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I never tried avocado air layering.
I know that cuttings are not easy  to root
Check this i hope it helps:
http://www.avocadosource.com/Journals/SFN/SFN_4_2_Pg4.pdf

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I completely agree.
Don't let by fooled by height, don't let your tree grow so tall skinny and weak.
Prune it severely and give it the best growing conditions (water, fertilizer, de-weeding ecc...)
your tree will thank you for that and will grow strong and healthy

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Rauls's illama (annona diversifolia) seeds
« on: November 16, 2017, 08:17:55 PM »
Plenty of useful information thanks everybody!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Rauls's illama (annona diversifolia) seeds
« on: November 16, 2017, 07:29:16 AM »
what a beautiful fruit Mike!!  i'm wondering how it tastes  :P
How old are your trees?
So it might take 6 months for the seeds t ogerminate?
I don't think my patience can reach that time limit  ;D

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Guava dieback
« on: November 14, 2017, 04:47:44 AM »
Thanks for the useful information it gives us hope!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Rooting Guava Cuttings - need Help
« on: November 14, 2017, 04:46:23 AM »
Rooting the cuttings is a better option than air layering.


WHY??

Winter is here. Air layering is not good this time.
When air layering the tip gets food from roots but not give sugar to roots. I would air layer on big trees but not small ones I have.


Ooops!
Sorry living at 10 from the equator i FORGOT the meaning of the word WINTER  ;D

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Rooting Guava Cuttings - need Help
« on: November 13, 2017, 03:20:32 AM »
Rooting the cuttings is a better option than air layering.


WHY??

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Guava dieback
« on: November 12, 2017, 09:14:22 PM »
nematodes= roundworms   


Yes I'm 99% sire the culprit are  NEMATODES!
I had the same problem.
It looks like mineral deficiency, you keep on fertilizing but nothis is "good enough"  to let your  tree recover.
Because roots just can't absorb the nutrients properly.
No more feeding rootlets left.
it happened  the same to my once very  beautiful red guava tree.
In 4 months a beautiful tree was devastated. Leaf discoloring, chlorosis, deificiency signs.....no fertilizer helped.
I eventually uprooted the tree and the root system was completely devastated, swollen, corroded and rotten.
Because after nematodes feed on the root system, they are easily attacked by fungal infection and rot.
I chopped the entire tree with its roots and i burned it.
So sad.  :(
It seems guava is very sensitive to this problem and there is little if anything you can do once your tree is infected....

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Rooting Guava Cuttings - need Help
« on: November 12, 2017, 08:50:13 PM »
I would root it on the tree (air layer).

There are tons of youtube videos on air layering guava.

I agree completely, i have 100% success in guava air layering and you can start a bigger tree rooting a pencil or even bigger diameter branch

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Pomelo - citrus maxima strange leaves
« on: November 12, 2017, 08:26:50 PM »
Great tree Mike and impressive fruiting!  :P

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Citrus seedlings, some odd observations.
« on: November 09, 2017, 08:22:35 PM »
Here citrus seeds are among the easiest to germinate and grow.
Just bury them half inch (about 1cm) in a mix of good organic garden soil and fine river sand and water regularly to keep the soil moist but not too wet. No water logging is tolerated.
They grow quickly and healthy, these are lemons just 3 weeks after sowing




And this is 4 months later





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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Citrus seedlings, some odd observations.
« on: November 07, 2017, 04:41:29 AM »
so sad to hear that.
Probably the mix of low temperature/overwatering/wrong soil was lethal.
It's unbelievable that in more than 2 years no leaves nor roots have grown!  :(

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Excellent job Raul  :)

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Multiple rootstock jackfruit
« on: November 03, 2017, 01:20:21 AM »
Great!
I'm sorry to disappoint you but i'm not born filipino.
I'm italian
But i live in  and love the philippines  :)

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Purple new growth???
« on: November 02, 2017, 09:51:59 PM »
Not wanna be boasful but it's quite amazing hoe many different climates/landscapes/styles/foods/dialects/cultures you can find in such a tiny country.
And being in trentino or in sicily feels like  being in two different continents!
Go back one day and take time to visit the south....bring a good grafting knife and a big suitcase too  ;D

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Multiple rootstock jackfruit
« on: November 02, 2017, 09:45:15 PM »
quite ready for surgery  ;)

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Green Caimito Blooming
« on: November 02, 2017, 09:38:25 PM »
I'll just be patient and patient and patient...
Growing fruit trees is the art of waiting isn't it?  ;)

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Multiple rootstock jackfruit
« on: November 02, 2017, 09:26:12 AM »
Thanks Simon!
I got so much inspiration from your posts about this topic.
As for now I can confirm you a faster and stronger growth compared to simple seedlings of the same bunch.
I hope this will go on later as well.
Yes, having a constant warm temperature all year round helps a lot  :)

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Muchas gracias Raul!  ;)

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jackfruit weird leaves shape
« on: November 02, 2017, 09:22:34 AM »
thanks everybody! :)

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Purple new growth???
« on: November 02, 2017, 09:21:37 AM »
A really fertile young girl  ;D

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Multiple rootstock jackfruit
« on: November 02, 2017, 12:07:05 AM »
we'll keep it under observation  ;)

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jackfruit weird leaves shape
« on: November 02, 2017, 12:06:36 AM »
so it's normal?
if you look carefully in the upper left portion of the small canopy there is a REGULAR shaped leaf visible but all th others look weird....

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Multiple rootstock jackfruit
« on: November 01, 2017, 11:01:32 PM »
This is an update of my triple rootstock jackfruit 3 months later.
I put in the soil just one month ago

the young tree seems to grow well and definitely with a more bushy and branching habit   :)






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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Jackfruit weird leaves shape
« on: November 01, 2017, 10:54:08 PM »
One of my young jackfruit seedlings has quite strange leaves, resembling the ones of marang or breadfruit.
The plant looks otherwise healthy.
Should i worry?




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