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UrbanFruitGrower

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #1425 on: December 30, 2017, 01:59:37 PM »
Greetings and Happy Holidays/New Years to All,

I'm new to the forum but have spent the last few months learning about high density planting, urban fruit tree orchards, and other experimental agricultural techniques for maximizing productivity in finite spaces.  My approach to building my edible landscape in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties is driven by data, evidence, and collective knowledge. At the moment, I have 20+ different types of edible-/fruit trees or shrubs including 19 mangos (and growing!), 8 avocados (and growing!), 10 bananas (you get the idea), carambola, papaya, jaboticaba, mamey, mulberry, raspberry, guava, coffee, cacao, atemoya, etc. etc. etc.  Most of the cultivars I have can be found on my profile.  This has been an exciting experience to share with my 21 month old son, who has been instrumental in assisting me plant them into the ground. 

In any event, I look forward to getting to know and learn from many of you, sharing experiences & perspectives, and bartering knowledge, scions, fruit, and good times!

Warm wishes!
Luis

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« Reply #1426 on: December 31, 2017, 08:09:26 PM »
Greetings and Happy New Year!

My name is Lily.  I love reading this forum, a wealth of information. For Christmas I wished for green thumbs  and some Annona plants.

We moved from the IE to San Diego about three years ago. I have about 30 fruit trees around the house. Most of the three were purchased from HD ( the typical plants  guava, figs, lime, plum, etc…), which I am  regretting and planting to dig them all up.   I have  an African Pride Atemoya, soursop, lychee, longan and a wax apple plant  purchased from ong's nursery three years ago. Two cherimoya purchased from Lowes last year.  I also have some Thai lessard and Vietnamese sugar apple seedlings from eBay a year ago  they are growing quite well outdoor. The  only tree that produced well  for me is the AP, it produced about 50 excellent fruits . Last year I Got 10 longan fruits and about five wax apple, 12 cherimoya fruit the size of a golf ball that tasted like ... non from other tropical plants. .  I hope the master gardeners here can help me improve my gardening skill!
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« Reply #1427 on: February 01, 2018, 09:32:16 PM »
Hi!  found this forum because I was looking for info on a Bloomsweet grapefruit tree that I bought today at Brazos Citrus Nursery.  I asked the owner for 10 cold hardy trees not knowing what I would get.  From this forum there was quite a lot to learn about the gentics .  I live in Texas on the Brazos river and have about 50 diferent fruit trees and nuts.   I have a few trees that are frozen and have live root stock to graft back new varietys.  My hardiest citrus is the Texas republic orange.  I bought 4 Kumquat today and calamondin.   I     

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« Reply #1428 on: February 02, 2018, 02:57:59 PM »
Hi everyone.
My name is Kevin and today is my first day in this forum.  My wife and I love fruit trees.  We currently have persimmon, orange, lemon, sweet lemon, avocado, Asian pear.  We have enough space for 3-4 more fruit trees but still undecided what to get and will it be able to survive the climate where i live.  I'm thinking about getting a jujube, longan, lychee, and something else.  Any advise for us will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks.

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« Reply #1429 on: February 03, 2018, 06:41:46 AM »
Hi, everybody. I'm from Viet Nam. I have study biotechnology but now i just work as  farmer. Cause i love agri so much. And avocado is my favourite. I just wanna  contact and make business with friend all over the world

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« Reply #1430 on: February 03, 2018, 07:19:30 AM »
Hey, my name is Cyrus....

   I've become a crazed tropical fruit tree guy in the last few years. I went from having no fruit trees to having several now, a uf gem peach, Joey avacado, lemon, lime, coconut cream and lemon zest mango, ruby supreme guava, blood orange, sugar apple and a lychee. I monitor the trees daily, only feed organically. I am excited to find this forum to learn from other and share any info where I can. I have researched almost every bit of info Google has to offer but know the best information will come from people with experience and a passion from what they do.

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« Reply #1431 on: February 18, 2018, 06:49:00 PM »
Hi all,

I'm mainly a container grower of tropical fruit. I have a long-lived lemon tree, and recently expanded my citrus to include limes and mandarins. I'm also expecting delivery of avocado, mango, and coffee trees next month. I also grow pineapple from store fruit, and have a couple of types on banana plants. This year I am experimenting with zone pushing hardy citrus. I love trying new things and growing my own food. Happy spring!

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« Reply #1432 on: February 19, 2018, 04:28:19 PM »
Hello everybody,
My name is Alena and I got into this addiction just recently. I am Czechoslovakian by origin so forgive my language errors.
I live in San Jose, California so weather is quite suitable for many trop-fruit trees. Ten years ago I planted  suebelle sapote from Home Depot(less than 30$). I love that tree very much. It is making wonderful tasty fruit whole year long. I did not imagine how great decision I did on a whim.
Recently I retired and I started to read more about sapotes, than I found this site and I got hooked. At this moment I have 3 guavas, golden berry, klementine, tiny cherimoya and jaboticaba, curry tree, strawberry tree, carambola, passion fruit, magic berry and goji berry. Of course I have some “regular” trees and bushes - apple, blueberry, gooseberry, red currant and I try to do some vegetable growing also. I want to get some mango and avocado tree also.
I am discovering how wonderful it is to plant, grow and use fruits of your work. Well, better late than never....
I was always city person and never had much connection with gardening before so this is like opening new miraculous world.
Since my garden is pretty much limited in size I am trying to explore some container growing, especially with cold susceptible trees. There can be some cold winter nights in San Jose.

I am grateful for any suggestions what is good to grow in San Jose.
Thanks to the people behind this forum. I appreciate very much to be here.

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« Reply #1433 on: February 22, 2018, 12:10:50 PM »
Hello,I'm Charlie from Arkansas.  What brought me to this forum was research on growing sugarcane.  I have already got a few varieties on the way from Green Planet Farm in Florida and intend to try pot cultivation so to bring it in over Winter.  I read an old thread here http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=827.125 on a manual sugarcane juicer and decided to join up.  You all seem like a friendly bunch.

Other than that I normally try to grow things not usually grown locally.  I have many varieties of Fig, thirteen Oriental and hybrid Persimmon varieties, and a few prickly pear cacti. I won't know exactly how many of any survived the Winter until Spring arrives.  I do quite a bit of cold hardiness testing of various things and have a few other trees and berries.

One of my first jobs as a kid was working in a sorghum cane operation during harvest time.  We stripped the canes, cut, bundled and hauled them to the mill, squeezed the juice and the rest was done by the old timers who wouldn't let us touch the syrup process but I learned a lot just watching and have a renewed interest in my older age.  I ordered some sorghum cane seeds to plant this year as well.

Having made that intro, I'm wondering if anybody has ever tried a hydraulic jack press for juicing canes, like they do with a tincture press?  Seems no cane could hold it's juice under tons of crushing force.  I have been planning on building one for awhile now and this has just given me more incentive.  ;D

 

 

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