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irun5k

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Is it dead?
« on: August 12, 2022, 03:53:55 PM »
I put this jackfruit in the ground in the spring but some recent changes in landscaping required me to relocate it last weekend.  I suspected it might struggle with the shock of the whole thing.

Should I just replace it or wait it out?  It is not dead yet but I do not know if it is dying all the way and just needs time to finish what it started or if it may come back?  It was healthy before this incident.

It is a MAI 1, grafted.  I will say I was surprised how little it had grown- I put a lychee, mango and sapodilla in at the same time nearby and they’ve all had multiple large growth flushes.




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Re: Is it dead?
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2022, 05:11:07 PM »
The branches are still green and it still has leaves. Why would you suspect it to be dead?
Since you transplanted it, it is going through shock.
To help it recover, you can make an artificial canopy to provide shade. Keep it well watered and it should be fine.
Just be careful of root rot. I know it can happen to jackfruit in wet soils.

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Re: Is it dead?
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2022, 02:44:33 PM »
Well, the defoliation seems to have stopped and it still does have a few leaves as you mentioned and the branches are green.  So, hopefully it will rebound.  If it starts putting out new leaves I will know for sure.... I will give it a while and see.

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Re: Is it dead?
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2022, 07:22:53 PM »
Alive until you scrape bark and it not green underneath bark any more.

 

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