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Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Other seeds
« on: November 15, 2018, 12:24:54 AM »
Some other seeds I would like to purchase since I cannot import into AZ would be New Zealand lemonade tree, lemandarin and/or red clementine. 

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Seeds wanted to purchase
« on: November 11, 2018, 10:34:03 PM »
I asked before and just checking again.  Anyone have keraji and bloomsweet fruit ripening?  Will pay for their seeds or fruit to be sent.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Can I grow Navaho blackberries in zone 10b?
« on: November 03, 2018, 01:21:53 AM »
I would suggest older varieties Brazos and roxborough.  They grow and fruit well in 10a phoenix.

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Aust. Bloodlime seedlings.
« on: September 26, 2018, 11:16:10 PM »
I wish I could!!!! :'(

Roof rats love key limes.   My mother had to cut her tree down. We were absolutely inundated with roof rats in my townhouse community in Scottsdale. I even saw them crossing on top of the red lights to go from community to community.  One winter, I killed over 100 with rat traps and peanut butter.
Finally, this year it is under control.  The remedy?  Feral cats moved in, ate them all and left.  From my experience, if you have roof rats, that is the only way to get rid of them!!

I gave gotten these in the past.  A couple times I rotted the seeds, last time I got the seedlings to grow for 6 months, then, one unusually hot day in November fried them.  Since I live in AZ, this is the only way I can get these varieties in.
Looking for keraji mandarin, bloomsweet(citrus kinoji), and if anyone has a lemon×mandarin cross.
I know I could grow something more exotic in AZ, but these were my favorite varieties to grow when I lived in Hampton,  VA.
I am letting everyone know early so I can investigate any leads.  I appreciate any help and more than willing to pay for seeds, fruit or to try to trade.

I had a black sapote and put it in too big of a pot.  It died of root rot.  Since I am going to replace it, is there such a thing as improved variety and anyone know to purchase it?  I have never seen it listed.  Also, is there a better variety of bc Barbados cherry than FL sweet?  That is what I have and it is a less than pleasing variety in my opinion.  But, overall I like the shrub and would just like better and more fruit production.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: seeds available
« on: August 29, 2018, 11:55:16 PM »
Do you know how many chill hours the pistachio need to set fruit?  Where I live, a typical winter would be somewhere around 100-300 chill hours.  I was told that isn't enough for pitachio's.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Ice Cream Bean Trees
« on: August 29, 2018, 11:52:30 PM »
I am in AZ, but, I was wondering how long it takes them to produce their pods?  Mine  has to be at least 5 years old, gas grown like crazy, but never flowered.

Citrus General Discussion / Help me fix my mandarin
« on: August 16, 2018, 10:21:03 PM »
This branch is what my tree looks like all over.  Curling leaves, light green leaves and some yellowing.  It looked great in spring, but, it had also just been planted.  I have given it AZ best citrus fertilizer and Epsom salts and they marginally improved the appearance.  It is well watered.  Appreciate any and all help!!!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / My loquat
« on: August 16, 2018, 10:17:06 PM »
This is my loquat.  Variety juicy Jim.  2nd year in ground.  I have heard people say that you cannot plant loquat trees in full sun.  That isn't true.  This tree has taken the AZ 113 degree sun without as much as a leaf tip burn.
I got really good advice on Loquat trees.  Plant them in early fallow roots to develop.  First summer it may struggle.  2 and summer it will be perfect.  So far this summer it has been perfect.  For the fragrance alone, I hope it blooms this summer!!!
Considering planting a second tree for better fruit production.   Any recommendations on another good variety?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / My Mangoes growing in the AZ desert
« on: August 16, 2018, 10:09:22 PM »
These are my 3 mango trees growing in my backyard.  I am pretty proud of how they look without me exactly knowing what I am doing.  The first variety is Israeli Red ( I have no information on this variety.  I purchased it as a seedling from a local nursery.  If I had already joined the group, I don't think I would have bought a no name variety.  But, now I don't have the heart to take it out because it has been such a strong, carefree grower.)  The second one is madame Francis, I
 Recently cut it and you can see the branches coming out, and the final one is cotton candy.  All 3 have at least been through one winter and the cotton candy had bloomed in the spring.  Hopefully I will be getting fruit in the next couple of years!!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Kei apple....worth growing?
« on: August 14, 2018, 11:39:51 PM »
In a not so great part of my yard, I had a male and female Kei apple growing.  Well, no rain in July and 113 degree temps killed the female , but, I still have the male.  Question, is it worth reinvesting in the female? Is the fruit even something I would want eat?  I don't have a lot of property. Would be easier to plant something there more AZ desert native, but, if I hear good things, I will do the extra work.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Grow Japanese Cherry Tree in Florida?
« on: August 10, 2018, 12:06:38 AM »
Not sure about that, but, you could plant a mexican redbud and get that explosion of pink flowers.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Bonetes (Jacaratia Mexicana)
« on: August 05, 2018, 10:01:08 PM »
Looks delicious!

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / WTB: grumichama
« on: August 04, 2018, 01:49:15 AM »
I bought a grumichama last summer and planted this early spring.  The one I have isn't doing very well and probably won't make fall.  They are easy to find, but, before I just buy one off of EBay, I thought I would check here first.  Anyone have some better quality shrubs? Maybe with a more cherry like flavor?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Barbados Cherry
« on: July 29, 2018, 01:21:37 AM »
I have had same issues.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Wtb: clianthus
« on: July 20, 2018, 02:01:14 AM »
I had purchased this New Zealand from Annie's perennials last fall and it did great.  However, roof rats over the winter killed it.  After a visit from a bobcat and 2 feral cats, I have not seen a rat in months.  So, I would like to try again, but, Annie's does not sell it anymore.  Anyone here sell this shrub?? Also known as parrot's beak and lobster claw.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Citrus in bloom
« on: July 14, 2018, 01:18:04 AM »
Super great guy.  I used to love visiting his place to buy stuff.  He had a perfect microclimate of a pond, close to the ocean.  Unfortunately,  after I left VA in 2012, i know they had some really bad cold snaps and he lost a lot of trees.  Would love to know what he still has growing.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Citrus in bloom
« on: July 13, 2018, 01:24:39 AM »
Yes, I have heard of it. I had a changsha in VA that q
Had better flavor than most from Gaylord in VA beach.  The flavor was outstanding but seedy.  I am hoping mine might be similar.  I have also heard that our high temps in Scottsdale help to sweeten citrus.  So I hope so.  Especially since I cannot import anything out here.
Lucky for me m, seeds do not horribly bother me.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / wtb: randia formosa
« on: July 06, 2018, 12:09:15 AM »
Anybody have some BlackBerry jelly fruit seedlings for sale.

Got mine in mail.  Already planted.  They arrived in great shape.  Thanks!!!

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Paw Paw questions.
« on: June 24, 2018, 01:35:27 AM »
Tried growing them in a container in AZ.  I highly recommend planting them in the ground

Looking for nurseries with interesting fruit trees.  Stuff I cannot buy in AZ.  Also, looking for a nursery in the area that has dwarf citrus variety trees.  I have a cousin that lives in an apartment in LA and I would like to buy him a patio citrus.  He is an artist, so, unusual varieties would be a plus!

Also, any members in the area have something for sale, would live to know about it!  Rather buy from source than have it shipped. Ru

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