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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What causes Atemoya/cherimoya graft dieback ??
« Last post by simon_grow on October 19, 2018, 09:26:55 PM »
If energy is directed away from the scions, you can get dieback or graft failures. The scions May have also been infected with something. If you grafted onto the periphery of the tree, the tree may have decided it was easier, energy wise, to not repair that branch and stop sending energy to it.

Graft onto vigorous branches. Itís better to graft when the tree is small so the scion eventually becomes one of the main scaffold branches.

I donít know how air layered Annonas perform. Was it growing vigorously before you pruned it back?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Anyone have Syzygium gratum or Couma spp seeds??
« Last post by Paraponera on October 19, 2018, 09:21:50 PM »
Anyone have Syzygium gratum or Couma spp seeds??
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Finger Lime/ Key Lime Cross Sets First Fruit
« Last post by IndigoEmu on October 19, 2018, 09:15:02 PM »
Very neat.

Iíve read that finger lime thrives in the presence of citrus greening. I wonder if crosses display similiar resistance. From 5 large citrus trees Iím down to my last 17 year old calamondin, but it too is slowly succumbing to disease. Too many people in my neighborhood with old and ailing citrus trees they wonít cut down means citrus is out of the game for me.
Cookie Monster getting excited!

I moved to FL from socal 13+ years ago -- with literally miles of haas avocado groves within walking distance from my house (right next to the Calavo packing house). Still have not adapted to the horrible west indian avocadoes that are grown here. Over the years, I've found a couple that I can down without retching (usually the ones with giant seeds and thin flesh -- which seems to concentrate the flavor a little).
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Todayís Harvest from the orchard
« Last post by zephian on October 19, 2018, 09:11:22 PM »
You are not going to be happy but wonderful is a really sub par pomagranite.  I have one of them.  The seeds are big and hard and leave you with a mouth of seed.  Im going to yank mine and put in a new one.  Ive got a couple other types that are keepers. 

I got my plants as little starter sleves for 20$ from the local nursery.  They were dave wilson starter plants.
Wonderful is what we are used to out here. It's a normal backyard plant out here. I can only find two types at our local nursery - Wonderful and sweet. Dave wilson website lists those two varieties at my local nursery though (Local being 45 minutes out, my town has nothing) Ill check this spring they look 'wonderful'
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: green sapote root stalk
« Last post by Cookie Monster on October 19, 2018, 09:06:19 PM »
I remember someone experimenting with this many years ago. Seems like they would take, but there was a big differential in thickness (green sap thicker than canistel) that persisted for many years.

Mamey sapote is a better root stock. Buy a few fruits from the store, sew the seeds and then graft.
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Carambola deficiency I.D.
« Last post by Cookie Monster on October 19, 2018, 09:03:51 PM »
I give my kari about 150 - 200 pounds of gypsum a year, but it's a large tree, over 10 years old. Gypsum is inexpensive if you get it from a fertilizer supplier. I get mine for $12 / 50 pound bag... actually just got 1/2 ton delivered the other day to prep for mango season. Brix on mine went from 8's to 12 to 14 with gypsum.

Your young tree probably only needs a few pounds.
haha! I did that once many years ago when shield budding a julie mango. The tree is still alive and well, it just has a weird U shape at the graft point.
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Sugar Cane Juicer
« Last post by simon_grow on October 19, 2018, 08:57:40 PM »
I received the electric motor for my sugarcane juicer today. I just have to set up a stand, cut some wood, wire the motor and find the appropriate belt. Itíll probably take me a week or two to get it assembled as I donít have much free time but Iíll update when itís all done.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Tzimbalo Melon Pear - 20 fruits for $15
« Last post by catchthebear on October 19, 2018, 08:56:46 PM »
Not sure how much interest there would be in these, but figured I'd offer them while they're fresh.  Open to trades, too.

$15 for 20 fruits in a small padded envelope. Includes shipping. US only.

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