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California grown tropical fruit trees
« on: April 02, 2012, 11:07:37 AM »
      Red Sea Gardens 2014   
Tropical fruit trees grown under the warm California sunshine,                                                     
All plants are shipped in containers with soil, unless requested otherwise.                                                   
Plants are bench grown in a medium of bark, perlite, Canadian peat and OptiSorb                           
$20 minimum order plus shipping charges.                                                   
There is limited supply available, please contact me off list for inquiries.                                                    
Pick up at Post Office available.                             
                           
SCIENTIFIC NAME      COMMON NAME      CULTIVAR      SIZE      PRICE   PROPAGATION
                           
Aframomum sp.                  44oz      $7   seedling
   Member of the ginger family with beautiful flowers and edible seed pods                        
                           
Ananas comosus         pineapple       White Pereole      5gal      $25   pup
   Can fruit in a 5+ gallon pot              Elite Gold      5gal      $25   pup
                                                         White      44oz      $10   pup
                           
Annona muricata         soursop/guanabana                  
   Ugandan, from a precocious tree that produces large fruits, excellent seed to flesh ratio, juicy and great flavor                        
                  1.3gal      $20   seedling
   Yucatan, from a tree that produces huge fruits that are juicy with a great flavor.                           
                  44oz      $10   seedling
                           
Annona squamosa         sugar apple                  
   Small tree that produces green fruits that have melting sweet flesh                        
            green      2.8gal      $25   seedling
            seedling KM      5 gal      $30   seedling
                           
Antidesma bunius         bignay         2.8gal      $20   seedling
   Small to medium dioecious tree, fruits are eaten raw and used in preserves                        
                           
Artocarpus chamas         Cham         44oz      $10   seedling
   Large tree that produces yellow/brown sweet tasting fruits, may have potential for growing outdoors in CA.                        
                           
Artocarpus elasticus          benda         1gal        $18    seedling
   Jack fruit realtive, produces hairy fruit with white flesh inside, supposed to taste like tangy marsmallows                                             
                           
Artocarpous heterophyllus         jack fruit         44oz      $7   seedling
   Seeds from a light orange, firm fleshed, sweet and arromatic fruit                        
                           
Artocarpus heterophyllus         jack    Dang rasimi      5gal      $30   seedling
   Seeds from an excellent tasting fruit and possibly one of the most cold tolerant jack's available.                        
                           
Artocarpus hypargyraea         kwai muk         2.8 gal      $30   seedling
   Fruits the size of a LARGE fig, wonderful apricot/citrus, sweet/sour balance, very little latex, great potential for CA.                        
                           
Artocarpus lakoocha         lakoocha         44oz      $10   seedling
   Monkey Jack' is a med tree,and produces fruit with sweet/sour pulp                        
                           
Artocarpus sericicarpus         pedalai         2.8      $50   seedling
   Large tree with 'hairy' looking fruits that have wonderful sweet melting flesh.                        
                           
Baccaurea ramiflora         Burmese grape         1.3gal      $20   seedling
   Large tree that produces long racemes of yellow fruits, they are eaten fresh or stewed                        
                           
Calyptranthes sintenisii                  limoncillo del monte                  44oz.         $7       seedling
   The leaves from the tree are used to make an excellent lemon tea but without the bitterness of lemon peel                        
                           
Casimiroa edulis         white sapote                                     44oz      $7   seedling
   Med to large tree with melting sweet fruits         SantaCruz       3gal      $25   grafted
                                                                            Michele          3gal      $25   grafted
                           
Chrysophyllum caimito         star apple    green      2.8gal      $30   seedling
   Large tree with incredible foliage and green fruits when cut have a star shape inside                        
                           
Chrysophyllum caimito         star apple    green      15gal      60, 75   seedling
   Large tree with incredible foliage and green fruits when cut have a star shape inside                        
                           
Couepia polyandra         olosapo         44oz      $10   seedling
   Small to med tree with sweet fruits remeniscent of butterscotch                        
                           
Diospyros digyna         black sapote                  1gal           $20   seedling
    Smooth chocolate pudding like texture, good by itself, great added to things, rich in vitamin A & C                                             
                           
Durio zibethinus         durian         1gal      $25    seedling
   King of fruits, very arromatic, full flavored custard like flesh                        
                           
Eugenia involucrata         Cherry of the Rio grande         44oz      $10   seedling
   Beautiful small tree that produces cherry like fruits                        
                           
Eugenia involucrata         Cherry of the Rio grande          1.3gal      $18   seedling
   Beautiful small tree that produces cherry like fruits                        
                           
Eugenia uniflora                  Surinam cherry                              
   Taste of Concord grapes, dark purple fruits            seedling   44oz      $7   seedling
   Bright red fruits with a nice acid balance            Jack's red   2gal      $18   seedling
                           
Euphoria longana         longan                                    Ping Pong      44oz      $10   seedling
   Med to large tree with sweet and firm fleshed fruit          Diamond river      44oz      $10   seedling
                           
Euterpe oleracea         Acai             dwarf 'Para' variety      44oz      $12   seedling
   Small palm with antioxidant rich fruit,  also makes great hearts of palm                        
                           
Euterpe oleracea         Acai               dwarf 'Para' variety      2.8gal      $40   seedling
   Small palm with antioxidant rich fruit,  also makes great hearts of palm                        
                           
Ficus auriculata         VietnameseRoxburgh fig         15gal      $65   cutting
   Med tree that produces large cauliflorus figs                        
                           
Ficus carica         fig                                          VDB      44oz      $7   cutting
   Med tree that produces sweet fleshed fruits           Wht Mar      44oz      $7   cutting
                                                                              Flanders      44oz      $7   cutting
                           
Florcaurtia indica         Govenor's plum         15gal      $60   seedling
   Dioecious shrub or small tree that produces littlel plum looking fruits 4 plants in pot                        
                           
Garcinia dulcis         mundu              44oz.         $10   seedling
   Medium tree with yellow fruits that have a nice sweet/sour blend                                             
                           
Garcinia intermedia                    lemon drop mangosteen                 44oz      $10   seedling
   Small tree with aromatic sweet sour pulp, will fruit in a container                                          
                           
Garcinia intermedia                    lemon drop mangosteen                 2.8gal      $25   seedling
   Small tree with aromatic sweet sour pulp, will fruit in a container                                          
                           
Garcinia macrophyllum         pungara         44oz      $10   seedling
   "Two nose garcinia" med tree producing yellow/orange coloered fruits with sweet/tart balance                        
                           
Garcinia madrono         madrono         2.8gal      $30   seedling
   Med tree producing yellow fruits with a sweet and sour blend.                        
                           
Garcinia magnifolia          giant leaf madrono                     44oz      $10   seedling
   Dioecious, medium tree with showy leaves, large smooth skinned fruit has nice sweet/sour blend                                                
       Special 3 plants for $25                     
                           
Garcinia Sp.          Achachairu                44oz      $10   seedling
   Medium tree, one of the best garcinias, excellent flavor                                             
                           
Garcinia Sp.          Achachairu                2.8gal      $30   seedling
   Medium tree, one of the best garcinias, excellent flavor                                             
                           
Garcinia xanthochymus         gamboge         44oz      $10   seedling
   Sour mangosteen relative with some cold tolerance, has been used as mangosteen rootstock plus fruits are used medicinally                        
                           
Geoffroea decorticans         Chilean palo verde         2.8gal      $25   seedling
   Med tree with both seed and fruits that are edible                        
                           
Hylocereus hybrids         dragon fruit   David Bowie      44oz      $7   cutting
   Vining style cacti with wonderful fruits         Delight              44oz      $7   cutting
                           
Macadamia sp          macadamia nuts         44oz.       $7   seedling
   Med tree one of the best nuts in the world, buttery and slightly sweet                                             
                           
Mangifera casturi         Kasturi         2.8gal      $30   seedling
   Mango relative produces aromatic fruits with an intense flavor                        
                           
Mangifera indica         mango                                   seedling             44oz      $7   seedling
   Med/large tree that produces sweet/juicy fruits         Coconila             5gal      $25   grafted
                                                                                    P. Thompson      5gal      $25   grafted
                                                                                    Graham      15gal      $100   grafted
                                                                                    Lancetila      15gal      $125   grafted
                           
Manilkara mochisia         Lowveld milkberry         2.8      $25   seedling
   Small beautiful tree produces small yellow fruits with red flesh                        
                           
Manilkara zapote         sapodilla                     44oz      $10   seedling         
   Med tree that produces fruits that are compared to fine pears dipped in brown sugar                        
                           
Mimusops maxima                  1.3gal      $25   seedling
   Med tree that producses round yellow fruits with a sweet mild flavor                        
                           
Mimusops zeyheri         red milkwood         2.8gal      $30   seedling
   Med tree that produces sweet yellow fruits, one of Africa's best fruits.                        
                           
Morus alba         mulberry   Pakistan      5gal      $25   cutting
   Large tree may be pruned smaller with sweet dark colored berries                        
                           
Mycianthes pungens         guabiyu         44oz      $10   seedling
   Med tree that produces sweet dark skinned fruits with golden flesh                        
                           
Myrciaria dubia         camu camu         1.3gal      $25   seedling
   Small tree that produces fruits that are extremely high in vitamin C and antioxidants                        
                           
Myrciaria Spirito Santensis         Grimal jaboticaba         44oz      $10   seedling
   Fast growing, early bearing variety of jaboticaba                        
                           
Myrciaria vexator         blue grape         1.3gal      $20   seedling
   Bluse jaboticaba' dark fruits with sweet flesh inside                        
                           
Nephelium lappaceum         rambutan                  
   Medium tree with  'hairy' fruits, sweet and firm fleshed                        
            orange      44oz              $10   seedling
            red      44oz, 1galGB      $10, 18   seedling
            yellow      1gal GB      $18   seedling
                           
Pandanus amaryllifolius         pandan         44oz      $12   pup
   The leaves of the plant are used in cooking, mostly deserts                        
                           
Pereskia acueleta         lemon vine    godseffiana      44oz       $10    cutting
   Vining cacti with beautiful green, yellow and pink foliage plus small sour fruits                        
                           
Persea Americana         avocado         44oz      $7   seedling
   Large tree produces fruit high in oils                        
                           
Plinia eduilis         cambuca         44oz      $10   seedling
   Small tree that produces sweet and sour small fruits                        
                           
Pouteria caimito         abiu         44oz      $10   seedling
   Medium tree with bright yellow gelatinous fruits that taste of caramel/flan                        
                           
Pouteria campechiana         Canistel                  
   Med tree that produces fruits with an a moist yellow pulp that is very nutrutous                        
            canistel      2.8gal      $20   seedling
            Philippine pointed      2.8gal      $30   seedling
                           
Psidium guajava         guava   Tropic pink       44oz      $7   seedling
   Small tree produces yellow fruits that taste like guava flavored  'Sweettarts'                        
                           
Punica granatum         pomegranate            5gal      $25    cutting
   Medium tree produces bright red fruits with juicy edible seeds                     
            hydranar x goulosha, parfianka,             
            sireneveyi, svorkhran   
            
                           
Rollinia deliciosa         biriba         44oz      $10   seedling
   Med tree that produces large yellow fruits that taste like lemon meringue pie, one of the best annonas                        
                           
Rollinia deliciosa         biriba          5gal      $30   seedling
   Med tree that produces large yellow fruits that taste like lemon meringue pie, one of the best annonas                        
                           
Rollinia emarginata                  15gal      $75   seedling
   Small tree with some cold tolerance produces small sweetish fruits                        
                           
Sideroxylon inerme         white milkwood         2.8gal      $25   seedling
   Med tree produces dark purple fleshy fruits                        
                           
Strychnos pungens         spine leaved monkey orange         1.3gal      $20   seedling
   Small tree, edibly fruits yellow when ripe and very high in vit. C, great potential for planting outdoors in CA                        
                           
Syzgium cumini         Java plum         5gal      $30   seedling
   Large slow growing tree fruits, seeds and bark are all used                        
                           
Syzygium samarangense         wax jambu                  
   Med tree producing crunchy and refreshing fruits best served with a slight chill                        
            Black Pearl      2.8gal      $35    cutting
            Stinark pink      33gal      $150    cutting
            white sd.                5gal      $30   seedling
                           
Theobroma bicolor         macombo/pataxte         44oz      $10   seedling
   White chocolate' small to med tree produces alien looking pods, many culinay uses                        
                           
Triphasia trifolia          Jerusalem lemon/lime berry         44oz.      $7   seedling
   Great bonsai or potted subject, small fruits taste a bit like lemon/lime candy with some of the zest thrown in                               
                           
Uvaria rufa         Carabao teats          44oz       $10   seedling
   Cherimoya relative, incredible flowers that change into bright red fruits tasting like a good white dragon fruit.                                             
                           
Vanilla planifolia         vanilla         44oz.      $12    cutting
   Vining orchid whose seedpod becomes the vanilla of commerce.                        
                           
                           
                           
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SCIENTIFIC NAME      COMMON NAME      CULTIVAR      SIZE      PRICE   PROPAGATION
                           
Annona reticulata         custard apple   Mexican       44oz      $10   seedling
   Red skinned white fleshed sweet and creamy annona                        
                           
Annona squamosa         sugar apple   red      44oz      $10   seedling
   Small tree that produces green fruits that have melting sweet flesh                        
                           
Artocarpus mariannensis         dug dug         44oz      $10   seedling
   Large breadfruit relative that produces a fruit that is used more as a starch or vegetable                        
                           
Artocarpus odoratissimus         marang/terap          44oz       $10   seedling
   Very aromatic jack fruit relative the flavor is incredible, rich and fruity (one of?) the best Artocarpus                                                                                                               
                           
Artocarpus sericicarpus         pedalai         44oz      $10   seedling
   Large tree with 'hairy' looking fruits that have wonderful sweet melting flesh.                        
                           
Eugenia candolleana         rainforest plum         44oz      $10   seedling
   Small tree with juicy dark fruits of excellent flavor                        
                           
Eugenia cereja         elongated COTRG         44oz      $10   seedling
   Similar to regular COTRG but with larger fruits                        
                           
Eugenia uvalha         Uvalha   Mexico/Puerto Rico      44oz      $10   seedling
   Med tree that produces aromatic yellow fruits with nice sweet/tart balance               44oz      $10   seedling
                           
Garcinia mangostana         mangosteen         44oz      $13   seedling
   Queen of the fruits, medium tree, incredible fruits, sweet with a light acid balance                        
                           
Hexachlamys edulis         ubajai/mountain peach         5gal      $35   seedling
   Small to med tree that produces 'peach' like fruits that have a sweet/sour character                        

Mangifera indica         mango   Malika      5gal      $35   grafted
   Med/large tree that produces sweet/juicy fruits                        
                           
Myrciaria coronata da Restinga         Jabo coroada         44oz      $15   seedling
   Very rare jaboticaba, produces large sweet fruits                        
                           
Myrciaria guaquiea         Guaquica         44oz      $15   seedling
   Extremely rare tree produces wonderful sweet fruits                        
                           
Pouteria sp.         Ross sapote         44oz      $10   seedling
   Medium tree that produces yellow fruits that are moist, sweet and fruity                        
                           
44oz. Grafted annonas                           
Cherimoya:  Campas, Conchita, Incan red, Nata, Selma               $12            
Atemoya:  Super Lisa, Mr. Minh               $14            
Mavulu:  Annona Senegalensis               $15            
Custard apple:  Sarteneja               $16            


5 gallon grafted annonas                        
Incan red/Selma      $40      Honey Hart      $65         
                                       -PPC               
Honey Hart      $40              -Sarteneja               
-Campas                            -Campas               
                                    -Pierce               
Nata      $40                     
-Pierce                             Incan Red      $50         
                                     -PPC               
Conchita      $40                     
-Nata                             Lidstrom      $50         
                                     -Campas      
Cherilata      $50                       -Soncoya      
-Sarteneja                     -Fino      
                  
Honey Hart      $30      7 gallon grafted annonas      
                                     Nuathong      $60
Congrejo SA      $30               Sarteneja      $60
                  
Ecuador      $50            
-Selma                  
-Elixir         

Thank you for taking a look.   
-Ethan
   
« Last Edit: April 05, 2014, 08:14:54 PM by Ethan »

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Re: California grown tropical fruit trees
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2012, 12:32:46 PM »
Impressive list Ethan.
Grow mainly edible and herbal plants. Favorites are the fruits, vegetables, and tea plants.

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Re: California grown tropical fruit trees
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2012, 02:14:53 PM »
Ethan - you say some are seedlings and some make no mention of the propagation method...could you please clarify for everyone what the propagation methods are for all plants.
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« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2012, 06:19:54 PM »
Good point Rob, added it to the list.  I also hope to start posting some grafted stuff in the near future.

cheers,
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« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2012, 04:37:49 PM »
Ethan, I would be interested in some of the grafted tropical fruits. would love to see what you got there.

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« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2012, 12:58:06 AM »
Thanks N/Z.

Behl, as soon as they are ready I'll update the list.

cheers,
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« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2012, 01:53:33 AM »
Here is a picture of a 16oz. mangosteen and a 32oz. marang plus a standard soda can.



Most the stuff in 16oz and 32oz (plus 1 gal durian) is about 8-9mo. old, the larger 1-2 gallon stuff is about 20 mo. and I think the oldest are the chempedak and macadamias at about 3yrs.

let me know if you have anymore questions,
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« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2012, 08:44:56 PM »
Here is a picture of a 16oz. mangosteen and a 32oz. marang plus a standard soda can.



Most the stuff in 16oz and 32oz (plus 1 gal durian) is about 8-9mo. old, the larger 1-2 gallon stuff is about 20 mo. and I think the oldest are the chempedak and macadamias at about 3yrs.

let me know if you have anymore questions,
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Very nice Ethan! I wish I had room for all those. I'm still interested.
JF

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« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2012, 02:59:51 AM »
No problem Phucvu,
most stuff goes out USPS priority so shipping just depends on what you get.  One person paid about $9 for their shipping another is paying close to $40.

Thank you JF, I'm still waiting on some things for you but let me know if you need anything else.

-Ethan

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« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2012, 11:45:18 PM »
No problem Phucvu,
most stuff goes out USPS priority so shipping just depends on what you get.  One person paid about $9 for their shipping another is paying close to $40.

Thank you JF, I'm still waiting on some things for you but let me know if you need anything else.

-Ethan

tempting but....no thanks Ethan. I have too many things going on. I love to grow some of those garcinas and lichis I just don't have the room.  Thanks for the offer.

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« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2012, 02:42:23 AM »
Phucvu,
no ebay, just a guy w/some extra plants and I use paypal.

I'm glad they made it in good shape DT, I was a little worried about the weather.
Thank you for your kind comments and order, let me know if you'd like anything else.

-Ethan

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« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2012, 07:59:34 AM »
I have had the opportunity to trade plants with Ethan.  He, indeed, is a packaging wiz.  I have never seen meticulous wrapping and packaging the likes of his.  Well, maye the folks at Apple are in his league. Keep up the good work, Ethan.

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« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2012, 10:35:49 AM »
Thank you for the kind words Harry, always a pleasure trading w/you too. 

best wishes in your tropical paradise,
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« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2012, 02:52:21 AM »
Ethan, curious as to how you keep tropicals from over heating in Central California. Don't you often get over 100F? Do you just use shade cloth for super hot summer spells or do you have some kind of cooling system?
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« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2012, 10:26:15 AM »
Yes Oscar, it does get very hot and dry here, I have certain plants under shade cloth or in filtered light.  Surprisingly things like durian and mangosteen dont seem to mind........yet.  I'm going to try some ideas to bump the humidity this year, we'll see how that works.

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« Reply #15 on: April 09, 2012, 12:27:19 PM »
Yes Oscar, it does get very hot and dry here, I have certain plants under shade cloth or in filtered light.  Surprisingly things like durian and mangosteen dont seem to mind........yet.  I'm going to try some ideas to bump the humidity this year, we'll see how that works.

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I was thinking of setting up mister emitters in between the trees. Have them on an on off cycle. Its great to have a source of CA adapted tropical fruit seedlings.
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« Reply #16 on: April 09, 2012, 01:56:39 PM »
I forgot to mention Oscar that I'm hoping since these plants have been growing in my harsh environment from little sproutlings that they may adapt in at least a minor way to my (and other CA) conditions.

N/Z I was thinking misters too maybe morning and night?


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« Reply #17 on: April 09, 2012, 02:42:50 PM »
I forgot to mention Oscar that I'm hoping since these plants have been growing in my harsh environment from little sproutlings that they may adapt in at least a minor way to my (and other CA) conditions.

N/Z I was thinking misters too maybe morning and night?

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I was thinking on and off cycled through out the day, perhaps run 15min once an hour perhaps for 12-14 hours. Though the heat may make it ineffective during the long hot days of summer. A morning and evening cycle wouldnt hurt, I think it would be only beneficial. I notice my container plants love to be misted and fertilized after 7, they perk up nicely at night.

During the day it seems all the plants are trying their best to prevent evapotranspiration, so misting unless constant may have less of an effect, since the stomata are mostly closed (no idea which is best yet, just experiments I want to try).
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« Reply #18 on: April 09, 2012, 03:32:05 PM »
Ethan,

I have been running a very small home humidifier in my 6x8 greenhouse at night and I have had amazing growth on my 5 foot mangosteen and 5 foot cacao, all of  the other tropicals are doing real good as well. During the day I have a shade cloth covering and if I keep the door close d the humidity stays in the 90's.

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« Reply #19 on: April 09, 2012, 04:17:22 PM »
The only problem about misting in the day is water on the leaf surface can act as a magnifying glass.

5' mangosteen, wow Mark!  With as hot as we get I need to find a balance of humidity containment, temperature control and light availability, w/out using a bunch of power (no AC for the plants).

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« Reply #20 on: April 09, 2012, 04:34:15 PM »
For the misting, I have heard about the magnify glass effect (some people say it makes no difference). I think with the smaller particles it would be much less of a problem. Especially since the water droplets would evaporate pretty fast. What I do to increase humidity passively, is place water saucers in between the plants making sure the water gets ample sun light. When I hand water the plants the excess water falls into the saucers and evaporates during the day.

I find that surrounding the arid sensitive trees, up against larger leafy trees seems to help a lot. My larger pomegranate trees produce nice micro climates for the other plants such as the kiwi vines, dragon fruit, and lychees.

Kiwi vines like the water and are heavy drinkers during the hotter days of summer. I found the SWC container provided a huge benefit to the kiwi during summer. The lychee also has very little sunburn/heat stress in the SWC. I originally thought that the lack of humidity would never give me healthy sub tropical trees. However there seems to be only certain trees which can't adapt to arid conditions (Theobroma sp. seems to  be one of those that can't adapt for me).
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Re: California grown tropical fruit trees
« Reply #21 on: April 09, 2012, 05:09:48 PM »
Yes Oscar, it does get very hot and dry here, I have certain plants under shade cloth or in filtered light.  Surprisingly things like durian and mangosteen dont seem to mind........yet.  I'm going to try some ideas to bump the humidity this year, we'll see how that works.

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I've heard that 105F is about the temperature these plants can tolerate and after that go downhill. What is your top temperature in your greenhouse?
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« Reply #22 on: April 09, 2012, 11:42:04 PM »
Here you are Phucvu,
mine are not as big as in the link, I've already sold some so more in the 5-6" range for green and 3-4" range for red.  The reds are definitely less vigorous at least as juveniles.  The plus side for mine, you can almost buy 2 of mine for one of his, shipping is a little cheaper  and my seeds come from a world famous annona grower in FL.  I'd mention his name but then I'd probably owe him royalties........I probably owe him a few cold Medalias as it is.



Oscar, I've seen 115F in my lifetime not much is happy over 100F.  My greenhouses are temporary ones, during the rest of the year one is a swing arbor with passion fruit the other a grape arbor.

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Re: California grown tropical fruit trees
« Reply #23 on: April 10, 2012, 01:20:34 AM »
Yes, most of the small stuff is being grow indoors in South facing windows, inside makeshift greenhouses to protect them from the heater (for now).  The larger stuff is either in an outdoor GH or under the open sky depending.  The sugar apples have been growing pretty well but are starting to put out some serious growth now that there is more light available.  Seeds can be a pain sometimes, I've lost many of them and some just take their sweet time.  I am growing diallum indum, (velvet tamarind) I had one seed sprout pretty quick, 2 others took almost a year.  So 3 out of 15 seeds sprout and 10 months of seed tending, these things better taste good! ;D

let me know if you have any other questions,
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« Reply #24 on: April 11, 2012, 12:57:17 PM »
Phucvu, I just reread the link, they list them in the 5-6" range so they are similar sizes.  So same size, almost 2 for the price of one, great genetic stock and cheaper shipping.......how can you go wrong? 8)

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