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pruning my African pride limited amount available mixture of green and older wood. thickest is a little smaller then a pencil.... it should be ready this weekend.  Can mail out but U.S. only and of course local pickup is welcome....they will be prepped with buddy tape.  $5 per scion 3 minimum $3 for shipping also for local peeps trade welcome for cherimoya/mango/zutano avocado seedlings....worm casting/ kelp emulsion

pm me or text me 714 829 0109 located in garden grove ca./ orange county 

Hi All,

So my sir prize graft took :) it's been about 2weeks since  it flushed from bottom right node of the scion.  My question is should I prune the top part of the scion where i marked it? the growth came out pretty nice and straight so thinking about keeping that as the tree. I was concern that there is alot of energy stored at the tip of the scion and if I cut it.  it might kill the graft?  I'm i just over thinking this? not just this but for other grafts as well do you prune part of scion to shape your trees.....or should I  wait awhile before doing that?

Assuming general health of the tree is good what else do you look at?  For any other type of fruit tree I would look at trunk size over form of the tree.  But it seems to me for lychee form of tree is a lot harder to correct.  You cant prune too heavily in fear they might not bounce back and new growth seems to grow pretty erratic and unpredictable.  So I find myself looking  for a tree that is straight and looks like a tree vs. a branch that is heavy on one side.  Am I doing this wrong?  if so how do you correct the form of lychee trees? 

so my lemon tree finally died....when we moved in it was already in bad shape.  I tried to save it but it finally croaked.  So mango or cherimoya?  I already have two mango trees in ground but wouldn't mind another.  No cherimoya in ground yet but I have lots of room for container trees and only one spot in ground.  And I feel cherimoya fruits better in pot vs. mangos.  Does being in a container effect the quality of fruit for cherimoya?  I  don't mind a couple fruit a tree but is the quality of the fruit is the same? What's your thought?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / vans nursery in Westminster .ca. review
« on: May 31, 2018, 11:22:57 PM »
great little nursery popped up I'm my neighborhood so had to drop by.  The owner is super nice and pretty knowledgeable.  good assortment of annonas lychee and Longan.  I was able to pick up a nice 7gallon sweetheart for my uncle for 120. 

heads up lychee lovers I even found a store was on sale for 1.39lb. 50%of it was mehhhh 10% was top notch fragrant and very yummy the other 40% was yummy....all in all for 1.99lb it's a steal. I'm pretty sure it's Brewster=big seed very juicy and has that rosy fragrance to it

Tropical Fruit Discussion / avocado reed problem what is it?
« on: May 21, 2018, 07:09:26 PM »
and most important how do I get rid of it?

i have a knight cherimoya looking to trade for campos cherimoya, Phoenix, sweet tart or Maha Chanok

714 829 0109 or pm

like title says if you know where I can find them either private or nursery let me know also san Gabriel valley also

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

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

Tropical Fruit Discussion / red jabo seedlings stuck
« on: September 21, 2017, 10:28:11 AM »
1st batch of seeds no good 2nd batch was from fresh fruit.....they sprouted but seems to be stuck at this stage.....its been 3 months like this.....i water once a week to keep the mix moist and keep it in  shade.  it's in half gallon milk carton.  I gave it a bit of fish/seaweed to try to give it a kick but still nothing.  A total of 5 cartons with 3 seeds in each and every single one of them is doing this

been seeing prices all over the place.....I haven't bought any from a nursery but saw some prices on the local craigslist yesterday

$195 for 7gallon keitt

$175 for 10 gallon cotton candy

actually tempted with the cotton candy lol good thing I don't have anymore room

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / fs: white champaca scion
« on: September 04, 2017, 01:55:10 PM »
also known as perfume flower this is the white variety
$5 per scion minimum 5 will be wrapped in parafilm

located in garden grove .ca. if you need it shipped please pm with zip code for shipping qoute

Tropical Fruit Discussion / fruit/tree royalities question?
« on: September 03, 2017, 08:23:24 PM »
how does it work? when are you suppose to pay royalities? when you sell and use the name of the trademark/patent fruit or sell the trees?

for example if I sell a sweetheart lychees airlayered tree and use the name do I have to pay royalties? how about when I sell sweetheart fruits  by it's name.  Of course this is for commercial retail and just not from my backyard haha just wishful thinking just want to know the legalities if one of these day it happens :)

like always thanks ahead of time... I tried googling and search for info on this forum but couldn't find anything

googled it and they say either wait until they split or hit it for metallic sound.  big and small sounds all the same???

Tropical Fruit Discussion / fruit id please
« on: August 26, 2017, 12:08:32 AM »
at first glance I thought it was a Longan but skin is soft and taste is tart and sweet....asked my aunt she said it's a Vietnamese fruit called bong bong lol have no idea

Tropical Fruit Discussion / calcium sulfate and agricultural sulfur
« on: August 16, 2017, 12:39:14 PM »
my understanding is that calcium sulfate has neutral ph where as sulfur would lower it.  if I'm already using calcium sulfate can I still use sulfur to lower my ph? I just afraid of sulfur overdose.  if I can appply at same time or wait a couple weeks apart?

1ST time planting seedlings and had pretty good results.  They started sprouting about 2weeks ago.  They were in full shade.  I just moved it to partial shade.  How long do I keep them there and when should I move them to full sun?  Also I planted them in half gallon milk cartons when should I up pot and what size pot next?  1 gallon or 3? 

only have 1 space for an avocado tree and I love reed but I want to prolong my avocado season a bit?  I love the way reed taste and I like that they aren't too vigorous I like sir prize too but heard it's extremely vigorous.   Thanks for the input in advance

if you have some let me know I only need two


are they the same?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / what is considered a fruiting size tree?
« on: April 11, 2017, 12:53:20 AM »
grafted and airlayered trees always flowers and wants to bare fruit before they could actually sustain the energy to do it.  So for trees like mangos and lychees what is considered a good size tree to let it bare fruit? I hear some people go by trunk and canopy size others says two years in the about the size of the tree you start out with matter does that matter 3gallon 7 gallon 15gallon etc.   It be awesome if the guys with experience chime in for our always thanks in advance

Tropical Fruit Discussion / which variety is this cherimoya
« on: April 05, 2017, 10:22:21 PM »
went to Asian supermarket and saw this for 2.99lb.  1st one I ate wasn't that sweet equivalent to what I had from the irvine tasting.   the fruit was semi firm but gave a Lil to the touch.  The 2nd one was totally different super sweet  and alot better quality.   The clerk said this was from Mexico.   The average sizenetti was the size of a baseball. Honey Hart? guessing because some of them was shape of a heart.   Also I wanted to germinate the seeds what's the best way? Is all cherimoya seeds are made the same? :) thanks ahead of time

Tropical Fruit Discussion / transplanting 10year old cherimoya
« on: March 26, 2017, 06:59:13 PM »
my parents backyard Neighbor doesn't want anymore.  The tree is probably 10years old has a trunk about 10inches in girth.  It stand probably 15ft high.  Good idea to take it? if it is here is my game plan prune branches all the way down.  dig 3ft in each direction cut roots and haul.   or can I just top the sucker? any input much appreciated

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