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Re: Greenhouse, RootMaker pots for tropicals and fruit "porn"
« Reply #275 on: January 16, 2020, 08:12:37 PM »

Sounds great  Buying prime works for us.

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Re: Greenhouse, RootMaker pots for tropicals and fruit "porn"
« Reply #276 on: February 03, 2020, 03:40:24 PM »
We cut this one yesterday.  Its a del monte gold plant that Simon gave us a year or so ago.




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Re: Greenhouse, RootMaker pots for tropicals and fruit "porn"
« Reply #277 on: February 05, 2020, 05:26:20 PM »
We cut this one yesterday.  Its a del monte gold plant that Simon gave us a year or so ago.





Brad the piney looks so good. Letís us know how it tastes.

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« Reply #278 on: February 05, 2020, 07:37:28 PM »
It tastes just like a good store bought fruit.  Nice and juicy and flavorful/sweet. 
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« Reply #279 on: February 06, 2020, 04:44:50 PM »
We cut this one yesterday.  Its a del monte gold plant that Simon gave us a year or so ago.





That is a beaute.  I've cut 2 recently, gold and "ripe" and both were sour as hell.  I believe they are supposed to be White Jade or Sugarloaf too but I doubt it.  Flesh was yellow with big cores.

All my store bought twistees have been excellent.

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« Reply #280 on: May 24, 2020, 09:26:48 AM »
5" of rain coming our way via a low moving out of SoCal?   Let 'er rip! Me and an old German boy gotter done in spite of my fear and hate climbing ladders. Will interconnect the 2 tanks at the bottom outlets, feed the trees and a new AquaFog cooling unit. Lifting that heavy pipe, gluing and sticking the el's was lotsa fun at my age. 🤪🤪🤪

Doing an experiment on 4 caged tomatoes - full east sun until 2 p.m., 7 gal. RootBuilder pots sitting over a fracture that was ripped 2' deep.




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Re: Greenhouse, RootMaker pots for tropicals and fruit "porn"
« Reply #281 on: May 24, 2020, 09:41:25 AM »
Mark,
That is one beautiful greenhouse set-up you have there.
Good luck!

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« Reply #282 on: May 24, 2020, 10:52:49 AM »
Mark,
That is one beautiful greenhouse set-up you have there.
Good luck!

Kevin Jones

Thanks.  Been a lot of hard work but also very rewarding.  For example I clipped cuttings of Big Beef the day before a hard freeze took out my garden last November. Using gel rooting cups rooted a few, stuck one in a 5 gal. pot the other in with an Ardith avocado tree.  Been growing Big Beef tomatoes for years, it's as good as it gets regarding everything that matters in a medium to large red slicer. Productive under all kinds of Texas conditions, no cracking, no cat facing (no waste), no blossom end rot a rich sweet taste and good acid profile. This is what high quality fruit breeding is all about.




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Re: Greenhouse, RootMaker pots for tropicals and fruit "porn"
« Reply #283 on: May 24, 2020, 04:06:54 PM »
Those black tanks would be good to store heat.
No room inside for those tanks?

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« Reply #284 on: May 24, 2020, 04:15:17 PM »
Nice project.
Hope the expensive fan fogger works well for you and you get enough rain to sustain your cooling sistem.
RO water is also an option in case its needed and if you can afford to buy that fan you can afford to pay the water from the RO installation also :D.
Or polyphosphate filter better wich will stain your plant leaves but we do that with foliar fertiliser anyway.

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« Reply #285 on: May 24, 2020, 04:53:04 PM »
Those black tanks would be good to store heat.
No room inside for those tanks?

Real estate is too expensive for water storage.

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« Reply #286 on: May 24, 2020, 04:54:51 PM »
Nice project.
Hope the expensive fan fogger works well for you and you get enough rain to sustain your cooling sistem.
RO water is also an option in case its needed and if you can afford to buy that fan you can afford to pay the water from the RO installation also :D.
Or polyphosphate filter better wich will stain your plant leaves but we do that with foliar fertiliser anyway.

R/O is not an option, this after checking all kinds of ways to make it happen.

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Re: Greenhouse, RootMaker pots for tropicals and fruit "porn"
« Reply #287 on: June 21, 2020, 07:49:46 AM »
Ate a Reed that got blown off the tree a week ago. It was rich and ripe enough such that the seed was sprouting, a first for Reed and so early in the season. Got the seed in water.




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« Reply #288 on: June 21, 2020, 01:31:04 PM »
That's very cool Mark.  Do you graft onto many seeds like that one.  If you could get a healthy mother plant, how much room do you really have for more trees?

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« Reply #289 on: June 21, 2020, 02:17:52 PM »
That's very cool Mark.  Do you graft onto many seeds like that one.  If you could get a healthy mother plant, how much room do you really have for more trees?

I graft on whatever I can get.  I expect a new Jan Boyce graft to take on a seedling and will remove a 12' to make room for it.

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« Reply #290 on: June 21, 2020, 04:26:07 PM »
Ate a Reed that got blown off the tree a week ago. It was rich and ripe enough such that the seed was sprouting, a first for Reed and so early in the season. Got the seed in water.




Nice Mark, your reeds are a little earlier than here.  Extra heat from the GH. 
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« Reply #291 on: June 27, 2020, 10:38:27 AM »
Nice Mark, your reeds are a little earlier than here.  Extra heat from the GH.

I guess.  Another fell off.



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Re: Greenhouse, RootMaker pots for tropicals and fruit "porn"
« Reply #292 on: July 01, 2020, 12:23:01 AM »
We cut this one yesterday.  Its a del monte gold plant that Simon gave us a year or so ago.





Brad the piney looks so good. Letís us know how it tastes.
Nice pineapple! What size pot do they fruit in?

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« Reply #293 on: July 01, 2020, 08:20:54 AM »
Nice pineapple! What size pot do they fruit in?

3 gallon for me.  Am really disappointed in Sugar Loaf and White Jade.  One is fruiting now after about 2 years and all they seem to want to do is throw pups.  Never seen so many.

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« Reply #294 on: July 01, 2020, 11:03:07 AM »
That sounds small, interesting... Could the proliferation of pups have to do with the pot size?

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« Reply #295 on: July 01, 2020, 11:54:29 AM »
That sounds small, interesting... Could the proliferation of pups have to do with the pot size?

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« Reply #296 on: July 01, 2020, 02:06:29 PM »
I use a 7 gallon on the white jades and the plant gets giant.  They usually make about 4 or 5 pups at the base and another 4 or 5 along the stem and under the fruit. 

The one in the pic is a smaller commercial type plant in 5gal.

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« Reply #297 on: July 01, 2020, 05:20:34 PM »
I use a 7 gallon on the white jades and the plant gets giant.  They usually make about 4 or 5 pups at the base and another 4 or 5 along the stem and under the fruit. 

The one in the pic is a smaller commercial type plant in 5gal.

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I like the Del Monte Golds better.  Got 2 "twistees" from Costa Rica started. Fruit was unreal.

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« Reply #298 on: July 01, 2020, 07:23:50 PM »
Beautiful pineapple Mark, we had a big White Jade a week ago was sweet an delicious right through the core all totally edible except  skin of course ;) I had it in squat 7-gal pot too!

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« Reply #299 on: July 02, 2020, 10:13:20 AM »
Beautiful pineapple Mark, we had a big White Jade a week ago was sweet an delicious right through the core all totally edible except  skin of course ;) I had it in squat 7-gal pot too!

Wow, how nice!  I don't know what I'm doing wrong.  Guess I need to get it out of those small pots.  BTW the fruit also has a lot of plant pups on it.  Need to get a picture......

 

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