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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Should I buy a grafted loquat tree?
« on: January 12, 2018, 06:21:11 PM »
I have only found seedling loquat trees at nurseries. Should I go ahead or look for a grafted variety?

The only place that I know of that sells Mango trees on Manila rootstock is Mimosa Nursery in Anaheim or LA.  Anyone know of any others?  The problem with Mimosa is not everything is labeled.  I am afraid to buy from them.

You can buy manilla trees anywhere.  Best option is to buy one and graft onto it.  Or grow some seeds and graft them.

What is it about turpentine rootstock?

I only have room for one atemoya tree. Which one would you reccomend?

Go to Ong's Nursery.  They may have samples of different atemoyas.  I tasted AP, Lisa, and Geffner last week. 

I'm literally en route!

I only have room for one atemoya tree. Which one would you reccomend?

I have one spot in my yard for an atemoya. I want something productive but also top tier in terms of taste.

Many of the nurseries in the southern california region focus on African Pride. Is this a tasty variety or its simply easy to grow but loses out on the flavor you would get from other varieties?


You could grow it as a Maha Chanok on yr ataulfo rootstock and graft sweet tart onto same tree later. This would be quite a combination.

Although possible to multi-graft onto one tree, it would be rather difficult to control/balance, as sweet tart grows much bigger than Maha in his San Diego climate.

You are saying that the sweet tart will grow into a larger tree than the Maha Chanok.

Consider my planting location: I have a slope to the south side of my house. The idea is to have 3 mango trees going down the slope, one by one, forming a sort of vertical hedge.

Given that I want to create this downslope row, would it be smarter to plant the sweet tart at the bottom, and maha chanok at the top, so that the maha chanok doesn't get shaded out by the larger sweet tart and they eventually form a somewhat even 'flat' canopy.

does this make any sense? I hope haha

I've heard that sweet tart and maha chanok are two very good options in San Diego. Any other good options?

Between these two varieties, which grows larger? Is there one that would work better on ataulfo?

There must surely be rare varieties of avocado with superior flavor to the ubiquitous haas.

There are probably several recommendations... but a properly tree ripened Hass Avocado tastes very good IMO.

I agree they are very delicious! I'm just curious if there a some little-known, yet superior varieties.

It seems to be the case with mangos, with all these crazy delicious varieties. Why not avocados as well?

There must surely be rare varieties of avocado with superior flavor to the ubiquitous haas.

I've had real good success with foliar feeding my jabuticabas with some good fertilzers.

What kind of fertilizer? Does it have nitrogen in it?

What time of year and how frequently do you foliar feed?

Are there particular fertilizers or schedules?

What about worm castings?

My trees are pretty small, only about 3-4 years old.

Hi everyone.

I stopped watering my mango over the winter (is this correct?)

Now that the flowers are coming out, I'm wondering if I should go back to watering.

Also, when should I resume fertilizing?

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