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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Seaberry
« on: July 23, 2019, 07:36:44 PM »
International friendship between European Union,Russia ,China and otther nations to share studyes and promote seaberryes consumption. https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/75488/reporting/it

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https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=11&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwiBptTyh8vjAhUPnlkKHdOhBJ8QFjAKegQIAhAB&url=https%3A%2F%2Fgrist.org%2Ffood%2Fplants-are-poison-and-that-just-may-be-why-they-keep-us-healthy%2F&usg=AOvVaw0MV67er1b6xikpU7h5lbg7

Toxins (may} help
Its like geting Toxoplasmosis from a pet cat or from eating raw or semi raw meat .It strenghtens your immune sistem and is a good disease to have.
Or like eating bee pollen.In case you eat it and have to do a blood test,you have to tell your doctor about it or else he will think your severely ill because of high anticorps numbers.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Extreme chlorosis
« on: July 23, 2019, 08:51:29 AM »
Azomite is alkaline which would aggravate the defficiency.Nails heavy metals content unknown?
Possibly trace elements of healty heavy metals but i bet its less than in a garlick bulb( contains arsenic).
Heavy metals in normal ammounts are healty.I use iron nails,the cheapest possible nails that rust.

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My Gevuina plants.After somme intense study i figgired out they tolerate normal soil( not highly rich) and somme dont look verry good because i starved them in verry poore soil .But now i changed the verry poore soils of somme of the pots with good clay soil from my garden.



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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Extreme chlorosis
« on: July 23, 2019, 08:11:07 AM »
The iron nails worked well.These plants didnt had a ph issue before ( ph was low all the time and i was watering with water that has 5 ph) and only the nails did this,they recovered.

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Paw paws are not good for ipohondriacs but i think they are safer for humans to eat than lets say a fruit that evolved for a bird ,iet we eat manny of those too in high quantity.
I dont think annonacin is the problem on that island and these studyes are just supositions .Keep in mind that no scientist had prooven the exact relation between a famous plant that kills humans,tobacco.There is no death certificate that says ,,killed by tobacco,, or ,,killed by the X alcaloid found in tobacco,,. .Sunflower its a low annonacin paw paw and more interesting than ,,causing,, parkinson is the curing effect on cancer of annonacin.
Also,on that island with high parkinson rate ,paw paws dont grow and what if there is another alkaloid wich causes parkinson and not the annonacin? Like tobacco ,each plant has manny alkaloids and harmfull substances not just one.
What if the culprit is a non discovered substance thats found more in somme tropical annonaceae than in the temperate paw paws?

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Protecting fruit
« on: July 22, 2019, 07:22:00 PM »
I was not speaking of hamsters but of susliks. There are two species in Europe Spermophilus citellus and Spermophilus suslicus (from suslik).
I used to breed susliks a long time ago. They are very cute animals.
Im glad they are protected.I mentioned 2 species,the hamsters ( also known as the field mice) that the guy stole their food and got criminal record ( probably a year in jail ) and the suslik ( also known as ground squirrel) that are also protected and dig holes in the earth dam wich causes the Danube to flood somme villages.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Protecting fruit
« on: July 22, 2019, 07:24:05 AM »
SeaWalnut, your mice has nothing to do with mice. We call them suslik (souslik in french). They are very protected.
They are very nice animals. I love them.
If you read the wikipedia link,it says that France got amended somme 27 or 28 mil dollars for not protecting those mice.Here we call them ,,harciog,, but the scientific name is better  ;D.

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Seaberry,Nitraria.It also depends on the soil but still if its only sand these 2 might grow if they are not shaded.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Video of someone stealing my mangoes
« on: July 20, 2019, 01:40:25 AM »
That would annoy me but like you would (and do) happily share if asked. Would you get a fence?

Fence and dogs mean no theft here but will encourage/ happy for people to take what will eventually hang past the fence.

Thats why il get a Malinois,because that easily climbs the fence  ;D.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: A couple new toys for the garden
« on: July 20, 2019, 12:53:28 AM »
Thanks for the tip.

Iíve been watching a bunch of videos on YouTube and Skillcult has lots of great videos
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5p3NMKPe8KM

Carlos also has excellent videos
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=AA1wSfLzGBI

Simon
Skillcult also grows weird red fleshed apples and sells scions in the spring.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Iguana Wars
« on: July 19, 2019, 09:16:04 PM »

I imagine what you are getting shipped to Romania are commercial varieties, so the definition of "good" might not be informed. This sounds like a mango snob speaking here in Florida(mango paradise), but you really don't know what you are missing from these backyard varieties until you compare them. They almost taste like a different fruit. I have gotten to the point if I buy an imported store bought mango, a couple of bites in I throw it away in disgust.



I was still laughing about some of the stolen mango posts as I approached my garden, which is mostly baby mango trees and saw a iguana. Then it got real and wasn't funny any longer. I felt helpless as a baby iguana walked slowly away & up a cabbage palm tree. I walked away and looked at my the Irwin mango I moved yesterday to make room for a Lemon Zest and saw another even smaller iguana on top of the 3 foot tree. I grabbed him with my ninja fast reflexes and marveled at how beautiful it was.

I need help feeding Iggie now until I can wean him off mangos and cow peas shoots. Actually I think he was eating mostly cow peas & vegetable seedlings. If you would like to help rehabilitate Iggie your mango donations will be appreciated.
Got a new pet?
Here an baby iguana costs 100 dollars.If they are invasive maybe catch them and sell them to people that want them as a pet.Better idea than just killing them and they could be worth a lot more than the mangos ( in Romania good mangos cost just 2 dollars a kilo-cheaper than cherryes ,pears and strawberryes sometime).
We get our mangos here from better places to grow mango like Brasil,Cote d Ivoire ,India,etc.And your right that the.comercial varietyes costs just 2 dollars per kilo.The fancy bio mangos rippen on the tree,each individually packed ,cost 3-4 dollars / kg.But interesting thing is that the cheaper comercial ones are always better than the bio,more expensive ones ( but i know how to pick them).Bio products here means they are not treated with pesticides and stuff like that.As for the taste,i ate maybe 35 mangos in the past month and none tasted the same .Each feels like a different fruit.
These are all less than a dollar mangos i picked 2 days ago.First 2 red ones taste like mango ,second tastes like lemon zest but the texture is more gritty and swweter than any of the more expensive lemon zest ive ate and the last one tasted sweet with a ,,stinky,, smell to it ,like sulphur,wich it was first time i encountered in a mango.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Iguana Wars
« on: July 19, 2019, 07:43:00 PM »
I was still laughing about some of the stolen mango posts as I approached my garden, which is mostly baby mango trees and saw a iguana. Then it got real and wasn't funny any longer. I felt helpless as a baby iguana walked slowly away & up a cabbage palm tree. I walked away and looked at my the Irwin mango I moved yesterday to make room for a Lemon Zest and saw another even smaller iguana on top of the 3 foot tree. I grabbed him with my ninja fast reflexes and marveled at how beautiful it was.

I need help feeding Iggie now until I can wean him off mangos and cow peas shoots. Actually I think he was eating mostly cow peas & vegetable seedlings. If you would like to help rehabilitate Iggie your mango donations will be appreciated.
Got a new pet?
Here an baby iguana costs 100 dollars.If they are invasive maybe catch them and sell them to people that want them as a pet.Better idea than just killing them and they could be worth a lot more than the mangos ( in Romania good mangos cost just 2 dollars a kilo-cheaper than cherryes ,pears and strawberryes sometime).

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: A couple new toys for the garden
« on: July 19, 2019, 06:52:25 PM »
I also picked up some cheaper wet/whet stones in order to sharpen my knives and machetes. I got a coarse 220/800 to shape and remove burrs and a 1000/6000 to really put a nice edge on my blades. I also got an 8000 grit Nagura Stone and a double sided strop with green polishing compound to get a mirror finish.












I normally use a box cutter for firm wood and schick injector blade with an Excel handle( thanks Carlos!) for softer woods so Iíve never found a need to sharpen my grafting knives but Iím also a cook and would love to get my cooking knives super sharp.

I have a ton of used boxcutter blades that I plan on sharpening past itís factory edge.

Simon
I sharpen razor blade anything with paste ( probably 1000)and leather for manual sharpening or for making the blade shiny i use paste and a wool disk .

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Bark on mango trees stripped
« on: July 19, 2019, 02:44:32 PM »
Its too tall to be from rabbits.The tree still has enough bark left to recover but protect it.Cut pet bottles and wrap the plastic in a spiral around the trunk of the tree,not too tight.

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Paulownia ( tomentosa) fossils found in USA.Calling this invasive seems innapropiate now. https://www.gbif.org/occurrence/1457735137
And fossils found in Europe,in western part of Germany.
https://www.gbif.org/occurrence/38956554

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Video of someone stealing my mangoes
« on: July 19, 2019, 12:25:54 PM »
Looks like a public park because its not fenced.With smaller fruits they break the branches and go away with them so consider yourself lucky he didnt break the tree.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Rapitest soil test kit
« on: July 18, 2019, 06:24:59 PM »
It seems that i cant find a chart with numbers in ppm to get an idea of what ,,sufficient,, means on this test.
Different plants have different needs and what is sufficient for somme plants could be defficient for otthers.So far,even by amateur standards this test doesnt look too good altough its cheap and its a good idea to test the soil for nutrients.

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Even if a cultivar is lost ,thats still not too bad because the genes that made that cultivar survive .
An extinct cultivar its not like an extinct specie .

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Protecting fruit
« on: July 18, 2019, 01:53:45 AM »

So was it your rice?
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It wasnt my rice.Those rice fields are on the Danube river where i go fishing.
The guy that got criminal record for digging field mice burrows was a well known poacher.After 3 days at fishing without a catch ,a friend fisherman that knew the poacher , said to visit the poacher at home to buy somme somme fish.
Then the poacher told him that he is affraid of catching fish with nets because they caught him with the rice and he got criminal record .He got inside his house and came with somme envelopes and papers to proove it.In case he is caught fishing illegally with the nets ,he will go to jail for sure and for both things,for the ŕice and for poaching fish added.
   BTW,i dont agree to buy fish from poachers like my friend does but i was only a guest in that fishing trip and couldnt complain.The friend that took me at fishing is a poacher himself.I caught him once with a monofilament net attachdd at the end of his fishing line instead of hooks.I am an enviromentalist by proffesion and i respect  the nature.At the end of each fishing trip on the Danube i clean the banks of garbage 2 km long( a mile) .I make a fire and for a few hours i colect as much plastic bags and bottles i can and burn them.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: I Will Be Resigning From This Form
« on: July 17, 2019, 10:03:15 PM »
Thank you for your consistent posts and advices for greenhouses.I still have a lot to read and maybe i steal an idea or 2 from you.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Protecting fruit
« on: July 17, 2019, 07:12:43 PM »
Here its illegal to kill even the field mice.They became endangered because the use of pesticides in the past and ive met a peasant that got criminal record because he w
In Romania? Are you kidding?
Im not kidding,they guy digged field mice nests,got 2 bags of rice and was caught by gendarmerie.Got criminal record ,probably 1 year jail but didnt go to jail until he is caught again and gets another criminal record.
Foxes,eagles etc need mice to pray on them.If you kill all the mice then you make their predators extinct also.The field where he dig and got the rice its near a natural reservation.
Dont feel sorry for the guy because its not poore.If he had stolen a bag or 2 like just a few kilos of rice,the gendarmerie wouldnt take him.But the guy had 2 bags of aproximately 60 kilos each and was carying then with his carriage pulled by the horse.
There is also an earth dam at the edge of the natural reserve and when the ground squirrels wich are also protected animals nation wide,drill too manny holes in the dam and also the danube gets verry high,portions of the dam colapses because of too manny holes and floods the village where the guy with criminal record lives.
Here is romanian wikipedia entry for the ground squirrels.You can see they are vulnerable almost endangered specie by IUCN. https://ro.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop%C3%A2nd%C4%83u_european
And here is english wikipedia about the field mice that the guy stole their winter food reserve.It says Ón manny western european countryes is critically endangered.Same here.https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_hamster

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Protecting fruit
« on: July 17, 2019, 02:39:56 PM »
Here its illegal to kill even the field mice.They became endangered because the use of pesticides in the past and ive met a peasant that got criminal record because he was digging field mice nests and took their winter supplyes of seeds to fed his cattles.
Maybe try 2 CD or DVD s on a stick.Mice think those are owl eyes and ged skared.Didnt tested myself this but i plan on doing it.

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I got interested in Calligonum because its good for bees,hardy and such an interesting fruit and shrub because it has no leaves.
Im think it would be a good companion for Nitraria Schoberi.


Calligonum fresh fruit in the first picture and dryed fruit in the second.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Wanted Kadsura
« on: July 16, 2019, 03:50:55 PM »
There is just one listing on Ebay now .Better wait a few months until their season starts so that you will have more chances to receive fresh seeds.Kadsura coccinea looks more cold hardy than K Heteroclita ,up to zone 7. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Real-seed-5pcs-lot-Chinese-traditional-herb-medicine-Kadsura-coccinea-fruit-bon/123788679669?hash=item1cd26159f5:g:PXcAAOSwY1Bc8koX

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