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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Pruning Guavas
« on: June 12, 2020, 03:02:08 AM »
When should I prune my 'Barbie Pink' guava.  It was put in ground about 12 months ago out of a 3 gal pot.

It has grown to about six feet tall with one dominant growth and three or four shorter side growths about 3 to 4 ft tall.

I've been fertilizing it about once a month right now using 10-10-10 granular since it warmed up.  It gets full sun starting around 10 am until 5 or 6 pm.

I'm hoping that a bit of pruning may get it to branch and maybe encourage it to bloom.

TIA

Paul M.
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Hello All,

Just got cruious to know whether pink skinned sugar apples flush reddish leaves in similar fashion to what pink- or red-fruited Ilamas do?

I have a young seedling A. squamosa with eight pairs of leaves so far in a 1 gal pot.  I believe it was from seed of the 'Kampong Mauve' cultivar but its new leaves are emerging green. Of couse it's in shade for about half the day right now, but that could maybe change when it's large enough to be put out in full sun.

All that said I do understand that this is from seed so this could lessen chances that it produce pink fruit.  –Or colored new leaves.

I was just wondering if there are any visible signals to distinguish a pink-skinned sugar apple tree from the typical green fruited ones.

Cheers!

Paul M.
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I have one yet-to-bloom ilama in a 5 gallon pot which is an unnamed seedling from a white-fleshed mother.

I'm looking forward to trying this fruit but am also wanting to have a pink-fleshed cultivar, as well.

To that end I'd like to hear what others believe is/are the best-tasting pink-fleshed cultivars.  (I've read somewhere that certain of the pink-fleshed cultivars have a flavor containing notes of raspberry.)

So what ilama cultivar ought I be looking for?

Cheers!

Paul M.
Zone 9b
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / NEW TO GROWING JABOS . . . .
« on: March 27, 2020, 03:13:18 AM »
I finally broke down and bought several Jabos and now have a couple questions.

For those of you on this forum who are growing Plinia or Myciaria species or cultivars which of them do you find to be the most precocious. How precocious?

Also was wondering which of the above mentioned have more of a tendency to shed last year's leaves and flush new ones?

What I have selected are Plinia edulis (Cambucá) and Sabará plus a couple very small seedlings of both a Myciaria cauliflora and a Grimal.

Are there any others that fit my query?

TIA

Paul M.
Zone 9b
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