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Update.  I've done 48 grafts this year on citrus, avocado, annona, mango.  Just got thru grafting 3 Orange Sherbet mango scions.  Here's my cherimoya tree going on 6'.  Got the 6 sticks from Behl and another member, all took.  Behl, Pierce, Campas, and Sabor.  My grafts have been cleft, T-bud and side veneer.  I have a key lime that now has 4 varieties of orange, two scions of limequat, one of Calamondin, and a couple of Persian lime.  I have Persian lime on a Meyer lemon tree - Flying Dragon rootstock.

March



Today.  Some of these leaves are as big as dinner plates.  This tree is gorgeous in every way.




Mark,
What are you fertilizing your cherimoya tree with to get such beautiful, full green leaves?

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Thanks for all your work Patrick.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WTB Finger Lime Seeds
« on: December 17, 2018, 04:48:05 PM »
Finger lime seeds germinate easily.  I've got a few finger limes from a local store some time ago, and over 50% of seeds sprouted within 2 weeks.  Just look for a store that carries them, cut them open carefully so not to cut the seeds, wash and plant the fresh seeds. 
Good luck!

Easier to do in California where you have decent grocery options.  I am looking for people that grow fruit organically to placate the USDA NOP.

See PM.

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Cocktail-grafting Muscadines
« on: December 02, 2018, 11:09:55 AM »
Apparently you can. I Googled "Grafting grape vines" and found several articles.
https://articles.extension.org/pages/32923/grafting-grape-vines

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Keep an eye on A.M. Leonard.com when they offer free shipping.

https://www.amleo.com/rice-hull-bale/p/VP-RHB/



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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 'Sweet Song' Lychee
« on: November 11, 2018, 11:46:02 AM »
Any Sweet Song owners get fruit this year?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Discovered Some Visitors
« on: November 02, 2018, 03:30:44 PM »
Arrived home this afternoon to find my visitors have departed. Checked other trees and around the exterior
of the house and found no sign of them. Love it when mother nature does her best work.

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Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Looking for Sunrise Lime
« on: October 31, 2018, 03:19:47 PM »
Thanks Todd.

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Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Looking for Sunrise Lime
« on: October 31, 2018, 10:42:30 AM »
Sounds like this one doesn't live up to its description.

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Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Looking for Sunrise Lime
« on: October 30, 2018, 06:40:48 PM »
Anyone know of a source for sunrise lime seeds or plants?

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Looking for Guavaberry tree
« on: October 30, 2018, 01:57:58 PM »
PM sent

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Discovered Some Visitors
« on: October 30, 2018, 01:56:59 PM »
There are 1 or 2 combs back behind the 2 in this picture where most
of them are working.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Discovered Some Visitors
« on: October 30, 2018, 11:58:23 AM »



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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Discovered Some Visitors
« on: October 29, 2018, 08:04:38 PM »
Upon closer inspection, I have determined that my visitors are imposters, not honey bees.

I found that they:
  • Only have single wings, not two
  • Have straight antenna, not the elbow bend
  • Do not have a pollen pouch on their legs
I am trying to identify to see if they are in any way beneficial before getting rid of them.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Discovered Some Visitors
« on: October 28, 2018, 10:33:47 PM »
Thanks for all of the recommendations and information. I am a honey lover and find bees to be
fascinating creatures and would never harm them. They seem pretty docile, even when I stood
close to take the pictures.

I'm taking a wait and see position at this point. If it continues to grow and become a potential
hazard (Neighbor's kids, etc.), I will have a relocation specialist come in a move them to a safe area.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Discovered Some Visitors
« on: October 28, 2018, 11:27:48 AM »
Trimming my Carrie this morning and found this:







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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Looking for Guavaberry tree
« on: October 28, 2018, 09:15:23 AM »
Is it a chilian guava? How big is the berry?

I don't know. She said that her mother would make jams/jelly with them in Virgin Islands.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Looking for Guavaberry tree
« on: October 27, 2018, 07:59:34 PM »
Met someone from Tampa area who grew up In Virgin Islands and is looking
for a guavaberry plant.

Anyone know of a Florida seller?

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Hi

Are feijoas self fertile? Or you need more varieties?

Thanks

Onur,

According to this article "Two or more bushes should be planted together for cross-pollination unless the cultivar is known to be self-compatible."

https://www.crfg.org/pubs/ff/feijoa.html

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mature ice cream bean in 9B/10a Florida?
« on: October 11, 2018, 06:28:30 PM »
My inga edulis doesn't seem bothered by the humidity.

How long have you had it?

Planted seeds from Kona Fruit Farm TFF member on 9/2/16. It's now 5' tall and still
in a pot.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mature ice cream bean in 9B/10a Florida?
« on: October 10, 2018, 04:07:12 PM »
My inga edulis doesn't seem bothered by the humidity.

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Hi Michael, was it from seed?? if so how long??

It was a 15" plant that I bought from Montoso Gardens in 2014. I also grafted one of Luc's
Mexican Garcinia scions on it in 2016 and it bloomed twice but no fruit from it yet.

(Sorry FLnative; didn't mean to hijack your post)    :)

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I am growing one that produced it's first fruit this year. Surprisingly good.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Wildlife in your fruit trees ?
« on: October 02, 2018, 10:13:42 PM »
Game camera capturing a racoon climbing my Kent mango tree.


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