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tropical fruits in northern CA in me backyard
« on: April 28, 2018, 10:13:25 PM »
lychee grafted is full of flowers, bought 1-2yrs ago.


This Mahachanok from plantogram bears two different type of fruits, that's why they call it polyembryonic?


another angle from the same cluster.


2nd set of cluster from the same tree


lots of fruitlets on roseligold. largest fruit is about marble size. put it into the ground last year.




cherimoya for mom tomorrow.  First year after 8yrs started from seed to have an edible fruit with the size of a big orange.


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« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2018, 11:09:54 PM »
Impressive! Let us know how your cherimoya tastes

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« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2018, 12:51:28 AM »
Awesome!

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« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2018, 11:24:21 AM »
Very nice pics. I hope for something similar in few years, I just started.
Do you keep your plants in the greenhouse? Maybe for the winter?
I live close by and I wonder which trees need more (or less) protection from cold or heat. I try to read and find info but it looks that personal experience is the best guide.
When I see posts from Northern CA or zone 9b I am reading with even more attention than usually.

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« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2018, 11:31:22 AM »
Very nice pics. I hope for something similar in few years, I just started.
Do you keep your plants in the greenhouse? Maybe for the winter?
I live close by and I wonder which trees need more (or less) protection from cold or heat. I try to read and find info but it looks that personal experience is the best guide.
When I see posts from Northern CA or zone 9b I am reading with even more attention than usually.
I am curious as well, particularly on the Lychee. Wife loves them...and I just like growing things. It's becoming an addiction.
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Re: tropical fruits in northern CA in me backyard
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2018, 02:58:01 PM »
I'm pretty sure lychees grow in zone 9b in China. The issue is heat. In northern CA they're not going to get enough heat for a long enough duration throughout the year. Not only would that make them slower growing, but the fruits are not likely to ripen.

(for those in southern CA, too much heat isn't a good thing either, in that drier climate with less humidity full sun in the heat can make the tree more prone to drying out, which also greatly slows growth)

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« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2018, 06:11:24 PM »
I'm pretty sure lychees grow in zone 9b in China. The issue is heat. In northern CA they're not going to get enough heat for a long enough duration throughout the year. Not only would that make them slower growing, but the fruits are not likely to ripen.

(for those in southern CA, too much heat isn't a good thing either, in that drier climate with less humidity full sun in the heat can make the tree more prone to drying out, which also greatly slows growth)

My lychee has been in the ground for almost a year & it tolerates consistent 100 temps(117 f being the hottest) & 29 f temps during the winter -- unprotected & its growing nicely despite the lack of humidity.. I live in SoCal.



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« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2018, 12:41:52 AM »
I'm pretty sure lychees grow in zone 9b in China. The issue is heat. In northern CA they're not going to get enough heat for a long enough duration throughout the year. Not only would that make them slower growing, but the fruits are not likely to ripen.

(for those in southern CA, too much heat isn't a good thing either, in that drier climate with less humidity full sun in the heat can make the tree more prone to drying out, which also greatly slows growth)

My lychee has been in the ground for almost a year & it tolerates consistent 100 temps(117 f being the hottest) & 29 f temps during the winter -- unprotected & its growing nicely despite the lack of humidity.. I live in SoCal.



Wow -- looks great.  How often / how much do you water it?  And does your local water have a lot of minerals?

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« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2018, 12:50:35 AM »
I'm pretty sure lychees grow in zone 9b in China. The issue is heat. In northern CA they're not going to get enough heat for a long enough duration throughout the year. Not only would that make them slower growing, but the fruits are not likely to ripen.

(for those in southern CA, too much heat isn't a good thing either, in that drier climate with less humidity full sun in the heat can make the tree more prone to drying out, which also greatly slows growth)

My lychee has been in the ground for almost a year & it tolerates consistent 100 temps(117 f being the hottest) & 29 f temps during the winter -- unprotected & its growing nicely despite the lack of humidity.. I live in SoCal.



Wow -- looks great.  How often / how much do you water it?  And does your local water have a lot of minerals?

As for this 1, i treat this like a normal tree & i
 Use filtered water(attached to my hose has a filter in it).

I have killed 3 small lychees but when i added boogie brew filter and my organic amendments -- it seems to fluorish.


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« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2018, 01:32:51 AM »
Ah, great, thanks!

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« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2018, 01:33:38 AM »
Gozp, nice lychee tree. I'm afraid to put mind into the ground since there are so many gophers. Lost a few rose bush, health citrus and loquat trees to the gopher.  I have only 1 mango planted into the ground, but only with the container intact and bottom cut open.

cherimoya is the only tree that they won't touch. So all cherimoya are in the grounds.

Sue belle, 
i have a few mango outdoor and survive the winter, but struggle a bit. And some are in greenhouse.  I think the key is to find a spot that has the most heat all year round.  It's advantage to have greenhouse. 

agree with Socal, lychee should be easy for everyone.  I have some 1yrs seedlings outside in the frontyear unprotected and survive the winter.
Lychee is first time flowers, well see if fruits will be edible size.

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« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2018, 01:57:14 AM »
If u are concerned with gophers, try the squirellinator trap & once they are eradicated... u can plant in the ground.

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« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2018, 01:58:43 AM »



Here is a photo of my lychee from last year with fruitlets.

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« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2018, 12:07:44 AM »
Very cool to see you growing tropicals in the bay area. I have family that lives in Cupertino. Maybe I should convince them to plant a mango or jackfruit tree.

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« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2018, 12:29:03 AM »
Very cool to see you growing tropicals in the bay area. I have family that lives in Cupertino. Maybe I should convince them to plant a mango or jackfruit tree.

An outdoor jackfruit will have a hard time in Cupertino.  If they protect it and surround it with concrete, a mango might make it in special microclimates in Cupertino, as there are a few small mango trees in Santa Clara and Fremont in special microclimates in those places.

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« Reply #15 on: May 02, 2018, 12:57:18 PM »
They might not listen to your advice again on plants after they die.
Mango's can be grown in a greenhouse anywhere.

Very cool to see you growing tropicals in the bay area. I have family that lives in Cupertino. Maybe I should convince them to plant a mango or jackfruit tree.

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« Reply #16 on: May 02, 2018, 01:55:24 PM »
I'm pretty sure lychees grow in zone 9b in China. The issue is heat. In northern CA they're not going to get enough heat for a long enough duration throughout the year. Not only would that make them slower growing, but the fruits are not likely to ripen.

(for those in southern CA, too much heat isn't a good thing either, in that drier climate with less humidity full sun in the heat can make the tree more prone to drying out, which also greatly slows growth)

My lychee has been in the ground for almost a year & it tolerates consistent 100 temps(117 f being the hottest) & 29 f temps during the winter -- unprotected & its growing nicely despite the lack of humidity.. I live in SoCal.



Wow -- looks great.  How often / how much do you water it?  And does your local water have a lot of minerals?

GOZP - May I ask where you buy your Lychee and how old it is.. Thanks

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« Reply #17 on: May 03, 2018, 12:19:58 AM »
doesn't hurt to give it a try.  Cupertino is definitely warm.

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« Reply #18 on: May 26, 2018, 04:28:18 PM »


My mom ate it. she says
not very good .too much seed and grainy.  I will graft a better tasting variety onto it.

 

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