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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Myrica rubra
« on: March 20, 2019, 01:38:02 AM »
Thanks. I did the cracking and GA3 before and it worked okay one time and failed 2 other times after that. I threw some into a pot a month ago and I'll throw some more into pots since my seeds are 2 years old now. The inhibiting hormones are supposed to weather away, but the seeds were in the fridge so maybe that didn't happen. Well, if anyone grows a male tree, let me know. My old tree is producing all female flowers now and I'm planning to put a M. cerifera male next to it for pollen hoping it will work.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Myrica rubra
« on: March 19, 2019, 03:22:18 AM »
how many seeds did you guys plant to get some germination? What source sells viable seeds? Did you end up doing any cracking or GA3 treatment or just planted and waited?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fruit Youtube Channel Recommendations
« on: March 13, 2019, 07:15:12 PM »
There's a CRFG channel that has a lot of lectures. I help to run it but I don't put in much time.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Anyone handy with Win/DOS scripts?
« on: March 13, 2019, 04:26:25 PM »
Right, I do local backups too but I realize that something like a fire will wipe out everything. Better to also have off-site copies once in a while.

Thanks gnappi. I hope someone takes you up on your offer. It looks like you put a good amount of thought into it. I run mainly linux so it doesn't work for me.

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Nothing has all the desirable traits is why we have so many varieties. I settle for decent sized ones with good taste, or even small ones with great taste.

But let's start with Big Jim as the old gold standard. I hear Avri is a little smaller than that. Peluche is bigger but doesn't taste very good at least the first time it fruited for me last year.

What's bigger than Big Jim and tastes good?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Anyone handy with Win/DOS scripts?
« on: March 12, 2019, 03:14:53 PM »
Backing up is a good idea. Maybe you can post a link to it?

I used to have an rsync script that did daily, weekly, monthly backups. Even though there are dated backup folders that look like they contain full copies of all the files, the files are not duplicated in the disk if they weren't changed across time. I'm not very good with windows so I don't know if there's anything similar that can be done.

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That tasteless one found in Chinese markets. They're like small pears. I don't know if there's a variety.

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Did you get to taste the Avri fruit and what did you think? Avri never tasted good for me the last 3 or 4 years that I've grown it, and my location gets a good amount of heat, being 40 miles inland. Last year it was one of the last to ripen. I left them on the tree to ripen more since they were tart, but the squirrels figured out how to get into the netting and ate them.
I did get the Tanaka to graft. I don't remember eating it. Maybe this year. I didn't check to see if it has fruits.

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I harvested 1 fruit 1/31, orange colored. Aged 14 days, 20 brix when I opened it. Still pretty acidic but I could tell there's a lot of sugar in it.
2 fruits 1/15, more of a yellowish color. 13 brix right after harvesting. It's much more acidic than the one with 20 brix. I'm aging the twin for 4 week before eating it to see if I can taste a difference. I realize I wouldn't have anything to reference it with by that time.

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Oh man, my mom had an upside-down cluster of 3 large shiranui fruits. This past weekend I went back and they're all off the branch... Apparently, the fruits were so heavy that the rind broke under the weight and the fruits fell off and rooted.

Should we set an amount of time for these to ripen before testing them so that we get kind of consistent conditions? Like 2 weeks or 4 weeks? Or does the brix not change much, only the acidity decreases?

Sorry to hear. What is the root stock was the shiranui grafted onto? From what I read itís better to use rigorous rootstock. I also read that the fruits are ready 2-4 momths after fully colored.

Grafted onto gold nugget. The graft and rootstock branch are stiff, which is why the fruits are formed upside-down rather than hanging. Next year's will be better.

So have you harvested your fruits or are you letting them hang more? I see them on my tree and I only cut the one off that has dried skin on one side.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Rootstock video
« on: February 08, 2019, 02:45:59 AM »
Thanks for the video. I've been wanting to get rootstock compatibility information in one place like this.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Website not secure!
« on: February 08, 2019, 02:44:48 AM »
We can use https://letsencrypt.org/ for free ssl certs. You would need a web host that supports it or need the knowhow to configure it manually.

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Oh man, my mom had an upside-down cluster of 3 large shiranui fruits. This past weekend I went back and they're all off the branch... Apparently, the fruits were so heavy that the rind broke under the weight and the fruits fell off and rooted.

Should we set an amount of time for these to ripen before testing them so that we get kind of consistent conditions? Like 2 weeks or 4 weeks? Or does the brix not change much, only the acidity decreases?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: My 2019 Cherimoya Tast surprise bag
« on: January 31, 2019, 01:02:22 PM »
Hope they taste okay. If not, don't be discouraged. I've heard of people returning their bags this year after the tasting. El bumpo is okay. I really don't like the grittiness next to the skin so I give it a lower rating than other people would.

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Yeah, the person said the red and pink have the same accession number, so they must be the same thing, just like Smith Red Valencia and now Smith Blood.

You can pass it off as green fingerlime if you pick it early.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: jazzy loquat scions trade??
« on: January 29, 2019, 02:53:04 PM »
Thanks Patrick. I'll graft loquats again after I'm done with all the deciduous stuff. Last year's 120F heat killed my new 10-in-1 loquat. This year's non-flowering loquats include Jim's Big White, SG1 (from San Garbriel), SG6. My Jazzy always flowers, which is why it's remained small for the last 5 years.

Have you tried grafting onto soft rootstock shoots? I'll have to try that with my new loquat seedling tree.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Experiment to get lychee to bloom
« on: January 29, 2019, 03:47:04 AM »
Pinching off the late flushes has been used for lychee in China as well.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Loquat grafting, when?
« on: January 29, 2019, 03:30:36 AM »
Thanks Robert. I guess I'll work on the loquat after I'm done with all the dormant scions in my fridge.

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I remember my friend harvested her Shiranui that fruited the same year it's grafted. Maybe I talked about it above already. I remember she brought it to a T-budding demo I did for the local CRFG chapter. It was still not ready in early April. The skin was not completely orange, and the taste was kind of bland. So I'm not sure if I'm supposed to wait longer to harvest them like for Gold Nugget.

There's a blemished fruit I need to pick. I hope I remember to take brix readings.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Shiranui too large for branches
« on: January 29, 2019, 03:10:34 AM »
All mine broke their twigs this year. I haven't tasted any yet, but the squirrels chewed on the green fruits before I plastic boxed them.

Millet, so a few days to dissipate excess moisture, some days wrapped in paper? Or just directly wrap them in paper for a few weeks?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: avocado scions??????????????
« on: January 29, 2019, 03:01:29 AM »
Really?! I saw Ben C. at the OC exchange. I would've thought he'd taken some of the leftovers. I took about 10 varieties from there.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: grape vines
« on: January 29, 2019, 02:58:48 AM »
I have no idea where to purchase this cultivar, only that this Sugrasixteen cultivar was developed in California. Same guy that made the Cotton Candy grape. The latest patent was in 2001. How many years do patients last? It may be off patent.
https://patents.google.com/patent/USPP11749P2/en

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Buy the bulbs at the Asian markets and grow them from scales. Make sure they taste good first though. I've purchased a "Japanese" lily bulb and it was huge and terrible. It's chalky starchy rather than the sweet crispy of the ones from China.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: jazzy loquat scions trade??
« on: January 29, 2019, 02:40:59 AM »
You're grafting loquat now? What times of the year do you find loquat grafts work for you?

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Wanted variety Passiflora
« on: November 29, 2018, 12:06:53 PM »
Wow, you're growing them in Michigan? I have old P. arida and fresh P. ligularis seeds if you want.

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