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A General Overview of My Garden- Growing fruits from Seed
« on: August 14, 2014, 01:46:54 PM »
Hi everyone, this is my first post. I just wanted to share some photos and info about my garden.
1.) Most of everything I grow is grown from seeds or plant cuttings. I grow stuff from seed as rootstock for future plants or just out of curiosity.
2.) The majority of my plants range between under one year to about three years in age.

(Below) Purple Passion fruit from seed. Passiflora edulis 



These photos are of the same pot of plants. They were started in April this year. I
Does anybody know if these may fruit? I've heard P. edulis can be unpredictable when it comes to fruiting.

(Below) Purple Dragon fruit from plant cuttings. Hylocereus costaricensis




New buds are finally forming on my dragon fruit plant! All had to do to get it to grow more rapidly was to take it outside and keep it in partial unfiltered sunlight.
The buds are growing on the older growth. I don't know why, but this plant started out growing super funky. The stems were thin and brittle, with an odd film. Its not disease or anything. But now its growing fine. Hopefully it might fruit next year or the year after. Its currently one year old and needs to be over 10 pounds to fruit.


(Above) Wonderful Pomegranate from seed. Punica granatum
This is one of my three plants that I have.
This plant is 3 years of age. (I think; if not, two.) I recently repotted it so it looks super droopy right now. But it is recovering fine.
I know this wont grow true-to-type, but does anyone know if seed grown pomegranate plants will bloom or fruit at all?

Pink Grapefruit Citrus paradise- Crammed in one pot. (Polyembryonic, under one year old, and also grown from seed.) These take several years to fruit. (Like up to 10 I think.)


Lastly here are my lemon trees. They were grown from the monoembryonic seeds of a grocery store lemon. I don't know if its Lisbon or some weird hybrid. If these trees do not bloom, or produce mediocre fruit I will use them for rootstock. Hopefully I can get budwood in Ohio, or get them through a certified program such as the Citrus Clonal Protection Program (CCPP). Getting budwood through the CCPP would be a bit of a hassle/risk because, of policies. But doing so would be interesting if I wanted to obtain rarer varieties of budwood.


(Above) My taller tree has been getting too much sun lately. These trees are currently about three years old.
(Below) Is my other tree that was recently repotted. Its not used to the sun, so its a bit shocked right now. Its a much darker green than my other tree. It was in a partial shade instead of full sun.




Thanks for checking out my garden intro. If you have any thoughts or possible answers, please tell me. I'd love to hear your feedback!!!
« Last Edit: August 14, 2014, 02:39:15 PM by sildanani »
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Re: A General Overview of My Garden- Growing fruits from Seed
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2014, 02:01:30 PM »
Everything looks good, good job on keeping all the plants happy and warm in Ohio. What fertilizer and soil mix are you using?
Grow mainly fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

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Re: A General Overview of My Garden- Growing fruits from Seed
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2014, 02:19:37 PM »
Very nice collection!
Are you sure you have passion fruit (in the first 3 photos)?
My passion fruit leaves look nothing like that.  From what I've seen, the leaves of P. edulis have  3 lobes.

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« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2014, 02:30:45 PM »
Looks like passion fruit to me, there is some variation in the leaves. I have some purple passion fruit seedlings that look similar to yours as well.
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Re: A General Overview of My Garden- Growing fruits from Seed
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2014, 02:37:08 PM »
Everything looks good, good job on keeping all the plants happy and warm in Ohio. What fertilizer and soil mix are you using?

nullzero- Thanks for the compliment. I am not using any particular fertilizer. I sometimes add Epsom salts for magnesium deficiencies and coffee grinds for nitrogen in their current growing stage. Soil is just an organic mix I found. I'm pretty frugal and I try to use natural compost materials most people would throw out. I'm just experimenting. :D
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Re: A General Overview of My Garden- Growing fruits from Seed
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2014, 02:38:05 PM »
Very nice collection!
Are you sure you have passion fruit (in the first 3 photos)?
My passion fruit leaves look nothing like that.  From what I've seen, the leaves of P. edulis have  3 lobes.




NewGen- I know for sure it is Purple passion. there is one leaf with three lobes. They are pretty young so, I don't think they have gotten their "true leaves" yet. I hear they put out like 10 leaflets or 10 sets of them before getting their true leaves. Thanks for you feedback!
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« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2014, 03:10:10 PM »
Ah, I see. I got mine as a 5-gallon, so all the leaves were already mature.

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« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2014, 11:55:11 PM »
Very nice plants you got. Welcome to the forum. Half of my family lives in the Cincy area, it's nice to see someone from that neck of the woods. :)

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Re: A General Overview of My Garden- Growing fruits from Seed
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2014, 01:59:56 PM »
Silda - I will be curious to know if your Wonderful pomegranate will fruit
someday - You'll probably have to keep re-potting it as it gets bigger, but
I'm thinking it will happen.

I'm still waiting on my 6 month old tree to get some size.  Just fell in love with
Pomegranate juice when I was in Israel at the beginning of this year....

good luck - gary

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Re: A General Overview of My Garden- Growing fruits from Seed
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2014, 03:53:42 PM »
Welcome to the forum! I also grow most of my collection from seed or cuttings. My purple passion fruit vines are a couple of years old and every so often they will have one large and long leaf without lobes and their baby leaves were large and mostly un-lobed. Of the three survivors only one has set fruit, one fruit, and it never ripened. When I broke it open it was full of fully formed seeds so it must have been pollinated from something (only two of the vines were in flower at the time).

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« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2014, 03:12:20 AM »
Very nice plants you got. Welcome to the forum. Half of my family lives in the Cincy area, it's nice to see someone from that neck of the woods. :)
Tropicaliste- Thankyou. Its really cool discussing plants with other tropical fruit enthusiasts on the forum. I actually joined this to possible come across some enthusiasts in my area. :D
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« Reply #11 on: August 16, 2014, 03:24:10 AM »
Welcome to the forum! I also grow most of my collection from seed or cuttings. My purple passion fruit vines are a couple of years old and every so often they will have one large and long leaf without lobes and their baby leaves were large and mostly un-lobed. Of the three survivors only one has set fruit, one fruit, and it never ripened. When I broke it open it was full of fully formed seeds so it must have been pollinated from something (only two of the vines were in flower at the time).
TriangleJohn- That's interesting about your purple passion fruit vines. At least now I have greater expectations of fruit set now! Maybe hand pollination would make a difference in the fruit quality? Its just an idea I guess. Good luck.:D
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« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2014, 03:38:33 AM »
Silda - I will be curious to know if your Wonderful pomegranate will fruit
someday - You'll probably have to keep re-potting it as it gets bigger, but
I'm thinking it will happen.

I'm still waiting on my 6 month old tree to get some size.  Just fell in love with
Pomegranate juice when I was in Israel at the beginning of this year....

good luck - gary
MangoFang- Thanks for the input. They are beautiful in flower, and I also love the berry-flavored fruits. They're like jewels! Is your tree also grown from seed? Because that's where the crazy variability factors come in. I will continue to repot it as needed, and since its in a growing stage, I can probably give it more nutrients.
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