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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado thread
« on: May 25, 2020, 02:31:19 PM »
Kris, I did the same last year.  The Surround seemed to hold up fine through the year, and with plenty of rain sessions.  I need to get out there and "paint" the top branches of my exposed trees today.  Thanks for the reminder.
Nice to know. I used it on the leaves and it didn't seem to help much last year. This morning I put new suports in, white washed, and gave them a good watering. I've already had some sun burn happen this year. It's too hot. Hopefully these do well this year. I hate how the stewart grows.. It may get yanked anyways.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado thread
« on: May 25, 2020, 02:06:38 PM »
Couldn't find my tree paint this morning so I whitewashed with surround, hope it's enough. we might see 110 degrees by thursday. :(

Fuerte


Sir Prize


Stewart

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: scattering cherimoya seeds
« on: May 22, 2020, 06:39:44 PM »
I soaked mine in water for a day then put in bag of vermiculite and the results are below


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Thanks for the replies.

Too sweet? No way! Of course this comes down to personal preference, but I think they taste great.

I got the tree because I have a kid, it's fun to go out and pick some, the tree has ripe fruit more than half of the year.

But, I probably would not have bought this thing if I could go back. The roots it sends out are no joke. If someone wants to grow one, I would recommend container growing or plant it in the corner if you have a whole lot of property.
And here I am... can't even get one to grow!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Please identify
« on: May 06, 2020, 11:46:48 PM »



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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Please identify
« on: May 06, 2020, 07:37:37 PM »
Sorry about your muntingia. Looks a bit like Goji Berry
definitely not goji berry but I could see the resemblance from my pictures. Ill try and get a picture later of the trunk/main stem

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Please identify
« on: May 06, 2020, 05:14:59 PM »
Hello, bought a muntingia calabura from logees that didn't make it, but this has been growing in same pot since it arrived. Anyone know what it is?




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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Central Valley, ca thread
« on: May 05, 2020, 09:12:10 PM »
Hi kris, awesome. Iím interested to hear more of what youíre experimenting with as well as your usually winter lows and summer highs!
we don't usually dip below 28 for more than a couple hours, but we hit 115+ it's almost 100 already and I feel like I'm dieing. Lol

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Central Valley, ca thread
« on: May 05, 2020, 07:30:20 PM »
I'm an hour north of sacramento in stone fruit, nut and rice patties.

Saved thread when I'm not on my phone I'll share some pictures or something

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Mine to arrived and seemed to have rooted overnight.
Ive now gotten two orders and all plants are in good shape, though you do like your duct tape :)

Thanks again!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado thread
« on: April 23, 2020, 01:40:00 AM »
Hey Naysen,
I have around 30 avocado seeds started and will be grafting several to Reed if I can get scions. I'll keep you in mind In case I have spares. I've seen a Reed at green acres before but haven't made it out your way in a while...
Dang I went to my local nursery for strawberries which they were out of and just stopped by some avocado's that just arrived and left with a Gwen tree. That makes the 5th new avocado tree this spring. I've added a Carmen, D'Arturo, Reed, Gem and Gwen to my collection. My other trees are Pinkerton, Fuerte, Bacon, Mexicola, Stewart and Wurtz.
Nice! I wish I can do the same but I have too small of a back yard.
Where'd you find the Reed.  I've been searching around for one for a few years.  I'm growing in containers as well.  I have five in container and three older ones in the ground.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Sugar Cane Juicer
« on: April 14, 2020, 08:06:04 PM »
Speaking of juicers, this lemon/lime juicer is the best.  They have them online, highly recommend.



These ones work pretty well. I have an electric one I use as my Meyer lemons are to big for the manual style

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Wanted: Beaumont macadamia
« on: April 12, 2020, 11:44:47 AM »
Hello,
Looking for Beaumont macadamia trees preferred.


Thanks

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Germinating Jabos and Eugenias
« on: April 08, 2020, 10:44:24 PM »
That's basically what I want to do, ive germinated them in vermiculite then planted in small pots and they never thrive, then die.

What soil mix are you using?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Germinating Jabos and Eugenias
« on: April 08, 2020, 08:46:22 PM »
Hello,
I wanted to know how most people are germinating their Jaboticabas and Eugenias.
Please post your results here.

Thanks,

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Temperate Fruit Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: WTB pluot scions
« on: April 08, 2020, 12:44:16 PM »
I live in a farming town in norcal.. all the stonefruits have fruit on them now so not likely to have anyone selling scions right now.

I grated 25+ scions on to my pluot this february. Might need to look earlier in the year.

Goodluck!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Will White Sapote produce in tropics?
« on: April 02, 2020, 06:21:13 PM »
This post gives me hope. I planted a small tree last fall and recently put on some grafts (about 4-5 weeks ago) that are started to push.
Are they normally pretty slow to push?

My tree should have Suebelle, super sweet and younghans.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: backpack sprayer
« on: April 02, 2020, 06:11:50 PM »
I'm not familiar with that sprayer, but I have some experience with black and decker batteries in different power tools.
the batteries are terrible in my opinion. But again, I am but one person. :)

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When is the earliest you would generally graft a sapodilla out of curiosity? Mine are probably very near one year old and are just now getting some bark. They haven't really started to push for the year but they seem to be super slooooow, thought not particularly needy.

Iíve cleft grafted them thinner than pencil thickness. Probably around a year old or less. Iíll see if I can find some pics.
mine are super tiny. Has anyone grown one in northern CA? Haven't seen any out here.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Thai Dwarf Mulberries
« on: April 02, 2020, 08:37:48 AM »
Thses things just want to produce. Can't wait to try mine once tree isn't just a stick




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When is the earliest you would generally graft a sapodilla out of curiosity? Mine are probably very near one year old and are just now getting some bark. They haven't really started to push for the year but they seem to be super slooooow, thought not particularly needy.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: The colors of Surinam cherry
« on: April 01, 2020, 03:07:04 PM »
Very nice! My seedling was planted outside last fall and is just now waking up and got hit by a late frost.
It has some leaves pushing though so hopefully mine will look this gorgeous soon! I've never grown a eugenia and now I have several seedlings... :D




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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Covid and seed trade...
« on: March 24, 2020, 11:12:56 AM »
My county hasn't been affected much yet (3 cases) but I am an hour north of sacramento so it's just a matter of time.
With less packages coming in my mail has been arriving early every day.
It's interesting to see so many people at home - with decent weather lately the streets are crowded with people walking outside, doing yard work, washing cars. I haven't seen that many people outside in a long time.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Chop and Drop suggestions
« on: March 18, 2020, 08:27:21 PM »
Artichoke and banana work well here.
So do any vegetable greens. I chop and drop chard, kale, radish greens

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Mandarin/Lemon recommendations
« on: March 16, 2020, 03:36:40 PM »
I wanted to graft alot lower but the sunburn on the trunk was too severe and the bark was lifting/flaky
Will see how these go.




Nice, good luck
Thannks. Hopefully the weather clears up soon. I need to paint the trunk and i'm sure this rain isn't so great on it...

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