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Citrus General Discussion / Re: ID this Mystery Citrus fruit
« on: September 16, 2020, 12:59:57 PM »
Not a lemon

Citrus General Discussion / ID this Mystery Citrus fruit
« on: September 15, 2020, 07:27:57 PM »
Thought it would be fun to show you my interesting fruit.
Guess what it is, if you're correct I will let you know.

It has 12 bulges, but it is one fruit. Will be interesting to see where the seeds will be (if any).

I have for sale the following scion wood:

1. Black Pakistan, $3 each, plus shipping
2. Shangri-La, $3 each, plus shipping
3. Thai-Dwarf, $4 each, plus shipping
4. Red Himalayan, $5 each, plus shipping  (limited)
5. Shipping is USPS priority mail, small box, $8.30

Minimum order of 3 scions (any combination of above).
Cuttings will be 1/4"-3/8" diameter, 6-8" long, mostly green hardened wood.

Sale is for contiguous USA only.
Here's a few photos.
Send me PM if your interested in purchasing.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Help!! Guava tree leaves are dry
« on: September 15, 2020, 03:04:19 AM »
Yes, I agree with the info from mangomadness. I had two citrus plants that were hit with the heat wave and all the leaves and branches started to dry out, much more than your guava. Both plants are in pots, one was an australian finger lime, the other shiranui (dekopon). What I did was to move both plants under shade and cut off all of the dry/dead leaves. Also trimmed back all of the branches until I saw some green color (live) branches. Both trees were cut back to more than half the original size when leaves were green and healthy. Its been about a month and now both trees are recovering (amazing) so I will keep in the shade until the heat wave is done. New leaves are growing and the branches are back to normal green color.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Anona squamosa 'Isan Indigo' Seedlings
« on: September 15, 2020, 02:51:00 AM »
nana7b, Wow those fruits look really neat, hope it taste as good as it looks.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: THAI DWARF VS WORLDS BEST MULBERRY
« on: September 15, 2020, 02:38:52 AM »
So I did get some scions of the World's Best and grafted onto my large Shangri-La tree which already has the Thai Dwarf grafts (with fruits).
I should be able to perform the taste test by next spring or sooner when the fruits grow on the new grafts of the World's Best branches. The grafts of the WB has only been 4 weeks old but it is already fruiting so I might have some fruits to taste in another month. So far what I observed on the WB grafts is that it seems to have closer leaf nodes than the Thai Dwarf branches so it might not get as big/large as the Thai Dwarf. The Thai Dwarf grows very fast and the branches have grown tall quickly after grafting it (6ft in 5 months), I may need to cut them back and sell some scions soon.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: graft hybridization
« on: September 08, 2020, 05:14:38 PM »
Mike, I'm sure you know the Bizzarria citrus fruit, pretty unusual and neat looking.

Never know when you might get one of these.

Satya, I have been trying to determine the best grafting time/method also. Had many failures so far but did manage to get some to take (10%).

I think the rooting path may be easier so this time I will try to root a few cuttings. Here is a very good step-by-step procedure from a forum member "shpaz" that sounds like it will do the trick. I will follow his advise and see how it goes. His method of rooting give 60-65% success which is much better than my grafting.

Since you have a mexican dwarf tree, you should cut some scions and try the rooting method before you buy the good stuff you would like to grow.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Help ID Satsuma mandarin variety
« on: September 07, 2020, 01:52:11 AM »
I agree, Iyomikan is not that good. I am grafting over the branch with sumo.
Make sure to get Shiranui now if you are getting from CCPP.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Help ID Satsuma mandarin variety
« on: September 06, 2020, 02:22:36 PM »
Kiyomi is a larger fruit, very productive tree/graft.
But not as sweet as Gold Nugget or Satsuma. Seems to be more milder taste (not as sweet and no tangy taste).
In the comparison photo, I would say I like the fruits in following order.
1. Kishu
2. Gold Nugget
3. Kiyomi
4. Iyomikan


I also have a grafted dekopon branch (from 2017) which fruits every year. It is not that large yet, only a 2-3ft long branches but it gets about a dozen fruits for the last 2 years. The new dekopon scions I grafted in 2019 also have full size fruits as well.

I like the dekopon/sumo the best of all the mandarins. My fruits ripens in Dec-Jan here in Calif.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Rare, unusual Variegated fruit trees
« on: August 28, 2020, 04:03:29 PM »
variegated crimson seedless grape leaves.

Thanks Frank for the quick delivery of cuttings in excellent condition. Also for extras.


I had a white/yellow branch on my tree that did well for a year. It grew to about 3 feet with many smaller branches and it even had 2 fruits. I tried to grow the fruits (all light yellow skin from start to finish) but seeds never made it. After 1 year the large branch (3/8") eventually got sun burned looking and it dried up and died. I still get smaller growth of these white/yellow branches on my tree regularly and also one or so fruits on it. I would share photo but it was 5yrs ago when it had the large branches. Now its just a small 1 ft branch that is white/yellow and it turns brown like it was sunburned and dies off.


I'm pretty sure it is a Ponkan since I still have my tag on the branch (VI-311). This was one of my first budwood purchase from the UCR CCPP budwood program. My fruits taste and looks like the photo in the variety data sheet, and the branches grow vertical as it is described.

I will need to take some photos of my fruits when it ripens and cut 10 fruits to check the number of seeds in them. I remember this grafted branch (now over 10ft tall) had fruits that was ok in taste the first 3-4 yrs, but after that the taste has been very good/excellent and it has consistent production yearly.

I'm in Orange County, and i have a large grafted Ponkan. It has many fruits (probably more than any of my others) every year and 90% of the fruits have no seeds. Taste is very good. I have about 50 fruits (still green, size of golfballs) on the branches now. This is an 8yr old branch.

Temperate Fruit Buy, Sell, & Trade / Closed
« on: August 10, 2020, 03:36:52 PM »

My seedless lemon is budwood from CCPP, use to be called Seedless Lisbon, now they changed the name to Seedless Lemon (VI-492).
I got my scions when it was called Seedless Lisbon. Most of the fruits are seedless, I checked 30 lemons, cut open, counted about 12 seeds total.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Covid
« on: August 09, 2020, 03:26:56 PM »
Get Well soon.

I agree with Laaz, the Lisbon lemon is very good, lots of juicy and nice size fruits.
Here's a few photos from my seedless lemon tree.

I need to get a St. Teresa lemon, sounds interesting.

Millet, here's a photo of my big citrus leaves from my seedling pomelo (6"x13").

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: THAI DWARF VS WORLDS BEST MULBERRY
« on: August 08, 2020, 03:09:03 PM »
Once I get some scions of WB, I will graft it onto my multi-grafted tree that already has the Thai Dwarf so I should be able to compare the tree and fruit next spring/summer.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / closed
« on: August 08, 2020, 02:25:45 PM »

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: THAI DWARF VS WORLDS BEST MULBERRY
« on: August 08, 2020, 11:27:19 AM »
Kevin, you sure do get a lot of fruits on your Thai Dwarf, nice !

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Closed
« on: August 08, 2020, 07:31:45 AM »

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