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Hi all,

i have a small backyard and have a jackfruit seedling that i bought from a nursery. The seedling doesnt have a label that shows which variety it is, it is over a metre tall. Can i keep this tree in a large pot or 220L plastic drum so it doesnt take over my yard?

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denise1 says...
If you are dwarfing a tree in a drum then the best idea is to grow a grafted plant and not a seedling. Then you will be most certain to get fruit as it is already adult productive wood. The very best idea would be to have multiple grafts to one tree and get cross pollenation. I am planning on doing the same thing and will try to include CHEENA as they are much easier to get ready for eating. If you stick with a seedling it is still possible you will get the odd fruit
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Hi Denise, unfortunately, I live in an area where there is a possibility of getting frosts. I have read that it is best to get a seedling because it is more hardy and tolerant in temperate climates compared to grafted ones. I don't mind waiting a couple of years and there is a possibility that I could move to a location with a larger area so i can plant it in the ground.
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denise1 says...
Seedlings have seedling vigour because they have to grow fast to get to fruiting size and to get above the frost air layer. All that lush growth leaves them prone to cold temperatures. Grafted trees are typically adult stage growth that is typically a little hardier than seedling growth. You can do various things to beat the frost. Keep your trees under the house eaves or under another tree canopy (must be good light from the side) .Use upper slopes where cold drains away. An upstairs veranda may be suitable. Build a protective cage around it to help it settle in the first year or more. Even planting right up against a fence facing sun can do wonders. You can use the features mentioned here to make a veritable suntrap. You need to start with a healthy plant. If you have seldom frosts they often have little effect as I have noticed if you are caring for your trees. It is multiplicity of frosts that are more damaging. You can then wrap insulation around stems of your nice trees and wrap frost cloth over them. When the tree gets too big for all that then it probably wont need it. Whenever growing a plant outside its accepted comfort zone you need to be more attentive to improving the three Ss. Sunshine, Shelter, and Soil.
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jakfruit etiquette says...
If you are dwarfing a tropical tree in a drum, what are the pros and cons of marcotts ? 1 the root system will be better suited to confinement ie fibrous not a taproot, 2 the plant is at a mature growth, fruiting stage and 3, in event of damage, the regrowth will be mature, not from the rootstock.
Anybody care to add to this, pos or neg ??
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