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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Peaches and Plums in hot climates
« Last post by AndrewAZ on June 30, 2022, 11:34:12 PM »
I have peach trees growing exceptionally well in the Arizona desert.  I have plums, they grow well, but not quite as good as peach trees.
An absolute winner is spicezee nectaplum.  Grows like a weed.
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Citrus General Discussion / Re: ? Summer ripening mandarins
« Last post by Galatians522 on June 30, 2022, 11:16:14 PM »
It does not happen often, but I have eaten Valencias that hung on the tree for 10 months after being ripe. The next year's crop was almost ripe. Now, the quality was poor and the top half of the fruit was dried out, but it was edible. They hang in there longer than anything I know of.
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Yangmei (Morella/Myrica rubra) thread
« Last post by Jaboticaba45 on June 30, 2022, 11:12:28 PM »
Probably around 40-50% takes.

I had one that took but after I unwrapped it and went to plant it a couple days later it snapped off the union. It had only healed in one small section, about a mm or two.  They certainly
are difficult to graft.
Thanks for your story. I wonder if approach grafting is the right way to go? Problem is that I suck at approach grafting. I probably ruined one of my plinias cause of that lol.
I guess the best way is to mass graft if possible and just eat the losses.
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Yangmei (Morella/Myrica rubra) thread
« Last post by nattyfroootz on June 30, 2022, 11:05:57 PM »
Probably around 40-50% takes.

I had one that took but after I unwrapped it and went to plant it a couple days later it snapped off the union. It had only healed in one small section, about a mm or two.  They certainly are difficult to graft.
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Yangmei (Morella/Myrica rubra) thread
« Last post by Jaboticaba45 on June 30, 2022, 10:58:32 PM »
A couple updates on my in ground plants:
Seedling full sun

Seedling in shade cage


The grafted squad from the last shipment:
On Myrica californica, grafted by myself
Don't remember which is which, but I succesfully grafted: Biqi, Dongkui, Crystal, WuSu




From Beicadad shipment:
Biqi on rootstock from China


I’m not sure if you mentioned this, but may I ask what your approx grafting percentage was?
Thanks!
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fuerte Graft
« Last post by Jaboticaba45 on June 30, 2022, 10:57:04 PM »
I believe it’s called apical dominance. You should cut off the top of the rootstock or at least bend it over below.
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fuerte Graft
« Last post by odin.9 on June 30, 2022, 10:44:41 PM »
im not an expert but yea, i think you have to do something to initiate growth. right now the hass is still the apex stem... not sure if you should bend/break the hass portion or cut it off completely though. do pull any hass suckers off once the fuerte does pop though (they can even come up out of the soil)!
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Fuerte Graft
« Last post by kfog on June 30, 2022, 10:41:07 PM »
Back in February I tried to graft a Fuerte scion onto a Hass. The graft is still green and seems healthy but none of the buds want to push out. Would it help to cut the Hass maybe half way up to encourage the graft?




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WOW these pads are huge. thanks Jonah



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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Just Someone Else Selling Plants
« Last post by W. on June 30, 2022, 10:18:42 PM »
If anyone is thinking of ordering, but had trouble with usps, this is the guy to order from. Those plants weren't going to nudge a millimeter without cutting away tape. They also came very healthy and unstressed.

I use a lot of tape to secure plants. Better that than them coming loose, bouncing around in the box, and being damaged. I also water them thoroughly before shipping so they do not dry out. It adds some weight but if I didn't, with the heat right now, your plants would have been fried to a crisp long before they got to Texas.
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