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Tropical Fruit Discussion / How to topwork Cherimoya tree.
« on: February 10, 2020, 01:30:14 AM »
I've decided to convert my cherimoya tree to a better variety (suggestions welcome).

The tree was put in the ground as a 5 gallon 2 years ago.

There are not many good vertical branches for grafting.

Should I stump the tree and graft onto a fresh shoot?

Looking for Imbe (Garcinia livingstonei) Seeds

$60 for the tree. I am in Carlsbad CA. I can't ship it so please pick up only. Im open to delivering in the San Diego area.

I bought this tree in April 2019 from Exotica in a 5 gallon. Repotting it, I noticed it was very root-bound from the air layering process. I delicately untangled and pruned the roots. The tree has responded and is now healthier than ever.

The black persian is a very Dwarf variety of mulberry. Exotica has multi-decade-old trees that barely reach 12 feet.

I got to try the fruit today and was very impressed. Makes me sad I won't be keeping this tree, but I just don't have room in the ground anymore.

A friend just moved into a barren yard on a beachfront property. I've heard that some fruit trees are salt intolerant and do no like the salt spray from the ocean.

What are some good choices for him?

Citrus General Discussion / Are Valencia Orange Trees Obsolete?
« on: July 19, 2019, 08:13:41 PM »
I have a valencia orange tree in my yard. It produces the least tasty fruit of my many citrus varieties, such as golden nugget, page, kishu, satsuma, cara cara, etc.

Is there something I am missing with the valencia orange? Does it have any special qualities that justify its existence in my yard?

Alternatively, I am going to chop it back and graft something new onto the tree. What would you suggest?

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Should I pick this SpiceZee Nectaplum?
« on: June 25, 2019, 06:25:44 PM »
Been in the ground 5 months. The fruit has begun splitting.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Beetles pollinating my cherimoya flowers?
« on: June 20, 2019, 10:29:00 PM »

I was pollinating my cherimoya flowers and noticed little black beetles, and even smaller pale beetles fall into my container whenever I collect pollen.

Could these potentially be pollinating? I remember the issue of cherimoya in California lacking the natural pollinator found in South America.

Ive lost track of the number of people telling me they grow "apples and oranges" on their Southern California properties. Many of these people are sitting on acres and acres of land. They are self-proclaimed gardeners and describe their interest in planting out an orchard on their property. Yet when it comes time to choose the plants, they opt for the most common, ubiquitous fruits trees, like apples and oranges. Like many people have bragged to me about their lemon tree :/

So my question is, what is the reason for this lack of diversity? Do people simply not know these other fruits exist? Are they perceived as too much work? Is it an ethnic barrier?

I'd be very curious to hear forum members' thoughts and personal experiences with these pseudo-gardeners :P  (just poking fun a bit)

Has anyone had success growing miracle fruit in ground? The soil here is on the alkaline side.

I want to plant these in the ground. They are very specific of soil acidity right?

Do some work better as rootstock here?

I currently have haas and zutano which begin season in late november through into the summer.

I have just added jan boyce which supposedly ripens in april and march onward.

Should I be therefore expecting avocados to be available at all times of the year? What varieties would I need to achieve this?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / A Very Small Fruiting Bush?
« on: May 06, 2019, 06:12:00 PM »
I have some areas against my house, under windows, which could really use some bushes.

Is there anything that fruits which will stay essentially only a couple feet tall?

I was thinking of Monstera Deliciosa but that seems like it would keep climbing..

Tropical Fruit Discussion / When do I pick this black sapote?
« on: April 27, 2019, 01:12:22 PM »

IF you have other garcinia varieties, let me know.

Ideally a mulberry that stays much smaller as well.

I was looking to build a collection of less-common passion fruit vines.

There must be  a bunch of great varieties right?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Does Star Apple Taste Any Good?
« on: April 06, 2019, 03:33:36 AM »
The texture looks...interesting haha

I already have a Brewster and am trying to decide between a sweetheart and Mauratius as my second tree. Which is better for California?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Lychee Minimum Sun Requirement
« on: March 26, 2019, 12:04:25 AM »
How much shade can I get away with?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Does Chilean Wine Palm Taste Like Coconut?
« on: March 25, 2019, 01:20:07 PM »
Supposedly it takes 20 years to fruit. But when it does, do those fruits actually taste like coconut?

I really want a reliable tree. IS Brewster the way to go? What about Sweetheart?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Do Garcinia Trees Have Invasive Roots?
« on: March 22, 2019, 02:39:42 PM »
I was thinking of planting a new world garcinia, like a lucs garcinia, g. humilis, or g. brasilensis right up next to the house.

Is this a bad idea? What sort of root damage can a garcinia do?

People have been suggesting these varieties as highly ornamental edible citrus. Are they considered elite or more novelties?

I find them quite interesting nonetheless and would love to learn more.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / What are the most ornamental fruit trees?
« on: March 14, 2019, 03:45:14 PM »
I have a spot in the front yard that could use a nice fruit tree. But, I want the tree to be evergreen and have good tasting fruit.

I was thinking of something like a loquat, although I already have one. Any other ideas?

Citrus General Discussion / What is the BEST Lemon Variety?
« on: March 13, 2019, 11:39:03 PM »
I need to keep a potted lemon tree so here is my question:

For general use and productivity, is it undisputedly between Eureka and Meyer?

Are there any lesser-known varieties that can compete for the G.O.A.T. (greatest of all time) status of lemons?

What about Lime? What are the best lime varieties?

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