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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Shanxi Li vs Li jujube
« Last post by dragon on March 17, 2018, 11:20:55 PM »

Is the tree productive ? Does it need another tree to cross polinate? My shanxi Li and ga866 are waking up. My Sherwood, sugar cane Are not
Thanks, I just planted them in sandy loam
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is my carrie mango a goner?
« Last post by Orkine on March 17, 2018, 10:02:22 PM »
Many years ago I was in exactly the same situation and actually cut back the tree with the intent of uprooting and replacing.  Some things came up and I did not get to it for a couple of weeks.  When I was ready to pull the tree I saw it had sprouted.  I let it bee and it grew into a fine tree.  It was essentially an unintended pug, induced by severe cold.

I say give it some time.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Papaya question
« Last post by Mike T on March 17, 2018, 09:59:16 PM »
I bet it is yellow fleshed,female and in climate a little too cool in winter.The unpleasant almost hydrocarbon taint is referred to as nasturtium. It is more prevalent in some lines. If someones' first papaya taste is one like that instead of a hermie red of say a solo type grown in nice warm Hawaii it might be the last time the person eats papaya.
Make sure the tree has excess Mg and potash and see if the fruit get better.
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Time of plenty - look at these Pulasans
« Last post by Mike T on March 17, 2018, 09:51:07 PM »
Sorry didn't finish that post.The sibabat band black one obviously are the better types and have real commercial potential if they are productive enough.

Look at one report from 1981
Native bulala can be found in the Philippine mountains, but the fruit is poor. It is, however, used by most propagators as root stock for pulasan because of its strong growth. The introduced pulasan is of a very fine quality, and many who have tasted the fruit consider it superior to that of the Chinese litchi.
The pulasan is a tree that will adapt from sea level to some 300 metres. In fact, in Jakarta, they are raised between 230 and 300 metres above Sea level. It prefers a well-distributed rainfall and is more resistant to drought than the rambutan.
The first imports to the Philippines were from Indonesia in 1912 and were grown from seed. However, the more successful pulasan was introduced as a budded plant, but its variety is not known. The fruit are of very fine quality, and it is suspected that it is of the sibabat variety. Some of the commercial varieties in Indonesia are koeneng, merah, poetih and sibabat.

The Kamerung varieties from the 1970s were,
Pulasan varieties: Dow, Lee, P1, P3, P36, Sibabat, Unnamed
There were others that were brought in the 1980s.
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Papaya question
« Last post by pineislander on March 17, 2018, 09:48:22 PM »
can you check the flowers and check if they are 10 flower hermie, or 5 flower hermie?
I think I read the 10 flower hermie are bland. 

Are you speaking of 5 vs 10 petals or 5 vs 10 anthers?
I haven't heard this but am interested.
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Time of plenty - look at these Pulasans
« Last post by Mike T on March 17, 2018, 09:38:26 PM »
Oscar lets not dwell on the past.I think I must have been influenced by the opinion of others as well. The varieties planted at the Kamerunga fruit station (government fruit evaluation facility)that I sampled included inferior types.Their original recommendation was not to go commercial with pulasan. Some of those have subsequently been reclassified as a different species and some other N.mutabile are not as good. A large green one and one I think referred to as variety Low was good. Anyway the sibabat/seebabat and the black ones that are almost the same.
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Lost tag
« Last post by FruitFool on March 17, 2018, 09:35:45 PM »
Yes, Grumichama.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Daisy vs daisy sl
« Last post by CA Hockey on March 17, 2018, 09:35:11 PM »
Thanks for looking into that but Iíve been unsuccessful with them for more than a year.Theyíve been out of it every time I check, and either they (Burchell) or treesource will do the grafts and sell them to me for the price I mentioned above but again I donít need so many and would prefer not to shell out 600-900$ for what really amounts to 2 trees!

Iíve also called several nurseries that they list on their website as clients, but many of them only buy citrus from durling or Lavern, neither of which offers the cultivars Iím looking for.

Of course, this is all moot if nurseries have just swapped out the seeded versions with ththe seedless ones without updating the name.

Any insight or leads?
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Papaya question
« Last post by PurpleAlligator on March 17, 2018, 09:31:04 PM »
Squeeze lime on top, a great combo.
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