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Messages - CherimoyaDude

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Do you have a list of all your numerical ratings? Curious what beats Acachairu
You mean ratings for garcinias or for all fruits?
For all fruits

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Do you have a list of all your numerical ratings? Curious what beats Acachairu

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Santa Barbara Tropical Fruit
« on: August 01, 2020, 10:38:08 AM »
What is faux mangosteen?

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I think Huntington Gardens was selling seedlings at some point

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Santa Barbara Tropical Fruit
« on: July 27, 2020, 11:44:55 PM »
We planted about 100 subtropical trees and fruit bushes and lost around 70% mostly due to a horrendous gopher infestation. They circle the trees diverting the
water and eating the roots so the trees essentially end up bonsai or dead. The successes so far are longan, macadamia, pineapple guava, strawberry guava, white guava, Jaboticaba, mango, white sapotes, chocolate sapote, Barbados cherry. yuzu, keffir lime, sapodilla, atemoya, Australian finger lime, jujube, faux mangosteen, red custard apple, cinnamon tree, red lady papaya, coffee tree, tamarind, hops,ice-cream bean, Buddhas hand, lychee, etc. The gophers just decimated a thriving Mamey Sapote, which I had high hopes for and will probably try again in a different location. Outside of
that we have lots of stone fruit and nut trees we are experimenting with every year. We added 4 beehives this year and magically all of our plum and apricot trees bore heavy fruit for the
first time in 5 years!
Have you fruited all of those? What is faux mangosteen?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Can Persian mulberry fruit in a pot?
« on: July 27, 2020, 07:54:55 PM »
Was curious if this was possible.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Santa Barbara Tropical Fruit
« on: July 27, 2020, 07:22:22 PM »
Do you have a list of what has succeeded and what has failed?

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Best manzanita fruit?
« on: July 25, 2020, 05:07:28 PM »
Which species of manzanita has the best fruit? Tried a berry today, decent sweetness with grainy texture. A bit like a blueberry muffin.

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Someone is selling seeds from Orpet in the for sale section and saying it tastes delicious lol. They must love garlic...

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Himalayan mulberry scions
« on: July 18, 2020, 01:18:00 PM »
Can this type be rooted from cutting?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / What is wrong with this banana?
« on: July 15, 2020, 11:36:32 AM »
Noticed black part on our little dwarf namwah after we moved it to a sunnier location. Not sure if sun is causing it? Would expect that to be higher on the leaf


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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Seeds
« on: July 11, 2020, 01:47:57 PM »
Seeds look good, thanks for the extras!

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I just tried fruit from the Orpet tree, was not good. Had the garlicky weird taste, and was just sweet and sour with no other identifiable tastes besides the bad one. Here is an article about it:
https://www.smgrowers.com/info/Eugenia_myrcianthesOrpet.asp#:~:text=Eugenia%20myrcianthes%3A%20the%20Mystery%20Tree%20in%20Orpet%20Park,-Randy%20Baldwin%2C%20San&text=This%20tree%20in%20the%20Myrtle,in%20late%20winter%20into%20spring.

Article implies they might taste good underripe so I may go back and try a less ripe one. A shame it didn't taste good as fruit looks nice, was very juicy and tree was pretty and productive.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What do you use to label plants?
« on: June 15, 2020, 09:09:52 PM »
I posted about this before.  It depends how many you are doing to see if it would be worth the expense but using a Dymo Rhino with metal tape works great.  The attached thread describes how I attach them to PVC pipe (as stakes).  It has been holding up for years with no issues & is as legible as the day I made them.  An added plus is that the PVC pipe gets easily destroyed by a bush hog or lawn tractor without any damage to the mowing machine if some idiot rides over them while mowing (which wouldn't be the case if you used something like rebar for the stake).  If you opt to use this method, spend a little more & use SS screws (reg screws sure don't last well in HI). 

John

http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=18537.0


How many labels have you made? I am concerned about durability of the embosser if I were to shell out that much for a tool, would be pissed if it broke

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / What do you use to label plants?
« on: June 15, 2020, 05:08:24 PM »
Was looking into buying some of those aluminum tags, does anyone have a brand they recommend - or some completely different way to label? Want something durable that won't peel apart or fade in a few years.

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Have non producing Meyer lemon I want to topwork

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In SF last year I was able to find Mexican grown mangosteen that was fresh (not the hard stuff they used to import from Southeast asia) in a Chinese produce store. Just keep your eyes open and ask the store owners when the season will start.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Artocarpus and frost
« on: June 11, 2020, 07:47:01 PM »
Kwai Muk is supposed to be cold hardy from what I have read, at least compared to jackfruit

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Is there much variation in the different cultivars?

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Everything arrived quickly! Thank you for the generous extras!

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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.

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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.

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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

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

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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

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