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Let's assume 4ft tall, what do you think would work?

Last year I tried hot-tolerant blueberries, but they didn't work.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Espaliered pomegranate does not bloom
« on: November 29, 2023, 05:26:45 PM »
This espaliered pomegranate does not bloom. It should have last year, but it did not. It didn't this year either.

Do you see something odd?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Suggestions for a small hedge?
« on: August 13, 2023, 06:37:30 PM »
I have a path in my backyard with three lilly pillies on each side forming a small hedge (about 4ft tall) along the path.

They haven't borne fruit yet, so I don't even know whether I'll like it (it's not a fruit you could buy around here), but in any case, I think six are actually a lot of them.

I'm considering replacing some of them with something else, keeping a low height profile, 4-5ft max. The path is about 8ft long.

Before the lilly pillies, I had blueberries. It's too hot for them. My backyard gets quite hot even with a mild temperature (it's like a greenhouse). In fact, I moved the blueberries (they are in pots) next to a wall where they don't get morning sun, but still they struggle and one even dried up.

I think a possible choice here would be pomegranate. But what other choices do I have? I would expect to have four varieties here, lilly pilly, pomegranate, and two others. There is no trellis, so vines are discarded.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Canistel pushes leaves but not roots
« on: July 25, 2023, 07:06:02 PM »
I got a small canistel, Bruce or Ross don't remember.  It pushed some leaves, then basically dropped everything and couldn't recover.

I dug it out and the roots had some white stuff on them. Put it in a pot and it has pushed leaves again. However, there is no root ball, it's like roots are not growing. If I gently pull the trunk, it looks like is the roots are not "stuck" to the soil.

Any ideas about what's going on? Because it's so weird it's pushing leaves when roots are not growing.

I have two possible spots where put these guavas.

The first one is in full-sun all year round, but the tree needs to be espailered.

The other one has plenty of afternoon sun from February to November, but the other months is in full-shade. On this side of the backyard I also have a lime/lemon planted together and a red atemoya. The problem is that guava season here is from October to January, so I assume the lack of sun will impact the harvest, right?.

There is a third spot where I have right now a beach cherry which I could dig out and move to a pot or something, as it's a small low growth plant. In this spot, the tree is somewhat limited in space but it's not necessary to espalier it. Also, it gets morning to afternoon sunlight, but with some shade from papayas planted nearby. For reference, I have a lychee here too.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Black things in my feijoa
« on: May 23, 2023, 06:46:17 AM »

My feijoa has these black things all over the place. It's not an insect, but I have seen ants gathering around.

What are these things?

Last fall I bought a nectarine tree with a nice but very high branching, so I cut it down to knee high and it became a whip.

It has pushed growth for a while already. The problem is that the stubborn want to push growth on the lower buds, no matter how many times I stop it.

It has only pushed growth in one of the high buds, which is already a branch pushing more branches.

How could I encourage the other buds to start growing? Should I prune back this new branch that it's already pushing too far?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Papayas are not ripening
« on: April 23, 2023, 10:11:55 AM »
These papayas have had all these fruits for many months already, since September if I recall correctly.

Still there is no sign of ripening. In fact, they're starting to develop those white stains.

What might be happening?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Pruning espailered pomegranate
« on: April 14, 2023, 03:58:41 PM »
Last year I planted an espailered pomegranate and so far I've been randomly attaching branches to the wall with no specific shape.

I installed now a proper trellis with three tier of wires along the wall, picked the most convenient branches and pruned the rest.

As you can see, the lowest tier is more than double of the other tiers. Should I trim those branches back so that all three tiers are leveled?

Also,  does it make sense to leave that second branch at the bottom left? The one that is between both tiers.

I have 6 lilly pillies in 9L pots. I planted them around July and they have grown from 20cm to 150cm more or less. These things grow quite fast! xD

They are too tall for these pots and strong winds are blowing them to the ground. I purchased 20L pots as replacement, but maybe should I just go a little bigger, like 30L?

Also, how should I shape them? Without any pruning so far, so are growing with a main trunk with four horizontal branches at various levels, and others are growing with multiple trunks (although one is bigger than the others).

This was the situation earlier today 😅


what is going on with this red atemoya? It started with the dark stuff, but at least the leaves were green. But now it's getting worse, with the leaves actually becoming quite yellow-ish and drying up.

I'm based in the Canary Islands, zone 11b.

So far, I have several subtropical and temperate trees, but I have an available spot in my backyard which I'm going to use to grow vegetables and other fruits (in pots).

I have some strawberries pots already, some peppers, and I'm considering adding tomatoes and zucchini. What I don't know is, do these plants die after a season? Or can I plant them in larger pots to let them grow like a "tree"?

I have two spots on a wall, deciding whether to go for a vine (likely kiwi) or use a nectarine and a cherry.

As the deciduous bear fruit on second year wood, would they really be a smart choice here? Do they even fruit again on the same branch once they have already fruit once?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Attaching kiwi to wall
« on: February 23, 2023, 03:50:07 PM »
My backyard is starting to get a little crowded with so many fruit trees and plants, but I have a full-sun wall which is demanding something on it :)

I have three avocados along the wall, about 4-5ft from it. At some point these avocados would grow and probably let this wall in a partial-shade situation, but that's still many years away.

So, I'm thinking on cover this wall with kiwis. As I have three avocados, maybe plant a male between the Hass and the Fuerte, and female between the Fuerte and the Reed, but near the wall.

But, I have a question. As I won't have a trellis, the vines should be attached directly on the wall. Is that a crazy idea? I see everyone using a trellis.

EDIT: edited the title as the discussion has led to trellis anyways.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / What's going on with this mango?
« on: February 09, 2023, 04:12:53 AM »
I have this lippens in a pot and for a couple of weeks now, it's showing this bad look.

What is it?

My papaya trees have been bearing fruit since summer, yet all of them are still very green.

Normally, how long does it take from flower to harvest?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Curly leaves on yellow sapote
« on: December 20, 2022, 04:14:42 AM »
This yellow sapote was recently dug out and planted in this location. In the process of digging it out, I broke the largest root, I wasn't expecting such small tree to have a root that depth. This was about two weeks ago.

Right now, this is the situation in its new spot:

Notice those curly leaves? What might be the reason?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / What's this white thing in my lychee?
« on: November 26, 2022, 05:39:47 AM »

Bad focus, but it's something appearing at different branches of the tree, and even around the trunk on the soil.

It's not solid, rather like a "spider sac", although it's not really so. It's kind of sticky, but easily cleanable.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / How should I prune a red atemoya?
« on: November 07, 2022, 04:17:31 AM »
I planted this red atemoya about five months ago.

It's been consistently growing on those two main branches.

Should I trim them back to encourage branching as in deciduous trees?

My idea was to let it grow up to the black zone, and then let it form a canopy.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / What might be wrong with this mango?
« on: October 22, 2022, 04:40:08 AM »
What might be wrong with the mango (Lippens) on the left? All new growth from summer has not transitioned into dark green.

It uses the same mix that all my other trees (including those in the ground), so I hardly doubt it's about poor drainage or lack of nutrients.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Full shade from late October to February
« on: October 20, 2022, 10:51:08 AM »
Starting today (literally, yesterday was ok) until late February, the patio of my backyard is fully shaded.

Persimmon, apple, pear, pomegranate, plums, nectarine, peaches, lychee, longan, guava, citrics, subtropicals.... any suggestions for that area, considering that it has to be a potted plant.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Small fruit bush for this corner?
« on: September 11, 2022, 03:59:20 PM »
This corner in my lawn is looking for a small fruit bush:

- Area: 4 by 5 feet.
- Max height: 3-4 feet.
- Sunlight: full day. In some years, when the lychee on the right side grows, this corner will be shaded by the last few hours of the day, but still plenty of direct sunlight.
- It has to be evergreen.

I'd be looking for something similar to the size of a kumquat, in fact, this would be ideal, but it's pretty hard to get here. By contrast, limequat is available at most nurseries, but I don't really like it.
Another choice might be a blueberry, but I think this spot has too much direct sunlight for it.
I had even thought about some potted strawberries, but I don't really like this idea.

What else comes to your mind?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Papaya roots outside of the soil
« on: September 07, 2022, 06:28:18 PM »
A few weeks ago, I started to notice how this papaya was leaning to one side. Days later, I also noticed how it was very unstable, and a few days later, I started to see its roots.

It's like if the soil was spitting it out. I tried to add more soil but to no avail.

Any ideas about how to approach this? The other papaya in the background is very healthy.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Lychee with branches under soil?
« on: September 07, 2022, 06:21:30 PM »

this is a lychee from an air layer. Can you see how there are like "roots" coming out of the soil? Should I trim them?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Blueberries in warmer climates
« on: August 29, 2022, 06:33:24 AM »
I know there are some low chill blueberries, but are they low enough that you can grow them in South Florida or Hawaii? Which are the climate most similar to the one where I live.

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