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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: fighting against asshole neighbor
« on: September 19, 2019, 07:27:39 PM »
Well, I think I can solve your drone problem, at least! 
My mom, who is 85 and overweight, said that for a bag of sour oranges, she will come and run around naked in your back yard the next time your neighbor flies his drone over.
If it doesn't outright break the camera, he will still NEVER be able to unsee it.  Hee hee.

Over 25 years ago I was out catching frogs at an apartment complex at night. The frogs are attracted to
lights that attract bugs and the lights are located in between every complex. Anyway I happened to look
in a window as a 80+ year old woman ran across the room Naked. I'll never be able to forget that for the
rest of my life. She never saw me but unfortunately I saw her. I rubbed my eyes for 10 minutes but it is
engrained. Carolyn thanks for reminding me

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Grafting class
« on: September 18, 2019, 08:46:13 PM »
Would someone consider youtubing this presentation?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: fighting against asshole neighbor
« on: September 18, 2019, 08:42:08 PM »
Wouldn't it be funny if your neighbor had a similar thread running on another forum?

There some guy on the mulberry forum complaining about his neighbor.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Grafting...successful or not
« on: September 16, 2019, 10:43:51 PM »
It's looking real good!
It looks like more then residual energy in the scion!

Thanks John and Adam
I was looking forward to this video and it didn't disappoint.
A special thanks to John for showing his collection and a little bit of his
world. Please keep the videos coming!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Thai Dwarf Mulberries - How Hardy?
« on: September 16, 2019, 05:49:21 PM »
Where I am at in 9b it was the first mulberry to fruit last Spring and it fruited a solid 2 months.
It was in February when it started and there wasn't much to eat in my yard.
My 4' x 3' tree had a tremendous amount of fruit. A couple big handfuls every day.
For some reason the birds didn't figure it out like the previous year. They also have a unique flavor
and unless super ripe they are a little crunchy and don't make a big mess in your hands.
I would only put one tree out Kevin?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / thumper
« on: September 15, 2019, 07:16:41 PM »

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pruning anonas with fruits
« on: September 15, 2019, 12:00:47 PM »
I have been selling scions off atemoyas and sugar apples with fruit and it hasn't caused
any fruit drop. I am in Florida and the fruit is further along though. Also all my annonas
go dormant when the days get short enough. The dormant period is not triggered by
cool weather. I don't expect my trees that I trimmed will grow much till next Spring?
I was waiting to see if I would get a late flush or not until next Spring. When I did take scions
I made sure I didn't take the scions with leaves shading developing fruit

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Big Red
« on: September 13, 2019, 05:24:10 PM »
My 1st Big Red

Now if I could just find my teeth I would eat this thing?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Zone 9b space coast Florida peaches?
« on: September 13, 2019, 12:49:00 PM »
In Florida it is important to buy trees on the right rootstock. I think it's called
Floridagaurd. I have eaten allot of good peaches the last almost 10 years. I have had
issues but not enough to abandoned growing them. I currently am only keeping 2 trees
and one of them the Florida Grande flowers well but has set very few fruit for 2 years.
I have grande and Florida Glow scions if interested just pm me. I would not graft them
in Florida except on the aforementioned rootstock. I have read that they only live 10 years
or so and I know they are heavy feeders and grow fast. It's a wonderful fruit for march and April
before mangos kick in. I have seen low chill peaches for sale at Home Depot and Ace hardware
down this way? Fruitscapes and Echo has them in SW Florida.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Zone 9b space coast Florida peaches?
« on: September 13, 2019, 07:14:23 AM »
Low chill peaches
The best peaches I have ever eaten. They are smaller then Georgia peaches
but much sweeter. Florida glow is a white fleshed peach that is one of my favorites.
They also ripen in the Spring before mango season. Tropic Beauty is also a good one
that produced real well. Most of these peaches need around 150 chill hours which we
don't usually get where I am at. The peaches still produce yearly. If you get a tree I would
plant it now.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Sudden lychee death
« on: September 12, 2019, 07:26:32 AM »
It may help to pull up the stump and see the root ball?
Did you do anything recently like fertilize or change water or

I bought a lychee that was labeled a Biew Keiw longan. I never saw a longan with that shape
and bought it. It had that shape because it was a lychee. Anyway I fertilized heavy with synthetic
fertilizer and gave it my old deep well water which is full of salt. In one day the leaves turned 3/4 brown
and burnt. The tree never did well in that location and I continued to give it my deep well water.
After a couple years it still never recovered and I dug it up and put it in a 15 gallon pot.
I started only watering with rain water and it continued to decline in the pot and died.
I left it alone for a couple months and quit watering it. I was going to pull it out of the
pot and put it in the yard waste for removal and I saw some new green growth? Just a
few leaves but I started to water it again with the rainwater and today the damn thing is in
the ground. I had to cut a large piece of the old trunk out but the tree keeps flushing and
looking better and better?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Grafting...successful or not
« on: September 10, 2019, 09:40:45 PM »
The graft looks great but don't get too hopeful. Sometimes the scion pushes and
still fails later? The scion has residual energy which can cause the push. As already
mentioned cut off any suckers that grow from the rootstock and also keep it humid.
I don't see the mold but you can spray a little copper fungicide on the area if it persists?
I prefer to wrap the scion? What is the scion? Good Luck!

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / annona scions
« on: September 09, 2019, 07:31:52 AM »

Isan indigo Sugar apple  limited
Na Dai
Dream atemoya
Lisa atemoya
Tim atemoya
Geffner atemoya

All scions are $4 each plus shipping

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: seeds
« on: September 09, 2019, 07:30:59 AM »

Might have been a Carabao Mango?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Annona pruning concepts
« on: September 08, 2019, 10:21:46 PM »
After Irma knocked all my annonas down I pruned heavy and staked the trees up.
I had sugar apples and atemoyas. I think that was September 11th when it hit us.
My trees flowered and set a few fruit. They then went dormant when the days got
short and the fruit did not develop.

Why did you get it? If you are planning to graft I would keep the biggest trunk.
If you are planning to raise it to maturity do you know what produced it? I would
not raise a seedling but if I did I wouldn't want to raise something for 5+ years and
find out it's turpentine?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: My Florida Lucís- Fruit tasted video links
« on: September 08, 2019, 07:27:06 AM »
Just think you will have a big bowl of those to enjoy soon.
It's very encouraging to see the end product when my small
trees are growing slower then mollasses

This will only work for Monoembryonic seeds?

I planted turpentine seeds which are poly and I cut away all but the largest seedling.
Would it work to graft now?
Originally I planned to graft early summer next year when the seedlings are pushing 2' hopefully?
I think I got to try 1-2 anyway?


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Chloride tip burn on avocado
« on: September 05, 2019, 04:39:44 PM »
The picture looks like the oldest leaves have the burn? The top leaves
or newest leaves look fine? The old leaves will shed. What kind of water
are you using?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Chloride tip burn on avocado
« on: September 05, 2019, 01:10:59 PM »
The new growth looks relatively clean? What fertilizer did you use?
My old well had salt in the water and I use to get allot of leaf burn on
my avocados also. If the new leaves are ok figure out if it is from the
fertilizer or water or both like mine was. Eventually the burnt leaves will
shed you should be ok. In Florida I realized avocados don't need water as
often and may have been part of my problem also.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Which Sugar apple - Na Dai or Thai Lessard?
« on: September 05, 2019, 02:24:17 AM »
Does the skin peal off or do you cut the sugar apple in half and scoop out with
a spoon? Na Dai peal easy and the Thai Lessard does not

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Annona/Atemoya seed Germination
« on: September 05, 2019, 02:21:07 AM »
When I used paper towel I had to replace it every 2 days else it had severe fungus problem. 

You added copper fungicide to your paper towel so it wont get molds for 6 months?
No I didn't apply copper fungicide to paper towels I was suggesting to the guy who planted them
in soil. When I used paper towels I had to replace the paper towels every week or two. The seeds
I had that took 6 months I put directly in potting mix. They over wintered and sprouted in the Spring.
I guess because it is so dry here in the Winter they didn't have mold issues while in the potting soil.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Annona/Atemoya seed Germination
« on: September 04, 2019, 09:41:05 PM »
I put the seeds in between damp papertowels in a baggie and wait for the seeds to germinate.
After the seeds germinate I plant in potting soil. I have had seeds germinate in under a
week and I have had seeds takes 6 months. Usually the seeds I get in the beginning of the
season germinate faster. Copper fungicide will get rid of the mold.

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