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We are trying to organize group order for this organic fertilizer., could save $5 to $7/bag from current market prices.  Those who have used this can tell how good this stuff is for Anona plants (Cherimoya, Atemoya, custard apples, etc.)

BioFlora Dry Crumblesฎ is a dry granular fertilizer, formulated to provide an excellent source of high quality organic nutrients for all types of plants.  It is a balanced formula, which can be used for pre-planting or continued fertilization throughout the growing season in agricultural fields, vineyards, greenhouses, orchards, turf farms or vegetable and flower gardens.  Only the highest quality materials are used in the formulation: fish meal, dry poultry litter and alfalfa meal.  Added to this mixture are humic acid, seaweed and sulfate of potash.  The final product is high in natural NPK (nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium) and secondary elements such as calcium.

Guaranteed Product Analysis
Total Nitrogen (N) …………………...         6.00%
    1.23% Ammoniacal Nitrogen
    0.43% Nitrate Nitrogen
    4.34% Water Insoluble Nitrogen
Available Phosphate (P2O5) …………..6.00%
Soluble Potash (K2O) ………….……..        5.00%
Calcium (Ca) …………………………         8.00% 

4 Bags min, trying to get the price under $30 (I hope), seller in Santa Rosa is selling for $27 but pickup only. last year price was $37 at farm supply stores, this year not sure, will check but if this seller is selling for $27, I am sure we can get same price or cheaper here at local stores via group order. We need min 40 bags, or 10 people committed. Also bags will need to be picked up from Farm Supply Store (to be determined in either Anaheim OR Riverside).

So Far Committed (30):

Behlgarden - 4 bags
Vincenton - 4 bags
alangr088 - 4 bags
Bananaizme - 4 bags, could be 6
hawkfish007 - 4 bags
minh - 4 bags
CA Hockey - 6 bags

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Cherimoya Masterpiece
« on: April 18, 2019, 12:47:05 PM »
After letting a grafted seedling grow for 3 yrs, I went hack job to create a cocktail masterpiece. Don't be afraid to cut your tree hard. This tree was nearly 8 feet tall with single trunk. Look at it now, 40 inches tall and has nice spread and has been turned into a cocktail paradise

It's got:

Santa Rosa
Honey Hart

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Looking for Xie Shan wood
« on: April 18, 2019, 12:36:21 PM »
Anyone nearby in Riverside area or in So Cal has this where you can share, trade, or sell me 2 - 4 PC's of wood?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Need Avocado Wood
« on: March 11, 2019, 02:00:28 PM »
anyone has Kahaluu avacado that would be willing to sell/share/trade budwood? I can offer Anona/cherimoya wood that I have already listed.


Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Cherimoya Budwood for Sale - 2019
« on: March 06, 2019, 10:25:31 AM »
FYI - I will be pruning my Cherimoyas and have following scions for sale:

Booth - available now

1. Pierce
2. Campas
3. Lucida
4. Campos (Spain)
5. Behl
6. Santa Rosa (Limited Quantities)
7. Cumbe (Limited Quantities)

8. Sabor
9. Orton (Limited Quantities)
10. Nata
11. Honey Hart (Limited Quantities)
12. Helmut  (Limited Quantities)
13. Selma (limited supply) 
14. Cherisop (Cherimoya x Atemoya, more cherimoya taste) - only 4 pcs available
15. Deliciousa (Limited Quantities)
16. El Bumpo - From original mother tree (Limited Quantities) Thin wood
17. Fino DJ (Limited Quantities)

Min. 4 pc. order,. Min 2 pc. per variety, $5/ea scion plus $3.5 shipping.  Pruning starts in 3rd week of March (Sale Starts Mar 7th), taking pre-orders. Some have limited supply, so first come first serve.

Paypal only via Friends and Family option to

Please Mention your forum name, full name, address in Paypal.

 PM me for more info.

I am open to trade as well, I am looking wood for:
Sharwil avacado
Jan Boyce avacado
Fernandez Red Custard Apple
E4 Mango
Creme brule mango

Citrus General Discussion / Help with Citrus Leaves
« on: February 14, 2019, 09:20:21 PM »
I am tired of looking at leaves like this year over year. What is causing it and how do I fix it?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Freezing Temps after Winter Storms in So Cal
« on: February 06, 2019, 10:12:03 AM »
My yard hit low of the season 33 this morning. its lower than last year. Ouch, watchout for tropical plants, mangoes.

Citrus General Discussion / Australian fingerlime from UCR Citrus Valley
« on: January 29, 2019, 07:02:36 PM »
Has anyone fruited or have knowledge of what variety does UCR Citrus Valley has? I mean pulp color.

I got one that took, and bought a 3 gal plant from home Depot last week. Not sure what color that would be either.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / So Cal Guava Fest
« on: October 28, 2018, 09:09:52 PM »
Amazingly I got all three types of guava ripe at same time.

Asian white super sweet Malaysian red, and Ruby x supreme.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / ID this Mango 2 (Picture attached)
« on: October 18, 2018, 04:33:27 PM »
Here is another mango. came from USDA labeled as Swehinthar, but it didnt turn out to be one.

Color as you can see was red blush on shoulders, rounded mango, thick skin, very piney, and texture of pulp is not creamy but more like fruit cocktail mango. wondering what variety could it be? It has mono seed.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / How to prevent Mango from blooming
« on: October 15, 2018, 11:42:36 AM »
every year here in So Cal we get recent grafts that barely pushed or dormant to start blooming instead of growth in Spring and when you knock out blooms OR wait for fruitlets to be pea size to knock them off, soon after grafts and small plants bloom again, cycle about 2-3 times at expense of growth.

any good way to prevent stop blooms? I heard folks use KNO3 for blooms, what is the antidote to stop blooms?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / ID this Mango (Picture attached)
« on: September 25, 2018, 06:07:50 PM »
Can you ID this mango?

its fiberless orange creamy flesh, sweet and slightly piney. Absolute round shape. doesnt have complexity or acid component. A lot like Alphonso but its not.

My yard has been infected by Fruit Fly in my guavas and its been bad since 3 years ago and this year is no exception.  Every year I see traps installed by County USDA so they can trap and study flies. This year they skipped my guavas for some reason.

I searched online and found very limited lures and traps that actually work. Besides some home remedies, wanted to know what others are doing to control it?

I can facilitate McPhail traps and lures (only available to Govt. otherwise) but would need a larger group to participate. wanted group opinion and thoughts.

if you are already practicing fruit fly control, would love to hear from you your measures and sources of lures and traps so I can get them for my yard.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Fernandez Custard Apple Wood
« on: September 20, 2018, 04:21:35 PM »
Looking for Fernandez Custard Apple Wood. this is part of breeding program in CA where I plan on creating hybrids using Pierce and Helmut, the two best cherimoyas with red fernandez custard apple. Idea is to see if some of the color of Fernandez can be induced into cherimoya.

Please PM me, if folks locally are growing in CA, that would be great as then I can have fresh wood. I also have lots of other anona varieties for trade OR will pay!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Sienta Lone Mango
« on: September 17, 2018, 05:35:27 PM »
Has anyone tried this mango OR is growing it? Please post a pic and your opinion about it if you tasted it.  USDA suppose to have it, but pictures online vs. fruit in my yard are conflicting. Its suppose to be No. 1 mango from Myanmar.

Here is picture from my garden, looks a lot like picture in article below. Tasted today and wow. Excellent sweet flavor with mild pineyness, hard to describe taste. Brix 26, seed was polyembriyonic.

Here is picture from Google article

Here is picture from other Google images, completely different shape than in article

Tropical Fruit Discussion / ID These mangoes (Pics)
« on: September 17, 2018, 05:26:53 PM »
Please ID these mangoes, I got them from USDA and buy they also mistag or get things mixed when shipping.

This was supposed to be shehintha (swe-hin-thar) but its not.

This was said to be jahangir, does it look like it?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / No Mai Tze Lychee Wood GONE!!!
« on: September 07, 2018, 10:28:15 PM »
I got 5 or 6 PC's of No Mai Tze wood if anyone wants for free, just pay shipping. I will split into two people, first come first serve.

I got it from USDA and don't want it to go waste.

I have 4 lychee plants.
1. Its ha-kip and it also has nice growing sweetheart. - hakip rootstock
2. Brewster - from Leo Manual, doing well - Brewster rootstock
3. Sweetheart on Longan - growing very strong. - longan rootstock
4. Sweetheart on another longan - growing well. - longan rootstock

Trying to analyze which vatieties do well for us in my conditions and on what rootstock. so far results are encouraging.


Lemon Zest sold out
Peach Cobbler
Imam Pasand
Sweet Tart

$5/ea, 2 min. $3.35 regular mail or $7 expedited shipping.  Limited availability. wood was prepped and its ready to take. Its buddy taped and harvested today.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / ID this plant
« on: August 31, 2018, 11:21:02 PM »
Is this any kind of keeper fruit plant or just junk?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / My Garden - I started Mangoes 5-yrs ago
« on: August 31, 2018, 11:56:36 AM »
most my mangoes are less than 3 yrs in ground. looks like now they are starting to takeoff.  see pics here.

For those who dont know -

A lot of times folks send wood for grafting and end result sometimes is a failure of graft. besides other reasons for failure, one thing you could do is prepare the scion before you harvest. This is the best thing you could do to ensure whoever gets the wood has maximum chances of take.

see pictures below, this is how I prep.

I remove the terminal bud from hardened growth, cut all leaves off.

in about 3 days, the ends of leaf stems will fall off. In about 7 to 10 days, the leaf nodes will start to swell. Once they are swelled you harvest wood, seal it and send away. When buds are swelled, the budwood is fully energized ready to roar into growth post grafting. The picture below, it still has few more days of bud swelling left before I will harvest.

On packaging/shipping.

I dip the cut ends (usually bottom) into warm melted wax to seal moisture., then put it in a sandwich bag that also have moist vermiculite in it. I have successfully sent packages to other side of globe and were viable even after almost 2 weeks.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / ID this Avacado - Pictures Attached
« on: August 22, 2018, 09:04:51 PM »
Can someone ID this Avacado variety by looking at leaves or spots on branches? It is a top tier but I can't find tag. Stem does not look like Pinkerton nor do the leaves.

I got this as a peach cobbler from TT, tree declined upon delivery so I got a replacement. Replacement has been fine and real peach cobbler. However the declined tree in Green House pushed few shoots before passing away. I was able to graft those shoots and now I have it fruiting. The fruit does not look like peach cobbler at all. Fruit is a bit flat and wide, and is bumpy, looks like Coconut Cream? 

It should ripen in about 4-6 weeks but wanted to know if someone can ID it, so I can harvest its wood and spread around if its good.

Front look, click it to enlarge twice to see real closeups

Side look


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