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myamberdog



Joined: 21 May 2011
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Location: palm springs, california

PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 2:40 pm    Post subject: Macadamia Nuts . . . Reply with quote

Anyone ever had success getting a Macadamia to produce
nuts in the desert? I've got a pretty healthy tree approaching
6 years old and 8 feet tall, but so far, no flowers.....They seem
pretty cold tolerant, though i have it kind of tucked under some
palms trees and know it's getting some protection. But the growth
of it is starting to really pic up!


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darkcoolboo



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could you post a picture of the tree to gauge how far along it is?
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myamberdog



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's the Mac Tree - It's about 9 feet high, 5 feet wide, kind of planted
amongst a crowd so a bit hard to see. It is emerging through this canopy
of plants into strong light now....

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phoenixtropicals
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Joined: 06 May 2008
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Location: Mesa Arizona

PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks great. I have no experience with growing those here though. Next time I go to a AZRFG meeting I'll see if anyone else has had them produce here.
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myamberdog



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 7:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thansk PT - it is a great looking tree, but I'd sure like to get some
NUTS!!!!!

Yeah, let me know what you find out....much appreciated...

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Datropicalman



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 6:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doug Mat has a mature tree in central Phx
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myamberdog



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

...and has Doug gotten any nuts from the tree?
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phoenixtropicals
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2015 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The AZRFG club has a Macadamia in the the demo garden. It is growing well, but no nuts yet as far as anyone knows. It's been there for at least 3 years.

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myamberdog



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2015 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks PT - I think I mentioned, maybe, my tree has been in the ground like 6 years, and someone told me it take like 6-8 before it begins to produce....
but that's just what I heard....

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darkcoolboo



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2015 11:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think macadmia would produce ina desert region beacause all plants need to reproduce. The only thing that would interfere would be a pollination issue, which is unlikely. You might want to check your photo with members on cloudforest to see if your plant is of age. I'm so jealous!
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