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My neighbor in 9B in east county has lots of coffee, bananas, and moringa growing no problem.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Bacon blooms
« on: March 09, 2017, 05:35:17 PM »
Most prolific bloomer of the bunch.  Most mediocre avocado...


4503
Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: My cherries are blooming in sync!
« on: March 08, 2017, 04:23:39 PM »
Very nice!

4504
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Just peachy.
« on: March 06, 2017, 10:21:23 PM »
I found the tag for my peach tree.  Its a florida prince.  It is absolutely covered in fruits now.  I went and heavily  thinned the fruits off today.   I think i should get a couple hundred big peaches.

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I have about 100 seeds sitting in my kitchen too if you need some.

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I can send you some from the farmers market.  They were 4$ a lb I thing.  Taste was good but a bit seedy the last few weeks.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: California mandarins in season
« on: March 03, 2017, 11:34:19 AM »
Thanks for the link.  Will have to look into those products.  There is an old citrus orchard down the way from me that is no longer being maintained or watered but is still alive and growing fruit for a decade now.  Im sure it is the cause of all the leaf miners.  Amazing the citrus trees can survive through droughts in a very hot inland location on the side of a hill (no ground water).  Tough trees....

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mulch in San Diego
« on: March 02, 2017, 06:35:05 PM »
I can ask my neighbor how much he wants for 20 to 25 yards delivered if you want.  He has some good pine mulch that breaks down nicely.  Avocados love it.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mulch in San Diego
« on: March 02, 2017, 06:32:22 PM »
I just pull over and ask the tree teimmers if they want to dump it at my place.  Half or so will agree.  It saves them money.  Have got many full truck fulls.  I have a neighbor with tons of it and a dump truck and tractors and all too that sells it and firewood. 


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Very cool!  8) My bees seem to ignore the avocado blooms and go for the citrus.  Saw someone spray and mild honey/h2o solution on their avocado blooms to attract bees.  May have to try it on a few trees.  Blooms arent in full bloom yet here.  Im surprised TX is ahead of us? 

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: California mandarins in season
« on: March 01, 2017, 12:43:51 PM »
Thanks, can I ask about leaf miners in your orchard?  Is it a problem for you?  How often and what do you spray with?  My trees are flushing now and I think I should spray for miners this year.  I got some spinosid and sprayed once but then it rained.  So I dont know if I should reapply or wait a month or two?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Here comes the Big One!!!(SoCal)
« on: March 01, 2017, 10:51:21 AM »
7.25" in the rain gauge here on Monday. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cherimoyas in San Diego
« on: February 27, 2017, 01:57:21 PM »
Been getting some really good fruits at the Poway farmers market. 

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: California mandarins in season
« on: February 26, 2017, 09:11:17 PM »
Arethere any summer varieties? 

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: transplanting 10ft tall trees
« on: February 26, 2017, 07:16:04 PM »
This type of stuff


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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: transplanting 10ft tall trees
« on: February 26, 2017, 07:13:09 PM »
Have you considered a root stimulator plant starter solution?  Might want to use it a few times if its not going to rain.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Hass avocado - How hot is to hot?
« on: February 26, 2017, 06:57:34 PM »
If its not getting above 40ish Celcius they should take it pretty well.  Mine will take a few days at a time of 42C  they should at least push blooms every spring if they are grafted trees.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best battery backpack sprayers
« on: February 19, 2017, 11:34:12 PM »
For backpack 4 gallon sprayers just get one that has a hand pump. 

If you need to spray more than 4 gallons, you can get 10 or 15 gallon battery pump sprayers that can be put in a quad or truck and driven around.


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: soil ph
« on: February 19, 2017, 02:54:47 PM »
Better get some DI water and dial that meter in to 7.  Having a hard time believing your rainwater is alkaline.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Here comes the Big One!!!(SoCal)
« on: February 19, 2017, 01:27:33 PM »
It seems the storm really hit farther north as you said.  San Diego only had about 0.7 inches of rain and I only had about 0.48.  The rain came late in the evening and really just showers.  The wind was not horrible either, I only recorded gusts of 9 miles per hour, but the weather station is in a protected area, so I imagine some stronger winds occurred. Definitely a blustery storm, but a bit of a dud.

It was pretty gusty on the coastal plains Friday afternoon, the winds were whipping pretty good, hard enough that the rain stung when it hit my face.

27mph winds for the entire friday afternoon here.  We are up on top of a hill so the wind kind of nails us.  Had to stake up all my trees a few weeks ago because of all the wind. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Here comes the Big One!!!(SoCal)
« on: February 19, 2017, 12:40:53 PM »

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Here comes the Big One!!!(SoCal)
« on: February 19, 2017, 12:36:52 PM »
Yep, definitely about to set fruit.

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Cherries in San Diego?
« on: February 19, 2017, 12:35:13 PM »
Thanks I will maybe pick up a few more.  Just put in a cherry, peach, nectarine, apple, persimmon, and plum tree.  Have them all on a 20ftx20ft grid and on a 1" valve.  Trying to get all similar type trees on the same sprinkler line.  And there are still 4 or 5 vacant spots...

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Here comes the Big One!!!(SoCal)
« on: February 19, 2017, 12:26:44 PM »
Went and had a closer look at the tree.  Its covered in blooms.  Should have the little fruits/seeds in a couple months.


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Here comes the Big One!!!(SoCal)
« on: February 19, 2017, 11:46:00 AM »
The tree doesnt have fruits right now but I think they should come soon.  Not really sure when it makes them but its been a while so they will probably be blooming soon.  The tree looks like it is about to make a lot of new growth.

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