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Are any of these self pollinating?

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Thanks Behl !!
Yes, I got a tracking number from PayPal.

good to hear, that means everyone is getting it. on another note, did anyone gets updates on when its actually delivered?

Expected delivery for me is March 29.  Thanks Behl!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is removing all cherimoya leaves okay?
« on: February 13, 2017, 05:10:30 PM »
JF when you say strip do you mean strip leaves or lightly prune as it seems in your pics?

Jani
Both. This is for SoCal what we are doing is trying to induce flowers by May so we can hand pollinate. We need these fruits to ripen by late sept not in the winter

Frank, what's the purpose of the pruning in August? Won't the tree have fruit still growing on it?

Thanks
Rick
Rick
Thats to control size....you've seen how fast they grown in 2 years at my house..I wait until they set fruits and prune

Makes sense. Thanks Frank!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is removing all cherimoya leaves okay?
« on: February 13, 2017, 09:14:14 AM »
JF when you say strip do you mean strip leaves or lightly prune as it seems in your pics?

Jani
Both. This is for SoCal what we are doing is trying to induce flowers by May so we can hand pollinate. We need these fruits to ripen by late sept not in the winter

Frank, what's the purpose of the pruning in August? Won't the tree have fruit still growing on it?

Thanks
Rick

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Any good self pollinating varieties?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Anona Bonanza
« on: August 27, 2016, 12:47:11 PM »
Frank, nice crop! 

How does the late crop do in comparison to the first? Comparable taste and size?

Rick

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« on: August 02, 2016, 08:10:30 PM »


This is a "Fullerton Purple", which just flowered for the first time, last Thusday. Bought at the Green Scene in 2015 as a foot long cutting. Looking forward to trying it for the first time.

Nice! What pollen did you use to pollinate? 

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Temperate Fruit Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Wtb persimmon scions
« on: May 18, 2016, 10:23:08 PM »
Thanks Brian, I'll try that.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Sweetheart Lychee ???
« on: May 16, 2016, 03:11:57 PM »
Lycheeonline.com has a wealth of information for lychee.  I purchased a sweetheart 15gallon that was about 5ft tall and had a canopy of about 3ft.  The stump was about 2inches.  It has been in ground for a lil over a year.  Currently right now the canopy is about 4ft and the stump is a lil under 4inches.  I have about 14 panicles with fruit the size of a dime and biggest one the size of a quarter.  It has already started aborting anything smaller then that pea size. 


That's a lot of great information, thank you.   I believe the web site is http://lycheesonline.com

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mangos & annona grafts
« on: May 14, 2016, 02:29:43 PM »
Thanks Frank that's a good amount. I gotta make room for a mango tree.  ;D


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mangos & annona grafts
« on: May 13, 2016, 07:14:43 PM »
Frank, that looks great. how much fruit do you typically get from this 12 in 1?  How old is this tree?

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Temperate Fruit Buy, Sell, & Trade / Wtb persimmon scions
« on: May 12, 2016, 04:27:01 PM »
I'm looking to graft other persimmon varieties on my fuyu tree. Anyone have scions I can buy?

Thanks!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« on: May 09, 2016, 01:17:58 AM »
Here are some pics of how I have my plants growing. There are 2 main areas, the shorter plants and the tall trellis. The short plants are basic 4x4 by 8ft redwood posts buried 30 inches down and wrapped in burlap. The clinging roots don't like sticking to treated wood or redwood, so if you wrap the posts in burlap fabric (potato sack material, available by the roll at most hardware stores), it gives the air roots something to weave into and hold on. Also, if possible, you should coat the buried section in a waterproofer, like roofing tar or something thick and tough before you bury them, to help prevent any remaining rot chance. The rest of it is just a series of 3ft lumber pieces I built to make a very open ladder-like trellis. I was able to get a good deal on a large quantity of Trex composite material pieces I used for my creations, but anything weather-resistant will work. the basic idea is to support the weight of the branches so the stress of them hanging down doesn't pull them out of their joints at the main plant. Any shape will work, and you can build them to suit your location's needs.
The second area is just a much larger version of the first, except it is mostly free-standing, with cross supports to my house. This is my southern facing area, which is fairly limited in size, so I had to go with tall, narrow planting rather than wide, rounded canopies. The main problem I have with this arrangement is that most of the plants there receive almost no direct sunlight for 3 months of the year due to it being blocked out by my neighbor's house. Later in the season, when the sun gets higher, I tend to get my first fruit higher in the plants, so harvesting off a ladder is necessary. This is by no means an ideal way to grow plants, but it was the best I could do with the situation at hand.
I hope this helps to give you some ideas for your own situation.

Thanks Rob! This helps.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« on: May 08, 2016, 08:00:00 AM »
Also, you'll start to get some crowding as branches start to overlap and cover each other. Once you reach this state, its time to start thinking about pruning your canopy.
I tend to 'comb out' plants as they develop, trying to make sure the branches grow in parallel, next to each other, not just randomly like morning hair. This allows for more productive branches per plant, which is very helpful if youre working with limited space, like I am. But, eventually, theres enough overlap that you have to start trimming back excess branches.

Rob, can we see a picture of your setup? I want to prune my DF to make them more manageable since I also have limited space.

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Thanks for sharing! Bought a soil test kit but doesn't test for all these.


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Lychee grafted onto Longan?
« on: April 10, 2016, 07:52:02 AM »
Anyone else trying this? Any updates?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Spring fruits in La Habra
« on: April 08, 2016, 07:07:09 AM »
Looks good Frank!

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: How To Make A Fire With A Lemon
« on: March 26, 2016, 08:45:33 AM »
That's cool. Wonder if we can find some substitute natural material found in nature to do the job of the nails, pins and wires.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: How to sow seeds of guava and papaya?
« on: March 23, 2016, 03:54:07 AM »
For guava seeds, I've been successful with the paper towel method. Got plenty to germinate.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Looking for Loquat Scions
« on: March 15, 2016, 11:45:05 PM »
Adam, I'm interested in the loquat scions. PMed you.

Thanks

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Citrus Cleft Grafting
« on: March 13, 2016, 06:30:25 PM »
Thanks Dan.  Very informative.  I always learn something new watching your videos.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: For Sale: Annona scions
« on: March 12, 2016, 04:55:47 PM »
Thanks for the offering Frank.  They're already pushing through the tape.  :)

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Great timing.  I'm looking to graft Cherimoyas this year.  Thanks Adam!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Harvest from my yard in San Diego
« on: October 31, 2015, 02:18:50 AM »
Nice harvest! I like the variation of colors. Hoping to have a harvest like that in a few years.

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