Mamoncillo (Genip) AKA: Spanish Lime Tree - Free Priority Shipping!
Quality fruit trees, medicinal plants and other edible plants. These starter plants come to you in larger nursery pots. You get a 3.5 x 5 inch pot instead of a tiny 1.5 x 1.5 potted plant. More plant for your money! NOTICE: Not Available in Alaska, Arizona, California, New Mexico, Texas or Hawaii. See map image for additional shipping details. Please don't order if you are experiencing temperatures below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Not responsible for cold weather damage. All orders include USPS Priority Shipping for up to three items (2 day average delivery). Select other options from the drop down menu box. ITEM DESCRIPTION: Mamoncillo (Genip) This is a seedling tree. Not grafted! Scientific name: Melicoccus bijugatus The Spanish Lime is a very close relative of the Lychee and Longan. The male and female flowers, however, are born on separate trees, which makes them different from the Lychee and Longan. For that reason a female tree must be in relatively close proximity to a male tree to produce fruit. In addition, only the female trees produce fruit. It is a very well known and highly regarded fruit throughout Latin America. The pulp is tart and melting, and it clings tenaciously to the seeds. Distribution: Mamoncillo has been distributed throughout the lowlands of Central America, northern and western South America, the Caribbean, the Philippines, and US (Florida, Hawaii, and California). CLIMATE: Mamoncillo trees are well-adapted to tropical and warm subtropical areas. Trees are not freeze tolerant. Young trees are damaged or killed at temperatures below 32°F (0°C). Mature trees may be damaged or killed by temperatures of 27 to 28°F (-2.8 to -2.2°C). Leaves and small branches may be killed at 30°F (1.1°C). Trees are tolerant of prolonged drought but intolerant of flooding. The average planted height from soil level is 8-11 inches. SITE SELECTION In general, mamoncillo trees should be planted in full sun for best growth and fruit production. Select a part of the landscape away from other trees, buildings and structures, and power lines. Remember mamoncillo trees can become very large if not pruned to contain their size. Select the warmest area of the landscape that does not flood (or remain wet) after typical summer rains. USDA Hardiness Zones 9-10 Location: The tree should have a well-drained, frost-free location that is sunny and warm. Soil: Flourishes in nearly all types of terrain but particularly in deep, rich soil of calcareous origin. The tree needs good drainage and cannot tolerate "wet feet". Fertilization: Feed the tree about once a month in spring and summer, using a light application of any good organic quality, balanced fertilizer or a dilute solution of water-soluble fertilizer. Start growing your seedling in part shade. Step your plant up to larger pots gradually as you acclimate it to the sun. Select a well drained spot preferably a place that has some protection from strong winds. It prefers a soil pH in the 6.5-7.5 range, but can grow within a range of 6.0-8.0 pH. We offer quality, exotic fruit tree starter plants. We use only OMRI approved organic pesticides. Have a look at our offers and buy with confidence. See our reviews on our website. We work hard to bring you the finest plants and earn 5 stars. You can also learn to grow plants on our website. https://www.pepesplants.com IMPORTANT READ THIS: Seedling plants need protection from cold weather, wind, sun, dry conditions. WE GUARANTEE LIVE DELIVERY. Message us along with a photo of the plant immediately upon arrival if the plants are in poor condition. We cannot guarantee plants that are no longer in our care. Many of our plants require warm temperatures. Shipping to areas that are cold will be at buyer's risk. We offer quality plants that are inspected and approved for shipment. Pepe's Plants will not be responsible for plants that die as a result of improper care and handling once it is in the buyers hands. On arrival of your seedling put them in a place with temperatures about (70-80 F) in shade but NOT direct sun for two weeks so they can adjust from shipping. NO direct sunlight at all! NO partial shade - FULL SHADE ONLY! Once again: Sun will burn the seedlings! Allow the plants a week or two to adjust before transplanting or fertilizing. If you plan to plant them in the garden, gradually increase their exposure to sunlight and outdoor conditions! * FDA Disclaimer The products and statements made about specific plants or products on this web site have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. 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