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Tropical Fruit Discussion / air layering with a cup of water
« on: October 12, 2020, 11:03:18 AM »
year old, but just showed up in my youtube feed. i like the being able to see the roots grow part.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Visit to Mark in Texas
« on: October 01, 2020, 02:46:19 PM »
Thanks Mark! Enjoyed seeing and chatting about your mangos, avocados and pecans. Having a hard time finding that Nocona pecan here.

Youíll have to remind me what avo this was we stood in front of.

Iím growing a hedge from 4 year old seedlings. Theyíre not much more than a foot tall. Some a fruiting heavily others lightly and some not at all. Iím guessing itís random or environmental and not genetic.

Picked this big boy just now. Twice the size of most I get. From a bush with not much fruit. Thinned effect I guess.

Red on left standard green on right. Slightly more complex flavor in the red. Smaller fruit.

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Crfg pawpaw presentation
« on: September 12, 2020, 12:08:07 PM »
Apologies if this has already been posted. I just got around to watching. Excellent video.

plus a tour of my yard :)

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Mulberry experiment in San Diego
« on: August 11, 2020, 04:49:13 PM »
I have ~20 mulberry seedlings from my Pakistan. Iím 95% sure they arenít from pollenization. Closest male is 2 miles away and every fruit had seeds in the top quarter of the fruit. Iím going to grow some up and see if they are clonal. Anyone want some seedlings to join in the experiment? No shipping please.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Trees that come back
« on: August 11, 2020, 04:43:31 PM »
I dug these up a couple months ago as deep as a spade would go, so about a foot deep. Neither was bigger than half an inch diameter though the roots were twice that. Both have returned quite vigorously.

Curry leaf dug up and replaced with longan. Has reappeared in four shoots.

This was a triple planted Marula  where I dug up two after approach grafting to the most vigorous. One coming back and now as tall as what I removed just a few months ago.

Do a lot of trees do this?

Citrus General Discussion / orange dog/swallowtail
« on: July 06, 2020, 03:16:24 PM »
this is more of a butterfly question than fruit, but what varieties of citrus are the most attractive to giant swallowtails? or in fruit terms which citrus are most prone to caterpiller damage?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Gone
« on: June 28, 2020, 04:25:55 PM »
I just dug this up. I donít like the fruit. Espalier and 2Ē thick. PM me.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Shade tolerant mango?
« on: June 11, 2020, 08:04:57 PM »
I have a seedling Iíd like to top work and it doesnít get full sun until around 2pm. Neighbors trees... Are there mango varieties that work better than others in partial shade?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Wanted: Thompson/mango prof tree
« on: April 25, 2020, 12:39:13 PM »
Looking for Tim Thompson tree. The new varieties. In SoCal.

Temperate Fruit Buy, Sell, & Trade / WTB pluot scions
« on: April 05, 2020, 12:47:38 PM »
I know itís late but willing to gamble

Tropical Fruit Discussion / The colors of Surinam cherry
« on: April 01, 2020, 02:11:22 PM »

My Surinams are super happy right now. Check out the different colors. Top right is a feathery yellow Regina seedling, top left is a reddish vermilion seedling. Bottom middle is marklee driveway in green with red new growth.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / New fruits
« on: December 15, 2019, 02:24:03 PM »
Kei apple from bark inversion

And possible first peanut butter after 3 years of continual flowering

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Arborists in San Diego that know fruit trees?
« on: November 06, 2019, 02:59:10 PM »
Especially Cherimoya. Friends tree just dropped a huge branch and she wants professional help.

Had it a few days ago. Nice mango. Strong Coconut flavor (but i've read in another thread Pickering loses its pineapple if left on the tree). Some fiber around the seed. Originally had about 20 fruits in this first crop, but none of the rest grew larger than a golf ball. This one was tucked away under the leaves and reached an almost normal size.

Also, the tree is now flushing like crazy. Only really healthy mango tree i have out of half a dozen florida trees and dozens of seedlings i've planted.

I have a friend whoís brother went nuts in her yard starting 7yrs ago. Sheís cleaning up and getting rid of dozens of trees. Most mature. Plum and loquats would make great rootstocks. Fig and bananas are good but she doesnít know variety.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Want Namwah banana plants in San diego
« on: September 08, 2019, 05:12:08 PM »
Anyone have some pups? Happy to pay

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Sweet Acorns (Chene a gland doux)
« on: July 23, 2019, 04:34:24 PM »
This is more of a curiousity, but i've been looking for the sweetest oak acorns for a while. Something edible out of hand. I now have Q. macrocarpa, gambelli, suber, lobata, emoryi, garryana. I also have probable ballota, but i'd like to get some confirmed acorns of that one.

Searching french language sites (w/ terms like "chene gland doux" or "chene gland comestible") I've read that in Algeria, Tunisia and Turkey the acorns are sold fresh or roasted. Can anyone confirm this and comment on taste?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Pakistan Mulberry producing seeds?
« on: May 29, 2019, 03:07:46 PM »
We found a couple hundred seeds while making jam. There are no male mulberry trees in the neighborhood that I know of. Is this common? Are they viable? Parthenocarpic? We've only had big crops for two years. And I didn't pay attention last year when we made jam.

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Trees for Horses/Livestock
« on: January 29, 2019, 06:12:55 PM »
I'm planting some trees next to neighbors with horses and cows. Eventually the fruits and leaves will reach their yards. As far as temperate and subtropical fruits/nuts, what's safe and what's beneficial? I've done a bit of searching and it seems that horses will like Carob and the leaves of Mulberry. Walnuts are a no-no. So is Bay Laurel. Most fruits not recommended? It looks like syzygium is ok, maybe even beneficial. Cloves are part of a herbal deworming product.

Other ideas?

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Toona sinensis
« on: June 19, 2018, 11:30:50 AM »
Came across this by accident cruising Craigslist farm and garden. Sounds like a great green. I see a couple posts here that mention it in passing. Would love to hear more about it. How does it taste? Can it survive in southern California? Is it invasive?

Beautiful tree.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Grafting feijoa
« on: May 27, 2018, 02:39:40 PM »
Fang surprised me with some feijoa scions a couple months ago, so I had to run over to HD and get some rootstock. About half took and I think I got at least one of each variety. Apollo, Glen's triumph, white goose, Marianne.

Thanks fang!

PS the yangmei definitely didn't take.

Citrus General Discussion / Successful multigraft
« on: May 08, 2018, 08:27:09 PM »
Top worked an unknown dwarf lemon we weren't eating. 28 grafts of 15 varieties and 21 takes so far. Only 3 are obvious failures.

Valentine Pomelo
Cara Cara Orange
Lane Late Navel
Fukumoto Navel
Tarocco #7 Blood Orange   
Oroblanco Grapefruit
Rio Red Grapefruit
Gold Nugget Mandarin
Yosemite Gold Mandarin
Xie Shan Satsuma
Shiranui Mandarin
Buddha Hand Citron   
Australian Red Pulp Finger Lime
Pineapple Sweet Orange
Improved Meyer Lemon

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