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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Goji berry dropping flowers?
« on: September 01, 2020, 11:03:47 PM »
When the tree gets older, it will love heat. We have one in the ground, about 10 years old. On summer it gets 12 hours of sun. Even without water and fertilizer, it still produces bunch of berries each season. Very drought tolerant, we don't water it in the heat wave here and it does fine. We don't like the berry though, so we let the birds eat them all.
I wish the birds liked mine. Would be a nice distraction from the rest of the yard.


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Goji berry dropping flowers?
« on: September 01, 2020, 12:12:08 PM »
When the tree gets older, it will love heat. We have one in the ground, about 10 years old. On summer it gets 12 hours of sun. Even without water and fertilizer, it still produces bunch of berries each season. Very drought tolerant, we don't water it in the heat wave here and it does fine. We don't like the berry though, so we let the birds eat them all.
I wish the birds liked mine. Would be a nice distraction from the rest of the yard.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Goji berry dropping flowers?
« on: August 31, 2020, 11:20:18 PM »
Mine do just fine in full sun. 1st year in ground. another in pot doing fine.
It will defoliate and go dormant in the winter.

We get 110+ here in the summer and will be 110 again this week...
Let it root out and it should do fine. They taste like crap to me but im going to try drying them this year. Also started black goji from seed and will see how that is.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Land size
« on: August 25, 2020, 01:17:53 AM »
I have .2 acres. Need more.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: USPS delaying packages
« on: August 21, 2020, 05:33:58 PM »
I sent 3 boxes of dragonfruit on Monday to CA customers.  2 arrived on time.  1 still has not arrived, maybe today.

I noticed they seem to only be delaying the larger parcels.  The bigger the box the longer it takes.  The medium size flat rate boxes have been more close to on time.  May be a coincidence who knows?
what can I say? I like to feel special. :)

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Mark, rain? Haven't heard of it, seen it, don't remember what it is... But I must say we are blessed not to have the grasshoppers roving the land.  I hate those things with an unreasonable passion.  We were doing the 100F+ thing for months too, but it ratcheted up to more like 110F+ recently.  You are correct, it will pass in time.  I just hope the power stays on.  Gotta keep those wine coolers running.
Did the thunderstorms pass you by? We had some thunder and lightning yesterday that took out power from 8-almost 7pm. It was 105... Not enough rain to do anything but hey, it's rain!

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Passionfruits
« on: August 15, 2020, 12:20:15 PM »
Hey Brad, do yours drop green or red? Mine are all falling off super green and ripening weird this year.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado thread
« on: August 05, 2020, 09:21:11 PM »
Brad, I feel like your attacking my manliness (Lol).  Hey, no one ever called me lazy in the yard; instead, I get in trouble for getting after it too much.  But, yeah, there's something about this banana tree that's intractable for me.  It's rooted into a bunch of river rocks, bounders, brecia, maybe some cement.  I'll give it another go.  I assume digging all the surrounding pups will have some damage on the roots of the one or two I want to maintain.  I'm sure they'll bounce back in time though.  Thanks.
Our clay sucks. I had a really thick mat I spent ALOT of time on last year. Pick. Shovel. repeat. now I have one or two popping up again and need to get at it. Previous owners used to grow bananas for leaves and it's some variety that never fruits.

Naysen, how are your avocados doing this year? Mine are hating the sun. I've been working longer hours so haven't had time to address them, and it's too hot by the time I get outside but I need to paint/spray them with surround for the third time this year. Looks like they are liking the night time temps but this 100+ every day is rough

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Top these cherimoyas?
« on: July 16, 2020, 07:08:44 PM »
Definitely doing better than my avocados. I put 6 tree in two holes as an experiment. About to pot up some seedlings I've been too lazy to do anything with so I'm not worried if the experiment fails... It's been 110 here and I don't even want to go outside.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Top these cherimoyas?
« on: July 16, 2020, 02:05:50 PM »
Super helpful post thanks guys.
Brad it was nice seeing some of your old photos!

My cherimoyas from seeds you sent me a while back are getting lengthy and burning in this stupid heat but they're looking good.
Should I top mine once it cools off a bit more or just wait for spring? I'm in no rush with these trees.

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Too bad Newsom is making me take a pay cut!

I'll have to order some next year :(

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I did weed fabric and gravel.
Bermuda grass moved in.
sprayed grass.
Came back.
Sprayed again.
and again
it's still there.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado thread
« on: May 25, 2020, 02:31:19 PM »
Kris, I did the same last year.  The Surround seemed to hold up fine through the year, and with plenty of rain sessions.  I need to get out there and "paint" the top branches of my exposed trees today.  Thanks for the reminder.
Nice to know. I used it on the leaves and it didn't seem to help much last year. This morning I put new suports in, white washed, and gave them a good watering. I've already had some sun burn happen this year. It's too hot. Hopefully these do well this year. I hate how the stewart grows.. It may get yanked anyways.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado thread
« on: May 25, 2020, 02:06:38 PM »
Couldn't find my tree paint this morning so I whitewashed with surround, hope it's enough. we might see 110 degrees by thursday. :(

Fuerte


Sir Prize


Stewart

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: scattering cherimoya seeds
« on: May 22, 2020, 06:39:44 PM »
I soaked mine in water for a day then put in bag of vermiculite and the results are below


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Thanks for the replies.

Too sweet? No way! Of course this comes down to personal preference, but I think they taste great.

I got the tree because I have a kid, it's fun to go out and pick some, the tree has ripe fruit more than half of the year.

But, I probably would not have bought this thing if I could go back. The roots it sends out are no joke. If someone wants to grow one, I would recommend container growing or plant it in the corner if you have a whole lot of property.
And here I am... can't even get one to grow!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Please identify
« on: May 06, 2020, 11:46:48 PM »



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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Please identify
« on: May 06, 2020, 07:37:37 PM »
Sorry about your muntingia. Looks a bit like Goji Berry
definitely not goji berry but I could see the resemblance from my pictures. Ill try and get a picture later of the trunk/main stem

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Please identify
« on: May 06, 2020, 05:14:59 PM »
Hello, bought a muntingia calabura from logees that didn't make it, but this has been growing in same pot since it arrived. Anyone know what it is?




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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Central Valley, ca thread
« on: May 05, 2020, 09:12:10 PM »
Hi kris, awesome. Iím interested to hear more of what youíre experimenting with as well as your usually winter lows and summer highs!
we don't usually dip below 28 for more than a couple hours, but we hit 115+ it's almost 100 already and I feel like I'm dieing. Lol

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Central Valley, ca thread
« on: May 05, 2020, 07:30:20 PM »
I'm an hour north of sacramento in stone fruit, nut and rice patties.

Saved thread when I'm not on my phone I'll share some pictures or something

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Mine to arrived and seemed to have rooted overnight.
Ive now gotten two orders and all plants are in good shape, though you do like your duct tape :)

Thanks again!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado thread
« on: April 23, 2020, 01:40:00 AM »
Hey Naysen,
I have around 30 avocado seeds started and will be grafting several to Reed if I can get scions. I'll keep you in mind In case I have spares. I've seen a Reed at green acres before but haven't made it out your way in a while...
Dang I went to my local nursery for strawberries which they were out of and just stopped by some avocado's that just arrived and left with a Gwen tree. That makes the 5th new avocado tree this spring. I've added a Carmen, D'Arturo, Reed, Gem and Gwen to my collection. My other trees are Pinkerton, Fuerte, Bacon, Mexicola, Stewart and Wurtz.
Nice! I wish I can do the same but I have too small of a back yard.
Where'd you find the Reed.  I've been searching around for one for a few years.  I'm growing in containers as well.  I have five in container and three older ones in the ground.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Sugar Cane Juicer
« on: April 14, 2020, 08:06:04 PM »
Speaking of juicers, this lemon/lime juicer is the best.  They have them online, highly recommend.



These ones work pretty well. I have an electric one I use as my Meyer lemons are to big for the manual style

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Wanted: Beaumont macadamia
« on: April 12, 2020, 11:44:47 AM »
Hello,
Looking for Beaumont macadamia trees preferred.


Thanks

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