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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« on: August 09, 2018, 09:37:01 PM »
Yes to your question Brandon. As long as you can get access to the pistil stem without damaging it, you can still apply pollen up to 2 days after bloom. The flower petals spread and wilt quickly, but the flower is still fertile until the pistil starts to degrade, usually from heat. The issue is the waspy thin petals can get a bit clingy once they wilt, so you have to use extreme care to not only peal them away (try not to tear them) but to put them back, so they can protect the pistil as it accepts the pollen and begins fertilization. On self fertile fruits, I often give the flowers a good shake in the morning, after they've closed, just incase theres any remaining pollen on the anthers, just to see if they can make their way down to the now drooping pistil.

As a side note, if you have flowers on the cusp of blooming but you have to be away for some reason, the opposite is true as well, where you can force the front of the flower open and slip some pollen onto the pistil. Figure you have at least 24 hours in both directions to fertilize a flower from its optimal bloom state.
Thank you Rob for the info I'm glad I can still pollinate the flower

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« on: August 08, 2018, 09:44:02 PM »


one of my sugar dragon flower is opening tonight I'm trying to see if I can pollinate the physical graffiti flower


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« on: August 08, 2018, 09:40:03 PM »



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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« on: August 08, 2018, 09:39:20 PM »
Can this PG flower still be pollinated? it's been open since last night

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« on: July 14, 2018, 02:15:10 PM »
Thank you spaugh but the flowers are going to bloom tonight so I'm a little late. I'm going to try to find some local people that grow Dragon fruit

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« on: July 13, 2018, 12:23:34 PM »
Does anyone have pollen they can share?

Recommend you plant some Sugar aka S8 cuttings.  "Everyone" says it's a super producer of good pollen, is a great pollinator.  They sure seem to take time to root though.  Mine have been in a sandy loam for 2 months or so and still nothing.  Same with a friend I gave cuttings to, his haven't pushed.

My Purple Haze never has set fruit.  Flowers are nice though.   ::)
yea I have some Sugar Dragon with fruit but they're not flowering the same time my purple haze is . Oh well I'll just wait for the next flush lol

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« on: July 12, 2018, 06:49:49 PM »
Does anyone have pollen they can share?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« on: July 11, 2018, 11:59:57 PM »
They're in containers I'm really bummed out I can't cross pollinate my purple haze




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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« on: July 11, 2018, 10:28:20 PM »
I lost at least 20 flowers I was so excited to get my first fruit but the heat killed them all except 2 purple haze and a couple of American beauty

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« on: June 29, 2018, 02:09:09 PM »
Thank you guys for the replys, I hope my sugar Dragon flower the same time my delight does

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« on: June 28, 2018, 11:36:20 PM »
Is delight self fertile? Some people say it is but some say it's not. I have some buds on mine just want to make sure. it's a fast grower I bought it February just under 2ft and now it giving out fruit




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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« on: June 28, 2018, 11:25:03 PM »
Yea they are really vigorous growers and they give fruit really quick. Got these sugar Dragon cuttings 5 months ago






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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« on: June 28, 2018, 03:26:42 PM »
I recommend sugar dragon it's a perfect pollinator

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« on: June 27, 2018, 11:33:26 PM »
I'm having the same problem they're chewing up all the new growth

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« on: May 28, 2018, 10:35:35 PM »
It could be either one I've had some new growth convert in to flower buds. I have some Sugar Dragon cuttings that are flowering got them 5 months ago




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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: lisa Atemoya
« on: November 22, 2017, 11:30:30 PM »
Alright thanks JF

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: lisa Atemoya
« on: November 22, 2017, 07:40:01 PM »
I may have 7 gallon
Birula
La Habra sun
LH Prolific
LH blanc
Anona rosada
In summer check in May
does the anona Rosada grow well in southern California? Some people say it does and some disagree



do you sell the fruit?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: lisa Atemoya
« on: November 22, 2017, 07:01:49 PM »
I'll be interested in the la habra sun and anona Rosada put me on your list lol

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: lisa Atemoya
« on: November 22, 2017, 06:58:54 PM »
I may have 7 gallon
Birula
La Habra sun
LH Prolific
LH blanc
Anona rosada
In summer check in May
does the anona Rosada grow well in southern California? Some people say it does and some disagree

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: lisa Atemoya
« on: November 22, 2017, 02:27:48 PM »
3129 Reche Rd, Fallbrook, CA 92028

They had a lot of nice looking african prides and other cherimoyas and avocados citrus etc.  Its more of a grove supplier than a boutiqe nursery.   I put one of the african prides in next to my cherimoyas.
Thanks spaugh I'll check them out next week

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: lisa Atemoya
« on: November 21, 2017, 08:47:29 PM »
That is pretty steep.  Atkins has african prides 15 gal nice trees for 75$
wow that's a good price I've been looking for African pride. Where's Atkins at?

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / WTB: Barbados cherry tree
« on: November 20, 2017, 09:42:51 PM »
I'm looking for a Barbados cherry tree in southern California if anyone is close to Ontario and have one for sale let me know. Thanks

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Need help transplanting cherimoya
« on: November 19, 2017, 06:57:14 PM »
Alright good to know. Thanks

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Need help transplanting cherimoya
« on: November 19, 2017, 04:53:11 PM »
Yea might as well take advantage of the weather it's really warm today. Is it ok to amend the soil with steer manure?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Need help transplanting cherimoya
« on: November 19, 2017, 11:47:51 AM »
Alright thank you for helping me out. I'll plant them today weather is perfect right now

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