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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: root stalk 4-sale
« on: July 14, 2019, 06:42:50 PM »
What kind of avocado seeds patrick?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Why lychee drops fruits?
« on: July 13, 2019, 01:59:15 PM »
The scion wood can flower and set fruit but look at the size of the tree.  Theres no canopy to support fruit.  You would be better off letting it size up more and not spend energy on fruiting for several years. 

This is not directed at you.  Just a general comment and its been said many times here already.  Growing fruit trees isnt a race.  It takes time and usually makes sense to let trees get some size before letting them fruit.  Especially things that lack vigor in our climate like lychee and mango.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Why lychee drops fruits?
« on: July 13, 2019, 11:17:47 AM »
The tree is too small to hold fruit.

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How big is your yard?  900sq ft?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Preserving Lychees?
« on: July 12, 2019, 02:16:12 PM »
Vacuum pack whole ones and then freeze it.  Get them dry before vac packing.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Red rover passionfruit plant
« on: July 12, 2019, 10:12:34 AM »
Yes I have avocado and loquat scions. 

10$ shipping in CA.  13$ outside of CA for large boxes of PF cuttings. 

My paypal is brad@paragontropicals.com

Please use the regular payment method, NOT friend and family.

Put your username here in the paypal notes and what you are ordering. 

Message me to make sure I have the types of avocado and loquat you want. 

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Where to buy shade cloth?
« on: July 12, 2019, 10:08:17 AM »
Greenhousemegastore.com

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Red rover passionfruit plant
« on: July 11, 2019, 07:28:43 PM »
Yes mine is just as loaded.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Red rover passionfruit plant
« on: July 11, 2019, 06:00:20 PM »
Brad,

  How are you selling the cuttings?

Vincent




It takes many months to get them rooted and growing but I will make more.  Can also sell cuttings for a buck if you guys want those.  What I do is fill a 1gal pot with potting mix then stick 5 or 6 cuttings in and stick it in the shade.  Usually a few of them spring roots and take off the rest die off.   So if you get a bunch of cuttigs its likely you would get some takers.

I don't know what you are asking?  I take cuttings and put in a plastic bag with wetted paper towel and send it.  Is that what you were asking?

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Red rover passionfruit plant
« on: July 11, 2019, 04:34:50 PM »
It takes many months to get them rooted and growing but I will make more.  Can also sell cuttings for a buck if you guys want those.  What I do is fill a 1gal pot with potting mix then stick 5 or 6 cuttings in and stick it in the shade.  Usually a few of them spring roots and take off the rest die off.   So if you get a bunch of cuttigs its likely you would get some takers.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Red rover passionfruit plant
« on: July 11, 2019, 03:03:55 PM »
How does the taste of Red Rover compares to Frederick and Possum Purple? Thanks

This is a cutting/clone of red rover.  Red rover is better than fredrick and purple possum.  Thats why I am propogating more of this vine.  I have several hundred feet of fence covered in 7 types of PF. 

Someone in FL bought this one but I have one more extra plant ready in a couple weeks for you K rimes.  Thanks. 

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Red rover passionfruit plant
« on: July 10, 2019, 03:28:56 PM »
Prolific and best tasting edulis i have tried.   1 gallon plant.

15$  plus shipping to you.  Shipping will depend on location.  Ship usps 2-3 day






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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 1st cotton candy aprium harvest
« on: July 08, 2019, 11:19:51 AM »
Flavor delight tastes like an apricot.  Cotton candy is the only one that is more of a mix.  They are both really nice fruits but a regular old apricot is just as good. 

Snow queen and artic star are both super prolific and come on at different times here.  Taste is pretty much the same, sweet!  The snow queen fruits all look perfect.  My arctic star and spicy z both had skin damage on some of the fruit.  I assume from thrips but not sure.  These trees are all winners really.  Snow queen is definitely top tier.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado thread
« on: July 07, 2019, 12:35:36 PM »
They have fruit but they fall off after 12 months.  The fruits get massive and the tree cant hold them until the tree is mature.  Thin it down to 1 or 2 would be my advice

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Pineapple offsets
« on: July 07, 2019, 11:39:18 AM »
Pineapple pups are gone but I will post more in a month or so when I have more. 


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 1st cotton candy aprium harvest
« on: July 07, 2019, 10:20:52 AM »
Ive got all the pluots and nectarines too if you want to sample it Oolie.  Artic stars were good but they are done early.  Snow queen, tropic snow, mid pride, evas pride, spicy zee and the pluots and apriums are ripe now.  And it looks like august pride will be way late along with double delight.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 1st cotton candy aprium harvest
« on: July 06, 2019, 10:33:25 PM »
I tried some cotton candies and they are sugar bombs.  I can see what you mean about not as much body as apricots.  The flesh is more yellow than orange.  They have less acid too.  Its extremely sweet.  I took a brix reading on a couple of them and thry are 23-25 brix.  Took some brix readings on the tropic gold and they were 25 also.

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Your shangrala and pakistani black scions are all pushing growth here.  Thanks.  If you have a couple white mulberry sticks to spare send me a msg. 


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Happy independence day
« on: July 04, 2019, 05:00:56 PM »
Hope you all have a great day and plenty of ripe fruits to eat.

My wife is cooking a peach pie. 

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Pineapple offsets
« on: July 04, 2019, 04:10:26 PM »
2 white jade + 1 sugarloaf pineapple offset.  20$ shipped

8$ for shipping
12$ for the 3 plants with roots.

I have a few 1 gallon sugarloaf plants also for 10$ each plus shipping bare rooted.  These are larger and have a root system already. 




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Has anyone come across good references for passion fruit cultivars? Iím especially interested in yellow varieties for their supposed longer harvest.

Purple passion fruit have a longer season here.  Im getting fruit for more than half the year.   Ive got a yellow lilikoi and it requires more heat input to grow and flower. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« on: July 03, 2019, 09:32:35 PM »
We just got done up-potting the drain fruit cuttings we got from @spaugh last year. Finally seeing some growth.







Nice, give them plenty of balanced fertilizer and consistent water to take advantage of the summer heat and make them grow fast. 

Avocado/citrus fertilizers are good for young plants that need to size up.

You also want to prune off excess branches and train a single vine up the sticks if you plan on putting them on tall support.  The plants do better if trained into a long single vine and then allowed to branch up high vs letting them become a bush. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado thread
« on: July 03, 2019, 12:09:18 PM »
Haha.  You should really make up some new names if you plan to share scions. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado thread
« on: July 03, 2019, 11:56:16 AM »
The seeds are from stewart and sir prize.  But the trees do not come out to be exactly the same as the parent.  Surely you understand the only way to have a sir prize or stewart is to graft it.  Im not trying to nit pick you, what I dont want to happen is for scions of those seedlings to be spread out in europe and propogated and be called something they are not.  I hope that makes sense.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado thread
« on: July 03, 2019, 11:36:21 AM »
Stewart avocados growing...
 


Sir prize
 


Bacon avocado small fruits
 

 


Luis, thats awesome you got some avocados hanging !  And new seedlings growing.   You should call them "sir prize seedling" or "stewart seedling" or give them new names as they aren't really sir prize or stewarts, they are new types.  You don't want to spread scion wood of these and call them something they are not. 

Is the bacon also a seedling tree?




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