Monday, June 1, 2009

Order from Pine Island Nursery

Well, I got the tropical bug bite again! This time I ordered two trees from Pine Island Nursery, the Thai Lessard sugar apple and 48-26 Lisa Atemoya. Is it my first time purchasing from them and the shipping was great. Great packaging. However, the trees are not as big as I expected...especially the sugar apple. It looks like a 1 gallon plant put in a 3 gallon pot. Oh well, I know not to purchase from them again since their plants are smaller and because they don't ship larger plant. The trees overall look pretty healthy with only a few leaves dropped. Hope the sugar apple grow fast! Can't wait to eat the fruit. :)






left is sugar apple. right is 48-26 atemoya.

6 comments:

sue said...

Oh Wow, Cherry, I thought I'm crazy about plants and fruit trees..You are amazing.. Is it expensive to order these tropical fruit trees.? How do you take care of them?. I sure would love to have some of these trees..maybe I can get some tips from you? :-)

ch3rri said...

Hi Sue,

Yes the trees are expensive. The sugar apple is $25 and the atemoya is $35. Shipping is like $37.90. These are not the most expensive. I ordered larger trees which cost double the price for these. I grow all of them in pots and take them in the house and leave them in the morning room. Some people leave them close to the windows. I use potting soil. Go to this tropical fruit forum and you can see that lots of people plant tropical fruit trees. :) You can email me if you need help.

http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/tropicalfruits/

sue said...

Thanks, Cherri, I will check out the website. Okay, I'll e-mail you if I need any advices on growing tropical fruit trees.. Large papayas are in season here now, I may try to grow from seeds and see if anything happens..

ICook4Fun said...

I wish I can plant the tropical fruit trees here in PA. I am amazed by the varieties your plant. I used to live at OC and never thought of doing that :(

OzzyLime said...

Pine Island is GREAT. For another wonderful experience try Treehouse Nursery out of Bokeelia. They are also a grower and have some of the best tropicals I have ever had the blessing of buying. Our Jackfruits are all growing like weeds this year. Talk to Steve or Jesse if you go to the Nursery in person, you won;t regret it. http://www.realtreehousenursery.com

Anonymous said...

Dear Ch3rri,
Your star apple will grow to a very huge tree. I came from Philippine and all trees are planted in the ground unless it is air layered, then you do not have to plant it in the ground. The purple fruit taste good but green star apples are sweeter.I do not remember fertilizing the plant, it just flower and fruit when mature. As for your papaya, same thing unless they are dwarfs. If you decide to leave them in their container, one plant per container. I live in California so I use fruit trees fertilizer and my fruit trees are citrus, jujubees, and guavas. Hope this helps and do not be discourage they will fruit when the right time comes.Good luck!