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Tropical Fruit Discussion / My Tropical Fruit Tree Orchard
« on: August 17, 2017, 04:42:13 PM »
I just moved to Southern California. So I didn't have much time to plant anything due to my constant travel between here and Georgia. However, I did manage to plant some onions, malanga and taro, tomatoes, ginger, galangal, tumeric, and herbs of all kinds.

Then, there's my fruit tree orchard. So far, I have guava, apples, Korean pear, citrus of all kind, dragon fruit, longan, persimmon, jackfruit, atemoya, red custard apple, sapote, sapodilla, jambu apple, jaboticaba, banana, avocado, etc. I am not even done with my orchard. I still have a lot of land for sugarcane and banana grove and other tropical vegetables and fruits. I have 0.35 acre. If I need more land,  I can plant more on my folks' property.  They have about 3 acres.

Once I return from Qatar, I will continue to plant the rest of trees or land. Here's a picture of my lower 1/3 of my property. So far, I have two rows of tropical fruit trees on drip irrigation. Throwing some chickens and ducks in the back there, I will be self-sustaining.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Na Dai Sugar Apple
« on: August 16, 2017, 03:44:03 PM »
Coldness. He told me to wait until he has na grafted on cherimoya rootstock. 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Na Dai Sugar Apple
« on: August 16, 2017, 06:38:30 AM »
From what I heard from a nursery owner in Southern California,  na dai won't survive there. He said he's selling them because there's a big demand for them here. But he won't recommend them to me.

Can suga apple such as na Dao or big red grow in Southern California without grafting on a root stoke? Can they survive Southern California winter?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Na Dai Sugar Apple
« on: August 15, 2017, 10:24:22 AM »
Nice. Man you guys make me wanna to move to southern Florida.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What kind of fruit is this?
« on: August 14, 2017, 03:48:27 PM »
strawberry guava??

This nursery is right down road from my crib. Is Sapodilla Hasya good? Or is the Alano? Thanks.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Turmeric !
« on: August 05, 2017, 10:48:28 AM »
I also have some turmeric growing in the backyard too. Super easy to grow. I also have ginger and galangal.

Awesome, just planted mine too. Hopefully it will bear fruits next year.

How about these folks? Prior to moving to California, I was studying and researching the Phoenix area and its tropical fruit tree scene. I stumbled into Phoenix Tropicals' website.  These guys look good. Looks like Phoenix is limited in term of what you can grow.

How about Jack Mace? He grows all of tropical fruit trees in Phoenix. I agree with a lot of what he says except his plant mineral sauce. Seriously, there's no other organic fertilizer that can beat chicken poop manure. Me and my folks' soil is prepared with a lot of compost, wood chips, and chicken poop. We always have bountiful harvest of fruits and vegetables.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: New jackfruit varieties???
« on: July 30, 2017, 08:28:33 PM »
I bought some from the guy. I am curious how much do you guys get it from him?

Man, my family and I used to farm cattle for a living. The demands for proteins are high especially from China and other growing  Asian economies. I wish I hadn't left the business. I am semi-retired in California now.  I do miss the wide open spaces of the American frontier land. 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pics from the garden
« on: July 29, 2017, 02:43:41 PM »
Awesome! Thanks for sharing! 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Passiflora spacing
« on: July 25, 2017, 03:26:54 PM »
I think you could get by with 2 plants on each end. If you decided not to have passion fruits anymore, they could be a pain to clean up though.

Thank you, everyone for the wonderful information! Looks like I am going to stick with the Jumba wax for now.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: My little slice of paradise
« on: July 21, 2017, 05:33:07 PM »
Awesome! My piece of paradise is located in Southern Cali. If I could do it over, I'd rather move to South Florida. Chill regulations and tax wise and more land for tropical fruit trees. I am semi-retired now, but once I am 100% retired, I will return to Florida.

Try Pine Island,  Florida.  I know a guy who just moved there to farm his land. He has 20 acres. He bought for cheap too. However,  it is lonely there.

I have been to Thailand numerous times for both work and play. The best time for fresh fruit is end of May early June. Lynchee, Mango, Mangosteen, Rambutan, Logan.

But it is me. I'd go to Thailand in the winter months. Thailand is too hot and humid and rainy.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Do Atemoyas Like To Be Pruned?
« on: July 17, 2017, 06:46:08 PM »
Not to hijack the thread, but I have a bunch of atemoya trees on my property.  I have the African pride variety.  Do they require  hand pollination?  Thanks folks!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is this a Gac fruit?
« on: July 16, 2017, 07:20:41 PM »
Yes, how much was it? I heard it's  a pretty pricey fruit.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: When to harvest a Jackfruit?
« on: July 10, 2017, 06:41:25 PM »
I am also curious about this. People told me the jackfruit is ready when you see the bottom gets stressed out like it's about to bust.

Thanks Nullzero!


I am thinking to plant couple of Malay apple trees for shade and fruit in my back yard. I have a question. Can they survive the winter in the Riverside-Temecula area? My brother said I should be fine. He said he's not seen frost in years. Thanks!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself
« on: July 09, 2017, 11:27:26 AM »
Hello everyone,

I just moved to Southern Cali and am in the process of planting a bunch of tropical fruit trees. So far, I have guava, avocado, longan, miracle fruit, jab, atemoya. I still have a long list to go. I have 0.35 acre of land here. This forum is wonderful. Thanks everyone!

My brother's father-in-law lives in Lutz and he has all kind of tropical fruit trees like custard apple, June plum, atemoya, etc.

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