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Re: My Slice of Paradise...Orchard 11/05/2012
« Reply #25 on: May 12, 2012, 05:32:49 PM »
Wow........

Awesome stuff. Keep on planting and maybe make a video to share next time!

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Re: My Slice of Paradise...Orchard 11/05/2012
« Reply #26 on: May 12, 2012, 06:09:31 PM »
Beautiful Jack I love the Azores. The landscape looks like Santa Barbara and your fruit trees look amazing.

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Re: My Slice of Paradise...Orchard 11/05/2012
« Reply #27 on: May 12, 2012, 06:58:24 PM »

@ Zands-It's really funny...you have the fantastic weather and I have the soil! We should combine the 2 and see what's happen's! Don't you think?

About 80% of the land is great to grow any thing...But, when you reach the border of the property..the soil is very hard and rocky...Only figs, guavas, strawberry guava..etc can handle the soil. This is were I want to plant some Imbes and sapodillas...I will have to wear my armadillo outfit for this occasion ;D ;D ;D

@Harry-I really like the temp of the water...it cools you down...those black rock's at the beach, get so hot that you a fry an egg! But, I luv those rocks...you can get shell fish and even octopus at low tide at Ribeira brava!

@Mike-Don't talk about those devil's...I have seen what they do to people :o :o :o  I will see if I can find the vid of the Hammerhead shark...will post for everyone to see on the ''off topics''!
I never swimmed in the sea before...since I don't know how to swim :(, hopefully i will learn some day!The water is very safe...the sharks don't stay..they just pass through!!!

@Forumfool-Of course I made a vid's ;) But, too shy to share ;D ;D ;D I will see what I can do about that!!!

@Jf-are you pulling my leg ??? ??? ??? It's Madeira ;)
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Re: My Slice of Paradise...Orchard 11/05/2012
« Reply #28 on: May 12, 2012, 07:13:35 PM »
Jack,

Beautiful pictures of the land, the photos really show your dedication and love for plants.
Grow mainly fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

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Re: My Slice of Paradise...Orchard 11/05/2012
« Reply #29 on: May 12, 2012, 07:28:19 PM »
Jack,

Beautiful pictures of the land, the photos really show your dedication and love for plants.

Hi Nullzero,
Thx...sure is hard work :) If you take care of the trees, The tree will take care of you!  :)
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Re: My Slice of Paradise...Orchard 11/05/2012
« Reply #30 on: May 12, 2012, 11:56:48 PM »
Sorry Jack, I get those two Portuguese colonies mixed up at any rate you truly live in Paradise and your trees are incredible.

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Re: My Slice of Paradise...Orchard 11/05/2012
« Reply #31 on: May 13, 2012, 01:46:54 PM »
I'm singing with the choir, jack - nice trees!!!!!!!!!!

By the way, what kind of papaya is that - it looks like a Mexican, like the kind I have...?

Go Madeira!!!!!!


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Re: My Slice of Paradise...Orchard 11/05/2012
« Reply #32 on: May 13, 2012, 05:50:33 PM »
Sorry Jack, I get those two Portuguese colonies mixed up at any rate you truly live in Paradise and your trees are incredible.

Hi JF,
No need for ''sorry'' Azores and Madeira are neighbours... :)

I'm singing with the choir, jack - nice trees!!!!!!!!!!

By the way, what kind of papaya is that - it looks like a Mexican, like the kind I have...?

Go Madeira!!!!!!


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Hi Mangofang,
;D ;D ;D

The papaya is from tissue culture that I bought about 2 years ago. Don't know what variety it is...flavor is  :( mild and not very sweet!
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Re: My Slice of Paradise...Orchard 11/05/2012
« Reply #33 on: May 13, 2012, 09:16:37 PM »
Amazing!  Wonderful fruiting trees. I especially envy your mature Cherimoya tree. 

Your success is my inspiration.  I hope to be there myself in a few years.

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Re: My Slice of Paradise...Orchard 11/05/2012
« Reply #34 on: May 14, 2012, 01:45:13 AM »

 Hi Mangofang,
;D ;D ;D

The papaya is from tissue culture that I bought about 2 years ago. Don't know what variety it is...flavor is  :( mild and not very sweet!

Hi Steven, bland flavor of papaya is often due to cooler climate. Suggest planting against a cement wall for reflected heat if possible, and also using black plastic mulch to warm the soil in winter.
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Re: My Slice of Paradise...Orchard 11/05/2012
« Reply #35 on: May 14, 2012, 07:35:34 AM »
Amazing!  Wonderful fruiting trees. I especially envy your mature Cherimoya tree. 

Your success is my inspiration.  I hope to be there myself in a few years.

John

Hi John,

You so kind...thanks :) Wish I had your climate... :(

Wish you all the best of luck...with your slice of paradise :)

Here's my favorite chinese proverb that one of our fellow members posted;

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” ;)
Time is like a river.
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Re: My Slice of Paradise...Orchard 11/05/2012
« Reply #36 on: May 14, 2012, 08:09:46 AM »

 Hi Mangofang,
;D ;D ;D

The papaya is from tissue culture that I bought about 2 years ago. Don't know what variety it is...flavor is  :( mild and not very sweet!

Hi Steven, bland flavor of papaya is often due to cooler climate. Suggest planting against a cement wall for reflected heat if possible, and also using black plastic mulch to warm the soil in winter.

Hi Oscar,

That's an excellent idea :)  I got about 22 ft space near a cement wall...I will definitely plant some papaya's this year. :)

The Only problem with some of my papaya's, they have no powdery mildew resistance. It's a real nuisance since my rain is in winter...sulphur does help to control it.
Time is like a river.
You cannot touch the same water twice, because the flow that has passed will never pass again.
Enjoy every moment of your life!

 

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