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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Wax Jambu Challenge- Arizona
« on: Today at 01:21:16 AM »
Are you able to amend with ironite?

Mine was fine in a pot when it got down to 34F (1c). I put it in ground last Feb with shade cloth on all side but not top, and it is doing fine. Our 8.5+ ph soil however is causing iron deficiency.

I have sprayed chelated iron on the leaves, added 15g of sulfur and 30g of humic acid and 1.5g of micro elements around the plant. I will check on it again this week.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Wax Jambu Challenge- Arizona
« on: May 23, 2020, 10:42:41 AM »
Mine was fine in a pot when it got down to 34F (1c). I put it in ground last Feb with shade cloth on all side but not top, and it is doing fine. Our 8.5+ ph soil however is causing iron deficiency.

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message this guy on ebay, he sells Tice cuttings:

https://www.ebay.com/usr/acc2811

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I have 2 trees and get hundreds of fruit every year.
I really like the fruit. I let them melt in my mouth and it's just like
a spoonful of peanut butter. Allot of people don't like it?
My wife and kids don't like the fruit. My oldest  son said it reminds him
of boiled peanuts. He likes boiled peanuts but not this fruit?

So maybe you need cross pollination?

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Looks very similar to my Kwai Muk seedling.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best tasting fig for SoCal?
« on: April 27, 2020, 04:58:10 PM »
The best tasting figs for drier climates would be:

- Black Madeira - Now this one is slow to grow and not that prolific, however, the taste is just on a league of its own. It has a sweet and syrupy complex berry fig flavor.
- Borjasotte Grise - This fig has great dependable production. it is a strawberry jam type with good sweetness and very thin skin.
- Panache - This fig is very pretty as it is stripped. It is a strawberry jam type with high sweetness and thin skin.
- Socorro Black - This one has weak roots, so I'd graft it on a good root-stock like Desert King of Black Mission. Is has strong strawberry flavor, mixed this notes of melon, all topped with honey flavor and sweetness.
- White Madeira # 1 - I don't know much about it but my friends rave about it. I hear it is very sweet with strawberry/raspberry jam flavor.
- Marseilles Black - This tree is smaller than your typical fig trees, though it is still a fast grower. It is a Honey sweet fig with rich berry and cherry flavors (the cherry flavors are only reported in hot climates).
- Green Kalamata - A Greek fig that can be hard to find - They say it is basically a mandarin Orange flavored syrup. Three times sweeter than cane sugar. However reports vary. Also, this should not be grown outside of California as it needs the fig wasp to be able to bear fruits.

Other varieties that are known to be really good in drier climates are Col de Dame Blanc (low sugar berry type), Exquisito (3rd crop has banana yogurt overtures), Pastiliere (has notes of plum), Genovese Nero AF, Hative de Argentueil, LSU Scott's Black, Martinenca Rimada, Violette De Bordeaux and Yellow Long Neck (light refreshing fig)


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best way to root feijoa cuttings?
« on: April 26, 2020, 01:17:53 AM »
Shpaz, thanks for the suggestions, the leaves on one of your photos are those of the tropical guava.  I, too, have had no difficulty with cuttings of the tropical guava, but still interested in rooting cuttings of the feijoa.  Certainly worth a try!

I'll take that challenge next winter and report with results

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best way to root feijoa cuttings?
« on: April 25, 2020, 12:40:51 PM »
shpaz, what type of guava are you speaking of??

I have had decent success rooting tropical guavas, but NO success rooting feijoa/pineapple guava (in perlite!!)!

Also, does anyone know if strawberry guava (psidium cattleyanum) roots from cuttings? I have a branch that broke on my bush, and is barely hanging on there. I'd hate for it to go to waste.. maybe air layer it?

Tropical

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best way to root feijoa cuttings?
« on: April 25, 2020, 08:57:53 AM »
This is how I rooted tens of Guava cuttings this winter/spring:

What you will need:
a. Guava cuttings
b. Peat moss
c. Perlite
d. 2 clear plastic cups of the same size
e. 1 painted or covered plastic cup of the same size as the 2 clear cups (I warped a clear cup with black electric tape)
f. Heating mat (with thermostat)

My Method:
1. Prepare a potting mixture of 60% peat moss, and 40% perlite. Pre-moisten the mix;
2. Clean the cuttings then dip them in diluted clonix (1 parts clonix 1.5 parts water);
3. Drill 4-5 small holes on/near the bottom of one of the clear plastic cups;
4. Fill 1/3 of that cup with the potting mix. put one guava cutting in the cup and start filling the area around it with potting mix until the cup is almost full. Press lightly on the potting mix and add more if you need;
5. Put the 2nd clear plastic cup on top of the first cup to make a green house like dome. Use a tape to securely attach them together. Don't make holes on the 2nd cup;
6. Insert the bottom cup into the painted/covered cup. this will keep light from getting to the soil (roots don't like light);
7. Put this on a heat mat set to 77-68f degrees (25-25.5c); [you can use another cup with potting soil (inserted into a painted cup) to stick the thermostat in if you need];
8. Leave them be for about 3 weeks. After that, you can check for roots periodically by simply removing the painted/covered cup. Very simple.

Mine rooted within 3-6 weeks. I have about 60-65% success rate using this method.

Another method I have used with slightly lower success is a bit more difficult as it requires a lot of DIY. I 'll share it if there is enough interest.

Pictures:



Setup before inserting it in a covered cup



After inserting in a covered cup



The result



Amazing roots

I hope this method works for feijoas

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best Guava Tree For SW FL?
« on: April 19, 2020, 09:09:19 AM »
OMG that reaction! wow

I... wow

thanks for this

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best Guava Tree For SW FL?
« on: April 19, 2020, 08:08:42 AM »
Lemon and strawberry Cattleyanum guavas.Fast growth,early fruiting and abundant fruiting.
Dont think you can grow the real tropical guavas there.
Ugni its the bast tasting guava in the world but the fruit its verry small,needs acid soil and doesnt like drought.

Do you mean the ugni molinae? resource I have checked says it grows in all type of soils and is drought tolerant. Do you have a source that has plenty of info about this plant? I really want to grow it  ;D.

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Welcome to the froum,

this place is surely better than FB. Nobody wants to steal you personal information here haha

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Dream is an Atemoya and not a Cherimoya I believe.

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I had one in full sun all day in 41 and it didn't burn. It also won't grow while the temp is  25-35 celcius continue.

Then what temperatures does it need to grow?

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I'm growing one in a 35L bonsai bag. I let nature throw whatever it wants at it. New leaves did get partially burned two days ago when it was 41C.
I received it from Daley's in Feb 2016, situated at Lake Illawarra, NSW.


Damn, burnt at 41C! that doesn't bode well for me and our 50C (122F) summers   :-\

I have been growing mine (Got seeds from Oscar) since August 2018 indoors. They are still very small but with large leaves that are so pretty.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Round Achachairu seeds
« on: January 22, 2020, 02:01:41 AM »
Oh how I wish you are based in the US  ;D

My mail forwarding company would only ship seeds received from within the US.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Olosapo nutrient deficiency
« on: January 20, 2020, 11:26:05 PM »
It is odd that's it is on the newer leaves. Isn't magnesium a mobile nutrient?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Olosapo nutrient deficiency
« on: January 20, 2020, 02:58:53 PM »
Magnesium deficiency

Should I add Epsom salt?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Olosapo nutrient deficiency
« on: January 20, 2020, 02:57:18 PM »
City water can be hard.  If you boil a pot of water, do you get white scale on the pot?

No, no white scale on my pots

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Olosapo nutrient deficiency
« on: January 20, 2020, 01:56:31 PM »
Yellow at the edges of leaves... salt buildup in the soil?  Do you have very hard water?

I use city water, de-chlorinated.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: I sold 13 fruit trees!
« on: January 20, 2020, 01:37:02 PM »

Moved to SWFL in the late 70's, every winter there were multiple days/weeks where all the neighbors covered their plants with bed sheets against the cold. Haven't seen a bed sheet in forever, not a single night below freezing. I can't speak to sea rise, and sure it's anecdotal evidence, but it's so obviously much hotter year-round now.

This is happening when I used to live as well. In the 90s I remember turning on the heaters in the winter to warn up the house. In the past 4 years, My mom didn't even bother taking the heaters out of storage during the winter. It's just summer and a long fall/spring then summer again.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Olosapo nutrient deficiency
« on: January 20, 2020, 01:14:49 PM »
I have a 14 month old Olosapo I have been growing indoors because I love it too much to gamble with planting it outdoors in our extremely hot and windy weather. Anyway, the plant's new growth is starting to show some type of nutrient deficiency but I don't know which nutrient. I do give the plant diluted solution (4ml/100ml) of NPK 10-10-7.5 plus mico nutrients every month or so. I sure need your help. Here are the pics:






Im growing the plant under the following LED lights:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07B62PB28/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

During the course of the year, the tree have grown closer to the light, can this be a light burn? or a nutrient deficiency? and if so which nutrient?

Thanks in advance!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Achachairu
« on: January 09, 2020, 03:19:32 AM »
Is this Garcinia humilis or Garcinia Laterifolia?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Olosapo ( Coupeia Polyandra)
« on: December 22, 2019, 11:06:12 PM »
Mine is 13 months old. It is 2 feet long growing in a pot of peat plus perlite. I have not given it much fertilizer (maybe 3 applications of diluted NPK?). It is my favorite tree in my collection. Almost died on me 3 months back when the automatic watering system failed. It was a huge scare. Since then it has flushed new growth. May it live long and prosper!

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: a few seeds
« on: December 16, 2019, 12:55:26 PM »
Received thanks!

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