Container Garden picture update

nullzero(9)September 7, 2010

Here is some pictures of my edible container garden;

Overview picture, some of the plants in the picture include; Pomegranate trees, Banana, Kiwi, Persimmon, Guava, etc.

From September 6th Garden Pictures

Surinam Cherry in the center. Sunshine Blueberry middle right. Small Jaboticaba bottom right.

From September 6th Garden Pictures

Elixir Cherimoya, with one fruit maturing on it.

From September 6th Garden Pictures

Holiday Avocado

From September 6th Garden Pictures

Selma Cherimoya, around 6ft tall

From September 6th Garden Pictures

Kiwano (Horned Melon)

From September 6th Garden Pictures

Dwarf Mexican Key Lime blooming.

From September 6th Garden Pictures

Yellow Strawberry Guava loaded with cherry tomato size guavas.

From September 6th Garden Pictures

Yacon, this is a root vegetable crop from Peru region.

From September 6th Garden Pictures

GA-866 Jujube, has a nice amount of fruit on it. Very productive in a container for its size.

From September 6th Garden Pictures

Some of the pictures may be a little on the bright side. It was very bright outside when I took the pictures. Anyway, I hope everyone enjoys the pictures.

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nullzero(9)

Correction on the Surinam Cherry picture. Bottom right is a tophat dwarf blueberry.

    Bookmark   September 7, 2010 at 2:37PM
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mango_kush

Horned Mellon is a nifty conversation piece, i just wish they would cultivate one that wasnt so insipid

    Bookmark   September 7, 2010 at 3:18PM
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gardenathome(9B/10)

Hi, Nullzero! OMG, you have such a large container collection. :-) We had some potted tomatoes and other veggies and thought it was too many already. LOL. Beautiful!!! How long have you been growing those in containers? We're about to start. Hehe.

The cherimoya trees are so COOL in containers. Where did you purchase those 2 trees(Elixir & Selma)? They're beautiful!

    Bookmark   September 7, 2010 at 3:30PM
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hmhausman(FL 10B)

Nice collection. Everything looks healthy and happy. How long have you been growing your container collection? Also, how is that GA-866 Jujube, I have never heard of it? Thanks for posting.

Harry

    Bookmark   September 7, 2010 at 3:51PM
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nullzero(9)

Mango kush,

Last year I grew Kiwano, I found the taste pretty good. The quality can vary a great deal on ripeness and how long they have been stored. The storage life of the Kiwano is upto 6 months. Depending on when they are picked and when it is consumed after harvest makes a big difference.

The taste of the Kiwano, I would say is like a lime mixed with a cucumber with some other fruit tastes in it, its tangy with a slight sweetness. I would recommend using it in a fruit salad mixed with sweeter fruits like Cherimoya and White Sapote.

    Bookmark   September 7, 2010 at 4:04PM
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nullzero(9)

gardenathome,

I obtained my Elixir and Selma Cherimoya from Roger Meyer. I also obtained the Jujubes from him as well, its really nice having such a great resource close to home.

Harry,

My container collection averages about 2 years old. Some of my plants are 3-4 years old but that is in the minority. I added most of my plants last year and this year. I wanted to make sure I had experience with container growing, before I added the harder to grow tropicals. Most of my plants are doing very well, however I am having issues with leaf miners on the citrus. I also have 2-3 troubled plants, I am hoping these troubled plants will recover by the end of this year.

On the Jujubes, I am growing 3 varieties. All my varieties were obtained from Roger Meyer. The varieties I am growing include (this is the info Roger Meyer sent me);

GA866: One of the selections from the breeding program at Chico. Outstandingly sweet fruit with sugar levels
approaching 45%! Large, elongated fruit. Excellent!

GI 7-62: From the Chico Research Program. Fruit is round but flattened to an unusual shape. Excellent, sweet taste. A
real surprise! It was named "Chico" by Paul Thompson of the California Rare Fruit Growers.

SHANXI LI: Extremely large fruit with great flavor.

    Bookmark   September 7, 2010 at 5:38PM
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yaslan(8 WA state)

Great pics and collection of containerized tropical fruits. I am especially fond of your cherimoya trees. Are those Hummel's Sunset I see on the left of your Elixir Cherimoya?
Bo

    Bookmark   September 7, 2010 at 8:25PM
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nullzero(9)

Its a jade plant, however I do not know the variety.

    Bookmark   September 7, 2010 at 11:10PM
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nullzero(9)

Here is some more pictures taken a few days back;

Suebelle White Sapote (Picture of new growth)
From September 9th Garden Pics

Kohala Longan (This is my new arrival)
From September 9th Garden Pics

Another picture of a Yellow Strawberry Guava
From September 9th Garden Pics

    Bookmark   September 12, 2010 at 9:09PM
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red_sea_me

Nice collection Nullzero, your plants look great. I like the usage of the 16oz plastic cups too, a great resource.

thanks for posting,
-Ethan

    Bookmark   September 14, 2010 at 7:36PM
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athughes8

I recently bought a dwarf mexican key lime and was just wondering how you care for yours. Mine is doing good so far, it's been in my back yard for about a month and i have gotten a couple small limes off of it. Any general information would be greatly appreciated as i really have no clue what i'm doing. Thank you! Oh if this makes a difference i live in hawaii.

    Bookmark   June 16, 2011 at 7:06PM
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