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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Centennial Kumquat: How to tell when ripe
« on: November 25, 2020, 01:20:32 PM »
They tasted the best after the 1st of the year.  They will be sour if you pick them shortly after they turn to the ripe color.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Can I get yuzu seeds shipped to FL
« on: October 13, 2020, 03:59:35 PM »
I know its not allowed to import plants into FL
does the same apply to seeds?
Dont wanna break the law thanks for your help

Even if you could, I believe Florida has made it illegal for a residential homeowner to propagate citrus, even by seed.  I could be wrong on that.

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Tropical Vegetables and Other Edibles / Re: covid 19 and herbs ect
« on: September 29, 2020, 08:52:40 AM »
Manhattan is an island.North and South America together is one big island. Containment has a lot to do with governments acting swiftly and decisively, the population responding properly and having a decent public health system. If the actions fly in the face of personal freedoms then some places are more exposed culturally. The quality of leadership in some places where covid has run riot is questionable also. There are a few places that better have people planting vegies right now because they are in for a long haul but not everywhere.

Are you saying that North and South America is one government?  I do not think you understand how containment works.  Even if the United States shutdown 100% of air and sea travel, there are two large open borders to the north and south which people can walk across.  If you are an island country, you can cut off air and sea travel to the country thereby containing it.  But good luck though as it seems this virus will be with us for years and years, it is not going away.

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Tropical Vegetables and Other Edibles / Re: covid 19 and herbs ect
« on: September 28, 2020, 10:08:59 PM »
If immunity is gained by getting it and then recovering it will still be a small proportion of the pop of all countries. It is hard to know why containment is so much harder in some places than others.

Containment is a lot easier on an island than with open land borders.  But this virus will be with us like the flu.  Containment has worked great for the flu.

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Tropical Vegetables and Other Edibles / Re: covid 19 and herbs ect
« on: September 28, 2020, 08:36:18 AM »
There are only 5 active cases in my state and none in my city thank goodness and over a million tests have been done. I guess it isn't post covid living everywhere as it has to play out in a few places yet and there could always be a resurgence. Many fruit fans are keen for international travel to be normal again.

The places where it has not spread through will more than likely have to lockdown permanently as a vaccine is only suspdcted to be less effective or have about the same effect as the flu.  If you have a population without immunity and 5 years down the road someone travels there with it, it will go through that population as well.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: USPS delaying packages
« on: August 20, 2020, 01:06:49 PM »
Im a registered libertarian and dont give a care what anyones politics are.  All thats important is that the mail arrives on time.  Ive got 2 internet businesses and ship 5-10 packages a week.  The packages are arriving late, its not a political hoax.  People get a banana plant or box of fruit 8 days later its no good for business.  What am I supposed to do, make them eat the cost or me eat the cost?

I send a lot of certified mail, I have not seen any delays other than the usual incompetence of USPS losing certified mail that which has occured with the same frequency since I started in 2013.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: USPS delaying packages
« on: August 20, 2020, 01:04:33 PM »
It is looking like it is politics by the peopple who say packages are delayed.  Not what is actually happening.

Okay I wasn't going to go deeper into this but I will try to keep people more informed without getting to into my own beliefs


Louis DeJoy Appointed- Besides being a friend and donor to Trump- DeJoy has no experience running what is (essentially) a logistics company
https://www.npr.org/2020/05/07/851976464/new-postmaster-general-is-top-gop-fundraiser

Louis DeJoy Fires a large amount of long term and leadership level postal employees without major justification; claims there wont be any affect on mail delivery
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/07/us/politics/postal-service-reorganization-mail-ballots.html

Louis DeJoy has between 30-70 million invested in UPS and FedEx
https://www.politifact.com/factchecks/2020/aug/18/really-american/ad-watch-postmaster-general-republican-donor-inves/

Reports of mail slowed beyond the personal experiences here-
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/08/19/postal-problems-could-continue-despite-suspension-policies-blamed-mail-delays/
https://www.npr.org/2020/07/29/894799516/pending-postal-service-changes-could-delay-mail-and-deliveries-advocates-warn
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-postoffice/u-s-postal-service-reorganization-sparks-delays-election-questions-idUSKCN258197
https://time.com/5875215/house-us-postal-service-delays/

aaaaaaaaand for those claiming i'm a lefty

Title since the link makes it seem like it a union problem:
Postmaster general's actions 'truly slowing down' mail delivery, says head of postal workers union
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/postal-worker-union-mail-delivery-slowing-down

Just for clarity sake, is this the same postal worker's union that endorsed Bden?

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: USPS delaying packages
« on: August 20, 2020, 08:52:50 AM »
It is looking like it is politics by the peopple who say packages are delayed.  Not what is actually happening.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: USPS delaying packages
« on: August 19, 2020, 02:23:09 PM »
My plant order arrived in 2 days from Arizona to Alabama.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: USPS delaying packages
« on: August 17, 2020, 03:37:18 PM »
Yea there was more money for the post office in the Senate's stimulus package but the House left for recess and has only returned to protest.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Southern highbush blueberry
« on: August 07, 2020, 04:56:35 PM »
In my experiemce, rabbiteye bluberries are much more heat tolerant.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Branch split due to weight of fruit
« on: July 28, 2020, 03:17:07 PM »
I do not know when it broke, just hoping the fruit will ripen and then I will cut it.

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Tropical Vegetables and Other Edibles / Re: Propagating Malanga
« on: July 27, 2020, 05:53:04 PM »
I just put mine in potting and and weeks later growth.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Branch split due to weight of fruit
« on: July 25, 2020, 07:39:04 PM »
Thanks for the replies.  Hopefully i can get these fruit to ripen.

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Citrus General Discussion / Branch split due to weight of fruit
« on: July 25, 2020, 05:12:32 PM »
I have a branch on my brown select that split due to the weight of the fruit and ppssibly wind.  My question is, if I can stake the outermost branches to support the weight of the fruit and try to hold the split together with some type of wrap, will the tree heal the split itself?




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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Yellow Mulberry
« on: July 15, 2020, 11:33:02 PM »
It may be australian mulberry which is for sale by toptropicals?  They are not very cold hardy.  Mine died whereas Pakistan and King White survived.

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Mulberries any good?
« on: July 15, 2020, 03:06:45 PM »
I cannot verify that it is the true variety (tice) advertised as I just purchased, but I did receive ten (10) healthy cuttings last week for $15.00 total including shipping.  I put rooting hormone on them and put them in a pot in shade and all 10 are starting to leaf out now.  They may or may not be rooting.  The link for the cutting is as follows:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Tice-Mulberry-Cuttings-10-Scions-for-Grafting-or-Rooting/193543767691?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: 17 brix marsh white grapefruit
« on: July 14, 2020, 05:59:27 PM »
I had a white grapefruit from an old tree growing wild at the Canaveral National Seashore about a decade ago and it was the best one I ever had.  It was probably a duncan due to the seeds it had.
I wonder if you will get enough heating units to lake your grapefruit sweet?

This one was in Brevard County, Florida growing wild.  I have a young duncan and marsh neither are large enough to set fruits yet.  I also have a bloomsweet grapefruit and had one ripen on the tree last year and it was really good.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: 17 brix marsh white grapefruit
« on: July 09, 2020, 03:21:55 PM »
I had a white grapefruit from an old tree growing wild at the Canaviral National Seashore about a decade ago and it was the best one I ever had.  It was prpbably a duncan due to the seeds it had.

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Moving to a warmer country?
« on: July 01, 2020, 09:30:10 PM »
What about Spain? During the summer youíll enjoy the hot weather and sun and winters are mild and a little bit windy. I donít think youíll like to live a longer period in a tropical areas like Bali or Ecuador. Usually autumns and winters there are really rainy and windy so if you dream about parties on the beach then forget about that. However, you will grow there easily your plants. Another point is in case you will achieve your dream of growing tropical fruits where are you going to sell them? The market in the tropical regions is already filled with other producers.
South Portugal is better! You still have Madeira or Azores islands... they are truly beautiful and you can grow all king of tropicals there...  ;)

I love the southern part of Portugal, very similar to southern Cali. Cold ocean!

I will not get in the water unles it is 80 degrees.  The Gulf of Mexico is great this time of year.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Ichangensis froze to death, then bloomed.
« on: June 16, 2020, 07:38:53 AM »
I planted the seeds myself from an ichangensis fruit. If itís a hybrid, oh well, itís not very cold hardy, so it can freeze to death again for all I care. I was hoping for something slightly better than poncirus that could survive here without having to build a greenhouse around it, but that dream is dead. I have plenty of good quality citrus grafted on trifoliata that I cover and heat in winter, so thatís all that matters anyway. Sorry for the negativity, but Iíve had a bad day; Today I cut down eleven apricot, plum, and other trees that have underperformed for the past several years. Iím sick of plants Iíve put so much effort into that just donít work. Itís ironic that I get better quality and quantity fruit production out of my satsumas and grapefruit here in NC with winter protection than I get out of apples, peaches, plums. The only things that I get a harvest from here are grafted citrus, Montmorancy cherries, blueberries, and rowan, paw paw. Whole point of this post was the weird flower on the doomed fake Ichang whatever it is. Peace out.

I gave up on apple trees which I threw into the burn pile along with a santa rosa plum.tree.  I am growing jujubes instead of apples and have a UF plum tree and AU plum trees which are much more resistant to diseases.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: What happened to my grapefruit?
« on: May 31, 2020, 11:11:17 PM »
Spinosad seems to keep them in check for me.

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I had one in a lot but it was a poor fruit setter.

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I use spinosad which keeps the population of clm down.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best tasting fig for SoCal?
« on: May 01, 2020, 12:54:33 PM »
Has anyone tried Panache in the the southeast with heat and humidity equivalent to LA (Lower Alabama)?  If so, what have been your results?

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