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They discount different things all the time to keep people going back to visit. There's no advantage of pricing everything online so that people will know not to visit. I think you can call them to ask.

lol I called them twice within 5 mins and same person gave me different information.  I disagree on price listing.   If I see something I want that is on sale I will come and pick it up.  While I'm there I might pick up other things.   Think thats why businesses have sales in the first place to get you there so you might buy other things.   

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Mimosa Nursery in East LA carried it.

20 gallons are available same as 5 gallons.

prices? im actually asking for a friend I told him to head there too but there price is all over the place and they don't update their website

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let me know what size and how much I can pick up in orange county, long beach or san Gabriel area... thanks!
pm or text 714 829 0109

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yups would buy all 3 if you ship to cali

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado thread
« on: December 28, 2017, 05:28:44 PM »
thanks yeah I hoping its not the june bug grubs  that slowing it down :( I tried milky spores and nanotodes hope it works

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado thread
« on: December 27, 2017, 04:17:35 PM »
nice! is reed pretty slow growing?  I got mine planted in a flower bed and it's been growing pretty slow what's a good fertilizer regiment for them?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Hoop house
« on: December 12, 2017, 12:34:58 PM »
would the fans still do anything if it's 105 outside? 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Hoop house
« on: December 11, 2017, 01:05:02 PM »
how did it withstand the winds?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Need help transplanting cherimoya
« on: November 19, 2017, 01:11:13 AM »
cherimoyas are pretty hardy so winter and during heat wAve is only time I wouldn't do it

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if you want two plants you can probably try grafting but I would wait for it to get warmer

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Large Earthquake Struck Costa Rica
« on: November 13, 2017, 10:32:03 PM »
Pacific rim

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WTB: Pierce Cherimoya
« on: November 12, 2017, 10:49:23 PM »



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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WTB: Pierce Cherimoya
« on: November 12, 2017, 01:54:08 AM »
that's what annona guru told me :) but picture of fruit on the label is smooth skinned  I can take picture of the label tomorrow others can chime in....starch I came across that article too and they refer knight as pierce #2 I didn't know what that meant maybe a seedling of pierce that was even better then the original? so either case still better to get knight

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WTB: Pierce Cherimoya
« on: November 11, 2017, 02:37:01 PM »
Here in socal, looking to obtain a pierce cherimoya tree.
Thanks!

home depot in stanton had some but it's labeled knight cherimoya you can also talk to the nursery manager to special order if your local home depot don't have it

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Custom question
« on: November 07, 2017, 12:03:26 PM »
if it's seeds I don't think it's going to be a problem when he/she sends it just declare it as seeds and what type....make sure it's sterile

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dang gotta do alot to an already expensive mix :/

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I tried looking for farfield but can't find it. members talk about commercial line too so I was wondering if this is the right one? I found it at a shop in South el Monte for 30 bucks out the door about 10bucks cheaper then other place I have scoped. 3.8cuft yoo


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awesome thanks Bob!

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I usually wait until fruit is pea size to prune or when weather warms up whatever comes first and usually 2 sets of leaves back
let it do it's thing the tree is still too young to fruit my tree is 6 x 6 and been in ground for 2 years now. i made the mistake of letting it fruit after the 1st year and lost 2 flushes for that year.  I got a total of  12 or so fruits. So it's not worth it letting it fruit early.   i wont let it fruit this upcoming year either.  when your tree gets big enough you need to figure what variety it is to know when the fruit usually ripen and prune the tree at that time.  People calling it resetting the clock for your tree.  Also withhold nitrogen end of summer/ early fall depending on the variety.   We are about a month or two behind florida.

on young trees blooming, do you prune as soon as you see the panicle or wait for something else until you prune? do you tip prune only the panicle of also further back?

i tried pruning after seening the flowers this year and feel like the tree waited forever to put out a vegetative growth

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what fertilizer do you use and what's your schedule?
wow super nice! big green leaves with no brown tips!  what's your secrete? :)
Part of the success may be due to the trees being planted in raised planters. I also mulch them three times a year and keep up a good fertilizing and water schedule. They have really grown well this year with the Mauritius putting on about 30 inches of new growth.

Here are some photos of the raised planter that is open to the ground in the bottom.




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wow super nice! big green leaves with no brown tips!  what's your secrete? :)

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let it do it's thing the tree is still too young to fruit my tree is 6 x 6 and been in ground for 2 years now. i made the mistake of letting it fruit after the 1st year and lost 2 flushes for that year.  I got a total of  12 or so fruits. So it's not worth it letting it fruit early.   i wont let it fruit this upcoming year either.  when your tree gets big enough you need to figure what variety it is to know when the fruit usually ripen and prune the tree at that time.  People calling it resetting the clock for your tree.  Also withhold nitrogen end of summer/ early fall depending on the variety.   We are about a month or two behind florida. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Guava season in Socal
« on: October 06, 2017, 12:06:59 PM »
i was fortunate enough to taste it and it is as good as Frank say it is.  I'm usually not a fan of red/pink flesh guavas.   

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