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TheVeggieProfessor

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Ma'afala breadfruit
« on: October 02, 2022, 05:07:53 PM »
I hear that ma'afala is slightly more cold tolerant than other breadfruit varieties and somewhat of a compact grower. I was thinking about giving it a try in south FL (10b). Any experiences with this, especially the growth habit? I have a spot that can accommodate a tree that I keep maxed out at 15x15 (though smaller would be preferred). Would this fit the bill, or too vigorous a grower?

FruitGrower

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Re: Ma'afala breadfruit
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2022, 06:54:18 PM »
My Ma’afala planted as a 3-gallon on spring of 2020 is already over 15 ft tall from a waist high plant. It has been by far the most vigorous tree in my yard. I would imagine that it would be hard to keep it below 15, but it can be done with a lot of work. Whether it will be productive with that level pf pruning is something I can’t answer.

Vegan Potato Man

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Re: Ma'afala breadfruit
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2022, 03:58:27 PM »
Not sure if its Ma'afala but here is video of a fruiting breadfruit in Broward County, FL...

https://youtu.be/Gfykzli9Mn0?t=562

Best of luck!

 

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