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Count me in Raul.

Michael

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+1 for Craigslist. I found some at the local flea market via Craigslist.

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Moving to a warmer country?
« on: February 07, 2018, 08:55:18 AM »
How about Florida?

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The Florida peaches do best if you prune in June after the fruiting season.
The new growth will have your peaches next season. If you prune now you
will lose your fruit. Soon the tree should flower heavy on the one year old
branches and then the tree will leaf out. The past several winters the leaves haven't
really dropped. I am starting to fertilize heavy and water 3X a week to give trees energy
for their spring bloom.

What fertilizer are you using? My UF Best tree is just starting to bloom.

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Very interesting. Thanks!

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Seeds arrived today . Thanks for the extras Carlos!

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Michael, did the tube say how many wasps were in the tube?

Sorry for the delayed response Millet. There were 50 in the tube.

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Thanks Carlos

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PM sent

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: On a unknown fruit pursuit! 😄
« on: November 11, 2017, 08:45:17 PM »
Can't wait to see if your hunt comes to fruition Raul.   :)

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Received mine this past Wednesday. Didn't expect them to be so tiny. They were eager
to get out once I placed the tube in the tree and unscrewed the cap.

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Forum member Adam (Flying Fox) used to have some plants if you
want to check with him.

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PM sent.

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Raul,

Please check PM

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Signed up and waiting for them to select my area.

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Raul,

You have become our Indiana Jones of the tropical fruit world!




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Done. Good cause for a nice guy!

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Done. Hope they are safe and make a speedy recovery.

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How about Adam (Flying Fox) in the Orlando area? He is a forum member.

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I might. The last ones just arrived at Miami customs.  ??? 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: ID Please
« on: September 24, 2017, 10:33:25 AM »

Have your trees fruited? I have been keeping it in the garage when temps were in the 40s. Grown from seed and is
now 2 1/2 years old. I'll keep it potted as long as I can.

Did you ever sell your farm?

Two of my sericicarpus (called castana here) have been fruiting for two years. They are six or seven years old. The other tree is too young. I had a bunch of the "breadnuts" yesterday, boiled and salted. Good stuff! But, I planted the trees primarily to just look at.



Have you seen mature castana planted outside up there in your area? If so, I bet the damn hurricane did a number on their big beautiful leaves.

Yep, sold the farm quickly to some great folks! But, there's plenty other great farm property left here for you and your wife when you decide to escape from hurricane alley. LOL
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No, I haven't seen any castana in the area. I'm sure they would have been shredded by Irma. The winds from the Northwest after Irma passed tilted my large kent mango tree.

Not surprised and glad to hear the farm sold quickly. I'm still working on my wife and a couple of more hurricanes just might do the trick.

I have some seedlings that are duplicates that I'm disposing of. If you think your daughter might be interested in adding to her collection, PM me for a list.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: ID Please
« on: September 23, 2017, 09:01:02 PM »
I'm looking out my window at both mature trees side by side. Can't tell the difference. Maybe the only way is to wait for the fruit. BTW, I'm surprised that breadfruit can grow in the St. Pete area. I thought maybe it would be too cold in the winter. It's my favorite tree...so beautiful! My daughter lives there and I would love to help her plant one.

Have your trees fruited? I have been keeping it in the garage when temps were in the 40s. Grown from seed and is
now 2 1/2 years old. I'll keep it potted as long as I can.

Did you ever sell your farm?

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