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Hi Shane, I have plenty of the Dwarf Namwah as big as you like if you want.       Regards   Patrick

Awesome. Will swing by this weekend!

I found a really nice tasting catalina island (possibly holly leafed) cherry today. Texted a friend and he said he found a nice one up in LA. Are they pretty common?

I wanted more, but its really all pit, so i sucked on that for a while.

I've seen them ripe at two different locations in Vista. California Tropical Fruit Trees as well as Mira Costa College.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: sho shang
« on: September 09, 2019, 02:29:37 PM »
very cool B2B

Awesome Brad. Wish i had decided before. I'll be in touch :)

That's Namwah. stupid autocorrect

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Want Namwah banana plants in San diego
« on: September 08, 2019, 05:12:08 PM »
Anyone have some pups? Happy to pay

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Anyone tried airlayering an Avocado?
« on: September 03, 2019, 06:08:15 PM »
I thought etiolation was necessary for avocado.

Seeds in May 2015. Germinated and in pots for couple years. In the ground (4 different locations) for a couple years. The one i planted under my mandarin tree seems to be the happiest. From two others i get one set of leaves every year, but the 'understory' one split this year and i got a set of leaves on each of 3 branches. Nothing compared to what you're getting, but I'm content.

Ive had one in the ground for 3 or 4 years and it just barely gets by. Still only inches tall. I suspect it doesn't like my clay.

I have a few scions of a variety of Acerola I like I got on my travels.  I figured I'd try to root 2 and graft 2 to a Florida Sweet.  Anyone have any tips of type of graft?  Does Acerola root easily?  Hormone help?

I also have one scion of the Peanut Butter Fruit that has green smooth leaves.  Any tips on rooting?  I could also graft part of it, but my larger Peanut Butter Fruit is the fuzzy leaved species.  Do they graft successfully?

I've grafted across PB species. one out of two took. well matched whip grafts.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Seaberry
« on: July 24, 2019, 09:53:29 PM »
that's unfortunate. i'm thinking of trying them in mountainous SoCal. know what the chill hours are on those that have failed?

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Sweet Acorns (Chene a gland doux)
« on: July 23, 2019, 04:34:24 PM »
This is more of a curiousity, but i've been looking for the sweetest oak acorns for a while. Something edible out of hand. I now have Q. macrocarpa, gambelli, suber, lobata, emoryi, garryana. I also have probable ballota, but i'd like to get some confirmed acorns of that one.

Searching french language sites (w/ terms like "chene gland doux" or "chene gland comestible") I've read that in Algeria, Tunisia and Turkey the acorns are sold fresh or roasted. Can anyone confirm this and comment on taste?

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Bark inversion tutorial
« on: July 22, 2019, 12:13:46 AM »
My experiment was mostly a bust.

Rose apple just made roots, no flowers:

Wax jambo as well.

White sapote only sprouted a new branch below the inversion:

Kei apple actually flowered (out of season), but only a handful:

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Reliable loquat for zone 8
« on: July 11, 2019, 01:45:34 PM »
How do the flowers/fruitlets survive the cold? Does it bloom later or are they just more hardy? I saw some loquats in Lyon last week and i was thinking maybe they bloomed later.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Video tour
« on: June 25, 2019, 04:44:07 PM »
Looking great Brad!

I have this too, but I don't think mine is mites. Have it on my mamoncillo and peanut butter tree, but only the grafted branch. Also recently grafted mandarin. Last year it was my glycosmis. Seen it on other citrus other years. I think it has more to do with the exact timing of the growth flush and either temperature or soil moisture. Like the flush starts but the temp isn't quite high enough for soil nutrient mobility.

well there's the red finger lime. i was hoping it'd be bigger than the standard green.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Can caper berries be eaten fresh?
« on: June 20, 2019, 03:31:43 PM »
I've eaten the buds. Very astringent. I can't imaging chewing up a whole seed pod.

That said, my wife has started using them in cooking w/o pickling. Interesting. More bitter but i kinda like it.

Temperate Fruit Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Wanted: Prunus Mume
« on: June 18, 2019, 02:37:00 PM »
I did a bit more poking around. From these posts I think that both the Shiro Kaga and Bungo (sometimes 'Bongo') cultivars should be good.

Shira Kaga can be had from Dave Wilson (indirectly), Forestfarm or Bay Laurel, among many. Looks like Burnt Ridge sells scions.

Bungo is not quite as common. I see it at Dave Wilson and Raintree.

Many of the catalogs recommend planting both for better crops. The colors are similar so they should make spectacular rows.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pakistan Mulberry producing seeds?
« on: June 07, 2019, 12:29:21 PM »
Well 3 of my seeds germinated already, so I guess they are viable. Still wondering if they're clonal.

I checked a bunch more fruit yesterday and I there appears to be just a few seeds in most fruits.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pakistan Mulberry producing seeds?
« on: May 31, 2019, 12:19:51 PM »
Flowers are fairly different and of course the females produce fruit. I think the male flowers kinda stink too don't they?

Before they flower, I don't think there's a way.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pakistan Mulberry producing seeds?
« on: May 30, 2019, 08:58:25 PM »
will grab a pic next time we harvest and process. they look like all the mulberry seeds i've purchased though. imagine strawberry seeds.

encouraging that you're getting seedlings under your tree. i grafted a male branch on mine to encourage that, but maybe i don't need it? i'd like to breed a male pakistan by repeated back crossing.

if your seedlings are nucellar, then they'll all be females.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Pakistan Mulberry producing seeds?
« on: May 29, 2019, 03:07:46 PM »
We found a couple hundred seeds while making jam. There are no male mulberry trees in the neighborhood that I know of. Is this common? Are they viable? Parthenocarpic? We've only had big crops for two years. And I didn't pay attention last year when we made jam.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Wtb: Himalayan mulberry tree
« on: May 27, 2019, 11:20:20 AM »
What is the difference between the Pakistani and the Himalayan Mulberry?

The leaves on the Himalayan are bigger and thicker. The fruits taste similar and great on both Pakistani and the Hiamalayan, but the Himalayan fruits are maybe bigger by an inch or two.

I remember the fruit being the same length but the Himalayan being thinner. Taste fairly similar but I prefer the Pakistani.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Marula (Sclerocarya birrea)
« on: May 17, 2019, 10:43:39 AM »
I'm jealous. Got my seeds in late 2014. Trees will probably reach the roofline this year after several years of slow growth. I have a probable female and my approach grafts from last year have taken (unknown and probable male). At least they're not as slow as the baobabs I got in the same seed shipment. That's still only 10 inches tall.

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