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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Grapevine in shade
« on: August 02, 2020, 09:20:06 AM »
The main problem will be production and deseases. But the way you describe it, it should be fine. the fruit doesnt need too much sun, only the leaves

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Cold hardiness of bergamot?
« on: July 06, 2020, 09:01:10 AM »
i have one tree that is around 6 years old and is doing great down to 25F with no protection at all. i have often snowfalls and it does fine. I just cut all the fruits before snow.
This is the weather it survives each year. It lasted 5 days last year




To compare it with other citrus i would say its hardier that lemon trees, and less hardy than orange trees

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: My small fruit tree orchard
« on: June 26, 2020, 03:26:14 PM »
Hi! Yes they are seedless.

"It is an ABB type from China, but I do not know the subgroup or what its really related to other than other Da Jiao types (there are multiples). It is a good banana, similar in taste and texture to common 'Namwah'. ABB types, partly because of their high M. balbisiana parentage, tend to be very vigorous and quick growing. They are not M. sikkimensis/M. balbisiana hybrids.

This photo from China shows 2 types. You may have to view it full size in the gallery to read the names."

http://www.bananas.org/131379-post5.html


Thank you for the info!

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: My small fruit tree orchard
« on: June 26, 2020, 02:18:41 PM »
3 new pups on Dajiao banana tree

It looks really good! Is it seedless? and any comments on taste?






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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Questions on surinam cherry
« on: June 26, 2020, 08:37:01 AM »
I found this pic, the leaves seem the same ....damn I dont want a decorative plant  :-[ 


Also the flowers/fruits are in clusters like yours

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Questions on surinam cherry
« on: June 26, 2020, 04:05:00 AM »
I believe surinam cherries are self fertille, I am 99% sure about that.
About the variety from the leaves and the new growth it doesnt look similar to my surinam cherries and to other pics i have seen. The leaves seem too elongated and new growth is different.
But it is definatelly an eugenia from the leaves and flowers.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Advice needed for white sapote
« on: June 25, 2020, 04:40:39 AM »
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
Only hand in hand, otherwise the custom will seize the packet. I have a huge tree Pike variety

Do you have any seeldings or seeds available?

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / wanted white sapote seeds
« on: June 24, 2020, 08:53:59 AM »
I want 20 white sapote seeds (if they are from good varieties even better)

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Are those plants from the italian nursery?
Didnt see that they sell black pitangas.

I would place a bet that they'll make it, with some initial care.

No, the italian has only red pitanga that i already have. These are from portugal.

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My dwarf brazilian and black pitanga just arrived!!! After one month and 20 days during the summer in a pretty much destroyed box.
Here they are (i repoted them)







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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Advice needed for white sapote
« on: June 23, 2020, 04:44:33 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

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Advice needed for white sapote
« on: June 23, 2020, 04:39:05 PM »
Thanks a lot for the advice! Now it is doing amazing with a lot fresh growth!




Giorgos hi, what variety is that?
It seems white sapote is setting foot in Greece, quite aggressively. That is great news.
A friend from Greece sent me 2 white sapote seedlings about 2 months ago (yes, during the lockdown, they were sent bare rooted, took almost 2 weeks to arrive here in Cyprus. Somehow, unexpectedly, I managed to revive both of them).
They are still tiny, only a foot tall, but I'm planning to graft them with some other variety.
Any ideas of where to look for scions in Greece/Europe?

Bare rooted and two weeks shipping in cyprus with the summer heat, wow! really lucky they survived. The variety is Selck, i have another one that is Mcdill that is has grown 40cm since May.
I am hopping other members in this forum will have scions, i am also interested in finding other varieties

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Advice needed for white sapote
« on: June 23, 2020, 02:17:54 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!

That is good to hear! I have planted both plants on one of the most protected locations i have. My passiflora edulis didnt even defoliate in the most exposed area with a lot of snowfall, so i am really hopefull.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Advice needed for white sapote
« on: June 23, 2020, 11:34:42 AM »
giorgosgr, looks like your sapote is starting to grow nicely now may you have a big tree in no time ;)

I hope so! it is a beautifull tree and it seems to love the climate here (at least the summer)

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Advice needed for white sapote
« on: June 23, 2020, 11:33:43 AM »
A trick that some nursery use to avoid sprouts on the rootstock is to cover the rootstock with something like a plastic tube.
The less light the rootstock receive the lower chances it will make buds.

it should probably quit trying to grow from the rootstock as it gets more and more adapted. I dont think i will mess with it now that its thriving

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Advice needed for white sapote
« on: June 23, 2020, 06:41:25 AM »
Thanks a lot for the advice! Now it is doing amazing with a lot fresh growth!




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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: what on earth could have done that!?
« on: June 23, 2020, 06:37:33 AM »
Thankfully it recovered pretty well and now it is pushing new growth from the top.
Here are some pics







thanks a lot for the advice!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: My tropical fruit plants
« on: June 22, 2020, 03:43:10 PM »
i have never seen that big flower cluster on a surinam cherry and for some reason i am not 100% sure its surinam cherry. At least it doesnt look like mine. As for flower set do your plants have access to bees?

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: My small fruit tree orchard
« on: June 20, 2020, 02:20:12 PM »
they look really good! Lest hope they start growing faster! And it is amazing they already have pups!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / pollination with soap bubbles
« on: June 17, 2020, 01:41:39 PM »
What is your opinion on pollinating trees this way?
https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-53081194

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: My small fruit tree orchard
« on: June 16, 2020, 03:38:33 AM »
Hi! Hello my friend how are you? Yes i give them fertilizer and now there are more normal leaves growing.

That is nice to hear. I am fine thanks for asking! So far we have amazing  weather for all the newly planted trees all days 20C - 28C with no rain

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: how to deal with Armillaria Root Rot
« on: June 16, 2020, 03:36:08 AM »
Thank you for the info! Do you think its better to keep watering the area or keep it dry?

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: My small fruit tree orchard
« on: June 15, 2020, 05:35:15 AM »
My banana plant is not happy... very skiny leaves.  :-\





Is it better now?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Shade tolerant mango?
« on: June 12, 2020, 10:14:43 AM »
i dont think any mango variety will do well in shade. They will survive and if they receive some sun they will even grow well. The only problem with planting fruit trees in shade is fruit production. It could be limited

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / how to deal with Armillaria Root Rot
« on: June 12, 2020, 02:26:24 AM »
I discovered Armillaria Root Rot in one region of my farm, it killed one oak tree, one mulberry seedling and a blackberry growing nearby. The oak tree showed symptoms foof stress the last two years. The roots were white. any advice on how to proceed?

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