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Got mine from TrulyTropical in Delray Beach. If youíre in Miami I think youíre closest is cbss_daviefl is your closest source 🤓 Happy Hunting!
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jujubes Make Me Happy
« Last post by roblack on Today at 02:46:29 PM »
Picked these today.


Dehydrating jujubes. Tired of letting so many go to waste. Plus, since they are great for fighting growing pains, want to have some for the future.
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Making changes after this freeze
« Last post by AlwaysHotinFL on Today at 02:37:33 PM »
Thanks Corey, Iíll have to do that

Most of the mangos are toast, even large well established trees. There are 2 that Iíve seen still alive, 1 is right next to a house. Of course all the papayas went down too. I thought everybodyís bananas were gone but Iím glad to see them all pushing out new green leaves. The lychees are doing amazing pushing tons of blooms, guess they loved the cold weather. I seem to remember reading that they need cold anyway to fruit well.

Godspeed on the new refocused project, hopefully less work and still great fruit!
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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: YIKES! Fig damage - what's up?
« Last post by polux on Today at 02:23:58 PM »
When this occured in asian persimons (kaki), on main trunk, plant survived but this year they forming new branches under the lesion. It is better to cut affected branch after the last freeze so the new branches will be stronger and longer.
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Copper sulphate is water soluble, and at the concentrations needed  for root pruning, if absorbed by the plant will kill it.

Hmm, I presumed that copper hydroxide was also soluble (and only kept from dissolving by the latex paint).  Apparently it's insoluble.  Okay, well there goes that idea  ;)  Unless I can dig up some sodium hydroxide somewhere to convert it...

Oh hey wait, I have some cement... calcium hydroxide should precipitate out zinc hydroxide....
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Mark - thatís the same idea as a broadfork, yeah?
Did you do that prior to digging holes and planting I guess? How far out from planting site did you go with it?


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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Hybrid Seedling Cotyledons
« Last post by Marcin on Today at 12:34:52 PM »
Ilya11, thanks. Triploid hybrid sounds interesting, as I understand in this case 2/3 of its genes would come from Reale and only 1/3 from trifoliata. This should give a bit better fruit (less sticky gum etc.) in comparison with a diploid cross being 50% trifoliata.

Sylvain, it's good to know the right name. Thanks for providing it.
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: sapote trees
« Last post by WaterFowler on Today at 12:32:14 PM »
The Home Depot near me has both Suebelle and Vernon White Sapotes in stock at the moment. Kind of surprised because I special ordered some at the next closest Home Depot over a month ago, and they still haven't called me that they've come in (I think I'll call now). They were $29.94
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Tagging trees
« Last post by Triloba Tracker on Today at 12:31:13 PM »
 Good discussion. I need permanent labels for grafts that Iím doing in the woods. Hundreds of trees out there,  so a map is not feasible. I had heard of the soda can idea, but I just bought some of the aluminum tags from Amazon. Thanks for the link!
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Annonidium mannii seeds
« Last post by Verothinker on Today at 12:21:52 PM »
I planted 10 seeds from Trade Winds and with in 2 months, 8 of them grew many roots but no shoots. About 2 months later all 8 have shoots and look healthy. No treatment was done before planting, but they were kept in a warm greenhouse.
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