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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Most worthwhile subtropical fruits to grow?
« on: November 27, 2020, 05:05:40 PM »
Well, zone 9a is considered "cursed" cause there are not enough chill hours for most of your temperate fruit trees to flower, and too cold still to grow the "tropicals" due to those hard freezes every couple years. Loquat, pawpaw, muscadines, jabos?, citrus, fejoa, and persimmon would all do well there like mentioned above.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Air Layering Balls
« on: November 26, 2020, 09:05:15 AM »
I also purchased some last spring. Tried to air layer white sapote and lychee. The hole where the branch goes had too much space allowing air to get in. Also it wiggled and was not secure. They may work for some people, but I will just stick to the traditional method. I have had more success using plastic water bottles. Just my 2 cents.

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Daintree,
now I want to put some quails in my greenhouse ;) . Where did you source them from? Any special requirements for the birds?
Thanks,
Ryan

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Garcinias that are good choices for pots
« on: November 24, 2020, 08:57:52 PM »
As mentioned above, lemon drop is the way to go for zone pushers. Cold hardy and slow growing. You could try other garcinias, but first I would stick with lemon drop as you can't go wrong with it.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Artocarpus ID
« on: November 24, 2020, 02:12:30 PM »
Looks more like Myristica fragrance (nutmeg) seedling than an Artocarpus.
The OP said that it was outside in 9a temps for a year, so if it was nutmeg, it would have died.

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That is so smart. I should buy some lizards for my greenhouse. I do put my chickens inside from time to time to clear out pests. It helps, but they don't eat the spiders that attack me with webs every time I go inside. >:( And they don't eat the ants on my mango flowers.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Artocarpus ID
« on: November 23, 2020, 09:58:42 PM »
Are the undersides of the leaf hairy? At first I thought it wasn't an artocarpus, but after looking at the picture, it looks like your jakfruit has some leaf variation...I have 2 seedlings and they have totally different leaf shapes. One has the slender leaves like the one pictured, the other has large and wide leaves. Wouldn't be a chemp as the leaves are smaller and hairy.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What is the largest diameter scion?
« on: November 23, 2020, 09:52:24 PM »
I am pretty sure that this can be done, just getting a scion that large is one heck of an ordeal. If I had a rootstock that big, I would just veneer graft onto that with a smaller scion, or even graft onto a smaller branch on the rootstock.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jaboticabaholics Anonymous
« on: November 23, 2020, 06:58:05 PM »
K-rimes how big is the trunk? I have a 6 year old sabara(from 3 gal.) that has about 1.5 inches diameter at the base and am wondering how big it needs to get to flower. I heavily pruned mine in august to expose the trunk.

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Seeds came in today and they look great. Most of them already started to sprout. Thanks!

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Pecan question
« on: November 22, 2020, 09:22:35 AM »
Your local nursery should have grafted varieteis. Like Nyuu said, they take forever to fruit. They also don't really need stratification as squirrels here bury them in the ground and they always come up.

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: General question on temperate trees
« on: November 21, 2020, 02:27:43 PM »
I have heard that you can plant a tree anytime during winter, just don't want the ground to be frozen solid. I have talked to some people at my local nursery and they agreed that fruit trees, persimmons in particular do grow roots during the winter. As for me...its not like I would dig it up just to see so...

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Lychee
« on: November 20, 2020, 06:47:08 PM »
Yes while it is easy to keep them alive in smaller pots you have to keep stepping them up and in the end you are fighting a loosing battle. If you have a greenhouse I would suggest planting them in ground. Mine is planted in ground and is doing great...hope that helps!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Soursop question
« on: November 20, 2020, 03:52:46 PM »
Just one nothing special needed no hand pollination either.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Soursop question
« on: November 20, 2020, 02:39:13 PM »
Sugar apple is easy to grow. takes 3-4 years to fruit from seed. Good for container culture, just don't overwater or else there is root rot. Rollinia is harder than sugar apple not the best annona plant to zone push. I have no experience with cherimoyas although I think it would not be too bad.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Soursop question
« on: November 20, 2020, 12:24:16 PM »
There was a story that a man fruited it in Russia after 13 years from seed. Aside from pollination issue, I think it is going to be quite hard. I have one in a 7 gallon in my greenhouse and even then it isn't doing so good.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Eugenias
« on: November 20, 2020, 07:58:34 AM »
Araza is good but pretty sour.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Wanted: fresh fruits
« on: November 18, 2020, 05:51:20 PM »
I suppose your not asking for northern fruits

Novelties, curiosities, wild things forged things
Any of this applies for you asking .

Say you got wild plums already in TN would wild plums in IL.
would you be asking for something like that.
out of season now , but there still one or 2  interesting things around.

When this comes around to spring any interest then as well (for my offer )
I'm only looking for tropical fruits. Thanks for your offer though.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Wanted: fresh fruits
« on: November 18, 2020, 05:32:00 PM »
bump

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fruit Cocktail mango
« on: November 17, 2020, 08:55:21 PM »
I also bought 1 on a whim while in florida last august...hard to decide on a cultivar if you haven't tasted them. I was going for LZ since I tasted it, but the trees looked diseased so I settled for a fruit punch.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Reputability
« on: November 17, 2020, 07:45:48 PM »
I agree with nullzero, tradewinds is a good place to order from. Top tropicals also sells seeds that have met my expectations.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pickering's Charge
« on: November 17, 2020, 01:45:38 PM »
Looks like you live pretty near me...For my mangoes, I have had no problem with root rot no matter what mix it is in- peat/perlite, miracle grow potting soil etc. My mangoes have done well without ferts, now I do use a little 8-3-9 here and there. I would remove all flower panicles until the mango tree reaches a good size. In winter I don't water as much to avoid root rot. My trees have taken 40-45 and no damage. My mallika does well in the greenhouse and is a fairly compact grower imo. From what I have heard, pickering is a good mango to grow and stays pretty compact.

Thanks for a quick response!

As I recall, I mixed Sta-Green regular potting mix and ground coconut coir.  Sta-Green has a lot of peat and I wanted to add something that would resist rotting away.  Maybe mangoes and coconuts are anti-companion plants?

I'm in Sevier County, probably Zone 7A, not that that matters much with a heated sunroom.

What size container do you have your mangoes in?
I have mallika, m-4, and nam doc mai in ground in the greenhouse. Orange Essence and fruit punch are in 3 and 5 gallon pots. I also have some lemon zest seedlings and some other seedlings.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pickering's Charge
« on: November 17, 2020, 12:49:16 PM »
Looks like you live pretty near me...For my mangoes, I have had no problem with root rot no matter what mix it is in- peat/perlite, miracle grow potting soil etc. My mangoes have done well without ferts, now I do use a little 8-3-9 here and there. I would remove all flower panicles until the mango tree reaches a good size. In winter I don't water as much to avoid root rot. My trees have taken 40-45 and no damage. My mallika does well in the greenhouse and is a fairly compact grower imo. From what I have heard, pickering is a good mango to grow and stays pretty compact.

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does this look ok? Since this is a grafted tree, I assume that this is turpentine. Is this rot? if so what should I do? Thanks

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