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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Avocado and cherimoya scions
« on: February 13, 2020, 12:39:06 PM »
5$ plus shipping,  small flat rate box 8$

I will start shipping on February 22nd and stop by end of March.

Send me a message with your order and your email address and I will send you a paypal invoice.


Mexicola grande
Sir prize
Green gold
Jim Bacon
Daily 11

Fino de jete
Dr white
African pride atemoya

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Avocado fruit
« on: January 22, 2020, 12:31:38 PM »
I've got stewart, bacon and fuerte fruit now.  Hass are probably ready also, just need to sample one first.  Coming soon will be sir prize, pinkerton, hass, sharwil, reed, ardith, lamb. 

Depending on the size of the fruit about 8-12 fruits fit in a box.  Some of the bacons are pretty large.  Can mix and match fruit.  You tell me what you want and I will pick fruit everyday for a week and put the type and date on them so they don't all ripen at once.

24$ total with postage inside California (weighed mail)
26$ total with postage outside California  (flat rate box). 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Concrete dragonfruit post
« on: January 13, 2020, 12:09:28 AM »
Just made a form this weekend and poured one.  I will update the thread in a week or 2 when I get the form done for the top supports. 

The form is made of plywood and 4x6 lumbers.  Trimmed down slightly to make 5x5 post and a smaller spot on top to set a support onto.  Motor oil was brushed inside the form to keep the concrete from sticking.  I already have a harbor freight cement mixer for doing small jobs here.  Makes a few hundred pounds of mix super easy. 

We use crushed recycled concrete 20$ per ton.  Mixed 5:1 with portland cement.  9$ for 95lbs of portland.  Can make posts for around 3$ a piece.  Using old 1" well pipes I had laying around for structural support.  They are stronger than rebar and galvanized. 

These are going to be very cheap to make and will last a very long time. 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Clover cover crop?
« on: January 06, 2020, 09:26:39 PM »
Anyone use this in their groves?  Im trying to figure out ways to smother out weeds and also provide free nitrogen. This is the patented variety That seems to be best since it only gets 4-6" tall.  Let me know if theres something better in your opinion or if this is a waste of time and money.  Keep in mind this will be in a very hot dry area of CA with sandy soil.  Weeds still grow between trees here and Im looking to have this replace them.  What do you guys and gals think?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Canistel seeds
« on: January 02, 2020, 09:55:48 PM »
2$ per seed, minimum 5 seeds.

5$ shipping

Super fresh, just ate the fruits

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Peach leaf curl
« on: December 11, 2019, 11:49:33 AM »
Is copper the only thing that controls it or is there something less toxic to use?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Nabal, OTA, and more avocado wood
« on: December 02, 2019, 12:57:58 PM »
Pencil size to much larger caliber scions 5$ wrapped plus postage.  These have nice swollen buds, trees are growing really nicely here. 

Mex grande

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Nishikawa avocado scions
« on: December 01, 2019, 06:28:12 PM »
They have good swollen buds, the tree is flushing nicely now.  These are really good pieces, the tree needed to be trimmed and I saved these in case anyone wanted them. 

5$ for sticks wrapped in parafilm.  Plus shipping.


Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Cherimoya plants
« on: November 29, 2019, 11:11:17 AM »
Pierce seedlings 1 for 10$ or  2 for 15$ plus postage.

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Lucy glow apple
« on: November 19, 2019, 12:26:15 AM »
Anyone seen these pink flesh apples?  Anyone growing it?  I guess its patented and hard to get.  They taste amazing and look cool too.  They have them at sorouts in poway. 

Theres a store locater on this website if you want to try them.  I think they may be the best apple ive tried.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / CA PSA Pharaoh moth on cherimoyas.
« on: November 13, 2019, 12:44:39 PM »
Found a bunch of giant catapillars on my cherimoya trees.  The biggest ones Ive ever seen, as big as a hot dog.  They do a lot of damage quick.  Check your trees, they will strip them fast.  I pulled a bunch off last night and am going to do a light sray of BT today.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Avocado seeds
« on: November 03, 2019, 10:07:15 PM »
I'm offering these because so many people have contacted me to purchase them.  I haven't used the stewart seeds but they are supposed to be very cold hardy.  The bacon seeds make excellent rootstocks, its a very vigorous and large tree.  Also reported to be moderately cold hardy type.   

The stewarts ship immediately, I will start picking Bacons this week and have some seeds the following week. 

50 cents plus postage


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Santa Anas
« on: October 25, 2019, 01:22:48 PM »
I thought we made it through this year and were in the clear.  Everything has been going well in the garden until yesterday.  We got hit really hard with the dry wind last night.  Lots of broken plants, trees fallen over, shades and pots and trash cans etc thrown around.  The yard is a real mess and many plants are destroyed.  I havent even gone to look at the orchard yet.  Just looking at the plants closest to the house its not pretty.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Canistel pruning
« on: October 17, 2019, 11:05:03 AM »
Do you guys prune the leader or just let it go?  My tree is going straight up like a christmas tree.  Is it ok to let it grow how it wants and not prune or better to remove the leader?  I prefer to have a column shape tree unless theres a reason not to.

This one is in the ground and never been pruned.

This one is a ross I just got, same thing, growing straight up.  Will probably flop over once the stake is removed.  Should I prune it in half or just let it go?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Sharwil avocado trees San Diego
« on: October 04, 2019, 03:47:22 PM »
Was at walter andersens in Poway today and they had about 50 nice looking sharwil avocado trees from la verne nursery.   Would have got one if I didnt already have this one.  Didnt check the price maybe 40 if they are charging the same as other la verne trees.  They will probably sell quick. 


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. 

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

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

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Dragonfruit cuttings
« on: September 04, 2019, 11:11:05 AM »

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Nishikawa avocado scions
« on: August 31, 2019, 05:16:44 PM »
Just have a couple nice sticks from trimming my little tree.  Kept them incase someone wants them.  10$ plus postage for 2 pieces.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Mango seedlings local pickup
« on: August 31, 2019, 02:14:29 PM »
Ungrafted florida mango seedlings.  Venus, honey kiss, orange essence, NDM.  They are in tall pots with fast draining pumice mix.  15$ local pickup near Poway Califiornia.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Pura Vida Avocado in S. Florida
« on: August 17, 2019, 02:02:14 PM »
Anyone seen these around?  I read an article saying thry can get up to 3ft long.  They called it "pura vida" grown at a farm in Miami.  Other articles mentioned russel avocado but I think they are different?  If anyone knows where I can buy a few scions of pura vida let me know.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Passionfruits
« on: August 15, 2019, 09:24:16 AM »
P. Edulis purple passion fruits.

13$ for 20-25 fruits

Plus 13$ for a medium flat rate shipping box.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Laguna hills potting mix
« on: July 30, 2019, 08:34:41 PM »
Anyone ever used this stuff?  I watch the videos but he doesn't tell what's in it.  Anyone who has some can you comment or take a pic of some?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Dragonfruit cuttings
« on: July 29, 2019, 08:50:59 PM »
7$ plus postage

American beauty
Natural mystic
Cosmic charlie
Physical grafitti
Dark star
Hailys commet
Nicaragua red

Palora seedling cuttings
Frankies red
Giant Hawaii yellow (non megalanthus)

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