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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Making changes after this freeze
« Last post by C24mccain on January 17, 2018, 06:04:13 AM »
I had thought the Indian jujube was a very cold Hardy tree, perhaps not, however this is it first year. Time will tell.
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Any ideas what kind of fruit this is?
« Last post by KarenRei on January 17, 2018, 05:28:51 AM »
Agreed with the above. P. glabra is a common houseplant, sold as "money plant" or incorrectly as "Pachira aquatica" (a related species), often with multiple plants in the same pot with the stems entwined. The above is what happens when you put them in the ground outside   ;)
Citrus General Discussion / Re: Its Now Time To Foliar Feed For Best Crop Of Fruit
« Last post by Luisport on January 17, 2018, 05:01:13 AM »
Luisport, I'm not sure about the blooming period in your area, However, in the future make your low biuret foliar spray about 1 to 2 months prior to the expected bloom date.
Well the weather is changing here. Now we have the first rains in November with warm temperatures. This makes all citrus to puch flower buds, but we didn't got so much freeze temp so they didn't got killed. Now the flower buds are one or two weeks to bloom. It will be a great citrus production this year.
Lychee are ok. With these cold weather spells supposedly going to get worse as the years go by due to sun activity I would say no to the other two. Loquats though are a great  low maintenance tree that both look good and have good fruit. Despite the cold I have had good luck with key lime also.
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fermenting tropical fruits into alcohol
« Last post by Tropheus76 on January 17, 2018, 04:42:18 AM »
Mulberry mead is as close as I have come so far although that was half the reason I started doing this in the first place. Once I swap out some trees I will have better fruit for this. I currently have 5gal chocolate mead and a 1gal Polish Great mead working on their 4th year of aging :)
Citrus General Discussion / Re: There Is A New Mandarin In Town
« Last post by snowjunky on January 17, 2018, 04:21:24 AM »
How about the "DaisySL" mentioned at the end of the article?

David Karp, the author, states elsewhere that the Daisy SL is his favorite tasting mandarin.  It used to be available through UCR's Citrus Clonal Protection Program, however  I don't see it there anymore.  Also, to purchase it you needed a license agreement, and I'm not sure if the average consumer is allowed to have a license agreement.  Regardless, it sounds like it would be a fantastic addition to anyone's citrus collection.


This is an email I got from Rock at CCPP about the Daisy SL:
"The Daisy SL was removed from the CCPP budwood list by the holder. We donít know when it will be back. Also, it is a licensed variety, only grower and nurseryman can have a costly agreement with the holder to purchase it"
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Any ideas what kind of fruit this is?
« Last post by fruitlovers on January 17, 2018, 04:19:32 AM »
It is Pachira glabra, malabar chestnut, or French peanut. Yes seeds are edible raw, sprouted or cooked.
Pachira insignis has brown pods and red flowers. Pachira glabra has green pods and white flowers.
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Any ideas what kind of fruit this is?
« Last post by sytanta on January 17, 2018, 03:45:08 AM »
Looks like Pachira insignis. Its seeds are edible.
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