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booeyschewy

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Has anyone planted citrus maxima in pluvial tropical forests with rain >2000mm and no dry season? Consortiums with other plants? How many harvests per year? Pruning techniques and scheduling? Thanks!

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Re: Experiences with citrus maxima in pluvial tropical forest climates?
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2023, 02:55:25 AM »
C. Maxima does well here with a short dry season.
Rarely ever more then 3-4 weeks without any rain and between 4-6000mm per year.
But there is a monsoon season which gives the majority of the yearly rain.

They gonna grow a lot, so you just gotta keep em short for access to fruit.
Otherwise I donít have anything to add. Not really that expereinced with citrus.
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Re: Experiences with citrus maxima in pluvial tropical forest climates?
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2023, 04:31:17 AM »
Has anyone planted citrus maxima in pluvial tropical forests with rain >2000mm and no dry season? Consortiums with other plants? How many harvests per year? Pruning techniques and scheduling? Thanks!
We have those in Malaysia an equatorial country with no dry season.lots of fruit and you'll get bored .btw you might want to get the red fleshed variety since it's way more sweeter than the white flesh

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Re: Experiences with citrus maxima in pluvial tropical forest climates?
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2023, 05:22:01 AM »
Itís my favorite citrus! Any insights into type of soil or conditions it likes? Pruning?

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Re: Experiences with citrus maxima in pluvial tropical forest climates?
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2023, 09:00:59 AM »
Citrus maxima has a lot of cultivars, from SE Asia as far south as Indonesia and PNG to Japan an China. I saw them growing in Tokyo, which has humid summers and cold winters. You might want to choose cultivars from similar locations. That certainly works in reverse, as Tropical varieties can have fairly sour fruit in temperate areas, but other varieties taste fine there.

 

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