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Gambeya lacourtiana - African abricot .
« on: November 22, 2016, 08:10:41 PM »
Curious who else is growing this , have one in the ground for I don't even remember how many years ( 10 , maybe more... ) , doing great and healthy . Still no sign of flowers or whatever ....if it ever starts fruiting and I don't like the taste I will be super pissed ...

Oscar in an other post to somebody else and about another sp. ( not so long ago ) advised to dump some 0-0-50 on this guy's tree , but isn't it the Phosphor that may help inducing flowering ?

I do have several more other rare fruit trees that are growing like hell and just laughing at me , like saying hey we're fine why should we produce fruit .......
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Re: Gambeya lacourtiana - African abricot .
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2016, 08:41:59 PM »
General rule of thumb:
nitrogen for leaves, phosphorous for roots, potassium for flowers
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Re: Gambeya lacourtiana - African abricot .
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2016, 09:34:50 PM »
Luc: I have one gambeya lacourtiana on the ground. It's about 3 years, healthy, 4ft tall, 1 inch caliper, but very slow growing. It puts new leaves every 6 months or so. I hope yours fruits soon to give me hope!
How big if yours after 10 years?.
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Re: Gambeya lacourtiana - African abricot .
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2016, 10:00:16 PM »
Any info on anyone with a fruiting tree? Tried to get seeds from cameroon house with no luck.

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Re: Gambeya lacourtiana - African abricot .
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2016, 09:41:36 AM »
Luc: I have one gambeya lacourtiana on the ground. It's about 3 years, healthy, 4ft tall, 1 inch caliper, but very slow growing. It puts new leaves every 6 months or so. I hope yours fruits soon to give me hope!
How big if yours after 10 years?.

Close to 5 meters Frederico .
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Re: Gambeya lacourtiana - African abricot .
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2016, 04:56:47 PM »
General rule of thumb:
nitrogen for leaves, phosphorous for roots, potassium for flowers

Oscar , would you recommend I trow some 0-0-50 around this tree and others that are taking their time to start fruiting ?

Thanks

Luc
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Re: Gambeya lacourtiana - African abricot .
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2016, 06:13:15 PM »
Luc,

Flowering is almost an "hormone dependant" process (auxin, cytokinin, gibberelic acid, absicissic acid). K should help but I'm not sure it will induce flowering, but we're all ignorant in front of mother nature so give it a try! :)

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Re: Gambeya lacourtiana - African abricot .
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2016, 01:11:46 AM »
General rule of thumb:
nitrogen for leaves, phosphorous for roots, potassium for flowers

Oscar , would you recommend I trow some 0-0-50 around this tree and others that are taking their time to start fruiting ?

Thanks

Luc

Yes 0-0-50 will help. Make sure to avoid any nitrogen fertilizers while trying to get the tree to flower.
Another thing you can try to stimulate flowering is to girdle some of the branches, as is done with lychees.
« Last Edit: November 24, 2016, 03:17:03 AM by fruitlovers »
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