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Squam that is some legendary detective work. Thanks for putting all that work into exposing this ebay seller, I know I have thought from buying him in the past.


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Please help ID this avocado
« on: January 08, 2018, 01:39:21 PM »
If it is a seedling then it is its own variety so it would not be possible to ID


The elusive Buttercream mango and Guava mango on turpentine rootstock finally arrive in Southern California.
We'll see how these do in SoCal next year.

Where did you get those from?


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is this cherimoya doing okay?
« on: October 19, 2017, 12:17:41 PM »
Yes it looks fine, cherimoya will shed their leaves soon so nothing to worry about

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: jujube FRUIT u-pick
« on: October 10, 2017, 10:17:50 PM »
Man Patrick
i would love to see photos too.

i now have 2 Sherwoods (from you)
1 un-named
1 Li
and 1 Coco

the largest is about 8 or 9ft tall, but still very young (2 yrs)

i cant imagine these things 30ft tall and loaded with fruit.
some of them are 4 to 5 ft away from each other.
i will have to keep the ones in front (Southern) shorter
so the ones in back can get more light. when they get larger i guess.

this is the  top of my Coco
it grew the fastest and produced the most.
(this year anyway)

How do the Coco taste?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Annona Scion For sale or trade
« on: August 18, 2017, 07:42:55 PM »
Pm sent

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: The much maligned cherimoya.
« on: August 12, 2017, 11:32:17 PM »
I think everyone agrees that taste is subjective. I prefer cherimoyas to atemoyas but they can be pretty close to taste. Cherimoyas tend to be sweeter and more creamy in texture. Some good varieties to seek out:

El Bumpo

the list of good cherimoyas is large, but those are some good ones that come to mind.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Sale: anona scions
« on: August 05, 2017, 08:41:50 PM »

Thanks for sharing your collection and making it affordable. You are the man!


Does anyone know what kind of morus nigra variety does dave wilson nursery has?

I didnt like the taste no sweetnes detected but sour... its been in the ground for almost a year --this tree grows pretty quick....

was wondering if it has something to do with the maturity?

im looking to pug it & graft it to a better variety....

is it possible say for instance graft a persian to a morus nigra(dwarf)?

I believe they have persian and black beauty.

the taste should be close to a blackberry, at what color are you picking them?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Did I graft correct
« on: March 29, 2017, 12:46:43 AM »
It's hard to say. The typically grafting season is around June for us in CA. If the graft failed it should turn black/brown...

Wow with all the CRFG scion exchanges in Jan/Feb, I thought early spring is the prime grafting season with a few exceptions (say citrus). What do you typically graft in June?

I was referring to mango only, which is an exception like citrus. However, I think a few forum members have had success in the colder months in grafting mangos

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Did I graft correct
« on: March 28, 2017, 10:57:46 PM »
It's hard to say. The typically grafting season is around June for us in CA. If the graft failed it should turn black/brown in a few weeks. The graft won't heal completely for a few months. Also do you have anything other that parafilm holding the graft union together?


Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Cherimoya Scion available
« on: March 17, 2017, 07:31:10 PM »
I got my scions today and they were in great shape, thanks Jonah!  8)


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What cultivar is "Vietnamese" cherimoya?
« on: February 25, 2017, 04:49:05 PM »
Dr. White I believe

Jealous, how many trees do you have in total?


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango dormancy
« on: February 01, 2017, 10:23:17 PM »
This week mine started shooting out blossom shoots. It's happening!


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: New variety of mango
« on: January 29, 2017, 05:05:53 PM »
That mango looks nice

These are just a few. Here is California everbearing


How does it taste frank?

What is the flavor of lil gem and ambrosia? Anyone know the parentage?


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 4th annual fruit tasting in Anaheim Hills
« on: December 18, 2016, 01:31:01 AM »
Nice write up Simon! Looks like quite a few fruit!

I don't recognize most of the cherimoya varities, and they mostly a collection of Ashok's seedlings?


Gary is also just a nice guy. Knows his stuff, especially when it comes to soil. I buy odds and ends from him though his selection is not necessarily for crazy zone pushers. He stocks mostly plants he knows will thrive in the orange county area. Good selection of those. Nice source of figs too.

I agree, Gary is the man.

Few days ago Donald Trump tweeted out that Orange Essence is his new favorite mango. That he almost felt it was named after him/ He had his groundsman plant three OE trees at his Mar Al Lago estate in Palm Beach.

lol wat...

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Huge cherimoya
« on: November 10, 2016, 05:08:20 PM »
Will do Simon.

As always I'm jealous of your collection Frank!

Fyliu: the said that the event was still a go as of now so hopefully it stays that way. There was a good amount of people, probably around 40 or so around 10:30 when I arrived and there were more trickling in. I didn't stay long, just tasted the 14 or so varieties and left. Persimmons, especially the crunchy ones which they were sampling all tend to taste the same but I'm glad I went

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Huge cherimoya
« on: November 10, 2016, 01:45:17 PM »
Just won this guy at the persimmon tasting at the south coast research station. Can't wait to dog in!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Huge Mango tasting in SoCal
« on: September 17, 2016, 12:08:58 AM »

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: NeelKiran Mango
« on: September 12, 2016, 10:01:58 PM »
A friend from this forum sent me a small NeelKiran Mango and I thought it was delicious. NeelKiran is the cross between an Alphonso and a Neelam. It had much firmer flesh than both Neelam and Alphonso and it had a Brix of 20%. It has more of an Alphonso influence for its flavor with a nice Indian resin flavor. I cut one side of the fruit and noticed that it did not have any spongy tissue but then I cut the other half and there was minor spongy tissue. I like NeelKiran a lot more than Alphonso but I still prefer Kesar more than any other Indian Mango(Indian resin flavor).


I'm surprised it has spongy tissue, given that all websites describing it indicate it is spongy tissue free, must be a case of misleading release hype. Thanks for the review!

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