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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: John Herd avocado
« on: September 15, 2019, 04:34:22 PM »
Looks nice, is that 16 months on tree?

I think I have some branches of one called "herd" from khalid.  Maybe its the same one.  He got them from the UC irvine collection.

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I will have stewart and bacon seeds in october - december.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Purple passionfruut comparison
« on: September 13, 2019, 07:05:47 PM »
Left to right purple possum, fredrick, red rover.

Flavor wise the purple possum and fredrick are both good and very similar.  Red rover has more of a unique flavor than them and tastes better to me and my wife. 

Fredrick has the thinnest shell and gets damaged easier from the sun after dropping off the plant.  Purple possum also damages from sunburn after falling off.  Red rover has the thickest shell and will take more sun before being damaged.

Overall red rover to me tastes better and also is able to sit on the ground for several hours before being damaged by the sun.  It seems like the best ones although they maybe have less edible flesh per fruit.

All 3 types grow like weeds and produce heavily. 






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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Delete
« on: September 13, 2019, 10:53:23 AM »
Delete wrong forum

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Dragonfruit cuttings
« on: September 12, 2019, 11:27:19 PM »
Sure, just send me a private message or email. 

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If you guys want to stop by text me in the morning, earlier is better.  Its super hot out here, Im done in the yard by late morning. 

Brad
619 990 0843

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Passionfruits
« on: September 12, 2019, 11:10:56 AM »
Do you still have one box for sale? If so, I will send the payment. Thanks!

Sure, I can send you a box.

 They are starting to slow down but theres still a lot on there.  The plants are blooming hard again and there will be a big harvest again during winter. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Should I top off my Cherimoya tree?
« on: September 11, 2019, 09:37:11 PM »
You can prune twice a year.  Thats why people like Frank the annona guru are selling scions 2X per year.  Not only 2x a year but whenever a branch gets too long just pinch it off and steip the leaves where you want a new branch.  I do summer pruning on all my stone fruits and cherimoya.  Otherwise you end up with long branches like you have that could have been multiple short branches and bushy canopy.  You basically wasting time if you let the branches get that long.  This is how my cherimoya trees look after a few years of this.  With a tree the size you have dont even worry about fruit next year just prune when it needs it and build the canopy where you can reach and pollinate it.




What a beautiful tree! About how tall is it?

Its around 7ft tall.   I want to keep my cherimoyas that size so I can reach the flowers. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Should I top off my Cherimoya tree?
« on: September 10, 2019, 04:50:34 PM »
You can prune twice a year.  Thats why people like Frank the annona guru are selling scions 2X per year.  Not only 2x a year but whenever a branch gets too long just pinch it off and steip the leaves where you want a new branch.  I do summer pruning on all my stone fruits and cherimoya.  Otherwise you end up with long branches like you have that could have been multiple short branches and bushy canopy.  You basically wasting time if you let the branches get that long.  This is how my cherimoya trees look after a few years of this.  With a tree the size you have dont even worry about fruit next year just prune when it needs it and build the canopy where you can reach and pollinate it.




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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Should I top off my Cherimoya tree?
« on: September 10, 2019, 04:23:53 PM »
If it was my tree, I would prune all of the branches including the leader down then leaf strip.  Thrn prune again in spring or summer whenever it needs it then the following year do a spring trim to induce flowering and let it hold fruit in 2 years.  And I would ditch the T post so the tree can become strong and hold itself up. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Should I top off my Cherimoya tree?
« on: September 10, 2019, 03:40:01 PM »
You should prune back all the long branches to 18" long and strip off the top 3 leaves after pruning to promote branches to form.

I thought you're suppose to prune before spring starts?  So now it is a good time to prune my Cherimoya/atemoyas? (that doesn't have fruits)?

What do you mean by stripping of the top 3 leaves?

Yeah you should do it in spring and again end of summer.  You need to remove the leaves where you want branches or they wont grow.  The buds are under the petioles. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Should I top off my Cherimoya tree?
« on: September 10, 2019, 11:28:43 AM »
You should prune back all the long branches to 18" long and strip off the top 3 leaves after pruning to promote branches to form. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Frederick Passion Fruit not turning purple
« on: September 09, 2019, 04:56:16 PM »
The one I planted is Frederick which are supposed to be purple.  So far, only fruit dropped, and it was yellow, with a little purple on a corner.  The fruits have been on the vines for at least 3 months.

You need to let yhem sit on thr counter.  If its yellow with a little purple it sounds ok, it will purple up by sitting longer. 

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Dragonfruit cuttings
« on: September 09, 2019, 10:38:10 AM »
Best red flesh (purple flesh really) types are american beauty, dark star, condor, S8. 

Im out of hawaii yellow, bruni and paloras.

If you guys or gals want to place an order please use the private message.

Brad

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Long Neck Avocados?
« on: September 09, 2019, 12:30:23 AM »
My son popped the fruit hunter dvd in tonight and I saw dr fairchild say the pura vida is like the mona lisa.
Did you mean  Dr. Campbell? Or who is Dr. Fairchild?

Dr Campbell, sorry.  He was talking about why bother saving different genetics and asked why bother saving the mona lisa.

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I have some you can have shane, you can dig it up its yours.  Has a few really large pups that need to go.  Have a nice rack on it at the moment too.




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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Long Neck Avocados?
« on: September 08, 2019, 08:49:15 PM »
My son popped the fruit hunter dvd in tonight and I saw dr fairchild say the pura vida is like the mona lisa.

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The dolores and jalisco trees i got from you in december are holding fruit now frank.  Thanks.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Frederick Passion Fruit not turning purple
« on: September 06, 2019, 06:52:06 PM »
The fruit itself being shaded is not an issue but the leaves need a lot of sun input to ripen the fruits.  My vines on the north side of the fence dont ripen properly.  What direction is the fence facing?

Other issues could be not enough water or fertilizer but your vines look green so thats probably not it. 

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Passionfruits
« on: September 06, 2019, 06:49:00 PM »
A couple extra days is not bad but after a few weeks they do go bad.  The acid breaks down and the flavor goes sideways then the shell starts to rot and the seed sacks break down into more of a goo than they already are.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Passionfruits
« on: September 06, 2019, 03:27:08 PM »
Got my box today--first ever fresh passionfruit I've eaten and they are fantastic! Thanks, Brad!

Great, hopefully they werent overly ripe.  If anyones boxes were too ripe just send me a pic and I will work it out and send a better box.  The long holiday weekend delayed shipping and the weather in FL sounds like it was an extra day also.

Thank you guys so much for all the passionfruit orders.  I shipped around 100lbs in the last couple weeks.  And theres more going out.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« on: September 05, 2019, 02:57:53 PM »
This has been working nicely for me to save the pollen from the bees.  Its flagging tape.  The stretchy stuff from home depot.  Actually this kind was off ebay and its texas brand.  Works good for tying yp dragonfruit plants to supports.  Has more stretch than tree tape. 




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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / avocado scionwood
« on: September 05, 2019, 12:28:48 PM »
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