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What currency? 2 billion VND is only 86K USD
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: !!HELP!!
« Last post by Cop on Today at 11:55:22 AM »
Donīt like the Sun, only very filtered , very tropical, does not tolerate coldly, many rain.
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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Yuzu... my new obsession!
« Last post by lebmung on Today at 11:53:05 AM »
I didn't look for any research on this. I saw some products labeled as biostimulants made of citrus seed extracts, perhaps grapefruit.
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Citrus General Discussion / Re: twig dieback with gum at branch crooks
« Last post by lebmung on Today at 11:50:19 AM »
You didn't add everything.
"However, the risk assessment is considered to be tentative and has to be updated as soon as the approval of the renewal of fosetyl and the review of existing uses of potassium phosphonates and disodium phosphonate is finalised"

Anyway fosetyl-al is not forbidden, I just say that they found that it leaves residues especially in the leaves and wood of the plants many years after exposure. I think this substance need more studies.

For me I would use it with caution especially after flowering and while bearing fruit.
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Citrus General Discussion / Citrus Asian Psllids Found In Visalia CA.
« Last post by Millet on Today at 11:46:42 AM »
Recently 250 citrus psyllids have been found in Visalia, CA, home of the world famous Citrus Variety Collection, and the Lincove Citrus Research Station.   Psyllids seem to be moving through California at a scary rate.
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Sounds overpriced. 
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best way to eat Peruvian cactus apple?
« Last post by ScottR on Today at 11:06:58 AM »
yeah just cut in half and hold onto skin and pulp will pop out and you eat it!
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: New Fruit Similar to Starapple
« Last post by Vernmented on Today at 11:04:15 AM »
Some Caimito trees are not self fertile. That may be the issue here.

Yes that looks just like mine. Yes it is self pollinating. You might be missing the correct insect pollinator? You could try hand pollination. You could also try giving it a shot of high phossphorous and potassium fertilizer.

I have tried to hand pollinate (with a thin paintbrush) but with no success. The flowers have no scent (although the leaves have that really strong skunk smell).  I have not seen any insects attracted to the flowers. Also there seems to be almost no pollen in the flowers (although they are so tiny and its hard to tell). I will try the fertilizer you suggest. Thanks for your reply!
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Best way to eat Peruvian cactus apple?
« Last post by Weboh on Today at 10:29:44 AM »
My neighbor has what I'm pretty sure is a Peruvian apple cactus. Here's a fruit from it:


The fruit got overripe and split while it was still on the cactus.


Is it still edible, since it never touched the ground? Do I just scrape away that part? Can the fruit be eaten just like a dragonfruit—separate the pulp from the peel and you're good to go? Or is it more like a prickly pear that has tons of inedible seeds in it?
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Pictures?
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