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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Wayne Clifton
« on: July 15, 2019, 09:22:37 PM »
I'm still waiting for Dream to flower.

RIP Wayne!

Citrus General Discussion / Re: CCPP budwood
« on: July 05, 2019, 12:17:00 PM »
I prefer to graft on a big tree. Take my time getting a good rootstock to graft later.

Graft on whatever tree you got.
Then air-layer later or graft to a good rootstock.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Annona Paludosa
« on: July 05, 2019, 12:09:21 PM »
The problem with the site is that it doesn't default to a package.
If you click on a package, it will display pricing.

For Paludosa, 15 Euro for 5 seeds. 26 Euro for 10 seeds.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Looking for PPC Atemoya scions
« on: July 03, 2019, 12:15:26 PM »
You got yet?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Container Cherimoya pruning question
« on: June 03, 2019, 06:15:48 PM »
Put a stake where you want to bend the branch then tie it vertical to stake.
Tie it loosely.
Tighten the bend over a few days.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Container Cherimoya pruning question
« on: June 03, 2019, 12:38:26 AM »
I like Harís method as shown by black lines.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Slow growing plants
« on: May 29, 2019, 03:08:05 PM »
The slow ones have a genetic defect.
Extra care is not enough.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY
« on: May 27, 2019, 01:32:17 PM »

Citrus General Discussion / Re: clay soil amendments?
« on: May 26, 2019, 03:03:09 PM »
Where do you guys buy FD fruit to get its seeds?

That video shows how porous charcoal is, not how much water it can retain.
The presenter needs to put a filter over the glass and pour the mixture back into the empty glass.
That will show how much water is retained in the charcoal.

Some of mine pushed and dried.
I put plastic sleeves over to keep scions humid.
I put paper cone around scions to protect from full sun.
3 months later new buds pushing.

Cherimoya grows best at 1/2 light intensity of full sun.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: New additions
« on: May 24, 2019, 10:06:04 AM »
Same old addiction!  :)

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Container Soil Mix.
« on: May 23, 2019, 07:15:19 PM »
If you have insane humidity why do you mist?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Making my cherimoya flower!
« on: May 23, 2019, 07:09:18 PM »
Cherimoya has an issue with high temperature. It won't flower.

How high is it at your place?

In SoCal atemoya fruits worth 2x as cherimoya.
I can't tell which is more grown here.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: The Reed avocado thread
« on: May 20, 2019, 01:56:24 PM »
One strategy is to reduce height by 1 node per year.
If you cut 4' off today, next year you cut 1 node down from today's cut.

I'm going a different route.
I'll put shade cloth on an umbrella. Tie umbrella to leader.
I'll remove new leaves on any branches that grow straight up. Then cut it off in Winter.
Hope to maintain my Reed at 7.5'

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: The Reed avocado thread
« on: May 19, 2019, 02:22:15 AM »
My tree

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: The Reed avocado thread
« on: May 18, 2019, 01:03:44 AM »
Removing new leaves on the leader slow down the growth of the leader...less tall.
When there were no new leaves on the leader, the leader got thin.
Tree was growing 2-3' per year. Got it reduced to 6".

When it was in pot I draped it with shade netting.
The heat from the netting burned all the tender leaves underneath.
Leader grew 1-2".

It's weird that some side branches got sun burn but not the leader. IDK y.

This is how I slow down my Reed tree.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: The Reed avocado thread
« on: May 17, 2019, 09:47:21 PM »
It sounds like I need to remove new leaves on 2 leaders instead of 1.
If you remove young leaves on leader the leader grow very slow.
Mine grew 6" after 2 flushes.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: The Reed avocado thread
« on: May 17, 2019, 05:24:29 PM »
3rd year in the ground.

Last summer I had a fire ant problem.
I mixed borax with peanut butter and put the mixture on a credit card.
I set it by the mound.

I don't see any fire ant so far.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: The Reed avocado thread
« on: May 17, 2019, 05:14:45 PM »
Last year mine was 7'. I kept removing the leader's new leaves. It grew 6" taller.
This year I cut the leader. Tree is about 7.5'. Waiting for it to grow wider.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jaboticabaholics Anonymous
« on: May 15, 2019, 09:06:45 PM »
I bought a jabo with some bark damage at the trunk. Is there something I should do to prevent it from rotting in the future? Or is it fine to leave it like this? It has been growing nicely otherwise.

Maybe clear away the dirt around the wound.
How deep is the cut?

I got the date messed up.
I ordered seeds in Oct 2017.
My picture said 2 year old. It was 1.
It will be 2 years this Oct.
I'm too anxious!

Here is my only seedling so far.

I cut 2 small branches to graft.
Here is a good graft.

Maybe I can get a fruit this year.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Air pruning pots--opinions?
« on: May 15, 2019, 08:21:24 PM »
I read Whitman's 4" rule and I followed it.
I used 4" diameter pots for seedlings.
I realized that it made no sense to have 2" for side root growth when it should have been 4".

Now I use 8" diameter pots to start seedlings.
I'm raising air-pot bottom disk up to 6" from top
so I'll get 4" of soil and 2" for solid pot to hold water.

If I buy more pots for seedlings I would choose 10" diameter.

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