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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Tamarind in CA?
« on: May 11, 2018, 07:41:56 PM »
Here is what the california rare fruit growers have to say about it .

As far as i am aware, there is no restrictions on Mango scions. I believe Mango plants with soil/roots require phytosanitary inspection.


Thanks. It us socal folks much greater range of options to be able to buy budwood from florida.

Maybe pomegrantes? Possibly opuntia (nopales) the prickly pear is decent fruit, really refreshing, but nothing special. Im about 20 mi inland from downtown LA and mature tropical guavas trees seem to be very drought tolerant. Young trees need to be watered.

Its hard to pick no irrigation trees because we get all our rain in winter/early spring and we usually dont get rain in the summer months.

Is there any risk of dept of agriculture in CA confiscating plant material?

Keo savoy is a popular Thai mango. It is crunchy and sweet when eaten still green, it  is soft and sweet when eaten ripe. It is flowering right now. I want to sell it for $70.


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Sweet Tart Budwood Graft
« on: April 25, 2018, 09:02:19 AM »
Hope you have success with your grafted Sweet Tart. From my own experience, mango grafts are most successful from late July to Early September when temperatures are highest and both the scion and rootstock are in full bud swell and growth mode.

Here is a recent photo of my Sweet Tart mango tree blooming on manila rootstock. I grafted this Sweet Tart in Late July 2016 and it has grown quite nicely over the past 1 1/2 years. The Bottom Photo is my Coconut Cream Mango Tree which was grafted to a manila seedling in late August 2016.


Is it normal for leaves to be that yellow during this time of year in CA?

Its still under patent until 2020 i believe. Also, you might have more luck in the temperate fruit section.

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Mulberry Thread.
« on: March 30, 2018, 10:54:06 AM »
Guys, don't let cuttings make fruit.  Snip that stuff off.  All energy needs to be diverted to making roots.

Thanks i did end up clipping them off. Amazing how many i had to take off. But for curiosity sake, would the fruit developed had i left them on and would the quality be any good?

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Stone fruits?
« on: March 30, 2018, 08:17:11 AM »
It seems all my trees are behind almost a month compared to last year. Arctic star has sporadic blooming.

Very good video thanks for sharing.

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Mulberry Thread.
« on: March 24, 2018, 11:21:29 AM »
Started mulberry cuttings a month ago. All except two are pushing leaves. However, i noticed that some of the cuttings are developing fruit. Should i pick these off, will they drop on their own, or will the fruit develop?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: CRYSTAL Seedless Guava Scions
« on: February 28, 2018, 08:30:31 AM »
If you like big, crunchy and sweet guavas, this is it. Crystal is the best guava, this variety fruits all season long. It is so good that i had to top worked all of my guava trees to this variety. Get yours before it is too late.

Thanks for the scions xue :)

Any tips on top working guavas? Green wood on green wood? Green scion on semi hard/hard? Hard/semi hard scion on green wood? Hard/semi hard on hard/semi hard?

It can flower at any time so long as itís warm enough, but youíll get a lot of blooms around May.


This has also been my experience. Poms are some of the latest blooming fruits in my orchard, with guavas being last.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Guava Grafting (top work)
« on: February 16, 2018, 04:24:02 PM »
I saw new growth coming from my guava, and I top worked it using bark grafts in January. They are pushing now, I will try to post pics when I get home.

Interesting. How thick is the bark on new guava growth. It seems like its difficult because guava new growth is very tender and floppy making cuts a challenge. Really interested in seeing pics.

What varieties do you have?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Guava Grafting (top work)
« on: February 15, 2018, 02:26:39 PM »
Do you think the cold snap we are about to enter will be detrimental to success rate? Also should i try to get greenwood and graft to greenwood?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Guava Grafting (top work)
« on: February 15, 2018, 11:56:02 AM »
I would wait until Spring when you see the tree your going to graft flushing new growth! ;)

I actually topped it in october so it has soft growth right now. i hope this cold snap is short so we can get back to 75-80F weather. Thanks..

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Guava Grafting (top work)
« on: February 14, 2018, 02:29:51 PM »
I want to top work a tropical guava but there isnt really much info on best method and practice. I hope someone on this forum can guide me onto the best possibility of success. Here are a couple of questions i have:

what time of year is best time to graft guava?

What type of graft is best?

What scionwood is best (hardwood, semi hardwood, or green)?

Where on the tree is more likely to be successful (on hardwood, semihardwood, or greenwood)?

So far the only academic study outlining this type of guava work is


I am looking for Pluots, Peach and Apricot Scions please let me know if you have for sale.

Do you have anything for trade?

I am interested in guava cuttings. What are the top three varieties you offer?

1.jalisco red
3.thai cream

Thanks. Are the guava scions soft green wood, semi hard wood, or mature hard wood?

I am interested in guava cuttings. What are the top three varieties you offer?

If you are getting minnie royal and royal lee you should know that they have synchronicuty problems. I tried growing them and in 5 yrs i fot a total of 3 cherries. They would never bloom together. I finally pulled them and got a royal crimson hoping that since it is self pollinating it will work better. I would have held on to them but i didnt like the rootstock zdwarf it was very canker prone, at least in my area.

There is a new low chill cherry that is self fertile.  Check Dave Wilson website.  You could also look for improved varieties of capulin cherry.

The DWN variety is Royal Crimson. Previously named 6GM25.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: CRFG cache
« on: January 24, 2018, 02:34:40 PM »
Sorry i dont think i made it clear these are varieties that im hoping to acquire through the scion exchange. I know that i probably wont find everything on the list but im hoping to find at least 30% of the total list and hopefully at least one variety from each type of fruit on the list.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: CRFG cache
« on: January 23, 2018, 11:13:37 PM »


Royal Gala
Cripps Pink
Senshu fuji
Wickson crab apple
Dixie red delight


August pride
Evas Pride
May Pride 
Champagne White Peach 


Arctic Glo


Late Santa Rosa
Weeping Santa Rosa
Emrald beauty


Flavor rich


Black madeira
Unk pastillerie




Thompson grape
Summer royal
Crimson seedless
Ruby seedless


Utah sweet


Misty blueberry
Emerald blueberry


Apache thornless
Chester thornless
Dirksen thornless
Natchez thornless
Navajo thornless
Triplecrown thornless




Cookes Pakistan
Chelsea king james
Black persian

Dragon fruit

David Bowie
Natural Mystic

This is a complete list of varieties I researched and believe will work in my area. Any suggestions or recommendations are welcomed.

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