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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Help with avocado tree pest
« on: Today at 08:59:04 AM »

This is the only poison I have found that works for the Sri Lankan Weevil. When I spray the tree
they are gone the next day. I have sprayed malathion, pyrithione directly on the weevils and I think
they like it? After about 30 days you will have another flush of the weevils. I was trying to figure out
a schedule where I spray the trunks only after the initial dousing of the tree? The trees needs its leaves
to get energy for fruit production. This weevil was doing more then cosmetic damage to my production.
I still have some weevils in my yard but not as many. I don't spray a tree with flowers and I tried to knock
them way down this past Winter. I tried allot of different things including a nematode steinernema. This is
what I use and I also have used it on other minor infestations and it works

My fruit is just starting to form, will be August or September when it's ripe

I have the same problem with a sweetheart
Only my tree hasn't flushed in 2 1/2 years?
I cut 10 mangos off it the past 2 years so it would grow and it's not even 3 feet
and won't flush??? I would guess your two trees are developing roots now?
That sounds very suspicious. I have 10 of this variety (Sweet Tart) and they are among the more vigorous upright growers, as mentioned previously by others.
One year has seen 4-5 flushes and growth above 4 feet from a 3 gallon. Tall enough I harvested scions. Maybe there is a defect in the root system?
Is there certain rootstock that can cause this?
Maybe I should grow up some turpentine seedlings and graft onto it some of these scions.
It is a puny tree and sets ten fruit 2 years in a row? It is 15-20 feet from an oak. Maybe I should move it?
Sorry mugenia if I stole your post, I think someone answered your issue as far as temps?
If you want me to start a new post I will?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: seeds
« on: May 16, 2019, 06:46:21 AM »
Some seeds are starting to germinate, let me know and I will send
pre germinated seeds if possible

I have the same problem with a sweetheart
Only my tree hasn't flushed in 2 1/2 years?
I cut 10 mangos off it the past 2 years so it would grow and it's not even 3 feet
and won't flush??? I would guess your two trees are developing roots now?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cold hardy cherimoya or atemoya
« on: May 15, 2019, 08:13:41 PM »
An adult Dream was reported to have been exposed to 19F and survived?
I have heard of other people losing them at higher temps though?

Is this the same thing

I have a seedling its about a foot tall

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Which Atemoya?
« on: May 15, 2019, 03:01:58 PM »
I would love to get either a Lisa or dream or both ? Miami area what are my options? Do I have to learn how to graft and what root stock would I have to use? Would sugar Apple rootstock work ? I would rather buy a small tree though.

Steve at Fruitscapes told me they had issues with their rootstock and wouldn't be grafting
their own annonas this season so no 3 gallons? I called about 2 weeks ago and they had 15 gallon
geffners in stock. I drove out there and they had probably 15-20 more. Real nice trees
the one I got is pushing 6' in the ground, I'm thinking let it grow this year and next year
I should get plenty of fruit. I have a limited amount of Lisa and dream scions now.
PM if interested?
I currently am trying to get some sugarapple and cherimoya seedlings started for next
spring. I wanted to get La Habra sun and since I liked the Lisa so much I want to get
a birula grafted next year. I did get some 47-18 scions grafted this year but it is too soon
to know if any will take. Also got a pink mammoth that's trying to push.
Orkine mentioned Mike at Trees and More will have 3 gallon Lisa and Dream and he
told me he had 3 gallon geffners now

Is anyone working with this hybrid?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Homestead fruit nurseries?
« on: May 14, 2019, 08:43:29 PM »
Have you been to Fruitscapes?
If you are headed South on 75 then its about 25 minutes West.
I went by there a couple weeks ago and it look great!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Which Atemoya?
« on: May 14, 2019, 03:14:59 PM »
Lisa was my favorite fruit in my yard last year.
Also the Dream is high up on favorites in Florida.
My lisa is full of small fruit this year!


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Chokanan Mango Queries
« on: May 14, 2019, 11:21:28 AM »
A friend sent me some fruit last year and I really liked it.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: seeds
« on: May 12, 2019, 06:41:30 PM »
Loquat seeds gone mulberry cuttings available

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Trivia - Name that fruit (Nahiku)
« on: May 11, 2019, 10:49:44 PM »

I tried to grow low chill apples and gave up.
The trees were not vigorous growers and the few apples I got were
small thick skinned and average tasting. I think an Indian jujube is very
similar and you don't need pollinators and much more fruit from one tree?

I am glad this post exists. I was looking at FFF old item on ebay and I
pressed similar items thinking I might see some other  rare jabos. Instead guavakings
ad came up for Chuansa mango. I looked at his other items for sale and noticed
all of them say the world's best mango? I sent him a reply and asked how 5 different
mangos are all listed as the best? Only one can be the best right? I also asked him if
he sells scions? He replied and said no to scions and some BS about the best mango and
left me an option to make an offer?  I also asked him which Indian mango would do the
best in Florida and he said Florida is the only place in the US you can grow mangos.
ANYWAY thanks guys for the heads up Guavaking is still taking offers

Diamond R has the best prices I have seen but they started carrying a more flimsy
pot about the same time they raised their price. I bought some 25 gallon pots last year
from Ace because they were a little heavier duty and I only bought 3. If you have a larger
order most places will give you a small discount including Ace

I would dig them up now and acclimate them in pots for a month or two and
graft on the ones that are doing well. A friend had 20 small seedlings under his
turpentine tree and I ordered 5 scions. I went over and all the outer ones were gone( mower? )
and I had to dig up 5 from directly under the tree. They were very hard to remove.
Out of the 5 scions 0 took. Too much stress removing them? I did something similar
with loquats and 4 out of 5 took?
Ideally I would have planted 6-10 turpentine seeds last year and grafted the seedlings in a pot.
Maybe next year. I would also remove the avocados and put in pots as well. I have heard some forum
members who said grafting seedlings in the ground is the way to go but the seedlings have to be in
an ideal location

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: seeds
« on: May 07, 2019, 10:30:31 AM »
add sapodilla seeds

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Question on sapodilla
« on: May 07, 2019, 07:03:41 AM »
I have seen some pretty large trees for sale grown from seed and they still
had never flowered. I heard they don't grow true from seed and one forum member
said the seedlings produce more gritty fruit? I do have a seedling I am growing from a brown sugar
fruit but I have 5 grafted trees also. I would buy a large grafted tree from a good source.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: A Very Small Fruiting Bush?
« on: May 06, 2019, 10:17:04 PM »
Eugenia pitanga or Eugenia reinwardtiana

Eugenia uniflora can be kept small

Mine are full sun
I notice my trees flower heavy in July and only set a few fruit. Then they flower again
in the Fall and I get my crop around Xmas when not much else is fruiting
One year I tried to airlayer a big branch around July and that branch had about
200 fruit. The airlayer was not successful and then around Xmas I got the usual
whole tree full of fruit. The one bad thing about the Indian jujube is the fruit is
the best green. When it starts to turn red it taste horrible, The fruit has so much fruit in such a
small window

Both my Lisa and dream set fruit without hand pollination.
I have been trying to hand pollinate this year mainly because I have a Tim
that has never set a fruit. I go out at night with a headlamp and when I
tap on the open flowers, pollen doesn't pour out on the plate like the youtube video
suggests. I do find small black beetles falling out frequently which must be good.
I also wanted to get more evenly spaced fruit. Last year my dream had clumps
of 3 fruit that didn't end up getting very large, Bruce have you checked your trees?
Both my Lisa and dream are getting loaded with small fruit. I am not sure if I have even
been successful pollinating? I see the flowers with the broken pedal I marked and some
open up as if males? If the fruit sets I assume the flowers wouldn't open? Check close
they may be already loaded with fruit

 I agree with evilfruit Indian jujubes are tough. I had 30F 2 years ago
and my 2 trees didn't even lose their leaves. I never water fertilize or do anything and
my trees are loaded with fruit in the Winter. I do cut them way back in the Spring. All
of next years fruit will be on new growth. I am in Florida though and have different humidity
and wind.

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