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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Chopping down the losers videos
« on: September 13, 2022, 12:21:38 PM »
Will you top work the stumps?

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Season is late fall through early spring.

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Anyone know what rootstock Lara Farms use for their green sapote?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fruit party?
« on: July 20, 2022, 06:54:36 PM »
I will be there. Doubt I will have anything ripe. Plan to bring some jakfruit by way of the Asian market.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Lucuma vs Canistel morphology.
« on: July 11, 2022, 05:24:30 PM »
I am sure the descriptions are very useful if one has a good working knowledge of classic botanical nomenclature and
Morphology. Unfortunately I do not and a quick attempt at self education was not successful. For me it will take pictures or the experienced eye of someone else. No worries as I will be equally delighted to see fruit on the tree be it Canistel or Lucuma. I have never had a tree bloom this intensely without fruit so fingers crossed.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Lucuma vs Canistel morphology.
« on: July 10, 2022, 02:41:45 PM »
Unfortunately the flowers are very similar.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Lucuma vs Canistel morphology.
« on: July 09, 2022, 08:35:05 PM »
Here’s a couple of images of the tree in question.




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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Lucuma vs Canistel morphology.
« on: July 08, 2022, 02:21:18 PM »
Do Lucuma and Canistel trees differ enough in morphology to tell them apart without seeing the fruit?  I ask because I have 4 different varieties if you include Ross as Canistel. The Ross, Oro and Trompo have very similar growth habits leaves and flowers. The fourth Labeled Bruce is similar but the leaves are smaller, a little rounded and slightly shorter. The Bruce flowers are also pointier making me question if it might be Lucuma. None have set fruit. The Bruce is 3rd year in ground, 8 or 9’ tall with many 100s, perhaps 1000s of flowers. It bloomed less the last couple of years and did not set fruit. First year for the other varieties.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fruit party?
« on: June 22, 2022, 01:22:07 PM »
Count me in.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Pitago Banana Plant Wanted
« on: June 21, 2022, 11:34:50 AM »
I would like to find one too. Let us know if you find a source.

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Ha ha ha!! I don,t care who pollinates my flowers as long as they make nice fruits.

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Thanks so much for sharing your experiences.  Guess I will continue pollinating for now knowing that I will thin later for fruit shape and position on the tree. I am highly motivated as cherimoyas have now become a big Christmas gift demand in my extended family. On a side note my trees do seem to self pollinate pretty well. I have noticed a population of small beetles, dark brown, measuring 3 to 4 mm in many of the flowers. I wonder if they may be becoming a natural vector for pollination in my garden.

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My cherimoyas are on their third season. Most we’re planted in ground as average 5 gallon specimens and have grown well. Last season without hand pollination my 15 trees held an average of 8 fruit each, range of 0 to 20. This season I started hand pollinating 3 weeks ago, 2 days a week. A high percentage of the flowers have set. So many that I wonder when I should stop. How many fruit can a vigorous 10’ cherimoya bring to maturity? Will too many fruits on a tree thin out naturally? Will higher fruit numbers stress the trees or hurt fruit quality? Thanks for sharing your experiences.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Id mystery plant?
« on: April 16, 2022, 03:51:45 PM »
Mamoncillo.

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22 and 112.

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Lara Farms also ships to California.

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Rootstock and grafting question.
« on: April 05, 2022, 05:44:52 PM »
That is good to hear because that is what I did. Will let the rootstocks grow for probable bidding late summer.

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Saw a posting for some on figbid a few days ago.

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Rootstock and grafting question.
« on: March 31, 2022, 07:49:11 PM »
I ordered some stone fruit rootstocks and scions from separate sources. The scions look great. The rootstocks are healthy but are much smaller than I expected as in between 1/8 and 1/4” diameter. Most of the scions are thicker than that. Do most people grow these rootstocks out before grafting them? I can do that and use the scions on my current in ground trees. Actually have enough material to try grafting to the rootstocks and my tree. What have your experiences been? The scions are apricot and plum.

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PM sent.

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: cherries in san diego what?
« on: March 24, 2022, 03:49:23 PM »
For what it is worth I see some fruit set on both my Governer wood, and Kansas sweet cherries in Bonsall Ca this year. They are still flowering. Also have Stella near by but it has not broken bud yet. Minnie Royal, and Royal Lee will be going in the ground in a few weeks after they have filled the pots they were purchased in with roots. Fingers crossed for a nice harvest in a couple of years.

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Yes please! PM sent.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WTB Cherimoya seedlings
« on: March 14, 2022, 08:30:59 PM »
Atemoya nursery in Vista may have some rootstocks to sell.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Lara Farms tree source
« on: March 12, 2022, 04:41:39 PM »
Based on recent recommendations I got a Ross Sapote and Canistel Trompo, both 3 gallons. I am very happy with what I got.

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