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Tastiest tropical fruits that can be container grown?
« on: September 04, 2020, 03:45:50 PM »
Hey everyone! What is everyone's favorite tropical fruit variety that can be grown in a container? Looking for yummy ideas   ;D

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Re: Tastiest tropical fruits that can be container grown?
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2020, 04:00:24 PM »
Everything I grow is in a container. Except for some inground trees. Small berry plants fruit well in containers. Miracle fruit, jaboticaba, barbados cherry etc. Citrus does well and so does mango, but it at some point it will need to be moved up to a larger pot.

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Re: Tastiest tropical fruits that can be container grown?
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2020, 04:36:06 PM »
Pineapple!
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Re: Tastiest tropical fruits that can be container grown?
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2020, 05:11:12 PM »
There are a few choices and for seedlings small fast fruiting jab varieties/species are a good choice as well as quite a few Eugenias. Grafted Garcinias and marcotted maprang fruit fast and at a small size. Fingerlimes are good for pot culture also.

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Re: Tastiest tropical fruits that can be container grown?
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2020, 06:08:09 PM »
Pineapple!
I love pineapples I wish they would come up with a short cycle variety
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Re: Tastiest tropical fruits that can be container grown?
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2020, 06:10:21 PM »
Use slips and suckers not tops and it will shave some time off.

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Re: Tastiest tropical fruits that can be container grown?
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2020, 06:19:11 PM »
Sunrise papaya
Ross sapote
Sapodilla (chico)


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Re: Tastiest tropical fruits that can be container grown?
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2020, 07:07:07 PM »
I also grow everything in pots, in my greenhouse, since we also zone 6.

Things that have fruited well for me are -
annatto
caper
various papayas
babaco
various citrus
cacao
pitanga
pitangatuba
cotton (I know, I know, you can't eat cotton! Even chocolate-covered...)
noni
banana
jaboticaba
various guavas
pomegranate
tamarillo
dwarf tamarillo
june plum
miracle fruit
nigerian walnut vine
coffee

So my recommendation would just be to put it in a pot and see what happens!

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Re: Tastiest tropical fruits that can be container grown?
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2020, 07:33:37 PM »
Sugar apples

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Re: Tastiest tropical fruits that can be container grown?
« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2020, 07:47:15 PM »
I also grow everything in pots, in my greenhouse, since we also zone 6.

Things that have fruited well for me are -
annatto
caper
various papayas
babaco
various citrus
cacao
pitanga
pitangatuba
cotton (I know, I know, you can't eat cotton! Even chocolate-covered...)
noni
banana
jaboticaba
various guavas
pomegranate
tamarillo
dwarf tamarillo
june plum
miracle fruit
nigerian walnut vine
coffee

So my recommendation would just be to put it in a pot and see what happens!

Carolyn
That is quite impressive! :) I'm all about usefulness to me mango guava June plum gives me a lot of juice with limes being the most useful. It extends the life of juice. It makes good juice and you can put it on your fish. Plantogram has a dwarf I think Hawaiian guava that I can vouch for. It is as  advertised it gets about 7 ft tall and 6 ft wide. That is in the ground in Florida so it should do well in a pot. It's a red guava that makes excellent juice not as aromatic as Ruby Supreme. A dwarf June Plum I think would be a good idea and a container
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Re: Tastiest tropical fruits that can be container grown?
« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2020, 08:24:42 PM »
Catch-22, Carolyn?

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Re: Tastiest tropical fruits that can be container grown?
« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2020, 09:02:37 PM »
Thanks for all the responses! Carolyn- any tips for Cacao?

 

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