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Jaboticaba hedge

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Paul Ridding starts with ...
Hi. I purchased 3 Jaboticaba trees from Daleys that I want to plant in order to make an informal hedge. Anybody have some recommendations on the planting distance?
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Paul
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Paul Ridding
Kendall, NSW
6th November 2007 10:37am
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Correy says...
The Jaboticaba makes a fantastic hedge. The fruit as you know appears along the trunk and when you continually prune and shape the jaboticaba it becomes very bushy and full of foliage which in turn makes it very difficult for birds and bats to penetrate and pillage your jaboticabas fruit. Because of the strong scent of the flowers you should attract a lot of bees when flowering.

The ideal distance is one meter apart and you should provide plenty of organic mulch such as lucerne and water it well while it establishes.

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6th November 2007 11:45am
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Paul Ridding says...
Excellent. Thanks for the quick reply.
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Paul Ridding
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6th November 2007 12:02pm
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Simon says...
I too wanted an edible hedge, and planted a jaboticaba hedge based on reading that it was possible, but having never seen one.
The photos show when I first planted the hedge (obviously bought from Daley') and now which is about 12 months on. I planted six plants over about 4 metres.
I have a leaky hose style watering system, though have not really used it. I have however mulched well and re-applied he mulch about three times in 12 months. I have used sugar cane mulch and tea-tree mulch.
There is no indication that I am close to getting a crop and understand that I might need to wait a while yet.
I have shaped the hedge about every two months.
I have a Murraya (mock orange) hedge as well. The Jaboticaba is growing at about half the pace of the Murraya.
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