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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: The Reed avocado thread
« on: Today at 02:22:15 AM »
My tree




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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Air pruning pots--opinions?
« on: May 14, 2019, 04:28:12 PM »
Air-pot don't have holes in the top 2". Thick UV resistant plastic.
The best I have.

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Has anyone gotten fruits on these seedlings?
Are the fruits purple?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado thread
« on: May 12, 2019, 11:33:04 PM »
If you want to keep your 2 small trees small, leave all the fruits on.
Any day now the trees will drop all the fruits when Santa Ana wind hit them.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Tropical Fruit Forum Starter Kit
« on: May 12, 2019, 11:22:13 PM »
Nice pack!

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Put on YouTube ?

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Meyer lemon, why?
« on: May 06, 2019, 02:57:34 PM »
Is Improved Meyer better?
I want a lemon tree to compliment my Bearss but don't know what's a good lemon tree.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Container Soil Mix.
« on: May 01, 2019, 12:15:10 AM »
It says "For In-Ground Use".

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Container Soil Mix.
« on: April 28, 2019, 01:08:21 AM »
Do you water your plants every day?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado thread
« on: April 23, 2019, 02:03:51 AM »
My Reed is dropping old leaves. It's normal this time of the year.

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I pruned that small tree in Feb so I can prune again in late June or early July.
That was 7 weeks ago.

On another small tree I pruned mid June last year.
New shoots were 3' long by December.
I liked the the length and thickness of those shoots.

I would prune late April if I aim for good fruit growth.
The flowers need over night temperature of 17C or 63F to get good fruit growth.
Fruits from early flowers from trees I pruned April 1st last year looked ugly.
The late fruits looked pretty.

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One bud rubbed off




Two buds rubbed off




Scaffolds with 2 leaders and 2 laterals






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Looks like a stinky mushroom.

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On my 12" scaffolds, I keep top 2 buds.
Rub 1 or 2 off.
Keep next 2.
Rub the rest off.
Branch ends up with 2 leaders and 2 laterals.

My friend kept all buds on his tree last year.
Ended up crowded, with weak and strong laterals.

If you want you can rub off now.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mulch problem - need your help
« on: April 18, 2019, 11:58:08 PM »
That 4 year old picture looks pretty!

Would they let you build raised borders around each tree?
If the mulch stay in those confined spaces they would better than in mounds.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mulch problem - need your help
« on: April 18, 2019, 12:17:32 PM »
Those mulch look like trash.
I used to mulch my banana plants in the side yard. I got tired of the trashy look from walking on the sidewalk so I removed it.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Air layering jaboticaba
« on: April 04, 2019, 02:48:39 PM »
My tree is getting smaller every year so no chance to experiment with air-layering.

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