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Jaboticaba At Home - Part 2

Posted by jabomano z10FL (My Page) on
Wed, May 4, 11 at 18:10

Here's a photo of a large jaboticaba that's finally in the ground at home. You can see the other one at the far end of my yard. My house is in Ft. Myers and I bought the large one on Pine Island at Treehouse Nursery and the smaller one from Frank DeNardis in Naples. I say smaller in comparison to the large tree because even though it's smaller it's fruiting size.

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RE: Jaboticaba At Home - Part 2

Beautiful looking trees. I am growing a 'Sabara' Jaboticaba and another unnamed Jaboticaba. My trees are about 5-7 years from that size at least though.


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Give them LOTS of water, especially during the dry seasons and when they are large enough (4 inch diameter main trunk?), hit them with Triple Super Phosphate. That's the advice I was given many years ago. I just put a few in the ground last year (thank you Dade County Adopt-A-Tree program) so mine are still too small to fruit as well, but I suspect that with the above regimen, fruit may be only a few years away! If they are still in pots, keep them in a tub of water sitting on top of a brick or similar. Supposedly they can fruit in as little as 3-4 years that way, but I have not actually tried that. There is also a cultivar from Brasil (Hybrida I think) that reportedly fruits there in 3 years.


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My thoughts on fruiting trees is that I buy the largest trees I can because I'm 60 years old and don't want to be on the root side of the tree before it fruits.

Here's a grandaddy of a jaboticaba at Frank DeNardis's house in Naples, Florida.

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I like the way you think Ray!! Thanks for the pics.


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Those are beautiful trees Ray. Once the Jaboticaba reaches the fruiting stage, it no longer requires any type of fertilizer or water. I will give plenty of fruit. Only water if you are in an area that does not rain. In Florida, the rain is enough for them.

Adiel


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Adiel

I have a couple more in the Ft. Myers area (2 at my sisters house) and your right about that....I don't water or fertilize either of them. I have both of the ones at my house situated so the irrigation head hits them and waters them for at least 20 minutes.

Ray


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Did you buy this in a 25 gallon pot? I wonder how long does it take for a tree to fruit ?


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