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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Carambola (starfruit) problem
« Last post by C24mccain on Today at 04:36:50 PM »
I have pruned the tree back at each branch and the central leader. For now I will give it more time to see if it heals...
Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Paw Paw Farm sugestions
« Last post by Triloba Tracker on Today at 04:09:27 PM »
Just got two more trees: Susquehanna and Shenandoah! Collection is growing fast!  ;D

Susquehanna tastes awesome. Have not tried Shenandoah yet.
Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: 2017 Ohio Pawpaw Festival
« Last post by Triloba Tracker on Today at 04:07:12 PM »

If we both end up going for sure, we'll have to get in touch so we can meet up there! I've always wanted to meet members from the forum!:)

Yep! I'd say it's 95% that my wife and I will be there, so we should stay in touch!
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Figs in south Florida
« Last post by FruitFreak on Today at 03:49:16 PM »
I ate an Ischia or brown turkey today and it was delicious. My two figs are planted close together and I lost track of which is which.

BT gets pretty large maroon fig with  open eye that easily gets spoiled. 
Green Ish is a smaller green fig with closed eye - bright red flesh.
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Bare-root Loquat
« Last post by BrianL on Today at 03:41:31 PM »
I've dug up a loquat and moved it if that's what you mean. When transplanting small loquats I actually keep them in water until new white root nubs form.  For big ones 4 feet plus I cut back the top (be careful of sun burns) and kept the soil wet for a while at first.  They seem to survive, but I don't do it in summer here (low humidity/dry soil).
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Double veneer grafting on rootstock
« Last post by behlgarden on Today at 03:34:47 PM »
I do it all the time. I have 2 to 3 veneer plus cleft on top, again depending on time of year and status of budwood success rates are different. but they do take
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Bare-root Loquat
« Last post by behlgarden on Today at 03:30:30 PM »
put in superthrive, that B vitamin can help it survive. big box stores sell it.
Citrus General Discussion / Re: Asian Citrus Psyllid Survival
« Last post by Millet on Today at 02:54:55 PM »
I believe the psyllid sucks both on the new and old leaves. 
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Figs in south Florida
« Last post by achetadomestica on Today at 02:53:53 PM »
My soil is pure white sand but I constantly add mulch and other organics.
Today I was driving by my sister's house and her neighbor had garbage cans full of
80%pine needles and 20% oak leaves. I got 4 large garbage cans of this and will put this
around the base of my trees. A few months ago the guy threw away around 15 garbage bags
of 90% oak leaves. I have a circle of mulch around my trees and I put the oak leaves around the base of
almost all my trees. With this 4 new cans of pine needles I can finish off my trees. It's incredible how fast
it is breaking down. Both are suppose to be very acidic. Everything seems to like this compost I am
creating and supposedly the good nematodes like this?

The celeste may have another late crop I would wait to prune it. Most people with figs prune them in the fall or
early spring. The figs form on the new growth and usually the second crop is better. Last year I had a LSU gold
have a very late batch of figs that ripened in November. They had honey dripping out of the eye and were so damn
good. I bet they tasted like the figs from California. Figs prefer Dry heat, Florida will never consistently produce better
figs then a dry hot climate. And as far as the rust on the leaves all mine get that especially when its very wet or late
in the season. They always look the best in April and May before the humidity. 

It's great to bite  into a ripe fig. It reminds me of jelly in the center, but I only eat a couple because they are so
rich. I constantly have birds beating me to them or insects and truthfully all the work and set backs I should have
1 or 2 trees not 9. I just have a hard time getting rid of something that isn't dead and I haven't run out of room on my
2 1/2 acres yet.
Ilama is goes really well on pond.  I wish I had pond seedlings to graft ilama.  My ilama grafted on cherimoya may fail.  :(. Find some ilama Genova red or ilama rosada goes well with pond apples.

Ilama does well on certain pond apple, not all pond apple.

Does anyone know if llama does well on the notorious pineapple annona from TOP?

How about custard apple on pond apple? And then something on top of that..., like ilama
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