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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is a 500W Halogen light too much?
« Last post by HibachiDrama on Today at 01:29:17 AM »
Google a calculator for heating/HVAC for a 384.85 sq ft room with no insulation, or find a greenhouse heating calculator.

Also, you'll probably want plastic on top to keep it air tight, rather than a blanket.
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is a 500W Halogen light too much?
« Last post by SoCal2warm on Today at 01:08:07 AM »
I just use 13 watt ("100 watt equivalent") 5000K LED bulbs, which seem to work okay for 2 x 2 foot areas (better than red+blue LED panels in my experience).
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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Low Chill Stone fruits
« Last post by shpaz on Today at 12:42:23 AM »
Do you have UF Best?

I'm interested in apricots as well but I'm not sure if there is a low chill apricot that would fruit in the same areas as Florida Prince Peach.
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Garcinia hombroniana question
« Last post by dwfl on January 15, 2019, 11:40:53 PM »
I have a large female Garcinia benthamii which is also 5+ meters tall that will occasionally  set the odd miniature seedless fruit that ripens to a light orange colour. The tiny amount of flesh in these fruit has a very pleasant taste, so it would be nice to get some full sized fruit. I too find it hard to cut out such a lovely big tree, next season I will try to use pollen from my G.xanthochymus in an attempt to get fruit set.

Luc, above is true. I've seen lone 'female' G. hombroniana set small fruit without viable seed inside.
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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Long term cold hardy citrus breeding project
« Last post by SoCal2warm on January 15, 2019, 11:20:00 PM »
Walt, I suggest you make an acquaintance in the area who would be able to carry on your long term hardy citrus breeding project if something were to happen to you. You have to think ahead and plan beyond your lifetime.

I have read of many results of long-term fruit breeding being totally lost when the original person carrying on the experiments died. Such a shame. I'd hope that doesn't happen in your case.
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself
« Last post by zfallon84 on January 15, 2019, 10:27:24 PM »
Hello, I am Zach. I am currently pushing the zone in USDA zone in 9A, Florida, USA. I currently have a few types of bananas that I am over-wintering, Avocados, and numerous different seedlings. I also plan on doing some temperates, since they will be more productive. Nice to meet you all!
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is a 500W Halogen light too much?
« Last post by buddy roo on January 15, 2019, 10:22:20 PM »
you do know it gets coldest just before dawn
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Healthy jackfruit getting a few yellow leaves
« Last post by johnsonw on January 15, 2019, 10:14:43 PM »
I live in rockledge just on the other side of the river from you and boast a golden nugget jackfruit about 4 moths ago from that nursery by the airport. I repotted it immediately from a 3gallon pot since it was about 4foot tall. I forgot to water it for about 10days a couple months ago when it was hot. Same thing happened to me. It it was under watering not over, all leave dropped and were yellow. It came back strong. I did plant it in a pot so I could bring it inside until our winter is over because you never know when we might get some weird 30F night out of the blue. Iíll plant it once spring hits so it has a better chance to mature more for next winter.

Hi @Cythompson159@yahoo.com! Great to hear someone else is also growing a jack fruit in our area. I did give the tree some water and it seems to be doing fine. One thing I found very interesting is that the leaves that turned yellow seem to follow a pattern. It's always at the base of the branch and appears to be symmetric around the tree. I was concerned because I tried growing a jackfruit last year and it declined since the moment I put it in the ground. On the contrary, this tree grew when I planted it and seemed to thrive in this location. My guess is that the winter months are simply stunting growth since we don't have as much light in a day and it probably needed a little water. I'll continue to monitor and post if anything changes. Good luck with your tree!
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Eugenia uniflora Pfaff Fantastic
« Last post by shaneatwell on January 15, 2019, 10:00:34 PM »
Any updates?
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Panama red passiflora?
« Last post by roblack on January 15, 2019, 09:57:20 PM »
Does not look like the Panama Red I've grown. The pulp is orange with blackish seeds (I think, been a while since I got a fruit and landscapers killed my main plant), and red shell on the outside. Mine is from Pine Island Nursery.
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