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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Campomanesia schlectendaliana toast
« on: January 30, 2023, 09:59:10 PM »
whats the verdict on this one lance?

the Ferns gave it 2/5 but IIRC you have a good one?

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I think as long as you maintain high humidity and keep shaded, the buds and new growth can continue to grow fine.  It's like when new cuttings send out leaves before they have had a chance to grow roots.   I mist with a very diluted spray of seaweed so they can absorb some nutrients through their bark and leaves.

I had a couple plants leaf out pretty quickly last time and they continued to grow into healthy plants.  I don't remember having plants that took months to start growing buds and leaves like Joe.

Janet

This is great info- thanks Janet

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Nice thesimsdude!

I am a bit worried about Joe's comments in the previous video touring his place about trees that flush early (namely that they seem to die back and early flushes are a "last gasp") but you should have some grafting material at a minimum-

My tips are staying green over here and have some hope for new growth but hard to tell if I have anything like what you are showing under the parafilm

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Pineapple Guava Fruit for Sale
« on: January 29, 2023, 12:36:50 PM »



This is roughly a pound-

Bought from a local farm, wild trees so no known cultivars and a good amount of variety in the fruit but all delicious

3lbs this week- ships Monday Tuesday

first come first serve

My old flavor report

"They're guavas, they should be ripe when they smell good" and with a couple now falling off the tree near me I tasted these ones and they are quite amazing. Its a very unique flavor that is not exactly the combination of pineapple and guava. When I first started eating them I thought they were good but not that amazing but then I noticed that they had that lychee-esque quality where once I started eating them I just wanted to keep going- I wouldnt put these on the level of mangosteen, but they are really good, and I am going to plant some more at the property in Houston

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jabuticaba soil mixes used
« on: January 29, 2023, 11:15:18 AM »
I put a layer of rocks on the bottom of the pot, then sit them in a saucer so that there can be some "groundwater" for the plants to reach- this practice is highly debated on this forum

Wow what a cool concept! I see no reason why it wouldn't work as expected, what's the argument against it?

It raises your perched water table. See: https://lee.ces.ncsu.edu/2018/12/rocks-in-pots-drainage-or-perched-water-table-problems/

A little convoluted but this appears to be the main bit

Actually, a perched water table (where the water “perches” or gathers) forms at the container soil bottom where the drainage level is, even though it is open at the bottom. This saturated water level is called a water table. This happens in outdoor soil too, not just in our containers. The water table is the dividing line separating the unsaturated zone from the saturated zone. The soil is saturated because the pores are filled with water. The area above the water table is the unsaturated zone and is where the plant’s roots have space to grow well. If gravel is added to the bottom of the pot, the perched water table area of saturated soil without aeration is above that in the container, so even less room for the roots to grow and be healthy in. Root rot diseases can be the result of roots remaining in waterlogged soils.

I wonder if this is in the case of overwatering, and if fabric/terracotta pots might make a difference

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Name That Solanum! ...please
« on: January 29, 2023, 10:45:00 AM »
Jealous roblack!

Pretty sure mine are kaput after that last storm

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Pineapple Guava Fruit for Sale
« on: January 28, 2023, 11:37:26 PM »
$20 a pound + shipping

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 4 jabuticaba recommendation
« on: January 28, 2023, 11:30:10 PM »
Plinia clausa and inflata have gigantic fruit and are supposedly delicious- Hapa Joe and Nate just did a review of the former but the latter might do better in your climate, especially if you want to put them outside


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 4 jabuticaba recommendation
« on: January 28, 2023, 12:34:11 PM »
Whats your goal in the 4 additional vars?

different flavors? different blooming times? will these be going in the GH as well?

Are you open to other Plinia/Myrciaria or just Jabos

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Yangmei( Myrica Rubra) Variety List
« on: January 27, 2023, 09:41:33 PM »
is extra early the same as early mutation?


this is a great thread bill

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Atractocarpus fitzalanii
« on: January 26, 2023, 04:04:08 PM »
Z3 is a tough one-

My family has some land in Z4 and you can grow great plums and honeyberries

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Atractocarpus fitzalanii
« on: January 26, 2023, 01:09:48 PM »
Any updates on this tree?

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Acetogenin is a good collector- sad to see you have to part with some things

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yeah the GH looks slick thesimsdude

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jabuticaba soil mixes used
« on: January 25, 2023, 11:31:47 PM »
I just recently up-potted some of mine that were getting touchy in 1/3 peat, 1/3 compost, 1/3 pearlite with some lava sand thrown in and they've been significantly less touchy since. Also since I started adjusting the ph of the water lower to around a 6 (honestly I'm surprised that they were surviving at 8 ph water to the extent that they were).

I've been hesitant to go hard on Holly Tone after I got fertilizer burn with it once on a red (might have been a bad batch or something) but everybody else seems to get great results with it. But all of mine get foliar feed regularly and respond well to that.

Plinia rivularis and escalarte have been the most touchy for me, seedling reds and restinga the least so far.

I use most fertilizers at 1/4 strength for the first application- with fertilizers a little goes a long way, and the punishment for going overboard is severe

The main benefit of the holly tone is the acidification of the soil- could also be that you swung the pH of the soil in the pot too quickly

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jabuticaba soil mixes used
« on: January 25, 2023, 11:30:42 PM »
I put a layer of rocks on the bottom of the pot, then sit them in a saucer so that there can be some "groundwater" for the plants to reach- this practice is highly debated on this forum

Wow what a cool concept! I see no reason why it wouldn't work as expected, what's the argument against it?

Some argue it promotes root rot, for other species it definitely can. I think most Plinia like to have their feet wet, I have seen Myrciaria dubia plants grow completely submerged in a river.

Basically some think it isnt worth the risk and some think it is the secret to success

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jabuticaba soil mixes used
« on: January 25, 2023, 10:41:56 PM »
Fertilizer- Espoma Holly Tone
Soil- 1/3 peat 1/3 compost 1/3 inorganics like pumice, vermiculite, river rock and perlite


I put a layer of rocks on the bottom of the pot, then sit them in a saucer so that there can be some "groundwater" for the plants to reach- this practice is highly debated on this forum

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: LOOKING FOR NMZ LYCHEE SCION.
« on: January 25, 2023, 04:22:10 PM »
was wondering about that Jason-

He has trees

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I think the yellow more refers to the soil color-

there are red or grey clays and it looks like with a quick google acidic clay will turn yellow

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in an ideal world yes-

in practice it sort of fuses with the bark and can get messy

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Rollinia
« on: January 25, 2023, 12:08:34 AM »
I believe- like other annona, the stem should turn brown and dry when the fruit is ripe-

one of the best Annona out there

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where do you get the cricket frass?

or do you have crickets in a box?

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I would close and watch for mold, if mold starts i would open

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Every day I find another reason to be sad that I missed on the group buy, can't wait to try it myself!

Getting more known these days but

Lucuma

and Pouteria in general

I just got a pouteria ramiflora seed that I'm very excited to watch grow! how does lucuma taste?

The best varieties are like a caramel with sweet potato consistency

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Looks great onur

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