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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What is causing annona fruit to split?
« on: January 01, 2018, 03:44:01 PM »
Mr. Sam

I just picked 3 cracked fruits from my AP branches. I grafted your AP and Dream scions to my biggest Aussie atemoya. This year the tree has more than 70 fruits totally (27 AP, 2 Dream, and the rest are Aussie). I just found 3 cracked AP. There is no problem with the Dream and Aussie fruits. A friend of mine in Garden Grove has a Calostro and his fruits are cracking also.





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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What is causing annona fruit to split?
« on: January 01, 2018, 03:21:55 PM »
Update:
This year 2017; my African pride tree produces about 25 fruits. But the splitting of fruits continue. This morning I was surprised to notice that 1 was badly cracked (the first one so far this year: bottom photo); so I picked that and 2 more that are already showing some splitting.



My watering: constant with auto timer, no rainfall all Summer, no additional hand watering given. So, sudden increase of watering may not be the culprit in my case.

Cold night: Well, I notice the lows were 42, 41 on Dec 21, 22 (the lowest this winter for my area) while the previous week's lows were in high 40s. (Wunderground.com).

So, those 2 nights' season lows may have been enough to cause the fruits to crack??
If so, then we better keep an eye on those night's low for your area annona growers; start picking them earlier might be a good advice...Thanks to Rob, Frank and Gozp for all the inputs!

Mr. Sam

I just picked 3 cracked fruits from my AP branches.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Need help ID Jujube Variety
« on: March 09, 2017, 10:42:10 PM »
Dennis,
I think this is Taiwain jujube. Champa Nursery has this variety. Thanks.
Tam

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Atemoyas in Little Saigon
« on: November 28, 2015, 11:55:27 AM »
Hi Frank,
I think the price of atemoya is rising since demand is higher than supply. Two years ago, the price of Australian atemoya at fruit stores in Orange County was about $10-$12/lb, and it is $14-$15/lb now.
BTY, my friend's atemoya fruits look exactly the same as the fruits in your 1st photo (he doesn't know its variety name, he just knows it is an Australian atemoya).

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Atemoyas in Little Saigon
« on: November 28, 2015, 12:46:40 AM »
Many fruit stores in Westminster and Garden Grove (in Orange County, California) are selling atemoya fruits for $15/lb.  A friend of mine has 2 big atemoya trees which have a lot of fruits. He sold his extra fruits to these stores for $9/lb.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: PHET PAKCHONG ATEMOYA
« on: November 06, 2015, 05:49:58 PM »
Thanks for clarifying that, Thera.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: PHET PAKCHONG ATEMOYA
« on: November 06, 2015, 11:27:02 AM »
PPC is hard to find here in So Cal nurseries and probably in FL also.
I think there is a better alternative as shown in the photo below. It probably has PPC in its genetics and it does well in So Cal. I don't sell it but I know someone who does. PM if interested.




I wonder if this is Page atemoya. I heard that Page is chewy and get cracking.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Grafting soursop on cherimoya
« on: October 20, 2015, 11:44:29 PM »
Frank,
A friend of my parents is grafting soursop on cherimoya (she owns a nursery in Orange County). She said since soursop is drier than cherimoya, so if your soursop scions are from the branches which are 1 year old or more, your grafts will fail. Soursop scions should be taken from branches of 6-8 months old. That's why people graft soursop on late Summer ( they get soursop scions from the young branches that budded on the Spring).
Tam

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« on: October 11, 2015, 11:34:54 PM »
I am rooting my DF cuttings exactly as RobPatterson does. This method is much faster than the other ways, but the cuttings should not too young. Sometimes, I put the cuttings in a 5 gallon plastic pot (regular 5 gallon garden pot with holes in it), then I pour some water in it, for every 2 or 3 days I pour water once. I place the pot in my patio, under the shade of a big tree.

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Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Looking for pummelo tree
« on: September 17, 2015, 01:57:04 AM »
MangCau,
Parkview nursery in Riverside carries Valentime pummelo.

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Spicezee
« on: January 19, 2015, 07:09:30 PM »
JF

What worthy Guava still remain in your Yard?

Only guava standing is Jalisco red.....

Here is an aprium, decide with this after Counseling with our friend in Escondido, and the 10' cherimoya seedling in the background that will bite the dust. If I get fruits from spice Z and Cot N Candy in July I'll post it.last on the list will be arctic star nectarine another recommendation from our friend.


Congratulations Frank.
Aprium fruits are really good.  Costco sales them for $4/lb. I got 2 trees last year. My Cot-N-Candy had 5 fruits and Flavor Delight had 12 fruits (probably because Flavor Delight needs less chilling than Cot-N-Candy). They were excellent, very sweet and flavorful.

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Spicezee
« on: January 16, 2015, 12:32:52 AM »
One of the best fruit in the world......
I decided to axe all my undesirable guavas and planted the best hybrid in the last 20 years.




How were the fruits of your tree, Frank?
 I purchased 4 trees of this nectaplum more than 2 years ago (in 5-gallon pots). The first year when they were still in pots, I got about 4 fruits each pots but they were not very good. So, I sold 2 pots. The second year (last year) I put 1 tree in the ground and the fruits from that tree were still not very good, almost the same as the first year's fruits. Fruits from my other little trees such as Snow Queen nectarine, Artic Star nectarine and Double Delight nectarine were much better. I hope my nectaplum fruits will be better in the next couple years (when the trees get bigger).
Tam

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: what variety is this dragonfruit?
« on: December 23, 2014, 08:37:31 PM »


I doubt it is pink panther. I am currently growing pink panther and it's pretty easy to ID from the new growth. New growth is one dimensional--single sided, like an epiphyllum. If it doesn't do that, it isn't pink panther.
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Starling,
My Pink Panther has three-sided stems as other dragon fruit varieties. Sometimes it has single-sided stems.  I cut all the single-sided stems off. My plant haven't produced fruit yet but the stem from Mike's photo looks like that of my Pink Panther.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: I gots me a fuerte
« on: December 17, 2014, 11:13:35 AM »
How Cold hardy Is The Fuerte is ?

Ed


Hi Ed,

It is 30F for Fuerte.  Stewart has a better cold hardiness and excellent taste.
Please check this link:
http://www.backyardavocados.com/varieties-of-avocado-trees/

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: LaVerne's Vietnamese Cherimoya Info
« on: December 16, 2014, 02:50:30 AM »
Hi CaliforniaTropicals,
Check out your local Home Depot. I visited my local HD yesterday (Redlands, CA), it carries many cherimoya trees now. There are 4 varieties there: honey hart, el bumps, chaffey, and Vietnamese. The price is $30. In 2015, they will have 2 other varieties from La Verne which are Fino de Jete and Knight.

Simon,
The fruits you got from a Vietnamese Supermarket look like the fruits selling at the Vietnamese Supermarkets in Orange County. Probably they are not Vietnamese Cherimoya. My brother is a manager of a supermarket in Graden Grove, he told me that all the cherimoya fruits selling at the markets are imported from Mexico.




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Anyone know where to get a Mexicana cutting?
ClayMango,
I got 2 cuttings on ebay couple of weeks ago.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« on: September 29, 2014, 12:06:28 PM »
I also planted some cuttings of the HC that were loose or broken due to transport.



Could be my bad eyes, but the one in the center appears to be planted upside down. The one on the left is a tip so easy to tell which end should be up, the center one looks backwards to the one on the left.

DM

DM, you are correct! The cutting in the middle pot was planted upside down. I recognized it yesterday when I read this post with my cell phone. Today I was about to post a message to Scashaggy then saw your post.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« on: July 19, 2014, 01:08:19 AM »
Hi. Maybe a bit off the current topic but I'm chasing a bit of information on a couple of Dragonfruit varieties that I have acquired.  One is labeled 3S and the other is labeled G2.  I think I have read somewhere that 3S is "Delight" but don't quote me on that. Thanks in advance for any info.


Paul Thomson named his "3-S" hybrid "Delight".

fyliu says; "G2 (part of Paul Thomson's original wild selections for crossing)" Reply #66

I think 3S or S3 was named by Paul Thomson. Delight was name by Pine Island Nursery :)


In Paul Thomson's book, he refers to 3-S as "Delight".  If Pine Island had named it, it would have been more of a psychedelic rock name.   ;D

The owner of PIN told me that he renamed all dragon fruit varieties he got from California.


I think he is wrong and trust Paul Thomson's book and TFF member Sven.

Have you seen October 10, 2013, Reply #225?  http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=228.225

You are right. Maybe he named most of them but not all. Thanks.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« on: July 18, 2014, 06:03:23 PM »
Hi. Maybe a bit off the current topic but I'm chasing a bit of information on a couple of Dragonfruit varieties that I have acquired.  One is labeled 3S and the other is labeled G2.  I think I have read somewhere that 3S is "Delight" but don't quote me on that. Thanks in advance for any info.

Paul Thomson named his "3-S" hybrid "Delight".

fyliu says; "G2 (part of Paul Thomson's original wild selections for crossing)" Reply #66
I think 3S or S3 was named by Paul Thomson. Delight was name by Pine Island Nursery :)

In Paul Thomson's book, he refers to 3-S as "Delight".  If Pine Island had named it, it would have been more of a psychedelic rock name.   ;D
The owner of PIN told me that he renamed all dragon fruit varieties he got from California.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« on: July 18, 2014, 04:16:14 PM »
Hi. Maybe a bit off the current topic but I'm chasing a bit of information on a couple of Dragonfruit varieties that I have acquired.  One is labeled 3S and the other is labeled G2.  I think I have read somewhere that 3S is "Delight" but don't quote me on that. Thanks in advance for any info.

Paul Thomson named his "3-S" hybrid "Delight".

fyliu says; "G2 (part of Paul Thomson's original wild selections for crossing)" Reply #66
I think 3S or S3 was named by Paul Thomson. Delight was name by Pine Island Nursery :)

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pitaya issues
« on: July 12, 2014, 12:40:37 AM »
 zengarden's plant now has no roots so it just like a big cutting. That big cutting will recover slower than a smaller size cutting. Also it is not good if that big cutting sits under full sun. I had seen many cases like this.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pitaya issues
« on: July 11, 2014, 08:36:28 PM »
ok, thank you..  ;D I had watered it once every few days and I let it dry up.. so I wasn't sure if that was it or not.. so once I put it in the shade (for most of the day), it will go back to being green? Thanks; I guess the original post's problem would be the same?
Hi michsu,
If you grow it in a small pot with well draining potting soil, and if it is really hot there, you can water it everyday. If you put your plant in the shade, your plant will go back to its green.
The original post is different from yours.  If you read the 2nd post of Zengarden, you will see the rotten plant.  Watering too much will destroy the roots of the plant then the whole plant will be withered up and turned yellow.  In your case, the plant only turned yellow some parts and other parts are still green and not be be withered up.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pitaya issues
« on: July 11, 2014, 03:43:19 PM »
I have the same issue; my dragon fruit is turning all yellow; Is it due to overwatering or high sun? (out in the sun for about half a day); Thanks;
Hi michsu,

If your plant is turning yellow, it is more likely because of high sun.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pitaya issues
« on: July 11, 2014, 02:31:37 PM »
Upon further inspection as you had suggested I have found that it is rotten. What is my best course of action to save these pitaya cactus and what may have caused this (cold damage, overwatering)? This particular cactus has looked like this for about 5 months since it was cold outside.



Hi zengarden,
Since your plant is almost withered up, it is not good if you keep it on it's post as a big plant like that (after you cut off the rotten part).  It is better if you cut it into several cuttings and plant them in pots.  Place the pots in a good shade area.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pitaya issues
« on: July 10, 2014, 04:31:19 PM »
Having some problems with my Pitaya, hopefully someone can give me some info on whats going on with this cacti. The problem is that the cactus looks very dry and almost withered up. Before it looked like this it was growing extremely fast and had just flowered and set two fruit. I thought maybe it was just from flowering and fruiting but had not changed in the past few weeks since the fruit has been harvested. Any help would be appreciated.





Hi "zengarden",
Probably it is rotted.  Please check the plant's roots.  You just dig up a little bit of the top soil to see any rotten part of the plant.

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