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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mexicola avocados for sale
« on: February 11, 2018, 03:48:39 PM »
Hi everyone.
As usual, in this time of the year i look for the new planting for my garden. Avocado is my objective now.
As much i have been searching in Europe, i haven't been able to find a genuine Mexicola avocado. Part of the problem is that for some mistake, in Europe "Mexicola" is used as the generic name of mexican race avocado, so I get several nurseries that sell mexicola avocados but often they reveals themselves to be just seed grown mexican race avocados. But i want a true, grafted, mexicola avocado.
So, it there anyone here knowing about a nursery selling the true grafted Mexicola avocado, and willing to ship oversea with the necessary documentation?
It's a long shot, i know, but for real, i have been searching for that plant for the last 6-8 years.
Thank you.


Pancrazio did you check Viveros Blanco in Spain?

http://www.viverosblanco.com/it/portainnesto
José i think they don't sell just few trees, just large quantities...

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Bignay: flowering and fruiting
« on: February 09, 2018, 04:42:14 AM »
I know of a few trees of this species, and all of them are isolated, and fruit very well on their own, so I don't think they need more than one to fruit!
About how long the flowering last, I'm not sure, but I now that both flowering and fruiting are not uniform, and you can have sometimes flowers, small fruits, and almost ripe fruits at the same time, wich means you can never harvest all the fruit at once, sometimes even in the same raceme.
About shelf life I have no idea as I always eat them directly from the tree, and never tried to save some to see how long do they last.
Hello my friend! Did you eat any fruit yet? They are etable?  ::)

Yes, they are eatable, but not the best fruit I ever eat in my life! If properly ripe, they are a bit sweet, lightly crisp, and a bit adstringent.

About the flower smell, I've never notice a bad smell coming from it, but I also never put my nose close to it.
Regarding the bignay it is rewarded by the nutrition beneficts. Here we say: quem se cura não se regala!  ;D

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Moving to a warmer country?
« on: February 08, 2018, 04:50:57 AM »
Well i definately recomend Madeira Island! Really great climate! Great people, food and landscape... ;D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yZf2Q05GaI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbVdgtu0vuI

Fruit produced on Madeira

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FW45gqQOHI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHiOQT1GGXY

Looks purdy  :)

I can vouch for life on an island with a couple hundred thousand people  ;)  I mean, it can be a hindrance sometimes being cut off (things take longer to arrive, goods sometimes become unavailable or are just in general unavailable, etc).  Example: for some reason about a month ago pecans disappeared without warning from the grocery store I usually shop at.  No problem, right - I'll just shop somewhere else.  Bónus?  No pecans.  Hagkaup?  No pecans.  Everyone simultaneously ran out of pecans; I guess there was only one supplier  ;)  And they're still not back in stores.

But on the other hand, being insulated from the rest of the world is rather comforting.  The atmosphere is more laid back.  Global geopolitics becomes more of a spectator sport.  Contrarily, you feel you have more influence on things when the population is low and isolated because it's easier to get to know other people - politicians, business leaders, artists, whoever. If you find life too stressful in Denmark, "remote island life" might be more your thing.  :)
No problems in Madeira Island. That's where i like to live if i could choose... at least no cold there... it's the pearl of Atlantic Ocean!  ;D

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Moving to a warmer country?
« on: February 07, 2018, 03:33:55 PM »
Well i definately recomend Madeira Island! Really great climate! Great people, food and landscape... ;D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yZf2Q05GaI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbVdgtu0vuI

Fruit produced on Madeira

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FW45gqQOHI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHiOQT1GGXY

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Bignay: flowering and fruiting
« on: February 07, 2018, 05:59:46 AM »
I know of a few trees of this species, and all of them are isolated, and fruit very well on their own, so I don't think they need more than one to fruit!
About how long the flowering last, I'm not sure, but I now that both flowering and fruiting are not uniform, and you can have sometimes flowers, small fruits, and almost ripe fruits at the same time, wich means you can never harvest all the fruit at once, sometimes even in the same raceme.
About shelf life I have no idea as I always eat them directly from the tree, and never tried to save some to see how long do they last.
Hello my friend! Did you eat any fruit yet? They are etable?  ::)

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Hello my friend, how are you? I want 3 seeds of pitangatuba ok? Best regards, Luis  ;D

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Anyone have seeds of good chachafruto? I love to buy some...  ;)

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: I made an uvaia mermelade
« on: January 24, 2018, 03:53:52 PM »
YUMMY! It just looks great! Congratulations!  :P

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Sale: anona scions
« on: January 24, 2018, 03:18:17 PM »
Mark that’s horrible! You are a man of strength and not a quitter but it still hurts. Let me know how I can help

Thanks for the kind offer Frank! Have started to germ avocado pits and cherimoya seeds.  The loss has made me physically anxious, depressed and almost sick to my stomach.  Worse than my 6th divorce!   :D   BTW, Ed lost "my" El Bumpo from last year's scion sale.  His recording themometer showed a low of 13F!

Thank you too Samu.  Many Texans took quite a hit with wide and varied losses both outdoors and in greenhouses even some down in the valley where freezes are rare.  Many of the ingenious attempts (covers, tents, lights) to protect their faves got crushed. 

We juiced Moro blood oranges yesterday.  Not bad but would have been excellent with another month's hang time.  Have many left on the tree which will go to neighbors and making orange marmalade tomorrow.  Floor of the greenhouse and counters are littered with Oro Negro avocados, most still green.  They will be my source of rootstock....I hope.  ???



Best,
Mark
First i want to congratulate you! Your moro orange juice looks wonderful! I'd love to know your orange marmalade recipe... Thank you very much!  ;D

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Tropical Vegetables and Other Edibles / Re: Chayote (Sechium edule)
« on: January 24, 2018, 09:06:44 AM »
Chayote is rich in potassium ion and has been shown to have diuretic properties when consumed as fresh juice.
Hello my friend! I love them on my fruit/vegetable juices in the morning. They are good boiled like potatos and in soups. I love them!  :P

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: My Citrus trees
« on: January 22, 2018, 08:42:25 AM »
I just got one tangelo minneola and my second cara cara orange...  ;D
Today i bought one Tarocco Meli, one Bergamotto var. Fantastico, one Kaffir lime and one Budda's Hand lemon tree...  ;D

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Asiminaholics Anonymous
« on: January 17, 2018, 01:26:57 PM »
Very interesting, Luis! So cool to see her so excited about pawpaws. Based on her other videos, she’s quite into growing exotics!
One of her most recent videos shows her trees looking gorgeous- I hope I can match that someday.
Also interesting that she apparently successfully transplanted from the wild. Though I believe other forum members have reported success with this.
I’ve been to pawpaw orchards but her trees look so big that It almost makes me concerned about my planned spacing of 6 feet

But man, pawpaws are just gorgeous trees!
Hi! Yes they looking great! Pawpaws are so beautifull... and have delicious fruits is just amazing!  ;D

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Luisport, I'm not sure about the blooming period in your area, However, in the future make your low biuret foliar spray about 1 to 2 months prior to the expected bloom date.
Well the weather is changing here. Now we have the first rains in November with warm temperatures. This makes all citrus to puch flower buds, but we didn't got so much freeze temp so they didn't got killed. Now the flower buds are one or two weeks to bloom. It will be a great citrus production this year.

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Hello my friend, thank you for your post. Most of my citrus trees are full of flowers but a bit yellow since summer dry period so i will do it in next days! Thank's.  ;D

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What is the best variety of loquat?
« on: January 14, 2018, 08:15:51 AM »
Good luck with them. A good loquat in its point of ripeness for me is one of the best fruits. I found more info about Peluches, is an average variety regarding flavor. If you find Rolhao II let me know!
Ok i will tell you!  ;D

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: What kind of Pomelo is this?
« on: January 14, 2018, 04:33:18 AM »
Hello everyone! What kind of Pomelo is this? It's a good one to buy? This one remember me the thailand green pomelo with rose meat.
Thank you very much for any help.
https://www.oscartintori.it/prodotto/pummelo-o-schaddock-a-frutto-rosa/?attribute_pa_diametro-vaso=22-cm&attribute_pa_forma-di-allevamento=cespuglio
I was reading some things and now i think this one is siam ruby pomelo. Thank you!  ;D

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What is the best variety of loquat?
« on: January 14, 2018, 04:31:11 AM »
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Hello my friend, do you know any Spanish nursery that sells them? Thank's!


Si, eu comprei o meu Tanaka aqui: http://tienda.agrologica.es/comprar-planta-vivero-frutales/496-nispero-tanaka.html Boa planta e bom preço.

Anyway I'll prune mine several times this year (it's still in formation) so if anybody needs scions I should have by the end of this spring.

Golden Nugget is considered a middle quality variety here. Big Jim dind't appear at this side of the ocean as far as I know.
Thank you very much my friend! Do you think that Tanaka variety is best than Peluche? Thank's!
https://www.canarius.com/en/plants/eriobotrya-japonica-cv-peluche.html


Peluches is a good one, but I think not as good as Tanaka, it's closer to Argelino. All of them ripen in different weeks, so it's interesting to have that in mind. Better than Argelino and Peluches is your Portuguese variety Rolhao II, that ripens about the same time than the former. According to this pdf, it's excellent: http://www.publicacionescajamar.es/pdf/series-tematicas/centros-experimentales-las-palmerillas/innovacion-en-el-cultivo-del-nispero.pdf I'd like to find it to make the season longer with top tier varieties.
Thank you very much my friend, i have to big loquaq trees but they are a bit acid. My wife don't like them and deman me to take them down!  ;D
So i will get two top variety trees...

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What is the best variety of loquat?
« on: January 13, 2018, 06:06:49 PM »
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Hello my friend, do you know any Spanish nursery that sells them? Thank's!


Si, eu comprei o meu Tanaka aqui: http://tienda.agrologica.es/comprar-planta-vivero-frutales/496-nispero-tanaka.html Boa planta e bom preço.

Anyway I'll prune mine several times this year (it's still in formation) so if anybody needs scions I should have by the end of this spring.

Golden Nugget is considered a middle quality variety here. Big Jim dind't appear at this side of the ocean as far as I know.
Thank you very much my friend! Do you think that Tanaka variety is best than Peluche? Thank's!
https://www.canarius.com/en/plants/eriobotrya-japonica-cv-peluche.html

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: What kind of Pomelo is this?
« on: January 13, 2018, 03:04:24 PM »
Luis, you come to the right place, Millet knows a lot, if he does not he will find the answer.
Thank's!  ;D

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What is the best variety of loquat?
« on: January 13, 2018, 02:47:45 PM »
In Spain the best variety is Tanaka, big fruits, delicious. It produces around 15 days later than most of cv. I don't know if you have this one in USA though.
Hello my friend, do you know any Spanish nursery that sells them? Thank's!

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: What kind of Pomelo is this?
« on: January 12, 2018, 04:01:10 PM »
Loisport, i do not know the answer to your questions.  If Oscar is selling it, it must be a good variety.   You can contact Tintorri and as them for information.
Ok my friend thank you very much for your answer. My question was to help me to choose some pomelo varieties.  ;)

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: What kind of Pomelo is this?
« on: January 12, 2018, 11:47:33 AM »
It is called Frutto Rosa.  You can see it on Oscar Tintorri's home page.

https://www.oscartintori.it/categoria-prodotto/serra-degli-agrumi/serra-degli-agrumi-pummeli-citrus-grandis/
Hello my friend! Yes, that i know. My question is if this one is a good fruit to eat. It is sweet? Thank's!

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