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How quickly can rollinia seedlings bear fruit fruit?
« on: September 09, 2022, 10:04:03 PM »
At what age do they usually flower?
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Re: How quickly can rollinia seedlings bear fruit fruit?
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2022, 10:22:30 AM »
It’s a fast growing almost weed-like tree. But it will still take about 4 years to produce.
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Re: How quickly can rollinia seedlings bear fruit fruit?
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2022, 12:13:22 PM »
i had this one that took 3yrs and now i graft from it.  It was fruiting at about 5ft tall in a 3 gal pot...and it was like every flower that formed set a fruit.

Since then the tree has got larger (the mother died, but a grafted one I have is alive)...and it gets covered by ants which wreck the crop (scale bugs mostly actually do the damage, they cover the flowers entirely)...
but when the tree was happy it made so much fruit it was amazing...

other ones i grew didn't do the same, they'd grow up to be really big, and have lots of flowers that seldom set any fruit.
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Re: How quickly can rollinia seedlings bear fruit fruit?
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2022, 12:54:31 PM »
Since then the tree has got larger (the mother died, but a grafted one I have is alive) ...and
it gets covered by ants which wreck the crop (scale bugs mostly actually do the damage, they
cover the flowers entirely)...but when the tree was happy it made so much fruit it was amazing...
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What, if anything, do you do to thwart the ants from farming scale on your fruiting biribá?

Mine hasn't bloomed yet but it's four years old now  and in a 7-gal pot. The main stem is 2-in
in diameter and the overall tree is about six feet tall.  I'm hoping for flowers & fruit next season.

Adam, do you feed your biribá?  If so, then with what?

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Re: How quickly can rollinia seedlings bear fruit fruit?
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2022, 08:47:33 PM »
Mine just started flowering this summer, it is about 7ft tall with 1in diameter trunk.  I don't know exactly how old it is as it was 3-4ft tall when I got it.

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Re: How quickly can rollinia seedlings bear fruit fruit?
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2022, 09:32:36 PM »
i had this one that took 3yrs and now i graft from it.  It was fruiting at about 5ft tall in a 3 gal pot...and it was like every flower that formed set a fruit.

Since then the tree has got larger (the mother died, but a grafted one I have is alive)...and it gets covered by ants which wreck the crop (scale bugs mostly actually do the damage, they cover the flowers entirely)...
but when the tree was happy it made so much fruit it was amazing...

other ones i grew didn't do the same, they'd grow up to be really big, and have lots of flowers that seldom set any fruit.
Sounds like you should give your tree a name to differentiate it

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Re: How quickly can rollinia seedlings bear fruit fruit?
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2022, 02:42:48 PM »
Sorry to hijack, but is Rollinia evergreen in 10b? (west broward county fl)

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Re: How quickly can rollinia seedlings bear fruit fruit?
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2024, 01:52:19 PM »
Guys, my Rollinia is about 5-6ft tall now in a 10 gal pot, leaves are huge and its pushing new growth, is it worth fertilizing with a bloom inducing fertilizer, the plant should be almost 3 years old now if not already a few weeks more than 3
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Re: How quickly can rollinia seedlings bear fruit fruit?
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2024, 06:11:30 PM »
Filozopher, mine is six years old now and about the same size as yours, or a hair larger, and it made
about eight flowers this past summer but none of 'em set any fruit.  That was a first bloomng so I'm
hoping for better luck this coming summer.

Right now by the end of January it is partially deciduous but still holding 2/3 of its leaves.

Soon as the worst of the chilly weather has passed here I'm gonna give it a nice little bump of fertilizer
and hope for the best.

Good luck with yours!

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Re: How quickly can rollinia seedlings bear fruit fruit?
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2024, 01:21:54 AM »
Filozopher, mine is six years old now and about the same size as yours, or a hair larger, and it made
about eight flowers this past summer but none of 'em set any fruit.  That was a first bloomng so I'm
hoping for better luck this coming summer.

Right now by the end of January it is partially deciduous but still holding 2/3 of its leaves.

Soon as the worst of the chilly weather has passed here I'm gonna give it a nice little bump of fertilizer
and hope for the best.

Good luck with yours!

Paul M.
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Thank you! Same to you. I've been desperate to try a Rollinia during my life; it's a hard wait.
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Re: How quickly can rollinia seedlings bear fruit fruit?
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2024, 02:59:10 AM »
[ snip ]  I've been desperate to try a Rollinia during my life; it's a hard wait.

Filozophr,

I keep hoping that someone in south Florida somewhere might offer up some biribá fruit for sale.

I would be willing to buy several to try 'til my tree produces some fruit . . .

But who knows when that might happen?

And do they even ship well??

Fingers X-ed

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Re: How quickly can rollinia seedlings bear fruit fruit?
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2024, 04:30:58 AM »
My tree takes about 2 years to flower, it usually flowers in the summer, and can harvest fruit in late fall.

 

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