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Citrus General Discussion / Re: best Pummelo?
« on: Today at 12:56:48 AM »
No off taste.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Please Delete this post
« on: February 24, 2021, 02:09:49 PM »
Please delete post,sale is over.

mbmango, you must not have tasted the real Honey (CA) mandarin, VI-133. I think there are three types that were at one time called honey mandarin/tangerine so it could get confusing. I grow all three types. You can get the details of the varieties from the CCPP budwood website.

1.Honey mandarin, VI-133
2.Murcott mandarin (FL Honey), VI-147
3.W. Murcott Afourer, VI-462

If the fruit you tasted was not small with many seeds, then it sounds like you ate the W. Murcott Afourer, VI-462. This fruit is medium size, skin is bright orange, peels easy and flesh is juicy but taste is bland. Of the three, this is the one I like the least. The other two are very good, I rank it as shown, they are sweet & tart. I keep a graft of the VI-462 just to have the variety for comparison of tastes. My tree has been in ground for over 7yrs and the taste of this fruit has not changed.

You will like the taste of Shiranui fruit, it should have fruits in 2 years, but the excellent taste may not show up until year 3. At least for me that is how its been. Now my tree has very good tasting fruits so I ended up grafting a lot more Shiranui on my trees. Also, don't pick the ripe fruit until Feb to get the best taste.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: best Pummelo?
« on: February 24, 2021, 12:40:36 AM »
Yup, I agree. Valentine doesn't have much acid/tart taste at all as Millet said. For those that like Sweet & Sour the Valentine is not the one for you.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: best Pummelo?
« on: February 23, 2021, 07:13:28 PM »
I have all of those pummelos mentions in the article. I have been growing them for some time now and got rid of a few of them (bad taste).

Here's how I would rank them for my favorite (only my taste preference).
1. Valentine
2. Thong Dee
3. Cocktail
4. Melogold
5. Reinking
6. Chandler
7. Oroblanco
8. Tahitian

My trees that are the most productive yearly are the Valentine, Cocktail, Melogold & Oroblanco.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: For Sale- Mulberry scion wood
« on: February 23, 2021, 06:58:07 PM »
thanks for the positive feedback, good luck grafting.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: White Sapote Scion for sale/trade
« on: February 22, 2021, 02:13:32 PM »
very low.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: best Pummelo?
« on: February 22, 2021, 02:12:47 PM »
I think my Thong Dee in the photo is CRC 4027, it does not have any pink coloration. The description of CRC 3927 says fruit inside is tinged pink, mine is not.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado graft
« on: February 22, 2021, 01:15:03 PM »
Yes, lower buds are leaf buds. But the branch on the right is already starting to open on the tip so I would rather use the branch on the left. You can see my photos to see how it will look in a month or so.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado graft
« on: February 22, 2021, 12:50:55 PM »
The other option is to graft it now, but I would use the branch on the left (still not fully open buds), if you don't want to wait another 1-2 months.
But if you do graft it now, when the graft takes and the tips open, make sure you cut off only the flowering buds before it get to far along. I have been doing the same with my seedling avocado grafts in Jan-Feb (60 plants) and they are doing good.

Loquat scion wood for sale:

1. Big Jim, $5 each - yellow flesh
2. Vista White, $5 each - white flesh
3. Shipping is $8.45 (USPS small priority mail box).

I only take Paypal payment.
Minimum order of 3 scions (any combination of above).
Cuttings will be 1/4"-3/8" diameter, 6-8" long, mostly green hardened wood.

Sale is for USA only (contiguous).

Please send PM if you are interested in purchasing. Here's some photos of the tree and fruits.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: best Pummelo?
« on: February 21, 2021, 04:02:21 PM »
Brian, you should try Thong Dee, very good and probably one of the largest ones.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: White Sapote Scion for sale/trade
« on: February 21, 2021, 03:34:19 PM »

Millet, good advice. I will need to try this on my Thong Dee. The last fruits I picked were pretty large, 3 lbs & 5lbs, maybe they will be larger next year.

I'm not sure, but would like to find out if anyone has some big ones. I plan to submit a request for entering the "mandarin/tangerine" as one of the category "record title" and see if they will create this for the mandarin. But first it will be nice to see how many mandarins are big and no clear variety is a winner from the start.

Just curious who grows the largest variety of mandarins/tangerines.

Here's the different mandarins listed per CCPP budwood/Citrus Variety Data:
-> Mandarin-Clementine
-> Mandarin-Satsuma
-> Mandarin-Tangelo
-> Mandarin-Tangor
-> Mandarin-Other

There are over 100 different varieties identified here so there should be many people who grow one or more of these.

Would like to see a photo of your large fruit and how much it weighs. I will take some photos of my whoppers and post later.

I will start with one of my larger Kiyomi Tangor.
1) Kiyomi, weight is 347 grams, see photo of fruit.

Can anyone beat this one ?? Please post your large fruit.

Brad, you are correct on the top seedling, its from a Bacon fruit.

The bottom seedling could be from your Reed fruits you sent me last year, I'm not sure about the fruit seeds of this one since I planted all the seeds from the avocado fruits you sent.

Here's my update.
One seedling has fat leaves, the other has thin/skinny leaf.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / WTB (or Trade): Genoa Loquat
« on: February 18, 2021, 12:47:45 PM »
I'm looking to buy or trade for the following loquat:

1) Genoa loquat, originated by John Panzarella.

If you have a few scion cuttings available please send me a PM.

I can trade for any other loquat variety you might be looking for, let me know which one. Also can trade for mulberry (Black Pakistan, White Pakistan, Shangri La, Tice, Thai Dwarf, Red Himalayan).

Send me a PM if you have this tree.

Thanks, Kaz

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Improved Huckelberries?
« on: February 17, 2021, 06:18:57 PM »
Nate, nice plants. The ones you mention are probably better suited for backyard gardens. I have not tried any other huckleberry besides the mountain ones.

I just like the mountain huckleberry because it has a different/unique taste. Also it will remind me of the Idaho mountains where I hiked and picked fruits from the wild plants. I can buy good tasting blueberries from the store so I would not grow them in my yard since I'm out of room already.

Temperate Fruit Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: WTB: FIG CUTTINGS
« on: February 17, 2021, 05:38:12 PM »
If you are looking for many different varieties then go to the fig bid site to buy them. They have the most selections.

Also, if you are really into figs then you should join other fig forums. Here's an example of a good one.

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Improved Huckelberries?
« on: February 17, 2021, 05:29:19 PM »
850FL, yes the wild mountain huckelberries I have tasted in Idaho mountains are the Vaccinium membranaceum we have here in the West. I like them a lot, tastes much better/different than blueberries. First time I picked/ate these was when I went to a wedding in Schweitzers Mountain resort in Idaho during the summer. I tried to grow a small plant but it didn't make it. Also got some seedling plants from a nursery and it died after 7 months. I might try growing them again this summer. I read up on this huckleberry and found that only the seed grown plants usually survives and transplanting a wild plant will not make it. May need to start the seeds indoors and keep them in a small greenhouse until they get large enough to be without protection.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Sanbokan vs NZ lemonade
« on: February 17, 2021, 05:09:13 PM »
Yes, I agree. I meant to say NZ lemon branches are slow growing and not as vigorous for me so I don't know if I will get much fruits on these branches. I did get 2 fruits on the smaller NZ lemon branch (2nd photo with white tape) and about 8 fruits on the other larger grafts (both are 2yrs old).

The Sanbokan is a faster growing variety, the 4th photo is a small scion I grafted on 11/4/20, you can see how much it grew since I grafted it last Nov.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Sanbokan vs NZ lemonade
« on: February 17, 2021, 03:17:15 AM »
Millet, I liked the taste of the Sanbokan so I will keep it on my trees. I also notice that the Sanbokan is more vigorous than the NZ Lemonade.
Both of my grafts are a little over 2years old and the Sanbokan branches are much better looking/heathly. The NZ Lemonade branches are still small and do not look as healthy even though they are grafted on the same trees. Take a look at some photos I just took recently.

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