Author Topic: Do you need to thin Babaco?  (Read 342 times)

elouicious

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Do you need to thin Babaco?
« on: January 26, 2022, 11:12:40 AM »
I am in the fortunate position to have had a lot of Babaco set in these past couple months-

I am wondering if you ever need to thin them?

the Tree is a little over 1 year old and is already holding 2 fruit from the last flowering that are getting to be about the size of my hand

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Re: Do you need to thin Babaco?
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2022, 02:39:41 PM »
They can hold a pretty heavy rack of big fruits. If you top them after fruiting they can branch out pretty good too.

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Re: Do you need to thin Babaco?
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2022, 05:40:40 PM »
Was hoping you would show up  :P

I cant seem to find much beyond "trees can produce 30-60 fruit per year" so I guess I will just let nature take its course and make some green papaya salad with the ones that fall

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Re: Do you need to thin Babaco?
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2022, 07:28:06 PM »
If they have any sign of yellow you can pick and counter ripen to full yellow.

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Re: Do you need to thin Babaco?
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2022, 07:44:29 PM »
Cheers!

Have you ever compared counter ripened to on the tree?

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Re: Do you need to thin Babaco?
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2022, 12:34:32 PM »
I really donít see, smell or taste a difference.

Cheers!

Have you ever compared counter ripened to on the tree?

 

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