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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Ichanglemons
« Last post by Ilya11 on Today at 03:57:33 AM »
You are almost a visionary ;D
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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: citrus grown from seed shows more cold hardiness
« Last post by Ilya11 on Today at 03:51:04 AM »
What I learned from my 25 years of experience of growing hardy citruses in a open ground- is to never generalize. I am sure that Dr. Manners will agree with me ;)
Different root/bud combinations are showing drastically variable responses to winter conditions. A seedling grown in situ with deep principal root has certainly an advantage over a plant grafted in a pot on a stock with shallow roots.
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Sidd... Alphonso is a mono which means the seedling will not be true to type..... Buy or grow a rootstock tree & then graft .... This will give you what you want or just buy a grafted Alphonso tree........ Mike
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BUYER BEWARE: greedpirates sent me seeds I did not order for my money and ignored all attempts at a tangible resolution despite the fact that I'd given them hundreds of dollars of business. So much customer appreciation much less basic decency and professionalism. They didn't even bother to communicate the change; I had to find out when the package arrived. Zoli admits that he knew they weren't the seeds I ordered but he thinks it's acceptable to substitute at his discretion and spend customers money as he sees fit. Furthermore they packed my very sensitive and expensive seeds with styrofoam of all things as a medium so many arrived dying instead of germinating. Some sellers can only accept friend and family paypal transfers out of necessity but greedpirates do it because they have zero integrity and refuse to take accountability for their mistakes. 

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / wild Cucurbitaceae seeds search
« Last post by jeangat on Today at 02:16:59 AM »
Hello,

I 'm new to this interesting and active forum.I am a grower of various wild relative vegetables (Solanaceae,Cucurbitaceae...)
I'm curently looking for various wild Cucurbits seeds:
-Luffa echinata (Bindal)
-Momordica spp.
-Thladiantha spp.
-Ibervillea tripartita
-and more
Thank you
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Watermelon
« Last post by Lionking on Today at 01:02:57 AM »

Not sure of the variety but this here is a picture of the one I tried.  Not as dark yellow as yours.  More like a pineapple color

You might get an ID on it if you have a photo of the skin.  Ive grown a lot of types of melons and so far orangeglo is the winner.  Sugar baby, icebox from rene is good, crimson sweets I have growing but havent tried. Simon had a list of good ones in a thread.  Some Japanese types were there.  Im going to try the georgia rattlesnake and a few other types next year.  Maybe experiment growing some small types over fall and winter.

Enjoy


So here is a small piece that I found.  Like I mentioned,  donít know the variety but it was oh so sweet.
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Stolen fruit grrrr
« Last post by fruitlovers on Today at 12:55:14 AM »
Laws are only good if they are truly enforced. In order to have enforcement you need enough officers and willingness to carry through. Usually the police departments and prosecutors office will focus on what they consider more "important" crimes.
Agreed, but the squeaky wheel....  You can be polite but persistent.
I've done exactly that: polite but persistent. I was communicating with the prosecutor quite often by email. I'm sure he got quite tired of it, and asked me also politely to be "patient". I dropped it when i found out from prosecutor that thief is in the slammer for another unrelated crime. Just happy to have thief out of the way. And assault is treated much more seriously than ag theft.
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Watermelon
« Last post by spaugh on Today at 12:54:31 AM »

Not sure of the variety but this here is a picture of the one I tried.  Not as dark yellow as yours.  More like a pineapple color

You might get an ID on it if you have a photo of the skin.  Ive grown a lot of types of melons and so far orangeglo is the winner.  Sugar baby, icebox from rene is good, crimson sweets I have growing but havent tried. Simon had a list of good ones in a thread.  Some Japanese types were there.  Im going to try the georgia rattlesnake and a few other types next year.  Maybe experiment growing some small types over fall and winter.

Enjoy
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Orchard Crime Wave in New Zealand
« Last post by Tropicdude on Today at 12:47:30 AM »
This is kind of funny,   just a couple days ago, me and my wife were talking about different countries and played around with,  if we could live anywhere, where would we want to go.   New Zealand came up,  and I asked, ok, what could I do there to make a living there,  I knew the north part is sub-tropical,  so I joked maybe I could grow mangoes, and produce manuka honey, or grow avocados.

now I know.   ;D
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Waren,

I cut the head off the rootstock 1 week before grafting, that induces sap flow and energy towards pushing new growth, when you graft it helps along. its like having a natural next flush cycle. However, I have not studied the affects.

Behl....sometimes it is not possible to do this if your rootstock is young/small and only has leaves at the top.
Alex always supplies nice pencil thick scions, so you can't always graft them onto really young/small rootstock.
Agreed though...your method definitely works for taller rootstocks, as long as there are leaves below your cut point and subsequent graft.
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