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joe_OC

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #1600 on: September 12, 2020, 11:57:20 PM »
Hi Everyone,

Joe here from Huntington Beach, CA.  I have been collecting palm trees from all over the world for the past 12 years.  As the palms are maturing and getting taller, I wanted to plant tropical fruit trees under them to give different textures and of course, enjoy the fruits.  At the moment, I am interested in understory fruit trees that do not need full sun.  Any recommendations are welcomed.

HI_Chris

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« Reply #1601 on: September 23, 2020, 10:57:30 PM »
Hi everyone,

I've spent quite some time reading lots of very useful information here -- thanks so very much! -- and now thought I'd say hi.

Two years ago we moved to East Hawaii (550' elevation, 160" rainfall but excellent drainage) and have begun the slow process of reclaiming from the jungle some land that used to be a flower farm.  We are fortunate to have mature avocado trees scattered around the property (producing 8 months out of the year), but we are just starting with the fruit trees.  It seems whenever I fill an area with trees, I find even more that I 'need' to plant.

I'll be asking some questions on other threads, later on.

Chris




BenG

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« Reply #1602 on: October 05, 2020, 12:10:52 PM »
Hi everyone, I'm Ben. I'm a high schooler who loves fruit, and I live in Menlo Park, CA, which is on the border of zones 9b and 10a. I'm growing several Citrus trees, plus a passionfruit vine.

kicksavedave

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« Reply #1603 on: October 09, 2020, 11:58:47 PM »
Hi all,

Dave here in Fallbrook CA, Zone 10a but really hotter than that (grove faces south on a slight slope, it just gets really hot in the summer, and occasionally barely below freezing for one or two days a year.   I've been in this property for 3 full years now and it had about 20 sickly dry citrus and peach trees when 'i moved in.  It had sprinklers in ground, not being used.  I fixed that promptly and got things healthy and started planting more fruit trees and now it looks pretty good.  Here's the rundown:

4 Valencia Orange
4 Navel Orange
2 Midknight Valencia
2 Minneola Tangelo
1 Cara Cara
3 Bears Lime
1 Key Lime
2 Eureka Lemon
1 Meyer Lemon
1 Oroblanco GF
1 Rio Red GF
1 Star Ruby GF
12 Mandarins, (3 Kishu, 2 Golden Nugget, 1ea Algerian, Satsuma, Tango, Pixie, USDA 88-2, Shasta Gold, Murcott Honey)
10 Olive trees, (2 Arbequina, 2 Frantoio, 1ea Lucca, Mission, Koroneiki, Santa Catarina, Pendolino, Maurino)
8 Avocado trees (1ea Hass, Fuerte, Reed, Lamb, Gwen, Pinkerton, 2 GEM)
1 large Macadamia Nut
3 Peach trees (Mid Pride and two unknowns)
1 Spice Zee Nectaplum (thanks Floyd Zaiger)
5 Pluots (Flavor Supreme, Splash, Dapple Dandy, Flavor King, Flavor Grenade)
1 Santa Rosa Plum
1 Apricot (unknown)
1 Pomegranate (unknown)
1 Cherry (Stella)
1 Fuyu Persimmon
6 Blueberry bushes
1 Loquat that I tried to kill but it refused to die so I'll let it live for another year.

Notably absent, any Mangos, Guava or Kiwi, which is why I am here, hoping to get some tropical going but mainly Mangos.  Thanks for having me:)

/Dave

Calreef18

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #1604 on: October 15, 2020, 10:13:26 AM »
Hi everyone! New member here excited to learn and exchange some cool plants. Thanks!

dutch tropical grower

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« Reply #1605 on: October 28, 2020, 05:09:03 AM »
hi i'm kevin
I grow tropical plants from seed for fruit in holland, so in a cold climate.
I have a scarlet jaboticaba, finger lime, baobab, mango, avocado, loqaut, sugar apple, cherimoya and suriname cherry.
i have grown/growing it all from seed.

gho2020

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« Reply #1606 on: October 28, 2020, 11:39:22 AM »
I am beginner who is trying to plant Longan tree in San Jose, CA.
I will have questions that i have the experts here can chime in to help guide this newbie :)

John B

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« Reply #1607 on: November 05, 2020, 01:41:24 AM »
Hello all,

Happy to finally join the forum. I am in San Diego and enjoy fruit trees and succulents! I'm currently in planting frenzy mode as we moved into a new home last year.

Flgarden

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« Reply #1608 on: November 06, 2020, 07:55:50 PM »
Hi All!
I am Ana from Central Florida, a long time gardener.
I have many trees, I love sugar apple and soursop, but only recently discovered how many annonas are out there and  my search took me to the forum!
I love reading your posts and learning a lot!
Thank you all for the great forum you have!



Pt1000

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #1609 on: November 10, 2020, 03:43:34 PM »
Hello everyone,
Iím peter from pasadena, new to tropical plant growing, Iím here to get good information and learn. Thanks

tedburn

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« Reply #1610 on: November 21, 2020, 12:37:00 PM »
Hello tropical fruit enthusiasts,
my name is Frank and I live in zone 7 in
southern Germany. After growing cactus as pupil,
my first holiday in southern France in the mediteranean coast, for windsurfing, led me to get enthusiastic with Citrus and figues.
And the last about 30 years i tried to cultivate
a lot of sub tropical plants in my garden, not always but often successfull .
This year after buying a potted Satsuma and a Pomelo
I got still more citrus enthusiastic and tried to get a great range of cold hardy citrus and planted them in my garden.
Quite a while I already visited this interesting forum and
now I decided to join.
I find it really huge and with a lot of god and interesting, helping posts - congratulation.
Best regards Frank
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