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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Asiminaholics Anonymous
« on: September 17, 2019, 03:22:48 PM »
Awesome, Luis!

I am really excited today because i discovered one of my seedling trees (Sunflower mother) has its first flower buds!
I planted the seed in February of 2017. So, after 3 growing seasons it has formed its first flower buds.

The tree is over 6 feet tall and about 4 feet wide with multiple branches and dense leaves (I will post a picture soon).
I think it is big enough to hold fruit if it chooses to :)  so, next year perhaps I will have fruit from this tree.

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: My small fruit tree orchard
« on: September 11, 2019, 09:19:08 PM »
A first fruit is still something to celebrate! Congrats!

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Recipes / pawpaw (asimina triloba) smoothie experiment
« on: September 06, 2019, 03:40:46 PM »
Today i blended:
about 1.33 cups of coconut cream (Aroy-D brand in a tetrapak box - bought in asian grocery)
1/4 cup frozen pulp of well-ripened pawpaw
one small frozen banana
one chunk of crystallized ginger

It was the most amazing thing ever. the combo of caramelly pawpaw and ginger was off the chain

just wanted to tell someone

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I spray my pawpaws with kaolin clay to give them a break from sunburn. Usually I do it several times in the summer, but got lazy this year and I have a lot of ugly leaves. D

ah-ha yes! I have read about that. What product do you use or what is your source? Forum member recommended Surround to me but it doesn't seem easy or economical to obtain......

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Good point. And I donít know how reliable the juglone/pawpaw information is.

I would use a tank sprayer to just apply to the surface mulch so little to no due solution would reach the soil. Except for rain and decomposition later.

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Yeah I think Iím probably a little nuts with my theory of reflection but maybe not.

However, after researching and seeing how easy it is to make a potent dye with black walnuts, I think I HAVE to try it LOL

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Issues with excess UV from light reflection?
« on: September 05, 2019, 10:16:49 AM »
I've had issues with leaves of Asimina triloba (pawpaw) developing sunburn in the late season (last few weeks), potentially precipitated by very minor leaf yellowing.

These are on grafted trees that have been in the ground since April 2018 and have been in full sun since then.

Typically grafted trees are not planted with shade protection, though I have decided at least one year of shade helps root establishment.

All of this is to say, these trees "should" not be having problems with sunburn on the leaves.

One thing i have wondered about is reflecting sunlight off my bleached-out wood-chip mulch. The chips are rather pale from sun bleaching and to just stand out there is almost like being on a Florida panhandle beach - the light reflection from the sand is intense and makes you squint.

Does this make sense?

If so, I had the crazy idea to seek a free/cheap and NATURAL way to DYE the woodchips darker. I was thinking a "tea" of black walnut (native tree) or some other plant that would produce a dark stain, essentially.
Any ideas for this? Black Walnut is probably the best option...anyone who's handled those knows they stain something awful.

Asimina is supposedly immune to juglone and grows under Black Walnuts in the wild, so i am not concerned there.


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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Cherimoya/Pawpaw hybrid
« on: August 16, 2019, 08:52:34 PM »
I agree - donít give up! A healthy pessimism is o k but it could still be a cross.

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Cherimoya/Pawpaw hybrid
« on: August 13, 2019, 09:48:47 PM »
Way to experiment!

I was going to say the same thing :)
I think generally with seedlings itís hard to tell a lot. Especially when comparing to a mature plant.
I think all we can do is wait and see. Those fruits look good!
This is exciting indeed.

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Asiminaholics Anonymous
« on: August 12, 2019, 09:01:15 AM »
Finishing off these fruits today, I found that one of them had a faint but unmistakable floral flavor, specifically: violet.
I have encountered many subtle flavors in pawpaws like pineapple, butterscotch (distinct from caramel), cinnamon, melon, and even durian. But a floral flavor is a first for me.
The Peterson selection Tallahatchie is reported to have a floral flavor. I wonder if itís violet!
WOW! Pawpaw is soo interesting!   :P

It really is.....every fruit tastes different, it seems. Even on the same tree or the same cluster, there can be differences. I don't have a lot of experience (i.e. over many seasons) comparing specific cultivars, but i wonder even if the cultivars truly maintain their purported flavors or if pawpaws will always be pretty variable (with a basic flavor baseline of course).
God allowing, I'll be able to observe my own trees over the years and i will have an answer to this question :)

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Asiminaholics Anonymous
« on: August 11, 2019, 05:51:32 PM »
Finishing off these fruits today, I found that one of them had a faint but unmistakable floral flavor, specifically: violet.
I have encountered many subtle flavors in pawpaws like pineapple, butterscotch (distinct from caramel), cinnamon, melon, and even durian. But a floral flavor is a first for me.
The Peterson selection Tallahatchie is reported to have a floral flavor. I wonder if itís violet!

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Need zone 8a fig recommendations
« on: August 08, 2019, 08:59:59 AM »
Wow, thatís huge!

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Yeah, usually rambutan here in the states aren't very good.
However, I got some pretty good ones at our Wal-Mart, of all places.

Lychees here (from international/asian markets) usually are pretty bad. Longans not so great either. I describe them sort of having a cough syrup flavor here.

Pulasan, rambutan, and longan right off the tree of course are out of this world in comparison to these store bought fruits.

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Gold Nugget Loquat, just the beginning.
« on: August 06, 2019, 08:54:19 AM »
Nice, Joe!

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Asiminaholics Anonymous
« on: August 04, 2019, 10:07:21 PM »
First pawpaws of 2019!

Just picked today from trees in a city park. (Intentionally planted seedling trees)

Pretty early stuff.




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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Maypop (Passiflora incarnata) Thread
« on: August 01, 2019, 09:59:47 AM »
Something strange is going on with my maypops this year.

Fruits are dropping about 3-4 per day, but they are dropping prematurely.

Normally by the time drug drops itís very wonderfully aromatic and soft.

This year so far 95% are firm and not fragrant or barely so.

Iím not sure whatís going on. The only thing Iíve done differently is to not prune the vines.
It was rather rainy for June/July and has since dried up a good bit.

Really frustrating!

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Asiminaholics Anonymous
« on: July 31, 2019, 12:51:31 PM »
Cool, Luis!

Interesting that they are all single fruits, none are in clusters of multiple fruits.
Did you thin the clusters?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: "Lac Balsam" Artificial Bark
« on: July 27, 2019, 01:08:41 PM »
Yep I didnít realize wound compound use was controversial, but I see that it is.
I talked with other long-time nurserymen that avoid it.
Makes sense that except for extreme situations, plants should be left to their own healing processes. So many times our interventions make things worse (this applies broadly to Nature!)

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visit www.yearofthedurian.com if you haven't already!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / "Lac Balsam" Artificial Bark
« on: July 26, 2019, 04:53:50 PM »
A nurseryman recommended a product called Lac Balsam for treating wounds on trees.
Specifically i have some cracking bark due to sun injury, and he highly recommended this stuff.

I searched the forum and found no hits.

Anyone ever heard of or used this stuff?

https://www.treestuff.com/store/catalog.asp?item=1381#detail

I didn't see it on Amazon - seems harder to come by.

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Asimina Incana (Woolly Pawpaw)
« on: July 23, 2019, 04:24:40 PM »
cool!
Have pics?
I've never seen one, I don't think. Doubt they grow this far north? Never looked into it.

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Thank you!
Yeah, I probably will give the Mariaís Joy and Shenandoah one more year at least.
I may take cuttings next winter and try to do some grafts as insurance.

Sorry to hear about the tree you received in a bag. I definitely will only buy potted trees in the future, if I ever buy more. Bare root pawpaws for me are a no-go.

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Cherimoya/Pawpaw hybrid
« on: July 13, 2019, 01:00:28 PM »
Sounds like a great plan

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Cherimoya/Pawpaw hybrid
« on: July 13, 2019, 11:04:58 AM »
Very cool!
Iíd never seen a cherimoya flower before.

When was the Asimina pollen collected?

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