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  • OT - Suggestion for my Star Fruit Tree

    Okay, six years ago, I planted a star fruit seedling (that I grew from seed) in the north side of the yard. This past year, the tree was taller than six feet and this was the first year it ever had blossoms, It even had a single fruit (which fell off during a wind storm). I decided to move the tree to the south facing side of my yard. This past weekend, I dug around the tree some 3 feet on all sides. It didn't have any fine roots, just really fat ones (about 1 inch diameter). Naturally I cut the roots to get the tree out. I was successful in planting the tree in the south side and watered it several times each day. I figured by cutting the roots, I was going to shock the tree and expected to loose some of the leaves. As of today, all the leaves have dried out completely and are falling off. When I scratch the trunk, it is still green and the fine limbs are still flexible.

    So, do you agree I just stunned/shocked the tree? Do you think it will come back (I did this several times with citrus and they always came back and thrived)? Should I keep watering it? Any suggestions for me?
    Edward - Edgewater, Florida (Zone 9b)
    Wish List: Holy Smokes, U. Prosciutto, Ham Rham, Labritja

  • #2
    I would ask this question on Tropical Fruit Forum http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php . There are a lot of Florida growers who are growing Star Fruit who could give some advice. I have a Kari myself but it is young, and I have not had to deal with a situation like you describe.
    Location: USDA Zone 9b / Sunset 13. Chandler, AZ

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    • #3
      Thanks Starch, I'll check them out.
      Edward - Edgewater, Florida (Zone 9b)
      Wish List: Holy Smokes, U. Prosciutto, Ham Rham, Labritja

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      • #4
        Good deal. Just saw your post over there too. Looks like the experts are weighing in!
        Location: USDA Zone 9b / Sunset 13. Chandler, AZ

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        • #5
          Thanks for letting me about the site. Looks like there are lots of folks interested in tropical fruits and plants. Looking forward to adding to my collection.
          Edward - Edgewater, Florida (Zone 9b)
          Wish List: Holy Smokes, U. Prosciutto, Ham Rham, Labritja

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          • #6
            Absolutely! Yes, this is tons of good info from experienced growers over there!
            Location: USDA Zone 9b / Sunset 13. Chandler, AZ

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