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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mature avocado tree flowers, but doesn't fruit
« Last post by Mark in Texas on October 21, 2017, 08:32:22 AM »
Avocado trees also piss me off. I have a big old tree planted by the previous owner. It has no flower for years. So, I went out and bought another one. Don't know how long that one will produce fruits either.

Cut it off low to the ground and graft to selected shoots that arise.  Did this last year and now have 9 fine fruit hanging on a Holiday, Sir Prize and Ardith.  I dropped quite a few too after bloom set and all of the Pinkertons.

Being that you already have a very extensive root system you'll quickly have a new vigorous tree that will set a lot of fruit quickly.

Sir Prize fruit, August.


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: How to start a farm? (Commercializing Permaculture... ?)
« Last post by Solko on October 21, 2017, 08:32:03 AM »
Hi Caesar,

I think you are doing everything right, step by step. I got interested in permaculture and fruit breeding both out of curiosity and idealism, but I do have another education, job and passion which is my ‘first love’.
On the other hand I always fantasized about my ‘plant hobby’ to someday be able to generate some money or income, but after eight years of spending a lot of time and thoughts on it I realize that that is very hard to do ‘on the side’ . I am afraid there is not a lot of ‘passive income’ to generate from farm work and fruit breeding is by now an equally complex art, so adjusted to market demands it has become not only an enormous long shot, but in order to develop new varieties into a licensed or patented product that generates money ‘passively’ you have to work full time at it. So the ‘passive’ part is very relative.

Nonetheless some permaculture farms that are well planned and thought through have flourished and taken off also commercially. These are truly admirable enterprises and have given a better idea on how to make such a thing work. All of them take it as seriously hard work and research their context and market extensively, start small and scale things up later.
You might want to check out the videos of this guy:
https://youtu.be/p__7st7Q6ic

Good luck!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dole Pineapple Almost Ripe.
« Last post by Mark in Texas on October 21, 2017, 08:26:04 AM »
Here is a Dole pineapple that's almost ripe its a store bought pineapple this will be the last time
i grow a store bought pineapple just wanted to share with everyone :)



Let it go gold top to bottom. It's about ready.  I've planted many a store bought "twistee" and they were excellent and tend to bear within 18 mos. of planting.  I have clones and by comparision they are a big disappointment.
 


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Its fast here Brad sort of compact but you can you can prune each year and still get tons of fruits next year.



Here are two great varieties overlapping Sir Prize and Holiday this will put to rest Carlo's doubts



Very nice looking trees JF.  Bottom top is the pinkerton?

Believe Pinkerton is the second one.  Amazing fruit JF!

Pinkerton is a seedling of Rincon X Hass.  Rincon is a compact tree.
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Question about when to pug my Pinkerton Avocado tree
« Last post by MangoMan2 on October 21, 2017, 07:20:45 AM »
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.

Its fast here Brad sort of compact but you can you can prune each year and still get tons of fruits next year.



Here are two great varieties overlapping Sir Prize and Holiday this will put to rest Carlo's doubts



Very nice looking trees JF.  Bottom top is the pinkerton?
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Water droplets inside grafting tape
« Last post by lebmung on October 21, 2017, 06:54:44 AM »
Don't open the graft tape. This is similar to surgery. Pests will go in there. It's transpiration and probably condensation. You have 16 C then 25C it's condensing.
Don't worry about it's healing.
I just made a mango grafting a couple of days ago, you can take a look.https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1641682875854199&id=1043190099036816
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The old forum is completely gone even the archives.  Nothing left at all.
No, it is not true. There are several backup. We are waiting for Laaz to give us the permission to publish them.
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What is infecting my Acerola?
« Last post by OCchris1 on October 21, 2017, 01:35:21 AM »
Looks like scale and powdery scale? Follow Mark's advice. Good luck. Chris
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: How to open a mango seed. . . .
« Last post by OCchris1 on October 21, 2017, 01:31:32 AM »
I subscribe to Jbaqai's method most of the time. Chris
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