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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Grumichama in full bloom
« Last post by savemejebus on Today at 08:55:48 AM »
That time of the year - went outside and smelled the flowers before I saw them. Looks like the whole tree (which we keep around 7') will soon be completely covered in flowers and fruit.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Aeroponic Propagation
« Last post by stuartdaly88 on Today at 08:46:11 AM »
Things I would like to try since they haunt worked with soil cuttings and I'm not sure they are able to:
Black sapote
Eugenia like cherry Rio grand, pitangatuba and Surinam
Wax jambu
Catha edulis
The difficult is to find the balance between a good therapeutic effect and a moderate heat damage.
In greenhouse for sure much easier than I'm trying to do in open field.
Good luck my friend, it seams a great tecnique!  ;D
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Aeroponic Propagation
« Last post by stuartdaly88 on Today at 08:25:05 AM »
I just got an aeroponic propagater. Does anyone have experience with these? Do you still use hormone and at what concentration? Do you apply to to the water or direct to the cutting?

Will this work on all woody cuttings or Will some plants just refuse to root from cuttings no matter what?

I have quite an array of PGRs. IBA, NAA, IBA-K, 6-BAP, Kineten, GA3 etc are just rooting hormones best to use or aux in, cytokinins and giberellins?
What about npk in the water?
Or something like seaweed extracts for natural hormones?
Thanks everyone for the suggestions. There are some that I have never heard of, i.e. the Chinese bayberry which I will definitely check out.

Regarding pomegranates, I have been recommended the variety called Agat which is said to be both very coldhardy and early-ripening and as a plus does have soft seeds. Does anybody have one and can tell me more? I've just planted a small 3 litre plant.

Feijia survives but rarely fruits outdoors here, works well in a polytunnel though.

Btw. the Swiss are rather conservative gardeners – almost anything that isn't an apple or a cherry is pretty uncommon here:-).
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: The weeds love my mulch
« Last post by pineislander on Today at 08:15:14 AM »
So, I'll tell you the reason you're getting all of these weeds: it's the "horse business" that you refer to. 
I'm not so sure. I do know the Wedelia is spread by cuttings. Looking closeup I see the dollar weed and several others mixed in under the trees.

I am starting fresh planting 3 acres. I spent considerable time eradicating perennial weeds and grass before mulching solidly. My next move is to establish selected ground covers. The easiest so far for me to propagate here in Florida are perennial peanut and sunshine mimosa, both are adapted to full sun. In full shade I'm working with Thai pepper leaf and monstera deliciosa.

Believe it or not, some folks let Wedelia dominate as a ground cover. It will become a climber if it gets something to lean against. I've seen this happen within a large Bougainvillea and it is quite a mess.

Weeds have been defined as "Plants out of place". I suppose that is right.
Citrus General Discussion / Re: Pigmented hybrids from Italy.
« Last post by Lory on Today at 08:02:39 AM »
It sounds vert interesting hopefully it has the bright red color of tarocco orange and the woderful taste of clementino :-)
The difficult is to find the balance between a good therapeutic effect and a moderate heat damage.
In greenhouse for sure much easier than I'm trying to do in open field.
Parthenocarpic fruits have same flavour as ordinary ones, they are just seedless like most of bananas.
All depends on variety and od growing conditions (soil, climate, fertilization, watering....)
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Artocarpus collection and spacing
« Last post by cbss_daviefl on Today at 07:21:38 AM »
There is a commercial jackfruit grower here with the trees at 8 x 15 spacing. He claimed to get 100lbs per tree.  My jackfruit trees are mostly planted at 15 x 15. My trees are only 5 years in the ground but I don't think this will be an issue with a once a year pruning.

You mentioned doing serious pruning. Pruning is apparently very effective with jacks but not sure about the others. With consistent pruning Oscar could those spacing be reduced?

My grafted jacks are planted high density and spaced 15-16ft. I am hoping this is doable long term, time will tell.

I guess you also have the problem that stuff grows more quickly there and so would require higher spacing.
Pruning is effective on all. The only question is, will you really do it consistently? Moxt people lax off after the trees get big, and then they get out of control.

I will (canít speak for op). I use the same spacing for mangoes currently and only have a half acre to play with. Doable at my spacing you reckon?
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