Author Topic: Che (mandarin melon berry) Maclura tricuspidata  (Read 19860 times)

countryboy1981

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Re: Che (mandarin melon berry) Maclura tricuspidata
« Reply #50 on: June 27, 2023, 12:55:27 PM »
Can anyone tell me if I have a male or female?  I purchased both a Norris and Darrow from Just Fruits and Exotics at least 5 years ago if not more but still have yet to get fruit.  What I think is fruit appears and then turns yellow amd falls off about this time of year on both of my trees which are supposed to be female.  Here are some photographs:





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The first photograph shows what appears to be fruit starting to yellow.  Some of the others are still green.  This bush/tree is at least 8 feet tall yet still fruit will not ripen on the bush/tree.
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Re: Che (mandarin melon berry) Maclura tricuspidata
« Reply #51 on: June 27, 2023, 02:50:46 PM »
Female!
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Re: Che (mandarin melon berry) Maclura tricuspidata
« Reply #52 on: June 28, 2023, 06:11:34 AM »
Thats good to know.  Now only if the fruit would not just fall off!

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Re: Che (mandarin melon berry) Maclura tricuspidata
« Reply #53 on: June 28, 2023, 07:11:23 AM »
Young trees, or stressed or lack of water could be a reason for fruit drop.
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