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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mosquito fruits??
« on: October 19, 2017, 08:19:00 PM »
The small breeding spots are the problem, as Oscar said they breed in leaves. They will breed in something as small as a bottle cap. When I visit Indonesia surfing the outer islands Aedes species are breeding in most of the coconut halves.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mosquito fruits??
« on: October 19, 2017, 08:01:52 PM »
I was wrong with the name of the mosquito, the Asian Tiger Mosquito is Aedes albopictus, and the Aedes egypti is the Yellow Fever Mosquito. The females of both species only fly a few hundred meters in their lifetime in one area such as one property and feeding on the humans. Just check your property for breeding places.

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Message sent also.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mosquito fruits??
« on: October 18, 2017, 06:47:43 PM »
On the mosquitos subject and the costly programs to minimize them with spraying chemical, releasing neutered male mosquitos, etc., I would think the cheapest and effective method is to have each residence with an outdoor fish tank. The water will attack the insects and the fishes eat them and their kids. The cheapest, environmental friendly, and effective method. Why not?
That only works with mosquito species that breed in unmanaged swimming pools, artificial fish ponds or other basins that have enough water to sustain the fish. The Asian Tiger mosquito breeds in smaller shallower receptacles like halfed coconut shells, and as Oscar mentioned regular bromeliads.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mosquito fruits??
« on: October 17, 2017, 11:07:16 PM »
Just flush them out with water at least weekly to break the breeding cycle.


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mosquito fruits??
« on: October 17, 2017, 07:23:08 PM »
Also check any pineapples (Bromeliads), the recently introduced to southern California Aedes egypti aka Asian Tiger Mosquito will breed easy in those, even when the water dries out the eggs will hatch when rehydrated.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Sir Prize Avocados from Mexico?
« on: October 10, 2017, 07:07:33 PM »
I'm in SD county. My SirPrize has yet to bear, so I can't speak from experience, but I'm sure someone will. (Brad?) Everyone I've talked to says their season is about the same as Fuerte, which starts around November and gets better through winter and even into spring. I'd love to see a photo of your tree. Please share if you can.
Harvest starts around January here in California.

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Water always and they will bloom all the time.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Ilama varieties
« on: September 12, 2017, 07:45:43 PM »
This is the flower and the fruit, any ideas on variety?




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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Super small dragon fruit..?
« on: August 30, 2017, 07:02:11 PM »
The original "Houghton" is usually this size without pollinating.

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Looks like a male flower hanging on your first photo

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best dwarf banana varieties
« on: July 26, 2017, 07:22:22 PM »
Yeah the top of the banana with the leaves reach at least 10 feet, but the fruit hangs at a reachable height. The fruit is also smaller and has a slight orange tint to it.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best dwarf banana varieties
« on: July 25, 2017, 07:26:36 PM »
The Ha'a Ha'a doesn't get very tall, maybe the fruit is about 4-6 foot above the ground, and it is very prolific.

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Is anyone selling the following Cherimoya trees?

Selma
Nata
Big Sister

If not in So Cal, must be willing to ship.

If not grafted trees, anyone have budwood?

I have all three, if you want to private message me. I am down in Chula Vista. I don't think I have a Selma tree in a pot anymore, but I do have a fruiting tree for scions. I also have the Nata and big sister in 15 gallon pots.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is removing all cherimoya leaves okay?
« on: February 11, 2017, 11:27:39 PM »
crap, I pruned to early, will it live?

Your cherimoya will be fine, some of mine are naturally losing leaves and new leaf buds are showing, just depends on climate, variety etc.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Avri Loquat scion WTB
« on: February 03, 2017, 07:03:23 PM »
Patrick,

I have a decent sized grafted Avri loquat, you can get some scions after the fruit ripens.


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cloud cover ☁ ❄
« on: January 31, 2017, 10:34:55 PM »
I think it is used for frost and also dry winds.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: LARGEST Surinam Cherries-E. uniflora
« on: January 29, 2017, 01:40:07 PM »
There is one called "Champa" it is pretty big and red, and tastes really good.
Mark, any idea who sells Champa?  I don't think I have that variety.

From Champa nursery?
I gave some to the Flying Fox a few years back, and I have grafted a few.


As with any other fruit, is it a one off seedling or has this truly been tested and observed  (through time, propagation and generations)?
Sorry the name is "Chamba" it is a named variety. The one I got was from Jim Neitzel here in San Diego. I can't tell if it is grafted as it is pretty mature. However the fruit is pretty big and doesn't have a lacquer after taste.

Lol.  What a difference a letter makes.

Please post some pictures when you can.  Lets get som grafted and see how they do....

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: LARGEST Surinam Cherries-E. uniflora
« on: January 28, 2017, 10:41:15 PM »
There is one called "Champa" it is pretty big and red, and tastes really good.
Mark, any idea who sells Champa?  I don't think I have that variety.

From Champa nursery?

As with any other fruit, is it a one off seedling or has this truly been tested and observed  (through time, propagation and generations)?
Sorry the name is "Chamba" it is a named variety. The one I got was from Jim Neitzel here in San Diego. I can't tell if it is grafted as it is pretty mature. However the fruit is pretty big and doesn't have a lacquer after taste.

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Do you any where that carries them in the Los Angeles area?
Sorry no.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: LARGEST Surinam Cherries-E. uniflora
« on: January 28, 2017, 02:54:36 PM »
There is one called "Champa" it is pretty big and red, and tastes really good.

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Where can I get myself this Luc Garcinia?

I know "Ong" nursery has them in San Diego. They are small like all others in California.

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I tryed uncessfully 3 Lucs and i used as roostock garcinia hombroniana.
Try the Imbe, they are real cold tolerant.

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This is a Luc's on Imbe done in June of 2016. I think the new world garcinias graft fine on the old world gardenias, at least on the Imbe.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Christmas harvest
« on: January 25, 2017, 06:37:27 PM »
Hi, Guyaba,

I am really interested in knowing your Illama taste profile when it fruits.
Last time I went to Bonita Creek nursery they had Illama tree but at that time I did not get it.

-FruitFool
I will definitely keep you updated on the Ilama.  Since it may not be a true Ilama, then it may be pointless for a taste profile.  I think it will be too small to produce fruit next year, but maybe flowers.  I will post another thread so this one is not taken up by my identification problem.

Bob
Bob, you can tell if you have an illama easy by looking at it's leaves, hence Annona Diversifolia

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