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Citrus General Discussion / Re: orange dog/swallowtail
« on: July 10, 2020, 01:29:08 PM »
I've not noticed any variety preference here (Lakeland, Florida).  They are native in the area, where Zanthoxylum species are their natural food. But we seem to see them on all our citrus.

That makes me want try try again with a Sichuan pepper tree.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: orange dog/swallowtail
« on: July 09, 2020, 11:13:15 AM »
that's pretty cool. i had two mantis egg sacs this year and have seen some around.

for the swallowtail, my white sapote got hit hard a few years ago, but since then they seem more interested in just any random citrus. have seen cats on my mandarins and key lime this year.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: orange dog/swallowtail
« on: July 06, 2020, 05:38:01 PM »
Yes they do. Do they have any varietal preferences that anyone has noticed?

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Citrus General Discussion / orange dog/swallowtail
« on: July 06, 2020, 03:16:24 PM »
this is more of a butterfly question than fruit, but what varieties of citrus are the most attractive to giant swallowtails? or in fruit terms which citrus are most prone to caterpiller damage?

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Gone
« on: June 28, 2020, 04:25:55 PM »
I just dug this up. I don’t like the fruit. Espalier and 2” thick. PM me.


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Hand pollination sapodilla
« on: June 26, 2020, 04:15:14 PM »
just lightly squeeze barely open flowers twice, with a little roll/wiggle. top-bottom, and left-right.

then, dance around your yard...

That first part is a serious suggestion right? does that work?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Sapodilla not flowering
« on: June 26, 2020, 03:22:58 PM »
mine was sold to me as a air layer, but it hadn't flowered for 6 years

bark inversion:
http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=32018.msg351825#msg351825

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Looking for finger limes in US
« on: June 25, 2020, 02:29:54 PM »
https://ccpp.ucr.edu/

California Clonal Citrus Protection Program. Fantastic and main (only?) legal source of scion wood (grafting material) in California. I highly recommend buying a batch and trying your hand at creating a multigraft plant. But only one finger lime there last I checked.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Looking for finger limes in US
« on: June 25, 2020, 11:10:28 AM »
Only standard green one and the "red" one from CCCPP available in california (which people on the forum has said used to be labelled pink?). There are mentions here and there of individuals with other colors/varieties but they won't reply here and its not legal to get it from them anyway. So go rogue or start breeding yourself :) On the plus side, they hybridize readily.

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Shane, that's really weird and interesting.  I wonder if it was a cross that produced those.  They look bigger than normal P. ligularis fruit.  I'm curious what they end up tasting like.  If they're like other fruit in that subsection of passiflora, they won't fall when ripe -- you have to pick them.

Hey barath, glad you jumped in here! You gave me this plant years ago so maybe you remember if it could be a Frederick cross? It was June 2015 according to my messages. Recognize this tag?




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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Sapodilla not flowering
« on: June 24, 2020, 10:43:45 PM »
I did bark inversion on mine a few months ago. Getting buds above the inversion.




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Link says yellow or purple/black. Mine is the latter.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Sapodilla not flowering
« on: June 24, 2020, 10:35:56 PM »
Bark inversion?

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Ok, this says that there are yellow and purple forms and mine are ripe.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/vines/passion-flower/how-to-harvest-passion-fruit.htm

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Fruit still looking good. Should they be yellow even before fully ripe? Mine are greenish purple with spots. Could this be a ligularis x Frederick?



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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Hawaiian Avocado's in California
« on: June 18, 2020, 01:20:49 PM »
Sharwil:    Orig in Redland Bay,Queensland, Austr. by Frank V. Sharpe of Clayfield, Brisbane. Introd. there in 1954; now grown in three stages in AUS, in Spain,&in the U.S. in FL & CA. Chance seedling;selected 1951. Fruit 7-13 oz; somewhat more ovoid than Fuerte; skin green, thickness med.; seed sm., market quality excellent; season Aug.- Nov. in AUS.(Fuerte's season there is April-July); resembles Fuerte. Tree: hardy; growth dwarf; produces crops regularly; flower group A. (B&O Register) Some commercial activity in HI. Similar to Edranol but thicker skin & greener flesh near skin. Excellent flavor. Fruit is good nearly year round beginning March. 5 trees are med. sm. at South Coast Research Station, Irvine, CA. field 44, row 9, trees 7-11. (J.R. Frink 1998) Sharwil Origin, AUS.; Race, Guat.; Flower group, B (Lahav & Gazit)(originated in AUS);similar to Fuerte in shape but a little more oval; of med. size; skin rather rough, fairly thin; flesh rich in flavor, of high quality;15-26%oil. Season: May & June in New South Wales & Queensland. Tree bears regularly but not heavily. Represents 18-20% of all avocados in New South Wales & Queensland. Disease-free during ripening. (J.Morton 1987) Sharwil is a winter-spring bearing variety originally from Australia that has been well accepted by home gardeners and commercial growers in Kona. It is being marketed as a gourmet avocado because of its rich nutty flavor. Fruits are green skinned when mature. Type B flower.(Frankie's Nursery, Waimanalo, Hawaii,1999)

Greengold:Orig. in Haleakala Branch Station, Hawaii by R.A. Hamilton, Univ. of Hawaii. Introd in 1982.Sharwill x open pollinated seedling.Cross made in 1962; selected in 1970;tested as HAL R27T8.Fruit:size 12 oz; oval;skin green; seed 16% of fruit weight;flesh quality good; ripens Feb.- May, good handling quality. Tree: medium, upright; very productive, tendency to alternate bearing; vigor medium; tolerant to ethylene dibromide fumigation, anthracnose, thrips, and rust mite damage. (B&O Register) A few trees are growing at South Coast Research Station, Irvine, CA. In field 44, row 13, #6 &13 are two newly grafted Green Gold trees. (J.R. Frink 1998) Origin, HI; Race, Guat.; Flowering group, A (Lahav & Gazit) Green Gold is a Sharwil selection developed by the University of Hawaii. Like the parent, the Green Gold is pyriform shaped, rich and nutty, with a small seed. It is a prolific bearer maturing its fruits primarily during the spring months. Type A flower.( Frankie's Nursery, Waimanalo, Hawaii 1999)

I prefer Greengold compared to a still excellent Sharwil.  In our climate (San Luis Obispo County) both do well.

So Sharwil is listed as 'A' once and 'B' three times. Does that mean its B by consensus?

Greengold + Sharwil seem like they might be a nice A + B combo.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Shade tolerant mango?
« on: June 11, 2020, 08:04:57 PM »
I have a seedling I’d like to top work and it doesn’t get full sun until around 2pm. Neighbors trees... Are there mango varieties that work better than others in partial shade?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What is your 2020 grafting list?
« on: June 11, 2020, 10:02:58 AM »
Great ideas for 2021!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Possible to top work this mango tree
« on: June 11, 2020, 09:59:28 AM »
Is it safe to do this on a just planted tree?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Side veneer vs side cleft
« on: June 10, 2020, 10:00:56 PM »
I found this super useful

https://youtu.be/PEKNrnsuuW0

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Bush berry
« on: June 10, 2020, 04:21:39 PM »
$120, the tree is about 7 feet tall in a 15gal.  it is there for a long time.  I didn't know it is berry tree until last night.  I am waiting for it is on sale. 

Does anyone tried the fruit before?  How is taste like?

I sample this from time to time whenever i see them. Small mealy, mildly sour apples with a hint of cloves. We do have one hedge in our neighborhood with fruit that seems a little better and my wife always eats them when we pass. Texture is the same but the flavor is a bit richer. I have no idea if that's the trees, the conditions or just a figment of our imagination. I wouldn't bother unless you have tons of space. Even then, I don't think I'd bother.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What is your 2020 grafting list?
« on: June 10, 2020, 12:11:41 PM »
Fun thread.

Hoping to get some pluot grafts to stick. Named black surinam cherries. Couple more Mangos like LZ.

Where do you get your pluot scions?

Couple people on the forum hooked me up. Oolie for one. But I was late this year and they didn't take. Will try again next year and look for scions around February I guess.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What is your 2020 grafting list?
« on: June 10, 2020, 10:44:13 AM »
Fun thread.

Hoping to get some pluot grafts to stick. Named black surinam cherries. Couple more Mangos like LZ.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: The colors of Surinam cherry
« on: June 07, 2020, 09:11:53 PM »
I don’t think his ‘driveway’ is from nietzel.

Yeah I’m a little bummed about champa but steve openly admits to selling seedlings as clones. I think I have quite a few of those.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: The colors of Surinam cherry
« on: June 07, 2020, 05:16:49 PM »
Definitely interested in scions. I tried grafting zill black this year but don’t think they made it.

Fruit pics:
Vermillion seedling from Leo. Pleasant taste.


Champa from exotica. Pretty bad unless completely ripe and they usually drop before that. Nice when ripe.


Feathery Regina seedling. Haven’t tasted these bright red fruit yet. Also produces tiny seedless ones that are really nice. Size of a pencil eraser.



Regular looking Regina seedling. Only tiny seedless on this one and none ripening.



Marklee’driveway’ pleasant taste. Looks and tastes like the vermillion seedling.


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