Planting Tender Tropical Treats – Go Slow for a Sweet Success!

Are you looking to add a splash of sunshine to your garden? Planting tender tropical treats may be the way to go! With a bit of patience and care, you can be sure to enjoy a sweet success with these exotic fruits from warm climates. In this article, we explore how to create a paradise in your backyard by planting these delicious treats – from Thai white guava to exotic Soursop.

Take it Slow: Enjoy the Sweetness of Tropical Planting

So you finally have in your hands a Jackfruit, Sugar Apple, Soursop, Tamarind or another fabulous exotic plant. But before you start planting it out, there are a few things you should consider.

Soursop (Annona muricata)

First, tropical fruits are best suited to areas with warm, humid climates, so it’s important to understand the local climate where you’re planting. If your climate is too cold, it’s best to leave them in pots so you can keep them under cover to avoid frost. But for the warmer areas it’s still a good idea to leave them in pots until they have some harder wood in the stem, as this will make them more likely to survive a winter planted out. The bigger the plant, the better it will handle New Zealand conditions.

Second, your planting area should be sheltered from cold winds and frost. If your area is prone to frost, it’s best to wait until the warmer weather arrives before planting. Mulching the area with organic material can also help protect your plants from cold snaps, and create heat sinks where you can.

Planting Paradise: Sweet Success with Tender Tropical Treats

Once you’ve chosen the perfect spot for your tropical treats, it’s time to get planting! When choosing your plants, look for those that are well-suited to your local climate, as some tropical fruits can’t handle cold weather. It’s also important to make sure the plants are well watered and fertilised to ensure they will thrive.

When planting your tender tropical treats, it’s important to take it slow and be gentle. Plant the plants deep enough to cover the root ball, but not so deep that the stem is buried.

Finally, it’s important to keep an eye on your plants, especially in the first few months after planting. Make sure they are getting enough water and protect them from pests and diseases. With a bit of care and attention, you can enjoy the sweet success of your tropical treats for years to come!






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