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Re: Spicezee
« Reply #100 on: June 05, 2017, 08:26:47 PM »




I plucked this Z's today. i will let these soften a bit. I was able Taste one yesterday and it tastes like jujube to me..i can imagine how gud these are when they are fully matured & riped from the tree.

Oh no! why? you should've waited 4 more weeks

One small branch are holding 20... it is near the point of breaking in half. Lol

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Re: Spicezee
« Reply #101 on: June 06, 2017, 04:45:27 PM »
You need to thin down to 4-5 pieces per branch

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Re: Spicezee
« Reply #102 on: June 16, 2017, 06:28:21 PM »
Frank, i have tasted a ripe one from the tree.


These i Consider the best tasting fruits........

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Re: Spicezee
« Reply #103 on: June 16, 2017, 10:58:01 PM »
Mine still hanging...maybe in a couple of weeks?
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Re: Spicezee
« Reply #104 on: June 17, 2017, 01:39:48 AM »
I have tasted the unriped ones on different stages.. some tasted like plum, some jujube/ apple, & some hint of guava.



But the riped from the tree are supreme.... so far i have only tasted 1 small riped from tree.


Gud thing i was able to cover nectaplum. Dam squirrels got like 15 ++....

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Re: Spicezee
« Reply #105 on: June 17, 2017, 02:26:29 PM »
Partially harvested my first Midpride peach 3 days ago:


While waiting for the SpiceZee; they seem to get rounder and plumper by the week...:
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Re: Spicezee
« Reply #106 on: June 22, 2017, 02:10:01 PM »
Just wanted to show the size difference between my SpiceZee fruits, one picked on June 12 (2 1/4 oz), the other picked today (3 3/4 oz): 10 days apart; both were the only 2 fruits from the same small branch... (so, they were of the same size 10 days ago):


(I have not harvested the fruits yet -getting close seems like- , those 2 were picked at different days just for my own observation).

We'll do the taste test comparison soon :)
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Re: Spicezee
« Reply #107 on: June 27, 2017, 08:43:58 PM »




I plucked this Z's today. i will let these soften a bit. I was able Taste one yesterday and it tastes like jujube to me..i can imagine how gud these are when they are fully matured & riped from the tree.

Oh no! why? you should've waited 4 more weeks

Is it about time to harvest now Frank?
Mine gives a little when given medium squeezing..., even though no dropped fruit, yet.
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Re: Spicezee
« Reply #108 on: June 29, 2017, 02:07:47 PM »
Well. checking the fruits this morning, they get bigger and softer still; and I found one dropped on the net.

 So, i went ahead and picked the largest/softest ones to fill a medium size box:


And here's a look inside, already showing sign of overripe: hmm hmm good; sweeter and juicier than regular nectarines:

The largest ones average weight: 5.75 oz.
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Re: Spicezee
« Reply #109 on: June 29, 2017, 08:11:58 PM »
They look great Sam! I've eaten and giving away dozens and over 150 left..... ripening every day

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Re: Spicezee
« Reply #110 on: June 30, 2017, 11:30:13 AM »
Thanks Frank!
You got me interested in this! Looking back, I went out and
bought a 5 ft bare root tree after reading this thread in February 2015!

So, it's a fast grower; I never had any pest/disease issue, easy to grow even
on my most infertile  part of my yard...
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Re: Spicezee
« Reply #111 on: July 02, 2017, 12:42:50 PM »
Finish harvesting Spiice Z...picked up.267 over 400 piece for the season.




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Re: Spicezee
« Reply #112 on: July 03, 2017, 10:33:04 AM »
Wow, what a bountiful harvest!
Looks like you shook up the tree to get those fruits dropped on the ground... ;D
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Re: Spicezee
« Reply #113 on: July 03, 2017, 11:09:32 AM »
Wow, what a bountiful harvest!
Looks like you shook up the tree to get those fruits dropped on the ground... ;D

They were dropping like flies and spoiling. turned my back on them for two days and I found a mess. This is the most productive 3 year old fruit tree I've ever planted.....one of the top tree i would plant if I was starting a new orchard

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Re: Spicezee
« Reply #114 on: May 23, 2018, 11:56:48 PM »
2018 Spicezee update:


Based on last year's data, mine should be ready for at least another month or so...
Looking forward to another early Summer treat in the backyard... :)
How 's everybody else's are doing?
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Re: Spicezee
« Reply #115 on: July 17, 2018, 12:33:05 AM »
After reading these posts about the spicezee, I just planted one. Hope to have the quality and yields Iím reading about!

By the way, how do you handle the thrips?
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Re: Spicezee
« Reply #116 on: July 20, 2018, 02:43:52 PM »
After reading these posts about the spicezee, I just planted one. Hope to have the quality and yields Iím reading about!

By the way, how do you handle the thrips?

Fortunately for me, my Spicezee tree has no disease issue so far. Try googling, there are many remedies posted in the Net on this pest. As JF suggested, I've been letting the fruits hanging on the tree as long as it can, they tend to rapidly grow in size in the last couple of weeks; besides getting juicier and sweeter too!

I've been picking them a few fruits everyday, and the maturing fruits seem to cooperate with my schedule... :D (instead of all the fruits mature in just one/two week(s) then it's over)...
Highly recommend this tree!
Sam

 

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