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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Protecting a tree from my dog
« on: April 25, 2019, 06:27:45 AM »
Is a stray dog i rescued when he had an infection on his head,quite big but with short legs .

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Protecting a tree from my dog
« on: April 25, 2019, 06:14:23 AM »
After a lot of work  trying to relocate the apple tree from the front of my house to plant an Albizia ,my dog wasnt happy about the move and he digged out 2 Albizias Julibrissin.The first one wasnt fenced and to the second one he jumped inside the tree cage and dig it out wich led me to come up with this radical tree cage, at least until the tree gets big enough or the dog gets used to it.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Rosewoods( Dalbergia)
« on: April 25, 2019, 02:22:20 AM »
so you are looking for non-tropical rosewoods?  Is there such a thing?  I have milled several different 'rosewoods' in Thailand and could tell you a bit about interesting species there, but don't think they would grow in Romania.
At least D hupeana ,african blackwood and D armata   are deciduous and can survive -17 C(0F).But i believe there are also non documented species from Himalaya region that can be just as cold hardy.Himalaya region has the biggest concentration of Dalbergia species.Would be interesting to hear a few storyes about rosewoods from thailand.I heard a story about a tree thats guarded 24/7   by army but im not sure its a Dalbergia.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Rosewoods( Dalbergia)
« on: April 24, 2019, 09:23:10 PM »
Anywhone interested in rosewood trees and shrubs( even climbers) ?After i just failed quite a lot of seeds from 4 species of rosewoods ,im thinking to order again but from different sources and in bulk quantity.Because i will order more than i need ,i could exchange for otther rosewood species that i dont have .Good to know is that im not interested in any south american specie even thogh i have a source of brasil rosewood( its too tropical for me and there are manny ,more beautifull and way more precious species).Im not growing these for wood but i am studying theyr usefulness in beekeping and soil improvement because theybare nitrogen fixers.D.armata,African black wood,Hupeana,Latifolia ,Odorifera and a few otthers are on my list to buy.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Red fleshed apples
« on: April 23, 2019, 09:20:10 PM »
I have a red fleshed apple in my orchard thats called ,,red love era,, and its developed in Switzerland by Markus Kobelt and il post pictures with it as it flowers, fruits and i will give it a honest review.Also this guy,Skillcult ,its american and he breeds low chill ,red fleshed apples and if your interested you might want to take a look at his channel.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Wildlife in your fruit trees ?
« on: April 23, 2019, 07:51:24 PM »
I keep bees in my orchard and even thogh they live in these beehives ,they are wild and they can go to live on theyr own if they dont like it here.Sometimes ,especially after i drink a few beers and watching them go to otther peoples lands to take the pollen and nectar from their fields ,i consider myself to be a soird of an despotic ruler with an army of thiefs  :). I also have a big ,half a meter tall ,nest of european fire ants that i always protect when im digging the land because theyre beneficial.

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: pink fleshed pear
« on: April 23, 2019, 02:50:56 PM »
There are a few varieties of pears with pink flesh, sanguinole or cocomerina for example, but _must_ be in a cold climate to develop the pink. If not the flesh is whitish. Looks an interesting tree in any case. You should sell scions. Seeds do not guarantee the colour.
You are right that seeds do not guarantee the color but in this case ,one could tell the color of the seedlings from the first year because if it has red fleshed fruits the tree will have a pink or red bark.One could plant a few seeds and keep only those that develop the pink bark.

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: pink fleshed pear
« on: April 23, 2019, 02:46:49 PM »
I didnt tasted the fruit iet to know the sweteness but the colector that sold it to me ,also had a few ,,decorative,, pears with red flesh that were suposedly not verry tasty or not god to be eaten raw at least.One of those decorative pears wich i also bought but didnt survived ,was a sanguinole and it had a deep red bark ( more reddish than my red fleshed apple ,,red love era) wich led me thinking it could have red leaves also and possibly pink flowers.This one ,the ,,basil pear,, has a pink bark not deep red,and the leaves are normal green .The seller wich is a collector of rare cultivars said only the ,,basil pear,, its goot to eat and that its verry tasty and has a different flawor than normal pears.About the statement that they need cold weather to become red inside, i dont know , but i tend not to believe it because these trees are not normal pears and they have the red pigment even in their bark( its not just the fruit thats red but the whole tree).

Prickly pear cactus fruit its verry bland and tastes like a squash cooked in the owen ( but verry bland).Litchi its chewy,verry sweet but the flavor its like of a really bad ,sweet scented perfume and its verry strong.Mangosteen( only the red one i ate a few times)- another overrated fruit thats chewy and the taste its like that of somme perfumed grapes.Mangosteen its not a bad fruit but it was told to me thats the best fruit in the world and i dont believe that statement(somme grapes are better of similar flavor ).I think that this fruit atracts people because it comes in a nice natural package with the husk surrounding the edible part and its indeed a beautifull fruit.

Temperate Fruit Discussion / pink fleshed pear
« on: April 22, 2019, 05:46:36 PM »
I have a rare pear tree that makes pears with pink flesh .The taste has a hint of basil and the pear name in romanian means ,,pear that tastes like basil,,.Theyre not a registered cultivar but an ancient type of fruit that has become almost extinct.It makes the fruits in clusters and they are smaller than commercial pears.The fruits are eaten fresh here and people that ate them say they are delicious and verry different from otther pears. If my tree will have fruits this year(its allready 8 feet tall) i could trade the seeds for other seeds here.

You have to use chamomille flowers to make the tea,not chamomille essential oil.Chamomille its tthe most common tea you can find at any grocery store or supermaket.

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Gevuina nuts and Embothrium
« on: April 21, 2019, 11:13:21 PM »
I see this tree quite offten listed as edible but what parts of it its edible i dont know.I suspect the edible part its the nectar from the flowers in a similar way that sugar bushes are used.Maybe somebody that knows more about this will shed light on the edibility issue.

Make a concentrated chammomille tea and wash rhe seeds in it ,then wet the towel paper with chamomille tea and put the seeds in the bag as usual.Chamomille tea is a bio antifungic ( kills mold) and its verry efficient .Otther option would be to sprinkle cinnamon powder on the seeds and towel after you wash the seeds,or to soak in copper solution( bordeaux type).From all of these treatments,the chamomille tea its the best.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Wanted: Brazilian rosewood
« on: April 21, 2019, 01:13:31 AM »
Interesting tree but beware that its not a real rosewood from Dalbergia and on the internet ,manny sites are posting immages with Dalbergia Trichocarpa from Madagascar and say its Aniba.

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Toona sinensis
« on: April 20, 2019, 10:34:47 PM »
Forget about the color and the ornamental value because the taste alone its worth trying it.People say it smells like onions but to me it smalls like roasted beans with onion and pepper.Basically smells like a complex cooked food and i think that even people that dont like greens would like toona.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Juglans sp. - Wild walnut
« on: April 20, 2019, 04:08:48 PM »
Those are Juglans Major nuts.Neotropica has red husks.

Those pears resemble with quince a little.

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Earliest fruit in Germany (Feb-May)
« on: April 20, 2019, 11:42:42 AM »
Eleagnus angustiflora also has fruits this time of the year.I foraged a few from a park a month ago.

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Verry rare walnut
« on: April 20, 2019, 03:14:21 AM »
Im not selling just presenting them.Because these trees are soo rare (just a few trees left) even here where they are native and everybody with a little land has a walnut ,they might be close to impossible to get.I know somme company from Moldova ,the neighbouring country ,found a tree and tooked scions and now propagates and sell them under Carpatica brand.The cost its like 100 dollars for a tree but he doesnt have them for sale ( in stock).I found a tree and i got the nuts from it and will grow them altough the seedlings i grow will not be identical to the parent .But because the walnuts are self polinated by wind, and even if it has just one of the parrents traits, i still hope to get these giant nuts growing on my trees.Here in Romania we didnt registered these as cultivars but otther countryes did. I post somme pictures from the moldovan site and a link ,thogh,most likely they will not send outside of EU.

In my opinion Gevuina tastes a lot better than any Macadamia i ate.Gevuina its much sweeter and has a coconut like taste.Because they are sweet,they tend to become brown after cooking and they look non apetising compared to the white macadamia kernels.Gevuina likes shade,moist and most important of all ,they need an acidic soil because in acid soil the phosphorus becomes non available.Like most Protea they dont like phosphorus.

Copper sulphate its the most common pesticide that people spray here.I use Bordeaux mix 10 grains for 10 litters of water.Lately i treated somme pecan seeds that had a lot of mold and its good but not better than chammomille tea.The mold is still growing even after copper treatment.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: what's nut tree
« on: April 18, 2019, 09:35:15 PM »
I don't think Macs are cauliflorous, and I don't believe they would do well in the humidity of Thailand.

But I am curious as to the nut identity, so here's a bump.
My first guess was Hicksbeachia sp ( bopple nut)because of the cauliflory, but those live in Australia so i edited the.coment and write just macadamia.Its clearely from that family,probably even a type of Gevuina.               
EDIT- its a Helicia sp. ,one of the 7 species that grows in Thailand.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: what's nut tree
« on: April 18, 2019, 08:32:24 PM »
Macadamia sp

After a week nothing happened ,so i made fresh solution with 1500 ppm and Uvaria Grandiflora and Diospyros Lycioides seeds are soaking again for 24 hours.Its also possible that the seeds might be too old and dead so even gibberellic acid that was used to germinate thousands of years old seeds ,might not revive them.

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