Tropical Fruit Forum - International Tropical Fruit Growers



Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.


Messages - FV Fruit Freak

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 8
1
Gary, calling someone you’ve never met a “dickhead” for absolutely no reason other than you misinterpiting their wording by thinking they were sounding “snippy” when they weren’t, seems pretty personal to me, and will get you nowhere...you should have just buckled up, handled it, and kept YOUR thoughts to yourself..YOU started this, now let’s drop it and go back to what really matters on here which is tropical fruit growing. Pretty sure no one on this forum wants to hear you and I go back and forth with this BS. Sorry if I hurt your feelings, time to move on...I hope you have great success in your garden. Peace.

Nope, no hurt feelings but you can't take someone stepping on your parade.

I'll continue to challenge such childish behavior. I dare you to challenge someone like you did in a PM in person, you won't because you thrive on the anonymity and safety of the web. Maybe the real Nate Dogg had some nerve, you don't.

Blah, blah, blah...

Yup once a puss always a puss. In person Dogg

Blah, blah, blah...

2
Gary, calling someone you’ve never met a “dickhead” for absolutely no reason other than you misinterpiting their wording by thinking they were sounding “snippy” when they weren’t, seems pretty personal to me, and will get you nowhere...you should have just buckled up, handled it, and kept YOUR thoughts to yourself..YOU started this, now let’s drop it and go back to what really matters on here which is tropical fruit growing. Pretty sure no one on this forum wants to hear you and I go back and forth with this BS. Sorry if I hurt your feelings, time to move on...I hope you have great success in your garden. Peace.

Nope, no hurt feelings but you can't take someone stepping on your parade.

I'll continue to challenge such childish behavior. I dare you to challenge someone like you did in a PM in person, you won't because you thrive on the anonymity and safety of the web. Maybe the real Nate Dogg had some nerve, you don't.

Blah, blah, blah...

3
Gary, calling someone you’ve never met a “dickhead” for absolutely no reason other than you misinterpiting their wording by thinking they were sounding “snippy” when they weren’t, seems pretty personal to me, and will get you nowhere...you should have just buckled up, handled it, and kept YOUR thoughts to yourself..YOU started this, now let’s drop it and go back to what really matters on here which is tropical fruit growing. Pretty sure no one on this forum wants to hear you and I go back and forth with this BS. Sorry if I hurt your feelings, time to move on...I hope you have great success in your garden. Peace.

4
I have done it in cerritos.  Pineapple in ground for me was fairly slow growing.  From a small plug that i got to fruiting it took about 3 years.  They do seem to prefer well drained soil

How was the fruit? Did you fertilize or kinda just let them do their thing? You’re right, they definitely like well drained soil. I was thinking maybe a raised bed made with cinderblocks would work well because you’d get drainage as well as heat from the cinderblocks. Thanks for your help.

5
I've fruited sugarloaf in the ground in SoCal. The plants have grown very slowly and look a bit chlorotic, but the fruit is very good. I think they would be happier with a lower soil pH than what I've given them.

Thanks so much for the info BoBiscut and welcome to the forum! Congrats on your tasty in ground pineapples! What type of fertilizer do you use on them and what’s your soil like? Mine is very clay-ish. I had a memeber advise me he’s had good success with his pineapples that are heavily mulched and NOT in direct sun, which I found interesting as I would think they would do better in full sun. Thanks.

6
Thank you all for your reply’s and advice. It’s motivating to hear there’s folks out there who have had some success growing pineapples in the ground here in SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. I’ve decided to attempt a small plot in the ground with white jades, sugarloafs, and all the tops I have rooted from grocery stores over the past couple years, the one in the picture below that’s fruiting was from a Dole grocery store pineapple I planted about 2-3 years ago.

This wasn’t meant to be a thread on propagation techniques, or pineapples grown anywhere but in So Cal, directly into the  ground, but thank you “zands” for your input.

If anyone would like advice on how to properly root a top from a supermarket, feel free to send me a PM, the picture on the bottom are all tops grown from grocery store pineapples, mostly Dole. Cheers.

>>SNIP<<


You don't have to get snippy We read your "SOUTHERN CALI" REQUEST, BUT IN THE REAL WORLD, things get sidetracked. Handle it a bit better. Or go to the Cali growers association forum, oh I forgot there isn't one is there? :-)

See others can be dickheads too. Chill out we're trying to help the COMMUNITY too. Oh, I second the "Just do it recommendation"

Sounds like you had a bad day bud...I really wasn’t trying to be snippy at all as I said thanks to Zands for his reply, and I meant that. I just didn’t want this thread to turn into a propagation thread as I have no interest in that, or how people are growing them in the ground in places other than Southern California. Is it not allowed to ask state specific questions on this forum? Because there may be people on this forum that aren’t on the “Cali growers association forum”, as you suggested. Thanks, and I hope you have a great night. Oh, and raising 2 kids under the age of 3 while being the sole caregiver of my WWll Veteran Grandfather who’s in his 90’s and in diapers, is about as “real world” as it gets...

7
Thank you all for your reply’s and advice. It’s motivating to hear there’s folks out there who have had some success growing pineapples in the ground here in SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. I’ve decided to attempt a small plot in the ground with white jades, sugarloafs, and all the tops I have rooted from grocery stores over the past couple years, the one in the picture below that’s fruiting was from a Dole grocery store pineapple I planted about 2-3 years ago.

This wasn’t meant to be a thread on propagation techniques, or pineapples grown anywhere but in So Cal, directly into the  ground, but thank you “zands” for your input.

If anyone would like advice on how to properly root a top from a supermarket, feel free to send me a PM, the picture on the bottom are all tops grown from grocery store pineapples, mostly Dole. Cheers.

Fruited from grocery store pineapple top


White jades and sugarloafs


Rooted tops from grocery stores



8
Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: wanted dragon fruit plants
« on: February 05, 2020, 10:31:13 PM »
Send member “Spaugh” (Brad) a message, he sells great varieties and he’s in SD.

9
I know it’s not advisable, and it’s better to grow them in pots here in Southern California, but, has anyone tried growing pineapple in the ground? And what are/were your results? Thanks.

10
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pineapples--The Half Pot Experiment
« on: February 05, 2020, 06:17:01 PM »
I am planting my pineapples into the ground where's semi-shad and moist. I am letting nature takes care of it. I will find out in about a year.

Any updates on your in-ground pineapple experiment?

Does ANYONE else have pineapples In the ground here in Southern California? If so, how are they growing?

11
So is $30 bucks the cheapest you can offer it to us for? Because I can buy it for under $30 online with shipping.

12
Emily Nursery in Santa Ana, talk to Mike, the owner, tell him Nate sent you ;)

Thanks Nate
Mike picked out a nice 7 gallon for me My Mom is going to be happy :) 

Thanks Everybody else for their recommendations and help Happy New Year's all may your family and fruit trees will always be bountiful

Glad I could help! Maybe we can swap scions one day. Take it EZ.

13
JAPANESE BEETLES are wreaking havoc on soft fleshed fruits and veggies here in Southern California, especially stone fruit trees. The worst part is they lay their eggs in your soil, the nematodes that are born then eat your roots, decomposing material, and whatever else they can, then hatch in the spring, and the cycle starts all over again. It also seems like every year they are growing in numbers and there are more beetles than the previous year.

Does anyone know of a predatory/beneficial insect that will eat/destroy the nematodes before they get the chance to hatch into beetles? I’ve tried everything on the beetles but they seem pretty bulletproof.



The larvae are grubs. They love mulch.  I think there's a beneficial nematode that kills them.  You can order them online just google beneficial nematodes for grubs.

Thanks Brad, I’ll check them out. So do you think the grubs turn into the beetles then?

14
JAPANESE BEETLES are wreaking havoc on soft fleshed fruits and veggies here in Southern California, especially stone fruit trees. The worst part is they lay their eggs in your soil, the nematodes that are born then eat your roots, decomposing material, and whatever else they can, then hatch in the spring, and the cycle starts all over again. It also seems like every year they are growing in numbers and there are more beetles than the previous year.

Does anyone know of a predatory/beneficial insect that will eat/destroy the nematodes before they get the chance to hatch into beetles? I’ve tried everything on the beetles but they seem pretty bulletproof.



15
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Carambola winter pruning for So Cal?
« on: January 25, 2020, 04:53:09 PM »
Thanks Chris! Got some ferti-lome en route.

Thanks Seanny. I’ll take your advice and leave it be. Mother Nature please be kind...

16
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Carambola winter pruning for So Cal?
« on: January 23, 2020, 08:23:34 PM »
How do you prune your starfruit tree in the winter? I was told cutting it all the way back is the best thing to do to promote fruiting? Here’s a photo of my Fwang Tung, picture taken today. Thanks.


17
Emily Nursery in Santa Ana, talk to Mike, the owner, tell him Nate sent you ;)

18
Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Pouteria Virdis Green Sapote seeds
« on: January 23, 2020, 05:01:23 PM »
$10 bucks for one seed seems pricey to me...why so expensive? Just curious, thanks.

19
Thanks for doing this Mr. Behl. What’s the price?

20
Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: How do I get my money back
« on: January 22, 2020, 11:21:32 PM »
You have to have patience in the tropical fruit game...24 hrs is not patient enough. Give them much more time to respond. People have lives outside of this forum with travel, family, etc.. When you plant a seed, you don’t get fruit overnight...patience is a virtue.

21
Pierce is great flavor, Dr. white is not more cold hardy , splits and drops when cold and rainy, HoneyHart and Licia have been cold hardy producers.
You can store in the fridge vegetable drawer for a week or two and then graft.

about cherimoya varieties, someone told me pierce is very good flavor, dr white cold hardy? selma pink flesh?

about grafting, how many time cuttings could be stored?

Do you think the flavor of pierce is better than el bumpo bush2beach?

22
Coffee filters wont work with Rootbuilder pots, but thats a great idea for my regular pots!
I thought I posted a pic last night....here's what my mix looks like:



Newspaper works too

23
Here's how the final mix ingredients shakes out:

50% - Pine Bark
20% - Coco Coir
10% - Perlite
10% - Vermiculite
10% - Pool Filter Sand

I threw a gallon of Worm Castings in the mix plus a small handful of Osmocote. I plan to go organic, I have been making my own compost from kitchen scaps using two Compost Wizard Jrs (https://goodideasinc.com/collections/composters/products/compost-wizard-jr) for the last few years, but it's not coming out of the bins like I would hope. I use it for teas, but the compost is too clumpy to mix into soils. Maggots and the like that can get into the bins don't do near the job that worms do.

Tread carefully with the coco coir, that stuff keeps everything WET when you put too much in, I had to learn the hard way...good luck.

24
Coconut fiber seems to work good for the bottom of pots for me. However, I just started using it a couple months ago so time will tell, but, drainage seems good so far.
https://www.kinsmangarden.com/product/Small-Coco-Fiber-Roll?c=NL&s=PPC&gclid=CjwKCAiA35rxBRAWEiwADqB376p8NkJGA7R2UrsoLJ3ro54f4hz44eiCQg9z5EPezYCZDXZ3lYVAAxoCcIkQAvD_BwE

25
Is El Bumpo or Sabor a better variety?

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 8
Copyright © Tropical Fruit Forum - International Tropical Fruit Growers