Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Messages - Longranger

Pages: 1 2 [3] 4 5 6
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cherimoya tasting /get together
« on: November 15, 2021, 07:33:57 PM »
Both dates work for me.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cherimoya tasting /get together
« on: November 13, 2021, 03:02:01 PM »
Hey Brad. Tell your son that at least one guy loved his brilliant videography skills.

IMHO guavas are great but relatively easy to grow. Many of us love them, however it is not a glamour fruit like cherimoya, lychee, dragonfruit or avocados. A mature tree or two produces more than enough fruit for an entire family. So for some they have lost their prime spot in our gardens.

I am not very knowledgeable on guava varieties bot rest assured there are others that have a depth of knowledge so stay positive and likely one of them will comment.

Steve at exotica could probably tell you.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cherimoya tasting /get together
« on: October 10, 2021, 12:33:15 PM »

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: wax jambu
« on: September 25, 2021, 10:21:21 PM »
If it is green diamond it will get paler when ripe but stay green. Mine finished a couple of weeks ago.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best tasting fig for SoCal?
« on: September 14, 2021, 08:59:38 PM »
Hi everyone,

I just got the fig bug this summer. I have 6 varieties in the ground in Bonsall, north San Diego county. Only second year but both the VdB and Panache have been and still are excellent and very productive. Way better than any store purchased figs. Already have picked up several others to plant early next spring and plan on getting many others including a couple from the black Madeira group. Just did a float test and it looks like I have the wasp. Woohoo. Already have the unk pastiliere to plant. Have any of you planted Male Capris to ensure fog wasps in your gardens?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WTB Fe'i banana or Saba
« on: September 04, 2021, 12:55:30 PM »
You might try Encanto. I got mine there last year.

Losing the ducks is a bummer. If you need an incubator for the eggs I have a couple you can borrow.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: green Ilama in Southern California.
« on: August 19, 2021, 10:28:46 PM »
Darn. Knew it was too good to be true having such good fortune with Ilama. It is definitely a grafted selection so I will change the name to ?? Atemoya for now.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: green Ilama in Southern California.
« on: August 19, 2021, 09:11:50 PM »
It does look similar to atemoya but the segments appear more distinct. This would be my first ilama so I have nothing to compare this fruit to for the flower morphology fruit or leaves. Only pictures.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is this jackfruit?
« on: August 19, 2021, 06:50:35 PM »
Then it could be a lot of things. Sorry I can not be more helpful. If you want to be sure JF seeds are easy to start.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is this jackfruit?
« on: August 19, 2021, 06:39:40 PM »
Yes. It probably is. I have seen a lot of variability in Jak seedlings. If that came up in a pot you put a JF seed you can be pretty sure. Also JF seeds are huge and distinctive so you would not confuse it with most other seeds.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / green Ilama in Southern California.
« on: August 19, 2021, 02:53:22 PM »
I put an un-named but grafted green ilama in the ground 2 years ago. To my surprise it has set 4 fruits and is doing very well. It overwintered as well as my cherimoyas and atemoyas. I cannot find information on when to harvest other than waiting for them to crack and all of those were red or pink fruit. Does anyone have any information on what to expect in Southern California?

I have a couple of small seedlings I could part with in North San Diego county. No shipping.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Butterscotch Sapodilla
« on: December 25, 2020, 12:23:39 PM »
Bah humbug😂

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Overrated Tropical Fruits
« on: October 19, 2020, 12:17:28 PM »
In this community we are all very fortunate to have sampled a broader range of flavors than most get a chance to. Some favorites are near universal. Others are an acquired taste. It is hard for me to exclude a producing tree from the garden until I try it for 2 or 3 seasons. By experience these have been high production trees like tropical guava, some figs, passion fruit if they are particularly productive, grapefruits, etc... If I can,t eat process or give it away it needs to go unless it is really ornamental. Unfortunately I like almost everything including Durian and relatively insipid fruits like Wax Jambu.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Grumichama vs Jaboticaba
« on: September 17, 2020, 02:23:40 PM »
Not a simple question because IMHO the variability in grumichama fruits is as high as the variability of cherry of the Rio Grande, Pitanga and Pitomba. A really good Variety is worth the space in the ground and is worth growing on its own merits. Jaboticaba is a little more uniform and reproducible with well established varieties including the newer precocious varieties having a predictable fruit flavor. Forced to choose I prefer Jaboticaba.

On the practical side does the property have a well? If not watering mature avocado trees will be very expensive. Also you will have limited room to plant other things.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WTB:Cherimoya Rootstock
« on: September 12, 2020, 01:08:20 AM »
Would be a long drive for you but Atemoya nursery in Vista has a lot of nice rootstock.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: why can't I lose weight
« on: September 11, 2020, 11:53:26 AM »
Many of the fruits we love are dessert fruits that are very high in sugar and calories. A couple of cherimoyas has as many calories as a slice of cheesecake. So heck yeah they can cause weight gain if we eat them like they are low calorie Vegatables. Same with other Annona, litchis, sweet mangoes, grapes etc.. many offer a great dose of vitamins and fiber but that does not cancel out the calories. Life is just not fair😭

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pollinators for Ilama.
« on: September 08, 2020, 06:15:41 PM »

Put in a greenhouse once I can decide exactly what I want.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Pollinators for Ilama.
« on: September 07, 2020, 04:07:12 PM »
Does ilama require ilama pollen or will it accept cherimoya or atemoya pollen?

Pages: 1 2 [3] 4 5 6
SMF spam blocked by CleanTalk