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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: A successful mulberry to jackfruit graft
« on: September 28, 2020, 08:34:19 PM »
Update- I broke the graft on accident.(trying to enter my DIY 6x8 grow tent inside the greenhouse with horizontal beams 3 ft off the ground for stability >:( ) When it broke there was a distinct snap that could be heard meaning there was callous formation since it broke at the union. Also the scion was still green and had pushed out some new leaves. I understand that even if it didn't break, it probably would have compatibility issues down the road. This was a fun experiment that I wanted to try and didn't expect much. Pretty cool though.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Grafting Breadfruit
« on: September 28, 2020, 08:26:41 PM »
I cleft grafted breadfruit to breadnut a few weeks ago and it has just pushed new growth. Rootstock was about 1/4 in wide and was about 5 months old.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: keitt seedling branching at 2 months
« on: September 28, 2020, 03:25:32 PM »
I've been growing several dozen seedlings each season for the last three years, it's rare, but I've seen a few. I haven't really inspected what might have been the cause (I'm just using them for rootstock), but I'd imagine it's from damage, nutrition, or other health issue.
+1 also if the tip of the new growth gets damaged, it can cause it to branch out.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: keitt seedling branching at 2 months
« on: September 28, 2020, 01:52:05 PM »
I have also seen trees with branches. At some point all the mango rootstocks will develop branches, just some may have been faster than others. I guess you are suprised that they branched out at such an early age?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: My 3 mo old Goldfinger banana plant
« on: September 28, 2020, 12:23:21 PM »
Agree with bovine. My plants grow like weeds but they are the cold hardy type and evey winter they die back to the ground and come up again. Even so, it has managed to set tasteless fruit.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Name That Garcinia!
« on: September 28, 2020, 10:53:30 AM »
B and C look a lot like lemon drop, but their leaf variation looks slightly different.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon fruit question
« on: September 28, 2020, 08:52:25 AM »
I have seen them at local big box stores and sometimes the rootstock branches out. As for the variety I don't think there is a way to tell until it fruits.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Multi-type Mangoes on one tree?
« on: September 26, 2020, 10:37:41 PM »
I have a friend who bought a Citrus tree that had five different grafts. Can you do this with a Mango tree and does anyone sell these? If not...why? Thanks
Nurseries don't seel multigraft trees because there are so many varieties of mangoes. Also it probably isn't worth the time for the nursery to graft multiple varieties on. It would be better for you to taste some, choose the ones you like then graft them on a rootstock.

Nurseries DO sell multi-grafted citrus trees.  They are multi-grafted by the certified growers in Florida.
bsbullie, I was talking about mangoes, not citrus although there probably are places that sell multigrafted mango trees. Just from a point of view from someone who lives in FL, would rather try the mangoes first then pick out the varieties you want to graft out as there are lots of mango varieties.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Multi-type Mangoes on one tree?
« on: September 26, 2020, 10:21:21 PM »
I have a friend who bought a Citrus tree that had five different grafts. Can you do this with a Mango tree and does anyone sell these? If not...why? Thanks
Nurseries don't sell multigraft trees because there are so many varieties of mangoes. Also it probably isn't worth the time for the nursery to graft multiple varieties on. It would be better for you to taste some, choose the ones you like then graft them on a rootstock.

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All my mangoes I buy are in 3 gallon pots. Most of them are not root bound and are very small. I tip them to encourage branch structure or pug them if very lanky. I noticed that the nursery soil is very sandy and heavy.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Caught in the act
« on: September 26, 2020, 04:35:54 PM »
I think they also look beautiful. Only because they don't live here ;)

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Chupa Chupa 1 gal
« on: September 25, 2020, 07:20:33 PM »
Sadly, I can also confirm. Hate to be like this, but scamming shouldn't be allowed.

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Thanks! this biodynamic stuff is new to me, but would love to try it sometime.

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I have millions of them in my fishtank :P . How should /could I use them as fertilizer?

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A friend is asking off line about duck weed in place of seaweed.  Yes the more variety or biodiversity the better.  I think some people get caught up worrying about certain nutrients.  Nutrients are in the dirt also.  Biology is what’s needed to cycle nutrients.  Fermented root teas of nitrogen fixing plants are excellent just a small piece is needed.  There are no rules except maybe when using raw manure.
are you are talking about that little floating green plant correct?

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Time also plays a factor... hour vs day vs week. Even though grumichama is cold hardy to 26F, you wouldn't see trees here because there are prolonged times of cold weather.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Grumichama flowering!
« on: September 24, 2020, 09:29:29 PM »
I guess I have to go with the water as it has rained today, is raining now, and will rain tomorrow.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Guava Mango scion FINALLY takes!!
« on: September 24, 2020, 12:20:17 PM »
Patience is key? I budgrafted an oroblanco grapefruit hybrid from CCPP July of last year and it still hasn't pushed even though the bud is still green(apical dominance was broken). I guess that the new growth pushing depends on the graft union and what season it was grafted.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Feijoa cold tolerance ??
« on: September 23, 2020, 12:59:58 PM »
I honestly think you can fruit in it zone 7, but the winters here are long and cold. Not super cold, but extended periods below 28 probably will kill it after a few months.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Grumichama flowering!
« on: September 23, 2020, 11:55:26 AM »
My experience has been the opposite.  The first couple of years my Grumichama flowered it didn't set any fruit.  Then I read that you should provide extra water during flowering.  I have watered extra during flowering since then and I have always gotten fruit.  My bush is also flowering now.

Bill
Interesting...Guess I will need to try both options then.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Feijoa cold tolerance ??
« on: September 23, 2020, 10:41:08 AM »
I don't think that feijoa can take -17 Celsius. They can handle down to zone 8(15 degrees F), but even then, they don't grow where I live and it rarely goes below 15 here. Hope that helps!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Grumichama flowering!
« on: September 22, 2020, 08:50:49 PM »
I have been having the same problem as you...it flowers but they all fall off :(  Hopefully it will set fruit this time

I had this issue on all my pitangas and was watching some Brazilian YouTube videos (I speak Portuguese) and they said to limit watering during the flowering period. Last year I think I got about 20 off my "best" pitanga plant, this year I only watered it when it showed signs of stress (droopy leaves) during the flowering period - and there are literally hundreds of fruit sets. It is night and day compared to when I regularly watered.

I also had a ton of CORG flowers and none set, I watered profusely thinking that would help it.

I'll be trying this on all my eugenias next year for sure.
Thanks for this advice as when they were flowering last spring someone recommended lots of water ;)

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Grumichama flowering!
« on: September 22, 2020, 06:42:50 PM »
I have been having the same problem as you...it flowers but they all fall off :(  Hopefully it will set fruit this time

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Grumichama flowering!
« on: September 22, 2020, 06:08:38 PM »
Mine is also flowering :)

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