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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Wanted: Szechuan pepper
« on: October 24, 2019, 10:26:10 AM »
My Sansho croaked while I was away for a week, and One Green World is out of stock, so I ordered a replacement from:

Now to pray it is a female...

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Wanted: Szechuan pepper
« on: October 15, 2019, 09:01:06 PM »
I got a pair from OneGreenWorld in Oregon, they have beautiful plants and do a great job shipping them.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Garcinia intermedia ID question
« on: September 23, 2019, 03:41:41 PM »
#1 Looks like my achacha
#2 Looks like my Luc's Garcinia

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Sudden lychee death
« on: September 11, 2019, 09:18:36 AM »
I believe there is some disease going around South Florida, may try searching for that.

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Achacha or achachairu ?
« on: July 09, 2019, 05:03:10 PM »
I've got some seedlings in Jax. They seem hearty into the 30s but grow slow. My biggest at 8 months is about 6" tall.

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Forcefully Breaking Dormancy?
« on: May 29, 2019, 10:24:56 AM »
I have two trees I'd like to force out of dormancy if possible.

One is a new Spicezee nectaplum I got bare root from Ison's Nursery in GA nearly 2 months ago and the other is a small Shenandoah PawPaw which has been dormant (besides 1 small leaf bud in April that barely turned green and died back) since October/November. Both still have green cambium, and the other Spicezee I ordered is covered in leaves/my 3 other pawpaws are covered in leaves. Are there any hormones/chemicals or techniques for forcing these plants out of dormancy?


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Rooting Jujube
« on: April 24, 2019, 08:37:30 AM »
I think it *might* be able to be re-grafted, but there is tree debris from a 100' Chinaberry still on top of it. I kind of dug around it and found the scion snapped off so I pulled it out and put the entire thing in water. It looks like they may have accidentally driven over it with a bucket truck first, and then it was snapped when they were moving debris :-\

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Rooting Jujube
« on: April 22, 2019, 04:38:13 PM »
Tree service dropped a chinaberry tree on my baby jujube and snapped it to the graft. Can cuttings be rooted in a fog/mist cloner?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: interesting mango grafting method
« on: March 07, 2019, 01:31:07 PM »
So mutli-rootstock grafting + sorta airlayer? I wonder what the purpose of this is?

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: "Southern" Pawpaw Source?
« on: March 05, 2019, 03:50:54 PM »
Thanks for the reply Triloba. Just Fruits and Exotics had a selection of "low chill" pawpaws, some supposedly bred by a guy in Gainesville, FL (but I can't find any other source regarding him on google), which is why I asked. I only get 200-500 chill hours where I'm at, so wanted to ensure I got something that'd actually fruit.

The trees from Logees were shipped in very deep pots, grew a bit after repotted them into 1G's, and defoliated late in the fall (Shenandoah before Mango). They appear to have swelling leaf buds right now. I was afraid when my Shenandoah defoliated that it had died, so I scratched a branch after a few months and it was still green.

I figured if I couldn't find something explicitly "southern", I'd buy some cheap seeds (mango?) or seedlings (Willis Orchard in GA ~$7?) and roll the dice.

Temperate Fruit Discussion / "Southern" Pawpaw Source?
« on: March 01, 2019, 05:22:04 PM »
It seems as though Just Fruits and Exotics is all out of pawpaws, are there any other good sources for Florida/Gainesville/"Southern" varieties? I've got a small Mango and Shenandoah from Logees, but would like to acquire a few others.

PM Sent

Did you have any issue keeping the growth going upward? I have 2 (suebell and ?redlands?) that refuse to grow up and constantly grow outward horizontally. Any advice for pruning/training?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Loquat grafting, when?
« on: January 29, 2019, 10:18:49 AM »
Not to thread-jack, but I have a very mature loquat in my yard, likely from seed, with very inferior fruit. Is it possible to essentially cut it down and graft into the center of the trunk/stump, or do I need to do some kind of side graft then cut it down?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is a 500W Halogen light too much?
« on: January 16, 2019, 01:29:17 AM »
Google a calculator for heating/HVAC for a 384.85 sq ft room with no insulation, or find a greenhouse heating calculator.

Also, you'll probably want plastic on top to keep it air tight, rather than a blanket.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Water before a Freeze?
« on: November 27, 2018, 02:58:30 PM »
I've heard conflicting advice about watering before a freeze:

-Don't water, as cells are more likely to rupture if fully hydrated
-Do water, as it increases mass/retains heat and makes cold damage less likely
-Fertilize with micronutrients before winter to prevent freezing (anti-freeze theory)

Should plants be watered or not before a light freeze? We're expected to get 32 for 1 hour in Jacksonville.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Walmart mango sighting
« on: November 26, 2018, 11:27:48 PM »
My local Walmart has had a few decent late season Kietts and Kent's, but last month+  it's all garbage Tommy 😭

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: feijoa pineapple guava
« on: November 19, 2018, 12:45:48 AM »
Are there any sources for superior varieties in the US?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Nursery Pot Sources
« on: November 03, 2018, 10:42:58 AM »
I ended up going with Greenhouse Megastore. I mostly needed larger pots like the 7g, and they seemed to be the cheapest.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Bugs on my trees
« on: November 02, 2018, 03:09:56 PM »
Was going to suggest Lacewings, but the wings don't appear long enough. Honestly they kinda look like big-ass mosquitoes. Is there any damage to the plants or any other signs of infestation?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Nursery Pot Sources
« on: October 29, 2018, 02:13:51 PM »
Looking for recommendations for online sources of pots (3g, 7g, etc, trays, etc) or local in NE Florida/Jacksonville. I've noticed there seems to be some wide variability between prices of various websites and also between dimensions/actual volume of the various pots between vendors (3.8g actual = 5g trade?).

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What avocados can live in -10C?
« on: October 25, 2018, 03:00:01 AM »
-10C is 14F...   At any rate there was a thread earlier about cold hearty avocados. Search for that.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2018, the year of the airlayer!
« on: October 23, 2018, 03:54:11 PM »
How long did the muntingia air layers take?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: How good does Carambola taste?
« on: October 15, 2018, 07:04:44 AM »
Just tasted two varieties, Bell and Sri Kembangan, and was blown away by the difference between store bought and tree ripened. They were both refreshingly sweet with nice acidity. The Sri seemed a bit more "starfruity"/floral, while the Bell was somewhat sweeter and more neutral. Would recommend either variety if you have space and don't have much producing this time of year.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Achachairu Growing Information Please
« on: September 26, 2018, 01:22:14 AM »
The taste has been great so far but these are the last of them

We put some in the fridge to judge any changes in taste and they have similar to the ones that didnít but skin did look worse and bigger percent of  bad ones

On the bright side auchacharu seedlings coming soon
@WGphil did you get these from Linda's in Texas? Did any of them sprout yet? I planted mine around 9/7 and none appear to have sprouted yet...

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