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Everything arrived quickly! Thank you for the generous extras!

Once hardened off, do they prefer full sun? Right now they seem happy in a windowsill but I want to accelerate their growth. I can also put them in partial shade if they prefer that, just curious about whatever would make them grow fastest.

Right now they seem happy in a windowsill but I want to accelerate their growth. I can also put them in partial shade if they prefer that, just curious about whatever would make them grow fastest.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Can jackfruit seedlings take full sun?
« on: May 19, 2020, 11:27:51 AM »
This is for small seedlings, only a few inches high

For very small seedlings, e.g. a few inches tall

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Lotsa mangos this year!!!
« on: May 18, 2020, 07:30:44 PM »
He has probably only ever had Tommy Atkins, you should try to convert him with a good one

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Which garcinias are cold hardiest?
« on: May 14, 2020, 12:19:22 PM »
Plan on attempting to grow them in Santa Barbara area. From my research online it seems like lemon drop mangosteen is the hardiest, followed by achacha and Luc's garcinia?

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Quince Loquat
« on: May 10, 2020, 11:17:08 PM »
Is loquat even in thee we rose family?

Yeah it is. Learned this the hard way when all my seedlings got fireblight :(

I posted this in the wrong forum, can a moderator move it to the main one? My apologies for the mixup.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Slowest growing plants with good fruit?
« on: May 05, 2020, 07:35:40 PM »
What should I start now, so I can enjoy while I am still alive?

I was guessing chlorosis, so add iron supplement? It doesn't seem to be affecting all of the leaves evenly, just some

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Seeds
« on: May 02, 2020, 09:27:15 PM »
Thanks for the extra seeds!

Actually ignore me, it doesn't look as obvious in the picture.

The spines point up. So the tapered end near the writing.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best way to root feijoa cuttings?
« on: April 26, 2020, 11:28:36 PM »
Wow John that is very discouraging, if a commercial nursery isn't able to get above that success rate.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Best way to root feijoa cuttings?
« on: April 24, 2020, 06:22:52 PM »
Have just failed for the third time, losing hope on this. From what I have read online it is possible and this is how it is commercially propagated in New Zealand, but other resources have said it is difficult. Has anyone here succeeded with this? What method did you use?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: The "Cerrado Curse"
« on: April 21, 2020, 10:59:22 AM »
Has anyone fruited Annona Crassiflora in the US?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: It's been a long time!!!
« on: April 13, 2020, 01:00:34 PM »
Adam what is your annona ranking (e.g. top 10)?

Hi everyone,

I was hoping someone could help me figure out why my Surinam Cherry flowers profusely but never fruits.

Background: I purchased a very small Surinam Cherry from a local nursery three years ago. It's quite possibly a seedling, although it sends up suckers at the base, a characteristic I thought was more prevalent in grafted plants. The growing conditions are coastal 9B/10A in Santa Barbara, full sun, but relatively protected. Soil is mulched clay-loam, lightly fertilized with a balanced fertilizer a few times a year during the growing season. The plant grows fairly slowly (it's probably 2.5ft high and 2 ft diameter), but it otherwise healthy, and flowers like crazy, like it has the last two years. As it is in a marginal growing climate, all of the leaves turn red in the winter, and are semi deciduous.

Situation: The plant started flowering in early March, but there is so far no fruit set. I was under the impression that all Surinam Cherries are self-fruitful, but I have pollinated flowers with others from the same plant just to be sure it wasn't lack of pollen.

Potential Issues that I've considered: 1) It's a seedling, and too young to fruit, but not to flower. 2) It's still too small to bear fruit. 3) This particular plant is not self-fruitful for some reason. 4) From February to April, night-time lows in the 40's and 50's and rain prevent it from setting fruit.

Are one or more of these potential issues the reason it flowers but won't set fruit? Or am I missing something else?

Any advice is appreciated!

Which nursery did you get it from?

I want to see a Har top 10 annona video next!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Cherimoya concentrate
« on: March 03, 2020, 12:06:18 PM »
I was curious if anyone had tried reconstituting juice from the concentrate, how it was (ala how they do it with pineapple). Thinking about possibilities as a flavor for cooking while the fruit is out of season

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: how to germinate Casimiroa edulis?
« on: January 16, 2020, 01:01:15 PM »
How helpful is it to remove the seedcoat? I didn't have any luck last year planting outside without removing it, now I am trying to crack them and germinate in damp paper towel. Wondering if I should have removed the coat completely though.

They have them today, I just bought some at the one downtown.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Affect of seeds on flavor in cherimoya
« on: December 26, 2019, 07:29:21 PM »
I have seen Har say that more seeds = more flavor for sugar apple. I was curious if people have also found this to be the case for cherimoya.

Lost most of my seedlings to this last year. Is there a particular technique I should be using to prevent this?

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