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nice tree. How old is it?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Garcinia intermedia ID question
« on: September 21, 2019, 10:11:40 PM »
I have read that some people call Garcinia brasiliensis Garcinia intermedia, and vice versa. I do not know if that is the case here. Still too much of a noob.

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Jaboticaba is the ultimate container tree in my opinion.

The slow growers will usually do better. Garcinias are another option, but they have a long Taproot.

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Looking for Imbe (Garcinia livingstonei) Seeds

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I'll build some shade structures this weekend

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I bought 4 lucs Garcinias last winter from Ongs nursery. I dug an obscenely large trench for the deep Taproot. I backfilled with a mix of native soil, wood chips, and chicken manure. I dumped a bunch of warms into the top of the soil for good measure and planted beans to boost the soil nitrogen.


Here are the trees as of today. Still a looooong ways to go, but they're alive and slowly growing. I'm inland Carlsbad, about 15 drive from the beach.












Dude did you dig that hole by yourself?  Its huge!

The lucs look like they need a little shade.

Haha ya me and my brother. Just one among many holes to be honest :P

I should give it more shade I've just been experimenting on its sun tolerance.

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I bought 4 lucs Garcinias last winter from Ongs nursery. I dug an obscenely large trench for the deep Taproot. I backfilled with a mix of native soil, wood chips, and chicken manure. I dumped a bunch of warms into the top of the soil for good measure and planted beans to boost the soil nitrogen.


Here are the trees as of today. Still a looooong ways to go, but they're alive and slowly growing. I'm inland Carlsbad, about 15 drive from the beach.












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I see people praising orange sherbert in Florida.

How does it do in southern California? How does it compare to some other good picks like ST, Edward, cac, etc

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Does anyone know olosapo's cold tolerance?

I'd love to try growing it in southern California

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fire in the Amazon...
« on: August 24, 2019, 07:43:01 PM »
The Amazon rainforest grows on the poorest soil in the world.Basically there is just a desert and the forest took thousands of years to establish.
After burning the forest for agriculture ,that land will only be good for 10-20 years and after that it will become an  unusable desert.
The bad soil there is the reason those tribes never evolved to have giant cityes and civilisations long term and at least the tribal people used to make terra preta to improove the soil not just burning it to be turned into a desert in 15 years .

Wouldn't millions of years of forest improve the soil?

What does the soil have to do with the development of civilization?

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This video got me even more obsessed with Jabos :o

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Although i am not on the order list for a tree, I would gladly buy some lychees from you!

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$60 for the tree. I am in Carlsbad CA. I can't ship it so please pick up only. Im open to delivering in the San Diego area.

I bought this tree in April 2019 from Exotica in a 5 gallon. Repotting it, I noticed it was very root-bound from the air layering process. I delicately untangled and pruned the roots. The tree has responded and is now healthier than ever.

The black persian is a very Dwarf variety of mulberry. Exotica has multi-decade-old trees that barely reach 12 feet.

I got to try the fruit today and was very impressed. Makes me sad I won't be keeping this tree, but I just don't have room in the ground anymore.











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Hahaha I should have written that better.

It's a house with a barren yard.

And does this apply to a West coast (southern california) property?

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A friend just moved into a barren yard on a beachfront property. I've heard that some fruit trees are salt intolerant and do no like the salt spray from the ocean.

What are some good choices for him?

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This is the tree. I got it from home Depot so I have no clue the variety.

To me, the fruit seems sort of watered down compared to my other mandarins




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Citrus General Discussion / Are Valencia Orange Trees Obsolete?
« on: July 19, 2019, 08:13:41 PM »
I have a valencia orange tree in my yard. It produces the least tasty fruit of my many citrus varieties, such as golden nugget, page, kishu, satsuma, cara cara, etc.

Is there something I am missing with the valencia orange? Does it have any special qualities that justify its existence in my yard?

Alternatively, I am going to chop it back and graft something new onto the tree. What would you suggest?

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Hi and welcome!

I have only a cursory knowledge of ice cream bean, but it seems to be a medium strength wood. This makes it non-ideal for high wind.

Tho I dont know just how weaak the wood is. Others will chime in I'm sure.

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The fruit is latexy? I thought it was like a Surinam cherry

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What type of fruit tree is this ?
« on: June 29, 2019, 06:37:03 PM »
Its the new top tier polyembryonic zills carrotwood mango.

Is the flavor more carrot or wood-dominant? XD

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What type of fruit tree is this ?
« on: June 28, 2019, 02:00:17 PM »
carrotwood. 100% not mango

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Should I pick this SpiceZee Nectaplum?
« on: June 25, 2019, 06:25:44 PM »
Been in the ground 5 months. The fruit has begun splitting.


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Beetles pollinating my cherimoya flowers?
« on: June 20, 2019, 10:29:00 PM »


I was pollinating my cherimoya flowers and noticed little black beetles, and even smaller pale beetles fall into my container whenever I collect pollen.

Could these potentially be pollinating? I remember the issue of cherimoya in California lacking the natural pollinator found in South America.

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Java plums are awful.  Jujubes are inferior to apples.  Breadfruit is gross.  Soursop is meh.  Star apple is mediocre.  Sapodilla is too sweet.

I love sapotes but my wife didn't like them, same with surinam cherries.  I love jackfruit but my brother says it smells awful. 

I tried a ton of different types of bananas in India and still like Cavendish the best.

How do you feel about lychees and longans?

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Maybe that is what they like? I could grow lots of tropical fruit that is commonly talked about on this board, but I have tried many of them and did not care for a lot of them. I like most types of apples, so if I could I would much rather grow them even though I can get them at the store. No point in growing items that I don't care to eat.

Other thoughts are that they are ignorant to them existing. Up until last year, I had no idea what a jackfruit, lychee, soursop, etc. were.

What are some examples of exotic fruits you did and did not like?

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