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Re: Today’s Harvest from the orchard
« Reply #75 on: February 09, 2019, 11:09:10 AM »
I am so jealous of your harvests! My dragon fruit cuttings from Brad seem to be doing well according to my parents who are shepherding them until I move to Cali. I also have started some passion fruit from seed (purple possum, banana, and granadilla sprouted. Really want the giant granadilla to sprout) and found a blue passion fruit (caerulea) locally I took some cuttings from.

I'd love to visit the Poway farm after I move Brad and see your orchard. It looks amazing.

You are welcome to stop by. 

Not a lot going this time of year but we do have some citrus/avocados/passionfruits. 

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« Reply #76 on: April 25, 2020, 03:30:48 PM »
I top worked some African Pride trees at Brads orchard and came home with a bag full of fruit. There were tons of fruit on the ground. All the biggest fruit seemed to have fallen off from the weight and many were found at the base of the trees and more rolled down the hill. The larger fruit were about 3 lbs with most being closer to 2 lbs.

Here’s a picture of some fruit I took home













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« Reply #77 on: April 25, 2020, 03:32:20 PM »
And a lot more fruit that the fruit flies and chickens are going to eat.





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Re: Today’s Harvest from the orchard
« Reply #78 on: April 25, 2020, 03:41:09 PM »
I suppose Brad is not fan of African Pride  atemoya.

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« Reply #79 on: April 25, 2020, 04:20:38 PM »
I top worked some African Pride trees at Brads orchard and came home with a bag full of fruit. There were tons of fruit on the ground. All the biggest fruit seemed to have fallen off from the weight and many were found at the base of the trees and more rolled down the hill. The larger fruit were about 3 lbs with most being closer to 2 lbs.

Here’s a picture of some fruit I took home














Nice harvest! How old are brad's atemoya trees?
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Re: Today’s Harvest from the orchard
« Reply #80 on: April 25, 2020, 07:04:06 PM »
One tree was an african pride, the other one was a mislabeled mystery cherimoya tree.  The APs are ok, they have hard spots in the flesh around the seeds I really dont like.  It ruins the fruit.   Theres better stuff to grow.  We put el bumpo on that tree.  It was maybe 3 years old tree.




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« Reply #81 on: April 25, 2020, 07:04:13 PM »
Haha, yeah, Brad is definitely not a fan of AP! I’m not a big fan of AP myself but I’ll definitely eat them and enjoy them when better fruit is not around. We are converting all the varieties that we are not fond of into the newer top tier varieties like Leo Hybrid#3, Rudy # 20 and some other seedling selections.

I don’t remember exactly how old these trees are but the rate of growth at the orchard is incredible. The tree was probably planted as a sapling 3-4 years ago and was about 6-7 feet tall and about 8 feet wide before I hat racked it

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Re: Today’s Harvest from the orchard
« Reply #82 on: April 25, 2020, 07:44:26 PM »
Brad definitely has a nice orchard and nice fruit tree collection.
I myself am in cherimoya fan club but
my wife liked Mr. Minh atemoya taste.
I top worked my AP to Mr. Minh and Geffner.

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Re: Today’s Harvest from the orchard
« Reply #83 on: April 25, 2020, 08:46:24 PM »
Most usefull information i got from this site was from Brad when he said cherimoya flowers imediatly after you cut somme branches.It is true and tested.
He is a big expert in cherimoya.

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Re: Today’s Harvest from the orchard
« Reply #84 on: April 25, 2020, 08:59:47 PM »
Cados are from Cali. Mangoes, rollinia, sap, and peppers are from the yard


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Re: Today’s Harvest from the orchard
« Reply #85 on: April 25, 2020, 10:46:53 PM »
Most usefull information i got from this site was from Brad when he said cherimoya flowers imediatly after you cut somme branches.It is true and tested.
He is a big expert in cherimoya.

Im definitely not an expert.  But that much I do know.  You can get flowers just by leaf stripping.
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« Reply #86 on: April 27, 2020, 12:01:12 AM »
Cados are from Cali. Mangoes, rollinia, sap, and peppers are from the yard


Beautiful picture roblack! I love the bright yellow colors.

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Re: Today’s Harvest from the orchard
« Reply #87 on: April 29, 2020, 04:21:17 AM »
Most usefull information i got from this site was from Brad when he said cherimoya flowers imediatly after you cut somme branches.It is true and tested.
He is a big expert in cherimoya.

Im definitely not an expert.  But that much I do know.  You can get flowers just by leaf stripping.
So is it possible to get 2 crops per year with that trick ?
Even if on different trees or different branches of the same tree ?

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Re: Today’s Harvest from the orchard
« Reply #88 on: April 29, 2020, 11:50:40 AM »
Most usefull information i got from this site was from Brad when he said cherimoya flowers imediatly after you cut somme branches.It is true and tested.
He is a big expert in cherimoya.

Im definitely not an expert.  But that much I do know.  You can get flowers just by leaf stripping.
So is it possible to get 2 crops per year with that trick ?
Even if on different trees or different branches of the same tree ?

I'm still picking cherimoyas here. So 5 month long harvest by just pollinating in early and later summer.  You can extend that by pollinating in spring through fall.  Again, I'm not an expert at this but my observation in my own yard is as long as the tree has not gone dormant from cold weather you can get fruit to set.  And 6 months later you have ripe fruit.  And there's about 4 month dormant period here from January to April/May.  How it works out in a different climate or in a greenhouse I have no idea.
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