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Private Collection Specimen, Cucumber Tree Averrhoa Bilimbi
This is the actual specimen plant for sale, pictured in front of the white background, from the collection and the only one available. XXL 8″ Round Pot Specimen – Stretching up 16 to 33 feet at maturity the Cucumber Tree has a short trunk with long upright branches. Vibrant dark green fruit turns ivory white when ripe and falls from the tree. The thin outer glossy skin surrounds the tender green flesh of the acidic, juicy, jelly-like fruit.
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ABOUT BILIMBI This is similar to the plant for sale (heights will vary), pictured in front of the white background, from the collection and the only one available. XXL 8″ Round Pot Specimen – Stretching up 16 to 33 feet at maturity the Cucumber Tree has a short trunk with long upright branches. Lush green alternating leaves are brighter on the top surface than on the bottom side. Sprouting from the trunk and the older branches, small fragrant flowers emerge for pollination. Vibrant dark green fruit turns ivory white when ripe and falls from the tree. The thin outer glossy skin surrounds the tender green flesh of the acidic, juicy, jelly-like fruit. Cultivated throughout the warmer tropical regions of the world Bilimbi requires 2 to 3 months of a dry season to remain productive. These are very healthy trees with well established root systems. This Cucumber Tree Averrhoa Bilimbi is ready to be repotted and enjoyed upon delivery. Please note: Leaves are often trimmed prior to shipping to reduce transpiration and travel stress. The growth rate of Cucumber Tree Averrhoa Bilimbi will vary greatly depending on season, soil type, sunlight, temperature and other factors. Always changing!
BILIMBI CARE Cucumber Tree Averrhoa Bilimbi are very easy to grow tropical fruiting trees that and seem to grow best when neglected. They add a wonderful accent to any outdoor space, garden or patio. In very cold zones a containerized Cucumber Tree Averrhoa Bilimbi can be brought inside for the winter months. Most will survive a very light frost and quickly return to normal in spring. In the northern end of their grow zone Cucumber Tree Averrhoa Bilimbi trees should be brought indoors or protected during the winter months. When you receive your new tree, there is no need to worry about planting right away. Your new tree can be stored for a while by simply placing it in a bucket with about a half inch of water in the bottom and moving it a shady location. You can then add some mulch to the bucket to keep your Cucumber Tree Averrhoa Bilimbi standing straight. The mulch will also supply nutrients while in storage. This will give you plenty of time to select the ideal location for your Cucumber Tree Averrhoa Bilimbi.
CONTAINER SIZE Most gardeners don’t realize that Cucumber Tree Averrhoa Bilimbi trees grow very well in patio containers. Allow enough room for growth generally a 18″ to a 30″ diameter, 14″ deep container will suffice. Remember the looser the roots, the taller and healthier your tree will be. When the tree becomes root bound its growth will slow. At that point it is time for a larger pot.
SOIL Cucumber Tree Averrhoa Bilimbi enjoy well drained but moist, rich organic mix. Remember try to stay away from wet, mucky soils.
FERTILIZER To help establish your new Cucumber Tree Averrhoa Bilimbi, fertilize sparingly, biannually with a slow time release 15-5-10. Unfertilized they will tend to grow very slowly. WARNING – The heavy salts in cheaper fertilizers may damage the roots thus killing the tree.
GROW ZONE & LIGHT Best outdoors if grown in zone 9b-11, find your zone here. This tree requires 85-100% sunlight. Depending on your location full sun is best. The patio zone is 4b-11 which means the potted tree will flourish over the summer months in this zone but must be brought inside for the winter months. (avoid frost)
BEFORE YOU PLANT OUTDOORS Here at Kens Nursery these trees are grown under 20-40% shade cloth. If you plant directly in full sun you may experience leaf burn. It is best to acclimate this tree to its environment by keeping it outside and slowly moving it into a sunny area over a week or two to avoid stress before planting.
WHAT IS THE SHIPPING SIZE All trees for sale will vary in size. In the spring, trees are often smaller than trees shipped in the fall. Most trees designated with a (-4, or -3) will arrive in a standard 4 inch or 2.75 inch growers pot respectively. Kens new, reusable, recyclable deep cells are 5 to 7 inches deep and 1 to 2.5 inches in diameter. Products growing in these cells are easy to transplant and allow for deeper, faster growth and are designated with a (-5, or -7). The color and style of these pots may vary. If we are out of a particular size item, we may ship a larger size at no additional charge. You can see the various pot sizes and actual trees ready to ship. (click-here)
Note: Before leaving, Cucumber Tree Averrhoa Bilimbi are inspected, watered, pruned if necessary and topped to 36″ to facilitate shipping. Your new tree is then bagged to keep the soil moist, to ensure that the soil stays in the pot and not loose in the box. Then your tree is tissue or kraft paper wrapped and secured in place with natural biodegradable peanuts. You will be pleased. You may want to buy Cucumber Tree Averrhoa Bilimbi online now while they are in stock.
WHAT ARE THE SHIPPING RATES? Very Simple Flat Rate. The same low rate applies to everyone no matter here you live. However at the current time we only ship to the lower 48 states. We do NOT ship to AK, HI or PR. Orders placed from these areas will be refunded and cancelled. Orders placed from the western regions in the US can have an extended delivery time up to 9 days, we strongly recommend orders be placed in early spring or late fall to avoid hot summer temps. In these regions you are accepting full responsibility for the shipment and understand the risks involved due to distance and temperatures. Western shipments are not guaranteed in the months of June-July-August-September.
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HOW ARE PLANTS PACKAGED?
Wow, like a present! With our state of the art packaging we can ensure that your new plant arrives in style. Before leaving our growers all plants are inspected, watered and pruned if necessary. Your new plant is bagged to keep the soil moist and to ensure that the soil stays in the pot not loose in the box. Then your plants are tissue or kraft paper wrapped and secured in place with natural biodegradable peanuts, you will be pleased. You can see the various pot sizes and actual plants ready to ship. (click-here)
WHAT IS THE SHIPPING SIZE
All plants will vary in size. In the spring, plants are often smaller than plants shipped in the fall. Most plants designated with a sku ending in -4, or -3 will arrive in a standard 4 inch or 2.75 inch growers pot respectively. Kens new, reusable, recyclable deep cells are 5 to 7 inches deep and 1 to 2.5 inches in diameter. Products growing in these cells are easy to transplant and allow for deeper, faster growth and are designated with a -5, or -7. (Note: The item sku number can be found just below the buy button.) The color and style of these pots may vary. If we are out of a particular size item, we may ship a larger size at no additional charge. You can see the various pot sizes and actual plants ready to ship. (click-here)
ARE SHIPPING OPTIONS AVAILABLE?
No. Sorry, at the present the only shipping option available is UPS Ground ®. UPS ® has proven themselves in the industry and have become the carrier of choice for our family of growers. With reasonable rates, careful handling and on time service you can be sure that your shipment will arrive ready to be enjoyed.
To ensure proper delivery most orders will take 1 - 3 weeks. The delivery time can vary depending on the supplying growers work load and/or seasonal holidays. Rest easy knowing that your plant will not ship until it is inspected, watered, bagged and properly packaged.