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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Dropping avocado leaves with spots
« on: September 12, 2019, 03:11:31 PM »
I recently noticed my Naba avocado tree began dropping leaves with spots on them.They look like persea mites. Can anyone confirm if they are indeed persea mites and what is the recommended. TIA.








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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: annona scions
« on: September 09, 2019, 12:16:15 PM »
YGPM

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Atemoya scions for sale
« on: August 16, 2019, 02:25:13 PM »
YGPM

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Sorry, orders have reached the maximum of 10.

Not taking any more orders, maybe next year after these are done.

Put me on standby in the event someone falls through.

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Put me on the list for one. I could pick it up since you are local.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Nam Doc Mai Mangos in SoCal
« on: August 09, 2019, 03:37:52 PM »
If NDM is grown from seed, how long before they fruit?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Laguna hills potting mix
« on: August 01, 2019, 01:26:33 PM »
I got caught up in a biochar hype.
I bought a 20 lb bag of hardwood lump charcoal for $12.
I smashed the lumps with a 3lb hammer.
Those lumps were much harder than I expected.

I now adding crushed charcoal for drainage.
I still have not seen any successful field trial of biochar.

Yes, all the evidences suggested biochar won't help much if your soil is already rich. However, the top pot mix doesn't contain any nutrient. You may want to put some organic matters on top the the soil and I believe the biochar will help retain some of the nutrients or fertilizers applied. In one the his video, Gary said 2% of biochar will suffice. If you followed Gary's recipe, you may else well follow it 100%. Even if you mix it yourself this is not an inexpensive mix. Yes, the mix is quit heavy. So far my citruses are loving it but I do fertilized them with fish emulsion and kelp extract bi weekly. These are the same citruses that had been in 511 mix for the last 2 years without much growth. Time will tell if it's worth it or not.

Spaugh, if you read this the yellow dragon fruits you sent me don't like this mix. They much preferred compost/manure with perlite.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Laguna hills potting mix
« on: July 31, 2019, 11:52:27 PM »
Where do you buy biochar? 
I watched a few of Gary's Youtube videos to get the exactly ingredients of Gary's Top Pot mix as following: 30% peat moss, 45% pumice, 10% sand, 10% perlite and 5% biochar charcoal. He modified it from his original acid mix which consist of 50% peat moss and 50 pumice. My local nursery sells 1 cubic ft of pumice for $13 and 3 cubic ft of perlite for $28. Bought the washed sand and organic peat moss from Home Depot. The biochar is quite expensive but a big bag goes a long way. I repotted a few citrus, avocado, and mango trees bare rooted.  It has been a little over a month and they all seem to be growing nicely. I repotted an Atemoya tonight in a 20 gallon container with the mix. The mix drains very well but still holds water due to the peat moss.
Amazon. Search for Wakefield Biochar.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Laguna hills potting mix
« on: July 31, 2019, 09:49:53 AM »
I bought from him before.
His mix used to be peat, sand, and a lot of pumice.

I made my own mix from his instruction.
I made a fatal mistake by not adding calcium to the mixture.

The mixture is very heavy.

Why is a fatal mistake by not adding calcium? Which type of calcium do you use or can recommend?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Laguna hills potting mix
« on: July 31, 2019, 01:43:58 AM »
I watched a few of Gary's Youtube videos to get the exactly ingredients of Gary's Top Pot mix as following: 30% peat moss, 45% pumice, 10% sand, 10% perlite and 5% biochar charcoal. He modified it from his original acid mix which consist of 50% peat moss and 50 pumice. My local nursery sells 1 cubic ft of pumice for $13 and 3 cubic ft of perlite for $28. Bought the washed sand and organic peat moss from Home Depot. The biochar is quite expensive but a big bag goes a long way. I repotted a few citrus, avocado, and mango trees bare rooted.  It has been a little over a month and they all seem to be growing nicely. I repotted an Atemoya tonight in a 20 gallon container with the mix. The mix drains very well but still holds water due to the peat moss.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: ‘Genova Red’ ilama
« on: July 15, 2019, 04:15:52 PM »
Awesome.

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Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / WTB variegated Eureka pink lemon
« on: July 09, 2019, 05:47:36 AM »
Found one. Thank you.

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That sold out fast. Let me know if you have more available.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Avocado scions
« on: June 12, 2019, 10:31:36 AM »
You have any Gem?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2019 soCal weather
« on: June 10, 2019, 04:16:05 PM »
My avocado trees aren't quite enjoying the hot temp. Their new grows on top are wilting.

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YGPM

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Malama Avocado scions
« on: June 07, 2019, 12:28:09 PM »
Dawn missed it.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Grafted cherimoya trees
« on: May 28, 2019, 10:58:36 AM »
I would like to be on the waiting list once they become available.

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