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Shipping plants tomorrow morning... Thanks for your support!

kj


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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Pitangatuba Seedlings For Sale
« on: July 09, 2020, 11:22:48 AM »
I'll send your plants first thing in the morning...thanks for your support!

kj


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Your plants will ship in the morning...
Thanks!

kj


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Preferred irrigation in Orchard
« on: July 03, 2020, 01:10:38 PM »
An advantage of those longer arms... no need for a ladder at picking time!

Kevin Jones


I wet my trees with the hose and also buckets if its long distance .
This made me to grow long arms like a gorila  ;D.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Renovation on greenhouse
« on: July 03, 2020, 01:08:42 PM »
Not a lot of hail here... just tornados.

Kevin Jones


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Renovation on greenhouse
« on: July 03, 2020, 10:15:20 AM »
You could try rolling up the sides for increased air flow... leave the top in place.

Kevin jones


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Taking orders for Monday... Thanks!

Kevin Jones


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OK... I'm getting ready to clear-out my greenhouse floor back to bare soil.
Obviously it is a very fertile area for grass and weeds to pop up.
Plenty of sunlight... heat... water... and fertilizer.
I wanted to get some recommendations for Weed Block Ground Fabrics/Materials.
I see all kind of products available on-line...
So what do you use that works best for you?
Thanks again for any ideas you might share.

Kevin Jones

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: How to cool a greenhouse, yeah!
« on: July 01, 2020, 05:47:44 PM »
Quite familiar with the "DOME" effect here in central west Alabama.

Kevin Jones


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Have many still in stock including a few 2 year old plants left.

Kevin Jones


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: How to cool a greenhouse, yeah!
« on: June 29, 2020, 06:01:26 PM »
Nice Mark!
My system is pretty low tech..
The plastic sheeting on the south facing wall of my greenhouse was held down with battens and screws.
I remove the screws and battens... roll up the plastic... and reverse the whole process when cold weather returns.

Kevin Jones

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Shipping again this morning... Thank you all!

Kevin Jones


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Physalis ID and Info
« on: June 27, 2020, 09:34:58 PM »
I believe it is actually Physalis angulata.
Just curious if anyone had any firsthand experience with it.

Kevin Jones


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Physalis ID and Info
« on: June 27, 2020, 06:40:40 PM »
While not strictly a tropical fruit... they are a annual fruit of tropical origin.
These Physalis plants pop up everywhere in my veggie garden... and pretty much anywhere the ground gets turned over.
Wanted to know if anyone had any info about them.
Here's a few photos:














Thanks!

Kevin Jones



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Glad everybody in Texas received their plants.

Thanks!

Kevin Jones


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: precocious pitangatuba
« on: June 26, 2020, 06:53:17 PM »
I use Miracle Grow as directed once a week... they love it!
I have one in a 20 gallon... but all the others are in 5 gallon pots and they are thriving.

Kevin Jones


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: precocious pitangatuba
« on: June 26, 2020, 04:33:49 PM »
I think I would start giving them full sun a little at a time over a week until they are staying in full sun permanently.
Mine are in full sun and are 2-3 feet tall... very green and glossy... extremely bushy...  flowering and fruiting... growing in 5 gallon pots.
No special soil and regular liquid fertilizer.

Kevin Jones







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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Pepino Dulce cuttings & plants
« on: June 26, 2020, 09:49:40 AM »
I just rooted them in moist soil - Easy!

Kevin Jones


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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Looking for finger limes in US
« on: June 25, 2020, 04:29:54 PM »
My best advice is to move to a state like Alabama not effected by citrus issues/no citrus industry and order plants from other areas.
Probably not that practical though.
I order citrus from Four Winds in California... that's where I got my Finger Lime.

https://www.fourwindsgrowers.com

Looks like they are sold out for now.



Kevin Jones



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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jaboticaba in limestone?
« on: June 25, 2020, 10:21:48 AM »
If you are concerned about ph issues you could try planting with lots of peat moss and heavily mulching with acidic pine straw and oak leaves.
Sulphur amendments might be beneficial too.

I had similar issues awhile back trying to grow blueberries next to a concrete driveway.
Never could get them to grow well.

Kevin Jones


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Working around shade
« on: June 25, 2020, 10:18:46 AM »
I used to have your same issues with shade.
Lots of weed trees.
Then a few years back... we had a tornado come through and clear out all my trees.
Now I have plenty of light.
Stuff grows better than ever.
And I've been replanting trees too.

Kevin Jones


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Your plants shipped this morning.
Hopefully the COVID issues will not cause any real delays.

Thank you

Kevin Jones

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Thanks for the feedback!

Kevin Jones


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I think you may be onto something there.
Awhile back in a pinch... I glued a pretty bad cut on my hand with Super Glue trying to avoid a trip to the emergency room for stitches.
Worked great and I would do it again.
Don't see why it wouldn't work on plant tissue... provided the moist environment didn't cause issues.
Try it and let us hear your results.

Kevin Jones


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Mainstays Plastic Clothespins - WalMart
72 pins for $2.77 - Color coded if you need them to be...


They have 2 different size holes in them for larger or smaller scions/rootstocks
I use 2 or 3 pins per graft and alternate the pin direction to equalize the pressure on the graft.
I find I use the smaller hole most of the time.

Kevin Jones

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