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If you have plenty of space available, Mabolo is an interesting option for the guerrilla gardener in tropical areas since:
- It is a fairly fast growing, large tree
- Female trees yield a lot of tasty fruit
- Once established, Mabolos require minimal care
- It is not fussy about soil types
- It provides high quality timber
Points to note are:
- Mabolos are dioeciousW, so a lone tree will not fruit
- It takes at least 5 years to set fruit
Mabolo tolerates a wide variety of soils, but is not tolerant of waterlogged soil or of cold.
Mabolos are dioeciousW, so both males and females are needed to set fruit. I am unsure how long it takes to detect which gender a tree is.
Vegetative propogation and grafting are also possible, either to speed time to fruiting or for propogation of superior or seedless cultivars.