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Toggled grow lights give u around 2.0 umol/J.
Check them out at
They are 4í long, low heat spots.
They give better coverage than COB.

You can use them in your 4 fluorescent bulb fixture.
Just cut and discard the ballasts.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: cherimoya seeds black or brown?
« on: November 29, 2019, 09:44:49 PM »
Put a sheet of paper towel over the seeds to pull them under water.

You guys donít like Toggled grow light in a shop light fixture?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cherimoya Season 2019 (So Cal)
« on: November 24, 2019, 05:28:07 PM »
Here is my small LH Sun

Your fruit of Lisa looks like fruit from a cross of Lisa and AP.
I call it LAP.

Put in some windows and use these Agriculture Solutions Univent Automatic Vent Opener.

It's cheaper if you run a loop of water pipe from water heater to the green house.
Use copper pipe in the green house to use it as a radiator.
Hook up a recirculating pump to a thermostat in the green house.
When you are sleeping you put the water heater to work on your green house.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: CA PSA Pharaoh moth on cherimoyas.
« on: November 13, 2019, 10:53:09 PM »

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Florida Avocado Varieties
« on: November 12, 2019, 09:22:01 PM »
That Reed fruit doesn't look like a Reed here.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Greenhouse Ideas - Construction Photos
« on: November 12, 2019, 08:52:12 PM »
I used 2 of these, RANCO ETC-111000-000 Electric Temperature Control,
for my refrigerators.

The settings are persistent.
The controllers recover from power loss and continue to run their programs.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Does anyone have pix of Hilary white?
« on: November 11, 2019, 03:12:36 AM »
I've not seen a good looking HW.
That fruit looks like LH Sun.

Some seed shells are hydrophobic.
You should put a sheet of paper towel over the floaters to submerge them.
After 24 hours throw away the floaters.

I had a batch of cherimoya seeds that had 5 floaters.
Those floaters were similar in weight to the sinkers.
Only 1 in the batch failed to germinate.
I didnít know if a sinker or a floater failed.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Slow Release Watering Bag for Trees
« on: November 07, 2019, 12:35:18 PM »
Install some IV drip lines to a 55 gallon drum.
They drip water and collect rain water.

In CU11000 report they Get 99% success.
They use immature woods.
Seems very tedious to produce young woods.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Atemoya breeding the quest for the best
« on: November 01, 2019, 05:30:35 PM »
Red atemoya as in 48-17?

The Australian finished 3rd generation backcrossing  48-17 offspring.
They are hoping to get decent taste this 3rd round.
Iím still looking for the report.

The San Pablo in the 48-17 tainted offsprings.

Have you tried crossing Pierce with Kampong Mauve?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Atemoya breeding the quest for the best
« on: November 01, 2019, 11:49:56 AM »
CU11000 report is on older research cycle.
There is another cycle done in 2018.
I couldnít find the more recent report.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Annona cornifolia and annona tomentosa
« on: October 31, 2019, 09:43:25 PM »
You made me look up United Nuclear.
Those radioactive ores are tempting.

For papaya that produces fruit too high to pick standing on ground, growers lay the trunk flat on the ground.
They then cover the roots.
Later on the shoot bend up.
The tree produces fruits at ground level.
No need to use a ladder to pick fruits.

In the video, they slice the trunk so they can bend the top down.
This is not as low as the previous technique, but low enough.
The is no improvement to canopy nor roots so in no way that technique produces more fruits.
This is just my guess.
I don't know what they are saying in the video.

When you remove bark and set scion into hole like this graft, itís called an inlay.
I would call this graft Inlay Bark Graft.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Please help us prune/shape our avocado
« on: October 20, 2019, 10:48:33 AM »
I tip my Reed at 7'.
It put out new leader the next year.
I cut new leader off at 7'.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Wanted Annona scions
« on: October 18, 2019, 10:56:01 PM »
He has Pierce and Honeyhart

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Please help us prune/shape our avocado
« on: October 16, 2019, 01:05:53 AM »
1. Save lowest branch to help fatten up trunk below it. Cut it off a year or 2 later when itís 1/2 size of trunk.
2. Cut 2nd lowest branch flush with trunk. Itís bigger than 1/2 the size of trunk.
3. Tie central leader to stake to straighten it.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Where to get cheap gypsum
« on: October 08, 2019, 05:13:46 PM »
Drywall here is reinforced with fiber.
I would get itchy when I work with it.
I won't want it in any yard.

I see some feed places selling encapsulated gypsum for $10/50 lb.
I see some places are selling them for golf courses.
Ewing Irrigation is selling them from $8 to $50 for a 50 lb bag.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Where to get cheap gypsum
« on: October 07, 2019, 09:23:54 PM »
I paid $14 for a 50 lb bag of gypsum at Home Depot, in the garden area.

First time I saw Booth 7 I thought it was Reed.
I bought 1 but couldnít eat it.
It was very stringy inside.

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