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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #375 on: September 25, 2012, 05:09:06 PM »
Mike.....please update your profile location so that your location appears in your posts.  Peter.....please do the same.  I see you are not far from Manchester.  That's a pretty rainy area with not too many sunny days.  Do your plants get enough light through the windows or do you have supplement with artificial lighting?
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« Reply #376 on: September 27, 2012, 02:50:58 PM »
Hi, thanks for the warm welcome
William
This forum is awesome, amazing interesting. Really international. Yes it will be very intereting to share my pictures and my experiences to the  forum. As soon as I feel very comfortable with posting and my English I will post pictures from my trees. My experience is not very big because I am relative new in that field.
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The climate here is much more Mediterranean and subtropical than the other parts of Greece and Europe. Crete is the southest part of Europe. The only problem is the weather in January and February with temperatures between 5 - 12oC. Some trees are very sensitive to those temperatures. My oldest trees are the avocado 4 years old planted in the ground not fruited yet. All other trees are in big pots, small pots and plastic bags 1-2 years old. I hope soon I can plant many of them. Last summer my NDM had a few mangos but the fruits didn't make it to the maturity because the tree is very young. if I find pictures in my computer I can post here.
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Mile, please create a "New Topic" and introduce us to your trees, pictures are would be great.
I would like to know what varieties of mango you have.
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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #377 on: September 27, 2012, 07:24:19 PM »
Hi all, this is my first post.

I joined this forum because it has very good information, and I have wanted to work with you helping spread the tropical fruit. Also, I am a Masanobu Fukuoka "fan" ;-)

I live in Junín, Buenos Aires, on the same latitude as southern Uruguay, about 600 kilometers east of sites which are grown arazá, Guaviyú, feijoa and pitanga.

In the microclimate of my city, I dont think frosts are less than -3 º C (with my thermometer I measured - 1 º C in August, but the coldest month is July and I had no thermometer), but on the outskirts of the city often down to -7 ° C, ie only the feijoa could be grown in the fields. There are big and old feijoa trees in the outskirts, but no other tropical fruit treed... I think.

So, In the gardens of the houses, almost all tropical fruit could be grown.

This year I bought several Myrtaceae family fruit, spring just started here, so we will not see flowers and fruit for another time. I didnt tried any of these fruits, so I love to know you liked the guaviyú :-D

The fruits we have are: Guaviyú, arazá, guava, pitanga (3 varieties), guava (green-pink), setecapotes (Campomanesia guazumifolia) uvaia (Eugenia pyriformis), feijoa and tamarillo. Also, I am growing some different guavas from seed (yellow, white, gree-red, etc.)

Here's a brief report on our Guaviyú:

http://www.huertasurbanas.com/2012/09/25/guaviyu-eugenia-pungens-video-del-recien-llegado/

(this is our site)

Also, you shoud read this:

http://www.guayubira.org.uy/monte/Guaviyu.pdf

Cheers!
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« Reply #378 on: September 27, 2012, 08:03:17 PM »
Hola Huertas Urbanas. great to have someone from Buenos Aires...a great city! I should know, i was born there.  :D  I just glanced at your site, looks nice. Will have to take a more serious look at it and video later. Welcome, bienvinido al forum. Will be great to hear more about the plants growing in Argentina.
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« Reply #379 on: September 27, 2012, 08:51:10 PM »
Gracias Oscar, thanks, how long did you lived in Buenos Aires? (I am 260km from Buenos Aires, Capital)

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« Reply #380 on: September 27, 2012, 09:37:04 PM »
Hello. Thanks for having me here. Nice forum

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« Reply #381 on: September 27, 2012, 10:59:54 PM »
Thanks for the welcome all, wonderful people here obviously. Love having a one-stop-shop for information and personal help.
Thanks for not making us newbies feel weird  :P

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« Reply #382 on: September 27, 2012, 11:29:19 PM »
Gracias Oscar, thanks, how long did you lived in Buenos Aires? (I am 260km from Buenos Aires, Capital)

Lived in Bs. As. till i was 8, then family moved to EEUU. Been back only 2x for visits.
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« Reply #383 on: September 28, 2012, 12:27:16 PM »
Thanks for the welcome all, wonderful people here obviously. Love having a one-stop-shop for information and personal help.
Thanks for not making us newbies feel weird  :P

Howdy Heathered and welcome.

What are you growing in Indiana? are you doing tropical s in containers? greenhouse? or just love tropical fruits?
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« Reply #384 on: October 01, 2012, 01:46:52 AM »
Greetings from California!

I couldn't resist joining this forum.. I've been interested in growing tropicals for a few years... I am only 25.. but one of my first attempts was a mango tree i  planted when I was about 10.... needless to say without proper care it died... my bad.. 

I currently have a pretty nice collection of tropical fruits and have succeeded in fruits delicious bananas and guavas  here in the SF Bay Area.

Among my large interest in green sapote, papaya, cherimoya, white sapote,  dragon fruit, Rollinia Deliciosa. Sugar apple. paw paw,  Custard apple, black sapote, avocados, mamey sapote. coffee and mango ( my newest Valencia pride mango!!)   just to name a few I have a large collection and practice germinating seeds..  This spring I was fortunate to find a source of white sapote budwood and practice my hand at grafting.. SUCCESS!!! I was so excited... I've since done a few successful (and unsuccessful) grafts on citrus and avocado! I look forward to doing more grafting!!


This is my green sapote That I was so fortunate to have given to me by another rare fruit enthusiast from San Diego.. I got it in late may and it's already grown over a foot and is starting to branch out.  From my experience.. it's a fast grower is semi shade!



My Valencia pride from florida!


I look forward to discussing things with other enthusiasts  and learning and sharing experiences!





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« Reply #385 on: October 01, 2012, 02:14:36 AM »
Welcome to the forums Catropicals. Congrats on your new mango, sounds like you got a great variety of trees growing. I am growing Green Sapote as well as Mamey Sapote down in SoCal. I have noticed that both really amp up growth with the temps we have been getting the last month.
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« Reply #386 on: October 01, 2012, 08:58:44 PM »
Hello Cal-Tropicals ,  coincidentally my first mango tree was a Valencia Pride,  just a warning, they can get big, and fast ! but they are good tasting. anyway you seem to have a nice collection started.
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« Reply #387 on: October 01, 2012, 09:18:02 PM »
Thanks NullZero

I recognize you from cloudforest... (bayareatropicals25) That's where i got  my G.S. A Cloudforest member was so generous to give it to me.  It's grown about two feet since I got it!  Btw I still owe you McBeth loquat scion wood sometime... This past spring I really wasn't sure how to harvest scions and by the time I figured it out, it was too late, the buds were already broken open.

Tropic Dude,

I am really excited about Valencia pride.. It's growing so fast..  Already grown about 5 inches of branch in less than a month!! until I got this mango I've only had experience with Manila and seedling mangos which I've read are naturally dwarf.. they grow SO painfully slow!!!  I'd rather be frequently pruning an out of control V.P. than waiting on growth from a dwarf.. lol of course climate probably has something to do  with it.. Cool summers here..  I got the V.P. From cooper gardens on e-bay.. they have excellent service and the tree arrived in immaculate condition! they have some florida avodcados  and air layered  lychees and longans right now.

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« Reply #388 on: October 01, 2012, 11:01:33 PM »
Welcome Catropicals, nice to see another Ca. grower here, congrats on your list of plants your growing, listen up there are a lot  expert growers around here. Enjoy 8)

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« Reply #389 on: October 02, 2012, 05:19:44 PM »
I was born and raise on my parents orchard and have been around fruit all of my life. Moved to Florida in the early sixties and started growing various types of citrus. branched out from there to pineapples and bananas. With all of the problems that have developed in citrus I started widening my horizons first to conventional fruits such as pomagerates, blueberries and mulberries.
When I started downsizing my orched collection I ended up with room in my greenhouses and started looking at true tropicals. I got to know Adam from this group and started working with him on growing techniques and have since ended up with a wide selection of tropicals and looking for more.
I am a technical advisor for a company that produces organic products for the soil and foliar applications. Work with growers all over the world to improve growing and I write articles about organic grwoing. Everything I grow everything without chemicals.
I am very interested in plant nutrition and soil biology so I try and grow high brix scale fruit. When done correctly the end product is very gratifying.
Because of the size of some of the things I am now growing I am developing ways to make covering bushes an plants easier if they are kept to a reasonable size.

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« Reply #390 on: October 07, 2012, 10:21:40 AM »
Dreams come true. In 1977 purchased run down dairy farm that had been subdivided. I bought the old house and 42 acres / 17 ha. Twenty years later I bought the adjoining 42 acres / 17 ha and sold off 2 ha couple years later with the housing entitlement to recoup the purchase cost. The second lot is mostly excellent closed canopy wet sclerophyll forest with a few open paddocks.

Fruit Spirit Botanical Garden, Wildlife Refuge & Involuntary Pet Burial Ground is 32 ha /80 acres. Almost all the property is now closed canopy forest. There are over 2000 species of plants including about 130 spp palms, 35 spp, bamboo, 38 spp. zingerberacea. About 180 fruit and nut species. I can grow low child blueberries next to jakfruit. Same chill a sOrlando with no risk of black frost. biggest surprises successful fruting of Lecythis pisonis and Peach Palm. Have a huge in ground succulent collection in spite of 1800mm rain per annum.

Wet warm subtropical rainforst climate.

koalas feeding on trees I planted. 13 spp snake, 11 spp frog, 9 spp. lizard. Pythons and goannas in the attic. Platypus and pest animals like Swamp Wallaby.

Have handled thousands of different seed. Like an idiot I didn't save one from each encounter. What a collection that would have been. I first had a nursery for cash flow, then seed business, then eco-tours. Soon I go on old age pension. I love socialism. Best decision of my life was leaving USA. Second best was settling in Australia

I am a religious atheist who has no belief in an afterlife and has no fear of the big sleep, but is afraid and adverse to ever entering a nursing home.

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« Reply #391 on: October 07, 2012, 08:47:52 PM »
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Hello Recher

Welcome to the forum,  I like the above topics also,  in the "everything else" area of the forum you may want to post some ideas, viewpoints etc. 
I have some ideas on cosmology but I visualize everything and have a terrible time trying to explain it,
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« Reply #392 on: October 08, 2012, 01:52:54 AM »
Hey Paul, I envy your early start.  I, too, left the U.S. and bought a farm.  It's a tranquil environment, but intellectually challenging and hard work at the same time.  Welcome to the forum.

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« Reply #393 on: October 08, 2012, 03:32:09 AM »
About time Paul that you made the switch to this forum. The yahoo group was really deadsville. Will be great to get your input and expertise here. You'll love the off topic part of the group where you won't get censored!
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« Reply #394 on: October 08, 2012, 04:16:20 AM »
Welcome Recher. I am sure your experience and ideas will be valued and your input to discussions will be lively.It seems some of your interests are similar to mine and we will probably have some frank and forthright discussions.

Organic Jim welcome aboard also.Your expertise in foliar applications and organically growing plants will be appreciated.I certainly look forward to posts from you.
 
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« Reply #395 on: October 09, 2012, 02:09:44 AM »
Hello my name is RoynMalibu. I am learning to grow passion fruit of various types to make exotic salsa. I have 7 types currently and will experiment this next year with tasty dishes to top mango salsa 8). I bought some sample vines in June, 2012 and have grown from small plant of 2' to 8 to 25' varies. I have some flowers violet and waiting for Flame reds to appear? I am open and have lots to learn. My goal to to cultivate and create new salsa line of product to rival the mango salsa sold at Costco.

Thank you everyone, look forward in chatting in the future  :)

 

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« Reply #396 on: October 09, 2012, 05:57:34 PM »
Hello my name is RoynMalibu. I am learning to grow passion fruit of various types to make exotic salsa. I have 7 types currently and will experiment this next year with tasty dishes to top mango salsa 8). I bought some sample vines in June, 2012 and have grown from small plant of 2' to 8 to 25' varies. I have some flowers violet and waiting for Flame reds to appear? I am open and have lots to learn. My goal to to cultivate and create new salsa line of product to rival the mango salsa sold at Costco.

Thank you everyone, look forward in chatting in the future  :)

Welcome to the forums, sounds like a fun and unique project your working on. Good luck with the salsa and growing Passiflora.
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« Reply #397 on: October 10, 2012, 12:48:36 AM »
Welcome Roy and Jim.

Roy check out the recipe section on the forum, tons of good stuff there,  and you can share your recipes also.

Organic Jim.  I am very interested in the products you mentioned,  if you have product that you sell, we have a Buy Sell trade section, or if you just use these products, please share your results and experiences.
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« Reply #398 on: October 10, 2012, 05:32:50 PM »
I'm a lot like Patrick : My hobbies include, walking around my yard aimlessly looking a each leaf of every living plant in my yard, pest and disease control of my plants, fertilizing my plants, explaining to my neighbors why I talk to my plants, explaining to my family why I talk to my plants, and seeking out new places in my yard that require additional plants in the ground... except my wife limits me as to where I can plant. Also, half of my property is on a solid limestone shelf that requires a back-hoe to cut out a planting hole that limits tree size.

I have eight varieties of mango (mostly dwarf), two of lychee, two of longan, three of avocado, two of Surinam Cherry, two of Mulberry, papaya, three of banana, Annona Squamosa (red), Gefner atemoya, Golden Nugget jakfruit, Arkin carambola, persimmon, Gulf Ruby plum, Monstera, soft shell macadamia, fig, Persian Lime, Key Lime, Meyer Lemon, yellow jaboticaba, loquat, dragon fruit and canistel. Had a grove of Hurado Buntan Pumelos before the citrus police in 2000, and black sapote before Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

I'm totally organic, so lots of time is spent hand killing pests. I also enjoy grafting, especially my favorite mango varieties, and air-layering the lychees.

Enjoyed finding lots of a large variety loquat (Nespola) around along the Amalfi Coast and Naples, Italy this spring.

I still work full-time, so time is the biggest challenge.

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« Reply #399 on: October 11, 2012, 09:43:02 PM »
I'm a lot like Patrick : My hobbies include, walking around my yard aimlessly looking a each leaf of every living plant in my yard, pest and disease control of my plants, fertilizing my plants, explaining to my neighbors why I talk to my plants, explaining to my family why I talk to my plants, and seeking out new places in my yard that require additional plants in the ground... except my wife limits me as to where I can plant. Also, half of my property is on a solid limestone shelf that requires a back-hoe to cut out a planting hole that limits tree size.

I have eight varieties of mango (mostly dwarf), two of lychee, two of longan, three of avocado, two of Surinam Cherry, two of Mulberry, papaya, three of banana, Annona Squamosa (red), Gefner atemoya, Golden Nugget jakfruit, Arkin carambola, persimmon, Gulf Ruby plum, Monstera, soft shell macadamia, fig, Persian Lime, Key Lime, Meyer Lemon, yellow jaboticaba, loquat, dragon fruit and canistel. Had a grove of Hurado Buntan Pumelos before the citrus police in 2000, and black sapote before Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

I'm totally organic, so lots of time is spent hand killing pests. I also enjoy grafting, especially my favorite mango varieties, and air-layering the lychees.

Enjoyed finding lots of a large variety loquat (Nespola) around along the Amalfi Coast and Naples, Italy this spring.

I still work full-time, so time is the biggest challenge.


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