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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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where is it going to be? any adjacent lot available so I can be your neighbor :)

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size of lot and tree spacing also include variety name so people can give you insight on growth habits would help people chime in

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Thank goodness! hope you and your community make a speedy recovery

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I was at home depot and the la vernes manila 3gallon were tiny! nothing compared to prior years

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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
https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/grd/d/mango-7gal/6249784564.html

$175 for 10 gallon cotton candy
https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/grd/d/10-gallon-grafted-cotton/6303816269.html

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

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Hurricane Irma is tracking towards southern Florida and I am very  concerned not only about my own property but my neighbors, business, and especially people who live near the coast.  I have three mango trees, three avocados, and four banana plants and these plants may get destroyed by this terrible hurricane.   The avocado tress are not flood resistant  and local commercial avocado farms may get wiped out by a storm surge. My location is Homestead, Florida and could decide to not evacuate and ride the storm out and  risk  death.   It is possible more than 2 million people may be ordered to evacuate in Miami Dade which could result in massive traffic jams while the hurricane approaches.  I  have a very bad feeling about this hurricane and the aftermath could be very painful.

dumb thing to stay

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: fs: white champaca scion
« on: September 05, 2017, 04:29:56 PM »
Do you graft it or root it? I tried rooting in water and sterile media but never got one to root. Airlayering is also very slow.

from my limited experience graft is the best way....airlayering is very slow and rooting cuts has very low success rate.  I did 5 grafts last year had 2 success.  rooting cuttings I did 8 none survived and that using rooting hormone too.... I did only one airlayer and after 5 months roots barely started coming out and it was approaching winter so I just chopped it off and tried to root it further indoors and that didn't make it.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: fruit/tree royalities question?
« on: September 05, 2017, 10:39:37 AM »
so just the plant and not the fruits right?

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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




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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Holy Hell Santa Annas
« on: September 03, 2017, 08:26:52 PM »
yups crazy ass weather luckily my trees were spared couple of my neighbors tree broke a couple big branches :(

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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

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if you or know somebody that lost their trees let us know maybe members can send you/them some replacement trees once everything settles down....what you think everybody?

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for lychee oscomete or oscomete plus. I also like highly deluted Neptune fish/kelp oh and worm poop

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thanks all and sorry about putting this in the wrong place

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


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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




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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What do Lychees hate?
« on: August 25, 2017, 12:27:51 AM »
inorganic fertilizer besides oscomete especially in planting mix.....no water when it's above 90 (at least once even twice a day), wind, high ph, sensitive to any type of disease sprays even when heavily deluted.....could be as simple as somebody in you neighborhood spraying round up on a windy day would do it in

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: wax apple???
« on: August 24, 2017, 04:09:50 PM »
giant palm

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Anyone know how to contact the growers in the Salton Sea?

A couple of articles with leads found with a Google search.
http://www.theproducenews.com/category-list/9-story-cat/1498-1367
http://www.sunset.com/travel/california/mango-madness
http://newamericamedia.org/2017/08/coachella-rising-aging-farmworkers-unions-organic-mangos-the-salton-sea.php

As Simon said, the major growing area is the Coachella Valley around places like Mecca.

Wong farms supplying Santa Monica farmers market https://www.wongfarms.org
Tilden Farms - Fruits & Veggies - 17055 Van Buren Blvd, Riverside, CA 92504 (951) 780-2200 https://www.yelp.com/biz/tilden-farms-riverside


mango can survive out there?

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