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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Forcefully Breaking Dormancy?
« on: May 29, 2019, 10:24:56 AM »
I have two trees I'd like to force out of dormancy if possible.

One is a new Spicezee nectaplum I got bare root from Ison's Nursery in GA nearly 2 months ago and the other is a small Shenandoah PawPaw which has been dormant (besides 1 small leaf bud in April that barely turned green and died back) since October/November. Both still have green cambium, and the other Spicezee I ordered is covered in leaves/my 3 other pawpaws are covered in leaves. Are there any hormones/chemicals or techniques for forcing these plants out of dormancy?


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Rooting Jujube
« on: April 22, 2019, 04:38:13 PM »
Tree service dropped a chinaberry tree on my baby jujube and snapped it to the graft. Can cuttings be rooted in a fog/mist cloner?

Temperate Fruit Discussion / "Southern" Pawpaw Source?
« on: March 01, 2019, 05:22:04 PM »
It seems as though Just Fruits and Exotics is all out of pawpaws, are there any other good sources for Florida/Gainesville/"Southern" varieties? I've got a small Mango and Shenandoah from Logees, but would like to acquire a few others.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Water before a Freeze?
« on: November 27, 2018, 02:58:30 PM »
I've heard conflicting advice about watering before a freeze:

-Don't water, as cells are more likely to rupture if fully hydrated
-Do water, as it increases mass/retains heat and makes cold damage less likely
-Fertilize with micronutrients before winter to prevent freezing (anti-freeze theory)

Should plants be watered or not before a light freeze? We're expected to get 32 for 1 hour in Jacksonville.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Nursery Pot Sources
« on: October 29, 2018, 02:13:51 PM »
Looking for recommendations for online sources of pots (3g, 7g, etc, trays, etc) or local in NE Florida/Jacksonville. I've noticed there seems to be some wide variability between prices of various websites and also between dimensions/actual volume of the various pots between vendors (3.8g actual = 5g trade?).

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Lychee Onion Taste?
« on: June 11, 2017, 12:58:55 PM »
I've got a Sweetheart Lychee producing for the first time in a 5 Gallon clay pot, and the fruit I've harvested so far have an "oniony" taste. They're bright red without blemishes/spots and the flesh is firm and juicy...  with a hint of chives... without the characteristic floral scent of a lychee. Any idea what could have caused this? Can it be fixed?

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