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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Overhyped avocados
« on: September 06, 2022, 07:26:49 PM »
lamb also on the shit list.  it has fibers and they turn dark if the fruit is picked late or left on the counter too long(which isnt that long).  Super annoyed with this tree.  Annoying because it grows and produces well but the fruit is kind of trash.  Its not as bad if picked earlier but then theres other better options.  The only thing it really has going for it is it can be passed off as hass and the packing house can make a quick buck.  You wont be getting repeat customers with this one if they are buying direct. 

Its definitely got to go...



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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Seedling Mango tree thread
« on: September 05, 2022, 11:17:40 PM »
I have roughly 20 seedling trees of differing varieties ages 4-8 years, so at or nearing fruiting stage. I also have approximately 200+ seedlings between 1-3 years of age planted out, mostly Kent and Ataulfo seedlings for scheduled top working after 3 years in ground.

How much acerage is the 200 new ones on?  What kind of space between trees?

I have planted the new seedlings on approximately 1 acre with 6' x 6' x 12' spacing on a terraced hillside.  I really like the high density approach where duplicate varieties are grown next to each other and as they eventually grow into each other, cut one down and allow one to occupy the space.  I suspect it will be many years before they get to this size, if ever.  The first year I planted about 100 seedlings and only 3 survived gophers and winter conditions.  The following year, I planted nearly as many in homemade hardware cloth baskets and had a much higher survival rate.  Now, a sustainable water source will be the next obstacle to overcome with our wells running dry.

crap man that sucks about the water.  Hopefully you have city water as backup.  No city water available here, if the ground dries up its game over here. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Seedling Mango tree thread
« on: September 05, 2022, 11:05:41 AM »
I have roughly 20 seedling trees of differing varieties ages 4-8 years, so at or nearing fruiting stage. I also have approximately 200+ seedlings between 1-3 years of age planted out, mostly Kent and Ataulfo seedlings for scheduled top working after 3 years in ground.

How much acerage is the 200 new ones on?  What kind of space between trees? 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Seedling Mango tree thread
« on: September 04, 2022, 11:40:47 PM »
Cambodiana Mango Seedling
After a couple years of producing, I thought this would be a good time for a write-up.  My tree produced fruit after 5 years from seed but I waited for year 7 to confirm mango quality and size.  This tree consistently puts out 6 ounce size fruit and one of the earliest to ripen in my yard. It’s a strong producer of disease free fruit, flowers, and leaves.  Lanky grower that needs a good pruning. I’ll get to it someday…right.  If left to ripen on the tree, the fruit turn a beautiful orange with yellow-orange fiberless flesh and brix in low 20s. Can also be picked early with a hint of yellow and they ripen on the counter just fine.  Flavor is pure indochinese.  Apparently this is the OG of all other indochinese types we love from Zill.  It’s like a Sweet Tart mango, but smaller.  Polyembryonic seed, however, I only have luck growing out the primary shoot in the subsequent generations. I have planted out several seedlings of this seedling on my property due to the favorable characteristics of the mother.  Another win for us SoCA seedling growers.








Roughly how many mango tree are you growing? 

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Wtb Avocado Scions/budwood
« on: September 03, 2022, 05:32:36 PM »
Hello if you want to come out to Poway/Ramona area I have the scions.

But, I think you will have better results grafting in February.  Your call...

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Seedless lychee
« on: September 03, 2022, 03:36:39 PM »
I think Ong is open Saturday mornings.  Its at the guys house but he has a pretty big nursery setup in the city.  Thry dont speak english though so calling may be difficult. 

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You might want to invest in a TDS (total disolved solids) meter and check how many ppm your mixture is.  You probably dont want more than 150 or 200ppm if you are doing it every watering and the plants are in pots. 

A good rinse with rain water every now and then to cleanse the buildup out would be good too.  Plants dont like it when the roots are sitting in salt buildup in the bottom of a pot.

Thanks Brad. I missed to mention that these are in ground seedlings.

My rainwater is already at 176ppm which is 0.176g/L.

I know you meant 200ppm for the total but Let's assume 200ppm of added salts. 200ppm = 0.2g/L.

If I follow that rate throughout the growing season I would end up with just 0.2*10*26 = 52g about 10 folds less than UF recommended rate?

maybe just start with 200ppm of salts, then start working it up slowly if the trees are responding well.  2000ppm of salts every time you water sounds like too much for a plant with somewhat low vigor.  Thats the amount of fertilizer a very vigorous tomato plant would use. 

How much rainfall are you getting?

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You might want to invest in a TDS (total disolved solids) meter and check how many ppm your mixture is.  You probably dont want more than 150 or 200ppm if you are doing it every watering and the plants are in pots. 

A good rinse with rain water every now and then to cleanse the buildup out would be good too.  Plants dont like it when the roots are sitting in salt buildup in the bottom of a pot. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Seedless lychee
« on: August 31, 2022, 02:07:19 PM »
Not really any special care.  Lychees like lots of mulch and water and low ph fertilizer and of course plenty of heat and sunshine to flush. 

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I put in mango tree thinking 15ft would be ok since they dont grow that fast here but they are already getting tight. 

20ft is probably better for florida.

I planted some mango @ 10 feet. They are not too tight yet and approaching year 5.
But if year 10 comes and I find they are tight I can eliminate every other one, at that point, to have 20 ft spacing.
They are averaging 40 pounds/tree each of fruit which is 40 x $3.50 USD = $140 USD/year/tree.
The trees cost $15 each at wholesale, so selling for two years easily recoups the cost of those trees which may be eliminated.
Selling crop from those trees another 8 years pays for the establishment and irrigation costs for the whole planting.

So, to me, planting close is not a problem so long as you can be pragmatic and willing to sacrifice excess trees.
After all, we usually thin vegetable seedlings, thinning out trees can be considered no differently.

Smart

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Seedless lychee
« on: August 29, 2022, 12:44:47 AM »
About half have no seed at all and the other half have big seeds like brewster but still more flesh than brewster. 

It will be a while, the plant is very young still but it is much more heavy fruiting at a small size than any of the other common lychee types.  Its very precocious.  My friend has one and his plant also fruited at a very small size.  My other lychee trees needed to get much larger to set and hold fruit. 

The guy Ong may have more trees available at his nursery.  He grows mother plants at an orchard in san diego county. 

Ill photo the plant tomorrow, it still has some fruits that are not all red yet on it. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Seedless lychee
« on: August 28, 2022, 11:54:09 PM »
Tastes like lychee, nothing standout as far as lychees go.  Juicy and sweet.  Similar to brewster maybe.  I only ate a few and the kids a d wife ate the rest. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: JF Annona grafting in Florida
« on: August 28, 2022, 11:40:46 PM »
Are you harvesting those now?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Seedless lychee
« on: August 28, 2022, 11:38:01 PM »








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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Seedless lychee
« on: August 28, 2022, 11:26:53 PM »
I got one of Quang Ong's "seedless" lychee trees a couple years ago.  Its not that big yet but it made a lot of fruit.  Some are fully seedless and some have large seeds.  Its pretty strange.  The fruit are big and look like emporers.  Ill post a pic later when I get the photos off another device.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: San Diego quarantine Mex fruit fly
« on: August 26, 2022, 03:05:47 PM »
Yeah, if only we had finished the wall it would keep out the fruitfly !  Brandons fault...

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I put in mango tree thinking 15ft would be ok since they dont grow that fast here but they are already getting tight. 

20ft is probably better for florida. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / San Diego quarantine Mex fruit fly
« on: August 25, 2022, 12:20:40 PM »
77sq miles quarantined in north cou ty near valley center.   Not good, the bugs destroy all kinds of crops including citrus and avocados. 

https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/politics/story/2022-08-24/fruit-fly-quarantine-valley-center

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: This can be myrica rubra?
« on: August 24, 2022, 01:00:09 PM »
Hello Luis, what is your latitude and distance from the ocean there?  How hot is it normally during summer?
Hello my friend how are you? My altitude is 320m, 40Km from sea on transition between coast and interior.
39° 37' 31.893" N 8° 39' 57.224" O

Hello Luis, everything is good here.  Has not rained in 6 months but thats normal.  We are used to it here, nothing new.  Regarding the plants, I shaded my tree for the first summer then put it in full sun.  Its growing fine in full exposure and its quite hot here.  I think the weather in my area is maybe hotter than yours. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: This can be myrica rubra?
« on: August 24, 2022, 01:17:47 AM »
Hello Luis, what is your latitude and distance from the ocean there?  How hot is it normally during summer? 

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Yes there is such a thing as too much.  It stresses the tree and feuit will be nothing but seed.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Anyone making small batch avocado oil?
« on: August 21, 2022, 01:04:03 PM »
By the way it shouldnt be "dry" like crusty.  Its more of a dark brown resinous consistency you are going for.  Theres lots of videos for reference on youtube.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Anyone making small batch avocado oil?
« on: August 21, 2022, 12:31:39 PM »
You can do it inside or outside.  Sun or shade doesnt matter.  Humidity may be a problem there.  It can take several days to get dry if you leave it out on the counter.

You can also use a non stick pan and do it on the stove on low to speed it up.  Or in the oven on low.  Food dehydrator will work too.  Just use really ripe soft fruit and mush it into a spread and keep spreading it and turning it over until its all brown and no green.


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Anyone making small batch avocado oil?
« on: August 20, 2022, 04:14:59 PM »
Hello Carlos, yes its easy to make.  You can puree the fruit then spread it thin on glass and dry it out.  Keep smooshing it around and respreading it when drying it until is all brown and dry.  Then put it in a cheese cloth and squeeze out the oil.

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What are folks opinions here about Florida Hills Nursery's bananas?

Never what you ordered.  Is the same with all the places selling tissue cultures.

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