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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Eggs deposited in bark...
« on: November 16, 2018, 08:50:09 AM »
I would trim that part off, place the cut end in a cup with moist paper towel, and then place in something like a small butterfly enclosure, and seal it up well. Then, see what hatches out of those eggs. You likely have more of them around, could be beneficial to figure out what they are.
Interesting idea!
Itís always hard for me to sacrifice growth but I know it would be made up for quickly. Iíll give it some thought.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Eggs deposited in bark...
« on: November 16, 2018, 07:27:16 AM »
Hmm no difference. You can use the Zoom function to see closer I guess.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Eggs deposited in bark...
« on: November 16, 2018, 07:26:28 AM »
Thanks!
Trying the picture again. PostImage was acting weird last night:



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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Eggs deposited in bark...
« on: November 15, 2018, 08:32:37 PM »


I suspect these are a series of insect eggs, something like a cicada or similar critter (orthopteran).

Anyone have experience with this?

Wondering if these should be carefully removed (or treated some other way) or just left alone - not sure if the larva/nymphs would do any further damage?
Or maybe they will not survive the winter?

Any ideas appreciated

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Cherimoya/Pawpaw hybrid
« on: November 15, 2018, 08:12:30 AM »
Thatís really interesting, TJ. Goes against everything Iíve read about near-impossibility of transplanting or especially starting from a sucker.
Of course, that means precisely nothing! There are few absolutes in this business . Obviously itís working for you!

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: My small fruit tree orchard
« on: November 14, 2018, 12:11:40 PM »
Cool! Looks like a foot!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: passiflora caerulea blue passion
« on: November 10, 2018, 01:30:51 PM »
In my experience P incarnata is also very easy to germinate if cold stratified for a couple months or more. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: passiflora caerulea blue passion
« on: November 09, 2018, 12:47:41 PM »
Caerulea fruit is edible. I have not personally tasted but I donít think theyíre as good as P. incarnata which is another cold hardy species.
Frederick is a selected variety of P edulis, if Iím not mistaken. Frederick is a popular variety I think, but I donít know much about tropical species.

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Maypop (Passiflora incarnata) Thread
« on: November 09, 2018, 12:14:43 PM »
I selected this one for outstanding blooms.

Kevin

Very nice. That looks similar to my Iridescence hybrid. Do you have any hybrid Passiflora nearby?

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Pawpaw inquiry
« on: November 09, 2018, 12:10:19 PM »
You can plant directly in ground for sure but you will need to shade them until they reach about 18 inches (KSU recommendation) it longer.
They can get 20ft or more depending on conditions but that would take a while I think. Of course you can top them and keep em small like orchard growers do.

They will grow in deep shade but will be less productive of course and more leggy.

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Pawpaw inquiry
« on: November 08, 2018, 01:56:59 PM »
Can I get in line for possible Paw Paw seeds? I keep my eyes open when I walk with my wife (they are suppose to grow wild in TX) but never came across one. Perhaps it's because I don't know what I'm looking for. PM me your pay pal.

Thanks

Yo! Yeah, when I read this i was thinking Pawpaw doesn't grow in TX, but i took to the interwebs to confirm/deny.
The USDA map shows Texas as in range, but it seems to only show whole-states, not a precise map. So like, if one county in Texas has pawpaws, the whole state is colored-in on their map.
Most other more precise maps only show a very small portion of eastern TX as in-range.
My guess is you do not have them in your area, sadly.  :'(

It may be hard to grow them in Zone 9....they need winter chill. However, it would be silly not to TRY it.

I don't know that I will have any seeds to spare - check back with me in the spring and we'll see. but it's not looking promising this year :(

If you can't wait, rareseeds.com sells them, or at least they used to.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Planting trees grown in Gritty Mix
« on: November 08, 2018, 12:21:32 PM »
Zephian - Iíd be cautious with overdoing the mulch.
I went gonzo with wood chip mulch in an area for several months, then planted trees and Iím convinced the too-thick mulch suffocated and drowned the trees.


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Planting trees grown in Gritty Mix
« on: November 08, 2018, 10:50:52 AM »
You guys busting your asses with shade cloth and such can shade in less than a minute with a spray of Surround, cheap too.

http://www.novasource.com/en/products/surround


Very interesting - never heard of Surround. I have heard of painting trunks to prevent southwest injury in the winter, but this sounds like it could be useful for sunscald prevention on fruit.

Asimina triloba seems to only need shade for a short period, then thrives in full sun. But fruit can be subject to sunburn (like most anything, i suppose).
Will keep this product in mind - thanks for the tip!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Planting trees grown in Gritty Mix
« on: November 08, 2018, 10:18:01 AM »
Thanks for the info, Triphal - i am good with how to grow Asimina triloba - my question was not really specific to this species.

It was more about the wisdom of planting "gritty mix" in the ground. Gritty mix is a soil-less mix of crushed granite, calcined clay (Turface), and screened pine bark.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Planting trees grown in Gritty Mix
« on: November 08, 2018, 09:13:31 AM »
Yep, definitely not gonna do that

I think Iíll probably just let come what may with these seedlings- whatever gritty mix falls off will fall off, what remains will be going into the ground.

Though I have barerooted and repotted Asimina triloba seedlings before with no outright casualties. Itís possible it stunted them a bit.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Durian cargo grounds plane - fun read
« on: November 07, 2018, 03:25:47 PM »
Better yet, check this out, about the Forum's own durianwriter!
https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/best-durians-asia/index.html

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jaboticaba de Campo Ramůn
« on: October 30, 2018, 10:15:09 AM »
Sounds awesome!

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Asiminaholics Anonymous
« on: October 29, 2018, 12:29:01 PM »
I just got my new book about asimina triloba: In search about America forgotten fruit. Great book it seams!  ;D

Cool! Yeah itís pretty interesting. A lot of it is more like a travel blog but the author seems to have done a great deal of research and weaves that in.
The adventures of Neal Peterson are so intriguing!

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Grafting Mulberry?
« on: October 25, 2018, 04:22:46 PM »
I have a himilayan mulberry I need to prune.  Can send you some if you cover postage. 

Might be better to wait until spring though.

Thanks! Is that variety hardy in 7a (I assume so)?
Also is it self fertile?
Sorry, I donít know much about Morus

I will try to remember in the spring to reach out.

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Grafting Mulberry?
« on: October 24, 2018, 01:29:23 PM »
Well, a quick google seems to answer most of my questions.
https://growingfruit.org/t/best-time-to-graft-mulberries/15316

Now I just need scions :)

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Grafting Mulberry?
« on: October 24, 2018, 01:12:04 PM »
I think i discovered a wild mulberry sapling on my property. About 2.5 feet tall and pencil-thick.

I know a bit about grafting but nothing specifically about mulberry.

Anyone have experience with this tree? What season should grafting be done, and are there any other "tricks?"

Of course, I would have to find a source for scions. If anyone has any or knows of a source, let me know.

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Is there a tall Ficus Carica variety?
« on: October 22, 2018, 04:54:52 PM »
If trying to prune to a tree habit, would there be a risk of the plant dying back to the ground in a hard winter?

7b would generally be pretty mild, but..........

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Pawpaw inquiry
« on: October 19, 2018, 10:04:01 AM »
I thought I'd come across a California Rare Fruit Growers publication on Pawpaw, and sure enough here it is:
https://www.crfg.org/pubs/ff/pawpaw.html

It's mostly rehashing of pawpaw basics, but it does touch briefly on growing in CA and also in pots.

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Pawpaw inquiry
« on: October 18, 2018, 07:37:00 PM »
Roger that.
I'm definitely obsessed with pawpaws, possibly to an unhealthy level, but it's not solely because the fruit tastes good. It's a more complex relationship  ;D
One of the main attractions, though, is the fact that it's a "tropical" fruit that grows in a wide range of temperate conditions.

But in my opinion the taste/fruit quality is not as good as its cousins.
I've eaten all the major Annona fruits except Annona reticulata (custard apple), and this is how I would rank everything:
Cherimoya
Atemoya
Pawpaw
Sugar Apple
Guanabana
Rollinia/Biriba

Pawpaw could possibly be #2. So maybe i have slightly contradicted my previous statement but still cherimoya is on top.

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Pawpaw inquiry
« on: October 18, 2018, 05:24:26 PM »
If I had to pick between pawpaw and cherimoya, i would grow cherimoya (or atemoya or sugar apple).
Pawpaw is cool but for me not up to the tropical annonas.

Though the more I eat, the more I like pawpaw...

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