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Raymondo starts with ...
I have a grumichama about 5yrs old and 2.5 mtrs high healthy no apparent problems, for two years it has flowered profusely and I mean totally white with flowers but no fruit.The area around the flowers eventually become covered with a web like structure and I have seen very small green spiders in the area . I would like any input from someone who may know the cause of this situation. I grow organically and do not use sprays, thanks Raymondo
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lyric says...
Sad to say but this is par for the course.
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11th November 2013 8:20am
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trikus says...
not a suitable climate maybe ? Mine took about similar time to fruit , though it has really suffered from the explosion of leaf eating insects after Yasi damaged flushes of growth all around the rainforest here ...
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lyric says...
Thanks for your input,
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Raymondo
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BJ says...
I keep mine pruned to a bit over a metre. Its about 6 years old. gives lots of fruit over multiple crops. It sometimes gets the spider webs, which stifle fruit production, but if kept small its much easier to get rid of the leaf webbers. I also get them on garcinia, but it doesnt really harm fruiting on those.
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21st November 2013 10:17am
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sternus1 says...
I hate both my grumichama....so, so slow to establish. Maybe I'm doing something wrong. I give them plenty of water, maybe I'm not fertilizing them adequately.

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MaryT says...
s I gave mine away before I started to hate it :) Fact is there are plenty of fruit trees that thrive in my garden and I cannot count on having the years it may take to see it fruit. It went to a good home, where it is sulking in the same manner but its new owners are young and living in far north NSW so they'll probably be rewarded with fruit one day.
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sternus1 says...
Yeah Mary at this point I'm kind of like 'I now leave you to God'.

Can confirm I will be getting the desert lime cuttings, seller says the should be good to strike.

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Raymondo says...
Thanks BJ good to have some constructive input and also location I assume this could also be a factor,even though I garden organically I do make a garlic and chilli spray so I will try this on the spiders next time
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Grant says...
Mine has been in the ground for 3 years and is looking good for the season ahead. Got a few dozen last summer so hopefully a bunch more this time round.
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BJ says...
Mine is loaded with flowers now. Fantastic sight and the bee life is incredible. I had no idea we had that many bee and pollinating insects here until yesterday...
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27th November 2013 9:02pm
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BJ says...
Here are a few pics.
I wouldn't give up, as they are fantastic both in fruit and flower. Not great as a potted plant though.
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David says...
BJ ,those pictures are stunning.
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MaryT says...
Thanks for posting those photos BJ; I hope mine is doing the same at its new home.
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Edward says...
Mary - I also live in Sydney and this year our grumichama had heaps of flowers but only about a dozen set fruit which was disappointing. Perhaps they need a companion to do better, similar to the jaboticaba which I can highly recommend.
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28th November 2013 4:39pm
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MaryT says...
Thanks, Edward. I am philosophical about the limitation of my container garden. Both my grumichama and my jaboticaba had to leave home to seek their fortune elsewhere but most other trees are doing their thing here :) I am also adding new interests all the time. This year I have the white choko vine going and a new trough of asparagus has settled in. Also I had a harvest of garlic which I was not expecting but am no less excited and happy about it.
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Mike Tr says...
Mary it is a pity you couldn't keep them until fruition. My yellow grumi flowered again.
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MaryT says...
Ah Mike, I have to keep reminding myself that you live in paradise and not yearn for what you have.
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Mike Tr says...
It is true Mary that it is all frolicking in the sunshine, greenery, high fives, fine food, rainbows, group hugs and a lazy pace of life here in the tropics.
I am glad I got rid of the 5m+ amethyst python this morning and now I can try and mow the knee high lawn I mowed 2 weeks ago. Then I can go get fuel for $1.60l as soon as I fix this thermometer that say 32c when it feels 52c.If only I could haul myself out of this pool of sweat I would get things done.
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MaryT says...
Wow Mike, the other man's grass is not only greener - it's taller too :) You might have expensive fuel in your tank but I don't even have a car! (haha) And who do you think you are to drive the serpent out of Eden?
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trikus says...
These are from my current 2nd crop this year ,, and a mate tells me his tree is covered with flowers just down the road .

dead tips seem to happen a lot in the lead up to the wet , even with irrigation ..
any suggestions ? or is it just natural pruning ?
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Raymondo says...
Thanks for all the INFORMATIVE responses, I was originally thinking of chopping the Grumichama out [good spot in the orchard], but will persevere, interesting we had a huge flush of flowers in Sept but none at the moment yet BJ in Bris now has a second flush, I quite agree they taste fantastic and are a site to behold when in full flower
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