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I went trough a few bottles of that stuff this year on some bare root plants and plumerias.  Works decent.  It has the same ingredient as powder root hormones.  You can mix that powder to make the same type of thing and just water with a little.  And then use the fertilizer you prefer seperate.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado thread
« on: October 23, 2017, 10:23:12 PM »
The wind never really materialized here today but now its starting.  Its still 90 outside and the wind is starting to rip.  I just want to get through the next day and a half without any fires and no dropped fruit will be a plus.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado thread
« on: October 23, 2017, 07:45:58 PM »
Was high of 118 and 1% humidity here today!  Hottest day of the year I believe. 

Went and looked at my avocados.  Trees look fine.  Watered yesterday.  Will hit them again tomorrow.  Interestingly the stewart, mexicola, bacon, pinkerton trees are starting to form buds.  Seems early to bloom but I guess its ok.  Early fruit set should mean mexican avocados by this time next year.

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Mine are slow pokes.  Slower than every other type of avocado.  They don't seem to need any size control.

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Pinkerton is not a fast grower here in CA.  You can probably just shape it.  I wouldnt pug any avovado trees.  Maybe top it when its 8 or 10 feet tall and then shape the sides how you want.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: need planting advice
« on: October 17, 2017, 11:37:16 AM »
With the apple and stone fruits you can get dwarfing rootstocks also.  Holiday is a good dwarf avocado.  Roots maybe an issue but it will take many years.  If you can ketep them 3 or 4 ft away you should be ok.  Just dont plant near the sewer, water, or gas lines IMO. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: need planting advice
« on: October 17, 2017, 11:26:55 AM »
Fuerte avovado or hass avocado tree will get big fast and make a nice canopy in that middle spot.  Mango needs full hot sun to grow well.  You could grow avocado and cherimoyas easily there.  Sapotes get large maybe hard to tame.  I would suggest some apple and peach trees too.  They are easy to grow and shape.

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Ive got several reed seedlings going.  They need a lot of heat to get started.  They do take 6 to 8 weeks to pop up.  Reed trees also seem to take super hot dry conditions no problem.

Most of the trees available in san diego nurseries are on polinator rootstock.  Mostly zutano or bacon seeds are used for rootstocks here. 

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Avocado scions
« on: October 13, 2017, 03:28:58 PM »
Im trimming my trees if anyone wants wood.

7$ for a small flat rate box shipping. 

3$ for each scion.

I have Reed, Fuerte, bacon, Hass available

paypal is spaughbradley@gmail.com

Use the "for goods and service option" and put a note of how many of each you want.  Or shoot me a PM.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Avocado scions
« on: October 13, 2017, 12:24:43 PM »
Wrong forum

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Guava ID?
« on: October 10, 2017, 02:48:39 PM »
I tested the neighbors guavas and the ones off our tree #1 are noticeably better.  I will post a photo of the tag that came on the tree when Im home.  Will do more testing of the neighbors trees and try to locate the best guavas around.  I have 2 more trees that are almost ready to start picking.  Will post photos soon.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: help pruning young cherimoya
« on: October 10, 2017, 10:41:18 AM »
But there won't be any spots left by the old leaves after I cut it back. They're all at the top and I'll be cutting the top off.  ???

Like all trees don't annona's have dormant foliar buds along the trunk down to their base.....triggered into growth hormonally which can be induced by removing top wood?

Yes

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: help pruning young cherimoya
« on: October 08, 2017, 10:39:24 AM »
He is in Venezuela so I guess its about to be spring and summer there.  Now is a good time to cut it.  It will come back, dont worry about that.  They branch right back out.

Edit:  had to look at where you are on a map.  Looks like northern hemisphere just barely.  So kind of always warm?  Do you get any cool weather there?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cherimoya season inSocal
« on: October 08, 2017, 10:26:19 AM »
Dont know about where you are JF but it was 102F and 1% humidity here yesterday afternoon.  This weather is hard on fruit trees.  Nice photos by the way. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Guava season in Socal
« on: October 06, 2017, 12:33:49 PM »
So if we want to grow jalisco red where to get it?  Seeds? 

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WANTED: Avocado scions/cuttings.
« on: October 06, 2017, 09:59:16 AM »
I can part with skme scions.  PM me

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado thread
« on: October 04, 2017, 10:53:17 PM »
Air layering is possible according to the interweb.  But most people just start a seed and graft onto it.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado thread
« on: October 04, 2017, 10:24:44 AM »
Yes too soon for fuerte and pinkerton.  Have a lot sitting on my trees, too soon to pick them.


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Guava ID?
« on: October 03, 2017, 08:20:55 PM »
@spaugh - thanks! yea...strong smell when it's more whiteish not green. crunchy flesh but softens in the fridge. i'll go now and do some more research on mexican guavas. thanks for the possible id! let me know how that taste test goes! can never have too many guavas...

I will ask them about their guavas and what all kind they have.  Grandma over there is 80 so she may not have said mexicans are "crap" but basically thats what she told us.  No no no good, you need vietnamese.   ;)  Hey we like em.  The old lady is in excellent shape and tends to their multi acre hillside garden everyday. 

Have another neighbor who has about 15 guava trees.  Will have to go visit them too and get some samples to compare.  They are really nice and have a bunch of bananas and guavas and other fruits growing that are ready this time of year.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2017 SoCal mango tasting
« on: October 03, 2017, 07:58:27 PM »
Spaugh,
Fake Alphonso refers to a tree that was sold as an "Alphonso", but turned out to be something else.

btw...I'm curious as to why Exotica would sell anyone a seedling Alphonso.  The chances of a good variety coming from it is like 1:1000.  Maybe you'll be that lucky one.  Good luck!

my understanding was they would not be true to seed.  but I asked and he claimed they came from a field of only real alphonsos and therefore would be only alphonso genetics.  I guess I got scammed out of 20$  :'(
 

If that’s exactly what he said, he wasn’t lying but was misleading you. If the seed came from a field of only real Alphonso’s, the seedling was likely selfed with pollen from itself or a neighboring Alphonso. Their will be a rearrangement of chromosomes even when selfed because the seedling was produced from sexual reproduction and was not a clone. The resulting seedling can have all Alphonso genetics but it can look and taste completely different than a real Alphonso. This can be a good thing because Alphonso have lots of issues here such as die back, internal breakdown, lack of flavor and lack of sweetness.

Simon

It is what it is, and Steve is still a good guy.  If the tree is a 20$ rootstock its not the end of the world.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Guava ID?
« on: October 03, 2017, 04:22:45 PM »
Looks like my mexican white guava.  Strong smell, firm pear like semi sweet flesh? Also the first guavas to ripen here.  My wife and I both really enjoy these.  We have a vietnamese neighbor who told me the mexicans are crap and we need a vietnamese guava tree.  Will have to go over there and do a taste test soon.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon fruit plant in pot
« on: October 02, 2017, 06:05:11 PM »
Nice job with your DF!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2017 SoCal mango tasting
« on: October 01, 2017, 06:54:30 PM »
Spaugh,
Fake Alphonso refers to a tree that was sold as an "Alphonso", but turned out to be something else.

btw...I'm curious as to why Exotica would sell anyone a seedling Alphonso.  The chances of a good variety coming from it is like 1:1000.  Maybe you'll be that lucky one.  Good luck!

my understanding was they would not be true to seed.  but I asked and he claimed they came from a field of only real alphonsos and therefore would be only alphonso genetics.  I guess I got scammed out of 20$  :'(
 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2017 SoCal mango tasting
« on: October 01, 2017, 02:55:30 PM »
Whats up with the "real alphonso"?  Whats the fake alphonso?  I got a seedling "real alphonso" tree from exotica a few weeks ago. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Guava ID?
« on: October 01, 2017, 11:24:46 AM »
What color is the inside?

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