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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Using weights on young mango trees
« Last post by 321Chris on February 23, 2018, 08:30:35 PM »
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Don't throw away those passionfruit leaves!
« Last post by buddy roo on February 23, 2018, 08:29:02 PM »
lets not forget the  AVOCADO LEAF TEA        PS  you want to make sure that the leaves are from a pure mexican variety
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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Does hybrid citrus come true to seed? (ruby tango)
« Last post by Badfish8696 on February 23, 2018, 08:04:33 PM »
Closest thing for awhile will be the Amoa 8 which UCR will be releasing as budwood soon. It is a cross between Moro Blood and Avana Mandarin, it is seedy. Full profile here:

http://www.citrusvariety.ucr.edu/citrus/amoa8.html

Not sure when it will be released but it has a much higher chance of happening before Ruby Tango which is for the foreseeable future a private variety. Although we saw what happened with Sumo/Dekopon/Shiranui so there is always a chance.
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dwarf Banana Dying
« Last post by sahai1 on February 23, 2018, 08:03:17 PM »
you should cut off all the green above the corm, if that isn't growing, it will eventually be rotting and spread to the corm.  Some corms just aren't large enough to regrow, especially if they have failed a few times or have gone dormant too long.

Daily watering is plenty for a banana tree, just make sure it is full draining, check the dirt of the bottom of the container to see if it is dry by the next watering.
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Anyone familiar with Florida Grande peach?
« Last post by spaugh on February 23, 2018, 07:25:33 PM »
I dont think peaches self thin, at least mine dont.  You need to thin when they are marble sized, do not wait until they get larger.  You want to have 1 fruit per foot or so.  You may have to remove 75% or more.  Remove the fruits that are bad shape, shcratched etc and remove from the ends of branches so that the remaining fruit is putting less stress on the branches.
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The nursery I bought my Campas tree from (8 years ago?  I'll have to dig through my records) told me that Campas is from Spain where it was a commercial prospect, but did not fair well in transport and so wasn't widely planted.  My tree has been the source of scions for several members here.  Below are photos of some of the first fruit I harvested... it does have protrusions like El Bumpo, is self-pollinating, and can produce some good sized fruit.






Here's another photo of Campas fruit from this year... less protrusions on this one.  Delicious fruit.




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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Anyone familiar with Florida Grande peach?
« Last post by j-grow on February 23, 2018, 07:22:00 PM »
Your in for a treat!  I have not had that variety but all of the low chill varieties I have had were fantastic.  I agree on letting nature take its course for a bit but definitely eventually thin some fruit ..... they remaining will get bigger

Also the limbs will not be able to support the ones out at the ends so you may want to thin those first and leave the ones on the beefier portions of the branches

Hope that helps
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Using weights on young mango trees
« Last post by j-grow on February 23, 2018, 07:08:33 PM »
Perfect timing for me to see this post ..... I agree ..........any effort you can put in the early years to change the shape of the tree for the better should be done ....... no different than pruning
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