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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: My Jackfruit Tree leaves look sickly.....
« on: December 14, 2017, 02:13:57 AM »
New homes with water softener system bypass hose bib and kitchen faucet so people don't kill themselves and their plants with cheap softener salt. Are you sure you are watering your plants with softened water?

My Reed leaves are nasty from Santa Ana winds. My 6 months old jackfruit plant looks good.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Rootstock for atemoya
« on: December 14, 2017, 02:01:45 AM »
For home orchard we use what ever root stock is available. Mines have round leaves but I'm not sure they are cherimoya. I have a few seedlings from cherimoya tree that has 8" wide leaves.

Compost feed bacteria. Mixing compost to dirt might contribute to bacterial wilting.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Rootstock for atemoya
« on: December 12, 2017, 09:06:28 PM »
Cherimoya has less problem with bacteria wilt so that's why it's a preferred root stock.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Multiroostock grafting into branches
« on: December 11, 2017, 05:05:06 PM »
When we graft similar sized branches, we need to cut into the branches. This gives 2 thin lines of cambium. We need to line up 1 side to match the cambium.

In the video, the guy removed a big chunk of bark from a big branch. Left on the big branch was a big sheet of cambium. He did not need to line up the rootstock.

The difference is sheet of cambium versus 2 thin lines of cambium.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: to transplant or not to transplant...?
« on: November 27, 2017, 09:20:11 PM »
Why do you need to wait for rainy season? You can't water it?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: cherimoya top working
« on: November 18, 2017, 10:26:29 PM »
Sometimes I cut 1/2" cherimoya rootstock to 3" from ground then graft. I've not stump larger cherimoya.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Rooting Guava Cuttings - need Help
« on: November 13, 2017, 11:24:35 AM »
Rooting the cuttings is a better option than air layering.


WHY??

Winter is here. Air layering is not good this time.
When air layering the tip gets food from roots but not give sugar to roots. I would air layer on big trees but not small ones I have.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Rooting Guava Cuttings - need Help
« on: November 12, 2017, 11:47:29 PM »
I have a couple of newly planted seedless guava with 2 tips each. I will be cutting off the tips in 3 months. Rooting the cuttings is a better option than air layering.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado thread
« on: November 06, 2017, 10:14:03 AM »
My Reed got tip burn after 2 Santa Ana winds.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is cherimoya better than atemoya?
« on: October 25, 2017, 05:24:49 PM »
Simon,

  I won't say it's a cultural thing. There are a lot of food my family eat that I won't eat.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is cherimoya better than atemoya?
« on: October 25, 2017, 05:07:50 PM »
ExpertPruning,
  you should try your fruits before you decide to graft atemoya. Maybe you like them.

Simon,
  I tried sapote once before and I did not like the off flavor.
Seems like everyone has a tree. I'll try again to see why I didn't like it.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: How to open a mango seed. . . .
« on: October 25, 2017, 05:01:34 PM »
1. Eat mango.
2. Remove husk.
3. Put seed in pot, with 1/4 of seed above soil.

Maybe 5 minutes? No need to dry.

The exposed part starts photosynthesis, turning green in a few days.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is cherimoya better than atemoya?
« on: October 25, 2017, 03:35:47 PM »
Cherimoya is a better root stock than atemoya. Here we grow cherimoya then cut them off to graft on atemoya.

Cherimoya flavor can not overcome their poor pudding flesh. We don't like baby food texture.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: iron treatment ???
« on: October 21, 2017, 03:16:37 PM »
You get iron oxide. Soil that has problem with iron tends to be high in pH. Iron oxide is useless in this case.

People like me, that have pavers in their backyard, will always have problem with iron deficiency.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado tree...should I give up?
« on: October 21, 2017, 03:01:37 PM »
Pretty much all grafted avocado tree sold around here have grafts 6" above ground.
Mine is about there.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: How to open a mango seed. . . .
« on: October 20, 2017, 08:31:18 PM »
That looks easy.

I used a pruner to remove the edges.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mangosteen seeds germination help
« on: October 19, 2017, 10:14:18 PM »
After 10 weeks 3 seedling emerge.




I thought the seeds were bad so I bought more seeds.  :-[

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Cherimoya fruit problem
« on: October 19, 2017, 10:01:03 PM »
I was given a cherimoya fruit. It looked nasty.
It got worst as I did more cuts.



Do you know what the problem is? Is there a way for the owner to improve this tree?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Birula vs Lisa
« on: October 19, 2017, 11:51:44 AM »
Lisa and Birula don't look like pudding. Maybe you they are good.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Birula vs Lisa
« on: October 18, 2017, 11:43:03 PM »
The swapmeet I go to is Golden West College in Huntington Beach.
I haven't seen any $4 cherimoya root stock lately.
Merchants sell multi-grafted tree there.

Easier of JF sell you one, so you don't need to search.
He won't sell me one. But you can try.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Birula vs Lisa
« on: October 18, 2017, 10:42:59 PM »
There are plenty of atemoya tree at swapmeet in OC every weekend. The only issue is that you won't get named cultivar.

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Sugar apple flower is 5.8x more potent than atemoya flower.
I have 6 atemoya tree and no sugar apple tree.  :'(

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: About the Inga genus
« on: October 17, 2017, 06:50:40 PM »
There are issues and benefits to slash and burn. We can solve them.

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My Reed had white powder around the prune wound. It was just dried sap.

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