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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Pollinating Cherimoyas
« on: July 04, 2020, 07:11:12 PM »
My trees are over pollinated now.  They are going to have to be thinned now making even more work.  Im going to tag 10 or so flowers on each tree and check back and see if any are self pollinating.  It seems like thry may be.

Honestly Iím getting good fruit set with no pollinating this year... maybe donít have to worry as much as I thought.

Thanks for the package yet again (my third this year I think?). Great packaging and extras super appreciated. This time I got some barbados cherry cuttings and they were huge. Made lots of cuttings.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Seeds
« on: June 30, 2020, 11:14:45 AM »
Thanks for the seeds and cuttings, amazing package as always and some extras!

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Pepino Dulce cuttings & plants
« on: June 29, 2020, 08:10:08 PM »

Figured Iíd post up my rooted cuttings. I would say these are humorously easy to root.  :o

My experience is that trees love being pruned. They come back more vigorous, more fruitful, and more beautiful and full.

Never fear, the thing will take off like a rocket.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Too much fruit harms society ?
« on: June 29, 2020, 03:48:03 PM »
Man I always eat my fruit so fast that I'd never be able to collect enough to make mash with for alcohol, haha. If it's ripe, I'll dome that thing in about 2.5 seconds flat after picking.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: How to cool a greenhouse, yeah!
« on: June 29, 2020, 03:44:42 PM »
I concur. It is too cool. Definitely getting my excitement up for my own greenhouse one day!

I visited the Orpet tree a few times this year. The fruit is "ok" when it is underripe, kind of like an apple or something I guess. When it's ripe, it's garlic as heck - pass. I did gather seeds and plant seedlings for whatever reason though.

Miguel.PT has a variety that doesn't have the garlic flavor he says and I'll grow that one as an experiment.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Wanted: Poly Mango Seeds
« on: June 28, 2020, 02:03:41 PM »
K-Rimes. Iím in Santa Barbara also and just joined the forum to make contact with you.
Yesterday I  got a Kent mango seed ready to root in water and excited.

We bought a Malika from LA and a Manila from La Sumida. Looking forward to grafting.

Do you have fruit growing on any of your mango trees?

CL sorry no seeds from me right now. Just getting started.

Awesome stuff. Didnít know Sumida has mangoes! I have had an obscene amount of flowers but so far no fruit set up here on the 154.

Also to follow up I have a few seedlings I could sell to you OP - have a few Haitian mangoes popping up, and coconut cream or K3 from FL. Iíd sell either for $15.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Cherimoya rootstocks
« on: June 28, 2020, 02:01:12 PM »
12.50$ local pickup in Poway CA, in tall pots, big size 31 brix knight seedlings. 

Theres 6 of the big ones in this pic left.  I planted the rest and saved the big ones for resale if anyone needs them.  Otherwise they are going to walter andersens. 

Where are you getting the tall pots from? I have a schwack of seedlings like this I plan to graft but they seem to want taller pots.

Is CORG self fertile? I have an 8-year old in a wine barrel. Looks real healthy, some flowers this year, but no fruit set. It's in filtered shade.  Not sure if it needs another one nearby for pollination.

Not sure, mine flowered strongly but didn't set any fruit either. I have a good size CORG that is just behind my other one, which I hope will flower soon. I'll put them next to each other then.

Iíve been planting a lot of seeds over the last couple years and itís getting a little too full at my house. Figured I would offer up some seedlings if anyone is interested in the Santa Barbara or Central California coast area. I donít want to ship these, so please find a way to pick up locally. Iím at the top of the 154 in SB

All these plants are hardened to 100f+ and all went down to 32f, so itíll be a tropical vacation if you take them somewhere else in CA thatís 9b or above. It is a desert / low humidity environment here so itís not really nice for jabos, but again, theyíll love a more mild area. I up potted all of them (other than the inga, which are rooting out of the pot) over the last few weeks into my own soil mix and theyíre all taking off.

5 gallon inga - $60 - I have two Iíd sell
Black Star or Vermillion pitanga - $30 - many. I canít tell which is which but all are from grafted trees which produce delicious black fruits
Orange Eugenia - these are from Marcos in Argentina - $30
CORG - $30 - from Marcos in Argentina
Red jaboticaba seedlings - $30 - Florida seeds
Lemon drop mangosteen or lemon drops - $20 - big roots and pushing new growth fast now

Have many seeds from desirable places in pots and starting off too, you can take a look if you visit? Nelita calcyina, Zills pitanga, red jabos, white jabos, etc etc.
Also have lots of good dragonfruit I can take cuttings of for you.

Depends on size of tree. Depends on if you want lots of little ones or a few big ones.

I would keep it to one fruit per branch if the tree is fairly small, especially keeping the ones closest to the trunk.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Loquat scions for sale
« on: June 24, 2020, 11:07:41 AM »
Hi, socal10b
Do you still have Big Jim scions for sale? I would like some.
When you say "PM me," what is that mean? I am new to PM?

Click their user name, and on the side part of the next page that shows up it'll say "Send Message". Use that function

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Planting on a fence line
« on: June 24, 2020, 10:41:19 AM »
I had some raspberry in a pot and figured they'd stay there. I was wrong. They started popping up outside of the pot at first just a few inches away, now it's almost 6' away. They're delish and not too thorny but... yikes.

Amazing work doing that in NY.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Advice needed for white sapote
« on: June 23, 2020, 04:52:05 PM »
in Europe the only variety i can find easily is mcdill. Some spanish nurseries have Pike variety (but i dont think it is worth it) The amazing varieties they have in usa i have no clue how to get them here

Member "Bush2Beach" has many varieties and sold me scions of nice quality, mind you, he's just up the street in Santa Cruz from me so shipping was not an issue. You would have to pay obscene shipping cost to get them fast, but with 2 day FedEx, anything is possible.  8)

Thanks K-Rimes.  I saw 2 stems branching out from the white stem.  I assumed that is the root.  So I planted the white stem down.  Hope I did it right.

I believe the brown tipped one is the root, and the light white one is the shoot. Perhaps Miguel can chime in with advice.

As they say, "Roots before shoots"

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2020 Grafts
« on: June 23, 2020, 02:42:49 PM »
Regarding the dead loquat scion, based on what I can see, you are growing root stock and should lop it off and re-graft if you have access to scions.

That was what I figured too. I'll probably just lop them off and let it grow again as is. It's in a terrible location (in the crook of an oak tree) and will probably never succeed long term. Thanks for the help!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Advice needed for white sapote
« on: June 23, 2020, 02:03:16 PM »
Hopefully not for too long, they get too big to cover in a couple years. They're also somewhat cold hardy.

I know that, but i am not so hopefull that this year it will manage to grow a lot in order to be as cold hardy as a healthy tree. Of course the other white sapote and the following years i wont cover it

I had a very cold year compared to usual at my 9b location with temps down to a sustained -3.3C and my white sapote which was totally uncovered didn't even defoliate. I doubt you will have to cover it there in Greece. It even had some snow on it and no problem!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / 2020 Grafts
« on: June 23, 2020, 01:55:21 PM »
I have been trying my hand at grafting this year and seeing some success. Can't be 100% sure of all of them but I wanted to share some photos and maybe others could share their grafts from this year too:

Couple black star pitanga seedlings with Zill's scions grafted on top

Zill's grafted on vermillion, nice thick scion

Zill's grafted on lolita, again a thicc boi

Heavily grafted white sapote, this thing hasn't flowered but is a giant: grafted on Santa Cruz, Pike, Lammertz, Lemon Gold, Suebelle, Supersweet, Nettie, and Walton

Suebelle and Lemon Gold grafted white sapote, with another Zill's on black star seedling

What appears to be a successful graft of Zill's on a senior and large lolita pitanga

I had this dead branch on the bottom of my grafted vermillion more senior pitanga, and I found green at the base, so I tried another Zill's on this

This is one I hope a more senior grafter can advise on: I see the scion is dead up top on this loquat (Vista White onto seedling) - are these just rootstock pushing through? Or will this be Vista white?

Successful Vista White on my neighbour's horrendous loquat seedling (it is awful!)

An even nicer success on the same, Vista White

White Jabo on Sabara, appears to be a take

Yellow grumichama on red grumichama, I tried 3 other cleft grafts with no luck, but this one is a maybe, it was green when I tipped it to check

Received my seeds today.  Arrived exactly 2 week.  I guess I got me the fastest. 

Thanks for the extra.  Great seller

Now I could confuse.  The germinated one, which side go up and which side is to go down to the ground.

You can always lay a seed light that on its side and if there is light, the root will go away from it and the shoot will go towards it. Mine are about the same.

Also as an update, my seeds took about 1 month to arrive. It sounds like the shipping is MUCH faster now and I'm looking forward to my next order arriving.

I'll try them out if you have any left.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Cuttings for Trade
« on: June 22, 2020, 01:05:00 PM »
I will have annona cuttings available starting in February, but not likely earlier. I want everyone to experience the best results, so please let me know ahead of time if you were interested in something.

In the same light, I'm going to recommend everyone to have it shipped priority mail now, as one package last year was sent across the country and back though there was no reason to do so other than "it wasn't shipped priority."

Would love to book some Annona scions for February, if possible.

El Bumpo
Pink's Mammoth

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