Ma'afala breadfruit

Carlincooling(fl 10b)September 26, 2013

I bought a Ma'afala breadfruit about 6 months ago. I since have air layered about 5 trees off this one tree. The tree is about 8 ft tall now. I bought 2 more 4 footers and plan on doing the same to them and then selling them locally. I plan on bringing them inside when the temps get down below 50 and taking it outside during the day when temps get into the 70s and 80s in winter time.
Come spring it should be about 10 ft tall and I plan on putting into the ground on the south side of house where there is little wind and higher temps. In about 6 months it should start to fruit.
Is anyone else in south Florida had any that fruited?

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msmorningsong(SW FL 10A)

I used to live in Miami, and saw some that fruited over there. They were old trees too, very large, beautiful to see.

    Bookmark   September 26, 2013 at 6:33PM
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Carlincooling(fl 10b)

I lived over there also. I never saw any. I guess you have to know where to look. Lol I have one that is about 9 ft now. I want to try and get 1 more winter with it in the 25 gal pot to protect it in the winter.

    Bookmark   October 7, 2013 at 7:49AM
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tropicbreezent

I have a tall breadfruit but don't know which variety it is. It's tall and spindly, probably because of growing under too much canopy. I'm considering cutting about 3 quarters or more of the trunk off to encourage it to become more bushy.

    Bookmark   October 7, 2013 at 9:20PM
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Carlincooling(fl 10b)

I would probably wait,unless it's in a pot. Spring would be better

    Bookmark   October 15, 2013 at 12:32PM
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tropicbreezent

It's spring here now but I'm waiting til the rains set in. So far only a couple of small storms. When the ground (and air) are saturated I'll make my move. They always say best to propagate from root cuttings. I'll cut the trunk up and see if they do any good as cuttings.

    Bookmark   October 15, 2013 at 9:56PM
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Carlincooling(fl 10b)

I wish it was spring here! I don't like the cold temp we get here in south Florida. Hopefully we have a warm winter.

    Bookmark   October 19, 2013 at 10:32AM
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tropicbreezent

I can relate to that. I used to live in about zone 10b and moved to where I am now, 12 (sometimes 13). And still some mornings I wish it was a bit warmer, LOL. Good luck with your winter.

    Bookmark   October 19, 2013 at 7:47PM
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