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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Geodesic dome greenhouse build
« on: May 20, 2019, 09:49:16 PM »
You are going to build this and you will share your experience.  So though the conversation has been good, perhaps the results of the real world experiment will resolve this.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Ilama 'Genova Red'
« on: May 18, 2019, 05:24:05 PM »
Whatever happened to these reds?


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Chokanan Mango Queries
« on: May 14, 2019, 11:17:20 PM »
I have Choc Anon and I like it.
There are mango "snubs" who don't, they have access to many beter mangos.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Which Atemoya?
« on: May 14, 2019, 10:58:47 PM »
I was going to suggest Treesnmore too.
He has a great selection.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: My first mango tree... Venus Mango
« on: May 14, 2019, 04:27:30 PM »
Like Mangokothiyan, I will hold off on tipping at this time and let the new growth harden.  I can then make a good decision on where to tip or prune.
The shape now is decent.  Would have liked a third branch at the first branching, but two works well.

Conventional wisdom is don't amend your backfill soil.
Depending on your soil type, this may not be best advice.  From everything I have read, it is the safest advise.

If you give more details about your soil, I am sure some of the experienced growers on the forum will give specific advise.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado grafting
« on: April 27, 2019, 12:41:09 PM »

.........

Am playing with 3 gal. RootTrapper "Squats" now.  Here's a new Pinkerton graft about 2 weeks ago.  So far so good.  These rigid bags are pretty cheap wholesale.  Seams are tripled stitched.

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Whats wholesale equivalent per unit and minimum order size?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Sweetheart Lychee 2019 FL
« on: April 22, 2019, 12:04:16 AM »
Now I want a Sweetheart Lychee tree. :)

I grafted a Hak Ip onto my Brewster or was it Mauritius, I understand Haak Ip is similar to Sweetheart but not the exact same tree as I had initially thought.

With everyone raving on Sweetheart, I may have to get one.

A comparison of Hak Ip and Sweetheart on this forum a while ago http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=17117.msg216973#msg216973

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Double Graft on Canistel?
« on: April 20, 2019, 12:59:54 PM »
Or an interstock for whatever reason.
I have a pond apple on which I grafted a cherimoya on which I then grafted an atemoya.
It was the outcome of a failed attempt to graft on atemoya onto pond apple.
I don't know enough about Canistel to speculate on why you might need an interstock.

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Oversized!!

it does make sense but had not crossed my mind.

Soup kitchens should line up for the oversized but otherwise ok fruits/vegetables

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Its back and with a vengeance.  And this time it does not limit itself to mulched plants.  It grew in a pot that had an almost pure sand mix for dragon fruit seedling.  It grew on a hose sitting in a patch of grass.  Its grown in several pots, anywhere it can get a foothold.

Unfortunately, it covered a small mongo seedling killing it.  The dragon fruit seedling looks like it will be OK and some pineapples that it grew on are no worse once washed it off.  I will leave them be so long as they are not smothering any small plants but it appears these will be a fixture in my yard this year.






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UPDATE

Strange thing.

As I mentioned earlier my Keith flowered but failed to hold fruit.
I decided perhaps it was a year to heavy prune to try to shape the tree, take the opportunity that it was not fruiting.
I went by the tree this weekend to figure the cuts I wanted to make and lo and behold, it is trying to flower again.  It hasn't been cold, at least not cold enough to stimulate flowering.  The new panicles are just coming in and there few of them, I counted less than a dozen on the entire tree.  They are miserable looking but they are panicles and that was a surprise.

Anyone seeing this late flowering from trees that flowered but failed earlier in the season?

Yes, minor amount from a tiny bit of cool temps in March + dry conditions. It’s going to be inconsequential.
Party pooper, I was hoping perhaps there might be a chance of some fruit from my trees that failed this year.
I will mark my cuts and make them soon.  Maybe I can get two flushes through the summer and position well for next year with a smaller but more complex tree.

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The two in my case were carrie and keith.
Last year was a monster year on the Carie.  Unless I get another flush which I doubt this year will be slim.
May be a good year to prune and shape the tree.
UPDATE

Strange thing.

As I mentioned earlier my Keith flowered but failed to hold fruit.
I decided perhaps it was a year to heavy prune to try to shape the tree, take the opportunity that it was not fruiting.
I went by the tree this weekend to figure the cuts I wanted to make and lo and behold, it is trying to flower again.  It hasn't been cold, at least not cold enough to stimulate flowering.  The new panicles are just coming in and there few of them, I counted less than a dozen on the entire tree.  They are miserable looking but they are panicles and that was a surprise.

Anyone seeing this late flowering from trees that flowered but failed earlier in the season?

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Looks like you've already cut the circling tap root off the plant? Obviously was in that pot too long. I would put it into the ground after trimming tap root, and put a shade cloth over it until it adapts to outdoors.
Yes, I cut it off.

I am thinking that when I do put it in the ground I will plant a seed or seedling with its tap root intact next to it in the save hole and approach graft them later, perhaps a second root system will help.  Has anyone done this? 

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Loquat scions for sale
« on: April 06, 2019, 11:53:27 PM »
Hi SOCal, a pic. is worth many Dollars in Sales! I would like to see a pic. if anybody is got one from the Big Jim or Peluche Fruit.
I have been interested in the Loquat's since they grow wild in my area, I can get many seedlings  to Graft from under the Trees that are growing wild.
Carlos
Look at these threads for pictures of Peluche and Big Jim fruits.

http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=4733.0

http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=6538.msg162577#msg162577
(post number #10 -  from Simon)


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I decided to up-pot my lucs grafted onto lemon drop today.  It hadn't done much in the past several months.  I think I know why now.  The tap root had wound round the bottom of the pot one full circle and was well on its way to complete a second trip around. 
I wasn't sure what to do though I know I couldn't keep the tap root the way it was.  I didn't know if trying to straighten it out would work.  I too most of it off and re-potted in a slightly larger pot.  I will keep a close eye on it and will try to get it in the ground within the next month or so.
I understand from posts by others that they like shade, at least while young, but since it is going into its permanent home (if it lives) should I put it in full sun and make some share for it until it establishes?  any suggestions on what to do to give this plant a chance is welcome.



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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Help me pick my next mango variety
« on: April 02, 2019, 05:25:49 PM »
Are there branches low on the tree, if so consider taking the tree down in thirds.
Take the first third now and graft on to regrowth, take the next third late in the season about harvest time and take the last third next year.  Or just take a third each year.  I have found out in my experience that grafts on a tree done this way grow faster than those on a tree cut to a stump.
I don't know if others have experienced this.
For me, future topwork will happen in increments.
 

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Not a great mango season for me. Even some of the trees that flowered did not set fruit.  A number did not even flower at all.

I am interested in the answer to the question asked by Chad6159, since the tree is not flowering or in my case all the flowers have fallen off, is this a good time to prune and tip in preparation for next year?  I may get a couple of flushes, maybe more, over the spring and summer.

Any suggestion?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Hail storm in brevard ...
« on: March 31, 2019, 08:19:33 AM »
Not down here but so sorry, that really sucks.

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What if they help you feel better :)
Like nam Doc Mai

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Could you share a couple of pictures.

Have you considered just removing the sickly branch and see if the tree sends out new growth.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Loquat scions for sale
« on: March 21, 2019, 09:16:58 PM »
I got mine very quickly too.  Thanks.

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Is that a super low dose?
I came across some info that suggested a broad range from 9.64 to 2.72 oz per gallon. 0.5 to 2 percent by weight.

It was an article on
Homeguides.sfgate.com

There is also information that suggests time of year, spring vs Fall matters with lower concentrations recommended for spring with the reason being to avoid damage to young tender leaves.
Guihong Bi and Carolyn Scagel , Nursery Management and Production, March 2017

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Interesting case here.

If you (7_Heads) are from Hawaii, the "Australian farm" may have purchased this variety from you many years ago and tagged your plant the Orange Variety from Hawaii or simply Hawaiian Orange.
Trian may very well be sharing information as he/she knows it from the seller.

I assume (since from your previous posts you are okay with people reusing pictures) that your concern is Trian not properly naming that variety as Orange Dwarf, is this the case? 

My theory of how the name may have come around is of course hinged on you selling out of Hawaii. Do you?


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My kid did a science fair experiment on impact of N, P and/or K on growth in a hydroponic system.
His experiment is done and I have a few pounds of Urea and triple super phosphate left.
I dont mix fertilizers, I leave that to Har and other pros.
I do want to know how to get the most benefit from these.
I plant mangos, lychees, citrus, guava, jack fruit, garcinia, avocado, loquat, peppers, annonas, bananas and others.
I saw a post that recommends Urea in low doses as a foliar spray or drench.  Is this a good use of what I have left?  Which plants benefit from extra Nitrogen which want no part of it?

Any suggestions are welcome.

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