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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Lara Farms opened a webpage
« Last post by RGVgardener on Today at 05:43:13 PM »
Are you planning on selling grafted mamey sapote and/or green sapote anytime soon?
Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Persimmon fruit question
« Last post by sc4001992 on Today at 05:22:52 PM »
You should move your potted persimmon in the dirt so the roots will not dry on the bottom so quickly. Also if you move the pot so it is sitting on the dirt instead on concrete it will allow some small roots to escape and it will help keep the plant healthier.
Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Persimmon fruit question
« Last post by vnomonee on Today at 05:20:49 PM »
My fuyu still has green leaves in zone 7 no color change yet, but the weather is still unusually warm for autumn. It's true that persimmons will drop leaves and leave the fruit hanging on the tree so don't worry. It reminds me of Charlie Brown's christmas tree when you have just branches and fruit hanging on them lol.
Hey Everybody, I decided to part with my Val-Carrie mango Tree I grafted two years ago onto Manila rootstock. The tree is healthy with a very nice lower rootstock. It is in a (7) gallon container. My intention several years ago was to plant this in the ground but I have since run out of room in my yard and I have already grafted this excellent variety onto sever other older existing mango Trees. The key is this has been grafted to the right rootstock and should do very well once in the ground.

If anybody is interested just let me know. $150 for local pickup only.


Johnny<br /><br />
Val-Carrie Mango Tree on Manila

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My fruit is still hanging on the tree and ripening here in Riverside (just starting to get red blush but no yellow yet) and ai am very excited to taste what I hope is a proper Valencia Pride and not the more stunted fruit I harvested in prior years.

When to pick: when the green skin starts turning to yellow, cut the stem off with about 1/2" attached on the fruit to prevent the valuable oil bleeding out. Keep in room temperature until most of the green turned to yellow then eating time. Don't delay or inside becomes jelly seed.

If you like Valencia, then plant the giant version: Lancetilla taste and look the same but over 2 pounds huge fruit.
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Sugar apple or not
« Last post by Future on Today at 02:57:25 PM »
That rollinia has large segments and that usually means fewer seeds and higher flesh yield. I find the texture more appealing and the flavour more lemony when eaten slightly under ripe.

So I took Mike’s advice and now concur.  Eaten earlier than normal rollinia becomes similar, not identical, to sugar apple.  In some ways superior given no fiber.  Thanks Mike
Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Persimmon fruit question
« Last post by Plantinyum on Today at 02:52:23 PM »
What is your daytime and nighttime temperatures (high and low) ?

Persimmon trees will loose all its leaves when it gets cold in winter. Some trees will only have the fruits hanging with no leaves in December/January.
hi, the lows are arround 5 C ,we had several light frosts though. The daytime temps theese days are arround 20 but we had one week or so with daytime temps  lower than 10C.
I believe that last year both plants also shed their leaves like that, green , i really think that the one that shed all of its leaves atm was heavily overlatered and probably has some root damage because of this.
Latering them was a little tricky since the top of the pot was always drying way faster then the bottom, thus i was watering ofter and apparently in excess.
Much appreciated Tony! I would be interested in seeds and seedlings!

Interesting that your Maha was done before others. I was under the impression Maha was a very late season tree.

My Valencia looks like it has a at least a couple more weeks on the tree.
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Pitangatuba fruit stopped growing
« Last post by just.jim on Today at 02:17:11 PM »
I have a pitangatuba that has had dozens of small fruit, around half the full size, for close to 2 months now.  I am not losing any of the fruit, there is no visible issues to the plant; in fact, I have tons of new growth that just started to appear about a week ago.

Any ideas what causes this or how to get it back to developing?  I am in zone 10, no change in watering, feeding, etc...  They just stopped growing.
Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Lara Farms opened a webpage
« Last post by JR561 on Today at 02:14:11 PM »
Are the prices on the website for shipped trees?  Are prices cheaper if you go there?
Does anyone know the answer?  Prices seem high.

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