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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 1st cotton candy aprium harvest
« on: July 08, 2019, 06:53:28 PM »
Thanks Brad. Good to know that they are all good. Some of the scions i grafted are budding out.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 1st cotton candy aprium harvest
« on: July 07, 2019, 12:35:01 PM »
Hi Brad, how would you rate flavor delight vs cotton candy, snow queen vs arctic star?

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Pineapple offsets
« on: July 06, 2019, 04:38:02 PM »
This is a good deal for the best varieties.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Video tour
« on: June 25, 2019, 01:56:16 AM »
Thanks for sharing and Congrats for an amazing job! Really enjoy seeing your garden turning into fruit heaven.

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IMO manual grafting is the way to go. Itís allows you to graft under so many different scenarios so you will need to practice it anyway

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Need ID -Passion Fruit
« on: June 12, 2019, 11:40:11 PM »
they both are delicious.

Thanks for the info. I have a purple possum and itís the most rigorous Iíve had.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Need ID -Passion Fruit
« on: June 11, 2019, 06:33:51 PM »
How do purple possum and Panama red taste?

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This is what I saw at a Tokyo grocery store. The first mango is about usd $300. US is a fruit heaven compared to Japan.





















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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Looking for Loquat scions
« on: April 19, 2019, 08:57:06 AM »
Seen this link?

http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=31307.0


Thanks. Yes I saw it. Those seem good varieties but I am also interested in other varieties

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Looking for Loquat scions
« on: April 18, 2019, 05:27:20 AM »
Looking for some good varieties. I already have big Jim, jazzy, and Macbeth. Please PM me your varieties and price with shipping. Thanks.

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I can also settle for smaller but tastier fruits. Interested in hearing more about good loquats.

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Simon and Fang, congrats on harvesting amazing fruits!

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I am interested in good loquat varieties too. Will top work my trees after this seasonís harvest.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Help with Citrus Leaves
« on: February 14, 2019, 10:22:50 PM »
Looks like leafminer damage. I have them on my citrus too. Donít know any effective way to control these nasty worms yet.

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Oh man, my mom had an upside-down cluster of 3 large shiranui fruits. This past weekend I went back and they're all off the branch... Apparently, the fruits were so heavy that the rind broke under the weight and the fruits fell off and rooted.

Should we set an amount of time for these to ripen before testing them so that we get kind of consistent conditions? Like 2 weeks or 4 weeks? Or does the brix not change much, only the acidity decreases?

Sorry to hear. What is the root stock was the shiranui grafted onto? From what I read itís better to use rigorous rootstock. I also read that the fruits are ready 2-4 momths after fully colored.

Grafted onto gold nugget. The graft and rootstock branch are stiff, which is why the fruits are formed upside-down rather than hanging. Next year's will be better.

So have you harvested your fruits or are you letting them hang more? I see them on my tree and I only cut the one off that has dried skin on one side.

I also grafted shiranui onto my gold nugget. The tree is still young so I didnít let it fruit. I wonder if the rootstock of a grapefruit or pomelo tree is better for shiranui.


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Oh man, my mom had an upside-down cluster of 3 large shiranui fruits. This past weekend I went back and they're all off the branch... Apparently, the fruits were so heavy that the rind broke under the weight and the fruits fell off and rooted.

Should we set an amount of time for these to ripen before testing them so that we get kind of consistent conditions? Like 2 weeks or 4 weeks? Or does the brix not change much, only the acidity decreases?

Sorry to hear. What is the root stock was the shiranui grafted onto? From what I read itís better to use rigorous rootstock. I also read that the fruits are ready 2-4 momths after fully colored.

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Just tested a Sumo from H-mart and I got Brix of 20. Confirmed that itís calibrated correctly.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: jazzy loquat scions trade??
« on: February 02, 2019, 10:55:39 AM »
Just sent you a PM. Thanks.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: jazzy loquat scions trade??
« on: February 02, 2019, 01:29:40 AM »
Patrick, I am interested in jazzy scions. I have gold nugget. If you donít want it I can pay. Thanks.
yes i can sell also $3. ea
sounds good. please let me know when they are available. thanks.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: jazzy loquat scions trade??
« on: January 31, 2019, 08:03:04 PM »
Patrick, I am interested in jazzy scions. I have gold nugget. If you donít want it I can pay. Thanks.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Loquat grafting, when?
« on: January 29, 2019, 06:21:47 PM »
I also have large seeding loquat. the fruits are good but not outstanding. tempted to do bark or side grafting onto some of the main trunk soon. if i stump it I will need to wait until the fruits are done for the season.

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Itís tart and slightly sweet, soft with many seeds inside. Not a lot of flesh. not worth growing IMO

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My sweetheart lychee usually start flowering in April (coastal SoCal). Yours seem a bit early.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« on: November 22, 2018, 03:42:22 PM »
Tried this Bruni yesterday.  Its quite sweet (brix 20).  Very similar to megalanthus fruits taste and sweetness.  It was picked a little early (wanted to try it before animals got it) and late in the year.   These could easily be mid 20s on the brix scale next year.  Its lacking in the flavor department but if its sugar you want, these deliver.



Brad, sounds like a variety that kids would enjoy. Is the peel supposed to be green when ripe? They have purple flowers right?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Todayís Harvest from the orchard
« on: November 13, 2018, 10:27:41 PM »
We had a lot of successes and positive results here but today was a really bad day.  A lot of trees and plants got battered in the nasty santa ana wind the last couple days.  I went out to look at things and its not pretty.  Trees blown over, potted plants blown over, trees defoliated, fruit on the ground.  Single digit humidity, strong winds, no bueno.  Thought my house was going to lift off over the night.

Still we are lucky to not have a fire to really destroy things here.  My focus the next year will be wind and fire hardening the orchard.

Sorry to hear. Hopefully the trees will recover soon. How do you plan to wind/fire harden the plants?


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