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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango and/or Avocado 24/7
« Last post by johnb51 on Today at 12:00:39 AM »
Hass IS exceptional in California (and in many places other than Florida--the industry is built upon it and its descendants)! :D  I hope Wurtz works out for you (and for me, too). :)
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Thank you so much for posting this. It is really cool that giant mulchi was just a chance seedling. Those look so good. I'll definitely watch this a few more times.
Yeah, i never realized that the giant mulchi was really that big until this slide show.
This was my first attempt at making a video of a presentation and also first time posting to youtube, so it's a little rough. Had some technical difficulties with the video camera. But was a learning experience.
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Edible Fruit Palm/Palms
« Last post by LEOOEL on May 28, 2017, 11:54:22 PM »
Update on the 'Spineless-Peach-Palm' sucker that I have growing in a pot:

The main, bigger sucker has dried up and died. Incredibly, it came with its own much smaller sucker, which is doing just fine so far. I've moved it to a location with more shade.

I hope it survives so that I don't have to go through the process of obtaining another sucker from the donating/mother Peach-Palm tree of an acquaintance of mine. It can be somewhat heart wrenching to see what these young pups go through.
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Video of Jim West Presentation in Hawaii
« Last post by Vernmented on May 28, 2017, 11:44:53 PM »
Thank you so much for posting this. It is really cool that giant mulchi was just a chance seedling. Those look so good. I'll definitely watch this a few more times.
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: E Wai Longan, has anyone come across it?
« Last post by LEOOEL on May 28, 2017, 11:40:39 PM »
Is 'E-Wai' Longan the same thing as the 'Elian' Longan?

I bought the 'Elian' Longan on the recommendation of BSB, in that it has a reliable abundant fruit production regardless of cold/hot weather conditions.

I stepped it up into a large pot about two years ago, and it has produced abundant flowers for the past two years. I've removed most flowers last year and this year, to establish a good root system. I plan to get fruit from the few flowers I left on the tree and report on their quality.

I have high hopes for this variety and a good sunny spot on the yard for it. I hope everything goes according to plan, as I really love longan fruit.
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Yellow dragon fruit.
« Last post by LEOOEL on May 28, 2017, 11:31:42 PM »
"The Megalanthus on the other hand is a very sweet and tasty fruit."

Thank you for the very important information above. I have the Yellow-Dragon-Fruit (YDF), but I don't know if it's the 'Megalanthus' variety. I now have to get the 'Megalanthus' just to be on the safe side. I won't mind having two YDF plants if they are the same sweet variety, especially since the fruit is smaller than the Red-Dragon Fruit.

The fruit from the Yellow Undatus was really bland. I don't remember which thread I posted about the taste. It tastes about the same as the typical supermarket white fleshed variety of Dragonfruit.

The Megalanthus on the other hand is a very sweet and tasty fruit.

Simon
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Yellow dragon fruit.
« Last post by LEOOEL on May 28, 2017, 11:26:59 PM »
Very beautiful setup. Thank you for the inspiration.

I'm planning to step up my yellow dragon fruit into a similar configuration.

Almost 4 years, Now the yellow draon fruits has a first flowers  :)



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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Wildlife in your fruit trees ?
« Last post by LEOOEL on May 28, 2017, 11:13:04 PM »
Lately I've seen rats in my 'Tiger-Tail' Mulberry tree. I think I have to find a way to increase the number of cats that I own, and have them hunt more. It's been several years since they've left the severed head of a rat outside the residences's door, I really miss that.

My cats now or more: oh, I love you, you love me - kinda cats. By necessity, I find myself gearing up to train them to hunt rats again. And, if they want my love, they have to bring me some rat heads first - LOL.

I have it all planned out: (1) Teach them to kill rats, (2) Determine which one is best genetically predisposed to kill rats, and finally, (3) Propagate those cats. Then, I suppose I could say that I have a superior race of genetically engineered, professional rat killing cats.

(Perhaps I'm having a 'Caddyshack' movie deja-vu)
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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Whitman Fiberless Soursop seeds
« Last post by acoff87 on May 28, 2017, 11:11:34 PM »
pm sent
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango and/or Avocado 24/7
« Last post by LEOOEL on May 28, 2017, 11:06:26 PM »
Went yesterday to Excalibur Nursery planning on getting the 'Brogdon.' I needed a fruit that had a ripening season of October - November.

The taste of the 'Brogdon' is legendary (IMO), so I thought I had a real winner here. But, its skin sticks to the flesh, and so does the paper of the seed, making guacamole preparation very annoying.

So, I was left with two other choices: 'Super-Hass' and 'Wurtz. I was shown on a List that both have a fruit ripening season of October - November.

Because I've previously have had bad experiences with 'Hass,' I decided to ditch the 'Super-Hass' and go with the 'Wurtz.' It just goes to show, life has unexpected twists and turns, I never previously saw myself buying a 'Wurtz.'

If I remember correctly from previous research, the 'Wurtz' is a small - medium sized tree with quality fruit. I also remember that there was a specific issue or two with this variety, I hope it's nothing severe, I'm really looking forward to being totally satisfied with the 'Wurtz'.

I already planted the 'Wurtz' in the same location where the 'Hass' was (which was removed and destroyed with prejudice;)

P.S. I have nothing against the famous 'Hass,' except that it doesn't seem to do well in Florida. The 'Hass' has a reputation of being exceptional in California.
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