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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Looking for rollinia tree
« on: April 29, 2017, 02:33:09 PM »
Thank u so much, Bob.

Would love to see a photo of your rollinia.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Rollinia... yum
« on: April 28, 2017, 10:14:49 PM »
Nice size tree and fruit!  How many fruit were on that tree?  Was the fruit firm or snotty? I understand Rollinia are shy bloomers and low in fruit production. I am only asking because I'd like to hear other peoples experiences. I have a small tree and know that attempting to get it to bloom well, let alone fruit will be difficult in my climate. I think I see several flowers on my tree growing in now with the new growth, but only time will tell.

in california rollinia are hard to grow because they need high humidity, my rollinia is a year old and has 11 fruit starting to grow
That is awesome that your Rollinia is doing so well.  I have heard lack of humidity is a problem for the plant especially when it comes to successful pollination.  Ong's Nursery told me not to plant the Rollinia in full sun because the leaves get burned. I wasn't sure that may have been because it was in a pot.  I tried not to take any chances, so I planted mine last September underneath a mature palm.  In the summer it gets shaded at midday and also in later afternoon by the house, so I hope that alleviates some of the problems with lack of humidity.  Mine is leafing out after following Frank's advice to strip the plant in early March.  I'll just have to see how the plant handles summer.  It grew well at the nursery here in San Diego for the last three years that I had my eye on it.

I have a 3 gallon rollinia in pot and last summer my rollinia took the 122f heatwave we had heree in south california (full sun)... my cherimoya leaves were affected tho

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Looking for rollinia tree
« on: April 28, 2017, 08:15:36 PM »
I am sure other people will reply to this request and know of a large tree available in the L.A. area.  The only large 15 gallon size I know of are at Ong's Nursery here in San Diego.  I think they still had a couple the last time I was there in January.  That is where I bought my tree last year.  Are you going to grow this tree in a greenhouse or be prepared to cover it every winter and provide some extra heat?  I lived in Northridge for several years and know how cold it gets in the valley during the winter.  Also the summers are so hot and dry and those Santa Ana winters are going to be difficult on this tree.  You may have difficulty in getting the tree to grow well. Good luck though!

Thank u. How much do u think they sell it for there?

So far all my tropical fruit trees thrive. My soursops, papayas and the rest took the summer (122 f & the cold (29farenheit) like a champ...

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Looking for rollinia tree
« on: April 27, 2017, 05:34:48 PM »
Looking for a rollina tree (preferably a big one)

Post if u can ship or i can pick it up (if within the vicinity).

I live in the valley.

Here is the photo from mimosa nursery..thats the one i got...

I even saw a beautiful brewster 20 gallon

I picked up this 20 gallon sweetheart...

Not sure if its a good deal. All i know lychee are slow growers... i picked up a good size.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Is this citrus greening?
« on: April 20, 2017, 07:14:24 PM »
by the way, mulch your trees...

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Southern Ag citrus spray
« on: April 20, 2017, 07:13:13 PM »
The one most often used for a manganese deficiency is a foliage spray of manganese nitrate, manganese sulfate, or Southern Ag's Nutritional spray.

In your professional experience, which would be fast-acting? And are those organic?

Thanks for sharing.

I was wondering if they were protected this last winter?

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Is this citrus greening?
« on: April 19, 2017, 11:26:52 AM »
One more thing, kalamansi soil is always moist....everyday we water....and on habagat/ storms days we dont water...except leftover laundry soap (ariel powder) lol....

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Southern Ag citrus spray
« on: April 19, 2017, 02:03:08 AM »
gozp, the deficiency your leaves are showing is manganese, not iron.  At this time of year these "transient" Manganese deficiency symptoms are VERY common.   These transient symptoms are due to a marginal supply of available manganese in the soil, which the tree roots temporarily are unable to extract enough Manganese to supply the large rapidly growing new flush of leaf growth.  Normally the leaves will return to the normal dark green color as the grow flush ends, and the roots are able to once again catch up.  However, you can apply a manganese spray such as Southern Ag Nutritional spray if you wish, or in most cases simply do nothing.   In the rare event that the leaves still look deficient upon the completion of the flush, there is always time to apply manganese.

How often shud i use southern ag citrus spray? Once a week?

Also, what product do u recommend for manganese (preferabblly organic)

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Is this citrus greening?
« on: April 19, 2017, 02:00:21 AM »
No worries Lory. I have a 21 year old kalamansi in the Philippines it was severely infected with Psylids..... kalamansi was never infected.... just hydrate ur fact, when im there i drench it with laundry soap (after doing the laundry)

has anyone tried grinding up redwood pines to use as pesticides?

I did any experiment yesterday by applying to my mango tree that has little white scales. I grind the pine needles in a blender and rub it onto the mango tree. So far, it's to early to know if it will come back.  Good thing about this is that it's natural as the redwood tree I have do not have any kind of insects on them at all.

Interesting. It may have an effect because of the smell that may repel pests (perhaps even squirrels)..

In fact, i use laurel leaves where cockroaches are.. They dont return as long as the laurel leaf still there..

There are many natural stuff in nature that can be used instead of buying the products...

Since this was broughten up, I will do an experiment to use carolina reaper peppers  on some of my trees are heavily infested (aphids, and etc)

Check at night. I'm going to check tonight too.

Took a thorough look at both trees and didn't find any insects that might be the culprits.  I have to agree with Cookie Monster on this, at least for my trees:  new growth followed by some rains, resulting in a fungus. 
Should I let 'em be and let nature take over?  Or should I cut off the affected growth to help inspire new growth?  If so, where to make the cut?

I even saw those small insects... prolly size of a human lice..... light grey color but not a leadhopper

Two or three weeks ago my two mango trees, a Cogshall and a Pickering, both put forth a growth flush.  But on both trees the new growth has all turned black and shriveled.  Never had this before.  I'm guessing fungal issue?

i had that on my coconut cream a year of growth like that...wasnt normal leaf growth..i decided to inspect the main branches...and i saw a darkish black...then i decided to pug it...i cut in halves the brances and of the main one it was infected with antrancnose

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Is this citrus greening?
« on: April 17, 2017, 03:39:10 PM »
For me, it looks nutrient deficient.

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Spicezee
« on: April 17, 2017, 04:53:08 AM »
How many are u plucking out?

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Southern Ag citrus spray
« on: April 17, 2017, 04:16:09 AM »
From my previous post... this is the orange tree.... not sure how old this orange tree is.....

I just drenchwd 20 gallons of fish/seaweed neptune's harvest, growmore kelp & chelated liquid iron by southern ag  & sprayed citrus spray by southern ag....

Not sure of the applications if i did it correctly....for the drenched part... 3/4 of cup each (neptune, kelp, iron) per 5 gallon bucket....

Then for foliar 4.5 tablespoons for 2 gallons

I hope i did.right.... for the drenching part i feel like.i.under drenched or is it just right?

How is the list going?

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Spicezee
« on: April 16, 2017, 10:28:52 PM »
Dang, ur tree is loaded

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Southern Ag citrus spray
« on: April 16, 2017, 10:25:26 PM »
What product do u use for manganese deficiency?

Is the citrus nutrional spray enough to fix.the problem?

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Southern Ag citrus spray
« on: April 16, 2017, 05:55:33 PM »
Is this iron deficiency??

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Southern Ag citrus spray
« on: April 16, 2017, 04:58:44 PM »

Has any1
Used this b4??

Citrus General Discussion / Southern Ag citrus spray
« on: April 16, 2017, 01:27:09 AM »
Has any1 use this on their citrus?
Anyone has success using it?

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?

I pick them.up when they are in the ground (dark black)

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