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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: California Big Leaf Papaya
« on: October 21, 2017, 08:40:16 PM »
Beautiful, is that one resistant to PSRV? does it fruit within first year? Could i buy some cuttings next year JF, Thanks, Matt

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is this cherimoya doing okay?
« on: October 19, 2017, 06:07:54 PM »
I'm using the tree for shade so I can grow an achacharu and a cacao . I can get a ladder and pollinate. Sure it's kinda inconvenient, but I'm using it for canopy

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is this cherimoya doing okay?
« on: October 19, 2017, 01:25:07 PM »
Perfecto, when do chermoyas start dropping leaves?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Is this cherimoya doing okay?
« on: October 19, 2017, 12:07:54 PM »
Hello, I have a el bumping cherimoya tree with tip burn and some yellowing leaves, is this because of the Santa Ana’s? It reached 102 with 19 percent humidity.

they will germinate in transit, I have grown mango seeds that way

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Guava season in Socal
« on: October 06, 2017, 07:53:47 PM »
may i buy some cuttings in spring too? I'll trade a few taiwan century and taiwan pearl guava, or do you want cash

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Wanted:Langsat seeds or seedlings
« on: October 06, 2017, 05:04:26 PM »
Hey Raul, I'll accept that order, how much will the shipping be?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: How long can roots be submerged
« on: October 06, 2017, 05:02:41 PM »
If you grow them in the proper soil, at least 2 weeks, for avocados, you might want to kiss it goodbye after a few days, more importantly, is the water running or stagnant, that affects how much oxygen the plants can pull from the water. Bananas will come back from anything, mangos the same. The ones I'd worry about most would be DragonFruit and avocados, If all else fails, use an injection of Agri Fos to kill whatever diseases form

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Wanted:Langsat seeds or seedlings
« on: October 04, 2017, 02:20:34 PM »
Cuttings would also be nice too

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Wanted:Langsat seeds or seedlings
« on: October 04, 2017, 02:17:31 PM »
Hello, does anyone have some longkong or duku langsat seeds for sale? PM me for PayPal and info

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Growing Mango trees in Southern California
« on: September 30, 2017, 02:21:04 PM »
OS from top tropicals is not legit, you'll have better luck asking some local guys on the forum maybe next year, or if anyone in CA has a fruiting tree, ask them. The OS from top tropicals is a LZ. Os generally has flat leaves and a valencia orange smell to the leaves, and the new growth is somewhat transluscent

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Growing Mango trees in Southern California
« on: September 27, 2017, 03:24:37 PM »
Hey guys, I'm having trouble deciding which sweet tart mango seedling came true, answer tree 1 or tee 2 depending on which is true, they both have a very pungent odor to their leaves
Tree 1

Tree 2


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Star Apple seeds not germinating
« on: September 23, 2017, 09:52:18 AM »
They were crysophyllum cainito seeds, and they were as fresh as could be. I'm just bamboozled. I will see if they do anything with the heating Mat I installed a week ago. I think it was too cool

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Star Apple seeds not germinating
« on: September 23, 2017, 01:46:44 AM »
I had Junglesop, rollinia, soursop, mamey, durian, cacao, tamarillo, mangos, garcinias, etc. germinate in that garage. I have some grow lights installed there, and theres some sunlight that come through the window. I set up the lights on a timer from 8pm to 6 pm. Would that give off thermal light pulse? It seems like there is a thermal light pulse there. the light I used was a 100 watt heat lamp amplified LED grow light, with all the spectrums covered. I unfortunately do not have the luxury of a greenhouse, but I am building one soon. I put them under a seedling heating mat for them to see what they will do. I am waiting for pitagatuba(2 months), jaboticaba aureana(less than 1 month), jaboticaba vextator(less than 1 month), Pindaiba, Star apple, duguetia peruviana, and Isan Indigo sugar apple seeds. I'm just confused as I've had things germinate all the time in there, although I do remember it took my Madruno forever to germinate, then suddenly came out of the ground.


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Star Apple seeds not germinating
« on: September 18, 2017, 01:05:17 PM »
Sorry, actually it's only been 2 months, anyways, all i did was sow the seeds at the start of July in my garage, in some peat moss and pumice. Anyways, how long would achachairu take to germinate? And how long would jaboticaba aureana take to germinate

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Star Apple seeds not germinating
« on: September 17, 2017, 05:31:08 PM »
Hello, I got 10 green star apple seeds in the garage right now, and they haven't germinated for 3 months. When I cracked one open, it was sort of firm/soft like a ripe cherimoya. Is that normal? What is the usual sprouting time for star apple? Thanks, Matt

Tropical Fruit Discussion / What Hardiness Zone am I?
« on: September 14, 2017, 09:22:51 PM »
Hello, I've been wondering about my hardiness zone, as there are some weird stuff that grows outside just fine in my microclimate. As My neighbor has Lobster claw Heliconias that don't freeze in the winter(NORTH FACING), also Monstera deliciosas and Kentia palms grow fine without protection. Lime trees also do well without protection, so do tomatos. Jackfruits and soursops do well too, didn't have to protect mine much during cold winter this year. Also I noticed that while my friends at school said they had icicles on their roofs last year, my neighbors said that there weren't any, nor did I see any. I am 263 feet above sea level. Cavendish bananas also fruit consistently as I've seen. It's been bizzare to say the least. I've been trying to pull of Langsats and Durians recently, as I love those fruits, wonder how far I can get with them? What type of Climate am I? I get Ocean Winds in the Afternoon to counteract santa anas, and the humidity is an avg of 50 percent I'd say. The USDA Zone says I'm 10b, and my sunset zone is 23. I've been debating that it might be zone 11a with the microclimate fluctuation here. If I'm zone 11a or 11b, do you guys think I should try langsats or Durians under some large trees to create an even more humid atmosphere? Thanks, Matt

Thanks, I think I can pull it off because I'm in one of those microclimates. Thanks, matt I might go with a mango or cherimoya instead

Hello, I was looking for a tropical tree to use as both shade for my front yard parking and taste good. What should I do? The trees I had in mind are the following, I would love contributions and suggestions too

Star apple
Cac mango
Royal poinciana
Pierce cherimoya

Citrus General Discussion / Re: clay soil amendments?
« on: September 11, 2017, 12:14:34 AM »
Please don't use organic matter. Use sandy loam instead, pure sand, silt, and clay. Only dress compost on the top.

I'd reccomend hoisting the bananas and papayas up with steel cable wire hooked to the ground, also, with the jackfruit, I'd reccomend digging it up from the ground, putting it in heavy soil, cutting the leaves back in half, the putting it inside for 3 months. Hope you guys are doing okay! They also will survive, especially the banana and papaya, they will literally root themselves from nothingness. jackfruit might be a gamble, and custard apple probably is a goner. I have dug up mangoes with literally only their taproot and still had them live. Don't worry, plants are a lot tougher than many think!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What's wrong with my Kesar Mango
« on: September 09, 2017, 01:50:55 AM »
Actually, I believe the organisms in organically rich soils are eating up the roots themselves, I have a florida turpentine rootstock pickering mango and the only dieback I see is on the branches that were exposed to the great ungodly sun. With my Low organic content soils, I get stunning root growth, but growth that has 2x larger leaves than compost grown plants. When i went to feel the soil under my cherimoya, the part that i changed half the soil had feeder roots that were going crazy, the compost area had little to no roots in it, other than the sparse few that were clinging to life. Phomopsis and other root rot diseases are caused by low oxygen, either by compost bacteria and fungi eating the oxygen up, or being submerged for over 2 weeks. Compost tends to decompose faster in heat wave conditions. If you look at peat bogs, you will see that nothing grows there except shallow rooted plants and moss. This stuff is toxic I tell you. Perhaps due to the weakness of Florida Rootstocks, they are more susceptible to low oxygen conditions, while manila mango seedlings do somewhat ok due to their native areas being more claylike and perhaps being stronger due to their adaptation to the Californian climate. I water my pomegranate 3x day and its been nothing but vigorous, as I do with citrus, avocado, lychee, atemoya, etc. If you look at a local farm, you see that they water 18x a day, also if that were the case(too much water) how would things grow in Hilo, Hawaii, or swamps in the first place? Elephant Ears are submerged for over a year in their native environment, yet if you water them 2x in a row, they rot! So that is my Theorem on compost being the sole reason for the dieback. If I were you, I'd totally shake off every bit of that soil, cut back the leaves in half, put them in pure sandy loam or riverbed soil with charcoal infused in it, then putting it in shade for 3 months, and wait to see the beautiful results. Many plants like durian are not feasible due to the compost rotting them out a year or two later. That's why you see many plants like cassias and gardenias not being able to grow anymore. Back in the old days, they used redwood sawdust, which is pretty slow decomposing, compared to the fir bark trash. In nature, compost is only on the top as mulch, not in the soil! Orangeries in France were shown to have 97 percent sand. Also, if you look at ancient Chinese and Japanese texts about growing things in pots, you will see zero mentions of compost! Durians absolutely loath compost, and when digging around the cloudforest forum for some info, I found that they would die in the summer, the winters don't faze them at all! If Avocados hated wet feet, how come you can grow them in straight up water and not have them rot. In Conclusion, I believe you should change the soil to allow more oxygen into it, and if you want a larger tree, perhaps you should try grafting them onto a manila mango seedling for their well known vigor in this area

Sincerely, Matthew Zhou

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Holy Hell Santa Annas
« on: September 03, 2017, 08:41:56 PM »
In Orange county, we hit 105, with 80 percent humidity. All of my temperates fruits burned halfway, and it felt like the fury of a thousand suns beating down on me. Thank GOD I learned my lesson with lychees to shadecloth young ones. I'm sweating like a pig everyday like the guys in Florida

Ditto, I would love a hurricane in SoCal

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Help! I need to save this mango tree
« on: August 13, 2017, 01:15:18 PM »
Thank you so much! Sorry for causing so much trouble

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