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Looks fine, you should cut the stub off and tue the branch to the stake. 

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Passionfruits
« on: Today at 12:12:11 PM »
Guys and girls, I had quite a few orders and am backed up for at least a week for more fruit to drop.  Theres still plenty of fruit but they will be shipping as they ripen. 

Check back next week for an ETA if you want some.


Yep, that's what I figured out eventually. Haven't tipped anything in the last two years.

Any suggestions on anything I can do to encourage branching growth?

Pruning long branches will make nice bushy plants.  I tip mine back to ~18" length and make the cut down to where nodes are more spaced out so you dont get new branches all coming from the same node.  They will be weak points and split if the new branches aren't staggered.  Then thin down the new branches and only keep 3 well staggered  branches. 

You need to have good timing on this or you will waste energy of the tree.  The tippi g needs to be done right after the flush hardens off and before new buds swell.  That way you make the cuts to remove the tip (usually few inches) of tightly spaced nodes.  Then the new buds swell up below the cut on staggered nodes. 

I'm not at all an expert at mangos but this is how I do mine and it works well.  Timing is very important here and good vigor of your tree. 

Interested in some rooted dragon fruit if it is still available

Yes I have more rooted ones send me a pm or an email. 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fruit tasting get together san diego #2
« on: August 11, 2020, 03:08:26 PM »
People are coming this Saturday 9:30, if you want to come send a message.

Wear shoes, we have lots of weeds and fire ants here.  Wear a hat its supposed to be hot too.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Light Effects On Grafting Success?
« on: August 11, 2020, 12:43:47 PM »
Not necessary.  Shade for 3 or 4 weeks to let the grafts heal is good then gradually move into more light.

Rooted plants, hard to find 25$ plus postage.

Desert king
Peruvian orange
Baby cerrado  (also have cuttings of this one for 15)
Giant hawaii yellow cuttings only 15$

Giant hawaii gold

Desert king

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon fruit cuttings care
« on: August 10, 2020, 05:59:47 PM »
I always put them into full sun right from the start.  A very small amount of fertilizer is ok.  Then once it starts growing which will probably happen a lot faster in the sun then go ahead and fertilize more.

Kahaluu are sold, still have the following:


The budwood is in the perfect state for grafting material right now.  You can graft now if you are in a coastal area or can shelter your grafts if it's hot where you are.  I am successfully doing grafts even through the heat waves here. 

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Passionfruits
« on: August 10, 2020, 12:10:56 AM »
I've got more passionfruit boxes available 26$ for a medium flat rate box size. 

Boxes will be a mix of Fredrick and purple possum fruit. 

No I doubt that you will shave years off.  That hasn't been my experience at all. 

The most vigorous trees seem to be the ones that spend the least amount of time in a pot. 

You are better off buying 5 gal trees. 

If youare going to san diego theres atkins, clausens, walter andersens in poway, and a couple others. 

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Kahaluu Fujikawa Nabal Avocado scions
« on: August 09, 2020, 02:54:56 PM »
I need to trim these trees and thry have really nice budwood if anyone wants any.  I have other avocado types also just ask about ones you wanted.

5$ per scion plus postage.

4$ slow mail envelope
8.50$ small flat rate box.

Minimum order 4 sticks please.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: White Jade Pineapple Slips
« on: August 08, 2020, 05:57:55 PM »
Jim the red spanish came from you and simon.  The victorias I have a few different ones of those I got various people.  I had some fruits from south africa and some others sold as victoria. 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Greenhouse recommendations.
« on: August 08, 2020, 03:55:29 PM »
Standard hoop house best bang for the buck size is 20' wide x 50ft long.  Thats a good size and most cost effective. 

You wont wat to hang out in there in winter trust me, it will stay very hot even in winter. 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Melon-choly
« on: August 07, 2020, 08:25:20 PM »
Seawalnut, I am not a fan of most melons, mostly just watermelons.  You grow sone good watermelons?  What do you have? 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Melon-choly
« on: August 07, 2020, 07:21:02 PM »
Seawalnut strikes again...  I missed the date, Im on a cell phone.

I bet mike is still out there eating melons anyway.  Maybe he will show up.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Greenhouse recommendations.
« on: August 07, 2020, 05:33:16 PM »
I was thinking decomposed granite or pea gravel for the floor. If dirt works just as well great. Why spend more?

Would like to visit you and get more ideas. Also pick up that recently grafted Pura Vida if it is far enough along.

Getting some pure coarse DG with no silt in it from a rock supply would be awesome.  A couple inches on top of leveled and packed soil would ideal.  Mine is just the native DG type soil.  Weeds grow in it that is the only pain.  And it has low spots, when it rains hard theres puddles.  If you can elevate the floor a few inches so no puddles form that's best.

I'll send you a message, just come by some morning if you would like before it gets hot. 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Greenhouse recommendations.
« on: August 07, 2020, 05:00:28 PM »
If theres a santa ana event you can partially close it and hose it down periodically or run mist nozzles off a garden hose. 

I did use a high pressure mist system for a while but it is such a pain to own and maintain.  It's way easier to keep it as low tech as possible and just open the house and use low pressure mist on those rare events if you need too. 

If you have a dirt floor, it's going to stay cooler than concrete.  Concrete expensive and will get dirty also.  If it's all dirt, you can hose it and it drains and never gets dirty.  Weeds do grow though. 

Come by if you want to look at it more and discuss.  I would be willing to help you, I like building stuff. 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Greenhouse recommendations.
« on: August 07, 2020, 04:06:58 PM »
I'm happy with my hoop house, you may have looked at it when you were here.  For cooling, I just roll up the sides and leave it open half the year.  And it has a fan and thermostat on it during winter to keep it at whatever temp I want. 

I built if from scratch but they sell kits.  I got a 20' hoop bender if you want to use it.  It turns 1-5/8" fencing top rail pieces into hoops.  3 pieces of top rail makes one 10ft high, 20ft wide hoop. 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Melon-choly
« on: August 07, 2020, 02:25:47 PM »
Are you growing watermelons Mike?  Have any select types you like?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado 24/7 Thread
« on: August 06, 2020, 12:57:59 AM »
The root is normal they all do it, just keep picking them slowly.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best tasting mango varieties
« on: August 05, 2020, 10:42:46 PM »
Tommy Atkins
Why you say that?

Was a joke come on

 Not sure about such a joke, a properly ripened Tommy Atkins may just very well be better than a Graham.

Did you plant a tommy atkins tree in your yard rob?

Ha!  Nope, and no Graham, Carrie or Julie either.

What areyour thoughts on keitt and kent mangos?

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Pawpaw orchard video update
« on: August 05, 2020, 08:27:10 PM »
Looks pretty awesome.  Pawpaw look real healthy

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: My small fruit tree orchard
« on: August 05, 2020, 08:24:37 PM »
Nice fruits and plants Luis.  Big collection

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