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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jaboticabaholics Anonymous
« on: November 09, 2020, 10:00:30 PM »
Must admit that I am an old Jabo addict.  Started about 20 years ago and now suffering from lack of space.  Whoever buys this place later on, better love fruit, especially jabos of different colours. 

Is it normal for a seedling to flower so soon.  The seedling was purchased at Daley's nursery 2015 in Australia, it was a trial plant. 
The flowers did not pollinate well in late 2018 but the next flowering in 2019 produced fruit. Then I missed one lot of fruit which turned into seedlings at the base.  This year I managed to eat and save a few seeds.  It is a great flavour.
It is growing in a rubbish bin and is just over a metre high.  Is this normal?


This 20 year old tree has never been pruned and is growing with 2 others closeby, within 3 metres.

They fruit a few times a year especially after a good lot of rain. The only thing I do is give them some Chicken pellets when it rains.  It is a sight to see when the large Aussie Carpenter bees takes a flight path straight along the flowering branches. Our trees are so full of different bees, I have lost count.

Do you think I should prune the inside branches. They are in their natural state without any trimming.

Can I graft a P. coronata scion onto this tree. We are in sub-tropical Brisbane.

You are right, no pests. Mine is nearly 3 metres tall.  Needs cutting down, it grows well here in sub-tropical Australia.  We were told to boil it for 15-20 mins. 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Proper Names of Jaboticaba
« on: May 15, 2020, 10:48:17 PM »
Can anybody give me with the proper name of Grimal Jaboticaba. 
Many years ago I bought a wide leaf Jaboticaba with slender trunk, larger fruit and thicker skin. The fruit is very good quality but not as many as Sabara. It is about 15 years old and 3m high.
The 2 fine leaf Sabara are fruiting so much, they are nearly 20 yr old.  The coronata is fruiting early, got it in 2015.
Starting to get a collection up now thanks to Nth. Queensland seller.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Mango cutback.
« on: May 10, 2020, 12:59:00 AM »
Hi, I have some dwarf and smaller mango varieties, One is R2E2 which is growing narrow and tall. When would be the best time to take the main trunk down a size, to help it bush out for more flowering tips.  Also have a King Thai which is about 1 1/2 m high, single trunk.  A Royal Red which is growing well and a dwarf Irwin still growing well. 
My aim is to keep the fruit on lower branches when they finally flower.  Normally I presume one would do this after finished fruiting but these are not yet setting fruit.  Do I cut back in Spring in sub-tropics.  Your advice would be welcome.
I have some KP's, are any of these growing tips suitable for grafting onto KP trees.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself
« on: May 08, 2020, 02:33:38 AM »
Hi everyone, We live in Brisbane, Australia in a sub-tropical zone in a 1000 sq.m block of land that has been in the family for about 70 years. It is almost covered with 2 large poinciana trees which provide shade most of the time. 
We grow about 130 fruit trees, some in the ground and about half in large containers. Our soil pH is about 5.5 and it is sandy loam. 
We store about 20,000 litres of water for the garden.  Things are dry at the moment. 
There is no pesticide used here and we have 4 australian stingless bee hives to help pollinate the plants.
I love reading all the info on this site and never stop learning.

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