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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mangosteen season
« on: March 22, 2022, 06:23:48 PM »
Can you describe the flavor of mangosteen, which is always on the "best fruits" list?

I had high expectations trying mangosteen and I was still blown away. My favorite fruit up to now. Hard to compare without knowing what you've tried, but it tastes like candy. Super concentrated sweet, but with enough tart after taste to not make it sickeningly sweet. Closest thing I've had was a super ripe, right off the tree, yellow Thai mango. Just remove the mango flavor, keep the tart and crank up the sweet, while being soft, fluffy and super juicy. My friend thought they taste like pixie sticks


Are past winners eligible? ;D

shmojojojo, I see your small seedling loquat, I suggest you graft it on a larger tree. Then I know you will have a much better percent of good take. Grafting onto those smaller seedling can work, but many times the scionwood that small may not be hardened so it will not be a good idea to graft to those.

Once the graft on your larger tree takes, then its much easier for you to take a small cutting from your grafted Peluche and graft it on those seedlings later in the year.

Good to know. I agree, the seedlings can wait.

Since I'm grafting to an in-ground tree in full sun, is there any location you'd recommend for the Peluche branch? Does it tolerate 100F full sun?

Thanks again. Peluche has been at the top of my list for a while now!

Why did I go with "188?" So close

My game was much easier, lol
Actually, your answer and Kaz's reply helped lead me to my guess. That and "Contest will go on until some lucky person guesses the correct answer."
Not sure if that was a hint, but 88 is considered a lucky number.

Congrats shmojojojo & thanks Kaz!
Thanks! I never win anything :o

Awesome! Thanks Kaz!

I have a couple of Big Jim seedlings laying around that I was wondering what to do with too. This is perfect :)


Thank you Bill, Amy and everyone involved! And thanks Joe. See you soon!

I'm in West Covina picking up in El Segundo. I can head back up the 110 instead
of the 605 and drop off some orders at a pickup point in Arcadia/Pasadena, since
there are a few of you from there. Let me know if anyone is interested

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: SoCal Delivery of 2022 Yangmei Second Order
« on: February 22, 2022, 05:26:33 PM »
Hello. I can pickup in LA and distribute some trees to SGV and some parts of OC. I'm available Sat-Tues. Where is the LA pickup?

Where is the LA pick up? I can help distribute in SGV. I'm available most Sat-Tues

My updated order:

1 Wusu F
1 Crystal F
1 Dongkui F
1 Black Diamond F
1 Dongkui M

Thanks again Bill!

Hello Bill. Update for my order.

1 Biqi F
1 Crystal F
1 Dongkui F
1 Black Diamond F
1 Biqi M


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Full sun plantings
« on: February 08, 2022, 10:48:31 PM »
Have you considered feijoa? It's evergreen and looks nice in the front yard.
I have some in pots and in ground and they handle 100+ very well.
Supposedly hardy to 10f

Received my package today. Everything looks great!

Thanks again Ryan! :)

My amber Tamarillo grew to 6ft and produced fruit in little under a year from seed. Really delicious fruits

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Tropical Fruits and Greenhouse in TN
« on: December 28, 2021, 02:59:16 AM »

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Please ID Tropical AU Littoral fruit
« on: December 25, 2021, 07:55:17 PM »
Byrsonima crassifolia?

Thanks for the tips everybody! Would adding a surfactant help with adhesion? I'm assuming any "wetable" sulfur already includes a surfactant, would that be correct?

shmojojojo (big fan of MF Doom BTW, so sad we lost him), are you saying that mixture alone provides the needed sulfur?

Cool! Yeah, we lost him too soon. He was one of a kind :'(

I'm not sure about mangos, but it's the mix I used for black powdery mildew on my grumichama. There's probably better advice in this thread specifically for mangos, but I used 2 tbsp of pennington epsom salt and 1 tpsp of baking soda per gallon and sprayed/soaked it once a week for a month. Then switched to just epsom for maintenance, since long term baking soda will raise PH. The baking soda kills the mold, the epson salt prevents it from growing in the first place. It was very effective after no luck with neem, but I would still suggest going slow and trying neem first. Good luck!

Anybody have a recommendation for a good quality, low quantity sulfur spray mix?

Try epsom salt (magnesium sulfate) and a teaspoon of baking soda

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Please help identify this tree
« on: November 28, 2021, 11:02:54 PM »
Some kind of Ficus/Fig. Maybe Ficus enormis or something similar

No worries man. I donít blame you. This thing got out of control quick :o Im not sure if I made the final cut, but thereís enough interest here that the people who didnít make it can form their own side groups like Sayta did. Thanks for getting the ball rolling

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