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You should water when the pot becomes dry and light to pickup.  If it doesnt rain, they will need periodic watering over winter.  Probably not every week.  You really should use the soil to tell when.  They can go all the way dry and be ok.  Just dont let it stay that way for more than a few days. 

If they are going into the field you can go ahead and plant them and graft later.  Ive got a lot of new seedlings in ground still doing good flushes. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: !!HELP!!
« on: November 13, 2018, 05:11:36 PM »
What kind of grow setup do you have?  You use artificial lights and greenhouse or indoors or ?  It mist be getting cold and dark this time of year in Denmark?

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Sounds overpriced. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Today’s Harvest from the orchard
« on: November 12, 2018, 06:11:06 PM »
We had a lot of successes and positive results here but today was a really bad day.  A lot of trees and plants got battered in the nasty santa ana wind the last couple days.  I went out to look at things and its not pretty.  Trees blown over, potted plants blown over, trees defoliated, fruit on the ground.  Single digit humidity, strong winds, no bueno.  Thought my house was going to lift off over the night.

Still we are lucky to not have a fire to really destroy things here.  My focus the next year will be wind and fire hardening the orchard. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: EM1 activation
« on: November 11, 2018, 06:55:12 PM »
I did a lot of batches on the heat mat.  It works perfectly.  The em1 is done in 2 to 3 weeks this way. 

Now Im down to a few gallons left and am going to try and make another 40 gallons with what I have. 

Does anyone know if you can use sugarcane juice or anything other than molasas?  The molasas costs a lot and hard to get wihout mail ordering.  Is there anything else to use?  Maybe sugarcane juice and seaweed extract?

Molasses at the feed store costs less then $2 a gallon, in Florida?

I will check it out thanks.  Theres a feed store near by but I never go there for anything.  The stuff online goes for 20$ a gallon.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: EM1 activation
« on: November 11, 2018, 04:21:53 PM »
I did a lot of batches on the heat mat.  It works perfectly.  The em1 is done in 2 to 3 weeks this way. 

Now Im down to a few gallons left and am going to try and make another 40 gallons with what I have. 

Does anyone know if you can use sugarcane juice or anything other than molasas?  The molasas costs a lot and hard to get wihout mail ordering.  Is there anything else to use?  Maybe sugarcane juice and seaweed extract?

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: White Jade Pineapple rooted plants
« on: November 11, 2018, 01:30:17 PM »
2 WJ rooted plants left. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: passiflora caerulea blue passion
« on: November 11, 2018, 12:08:51 AM »
Try this link.  Fredricks is a flavicarpa/purple hybrid according to this document.

http://ceventura.ucanr.edu/Com_Ag/Subtropical/Minor_Subtropicals/Passion_Fruit/

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Passionfruits
« on: November 10, 2018, 06:19:15 PM »
30$ for a medium flat rate box filled with them shipped to your doorstep priority mail usps.  These are very large fredricks.  Around 18+ will fit in a box.








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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / White Jade Pineapple rooted plants
« on: November 10, 2018, 06:14:08 PM »
20$ plus shipping.

The plants are in a tray and will be seperated and sent with root mass in a bag or in a small pot.

8$ west coast shipping.  12$ to FL and PR.






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Frank, I want to get the guavas.  Jalisco and dolores please.  Can I pay and leave them with you until christmas time?

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Dragonfruits
« on: November 10, 2018, 04:14:38 PM »
Fruits are sold.  Thanks, thats it until next year. 

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Want to buy roll of parafilm
« on: November 10, 2018, 02:07:33 PM »
Sorry I missed your location.

As long as I can print your postage from paypal I can send you a roll or 2.  Some european addresses wont print online though.  So it just depends on that.

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You can grow seeds and they will make good fruit.  Or you can graft your own trees also.  Just a suggestion.  They are very easy trees to grow and santa barbra should be prime location for them.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Want to buy roll of parafilm
« on: November 10, 2018, 01:13:58 PM »
Ebay has it

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Dragonfruits
« on: November 10, 2018, 12:02:38 AM »
I dont shop at whole foods by the way.  2 sperate people sent me these photos.

This one says grown in nicaragua 7.99$

They picked early then boiled or nuked.



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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Dragonfruits
« on: November 09, 2018, 11:58:36 PM »
Check the price at whole foods.  !!!



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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: passiflora caerulea blue passion
« on: November 09, 2018, 06:41:40 PM »
Caerulea has hardly any taste.

Mark, do you have any favorite PF types you can recommend?

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Dragonfruits
« on: November 09, 2018, 05:42:50 PM »
4$ per pound plus shipping. Shipping will be calculated when you tell me your address.  Priority mail 2-3 day.

They are purple and red types.  Brix isnt super high on these since its late in the year but they are still very enjoyable.  My family eats half a dozen or so a day.













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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Planting trees grown in Gritty Mix
« on: November 08, 2018, 08:40:50 PM »
The mulch has the opposite effect here.  It helps hold in moisture which my soil needs.  Plants do way better with it than without.  It all comes down to your soil type and your annual rainfall.  If you have heavy clay soil its likely to be a problem with or without the mulch.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Today’s Harvest from the orchard
« on: November 08, 2018, 07:13:56 PM »
Mine lilikoi set a dozen fruits so far. I did hand pollinate most of them. They are smaller than Fredrick. Will find out if they taste better.



Nice, Did you use its own pollen?  Post pics when they are ripe.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Today’s Harvest from the orchard
« on: November 08, 2018, 05:27:20 PM »
The lilikoi is behind the banana plants next to the fredrick.  Its not that big yet, it has has had a rough start.    Animals got it a couple times but its back and had flowers on it.  I would have showed you.  It hasnt set any fruits yet but has been flowering for a few weeks.  I tried some fredrick pollen on it a few days ago so we will see.  I think I read the flavicarpas dont self pollinate which sucks.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Today’s Harvest from the orchard
« on: November 08, 2018, 05:04:24 PM »
Out of the 4 DFs samples today, I like the dark star the best. Other three were also delicious. I am thinking of grafting dark star over natural mystic.

If you are growing makisupa, its really similar to natural mystic.  Natural mystic being slightly better.  So maybe ditch the makisupa if you are getting rid of some. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: When to harvest Wurtz Avocado in FL?
« on: November 07, 2018, 04:11:55 PM »
I picked one approximately October 24, and then another October 30.  The first one I brought to my sister in Richmond, VA.  It took about two weeks to ripen, but it didn't become entirely soft, per her report.  The second one took eight days to ripen, and it shriveled as it ripened.  Judging from the texture (somewhat rubbery and watery) and the flavor (lacking oil), I would judge it to be not fully ripe.  The flavor resembles Lula without the sweet component.  My conclusion is that this is a late November to December avocado in my location, and I'll wait until the end of the month before I start to pick the other three.  I didn't wait until the skin lost its shine as Rob recommended.

Sounds like it an hang a lot loger than until next month.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is this a dragonfruit plant?
« on: November 07, 2018, 11:56:57 AM »
You can use pollen from your plant and a paint brush.  You can try its own pollen but sounds self sterile if theres 0 fruit set.  If his doesnt fruit but it flowers hard they should replace it with a self fruiting type.  That is if they have no interest in a 2nd plant or hand pollinating.  Half a block is probably too far for much cross pollination.  You will need to do it.

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