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Altrexy

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Best neglected fruit trees in south FL
« on: January 21, 2024, 08:32:30 AM »
Recently acquired 2 acres in Kendall that Iíll only see once every few weeks. What trees do you guys recommend that require no irrigation and are mostly set it and forget it?
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Re: Best neglected fruit trees in south FL
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2024, 09:45:22 AM »
Sapodilla is on the invasive species list for south florida so I would assume that would be a good choice. Mango does well with neglect as well. I'm sure there are more though.

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Re: Best neglected fruit trees in south FL
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2024, 10:08:27 AM »
Bananas dont seem to get too upset about things once well-established. Any pioneer species will do good on poor soils, like Ice Cream Bean's, Strawberry tree/Jamaican cherry, mulberries. Establishing a nitrogen-fixer will go a long way.
Can also consider dragonfruit, pineapples, papayas. Ive seen loquats and longans neglected by growers in S FL and they seem to do fine, though fruit quality is likely poor.

Once you establish some shade or if you already have, you could probably start some passionvines and granadilla. Any wet or overly saturated areas can probably start some pond apple to use as future rootstock.

 

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