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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado thread
« on: May 25, 2020, 04:54:36 PM »
I had the Hass & Sharwil from your tree. The late season Hass is good but the Sharwil is on another level.  Just my 2 cents.
We did a taste test with these varieties the other day.  Reed, hass, ardith, sharwil, sir prize, pinkerton.  Reed and ardith need more time so not fair for them.  Sharwil, pinkerton, and hass are consistently the best fruit off my trees.  Im going to say all around best tree and fruit is hass.  The fruit quality is superior, the tree grows well, maes tons of fruit, and they hang forever.  Sharwil also good all around but I need more years to see how the trees perform here.

Citrus General Discussion / branch die off
« on: April 29, 2020, 10:38:47 PM »
I noticed recently the branch at the top of the canopy on moro orange started to die off.  This is after a foliage growth at the bottom and middle of the tree.  Anyone has any idea?

Citrus General Discussion / Re: t-budding update from cccp scion
« on: March 25, 2020, 01:52:43 PM »
The second to last bud is failing from the top, but alive from the center on down, could potentially go either way. The remainder appear to be alive. Once you force the buds, it will become more definitive.

All the t-bud are on two branches...should I part of the top of the two branch off?  Thanks

Citrus General Discussion / t-budding update from cccp scion
« on: March 25, 2020, 12:43:49 PM »
So I did some t-budding onto a carrizo exactly 3 weeks ago.   I remove the grafting tape this morning.  I'm not sure the t-bud take or not.  Can anyone take a look at let me know which one takes? 

dang..I missed this.  May be you have avocado scion again in 3 or 4 months?

Citrus General Discussion / Re: What is flowering now for you?
« on: March 20, 2020, 12:13:58 PM »
Same here on my alano sapodilla.  I got it may of 2019.  Haven't shown any sign of growth yet.  The owner of Champa where I got it from said it was an airlayered tree.

Noticed my first flower buds on my rose apple grown from seed. plus everything else. citrus, mango, surinam, mulberry, kei apple, fig, white sapote, avo, list goes on. still waiting 8 years later on my sapodilla... what are the chances it was airlayered as advertised.

PMed you.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado thread
« on: March 12, 2020, 05:08:22 PM »
I have them at 6 feet apart in my backyard. 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado thread
« on: March 12, 2020, 03:40:04 PM »
I would use high density planting concept and plant all three.  They may produce less in the future if you plant them close together but you have 3 different varieties year round.  If you want to pick one to plant in a container, according to the link below, "holiday can be grown in container".

I am new to the forum and avocado.  I have been reading this threads every nights but only got to page. 10.  I am intending to finish them all to pickup all I could from your experience.  I recently bought a Holiday  in 3 gallons, a Reed in red sleeve and a Carmen in black sleeve from Laguna Hills Nursery. My wife and daughter love cado and mango.   They could have them every day if they could.   I like to have a happy family so I decided to plant our own.  However, I got over excited and over bought.

I now have a dilemma-my back yard is too small for all 3 avocado in the ground along with 3 mango and a atemoya.  Some plants have to go in the future if they don't do well.  I am thinking of grafting of more cultivars to the best plant in the future for more varieties.  Most likely I have to do the same for the mango.

Which of the 2 avocado should I transplant to the ground and which one should be in the pot? I have a Holiday, a Reed and a Carmen.  Which one have the best chance for success in a small garden in raise bed because of Orange's clay soil.

Thank you in advance for feedback.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado thread
« on: March 12, 2020, 12:06:51 PM »
Still waiting to try a Sharwil from Brad's tree.  I got one last saturday. 

Has anyone try a Gillogly avocado yet?  Gary Matsuoka from Laguna Hills Nursery said it's the best avocado he has so far. 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado grafting
« on: March 06, 2020, 11:06:06 AM »
 :D Thanks Brad & Mark. I'm going to wait a year for my in ground seedling to branch out more to do a multi-graft.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado grafting
« on: March 05, 2020, 05:50:35 PM »
I just started grafting.  I'm looking forward to grafting avocado soon.   I have a couple seedling trees that are about 1/4 to 1/2 in trunk diameter.  Has anyone try to t-bud with avocado and has success? 

Citrus General Discussion / grafting scion from CCCP
« on: March 05, 2020, 11:56:52 AM »
Yesterday I received the scion from CCCP.  I ordered Xie Shan, USDA 88-2, and Boukhobza.  I used mostly T-bud on my Carizzo rootstock in a pot.  Very easy to lift the bark this time of the year.   I did a couple of cleft grafts but the budwood is too small so I don't think they will take.  So after budding and wrapped with buddy tape, do I need to cover the graft union with alumninum foil and keep it under shade?

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Tango mandarin stunted after re-pot
« on: March 01, 2020, 11:25:18 AM »
Millet..for foliar feed using Peters 25-5-15, I lurked through your previous post and I think you said foliar feed is 10% of recommended rate so that translate to 0.1 teaspoon per gallon?  Have a blessed first Sunday of Lent.

In my opinion Peters 25-5-15 is the very best fertilizer for citrus .  The bag does give a rate for use when used to apply to containers as well as in ground.  You will find the amount for Small Volume Measuring on the bags lower left hand corner.   The rate for your container is 1 teaspoon of Peters per gallon of water.  This will give your tree 225 PPM N..

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Is My citrus tree dying?
« on: February 28, 2020, 11:49:01 AM »
I'm having the same problem.  I think it has something to do with overwatering and I didn't feed it very much last year.
Quote from: Slipup0621 ilink=topic=37285.msg379975#msg379975 date=1582903280
Hey brian, thanks for ur response. addition to what was in my thread I also, pruned n added white wash to the places I pruned. I also noticed whiteflies n added soap water. (This was a few days in between).The yellow leaves are the only ones that seem to be falling off.  Sry to bombard you with all this.. hopefully this will help. DO U THIBK THE TREE WILL COME BACK? Did I do a little too much at once?

Citrus General Discussion / Re: lemon foliage drop
« on: February 26, 2020, 03:41:47 PM »
Since the beginning of this thread, have you given the tree any fertilizer, either as a ground application, or floral spray?

None since then.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Leaf drop during production
« on: February 26, 2020, 11:21:21 AM »
I'm having the same problem with my lemon tree.  It is flowering profusely but also dropping leaves at the same time.  I'm thinking of removing some flower bud.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: lemon foliage drop
« on: February 26, 2020, 11:19:20 AM »

I noticed the tree is flowering too much.  There are flower buds at every other leaf nodes.  Should I remove some flower buds to encourage more leaf growth?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Concrete dragonfruit post
« on: February 25, 2020, 04:40:36 PM »
Agree epic work!!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Whats an ideal grafting tool for avocado ?
« on: February 23, 2020, 05:21:25 PM »
Mark..with the Schick bald, is there a handle for it or you just use the blade by itself?

Fruitmentor used the victorinox felco grafting knife with bark lifter.  I've bought one and will use it on my avo and citrus rootstock.

That's the one I replaced with a Schick blade.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Whats an ideal grafting tool for avocado ?
« on: February 23, 2020, 10:03:18 AM »
Fruitmentor used the victorinox felco grafting knife with bark lifter.  I've bought one and will use it on my avo and citrus rootstock.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: lemon foliage drop
« on: February 20, 2020, 02:33:54 PM »

I bought this tree last year in a 5 gal size.  Then transplanted in March, so it is almost 1 year old.
Citrus are heavy feeders, requiring more nutrition than most trees.  Not only are the tree's new leaves pure yellow, many of the older more mature leaves throughout the tree are also showing to be deficient., Grow your tree as you wish, but my suggestion is to feed the tree with conventional fertilizes.  Looking at your pictures, it is easy to determine that the tree is suffering from a drastic deficiency of nitrogen, and probably a few  other elements. You don't say how old the tree is.  A 1 year old citrus tree should be fertilized 6 times /year; a 2 year old tree 5 times /year; a 3 year old tree 4 times and a 5 year old tree and older 3 times a year.  I would suggest that you purchase a conventional fertilizer with a formula such as 8-8-8 and fertilize the tree, covering the entire area of the tree's root zone once ever two months during the growing season.   Your tree is so badly undernourished you might even give it a urea foliar spray.  Good luck to you and thls tree,

Citrus General Discussion / lemon foliage drop
« on: February 19, 2020, 12:43:25 PM »
Hi all..

My eureka lemon tree leaves is yellowing and dropping too much at this time of the year. I also see quite a few flowerss on it.  Is this tree stressed because of too many flowers or lack of feeding?  The last time I fed it was on February 1st with an organic fert of 6-6-5.  I have some pics attached.

Citrus General Discussion / grafting and budding citrus
« on: February 18, 2020, 12:51:37 PM »
I'm in zone 10a, san diego area.  Is now the right time to graft and bud citrus yet?

Will keep that in mind Al. 

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