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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Disappointed in my Moro blood orange
« on: January 27, 2020, 03:20:31 PM »
If the anthocyanin type oranges aren't coloring up, you may try the other kinds like Cara Cara that only require intense summer heat for color, similar to pink grapefruit.

I grow Smith's Red Valencia, and it gets very dark some years, and streaks in other years.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Cuttings for Trade
« on: January 22, 2020, 07:22:30 AM »
PM's sent/replied to.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Persimmon question
« on: January 20, 2020, 06:39:54 PM »
Yes, or if you like a firmer texture you can peel back the calyx, and put a couple of drops of vodka there and seal it in a zip-top bag for a day.

I think the pudding texture is part of the appeal with them though.

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I have excellent success with whip and tongue.

I think timing is the most important factor, pushing rootstock and fresh scion.

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Two possible factors are irrigation and fertilization, particularly over irrigation and over fertilization in the late Autumn to winter.

Alternatively the rootstocks are known to play a role in precocity or the tendency to bloom.

In the event nothing works, you could topwork the tree.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Sub-Tropical Espalier Candidates
« on: January 19, 2020, 06:08:21 PM »
There are many possibilities. I like Loquats.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Cuttings for Trade
« on: January 18, 2020, 11:31:07 PM »
I sent PM's to interested parties regarding the deciduous plants.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Sapote
« on: January 18, 2020, 10:46:34 PM »
Nice find, there's one just like that on the side of the road down here.

I've considered what kind of plants would be suitable for trail-side refreshments. Looks like someone else had the same idea.

Seems to do well in that spot.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Introducing new citrus varieties
« on: January 15, 2020, 05:44:26 AM »
I surveyed many people and put together an initial list. Finger limes were a common request.

One thing that was clear is that branding causes a great deal of confusion. Many people were requesting Sumo or Dekopan. What they did not realize is that Sumo, Dekopan, and Hallabong are all brand names for a variety called Shiranui. Shiranui is available from the CCPP. This variety exists in many parts of the world that have serious citrus diseases so it was important to add it to CCPP. Georgios Vidalakis saw the unavailability of the variety as a threat to citrus in California and tracked down a source and introduced it. It would be a good thing if people everywhere who want it could get a disease-free tree of this variety.

Here is the citrus variety collection article on Shikuwasa:
CRC 2448

Thanks everyone for responding!

Thank you very much.

From the samples I've had of Shiranui, it is excellent when grown in Japan, but when grown here I prefer Minneola.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Introducing new citrus varieties
« on: January 14, 2020, 12:18:29 AM »
Thank you for the offer of the Shikuwasa buds, but they will not be needed. It already exists in California in the Citrus Variety Collection, so if I am able to introduce it via this project it would just be a matter of creating a disease-free bud source at the CCPP.

There may be other varieties to be introduced where I could use help locating a source of buds, though.
I wasn't able to find it in the Papeda hybrid section, what is it categorized as?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Will it or won’t it.
« on: January 14, 2020, 12:04:56 AM »
Mango will do fine for you as your older tree has. I would keep at it, and not think too dearly of the loss. The supplier you ordered from has a low hit-rate as far as labeling accuracy is concerned (at least from a cursory search of these boards), and Imam Passand and Alampur Baneshan are considered to be similar enough to be identical, at least the ones in the US are treated as the same tree.

With your low chill and intense heat, I would think that White Sapote would do well for you.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Introducing new citrus varieties
« on: January 13, 2020, 12:42:53 AM »
Shikuwasa would be nice to add to the collection.

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Loquat from seed
« on: January 10, 2020, 06:30:27 AM »
My loquat seedling took about 3 years to give me a just a few fruits, after 6 (this year) it exploded.

Update... the "explosion" of blooms resulted in only a few fruits taking despite my twice daily playing honey bee with a fluffy makeup brush swishing in the flowers to pollinate them. Unfortunate. I'll give it a few more seasons to fruit (it will be 9 years old by then) if not it gets the chop.

I should have budwood of good varieties by then.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Help IDing lemon ? and pomelo ?
« on: January 09, 2020, 04:45:16 AM »
Could be rough lemon, we see many here as a result of rootstocks taking over.

Hope she's prepared for the onslaught of gophers.

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There may be more available in the near future from the CRFG chapters in your area.

Our chapter has been making new Zill varieties as well as other well-regarded varieties, including the ones known to be successful in our area available to the public at our annual plant sale, though there have been other opportunities for those who are active in the chapters.

Typically the focus has not been on larger trees as trees seem to establish themselves better if planted at a younger age. So typically the size available is the #1-#5 nursery pot size with some #7 (5 gals) available.

My recommendation would be to get in touch with your local chapter and convey your interest, you may be surprised at the opportunities in the coming year.

If you're looking to speed up the process, the recommended approach is to start planting seeds at the nearest opportunity. Once seedlings are established, the trees can be topworked into the sought varieties by approach grafting or other techniques, but the sooner a seed gets in the ground, the longer it has to get established.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Soil pH near house foundation
« on: December 16, 2019, 03:29:21 AM »
I didn't see solubility mentioned anywhere. If you're going to talk about pH increases, you must consider the solubility of the cement.

Try to get set cement to dissolve in water and you will see the problem, which is that it doesn't dissolve in any appreciable amount.

Therefore it's not going to produce significant amounts of Hydroxide ions to raise the pH.

That's before you get to the topic of buffering capacity of the soil which would limit the pH change further.



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Efflorescence

Is the rain in your area saltwater?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Soil pH near house foundation
« on: December 16, 2019, 01:34:28 AM »
I didn't see solubility mentioned anywhere. If you're going to talk about pH increases, you must consider the solubility of the cement.

Try to get set cement to dissolve in water and you will see the problem, which is that it doesn't dissolve in any appreciable amount.

Therefore it's not going to produce significant amounts of Hydroxide ions to raise the pH.

That's before you get to the topic of buffering capacity of the soil which would limit the pH change further.


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If you're actually curious about the OE mango, search the boards for it's alias 40-33.

It's a mango descended from Kent with Gary as the likely pollen parent. It's growth habit and season are similar to Kent, but it's much sweeter with Gary-like citrus notes toward the skin.

Some people really like it.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cherimoya Season 2019 (So Cal)
« on: December 09, 2019, 03:13:16 AM »
I just ate the best fruit I have ever tasted. It appeared to be a cherimoya, probably Pierce.

Conical, Laevis-type, with few seeds, and chewy, guanabana flavored flesh. No grit, even towards the skin.

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I'm interested in a living rhizome from Aframomum Melegueta.

I have a number of plant materials available to trade in my cuttings thread in the tropicals section.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Exotica Lottery
« on: December 02, 2019, 07:21:26 PM »
Last time I was there I found a very good tasting white sapote on the table.

I also picked up a seedling mango with a sap smell very similar to 'Kesar' with a very broad leaf.

I think it was an 'Itamaraca' seedling, which are supposedly 'True to type'.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Interested in West Indian Avocado Seeds
« on: December 02, 2019, 06:54:00 PM »
Looking for viable seed (non-refridgerated) seeds from any West Indian type avocado varieties.
Please PM me with what you may have available.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Cuttings for Trade
« on: November 25, 2019, 01:39:32 PM »
The winter deciduous plants are beginning to go dormant.
They will be available until the scion exchange in January.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Shiikuwasha
« on: November 24, 2019, 09:30:51 PM »
I love the taste of it and would love to grow it, but as it's not in the CCPP, I don't think I get to.

Okinawan limes.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Names of natural growing dwarf mango?
« on: November 23, 2019, 06:42:00 PM »
http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=20816.msg287101#msg287101
Unfortunately the links to many of the research articles has changed.

See page 11.

I believe this was the best resource. "Smith, M. W., Bright, J.D., Hoult, M.D., Renfree, R. A. and Maddern, T. 2008. Field evaluation
on
64 rootstocks for growth and yield of ‘Kensington Pride’. Hortsci
ence
. 43: 1720-
1725"

That said, it was in Australia, ymmv.

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