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thanks all moved them to a place with a lil more shade

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Stolen fruit grrrr
« on: August 08, 2018, 11:34:05 AM »
I think the main thing is you have to tell the police you want to press charges...tell them you fear for your safety....that way there is a record of this happening.   If police don't do anything and something does happen.  A good lawyer might be able to get you enough from the city to buy you a more private farm :)

1st I thought it might be just old leaves but I saw similar thing on my small lychee tree too......all trees are in full sun

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Stolen fruit grrrr
« on: August 07, 2018, 08:41:30 PM »
it's theft and time take a picture or even better video him in the act....then press charges

so e4 is not the same as m4?

No...why would you think they are the same?

I saw numerous post on this site said they were the same :/


single pack is sold out only the 5pack left just click to quality tab to drop down and select 5
looks like ship to store only

so e4 is not the same as m4?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Seeking info on M-4 mango
« on: August 02, 2018, 11:34:24 AM »
so would put M-4 as the best coconut flavored mango?

i'm exploring a fast and easy way to shade or protect my trees from high winds.  The main tree I want to protect is my sweetheart lychee it's about 7ft tall now and just as wide.  I always lose a branch or two in high winds but nothing to bad this past year.  The last scrotcher toasted 40% of it's leaves thankfully no damage to the branches.   The best solution so for is those instant screenhouse but the height of those are only 7 and half feet tall.

something like this.....but I will have to add 2 to 3 feet to the poles to increase the height....replace the roof with shad cloth

anybody have another better idea?

sorry I am out for now

bigger is not always better for most trees a true 15gallon is the sweet spot.....I say true because I been seeing a growing trend that nurseries are up potting just to get higher prices  :-[

bump will have couple more mid next week

lol what is this? so Simon post a want to buy ad and others hop on? this takes thread jacking to a whole different level

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mulberry and Lychee recommendations.
« on: July 20, 2018, 12:47:47 AM »
surprised by now people still think they are the same....totally different growth habits, different color foilage, and different fruit size .

Hak Ip and Sweetheart are the same

Mauritius is a more Consistent bearer then the other varieties but the tree tends to grow a little larger

My three favorite varieties are sweetheart (aka hak ip, fay zee siu), emperor and kaimana


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Planting trees grown in Gritty Mix
« on: July 03, 2018, 01:03:57 AM »
what type of trees? generally you don't want to disturb the rootball like spaugh said you better off just putting into the  ground with the mix...the mix won't do it any harm if anything it might encourage  your tree to root out more. 

pruning my African pride limited amount available mixture of green and older wood. thickest is a little smaller then a pencil.... it should be ready this weekend.  Can mail out but U.S. only and of course local pickup is welcome....they will be prepped with buddy tape.  $5 per scion 3 minimum $3 for shipping also for local peeps trade welcome for cherimoya/mango/zutano avocado seedlings....worm casting/ kelp emulsion

pm me or text me 714 829 0109 located in garden grove ca./ orange county 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Anthracnose on my Mangos?
« on: June 28, 2018, 11:44:21 PM »
spray it now

wow! great job! looks like so much fun :)

Hi All,

So my sir prize graft took :) it's been about 2weeks since  it flushed from bottom right node of the scion.  My question is should I prune the top part of the scion where i marked it? the growth came out pretty nice and straight so thinking about keeping that as the tree. I was concern that there is alot of energy stored at the tip of the scion and if I cut it.  it might kill the graft?  I'm i just over thinking this? not just this but for other grafts as well do you prune part of scion to shape your trees.....or should I  wait awhile before doing that?

might need to give it some shade

in short Longan is easier.....isnt picky about fertilizer and takes less water

Simon and Andrew which water filters do you guys recommend?

thanks simon and that's an awesome looking tree Sir! short but already have full shade canopy!

Try to find one with a thick trunk and one that already has good branching. Many of the Lychee trees have scale on them so inspect the trees carefully. Lychees will naturally fill out into a dense rounded canopy, some varieties like Sweetheart can be a little more lanky.

Watch out for soil and water quality. If the pH of the soil is around 6.5, your Lychee will be pretty happy as long as it also gets good water. They love rain or RO water. If you can get good water, a garden water hose filter works wonders.

Mulch heavily and the Lychee will be happy. Lychees also love Iron.

Here’s a small Fei Zhi Siu air layer that I grew out in a pot for one year before planting at my mother in laws house a few months ago. 


Simon if you had to chose one with thick trunk but bad branching vs thinner trunk with good branching which one would you pick? some of the ones that I saw that had thick trunk was just a a stick with only couple leaves on them.  Also from your experience does most sweethearts want to weep?  I have an older one and that's all it wants to do and I gave up and let it do its thing....

Prune it right. I have had issues growing lychee, lost over 4 plants and $500 total. finally figured out, its water and sulfur. need both these optimum at all times. now my plants are thriving and growing well. After I pruned it got excellent shape and forced vigorous growth. The plant is Hakip, it also has graft of Sweetheart and No Mai Tze that took.

glad to hear you figured it out behl....behl do you wait until the tree is a little older to prune or do you try to correct it early on?

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