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Avoman

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Pumice and rare Avocado scions for Sale
« on: June 08, 2019, 04:15:05 PM »
Pumice for sale fines up to 1/4 inch in size in bags pure not mixed with anything else its great for health of roots for pots or amending heavy clay soils the cost is 9 dollars per approx 24 pounds worth plus shipping cost, i also have duke,nimlioh,booney doon avocado scions for sale at 10 dollars each plus 7 dollar shipping box in lower 48 states.
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Re: Pumice and rare Avocado scions for Sale
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2019, 10:45:34 PM »
I'll take one of each of the avocado scions.

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« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2019, 11:31:26 PM »
Bonny Doon Winery is in Bonny Doon, slightly the boonies. The “Bonny Doon” avocado is in front of the old Bonny Doon Winery production facility , hence the name, mother tree is ripe now,  in town.

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Re: Pumice and rare Avocado scions for Sale
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2019, 03:46:38 AM »
I'll get one of each also

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Re: Pumice and rare Avocado scions for Sale
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2019, 04:45:55 PM »
Dodge... i mailed you a few extra at no extra charge for better chances of success dont forget the Nimlioh is a great AVO tree but needs more winter protection in cold snaps, even the cold hardy types i would protect the first 3 or 4 years, anything under 32 degrees, especaily protect the graft in case you get some cold damage this at least gives you a chance for tree to come back, i still have plenty of pumice for sale i know shipping not real cheap but i,ll try my best to match or beat others prices, sand is not bad to use but pumice is hands down way better it lets the roots breath and can absorb some water and release to roots as they need it, it does not break down like peat over time and much much worse forest processed products which can promote a root rotting condition. Mulch on very top ok but at bottom of pots not good.

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Re: Pumice and rare Avocado scions for Sale
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2019, 03:42:33 PM »
Im out of scions at this time hopefully have more to sell by winter if not sooner i have Pumice approx 25 pounds for 29 dollars that includes all shipping cost to lower 48 states
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Re: Pumice and rare Avocado scions for Sale
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2019, 09:16:00 AM »
Avoman, not to rain on your parade but I think shipping cost on pumice is gonna be a deal killer. Stuff is not light compared to vermiculite or perlite.  I'd try to sell for pick up only locally.

I buy large bags of vermiculite for around $22.  Hard to beat for being lightweight and super "airy".



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Re: Pumice and rare Avocado scions for Sale
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2019, 12:14:00 AM »
Yes pumice not cheap to ship but will outperform vermiculite  by far and perlite performs better than vermiculite but its stll not anywere near the performance qualitys of pumice, the pots will for sure be heavyer but for more heatlhy  roots pumice is unmatched and its still lighter than sand and/or gravel much less dence.
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Re: Pumice and rare Avocado scions for Sale
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2019, 08:49:50 AM »
Yes pumice not cheap to ship but will outperform vermiculite  by far and perlite performs better than vermiculite but its stll not anywere near the performance qualitys of pumice, the pots will for sure be heavyer but for more heatlhy  roots pumice is unmatched and its still lighter than sand and/or gravel much less dence.

Tell that to my trees.  I've had to top this 11' cocktail citrus tree about 4X since it froze back to a stump Jan. 2018.  It is loaded with limes and oranges.  Left side, rear corner.

Tree in the front, left side of photo, is a 8' Sharwil, Lamb Hass, Pinkerton grafted tree from last year that also froze back to a stump.  It's a good 8' wide and growing like a weed. I hope to get a heavy fruit set next year.  Am rebuilding now.
 


Frozen back Reed stump, March 19 2018 pushing some fresh shoots.
 


7 months later, 10'.  I've had to top it twice when it hits 13' at my roof!



I gave up on perlite because the dust is hard to deal with and it's so fragile, falls apart when shipped and handled.  That once "Coarse" grade soon becomes a "Fine" grade.  Vermiculite contains some beneficial elements such as Silicon, is light and doesn't break down thereby maintaining an open soil structure.

To each his own.......  :)

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Re: Pumice and rare Avocado scions for Sale
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2019, 12:35:35 PM »
I thought i saw a big cold snap in texas last year, do you add heat to your greenhouse ? I wonder how well wood boilers work to heat green houses piped in by hot water tubing, got to be much cheaper to heat that way than propane or electric.

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« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2019, 03:28:45 PM »
Yes, propane heating.  We have seen single digits here.

I thought i saw a big cold snap in texas last year, do you add heat to your greenhouse ? I wonder how well wood boilers work to heat green houses piped in by hot water tubing, got to be much cheaper to heat that way than propane or electric.

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« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2019, 03:06:51 PM »
Propane can be costly but super easy and fast to set up ....... Ive had  some ask me ideal formula or percent of pumice to use that i sell and i would never use less than 25 percent pumice in a large potted plant long term, but not over 50 percent pumice, my pumice performs better than a screened pumice (uniform sized) mine is mixed with the very small pumice  but both are good......
 peat, perlite and sometimes sand is also used in diff formulations if mulch used at all i would only put very top never mixed down low in pot

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Re: Pumice and rare Avocado scions for Sale
« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2019, 07:48:36 PM »
Avoman, not to rain on your parade but I think shipping cost on pumice is gonna be a deal killer. Stuff is not light compared to vermiculite or perlite.  I'd try to sell for pick up only locally.

I buy large bags of vermiculite for around $22.  Hard to beat for being lightweight and super "airy".



You buy that locally or shipped?   If shipped,  link please?   Havent been able to find under $35/40ish.

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« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2019, 02:22:46 PM »

You buy that locally or shipped?   If shipped,  link please?   Havent been able to find under $35/40ish.

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Re: Pumice and rare Avocado scions for Sale
« Reply #14 on: August 24, 2019, 03:14:59 PM »
I do offer pumice to sell to local buyers saves alot on shipping but i do ship alot of pumice all over the lower 48 states since many nurserys either dont sell it or they carry wrong size.

 

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