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Jeramyl

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Jaboticaba Full Sun??
« on: March 12, 2023, 12:12:28 PM »
Hello fruit fans.  I have four jaboticaba plants in pots right now.  A couple are really starting to grow and surprisingly one has put on 12 to 18 inches of growth just this spring so far.

Iíd like to put them in the ground in their permanent locations but struggle with a spot in the yard where they can be shaded. I am in coastal San Diego, about a half mile from the water in zone 10b. 

Iíve mostly seen these grown as an understory, with some sort of canopy above and mixed sun/shade. Iíve kept them under a patio with only direct morning light, but would like to have them in full sun in the yard.

I donít get the high temperature, blazing heat, that our inland growers recover.

Is there anyone here that has had luck growing their Jabos in full Sun?  I read on a Brazilian blog that they are full sun trees, but most of what I see here is them being grown in a shaded setting.

Iím hoping somebody has had luck in full sun along the coast here in Southern California.


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Re: Jaboticaba Full Sun??
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2023, 01:12:59 PM »
watch some of Flying Fox Fruits youtube videos.  All your questions will be answered
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Re: Jaboticaba Full Sun??
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2023, 01:14:16 PM »
You're close to the water so I wouldn't hesitate to put them in full sun. That marine layer and kind of silver layer that clings to the beach will be enough for them. They may burn if they are younger, but will take it fine in older age.

Brazilian Shark, Luiz, who is probably the state's best jabo collector, has a lot of his in more or less full sun in Oceanside similar distance to beach.

Now, me up in inland 2200'? I've tried it and they don't like it. They stay in dappled shade under oaks if they outgrow the greenhouse.

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Re: Jaboticaba Full Sun??
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2023, 01:44:59 PM »
Thanks K-Rimes!  Thatís been my thought too but have been nervous to plant them. 

Thatís good info on the guy in Oceanside!

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Re: Jaboticaba Full Sun??
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2023, 09:24:08 PM »
Maybe slowly acclimate them to more sun and leave them in their pots in the area
you want to put them permanently
It they are not happy then you don't have to dig them up.
I have some in full sun in Florida and I also have some that get the first half of the day
in full sun.

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Re: Jaboticaba Full Sun??
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2023, 01:07:20 AM »
I was thinking the same. With it being such a rainy winter this year, weíve had more cloud cover. That combined with our coastal May Gray and June Gloom might make a multi-month transition feasible.

Iím just going to have to bite the bucket and get it over with.

Everything at my place is afternoon sun because Iím on a west facing hillside.  I also took out all the large trees right after moving in.  None were trees I wanted long term so Iíve been planting new ones but nothing large enough to provide shade.

 

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