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Re: Your favorite local seedling Avocado?
« Reply #50 on: January 06, 2013, 09:57:36 PM »
I think the tree is about 8 yrs old, or older.  I can check with my buddy John, he knows for sure.  He scouted the tree.

I'm pretty sure this is the first year its fruited, he's been watching and waiting for this tree.

I guess it's just a nice Guatemalan seedling?   

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Re: Your favorite local seedling Avocado?
« Reply #51 on: January 06, 2013, 10:05:18 PM »
Any clue about what type of avocado the seed was planted from?
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Re: Your favorite local seedling Avocado?
« Reply #52 on: January 06, 2013, 10:07:47 PM »
No idea.  John thinks it might be a descendent of an old tree his dad once had, that was a very nice fruit, but we can't confirm this.

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Re: Your favorite local seedling Avocado?
« Reply #53 on: January 07, 2013, 06:18:49 PM »
I was climbing in the tree today, and noticed there are still quite a few fruits, and the tree looks like it could carry them well into February, if the damn squirrels leave them alone.

I'm planning on tasting some more fruits to see if they are consistently good.  Also going to share some fruit!  So far everyone seems to agree the mild flavor is very nice, as is the texture, and the fruit is not watery.

PS. the fruits are moderately large, but for their size, they feel extremely heavy! I just noticed today.
« Last Edit: January 07, 2013, 06:22:27 PM by ASaffron »

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Re: Your favorite local seedling Avocado?
« Reply #54 on: January 07, 2013, 06:51:04 PM »
Has the tree been fertilized? Do you know how much fertilizer?  Please check to see in the next fruit you open up if there are roots beginning to grow from the seed. Also an important fact is how long does the fruit take to mature at room temperature  after is remove from the tree.  If the tree can carry to February it would be interesting to see if it does the same in other parts. Sorry too many request
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Re: Your favorite local seedling Avocado?
« Reply #55 on: January 07, 2013, 07:10:14 PM »
Has the tree been fertilized? Do you know how much fertilizer?  Please check to see in the next fruit you open up if there are roots beginning to grow from the seed. Also an important fact is how long does the fruit take to mature at room temperature  after is remove from the tree.  If the tree can carry to February it would be interesting to see if it does the same in other parts. Sorry too many request

The tree has been neglected, but its in a lawn that's healthy, so maybe it gets fertilizer somehow?  It' being chocked out by sod, so I think it would be happier with some love, and weed removal, but maybe I'm mistaken.

According to the dates that my photos were taken (of the fruit cut in half below) the fruit took about 10 days to finally ripen.  They sat on a shelf at my house. 

I picked some today, they are even yellow in color, I will let you know how long it takes to ripen!  and how they taste!

Don't forget the tree is in Zone 9b, so it is about 1-2 months behind your schedule I bet!  So I guess it would hold fruit by you until Dec-Jan. 
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Re: Your favorite local seedling Avocado?
« Reply #56 on: January 07, 2013, 07:46:58 PM »
the fruits picked today.

I will see how long they stay on the tree.  It looks like they will still be hanging around until Feb.


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Re: Your favorite local seedling Avocado?
« Reply #57 on: January 07, 2013, 07:57:38 PM »
Saffron we are watching two seedlings from you. The round one with the small seed (have you named it)  and the  Killarney Queen, is it holding fruit?.

The round one looks interesting the small seeds reminds me of Hawaiian avocados I see in pictures.   
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Re: Your favorite local seedling Avocado?
« Reply #58 on: January 07, 2013, 09:27:55 PM »
Carlos,

The killarney queen has only a few fruits hanging on, but it looks like they will make it into late February, I will be sure to keep an eye on it.  I don't think it will consistently produce a good crop that ripens after December.  The majority of the fruits on that tree have all ripened.

The round shaped fruits look like they will be the better of the two, and the later season fruit.  I haven't named it yet, but I suppose I could call it,  "Kimber", after the man who showed me the tree.  I grafted 3 today.

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Re: Your favorite local seedling Avocado?
« Reply #59 on: January 12, 2013, 04:08:10 PM »
Carlos,

Some news about my new favorite seedling.

The fruits turn brown on the outside upon ripening, this of course is bad for marketing.

The fruit I picked Jan 7, ripened today, much earlier than last time (I'm wondering if your fruit is ripe?).  The tree won't hold fruits past Jan 20th, it looks like...and don't forget this is a strange year, as far as weather.

I let my friend eat one, and asked about the flavor, he said it was a good fruit, but it didn't have the flavor that he preferred, of the dark skinned, smaller fruits from Mexico.  He took it home to eat though..and said he liked it.
 
I'm wondering if you will like it? 

Keep me posted, and don't be scared to say bad things about this fruit!  ;D

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Re: Your favorite local seedling Avocado?
« Reply #60 on: January 12, 2013, 04:34:37 PM »
Has anyone noticed that the best seedling avo fruit are often spherical in shape.I know Reed and Nabal seedlings often poduce good and these may be the parents of such seedlings most of the time.Seedlings seem to keep those elite Guatemalan traits.If Bangkok can get Shepard or Reed they will fruit in his climate.If not available those with WI blood (sap) would do well but not have fruit as high in quality.Lowland hawaiins would do alright and there are probably a few with more guatemalan characteristics such as high oil content and creamy,tasty and fiber free flesh.

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Re: Your favorite local seedling Avocado?
« Reply #61 on: January 12, 2013, 06:43:17 PM »
Carlos,

Some news about my new favorite seedling.

The fruits turn brown on the outside upon ripening, this of course is bad for marketing.

The fruit I picked Jan 7, ripened today, much earlier than last time (I'm wondering if your fruit is ripe?).  The tree won't hold fruits past Jan 20th, it looks like...and don't forget this is a strange year, as far as weather.

I let my friend eat one, and asked about the flavor, he said it was a good fruit, but it didn't have the flavor that he preferred, of the dark skinned, smaller fruits from Mexico.  He took it home to eat though..and said he liked it.
 
I'm wondering if you will like it? 

Keep me posted, and don't be scared to say bad things about this fruit!  ;D
Adam, I think it has a few more days to go and yes is beginning to change color
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Re: Your favorite local seedling Avocado?
« Reply #62 on: January 12, 2013, 07:02:21 PM »
Doris Market in Florida has five stores and can surprise you in the fruit and vegetable section. Last September I saw huge round avocados....must have weighed at least 1.5 lbs each. Maybe they were Marcus variety? Are they commercially grown here? They were rock hard with green shiny skin

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Re: Your favorite local seedling Avocado?
« Reply #63 on: January 13, 2013, 04:41:32 AM »
So Semil-35 is also known as Killarney-Queen? More info please on this interesting cultivar! Does the fruit look as beautiful right now as in the picture? Or, does it have those ugly-brownish-segmented-areas, like the Semil-34 I've seen in Miami, FL, U.S.A? Also, please keep us posted on how long the tree holds the fruit. Many thanks. ;)
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Re: Your favorite local seedling Avocado?
« Reply #64 on: January 13, 2013, 08:51:28 AM »
So Semil-35 is also known as Killarney-Queen? More info please on this interesting cultivar! Does the fruit look as beautiful right now as in the picture? Or, does it have those ugly-brownish-segmented-areas, like the Semil-34 I've seen in Miami, FL, U.S.A? Also, please keep us posted on how long the tree holds the fruit. Many thanks. ;)
No, Semil 35 is totally different.

Killarney Queen is just a nickname given to a seedling near me. 

The seeding looks like it holds fruits until Dec, with a very light secondary crop that could hold until late Jan early Feb.

The other seedling I found, Kimber, holds a nice crop of fruits until about mid Jan, near me in Central FL.


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Re: Your favorite local seedling Avocado?
« Reply #65 on: January 13, 2013, 03:44:47 PM »
Adam did you look for Semil 54 at the Fruit and Spice Park. Was there any avocados on the trees?
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Re: Your favorite local seedling Avocado?
« Reply #66 on: January 13, 2013, 04:29:49 PM »
I had limited time!  Sorry I couldn't find the tree.  I bet if you call and ask, they'll tell you if it has fruits.

there's a new fella there names Jerry Frye.  (not sure of spelling) he's a very nice person, and I think the park will be stepping up their game!

they've known they have a treasure trove, but now the average joe is figuring it out!

fruit and spice will be even more incredible in the not to distant future.

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Re: Your favorite local seedling Avocado?
« Reply #67 on: January 17, 2013, 08:50:56 PM »
Kimber avocado:  A Guatemalan beauty.  Adam the fruit you gave me was 29oz, as it was turning dark during maturity remind it me of a canon ball. The skin a a bit hard like many late fruit. As result I usually let this type of fruit mature a day more than what I really like.
Flavor was a bit blander than let's say a Monroe but at the same time totally different in texture but very pleasant and creamy. No dark areas, no fiber at all, matures evenly.
The seed was small compared to the size of the fruit, it show no sign of root emerging from the seed.  I place a piece in the refrigerator in plastic wrap and after 24 Hrs shows little sign of oxidation. A big plus for a big fruit.
If this fruit stays on the tree until February it may be a nice fruit to have past Monroe season.
Thanks for the fruit. I hope the grafts take.
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Re: Your favorite local seedling Avocado?
« Reply #68 on: January 17, 2013, 10:17:08 PM »
thanks very much for the review! 

I highly value your opinion about avocados!

it will probably only hold fruit until Dec-Jan in south FL though.

I love the texture and mild flavor...but I know there's more flavorful avocados out there.

thanks again for the report, I hope your grafts take...if not I will can send more budwood your way!
Kimber avocado:  A Guatemalan beauty.  Adam the fruit you gave me was 29oz, as it was turning dark during maturity remind it me of a canon ball. The skin a a bit hard like many late fruit. As result I usually let this type of fruit mature a day more than what I really like.
Flavor was a bit blander than let's say a Monroe but at the same time totally different in texture but very pleasant and creamy. No dark areas, no fiber at all, matures evenly.
The seed was small compared to the size of the fruit, it show no sign of root emerging from the seed.  I place a piece in the refrigerator in plastic wrap and after 24 Hrs shows little sign of oxidation. A big plus for a big fruit.
If this fruit stays on the tree until February it may be a nice fruit to have past Monroe season.
Thanks for the fruit. I hope the grafts take.

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Re: Your favorite local seedling Avocado?
« Reply #69 on: January 22, 2013, 10:37:35 PM »
the kimber avocado is still holding some fruits!

maybe it would hold on the tree down by you until Dec-January?

the best avocado I know of, still has fruits hanging on the tree...it's grafted but I'm not sure which kind.  Maybe I can find a pic.  It holds fruits until late Feb.

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Re: Your favorite local seedling Avocado?
« Reply #70 on: January 23, 2013, 05:22:31 PM »
Yes, please find out what it is.
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Re: Your favorite local seedling Avocado?
« Reply #71 on: January 23, 2013, 06:20:10 PM »
Ctmiami,

I grafted some of these onto the rootstocks you gave me!

I'd love to figure out which variety it is.  I will try to find pics...I have them on my phone.


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Re: Your favorite local seedling Avocado?
« Reply #72 on: March 22, 2013, 06:23:02 PM »
http://www.myavocadotrees.com/kimber-avocado.html

Kimer is growing in South FLorida. All grafts are  growing.
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Re: Your favorite local seedling Avocado?
« Reply #73 on: March 22, 2013, 08:44:13 PM »
thanks for the update!  I really like your website, and descriptions...also youur grafts look great.

I have some more varities to share with u soon.  I'm in the process of locating a seedless avocado that should be interesting.

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Re: Your favorite local seedling Avocado?
« Reply #74 on: March 22, 2013, 10:51:02 PM »
I have a seed less It has not flower this year. Its the Juan Jose from Fairchild.
Actually I'm still looking for trees holding fruit now.
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