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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Two pawpaws in the same hole?
« on: March 22, 2020, 06:53:52 PM »
Hi. About 10 years ago we planted 3 trees together in a 10 x 4 feet 2 feet deep hole. 1st and the 2nd tree was planted less than 2 feet away and the 3rd was 4 feet away from the 2nd. Each tree is a grafted nursery plant. We have been getting loads of fruits, may be over a thousand or more for the past 5 years or so. I have previously sent some photographs to a friend and TFF member in Brazil. We protected the plants from direct sunlight for about 3 years or so.
We keep it well mulched. Water bi-monthly in dry periods and fertilize since year 4 using initially heavy compost and followed next year by a pound of 10-10-10 per tree in spring. Keep the soil acidic by using unused left over beer, fruit juices those are stale including 4 year old 'suco de caju' concentrate lying in the garage!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Grafted scion turning brown
« on: November 24, 2019, 09:37:24 AM »
Never give up hopes as far as a plant viability is concerned more so after grafting. Even though I am not a 'grafter' myself have seen and experienced thousands grafted plants over seven (7) decades.
1. What is this plant you grafted? 2. How old the root stalk seedling is? 3. What type of grating was done? 4. When and how did you obtain the scion? 5. What kind of material you used to align and fasten the graft? 6. The plant appears to be inside a building.
By looking at the picture you provided I am tempted to say that there may be three (3) tight areas, two of them at the bottom 'Strangulating' the sap flow upwards. The other one couple inches below the tip.
Please note that I am commenting here (not as an expert) so that some experienced hobbyist or professional in this field will be encouraged to comment on it. Do not forget that plants even termed as dead, in a few months can suddenly regenerate and fool us! Have heard and seen this umpteen times! Good luck. Triphal

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: ?? mango season ??
« on: November 11, 2019, 09:15:00 AM »
Are you talking about the list of varieties in USA only? If not read the following. Mangifera indica probably has thousands of cultivars in South Asia alone! There are probably thrice that number of unknown ones still exist. May be twice those known were lost (Personal experience of over 80 years of over thousand cultivars/varieties of mango tasting) I just mentioned this because this is an International Fruit Forum. Thank you. Triphal

  Yes it is Mimosa pudica. Two varieties; one with and the other without thorns as far as I remember. We do not use chemical non organic weed killers. Tried twice carefully spraying diluted vinegar + water + soap combination. It withers,dries out and in couple months reemerges. Do not want too much acidity and ground PH alteration. Thanks. Triphal

said this variety thornless, I would not plant it, might be impossible to get rid of later, too many scarred fingers from dealing with the thorned kind.
In zone 13 tropical South Asia have been struggling for years to get rid of this weed from one of our  fruit garden. Would Sahai1 recommend how to get rid of it?

Thanks Mangaba for your comment. It helps a lot for us who propagate Rare tropical fruits in the Northern and Southern Tropics.

Thank you for your input in this matter. I understand your position. I was only curious as I was looking for the fresh fruit or fresh seeds for some one in tropical Asia and for academic interest. I am still learning about rare tropical fruits from Southern Tropics to be planted in the Northern Tropics. Thanks again. Triphal

 HELP. In the Southern Tropics this is not the season for capuassu fruits. Your statement about 1 fruit out of the 2 when opened had fungus is probably an old fruit found under the tree from May or June season. Also capuassu seeds are not easy to germinate in spite of freshness and all the care you take. Probably you have a better chance of germination if bought from the tree source area than from an unknown market vendor. It makes it more dubious to get them say from a non tropical Scotland, England or Netherlands. According to your web page, one comment from a buyer dated MAY 1, 2019 is seen. Yes that time it was the fruiting season of capuassu in Brazil.
Only for academic purposes I wish someone from Brazil ( Ricardo, Mangaba grow and personally experienced this seasonal fruit comment on my view. Nothing against your company, seedsdelmundo.

ALERT* Watch out regarding capuacu (Theobroma grandiflora)seeds at this time of the year from Brazil.
My limited knowledge of capuacu is that this is not the month/season for Capuacu to fruit yet in the Amazon. I think they usually start flowering by the end of August till November. From pollination to fruiting takes about 165 days i.e. Five and a half months. So are they old seeds? Could some reliable Brazilian from Brazil please comment on this. Since seeing lot of scams going around on the internet, ebay and others I just want the TFF members to see this. Thanks.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Annona for ID
« on: September 29, 2019, 12:49:06 PM »
Addendum. But the fruit is a definite Annona variety.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Annona for ID
« on: September 29, 2019, 12:45:14 PM »
Third picture of leaves is most likely of Artocarpus heterophyllus or hirsutus because of your area Kodagu / Coorg.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: any cocnut growers in or around san antonio
« on: September 29, 2019, 12:27:04 PM »
Must be kidding. Wouldn't make it in that zone.

Any one from real tropical zone 12 or 13 recommend when to, how much and where to top or prune different thriving tropical guava trees.

Temperate Fruit Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Black cherry and other wild cherry
« on: September 20, 2019, 02:56:49 PM »
We have 14 of those trees on our residential property line and not 6 trees.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Rare fruit locations Tenerife
« on: September 20, 2019, 02:41:29 PM »
Watch for wild fires, wild fires and wild fires these days. Have a fruitful trip. Triphal

Temperate Fruit Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Black cherry and other wild cherry
« on: September 15, 2019, 08:05:15 PM »
Have 6 Prunus serotina trees. These old black cherry trees are about 70' tall. After looking at your needs I just checked those trees and they are full of fruits. Have never tasted them! CAUTION. The seeds and the leaves contain a toxin which is converted into cyanide. So farmers do not like it. The seeds are hard and thick and needs scarification before planting. In Nature this process is carried out by the birds ingesting this seed which passes through the gut and the dispersed seeds are thus scarified. Older trees have super quality wood highly sought for cabinetry. Sun loving plant and these trees were there when we bought the property over 40 years ago to build our home. If you still need the seeds I will gladly send it to you free of cost to you. PM me. Triphal

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Li jujube dead after 1 week?
« on: September 15, 2019, 03:10:59 PM »
Not a tropical tree. Does good outdoor for probably 200 chill hours. Zones 5 to 9b.

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: ID ?
« on: September 03, 2019, 05:06:01 PM »
Interesting personal findings just now comparing 7 fruiting pawpaw and a dozen under the tree root plants (rootlings!) and 2 Asian persimmons and one American persimmon with 2 'rootlings'  observations are as follows.
A. The Asimina triloba leaves are way too large. B. The top leaf picture of the 2 leaves picture sent is most likely that of Acimina triloba. The bottom leaf could belong to both!  C. The peticle of the leaf is shorter in Acimina triloba than in Diaspyros.  D The axillary bud appears to be folded in Acimina but round or rounded in Diaspyros. E. LEAF BASE OF ACIMINA is grooved at the axillary bud.  F. There is linear pigmentation on the axillary side of the leaf base and this continues into the peticle. This is absent in Diaspyros. G.The Asimina trilobe leaf when rubbed and crushed between the thumb and index finger gives a scent of ? turpentine or kerosene.
In conclusion this amateur thinks your specimen is more likely a 'Diaspyros' than an 'Acimina'.
Since I am unable to (how to) send / publish some pictures or write some sketches on the net I apologize. Good luck.

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: ID ?
« on: September 03, 2019, 12:05:11 PM »
Hi. I will redact my previous opinion which was mainly submitted because of the similarities in many root generated plants under our pawpaws and the also the label on your plant!
Didn't notice your explanation of the 'velvety' like texture of the leaves which I should say is usually found in Diospyros / persimmon plants and not in pawpaw plants.
It is at times hard for an amateur like me to opine on young seedlings or under bush root generated plants and I feel sorry for this. In my limited personal experience I have seen pawpaw plants with similar characteristics with varying shape and size of leaves but not with 'velvety' texture. At the same time Diospyos virginiana's 1 or 2 year old under bush plants (from roots) do not have that big a spread of the branches and also for that long a young branch without having any side branches or twigs.
But also young new branches of persimmon tend to be green or greenish which I see in one of your later published pictures. Curiously puzzled. PM sent

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: ID ?
« on: August 29, 2019, 09:13:26 AM »
Yes. It is Asimina triloba. Hope your water table is high because the long tap roots can easily reach the water source. Or may need watering at times till the plant root system strengthened. Needs shading from direct sun for the first 4 to 5 years. May take 6 to 8 years to flower and fruit.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is this breadnut or seeded breadfruit?
« on: August 28, 2019, 01:23:57 PM »
Those seeds roasted or boiled (cooked) with salt tastes somewhat like chestnuts. Triphal

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is this breadnut or seeded breadfruit?
« on: August 28, 2019, 01:16:35 PM »
Breadfruit with seeds (very rare). The skin is that of breadfruit. On the other hand Artocarpus camenci aka seeded breadfruit is fully covered with blunt soft spines all over the skin and of a smaller size. Regarding seeds you can roast them or boil them in water with some salt and enjoy!

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Asimina Incana (Woolly Pawpaw)
« on: August 17, 2019, 03:29:22 PM »
Thank you. Looked on Google Earth Pro. Patterson, Georgia is around 31 degrees North and 82 degrees West and at sea level.

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Asimina Incana (Woolly Pawpaw)
« on: August 17, 2019, 09:25:15 AM »
Plant site may help in this case and Latitude and Longitude to pin point the area. Also a picture of the plant or a descriptive sketch will aide those who are interested in indigenous plants and will thank you for that.

An year ago TFF member 'Shaneatwell' mentioned about rubber bands he uses while grafting avocados.

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