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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Wtb seedless guava
« on: December 23, 2020, 03:32:02 PM »
The Crystal I have is not completely seedless, but close to it when you compare to a regular guava.  Maybe less than 15 per fruit.  But the seeds are edible and donít bother me.
A friend told me that his Crystal appeared to have more seeds than expected....and I do recall reading somewhere that a seedless variety can get more seeds if there is a another pollinating variety (non-seedless) nearby.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Wtb seedless guava
« on: December 23, 2020, 12:43:27 AM »
Crystal seedless guava is from Malaysia.  It is not a Taiwanese variety.  Also, Crystal leaves are not really round.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Which is the best tasting seedless guava?
« on: December 23, 2020, 12:06:13 AM »
Several of my friends and I grow only Crystal seedless.  I canít personally say if it tastes better than other seedless varieties, but two of my friends vouch that Crystal is the best.  I found that it gets sweeter as it gets softer.  But while eaten when crunchy, it is well balanced...slighty sweet with a little tartness. 

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Wtb seedless guava
« on: December 19, 2020, 01:09:13 AM »
You can try Champa nursery in El Monte, but I donít recall if Jimmy at Champa has them.  Best to give him a call.
Btw, I recall someone once telling me that Tropical Bonsai Nursery (Charlie) is the house/property next door to Champa, but I have never independently verified this.
Perhaps you can try Mimosa(East LA), but I have always felt their prices were quite high. 
Unfortunately, you have desired an item that has a somewhat limited number of local vendors, and hence, commands a higher price.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Wtb seedless guava
« on: December 18, 2020, 04:28:18 PM »
CH Fruit Tree Nursery...I believe this is the same as

Updated.  Please see reservation list in the 4th post.
All 8 White Pirieís and the PPK have been reserved.

There are still also small trees of Alphonso (5gal pot) and Juicy Peach (2gal pot) available.

i am in so cal would love to pick one up let me know when they are ready

I put you on the reservation list and will notify you come spring.

White Pirie Reservation list:
1. arc310
2. Calreef18 (5g)
3. JamesS
4. Kuhyay
5. Jeff H (5g)
6. Heavenly
7. othater (small)
8. theoctopus

Juicy peach (available)
Alphonso (available)

hit me up in the spring and hope i got a space for it! white pirie was the first real mango i got to taste that got me into the mango madness. lol. so it's got a special place for me.

Ok.  Reserved.

I will have 8 Hawaiian White Pirie mango trees for sale (local buy only) in spring 2021....after the covid pandemic subsides a little.
They are in 2, 3, or 5 gallon pots. 
They were cleft or veneer grafted onto Kent rootstocks.
They vary in size from 2-3 feet tall at this time.
They have been grown in a 50/50 peat moss and perlite mixture.
The price will likely be between $50-$80.

I am putting a feeler out there, as there is limited stock.
Please let me know if you are interested in reserving one.

There are also small trees of alphonso (5gal pot), juicy peach (2gal pot), and PPK (5gal pot).

1. White Pirie (covers Indian - piney flavor profile)
2. Lemon Zest (covers citrus flavor profile)
3. PiŮa Colada (covers both the pineapple and coconut flavor profiles)

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Santa Anas Blow
« on: December 06, 2020, 05:01:06 PM »
We have a third set of Santa Anaís coming through.  Hang in there Brad!

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Pineapple Combo Packs and Singles
« on: November 30, 2020, 09:17:13 PM »
Thanks Brad!  Shipment came in today.  All sugarloaf crowns look great!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: My first crystal seedless guava
« on: November 29, 2020, 04:56:07 PM »
Thatís pretty late to get these crystal guavas.  I harvested all my crystals in September/October because squirrels started to raid the fruit.  Yes, they are not completely seedless (less than 15...I counted once) but are virtually seedless, as I can eat the whole fruit without getting annoyed by them. I read somewhere that the seed count can increase if pollinated by a nearby tree of another (seedy) variety.
I did notice that yours had a cavity.  The ones Iíve grown donít have this cavity.
Hope you like them.  Even though not as sweet, I like eating them when crunchy.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Pineapple Combo Packs and Singles
« on: November 27, 2020, 03:42:18 PM »
I have some kauai white sugarloaf pups for sale.  8$ each for normal size with roots, 12$ for big slips.

PM sent.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Sick mango tree is this anthracnose?
« on: October 04, 2020, 03:07:20 AM »
I guess we should ask you think this is sooty mold or anthracnose?
I thought it was sooty mold.  Iím kind of embarrassed to say that when I received trees from Florida with this condition, I actually carefully used diluted bleach and a small brush to scrub off the black sooty mold....Iím probably lucky I didnít kill my mango treeS doing this.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Sick mango tree is this anthracnose?
« on: October 03, 2020, 05:21:07 PM »
One of solutions is to use horticultural oil or neem oil (Spray on tree and foliage) during non-sunny conditions.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Sick mango tree is this anthracnose?
« on: October 02, 2020, 10:38:17 PM »
It looks like sooty mold on stem and branches , common for trees coming from Florida.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: First confirmed Jumbo Kesar in SoCal?
« on: September 11, 2020, 02:57:48 AM »
Will be interested too as to how well the jumbo kesar is.  I am assuming though that it will be extremely  fibrous near the seed like regular kesar (imported from India), making it less enjoyable in eating the ďmeatĒ around the seed.  For this reason, I havenít really focused too much on kesar or jumbo kesar,  but on other varieties like Son Pari, which I felt were on par with the flavor profile of kesar, but without the fibrous area near the seed.  Maybe a CA grown jumbo kesar wonít have that much fiber around the seed due to SoCal soil/fertilizer conditions.  Waiting to hear your friendís report.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 47-18
« on: July 14, 2020, 09:48:12 AM »
This an atemoya?  What else can you tell us about it?

From another post:

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Wood shaving in potting mix?
« on: July 14, 2020, 05:49:39 AM »
If you listen to Laguna Hills Nursery (videos on YouTube), you shouldnít use any wood products (compost) in potting soil. 
Iíve just started to trial this recommendation, which is basically contrary to the entire Ag industry (potting soil companies). 
Iím using 50% peat moss and 50% pumice (alternate equivalent coarse perlite is easier to get than crushed pumice) for potting soil.  There is another potting soil mixture of 1/3 peat moss, 1/3 crushed pumice (or coarse perlite), and 1/3 sand, charcoal, and clay that results in less compaction over time.
btw... they recommend sand as the best growing media, but that weighs a ton.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Bombay Mango
« on: July 12, 2020, 12:10:32 PM »
Bombay is mono.   Sometimes you will get multiple sprouts from the single seed.  If you were to dig the seed up, you would see that the Bombay seed has no separate embryo sections.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Buttercream being a good rootstock
« on: June 07, 2020, 05:50:44 PM »
Buttercream was reported as poly...but I only see one sprout.

You should also ask if they are certified to ship to CA.  CA has strict regulations on incoming plants.  Hate to see your plants getting confiscated entering CA.  Good luck!

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