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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: star fruit seeds ?
« on: June 17, 2017, 12:22:49 AM »
I grew two carob trees from seed, one turned out to be male, the other female. I grafted a different female onto the male branches, leaving one or two male branches. All that said I think there are some that are hermaphrodite.
I guess my point is that even if you end up with a male tree it may actually be a plus. You can always graft on female branches leaving one male branch... making your tree kind of self pollinating.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fertilizing annonas
« on: May 23, 2017, 03:32:32 PM »
call crop production services, they have stores in So Cal and they carry this item. you may have to special order it

Thanks for the info, I was totally unaware of Crop Production Services. There are a couple fairly close to me. Do their stores sell retail or only wholesale?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jujube Pollination Question
« on: May 21, 2017, 04:47:05 AM »
I have two Chinese jujubes in the ground (Li and Lang), and one in a container (Sugar Cane). That is what I am attempting to hand pollinate the Indian jujube with.

ajbb: That is interesting that the two are graft compatable, I hadn't heard that before.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jujube Pollination Question
« on: May 20, 2017, 07:56:35 PM »
Yes, I believe I am giving it sufficient water. It is in a #5 nursery pot, looks healthy and
is growing and flowering, just not fruiting

Still, I am curious about the pollen compatibility question between The Indian and Chinese

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Jujube Pollination Question
« on: May 20, 2017, 03:54:30 PM »
Will Indian jujube (ziziphus mauritiana) pollinate Chinese jujube (ziziphus jujuba) and vice versa?

I've been attempting to hand pollinate an indian jujube seedling with pollen from three different chinese cultivars with no takes as of yet. It may be that the seedling Indian jujube is still too young or that the pollen is incompatible. I would appreciate opinions on the subject.

Moro blood orange has a very perfumey fragrance... I also agree that finger lime peel smells unique and would make an interesting choice.

I have a moro blood orange that has two trunks like that, it switches sides every year. It will be loaded with fruit on one side and only have a few on the other, the next year it will be the opposite. For me this is a good thing as it is so productive that even half a tree is plenty.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Things to plant on canal/lake bank.
« on: May 07, 2017, 03:05:04 PM »
Pawpaws might be an option.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Please help with id
« on: April 27, 2017, 06:13:32 PM »
My guess would be something in the cucurbit family.

I would guess some form of scale insect.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Can anyone identify this ?
« on: March 31, 2017, 10:46:15 PM »
Looks like a jujube

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: mistery tree to ID
« on: March 11, 2017, 02:03:28 PM »
My guess would be some sort of wild eggplant, or eggplant hybridized with some wild solanaceae. But just an uneducated guess on my part.
I will be interested to learn what you've got there also when the experts chime in.

seeds are beginning to sprout!

I grafted female onto a male carob and it worked perfectly, it is now full of it's first pods. I left one male branch for pollination purposes.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: New Fruit So-Shang Elaeagnus latifolia
« on: March 30, 2016, 04:41:56 PM »
Order placed!

Any special germination instructions?

The website is down which described the varieties, and I don't remember the characteristics when he showed them.

Here you go...!mango-varieties-currently-avai/comb

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What Are They?
« on: June 07, 2015, 01:03:38 PM »
ps, does anyone remember what the GiF I posted is from?

I did a tineye search on the image file

Psidium eugeniaefolia maybe

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Help... scales on orange fruits
« on: March 06, 2015, 10:59:28 PM »
I remove it when the tanglefoot is no longer sticky, and re-wrap and reapply in a slightly different location on the trunk.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Help... scales on orange fruits
« on: March 06, 2015, 07:43:08 PM »
scales also attracted ants climbing up and down the trunk. tanglefoot? other sticky barriers?

The ants are farming and defending the scale. Tanglefoot is the way to go. Just make sure you don't paint it directly on the trunk, I use surveyor's tape, it's cheep and somewhat stretchy.

I planted Goumi (Nitrogen fixer) between my Cherimoya trees for just this purpose, all are just a couple of years old. But the idea is for the Goumi's to feed nitrogen to the Cherimoyas.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Sticky sap droplets
« on: February 15, 2015, 01:05:23 PM »
Doing some (very) quick reading, shouldn't guttation be more water like than sticky and glue like?

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Sticky sap droplets
« on: February 15, 2015, 12:53:55 PM »

Why do you suppose I've never seen that on my trees here in southern California? Maybe the air is too dry for it to manifest?



Citrus General Discussion / Re: Sticky sap droplets
« on: February 14, 2015, 09:53:06 PM »
I've never seen that happen on it's own, but I have seen exactly that with soft bodied scale. It will drip down from above and land on the top side of leaves.

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