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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: The forum needs Super Heroes
« on: September 30, 2020, 12:24:22 PM »
Forum stats used to show the amount of hours you had spent posting.
Not sure that much time in front of a screen is a badge of honor.
Either way fruitlovers and saffron take the cake.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Lemon Gold White Sapote Scion
« on: September 30, 2020, 12:21:52 PM »
Suebelle has very fuzzy leaves, yellow fruit, and umbrella shape tree.

Nettie is upright, compact, no fuzzy leaves , pear shaped fruit with yellow blush when ripe.

Both are very delicious!

Photo of Grafted plAnt available for $125

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Early Red Loquat
« on: September 29, 2020, 11:57:35 AM »
Never heard of it and that early fruiting period would not necessarily translate .
What nursery has it?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Lemon Gold White Sapote Scion
« on: September 28, 2020, 08:53:52 PM »
Available now along with “Cuccio” , “Santa Cruz”, and “Nettie”

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Any avocados fruiting September-December?
« on: September 28, 2020, 05:47:12 PM »
Leave it to the Aussie to chime in on the nuances between growing  CA & FL avocado varieties in FL.
Maybe Starling is back.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Grimal Jaboticaba Scion & grafted plants
« on: September 26, 2020, 01:51:32 PM »
I have a fruiting Grimal Jabuticaba that I want to prune so a limited amount of scion is available for $10 per scion at 1/4” - 3/8” caliper and $15 per scion for big wood over 3/8” caliper.
Grimal is one of the best tasting and fastest growing Plinia.
Grafted plants 1-2 foot tall available for $125

I would like to trade for other Plina Scion.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Pepino Dulce cuttings & plants
« on: September 25, 2020, 02:48:27 PM »
Yes! Caging or trellising these prevent slug damage and help them ripen and color up properly.
I accidentally grew some up Feijoa bushes and its been a great companion plant with the pepino fruits protected and slightly shaded up in the Feijoas.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: selling seashore mangosteen seed
« on: September 25, 2020, 11:36:13 AM »
Theres a big fruiting tree at fruit and spice park.

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Any chance they are hardy to 9b/10a?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Pepino Dulce cuttings & plants
« on: September 25, 2020, 11:35:07 AM »
Kevin, they should be fine under the oaks.
Put a few in the ground ! And back em up by making some more baby clones.

Giannhs, try giving them some direct morning or late afternoon sun for better fruit set.
Easy to clone so make more plants and keep trialing where they fruit best for you.
The Lulo have a pollinator issue here, they started getting pollinated when I planted more tree tomatoes and then this big bumblebee started visiting and thats the pollinator.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Feijoa: Chilling hours required to fruit?
« on: September 24, 2020, 05:19:20 PM »
It very well could be environmental and they need cool nights for good flavor/ripening.
I don’t think there is a nursery anywhere in CA selling grafted Feijoa.
Majority of people plant them as ornamentals and don’t eat or know about the fruit.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Pepino Dulce cuttings & plants
« on: September 24, 2020, 04:01:36 PM »
Going to include fruit with cutting orders to all states its legal to do so.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: white sapote grafting - video and questions
« on: September 24, 2020, 11:53:14 AM »
Graft white sapote when rootstock and scion are pushing new growth.
Shade the graft and you should be fine :)

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Feijoa: Chilling hours required to fruit?
« on: September 24, 2020, 11:51:16 AM »
Feijoa is one of the most delicious fruits. Translucent ,sweet , floral jelly. You want to see the Jelly inside on the good ones, not like normal guava mesocarp.
There are quite a few named varieties and they graft pretty easily.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Gardening by the moon-phases
« on: September 22, 2020, 11:38:00 AM »
Good reasoning Satya and others. Respect for all expressing their opinions and knowledge.
We all have some great knowledge and some excellent gardening tips, tricks and mystic twists to share with each other and learn from each other.
The proof is always in the pudding, when you see another amazing garden and ask yourself “ what are they doing right, this is amazing “ and learn what you can from someone else’s style.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Gardening by the moon-phases
« on: September 21, 2020, 12:30:14 PM »
A true that. Same way lot’s of rasta’s quote the bible , add bible verse to song and Ethiopia is the birthplace of christianity.
You can’t call all man and woman that wear dreadlock’s Rasta as there is plenty of wolf in sheep clothing.
Dreadlocks as a fashion accessory is a new phenomenon as people were ostracized for having their hair in dreadlocks and forcibly cut, beaten or jailed.
You have to cut your dreadlocks to graduate with your high school class in Jamaica still to this day.
Jamaican culture has been embraced by the world and Jamaica still can’t recognize it and celebrate it enough of the time.

Hi Shane, I think it tastes like Papaya, not in the honeydew flavor range. Very good out of hand or beverage.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: “Nettie” White Sapote Scion
« on: September 20, 2020, 01:32:14 PM »
Hi Robert!
Doing good thanks , all things considered, Fire smoke finally cleared out after 1 month and plenty of topsy turvy’ness. Giving thanks for having the gardens to work in and plants to propagate, the Jabo Nursery’s have been really catching a head of steam this year and looking really good.
I can always picture your garden and it is such a great sanctuary to explore and take care of as well to be sure. I’ll put the Lemon Gold in the mail for you Monday.
Would love some of Jack’s wooly yellow. I’ll PM my address.
Enjoy this lovely time of year and hopefully some early rains:),

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Weird microclimate help
« on: September 19, 2020, 05:27:42 PM »
HoneyHart Cherimoya is self pollinating , naturally dwarfed and can be fruited well in a pot in foggy coastal climates. My in ground tree’s are 6’ max and very productive.

Oscar,  the Avocado’s at the farmers markets in Hawaii are unlabeled, not stem cut , and often stolen.
I’ve never seen anything labeled aside from “butter” , so yeah if you know how to ID cultivars based on experience you might be able to know what your getting more than the re-seller.
You can get good unlabeled Avo’s , but I don’t think Ota, Nishikawa, bumpy creamy or others are making it to any market as named varieties. Theres so many good ones. I’m hopeful the Avo festival can represent a wide selection for a tasting 1 year.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Gardening by the moon-phases
« on: September 19, 2020, 05:17:25 PM »
We have alot to learn from nature’s rhythms yet and there is plenty of anecdotal evidence from some of the worlds most respected farmers. If you believe it is hocus pocus or bs you are missing out on the opportunity to learn some valuable wisdom and lessons.

Nopales Pads with good Tuna fruits.
“Papaya” Selected & collected as top Flavored Tuna from A Nopales farm near Rainbow, CA with 20 plus varieties. Less glochids than others. Beautiful color and great flavor.

“Yellow” unknown cultivar I’m calling yellow to call it something.
Big spines on mature pads . Very refreshing , sweet flavor.
I can fit 3-4 large mature pads in a Medium USPS flat rate box which costs $16 shipping.
$5 per pad . I’ll add extra free pads when possible.
One of the best fruits to regulate blood pressure and easy to grow. Makes a great fenceline and protection for your edges.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / “Nettie” White Sapote Scion
« on: September 19, 2020, 03:55:52 PM »
“Nettie” Casimiroa Edulis is naturally compact and upright. Prolific flower’s and fruits at 10’
Easily kept small and the best backyard White Sapote for it’s precociousness and small size ,with a distinct peduncle and creamy delicious flavor.
$5 per , 4 pack minimum . “Lemon Gold “ scion available right now as well.

Further description here :

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Frederick Passion Fruit Cuttings
« on: September 19, 2020, 03:02:17 PM »
Large and delicious “Frederick “  purple passion fruit cuttings for rooting or grafting.
$20 for 20 cuttings plus $4 shipping.
Trades welcome. Send a PM.

Frederick’s pictured top left.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Weird microclimate help
« on: September 19, 2020, 02:54:10 PM »
You could also run some suntuf panels off your house over the deck for a little more heat and That would keep the rain off in the winter to mitigate root rot and blossom rot in some fruits.

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