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Re: Questions on growing Caimito or Star Apple in California
« Reply #25 on: March 11, 2017, 11:58:17 AM »
Bump.....I am with Gozp.  Any updates Californians have on how their Caimitos are performing?
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Re: Questions on growing Caimito or Star Apple in California
« Reply #26 on: September 02, 2017, 09:18:02 PM »
I have a grafted green variety. If I cover it with frost blanket and give it heat during the cold winter whenever weather forecast below 40%, will this survive and fruit?

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Re: Questions on growing Caimito or Star Apple in California
« Reply #27 on: September 03, 2017, 02:56:55 AM »
I have a grafted purple Caimito from Top Tropicals that I bought a bit over two years ago, planted in my yard in San Diego and completely neglected aside from irrigation. It is maybe 9' tall now and growing very well but has not flowered. Of course I won't keep it if convinced it will never flower but I'll give it a few more years maybe, but the tree does survive without any apparent issue here.

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Re: Questions on growing Caimito or Star Apple in California
« Reply #28 on: September 03, 2017, 04:49:56 AM »
I brought a grafted green star apple tree from ong' nursery last winter and it still lives.  And I live 5 minutes from ong and my tree is outside.  It is small but it is still growing.  I think it will be bigger next year once the roots get established. 

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Re: Questions on growing Caimito or Star Apple in California
« Reply #29 on: September 03, 2017, 01:34:06 PM »
I have a 7 gal. green Caimito from Plantogram and a 5 gal. purple seedling that is a little over 2 years old. The green Caimito has yet to see a full winter, but has really grown well this year, and is now in bud. The purple seedling has been slower growing but is making progress this year. Also hoping Oscar's giant purple seedlings continue to do well at 3 months old!  ::)
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Re: Questions on growing Caimito or Star Apple in California
« Reply #30 on: October 20, 2021, 06:09:50 PM »
any update on caimito in california?

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Re: Questions on growing Caimito or Star Apple in California
« Reply #31 on: October 25, 2021, 01:01:49 AM »
I currently have two. One is green and unknown if its grafted...I actually can't remember where I got it from, and its been out side in a large rootmaker pot for the last 2-3 years. That one is about 6 feet tall and full of flowers (no fruits yet). I also have a 3 foot grafted purple in a 5 gal. full of flowers and its been outside in the same spot for 2 years and hasn't had the least bit of cold damage- they both look great all year round.
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Re: Questions on growing Caimito or Star Apple in California
« Reply #32 on: October 25, 2021, 10:45:56 PM »
Chris, post some pictures?

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Re: Questions on growing Caimito or Star Apple in California
« Reply #33 on: October 27, 2021, 01:01:50 AM »
No can do. For some reason it won't allow me to post a pic?
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Re: Questions on growing Caimito or Star Apple in California
« Reply #34 on: February 15, 2023, 09:27:59 PM »
This is an old thread but has there been any updates.

Did Chris get fruit?  Did anyone else get fruit?

Attach is a tree that's been in the ground for at least 5 years, started out as a small seedling(Not mine though). This tree has yet to flower but I recently heard that u need 2 varieties to get fruit set and cross pollination.  I wanted to graft either mature scions or other seedlings onto it. It's a good size tree. 8ft or so with multiple trunks. Picture taken a few days ago.