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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Rauls's illama (annona diversifolia) seeds
« on: February 17, 2018, 03:23:44 PM »
The seeds i planted from rosada last january 23.

I have put 50/50 dirt & potting mix as well as powder & granulated mycorrhizae & inside the gh.
Its almost a month & no signs of gernination.



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Seanny - yeah it cant stop me.  Will see how it turn out.  What happenned to your grafted tree? Did you ever get fruit from it?

Gozp - let just say it's not grafted.  It's possible to get pollen contamination  from neighbors, right?

U may want to direct your question to the guy who posted pollen contamination as I have no knowledge on those kind of ballonies.

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A couple of different races make a baby of a third race. Fruits are the same.

When you take pollen from one branch to pollinate flower on a different branch you would affect the fruit produced. You could prevent this if you limit pollen of one variety to pollinate only flower of the same variety. It would be hard to collect pollen since there are so little flowers on a branch.

There are people whom don't like to hand pollinate annona. They use a fan to pollinate. If your multi grafted is in a windy area, there is a chance for pollen contamination.

However, don't let this stop you from having multi grafted tree. Right now I have bi grafted trees and one multi grafted. I'm out of space.

Letzjust say there is no winds for pollen contamination, what kind of insects contaminates the polllen???

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Whitman's fiberless soursop is sour
« on: February 11, 2018, 01:04:18 PM »
Was it a seedling?


If so, chances are it wont have the same flavor characteristics of the parent.

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Just so you know...the problem with multi graft is that you will get pollen contamination. You will not get the true fruit of the variety you grafted.

I use a multi graft tree to hold my scions until I get good root stocks.


Pollen contamination due to nocturnal pollinators.

Gonz, are those the translucent green insectoid creatures that suck on your inflorescences at nigh?

I read & this is quite interesting regarding nocturnal pollinators that caused pollen contamination.




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Just so you know...the problem with multi graft is that you will get pollen contamination. You will not get the true fruit of the variety you grafted.

I use a multi graft tree to hold my scions until I get good root stocks.


Pollen contamination due to nocturnal pollinators.

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Have you tried scratching the trunk, to see if there is green right under the papery outer bark?

Sometimes, freeze damage is only a few inches above the ground.

the bottom trunk is all green, however an estimate of a inch is dried up...

The rest of my my mangoes are fine.

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I wonder what killed my corriente seedling?

I uploaded a photo of the main trunk and its drying up






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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dwarf Mango ID
« on: February 08, 2018, 01:33:31 PM »
Is it true that Ice Cream mango came from Haji Khan?

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Coldest temp we experienced dec of 2017 located in SoCal
No damage.




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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Anona Scions Sale start February 5
« on: February 03, 2018, 07:21:21 PM »
What are the prices? caliper? shipping?



$5 per scions 10 minimum, 2 per variety, $7.00 shipping or free pick-up La Habra, Ca.

I do hope JF can confirm if the prices are still the same from last year.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best Cherimoya for SWFL?
« on: January 31, 2018, 11:48:40 PM »
I was able to taste hillary white &la habra blanc. Tastes so good.

However, JF wont let me post the photo of the fruits for fear of photo theft.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Lychee in So Cal 2018
« on: January 29, 2018, 12:22:36 AM »
I have a mature Sweetheart in the San Gabriel Valley area.  I have had it in the ground for about 11 years.  It is now about 7-8 ft tall and about that size wide with a large drooping canopy.  No matter how to try to shape it, the new growth keeps drooping to the ground especially when they hold fruits.  The first 6-7 years, I would get inconsistent blooming and may be lucky to get one fruit.  The last 2-3 years, the blooming is more regular.  Right now, there are many panicles of flower buds, even with the dry winter that we have had.  Last year, I had a good harvest.  I think the cool spring in May and early June 2017 helped the fruitlets to hold.  Usually, the heat of late May to early July just beat up on the fruitlets and they would drop like flies.  As you know by now, growing lychees in Southern California is a challenge.  If it would be easy, you would have seen locally grown lychees in the markets some time ago. 

Your tree being 4 ft tall is just too young.  I would just enjoy it growing and give it time.  If you are like me, you would get rewarded in due time.  Surprisingly, my lychee tree has grown quite well.  The major wind storm 6 years ago caused some large branches to break.  But it has recovered well since then.  The tree branches are quite weak.  A heavy sustained wind can easily snap a branch or two.  Good luck.

Would love to see photos of your Lychee Tree. :)

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cherimoya Santa Monica Farmers Market
« on: January 27, 2018, 10:46:02 PM »
Here is a photo of campus cherimoya





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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: LED Grow lights
« on: January 27, 2018, 10:42:58 PM »
Since the OP is asking about growlights.

Mind if i ask u Karen of what are your thoughts on 1500w COB LeD lights full spectruM?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Ilamas on my trees and seeds sprouting
« on: January 26, 2018, 11:17:54 AM »
wow ... less than 3 weeks to germinate ilama seeds?


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True Indian mangoes are round and small. I have seen and eaten a lot of them in the Philippines. They are good when eaten green.

There are many indian/ pakkstan mango varieties.
And the ndian mangoes they call in the Philippines is actually Katchamita variety.

To this date, it os unclear where katchamita came from. There are rumors that the seedling came from india. Hence, getting the indian name.

If u want real Indian varieties get it from India/ Paki or someone thats legit.

So far a major Florida propagator sends fake indian varieties? Hmmm

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From what I gather from friends, a similar mystery exists for Florida's Son Pari and Langra Benarsi too.

Langra Benarasi for sure. However Sonpari appears to be the right one from photos from India.

My source who is at the heart of Sonpari Growing region, a good friend of mine who has mango orchards confirmed looking at fruit picture and pictures of Florida sonpari leaves to be vastly different than what he grows in India in Gujrat. He will send us closeup pics of fruit and leaves in Summer for us to see. what he described was that majority of leaves tend to bend in the middle of vein.

Below is a pic of the Son Pari grafted by Zills.



this was ID as fake and not sonpari by the grower in  India. yikes!
From what I gather from friends, a similar mystery exists for Florida's Son Pari and Langra Benarsi too.

Langra Benarasi for sure. However Sonpari appears to be the right one from photos from India.

My source who is at the heart of Sonpari Growing region, a good friend of mine who has mango orchards confirmed looking at fruit picture and pictures of Florida sonpari leaves to be vastly different than what he grows in India in Gujrat. He will send us closeup pics of fruit and leaves in Summer for us to see. what he described was that majority of leaves tend to bend in the middle of vein.

Below is a pic of the Son Pari grafted by Zills.






i wonder if the fake son pari is good?

so if this son pari is fake, what is the real variety  of this fake one?

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There may be many faked name varieties from florida such as these or possible mislabelling.

Here is a comparison.






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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Star Apples from Vietnam
« on: January 19, 2018, 12:57:53 AM »
i really loved caimito in the PH especially the purple ones..

We usually consume them fresh from tree when they are soft to touch or deep purple color.

There is a huge difference on taste on tree-riped vs counter-riped.


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Mimosa Nursery in East LA carried it.

20 gallons are available same as 5 gallons.

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Painting the trunk with tar or glue or vaseline or Tanglefoot, et cetera, kills the bark and cambium layer.  Then the roots starve.  Then the top of the tree dies too.

To make a barrier against ants, etc., you must first wrap the trunk with some protective wrap that will not allow any of the above products to touch the trunk.

So how do u brush out the pruning sealer besides removing with a knife? Any solutions  to remove?

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What r ur thoughts?





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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: A stroll through the yard
« on: January 08, 2018, 11:24:30 PM »
King of SoCal

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Merry New Year Fruits
« on: January 04, 2018, 07:31:25 PM »
Damn delicious..










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