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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Nishikawa Avocado in Florida
« on: March 22, 2019, 10:39:41 PM »
When does it ripen?

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Wood is ready, wrapped in buddy tape.  few still left. Those who dont know this variety, it is my favorite besides Lemon Zest and Peach Cobbler has more orange flavor than any other mango, not sure why they call it peach cobbler as there is noting peachy about it.
Something having to do with the spiciness?  Do you think it has a tangerine flavor, as has also been reported on this forum?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Nishikawa Avocado in Florida
« on: March 22, 2019, 06:43:19 PM »
I can't believe no one is growing this avocado in Florida!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Nishikawa Avocado in Florida
« on: March 21, 2019, 09:52:45 PM »
Who has had good luck with Nishikawa?  Is it a good avocado to grow in Florida?  I see that Excalibur is propagating it.  When does it ripen?

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The passive-aggressiveness is a bit "cunty" FYI

Yes one of my many many many faults.  Thankfully Ive never been called a Misogynist, FYI.

The house is 2500
I think Chris was referring to the bizarre comments and use of  :)'s by "kar1ma3."  (?)

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Sapodilla
« on: March 14, 2019, 08:24:49 PM »
Are you looking for fruit or trees?

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I like sapodilla also.  I have one right next to the street.  Even the fruit looks pretty, and it's so freakin' delicious!  People don't touch them.  (Only squirrels--damn rodents!)  And as large, mature trees they're still beautiful.

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If it hasn't blossomed by now (Providence), can we say no fruit for 2019?

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Sweet plum mango
« on: March 12, 2019, 03:24:13 PM »
So it's polyembryonic, and it's tastes like a sweet plum?

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The biggest one with EXCELLENT flavor?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Hawaiian Avocado's in California
« on: March 11, 2019, 10:33:57 PM »
Too bad we aren't doing more testing of Hawaiian avocados in Florida--our climate being more similar to Hawaii's than California's is.

Were growing a few. Specifically Nishikawa, Yamagata, Kahaluu, Malama, and San Miguel. Nishikawa has fruited before and is excellent.
Is Nishikawa a big tree?  Can it take full sun?  (I'm thinking of replacing my Oro Negro, which has been a dud.)

Its actually grown pretty slowly (in full sun). But its healthy and flowering well right now.

I also once had one at my old Loxahatchee farm and it was moderately vigorous. Got hit by the tractor and died though.
Do you think it's better than Oro Negro???

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Hawaiian Avocado's in California
« on: March 11, 2019, 10:13:58 PM »
Too bad we aren't doing more testing of Hawaiian avocados in Florida--our climate being more similar to Hawaii's than California's is.

Were growing a few. Specifically Nishikawa, Yamagata, Kahaluu, Malama, and San Miguel. Nishikawa has fruited before and is excellent.
Is Nishikawa a big tree?  Can it take full sun?  (I'm thinking of replacing my Oro Negro, which has been a dud.  Good move, or no?)

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Hawaiian Avocado's in California
« on: March 11, 2019, 11:18:29 AM »
Too bad we aren't doing more testing of Hawaiian avocados in Florida--our climate being more similar to Hawaii's than California's is.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mamey Sapote Bark Disease?
« on: March 09, 2019, 04:52:52 PM »
Maybe if you gave Julian Lara a call, he could advise you.  He probably knows more about mamey sapote than anyone else.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pink Longan
« on: March 09, 2019, 04:47:29 PM »
Well, that tells us a lot.  Anyway, it sure looks pretty.

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So he's looking for a diligent man who will take care of his business.  I hope he is also trying to find someone who will love his daughter and treat her with kindness and respect. ???

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Respectfully I don't exactly understand what you're trying to accomplish.  On their own soursop branches elongate and tend to droop down.  It would seem to me that your fruit, which are naturally large and heavy, might be practically on the ground when ripe.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Is Guanabana (Soursop) Alternate Bearing?
« on: March 04, 2019, 10:45:48 PM »
I had several fruit in 2017.  None last year although it had many blossoms.  My tree defoliated this winter after the first cold front, and now I see many small fruit without even having the blossoms!  (They must have been there but tiny.)

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado 24/7 Thread
« on: March 04, 2019, 08:53:24 AM »
Certainly not an improvement over the grazing and natural fields.  It IS an improvement over the increasing development and housing that covers those grazing lands.  Our local university which has always been agriculture oriented offers many classes on enology and viticulture.  Perhaps a degree.  Times are changing.
Gotcha.  Native grasses in California before the Spanish arrived really protected the land, sadly now extinct.  I read recently that (area of) California had more indigenous people than the rest of the U.S. area combined.  Really was a bountiful paradise!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado 24/7 Thread
« on: March 03, 2019, 11:03:00 PM »
"Casitas Estate" is in San Luis Obispo County (not San Luis Obispo city) between Arroyo Grande and Lopez Lake.  San Luis Obispo County is considered the 5th least affordable county in the US.  It is the county of Hearst Castle, Pismo Beach, and recently "wine country".  Been here over 50 years and what had been ag land and grazing land is covered with wine grapes now.  Beautiful area with outstanding climate...still quite rural.  Midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, not at all heavily populated. 5 years of drought is past now, we hope, as we are well above average rainfall this year with more to come.  Feel lucky to have a part of this place.  (don't move here...it's awful)
I guess if it's fifth LEAST affordable county in the U.S., not too many of us can afford to move there so you don't have to worry.  Is a monoculture of wine grapes really an improvement over ag and grazing land? (more diversified?)  Just wondering.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado 24/7 Thread
« on: March 02, 2019, 04:04:24 PM »
"Won't you be my neighbor?"

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado 24/7 Thread
« on: February 28, 2019, 04:51:21 PM »
Congratulations, Brad.  That's great!

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I think that's a great spot.  You should be able to grow a huge variety of fruit, including mango, avocado, and lychee, but also peach and persimmon.

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