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Messages - So_Cal_Mike

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Industrial garden hoses
« on: June 15, 2018, 11:39:06 PM »
Have you considered cutting off the aluminum ends and replacing them with brass fittings?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What are these weird things ?
« on: June 10, 2018, 05:01:15 PM »
Looks like some form of fungus with the fine black powder being reproductive spores. Maybe a slime mold?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: capers won't set fruit
« on: June 10, 2018, 03:15:06 PM »
Also, as an aside, capers are sorted by size... the smaller capers are considered the best. When a jar says “non-pareil” that means “without equal”, under 7mm, softer and more tender.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: capers won't set fruit
« on: June 10, 2018, 12:05:41 PM »
I have a couple of small plants that have not flowered yet, but from all that I have read, they are self fruitful. The pickled capers are generally the unopened flower buds anyway. They do pickle the fruit too but it is considdered inferior to the flower buds.

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I’ve only tasted this one...
it was very sweet (but flavor could be attributed to the climate it was grown in) with larger seeds than the standard white and red Hylocereus dragon fruit that I grow.

Here are the seedlings.

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Hmmm... I have seedlings going from these fruits that I bought here in L.A., same company from Ecuador. As far as I know they are Selenicereus megalanthus.
I never thought about looking at their site. Now I’m wondering what I have.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Subtropical abiu relatives?
« on: June 06, 2018, 03:17:31 AM »
P lucuma has gone through two winters here so far with no problems.

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Here in Southern California, I find that they almost fall right off into my hand when they are ripe.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Plant ID ... Legume of Some Sort?
« on: June 03, 2018, 06:35:54 PM »
Last year I bought a Sugar Cane Jujube tree in a five gallon container at the CRFG booth at the Green Scene and this year I finally got around to planting it out. This started coming up near the trunk and initially I thought it was a sucker from the rootstock. Upon closer inspection it looks decidedly leguminous.
The leaves at this point remind me of a peanut. Iím thinking whoever grew it might have thrown in other seed that only now has germinated.

Any guesses?


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: looking for Ethan Moses..
« on: June 03, 2018, 05:27:21 PM »
Definitely the Cloudforest Cafe... was from central California... zone 9 I believe.

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Mine arenít showing any thorn-like structures yet... but I know plenty of other elaeagnus have thorns so I would not be surprised if I saw them.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Wax Jambu anyone?
« on: May 31, 2018, 12:17:03 PM »
Yes, Rose Apple tastes exactly like what a rose smells like if it were a fruit and slightly sweet.

Edit: Specifically speaking of Syzygium Jambos in agreement with the above statement by stuatdaly88.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: More HLB In California
« on: May 30, 2018, 10:07:50 PM »
They are welcome to come and spray my trees for asian citrus psylid any time they like.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fruit ID Zone 10a FL
« on: May 28, 2018, 11:13:48 PM »
Looks like carrot wood

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Wax Jambu anyone?
« on: May 28, 2018, 07:53:15 PM »
Ben Poirier grafts his wax jambus onto rose apple rootstock...

http://encantofarms.com/poirier.html

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just as a follow-up, the seeds from Trade Winds never germinated... they came dry and I suspect they are probably recalcitrant.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: More HLB In California
« on: May 27, 2018, 02:06:16 AM »
There was someone on the growing fruit forum from West Virginia, that posted in a “what’s this bug” thread. It was without a doubt Asian Citrus Psyllid. He had his citrus trees indoors for the winter and had no idea how he got them.
So the insect that carries HLB is definitely getting around.  :-\

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I wonder how it would take to Texas persimmon (Diospyros texana)?

Since it grows farther north it might help a little with zone pushers... also it is a smaller tree, maybe it would act as a dwarfing rootstock.

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I have read that quince can be used as a (dwarfing) rootstock for loquat, so I’m sure loquat could be a rootstock for quince.

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Thank you for the correction, sorry that I misinterpreted that... Iím glad that you are indeed shipping to California.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Looking for Mango scions
« on: May 25, 2018, 10:47:58 PM »
That is good news! Thanks for clearing that up. :)

That was intended for fruit shipping orders. Weíre going to correct the text soon.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: New fruit
« on: May 25, 2018, 07:30:57 PM »
It would be nice to see the plant that it came from also...

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Looking for Mango scions
« on: May 25, 2018, 07:08:14 PM »
EDIT: this has been clarified...
That was intended for fruit shipping orders. We’re going to correct the text soon.

According to their site...

Note: We do not currently ship outside of the United States. 
Due to regulation, We can not ship to California or Hawaii. We apologize for the inconvenience.


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According to their site they do not ship to California.

EDIT: This has been clarified...

That was intended for fruit shipping orders. We’re going to correct the text soon.

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