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Tropical Fruit Discussion / RH-1 Atemoya
« Last post by Vernmented on Today at 12:50:19 PM »
I just ate my first RH-1. Soft flesh. Excellent balanced flavor.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Multigraft Annona harvest
« Last post by Vernmented on Today at 12:43:46 PM »
From left to right: Arka Sahan, RH-1, African Pride, Giant Yucatán, Pink’s Mammoth, Big Green

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Help with my sapodilla
« Last post by Samu on Today at 12:09:08 PM »

Can someone tell me why the leaves are turning red? I bought the tree about a month ago and it is still sitting inside the pot. I planned to put it in the ground in Spring or should I do it now?

My sapodilla leaves exhibited some brownish/rusty blotches  from time to time, more so when it was younger. I never knew what the cause of this for sure, but it doesn't seem to effect the health of the tree, and I did not do anything special for it. Here is a photo from 2014:

Mine is about 6 ft tall, but no fruit yet.  Next year?

Cool! Have you tried grafting or airlayering it? I wonder if it is compatible with C. tetrameria or C. edulis.
Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Cherimoya scions?
« Last post by jako9403 on Today at 11:48:31 AM »
Does anyone in europe have cherimoya scions for sale? I’d like to graft on some seedlings. Im willing to pay with paypal.
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: feijoa pineapple guava
« Last post by WGphil on Today at 11:47:37 AM »
I bought seeds from tradewinds in California long ago

Just started bearing  and it’s a wonderful fruit

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: First flowers on a mango, Woo Hoo!
« Last post by Brev Grower on Today at 11:29:09 AM »
My mango trees been flowering and forming little mangoes in Southern Cal Zone 9B which I wish they didn't since I planted them in September from 7-15 gallon pots. The branches are too skinny to support any fruit.


What kind of mango? CA is tough because its cool enough to make them flower almost all year long , from what I understand.

This is a Maha Chanok, we are having lows of 45-55F for last few weeks.

Nice mango selection. It has a wonderful aroma and tastes fantastic! I have one about 9 ft. tall and still waiting for it to flower for the first time. Hopefully this year ;D You might wait until your fruits get to pea or acorn size and then pick them off. this may mitigate the plant trying to flower again.
Citrus General Discussion / Re: How to stop citrus greening solution.
« Last post by Radoslav on Today at 11:01:33 AM »
Sounds like a bad joke.
I am curious about the  technique, the pictures look absurd.
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mangosteen Advice Thread
« Last post by skhan on Today at 10:17:08 AM »
I wanted to do something similar whenever I buy a new house, so I've been thinking of a few ways to achieve this.
I basically wanted an area I can plant acidic soil loving tropicals.

Here what I got so far:
Clear out as much of the existing soil as possible, maybe 2 ft deep but as wide as I can afford. 3ft would be better but I wouldn't go deeper. (renting a bobcat might be the only way)
Use the existing soil to create a mound around the excavated area.
Dump a load of tree trimmer mulch in and wait a season for it to turn into rich soil.
Test ph and adjust with sulfur.
Somehow mix sand, charcoal or some other medium into the soil to help drainage if necessary.
Plant subtropical acidic plants on inside edges as windbreaks and soil bell weathers (jaboticabas, Eugenia, Starfruit, Bananas)
Plant tropicals on the interior (mangosteen, pulasan)
Add a generous layer of mulch on top.
I'd probably go through the trouble or having an instant water heater connected to that sprinkler zone to keep the temperature regulated. (set to warm)

To maintain
Add sulfur to correct ph, yearly
Add mulch to keep building the soil. 

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