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How quickly can rollinia seedlings bear fruit fruit?
« on: September 09, 2022, 10:04:03 PM »
At what age do they usually flower?
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Re: How quickly can rollinia seedlings bear fruit fruit?
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2022, 10:22:30 AM »
It’s a fast growing almost weed-like tree. But it will still take about 4 years to produce.
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Re: How quickly can rollinia seedlings bear fruit fruit?
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2022, 12:13:22 PM »
i had this one that took 3yrs and now i graft from it.  It was fruiting at about 5ft tall in a 3 gal pot...and it was like every flower that formed set a fruit.

Since then the tree has got larger (the mother died, but a grafted one I have is alive)...and it gets covered by ants which wreck the crop (scale bugs mostly actually do the damage, they cover the flowers entirely)...
but when the tree was happy it made so much fruit it was amazing...

other ones i grew didn't do the same, they'd grow up to be really big, and have lots of flowers that seldom set any fruit.
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Re: How quickly can rollinia seedlings bear fruit fruit?
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2022, 12:54:31 PM »
Since then the tree has got larger (the mother died, but a grafted one I have is alive) ...and
it gets covered by ants which wreck the crop (scale bugs mostly actually do the damage, they
cover the flowers entirely)...but when the tree was happy it made so much fruit it was amazing...
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What, if anything, do you do to thwart the ants from farming scale on your fruiting biribá?

Mine hasn't bloomed yet but it's four years old now  and in a 7-gal pot. The main stem is 2-in
in diameter and the overall tree is about six feet tall.  I'm hoping for flowers & fruit next season.

Adam, do you feed your biribá?  If so, then with what?

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Re: How quickly can rollinia seedlings bear fruit fruit?
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2022, 08:47:33 PM »
Mine just started flowering this summer, it is about 7ft tall with 1in diameter trunk.  I don't know exactly how old it is as it was 3-4ft tall when I got it.

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Re: How quickly can rollinia seedlings bear fruit fruit?
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2022, 09:32:36 PM »
i had this one that took 3yrs and now i graft from it.  It was fruiting at about 5ft tall in a 3 gal pot...and it was like every flower that formed set a fruit.

Since then the tree has got larger (the mother died, but a grafted one I have is alive)...and it gets covered by ants which wreck the crop (scale bugs mostly actually do the damage, they cover the flowers entirely)...
but when the tree was happy it made so much fruit it was amazing...

other ones i grew didn't do the same, they'd grow up to be really big, and have lots of flowers that seldom set any fruit.
Sounds like you should give your tree a name to differentiate it

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Re: How quickly can rollinia seedlings bear fruit fruit?
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2022, 02:42:48 PM »
Sorry to hijack, but is Rollinia evergreen in 10b? (west broward county fl)

 

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