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Temperate Fruit Discussion / From Germany, what are these fruits?
« on: July 14, 2019, 06:31:45 PM »
And are they edible?
I didn't dare try, Lol.

Looks very, very much like cherries.
Maybe they're too sour?




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Tropical Fruit Discussion / How to fatten up dragon fruit branches?
« on: June 13, 2019, 12:55:21 PM »
Are flat and/or skinny branches indicative of a lack of water? or something else?
Thanks,


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / What's this scaly thing?
« on: June 11, 2019, 01:21:22 PM »
I've seen some on the branches of trees, this specific one is on my ladder. Very hard to the touch, hard to scrape off, like it's glued on with Gorilla Glue, Lol.
Thanks,


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Avocado flowering too much in a pot.
« on: March 31, 2019, 07:44:45 PM »
Should I remove most, or all, of them? I'm kinda tempted to get a couple fruits from the tree this year.
Thanks,


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Pouteria spp. Which is which?
« on: March 07, 2019, 09:06:04 PM »
I have 2 Pouterias here.
1 is P. viridis (Green Sapote), and the other is P. campechiana (Canistel).
Can someone help identify which is which?
Plant B has leaves that are soft to the touch, almost "velvety".
Plant A is just smooth, shiny, and "harder" to the touch.

Thanks,




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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Dragon fruit training question.
« on: December 28, 2018, 12:21:41 PM »
I put a cutting of Physical Graffiti  in a nursery pot a couple months ago, it now has 2 lateral branches, so it looks like a "T", the vertical part is only about 10" tall.
I notice that the laterals are getting longer, but the vertical is not getting that much taller. I'd like to get vertical growth so I can tie it to the support trellis. I guess I can bend the laterals upward, gradually, so they don't break off. Any suggestions?
Thanks,

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / "Spencer" avocados.
« on: December 04, 2018, 03:54:09 PM »
Just tried them for the first time over the weekend. Taste is buttery, somewhat fragrant, extremely thin black skin, size on the small side. Anybody growing them?
Thanks,

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Soft cherimoya seeds.
« on: November 29, 2018, 11:22:39 PM »
I bought several cherimoyas recently, and noticed that some of them have seeds that are very soft. The fruits with hard seeds invariably taste much better than those with soft seeds. Is there a correlation between soft seeds & poor quality, hard seeds & much better taste?
Thanks,

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Couple questions about black sapote.
« on: October 11, 2018, 09:10:47 PM »
Does it need cold protection? Overnight winter lows in my area can reach 30s briefly, usually in the 40s.
Also, some leaves' underside are black, the other side (that faces the sun) is green. What caused it to turn black?
Thanks!




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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Does this Anonna seedling need pruning?
« on: October 11, 2018, 08:54:26 PM »
It's a little over 2' tall.
Thanks!
Trung


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Hi,

Over the past 8 years, I've killed 5 persimmon trees. Bought from either Home Depot or Lowe's, both Fuyu and Hasya cultivars. I've tried planting them in different locations in the yard. Slight afternoon shade, full sun, elevated in a mound, at normal depth,..... They all withered at died after several months of nice growth, leafing out,... I suspect overwatering, but not entirely sure. I have one right now that was showing growth through spring and early summer, and the last 2 weeks the leaves wilted, yellowed, and fell. It's next to a jaboticaba that gets regular watering, so maybe too much water flows to the persimmon? I'd appreciate any advice about growing this thing, I'm gonna try again until I succeed.
Thanks,
Trung

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Plant ID help needed.
« on: August 27, 2018, 01:06:38 PM »
I have 4 plants that I need help with, 2 I have tentatively identified. Please let me know what you think. Thanks!

Plant 1: Is this Green Sapote?





Plant 2: Is this Achachairu?





Plant 3: Unknown, what is it?





Plant 4: Unknown, what is it?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Anybody growing jackfruit in container?
« on: August 10, 2018, 06:29:52 PM »
Hi,

I know jackfruit grow easily in south FL, but here in central CA it's not. I've seen fruiting jacks in southern CA, but I'm not expecting that. I like the tree shape and foliage and will move it indoor in the winter and hopefully keep it happy that way. Then I ran across this website that implies fruiting is possible in a container. Is it? Has anyone seen a fruiting jack in a pot? Below is a photo of mine.
Thanks,


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Tree is about 6' tall, has been in container its whole life, currently in a 35 gallon pot. I just noticed that it had a couple flowers, no idea how long those had been present, smell great though, that's what caught my attention. Thanks!


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Temperate Fruit Discussion / What's infecting my apple tree?
« on: July 04, 2018, 07:50:12 PM »
Went out yesterday, and saw these nasty things on the leaves.  >:(
Thanks,


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / When is miracle fruit ready?
« on: June 19, 2018, 12:39:53 AM »
Hi,

Super excited to finally see the results of my labor, after who knows how many years. They're still hard, how do I tell when they're ready?
Thanks,



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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Paw Paw questions.
« on: June 18, 2018, 04:31:38 PM »
I'm very excited to try my hands at this, got a few questions:

[1] Is container planting even a feasible option?
[2] I've read that for some fruit trees, planting 2 or 3 in the same large hole is OK. How about for paw paw?
[3] My soil is clay, should I make a mound/raised bed?

Thanks!

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Anybody growing "Armenian" plum?
« on: June 11, 2018, 06:00:39 PM »
I bought some over the weekend. They're very sweet and juicy. The color is all green, no hint of yellow or purple. From the looks, I thought they were not quite ripe, because I've never had any sweet, green plums. This one got me hooked.
Thanks,

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Seems like overnight, or maybe a couple days at most, things went from healthy looking to dead. The tree has been in the ground for about 10 years, annual pruning to keep the size in check. As can be seen in the photos, there are 3 main trunks coming up from the ground. The dead/dying one is the rightmost, it's also the largest. There's some brown coloration at the bottom of the trunk, not sure if it's indicative of anything. Since I took the photos a few days ago, I've cut down that trunk to about a foot above the ground. The other 2 trunks seem to be healthy. Thanks for your opinions!






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Tropical Fruit Discussion / An unplanned visit to Mimosa Anaheim.
« on: April 23, 2018, 02:05:40 AM »
I was in the area for other reason, had some time to kill during the day, decided to drop by Mimosa for the first time. Pretty cool to see fruiting black sapote and sapodilla in containers, give me hope.  :D  On the other hand, I can't believe some of the asking prices :o I heard Champa Nursery in El Monte has healthier plants and better prices.
























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Tropical Fruit Discussion / There's always a first time.
« on: April 03, 2018, 10:52:34 AM »
My patience finally rewarded!😁 After at least 3 years of waiting and wondering if my jabo and miracle fruit trees would ever give me anything for all the tlc I gave them.










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It's a Bombay mango. Height is about 6.5 feet from the ground. If pugging is recommended, about what height?
Thanks!


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Looking to buy a couple, 1 for me, 1 as a gift for family member. There's a place online that will ship (not bare root) a 3-gallon for about $80, with free shipping. Is that a decent price?
Thanks,

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Hi,

This Honeyheart has only given me about 5 fruits per season. The tree is about 5' tall, maybe 4 years old. I haven't really done much to it, basically just let it grow on its own. So now I've decided to prune it properly. First step was to strip off all the leaves. I have no idea which branches to remove. Please look at the photos.

"A" has some of the larger branches numbered for easier reference.
"B" shows some drastic pruning. Is that too much? Should I aim for something in between "A" and "B"? Which of the numbered branches should be removed?

What is your recommendation?

Thanks for your advice,





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