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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mangos and nitrogen
« on: August 30, 2017, 05:06:55 PM »
Nitrogen fixer absorbs nutrients from dirt to grow. There is no free lunch.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Planting avocado tree on a slope?
« on: August 29, 2017, 11:23:18 PM »
If the tree is on a slope, there is no danger of the root crown getting flooded. So dig down to plant.

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I put a 4' tall in ground last April. It sets 10 wax apples 2 months later. I fertilized with 6-4-6.

I put another 4' one in my friend's yard last June. 2 months later it set a few fruits. I don't know if my friend fertilized.



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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best Jaboticaba for Southern California?
« on: August 23, 2017, 01:55:43 AM »
Where can we get these red seeds?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Gotta love all the Florida pests :(
« on: August 21, 2017, 12:16:14 AM »
In CA we have Navel. We buy Texan when we want sweet ones. They have seeds.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Gotta love all the Florida pests :(
« on: August 20, 2017, 11:27:08 AM »
They decimated 3 young guava plants here. I've been hand picking them off the tips.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mangosteen seeds germination help
« on: August 18, 2017, 05:12:35 PM »
Mangosteen roots are pretty poor. Are you air pruning their roots?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Atemoya and cherimoya summer grafting
« on: August 17, 2017, 10:44:48 PM »
How old are your smaller root stocks?

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Air pruning mango seedling



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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mangosteen seeds germination help
« on: August 17, 2017, 10:41:00 PM »
Purple mangosteen seeds sprouting



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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mangosteen seeds germination help
« on: August 17, 2017, 10:27:15 PM »
I put mine between damped paper towel, inside a zip lock bag. I zipped the bag 3/4 of the way. 4 seed seems to sprout after 2-3 weeks.

Do you fully zipped the bag?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mangosteen seeds germination help
« on: August 17, 2017, 06:01:10 PM »
Update?

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Fuerte is Spanish for 'strong'. You'll have endless pruning to keep it small.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: The Reed avocado thread
« on: August 11, 2017, 10:18:31 PM »
My young tree dropped all.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« on: August 05, 2017, 11:50:11 AM »
I have 2 variety here in yard. The early one with red flesh had poor fruit set. The later one with white flesh had 100% fruit set. I did not hand pollinate.

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That is worth repeating....

Why repeat an ignorant post?

Those slides encourage farmers to dump extra fertilizers to increase production, at a low quality point that they can get away with. Those methods have NOTHING to do with home gardening. For home gardening we want the best quality, not what the slides advocate.

If you understand what the slide "The Nitrogen Relationship" means, you can discard the rest of the slides.

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The most important slide is the one with "The Nitrogen Relationship" graph.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Input on a decision
« on: July 22, 2017, 03:46:36 PM »
Chirimoya is cherimoya, same tree from different languages. That tree is an atemoya.
Grab that tree so you can stop thinking about it.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: My greenhouse website
« on: July 22, 2017, 12:10:07 AM »
 8)

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« on: July 22, 2017, 12:06:39 AM »




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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« on: July 19, 2017, 11:58:45 PM »
What will you do with the round tubing?  Pour concrete or use as is?  You might try using 3 or 4 rebars and bend them at the ends and let that hang out and concrete the lowere end.  I thought out making some but figured its a lot of effort and they will require more than myself to install.

I put one end in a pot then encase that end in concrete. I box the tubing with wood for the DF to cling onto. I add the top, with wood. I dig a hole then put the whole thing in, including the pot.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« on: July 19, 2017, 05:27:42 PM »
Where can you buy the perforated galvanized square steel tubing used for street signs?

Search for "perforated square tubing". Industrial store should have it.

I'm about to make another support tree with cheaper circular fence post. Only need a few holes drilled.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« on: July 18, 2017, 01:30:31 AM »
That cement block is not designed for free standing post.

We got tired of rotted posts so now we encase perforated galvanized square steel tubing with concrete. The tubing is the same one being used for street signs. We bolt 1x wood to 2 sides. Then screw 1x to the bolted 1x.

I recommend tubular fence post. It's cheaper than the square tubing we used.

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In theory, yes. Maybe you should water it until it has deep roots to take up enough water to handle the wind.

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I twisted the brush. Most of the misshaped fruits are from earlier dates when I had limited pollen. Most of the fruits in early June are nicely shaped.

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