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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Venezuela Sapodilla Tree
« on: September 14, 2017, 08:10:09 PM »
Earlier this summer I purchased a 3 gallon Venezuela Sapodilla tree from Mimosa Nursery in L.A. I asked the owner what it was like and he indicated it was similar to Alano but the leaves are larger compared to the Alano Sapodilla.

Does anybody know anything about this cultivar?  I took a chance when I bought it but I like the way it looks and grows so far. No Idea on the fruit quality but any information would be appreciated.  At the time they had 8-10 of these Venezuela's along with some Morena's and Molix. At the time I purchased one of each to try. I already have an Alano and small Tikal.

Thanks

Johnny



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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Are these Haden or Tommy Atkins?
« on: June 05, 2016, 08:07:44 PM »
I just purchased these with a PLU code of 4959 and they are from Mexico. They appear to be Haden but to be honest I am not sure as the Tommy's are similar in appearance. There average weight is 20-23 ounces. Can someone with more experience tell me for sure.

Was hoping to try to plant the seed and use it for root stock for lemon zest, sweet tart exct. I am currently using the Laverne Manila root stock but wanted to do a experiment and compare it to this fast grower if it is a Haden mango which I hope it is.

Thanks in advance

Johnny










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Tropical Fruit Discussion / The Amazing Dragon Fruit House
« on: November 01, 2015, 08:49:04 PM »
The other day I was driving my car in Garden Grove when I passed this house on a residential neighborhood on a major street in Orange County. I could not believe it as mature dragon fruit plants were around the entire perimeter of the house including the entire front yard and side yard. I returned today (Sunday) to take some photos and see if I could meet with the owner. Only the back yard, which is cemented in for a patio, did not have dragon fruit. 4 X 4 treated lumber was spaced about six feet going around the entire house and there were 3-4 rows back to back in the front yard. They were climbing on two dead palm tree trunks as well as sharing a living tree as you can see in the photo. The gentleman was very nice but spoke broken English. He indicated he has 22 different cultivars on this property. To me it looked like about 60-80 separate dragon fruit plants. There were hundreds of small potted plants he was also growing. I believe he sells cutting as a small business so I might go back later and ask for his top 3-4 varieties. He did indicate to me his personal favorite was a particular white variety that is very sweet. That is interesting as I always thought the Red dragon fruit has the best flavor. Everybody has a preference and that was his.

Side View of the House     


Growing on a Psalm Tree


The Proud Owner and Gardner


Climbing on Psalm Trees


Street View #1


Street View #2


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Recently Purchased 15 Gallon Hasya Sapodilla
« on: October 25, 2015, 09:04:11 AM »
I just purchased this Hasya Sapodilla and will be planting it shortly. It already has small fruit forming and the lower trunk diameter is about 1". I was going to nip off the fruit to encourage growth. The tree is 7' tall and the label indicates this was Pine Island Nursery stock. I bought it hear locally in Orange County for $300 which is the most I have ever paid for a fruit tree. I hope it grows well hear in the coastal zone of So. California. I live about 4-5 miles inland from the beach. Any idea how much growth I can expect yearly based on it's current size?.

Thanks








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