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Si Duong

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I am planing to take a short vacation to LA this weekend.  Could someone in the LA area or Orange county help me to find out the most carry sub tropical fruit trees nursery so I don't have to stop by so many different nurseries to shop for them. 

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Mimosa nursery in LA I'd say carries the most.

If you are looking for very specific things, you might have to go to the nurseries that are more specialized for them and call before to make sure they're in stock.

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Exotica is great too, just a little (or very lol) unorganized, but it's a disorganized gem.

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Champa nursery has a very good selection and cheap.  Jimmy's number
1 (626) 213-7747

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I unfortunately have not had the chance to visit Exotica, I have heard good things about it's selection. It is in North County San Diego.  Ong nursery is another great SD nursery with a ton of different tropical fruit trees. He is a bit expensive, but they are all nice looking trees.  So if you do decide to head down here, it may be worth your time.
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Bonita creek nursery also has a huge selection. Plus he's always experimenting and has interesting/unusual crosses on the side that he sometimes will part with. I like exotica and champa and mimosa as well but Bonita creek always has interesting things and great variety, for all your various tree needs

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I am planing to take a short vacation to LA this weekend.  Could someone in the LA area or Orange county help me to find out the most carry sub tropical fruit trees nursery so I don't have to stop by so many different nurseries to shop for them.

Thank you all for your great info.

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Mimosa nursery in LA I'd say carries the most.



I like going there but it's 2.5 hours away. I wish they would start updating their webpage more often. The tropical tree monthly sale page was last updated in May. I used to look forward to checking out their new sale flyer every month.


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Bonita creek nursery also has a huge selection. Plus he's always experimenting and has interesting/unusual crosses on the side that he sometimes will part with. I like exotica and champa and mimosa as well but Bonita creek always has interesting things and great variety, for all your various tree needs

What type of mangos does bonita creek carry?  Do they graft them here or import from florida?

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I second Champa.

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Re: What nursery in OC or Los Angeles area carry most Sub Tropicals fruit plants?
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2017, 02:00:40 PM »
Bonita creek nursery also has a huge selection. Plus he's always experimenting and has interesting/unusual crosses on the side that he sometimes will part with. I like exotica and champa and mimosa as well but Bonita creek always has interesting things and great variety, for all your various tree needs
Does he still have those exotic birds? I've been there once. It's kind of hard to get to from what I remember. David Archer is a really nice guy to talk to. Really nice about helping out the local fruit club.

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Re: What nursery in OC or Los Angeles area carry most Sub Tropicals fruit plants?
« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2017, 02:09:24 AM »
Re Bonita creek: Last time I was there he had a few of the brokaw mangoes, and some of the older varieties. He told me he was planning on having some new hybrids in the next few months . I don't think he has any of the zill mangoes. He had quite a collection of cherimoyas as wel as cherimoyas x  atemoya crosses. I got a mamey, green sapote, and sapodilla from him. And he had a neat collection of citrus as well. Had a xie Shan growing as well as a Lee x nova, ponkan, New Zealand lemonade, and ponderosa lemon. All on various root stock.
Also had a few carmen hass and GEM avocados , either on zutano or clonal  rootstock, which I had been looking for for quite some time.

Champa nursery had the broadest  collection of Florida mangoes that I had seen, many from pine island but a few must have been special ordered from other places because he had a boxed coconut cream some months back and I don't think pine island nursery sells those.

Mimosa nursery has many mangoes in general, but they don't have a broad variety. They just have a high quantity of the few cultivars that they grow.

Jimmy at champa seems much more like a mango enthusiast to me.

Bonita creek nursery also has a huge selection. Plus he's always experimenting and has interesting/unusual crosses on the side that he sometimes will part with. I like exotica and champa and mimosa as well but Bonita creek always has interesting things and great variety, for all your various tree needs

What type of mangos does bonita creek carry?  Do they graft them here or import from florida?

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Re: What nursery in OC or Los Angeles area carry most Sub Tropicals fruit plants?
« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2017, 12:00:15 AM »
Does anyone know if planting soil and fertilizers are sold at champa or mimosa?

I got some planting soils from Ong nursery before.

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Re: What nursery in OC or Los Angeles area carry most Sub Tropicals fruit plants?
« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2017, 01:36:59 AM »
Not that I know of. I think champa uses and/or recommends osmocote. But laguna hills nursery sells their very own soil "Gary's best". Highly recommended. Based off of volcanic rock dust, drains really well. The recently made a deal to get wider distribution but in the meantime that's where I go now for my soul. They have weekly sales - just keep an eye out for soup sales. Store is in Tustin/orange/Santa Ana so it would be on your way up from San Diego to mimosa or champa anyways.

For fertilizers, David at Bonita creek makes his own mix. He has both a synthetic mix from 5 different commercial brands that he blends, then he also has an organic based fertilizer that he blends from individual components.


 

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