadamia tree in container?
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2023, 07:00:01 PM »
Maybe it is just me but I never put my nuts in containers.

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Re: macadamia tree in container?
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2023, 07:15:25 PM »
I'm definitely not an expert on growing macs but theres a plethora of websites and articles talking about potting them from just a Google search.
I dont see the harm in trying; thats what I plan to do with my recently sprouted Beaumont seedlings. I wouldn't expect a big crop or a large, showy tree.

 

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