A lady who bought a couple of Sweet Kamias seedlings (not grafted) had asked. If she plants them in a container, will they bear fruit?
As per our own experience, the Sweet Kamias will bear fruit in a container. We planted ours in a rubberized container with a diameter of about 1.5 feet at the rim and 1.5 feet tall. We filled the container with a mixture 40% garden soil, 30% rice husk and 30% Durabloom organic fertilizer. Of course the percentage need not be precise. You can try your own combination. Make sure the growing media drains well.
Four years after planting, the tree had grown more than six feet tall with a single stem that was about 1.5 inches in diameter. Because we didn’t want the plant to grow taller, we decided to topcut it, leaving several leaves. Lo and behold, in no time at all, flowers emerged, some just a few inches above the soil. And the fruits developed normally.
Some other customers had told us that they were also able to make their Sweet Kamias bear fruit in a container.
Sweet Kamias seedlings are now available at the Sarian Farm in Teresa, Rizal. For inquiry, contact Rose at 0915-002-1368.