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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Avocado pits stuck? Fruits falling
« on: March 21, 2017, 11:26:57 AM »
I have a 2 year old hass tree that had a half dozen or so fruits on it.  Wasnt planning to start picking them for another couple months but they have started falling off the tree.  The do ripen and taste great but they all have a pit that sticks to the flesh.  They are not splitting and coming in half easily.  There is a hard part still in the flesh connected to the pit.

2 questions.  Is the tree dropping fruit because it is just immature?  I suspect that is the case.  We had a heatwave here also and the old leaves are shedding and the trees are blooming. 

The second question is whats going on with the seeds and the bad flesh sticking to the pit?  Hopefully this goes away when yhe fruits hang longer or I will probably end up taking the tree out or regrafting it.   

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Bacon blooms
« on: March 09, 2017, 05:35:17 PM »
Most prolific bloomer of the bunch.  Most mediocre avocado...


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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Cherries in San Diego?
« on: February 07, 2017, 11:19:55 AM »
What verieties grow well here?  They said lapins at walter anderson nursery but the tag says 400 chill hours.  I don't know if we get that much chill here.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Vanilla Bean Plant?
« on: December 27, 2016, 01:23:49 AM »
Is it a tropical?  Anyone growing vanilla?  We were going to buy some good vanilla for home made ice cream and its $$$$.

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Citrus General Discussion / Orange tree never fruits
« on: December 23, 2016, 07:45:43 PM »
Ive got a bunch of citrus trees, they all look good and make fruit except one.  Its a naval orange tree that is big and healthy but no fruits.  I dont think it flowered at all this year.  Its 8 or 10ft tall.  Im the second owner of this tree so I dont know if it ever made oranges.  Is there a teick to make it fruit?  Put a nail in the trunk?  Chemicals?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Avocados flowering in December?
« on: December 10, 2016, 03:05:59 PM »
All of my trees are starting to bloom  :-\

Im afraid a cold snap will come and ruin this years fruit set.  Is this normal or am I in trouble?


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Is this a cherimoya?
« on: December 03, 2016, 10:29:03 PM »
I bought this from the farmers market today.  Its 2lbs and cost 10$ so Im hoping its good.  The guy who sold it to me said it was a guavana or guabana but he had a strong mexican accect so I couldnt tell if he was saying its a cherimoya or its a close relative.  Any ideas what it is?  Would it be worth saving seeds?  Can the seeds be dried out and saved or do they need to be grown right away?


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Top these cherimoyas?
« on: December 01, 2016, 05:24:45 PM »
Picked up these 2 herimoya trees at Lowes today.  35$ each.  One is labeled "vietnamese" and the other is a "honeyheart".  Question:  is it ok to go ahead and top them now?  I probably wont plant them for a few months.  They are just one stick now.  They look like they need to be topped.  What do you guys say?


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Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Key limes
« on: November 24, 2016, 02:29:50 PM »
If anyone wants key limes, I have thousands of them.  Can ship them.  Just send me a message.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Need help getting started in San Diego County
« on: October 11, 2016, 12:19:08 PM »
Hello, I just found this forum while trying to find info on growing mangos and other tropical fruit trees for my area.  I have a 10 acre property with well water that is on the east end of Poway.  We have planted 18 avocado trees and they are doing awesome.  We also put in 3 guavas, 2 cherimoyas, loquat, and 1 manilla mango tree.  We want to put in more mango trees but need help with what veriety will grow here and where to find them.  Can anyone make any suggestions on mango types.  Or anything else I should be growing?  We are on a large hill at 1200 ft and the soil is all DG.

Thank you!


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