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« Reply #750 on: August 31, 2013, 12:19:21 AM »
I plan on pruning intensively...as i have seen from dave wilson nursery online.  Pepe also has some info on mini-grove culture on his site.  Not much pruning yet because things are just starting to take off.  I have planted a few multi-trees in one hole and pruned them accordingly upon planting so they wouldn't shade each other out.

Good luck! I am new to pruning, but it has helped many of my plants greatly (avocado, cherimoya).
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« Reply #751 on: August 31, 2013, 12:23:03 PM »
lol, You are psychic!

Hello everyone, my name is Charlie and I live in Miami Beach FL.  I've taken up gardening because of the challenge, and the rewards are truly delicious :P

I'm currently living on a building right on the beach on the second floor, and have a corral on the roof that I'm using as a "full sun" growing area.  I'm into R/C, hence my username, and am a computer person for a living.  I of course stumbled across this website while looking for some common answers to what are probably easy questions, but being new to the "greenthumb" area, the answers weren't obvious to me.

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« Reply #752 on: August 31, 2013, 12:25:43 PM »
I'm trying to grow a bunch of stuff on the roof and my balcony, and am looking for any and all general advice so I guess I should make a post about my stuff?

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« Reply #754 on: August 31, 2013, 05:48:22 PM »

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« Reply #755 on: September 01, 2013, 01:44:10 PM »
Old Alchemist from Canada who married someone from Brunei, nearly 30 years ago.  We currently live in California so are growing citrus, avocado and a couple of Paw Paw.  We have a small farm in AL.  I'm interested in PAW PAW as we need to take the tropical favors north.   

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« Reply #756 on: September 05, 2013, 04:29:44 PM »
Hi Everyone,

The tropical fruit bug infection me. It got kindled when my son was showing some interest in gardening and dug up the old garden bed (that went unused for 12 years) and wanted to grow some peppers, strawberries, and tropicalís. Then to add fuel to the fire in July of 2012 we when to the AZFRG meeting in Phoenix, AZ and walked away with 3 loquat seedlings, a fig tree, banana plant, and sugar cane plant. This started a mad rush to collect as many tropical plants that could possibly grow and fruit in Phoenix, AZ. The collection as grown to many plants with most of them in containers for the sake of moving them around winters cold and summer heat. Currently in the process of sorting out what will survive planted in my yard without any protection from winters frost. Looking for info on best practice on growing Tropical fruit trees in container, soil mixes, fertilizer types application, container size, and plant types best for containers. Just about any info that will make container growing fruitful! Iíve spend many hours buying plants, planting seeds, and looking for info on the net also attended classes at the county extension office and club meetings for this information but still looking for more info to increase my success.

Bruce
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« Reply #757 on: September 06, 2013, 12:34:34 PM »
Old Alchemist from Canada who married someone from Brunei, nearly 30 years ago.  We currently live in California so are growing citrus, avocado and a couple of Paw Paw.  We have a small farm in AL.  I'm interested in PAW PAW as we need to take the tropical favors north.   

Welcome to this forum! Do you travel from time to time to Brunei? Must be an awesome place, specially for fruit fanatics  ::)

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« Reply #758 on: September 07, 2013, 04:13:17 PM »
Hello,

My name Moh'd and I'm from Dubai, UAE. I started this hobby when I was 12 years old . My first grow was a mango that was bought from a supermarket. Right know, I 'm growing over 20 different types of fruits from all over the world (most of them are not available here). I got Genip, Mammea Americana , 5 types of Garcinia , 6 types of Eugenia , Eggfruit , Jackfruit , mango , Malay Apple , Rose apple and More.

Mohd
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« Reply #759 on: September 07, 2013, 04:44:17 PM »
Hello,

My name Moh'd and I'm from Dubai, UAE. I started this hobby when I was 12 years old . My first grow was a mango that was bought from a supermarket. Right know, I 'm growing over 20 different types of fruits from all over the world (most of them are not available here). I got Genip, Mammea Americana , 5 types of Garcinia , 6 types of Eugenia , Eggfruit , Jackfruit , mango , Malay Apple , Rose apple and More.

Mohd

Hello!

Just wondering, how do such plants fare in your arid climate?

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« Reply #760 on: September 08, 2013, 04:24:27 PM »
Welcome Moh'd! That sure must be a challenge to grow tropicals in such a arid area! Are you growing your plants in ground or in pots? Where does your irrigation water come from?

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« Reply #761 on: September 08, 2013, 06:18:34 PM »
Hello,

My name Moh'd and I'm from Dubai, UAE. I started this hobby when I was 12 years old . My first grow was a mango that was bought from a supermarket. Right know, I 'm growing over 20 different types of fruits from all over the world (most of them are not available here). I got Genip, Mammea Americana , 5 types of Garcinia , 6 types of Eugenia , Eggfruit , Jackfruit , mango , Malay Apple , Rose apple and More.

Mohd

Hello!

Just wondering, how do such plants fare in your arid climate?

Well, I live 8 km away from the sea so, it not that dry. The humidity level is between 40% to 80% most of the time and the temperature  ranges between 8C in winter and up to 45C in summer. I can grow Jackfruit , sapodilla, mango, Mullberry, Figs and lemon without any problem as long as the root system is well developed.
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« Reply #762 on: September 08, 2013, 06:48:37 PM »
Welcome Moh'd! That sure must be a challenge to grow tropicals in such a arid area! Are you growing your plants in ground or in pots? Where does your irrigation water come from?

Hi

Some of them are in the ground like jackfruit  (5ft tall) , red Mullberry , red Pomegranate and lemon. The others are still small so, it's better to keep them in pots and away from the sunlight. I use groundwater for palm trees only because of the high salt content in the groundwater and they can handle it with out any trouble. City water, for most fruit trees.
Moh'd

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« Reply #763 on: September 08, 2013, 08:50:23 PM »
Hello,

My name Moh'd and I'm from Dubai, UAE. I started this hobby when I was 12 years old . My first grow was a mango that was bought from a supermarket. Right know, I 'm growing over 20 different types of fruits from all over the world (most of them are not available here). I got Genip, Mammea Americana , 5 types of Garcinia , 6 types of Eugenia , Eggfruit , Jackfruit , mango , Malay Apple , Rose apple and More.

Mohd

Hello!

Just wondering, how do such plants fare in your arid climate?

Well, I live 8 km away from the sea so, it not that dry. The humidity level is between 40% to 80% most of the time and the temperature  ranges between 8C in winter and up to 45C in summer. I can grow Jackfruit , sapodilla, mango, Mullberry, Figs and lemon without any problem as long as the root system is well developed.

That's really awesome!! good luck in all your growing pursuits!!

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« Reply #764 on: September 09, 2013, 06:55:04 AM »
Hello,

My name Moh'd and I'm from Dubai, UAE. I started this hobby when I was 12 years old . My first grow was a mango that was bought from a supermarket. Right know, I 'm growing over 20 different types of fruits from all over the world (most of them are not available here). I got Genip, Mammea Americana , 5 types of Garcinia , 6 types of Eugenia , Eggfruit , Jackfruit , mango , Malay Apple , Rose apple and More.

Mohd

Hello!

Just wondering, how do such plants fare in your arid climate?

Well, I live 8 km away from the sea so, it not that dry. The humidity level is between 40% to 80% most of the time and the temperature  ranges between 8C in winter and up to 45C in summer. I can grow Jackfruit , sapodilla, mango, Mullberry, Figs and lemon without any problem as long as the root system is well developed.

That's really awesome!! good luck in all your growing pursuits!!

Thank you. I wish the best for you and your family.... Happy growing  ;)
Moh'd

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« Reply #765 on: September 09, 2013, 10:15:13 PM »
Old Alchemist from Canada who married someone from Brunei, nearly 30 years ago.  We currently live in California so are growing citrus, avocado and a couple of Paw Paw.  We have a small farm in AL.  I'm interested in PAW PAW as we need to take the tropical favors north.   
Welcome!  AL is the closest forum member location I've seen to my location in Middle Tennessee. ..we're only 30-45 mins from the Alabama line. I'm interested in pawpaws as well but so far I've not planted any. Good luck!

Hi Everyone,

The tropical fruit bug infection me. It got kindled when my son was showing some interest in gardening and dug up the old garden bed (that went unused for 12 years) and wanted to grow some peppers, strawberries, and tropicalís. Then to add fuel to the fire in July of 2012 we when to the AZFRG meeting in Phoenix, AZ and walked away with 3 loquat seedlings, a fig tree, banana plant, and sugar cane plant. This started a mad rush to collect as many tropical plants that could possibly grow and fruit in Phoenix, AZ. The collection as grown to many plants with most of them in containers for the sake of moving them around winters cold and summer heat. Currently in the process of sorting out what will survive planted in my yard without any protection from winters frost. Looking for info on best practice on growing Tropical fruit trees in container, soil mixes, fertilizer types application, container size, and plant types best for containers. Just about any info that will make container growing fruitful! Iíve spend many hours buying plants, planting seeds, and looking for info on the net also attended classes at the county extension office and club meetings for this information but still looking for more info to increase my success.

Bruce
Glad to have you, Bruce. Your story sounds a lot like mine. . .good luck!
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« Reply #766 on: September 10, 2013, 06:49:19 PM »
hello everybody,
I'm Gabriel and I'm italian
I want to create in my garden all tropical fruit

I hope that here is possible to find all information

thanks

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« Reply #767 on: September 10, 2013, 07:11:06 PM »
hello everybody,
I'm Gabriel and I'm italian
I want to create in my garden all tropical fruit

I hope that here is possible to find all information

thanks

Hello and welcome, and best of luck in your endeavor!

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« Reply #768 on: September 15, 2013, 12:46:06 PM »
Hi everyone! My name is Jessica and I just created my profile! I live in South florida. I created this profile because I am a fruit lover and I am on a mission to find fresh durian in south florida. I have never tried it and am very intrigued by this "king of fruit" If anyone knows where I can find some in my area let me know! Also check out my instagram Organicveggiemama :)

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« Reply #769 on: September 21, 2013, 01:56:32 PM »
Hey all. My name is Alex. I am an American and I live in the Dominican Republic. I joined this forum today as I am getting back into gardening and growing. I would like to try some truly exotic varieties. Hope to make a lot of cool acquaintances here, learn a lot, and teach a lot of what I know.


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« Reply #770 on: September 23, 2013, 09:59:55 AM »
Welcome, Alex. Looking forward to hearing about your progress as you get back into growing.

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« Reply #771 on: September 23, 2013, 05:10:48 PM »
Hey I'm Pineapple Bob, a pineapple and blood orange grower from north Georgia. I am now in New Orleans (much easier to grow tropical things when your weather is tropical). Anyways I figured I would share some pics of my fruit with you, maybe one of you might know what type of pineapple I have! (it is very sweet and smells amazing)








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« Reply #772 on: September 23, 2013, 05:15:16 PM »
Hey I'm Pineapple Bob, a pineapple and blood orange grower from north Georgia. I am now in New Orleans (much easier to grow tropical things when your weather is tropical). Anyways I figured I would share some pics of my fruit with you, maybe one of you might know what type of pineapple I have! (it is very sweet and smells amazing)









Welcome Bob.  The pineapple sure is gnarly.  Where did you get the plant?  Leaves are very thorny. 
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« Reply #773 on: September 26, 2013, 10:50:03 AM »
Welcome Bob.  The pineapple sure is gnarly.  Where did you get the plant?  Leaves are very thorny.
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I'll be honest it was so long ago I don't remember what it looked like but I planted it from the top of an old pineapple. I just cut it up and am now trying to root down the top. The last few rooting attempts on grocery store pineapples failed because they rotted but I'm hopeful for this one (I'm using spring water and changing it out every day this time).

There is a shoot coming out of the mother plant, I think I'm going to leave it alone and see how it does.

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« Reply #774 on: September 26, 2013, 12:45:55 PM »
Welcome Bob. I've never seen anything like the pineapple in your picture.
I have grown some pineapples from crowns and just root them in place with potting soil. I never had any luck with rooting them in water.
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