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Tall, Skinny Fruit Tree ideas.

Posted by budershank Central FL (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 22, 10 at 21:03

Long story short, I need some ideas for a tall and skinny fruit tree in zone 9/10 to replace a papaya tree that disappeared.

Long story, slightly longer... I had a 3-4ft papaya plant growing by an AC unit in the backyard. I went on vacation and while on vacation the AC came out for some maintenance. When I came back, papaya tree is gone. The soil wasn't turned or anything so no one dug it up, it was just missing. I am assuming he stepped back on it or dropped something on it and then hid the evidence. Since I already have 2 other larger papaya's in the ground I am thinking I will simply use this as an opportunity to put something new in. It needs to be something that mostly grows vertical(or that I can trim to grow vertical without issues).

So far my only ideas sending a dragon fruit up a trellis, but rather not do that. If anyone has some recommendations I would be very grateful!


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RE: Tall, Skinny Fruit Tree ideas.

If you let them, tamarillos grown from seed will take a similar growth habit to papaya, growing tall and skinny with few branches, fruiting the first year.


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RE: Tall, Skinny Fruit Tree ideas.

Hm, I've never had a tamarillo. I am going to have to change that and see if it's something I'd want to grow. Thanks!

If anyone has any other ideas as well, that would be welcome!


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RE: Tall, Skinny Fruit Tree ideas.

You can grow most of the Eugenias in any shape you want...as in tall and columnar....so that would include Pitomba, Grumichama, Pitango (surinam cherry), or Cherry of Rio grande.

Harry


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RE: Tall, Skinny Fruit Tree ideas.

That' Pitanga...not pitanga.


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RE: Tall, Skinny Fruit Tree ideas.

LOL....I think I'm losing it. The correct name is Pitanga...not Pitango.....and my typing is just slightly poorer than my proof reading.

Harry


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RE: Tall, Skinny Fruit Tree ideas.

When you mentioned the cherries I got excited since I have 2 capulin cherries going from seed, but then i found out they aren't in that family. Oh well.


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RE: Tall, Skinny Fruit Tree ideas.

NO capulin cherries would make a rather poor choice for the area you mentioned.


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RE: Tall, Skinny Fruit Tree ideas.

black surinam cherry is nice, im looking for a good one thats not overpriced


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