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Iíll take the 4 cinn apple. Would like to see pictures, what is your IG?
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Good afternoon, all.
      I haven't been here all that long, but I have found a few of you to be interesting and perplexing.   You are some interesting people and have a breadth of knowledge that I hope to have developed one day.

      In the meantime, I have been reading and reading and asked a lot fewer questions lately than I did in the beginning.  However, I am stumped here.   I recall at least two occasions where someone mentioned growing a kumquat in a 5 gallon bucket habitat, with grow lights and I believe temperature control, maybe humidity control?   Anyway, the gist of it was that whoever it was took a kumquat that normally takes 4+ years to go from being a brand new seedling to flowering/fruiting in about 2.5 years.   When this was mentioned, it didn't really click how big of a deal that was, but now, as I have absorbed a little more information and understand things a little better, I can see how significant that is and I am trying to find information on this.   Having used the search function of the site, I am unable to find a reference to this.    Using "GOOGLE" I haven't had much luck either.

     Does anyone else remember those comments?   Does anyone have any detailed information on how to accomplish this?   I have been wracking my brain to try to puzzle this out and the only thing I can come up with it that maybe the citrus plants have something similar to the telomeres that humans have, and that if you condense the light/night cycles you can fool the plant into thinking it has been alive longer than it has actually been alive.    Based on an 8 hour cycle, that would allow for an artificial age of 4 years (48 months old) at the 32 month point, or 2 years 8 months old, which is very close to what I recall the comment to be, able to flower in about 2.5 years.

    Yeah, a little nerdy and complicated, but if anyone has any thoughts, I would like to hear them, and if you think I have just imagined this, say that out loud too..... I research a LOT of things and sometimes information bleeds from one interest to another and taints my thought process.  But I think I am on the right track here.

    Thanks for listening and for any additional information.

Lazarus
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Chris at Truly Tropical has both on her inventory list in 3 and 7 gallon. Contact her at The Mango Place to confirm before you drive. She's out and about the farm, but will get back to you.

Chris is my number one go to place! (Based on his description I was trying to find him someone locally to him.)

Alex is also another excellent choice!
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Sent a pm
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I pruned my Smathers WS today have have four scions (see photo). Iím thinking $5 each + $10 shipping so $30 shipped for all four.


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Anyone growing rare artocarpus?
« Last post by SplorKeLZ on Today at 04:04:24 PM »
Is anyone in USA growing any exotic artocarpus such as A. Sericicarpus, A. Ianceifolius, A, integer or A. Odoratissimus? Whats your experience?
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What is wrong with my Red Jaboticaba?
« Last post by SplorKeLZ on Today at 03:55:45 PM »

I have heard that jabos prefer slightly acidic water, do your own research first bc im not 100% sure.
they are in peat moss soil.  I believe it's acidic .
[/quote] youíre probably right, i have no experience with jaboticaba or peat. I am planning on getting a red hybrid though.
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I have no plans on growing those varieties, at least for now. We get freezes in our area so I can only protect so many sensitive trees. So I stick with Avocados that can handle the freezes. I responded to your video comment as well.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What is wrong with my Red Jaboticaba?
« Last post by Tony714 on Today at 03:30:06 PM »
Couple of noticable issues. They are in too large of a pot for their size which is probably causing anaerobic conditions. Turning red like what your plants are showing is similar to cold temps negatively effecting the plants.
we had couple nights in high 40įF.   blue pot is 1 gallon and yellow is 2 gallon pot..  are they still too big for them? 


I have heard that jabos prefer slightly acidic water, do your own research first bc im not 100% sure.
they are in peat moss soil.  I believe it's acidic .
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