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Feijoa and fruit fly in S. Florida
« on: March 25, 2019, 06:34:04 AM »
Hi all,

I have several Feijoa bushes I've grown from seed and which are finally fruiting this year.  Do I need to bag the fruit to avoid worms? 

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Scott

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Re: Feijoa and fruit fly in S. Florida
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2019, 06:17:17 AM »
No one? 

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Re: Feijoa and fruit fly in S. Florida
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2019, 07:39:52 AM »
Thick skins so not a problem

Last season was my first with fruit and ii am taking out azalea to plant more they were way better than expected

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Re: Feijoa and fruit fly in S. Florida
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2019, 07:42:24 AM »
Hi all,

I have several Feijoa bushes I've grown from seed and which are finally fruiting this year.  Do I need to bag the fruit to avoid worms? 

Regards,
Scott

How long did it take you from seed to fruit?
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Re: Feijoa and fruit fly in S. Florida
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2019, 09:04:24 PM »
Thank you both.  I was hoping I didn't have to do more bagging :-)  Mine took 4 years from seed to flower. 

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Re: Feijoa and fruit fly in S. Florida
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2019, 07:11:34 AM »
Thank you both.  I was hoping I didn't have to do more bagging :-)  Mine took 4 years from seed to flower.

I have 3 feijoa in ground for around 8 years and none have flowered. I did not think we could get fruit as far south as we are.
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Re: Feijoa and fruit fly in S. Florida
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2019, 07:24:18 AM »
Thank you both.  I was hoping I didn't have to do more bagging :-)  Mine took 4 years from seed to flower.

I have 3 feijoa in ground for around 8 years and none have flowered. I did not think we could get fruit as far south as we are.

Feijoa needs some chill to fruit and more than one tree to successfully set fruit. Some years ago I had only one tree that produced a lot of flowers each year, but never fruited. Good thing, the succulent petals are eatable - sweet and flavorful.
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Re: Feijoa and fruit fly in S. Florida
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2019, 01:00:34 PM »
Took about four to flower and a few smallish fruits a couple years later

But last year was full size full flavor fruit




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Re: Feijoa and fruit fly in S. Florida
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2019, 09:38:48 PM »
I'm in Miramar / 10B and mine are flowering and fruiting just fine.  It's kinda strange because none of my mango trees are flowering this year due to the warm winter.  Maybe Feijoa has really low chill requirements.  I'm not sure.

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Re: Feijoa and fruit fly in S. Florida
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2019, 10:57:48 PM »
Thank you both.  I was hoping I didn't have to do more bagging :-)  Mine took 4 years from seed to flower.

I have 3 feijoa in ground for around 8 years and none have flowered. I did not think we could get fruit as far south as we are.

I have two trees, planted from seed 4.5 years old that are about to flower.  I planted them not really expecting them to fruit, but I love the fruit so much I had to try.  I'm in Hawaii, about 500 feet elevation.  I think the coldest its been this year is upper 50s.

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Re: Feijoa and fruit fly in S. Florida
« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2019, 01:37:43 PM »
Feijoa needs some chill to fruit and more than one tree to successfully set fruit. Some years ago I had only one tree that produced a lot of flowers each year, but never fruited. Good thing, the succulent petals are eatable - sweet and flavorful.

I know, nut Noochka lives 20 miles SOUTH of me and it certainly doesn't get colder there than it does by me :-)
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   Gary

 

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