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jaboticaba in VIC

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SY starts with ...
I would like to know if jaboticaba and acerola trees will go well in VIC.

I live in Melbourne - suburb Blackburn and I am planning to buy two of those trees(each).

I will plant them in pots.

Thanks,

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SY
blackburn - VIC
10th September 2015 12:38pm
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Rob19 says...
Hi Sy,

I'm growing three jabo's in pots in Melbourne and whilst they are very slow growing they don't seem to be bothered by the cold. I never move mine or protect them and even the recent frost a few months back didn't seem to affect them.
Mine are seedlings and they seem to like a fair bit of water and a good sprinkling of blood and bone here and there. Just don't expect a full size tree in a few years. I think mine might be three years old and the biggest one is about 60-70cm tall.

I've had less luck with the acerola. I'm on to my second one after the first died in some cold weather and this one looks pretty sad too. To be honest it doesn't get a tone of love so I wouldn't say it can't be grown but unlike the jabo's I'm not sure they can be neglected unless you find a really nice microclimate in your garden.

Good luck!
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WEST FOOTSCRAY,3012,VIC
10th September 2015 2:06pm
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Markmelb says...
SY - im just south of you and have a large & small leaf in ground against house facing East - raised beds lots compost from worm farm - LL has grown quickly in 2 years 1.7mt - SL very slow about 1mt & 3 y/o now - got thru winter just ok starting a flush soon.

A friend has fruiting Jabs in pots in Donvale (gets frost there) and are well worth the wait

Acerola survived winter in pot inside east windows & starting a flush soon too
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MOUNT WAVERLEY,3149,VIC
10th September 2015 2:31pm
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Rob19 says...
Hi Markmelb,

Do you know if the small leaf can be grafted onto the large leaf?

I'm starting to think I'll be 100 before my SL trees are as big as you LL tree.
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WEST FOOTSCRAY,3012,VIC
14th September 2015 3:45pm
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Markmelb says...
Rob - Are you 95 already? :) It wont take that long - thats reason why we should have started this hobby at 15 - No idea about grafting - they are cuttings anyway - could tie one tight against the other and see if the grow together? But why would you?
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MOUNT WAVERLEY,3149,VIC
14th September 2015 4:27pm
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Thithi says...
My, I would love to grow jab if I could buy a tree thats already fruited.... at a reasonable price :)
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MELBOURNE,,NT
15th September 2015 5:45pm
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