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My grumi is flowering very well right now but keeps dropping flowers, ughh...Do they need the same amount of water during flowering, extra water, or less water? I canít figure it out. About half the flowers in this picture have dropped. Thank you.


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Soursop juice at Costco
« on: July 21, 2019, 07:53:59 PM »
Just picked up some soursop juice at my local Costco today...and itís delicious!



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Citrus General Discussion / When to pick Valencia oranges?
« on: July 14, 2019, 02:52:41 AM »
Whatís the best month to pick Valencia oranges? I have a tree thatís giving me its second harvest since Iíve had it in the ground. I live about 3 miles from the beach in Southern California. I made orenge juice with some of the oranges about 2 weeks ago and unfortunately it wasnít sweet at all.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Where to buy shade cloth?
« on: July 12, 2019, 12:58:57 AM »
Looking for a good shade cloth of around 30% to be used for a couple of 5í tall hogwire enclosures that Iím putting a couple of potted trees in. If anyone knows a good place to buy some, PLEASE let me know. If recommending Amazon, please provide link. Thank you.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Where to buy shade cloth?
« on: July 12, 2019, 12:57:55 AM »
Looking for a good shade cloth of around 30% to be used for a couple of 5í tall hogwire enclosures that Iím putting a couple of potted trees in. If anyone knows a good place to buy some, PLEASE let me know. If recommending Amazon, please provide link. Thank you.

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I know thereís some talk about the production of sapodillas in So Cal on this forum, with Alano possibly being the most productive. HOWEVER, Iím looking for info on the TASTIEST variety out of alano, hasya and Silas woods that have been grown in So Cal. I know taste is subjective but If anyone has experience with the taste of these varieties grown in Southern California, and could shed some light, it would be much appreciated! Thanks.

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Is this cracking on the trunk normal during mangosteen growth? These trees are about three years old.








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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Minimum spacing in bananas?
« on: June 06, 2019, 02:46:39 PM »
Looking for the absolute minimum distance banana trees can be planted together. Can I get away with 4í feet between trees? I plan on letting two suckers pop up per tree. Thanks in advance.

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I have cherry of the rio grande, grumichama, rainforest plum, pitangatuba star cherry, and Zills Dark surinam cherries growing.

Trying to figure out what is the best soil type for these girls? Iíve had a hard time finding anything online.

Thanks.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Fruit tree DNA
« on: May 08, 2019, 11:08:48 AM »
Wish someone would start doing this for tropical and subtropical fruit trees.

http://fps.ucdavis.edu/dnamain.cfm

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Growing Rambutan in Southern California
« on: May 07, 2019, 06:18:26 PM »
This rambutan has been growing from seed, outdoors (under my patio cover and surrounded by other trees) in Southern California, for approx 3+ years, and seems to be quite happy. The fruit was grown in a mountainous region of Costa Rica.

If anyone has experience growing rambutan in Southern Cali, OUTDOORS AND NOT IN A GREEN HOUSE, please share your experiences. I have not found any information on anyone being able to get one to fruit outdoors here. Thanks.





Nate Dogg

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Need fruit ID please and thank you
« on: May 07, 2019, 12:16:34 AM »
Found this on about a 15-20 foot tree today in my neighborhood. Thereís a very faint, sweet smell to it. Please help me Identify so I donít poison myself by eating it. Thank you kindly.

Nate Dogg



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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Should I plant lychee while flowering?
« on: March 30, 2019, 05:07:40 PM »
Hello,
I have a sweetheart lychee in a 7g pot that has several panicles on it (picture below) some of the flower buds have started opening. If someone has some knowledge or first hand experience planting lychee while flowering, and could shed some light, it would be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
NJ




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