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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: GEM avocado in Los Angeles area?
« on: February 02, 2019, 03:07:12 PM »
Has anyone here tasted a Gem Avocado or does the allure live within the great marketing name?
I thought general consensus to this point was very slow growing.

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Yes I sent a message today. No reply yet.

kj

Youíd get a faster reply if your on the hook to buy something. Otherwise persistence will have to be your middle name.
Polynesian Produce Stand aka 7_heads
Jeff Crawford  (808) 638-5540

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: 2019 Annona Scions Sale
« on: January 05, 2019, 11:34:10 PM »
I originally got it through Flying Fox Fruits in Florida in 2015,, who got it from the man who named it.

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Temperate

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: incan peanut seeds for sale/trade
« on: December 18, 2018, 12:16:34 AM »
Give thanks DurianLover! Iíll be doing some fruit runnings in the area the second week of January. Iíll send you a PM to coordinate.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Looking for cherimoyas
« on: December 14, 2018, 01:08:57 PM »
You could drop a note or talk to produce damager and let them know whats up and beg them to order from SB exotics. The whole foods here can stock them, no reason yours canít source the good ones too.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: incan peanut seeds for sale/trade
« on: December 14, 2018, 04:49:51 AM »
Man is too busy. Tried to link before and wanted to charge me like a tourist for farm tour because time is too precious, though I bet it moves like Molasses in the valley. Then my friend tellís me he got the royal treatment because friend of friends. Understandable , but I a no barney , I like using my time wisely , and we all learn from each other. When I host I just make sure the person is cool first or just cut it short if your not feeling it when they get there. People have their various hustles of course. I wouldnt doubt if someone but a bamboo pole roadblock at the bottom of the road and charged to enter. Hey, I donít like tourist or selfie sticks either. What can you say. Micah , big ups , hope itís all growing well for you.

micah, i still await your reply to my PM buddy.


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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Looking for cherimoyas
« on: December 14, 2018, 04:39:46 AM »
Never buy an imported Chilean Cherimoya if you want a positive impression of the fruit.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Hi everyone! Been a while!
« on: December 14, 2018, 04:37:42 AM »
Hope life is treating you well Mike! Keep on growin  8)

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Another rewarding Borneo fruit trip
« on: December 13, 2018, 05:16:46 AM »
Thanks for the nice report and telling it like it is.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Eugenia florida
« on: December 08, 2018, 03:04:34 AM »
I have one in a 15 gallon in shade , almost no direct sun , and itís flushing and growing good. Iím sure you get more and hotter sun than I.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: SCREC Cherimoya tasting
« on: December 08, 2018, 03:02:25 AM »
I bet you can fruit it in the City. I have a bunch of varieties fruiting in a foggy Santa Cruz zone close to the ocean. Hit me up if your ever down this way and want to check Ďem out. I have some extra grafted ďDreamĒ treeís right now.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: SCREC Cherimoya tasting
« on: December 06, 2018, 08:33:46 AM »
If you can time it with something else especially. Itís hard to complain about trying new Cherimoya varieties, though itís probably going to be a popular event with alot of eager Annona heads. Is cherimoya growing well for you in the City?

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Iím curious what your looking to use this medium for?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pouteria fruit ID
« on: December 04, 2018, 06:53:54 PM »
Thanks very much, Canistel it is.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pouteria fruit ID
« on: December 04, 2018, 03:49:38 AM »
Sorry, image posting issue at the moment.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Pouteria fruit ID
« on: December 04, 2018, 03:44:21 AM »
My friend found this one in Thailand. Said it tasted like good cake consistency. Could it be Canistel?
Iíve never seen one so pointy. Thanks.




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They are super variable across the board. There are ping pong ball sized red and yellow.
There are incredibly productive for their size red and yellow.
Bottom line: most people think yellow tastes better but again so much variability in seedlings.

I want to know what people have successfully grafted on ??, as i have a large red iíd like to top work.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Anonas
« on: November 24, 2018, 09:10:29 PM »
From a real Annona Guru, thank you Har.
There are many variables and each oneís experience can be insight or a learnimg experiment if you choose to look at it that way. Like most folks here I write about my trials and errors, successes and failures so we can learn from each other to be better fruit farmers .


Several factors infuence flowering, fruit set, and fruit set retention:  mineral nutrition(especially Calcium, Boron, and Zinc), soil moisture, air humidity, warmth, presence of pollinators (Nitidulid mini beetles, not bees or flies), and lots of sunlight.

So from one yard to the next, persons can have 100% different results, without anyone's being a liar.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Anonas
« on: November 22, 2018, 12:38:01 PM »
Simon, What is the larger tree size , capable of holding 70-100 fruits , trunk caliper near the base?
I recall a handout from Nino at the CCA conference that stated he hand pollinated earlier and earlier each year and this correspondended with bigger harvests. Iíve also read on TFF about hand pollinating contributing to more seediness. There is give and take with everything. I would like to be on it with handpollinsting  and I would like all the varieties to fruit, many pots on the fire of course and I would be more likely to without the good fruit set.
The ďDreamĒ , ďLisaĒ and A. Globiflora continue to flower well for a third year but no hand pollination so no fruit set. I have observed smaller amounts of fruit set and no fruit set on certain Cherimoya cultivar ( Pierce, Inca Red) , and then others overset themselves prolifically without the hand pollination (HoneyHART, Licia, Fino de Jete) , fascinating.

Of note regarding Exotica was a singular Cherimoya I found holding ripe in August, on one of the huge treeís at the back of the lot next door. Never pruned , those monsters must be 30 foot by 30 foot easy.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Anonas
« on: November 22, 2018, 11:47:41 AM »
From my most recent planting , most of these Annona were planted from 15-25 gallon pots this Spring. I did not have the success with fruit set until multiple cultivars are in flower at the same time. I am still getting flowers and fruit set. I am not aware of any other Cherimoya plantingís in Santa Cruz area. One friend I gave a 15 gallon Behl tree to hand pollinates religiouslly and his fruits are bigger but it could be the variety and fact he has 1 of the most ideal growing conditions i have seen here.


With multiple cultivars in one yard I dont find the need to hand pollinate. Many treeís that have been in the ground 1-2 years are over fruiting themselves with 20+ fruit holding on a 5í x 5 Ď tree. I do have to thin for them to size up properly but i have not pollinated as of yet. Trying to get some fruit set on any other Annona grafted to Cherimoya, it appears hand pollination is necessary.

Post pictures



Always more fruit hiding under the foliage than you can see in the photoís.










Setting fruit since around July and still setting


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Anonas
« on: November 22, 2018, 11:36:15 AM »
Go nyam some fresh noni  fruit. I have zero incentive to post incorrect or misleading information.
I have give or take 30 + grafted cherimoya in the ground i grew from seed , grafted and planted and thats what is happening so chuck off. Your going to tell me I hand pollinate when I donít? Thatís weird ,  plenty of folks on the forum have seen my set up and grown Cherimoya treeís from fruit that was grown in my yard .without hand pollination. The untrue statement is your family is not fed from Annonaís in your yardís but by Vonís, Chicken, Corn , Squash maybe and the diet is augmented with Annona . So basically, do not tell me what i am experiencing , that you have not seen , is incorrect. That is a burro move.
The information above is incorrect. I have an anona forest in all 5 of my yards and if I relied on the trees to set on their own I couldnt feed my family.
















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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: feijoa pineapple guava
« on: November 21, 2018, 01:49:57 PM »
I think there are varieties that fruit in higher heat areaís like Bradís but those may not be singled out for those attributes yet. In mild Nor Cal weather they are planted as ornamental hedge , 50%+ of people have no idea they fruit. There are 100ís if not thousands of treeís planted in sidewalk strips across town. Some bushes get 25 feet tall and wide , you can hedge them or shape them how you want.
Itís a delicious fruit that when perfectly ripe will have a little give in the middle, like a peach or close to it.
Sweet , tropical flavors, the inside should be juicy pulp , not dry at all. A slight red tint can accompany the pulp like a finger lime caviarís at the ripest part of harvest. Though tolerable of drought and many conditions, probably not a good fruit to grow in the desert.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Anonas
« on: November 21, 2018, 01:23:33 PM »
With multiple cultivars in one yard I dont find the need to hand pollinate. Many treeís that have been in the ground 1-2 years are over fruiting themselves with 20+ fruit holding on a 5í x 5 Ď tree. I do have to thin for them to size up properly but i have not pollinated as of yet. Trying to get some fruit set on any other Annona grafted to Cherimoya, it appears hand pollination is necessary.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Multigraft Annona harvest
« on: November 21, 2018, 01:16:56 PM »
Wow! JF and Josh congratulations! JFís varieties and your tree are a winning combination!

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