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I got wired by eating a bunch of fresh berries from Marks tree. The flesh tastes like sugar water.

Simon

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Success from Seed
« on: April 18, 2018, 10:44:21 PM »
Future, is Zill mono or polyembryonic? I hope your tree will hold some fruit. Seedling trees are awesome and you never really know what youíre going to get. Seedling trees also seem so much healthier in my personal experience. Please keep us updated.

Simon

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Some varieties of Cherimoyas have been mentioned to be somewhat self fertile. Booth is one of these varieties. Iíve had some fruit, about three without hand pollination but the fruit were small and misshaped.
http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=20999.0

As I mentioned in another thread, large Cherimoya trees like the one at Exotica Nursery have tons of fruit without hand pollination but there are plenty of insects and other Cherimoya varieties around their huge tree. The fruit are mostly small and misshaped.

Another alternative is to plant a Cherimoya hybrid. Some Cherimoya hybrids produce good size fruit of excellent quality without hand pollination. Leo Manuel has a couple Cherimoya x Atemoya hybrids that are excellent tasting and self pollinating.
http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=19336.msg315950#msg315950
Simon

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: New type of Mexican Garcinia
« on: April 16, 2018, 09:46:23 PM »
Hey Raul, is the flesh to seed ratio better with these Fuyu types. Are there more or larger seeds?

Simon

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Thanks to the link to the video and reading.

Exotica has a huge Cherimoya tree that is widespreading and produces tons of fruit without hand pollination although most the fruit are small and misshaped.

I feel that those wanting larger and better shaped fruit are better off hand pollinating although the pruning technique is definitely worth a try.

Iíve also heard people talking about hanging ripe Bannanas around the interior of the tree which is supposed to attract certain bugs but I donít know if there is any truth behind it.

Simon

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Help with Citrus Tree
« on: April 14, 2018, 10:38:55 AM »
It looks like your tree is buried too deep. Your trunk appears to be buried. The top root of root flare should be at soil level. The large( for container grown in Canada) dark green leaves leads me to believe it is not getting enough sun. Make sure you are not overwatering. Twice a week in cold weather can be too much depending on your soil, humidity and temp. Let the bottom of the soil dry out occasionally. Being on concrete helps the bottom dry out so you have that in your favor.

Simon

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Indian Mango season 2018
« on: April 12, 2018, 09:18:14 PM »
I just called Miramar Cash and Carry to ask them when they are expecting their Indian Mangos and they said they may get them in about two weeks. This is not a guaranteed date but they should be showing up soon.

Simon

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Hereís a pic of a regular one off the same tree that produces the short stubby ones. This one has the curve at the end.

Simon

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The one from Plantogram looks like the Maha Chanok I have. Here in SoCal, the MC can be shorter and less curved. I have one Maha Chanok tree that produces fruit that are short and less curved and the more typical longer curved Fruit. Iíve posted pictures on this forum somewhere.

Simon

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Reed seedling avocado
« on: April 10, 2018, 09:29:59 PM »
Thatís awesome,I love seeing seedling trees produce fruit. My friend also has what I believe to be a Reed Seedling. It produces large fruit but the seed is huge and it takes a long time for it to ripen. The fruit has some resemblance to your dads Fruit.

Simon

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango Bud Grafting T-Bud Graft Method
« on: April 09, 2018, 11:21:15 PM »
Great thread Behl and thanks for all the tips Jeff. Iím going to try some bud grafts this year.

Simon

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Thanks for the report Mark, Iíll give it a shot on my current citrus trees and hope for the best.

Simon

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Thanks Behlgarden, I just placed an order. Hopefully it grows ok on my tangerine or lemon trees.

Simon

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best product for Phomopsis?
« on: April 08, 2018, 01:44:56 PM »
Hey Bill, thanks for the update. Just keep in mind that there are many fungal issues that can affect Mangos. Here in SoCal, Phomopsis and Gummosis (caused by Lasiodiplodia theobromae) seem to go hand in hand. I have a friend that owns an orchard and he has had good success using Abound to combat the issues he had with Mango.

Simon

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You can get Lavern Manilla Mangos at Walter Anderson Nursery, Armstrong Nursery and Home Depot. Home Depot and Walter Anderson are probably cheapest at around $25-30 per tree. If you know someone with a nursery license, you can get trees for really cheap directly from Lavern Nursery.

I would also recommend planting a bunch of random seedlings in case one happens to adapt better to your particular growing conditions.

Simon

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Innarched and grafted Jaboticaba trees
« on: April 06, 2018, 09:10:35 PM »
I just tried to remove the clip but itís completely imbedded. Iím just going to clip off the excess and leave it. The cambium has engulfed the clip so there is sap flow.
Simon

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Innarched and grafted Jaboticaba trees
« on: April 06, 2018, 12:37:17 PM »
excellent work Simon. I am surprised the extra roostock would shorten the juvenile stage this quick. I have a sabara in ground from a 15 gal for almost five years. Its close to eight feet tall and the trunk about the size of my ankel and no fruit. Do you see flower buds emerging on the main trunk as well or is it mostly at the end of the branches?

I just inspected this tree more thoroughly and realized that I also performed a paperclip girdling side experiment on this tree. Here is a picture of the branch that I girdled with a paperclip

Now if you follow this girdled branch up, I found this tiny cluster of flowers.



The actual fruit that is still hanging on the tree is from a branch that was not girdled so itís inconclusive wether or not the girdling helped or not. The double rootstocks seems to work though.

Simon

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Thanks Fang, Iíll place an order!

Simon

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I would agree and not cut it back yet. Mango trees grown in SoCal start off pretty slow and removing the solar panels will reduce energy for the tree. Itís better to let it get established before performing any major pruning.

Simon

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Just wondering if the newer, tastier varieties of Australian finger limes are in SoCal yet? Does anyone know if the CCPP has them yet? Anybody grow seeds and get lucky with a good tasting variety? Any Nurseries selling the better varieties? Thanks

Simon

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Innarched and grafted Jaboticaba trees
« on: April 05, 2018, 12:28:58 PM »
Thanks Xue and Solko,

Yeah, definitely lots of failures with a few successes but all the failures teach me and others what not to do. Hopefully this tree will start producing a little more each year. Iíve seen some really large Sabara trees about double the size of this tree that still hasnít fruited yet.

Simon

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I got the Oro Blancos from either Mitsuwa Market, Nijiya Market or Hmart. I forget which one but I will be purchasing more this week and Iíll report back when I find out where I got them. They were not bitter at all. I hate most grapefruit I have tried with the exception of Oro Blanco. It is extremely sweet with just enough acidity to make the fruit delicious. I recommend OB for people that normally donít like grapefruit.

Simon

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango epidemic spreading in my yard
« on: April 04, 2018, 09:19:49 AM »
I believe 1 gallon is the smallest size they sell. The best thing to do is to get a group together and then go in on a gallon or find someone that has already purchased a gallon and try to buy some off of them. The problem is that when buying partial bottles off a friend, they are not likely to come with instructions and warning labels but this can be found online.

Abound is a great emergency systemic fungicide if you carefully follow the directions and warnings. There is a fungal disease that is also affecting Sweetheart Lychees here in SoCal. My friend just lost his huge Sweetheart Lychee but when I saw symptoms on my tree, I immediately sprayed and was able to save the tree.

Simon

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Innarched and grafted Jaboticaba trees
« on: April 04, 2018, 08:25:30 AM »
I never even saw any flowers. Iíll tske a closer look at the trunk to see if I notice any flowers there. This tree was somewhat hidden in tall weeds so there was a lot of shading. Only the outer canopy of this tree was in sunlight.

Simon

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That looks really bad. I would use it for scions and plant a new tree. The huge crack is at ground level and will be exposed to moisture and insects.

Simon

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