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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Passion fruit id
« on: September 02, 2020, 06:21:46 AM »
What species is this pf ?? Tanks for any recomendations !

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Dragon fruit id
« on: September 02, 2020, 05:38:12 AM »
 Can anyone identify those two ....

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Policarbonate greenhouse recomendations
« on: August 28, 2020, 01:27:30 AM »
Hello , finally I have some more $$$ and will be baying a greenhouse . I only have space for a smaller one like 4 on 3m , and 3m high. Now ,the decision on having one was way easier as we all know ,  compared to that which particular one  to buy 😅😅. There are different thicknesses of metal parts and policarbonate, most of the time the policarbonate sheets are with a thickness of 4 mm ,is that the best I can do ? .I am planning to make it heated in the future and in a perfect world would be happy to be able to grow my tropicals in there all year round. Should I search for a thicker polycarbonate ??
 Now I want  to make it as heat retentive as possible in the winter ,and was thinking if I dig a trench all around the perimeter of the greenhouse and use house isolating styrofoam sheets to manage to cut the coldness that passes thru the ground outside the greenhouse, into the ground inside ? Most of my plants will be potted ,I am not going to be planting them in the ground in the greenhouse,BUT am wondering if a can grow citrus ,feijoa, srawberry guava and such more cold hardy plants planted in the ground inside ?? There are so many variables ,my head will burst from so much posabilities 😅 . As for the heating in winter I am striving for the most cost effective way possible, but still dont want to find my plants frozen due to a burned out wood stove . Thanks for any recomendations and for any other tips for the mounting of the greenhouse, and any other tips are very welcomed. As for the temp I think in winter I dont need more then 15-20 c in the night for not so fragile tropicals ,and citrus I know will handle even subzero temps, correct  me if im wrong .
Thank u all once again ,and greetings from Bulgaria 😅🙋

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Papaya
« on: August 18, 2020, 12:50:11 AM »
Hello ,I posted those pics in another tread with a giestion about the sex of this plant, but wanted to make my own post . The replies I got,that i'm tankful for,  were that the flowers are male... is there no way they may be herm?? I saw in the web pics of papaya plants with cluster type flowering ,like mine and with fruit . Just wanted this to get to more people, so u can help me decide, to keep the plant or sell it . Thanks in advance ,so happy I can get answers on such important to me guestions, by first hand experience growers. !

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Canteloupe (Galia melon ) problems
« on: August 11, 2020, 12:51:20 AM »
My melon plants have deformed and stunted growth . The leaves also have some discoloration to them. Thanks for any tips !!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Passiflora edulis fruit deformation
« on: August 11, 2020, 12:42:06 AM »
My purple edulis is making some deformed fruit, with thicker rind then normal. Last year I had the same problem with this particular plant,the fruits ripened and had very little pulp inside, due to the thicker rind. Some deformation on the leaves is also happening .

Tropical Fruit Discussion / ID this tree
« on: August 07, 2020, 03:37:28 PM »
This tree was given to me as a lapsi fruit(choerospondias axillaris) fruit tree, does anyone recognize it as such, or is it closer to something else. The pics in the net had a few hits ,but most seem to be of plants which dont look like mine .

 Tanks in advance to anyone.!!🙌🙌

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Persimmon air layering ?
« on: July 22, 2020, 04:43:13 AM »
Hello, has anyone experimented with air layering persimmons ? I have two potted plants which I want to propagate. I have heard they are hard to air layer , so I am asking from u all to shine some light on this guestion . Many tanks in advance !  :)

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Have fun !!!
« on: July 19, 2020, 09:31:01 AM »
Look at my lychees ...u have never seen such healthy and happy trees .I have been getting lots of healthy new growth ,and the growth is phenomenal ,I am just very happy with them. I have been harvesting buckets of fruits every year and have been giving to neighbors and making jams and what not !!! I mean u can just tell from the pics that they really like my climate and care regimen , and I bet they feell just like they would in the tropics. Those are my healthiest plants !!!😅😅😅 ;D

Now on a more serious note, any general care tips that would make them little shits come to life ?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Cherimoya pruning
« on: July 19, 2020, 12:50:37 AM »
My cherimoyas have grown very big, and tought I like that, in the winter they are house plants and I am thinking I should prune them hard . They are seedlings ,so will hard pruning make them mature slower and delay fruiting. What should I do , tnx.  :)

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Persimmon identification
« on: July 19, 2020, 12:40:36 AM »
Hello , could someone make a general guess as to what varieties are those two persimmons? I know without fruit it is difficult , but I believe in u guys , that we can at least find out the type, astrinjent, asian etc...... 
This is the first tree

Second tree

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Passion fruit leaf deformation
« on: July 18, 2020, 04:12:31 AM »
Hello everyone ,two of my purple passion fruits have their new growth deformed. The plants are in full midday sun, and get watered regularly. The new leaves are growing deformed and the new growth is slow, judging  by the nature of passion fruit plants. Also the flower buds are dropping prematurely ,when very small.  Those are grafted onto pasiflora cerulea rootstock . 

I have another purple pf on own roots ,which doesnt have the leaf problem and is growing good ,but the flower buds are also falling very young and only a fraction of them get to bloom.  All of the plants are potted.
Tank u for any recomendations!!

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Fig mosaic virus
« on: July 06, 2020, 08:28:05 AM »
Hello ,is this fig mosaic virus ?? Any other couses for this ...malnourishment ,over or under watering , mites or something else ?? Tanks for any suggestions !!!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Cherimoya leaf problems
« on: July 06, 2020, 06:35:08 AM »
Hi all , my cherimoya's are growing well ....BUT , I have noticed recently some leaf drying and i'm wondering what might be the couse ? For now the problem is very minor ,thought I am hopeful someone can toss me the bone and recognize the problem, before it gets worse ....tnx in advance for any suggestions !!! 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Renovation on greenhouse
« on: July 03, 2020, 08:41:34 AM »
Hello people, I have a question regarding my greenhouse . Since we are hitting around 35 C/90 F and will have this temps all july and august ,I was thinking to remove the sheeting on my greenhouse. The bigger plants that are touching the nylon are starting to burn at those places since it gets so hot in the sun . Also I am thinking if I  remove it  that will provide the full spectre of sunlight since the nylon must be stopping some of the light. I will then place net against hail. The only draw back I see is that I will no longer be able to control the watering . Thanks to everyone who helps me with this tough decision  :D ::) 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Questions on surinam cherry
« on: June 26, 2020, 02:50:01 AM »
Hello ,what variety do u think is this surinam cherry . It has never fruited for me ,since its a new acquired plant. It is blooming now , but the flowers are falling one by one, the plant stays in my green house ,which is opened in the day and bees can polinate ,but they just dont visit . I tryed to hand polinate and the flowers are shedding polen, but after I did I did not see any of the pollen sticking to the stigma- is this a humidity problem or something else???  Also are surinams self fertyle, everywhere on the net they say they are , but shure doesnt act like it is .Many tanks to all for any info 

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Some temperate fruits
« on: June 25, 2020, 06:02:30 PM »
Hello to all ,I am new to the TFF and may I say what a friendly and responsive community I have found here  :) . I am making this tread to show my temperate fruit plants, and to post updates of the same . Hope u enjoy ....  ;D

Here are my gooseberryes 

Here is a pic with a coin for reference for the fruit size....they got pretty big this year with fert and lots of water .

Next are my red currants

American blueberries -planted this spring

Wild blueberries -also planted this spring ,they didnt took the transplanting very well , gues next year when they are more rooted should start to grow faster .

This is my peach tree, unknown variety/ seedling I took 6-7 years ago from a meadow near a road , fruits are medium size , very sweet and juicy .This year its just loaded with fruit, the branches are already starting to sag. My question here is should I thin the fruit set, I already tinned it in may and removed around 150 fruitlets ?????? Do u guys leave your peach trees to overproduce?

Apricot tree - planted last spring

Almond - planted last spring ,flowered but didnt set 

Apple trees

Paw paws - I have made them theese shade tents cuz I have read they dont like direkt sun when small....they are growing very slow ,is there any method to make them explode  :D I am wondering if the shade tents are in fact too shady for them ???  By the way the greener one receives more sun ,so I guess I should take some layers of the shade cloth off ?

Potted persimmons -2 varieties

Figs are next
Variety unknown - medium size fruits, very sweet ,my favourite  fig so far, last sumer for the first time gave me 50 figs ,ripens to light purple/brown color.

Unknown - very big fruits ,long ripening season , I also have two other varieties grafted onto this tree.

Variety michurinska

Variety izmir

Pomegranate- one in ground seedling ,and a potted one from a nursery

Grafted cherry -3 unknown varieties -big fruits,very sweet and juicy.

Potted kiwis - hayward and a male for polination

And last , hear are my tomatoes, just for fun  ;D

Tropical Fruit Discussion / My tropical fruit plants
« on: June 20, 2020, 03:20:14 PM »
Hello, just wanted to show how my tropicals are doing , and i'm going to post updates here of the happenings here I go .....
This is my greenhouse where all the plants stay. 

Those are my seedling cherimoya's which are growing very well , I am hoping for flowers next year since they are getting pretty big ....

Yellow passion fruit seedling

Another ypf ,along with purple edulis passion fruit grafted onto passiflora caerulea rootstock - I have two of those grafted purple passion fruits which overwintered in my basement with no light at all  and at a somewhat steady  temp of  aroud 4C /40F , they were grafted by me past summer and I was kind of shocked they made it through winter.

Purple passion fruit seedling

Dragon fruit started from the bases of grafted moon cactus

Avocado seedling

Grafted pomelo citrus and a seedling pomelo

Tamarind seedlings

Pistachio seedlings

Loguat seedling

Papaya variety red lady

My big carambolla seedling, near 5 y/o

The 2nd carambola seedling, my coffee arabica and kumkuat seedlings, in the front I have more loguat seeds just bracking the soil surface

Lychee seedlings -this things just dont want to grow , may toss them in the near future

Guava seedling ,not sure which was the fruit variety, by online pics it is or is similar to apple guava

Passiflora ligularis seedlings

More guava seedling from a different tipe ,fruits were small and yellow

Surinam cherry ,bought from a nursery starting to flower , and here I have a guestion - do I have to hand polinate the flowers , cuz one opened and just fell tree days after, hope that is not the destiny of the remaining ones.

Unidentified passiflora, I know its either p.guadrangularis or p.alata ....and possibly a hybrid of those ,if anyone identifies it for me I would be gratefull  :)

And lastly those are my tamarillo plants ,which too overwintered in my basement, last fall I had five of them but didnt took them for cover at the right time, they saw temps of -5C /23f so the roots, leaves and stems froze, but those two managed to survive somehow

Any opinions and guestions about the plants are wellcomed !!!

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