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I have acres in foothills out of central valley cali so will be planted in ground there down the road, i grow in my house now, have no greenhouse till i get moved.

This year only a few hundred would be enough next year approx 1000 to 2000 needed, fair price to me is 5 to 20 cents each for bare seeds, would pay higher if only found entire fruit and not just seeds.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Avocado seeds
« on: January 25, 2020, 02:29:31 PM »
Is the Fuerte seed larger than bacon have the fuerte seeds grown as fast and as large as bacon seedlings and with shipping in 8 dollar flat rate how much does it end up being per seed im not sure how many seeds typically fit in a 8 dollar box?Also when will you next have any nishikawa or ardith or queen or other rare scions for sale ?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Avocado fruit
« on: January 25, 2020, 02:19:35 PM »
Hi Brad so are they shipped in a 15 dollar flat rate box and so price for avocados out of state is 11 dollars is that correct ?

To nexxogen, let us know how your stewart seeds do for you ive tryed mexicola before and got a very small- slow growing seedling, but seed was super tiny so i guess it that fits,the seedling in pot though so suspect if in the ground it would likely grow much better.

To ken excellent second opion report on aravaipa fruit on both taste and tree decription it sounds like aravaipa is very much worth growing ill send a 1 pic of 1 of my new aravaipa grafts on zutano seed.aravp is left in picture next to jan boyce on the right

Are they average to large zutano?im trying to get on the larger side if possible, i thinking seeds will last decent 30 to 90 days or so if you have any room in a fridge stored in moist paper towel in plastic bags.shoot me a price per seed and if they have to be picked up in what town or if they can be shipped.

Wanted zutano avocado seeds they would need to be shipped- unless source is comming from from central valley in cal, also might be interested in bacon or fuerte seeds if cheap enough.

Tucsonken thanks for writing more detail on taste of aravaipa fruit it sounds like its not too bad i hear mixed reports what it taste like, it doesnt sound any worse than taste of a duke, i have both trees in my collection as i have an interest in cold hardy types that taste decent, im wondering if aravaipa fruit is about same as a bacon fruit which can have a bit of watery taste and mild taste.Do you know if they have an interest in selling me a few aravaipa seeds and what was the seed like on the small or large side ?

Did you ever find your seeds i might have bacon seeds avail for 50 cents each plus ship cost, approx how many seeds are you after, Duke seed season over in northern cal and pretty hard to find at least for me.I have duke trees but going to be years before i get any fruit.

Interesting to hear that the aravaipa fruit tasted watery, i never tryed one so i dont know.Are they pretty sure it is a genuine aravaipa ? Do you know if they bought tree from shamus in phoenix area ?

Including pictures of few models seen on internet if anyone used thoses types and liked them let me know.

Yes Will, i seen a bench model for around 450 dollars the one with the long yellow handle i just cant seen paying that high, i think the china made copy of the scionon at 50 bucks is a much better value, im just not sure if the better quality cutting blades will interchange and fit on the cheaper china made version of scionon.

Im looking for commercial tools something with handles you sqeeze together to make a cut,or even a  bench top type but not the common  grafter tool you see on internet i already reseached that model, appears theire are 3 models of scionon, im thinking the model that starts at 3mm is perhaps best if im not doing a whole lot of very large scions.

Im just too slow with a knife, the scionon looks like it does straighter cuts and faster both, i think ill buy one, it looks like it can handle fairly good size branches also... thanks for sharing the link.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Whats an ideal grafting tool for avocado ?
« on: January 05, 2020, 03:32:31 PM »
I know there is alot of threads on tools, but im wanting to get away from knives, box cutters etc, im looking for a graft tool ideal for avocado grafts mainly small scions, and perhaps  on occasion for cherry,apple,peach,pear something highly recomended of high quality and for speed and ease of use ?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What avocados can live in -10C?
« on: December 29, 2019, 05:04:31 PM »
If anyone has a carolina, wilma, poncho, thoses are a few i would like to know about, seems like their mostly grown in texas.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What avocados can live in -10C?
« on: December 29, 2019, 04:35:28 PM »
If epicenter said their tree did pretty well in 22degrees i have no reason not to beileve them if you refuse to believe them thats your choice, 22 f is plenty cold enough for what i want to grow in but im sure full mexicans can do even better still but only medium to large trees not fair to report death of anything very young and small trees, i still consider 22 in cold hardy group, if any one had a large boony doon die or major damage at 18 or 20 or 22 degree f.. i would love hear about it.aravaipa pic included graft getting a bit bigger.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What avocados can live in -10C?
« on: December 26, 2019, 07:25:04 PM »
Sending pic of epicenter decription of bonny doon for anyone considering planting, they sound like at least as cold hardy as a zutano or bacon and likey even better  tasting than a zutano or bacon, though i personaly like zutano fruit.For ultimate cold hardy i would go with someones list posted earlier and add 10 more kinds staying with full mexican blood will likey produce best results, protect any kind in severe freeze, full tent with added heat.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What avocados can live in -10C?
« on: December 26, 2019, 04:26:00 PM »
Excellent link Tucsonken a very good read.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What avocados can live in -10C?
« on: December 26, 2019, 04:03:31 PM »
Bush look at epicenter website im going by what is said on their website not where mother tree is grown.i consider any avo doing pretty well when able to handle temps under 25 degrees F.

Very true solar or gravity fed can be very cost effective, but i will also need high presure to run 1inch and quarter impact sprinkler heads so i will need 50 to 70psi to run thoughs beasts,for other parts of land i will need reduced pressure down to 10psi to 20psi range.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What avocados can live in -10C?
« on: December 24, 2019, 11:12:46 PM »
For cold hardy ive seen some claim the aravaipa can handle 10 degrees but i have doubts, i suspect a large tree though can survive high teens if tree is decent in size, there are some very large duke trees in oroville ca,  the trees are likey over 70 years old, trunks are likey over 3 feet thick, im sure temps in that area has got below 17 degrees over the last 70 years. Im including picture of new aravaipa grafts that took i also have duke in my cold hardy group along with boony doon.

Anyone have Nishikawa scions to sale me? How cold hardy are they ?

I talked to 1 well pump company he thought going with 2 horsepower 4" pump and pump rated at 23 gallons a minute would be good for me he quated me a price of 1900 dollars , what you said makes sence if well itself only rated at 50 gallans a minute then i shouldnt be shoping for a pump that can do 80 gallons a minute.i plan to pump water into a very large storage tank or 2 of them then presureize water to orchard from there.

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