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/Yard update 7/2011

Posted by stressbaby z6 MO (My Page) on
Mon, Jul 18, 11 at 22:12

Yes, that's right, it is a /yard update, because none of my tropicals are planted in the yard per se. But here is a bit of an update, with a question at the end.

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Carambola 'Kari'

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Abiu from PR seed last year. Not quite Harry's, but getting there...

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Sapodilla. The tag says "Nispero Mexicano 7" Anybody know the variety?

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Garcina medrona from PR seed.

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Garcinia laterifolia from PR seed.

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Surinam cherry. Best crop ever this year, I suspect because finally the tree is maturing. 20+ fruit.

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Jaboticaba NTJ (Jaboticaba-not-that-Jaboticaba). Doesn't fruit on the trunk, fruits on more distal branches, but otherwise, it's a Jaboticaba. Better than ever.

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Figs. Panachee, IT Honey, Chicago Hardy. Nice fig crop this year for me.

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Pitomba. First flower this year (finally) and it did set fruit, thanks to my wife who played flower pimp while I was out of town. Unfortunately it dropped, but next year...

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Sugar apples grown from seed from OJ. They will never stay, these trees are in little 4" containers, about 24" tall. But cool, nonetheless.

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Cherimoya. First blooms ever.

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Purple Grumichama (growing amongst a variegated shell ginger, which had some awesome blooms this year). Six feet tall, no blooms, ever. Question below.

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Why does it continually do this on the ends of the leaves? Actually the summer growth looks better than the winter growth in this regard.


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RE: /Yard update 7/2011

Wow Robert,
your greenhouse is looking great, those carambolas, incredible! My madrono and achachairu look about the same, abius are a little different, shorter, wider but less green.

amazing what you can do up there,
-Ethan


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RE: /Yard update 7/2011

Hey Stress,

Everything looks Great, lush and green, Your are seriously doing a great job. You Abiu looks Awesome.....so green and healthy. My Grumichama does the same thing at the tip of the leaves....hmmm? Anyways thanks for the great pictures.

Jacob


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RE: /Yard update 7/2011

Very well done! My grum did the same thing. Don't count that little sugar apple out. If there are not many more, than you should get a few to hold on.


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RE: /Yard update 7/2011

Great Pictures Stress...Congrats! Been a while since we've seen updates from you...Thanks for posting!


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RE: /Yard update 7/2011

Great pictures, looks like you are going to be enjoying a decent sized crop of tasty Star Fruits.


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RE: /Yard update 7/2011

Thanks all. So Jacob and Jay, your grumichamas did the same thing at the leaf tips...did you try anything for this? Just by observation, I would say that it seems to be unrelated to pests or extremes of soil moisture. I've tried cutting back on the fert some and maybe that has helped, but I can't tell yet.


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RE: /Yard update 7/2011

That's a whole lot of really well grown plants/trees, Robert. I doubt that anyone in the same conditions could have done better. You PR garcinias look better than mine. Re: the Grumichama issue, I have seen it here too. Unfortunately, I have no explanation as to why it occurs. The good news, the tree doesn't seem to mind it in general. However, I have had some occasions where this was a precursor to a branch die back. Keep a close eye on it.

Harry


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RE: /Yard update 7/2011

Yeah...tough tough trees. Mine took temps into the 20's and killed about 80% of the tree. Whoops! Wasn't going to bring it in at all but then had a change of heart. Almost too late. After cutting all that dead away, it came back nicely. Try some good micro nutrient sprays.


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RE: /Yard update 7/2011

Nice work growing such beautiful trees. Thanks for posting the pictures.


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