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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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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Comparison of 3 top Pomegranate varieties
« on: November 19, 2018, 06:59:07 PM »
I need to get some air layers of good ones.  Ive got 2 out of 3 losers that sre getting yanked (wonderful and eversweet).
Wow, even you're yanking them, and you have land. Wonderful is supposed to be a really good rootstock, so maybe keep the roots.

They sucker at the roots too much to try and graft it.  Not worth it.  Needs to be killed.  No point in growing inferior stuff if better ones grow just as easily.  Poms are about the easiest thing there is to grow.  I have ones I killed before that refuse to die.  You have to get every root or they just come back like blackberries.
Sounds like you have very good soil. Don't you have to hack away all but one trunk for any pomegranate anyway? Or do you keep several trunks? I'm asking because I'm trying to decide which way to do it myself. My Iranian friend said they do single trunk for better fruit set there.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pineapples--The Half Pot Experiment
« on: November 19, 2018, 06:54:33 PM »
Thanks for the update. It's always cool to see experimental results. It'll be a more concrete result when you compare the fruit sizes.

So do all the pots get the same amount of water? Meaning the full pots have half the soil moisture of the half pots?

I know there's so many factors involved and there's only so much a home gardener can do to test which one matters. Keep up the good work! Let's see if the plants with larger soil volume will catch up.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Comparison of 3 top Pomegranate varieties
« on: November 19, 2018, 06:26:10 PM »
I need to get some air layers of good ones.  Ive got 2 out of 3 losers that sre getting yanked (wonderful and eversweet).
Wow, even you're yanking them, and you have land. Wonderful is supposed to be a really good rootstock, so maybe keep the roots.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Comparison of 3 top Pomegranate varieties
« on: November 19, 2018, 02:32:52 PM »
Everyone here liked the taste of the eversweet but those seeds.   :-\

That one is annoying given the description from dave wilson:


Eversweet Pomegranate -WHERE TO BUY- DWN Top 100 VarietyEdible Ornamental
Very sweet, virtually seedless fruit. (Even immature fruits are sweet.) Red skin, clear (non-staining) juice. Harvest late summer through fall. Coast or inland.

Yes, I was disappointed when I ate the Eversweet from a friend. The taste is great but it's not as soft-seeded as I'd imagined. Desertnyi seeds are a little more noticeable than I like too. It's what happens when the first pomegranate tree I have turns out to beat all the named varieties I come across later. I got it from Leo Manuel and he told me it's from USDA but the tag was lost.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pug a persimmon?
« on: November 19, 2018, 01:40:32 AM »
I took my neighbor's seedless lotus tree down to 4 and 5 ft vertical branches and grafted giant fuyu, saijo, fuyu, and hachiya last year. Now the new growth are up to 3ft long.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: feijoa pineapple guava
« on: November 19, 2018, 01:35:32 AM »
Are there any sources for superior varieties in the US?
There are 2 that I know of in California. You can contact Mark Albert or Glen Woodmansee for their plants. I think Albert doesn't propagate directly but a friend of his propagates and sells his varieties.


Brad, what variety do you have? Is it the Coolidgei or Nazemetz from La Verne Nursery? I had very bad luck with my Coolidgei. I don't think it's self-fertile. With most feijoa, you need to have another variety to pollinate. Even 'unique' is probably better with a pollinator.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: White Jade Pineapple
« on: November 16, 2018, 11:15:52 PM »
Simon, the big WJ has such a short neck. All mine have long necks and I read that it means it's not good genetics. But I think we both got these plants from Adam so I don't know why the difference. It would be good to see if the next fruit from this line also has the short neck. Short neck = bigger fruit?

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Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Japanese or Chinese Pummelos
« on: November 05, 2018, 02:01:34 AM »
Hmm... Australia has very strict import laws. There's no way you can import citrus from abroad legally. You'd better check with the rare fruit council to find out what's available there already. http://rfcarchives.org.au/ That's what my understanding of it is. Same situation for California.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Lot More HLB in California
« on: October 30, 2018, 04:49:38 PM »
OC is mild enough for ACP to thrive year round.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: White Jade Pineapple
« on: October 17, 2018, 11:12:10 AM »
roblack, your plants do look like they're not getting enough sun. WJ leaves should have the reddish color like the ones in Brad's photos.

Brad, are the bigger pots short 5 gal or 3 gal?

Is it a good time to fertilize pineapples now? I did the osmocote in the center like Jim Neitzel suggested before but it burned the core. Now I apply it off center and mostly just forget to fertilize.

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The leaves are wrong for saffron. It should be needle shaped.

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I remember the researchers at UCR presented this at the citrus day 2 years ago. It takes very steady hands and good eyes to do this and they canít do it too fast. Even though they used young people at the lab, they were still really tired after a while. I forgot if theyíre limited to doing a certain number a day.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Plantnet app
« on: October 08, 2018, 01:28:15 AM »
There's a popular free ID app that's mainly for forest trees of the north or something. The name doesn't give an indication of that restriction but it couldn't ID anything I have in Southern California. The database of that one is really limited.

Being able to ID tamarind is pretty impressive! Sounds like a good app.

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Passiflora arida - Desert Passionfruit
« on: September 22, 2018, 11:23:12 AM »
I got it from a SD grower too, maybe the same one. I donít know about hardiness either since Iíve only grown it here.
Triloba tracker, itís sweeter than incarnata for me. Fruits are kind of tiny, like grape size. Or it could be because I grew it in containers.

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I want to get the Sak Ip from you but is it a little late for grafting?

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Big Jump Forward In Greening Cure?
« on: September 20, 2018, 12:42:28 PM »
Oh you read the related articles in the links at the bottom. I usually ignore those but that one sounds useful.

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Tropical Vegetables and Other Edibles / Re: Best cure for Powdery mildew?
« on: September 20, 2018, 12:36:21 PM »
People usually just remove all the affected leaves to save the healthy leaves. I think fungus needs to be treated BEFORE they get into the leaves, so you canít really save the infected parts.

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Yes, slow at first. Once they grow a few real leaves they will grow faster.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Big Jump Forward In Greening Cure?
« on: September 20, 2018, 12:29:15 AM »
Luak, how are you doing the same thing to your trees like the article?
The article is about making more of the HLB bacteria for study.

Am I reading the wrong article?

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Passiflora arida - Desert Passionfruit
« on: September 20, 2018, 12:19:05 AM »
Sweet. I like it. I grew it for a couple years.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« on: September 18, 2018, 09:18:21 PM »
Maybe say that cuttings are at least 8Ē or 12Ē.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Osmocote on sale (Amazon)
« on: September 18, 2018, 08:15:29 PM »
Yup. I have a camelx3 alert set up for the 8lb osmocote at $18. I always get the alert at $15

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Advise me citrus masters!
« on: September 13, 2018, 03:43:30 PM »
That's all leafminer damage. You could have applied pesticides early on during the new flush. The bugs are long gone from there once you see the damage. They're looking for new flush to lay their eggs. They can't penetrate mature leaves.

Try not to prune away the damaged leaves if your plants are not very big yet. It will slow down their growth if you prune off all the new growth.

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Another way is to paint the lower part of trunk with lime, cheap and effective.
I thought that's for a different problem than what IV Organics' product claims to solve.

Or are you replying to me about my rodent chewing mulberry bark problem? They actually will climb up the tree to find young branches and chew them up.

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