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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado thread
« on: March 21, 2023, 04:48:18 PM »
Could be the fertilizer you use or could just be the tree getting ready to shed.  A lot of my trees look a lot worse than that right now but in a couple months they will shed and regrow new beautiful leaves.  They always do every spring.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado thread
« on: March 21, 2023, 02:56:52 PM »
Its salt damage from the water you use I would assume.  Still not anything to worry about. 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado thread
« on: March 21, 2023, 02:19:36 PM »
Its normal, avocado leaves dont last forever.  Thry get beat up then fall off every year and re flush.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Anybody hav3 Leo3 atemoya?
« on: March 20, 2023, 08:36:17 PM »
I have tons of LM3 scions if anyone wants send a message.  Have too many of these trees actually and need to top work somemof them. 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Achacha in California?
« on: March 20, 2023, 02:40:42 AM »
Theres some kind of plant that is almost the same as achacha called lucs garcinia.  Its named after a guy in mexico called luc who was on this site.  You can search for lucs garcinia here and find more info.  I am not that informed on the difference but I have both types and the Lucs seems to be less affected by the cold weather.

Heres a link

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Achacha in California?
« on: March 19, 2023, 08:02:14 PM »
I have some trees growing but they are not that well suited.  The Lucs tree seems to be more hardy. 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado thread
« on: March 19, 2023, 07:15:21 PM »
I found a bunch of dropped fruit on my malama tree.  This is a hawaiian one and I have never tried the fruit but will be in a few days.  The fruit get really big and turn black on the tree then fall off.

Theres a hass, sharwil, pinkerton, fuerte seedling, and 2 malamas for size comparison.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Gopher Gold
« on: March 12, 2023, 02:09:46 PM »
I use traps and pull out dead bodies.💀

You should let the root stock grow for 1 or more years thrn do the grafting. 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado thread
« on: March 03, 2023, 06:48:26 PM »
Ill save you a box John.  Unfortunately I only have enough for a few mix boxes.

If there was ever any question that we are growing mangos at the edge of the desired zone, this winter has been a cold reminder.  It’s been a long time since the forecast has been so consistently cold with rain, hail, and snow at low elevation.  Last night was mother nature’s climax with the lowest temp my property has recorded in 3 years (31F). Only the strongest will survive this winter. Wishing all you zone pushers the best over the coming weeks.

34 here just for comparison.  I dont think theres much damage done.  The worst should be past and spring should be incoming now. 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Seedling Mango tree thread
« on: February 21, 2023, 04:32:48 PM »
Yes, we ate many of them.  It ripened fine and they were good but not great.  Just kind of boring flavor.  Not that sweet or strong tasting.  Just a classic taste and no fiber but lowish brix.  I plan to top work. 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pineapple thread
« on: February 18, 2023, 12:26:35 PM »
Kevin it needs to be yellow.  That will not be sweet yet.

I took this picture a few weeks ago to post here and forgot about it.  This is a 15 or 20gal pot with 3 plants in it.  It worked out great, less space taken and all of them ripened at the same time.

It takes 2 years to grow these then I bring them inside and leave them on the cou ter and my family eats it all in 10 minutes. 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Rootstock size for mango grafting?
« on: February 17, 2023, 01:27:20 AM »
If you graft it small like that it will blow extra energy flowering before the tree is large enough to hold fruit.  Its easier to deal with the grafting now but there is a downside to it. 

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Mandarin fruit for sale
« on: February 17, 2023, 12:47:53 AM »
I have some gold nuggets, dancy and shasta golds for sale.  We have way more than we cannuse.  Will send boxes for cheap.  10$ plus postage for a medium size box.  The fruit are really nice ones very juicy. 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Can lychee erinose mite infect humans?
« on: February 16, 2023, 09:43:50 PM »
Ok thank you so much.  I've been trying to figure out if it was fungal, eczema related or something weird/unlikely.

Good luck, I think you will be better in a week or 2 if you get some stuff on there.  I had these issues after working in sweaty boots for too long.  If you had covid, it can drop your immune system also and these things can start or get worse.  Laying out in the sun with that area getting sun will also help clear it up. 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Can lychee erinose mite infect humans?
« on: February 16, 2023, 11:54:29 AM »
It looks like fungal.  Same type of thing as ring worm or athletes foot.  You can get anti fungal cream at the drug store it will clear it up.  Theres spores always on our skin that can grow when the area stays wet from sweat etc.  Undersides of arms, crotch, inside of shoes etc. 

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Wanted: Dream annona scions
« on: February 15, 2023, 01:25:09 AM »
Grow cherimoyas they are better than dream atemoya.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: How to get double stalk from Double Mahoi
« on: February 11, 2023, 09:56:46 AM »
I think these tissue culture plants just are not what they are supposed to be most of the time.  I also never got 2 racks.  Its a scam.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado thread
« on: February 09, 2023, 08:04:32 PM »
Its a hass from costco
These seeds have ridge on both sides, any reason? Couldn’t remember seeing in store bought avocados…

Looks like some kind of weird genetic mutation, I've never seen anything like that, but maybe Brad has (he's seen many more seeds than I have!)
maybe too much roundup. 

Also, I dont know this for sure but its possible theres hass seedlings growing in mexican groves.  Ive seen messed up seeds like that before on zutanos and maybe some other fruits.  Ive also seen strange mutations on plants that were grown around weeds sprayed with roundup. 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado thread
« on: February 09, 2023, 08:02:16 PM »
Anyone have or tasted Kahaluu avocado? the shape is unique, similar to a Mango than an avocado
Also based on review ( its very interesting...
"Kahalu'u is a mammoth fruit with glowing green skin, silk-smooth butter-colored flesh and a rich, slightly citrusy flavor. Farmer and researcher Ken Love of Captain Cook, who lugged 500 pounds of avocados to O'ahu for a series of chef and public tastings last week, said Kahalu'u has triple the oil content of the average avocado, and the sensuous texture shows that."

I had a tree and chopped it down.  It doesnt grow well here.  Fruit wasnt that great either.  Some of the other hawaii trees are doing better here.  Fujikawa and murashige are doing better. 

I dont think turpintine is the issue.  The problem is young small grafted trees flowering and setting fruit at such a small size.  I have a few trees on turpintine that are doing great.  Thry are ones that made it past that initial small stage.  And also have trees on manilla that are doing terrible.  And vice versa.  Im not convinced rootstock is the major issue. 

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Wtb Nabal scion
« on: February 09, 2023, 02:39:09 PM »
Hello I have lots of nabal and some others for sale here.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado thread
« on: February 08, 2023, 02:25:14 PM »
Fuertes are good fruit.  Lots of people really like them.  For this time of year its probably the best. Fallbrook is a prime growing area too.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado thread
« on: February 08, 2023, 12:34:58 PM »
Its a hass from costco

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