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    Within the last three weeks it's woken up, produced leaf buds and now has flowered.

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    Update

    This I believe is the male flower.




    And this is the female flower which develops into a fruit.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Begbie View Post
    Update

    This I believe is the male flower.




    And this is the female flower which develops into a fruit.


    Hmmm...

    Coming along nicely, Begs.

    Cheers!!


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    Loves the rain. Branches sprouting all over.


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    Great!. I'm not much of an horticulturalist but I wonder if it's a good thing to be fruiting so early? High potassium soil, perhaps. You may need to stake the tree as the fruit may weigh it down at this early stage of life.
    Oh, I see you have .
    I'm as excited as an expectant god-father

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    Quote Originally Posted by Begbie View Post
    Within the last three weeks it's woken up, produced leaf buds and now has flowered.

    Begbie, where did you secure your breadfruit locally?
    Difficult to maintain the first year or two?

    I'm looking to plant a few for experimental novelty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuangLao
    I'm looking to plant a few for experimental novelty.
    Do that HuangLao. As informed in the OP and comments this is a good staple food and shade tree.
    You may have to wait a few years, although Begbie's tree is fruiting already, so maybe not such a long wait. It's definitely a long-term investment though.
    A couple of our trees were at least 30 m high, so your grandkids will benefit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuangLao View Post

    Begbie, where did you secure your breadfruit locally?
    Difficult to maintain the first year or two?

    I'm looking to plant a few for experimental novelty.
    I'm in Chiang Mai and bought the tree at Kumthian Markrt, which is the main garden market in town. I had to ask a few shops before I found it. I suspect there isn't much demand.

    The tree has been going crazy over the last month with all this rain. Getting very bushy with lots of branches. We had one fruit but unfortunately it fell off and wasn't spotted for a few days so started to rot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HuangLao
    I'm looking to plant a few for experimental novelty.
    Do that HuangLao. As informed in the OP and comments this is a good staple food and shade tree.
    You may have to wait a few years, although Begbie's tree is fruiting already, so maybe not such a long wait. It's definitely a long-term investment though.
    A couple of our trees were at least 30 m high, so your grandkids will benefit.
    Yeah, they are slow growers, yet hearty once established. And propagate naturally.

    Little is known about the nutritional benefits of breadfruit.
    Could easily fit into today's fashion of so-called "super foods".

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