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For those of you in the San Diego area, i happened across what might be one of the oldest mango trees down here. Its in Escondido. About 20' tall by 30' wide and a trunk that looks to be ~18" wide. I'll add some pics later. PM me if you want the street address to have a look.

Thanks for update. Have one growing.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Concrete dragonfruit post
« on: January 13, 2020, 01:33:32 PM »
Very cool Brad. what did the delivery cost on the crushed concrete?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: New fruits
« on: December 16, 2019, 12:10:30 PM »
The Kei has been mixed Richard. A couple have been as good as the best i've had from Exotica. Good sweet/sour mix with a touch of apricot and something vegetal that i can't figure out. My wife really enjoyed hers. Gives me more confidence that its properly labelled 'Silber'.  There rest have been milder and fainty sour without the other flavors. Only got about 10 fruit total.

On the Bunchosia, I won't comment on the species by names cause i'm still confused, but i do have one branch grafted of the wavy form from marklee's plant that's doing very well. I expect it'll start flowering next year. Also, i have no idea why i got a couple fruit setting now. Hopefully its just age and not some fluke of the weather or insect visitation.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / New fruits
« on: December 15, 2019, 02:24:03 PM »
Kei apple from bark inversion

And possible first peanut butter after 3 years of continual flowering

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cherimoya Season 2019 (So Cal)
« on: December 04, 2019, 01:52:22 PM »
Nice fruit! and thanks again Brad.

I don't think its a local vs. whatever issue. I've got at least 3 trees from 2 different local nurseries that i'm pretty sure aren't as labelled. I don't think honesty or care track with size.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: New fruit, Talisia or Meliccocus sp
« on: November 20, 2019, 11:27:51 PM »
Very interesting. Where can we get seeds?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Arborists in San Diego that know fruit trees?
« on: November 06, 2019, 02:59:10 PM »
Especially Cherimoya. Friends tree just dropped a huge branch and she wants professional help.

is the e. pitanga graft compatible with e. uniflora?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: star cherry seeds 4-sale
« on: October 31, 2019, 11:38:43 AM »
How are the fruits Patrick? Taste wise.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 20 year old mango tree removal
« on: October 30, 2019, 02:15:41 PM »
I've seen it recommended for difficult oak trees to prune the roots around the tree a foot or two out from the trunk a year in advance so that the root ball can thicken up. I.e. spade around the tree and then just leave it there for a good while.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Santa Anas
« on: October 30, 2019, 02:12:39 PM »

Kevin if the seeds from those fruit aren’t nucellar you should get wildly variable seedlings from them right?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Bee magnets
« on: October 18, 2019, 09:23:30 AM »
Gin berry.

Love it. I like that you can use the leaf shape to see crosses.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2019 SoCal Mango tasting
« on: October 11, 2019, 03:43:20 PM »
Very cool! thanks for the info Simon et al

Had it a few days ago. Nice mango. Strong Coconut flavor (but i've read in another thread Pickering loses its pineapple if left on the tree). Some fiber around the seed. Originally had about 20 fruits in this first crop, but none of the rest grew larger than a golf ball. This one was tucked away under the leaves and reached an almost normal size.

Also, the tree is now flushing like crazy. Only really healthy mango tree i have out of half a dozen florida trees and dozens of seedlings i've planted.

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: citrus grafter needed in San Diego
« on: October 02, 2019, 06:30:44 PM »
I can give you a hand if its not a long drive.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Exotica Lottery
« on: October 01, 2019, 12:24:29 PM »
are we talking about mango?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is pitomba worth growing for the fruits?
« on: September 26, 2019, 11:53:06 AM »

I have a friend who’s brother went nuts in her yard starting 7yrs ago. She’s cleaning up and getting rid of dozens of trees. Most mature. Plum and loquats would make great rootstocks. Fig and bananas are good but she doesn’t know variety.

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.

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