Young Date Palm Trees a-growing

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Re: Young Date Palm Trees a-growing

Postby Barang chgout » Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:29 pm

Established, maybe 2 or 3 years old. I know of at least one plot of several hectares and assume its for fruit but I nay be wrong. Will ask next time I see the relevant okhnea.

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Re: Young Date Palm Trees a-growing

Postby Seasquatch » Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:28 pm

timmydownawell wrote:
Mon May 16, 2016 6:38 am
mammothboy2 wrote: having something tropical to look at is good for one;s morale
My morale would be better if it had a bloody pineapple growing on the top! Anyway I will have lots of tropical things to look at in a couple of weeks.
I lobbed off the top of a pineapple 2 years ago and it fruited last month, be interesting to see how big it gets and if I can eat it, have some good rum from the DR to mix up some pina coladas :beer3:

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Re: Young Date Palm Trees a-growing

Postby timmydownawell » Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:34 pm

Seasquatch wrote:
Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:28 pm
timmydownawell wrote:
Mon May 16, 2016 6:38 am
mammothboy2 wrote: having something tropical to look at is good for one;s morale
My morale would be better if it had a bloody pineapple growing on the top! Anyway I will have lots of tropical things to look at in a couple of weeks.
I lobbed off the top of a pineapple 2 years ago and it fruited last month, be interesting to see how big it gets and if I can eat it, have some good rum from the DR to mix up some pina coladas :beer3:

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Oh nice! I planted one here about 8mo ago but the edges of the leaves are all spiky, it's weird - not like yours or my one in Sydney. I found out you can put an apple on top and a plastic bag over it to trap the gas and that encourages them to flower/fruit. I might have to start again. I think my one is a dud.
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Re: Young Date Palm Trees a-growing

Postby Barang chgout » Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:39 pm

Spikey leaves is the 'Khmer' pineapple, smaller and sweeter.

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Re: Young Date Palm Trees a-growing

Postby timmydownawell » Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:05 pm

Barang chgout wrote:
Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:39 pm
Spikey leaves is the 'Khmer' pineapple, smaller and sweeter.
ah ok, I'll give it another chance :D It's so small it'll probably produce a micro pineapple if anything at all.
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Re: Young Date Palm Trees a-growing

Postby Seasquatch » Sat Apr 29, 2017 1:53 am

timmydownawell wrote:
Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:05 pm
Barang chgout wrote:
Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:39 pm
Spikey leaves is the 'Khmer' pineapple, smaller and sweeter.
ah ok, I'll give it another chance :D It's so small it'll probably produce a micro pineapple if anything at all.
Not sure about the "Khmer" ones but this one was looking pretty bad after 8 months, I replanted it in a bigger pot and it got 3 times the size,took 2 years for it to fruit. Outside my friend's apartment there was a small plant that fruited before mine, don't think the pineapple will get any bigger than 3".

Now if I can keep the damn iguanas from eating it as it ripens, bastards eat everything :voilent4:

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