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What Passion fruit variety did you get ?

Mimosa LA is adjacent to Champa.  Good opportunity to check out both.  Mimosa Anaheim is the closest, but just go there to browse.  Otherwise, expect to pay some very high prices.
I think their prices for small plants was decent. Not the best but better than prices I get here near sacramento. It's hit and miss here. Got an avocado for 25, goji berry for 12, passion fruit was 28 I think but over 4 ft tall already.
it just said p. Edulis. Not sure what exact ttpe. They also had Frederick but I can get that here

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Best tasting fig?
« on: April 29, 2018, 03:15:01 AM »
What is your favourite fig? I'm thinking about adding one to my collection and I want one that tastes great fresh off the tree. Zone 9b.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: seeds
« on: April 29, 2018, 12:20:15 AM »
Thanks Mike, seeds arrived in great shape and right on time!
likewise, thanks again. Mine came a day early! Do you know germination period for these plants?

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: The Official "Blueberry Tree" thread.
« on: April 27, 2018, 05:57:59 PM »
I cannot see them, I believe there is  forum-wide problem.  See the Tropical Fruit section on the thread.
I would love to see them, Viking could you modify your original post? You need to change the .org to .cc in the post image link.

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Mimosa LA is adjacent to Champa.  Good opportunity to check out both.  Mimosa Anaheim is the closest, but just go there to browse.  Otherwise, expect to pay some very high prices.
I think their prices for small plants was decent. Not the best but better than prices I get here near sacramento. It's hit and miss here. Got an avocado for 25, goji berry for 12, passion fruit was 28 I think but over 4 ft tall already.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Identify: Banana
« on: April 27, 2018, 10:46:21 AM »
Very hard to say what variety without fruiting. Could be plantain. Pick the strongest pup, dig it out, chop it down to 12" tall and trim roots. Replant by itself in fertile soil feed and water it well. In a year you should find out what you have. Banana/plantain are very rewarding. After fruiting, remove all pups except the best one and repeat.
I'll have to see if I have an area to replant... We like to use the leaves so we like to have a few densely packed bananas. They were already their when we purchased this house and only one flowered, but the flower never fruited. Thanks !

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Stone fruits?
« on: April 27, 2018, 01:57:32 AM »
My persimmons are looking good too! Last year the hachiya didn't produce at all but there's some damage to the tree. Lit's of flowers coming in on it though. Fuyu Gabe us so many last year we gave bags away.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Identify: Banana
« on: April 26, 2018, 11:54:22 AM »
Hello all,
I have a bunch of bananas in my yard (I already cut out about 2/3 of them)
Could you please help me identify the variety?
They flower but don't produce fruit. It could be the temperature, or because they're so dense.
Any help is appreciated!








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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Ornamental Plum fruited!
« on: April 26, 2018, 11:43:51 AM »
I have an ornamental plum that's been around since the 90's... set fruit for the first time. I hear they're very poor tasting, but has anyone tried them? Mine are still rock hard and cherry sized.


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: SoCal - GEM AVOCADO + Recommendations
« on: April 26, 2018, 11:39:44 AM »
If I saw that Jan Boyce I probably would have jumped on it... but I didn't see one. And I hear it's supposed to be monstrous. I'd still be interested in a smaller variety avocado in the future....but....
I think I'm going to wait a while and let some other trees get established before I worry about more avocados. I just picked up a small Hass, and my Holiday is doing quite well (a couple inches taller and new growth all over). I will probably keep them in a container this year and let them mature a bit before planting them. I have a smaller back yard, so I will be probably planting them closer than recommended, but for curiosity's sake, how close should I be able to get away with? Is 8-10 ft too close? They'll be in the back corner of my yard, possible with a manilla mango between them if it does well in it's pot this year.
I'm also expecting some eugenia seeds from Mike (achetadomestica) tomorrow, that should hopefully find their way in to the landscape next summer.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: An unplanned visit to Mimosa Anaheim.
« on: April 25, 2018, 04:02:59 PM »
You should! You're only four hours away from me, much easier trip than going to socal :D

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: SoCal - GEM AVOCADO + Recommendations
« on: April 25, 2018, 01:58:11 PM »
There is oc green scene tomorrow morning at cal state Fullerton arboretum. Opens at 9am. The oc crfg chapter will have loads of grafted avocado trees for sale. Proceeds benefit crfg student scholarships.

K
Forgot to mention I stopped by. Wasn't that impressed. there where a few avocado's I don't frequently see (atleast in my area) but they didn't looks ready for...anything yet. I didn't ask around much as I was in a bit of a time crunch, still cool to stop by and look around.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cherry of rio grande
« on: April 25, 2018, 01:40:23 AM »
Cherry of the rio grande is variable. I have a 8 foot tree that has produced fruit the past
3 years and I got it as a 3gal 6 years ago around 3'. I raised another tree from a  plug that has very different leaves and
it had flowers this year but didn't set and it is 3 years old. Hopefully next year? I would think 2-3 years
is a safe bet on a 3 gallon. What a delicious fruit!
I'm bummed you ran out of seeds sir! Keep me in your thoughts! :D

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: An unplanned visit to Mimosa Anaheim.
« on: April 24, 2018, 06:31:14 PM »
I do believe I forgot to mention during my visit last Saturday the lady who took my order and the man working out in the nursery where friendly and smiling.
Maybe it was because I was already walking around with a couple of items and she knew I was there to buy.... ;)
The man didn't appear to speak much English but was ecstatic about a 5 gallon Hass that had little flowers all over (I wish I was always as happy as that man with that little tree).
She did ask me to sign an invoice right above the line that said 'All sales final! No refunds!' so keep that in mind!

The young trees mostly appeared to be in good health, I don't think I would ever buy a larger tree from them though. They were thin, and appeared malnourished.
I wouldn't call this a go to nursery where I residing in Anaheim area, but they had what I needed at decent prices.



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Citrus General Discussion / Re: My yard: Work in Progress
« on: April 24, 2018, 06:17:29 PM »
Putting rocks in the bottom of a container for better drainage was more or less common.  However, it is now known that doing so is not a good idea. This is because  it raises the perched water table higher up into the growing area of the container.
It's worked well for me in the past. I don't do a heavy layer - Just enough to cover the holes and keep the soil and organic material from clogging it up. Usually less than an inch around the holes in the container (I don't line the whole bottom)

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Citrus Spring feeding and care regimen
« on: April 24, 2018, 04:54:48 PM »
No doubt at all that with proper care the tree produces more fruit, but more importantly higher quality fruit.  I was at the super market yesterday, and seen the Cara Cara.  Huge fruit very juicy high quality fruit.
Oh yeah. No arguments from this guy. I'm going to try some fertilizer and I'll be calling around to some tree companies and try to locate some mulch for my trees. I'm excited to see how well they will do with a little more care. I think I got the wife to see that a vegan fertilizer isn't going to reasonable for my budget, so we will settle on organic. Probably espoma.

I am guessing that you do not spray for any insects, mites, CLM, scale or aphids as this would be counter to the vegan ethos, correct?
The trees have never been sprayed, fertilized, or even properly pruned (was my wifes grandfathers property before we purchased it) they were basically planted and watered and that's all.
I did have a cotton scale infestation in some branches on my naval orange this year and I sprayed lightly with isopropyl alcohol and thinned out the afflicted branches, haven't seen it since! I will be trying peppermint oil and water in the garden this year (growing alot of peppers and tomatoes) but I've never really had a huge problem with insects.

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Stone fruits?
« on: April 24, 2018, 03:35:55 PM »
My Bing Cherry and pluot have small green fruits on them here in NorCal.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: An unplanned visit to Mimosa Anaheim.
« on: April 24, 2018, 01:44:19 PM »
Ha! They let me use my credit card but told me they would charge tax. (My trip only cost 93$)
They forgot to charge me tax though :)

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Looking for: lilikoi
« on: April 24, 2018, 01:42:27 PM »
Yikes! So big! I'd heard they get very large. Hopefully I won't be restricting mine too badly. Definitely sounds like I'll be good with just one additional plant!

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Looking for: lilikoi
« on: April 24, 2018, 10:49:21 AM »
Yeah I can ship no problem.  It's going to be a month or so.  Plant is from a cutting a few months back and is now 3ft or so.  It was growing fast then I transplanted in ground a week ago and it should start growing hard soon.
Sounds good! Thanks!
How far apart do you space these? I plan on setting up another 16ft cattle panel a couple feet from my fence like I did for my cucumbers and cantaloupe. my passion fruit from Mimosa Anaheim was just labeled 'edulis passiflora' so I'm not sure the exact variety... They had fredericks but I can get that here up north.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Looking for: lilikoi
« on: April 23, 2018, 06:58:41 PM »
I'd definitely be interested if you can ship north. I won't be in socal for a couple months after my last trip :)

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: My yard: Work in Progress
« on: April 23, 2018, 03:41:47 PM »
Hi Zephian, looks like you're on your way to your own personal Eden there.  Your avocados appear healthier than do mine.  I believe with all the rain over the past several weeks, my seedlings that were outdoors took up too much water.  The grow medium I have them is is heavy in peat and coco-hulls.  I see drooping leaves that leads to dropping leaves.  In some cases, all leaves were dropped, though the leaves seemed otherwise healthy.  In short, be careful with the watering and retention in the pot for the young avocado trees.  Good luck with all the planting.  Now is the time!
I still need to transplant my hass to a bigger pot but for my holiday i lined the pot with rocks (and added some holes) then mixed some potting soil + Worm castings + cactus mix soil. Soil seems to stay moist with watering only every few days but never soggy. Hopefully the forecast clears up though because I'm tired of lugging them in and out every couple of days right now! haha.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Looking for: lilikoi
« on: April 23, 2018, 03:34:28 PM »
http://www.tradewindsfruit.com/passiflora-edulis-var.-flavicarpa-lilikoi-seeds
Yes, thank you.
I made a post about this vendor the other day and this is probably where I will purchase but I was going to see if I could locate cuttings or something from a member first. I'm always worried an online vendor may not send the correct variety.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: My yard: Work in Progress
« on: April 23, 2018, 03:32:47 PM »
Birds and squirrels are a huge issue where I'm at. During persimmon season I usually leave some high up and they generally leave the larger, tastier fruits alone.
Do you not care for the taste of your berries or where they planted with the birds in mind?

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Citrus Spring feeding and care regimen
« on: April 23, 2018, 03:28:22 PM »
No doubt at all that with proper care the tree produces more fruit, but more importantly higher quality fruit.  I was at the super market yesterday, and seen the Cara Cara.  Huge fruit very juicy high quality fruit.
Oh yeah. No arguments from this guy. I'm going to try some fertilizer and I'll be calling around to some tree companies and try to locate some mulch for my trees. I'm excited to see how well they will do with a little more care. I think I got the wife to see that a vegan fertilizer isn't going to reasonable for my budget, so we will settle on organic. Probably espoma.

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