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Yes I would definitely like to try those.  If your tree is large, I would like to do several pear grafts.  But whatever you have to spare would be great.

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I dont think i have tried that one.  Ill have to look what rootstocks my pear treas are on.  Thry all sucker amlot it seemsmlike.

Can I graft asian pear onto european pear?  I have a couple junk european pears that need to be top worked.

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I havent had any blight in my yard.  The pear trees are pretty clean and easy to grow.  The only thing is they sucker really bad from the rootstock which gets really old.

Actually regular pears don't seem to have the stunted fruit size like the asian pears.  They do pretty well, we pulled buckets of pears off of really small trees. 

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Hello Ed, they sell nice ones on etsy.com I ordered some from Hawaii a year ago and grew it this year in the ground it it did great and needs to be harvested now.  Check out the etsy.com site and order some there are lots of HI sellers.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Which is better, Rambutan or Longan?
« on: November 27, 2022, 04:34:26 PM »
It's interesting that everyone is comparing longan to lychee flavour-wise. Personally, I find longan to be the most different from the three, with rambutan and lychee relatively similar. Rambutan being the least complex.

Its got a brown sugar taste with an undertone of like a funky artificial grape flavour, for me.

I think Lychee > Longan > Rambutan.

Agree, lychee taste the best but I have only had store bought rambutans because they don't grow here.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Micro sprinklers used
« on: November 26, 2022, 07:21:06 PM »
They are 90 degree spray heads by the way.


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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Micro sprinklers used
« on: November 26, 2022, 07:20:00 PM »
These are what I use for the first 2 years on my trees.  Now my trees have graduated to bigger tips and I have no use for these. 

They are 30 cents each new.  I'm selling for 10 cents each.  I have around 200 of them.  Some have some calcium buildup, they can easily be cleaned up by soaking in vinegar.  The cap comes off and they are fully cleanable and can be made like new over and over forever.  These go on 1/4" tubing and a stake and point at the tree to make a circle.




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I bought one of those dave wilson multigraft asian pear trees and I have a few other european pear trees and some apple trees nearby so it is getting it from somewhere.  I started removing the others on the multigraft and switching it all to hosui and theres one other good tasting one called shensinki or something.  I would have to look to be sure what the other good one is called.  There was a 20th century and some other type that were not as good.

The fruit taste awesome but they dont get very big here, i think the tree and fruit get stunted during summer from too much sun and heat.  Its overly exposed where its planted.  Seems like they would do better in a track home with some partial shading.

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I couldnt send pics in the pm.  Pup is picked out but not dug up yet.  I need to send on Monday.





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Greg are you growing asian pears?  They can be grown in CA, we grow Hosui and the fruit are super good.  My kids go crazy for these fruits. 

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: 2022 PayPal taxes
« on: November 25, 2022, 02:02:04 AM »
That said, you could probably do nothing and they won't ever bother you for such a small amount.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: 2022 PayPal taxes
« on: November 25, 2022, 01:56:53 AM »
You won't owe anything if all you made was 1000$ or something close to that.  You are still supposed to file a return though.

You don't need an LLC to write off expenses either.  You can write off any fertilizers or plants etc and do it all as a sole proprieter.  Just keep your receipts. 

You paypal earnings are personal income from your sole proprietorship and you can deduct all the plants and fertilizers etc you bought. 

Welcome to being a grown up, and dealing with the government. 

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Im not as sophisticated with my trash.  We just keep a bucket under the sink and take it out every couple days and burry it under tree in a shallow hole.   No need to do any extra work with it.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Sugar Cane Juicer
« on: November 23, 2022, 09:57:08 PM »
It looks like the same asian black Simon has.  Did you source it from one of us?  I want to grow the pink juice but I already tried the asian black Simon was growing and it doesn't grow vigorously for me.

Maybe you can try using lemon or lime juice in the tray instead of the straight citric acid and see if it keeps the same color. 


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Hello I have the ele ele pups if you want one I can dig it up

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Maybe the person who named it is color blind ?   I hear its a common condition.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Sugar Cane Juicer
« on: November 23, 2022, 12:27:41 AM »
That pink juice looks amazing.  Does your black can make pinkmjuice Simon?

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All my fruit are pink inside.  They dont look like franks pics of either of his rojo or dolores.  Its a mystery.  It is a nice guava, this one tasted good.  Maybe its the rojombut the tree said dolores. 

Definitely not a 20 or 30 brix.  Maybe a 15.






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I will look at them next time I'm down there and let you know.  One tree got beat up pretty bad in the wind we had a week ago.  Lots of broken branches.  It has a bad growth patter already and sets lots of fruit breaks branches.

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Get the regular hass, it can easily be kept to a manageable size and the fruit and growth are much better than Gem.  Also hass can be harvested february through june.  Gems are later season like May through july.

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Maybe make guacamulche out of the lamb, top work it with Reed and plant a Hass next to it.  Feed the guacamulche to the Hass?

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Sweet tart mango seeds
« on: November 20, 2022, 11:31:41 PM »
Doesn't every mango prefer warmer inland locations?




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Reed seems to alternate less than others.  Gem, lamb, bacon, maybe some others.  But even these trees that alternate less than others can still have off years.

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Hello, how about just leave it alone and let it grow?  Your plants dont always have to look pristine.  Getting a little cold damage this time of year is not a big deal.  It will grow again in 6 months from now. 

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All avocados alternate.  2 years in a row of nothing on lamb is a lot.  They tend to alternate less than others.  Sir prize seems to alternate really badly also if it will produce for you.  Some people get nothing, other trees make too many and tree gets sick.

The best tree to plant would be regular hass.  It will be fine at 15ft space with lamb.

Sharwil will also be fine but it grows slowly unless its getting lots of heat and sun.  Maybe not great for culver city.  I think you will be happiest with regular hass.  Sharwil also alternates badly.  Hass is going to grow and produce better than sharwil.

Fuerte does get really big and also has reliability issues and hard alternating.  I wouldnt recommend plant it, younwill probably regret it. 

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