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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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they start out dark red then lighten up to light pink with a lil yellow then goes blood red......beautiful color

My parfiankas are pink right now. I hope they're not fakes or mislabeled palnts.

Does the fruit start out as pink colored and gradually turn blood red like yours?


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Growth habit of Phoenix mango tree.
« on: September 26, 2017, 11:11:46 AM »



mine looks similar :)

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: red jabo seedlings stuck
« on: September 22, 2017, 01:59:27 PM »
Ive grown tons of jabo seedlings and i still prefer to have them in a pretty well draining mix that i will water everyday or every other day. They don't seem to like mucky, wet soil-  yes, they love water but they do need to breathe. Some sun exposure is recommended as well.
Chris

kool will try to add some perlite to the mix....I did mostly fine bark, moss, coco coir and rockdust ....mango and cherimoya seedlings loved it but no love from jabo

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: red jabo seedlings stuck
« on: September 21, 2017, 04:53:02 PM »
I tried to grow 3 types this year from seed including red, sabara, and branco vinho.
I kept them on a lanai and they got filtered morning sun. I kept them very moist
and so far so good. I did lose half of my lanai to the hurricane and now they are on
the front porch and getting direct morning sun. In the picture one of the sprouts looks like
it is pushing leaves? I germinated the seeds on the red and sabara and I noticed they
still took over a month to push. I would try a little filtered sunlight or even a couple
morning hours of direct light. It is September already and the sun is less intense.

that's what I thought but it's been like that for almost 3 months now :/

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: red jabo seedlings stuck
« on: September 21, 2017, 04:52:27 PM »
Probably too wet. It looks like the new growth just keeps dying back. Maybe let it dry out a bit and place a cover over it to keep humidity up and stop watering until it really needs it. Keep in indirect light.

that's what I thought too. so I put one out  to dry for about a month. it still doesn't work. I think I have to put them where there is a lil more sun. 

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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


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: San Diego garden photos
« on: September 15, 2017, 04:03:57 PM »
can you link me to the irrigation sprayer you use thanks!

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thanks for the info

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