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If you pull them now it will waste energy and bloom again. Most people want a few fruit
now and won't sacrifice the fruit for the extra growth. I had a fairly large ortanique bloom last year
and didn't set fruit. It grew so much with out the burden of putting it's energy into producing fruit.
If the tree was in a grove they would leave the fruit on. They don't have the time to pull fruit off
small trees. It will definitely grow more and produce allot more fruit next year if you wait 4-6 weeks
and pull the fruit. If you have other citrus trees it makes it easier to pull fruit, that is suppose to be
one of the best tasting fruits if it gets some cold. Down here allot of citrus ripens when the fruit is
green in September or October before we have had cool weather. I have ponkans, kishu, and owari
satsuma and I have had fruit get ripe in August. The fruit is still green but gets soft. I waited a couple times
until the fruit turned orange and it was dry and worthless. The green fruit is tangy and very good, but
not a sweet California tangerine. The Xie shan is suppose to be earlier then the owari. You probably will
end up eating green fruit when the tree is in production?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jaboticaba Freeze Damage, will it survive?
« on: February 24, 2018, 11:27:40 PM »
I live in Florida and my sabara in the ground was 32F 2 nights in a row and 30F about
2 weeks later and it didn't even blink? It has great new growth since our early warm up and
has a few flowers already? Your tree's trunk looks so dry? Its incredible the difference.
How long were your trees in the 30's? Is your tree in ground or in a pot? If its in a pot
I would put the pot in a tub of water. If it's in the ground water daily but avoid getting water
on the damaged trunk.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: red jabo
« on: February 22, 2018, 06:47:35 PM »
Do you ship internationally ? I am interest for 15 red jabo and 15 pitangatuba.

pm sent

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / red jabo
« on: February 21, 2018, 09:28:39 PM »
Red jabo seeds $1.00 ea
shipping $4.00
minimum 1 seed

pitangatuba seeds limited $1.00ea

Please let us know if it works. Recently I placed a cutting from a red jabo in water
and after a month it put out a fresh batch of leaves. No roots so far but the leaves
are encouraging at least the cutting has not failed. If you get extra cuttings maybe
try the water method also? Its easy to put cuttings in water and leave in a window.
I tried to get bottlebrush to root in dirt many times unsucessfully and when I put the
cuttings in water in the fall they root after 4-6 weeks. I tried in the spring the same
method and zero?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Anyone familiar with Florida Grande peach?
« on: February 19, 2018, 11:42:38 PM »
I checked out the info from UF and the Florida grande isn't mentioned?
I have one and this is the second year since I planted it. It is suppose to only
need 75 chill hours. I also have a Floridaglow, Floridasnow, tropic beauty, and 2
sunraycers. Last year it only had a couple fruit and they were smaller in size like
the other types. This year it is full of flowers and putting on leaves already.  It is
ahead of everything except my Florida snow. I am very happy with the growth so far
and am really glad I have it. A couple of my peaches are 6-7 years old and I have heard
they don't live long? I heard 10-12 years and recently someone else said 6-8? Every ripe
florida peach I have eaten blows away any Georgia peach. The last several winters we
didn't have enough chill hours and I still get peaches every year. So far the Flroidaglow is
my favorite.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 5+ must have for SW Florida??
« on: February 19, 2018, 09:00:18 PM »
I also have 2 1/2 acres and I have over 100 trees and still am getting more.
I would hate to only pick 5-6? I am hoping to have fresh fruit every month of the year.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jujubes Make Me Happy
« on: February 18, 2018, 08:44:45 AM »
Dehydrating is a great idea!
Echo is planting this tree in 3rd world countries all over Africa.
It is drought tolerant and produces so much fruit. How many pounds
has your tree produced this year?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Rooting purple mombin cuttings question
« on: February 18, 2018, 08:33:34 AM »
The formation of flowers is a great sign. Next it will have some leaves and then
you can remove the flowers/fruit. I have had mulberries do the same thing. I agree
with murahilin leave them alone for now and keep substrate moist.

Thanks for the information. Unfortunately, 15 gallon pots are the biggest size I've seen.

Diamomd R has 7,10,15,25 gallon pots cheaper then the used ones on craiglist in my area.

The best prices I have found are at Diamond R. I don't know if they carry
1 gallons though.

How much nitrogen are you giving them?

I noticed today my sabara has a few flowers on it. Last year it produced 6 fruit for the first time
in the spring and it is probably around 8-9 years old. I kept expecting it to flower again
but not a year later?

i had 3 small ones last fall, pretty sure they are all dead now.
the large one i had (15ft) died last winter around 27F.

My tree was 30F and burnt some leaves but is putting out new leaves and flowers.
Please let me know if the 15 footer comes back from the roots. I just planted a yellow fruited
one yesterday. I guess every year I will have to propagate back ups in case mine dies from cold?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Sweet Sensation Lychee
« on: February 13, 2018, 07:31:40 PM »
I don't know about Wayne but I know at least one nursery that sells it

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Why are White Sapote leaves twisting?
« on: February 13, 2018, 07:30:15 PM »
Can you post a picture of the twisted leaves?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: White sapote seed safety
« on: February 13, 2018, 04:10:25 PM »
So about 1 1/2 feet per year on average (depending on the size of the tree in the 3 gal pot and what you mean by "couple years")?    Call it half a meter per year?  I'd call that medium-slow.  Certainly there are much slower trees out there.  :)  Seedlings reportedly grow about 1,5m per year after getting established, which is very fast.  Not moringa-fast, but still fast!  But seedlings don't bear until 8-10 years.

I think they grew a little more then that per year. The supersweet was a small 2' tree in a 3 gallon and the suebelle was 3'
I wrote a couple cause I don't write down notes like I should and it was 2-3 years ago. It seems like yesterday? The older I get
the faster time flies! I think they are growing more like 2'-3' per year but they are starting to spread out

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Sweet Sensation Lychee
« on: February 13, 2018, 03:58:25 PM »
Sounds like a good name for a massage parlor instead of a fruit tree.

I wonder if this is just a sweetheart but someone is trying to avoid having to use the trademarked name

More like to avoid paying the royalty. That's what I heard?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: White sapote seed safety
« on: February 13, 2018, 09:34:40 AM »
Hey, while we're on the subject of white sapotes - I know that seedlings grow insanely fast, but grafted trees are reported to be much slower growers.  How fast have yours been growing?

I have a Suebelle and supersweet tree. I got both as 3 gallons and put them in the ground in
direct sunlight. I ended up putting frost cloth over both trees to avoid direct sunlight. Both trees had
turned yellow and both trees turned back dark green. I have had the trees for a couple years and the
suebelle is 10' and the supersweet is 8'. I thought both had grown well but I never raised a seedling
to compare? The suebelle is flushing new leaves now as we had a cold winter and I am hoping to see
flowers soon?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: No Mai Chee
« on: February 12, 2018, 10:51:46 PM »
No Mai Chee lychee flowering this year yeah!! also Kwai May Red,Emperor,Bosworth 3,Bengal, maybe more?
Huge  bloom on  fei zi xiao aka sweethart florida

Just wondering if you hit the lychees with any fertilizer before bloom?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: White sapote seed safety
« on: February 12, 2018, 10:58:56 AM »
I guess what I meant was the size is comparable to a peach seed, I also worry about
toxicity of fruit seeds because I feed over ripe and extra fruit to my tortoises. I don't think
it would be easy to swallow a white sapote seed but a tortoise would eat it including crunching
the seeds. I am glad you brought this to my attention. I have my first 3 fruit holding on my super
sweet white sapote. I am sure I won't have leftovers this year, I can't wait to try the fruit if they
don't abort.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: White sapote seed safety
« on: February 12, 2018, 09:25:13 AM »
Peach seeds are also toxic but I never accidently swallowed one?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jaboticaba or Gurimichama?
« on: February 12, 2018, 09:16:58 AM »
Red jaboticaba is hard to beat. Fruits in 3-4 years, thin skin and once my trees started they won't
stop fruiting. I ate around 75 fruit last week and meanwhile it has a new flush of flowers. I also have
grumichama and it is wonderful to eat but so far my trees fruit once in the spring in a 2 week period?

Here is a picture of a 9 month old red jabo next to a one year old sabara. I have fresh red jabo seeds now
PM if interested

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jujubes Make Me Happy
« on: February 09, 2018, 01:22:55 AM »
 They get a nice funky taste as they over-ripen, but haven't tried any of the ones that are shriveling and drying yet. My tortoises tear them up

Once they get that red color I can't eat them, funky is a very kind way to describe the red ones.
What kind of tortoises do you got?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jujubes Make Me Happy
« on: February 08, 2018, 07:12:47 PM »
Any advice on when to eat the shriveled orange/red ones? Don't want to eat a foul fruit, but heard they are good overripe and dried out.

I think the dried ones tasting good are referring to the Chinese jujubes. They are suppose to taste like dates.
 My two trees got demolished by Irma and I cut them back to nothing. They are doing great now but I sacrificed
the fruit when I pruned them. In the past mine got ripe in a very short time frame like 2 weeks.
Yours are nice and spread out with the dried ones next to the ripe ones now you must have been eating them for over a month?

How cold hardy are these Indian Jujube?

My low temps were 30F and neither tree had an issue.

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