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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Star Apples from Vietnam
« on: January 18, 2018, 06:59:32 PM »
Simon,

I haven't tasted any of the imported ones, but have had fresh ones from trees. They are actually pretty good, but not lychee or longan "good".

Let us know.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What is the best variety of loquat?
« on: January 13, 2018, 08:22:11 PM »
Ben Poirer in San Diego county has what he calls a "strawberry". I grafted one a few year ago but haven't had the fruit yet.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Should I buy a grafted loquat tree?
« on: January 12, 2018, 09:56:12 PM »
Ong nursery has grafted "Big Jim" trees.

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Logees sends a catalogue out, they have fruit trees.

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Jan Boyce for me.

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I foliar spray once a week usually in the spring and summer with Grow More 10-52-10, it is has never burnt leaves. Sometimes I'll put a few tablespoons around the trees also once a month or so.


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I've had real good success with foliar feeding my jabuticabas with some good fertilzers.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What is your favorite tropical cherry?
« on: January 05, 2018, 12:28:01 AM »
What is the Latin name of Jamaican cherry? Thanks.
Mutinga Calabura.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Anybody growing Tahoe Gold Mandarin.
« on: January 01, 2018, 07:51:10 PM »
I've been growing one in a container since it was first released several years ago. It fruits heavily and they are seedless. Go to the citrus clonal protection program website here:http://www.citrusvariety.ucr.edu/citrus/tde3.html

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Big papaya tree
« on: December 26, 2017, 08:38:27 PM »
This is one from my front yard surrounded by cement, that is the reason it has gotten so big here in southern California. I can't reach the fruit anymore on a six foot ladder. It came from Pine Island as a "dwarf red lady" It is mostly seedless. It will be getting the axe soon. The fruit is not that sweet either.

Nice looking tree. Did you top it before? or the tree grew multiple branches by itself?
I never topped it, it has just grown that way naturally.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Big papaya tree
« on: December 25, 2017, 09:11:31 PM »
This is one from my front yard surrounded by cement, that is the reason it has gotten so big here in southern California. I can't reach the fruit anymore on a six foot ladder. It came from Pine Island as a "dwarf red lady" It is mostly seedless. It will be getting the axe soon. The fruit is not that sweet either.


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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Large Asian Seedless Guava Sold
« on: December 25, 2017, 12:50:46 AM »
Do you have any smaller ones you can send to San Diego?

Thanks,

Mark

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I was just in Argentina a few weeks ago and they had canned "coquito de San Juan", I thought it was the little Chilean wine palm coconuts that they sell in places. I wish I would have known I would have brought some back to the states

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cutting or Air layering on Sapodilla advice
« on: December 20, 2017, 08:18:37 PM »
I attempted about 10 airlayers on a friends tree here in San Diego and waited at least six months and nothing rooted, even with a paste of Hormex 45. Part of the problem may have been the person didn't water the tree enough.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fastest Growing Sapodillas?
« on: December 20, 2017, 01:55:44 PM »
Once you get an Alano in the ground it grows pretty quick if you take care of it.

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I'd forget about trying to move the lychee, those are real fragile. I haven't heard of anyone successfully moving one of those. If it hasn't been in the ground for too long you might be able to pull it off.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« on: December 13, 2017, 06:15:24 PM »
The quickest way I’ve found to root cuttings is take a fresh cutting and dip in rooting hormone, then place in shade for a week or two to let it callous over. Then plant 4 inches deep in we’ll draining mediums, then tie a stake to the cutting, after that I place a clear plastic bag over it and place in warm shade or greenhouse. They root real quick that way.
I had 100% success establishing 40 plants directly in the soil. I did not cut the branches into sections as some do. I made my cuttings cut at the natural growing 'breaks' between sections which are woody rather than fleshy. Still, I did leave them for weeks to harden and some began to root into air. These I planted directly out into the field into amended soil. One month after planting I sprayed with fish emulsion. Two weeks later they began sprouting and I thinned those to one leader only. They are beginning to climb the poles.

So, in a good climate it is possible to plant directly in soil. Many of the successful commercial growers in Thailand, Mexico, Colombia and Ecuador can be seen in videos planting the way I did. Hopefully I am emulating their success.
Being in a dry climate in San Diego, I use the plastic bag to increase the humidity since these plants come from real humid areas. Staking it keeps the roots from being disturbed while rooting. If you have a large, thick cutting you can get fruit in 2 years after it has rooted.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« on: December 12, 2017, 04:06:11 PM »
The quickest way I’ve found to root cuttings is take a fresh cutting and dip in rooting hormone, then place in shade for a week or two to let it callous over. Then plant 4 inches deep in we’ll draining mediums, then tie a stake to the cutting, after that I place a clear plastic bag over it and place in warm shade or greenhouse. They root real quick that way.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Grafting onto cold hardy Annonas
« on: December 12, 2017, 03:57:29 PM »
I doubt it would work because the rootstock goes into dormancy for so long. All of the other annonas need constant pushing.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cacao seeds and seedlings
« on: December 09, 2017, 02:48:25 AM »
Forget about fruiting a cacao outside down here in San Diego. I had a decent sized one in a 15 gallon that was starting to flower that I left out of the greenhouse 2 nights when it got into the 40's and it was toast in a week. We just don't warm up enough in the days to make up for cold nights. I've never had frost and my tender subtropicals struggle in the constant temps below 50. We are lucky to get a jackfruit to hold onto the tree through the winter and size up to maturity even though the trees do just fine. Growing the trees and fruiting are totally different.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: nance cold hardiness
« on: December 09, 2017, 02:40:54 AM »
I think they aren't as cold hardy as acerola, they don't need that much humidity to do ok, but to really fruit good they need a Nayarit, Mexico type of climate.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: nance cold hardiness
« on: December 08, 2017, 09:16:40 PM »
My friend fruits his nance up above Escondido in N. San Diego.

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4-5 years is about right. I fruited an seedling Atemoya from Taiwan in 4 years in a pot.

Mark

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Has anyone fruited Namibia Orange? I've had cuttings for several years, but finally planted it out 2 summers ago. I haven't had any blooms. The guy I got it from said that it originally came from the late father of the guy that owns Papaya Tree Nursery. When I asked Alex about it, he didn't know anything about it. I gave cuttings to I believe Leo, Simon, Sven and Richard Reid, and I haven't heard of any of them getting fruit yet. I'm wondering if it is just an epiphyllum? If anyone has a photo of theirs I can compare what I have to theirs.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Wax Jambu recommendations
« on: November 29, 2017, 01:02:38 PM »
Hello,
  I wanted to see which wax jambu variety do you all recommend?
My favorite which has a good flavor is one named “Kecil” I got it from Frankies awhile back.

that's the green one, right? if so, that's a good one!
Yes, it's the green one. It has a more round shape

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