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Davidia involucrata

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Linton starts with ...
Davidia involucrata fruit!

Since I gave away the big Dove tree I had, Iíve been looking for a grafted variety which are supposed to be better.

Now I believe that the grafted Sonoma cultivar of Davidia involucrata will be available in Melbourne early next year. The Sonoma variety has larger flowers and is reported to flower when it is only 18 inches (see webshot below).

Dove trees are usually grown for their flowers, but I want to grow it for itís edible fruit so this newly arrived variety opens a whole new ball game.

As it will flower earlier Iím hoping it will also produce fruit sooner. Maybe can even grow in a pot!

It also raises the question, do larger flowers also mean it will make larger fruit?

Thanks!
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Recher says...
NO flower size is irrelevant to fruit size... even tho pomelo have the largest citrus flwr and fruit that's inter-species comparison not intra-species.. must say this is accepted conventional
wisdom rather than any actual read study on subject
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HarryCh says...
Hi, did you find the sonoma variety? You wouldn't be able to say where from? Really want one.
Thanks, Harry
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Linton says...
The grower is Yamina Collectors Nursery in Monbulk, Victoria. Last year all of their Sonoma graftings failed so I have not been successful in obtaining a Sonoma Davidia yet.

They might have some ready by next Summer so I will be contacting then again at that time but nothing available right now. Cheers!
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Linton says...
Yamina still hasn't had any success with their grafted Davidia cultivar so I'm still waiting. However a friend gave me a fruit (pictured) that was currently on his small Davidia tree.

It doesn't seem ripe enough to eat yet although it smells fragrant. Does anyone know how to tell when they are ripe? I suspect Davidia fruits will remain firm like a pear so it will be difficult to tell if it is ready or not. Thanks.
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Original Post was last edited: 23rd February 2017 8:25pm
Thomas Woodruff says...
Hello, I have two Davidia's that I have grown from seed off of a Sumona that I had that died. They have a 6 1/2 trunk circumference and are about 8 feet tall. I can't remember when the seeds sprouted but I know it has been awhile. I would like to know what these are worth. Anyone know? I would like to wait until they flower but that can take a long time.
Anyone interested in buying them? I can provide photos if interested.
Thanks,
Tom Woodruff
Salem, Oregon
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