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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Tertoh Avocado
« on: December 31, 2017, 09:52:04 PM »
  Jack

 Thank you for sharing this creamhart seedling story. It sounds like it is worthy of propagation based on your description of the fruit irreguardless whether itís the real one or not . In my opinion it needs to be propagated and made available with clear discription that it is believed to be a seedling of a creamhart, then let the patron decide if he wants to buy it . I had a couple of Stearns planted . Had them a number of years but they never set and held any fruit. I  eventually lost the trees after some really hot heat wave . If you ever have any of your creamhart F1  grafted trees that you want to sell , Iíd be interested in purchasing one.  But one question still bothers me , Iím sure that Orton being a Nurseryman must have sold lots of creamhart trees ? Not one in existence in so cal ?  Same with the tertoh avocado ? All those groves over so cal and no ones knows of a tree tucked in a grove somewhere ?  I just find it hard to believe that thereís not one tree somewhere out there .

William

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Tertoh Avocado
« on: December 31, 2017, 06:54:49 PM »
    Thanks Jack,

They have the variety listed yes but no showing of a planting location within south coast field station. If my memory serves me correctly I remember asking Julie Frink during my time searching if she knew of a source for budwood for it and she didnít.  Iím more or less asking if anyone knows of a single tree in a old neighborhood still growing that is a result of trees grafted and distributed from the first shipments of budwood.  Another one that seems to be non existing anymore is the Creamhart.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Tertoh Avocado
« on: December 31, 2017, 06:07:13 PM »
  Reading the post about the Corona avocado earlier , reminded me about the tertoh avocado which I had read about quite a few years ago. It was a introduction of a 3 pound giant from the property of Mr. Castillas from Guatemala, by Wilson Popenoe. Don't know why it never really caught on as it was said to have excellent flesh , small seed , and of course lots of meat. Once while having a phone conversation with Jim Nietzel I brought up this avocado to him and he said that he actually thought that he came across fruit of this type at a exibit at the San Diego fair. I tried tracking down some budwood and found that there appeared to not be a source in california . Florida did have it listed in a germ plasm , But when I finally made contact with someone about ordering budwood I was told that the tree in their collection had sun blotch virus. I am writing this more as a curiousity to see if any readers might have heard of or even better might know of a tree to source budwood from.

 William

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Growing fruit trees in pots
« on: December 23, 2017, 11:01:52 AM »
Thanks for clearing it up. I also have some red sugar apples but their too small to fruit. Richard who posts sometimes on this site gave me some really good advice regarding potting up sugar apples ect so this spring everything is going up in pot size and being put on drip system.

William

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Growing fruit trees in pots
« on: December 22, 2017, 10:39:54 AM »
   Nana7b

 That looks like a 7 gallon Kampong Mauve ? Is that correct ? I have a kampong mauve in a 7 gallon squat that gave me 1 fruit during thanksgiving weekend. It set probably half a dozen fruit but over time all but 1 fell off, I'm guessing because the tree is young. I have since assembled a few greenhouses to provide a more humid environment for my annoas. That was my first time trying a sugar apple .  It was good but I think cherimoya beats it hands down. Still waiting to try ilamas and reticulata.

 William

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Winter Annona growth in Florida
« on: December 21, 2017, 10:50:34 AM »
  Very nice looking tree Josh.

 William

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Achachairu seedlings
« on: December 09, 2017, 05:23:01 PM »
 I looked again after I posted the inquiry and noticed that one of the pots have 3 shoots . Thanks for the info guys, I appreciate your help.

 William

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Asian banana varieties (small)
« on: December 09, 2017, 01:19:24 PM »
  I bought a banana tree from a guy in Fullerton . He called it Chuoi Su  and it wasn't very tall . Less than 10 feet with a bunch of fruit. I was impressed by the size of the plant and the bunch size so I bought a tree from him .

 William

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Achachairu seedlings
« on: December 09, 2017, 01:09:05 PM »
    Hi Group

 I have a few achachairu seedlings started a few months ago and now a couple of the seedlings are getting a second shoot coming up . Is this normal ? This is my first experience trying to grow these so i'm not sure what to expect .

 William

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  Your best option might be to contact Julie Frink of the CRFG.   She has been able to get budwood from some of these older varieties in the past.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango blooming now.
« on: December 05, 2017, 08:17:20 AM »
 My  Ice cream mango is starting to develope flower panicles too .

 William

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Green Caimito Blooming
« on: November 02, 2017, 02:43:44 PM »
    Maybe you could take a limb from your tree that blooms and graft it onto your other tree.

William

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Rauls's illama (annona diversifolia) seeds
« on: November 02, 2017, 07:59:38 AM »
    Great job Ethan !

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    Alex

 Yes i'm thinking that the tree must need to reach a certain size / age before being able to hold fruit ? I tried once to hand pollinate a few of the flowers but still nothing. I guess at this point I just need more patience. I used osmocote plus as a fertilizer on it with good results but I may add a second type with a higher phosphorus amount to stimulate more flowering next spring. Also have a couple of Tikal and a Silas Woods as well.

 William

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  Alex

 I have a alano in a squat 15 gallon that has a trunk about as large as yours. After seeing your pic I see the need to pug it to cause it to become more bushy. Does yours hold any fruit yet ? Mine flowers off and on all year but hasnít held anything yet. I suspect that the tree is still too young. How old is your tree ?

William

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    Just to answer your question , I ordered some from a seller on this forum who lives in Costa Rica. Several of the seeds were germinating in the packing material. I now have 5 or 6  young seedlings growing in a seed tray with a humidity dome, growing in the window sill.

William

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cherimoya season inSocal
« on: October 11, 2017, 08:15:48 AM »
    If any of you all need some help eating your cherimoyas , I'm available . I'm just saying .


 William

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Black Guava plant for Sale @ $52
« on: October 04, 2017, 03:32:52 PM »
It looks like my red Malaysian

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   Socal2warm

  Is it possible the soil could be getting too waterlogged?

 It's unlikely that its waterlogged since it's planted in a very sandy potting soil. In the summer I do have to water every day because its so hot. I am going to get another Hak Ip this coming spring but will probably keep it outside of the greenhouse and under some shade cloth.

 William

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    Hello group

I'm curious about this for awhile. I have about 7 or 8 lychee varieties growing in my greenhouse all next to one another. I have lost 3 hak ip trees now and am wondering if they need cooler temperatures or maybe more humidity ? All the other lychee trees are doing fine but like I said I've lost a few hak ip trees now and can't figure out what I'm doing wrong with it ? Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

William

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fertilizer for container trees
« on: September 28, 2017, 10:20:36 PM »
  Trung I'm sure that you could very lightly scratch it into the soil as long as  the roots are not right at the top of the soil  to be damaged.  The soil I use is very sandy so it needs to be fertilized regularly , this is why I like the osmocote because the plants get some food every time I water.

William

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Wanted---Na Dai sugar apple
« on: August 25, 2017, 01:24:26 PM »
    Did you try contacting Adam ? He sells scions ?

William

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Wanted---Na Dai sugar apple
« on: August 25, 2017, 08:18:07 AM »
    Mikey

 If you don't mind a little drive, I suggest that you give Mimosa LA  or Champa a call and see if they have any in stock.  I got a very nice 3 gallon from mimosa last time I was down that way. They have their 35th anniversary sale going on.

 William

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: wax apple???
« on: August 24, 2017, 11:06:06 PM »

I'm in Sacramento CA and have seedlings from a light white and light pink wax apple.
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The ones I've seen online were solid white. Did your seedlings come from one like this ?

William

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Need help with small air layered Lychees
« on: August 24, 2017, 02:51:59 PM »
   Bill

Maybe some fish emulsion might be beneficial ?

William

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