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Ok, i will send the payment this afternoon.

Thanks

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Is it too late to order now? I was moving on february, so i cannot order back then.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: The colors of Surinam cherry
« on: April 05, 2020, 11:38:31 PM »
A lot of people told me Surinam cherry seedling grows true to its parent. So if your seedling is from a good tree, you are fine. I got my vermillion grafted tree from a good nursery, it is only 3 ft tall now, but it is productive. You can have some branches free when i trim it later if you are interested.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: The colors of Surinam cherry
« on: April 03, 2020, 04:04:58 PM »
Many people told me that the taste will improve as the tree gets older. I tried some Vermillion from 20-ish years old tree, the taste was blowing my mind. Thick flesh, sweet with a tiny bit tart, and tropical fruit punch aroma burst in my mouth. So i bought the grafted tree from that nursery, last year i had the fruits for the first time and it was just okay. But it needs 5+ years for the fruit to taste really good, same with Barbados cherry.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Thai Dwarf Mulberries
« on: April 03, 2020, 01:22:09 AM »
Hi Kevin, i would like to grow it. Is it easy to root the branch? When will you have the branch for sell? Thanks.

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Thanks for all your replies! I will wait until my kuini pushes some new growth. It grows relatively slow compared to my other tropical fruit plants (sapodilla, guava, cherimoya), but of course i have been neglecting it.
Did you guys topwork the kuini rootstock with the scion, or you graft onto its branch? I am planning to still try to get some fruit from the kuini rootstock. The seedling looks like a trident now, with one branch on each side of its main trunk.
Is it better to do the graft onto the main trunk or on either of the branch?

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My prolific sapodilla seems to love the fish emulsion very much. It always push a new growth after i give one dose every 2 weeks. It was a tiny little stick about 1 ft when i purchased it online, in only 2 years it reached 4 ft with about 3 ft widht, healthy and happy, until the tree trimmer company i hired accidentally killed it by drop a huge pine branch on. They did not even admit they did it.....

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I am about to graft a sweet tart scion to my 2 years old kuini seedling. How is the result on yours? Does it take like a regular mangoe rootstock? Is it better to do the grafting when my kuini seedling is still in the pot or after i planted it in the ground? Thank you!

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Plantogram will have grafted sweet tart around July, but they said it will go fast. If you want it, call plantogram and put your name and number, so you will get it first when they have it. Another alternative is, buy any mango tree from home depot and graft the sweet tart scion on it. Usually people will start selling mango scions at the end of August through September.

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I rather have many small trees than few big trees.
My atemoya are 4-5’ apart, around 4’ tall
5’ spacing is perfect for me.

Atemoya are easy to control size.
Mid March shorten the branches.
In July pinch the new tips to stop the tree from getting taller.
With 12-15 leaves left it’s enough to feed the fruits and grow thicker trunk.

This is exactly what a lady I met at Mimosa LA last week told me. I was telling her about my limited space, she said she lives in Rosemead and does not have much space either, so she grows everything 5 ft apart. She las longan, lychee, wax jambu, cherimoya, attemoya, etc. I don't know how 5 ft works with longan and lychee though. All her plants are in the ground for more than 10 years already, and she said they grow just fine. I should ask her to visit her orchard! Seanny, how many fruits can you get each year with the 5ft apart between trees?

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I'm doing 10' spacing and know going in, it will be tough to keep airflow through the canopies. In the event you're planting even closer, I would recommend just approach grafting the two into a single tree, and having a multi-graft canopy. That should be pretty manageable versus 5' trunk to trunk. Even having a single tree in a space that tight will be a pruning effort, but for annona, it's worth trying.

Grafting is a wonderful solution  for people like me who wants to have as many varieties as possible with limited space.  What if you train anona to branch up and front (plenty of  sunny open space) instead of branching side to side?

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Preferably 12-14’. I have them 8’ apart and I have to prune 2-3 x a year and I still get aphids honeydew, slugs, spiders, caterpillars  all the pathogens....after 3-4 years you will run into these issues if you plant them that close.

Thanks, JF. You are one of the expert and professional gardener I always learn from.

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Work with what you have. If you have five feet, use it!
But if you plant them six feet apart, they will be safer from the current contagion...  ;)

Carolyn

Thanks, Carolyn. I am a little bit of an emotional buyer when it comes to fruit trees. Bought too many without considering how much space i have first.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Accidentally double posted, sorry
« on: March 26, 2020, 01:31:39 AM »
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Hello everyone,

I have a limited space to plant my cherimoya and atemoya trees in the ground. Will 5 ft from each other ( also 5 ft away from other trees on their left and right side).
It is a prime spot, sunny, quite protected from wind, super fertile rich soil (was a horse stable about 4 years ago).
 

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Thank you everyone for the responses, i really appreaciate all. I've decided not to buy it from TT, i cannot spend 5 years caring for a tree that will turn out not true to its label. I will probably get it from champa, or graft some makok scions to my Alano. Hawkfish, i called champa, they do have makok in stock now. Thanks. How is your makok now? I had some bad experience bought a 7 gallon soursop tree for $200 from champa that has a bad rootbound and died after a year.

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I apologize for my silly question here. Newbie with no experience, but I am learning to graft now. Is it better to graft my loquat tree ( I have a big healthy loquat tree with zero fruit) when the weather gets warmer for a better success rate?

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Anyone in SoCal ordered from Top Tropicals? I am thinking to order a Makok Sapodilla from them, since I cannot find it anywhere else. But the story about mislabelled plants they shipped really discourage me.

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If productivity is your priority then get a Mauritius.  This is the most consistent lychee producer.

I would avoid Kaimana outside Hawaii as production is low to inconsistent based on my research at the time.

Johnny

Thanks!

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Hey if the tree is still available I would like to grow it. I live next to LAX and we have a dwarf Rainier that fruited for the first time this year. I also grow Barbados Cherries and have a seedling Suriname black cherry.
Joe
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It is still available, PM me for address if you can pick it up
This weekend.
If anyone interested, I will have fresh seeds this summer if any of the flower stays after 2 days of heavy rain here.

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I have a cherry tree at home, it blooms a lot of flowers every year, but never bear Fruit.  I can pick it up from your location if the bearing fruit issue is resolved.  Is there anything I did wrong to cause it?

Thanks,
Alex

Hi Alex, what kind of cherry tree do you have? Is it Bing, Rainier, or other non tropical variety? If so, they are picky and hard to predict. Even if you do everything right, the non tropical cherry tree is still can be fruitless here in Southern California.
My tree is tropical cherry, self fruitful, but it taste nothing like the cherry you buy at the store.
It might acquire taste, but me (i grew up eating tropucal fruit in asia), and my 'very American' family love the taste.

I don't know what varieties I have, I bought it from home Depot. 
Thanks,
Al

Usually Home Depot carries Bing or Rainier. If I am not mistaken Bing needs a pollinator. Rainier is a bit easier to fruit than Bing. Another variety Home Depot has is Minie Royal, i don't have much knowledge about this one.
You could wait another year to see if it will bear fruit, if not, you might need to get another one for cross pollination.
But it is not compatible with any tropical cherry.

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Is Brewster a better polinator for Emperor? Because I am planning to get Mauritius and Emperor, since productivity is my priority.

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I have a cherry tree at home, it blooms a lot of flowers every year, but never bear Fruit.  I can pick it up from your location if the bearing fruit issue is resolved.  Is there anything I did wrong to cause it?

Thanks,
Alex

Hi Alex, what kind of cherry tree do you have? Is it Bing, Rainier, or other non tropical variety? If so, they are picky and hard to predict. Even if you do everything right, the non tropical cherry tree is still can be fruitless here in Southern California.
My tree is tropical cherry, self fruitful, but it taste nothing like the cherry you buy at the store.
It might acquire taste, but me (i grew up eating tropucal fruit in asia), and my 'very American' family love the taste.

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I wish I'd known! I was in LA two days ago.

I'm in Santa Barbara, if you know of anyone coming up this way. Pitanga is my favorite.
If nobody take it, I can keep it until you come to LA again. I just want the tree to have an opportunity to grow big somewhere, since I am running out of space to put it in ground.

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