Sunday, March 22, 2009

Jackfruit Seedlings Planting Out

These are the Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus) seeds that I started back in November. I did a post in January about starting these seeds, you can read that post here Back to the seedlings though, they are about 24 inches tall with a nicely developed root system. I dug a deep hole about 3 feet in diameter and 3 feet deep and soaked the hole.. I mixed all of that material in my wheelbarrow then built the hole back up to a proper depth and planted my seedlings. I gave each seedling a nice shower of water and, using bamboo stakes from my bamboo plants I secured each little plant. I planted three trees in a nice triangle shape that should look really nice as the trees mature and, I hope to increase fruit set by having more than one tree. I'll be feeding them an organic fertilizer once they get established and I plan to mulch, too. I hope to have fruits in less then five years, let's see how well I can grow!!! I'll be documenting their progress with photos.


Anonymous said...

WOW! It's almost hard to believe that Jackfruit seedling is not even 6 months old! I have one year old Annona Squamosa what is not even close to that big. I also have passiflora vines that are more than a year old and tiny, they never even put out the adult three-lobed leaves. I've just planted one in the ground to see what happens. Any suggestions on how to made the thing grow?

I likE plants! said...

Your growing a sugar apple(Annona squamosa)good for you!!!! Don't you live up north???? Are your vines in the ground? Nematodes are a problem with Passiflora spp.

Anonymous said...

Yes, Zone 7. It may be possible to grow A. Squamosa in containers. I had three Passiflora edulis vines. I planted one in the ground and it got weed whacked before anything happened. The other two I had growing in pots, something about limiting pot size to promote flowering. hasn't worked though. They are both and less than one foot tall, I got fed up with no growth so I just planted one in the ground. I'll try fertilizing them some.