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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Worm castings fertilizer?
« on: March 23, 2018, 04:34:21 PM »
Slow release like Osmocote is not fool proof. My cherimoya seedlings got burned after I top dress. The good thing about it is I can pick them off.

I'm not up to raising worms. I haven't gone fishing for 2 years.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Help slow release fertilizer.
« on: March 19, 2018, 11:47:26 PM »
I try to use Vigoro for in ground plants, every month. It has only 0.90% Urea slow release.

The other slow release fertilizers are much better at slow release.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Help slow release fertilizer.
« on: March 18, 2018, 11:47:24 PM »
I use Osmocote Plus. $15 for 8 lb from Amazon.

Very good taper on that pond apple. My cherimoya rootstocks look anemic.

Nice raised bed.

Nap and toilet breaks?

I would keep it to help developing bigger trunk. Remove it after new central leader get decent size.

Other option is to trim stub and strap the branch to a stake to make 45 degree. Tighten straps slowly, like every 3-4 days, until it get upright. Don't strap it upright first day.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cutting panicle on young mango trees
« on: March 05, 2018, 05:38:03 PM »
What happens if you cut 4" off from the panicle now?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is my Isan Indigo sugar apple a runt?
« on: March 05, 2018, 12:12:02 PM »
I got 1/6 germinated. It looks like it could dry up any day.

Yours is looking great.

His area could be 90% every day. No need to bag.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Apical dominance in soursop?
« on: March 03, 2018, 02:01:40 AM »
That guy seems to know what he's doing. Nice video.

In a few months you get 1 root. Very poor root. That's why success rate for air-layering cherimoya is 5%.

I gave up air-layering cherimoya and only graft now.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: North-facing hillsides
« on: March 01, 2018, 03:23:58 PM »
Model your surrounding in Sketchup Make. It's free.
Add your coordinates. Turn on shadow. You can watch shadows any time of the year.

Then pick your trees.

If you don't mind that tree looking like a fan, leave them.
If you like many small branches rather than a few big branches, leave them.

I pinched mine and left only 2 .

I got some scions from Orange County Scion Exchange in January. I did some grafts during 1st week of February.

All those grafts are still dormant. Too cold.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Need atemoya or cherimoya rootstock
« on: February 25, 2018, 08:42:15 PM »
I called a few nurseries around here. None have cherimoya.

$6 at swap meet got me 8" tall cherimoya. I ended up grafting 1" above ground due to tiny root stock.

$20-$25 would get a 2' tall cherimoya on Craiglist.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: SaveMeJebus Yard Tour: 2018 Update
« on: February 25, 2018, 08:10:50 PM »
I like your estate!

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Dream Annona Scion *No More*
« on: February 24, 2018, 07:07:29 PM »
Great service! How many people wanted those?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: First Frost of the year
« on: February 24, 2018, 06:59:58 PM »
Got frost on cars this morning.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Digging up a mango tree
« on: February 23, 2018, 09:22:48 PM »
But I still disregard that. Can't move a big tree.

Do what ever you need. Top it if you must. I would. Just root prune a month before topping.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Annona scions in San Diego.
« on: February 22, 2018, 12:34:29 PM »
Sounds like grafted tree.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Digging up a mango tree
« on: February 22, 2018, 12:26:46 PM »
I'm helping a friend to move 2 big trees. Tree with dirt is very heavy.

We dig 18" trench away from trunk to 18" deep. Wait a month or so for new roots to form.  Then we hose off the dirt to move the tree.

This might be an option for you if you can't get tree out of the hole.

Books say you have a 5% success rate with air layering. Good luck rooting.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Air-Pot question
« on: February 20, 2018, 12:19:57 PM »
I meant to say air pruning instead of root pruning.

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