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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: skhan yard update 2018
« on: February 03, 2018, 02:34:31 PM »
I'll add the backyard soon but editing this is getting crazy.
I'm open to trying a different format if anyone has suggestions

I saw you were looking for ideas on other formats...I created a private Facebook page for my trees. Each tree has its own album. Makes it pretty easy to have everything organized and see the growth of trees.

Kahaluu can go as high as 28% oil. We have a whole range of avocados here from watery West Indian types to very high oil types, and everything in between. I believe we have a bigger selection of cultivars here than anywhere else in USA. There are so many available for sale. Unfortunately most vendors don't label the cultivar names.
This poster lists 107 types grown here, and it only scratches the surface of what's available.

Yea I went to the Farmers Market in Hilo about 2 weeks ago and most sellers did not know the names of the avocado varieties they were selling.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Nabal vs Holiday
« on: January 17, 2018, 01:39:13 AM »
Yes, I have been doing research and I have been reading a couple of articles say that the Nabal is the "ranchers secret" or the "farmers favorite" but the only downside is the heavy alternate bearing....which I don't mind since I have Lamb Hass and Reed as well.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Nabal vs Holiday
« on: January 16, 2018, 09:10:29 PM »
Just out of curiosity which tree/avocado would be the one to have?
Aside from the holiday being a smaller do they compare? I believe the reed comes from Nabal and the holiday comes from Reed. Are the three just about the same avocado? Also, according to this chart
they have about the same season. Any suggestions/input is highly appreciated.

This is very sad to hear. All that money in state taxes that we pay and they still want us to do all of the work. ill bring this up to some friends who work in US agriculture. They might have some contacts they can reach out to. Thank you for this information.

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Wanted: yuzu
« on: December 28, 2017, 09:35:18 AM »
I have a Four Winds Yuzu.  it's been about 4 years since I purchased it from OSH.  it has a cluster of fruits ripen at the moment.  I recall the fruits usually turned yellow in the winter.  not sure why it's different this year.  I am concern with the deadly HLB virus in California and I am not sure on the policy regarding scion distribution.

Whatever happened to your Yuzu tree?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado thread
« on: December 21, 2017, 01:47:29 PM »
It's because it's one of the few avocados that will grow in Arizona. At least that's what I've gathered from those YouTube videos. I've never tasted the actual avocado.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cherimoya prices skyrocketing
« on: December 05, 2017, 09:49:43 AM »
At the Santa Monica Farmers Market on Wednesdays....Rincon Del Mar Ranch had Fino De Jete's for $6 a pound and also Bays. Very good tasting

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 yes you can find interesting trees at exotica. It has grown a sturdy 16 inches since in the ground last November.

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?

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....

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.

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.

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

 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?

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.

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 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.   

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

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.

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 is in the shade. In the summer it gets full sun.

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

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 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. 

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. 

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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