Here are some recent pictures from the garden. I also was able to try the first FL grown prickly pear from Torrance PCH#1. Warning a lot of pictures, end of thread I will show the prickly pear with description of taste.
Don's Giant Guava
One of the unknown coconut palms
Some of the Coconuts (was drinking a good amount of coconut water)
Recently transplanted 'Sharwil' avocado. Its looking a little weakly, the rootstock suffered some sun scald in the past (I am pretty confident it will thrive in the future, if not I will regraft it to a new rootstock)
'Holiday' Avocado (pugged backed)
Reed seedling (recently planted)
Dovyalis hybrid (Tropical Apricot)
'Medoccyi Vahsha' pomegranate (recently planted)
'Red Silk' Pomegranate
Eugenia neonitida (Seedling, established with waterboxx)
Waterboxx have worked very well for me, 100% survivability for seedling. I have not added any irrigation besides what the unit offers through its innovative water collection. I am not using this for just recently root sprouted peach palms as well.
A view of the waterboxx with E. neonitida inside.
'Big Life' Goji Berry (Was hit back with some bugs but seems to be bouncing back now)
Okrung seedling mango
'Coconut Cream' Mango
'Lemon Zest' Mango
'Keitt' Mango (IDed as that)
I have various dragon fruit growing up the palms.
African Locust Bean (Parkia sp., seedling in waterboxx)
Aframomum sp. seedlings (in waterboxx)
'Dream' Atemoya (I am not sure if this is a Cherimoya so calling Atemoya, tree suffered some minor lawn edger damage. I have since put a tree guard around).
Annona dioce (Does fine with no added irrigation, have it off in the corner in partly shaded area)
'Sabara' Jaboticaba (located near the rain gutter discharge)
'Silas Woods' Sapodilla (removed the fruit after photo)
Lucuma (I think the nematodes are doing damage, I placed a generous layer of oyster mulch around it)
'Capelas' fig (The white mulch is crushed oyster shells, I have been adding around a number of plants.
'Dark Portuguese' fig
'Torrance PCH#1' Prickly Pear
Here is the fruit
, Florida grown.
The taste of the fruit was very good. It was a sweet very pleasant melon flavor, with a unique but enjoyable salty flavor right near the skin! (I am assuming that this is from the plant picking up the salt from the ground and depositing some of that in the fruit near the skin.
Whats left of the fruit after me and my GF ate it. I would say a good +95% of the fruit is edible. Seed count was moderate to low, with seeds that were on the smaller side and not that hard. Excellent fruit to consider especially for late fall to winter fruit. Great smoothie fruit or fresh eating.