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6 November 2015

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Here's the 'ulu (breadfruit) that we've seen many times.


I continue to be mystified by its growth. It's fully (even overly) leafed out, the trunk is getting thick, but it refuses to put on height.  I doubt that it's grown a foot in the last year.


Well. So long as it's happy. Maybe there's such a thing as a dwarf breadfruit, and we bought it unknowingly. It wouldn't be the first time. One of my betel palms (Areca catechu) turned out to be a dwarf -- it's putting out sprays of nuts and it's no more than 8' tall.