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If the air is like it was here after Bárđarbunga, the amount it affects you is relative to how physically active you are.  Also, the weather conditions have a huge effect on it.  The biggest one, obviously, being which direction the wind is blowing and how hard.  With the pollution maps we had, the plume was like a narrow cone emitted from the fissure, aimed at whatever direction the winds were on that day.

Are you getting a "blue haze"?  That was the key characteristic here.  When you're looking at distant mountains it often made them look like they were floating in the air.  The period of time in Iceland's history after Laki went off were known as "Móđuharđindin", or "The Mist Hardships"; 20% of the population and 75% of the livestock died, and Denmark considered evacuating the whole island.
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Seedling Atemoya flowering at 1 year
« Last post by fliptop on May 21, 2018, 09:23:53 PM »
Thanks for that info. Do you hand pollinate yours? Thanks!
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Lychee grafting experiments
« Last post by Lionking on May 21, 2018, 09:20:36 PM »
Simon,

I am new to the Lychee growing so this might be a question that has been asked.
Are the Florida Lychee trees ok to grow out here in So. cal or is it better to purchase a California grown Lychee.
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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Wanted: Pineapple Pleasure Mango Tree
« Last post by Johnny Redland on May 21, 2018, 09:07:17 PM »
Trying to find this tree. My normal sources haven’t been able to get any for some time. Thanks
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Seedling Atemoya flowering at 1 year
« Last post by achetadomestica on May 21, 2018, 07:58:46 PM »
It is not uncommon for young annona seedlings to flower. Some of my small sugar apples also did
this but no fruit set until the next year. If you get fruit set I would pull the fruit and let the plant focus on growing
this season while the weather is perfect. It's amazing how fast these trees grow and start producing.
By next year the trees will be 6'+ and can hold some fruit.
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: avocado reed problem what is it?
« Last post by spaugh on May 21, 2018, 07:42:04 PM »
Persea mites.

Had them infect my grove last year and released californicus predator mites.  Took care of them and have no seen any this year.

For one tree you could spray with insecticidal soap oor horticultural oil miticide.
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Bearss Lime?
Space coast = blessed coast left coast best coast?



We went and it looked like Black Friday when we arrived.   Concert parking skills came in handy.

Lisa came from the space coast and we drove through rain to get there.   So many people and plants it took awhile to get up to speed.  She talked to Adam while I went looking for  atemoya so I missed him. Got a Lisa atemoya, red custard apple, tropic beauty peach and bearss lemon while she got a sweet tamarind, a bearss lemon and a vanilla orchid

We had been searching for the lemon for some time.

We just missed the line and  wagons full of plants were headed out already.
 
Got the Tamarind and Custard apple from Geo and Lisa sang the mango song for them but just the first word thank goodness

First time there but will get in line next time to get the rare stuff
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / avocado reed problem what is it?
« Last post by boxturtle on May 21, 2018, 07:09:26 PM »
and most important how do I get rid of it?

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We went and it looked like Black Friday when we arrived.   Concert parking skills came in handy.

Lisa came from the space coast and we drove through rain to get there.   So many people and plants it took awhile to get up to speed.  She talked to Adam while I went looking for  atemoya so I missed him. Got a Lisa atemoya, red custard apple, tropic beauty peach and bearss lemon while she got a sweet tamarind, a bearss lemon and a vanilla orchid

We had been searching for the lemon for some time.

We just missed the line and  wagons full of plants were headed out already.
 
Got the Tamarind and Custard apple from Geo and Lisa sang the mango song for them but just the first word thank goodness

First time there but will get in line next time to get the rare stuff
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Seedling Atemoya flowering at 1 year
« Last post by fliptop on May 21, 2018, 06:55:14 PM »
Well, that was fast.

I planted Atemoya seeds from Top Tropical on May 3, 2017, and they began sprouting May 20, 2017. In between all the rain here lately, I was checking things out in the yard. One of the Atemoya seedlings was bent over, so I lifted it to see about staking it. To my surprise, it had flowers! Unfortunately, I'm not sure there are any pollinators here, and I don't know how to hand pollinate. I'm still in Spring Hill (zone 9a), and this plant was exposed to some colder temps this year and got moved around a lot during winter--not sure if that has anything to do with it flowering so young.

Should I stake it if it's leaning over a lot or let it strengthen up without support?

Thanks!






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