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Atractocarpus fitzalanii
« on: March 27, 2019, 11:36:10 AM »
Wanted to share my Atractocarpus fitzalanii in bloom. The tree is about 7 feet now and this year it is producing lots of flowers.





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Re: Atractocarpus fitzalanii
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2019, 01:18:24 AM »
Great job, the flowers are small but smell so good!

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Re: Atractocarpus fitzalanii
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2019, 09:33:49 PM »
Great job, the flowers are small but smell so good!

Thank you! Hoping for some fruits to try. May be I get lucky this year.
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Re: Atractocarpus fitzalanii
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2023, 01:09:48 PM »
Any updates on this tree?

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Re: Atractocarpus fitzalanii
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2023, 01:27:00 PM »
Have u ever tasted the fruit?

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Re: Atractocarpus fitzalanii
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2023, 02:03:25 PM »
I have found the fruit in Nth Qld. The fruit are large, tennis ball plus. The pulp tastes like weak seedy black sapote, or a bit like wood apple pulp. Interesting, edible not the greatest, but has beautiful scented flowers. It grows right on the beach, mass blooms with that gardenia scent, romantic nights on a tropical beach, oh the memories.

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Re: Atractocarpus fitzalanii
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2023, 03:52:59 PM »
Itís -30c here again todayÖIím crying a bit on the inside.

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Re: Atractocarpus fitzalanii
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2023, 04:04:08 PM »
Z3 is a tough one-

My family has some land in Z4 and you can grow great plums and honeyberries

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Re: Atractocarpus fitzalanii
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2023, 09:29:46 PM »
Itís -30c here again todayÖIím crying a bit on the inside.

it will be 40'c here tomorrow, it was about that xmas day too. Hottest ever was 47'c. If you like sci fi, its like virtual reality sensory surround.

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Re: Atractocarpus fitzalanii
« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2023, 09:56:21 PM »
How do u grow at 47c? Shade cloth and misters?

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Re: Atractocarpus fitzalanii
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2023, 12:12:26 AM »
How do u grow at 47c? Shade cloth and misters?

I can answer as a texan: blind determination ;D (shadecloth is certainly a blessing though)
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Re: Atractocarpus fitzalanii
« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2023, 01:35:01 AM »
Shade houses, and irrigation, hand watering to soak them up. Overhead sprays to stop them drying out quickly.
42'c is not uncommon but we haven't had a run of them for a while. If the nights stay hot that is what dries them out the most if you don't watch out for that.
Then to relax go home and watch some movies about really cold places about - 30'c,  or reruns of The Beachcombers TV series, salvaging those logs with their speedboats.

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Re: Atractocarpus fitzalanii
« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2023, 07:27:34 AM »
Lol Ahhh good olí Nick and Jesse, I canít believe an Aussie had even heard of that show. Iím pretty sure I was forced to watch that in school as a part of Canadian heritage studies.

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Re: Atractocarpus fitzalanii
« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2023, 07:40:51 AM »
The Beachcombers, it was on TV here back in the mid 70's when I was a kid. I think they repeated it a lot in school holidays. Must have seen the first few series many times.

 

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