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Made a correction in listing, the quantities from 4x to 6x minimum.

Will provide additional scions of your choice from the free list to compensate for the correction.

Thanks!

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Hi,

No rain and warm weather equates to happy scions!
Shipping will be the first week of March, PM me for pictures.

They'll come buddy taped, unless you don't want them taped.
I'll make sure to throw in extras should you need any.
Cannot remember what else I have, feel free to ask.

Cost : $5 each, minimum 6x
Shipping : Free, US only - International, shipping required
Size : Girth 1/4" Length 6-8"
Type : Wood, unless you prefer green/wood
Pickup : Text me
Payment : PayPal

Several 7 Gallon or larger containers available of cultivars listed below.
Pickup preferably, they need to be repotted upon purchase due to the growth.

- African Pride
- Bradley
- Booth
- Dream
- El Bumpo
- Fino De Jete
- Geffner
- Honey Heart
- Jumbo AP
- KPM
- LH Sun
- Lisa
- Orton
- Na Dai
- Pierce
- Pink Custard Hybrid
- Pinks Mammoth
- Randhir
- Red Atemoya (4817)
- San Pedro
- Vietnamese/Dr. White

Guavas
- Seedless Thai Guava
- Seedless Crystal
- Seedless Malaysian
- Xali Guava
- Red Malaysian

Inga
- Edulis

Jujube
- Taiwan Jujube
- Sugar Cane Jujube

Sapote
- Alano
- Silas wood
- Green
- Suebelle
- Vernon White

Japanese Ume
- Shiro Kaga, Green
- Mume, Pink Blush

*** International orders welcome, please understand delivery is contingent on your postal service, had great success shipping in the past ***

Thanks!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Guavas in NorCal (9B)
« on: March 06, 2019, 04:17:43 PM »
The San Jose Lowes and Home Depot carry Strawberry, Lemon, White Mexican, Pink and some Malaysian (single branch graft)
If you're there the day of arrival, you can likely get one with a fruit dangling, if not one with flower clusters. Can't beat that 1 year guarantee!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Guavas in NorCal (9B)
« on: March 04, 2019, 02:37:57 PM »
I leave all my guavas outdoors, temps drop to high 20's low 30's.
Their leaves turn black and do not completely defoliate.

Come spring they bounce back and explode in growth.
Most of the guavas you buy from the store are either air-layered grafted, just ask to make sure.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Sale: 2019 anona scions sale
« on: February 26, 2019, 01:17:39 PM »
I have a serious problem with Frank.

He's too nice and his mom won't stop giving me her Guava Jam!
Rest assured, if anything is wrong with your order Frank will take care of you, just be patient.
We should actually be thankful someone like him is offering rare scions to us.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Would you accept a tree in this condition?
« on: February 25, 2019, 07:12:02 PM »
Wanted to chime in on my experience with them.

Spent 4 digits on their stuff and the largest container was 3 gallons.
Half of the trees purchased, were not even qualified for 3 gallons, they were suitable for 1 gallon after repotting them.

Purchased Taiwan Jujube on their site, died in 2 weeks.
The scion that was grafted looked like it was growing, it was actually not. Just a branch from the tree posing to look like it took.
Four other Guavas, same problem. Trees sold weren't successful takes and they're being sold with no guarantee.
Bunch of other stuff was purchased, many of them died, grafts died, rootstock survived.

They're located right behind Champa and from what I was told not a registered nursery.
All grafts were exactly the same on all trees, regardless of scion/rootstock sizing, bark/side veneer graft.
Some looked good, others look like it was done by a blind person.
Grafting material was just a clear garden tape.
Local pickup is not allowed, they are very shady and lie about sending you the best quality.
If that was the case they'd provide you accurate pictures of the stuff you've purchased before sending you one they neglected for so long.
They are members of this forum and lurking this thread, that's why you received your refund so quickly.

Overall experience, I waste my money and time, they came off very rude and that should have been a red flag.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 52 degrees, too cold for potted tropical?
« on: October 09, 2018, 01:07:17 PM »
Most of my tropicals (Before I'm corrected, Sub-Tropicals) are brought down to low 30's here, wind chill is even lower.
They just go dormant, do not water and check the soil as it is very important bugs, fungus, mold, etc doesn't build up.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Japanese Plum, Ume
« on: August 21, 2018, 01:59:34 AM »
Can I help you with anything just for thinking about me?

Atemoya or Cherimoya Scions?
Worm castings :D

Thanks!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Japanese Plum, Ume
« on: August 20, 2018, 06:28:33 PM »
I think I found one!!!

Still you should layer it :D v

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Selling : Cherimoya Seedlings
« on: August 20, 2018, 01:24:05 PM »
Hi,

I have several Cherimoya seedlings for sale, clearing up the yard.
$10 Each, they're the size of your index finger or larger and 2-3 feet tall.
Think there are 8 total, must take them all.
I pruned a bunch of them, they were growing so bushy!

Also a bunch of 1 gallon sizes too, girth of straw (Not boba straw! LOL) or pencil.
10 or more I lost track. Take them all for $30.

Pictures upon request.

All SOLD Thanks!
Local only please!

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Never tried it, but I don't see why it wouldn't.
Grafting is the best method.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Japanese Plum, Ume
« on: August 20, 2018, 11:53:17 AM »
Both, preferably a tree :D V

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Hi,

Was doing some yard work and realized I need to thin out the herd.
$5 per scion, minimum 4x Free Shipping, US only please.

Most of them are holding golf ball to orange size fruits.
Not sure how to post pictures, just shoot me a PM and I'll send you some pictures.

They'll come buddy taped, unless you don't want them taped.
I'll make sure to throw in extras should you need any.
Got a bunch others, just ask if you don't see them listed.

Cost : $5 each, minimum 4x
Shipping : Free, US only
Size : Girth 1/4" - 1/2", Length 6-8"
Type : Wood, unless you prefer green/wood

Payment : PayPal or Venmo

- African Pride
- Bradley
- Booth
- El Bumpo
- Fino De Jete
- Geffner
- Honey Heart
- KPM All gone :D v
- Lisa This is gone too :(
- Orton
- Na Dai
- Pierce
- San Pedro
- Vietnamese/Dr. White

Thanks!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Japanese Plum, Ume
« on: August 20, 2018, 02:27:38 AM »
Does anyone know where I can find this locally, or at least ships to California?

Thanks!

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Yes, I think my tree might be too young to handle flowers and hopefully next year it will be fine.
Also I think grafting is a great idea but I am an absolute fruit tree novice so grafting is for me like practicing magic. I read about it, watched YouTube videos and plan to buy special knife - but will I be ever able to make a cut? That’s another story.

Thanks to all of you for your thoughts and ideas. I really appreciate.

I had the same problem with mine, it's in a 25g container.
The problem is the dry weather and heat, then cold nights and extremely hot afternoons.
The inconsistent weather affects many of our tropical/sub-tropical trees.
My mangoes were starting to split too :(

They're a bit more sensitive when it comes with dry winds.
Keep it watered 3-4 times a week with good humidity to prevent it.

A second bloom is popping up, sadly the first bloom was intense!
More flowers than there were leaves with small fruit sets.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Missile Wax Apple - Dying?
« on: July 11, 2018, 11:37:08 AM »
Sounds like root shock to me when it was trimmed, it'll definitely defoliate due to lack of sufficient energy.
I recommend keeping it in shade with the vented bag to assist with humidity.

Due to plant shock, you will likely see a late flush this year.
Give it time, and it should recover.

The scratch test should be less aggressive though :)
Those wounds look very deep, enough to see bark.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Guava scions ?
« on: July 10, 2018, 03:24:18 PM »

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WTB: Manilkara zapota scion
« on: June 13, 2018, 07:34:13 PM »
I have a few scions available if you like.
All from a flowering mother tree, or fruiting.

- Alano
- Black
- Green
- Ross
- Suebelle
- Vernon

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400-500 is better than waiting for X unknown years to even see flowers.
I'd fork out $2000 for one that bears fruit, that money can easily be made not, a thriving Jabo.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: White Sapote, should I uproot it?
« on: May 14, 2018, 12:49:59 PM »
Let me guess, the tree was simply labeled "Sapote" where you bought it?

There are 4 million and one fruits with "Sapote" in the name and yet people still go around calling some of them simply "Sapote" as if it's the only sapote on earth.

For the love of pete, people, stop it!

Lol, so true.  I've seen this happen on other sites and groups far too often.  It's like buying a tree labeled "Fruit"  ;)

Some nurseries lose tags through transit, customers swapping tags for discounts among other things.
So they are unable to provide an accurate ID and end up with a generalized ID.
Why not take advantage of the situation and ask for a discount due to the inaccuracy ID of the tree, quid pro quo.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Tamarind in CA?
« on: May 14, 2018, 12:35:58 PM »
I have one here in that resides in a greenhouse during temps below 40.
Even at that stage it's not a suitable condition for the tamarind.

I too eat the fresh leaves, it tastes really tart like tamarind.
Asian folks use it for cooking like myself.

- Tamarind Leaves
- Kaffir Lime leaves
- Ginger
- Galangal
- Garlic
+ a few other ingredients makes a great Thai soup

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Maha Chanok fruit is splitting
« on: May 09, 2018, 01:04:12 PM »
Well, on the bright side they'll keep growing and you'll have seedless mangoes :D v
I still ate all of my mangoes, regardless if they cracked or not, no seed to deal with.

Keep a large body of water inside the greenhouse, I installed a pond in mine, with cooling pads to circulate the air.
Not only it maintains humidity but it also keeps the greenhouse nice and cool during really hot summers.
Regarding prevention, it's basically maintaining a consistent environment for mangoes to thrive, not just survive.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Maha Chanok fruit is splitting
« on: May 08, 2018, 12:38:14 PM »
Water isn't entirely at fault, it's the temperature fluctuation in addition to our dry conditions.

Have you noticed lately it's been in the low 40's in the evening and high 80's in the day?
Yea, that will cause some good cracking to just about any fruit.
Happened to my longans, mangoes, cherimoyas, atemoyas, jujube + many others last year.
The mangoes to go about the size of a child's fist and starts cracking down the center.
Maha, Sia Tong, Okrung, Keo Savoy mangoes.

I'm not sure if you measure your parameters inside your greenhouse, but I try to keep my humidity, temp and CO2/O2 levels at safe levels.
So far it's helping this year, because it is a challenge to grow anything tropical/sub-tropical here in the Bay Area.

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Waxy,
since you in my area, I like to know when does your longan start flowering?   My graft lychee already started flowering in Dec.  But kohala seedling started about 10yrs ago is still no sign of flowers.  Kohala was in a pot, but I cut out the bottom of the pot last summer so that it can extend it's roots into the ground.  Kohala is about 5-6ft tall now.  survive the cold pretty here even though it is out in the open with no protection.

The Kohala starts flowing at this time to late April. (Spring)
Having planted that tree from a seed, you may experience a delay in growth periods.
Reason being is that we do not have a full consistent growing season compared to other regions.
During dormancy the tree takes several months for it to kick into gear, so we actually get 60-70% of the growing season in our area.
Sometimes weather gets finicky, like we did earlier this year when it was really warm for a week in Jan.

I noticed a lot of flowers started to emerge, then they died off because the freezing weather came back and stayed for almost 2 months.
Good news is that the flowers will regrow itself, just not as heavy as the first flush.
Your Kohala should be flowering this year, if not it'll be any year at this point.

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I have 4 varieties, all grown in containers.
I also get harvest from them every year starting in July to October.

- Biew Kiew
- Diamond River
- Kohala
- Sri Chompoo

Kohala can be planted in ground here without issues.
I kept mine outdoors without any protection, looks like the cold weather didn't bother it at all.

I have a kohala and biew kiew in containers but they're not doing that well. Can you give some tips regarding fertilizers and watering schedule?

I don't do anything special, just water it once or twice a week when dry.
Let it dry up at least 2-3 inches from the top, over watering it will cause the flowers to drop prematurely.
If fruiting, the fruits will crack, dry up or will not grow so you'll have to remove them to allow other fruits to grow.

Care and Feeding:
I use a mixture of homemade worm castings (Azomite, Coffee grounds, vegetable scraps, iron chelate, steer manure) and Osmocote every 3 months. Once in spring when flowers start to emerge. Again in June when the fruits are set, again in September when new growth flushes while fruits are growing. You can gauge the process just by observing their behavior. Each longan has a different schedule.
For me it's Kohala, Biew Kiew, Diamond river, Sri Chompoo.

Pollenation:
I keep mason bees to help with pollenation, as soon as I see the flowers open usually around mid to late April, I let the bees out.
If you let them out too early they'll relocate but still pollenate your trees. Only problem is that it will not nest locally, or where you want it to.

Logistics
15 - 25 gallon black container.
Happy Frog and Ocean Forest 3:1 Mix.
South facing, full sun from morning to dusk.
I do not mist the trees when it's over 100F, it will cause cracking to the fruits, sometimes drop.

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