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Re: Spicezee
« Reply #75 on: April 07, 2017, 02:03:17 AM »



They grow full size in about a month.....don't be tempted harvest in July

They size up.pretty quick.

I am not tempted... i am tempted to shoot a squirrrrrel. Lol

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« Reply #76 on: April 07, 2017, 12:22:38 PM »
Squirrels will be the least of your problems......make sure you net it or you will only enjoy a few if any.

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« Reply #77 on: April 07, 2017, 08:36:07 PM »
Squirrels will be the least of your problems......make sure you net it or you will only enjoy a few if any.

what kind of net do u use?

do u have a photo?

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Re: Spicezee
« Reply #79 on: April 16, 2017, 09:23:26 PM »





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Re: Spicezee
« Reply #80 on: April 16, 2017, 10:28:52 PM »
Dang, ur tree is loaded

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« Reply #81 on: April 16, 2017, 11:05:03 PM »
Dang, ur tree is loaded

It's got 500 fruits

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Re: Spicezee
« Reply #82 on: April 17, 2017, 04:53:08 AM »
How many are u plucking out?

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« Reply #83 on: April 17, 2017, 11:01:12 PM »
How many are u plucking out?

Probably 350

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Re: Spicezee
« Reply #84 on: May 24, 2017, 02:43:12 AM »
Just wanted to update my SpiceZee fruits development as of yesterday:


Seems like mine is way behind compared to JF's. Did you harvest yours Frank?

Lots more fruits this year (2nd year fruiting) even after lots of thinning; last year only 2 fruits stayed till maturity. I would consider this SpiceZee a quick fruiting tree, considering I purchased it in Feb 2015 as a 5 ft bare root stick. The relatively easy growing and no pest -so far- and "low chilling" requirement is also a bonus.

Looking forward to a sweet and juicy Summer days...  :)
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Re: Spicezee
« Reply #85 on: May 24, 2017, 09:41:08 AM »
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If you can net them and wait one more month you'll be rewarded.  they are in their prime in July don't make the mistake of harvesting too early.

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« Reply #86 on: May 24, 2017, 12:15:50 PM »
Actually, my mistake last year was picking it (only 1-2 fruits) too late... :D
Ok, I'll start looking for the net, hmm, what men would do
for their hobby..., thanks for the heads up, Frank!
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Re: Spicezee
« Reply #87 on: May 25, 2017, 06:12:25 PM »
Hi, All,

I have about 4 fruits on my spicezee and it was planted this year as a bare root tree. Its around 7 ft tall.
I see holes in the leaves, anyone know what kind of pest could that be? Sorry no photos yet, will upload later.

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Re: Spicezee
« Reply #88 on: May 25, 2017, 10:07:28 PM »
Hi, All,

I have about 4 fruits on my spicezee and it was planted this year as a bare root tree. Its around 7 ft tall.
I see holes in the leaves, anyone know what kind of pest could that be? Sorry no photos yet, will upload later.

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You looking for a single season plant?

I would highly recommend culling those fruit immediately and giving that bare root a year or two to develop before letting it hold fruit.

You may not see it come out of dormancy next year.

Holes in the leaves will be may beetles and white weevils most of the time with occasional katydids.
« Last Edit: May 25, 2017, 10:09:48 PM by Viking Guy »
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Re: Spicezee
« Reply #89 on: May 27, 2017, 01:34:30 AM »
Thank you, Viking Guy!

will cull fruits.

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Re: Spicezee
« Reply #90 on: May 27, 2017, 04:53:21 PM »
Sam
If you can net them and wait one more month you'll be rewarded.  they are in their prime in July don't make the mistake of harvesting too early.


Just netted today... ;)

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Re: Spicezee
« Reply #91 on: May 28, 2017, 12:12:47 PM »
Sam

That's the way to do it ties to the bottom. After netting the birds and squirrels have stayed away


Can wait for spice Z but it the meantime we have flavor slight, Arctic








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Re: Spicezee
« Reply #92 on: May 28, 2017, 02:55:58 PM »
Sam
That's the way to do it ties to the bottom. After netting the birds and squirrels have stayed away
Can wait for spice Z but it the meantime we have flavor slight, Arctic


Nice stone fruits collection you have, Frank!
While at it, I wrapped my Midpride peach with a net as well.


Hope the nettings will work againts the squirrels too, but I am also deploying other means against  them now: with "Ratzapper", and rat poison. If that's not enough, I can also put out rat/squirrel's trap...
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Re: Spicezee
« Reply #93 on: May 28, 2017, 03:55:55 PM »
I have to net my June pride, red Barron, Eva's pride and others too lazy. I'll tell you, the hybrid stone fruits from master breeder zaiger genetics are better than anything thing the tropics have to offer right now ..... they are unreal.,,,..and design for the low chill hours of SoCal

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« Reply #94 on: May 29, 2017, 10:30:45 AM »
I have to net my June pride, red Barron, Eva's pride and others too lazy. I'll tell you, the hybrid stone fruits from master breeder zaiger genetics are better than anything thing the tropics have to offer right now ..... they are unreal.,,,..and design for the low chill hours of SoCal

There is a nice contender, though.

I have all of the interspecifics from Zaiger, but there is a peach I chose to get called UF Best for the tropics, and oh my gosh.  I was surprised by that thing.  Only allowed it to make 7 fruits this year, and still 5 in it plumping up.  I don't often say, but that peach is impressive and can hang with the hybrids.
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Re: Spicezee
« Reply #95 on: June 03, 2017, 07:08:56 PM »
Sam
We are starting to eat June & mid Pride Zee's are almost ready
I've never had florida's best I sure like to try it

Here is Z



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Re: Spicezee
« Reply #96 on: June 04, 2017, 12:09:36 AM »
That red hanging fruits in that photo above sure look tempting for the birds as well as for the pedestrian... :D

I haven't tasted my SpiceZee nor my Mid-pride peach yet Frank, maybe in another month or so; they are still hard when squeezed...
My Burgundy plum has just a couple of green fruits hanging, and so is the Flavor grenade pluot.

Here's my SpiceZee fruits look today:






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Re: Spicezee
« Reply #97 on: June 04, 2017, 07:35:56 PM »
Here is the netted Zwell over 100 fruits



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Re: Spicezee
« Reply #98 on: June 05, 2017, 02:09:43 PM »




I plucked this Z's today. i will let these soften a bit. I was able Taste one yesterday and it tastes like jujube to me..i can imagine how gud these are when they are fully matured & riped from the tree.

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Re: Spicezee
« Reply #99 on: June 05, 2017, 07:48:33 PM »




I plucked this Z's today. i will let these soften a bit. I was able Taste one yesterday and it tastes like jujube to me..i can imagine how gud these are when they are fully matured & riped from the tree.

Oh no! why? you should've waited 4 more weeks

 

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