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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Sale: anona scions
« on: January 21, 2018, 01:37:05 PM »
Early anona scions sale limited amount:

Yucatán seedless(20 9lb fruit) fiberless

Sisal custard apple


Giant Yucatán sugar apple


$5 per scion 10 minimum
Will they survive an international shipment? How much is shiment to Italy?

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I already sent the cash on 17th January  but he cannot answer till now its a sad news my cash will lose
Try send him an email, he always reply fast by email.
It's in the first post.
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Nice info!
Are all 46% Urea fertilizer low biuret or there is no correlation?
Cause I only found 1 product labeled as low biuret.

Another thing. I read this help with cold temps, but Urea is mostly Nitrogen while just yesterday I saw a video saying applying PK fertilizers helps with cold, so which one is the correct one?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado tree water requirements
« on: January 15, 2018, 12:15:50 PM »
Mature trees can take  up to 400 gallons per week.

If you dont water them they wilt and the fruit falls off within a few days.  I have had my trees wilt and drop fruit after not watering for 4 or 5 days of really hot dry windy weather.

If you water after they wilt they do come back quickly.  If you continue to not water the leaves will die and the wood will turn black and tree will eventually die.  If you water just enough to keep the tree from wilting it will slow the trees growth and you will not get good fruit production.  They also get salt burn with insufficient watering schedule.  The pro avocado farmers will do excess irrigation periodically to leech the soil of salts.  They may even go so far as to use special devices that pull water from the soil so they can monitor the TDS and EC levels of the ground water in the rootzone.

This water requurement all depends on how hot it is, how windy it is, and how low the relative humidity in the air is.  Also the quality of the irrigation water.   When its hot, dry and windy the trees perspire a lot.  They do take more water than some plants and less than say a banana.  There is a lot of leaf material on avocados and a lot of fruit.  They need to metabolize a lot of sunshine and water to be productive.
Woa, that's a crazy amount of water. Hopefully it can be contained with a small canopy.


"Most of the avocado roots are in only the top six inches of soil and are under the canopy out to the drip line."

From:
https://www.californiaavocadogrowers.com/sites/default/files/documents/Irrigating-Avocados-Fact-Sheet.pdf
I did know about that, but it doesn't answer my questions.
I did find some sources stating 5-20 gallons several times per week once adults, but there is a big difference between 5 and 20 plus "several" is even more generic.

Did you bother to look at the link I provided above? HOW MUCH WATER TO USE:
Sorry and thanks.
I tried to open it, but was on mobile before and it was taking a while to load, since you quoted that part I thought there wasn't what I was looking for and closed.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado tree water requirements
« on: January 14, 2018, 08:42:25 AM »
"Most of the avocado roots are in only the top six inches of soil and are under the canopy out to the drip line."

From:
https://www.californiaavocadogrowers.com/sites/default/files/documents/Irrigating-Avocados-Fact-Sheet.pdf
I did know about that, but it doesn't answer my questions.
I did find some sources stating 5-20 gallons several times per week once adults, but there is a big difference between 5 and 20 plus "several" is even more generic.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Avocado tree water requirements
« on: January 14, 2018, 06:48:27 AM »
I often read comments online about how water hungry is Avocado cultivation.
Since I grow plants for hobby and I use a water well, I never paid attention to how much water I do use.
How water hungry are Avocado trees compared to other fruit trees?
What happen if you don't give it enough water? Will it not fruit at all or will the fruit be smaller or less tasty?

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My Bacon is taking more cold damage than my Hass, but it's probably because the Hass arrived with much more healthy root system while Bacon was too big for the container in which arrived and the roots weren't in the best condition and it didn't grow much.
This just to say that the condition of the tree(soil, roots, fertilization) affect a lot the outcome and it's really hard to make a comparison.
I have two specimen of Passiflora Edulis x Colvilli planted in two different gardens, one was so healthy and happy that it tripled its trunk size in 6 months and has a huge canopy. The other was planted around 2 months later and didn't grow much and I doubt the difference is only due to the 2 months difference.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Making changes after this freeze
« on: January 04, 2018, 06:58:26 AM »
So do water helps against freezing? Won't it risk of freeze the water too and do even more damage? Or you are keeping them on until the temps rise?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Has anyone in here ever grafted guava ?
« on: November 06, 2017, 02:15:03 PM »
Basic cleft graft of Mexican Cream onto Pink made it.

Has anyone used Psidium cattleyanum (Strawberry guava) as rootstock for better types/species? I half assed a couple grafts and they didn't take.

See a couple of post above, I did approach graft mine and it took. But it's still early to see if it will survive, hasn't grow much and I still haven't completely removed the donor plant. The lighter green is the guava, darker green strawberry guava.
This is an old picture, now the cut has sealed better.



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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Has anyone in here ever grafted guava ?
« on: November 06, 2017, 07:34:04 AM »
I grafted a pink guava and a white one onto a yellow strawberry guava(psidium littorale). The pink took but the white not. The pink graft however was done a lot better and cleaner.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is cherimoya better than atemoya?
« on: October 26, 2017, 01:58:50 AM »
In what climate Atemoya grow that Cherimoya doesn't?
Doesn't Cherimoya grow in tropical climate too?
Atemoyas will grow and fruit in the tropics. Cherimoyas will not, except at high elevation tropics.
Cherimoyas will not fruit or not fruit well in lowland tropics.
You should grow what will fruit in your area, not what tastes best. Cherimoyas fruit better in California. Atemoyas will do better in S. Florida.
Thanks Oscar for the explanation.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is cherimoya better than atemoya?
« on: October 25, 2017, 01:38:18 PM »
In what climate Atemoya grow that Cherimoya doesn't?
Doesn't Cherimoya grow in tropical climate too?

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I would like to recommend Tong! Seeds of Lakoocha arrived in perfect conditions, packaged carefully and almost all already germinated.
Will definitively buy again.

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All my vegetable had very poor yield.
Citrus due to extreme heat didn't take a single fruit and the plants were always suffering.
Jujube second year in the ground, the first year had a few fruit, this year zero.
Lost all pear to one of the few storm. Ok for apricot, apples and hardy kiwi.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Black sapote opinions
« on: September 08, 2017, 06:57:07 AM »
Is it true that takes almost 1 year to ripen? Are there faster varieties?

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Mangifera altissima seeds.
« on: September 01, 2017, 01:59:38 AM »
Was anybody able to get viable seed?
I received 3 packages of this but they always arrived rotten so I gave up.

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But isn't the cambium green? The cut looks white to me...
I watched the video and was puzzled too, but I think I understand what's the catch you are missing.
You are watching the exposed wood in the video, but what he is trying to match is the cambium in the unexposed part where the scion is inserted.
He basically made a cut just as deep as the bark, meaning the scion is in direct contact with the cambium.
Basically what he did is the same as this, with the exception that he didn't cut the whole branch:


The confusing part is that he made that huge cut but I guess that is just for convenience to make the scion move less.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: What Grafting Can Do
« on: August 26, 2017, 03:47:20 PM »
First time they show the actual tree and not just some render but that didn't seem the 40 one.
By the way I have always wondered with many varieties the tree will get no rest,it will continuously flower and fruit ,won't it stress the tree and die prematurely?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Not impressed with Ice Cream banana
« on: August 24, 2017, 12:54:41 PM »
I don't have it, but I often read people saying that you don't want the real ice cream, cause it's much worse than the fake one, not good tasting.

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How well do Annona scion travel? Are they viable for many days?

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Hi,
Do you have Pouteria torta gallifructa and Pouteria Viridis:
http://floracostaricensis.myspecies.info/taxonomy/term/27159/media

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Looking for banana pups
« on: August 14, 2017, 03:06:14 AM »
I bought Rajapuri, Dajiao and dwarf cavendish from here:
http://www.palmenverkoop.nl/shop/
They are very very cheap and the plants aren't small at all.
These are picture of when they arrived and I potted them. Several of them are already double the size in a month.


Otherwise I never bought from them but other reliable one where people I know have bought are:
http://www.palmscenter.de/
http://www.frosthartepalmen.de

Also there is a friend in Sicily(Italy) who sells banana pup, but I don't know if he sell abroad. Let me know if you want the contact.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: looking for lucuma
« on: August 11, 2017, 09:30:56 AM »
Last year I've sold and trade a lot of Lucuma seeds. The variety I have seems to be "La Molina".
Should have seeds in a month or so.
Hi, how long does it take from flower to mature fruit?Does it continue to mature with cold weather?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Growing Artocarpus Hirsutus
« on: August 01, 2017, 07:08:59 AM »

The guy is not from Portugal; he is from Kerala only.
I don't think A. hirsutus will flower in 3 years.
One more thing: he is living in the HOTTEST part of Kerala (ie., Punalur). Temperature won't fall below 20C in Punalur and goes upto around 44C.

I am not sure we are talking of the same person, did you see the link?
Yes, I made a mistake on the location but not much. He is from Canary Island in Spain. This is the link on the weather he gave me previously, which you can see on the comments:
http://www.meteoclimatic.net/perfil/ESICA3500000135100A?screen_width=1920
Oh, I get it, since I posted a search link probably you see a different thing. Try this:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/amantesdefrutales/permalink/1912316392337558/
He should be a member here too.

Dear friend, seeing the pictures, I doubt if it is A. hirsutus!

Why do you think so?

In the picture, the flowers are round. But, A. hirsutus flowers are cylindrical (much more elongated than that of Jackfruit).
Also, the leaves look different.

A picture compilation of Wild Jack is given below. The image is already there in some previous posts of the Forum.




Your seed looks much different than mine, yours resemble a lot jackfruit, while mine are smaller and more elongated.
I think being a wild species there is a lot of diversity.
The guy who sold me the seeds had multiple varieties (different fruits) and the seeds were quite different and recognizable. Now however the seedlings are all the same and I can't distinguish them.

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