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Re: Spicezee
« Reply #50 on: March 04, 2015, 01:20:01 AM »
I have a cotton candy aprium.  It''s extremely sweet.  I like it but some may not.  It's low chill (~300 hr) Aprium seems to be only stone fruit that my wife consistently will eat.  (though she does occasionally eat a portion of a peach)

I grafted this one (Cot N Candy) on last year and was really impressed with the single fruit it set.  I'm looking forward to having more than one of these fruit to enjoy this year!

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« Reply #51 on: January 02, 2016, 03:29:27 AM »
Would anyone know what I would get from planting the seeds of the spicezee ?
Had a few fruits so far, really nice  , with more coming along.

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« Reply #52 on: May 25, 2016, 02:02:05 AM »

I grafted this one (Cot N Candy) on last year and was really impressed with the single fruit it set.  I'm looking forward to having more than one of these fruit to enjoy this year!


I planted a bare root Spizee in February 2015, and only a single fruit seems to survive today. Me too, looking forward to do a test taste on this one and having more next year... :)
Good luck to you VB; any update on yours, Frank?


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Re: Spicezee
« Reply #53 on: May 28, 2016, 10:53:39 AM »
Samu

Tree is doing well.....10' and loaded with about 60 fruits
Some pix of zee with a few peaches mid pride,may pride, Barron and I have two golden nuggets















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Re: Spicezee
« Reply #54 on: May 30, 2016, 11:42:27 PM »
Nice going Frank, good to know Spizee can do well in our area.
Looks like mine is very close to picking/tasting time: already 'give" when squeezed... :D
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« Reply #55 on: June 17, 2016, 03:25:32 PM »
Nice going Frank, good to know Spizee can do well in our area.
Looks like mine is very close to picking/tasting time: already 'give" when squeezed... :D

They are finally ripening. With a brix of 27 these are as sweet as sapodilla and much better tasting.,.,,not the spicy nauseating taste of chicos. Spicezee will challenge any fruit in season for supremacy




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« Reply #56 on: June 19, 2016, 05:33:39 PM »
I picked and tasted mine 2 weeks ago, it's pretty big (1st fruit of the tree)  -it's already a bit too ripe off the tree it looks like-  (Turns out, that there is a second small fruit I didn't see before, hidden behind the leaves.)

It tasted 'very refreshing" to me, enough sweetness with very little sourness, have the typical Nectarine taste but very juicy (from the Plump side parent?); my wife didn't detect this sourness, "very sweet" she said...

Here's a couple of photos:








My next stone fruit taste test is Burgundy plump, just picked the 1st and only today...

edit:  not sure about weight: removed.
« Last Edit: June 29, 2017, 02:17:27 PM by Samu »
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Re: Spicezee
« Reply #57 on: September 23, 2016, 05:39:54 PM »
Spice zee tree caught my attention after reading this thread, i finally scored one from home depot for 70$ in a 15 gallon pot-- i think it's a steal considering its approx 10 feet tall.

Is it normal to have blooming flowers on it?
I dnt know how the chilling factor works.

Do u think it will do ok in a 25 gallon pot?



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Re: Spicezee
« Reply #58 on: September 23, 2016, 10:08:27 PM »
Spice zee tree caught my attention after reading this thread, i finally scored one from home depot for 70$ in a 15 gallon pot-- i think it's a steal considering its approx 10 feet tall.

Is it normal to have blooming flowers on it?
I dnt know how the chilling factor works.

Do u think it will do ok in a 25 gallon pot?




Gonz
What rootstock is this on? Did it have a Dave Wilson tag?? If it didn't you are in trouble wrong rootstock.
My Dave Wilson 15 gallon $89. Home Depot is not an authorize dealer

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Re: Spicezee
« Reply #59 on: September 23, 2016, 11:55:55 PM »
Professor Frank, it does have a Dave Wilson tag.

I guess my SpiceZee is good?


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« Reply #60 on: September 24, 2016, 12:15:16 PM »
Professor Frank, it does have a Dave Wilson tag.

I guess my SpiceZee is good?

Gonz, great deal must have been leftovers from authorized nurseries or maybe HD is now accredited. Look in Dave Wilson webpage they'll have a list in your area.

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Re: Spicezee
« Reply #61 on: September 24, 2016, 06:06:51 PM »
You are right--leftover from a nursery.

How many feet was your spice zee when u planted it versus now?

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Re: Spicezee
« Reply #62 on: September 27, 2016, 11:29:27 PM »
You are right--leftover from a nursery.

How many feet was your spice zee when u planted it versus now?

Gonzo
six feet it has double it's size
you will have no problem getting the require chill hour. I hope we get at least 75-100 this winter
one of the best fruits out there



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Re: Spicezee
« Reply #63 on: September 28, 2016, 01:57:59 PM »
Wow looking good.

They get bushy..


Should i prune my spice? (Pic above)

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Re: Spicezee
« Reply #64 on: September 30, 2016, 05:29:36 PM »
Wow looking good.

They get bushy..


Should i prune my spice? (Pic above)

Yes cut the bottom branches you'll little to no fruit sets down there

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Re: Spicezee
« Reply #65 on: February 26, 2017, 06:34:23 PM »
Blooming looks like a good season with 200 chill hours this season









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Re: Spicezee
« Reply #66 on: February 27, 2017, 04:34:38 PM »
Yours look super healthy as usual, Frank!
Here' my 2 years in ground Spicezee blooms look today:



Only 2 fruits stayed till maturity last year, hopefully we'll get more this year...  :D
Dave Wilson website says 200-300 chilling hours required, hopefully our trees in Orange County (CA) make the "cut"...



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Re: Spicezee
« Reply #67 on: February 28, 2017, 12:52:53 AM »
Sam your trees looks great! You will soon be enjoying the fruits of your labor



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Re: Spicezee
« Reply #68 on: March 03, 2017, 06:45:48 PM »




Thanks for recommending this, Prof Frank.

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Re: Spicezee
« Reply #69 on: March 28, 2017, 08:29:07 PM »
Today i thinned out the little fruits on the new branches.... i was hesistant, however, when these little fruitlets get big, the branches will break




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Re: Spicezee
« Reply #70 on: March 28, 2017, 11:14:16 PM »
My SpiceZee is loaded in flowers now.  Looking forward to the harvest.

I'll pop up some photos later.
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Re: Spicezee
« Reply #71 on: March 31, 2017, 02:49:46 AM »
Been thinning the set heavily, though not as much work as last year.

Last year we only recovered 4 fruit out of approximately 30.

Anyone have a solution to keep the earwigs from getting them?

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Re: Spicezee
« Reply #72 on: April 06, 2017, 12:58:44 AM »
Been thinning the set heavily, though not as much work as last year.

Last year we only recovered 4 fruit out of approximately 30.

Anyone have a solution to keep the earwigs from getting them?


Hi Oolie,
Interesting to note that you had 4 fruits out of 30; while I got only 2 fruits out of 8 or so...Lets see what happens this year...good luck!

Earwigs? Sorry, I don't hv that in my yard, actually my yard is practically "pest free", my neighbor just 2 feet over the wooden fence apparently has a regular maintenance contract with an exterminator company, their truck  shows up every month and spray their whole house...the bad thing is that I heard sapodilla pollination is being done by ants...., but I haven't seen any ants in this house since we moved here ...; so, for now I have been doing manual pollination with my Sapodilla tree...

Here's some fruitlets as of 10days ago...

Sam

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Re: Spicezee
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Re: Spicezee
« Reply #74 on: April 06, 2017, 11:28:59 AM »



They grow full size in about a month.....don't be tempted harvest in July

 

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