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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Florida Mango trees planted in California
« on: October 19, 2017, 01:36:09 PM »


I got a OKRUNG mango on Turpentine #11 rootstock from Exotica about a year ago....so yes you can find interesting trees at exotica. It has grown a sturdy 16 inches since in the ground last November.




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Citrus General Discussion / Dracula Blood Orange
« on: October 06, 2017, 02:24:35 PM »
It's from Australia. Does anyone know what cultivar it is?




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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Cara Cara yellow leaves??
« on: September 21, 2017, 04:27:32 PM »
some I talked to the people from the nursery where the tree came from (end of june) They said that some trees take longer to recover from shipping stress. I guess I still need to wait and hope it will decide soon to put out some new growth.


So what happened? I am curious....

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I had some Keitts from Whole Foods for $3 each and some Keitts from "el superior " grocery store assuming mangos were from  Mexico at $1 each....I couldn't tell the difference from the California grown mangos and the Mexico grown. Both were good.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What's wrong with my Kesar Mango
« on: September 18, 2017, 04:42:05 PM »
That happened to me earlier this year with my Kesar as well. Pruned it and these pictures were the result of pruning. The picture with red editing was taken today and the other picture was taken July.




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I have been told by some people working at nurseries that it can be controlled at about 15-20 feet. Is that about the height that you have tried to maintain you Fuerte at?

About right. Reachable thru the right picker. And it produced plenty of quality fruits last winter.


At what height were you trying to keep your fuerte at? I think I can live with it being about 15 feet tall if it is feasible

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 I have been told by some people working at nurseries that it can be controlled at about 15-20 feet. Is that about the height that you have tried to maintain you Fuerte at?

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My fuerte tree received a major cut earlier this year. (Sigh and hampered this season's production severely, could never figure out the right time to prune)

Of course it wants to grow back up immediately. My plan was to always remove new shoots from that cut before they harden. However is there a better way? I also saw people hanging weight on branches so they grown sideways instead of shooting straight up?


It is because of your struggles with the fuerte of keeping it small that I have given serious thought into taking mine out of the ground (which is about 7 feet tall, 2 years in the ground has about 15 avocados on it right now) and replacing it with a Sir Prize.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Persea mites
« on: June 24, 2017, 05:03:27 PM »
My Reed tree had them pretty bad in the months of Feb/March. Leafs started falling...fast forward to today and it looks like its on steroids now. I would just occasionally spray it down with a pressured water hose. It went away by itself, at least I think they went away.   

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I was hoping someone would post some pictures of Guanabanas on their tree from past years, it would be motivational.

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Yea it appears Guanabana is a bit strenuous for me to grow in SoCal (at least in the microclimate I live in) which is influenced by the coast. If it did die which I'll find out in a couple of months I will pull it out and Replace with Cherimoya.

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All the leaves fell off of my seedling that I got from Mimosa nursery. It has been in the ground since spring of 2016. Its about 2.5 feet tall...trunk is about the thickness of a quarter. I scratched the skin by the trunk and it was dark brown... but I scratched the skin of the branches at the top of the tree and it was green. I am assuming that it is still alive and didn't die since the branches up top are still green under the skin. Also, I have it planted about 5 feet from a south facing wall so it does not receive any sun throughout this whole time...it is in the shade. In the summer it gets full sun.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Passiflora ligularis
« on: March 01, 2017, 09:46:35 AM »
Where in downtown LA did you find them?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango tree leaf problems
« on: February 22, 2017, 11:58:45 AM »
Yea it is about 2.5 feet from a stucco wall (neighbors garage). No expectations on how small to keep it or how big. It is against a wall facing the west....so it gets sun from when it comes up (7am?) to about 2 or 3 in the afternoon right now. So it gets about 7 hours of sun. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango tree leaf problems
« on: February 22, 2017, 09:55:50 AM »
It is in the ground. I never see any bugs on it which makes me wonder what it could be...but I can only assume it is bugs eating the leaves. Maybe I will place my gopro on it and make a time lapse video to see if anything pops up. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Mango tree leaf problems
« on: February 21, 2017, 10:12:05 PM »


Trying to figure out what is going on here. Is there little bugs eating the mango tree leaves....or is it like a sun burn?





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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is removing all cherimoya leaves okay?
« on: February 12, 2017, 11:20:10 PM »
Simon gives good advice on how to prune your cherimoya on this thread from 2012. Did some heavy searching to find this. 

http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=2461.msg34811#msg34811

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is removing all cherimoya leaves okay?
« on: February 11, 2017, 09:18:40 PM »
From what I understand....you are supposed to do it in April. Not sure if you have seen this video, it helped me understand that process a bit.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zL3N5kf_Muc


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango ID
« on: February 08, 2017, 11:10:40 PM »
 I work at LAX and happened to be walking by when I saw it. I took a picture of it because I had never seen a Mango that big. They (USDA) trashed it after I took the picture. Pretty sure it came from the Philippines.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango ID
« on: February 08, 2017, 03:02:09 PM »






I think I solved the mystery.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango ID
« on: February 08, 2017, 12:35:23 PM »
Mango was about 8-9 inches in length about 3-4 inches in width...put a 7 inch stapler next to it for comparison.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Mango ID
« on: February 08, 2017, 12:32:55 PM »







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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Identifying Cherimoya
« on: January 16, 2017, 02:20:46 PM »
Wondering if this is EL BUMPO or NATA...can anyone verify? Got it from the Irvine cherimoya tasting...Im leaning towards saying its NATA.







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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: How are your Cherimoyas doing?
« on: January 13, 2017, 08:52:54 PM »
I liked Bumpo the best... I bought 2 bags and have no idea what I got since they are so hard to distinguish. Wish they would have labeled them. It was my first time trying cherimoya. Glad I liked El Bumpo since that is 1 of 4 varieties I planted last year.

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