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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What is the best tasting avocado variety?
« on: October 23, 2020, 10:54:51 PM »
I agree with Bonsaibeast, the taste of Sharwil is different and texture is also different.
I like the nutty flavor/taste of the reed which Sharwil is similar to, but Sharwil seems to be even drier than reeds.

I was lucky enough to recently try four avocado varieties together for my taste comparison and here's my preference and photos attached. I did taste a reed one week after this test and it was not better than Sharwil. All of my avocados tasted were from Brad's orchard.

I second that.
Jonah is a great seller. I have purchased many ashitaba plants from him and they are all doing great.
Here's one of my larger seedling plant which I purchased from him last October.


I'm not sure about any relation with stem thickness, but I agree that there seems to be some correlation with large leaf size and large fruit size.
Look at these citrus and loquats plants from my garden.

1.)  Peluche is the largest know loquat fruit (according to members)
2.)  9 pounder lemon, one of the largest lemon (my grafted branch is only 2yrs old so had three fruit =2 lbs ea, but large leaf).
3.)  Roy's seedling pomelo- it has the largest leaf, and fruit is pretty decent size (2.8 lbs).
4.)  Seedling loquat, unknown variety but seems to have the largest leaf so far in my 30+ varieties. Hope the fruit gets large.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: air layering with a cup of water
« on: October 12, 2020, 12:56:18 PM »
Interesting air layer method. Isn't it a pain to need to replace the water to keep it fresh, and from misquitos growing in the water?
I prefer the normal method with cocopeat/moss since you can forget about it until it's ready to cutoff the tree.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Snow Lemon ?
« on: October 11, 2020, 02:58:45 PM »
citrange, yes I agree with you. I do have many different variegated citrus trees and most of the small white branches that start usually grow about a foot then die off.

The photos of the snow lemon branches I showed above have been grafted and growing on my tree for 10+yrs and they do die back so I usually trim some back and new buds grow out from the grafted branches as you can see. I'm hoping that I can graft these onto another citrus tree and see if I can get it to stay looking nice as the last photo I showed (white citrus2-pic1).

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Snow Lemon ?
« on: October 11, 2020, 02:49:28 PM »
Here's another white/cream citrus I grafted on lemon tree. It seems to be pure white/cream with no green/stripes coloration.
This one looks much better and I think it may not burn out (sun) like the snow lemon. Its been growing for about a year and still looks nice !

Got any photos of yours to post?

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Snow Lemon ?
« on: October 11, 2020, 12:50:51 PM »
Here's a few more photos of fruits on the white branches. I have many branches grafted on the large tree. Rest of the branches on the tree are normal green leafs.

I cut these branches off so I can re-graft on a few other trees to see if I can get some branches that will not always die back to the white branch every year. So far the best growth I had grew about 5 ft with lots of side branches but that also die back to a branch stick after a year.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Snow Lemon ?
« on: October 11, 2020, 12:30:30 PM »
Yes, fruits are all from the white branches. I cut a few open and one of the over ripe fruit has some seeds already starting to grow. Interesting that it had 2 seeds, one was albino and the other was green.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Snow Lemon ?
« on: October 11, 2020, 02:10:17 AM »
Here's some photos of the snow lemon branches.

Citrus General Discussion / Snow Lemon ?
« on: October 11, 2020, 01:23:29 AM »
Just wondering if anyone has seen a snow (white branch) lemon.
I know Laaz has that nice looking snow FD, but I have not heard of anyone with a snow lemon.

I have a bud mutation that I have grafted on my trees and it has been kept alive for 10+yrs. The grafted branches still needs to be on a normal green rootstock but my grafted branches grow pretty decent, about 3-5ft long with many side branches before the tips eventually get sun burned and turn brown and start to die back to the white branch. I do get fruits on my snow lemon and just curious if anyone else has seen such a lemon branch.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Flying dragon variety: Snow Dragon
« on: October 11, 2020, 01:12:32 AM »
I have a snow lemon that has fruits. But only portions of the branches are all white/yellow.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Huge Loquat Leaves
« on: October 09, 2020, 04:30:54 PM »
Yes, the pot was under the shade of my large lychee and loquat trees.

The seedling tree is from my fruiting seedling trees which has good fruits. Don't remember which one, I have 12 seedling trees which fruits.
Yes, I think I will let this one grow out and see how the fruits taste before I graft over it. But I have some many different varieties that I don't know if there will be a new one that tastes better.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Huge Loquat Leaves
« on: October 09, 2020, 12:11:46 AM »
Interesting growth. Has anyone seen big/large loquat leaves on seedling plants or any varieties bigger than this one?

I have many varieties and many large seedling loquat trees but this one seems to have giant leaves. It is even larger than the Peluche loquat leaves.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: THAI DWARF VS WORLDS BEST MULBERRY
« on: October 09, 2020, 12:03:24 AM »
My Thai Dwarf scions were from a member that has a large tree now (maybe 2-4yrs old). He acquired scions from Adam (FFF) and I grafted many scions on my mature Shangri-La tree 6 months ago. I have been letting the grafts grow so next spring I will trim the tips of the branches to get more fruit.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: THAI DWARF VS WORLDS BEST MULBERRY
« on: October 08, 2020, 07:45:18 PM »

I'm sure your Thai Dwarf will taste better than my grafted branches since my grafts are still young. So next spring would be a better comparison of it with the Shangri-La. My rootstock that I have grafted both (World's Best and Thai Dwarf) is an older (7yrs) Shangri-La tree so its fruits will not change much in taste.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: THAI DWARF VS WORLDS BEST MULBERRY
« on: October 08, 2020, 05:33:00 PM »
Update on my grafted World's Best and Thai Dwarf mulberry.

I did get a few fruits on the World's Best already so I tried the fruit and compared it to the Thai Dwarf. Thai Dwarf seems to taste better but that may be due to the World's Best branch still to small ( 1ft long) and so next spring would be a better comparison. Both new growth seems identical and the fruit size seems similar. So far the Shangri-La fruits are sweeter/bettter taste that either of these two.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Wanted: Dwarf #8 Loquat seeds
« on: October 06, 2020, 11:58:14 AM »
That is very sad news. Hope Adam recovers his loquat farm.

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Mulberry experiment in San Diego
« on: September 29, 2020, 11:58:12 PM »
Yes, for this seedling tree, there is no other mulberry near by, only Pakistan.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: When To Harvest Persimmons?
« on: September 29, 2020, 03:35:59 PM »
Jack, I have a question for you. I have a Hyakume persimmon tree which I like when the fruit is pollinated and brown inside. But I'm not sure which variety of persimmon to use for pollination (will graft on same tree). Got a lot of fruits again this year but I can see that they are not pollinated so it will have just orange flesh and have a bitter taste. If I remember correctly, when I moved this variety (scion grafts) from next to the Fuyu tree, and put it by itself it started giving me the non-pollinated bitter fruits.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Early Red Loquat
« on: September 29, 2020, 01:06:36 PM »
Yes, let me know the name of the nursery since I live in Orange County.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: When To Harvest Persimmons?
« on: September 29, 2020, 11:32:38 AM »
I prefer the non astringent persimmon fruits (asian). They are hard like apple when ripe to eat, but sweet tasting.
Here's a few photos of my Matsumoto persimmon, you can see the orange color when it is ripe (nice and firm). If you wait until it is soft as shown in the photo then the inside is very soft like pudding but it is still very sweet. I prefer the hard fruit, just let one fruit go to soft for the pictures.

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Mulberry experiment in San Diego
« on: September 29, 2020, 10:30:08 AM »

I have many wild seedlings that pop up in my yard. I usually just use them for rootstock since they have good tap roots.
I did let this one wild seedling tree grow up for the last 3-4 yrs, and it doesn't seem to have any flowers/fruits. Does it mean its a male?

The tree is still an excellent tree for grafting different varieties of mulberry so its not useless. Also is a good tree to take cuttings for new rootstock source, very easy to root.

I have a small yellow/white citrus graft that looks to be good, not variegated. It seems to be healthy and may continue to grow true to this color without dying out. This was a bud sport branch that I grafted onto my larger tree and looking good. I will post a picture in another month if it survives.

I found some photos from last years crop of red fruits.

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