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I have tried squamosa, reticulata, montana, muricata as rootstock for Atemoya. Grafts/ buds taken on all of the rootstocks.
The worst performance was by montanaóstunned growth. Plants die after leaf out in winter.
Healthy bud growth was observed in muricata. But in this case also, no new leaf sprouts after winter.
The health of the bud/ graft plant depends on the variety of atemoya on reticulata rootstocks. For most varieties, the plant seems to be unhealthy with pale, narrow leaves and slender stems (but it survives).
There was absolutely no problem with squamosa rootstocks, here in the tropics. Plants grow healthy and some may flower within a year.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: RFID tree tags
« on: September 22, 2022, 11:53:35 PM »
A QR code tagged to the tree will be sufficient.

I asked my son who is a tech genius about how I could tag trees for agritourism so that visitors could have a self guided experience using a cell phone. He quickly found that RFID tags are available for the purpose. When in proximity the phone powers up the tag giving you a website link to information.

I'm just now exploring the idea so haven't narrowed my sourcing and details etc but often see interest in tree tagging here and at this point it seems like this tech is available.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is this a maprang or mango?
« on: July 25, 2022, 11:55:24 PM »
Crush the leaves and smell. If there is no fragrance, it is Maprang.
The slender stem towards the tip, as in the picture,  is an identifier for Maprang.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Marang
« on: June 10, 2022, 12:57:38 PM »
First year fruiting? How many on a tree?
Flowering since few years. But, male flowers only.
This is the first time I am seeing a female flower and it held.

Mine has been flowering like that for 2 years! I was starting to worry but now I feel better. Thanks for sharing and congratulations!
Welcome!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Marang
« on: June 10, 2022, 03:42:49 AM »
First year fruiting? How many on a tree?
Flowering since few years. But, male flowers only.
This is the first time I am seeing a female flower and it held.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Marang
« on: May 29, 2022, 11:33:34 AM »
If you wait too long the fruits will fall apart before or during picking. Keep making observations so that you learn to pick before they become hard to handle. We feel that if we can pick while they are still hard and not giving off odor but ripen about 2-4 days later we have nailed it. That way the fruits can be handled, even transported.
Peter
Thank you for the valuable info.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Marang
« on: May 29, 2022, 07:02:21 AM »
Yes if itís giving off an odor it is probably ripe.  Can be hard to tell just from photos. Light brown patches could indicate over-ripeness , itís ready!
Ok, thank you!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Marang
« on: May 29, 2022, 04:36:38 AM »
Itís close but I think needs Maybe 2-3 weeks. Notice how the ďspikesĒ have started to spread out on the bottom, they will do that throughout before it is ready to pick. I would personally let it ripen on the tree before picking it. The stem will often turn more of a yellow / brown before itís ready, another indicator that itís ripe or close to ripening.
Today, the fruit turned almost pale yellow and light brown patches started to develop. I can smell gasoline from distance. The spikes are soft & brittle and no latex oozing out when broken. I am planning to pick the fruit tomorrow. Is it the right time?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Marang
« on: May 28, 2022, 10:09:04 AM »
Itís close but I think needs Maybe 2-3 weeks. Notice how the ďspikesĒ have started to spread out on the bottom, they will do that throughout before it is ready to pick. I would personally let it ripen on the tree before picking it. The stem will often turn more of a yellow / brown before itís ready, another indicator that itís ripe or close to ripening.

Thank you so much for the info. :-)

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Marang
« on: May 28, 2022, 05:21:42 AM »
Is the fruit ready to be plucked? 2 months since setting.



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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Atemoya Scions for Sell
« on: April 04, 2022, 01:11:09 AM »
Do you ship worldwide?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Growing Artocarpus Hirsutus
« on: April 02, 2022, 04:40:34 AM »
Hi Rytis,

Just wait for few more years, fruit size will increase. Fruits in the mother tree weigh around 3/4kg. Thickness of flesh in arils vary from tree to tree. Taste is also not predictable in seedlings. My seedling have lots of fruit in the lower branches that I can pluck by hand from ground. Fruit size is just ok with very few arils inside! I hope fruits will be better this year.

One more thing I want to point out is that the fruit shown the picture is not fully formed. This usually happens in younger plants and in the absence of adequate pollination.

So, my point is that don't rule out your Wild jackfruit plant, if the taste is good. Taste is not going to change that much in years; but rain during fruiting season can definitely ruin the party.

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I live in tropical low land near the Arabian sea.

Sugar apple is drought tolerant, but cannot handle waterlogging. I have seen Soursop growing in lowlands where brackish water enters occasionally.
Poste and Rollinia struggle during summer. Ilama and Custard apple will survive drought to some extent.

Jackfruit can survive drought, but growth will be stunned. Jackfruit and Breadfruit plants will die during prolonged waterlogging.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What is the best rootstock for Ilama?
« on: March 04, 2022, 03:16:00 AM »
I chip-bud grafted Ilama on to Soursop, Mountain soursop, Custard apple and Sugar apple.

Soursop - Good, healthy growth
Mountain soursop - Stunned growth
Custard apple - Fast growing
Sugar apple - Yet to evaluate (I think it's gonna be Compact growth)

Go for Custard apple if you live in hot tropics, with occasional drought. Soursop may be the choice, if it is possible to water the plants at least once in a week during summer (handles water logging better).

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WTB seashore mangosteen scions.
« on: February 07, 2022, 11:28:32 PM »
I am looking for male and female scions please. I have a seedling I would like to graft both male and female to. There is a high chance that this is my favorite fruit. Thanks!
I think there are no male, female plants in seashore mangosteen. Correct me.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / WTB 'Triumph' Persimmon Cuttings
« on: February 03, 2022, 12:22:26 AM »

Looking for 'Triumph' Persimmon Cuttings.


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: grafting cherimoya tips
« on: January 28, 2022, 11:15:16 PM »
Chip budding work well in most of the seasons.


With this technique do u use only older ,hardened cuttings or green stem ones work also
For chip budding, I always use mature (around an year old) cuttings. Tender chips will dry out quickly.

What kind of tree is it?  Can you grow cherimoya there or is it a atemoya?
The picture is of Cherimoya (El-bumpo) on Sugar apple. Cherimoya grows well here, but long time it will take for fruiting. The mother plant was a seedling, which flowered in 4 years. I was forced to cut off the plant due to some reason. At that time, I made 2 bud plants and I lost one of them later. The other plant is in ground and is growing healthy.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: grafting cherimoya tips
« on: January 28, 2022, 08:03:27 PM »
Chip budding work well in most of the seasons.


With this technique do u use only older ,hardened cuttings or green stem ones work also
For chip budding, I always use mature (around an year old) cuttings. Tender chips will dry out quickly.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: grafting cherimoya tips
« on: January 28, 2022, 02:56:34 AM »
Chip budding work well in most of the seasons.


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Looking for Diospyros species seeds OTHER THAN kaki, virginiana, lotus, digyna, blancoi, ebenum and malabarica.
Interested in exotic tropical fruit seeds too.
Few seeds still available.

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How cold hardy is this species?
Cold hardiness of the species is not known.
It is drought and heat tolerant. It grows well in both arid and humid areas.

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I am yet to taste the Diospyros melanoxylon fruit. Waiting to get some fresh fruits in the coming season.
My friend, who shared the seeds, said that size of the fruits varies between that of a golf ball and a medium sized Persimmon.
The skin is rougher and tougher than that of a Persimmon, which is not usually consumed though edible.
The flesh is sweet, juicy and delicious. The flesh to seed ratio is not that great when compared with Persimmon.

Diospyros, Greek Ďdiosí (divine), and Ďpyrosí (fruit), referring to the excellent fruit of the genus.

How is the fruit of this one?

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Diospyros melanoxylon Seeds for Trade
« on: December 21, 2021, 12:53:38 AM »


Looking for Diospyros species seeds OTHER THAN kaki, virginiana, lotus, digyna, blancoi, ebenum and malabarica.
Interested in exotic tropical fruit seeds too.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Annona graft compatibility table
« on: July 19, 2021, 01:37:42 AM »
Custard apple (reticulata) on Mountain soursop. Not sure about the long term compatibility of the 8 week old Chip-bud graft.


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: New to Artocarpus
« on: April 07, 2021, 04:34:37 AM »
Wild jackfruit (hirsutus) can be used as rootstock for Jackfruit.

Do you know if marang or pedali wood will graft with a. hirstus?
Yes, I personally know Marang patch bud grafted on A. hirsutus.

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