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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: how cold hardy are these guavas?
« on: May 20, 2020, 11:40:34 AM »
Thank you very much for the info, do you remember at what temps where they exposed when they died?
Like most tropicals I grow, they don't die after a single night of cold, after all we only go to -3 few night, but they die because they cannot stand a prolonged period of cold.
Even Muntingia Calabura outside have no problem handling some night at -3, but if you leave it the whole winter it will die eventually.
In fact Cas Guava has around 2 cm of green cambium at the base, only on one side the side not exposed to the wind.
I doubt it will recover however, probably will continue rotting down even if we have almost summer weather since 1 month.
Many times however if you manage to get the plants to pass the first winter in ground it will suffer less the next winter, such is the case for example of my malaysian red guava, that was burned down to 3-4cm from the ground last year where the wood was around 3cm, while this year it didn't even burn 8mm wood and we had considerably more cold nights.



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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: how cold hardy are these guavas?
« on: May 19, 2020, 03:08:49 PM »
The first two died to me, I'm roughly zone 9a.
The first was pretty thick, almost 3cm the second around 1m so maybe an older tree should have no problem or mine was just a weak one, I read it should be pretty cold hardy.
Even with Guava I had some small one survive and big one die, so they are quite variable.
Cas guava should probably need zone 10.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cinnamon apple Pouteria hypoglauca
« on: May 11, 2020, 01:55:37 AM »
I got 4 seeds last Fall and they are sitting in damp vermiculite and nothing so far?
I was told to cut the seed coat off and it would germinate?
Has anyone ever done this?
I guess I should experiment with one
I broke mine with a hammer and it did germinate in a week roughly.
Must be careful as it's easy to use too much force and damage the seed.

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: My small fruit tree orchard
« on: April 18, 2020, 01:09:37 PM »
Hi Luis, your collection is expanding rapidly!
Where have you got the syzygium samarangense?

Do you think your friend can sell some seeds of the red avocado?
Hello my friend how are you? I buy it on ebay from Thailand... i can give you the link if you want.
You can contact him here on forum. I buy the avocado seeds here!  ;D

By the way do you think you can help me or know how i can get some good fruit passiflora varieties? I just want some cuttings...
I'm fine thanks. The situation is not as bad as the media says.
Oh from Thailand, flights are regular in Portugal right now? Here postage is much slower, so impossible to get it safely now, and normally it takes 2-3 weeks from Thailand to Italy.
I only got Passiflora Frederick, Fata confetto and Maliformis but haven't tried the fruit yet.
Had a very vigorous Edulis x Colvilli which was making tasty fruits, but it did die with the burian and the next I bought was never as vigorous as the first, little growth and died easily.


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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: My small fruit tree orchard
« on: April 18, 2020, 07:44:33 AM »
Hi Luis, your collection is expanding rapidly!
Where have you got the syzygium samarangense?

Do you think your friend can sell some seeds of the red avocado?

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Try Fabio's Nursery, last year he had some:
http://www.piantetropicali.com/tropicalsicily/home.php
He just send plants to Italy.


He sends also here, he just replied.. But the only the shipping cost he said would be 45

Hi plants are usually quite big, even 2m in some cases, you can ask the size.
Even in Italy often I pay 35 eur from him.

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Try Fabio's Nursery, last year he had some:
http://www.piantetropicali.com/tropicalsicily/home.php

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Anyone selling Lucuma scions?
« on: March 27, 2020, 02:54:33 PM »
Hi Nelio,
I hope everything is fine there too.
Here the situation has been greatly exaggerated by the media, we are using different method to calculate both infection and deaths than the rest of the world.
The only real thing is the hospital that are collapsing because of the fear they instilled in everybody they made the virus spread more than if they did nothing.
There will be more deaths by families going bankrupt than what the virus did.



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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Anyone selling Lucuma scions?
« on: March 27, 2020, 01:34:03 AM »
I can get scions from 2 different types, but only after Covid 19 pandemia is over.
For now I have about 200 seeds, if you or someone else is interested.

Hi Nelio, my plants are finally ready too. Once all this has ended I would like some Molina scions.
Thanks!

Stay safe everybody.

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My first Sete Capote finally sprouted after around 1 year, Yay!


These things are slow, I thought they were dead by now.
Would like to order more seeds, but right now postage suck in Italy due to Coronavirus, already two packages missing in 2 months.

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Strange, my order has always been quick.
He must have some issues.

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What's the trick to germinate them?
I've read it takes few days but mine are not moving yet, it's almost 2 months.
I'm not sure I just plant them
How long did it take you to see something move?

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What's the trick to germinate them?
I've read it takes few days but mine are not moving yet, it's almost 2 months.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: New citrus variety: Banzzai
« on: February 06, 2020, 01:25:46 AM »
It's written on the 3rd picture on the black desk that is just a Shiranui

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Garcinia dulcis
« on: January 28, 2020, 12:52:10 PM »
Interested, I am out now. Please keep 10 seeds aside for me.
Ok sir
I sent you a PM

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Garcinia dulcis
« on: January 27, 2020, 09:45:13 AM »
Interested, I am out now. Please keep 10 seeds aside for me.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Iguana removal opportunity with the cold
« on: January 23, 2020, 02:32:02 PM »
Oh god, I thought they would eat just insects.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Round Achachairu seeds
« on: January 23, 2020, 01:40:43 AM »
Sent PM

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Iguana removal opportunity with the cold
« on: January 22, 2020, 08:53:54 AM »
What damage do they do?
Genuine question.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Clover cover crop?
« on: January 08, 2020, 01:19:54 AM »
I have the opposite experience with my clover.It grows on concrete and over compacted gravel that has a little clay soil in it .
I never water it and its verry green and luxuriant in the middle of the summer when the geass dies because of the lack of water.So i think its drought resistant.
Last summer we had 4 months without rain and it did great,i had to mow it.

Mine I also drought resistant now, not sure it can stay 4 months without rain however.
When I said it needs water I was talking about planting it from seeds, until it is established with strong roots it is not drought tolerant.
I am also in zone 9, which has probably much higher temperature even in summer.
Trifolium subterranean is planted in winter so no problem, but I was told to plant Trifolium repens in spring and without rain it can be an issue.
It must be said I also have a clay soil and my tractor doesn't do a fine grain job, so the seed wasn't well planted.

As for regular peanuts, I have already many mouse digging everywhere.
Doesn't it attract even more?

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Honza, for now, officials will admonish, not punish, but situations probably will change. Maybe it won't be that bad. I think it might be another dead recipe in some sense. It is hard to imagine that they will open any private packages with plants and check documents :D However, with larger and regular sales, it is worth considering to comply with regulations.

I am mostly worried about e-shop stopping sales, since I bought 90% of my plants online both in Italy and EU.
I think seeds were prohibited even before here, but nobody gave a damn because I doubt anybody even knew.
Different thing is if sellers within EU refuse to sell because they KNOW about new rules.

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They even pick out locations and have a name sheet. (for example, who visited Mexico).
Woa, that's a new level of stalking.
Sometime I am glad I live in Italy where essentially everybody is an outlaw :D .

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So we are not able to send plants in our country anymore (officially). We have to have a permission or the plant can be confiscated and there is also a chance to pay penalty 2000 CZK (80 +-). And It's same for international shipping. What about Slovakia? Are there simmilar rules Polux? It's new and It's a huge complication for growers, small e-shops....
Do you mean even within your country it is forbidden?
What the heck are we becoming?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Clover cover crop?
« on: January 07, 2020, 12:09:22 PM »
I have a mix of many varieties from subterranean, to the various repens.
Subterranean dies in the summer and comes back in winter, so you get the nitrogen there.
Either way, the nitrogen is probably minimum.
As weed control it works wonder, it's keeping my wild brambles in check as they get entangled and can't come up.
Two main problem:
1-The normal version is expensive, the inoculated version is even more expensive.
Inoculated with nitrogen fixing bacteria, since it may not be present in your soil.
2-Without a sprinkler you have to hope it rain. It's not easy to establish if you don't have a sprinkler system that can cover it whole or it rain frequently until it's established.
Many of them did die to me because it didn't rain for a month when they sprouted....

You may also look at arachis pintoi. It's a lot prettier, because it's practically always in flower. and expand even quicker.
It is much less cold tolerant however. It dies as soon as it start freezing.
It should come back  however, mine is still young and it's the first year so I am not sure if it will.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: GDSeeds
« on: January 06, 2020, 10:10:58 AM »
Unfortunately it's not possible to send abroad. I had to suspend activity again.
Again?!
What does the government gain from blocking outward shipments?

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