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wax jambu / wax apple sun requirement?
« on: April 11, 2015, 07:33:22 PM »
I saved a full sun spot in the garden for my tiny, still-in-the-pot black pearl wax apple, have always believed it requires full sun. today I heard from a nursery employee that wax apple actually needs shade for summer to protect its fruits from popping open. when asked how many hours of sun is preferred, she said 1-2 hours (!!)

is it true for southern California? I know wax apple is delicate and needs protection from frost, but never thought about shading it from summer heat. ideas? suggestions? Thank you so much.
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Re: wax jambu / wax apple sun requirement?
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2015, 07:39:17 PM »
I'm growing all my wax apples in full sun. Summer heat/sungive you sweeter fruit.

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Re: wax jambu / wax apple sun requirement?
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2015, 08:07:56 PM »
I planted my wax jambu onto the ground early March which I got it from TT. Most of the leaves molted, but many small leaves are pushing out now. The little tree is planted in full blast sunlight (10 hours) and loving it. The more sun ray the happier this tree is in my opinion.

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Re: wax jambu / wax apple sun requirement?
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2015, 08:30:47 PM »
In the tropics they need a bit of shelter while establishing or they get scorched.

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Re: wax jambu / wax apple sun requirement?
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2015, 09:59:20 PM »
is the verdict still full sun for socal 10b?
I was very shocked when she said just 2 hours of sun, to protect the fruit, not the tree...
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Re: wax jambu / wax apple sun requirement?
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2015, 11:55:12 PM »
Ong Nursery has a huge amount of wax jambu and all are outside year-round where they get plenty of sunlight. The fruits never split. Even when the fruits get overripe, they still don't split.

There was an intense heatwave around May 2014 that did cause the leaves to burn a bit, but the plants recovered well. It's possible that the inland desert areas are too hot and so the plants require shade there, but certainly not along the relatively coastal areas.

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Re: wax jambu / wax apple sun requirement?
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2015, 12:52:37 AM »
In yard in cerritos, they like full sun though i have one in less sunny spot and they do fine.  The fruits split in the summer if u dont give it enough water though
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Re: wax jambu / wax apple sun requirement?
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2015, 01:15:42 AM »
thank you all, truly appreciated! looks like the shade parts of my yard will remain open for a long time...
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Re: wax jambu / wax apple sun requirement?
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2015, 08:09:38 AM »
How big does wax Jambu need to be to fruit?

Got these in mostly full sun doing fine sometimes they seem to get alittle heat stressed but probably more from dry air plus heat.
The crate is 50litres




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Re: wax jambu / wax apple sun requirement?
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2015, 11:35:36 AM »
They fruit in a 15g pot for me in clusters.  However I would say that it is cultivar specific.  I had a black pearl before but it was not as productive as my thai perfume
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Re: wax jambu / wax apple sun requirement?
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2015, 08:51:49 PM »
They fruit in a 15g pot for me in clusters.  However I would say that it is cultivar specific.  I had a black pearl before but it was not as productive as my thai perfume

Good to hear container growing is OK, as my black pearl may have to settle with container...
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