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I am looking to make a big order of fertilizers and micronutrients for my subtropical fruit trees.

I thought it would be smart to seek some advice from the forum on what to get.

Here is my list of trees if it helps:

-blueberry, raspberry, blackberry
-pomegranate
-figs
-citrus
-jaboticaba (nutrient deficient currently, also has powdery mildew)
-cherry of rio grande, surinam, grumichama
-guava
-dragonfruit (I heard these like epsom salt?)
-avocado
-mango (has powdery mildew)
-cherimoya
-canistel, mamey sapote, white sapote
-loquat, peach

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Considering that white sapote is related to citrus, is it susceptible to citrus greening disease?
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Surinam cherry leaves turning red.
« on: March 09, 2018, 12:31:33 AM »
We recently had some cold nights. Is the red tinge of the leaves due to some sort of cold shock?

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Planting citrus in a bath tub.
« on: March 07, 2018, 06:17:26 PM »
I'm in Carlsbad, a few miles inland.

Here are a couple pics of the ones. The photos don't give good depth perception.




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Citrus General Discussion / Is this citrus greening?
« on: March 07, 2018, 02:32:34 PM »





The tree has been dug up and replanted 3 times in the last twleve months. It had never been a very healthy tree.

So is this greening or simply malnutrition/transplant shock?

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Cara Cara vs Tarocco ?
« on: March 07, 2018, 02:29:18 PM »
You already have the best blood orange in the moro.  Cara cara is so unique with excellent flavor that's where I'd lean.

I've heard that the Moro is completely inferior in taste to the toracco

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Planting citrus in a bath tub
« on: March 06, 2018, 08:02:43 PM »
I am planting 3 citrus trees.

One problem: the ground is nothing but rock and clay...

I have dug 4 feet deep, yet water continues to sit like its a bath tub. (I fill the hole to the brim, and in 24 hours, its drained about 60%. But I don't think that's good enough).

I added gypsum to the hole to penetrate into the ground. I hammered a crowbar into the bottom of the hole to get another foot deeper, and hopefully get through the clay layer.

What else should I do before planting these citrus? Elevate the rootball off the ground? Hugelkultur?

Thanks for the advice!

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Citrus General Discussion / Planting citrus in a bath tub.
« on: March 06, 2018, 06:12:47 PM »
I am planting 3 citrus trees.

One problem: the ground is nothing but rock and clay...

I have dug 4 feet deep, yet water continues to sit like its a bath tub. (I fill the hole to the brim, and in 24 hours, its drained about 60%. But I don't think that's good enough).

I added gypsum to the hole to penetrate into the ground. I hammered a crowbar into the bottom of the hole to get another foot deeper, and hopefully get through the clay layer.

What else should I do before planting these citrus? Elevate the rootball off the ground? Hugelkultur?

Thanks for the advice!


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I have an in ground Valentine pummelo.  It is a great tree.
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How would you describe the taste of the Valentine? Is it acidic at all?

What would compliment my oroblanco better? Valentine or cocktail? Or should I plant those two and forget the oroblanco?

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Citrus General Discussion / Valentine Pummelo or cocktail grapefruit?
« on: March 01, 2018, 05:43:50 PM »
I need to choose between these trees to round out my collection.

I have an oroblanco planted. Which tastes less similar to an oroblanco?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Are Jaboticabas true to seed?
« on: March 01, 2018, 02:51:42 AM »
Also, where is a good place to buy seeds? Especially rare varieties?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Are Jaboticabas true to seed?
« on: March 01, 2018, 02:44:43 AM »
I was thinking of finding all varieties of jaboticaba and planting them ASAP. Will the fruit be any good (true to seed)? or be a random new variety?

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The UCR citrus collection says they don't currently have budwood for the tree.

Is there any nursery or online store in california which offers the xie shan?


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I got some fruits at FM. I like the flavor. It reminds me of a Minneola, juicy, sour/sweet pleasant taste. No seeds so far.

You got ruby tango at a farmers market in la? Did this person grow it themselves? I was under the impression no one had access to a tree.

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All Kishu mandarins are seedless.   Whats wrong with Flying Dragon as a root stock?  Flying Dragon is a great root stock, produces very good tasting fruit..

I was under the impression it was abandoned because it was overly dwarfing. But I'm very new and dont claim to really know anything haha.

Does rootstock really affect taste? How drastically?


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Could there be something to seedy fruit tasting better?

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Citrus General Discussion / What is your favorite tasting mandarin?
« on: February 27, 2018, 08:40:53 PM »
What mandarin is the most flavorful/interesting mandarin you have tried?

I just got to try a Kinnow and wow is it tasty. Maybe the best flavor of any mandarin.

If only it was seedless...

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I was looking for a seedless Kishu mandarin tree at Home Depot when I finally found one labeled simply "kishu".

Is there a distinction between "seedless kishu" and plain old "kishu"?

Also, does anyone know anything about Home Depot's "dwarf" citrus trees? Is it that pesky "flying dragon" rootstock? Is it worth planting or should I look elsewhere?

Thanks

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I found an amazing resource for anyone seeking answers to mandarin seeds.

http://ceventura.ucanr.edu/newsletters/Volume_5,_no_1_--_Jan-March_200729903.pdf

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I'm trying to decide what would make the best potted fruit tree for someone with only a balcony and an interest in tropical fruit trees.

I was thinking a jaboticaba could be a good choice since it does well in a pot, and can space out a crop over the year.

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There are different conditions that produce seedless fruit:
1. Tree can set fruit without pollination, cross pollination will produce seeds, no other compatible variety is present to pollinate.
2. Tree can set fruit without pollination, other varieties present but the tree won't accept foreign pollen.
 a. Flower has a genetic defect where the pollen won't reach the ovules.
 b. Flower has a genetic defect and fails to recognize compatible pollen, rejects everything.
 c. Other causes I don't know.
3. Other combinations I don't know.

#2a is the condition I think seedless kishu, gold nugget, etc., exhibit.
Your concern has always been on achieving #1, I think.

this is very helpful!

Do you know if the owari satsuma mandarin falls under 1 or 2?

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From what I understand now and the trail of posts and articles....I think you are okay as is and do NOT have to make any citrus/mandarin tree changes to achieve seedless satsuma, kishu, and gold nuggets mandarins....those 3 varieties will always be seedless no matter the external conditions.

Even the Valencia orange? I swear that one should be affecting the mandarins...

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Only ones to have a few seeds are moro and valencia. Some valencias are seedless like midnight.

I think you misinterpreted my question. I mean:

Given the list of citrus I planted in my yard, which if any will cause my satsuma mandarin to become seedy (via cross pollination)?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jaboticaba help
« on: February 25, 2018, 06:49:58 PM »
What fertilizers would you recommend I use?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Jaboticaba help
« on: February 25, 2018, 04:34:02 PM »
My Sabara jabo pushed out some new leaves a while back, but they were very pale yellowish-white in color. Not only that, but the new foliage has burn spots.

Does anyone know what might be going on?



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