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I have some grafted hybrid Bacon avocado scions on 1 yr old mexican seedling plants for sale.
This may be the only source for this variety. I am not definite on this variety, just that the original scion for the tree shown is from the Huntington arboretum trees.

I need to know if I should up-pot these seedlings or leave them in the same pot for shipment orders.
Here's the details:
- Taking advance order, 1 per customer
- Cost is $40 plus shipping (approx $16-$20) for USPS priority mail
- Plant size: seedling will be 1yr old, in 10" tall pots now (2-/12"x2-1/2"x10").
-> The rootstock seeds are from the 70yr old Hamada tree
- You can reserve a plant, when I ship around April-May, I will send you PM to confirm if you still want to purchase or not.
- Limited quantities, first come first serve.
- I will update this post when all are reserved
- Fruit size is similar to Bacon, skin is thin, taste is better than bacon, inside flesh color is white/light yellow. Weight = 300-350 grams.
- Origin of tree scion shown is from Huntington arboretum orchard, scion was cut & grafted to the tree shown over 50yrs ago. I'm not sure if the original mother tree exists now, they may have removed it during renovation of the orchard.

Here's a few photos of the current grafted plants. Also some photos of the fruits.
The only fruit photo I had was of a 1 week overripe fruit compared next to a Fuerte.

Only taking Paypal payment, USA only.
Send me PM if you would like to be on the advance order list.

Rootstock/Seed parent photo below.

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Mulberry experiment in San Diego
« on: February 26, 2021, 02:29:54 PM »
Shane send me a PM so I have your address. I just cut back this tree which was growing over 15ft so I have hundreds of cuttings now that I plan to root.
I have already rooted many cuttings from this tree and its strong and roots easily. Should be a good rootstock for people who want to graft other varieties.

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Mulberry experiment in San Diego
« on: February 26, 2021, 08:33:19 AM »
Ok, I see some flowers on my seedling tree so this must be a male tree and it will not have any fruits.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Big, Fat, and Heavy avo
« on: February 26, 2021, 12:00:37 AM »
Your label code says " Extra Large Hass."

Citrus General Discussion / Re: best Pummelo?
« on: February 25, 2021, 04:16:37 PM »
Seanny, when I give the Valentine fruits to friends and family they all say how terrific it is and the best citrus they have tasted.
One family friend has been asking me for the Valentine fruits every year on Christmas/New Year and their family always look forward to eating this fruit.

But if you want to give the fruit with the red flesh inside then you need to let the fruits stay yellow on the tree until Feb 14 (valentine day) and it will have the coloration. Otherwise it may only have a slight red coloration. If you have not seen my photo I posted on another thread, here's what the fruit looks like.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: best Pummelo?
« on: February 25, 2021, 12:56:48 AM »
No off taste.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Please Delete this post
« on: February 24, 2021, 02:09:49 PM »
Please delete post,sale is over.

mbmango, you must not have tasted the real Honey (CA) mandarin, VI-133. I think there are three types that were at one time called honey mandarin/tangerine so it could get confusing. I grow all three types. You can get the details of the varieties from the CCPP budwood website.

1.Honey mandarin, VI-133
2.Murcott mandarin (FL Honey), VI-147
3.W. Murcott Afourer, VI-462

If the fruit you tasted was not small with many seeds, then it sounds like you ate the W. Murcott Afourer, VI-462. This fruit is medium size, skin is bright orange, peels easy and flesh is juicy but taste is bland. Of the three, this is the one I like the least. The other two are very good, I rank it as shown, they are sweet & tart. I keep a graft of the VI-462 just to have the variety for comparison of tastes. My tree has been in ground for over 7yrs and the taste of this fruit has not changed.

You will like the taste of Shiranui fruit, it should have fruits in 2 years, but the excellent taste may not show up until year 3. At least for me that is how its been. Now my tree has very good tasting fruits so I ended up grafting a lot more Shiranui on my trees. Also, don't pick the ripe fruit until Feb to get the best taste.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: best Pummelo?
« on: February 24, 2021, 12:40:36 AM »
Yup, I agree. Valentine doesn't have much acid/tart taste at all as Millet said. For those that like Sweet & Sour the Valentine is not the one for you.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: best Pummelo?
« on: February 23, 2021, 07:13:28 PM »
I have all of those pummelos mentions in the article. I have been growing them for some time now and got rid of a few of them (bad taste).

Here's how I would rank them for my favorite (only my taste preference).
1. Valentine
2. Thong Dee
3. Cocktail
4. Melogold
5. Reinking
6. Chandler
7. Oroblanco
8. Tahitian

My trees that are the most productive yearly are the Valentine, Cocktail, Melogold & Oroblanco.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: For Sale- Mulberry scion wood
« on: February 23, 2021, 06:58:07 PM »
thanks for the positive feedback, good luck grafting.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: White Sapote Scion for sale/trade
« on: February 22, 2021, 02:13:32 PM »
very low.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: best Pummelo?
« on: February 22, 2021, 02:12:47 PM »
I think my Thong Dee in the photo is CRC 4027, it does not have any pink coloration. The description of CRC 3927 says fruit inside is tinged pink, mine is not.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado graft
« on: February 22, 2021, 01:15:03 PM »
Yes, lower buds are leaf buds. But the branch on the right is already starting to open on the tip so I would rather use the branch on the left. You can see my photos to see how it will look in a month or so.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado graft
« on: February 22, 2021, 12:50:55 PM »
The other option is to graft it now, but I would use the branch on the left (still not fully open buds), if you don't want to wait another 1-2 months.
But if you do graft it now, when the graft takes and the tips open, make sure you cut off only the flowering buds before it get to far along. I have been doing the same with my seedling avocado grafts in Jan-Feb (60 plants) and they are doing good.

Loquat scion wood for sale:

1. Big Jim, $5 each - yellow flesh
2. Vista White, $5 each - white flesh
3. Shipping is $8.45 (USPS small priority mail box).

I only take Paypal payment.
Minimum order of 3 scions (any combination of above).
Cuttings will be 1/4"-3/8" diameter, 6-8" long, mostly green hardened wood.

Sale is for USA only (contiguous).

Please send PM if you are interested in purchasing. Here's some photos of the tree and fruits.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: best Pummelo?
« on: February 21, 2021, 04:02:21 PM »
Brian, you should try Thong Dee, very good and probably one of the largest ones.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: White Sapote Scion for sale/trade
« on: February 21, 2021, 03:34:19 PM »

Millet, good advice. I will need to try this on my Thong Dee. The last fruits I picked were pretty large, 3 lbs & 5lbs, maybe they will be larger next year.

I'm not sure, but would like to find out if anyone has some big ones. I plan to submit a request for entering the "mandarin/tangerine" as one of the category "record title" and see if they will create this for the mandarin. But first it will be nice to see how many mandarins are big and no clear variety is a winner from the start.

Just curious who grows the largest variety of mandarins/tangerines.

Here's the different mandarins listed per CCPP budwood/Citrus Variety Data:
-> Mandarin-Clementine
-> Mandarin-Satsuma
-> Mandarin-Tangelo
-> Mandarin-Tangor
-> Mandarin-Other

There are over 100 different varieties identified here so there should be many people who grow one or more of these.

Would like to see a photo of your large fruit and how much it weighs. I will take some photos of my whoppers and post later.

I will start with one of my larger Kiyomi Tangor.
1) Kiyomi, weight is 347 grams, see photo of fruit.

Can anyone beat this one ?? Please post your large fruit.

Brad, you are correct on the top seedling, its from a Bacon fruit.

The bottom seedling could be from your Reed fruits you sent me last year, I'm not sure about the fruit seeds of this one since I planted all the seeds from the avocado fruits you sent.

Here's my update.
One seedling has fat leaves, the other has thin/skinny leaf.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / WTB (or Trade): Genoa Loquat
« on: February 18, 2021, 12:47:45 PM »
I'm looking to buy or trade for the following loquat:

1) Genoa loquat, originated by John Panzarella.

If you have a few scion cuttings available please send me a PM.

I can trade for any other loquat variety you might be looking for, let me know which one. Also can trade for mulberry (Black Pakistan, White Pakistan, Shangri La, Tice, Thai Dwarf, Red Himalayan).

Send me a PM if you have this tree.

Thanks, Kaz

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