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I finally got through GoDaddy's port blocking, and I can get email to my work address. However, gmail is still dumping messages, most likely due to bad SPF setup. I'm still futzing with the SPF setup. Hoping to get gmail working by tomorrow.
So I am very happily married into a Filipino family that tells me tales of great fruit that they used to eat all the time in the Philippines. I want to test the waters of what can be grown in my zone and try and grow some of the tropical varieties that my wife's family grow up with. Has anyone in Southern California had any success growing the above varieties? I am willing to go to almost any length to get these trees established in the first couple years. Has anyone been successful? 
Hi, the tree is 4 years old or so, 4m high, it is flowering for the first time... some flowers just "die" and onthers have fruits. I didnt hand pollinated them

Why does it works?

maybe we have some interesting bug pollinating them?

Seeds available still?
Not any more Jeff, would be in May next year...
Citrus General Discussion / Re: If You Live In California
« Last post by Rayjete on December 15, 2017, 10:27:08 PM »
Should be delicious, thank you!
Citrus General Discussion / Re: If You Live In California
« Last post by simon_grow on December 15, 2017, 09:55:51 PM »
Thanks for the heads up Millet, I believe I saw them on sale last year at Trader Joes. Ill definitely pick up a bag if I see it at the market.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Can you overmulch citrus in San Diego?
« Last post by Millet on December 15, 2017, 09:53:44 PM »
Mulching under a citrus tree is both good and bad. Clean organic material can be applied around trees for erosion control in the area of the sprinkler pattern.  Mulching 2 to 4 inches deep reduces weed growth, conserves moisture, and improves soil tilth.  Do not incorporate the mulch into the soil.  Mulch must be kept about 8 inches away from the trunk to avoid wetting the lower trunk for long periods of time.  Mulch laid against the trunk has been known to increase the infection rate of Phytophthora gummosis and other trunk diseases.  The presence of mulches on the orchard floor can interfere with heat transfer from the soil to the tree which is especially important during frost events. Recent research in a Kern County orchard during a frost episode where a thick layer of shredded orchard prunings was present on the orchard floor demonstrated that lower nighttime temperatures occurred in the mulch areas than in areas free of mulch.  Mulch free soil releases more heat to protect the tree during frost events.   All things considered if it was my citrus tree I would refrain from using mulch, and keep the soil under the tree free of all vegetation.
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: KEITT Mango
« Last post by Lory on December 15, 2017, 09:42:00 PM »
Thank you everybody!  :)
Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Pineaple Jackfruit Palm seeds available
« Last post by acoff87 on December 15, 2017, 09:39:50 PM »
Hey Raul,
Sorry crazy week, worked 60+hours.
Sent money via paypal, went through as send to seller. My current shipping info is as follows.
Adam Coff
5721 SW 32nd terrace Hollywood, FL 33312
 As for Annona I was referring  to the large atemoya possible cherimoya you posted a while back.
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Overmulching?
« Last post by sahai1 on December 15, 2017, 09:34:57 PM »
keep at least 2-3 feet away from the tap root, and then go to town!  It will keep out weeds, but water it heavily and keep it from drying up and heating up.  Some woods have natural chemicals that you need to be aware of before mulching.  Eucalyptus keeps away insects, Ironwood and other pine needles kill grass.  The quicker the mulch breaks down the better it is for your trees.  It is very good to expand on what you are doing with the mulch, check the PH and add 46-0-0 if necessary.  Add dirt to the mulch and work it in every month turning it over.  Turn some into biochar, or just burn some in a 'sawdust stove' and use the ash to work in as fertilizer.  Mulch heavily, then remove it all add dirt, then remulch.  All in all the microorganisms will break up your soil, but just be careful it doesn't kill your trees.

Also some trees have berries and other things that aren't edible but would provide a great breeding ground for gnats and flies, especially heat will help to breed gnats.  Flooding the mulch will help with that.

Or just turn it into compost, pile it high, add grass, leaves, manure, and cover it.  Till it and work it together every month and water it as much as possible.  Although this is the most time consuming, after a few months you will have a more quality mulch that is safer to apply to trees.

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