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TheVeggieProfessor

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Front yard tree - east of large oak
« on: September 25, 2022, 02:33:50 PM »
I have a mamey sapote planted in my front yard just outside the drip line of a large oak - to the east. It gets about 4.5-5 hours of sun per day. The mamey just doesn't seem happy there. I have lots of trees planted all around the mamey and it's the only one experiencing any substantial pest pressure. Maybe it's not getting enough sun, or maybe the roots of the oak are making the soil too acidic. I'm thinking about moving the mamey and replacing it with something else that might like those conditions better. I don't want to do a jabo, because it's too far from my spigot to care to run irrigation. I don't want to do carambola either. I'm interested in something that is attractive and where the fruit is not likely to be stolen. I though maybe rolinia. Macadamia could be good, but I won't be able to shoot squirrels in the front yard. Maybe a bird feeder in the back would be enough - I could knock them out back there and then won't have them in the front either. Maybe a tropical persimmon? Any other ideas for a tree that would be happier there? Preferably a nut or off-season tree.

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Re: Front yard tree - east of large oak
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2022, 05:30:51 PM »
You might want to consider planting Sapodilla tree. The fruits don't seem to attract any birds or squirrels or rats.  Also, the fruits don't look attractive when mature and I don't think most people recognize them either.

Besides, the tree is good looking, easy to grow, evergreen, not disease prone and partial sun ok. (my personal experience from growing it since 2015 in my yard).
Others may suggest differently, I am pretty sure. Good luck with your search...
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Re: Front yard tree - east of large oak
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2022, 08:13:54 AM »
You might want to consider planting Sapodilla tree. The fruits don't seem to attract any birds or squirrels or rats.  Also, the fruits don't look attractive when mature and I don't think most people recognize them either.

Besides, the tree is good looking, easy to grow, evergreen, not disease prone and partial sun ok. (my personal experience from growing it since 2015 in my yard).
Others may suggest differently, I am pretty sure. Good luck with your search...

Great idea. I'll go for it! :)

 

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