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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Heard of the raw egg rooting method?
« on: March 24, 2017, 01:36:15 AM »
I was looking up ways to root plumeria cuttings, when I found a strange method. Basically, you bury a raw egg in a pot and then a cutting on top of it.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Tree Spacing?
« on: October 17, 2016, 01:07:45 PM »
I have a 20' x 25' area and I'm using MS Excel to map it out the spacing between trees. I'm having difficulty deciding between a 8' and 16' spacing map. Each square represents a square foot in real life. I'll growing my trees at my backyard for about 5 years, after which I will pack up my trees and moving away, which makes the 8' spacing possible. Here are 3 possible maps (click on them for a bigger image):

8' spacing - Will the trees out grow this quickly?

Sort of a middle ground - The shading issue isn't a problem in sunny AZ.

Conservative map - 16'

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Mangos from Walmart
« on: July 18, 2016, 08:20:17 PM »
I got these for 0.25 each and they aren't half bad, considering I mostly bought them for their seeds. They are Kents so they don't have the amount of fiber that Tommy Atkins has and although they aren't fiberless it's not enough to affect my eating experience.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Kryptonite Mango
« on: April 21, 2016, 01:04:38 AM »
Does anyone have any information on this?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Is Valcarrie just as bushy as Carrie?
« on: April 12, 2016, 02:01:32 AM »
I'm planning to grow one of the two and I'm leaning towards Valcarrie. It doesn't change my decision, but it would be nice to note.

I have a carob tree that grows female flowers but never sets because of poor pollination. Provided that I keep the female branches in check, will a male branch and female branch flower at the same time on the same tree?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Cherimoya or White Sapote?
« on: April 07, 2016, 01:18:31 AM »
I've only got a few planting spaces left in the plan for my backyard (with mango and lychee taking up the majority), and I've come down to this final decision. It's come down to this since they are both custard-y fruits. White sapote does better in my climate, but flavor reigns supreme. For all those SoCal fruit growers if you have to choose, is a El Bumpo cherimoya better than an improved white sapote variety, like Rainbow?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Excessive Humidity?
« on: November 02, 2015, 11:08:22 PM »
Believe it or not, our late summers are quite humid, which causes some types of palms to get infected with crown rot. I will cover it to prevent rain from reaching it and spray fungicide, but are there methods of reducing humidity for a microclimate?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Is this Lemon Zest?
« on: June 30, 2015, 04:03:32 PM »
I bought a 'Lemon Zest' mango from a local nursery and I was wondering if it was the real deal.

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Persimmon thread
« on: February 20, 2015, 12:49:37 AM »
Sorry guys, had to start it!  :P

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