Panama Berry video

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  1. Mark

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    Hey all, here's a video I made about our Panama Berry tree including a taste test. :)

     
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    Mine in a pot is growing well, like you said quick growing. Looking forward to the berries.
     
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    Well there's one I never heard of & such a lovely sounding fruit.
    I must get one.
    Where did y'all get yours from?
    What sized pot?
    I am in the process of moving my whole garden up into tubs & containers. Even new fruit trees will be in x-large tubs/bins.
     
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    I got mine from Daley's they have a special on them at the moment. http://www.daleysfruit.com.au/fruit pages/panama.htm I've also seen them at my local nursery.

    I use the biggest black plastic pots Bunnings sells. They used to sell bigger ones but not any more. https://www.bunnings.com.au/homeleisure-510mm-black-round-plastic-reko-growers-pot_p2941408

    All my fruit trees are in these size pots and some are in the bigger pots Bunnings used to sell. Next winter we will be making our own big pots that will be about 250L pots as I've mentioned before.

    Daley's video on them

    I'll post a pic of my Panama Berry when I take the pic :)
     
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    Mine in it's pot.

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    When I was looking for large pots at Bunnings I thought laterally.
    Did you look at tomato pots that come with tomato growing frames for 'free'?
    I went to the builders section & found large bins, garbage bins, square & rectangular bins, huge stackable black square bins, all around similar price to plant pots.
    Some will last a lot longer than others of course.
    Garbage bins are on special there right now as are wheelie bins.
    But I think the best 'pot' is a 44gal steel drum cut to remove the top 1/3 or down to the first ring.
    Or one of those blue plastic drums cut the same height as a steel drum.
    They'll last for years.

    Actually looking at your photo Letsgo, I think there might have been a few of those here in the early years. I thought they were weed trees so didn't water them & they died. Its like I think there are pecan trees but they are nearly a dead loss now because I never knew what they were so never cared for them.
     
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    I saw them for sale today in Bunnings Morayfield.
     
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    Any good companion plants or issues with pests?
     
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    Mine is doing great and considering everything else is plagued by fungal issues from our unseasonal winter rains, the tree is healthy as.
    Its on a slight embankment and now after just under 12 mths is 1m high and flowering.
    The beautiful fresh healthy leaves make all my other fruit trees cringe!! :D

    Mine doesn't have anything growing under it yet but to mark the spot and afford some protection during summer it has a tyre around it which should come off soon before the branches get too far spread out.

    The only thing that might be an issue with mine is it is flowering but the baby fruit fall off.
    This would normally indicate the need for a polinator but I believe panamas are self fertile.
    Is this correct?
     
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    That would be awesome! ... I have recently gotten some 44 gallon steel drums for raised garden beds ... drill a few holes and plunk them around. the guy I got them from was great and they used to hold juice which is cool.
     
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    Yesterday I was in my front paddock and found those small shrubs I referred to in an earlier post above.
    They haven't gotten any taller nor have fruit but have had flowers and I can see where there must have been fruit that's been eaten by wildlife.
    However these shrubs must be some sort of wild version of Panama berry, either native Aussie or wild seeded from introduced trees in other people's gardens.
    In anycase the ones in my horse paddocks never get taller than a bit over a metre in height, are quite sparsely foliated and the fruit never holds long enough for me to see it.

    As for the tree I planted in my food forest, its growing well, is very healthy, flowering but still not holding any fruit.

    So again I ask is there a need for a polinator tree?
     
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