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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Where to get cheap gypsum
« on: October 08, 2019, 05:13:46 PM »
Drywall here is reinforced with fiber.
I would get itchy when I work with it.
I won't want it in any yard.

I see some feed places selling encapsulated gypsum for $10/50 lb.
I see some places are selling them for golf courses.
Ewing Irrigation is selling them from $8 to $50 for a 50 lb bag.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Where to get cheap gypsum
« on: October 07, 2019, 09:23:54 PM »
I paid $14 for a 50 lb bag of gypsum at Home Depot, in the garden area.

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First time I saw Booth 7 I thought it was Reed.
I bought 1 but couldnít eat it.
It was very stringy inside.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: avocado cuttings in aloe vera
« on: October 04, 2019, 10:27:53 PM »
Aloe has hormones. You just need to use more Aloe.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Yellowing on the edge of atemoya leaves
« on: September 26, 2019, 01:36:34 AM »
One of my trees with fruits is showing severe problem.
Most likely potassium deficiency.

Have you added potassium? How are those leaves looking?

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Thanks.

Remember to add Calcium since this fertilizer has none.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Li jujube dead after 1 week?
« on: September 16, 2019, 12:40:57 PM »
That tree will send suckers all over your yard, neighbor's yard, and beyond the sidewalk.
You should dig it up and put in a big pot.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Yellowing on the edge of atemoya leaves
« on: September 16, 2019, 11:42:49 AM »
My trees are dropping old leaves like yours.
There is nothing wrong with your tree.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Should I top off my Cherimoya tree?
« on: September 12, 2019, 03:02:34 PM »
Also should I be prunmy Annona reticulata? I has now grown some 15feet tall and some of the fruit are way beyond reach.

Thanks

You prune to what ever height you like. There is no wrong way.

I keep my trees small because I like to have many trees rather than a few large trees.
I keep my trees short because I donít like to use a ladder to hand pollinate the flowers.

If you have room you can leave your trees big like Brad and Frank.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Should I top off my Cherimoya tree?
« on: September 12, 2019, 01:07:33 AM »
SP
The shortened branch has a narrow crotch angle so itís not good.
The one below it has a wider angle so itís good.

Do you want a tree with central leader or a tree with open vase shape?

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Most of my guava cleft grafts have flattened graft unions, meaning poor graft unions.
Now I prefer bark graft.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Annona cherimoya flowering question
« on: September 11, 2019, 03:46:32 PM »
The fruits from natural pollination of Cherimoya flowers is around 3%.
If you want many fruits you need to hand pollinate.

Best video here.

https://youtu.be/uEhR7G7Y64k

In my area Cherimoya flowers are in female stage in the morning.
They turn into male stage in the afternoon.
Your tree may be different.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Help with little green grasshoppers
« on: September 10, 2019, 11:32:58 PM »
Iím doing the same, throw them on pavers then step on them.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Sugar apple tree in raised bed?
« on: September 07, 2019, 12:46:16 PM »
The flower stays as female for 3 days then become male on the 4th. Tough to know which day to get pollen without labeling each flowers.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Sugar apple tree in raised bed?
« on: September 06, 2019, 06:47:19 PM »
You should coat the wall to block water from penetrating into the blocks.
The neighbor's side would get nasty stains.
The wall get damage over time if there is no water barrier.

Here in OC people bring their potted sugar apple trees into the garage on cold nights.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Annona/Atemoya seed Germination
« on: September 04, 2019, 11:30:11 PM »
When I used paper towel I had to replace it every 2 days else it had severe fungus problem. 

You added copper fungicide to your paper towel so it wont get molds for 6 months?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Tipping small sugar apple?
« on: August 20, 2019, 11:41:22 PM »
Good looking tree.
I won't touch it until after next frost.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Nitrogen Fixers
« on: August 20, 2019, 12:31:28 AM »
Doesnít the bacteria bloom messes up the balance, destroys the tree roots, might not give you a net gain?

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According to Yonemoto, the colder the chill, the more flowers the mango tree produces.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Attaboya atemoya
« on: August 19, 2019, 12:37:07 AM »
Post more pictures of your harvest?

Half of mines are golf ball sized and others peas sized.
I wonít get to eat them until new year.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Help us shape our new Atemoya
« on: August 16, 2019, 06:48:18 PM »


I like to tie fiberglass rods to the outside of air-pot to train my trees.




The left branch is smaller than right, due to failed graft.
It used to be 1/2 the size of the right.





I cut tips off the new shoots on the right branches. I keep only 9 leaves.
I cut tips off the new shoots on left branches in mid June.
I let new shoots grow, to increase the size of the left branch.
Iím expecting the left branch to be same size of right branch by end of this year.

Atemoya grow well in my yard.
They get bigger every day.
I donít salvage every branches nor leaves.
I pinch tips and remove branches and leaves often.
Iím more interested in maintaining my atemoya to 4í6, than to get big trees for high productions.

If you like to use ladders, go ahead and train a branch for central leader.
Your tree will be 10í tall next year.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Sugar Apple ID
« on: August 14, 2019, 12:08:25 AM »


Easy peeling, easy splitting flesh, firm texture when not overripe

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Help us shape our new Atemoya
« on: August 13, 2019, 11:46:31 PM »


1. Cut off small branch to make node pretty. I donít like a crotch with 3 branches.
    That oversized leader doesnít need help from that small branch.

2. Cut tips off the 2 largest branches, do not remove leaves, to force better growth on the other 2 small branches.

3. Tie some stakes to the outside of air pot. Tie ropes from stakes to tip of branches to pull them vertical.

I have an atemoya tree with low crotch like yours. Iím ok with it.

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3)
After you gotten plant out of pot, prune any big circling roots.
You can use a stick to pick small circling roots to straighten them as you fill the hole.

I had to cut 1Ē off bottom to remove most circling roots the last time put an old potted plant in ground.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: SoCal - GEM AVOCADO + Recommendations
« on: August 01, 2019, 02:20:49 AM »
You got a great deal!

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