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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Brutal heatwave 7/06/18 in Socal
« Last post by wslau on July 20, 2018, 09:33:35 PM »
I just heard on the radio that there is another heatwave expected next week.

Simon

Wednesday 7/25 will be the hottest, but temps won't go higher than 105F for those in Los Angeles area zones 10a and 10b.
So it's definitely not as bad as 7/06 for most.
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Kesar Mangos
« Last post by simon_grow on July 20, 2018, 09:07:22 PM »
Indian mango season has already ended for the local Indian supermarkets around my area.

Simon
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Brutal heatwave 7/06/18 in Socal
« Last post by simon_grow on July 20, 2018, 09:06:00 PM »
I just heard on the radio that there is another heatwave expected next week.

Simon
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Brutal heatwave 7/06/18 in Socal
« Last post by simon_grow on July 20, 2018, 09:04:46 PM »
My Lemon Zest on Florida Turpentine rootstock is holding fruit and begging out and suffered no damage on its leaves or Fruit. A few recent grafts on this same tree has fried to a crisp but grafts that were put on several weeks before the heatwave actually pushed out vigorously.

I have a small double rootstock Sweet Tart tree that was holding three Fruit and all three Fruit cracked in half but there was no damage to the tree or leaves. All three Fruit are still hanging and I can see that there is no embryo in these three Fruit. I have noticed that the Fruit with atrophied seeds/embryos are more easily damaged.

The heatwave damaged my recently grafted scions the most.

Seedling trees that are not grafted are pushing vigorously.

Simon
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Hello  do you still have seed available ?
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Do you still have fresh ilama seed available ?   Any other annona seed available ?
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: lady finger bananas
« Last post by Ulfr on July 20, 2018, 07:46:36 PM »
I have lady fingers here. They are large/tall compared to some other quality bananas, but they are very productive.
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Brutal heatwave 7/06/18 in Socal
« Last post by behlgarden on July 20, 2018, 07:12:21 PM »
Glad to hear fruitfool.
Let's see if other people can also confirm this
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Brutal heatwave 7/06/18 in Socal
« Last post by FruitFool on July 20, 2018, 06:51:26 PM »
Out here in Riverside I have my trees covered with 30% shade cloth (younger trees) and I thought they held up well to that heat wave. But over a couple days they started showing the damage black sun burns on stems, roasted new growth, shriveled and dropped all fruit and now my little Mallika looks like it may be dead.

That said it looks like the best may have kicked my lancetilla that has sat around and done nothing for almost a year into growth.

Should I leave the shade cloth up the rest of the summer or just let it best down on them?

My manilla in the ground with no protection got roasted too.... But not much worse than the others

I wasnt here when the brutal heatwave occured & i lost the mangoes i have on sweetart and some minor leaf damage.



However, my 3 gals mango i received a month ago from florida took the brutal heatwave like a champ considering they get more sun than of the sweetart.




I noticed one thing in my yard post heat wave:
1. Mango plants that were holding fruit or blooms/fruit took a beating. I am talking about grafts and branches drying and dying 6-8 inches.
2. Mango plants that were young OR not holding any fruits/blooms, were unscratched  or very little leaf tip burn. More importantly, plants that withheld without damage were in the hottest west side that also gets radiant heat reflected from west wall of my house.

I ask others to review and confirm this. I confirmed this with another fellow Gardner and it was exactly his case too.

Hi, Behl,

I have about 5 small mango trees, none holding fruit and I dont see any damage due to heatwave.

Thanks,
FruitFool
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Rare, unusual Variegated fruit trees
« Last post by Coach62 on July 20, 2018, 06:30:15 PM »
I just prefer to pick up. I’ve had bad luck with some shipped plants. Didn’t care about a tour, just wanted to buy some trees.
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