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Your yard and tree's are looking great Containerman! I'm sure the wood helps keep the root temperatures happier than in plastic pots and looks better too. I am in the process of planting out Pixie, Page, Fukushu, Eustis and Smith Red Citrus that I have had in pots for 6 years. They are in 25, 45, and 65 gallon pots. Not that fun wrangling them into the ground but they are rootbound and drying out daily right now during flower and fruit set. I know they will be much happier and fruit tenfold soon come now.

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Put those Avo tree's in the ground. Shade it from midday sun until 5-6 feet tall. They're not going to fruit in a pot and want to be in the ground from 5 gallon size.

I know this is the citrus forum but does gradually moving up pot sizes apply to avocados also?
I heard the bigger the better because they hate being repotted, makes sense to me since my Wurtz was beautiful when I brought it home but after moving it up from a #5 to about a 20 gallon it looked bad for months.

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Barath , Were you propagating that one from seed for DVC or did I maybe get one of those from you? I've got my So Shang, "Catherine Anderson", and E. Ebbingei mixed up from losing tags and I can't tell them apart. Good news is they're all planted out from 15"s now and taking off even more.

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shit meatballs, enough forum members I know have met Jack in real life.
I THINK I'd like to meet him too.  8)

I would love to meet Coconut.  He sounds like a character for sure and his posts were one of a kind!

Seems like he was/is pretty well connected and one of those people well versed in many aspects of life.  Has anyone ever met him before?

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Hobby? This is serious fruit business 8)
In all seriousness though, thats true. Also some professional nursery Men and Women get too busy running the farm or business. Last year was a heavy hit for some with the hurricane in Florida, still recovering.
If you get bored with rare fruit , you were just on the bandwagon for some reason anyway.
How many different fruits are there to grow, and cultivars within those species, multiple lifetimes can be spent on all the possibilities.

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Ouch  8)
Big Ups Sheehan every time.
For whatever reason participation seemed to fall off after Off Topic vanished.
I think part of it is there's only so many time's you can say the same thing, and doing a forum search reveals the answer to most questions.

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You could start direct seeding some rootstock Seeds into the ground now, to graft next spring. It's going to be tough , if not impossible to turn them around as described , in my experience. Instead of nursing along sick plants ,  or along with,  get some more rootstock going so you could graft your sickly varieties on there , or get more scion to graft.
Shade them from Midday sun right now. Good luck.

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Hi Alina,
I have big plants intertwined that are either V. Child or P. Graffiti, So intertwined that it's impossible to differentiate.
I could do 10 Yellow and 20 mixed unlabeled pieces of V. Child and P. Graffiti for $60 plus about $15 shipping to you.
So 30 Pieces total for $2 apiece.
I only have 1 batch available in this manner. Let me know. Have a nice day.

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Looks like I have quite a long road to fruition! Another something to look forward too. :)
I wonder if grafting onto Nopales could speed up the process?
There must be a stand of these fruiting in CA somewhere, some Cacti collection.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Suggestions on how to use comfrey
« on: May 24, 2018, 12:07:32 PM »
I'm alright with super beneficial , medicinal weeds. It could out compete taller grasses or other useless weeds.

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Mark, Ive suspected Imbe may be the best rootstock for Luc's in CA since it likes the drier conditions. A friend on dry side of the Big Island tops his 20 year old Imbe thicket to 4 FT every year for increased fruit production. I only have 2 year old seedlings from his Imbe , but it's had me thinking. Your experience further's this line of thought for me.

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This one apparently hopscotched over CA, passing through several forum member's hands before landing in my yard.
Luc's is the only Garcinia I have tried starting from seed.

At least a few. This Madruno is taller than I am , no greenhouse protection, 7 hours north of San Diego.
The tree has apparently hopscotched over CA and looks like it wished it lived in San Diego though. No new growth flush yet this year. Still trying to dial in the best location for it.

What garcinias can you grow in SD? Do you have a large greenhouse for them?
I used to have button mangosteen seedlings before they died.


Nice.  Which Madruno is it?  Is it one you started from seed?

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Many good forum members have dropped off , I miss Coconut's posts a lot .
He never replied to me when he was active but he's good to his friends on the forum, which are many. Someone knows what he's up to . 8)

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Suggestions on how to use comfrey
« on: May 23, 2018, 07:58:33 PM »
Great idea! Your plants will love you even more. Plant out those comfrey and let them spread , and their roots in the ground by crops is beneficial.

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Cool, Thanks Oscar. I was wondering if the Beach Park was still open or not.Thats a much less desireable boat ride from Hilo, especially with white caps.

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Wow! surprised they're allowing boat tours. That sounds amazingly spectacular! got pics? ;)

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At least a few. This Madruno is taller than I am , no greenhouse protection, 7 hours north of San Diego.
The tree has apparently hopscotched over CA and looks like it wished it lived in San Diego though. No new growth flush yet this year. Still trying to dial in the best location for it.

What garcinias can you grow in SD? Do you have a large greenhouse for them?
I used to have button mangosteen seedlings before they died.


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Time to start pruning my Dragonfruits for Shape. Extra cutting's 1 foot and larger available for $3 plus shipping . Minimum order of 4.
Available Varieties : Yellow, Voodoo Child, and Physical Graffiti.
Please send a PM.
Thanks

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I have some very healthy 1 year old Ashitaba plants available for $10 plus shipping.
Over 200 available . Bulk discount 20% for 5 + plants .




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I have some very healthy 1 year old Ashitaba plants available for $10 plus shipping.
Over 200 available . Bulk discount 20% for 5 + plants .


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Thanks for the explanation. I never knew :)
I like that nickname.
Bearss Lime is the prolific growing citrus that is planted in many yards in my town.

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Avocado roots don't like being disturbed or super saturated DG soil in my experience. Your soil Mixture is probably off.

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Enhh? What do you mean?


Just saw this:

Hawaii
Breaking NATIONAL GUARD JUST ORDERED A MASSIVE EVAC

BREAKING ON FOX NEWS

Evacuation affects about 1000 people on the island

This is not yet on place, authorities are on preparations to it due the danger of ashes, stronger explosive eruptions and big quantities of gas in the air.
This is all totally false. Fox News is the KING of fake news!





Hmm, the fake news only seem to be happening on this site interesting.

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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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