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Few pics heading into winter
« on: November 05, 2012, 05:32:31 PM »
Only wax jambu graft that took out of 8 tries on 3 different plants.  I'll take it.


Bell carambola


Cherimoya


Tucked away for the winter


Papaya


Lots of male jackfruit blooms after the big pruning.  I'm sad to report that the lone female/fruit that was forming earlier dropped.  Not really surprised.


Nice size.


Harry...this pic is for you!!!!   ;)


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Re: Few pics heading into winter
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2012, 05:36:46 PM »
Those Bells look awesome.

When will the cherimoya be ready?

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Re: Few pics heading into winter
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2012, 05:39:37 PM »
Great looking carambola tree, potted too ... I've got to get another tree, and not kill it this time.
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Re: Few pics heading into winter
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2012, 06:51:57 PM »
Never had any cherimoya fruit this late before.  I can only imagine they will/might hang on dormant-wise until next spring.

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Re: Few pics heading into winter
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2012, 07:00:20 PM »
Your Bell carambola is amazing. Great job!
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Re: Few pics heading into winter
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2012, 07:02:29 PM »
ohiojay,

Beautiful trees! What size are the containers for the Cherimoya and Starfruit? Was curious as well, what type of mix are you using for the container trees.
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Re: Few pics heading into winter
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2012, 07:33:48 PM »
Wow! You have such a beautiful starfruit tree :) Nice greenhouse by the way. I hope the fruits will taste great!

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Re: Few pics heading into winter
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2012, 07:45:55 PM »
Way to go Jay! Nice photos!
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Re: Few pics heading into winter
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2012, 08:48:44 PM »
That really looks excellent Jay, i am looking for pictures like what you are growing. Could you tell me how many tree's do you have in your sun room and how large is that room. What temp's do you keep in the room? Very encouraging!Bob

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Re: Few pics heading into winter
« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2012, 09:33:59 PM »
Everything looks great! The Bell carambola is gorgeous. I wonder too about the pot size it's in! It's doing so well in the greenhouse.

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Re: Few pics heading into winter
« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2012, 09:52:11 PM »
you wipe your carambolas butts with 100 dollar bills.

lol.

great pics, great plants.

thanks for the update.

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Re: Few pics heading into winter
« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2012, 04:20:02 AM »
Wow Jay, the plants look horrible, so small and withered. :P  Congrats on the one wax jambu taking, do you remember the variety?  Maybe next time root the cuttings first into plants then graft from there?  Picture perfect carambola tree and fruits BTW.

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Re: Few pics heading into winter
« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2012, 06:14:38 AM »
Great job! Your trees look fantastic! Keep up the good work!

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Re: Few pics heading into winter
« Reply #13 on: November 06, 2012, 07:07:35 AM »
Howdy Ohio,

Your greenhouse and them fruit trees look freak'n awesome 8) Hope your Ohio Jackfruit produces for you soon ;) 

Thanks a bunch for sharing :)
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Re: Few pics heading into winter
« Reply #14 on: November 06, 2012, 07:19:09 AM »
Thanks all...just a few successes on top of many failures...killing a grafted yellow rambutan tops my list.

The containers are 24" across and probably that tall.  The carambola was removed and root pruned last spring.  It really REALLY sucks up a lot of water.  The Bell has a very nice flavor and is quite sweet.  I will probably need to find a larger container for the longan next spring.  I hopefully got enough chill hours in the last several weeks for a nice bloom soon.

Null...I adlib my soil mixes to the point that no two are probably ever alike...similar, but not alike.  My mix is mostly peat and as I've pointed out before, I pre-dampen the peat prior to mixing anything else.  I will also add manure, humus, the smallest pine bark mulch I can find...I do NOT try and screw around getting the "fines" from this.  It just gets added as-is.  When I repot, I usually try and do several plants at once so mixing up that amount of soil is time consuming and effort enough without the added work of separating out pine bark fines.  I also add a lot of perlite keeping the mix nice and airy.  Some plants may get coconut choir instead of peat.  I do like this stuff but it is much more expensive than peat.

Luak...the GH is 21x26.  Lots of plants!  Many planted directly into the ground.  I've always tried to push as much growth as possible from my plants year round, even during winter, so I "normally" keep the winter temps going no lower than 68-70 degrees...warmer than I keep my home much to the chagrin of my wife!!   >:(  It was always nice to go out there...toasty warm.  This season I will be trying something different.  I have some plants that should be near their blooming stage.  So I am lowering the temp to 57-59 degrees in order to give the plants a proper rest...hopefully.  Should also give my wallet a rest!  I am also withholding water as much as possible on some of these.  Course...no matter how cold it is, on a sunny day, it will still get in the 80's inside the GH and there is nothing I can do about that.

As for the jackfruit?  There are male blooms everywhere now.  Females continue to be shy.

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Re: Few pics heading into winter
« Reply #15 on: November 06, 2012, 08:48:08 AM »

I take you my hat off, for your expertise with your plants in pot and of your know-how with plants,
because they are happy (seen fruits),Great job!. :D 8)

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Re: Few pics heading into winter
« Reply #16 on: November 06, 2012, 12:12:19 PM »
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Null...I adlib my soil mixes to the point that no two are probably ever alike...similar, but not alike.  My mix is mostly peat and as I've pointed out before, I pre-dampen the peat prior to mixing anything else.  I will also add manure, humus, the smallest pine bark mulch I can find...I do NOT try and screw around getting the "fines" from this.  It just gets added as-is.  When I repot, I usually try and do several plants at once so mixing up that amount of soil is time consuming and effort enough without the added work of separating out pine bark fines.  I also add a lot of perlite keeping the mix nice and airy.  Some plants may get coconut choir instead of peat.  I do like this stuff but it is much more expensive than peat.

Ohiojay,

Thanks for the informative post, I actually have very similar mixes. I get the smallest pine bark mulch and mix it with coco coir or peat moss. Then add some perlite, natural charcoal, and some azomite. I have used solely peat moss in the past, however now I have been using mostly coco coir.

I have been buying coco coir in the past off ebay 5kg shipped for around $21. However, I have found the 5kg bricks much cheaper locally at hydroponic stores ($10-12 for good quality coco coir). The 5kg block comes out to 2-2.5cu ft. of coco coir wet, this is actually cheaper or about the same price compared to the peatmoss.
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Re: Few pics heading into winter
« Reply #17 on: November 06, 2012, 10:06:25 PM »
Very nice, very nice...

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Re: Few pics heading into winter
« Reply #18 on: November 07, 2012, 12:13:38 AM »
Yeah, Jay, what Anaxel said - they all look so HAPPY!
Great job and must be great to wander in there in the
winter - like a tropical paradise.....

Have you tasted any Papaya yet?  What kind is it!


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Re: Few pics heading into winter
« Reply #19 on: November 07, 2012, 07:06:37 AM »
Have not tasted the papaya yet.  I believe this variety came from a very nice tasting, small yellow papaya from Hawaii.  Will let at least one mature.  The rest will be used for the Thai salad.

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Re: Few pics heading into winter
« Reply #20 on: November 07, 2012, 03:43:11 PM »
The  green papaya Thai salads? Love them.  Sounds like a great idea Ohiojay.

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Re: Few pics heading into winter
« Reply #21 on: November 08, 2012, 03:01:15 AM »
Very impressive! Thanks for sharing the great photos of your incredible trees. Dave

 

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