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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocados in containers?
« on: August 24, 2019, 03:47:25 PM »
My trees are ready to get in ground in cal, idaho too much work for me dealing with cold, Bill make sure you wave to me in nev you moving to idaho and i moving back to cal. True cal politics is down the tubes , i will just have to grin and bear it.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Maluma : New avocado variety
« on: August 24, 2019, 03:27:19 PM »
I skimmed over the link it talked about taking heat well but if cant handle cold in northern cal its a non starter

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: GEM Avocado
« on: August 24, 2019, 03:17:21 PM »
Gary might still have some in bay area i think 85 or so for small

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I do offer pumice to sell to local buyers saves alot on shipping but i do ship alot of pumice all over the lower 48 states since many nurserys either dont sell it or they carry wrong size.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocados in containers?
« on: August 12, 2019, 04:13:10 PM »
Bill are you planting avo in pots for resale if your in visalia why do you not plant in ground ,a Nabal would prob die outside if no frost protection ..
...my sister mainly has hers in pots because she plans to move down the road, shes getting a pretty good rare avo collection in case your looking for any rare types

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The first tool that started the post is only approx 30 dollars

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Avocado seed long term storage/ viabilty?
« on: August 10, 2019, 07:28:22 PM »
I normally use my avocado seeds in less than a month has anyone had good success with avocado seeds stored then used after 5 to 8 months for good sprouting rates, i was told to store at 42 degrees in dry peat moss is there a better method to store than this ?

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This tool sounds great to me i plan on getting one if someone is doing many cuts a day, cutting manual is not the way to go unless your really fast and really skilled, i think its better than the other graft tool commonly seen mainly because it cuts longer than 1/4 of an inch it would be nice to see it perform on harder branches to see if it crushs them instead of cutting them.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocados in containers?
« on: August 10, 2019, 06:45:06 PM »
Bill if you want to mix your own top pot mix its not hard to do and if you ever get up to fresno much my sister will likely sell her extra PUMICE , i delivered her alot just in may im sure she will sell it lower than nurserys sell it for.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Bonny Doon Avocado
« on: August 10, 2019, 03:37:11 PM »
The mother tree not hughe im guessing 20 by 20 feet at the most it has 3 trunks i have no clue how old it is i consider it protected mainly from being close to the ocean, it might get protection from building also as its probably within 20 feet away.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Bonny Doon Avocado
« on: August 10, 2019, 03:28:37 PM »
Too bad BD fruit is small thats the thing i dont like so much but the taste reported by others as excellent ive never tryed a BD fruit yet. I look forward to the day in a few years from now.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Bonny Doon Avocado
« on: August 10, 2019, 03:21:36 PM »
My boony doon graft small in pot will get in ground in a year... the black johnson should be fairly cold hardy since the fruit looks like a hughe mexicola but ya might be good to try to cross it with a boony doon since epiceter claims the boony doon can handle cold temps. Or cross with a duke many say they can also handle low temps well.

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Propane can be costly but super easy and fast to set up ....... Ive had  some ask me ideal formula or percent of pumice to use that i sell and i would never use less than 25 percent pumice in a large potted plant long term, but not over 50 percent pumice, my pumice performs better than a screened pumice (uniform sized) mine is mixed with the very small pumice  but both are good......
 peat, perlite and sometimes sand is also used in diff formulations if mulch used at all i would only put very top never mixed down low in pot

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocados in containers?
« on: August 04, 2019, 07:15:57 PM »
Size matters and what are your goals just a few fruit to play with or as many fruit as you can get? If you have the space 25 to 50 gallon and use lots of pumice in mix for long term root health

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Laguna hills potting mix
« on: August 03, 2019, 10:12:03 AM »
Gary is a master with formula the key to this is the Pumice i sell high quality pumice 29 dollars per 25 pounds that includes shipping anywere in usa, pumice can be used 25 to 50 percent of mix but never below 25 percent in a pot, if  mulch products used ONLY on very top layer, sand will make pots heavy and for some i wonder if a higher percent of perlite would be better,the pumice i sell has some sand size pumice mixed in i think this performs better than the screened pumice but both types are excellent, dont forget peat also can break down and degrade over time so i wonder if repotting or getting trees in ground is idea for long term, never use processed forest products down low in pot once again if used at all only on very top surface.Garys trees look far better than most nurserys but then many are still potting in a mix that will rot the roots.Avocado roots love to be able to drain and breath.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado suggestions Treasure Coast
« on: August 03, 2019, 09:25:40 AM »
is the wilt disease in your area yet i hear its really bad in parts of florida ? Do you know anyone with a large producing Lula tree that wants to sell the lula seeds ? Im looking for some.

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I thought i saw a big cold snap in texas last year, do you add heat to your greenhouse ? I wonder how well wood boilers work to heat green houses piped in by hot water tubing, got to be much cheaper to heat that way than propane or electric.

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I need the avocado scions listed if anyone has some starting late august 2019 to march 2020,i also need Lunchbox avocado scions if anyone can get any, i prefer to trade rare ones for rare ones but also willing to buy outright.

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Yes pumice not cheap to ship but will outperform vermiculite  by far and perlite performs better than vermiculite but its stll not anywere near the performance qualitys of pumice, the pots will for sure be heavyer but for more heatlhy  roots pumice is unmatched and its still lighter than sand and/or gravel much less dence.

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Im out of scions at this time hopefully have more to sell by winter if not sooner i have Pumice approx 25 pounds for 29 dollars that includes all shipping cost to lower 48 states

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The slim sounds like a good seed, just too costly for me to get shipped out of texas, and true about hass i would not use them even though i have a few myself, i would also never use a mexicola again i found it very weak, small and extremely slow growth, my sister likes bacon, i like zutano but have more to try for rootstock.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / wanted 500 Zutano Avocado Seeds
« on: July 07, 2019, 05:46:32 PM »
Im looking for a very cheap sorce for Zutano Avocado seeds if cheap enough i can use 500 or more, prefer large as i can get, and not needing anytime soon winter 2019 to 2021 is soon enough, other wanted seeds in much smaller numbers are Duke,Aravaipa,Lula,Walden, Reed seeds and will pay more for them.

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Let me know how your slimcado seeds perform ive tryed several types some are not good wether slow growth, root rot,cant handle any salt etc.im not too concerned about salt for my planned area but im really after a fast grower and root rot resist is added bonus, cold hardy i dont know since trees will be protected reguardless during any cold snap at least for young trees. There must not be many florida growers that use this site or think shipping seeds a waste of time.

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Hi king, you and me both are after seeds, i know nothing about the slimcado is it kind of like a Russel with a super long skinny neck ? Im after 500 zutano seeds if i can find a super cheap source , im also wanting Lula and or Walden seeds out of florida but very hard, bein looking for someone to sell some to me for the last 6 months. My sister found some Reed seeds for me in fresno that she will ship to me thoses i mainly want to try for fast growth, my black johnsons are very small im unlikely to sell any for at least 6 more months sorry to say.

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Im not an expert on Delray but they grow well in selma ca which rarely see temps under 28 to 30 degrees during the winter  if that helps, i do not have a fruiting size tree, so i never tasted fruit yet, selma also gets over 100 degree summers so it can handle high temps as well, i dont think its as cold hardy as duke or arizona avocado tree, prob like a zutano could handle, size of fruit smaller than the new black johnson varity which also does well in central valley ca. climate. I still have Pumice to sell 29 dollars for 25 pounds that includes shipping cost anywhere in lower 48 states. Im finding my kiwis also like a high percent of pumice in potted plants.

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