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The cuttings shot out new growth, and looked great, then croaked after a month.  Upon inspection, not one single root.

Same results I got before.  Don't understand why I can root every other blueberry variety I have, but this one won't take.

I am going to try an air layer next and we will get this show on the road.  I am not yet giving up.  I am also going to gnab some of the root ball.  Truly appreciate everyone's patience. 

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: The Official "Blueberry Tree" thread.
« on: April 27, 2018, 06:12:04 PM »
I cannot see them, I believe there is  forum-wide problem.  See the Tropical Fruit section on the thread.
I would love to see them, Viking could you modify your original post? You need to change the .org to .cc in the post image link.

I will try it from my computer when I leave work.  I can't even see their links from my cellular device.

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: The Official "Blueberry Tree" thread.
« on: April 27, 2018, 12:07:53 PM »
Anyone else not seeing the photos in the thread anymore?  I cannot see the original photos I posted of the host specimen.

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I'm growing nearly 400 varieties of all sorts of stuff.   You can't go wrong in 8b/9a.

Holy cow, do you have a list somewhere? Do you sell?

Mostly a hobbyist.  I only sell or trade when people request it.  I'm a bit of a diversity collector.

That said, even things which can't get chill hours here can grow here fine and can be tricked into flowering.  I've had no problem with any stonefruits, Apple or pear.  Just strip leaves or score, etc--works fine.

I do have a list of everything I grow both here and in an alternate 10b zone.

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I'm growing nearly 400 varieties of all sorts of stuff.   You can't go wrong in 8b/9a.

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Mulberry Thread.
« on: April 12, 2018, 06:58:24 PM »
I read somewhere that Mulberry roots are invasive. Is it so?  I wonder if I can control the size of the tree, will this also limit the roots' invasiveness as well?

There are many ways to control their roots and size.  Much depends on how and where you want it (pot/ground/etc).

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Mulberry Thread.
« on: April 12, 2018, 06:36:32 AM »
So I almost killed my Pakistan mulberry cuttings which already started keves by putting it outside. And later again revive one which started leaves with some fruits alond with it. Wondering should I remove fruits along with leaves or just fruits so it can send it's energy in roots?

Prevent any mulberry cuttings from fruiting in the first 1-2 years of being rooted.  Right now, roots are all that matters.

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: The Official "Blueberry Tree" thread.
« on: April 12, 2018, 12:11:51 AM »
Boy, do I have some great news!

You may have to click them and expand.

Yes, they are budding out and taking root.




I see that there is a picture, but I don't actually see it. What is it? Have the cuttings taken root?  :D

Edit: I think the problem's on my end. I'm not seeing pics in any thread.

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: The Official "Blueberry Tree" thread.
« on: April 10, 2018, 08:52:50 AM »
Boy, do I have some great news!




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If you must keep indoors, Walmart sells a grow light in the lighting section for $20.  Works wonders to keep them out of darkness when protected from weather conditions.

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Mulberry Thread.
« on: March 31, 2018, 10:54:41 AM »
Guys, don't let cuttings make fruit.  Snip that stuff off.  All energy needs to be diverted to making roots.

Thanks i did end up clipping them off. Amazing how many i had to take off. But for curiosity sake, would the fruit developed had i left them on and would the quality be any good?

Good news, I've done this via the sake of curiosity when having plenty to play with.

Bad news is the only cutting that failed to produce any roots at all was the one which made the fruit, and the fruit never fully matured and ended up drying up and fell off at about 1/3rd development.

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: The Official "Blueberry Tree" thread.
« on: March 27, 2018, 05:50:25 PM »
The cuttings haven't taken root yet.  Want me to half one?  Feel free to pm me your number.

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: The Official "Blueberry Tree" thread.
« on: March 26, 2018, 12:17:11 PM »
As it turns out, I was given court ordered access to the property.  Yay!

I have obtained multiple scions/cuttings and have already started the rooting process.

We, folks, shall bring this variety to life!

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Cara Cara vs Tarocco ?
« on: March 26, 2018, 01:09:25 AM »
What we can agree on here is that the fruit grown in one area's conditions will taste different than one grown in another, and will also be variable across people's random palates.

Not counting that not every fruit from the same tree will taste the same, especially at different stages of ripening.

If you really want to know a fruit, taste multiple samples on multiple trees grown in different places and then you'll really get a feel for the variety overall.

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Mulberry Thread.
« on: March 26, 2018, 01:05:12 AM »
Guys, don't let cuttings make fruit.  Snip that stuff off.  All energy needs to be diverted to making roots.

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: The Official "Blueberry Tree" thread.
« on: March 24, 2018, 12:22:14 PM »
May have some good news shortly.  Prepare for an update.   ;)

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Cherry Tree Grafting
« on: March 16, 2018, 04:38:03 PM »
Any time after growth starts pushing and before it reaches a consistent 85F+.

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Jujube does just fine in pots.   Go with fabric or root pruning pots for best results. 

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: What's wrong with my blueberry plant?
« on: March 16, 2018, 04:33:23 PM »
Viking Guy,

Just checked out that 247garden place.  Thank you very much for posting that. 

dc

Very welcome.  They are 1/10th the price of smart pots and are better and longer lasting in my experience of using both.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: hog plum - mombin question
« on: March 10, 2018, 10:29:53 PM »
I love hog plum.   Best eaten when you can hold it to the sunlight and see a little transparency in the pulp through the skin.  They need honey bees for pollination.  Perhaps you're just lacking pollinators, as the tree sounds large enough.

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: What's wrong with my blueberry plant?
« on: March 09, 2018, 11:14:31 AM »
I'd also as mentioned use some superphosphate.  Remedying the pH situation might fix the apparent phosphorus deficiency on its own, or it might not.  Phosphorus is poorly mobile in soil and generally spends most of its time sequestered, so if you're repotting, that's the best time to add it.  And if you're raising the pH, I'd (as mentioned) use dolomite or any other form of aglime that contains magnesium to do so.  Two birds with one stone.  If you add only calcium compounds to increase the pH, you risk worsening a magnesium deficiency, as magnesium and calcium compete in the roots.

This is very good advice from Karen.   Make sure when adding a superphosphate that you also bring up potassium and sulphur with it if testing deficient..  Only takes very small amounts. 

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Cara Cara vs Tarocco ?
« on: March 09, 2018, 10:59:31 AM »
I didn't like Sanguinelli either.  I'll eat Moro and Cara like candy though, and have to watch my blood sugar

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Cara Cara vs Tarocco ?
« on: March 08, 2018, 09:38:10 PM »
Taracco.  What I think about it?  Grew it.  Tasted it.  Three consecutive years the fruit wasn't just inferior--I didn't even like it.

Dug it up and planted a dekopon in its place.  No regrets.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Cara Cara vs Tarocco ?
« on: March 07, 2018, 01:43:22 PM »
This isn't even a contest.   Cara Cara is my favorite citrus fruit.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Planting citrus in a bath tub.
« on: March 07, 2018, 01:41:59 PM »
Raised bed.

Pretty much this.  Even without those problems I elevate mine.

The other option is very large pots.  200g-400g fabric pots would be ideal in the long run. 

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