successfully fruit 3yr old jaboticaba in NY!

lycheeluva(6/7)July 13, 2010

Not the classic jaboticaba but in the family. These are supposed to take several years to fruit under ideal conditions. Incredibly (at least to me anyway), this has produced 4 small fruit after only 3 years or so- and in NY to boot. The fruit were on the small size - about cherry tomato size and the skin was a tiny bit on the thick side. Nice spicy flavor. Not excellent but good and i prob picked the first 2 too early in my excitement. They went from green and nut sized to purple and cherry sized in about 5 days. this is a pic of one of the 2 that are not yet ready yet. will try and leave these babes on the tree longer. hoping for more fruit soon!

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hmhausman(FL 10B)

Congrats! That's darned good growing for anywhere....never mind NY.

Harry

    Bookmark   July 13, 2010 at 2:18PM
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puglvr1(9b central FL)

Great job...extra pat on the back to you especially for growing them in NY!! Well done LL.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2010 at 4:17PM
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gardenathome(9B/10)

Exciting! Please keep us posted on the progress of your tree, Lycheeluva! :-)

    Bookmark   July 13, 2010 at 5:49PM
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jsvand5

Is that 3 years from seed or from when you bought the tree? The tree looks huge if it's only 3 years from seed. Nice job on the fruit. I thought the jaboticaba's were pretty good when I tried them at excalibur last year.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2010 at 5:55PM
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tj11240

Awesome! Any tips on how you did that so early? I just repotted my Jabo into a 3 gallon (peat/perlite/compost) so I'm guessing it has a ways to go.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2010 at 6:48PM
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mango_kush

alot of flooding in the spring usually causes jaboticaba to fruit.

are there any signs of cauliforous fruiting at all or are they all on the branches?

you might have one of the rarest Jaboticabas in the States, lol.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2010 at 7:09PM
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red_sea_me

nice job LL,
your jabo looks great, it is interesting to see variation among them. Piece of cake, NY is zone 10 right?

keep it up,
-Ethan

    Bookmark   July 14, 2010 at 10:11AM
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mango_kush

meh, its not like you fruited a Mangosteen in New Jersey.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2010 at 11:21AM
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lycheeluva(6/7)

thanks for kinds words of encouragement everyone.

Mango kush- actually, i have a fruiting mangosteen, rambutan and lonkong tree in my backyard. I harvest several hundred pounds of fruit from each. They are unusual varities that can handle NY winters. Will post some pics once i resolve my camera problems.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2010 at 1:12PM
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gardenathome(9B/10)

Several hundred pounds of tropical fruit in NY? WOW! Wish we had such success! Keep it up!!! :-)

    Bookmark   July 14, 2010 at 1:24PM
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hmhausman(FL 10B)

Forget the pictures, I would like to place an order for a pallet of mangosteens. Could you perhaps give me a bulk price?

Harry

    Bookmark   July 14, 2010 at 1:28PM
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mangostana

lycheeluva, can you post pictures of your fruited mangosteen tree? Im pretty sure you dont have the real Garcinia mangostana/purple mangosteen. If so, please prove me wrong. Thanks!

    Bookmark   July 14, 2010 at 4:03PM
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mullenium

i sense a little sarcasm here lol

    Bookmark   July 14, 2010 at 6:23PM
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mango_kush

its an inside joke in reference to the post below

Here is a link that might be useful: epic fail thread

    Bookmark   July 14, 2010 at 10:42PM
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tj11240

Can we see a full picture of the entire plant, or at least more information on it?

    Bookmark   July 14, 2010 at 11:48PM
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lycheeluva(6/7)

tj- i assume u were asking for info about the jab-

this is the most recent pic of the jab

and here is a pic from a couple of years ago

i bought it as a 7 gal from jenes tropical about 3 years ago.

    Bookmark   July 15, 2010 at 3:08PM
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mangostana

Did you forget to post pictures of your fruited mangosteen tree?

    Bookmark   July 15, 2010 at 3:33PM
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nullzero(9)

lycheeluva,

Very healthy looking jaboticaba! I would love to eventually get my container jaboticaba looking like that. How often do you repot, and what fertilizing schedule do you use?

    Bookmark   July 16, 2010 at 5:15PM
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tj11240

"
Very healthy looking jaboticaba! I would love to eventually get my container jaboticaba looking like that. How often do you repot, and what fertilizing schedule do you use?
"

I second this question.

    Bookmark   July 25, 2010 at 1:48PM
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