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Long Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

August 16, 2006
5:16 PM

Post #2628861

I have just received a seedling that is in a 6" pot. I am in need of any cultural advice you may offer. The plan is to keep it in a container until it is a few feet tall and then put it in the landscape. I am in zone 10. I am wondering how fast it will grow and if I can keep it to 15 foot? Also does it drop a lot of litter? I would like to use it for some shade by my pool. But my main purpose is to get some of the wonderful fruit!
Keaau, HI
(Zone 11)

September 12, 2006
5:22 AM

Post #2714776

Unless you pick the drops. Smells. Your pool will be purple.

It is delicious. The tree needs good pruning to keep it shapely. We have a huge one... you cannot eat the fruit fast enough!!!
Hester, LA
(Zone 9a)

February 16, 2009
2:16 AM

Post #6144342

I have several purple star apple seeds right now & have never started tree seeds before. Have no idea what to do...

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