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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mexicola flowering
« on: January 18, 2021, 03:27:53 PM »
Never heard of it.  The UC website has a pretty extwnsive list of cultivars in a searchable database though.  You could look it up. 

My mexican avocados are blooming now too.  I saw some hass trees in peoples yards in town and they were in full bloom already.  Peaches are blooming here now also.  It was 90 here the last couple days. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mexicola flowering
« on: January 18, 2021, 10:19:14 AM »
Mex grande is mediocre at best.  Taste is ok but the thin skin and sticky seed coat suck.  They drop off the tree if you stare at them too long also. 

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Can I reserve some sakips for May?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: This seedling look familiar?
« on: January 13, 2021, 04:38:44 PM »
Does .ook like a loquat

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado thread
« on: January 13, 2021, 01:44:28 PM »
I have no idea, pretty much everything here gets Persia mites but I'm able to nip it in the bud quickly by using the californicus predator mites.  I got it before it hit all the trees last year.  Maybe half the trees got hammered, reed and hass are for sure mite magnets. 

People asked for some fujikawa scions, I'll definitely have some available in 2022 spring.  I want to sample it before sending out a lot of wood.  If its not better than reed its not worth growing.  Every avocado tree has different attributes that make it worthwhile (or not).  Like the fruit quality, season and duration of fruit ripeness, tree growth habit, cold/heat tolerance, productivity etc...  Theres way too many avocado cultivars being passed around that aren't worth growing IMO.  The nurseries are propagating junk trees.  I don't want to pile onto that mess.  I'm hoping this fujikawa has equal fruit quality and season as reed with a stronger/larger growing tree.  Reed has issues with dropping fruit in cold and also premature drops.  It also isn't that great of a grower once it gets into production the tree stays smaller.  I want a reed killer. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado thread
« on: January 13, 2021, 10:55:28 AM »
I grafted a seedling rootstock like the one in the pic in summer of 2018 with fujikawa wood. Its now around 7ft tall and has around 10 avocados. 
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado thread
« on: January 13, 2021, 10:36:09 AM »
Yesterday I made a copy of this tree.  Heres some pics of how I do grafts on undersized rootstock.  Some people here wanted to see pics of how I fraft seedlings.  Doing it on the side allows multiple attwmpts if the first fails.







I use presco texas brand flagging tape to pull my grafts very snug.


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado thread
« on: January 13, 2021, 10:21:51 AM »
These are fujikawa avocados.  Seedling grafted in summer 2018 now holding fruit.  Of all the hawaiian avocados I'm growing this one is showing the most potential.  Sharwil also seems to do well here.



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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado thread
« on: January 12, 2021, 01:34:48 PM »
Looks like my Zutano is starting to get flower buds here in Northern California. Given I's only 4' tall and doesn't need to pollinate anything, should I break the flowers off and (supposedly) let the energy go toward growth instead of fruit production?

Thanks!

Dont pinch the flower just leave it alone and if it sets fruit and you dont want it to hold them, pinch the fruits off in June or July.  Its a smart move to let the tree size up some before allowing to hold fruit.  It will grow much faster if it isnt putting energy into fruit.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Cherimoya Fruit
« on: January 11, 2021, 11:36:07 AM »
Thornable and kimjy got the last of them.  Trust me I wish I had enough to go around. 

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Cherimoya Fruit
« on: January 10, 2021, 09:25:45 PM »
I have a couple more boxes wirth of cherimoyas if anyone wants one post here and I will do it in order and give kimjy 1st dibs.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Ong seedless lychees
« on: January 06, 2021, 01:06:16 PM »
I planted one last summer.  Its growing slowly but surely.  Probably 4-5 years before seeing any fruits.  The mother trees were imported from china. 

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Florida prince peach
August pride peach
May pride peach
Evas pride peach
Snow queen nectarine
Tropic snow peach
Arctic star nectarine
Sun kist apricot
Tropic gold apricot
Cottoncandy apricot plum
SpicyZ nectarine plum
Double delight nectarine
Lapins cherry
Minnie royal cherry
Royal lee cherry
Royal crimson cherry
Emerald drop plum apricot
Flavor delight apricot plum
Red barron peqch
Stark saturn peach

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These ones are all cherry

Lapins cherry
Minnie royal
Royal lee
Royal crimson

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Temperate Fruit Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: WTB sweet cherry scions
« on: January 02, 2021, 11:53:35 AM »
Ok, send me a PM.  Lapins is 400hrs of chill from memory.  Thats the only stone fruit tree I own thats never fruited here. The chill requirement is too high for my location.  The other ones I have are lower chill and less hardy.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Finally a giant Megalanthus
« on: January 01, 2021, 02:13:57 PM »
Those are pics from a video you posted.  I took screenshots from the video.

We have the peruvian churuja, palora, columbiana plants and a few other unknowns that haven't fruited yet. 

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Florida prince peach
August pride peach
May pride peach
Evas pride peach
Snow queen nectarine
Tropic snow peach
Arctic star nectarine
Sun kist apricot
Tropic gold apricot
Cottoncandy apricot plum
SpicyZ nectarine plum
Double delight nectarine
Lapins cherry
Minnie royal cherry
Royal lee cherry
Royal crimson cherry
Emerald drop plum apricot
Flavor delight apricot plum
Red barron peqch
Stark saturn peach


I have a few others as well I cant recall off hand

2 scions for 5$ plus postage.

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Temperate Fruit Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: WTB sweet cherry scions
« on: January 01, 2021, 12:44:00 PM »
I think the cherries I grow are too low chill type for zone 6/7.  Im in zone 10 and grow only the lowest chill varieties. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Who is Growing Lamb Hass in Florida?
« on: January 01, 2021, 12:37:04 PM »
Ive seen several posts here with pics of fruit and trees called "super hass" in FL and I swear it looks just like lamb.  10,000s of thousands of seedlings were planted out and trialed by the UC breeding program to come up with this variety.  Seems suspect that someone had a single chance seedling that looks and produces exactly like lamb.

This seems really early or really late for lamb fruit Carlos.  In California they are not ready until June (15 months post bloom) and then they hang for 5-6 more months.  The tree is extremely productive and hangs forever.

Sorry for derailing your thread, I know you are interested in how it grows in FL not CA. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Who is Growing Lamb Hass in Florida?
« on: January 01, 2021, 11:06:34 AM »
It looks like the same cultivar as "super hass" to me.

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Temperate Fruit Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: WTB pluot scions
« on: January 01, 2021, 02:06:46 AM »
I have scions shoot me a message

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Finally a giant Megalanthus
« on: December 31, 2020, 08:53:44 PM »
These are pics from south America not my own photos. 

To show the different yellow types


















Peruvian churuja



















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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Finally a giant Megalanthus
« on: December 31, 2020, 08:45:01 PM »
Today we harvested a palora seedling fruit.  It was 372 grams.  Its very sweet like a store fruit, the brix was around 18 to 20.  It can be higher if this fruit came earlier in the year, its cold here now so I picked one early to try since its not ripening quickly now.  They will come earlier next season, it just hit maturity and flowered late this year.  Theres still a couple paloras and also a Peruvian seedling on the plants. 





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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: persimmon collectors?
« on: December 31, 2020, 07:07:33 PM »
Heres their video of how they process the trees
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNt5FHw8kaY&feature=youtu.be

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: persimmon collectors?
« on: December 31, 2020, 06:19:32 PM »
I rather grow bare root trees than trees that have been stuck in a small pot.  The root system is bigger and thry havent been sitting at the nursery being overwatered all year.  What they do here is pot up the bare rrot trees they cant sell then they sit and go bad over time at the nursery.

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