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Hmm my guavas fruit one on each side of a node. This is a first for me seeing multiples on each side of the node on Cas. Thanks for the info.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Cas Guava - Psidium friedrichsthalianum
« on: June 08, 2019, 01:54:38 PM »
Mine are flowering for the first time...

Those of you growing it, does yours tend to flower in clusters?

I was surprised to see this tendency on both plants...



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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Carambola tree - hanged to death?
« on: May 19, 2019, 04:11:35 PM »
Maybe some bridge grafting would fix the problem.

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I left my little seedling outside over the winter without major problems. Though it is looking chlorotic... watering with rain water and distilled water.


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Need fruit ID please and thank you
« on: May 08, 2019, 12:55:49 PM »
Yup... definitely Casimiroa edulis. The seeds sprout easily, and you can graft the mother tree scion to the seedling and have a clone of whatever variety the mother tree is.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Need fruit ID please and thank you
« on: May 08, 2019, 09:44:57 AM »
Did itís seeds resemble extra large citrus seeds?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Need fruit ID please and thank you
« on: May 07, 2019, 06:04:18 PM »
Looking at the fruit hanging on the tree, my guess is Casimiroa edulis.

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I believe itís been about two years from seed. It should grow faster this season now that it has some size to it.
Check out this thread over at the Growing Fruit forum...
https://growingfruit.org/t/kei-apple/4908

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Supposedly, they were planted around African villages to keep out lions... if that is true, I guess it would work with coyotes?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Eugenia uniflora-Suriname cherry
« on: April 13, 2019, 05:00:55 PM »
Mine didnít fruit the first year it flowered... 2nd year I got only a couple of fruits. This year it is loaded with flowers, and Iím expecting a much larger crop.

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I have one that I grew from seed in a three gallon pot... my plan is to graft on a male branch if it turns out to be female, or vice-versa if male. Keeping the majority of it female as it grows. I did this on a carob tree and it worked out great.


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Cyphomandra sibundoyensis - Forest Tamarillo (frost damage)


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First time tasting this cactus fruit. Tasted sour/lemony not unpleasantly so.
Iím not sure what type of cactus it is.








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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Eggs deposited in bark...
« on: November 16, 2018, 11:31:25 AM »
Cicadas cut into the bark and deposit their eggs like that... my guess is cicada.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Does anyone know what fruit tree this is?
« on: November 12, 2018, 04:15:55 PM »
Youíve got a lot going on in this photo, a lot of different foliage. But iíll try to take a stab at it. If you mean the tree coming up in the center, it looks like a volunteer mulberry seedling. Iíve had them pop up every once and a while in my yard.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: passiflora caerulea blue passion
« on: November 10, 2018, 03:40:38 AM »
I let one grow that came up on itís own... not only was it bland and unappetizing, the seeds ended up everywhere. They are weeds that I was puuling out of the ground for a few years, and still every once and a while one pops up.

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Well, I think that one is indeed Pitomba... just the wrong pitomba (Talisia esculenta) instead of (Eugenia luschnathiana).

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Hmm... that tree looks indistinguishable from a standard finger lime. Somehow I was expecting something intermediate between the two. Looks really healthy though.

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Can you post a picture of the tree and leaves?

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Gypsum is a good additive for breaking up heavy clay soil. Pretty sure you can get a bag of it at HD pretty cheaply.
My passion fruit vine really took off and did much better in the ground than in a pot. Though it was hammered by that heat wave that we experienced this year, but I was away when it hit and couldnít water when it needed it most.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What does a pawpaw taste like?
« on: October 17, 2018, 10:53:33 PM »
There are three small paw paw trees at the Fullerton Arboretum, here in Southern California. Iíve seen them in bloom, but I havenít been there at the right time to see if they held fruit.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fruit ID?
« on: September 21, 2018, 12:11:20 AM »
Maybe a jujube? Hard to tell from that photo though.

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Club soda would be putting carbon dioxide into the soil, not oxygen. Seems like you would be creating an anaerobic environment in the pot. That does not seem like a good idea to me.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango Seed Germination
« on: August 29, 2018, 10:19:39 PM »
I peel off the husk and put the bean-like seed onto the surface of seed starting potting mix, in a small pot. You can put a perforated platic bag over it if you want to keep the humidity up.

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