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Fruit trees in wer Boggy area's

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archerpalms starts with ...
Hi, we are in the wet tropics, and i am looking for ideas for fruit trees that can tolerate periods of basically being submerged in water.We have a few area's that when the rains come they just sit in water for anything up to 2-3 weeks at a time.I already have plenty of Taro and cassava in other areas and I would prefer fruit trees over ornamental's,as you can't eat ornamental's!
Thanks in advance.
This is the sort of water i have to deal with at times.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwCRZ0Q_TTo&ab_channel=archerpalms1
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archerpalms says...
The title should have actually read wet boggy area....
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Jenny says...
bananas? possibly jaboticabas too?
http://stfc.org.au/fruit-trees-for-wet-areas-tips
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Tommoz says...
American pawpaw (Asimina triloba)
Mulberry
Guava
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archerpalms says...
Hi Jenny, We have plenty of Bananas here already.But the problem with banana's is they like water, but they don't like to sit in water.I planted some in that area in the beginning and the did very poorly.
jaboticabas are a good option.
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archerpalms says...
Hi Tommoz,

I don't think the American pawpaw (Asimina triloba) would grow well here, it says that it is more of a sub-tropical plant.
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Tommoz says...
I didn't realise that Tully is halfway between Townsville and Cairns. It's still closer to subtropical than it is to ultratropical right?

I think American pawpaw (the real pawpaw) is still worth a try. They taste like banana/mango custard I'm told. You will need at least two trees for cross-pollination. They handle full sun just fine, apparently it dwarfs the trees a bit and enhances fruit production, even though they are naturally an understorey species.

Maybe mangosteen is an option. From purdue: "Some of the most fruitful mangosteen trees are growing on the banks of streams, lakes, ponds or canals where the roots are almost constantly wet."

You know about planting trees up on mounds that are able to drain of water quite quickly, don't you?
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archerpalms says...
Tully is Tropical. We average about 4000mm of rain per year, and have had one year with 6500mm of rain.
Mangosteens are goo, but the require shade wile young, and they are horribly slow growing, i have one that is about 6-7 years old and is only around 5 foot tall.

Yes, i do know about planting on mounds, but the area where i would like to plant is in a natural hollow,it is about 4mtrs wide and probably 50 mtrs long.
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Trikus says...
Bread Nut maybe .. Trina has seedlings
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