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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Black sapote
« on: November 12, 2019, 05:55:11 AM »
The fruit is mature when the calyxes come up off the fruit.  Then, you have to let it look rotten for it to be perfectly ripe

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Opinions on Star Fruit Trees
« on: November 07, 2019, 05:45:14 PM »
After eating my first starfruit, an Arkin seedling, years ago at Roger Meyer's house, I've been wanting to add a Kari or Sri Kembangan to my collection.  Bot for the taste & the productivity.  However, due to the high oxalate content and other constituents inherit in starfruit which may cause kidney issues, I play it safe and don't acquire a tree.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2019 SoCal Mango tasting
« on: October 24, 2019, 12:05:29 PM »
Hey Frank, I purchased that knife about 8 years ago from Zion Market, a Korean supermarket. I bought several for my family members many years ago and everyone raves about how sharp it is and how sharp it stays. I’ve never sharpened it and it can still cut through a tomato with no effort.

Unfortunately, when I went back to buy more, they were no longer for sale. I’ll keep my eyes peeled for the knife and I’ll send you one if I find it again.


It's being sold on Ebay

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Wanted Annona scions
« on: October 16, 2019, 05:19:22 PM »
I have. Cherimoya scions I could. Ut-


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Malay Apple or Jujube ??? Need Opinions
« on: October 16, 2019, 05:03:22 PM »
I have sugarcane and honey jar jujube, which I bought from Roger Meyer back in 2008.  Both are crunchy and sweet.  Honey jar is a bit more juicy.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: SoCal papaya variety ID
« on: October 02, 2019, 01:21:04 AM »
Yes, it thrives in SoCal.  Aka Sunrise papaya

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Should I top off my Cherimoya tree?
« on: September 10, 2019, 04:36:16 PM »
I like to prune my cherimoyas when they go dormant

If you ever make a daytrip to Long Beach/LA, I can help you

1 gal, organically grown
$10 or trade

The pics are all Dwarf Namwah.  My Dwarf Red pups are still in ground

5 gallon
Organically grown
$20 or trade
Pickup only

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Organic fruit tree fertilizer for containers
« on: September 04, 2019, 03:06:51 PM »
I also use worm castings from my worm compost bin, but I didn't recommend it because he specifically wanted something high in N. 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Organic fruit tree fertilizer for containers
« on: September 04, 2019, 01:14:00 PM »
For long term, compile your own compost piles.  Doesn't get cheaper than that.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: TT / Har Tasting M4 Mango 👍🏼
« on: August 16, 2019, 02:13:39 AM »
I was glad he had a positive review for son pari, as I have recent successful graft of it.  How they exclaim it's spicy makes me eager to try it

Tropical Vegetables and Other Edibles / Re: Moringa oleifera
« on: August 13, 2019, 11:01:52 AM »
I have 6 1 gallon pkm2 seedlings.  Some are flowering now at less then a foot tall.

I had this scenario you are going thru RNGuyen. I was waiting for late July to remove all the fruit from my Manila seedling. I removed all the fruit (to get vegetative growth) and a grafting I did in April of PPK just came to life which I thought was dead. Pretty crazy how it lasted such a long time without any activity.

How much of a brown color did you see in the scion?  I have a peach cobbler that's turning brown.  Gives me hope and may delay me from grafting anew underneath the older graft

Organically grown, w/ good root development

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Dwarf Namwah Banana trees $20
« on: July 28, 2019, 09:09:35 PM »
Organically grown Dwarf Namwah Banana tree
5 gallon
Fruits at around 8-12 feet tall
Has a stout trunk, not needing propping up

Tropical Vegetables and Other Edibles / 3 gal Yacon harvest
« on: July 26, 2019, 11:15:21 PM »
I have Yacon in the ground & in several pots.  Decided to harvest a 3 gal, seeing how the soil was starting to bulge out of pot.

Tropicoco 1.5 cu. ft. Potting Mix $12
Tropicoco moisture retaining potting mix is a Premium potting mix made from coconut coir and perlite, supplemented with natural ingredients
• The combination of coir and perlite give tropicoco moisture retaining the ability to hold water while still offering excellent drainage
• Use tropicoco fast draining Premium potting mix in nursery containers, GROW!T dirt pots, Self-Watering planters and window boxes
• Ideal for vegetative growth indoors and Self-Watering planters outdoors as well as fabric planters
• Ingredients: coconut coir, perlite, worm castings, seabird guano, bat guano and dolomite lime (pH control) to complete this high quality growing medium.

Turf & Surf 1.5 cu. ft. Potting Soil $12
Turf & Surf potting soil is a professional quality potting soil with a combination of the best ingredients from the earth and sea.
• Young plants can grow in Turf & Surf for up to one month without adding fertilizers or nutrients. For Indoor and outdoor use
• Turf & Surf Soil Potting Soil incorporates Kelp meal, fish meal, and oyster shell flour to give your valuable plants maximum nutrition.
• While designed for outdoor use, Turf & Surf is ideal soil for both indoor and outdoor growing environments. When used for indoor gardens, we recommend adding 20% perlite to this mix.
• Ingredients: 50-60% aged wood product, sphagnum peat moss, perlite, alfalfa meal, kelp meal, fish meal, oyster shell lime (pH adjuster), and mycorrhizae (Glomus intraradices 0.047 propagules/cc

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Nam Doc Mai Mangos in SoCal
« on: July 19, 2019, 07:03:33 PM »
Stopped by Seafood City Cerritos, today, and there weren't NDM for sale

I have some 1 gal PKM2 Moringa seedlings I can mail you

Mimosa LA

Champa Nursery!

Mimosa Anaheim is really expensive, but good if you just want to browse

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Iguana Wars
« on: June 28, 2019, 02:12:16 PM »
Iguanas are delicacies, supposedly.  The tail and ribs are touted as the choice cuts

What about a crossbow?

Lowes/Home Depot will have them late June/Early July.  Just keep checking

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