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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Pruning in ground citrus?
« Last post by Millet on Today at 12:24:03 PM »
Remember citrus produces fruit only on the new wood.  Pruning removes the new wood, thus no fruit for a year after the pruning .  If you prune only one side of the tree the first year, the other side will still give you fruit.  Then prune the remaining side the following year.  You can prune the top with out much fruit loss.
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I grew those same yellow dragon fruit from Ecuador...

What I did is to sow the seeds directly on the surface and cover the pot with plastic wrap so the humidity would remain high. I kept the pot on a window sill so the seeds were getting diffused light.
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado tree getting too much water??
« Last post by spaugh on Today at 12:14:17 PM »
I would just use the native soil if it drains well like you said.  Is it sandy soil?  Take a close up photo of it maybe.
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado tree getting too much water??
« Last post by Fygee on Today at 12:12:10 PM »
You'll need a soil mix that's fast draining and resists compaction. Considering the amount of rain you get, it'll be important in preventing the roots from getting drowned again.

You can amend standard top soil with perlite, sand, etc. to make it drain and breathe better, and help mitigate future soil compaction.
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado tree getting too much water??
« Last post by chad6159 on Today at 11:44:29 AM »
Novice question....Would I just get some bags of top soil or what do you guys prefer to create the mound with?
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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Toona sinensis
« Last post by shaneatwell on Today at 11:30:50 AM »
Came across this by accident cruising Craigslist farm and garden. Sounds like a great green. I see a couple posts here that mention it in passing. Would love to hear more about it. How does it taste? Can it survive in southern California? Is it invasive?

Beautiful tree.
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I germinated a bunch of the large yellow df a few months ago - not sure if they were hylocereus megalanthus or not, but they all sprouted within 2 or 3 days of planting.  I thoroughly washed all of the seeds before i planted them.  They were not planted deep - only a trace of soil on top.  It was a bit chilly outside when i planted them so i just left the cup sitting on the kitchen counter while they were germinating.  That area has almost no natural sunlight and very diffused light from the bulbs i use.

I also sprouted "regular" white dragon fruit seeds before and they also came up in a few days - so my experience has been that the seedlings show quickly.
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: When is miracle fruit ready?
« Last post by TREESNMORE on Today at 11:17:54 AM »
Eat them when red.They are good with all kinds of fruit grapes and star fruit they will make sweeter.
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: When is miracle fruit ready?
« Last post by Jct on Today at 10:49:10 AM »
Have fun!  Lemons and limes are awesome after eating a miracle berry.  Drinking beer or wine afterwards is no bueno.  I always toss the seeds into a small pot of soil or back into the parent plant's pot, see what comes up.  They take awhile to germinate - at least it appears that way.  The seeds spend a good bit of time sending down a tap root before pushing anything above the soil.
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In socal, you guys have a good amount of chill hours, which would translate to better flowering on lychee, longan, and mango among others.
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