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Tropical Fruit Discussion / is this frost damage?
« on: February 23, 2021, 08:01:46 AM »
My Mcdill white sapote has some bark splitting on the tip of the branches. I was wondering if this could be a result of cold temps or something else. The tree has not even droped a leaf due to cold weather. Min temps were around 24F

Tropical Fruit Discussion / 2020/2021 update
« on: January 20, 2021, 02:07:50 PM »
This is my first winter growing "subtropical" fruit trees and plants thanks to all the advice from the forum here. All plants were planted last spring/summer.
This winter was really unsual. Temps were higher than usual and many plants were pushing new growth and then we had 3 days with temps from 24F to 35F max with clear sky during the night
So here are the results:
Day 5 after the first frost

Dwarf orinoco


Dwarf brazilian


I am interested in aquiring some Jelly palms and i would like to know if they are resistant to the red palm weevil. Also what other edible palms have some resistance to this insect?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / white sapote bark split in half
« on: September 26, 2020, 09:04:07 AM »
Does anyone have any idea what deficiency is this? Fe, Mg ? what causes this leaf issue? And should i do something or its normal when small plants push too much growth?

Temperate Fruit Discussion / grafting che on mulberry
« on: August 26, 2020, 11:49:49 AM »
Has anyone grafted successfully che on mulberry?
is it possible?

Citrus General Discussion / whats wrong with my tangelo?
« on: August 19, 2020, 01:51:21 AM »
Hello, i planted this tangelo in a sunny location and after some months it looks like this

Appart from leaf miner, is it intence sun and heat that causes the leaves to turn yellow or something else?
I have it on the same watering program with my white sapotes and avocadoes that are doing really well.
Should i do something or will it get better with time?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / wanted white sapote seeds
« on: June 24, 2020, 08:53:59 AM »
I want 20 white sapote seeds (if they are from good varieties even better)

Tropical Fruit Discussion / pollination with soap bubbles
« on: June 17, 2020, 01:41:39 PM »
What is your opinion on pollinating trees this way?

Temperate Fruit Discussion / how to deal with Armillaria Root Rot
« on: June 12, 2020, 02:26:24 AM »
I discovered Armillaria Root Rot in one region of my farm, it killed one oak tree, one mulberry seedling and a blackberry growing nearby. The oak tree showed symptoms foof stress the last two years. The roots were white. any advice on how to proceed?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / "selck" White Sapote
« on: June 04, 2020, 03:57:04 AM »
I have a small selck white sapote. The only info i have found is that it is one of the best tasting ones and genetically it is close to vernon and it should be self pollinating.  Does anyone have any more info, more specifically regarding the taste, fruit size and color?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / wanted loquat scion (EU)
« on: June 01, 2020, 01:12:14 PM »
I would like to have scions of the following loquat varieties

Gold Nugget
and any other good variety

I just found out that my "blue java" was not the real thing. Can anyone sell me one? or do you know any source that you are sure has the real thing?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / is this blue java?
« on: May 29, 2020, 04:44:06 AM »
Does real musa blue java develop red spots in its new leaves? It is the first leaf to develop these spots

Tropical Fruit Discussion / what on earth could have done that!?
« on: May 29, 2020, 04:16:34 AM »
Yesterday this dwarf orinoco was 100% fine growing fast and today i saw this....

Something unraveled it and just broke it in half!!!. It is the second banana plant that received this treatment... The first was only 1ft tall and i placed chicken wire around it (it recovered fine). But this one was quite big...

Does anyone know what kind of animal would do this?!
The ground around it was fine (untouched)

I was sent some small banana plants that began their journey May 4th and after contacting the post office they told me it wont arrive for at least 15 more days from today. Is there any chance they will be still alive? Has anyone of you had his shippment survive more than one month?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / id + advice
« on: May 22, 2020, 03:38:54 PM »
Is this monstera deliciosa? and if yes will it survive if i plant in the ground? semi shade or full sun. I found 4 plants in the garbage bin and i didnt have one so i thought why not  ;D

Tropical Fruit Discussion / scattering cherimoya seeds
« on: May 22, 2020, 06:28:49 AM »
in January i bought some cherimoya fruits from the store and i have 50 seeds that i want to plant them. Could i have good results by just scattering the seeds in my farm (locations that are watered regularly) and expect good results or should i grow them in pots in the beginning?
Same question with passiflora ligularis and yellow passionfruit

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Advice needed for white sapote
« on: May 09, 2020, 08:38:04 AM »
This is probably the ugliest white sapote you have ever seen. But its alive and well. The problem is that is seems to try to avoid growing above the graft. It tries to grow below the graft but i am cutting any new buds in order to make it grow above. The variety is selck and it is quite hard to find another one.
What should i do?
let it grow bellow? or keep doing what i am doing hoping for the best?
here are some photos

Tropical Fruit Discussion / yellow leaves on banana plant
« on: May 03, 2020, 11:07:42 AM »
Hello my blue java banana planted one month ago has opened its second leaf since beeing planted and its quite yellow (not burned, not damaged) and the plant still grows well. Should i be worried? the night temps when the leaf started to emerge were around 50 F
Here are some photos

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Help needed!
« on: April 18, 2020, 05:34:40 AM »
I just found this week this in one of my plums. Last week it was fine and now two of the branches have that..

Something similar had happend to some of my Almonds two years ago and i lost 2 trees

hello! i am looking for any black pitangas, i already have red ones and i am looking for small plants but even seeds would be great!

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