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Ulfr

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Guabiju pruning
« on: August 06, 2021, 05:27:59 PM »
A friend gave me a nice guabiju to plant out and Im currently deciding on a location. A search told me it gets big but elsewhere I read it can be used as a hedge. Is it similar to jaboticaba in that it can be kept very small?

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Re: Guabiju pruning
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2021, 06:01:41 PM »
I have a bush/ shrub/small tree about 12 ft tall I keep around that size by drop crotch pruning! It took over 15 years to get that tall where I'm at on Central Coast of California-- two to three miles from beach. Easy to keep any size you want.

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Re: Guabiju pruning
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2021, 01:03:54 AM »
Thank you Scott, exactly what I was hoping to hear :)

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Re: Guabiju pruning
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2021, 11:08:42 PM »

How much fruits do you get off that one in a good harvest? What time of year are they ripe?

I have a bush/ shrub/small tree about 12 ft tall I keep around that size by drop crotch pruning! It took over 15 years to get that tall where I'm at on Central Coast of California-- two to three miles from beach. Easy to keep any size you want.

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Re: Guabiju pruning
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2021, 11:18:50 AM »
Jonah, the biggest crop comes in fall but had small crop in Spring this year too! I eat them mostly out of hand so hard to tell about but I think maybe overall in fall about a quart of fruit. they are mostly small in size about 1/2"and this is tree from Ben Poirier, have another seedling from Oscar, that has bigger leaves but has not fruited yet! I think being shaded by big macadamia in front of guabiju is effecting fruiting or else that's all it has to offer.
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Re: Guabiju pruning
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2021, 11:44:23 AM »
Hey Scott, howd you describe the flavor? Thanks
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