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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WTB: Hilo Hawaiian Buddah Sugar Cane
« on: February 21, 2020, 10:24:13 PM »
For eating/chewing, the Asian black/purple is probably best. For juicing, the San Diego Yellow is the best Iíve had. Iíve grown about 10 different varieties. If you are growing Sugarcane, I highly recommend getting a Sugarcane juicer. Check out this thread

http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=827.150

Simon

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WTB: Hilo Hawaiian Buddah Sugar Cane
« on: February 20, 2020, 04:53:23 PM »
I was growing this variety but got rid of it. It is decorative but difficult for eating and juicing because it bulges out so itís difficult to peel and clean. Try contacting Luke from greenplanetfarm.com.

Simon

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Ive had excellent crops of Cherimoyas about the last 8 years or so. Iíve had a few fruit crack but only a couple after the heavy rains. I only have a few fruit left but my late season fruit have been excellent.

To the original poster, there used to be online sources where you could order Cherimoyas like Cherimoya.com but Iím not sure if theyíre still in business. Some Sprouts supermarkets have them on sale right now but theyíre the B grade fruit.

Simon

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cherimoya question
« on: February 09, 2020, 11:00:10 PM »
They look like two different varieties based on the shape of the fruit, perhaps a multigraft tree? But, I believe I read an article that said the pollinating parent can affect the shape of the fruit.

Simon

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Signs of MBBS
« on: February 08, 2020, 05:52:57 PM »
Does anyone know if a foliar spray with something like 3% Hydrogen Peroxide would kill the MBBS?

Simon

There is a hydrogen peroxide product called Oxidate that a grower I know used a couple years ago and it was pretty worthless.

Thanks for the info, thatís good to know.

Simon

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Signs of MBBS
« on: February 07, 2020, 10:02:13 PM »
Does anyone know if a foliar spray with something like 3% Hydrogen Peroxide would kill the MBBS?

Simon

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A friend of mine is growing Pineapples in the ground in the foothills of Escondido. He has a small patch about 3-4 feet wide by about 5-6 feet long IIRC. The plants were very healthy with several pineapples scattered around and it was low maintenance.

It appeared that he let them grow, the plants would topple over and root in place and then continue growing and fruiting.

Simon

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cherimoya prices skyrocketing
« on: January 23, 2020, 04:06:38 PM »
The prices for Cherimoyas keep going up. Today, my local Asian market is charging $12.99/pound


Luckily, Cherimoyas are relatively easy to grow in my area


Howís the price where everyone else is at? Also, how has the quality been so far?

In my yard, the early Fruit were a bit watered down from all the rains but these later fruit are significantly better.

Simon


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Double stone grafting for Mango
« on: January 22, 2020, 08:25:42 PM »
Hey Canvo, in warmer climates, this technique may be beneficial in keeping the tree compact and increase precocity. Hopefully the tree will grow well for you. Please keep us updated!

Simon

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Lychee Bloom 2020
« on: January 20, 2020, 06:00:09 PM »
Thereís is some disease that I believe is fungal in nature that causes The leaves of Lychee trees to dry up and hang on the tree before eventually falling off. It sometimes kills the entire tree but Iíve also seen it where it only affected about half the tree.

If you look at the branches that the dried leaves are attached to, you will notice that The vascular tissue is wrinkly and dried up. Iím not sure if itís a single disease or if there are multiple diseases causing these symptoms.

Leo Manuel has lost one large Sweetheart tree and one large Brewster tree. Iíve lost one small Sweetheart tree and was able to save another small Sweetheart tree by spraying it with a systemic Fungicide.

I hope this isnít whatís showing up in Florida.

Leo Manuel planted two small Brewster trees in the exact area where his larger Brewster died so if these two small trees survive, it may rule out pathogens attacking from the rhizosphere.

Simon

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mono Mangos
« on: January 19, 2020, 04:08:54 PM »
Baileys marvel is mono any from my recollection, the single Ugly Betty I sampled was also mono. Chris from Truly Tropical also has Ugly Betty listed as Mono.

Simon

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Biodynamic Farming
« on: January 17, 2020, 06:06:48 PM »
Congratulations! Thatís awesome. It seems like a lot of work but well worth it in the end.

Simon

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Miracle fruit blocks HEAT!?!?!?!?!!!!
« on: January 17, 2020, 05:30:37 PM »
Thanks for the info, I did not know about that affect or effect, I forget whatís what, lol!

Simon

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Concrete dragonfruit post
« on: January 13, 2020, 05:53:19 PM »
Brad, those are looking awesome, they should last a long time. Dragonfruit are are so easy to grow, delicious to eat and beautiful when the flowers are in bloom and when the fruit is cut up on a plate.

Simon

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Will it or wonít it.
« on: January 12, 2020, 06:24:47 PM »
I forgot to mention that it could also be Phomopsis.

Increasing Silica during the growing season may help prevent some symptoms and an integrated pest management system should be used to decrease the chances of this happening again.

Simon

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango garden party VIP guests photos
« on: January 12, 2020, 05:40:03 PM »
Beautiful pics and nice photobombing guests!

Simon

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Will it or wonít it.
« on: January 12, 2020, 05:30:24 PM »
Your tree has what I call ďBlack DeathĒ. That dark brown to black colored area is where the infection probably started. The Black Death is a generic term I use for mango trees that show the symptoms your tree has.

Here in California, usually beginning around Winter time, our mango trees often get this type of brown to black lesion that progressively gets larger. Dieback is often associated with these dark lesions. Often times, you will see a hole in the center of the dark area which may or may not exude liquid.

Some mango varieties like Lemon Zest are more prone to this affliction but Iíve seen it happen to many different varieties. I believe it is an advantageous fungal infection that gains entry through broken skin, mechanical injuries, etc...

It may be Lasiodiplodia Theobromae or botryosphaeria ribis or even Anthracnose or any combination of these or other mango diseases.

Your tree looks really far gone and even if weíre still alive, it looks so sickly that I would personally prefer to start with a new tree. The vascular tissue, especially the upper portion of your tree, looks slightly wrinkly from what I can see.

I would cut off the top infected portion of the tree in hopes that there is disease free wood lower down the main trunk but above the graft line. If you can give it bottom heat around 80F and some artificial lighting or put it in a greenhouse, you may get lucky with new growth.

For growers in California, I would recommend planting random mango seeds in your yard and then let them grow big before top working them. I know many people donít know how to graft but this is another good reason to learn.

Iím sure sellers like Squam256 probably have scions of Imam Passand in their collections so you can probably order scions from him if you decide to go this route.

Simon

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: New cherimoya
« on: January 11, 2020, 06:11:19 PM »
Thanks for sharing! What is the leaf shape? To my palate, Atemoyas and Cherimoya/Atemoya Hybrids have some sugar apple flavor and aroma. Leoís Hybrids 1 and 3 have some sugar apple flavor.

Simon

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Majestic fig tree in Gran Canaria
« on: January 11, 2020, 06:05:21 PM »
I love old trees, especially fruit trees, thanks for sharing!

Simon

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango Tree Issues
« on: January 10, 2020, 07:39:59 PM »
I agree that lack of heat can contribute to the yellowing and crinkly leaves. I believe itís actually a combination of the cold weather and fungal diseases. In the Winter, I always have some trees that yellow a bit and have some fungal damage.

It is usually the mango trees that had a late vegetative growth or that didnít harden its growth flush before the cold weather that gets the yellow leaves with burnt edges that are often crinkly.

Foliar sprays with micro/trace nutrients have not helped in my yard during cold weather. I usually just leave the tree alone until it warms up. Around June-August, sometimes beginning a little earlier and ending a bit later, we get our best vegetative flushes and you should time your fertilization regimen to maximize growth during those months.

Simon

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Wow, what a way to start the new year. Hopefully they will produce excellent fruit for you. Please keep us updated on how they progress.

Simon

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I was finally able to coax a fruit out of my Double Stone Grafted Lemon Zest tree. I gifted this tree to Leo Manuel several years ago hoping it would produce a dwarf like tree that would be easy to harvest from but after several years in the ground at his place, it never held any fruit and it grew much too slow.

Last year(2019), we dug up the tree and I stuck it into a pot and took it home and after establishing in the pot, it set a late bloom and held several fruit and slowly, each fruit dropped off until there was only one left.

Hereís a picture of the fruit several days ago when it was still holding on the tree.






Normally, as soon as the LZ fruit gets some yellow on it, it will fall off within several days. In the Winter, this fruit was showing yellow for about three weeks before it came off in my hands as I palmed the fruit to check for ripeness.

This fruit has an extremely strong citrus scent, hopefully it wonít be a dud. Hereís the harvested fruit.




Simon

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I have several grafting tools including the newest Scionon grafting shears but I still prefer grafting with a grafting knife or box cutters. The Scionon tool is useful for commercial applications or if you do a lot of home or small business grafting but I can make more precise cuts with my knife/box cutters.

Hereís a video of the Scionon tool
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4-DQZ6YqYpA

Simon

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: The Biggest Little Farm
« on: December 30, 2019, 11:22:20 PM »
Thanks for sharing about the movie. I havenít watched it yet but it looks interesting. I saw the short YouTube video and everything seems to make sense. I think my kids will be interested in watching this movie.

Simon

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