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Iím growing all in

Those look like hass with a small Pickering seeds. I hope this doesnt turn out like another Ardith

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Bruno is a good Canistel
« on: June 16, 2018, 04:34:41 PM »
We are in canistel season Trompo is an excellent large variety best smoothie and ice cream beat lucuma and Mamey hands down

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jim Neitzel passing away
« on: June 12, 2018, 10:20:21 AM »
Hi Bill

Our friend Rudy is fragile and has had some health issues but heís still in good spirit. Heís sold his farm In Temecula but heís still happy to share his knowledge about anonas and life....

Hi Clay
I hope you soon get orders back to California. With respect to Florida mangos I can tell you from my personal experience that they are some of the best mangos Iíve ever had. California produces beautiful unblemished flavorful fruits but so does Florida. Since you are close to Miami you should take a vacation down there and visit some of the nurseries in early July ...... you wonít be disappointed.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jim Neitzel passing away
« on: June 11, 2018, 10:16:41 AM »
    Jim will truly be missed in the rare fruit grower family. I had the pleasure of knowing this man for around 20 years and I considered him a great friend.  Even though I knew that he was Iíll for some time it still comes as a shock when you hear the news. Iíve had the pleasure over the years to get to know Jim , Paul Thomson,Bill Whitman, George Emerich, Eunice Messner, and these are people who you donít forget. I used to enjoy talking plants with these people for hours. Rest In Peace my dear friend.


Hi William
Those are heavyweights names and Jim belongs in that group. Like Fang said he struggled w his health for the last few years yet he continued to make appearences in events and never stop talking about his was an honor knowing him.

Iíll take it. Let me know your PayPal account and Iíll PayPal you tomorrow. Thanks,


Good piece Thera has one cool features

Great to hear Zands one of my favorite mangos year in year out ...... very underrated

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pouteria sapote
« on: June 08, 2018, 06:49:44 PM »
Dear friends , even though this is an endemic fruit here in Mexico ( I don't grow it myself because I am not really crazy about the taste and the trees are sooo large  , but I must say there are some varieties that are  " WHOW " )

The question is : How long do these seeds stay alive ....

You can say you can buy 5 or 6 pieces for 30 pesos why on earth would you grow it.

In the ground although Iíve had equally great tasting moyas in pots. Talking about cherimoyas my last of a long season

Helmet and Trompo

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Subtropical abiu relatives?
« on: June 07, 2018, 01:21:46 PM »
You donít know me and know less what makes me feel good so keep those opinions to yourself buddy.  I had my son living in Northern California for a few years and based on the summer and winter days I spend there I canít call it  subtropical

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Subtropical abiu relatives?
« on: June 07, 2018, 12:07:37 PM »
Canistel imposible to grow in Northern California quiet early in SoCal

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jim Neitzel passing away
« on: June 05, 2018, 06:22:16 PM »
A big loss for the rare fruit community.....he will always be remembered as one of the greats, May he Rest In Peace

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Chiko Mamey
« on: June 03, 2018, 11:48:51 AM »

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango cv "Miel"
« on: May 09, 2018, 01:20:41 PM »

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Maha Chanok fruit is splitting
« on: May 08, 2018, 10:05:22 AM »
No they do not split here in SoCal but yr lucky to have them ripe in Northern California even in a GH.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Indian Mango season 2018
« on: May 01, 2018, 02:35:58 PM »
Ate an ataulfo mango today.  I finally understand what people mean by a 'chaulky' component to the taste.  no thank you.  :-\

Chalky is not bad if itís flavorful like HK which can be quite chalky but ataulfo is bland horrible mango

Indian Kesar excellent brix between 18-21 slightly piney sweet complex bit of fiber better than HK

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Indian Mango season 2018
« on: May 01, 2018, 02:30:09 PM »
Looking good Simon I think Iíll go get me a box

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado thread
« on: May 01, 2018, 02:28:37 PM »
I must have 100 thousands fruitlets at all different stages on one of my Sir Prize....Iím lucky if 400-500 hundred cross the finish line.

Between Coconut Cream and Lemon Zest, which is 1) a smaller fruit, 2) ripens earlier, and 3) is more vigorous on La Verne rootstock?  I'm asking because I may be able to plant one of the two outdoors in Northern California in a frost free location, but given the lack of heat if there's ever hope of getting fruit it'll have to be one that is small, early ripening, and vigorous.

(I know this is an old thread, but it seemed the most relevant.)

if you are within 15 miles of coast and get fog, you can kiss Lemon Zest goodbye. its a powdery mildew magnet. I am 30 miles form coast and hardly get fog, and still get PM. it is very poor in setting and holding fruits. I have not given up, have a LZ seedling growing well, hopefully it fruits next year. its 3.5 yr old now.

Agree horrible var w respect to fungal problems

It's a bit off topic but I wanted to clarify the ongoing thought that California is "humidity free". I find it annoying as hell to constantly read about our "zero" humidity. Extremely low humidity is found in Death Valley...on the occasion we get some Santa Ana winds in LA/OC then our relative humidity drops into the teens or single digits even down to the coast. At my location (about 9-10 bird miles) I have an average of 50% humidity in my yard (over the year/quite a bit more in the summer). Granted my yard is lush but I planned it that way, and isn't far off the data I read about other locations close by. I realize that 50% humidity isn't considered humid but it isn't the Mongolian desert either. I realize our sporadic rainfall might lead to the misconception that we are drier than we are...air wise. The driest place on earth in the Atacama desert in Chile has close to zero rainfall but it is humid FYI. I grew up in Denver and often times the humidity was close to zero...not always of course...but it happens. Just an illustration. Go on about your day/night. Peace. Chris

Hi Chris

I am lucky to travel every 5 weeks or so to the tropics and I can tell you first hand even in their dry season SoCal feels like a desert. Reason we canít grow coconut palm is because of the lack of humidity in the air having said that, I can tell you we can grow almost anything Miami can grow in Orange County....clearly the best growing zone for tropicals in SoCal.  All newbies from SoCal should take a look in this forum archives at some of my post thru the years

It depends what you mean by tropicals. Mangos, sapodillas canistel, anonas, litchis, Longan and others are easily grown thru out the LA basin and Orange County. San Diego is a bit cooler but all the above tropicals do great there.  I refer you to Simonís, behlgarden and my post about California mangos and anonas there are tons of information on this forums archives.

Here is my 6 year Alano. Planted as a 2í twig grew fast.

Ok , would Makok be a good complementary variety to my Alano to have year round fruit? Or any other winter variety ?

If you like lots of smaller fruit yes, I prefer Silas wood they are small fruits but the tree is dwarfish

Alona is my fastest grower. It blooms year round but fruits start to ripen in June or July and it goes on till November. Silas Wood and Makok are both heavy producers

Thanks for the info guys, if Alano blooms year round would that mean it would fruit all year round? Sorry Iím a bit confused   ???

not necessarily Alex. Iím in SoCal so it takes a long time for the fruits to size up and most of the bloom dry up in could be posible in Miami. Here in SoCal  it fruits in the mildest areas so if you live in The Valley or inland empire  it may be years or you may never see fruits. Iím looking into introducing several exclusively winter varieties from the YucatŠn we will have to wait and see.

CA Hockey: I have no idea of the rootstock these are nursery bought 3 gallon

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