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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Antidesma sp.
« on: October 02, 2018, 05:23:22 PM »
Are any of the non-Bignay Antidesma species high quality?

Does anyone know the type of sex ratio you get from seed?

They don't eat ginkgo fruits. ;)

I like persimmons with unusual tastes.  So I like Kurokuma, Tribble, Chocolate, Coffeecake, etc.  Gotta take the taste experience to the next level.  I guess it's similar to the people who like other flavors in a mango.  Hyakume is good to.

For regular persimmon taste maybe look at some of the other fuyu types like Imoto and Izu, etc.  Store bought fuyu/jiro trees are just OK in my opinion. 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: mango season(almost) in northern ca
« on: September 09, 2018, 02:31:26 AM »
Nice.  Do you recommend those varieties for NorCal.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Guavas in Nor Cal?
« on: September 07, 2018, 01:08:30 PM »
Your going to need to seriously protect it like directly next to house and under a overhang.  Tropical Guava is also problematic for me in that it ripens in winter and the red juicing ones can be sour.  The best NorCal guavas grow in places that get some heat, but almost no frost.  Then they are good.  4 other species though do fine for me though. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Registration of New Variety of Mango
« on: August 29, 2018, 01:41:18 PM »
Well in theory there is a way to tell, but it is dependent on a few things.

You'd need a method to look at the genetics at a level able to tell individuals apart (usually) like microsats.  Then you'd have to have enough sequenced.

You'd then need a database of other likely cultivars.  This could get expensive and time consuming if you have to make this from scratch, but if you limit it to things it would likely be 75 years ago it might be less intensive.

In theory if you do enough markers you get a unique patterns and could tell an individual apart.  In an ideal situation there'd be someone who researches mangos with a database willing to look at your sample.  It might be worth searching if someone works on the genetics of mangos.   

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Quickest producers from seed?
« on: August 22, 2018, 02:00:34 PM »
If your thinking Black Sapote isn't great I wouldn't be getting too excited abut June Plum.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Peanut Butter tree...B.glandulifera
« on: August 18, 2018, 04:11:15 AM »
I've never heard of Peanut Butter Trees being male and female.  I thought flowers were perfect? 

I saw a tree die where a lot of local homeless people pee on it.  Too much salt and urea?  Might be a solution.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Allophylus species
« on: July 25, 2018, 12:55:55 AM »
Any species any good?  Any suitable for California?  Anyone growing one?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Diospyros Preussii
« on: July 24, 2018, 02:00:29 AM »
Two sexes.  Mine had deep tap roots.  Mine died, maybe water related.

Any chance Foothill can tape it for the other CRFG chapters.  I'd like to go but 400 miles away.

Mine has the velvet leaves.

Looks like mine.  Supposedly mine is V. infausta.

Yeah so scale was introduced into my stuff from SoCal stuff I brought back so take that seriously.

Thanks got them today and they look good.

Might have to grow them in a greenhouse but ordered some.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Green Star Apples in CA.
« on: January 30, 2018, 10:33:55 PM »
Does anyone know what variety the Green Star Apples are that have been showing up from Vietnam in California?  Internet possibilely gave me an answer, but not even sure its a variety name.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Star Apples from Vietnam
« on: January 19, 2018, 12:04:34 AM »
The ones I tried weren't great, but one was sweet.  Hope to find some scion wood and see if I can fruit these with a indoor/outdoor arrangement.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Ilama dormancy in a cold climate
« on: January 03, 2018, 07:08:40 PM »
Yeah. you see the buds as soon as the leaves drop practically.  At least in my location "real" frost chance really stops after Jan. I think.  I did find out last year they can drop leaves and try again a few times at least.

They stay viable at leas a month and a half if you keep them in the "goo" around the seed.

Brian: that leaves look way more slender/elongated than ours! it should be a different variety

Yeah so young leaves appear to be broader.  If you think it's something else let me know.  Fruit looks the same as yours though when you cut it or break it open.

I've got them to sprout fairly well, but suspect it has more to do with seed quality then me.  I soak them for 24 hours, then plant.  If the seed breaks off eventually I exposed the very top of the root and it eventually sends up a shoot.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cutting or Air layering on Sapodilla advice
« on: December 20, 2017, 02:31:11 PM »
Probably better to try grafting especially since your in NorCal.   

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