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Tropical Vegetables and Other Edibles / Ube in Southern California
« on: February 05, 2023, 11:42:59 PM »
Ever since trying Ube ice cream Iíve been on a quest to grow the vine and make my own ice cream...I planted a vine in the spring of last year, 2022. It grew nicely and then died back when it stared getting cold, I believe in December some time. The vine is now completely dead (above ground at least) and I was thinking of digging it up to see if thereís any Ube down there, however, I think Iíll kill it because Iíd have to dig up the roots, I think? Does anyone know when to harvest Ube in So Cal? And if you can keep the vine alive after harvest? Thanks

Thanks for the taste report :) Canít wait to see what other treasures you find in the jungles! Looking forward to that seed drop and hope you guys are having a great trip ✌🏽

Looking to trade for Red Baron Peach scions, Iíve got lots of different things to trade. Please send me a PM. Thanks

Temperate Fruit Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Low chill stone fruit scions
« on: February 01, 2023, 10:06:55 PM »
Iíve read good taste reports for the Red Baron and the double flowers look gorgeous, if youíre into that sorta thing  ;)

Temperate Fruit Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Low chill stone fruit scions
« on: January 31, 2023, 11:50:50 AM »
Brad, any Red Baron peach scions for sale? Have you tried it?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: RAFFLE ANNOUNCEMENT
« on: January 30, 2023, 06:11:23 PM »
Happy Chinese New Year Jason. Thank you for doing a raffle, very kind of you and much appreciated.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Lime graft to myer lemon?
« on: January 27, 2023, 06:26:06 PM »
I have Mexican and key limes on our dwarf Myer tree. The Mexican limes turn yellow before fully ripe, the key limes stay green, not sure if it has to do with cross pollination or what. Also the key limes are sweet with that nice lime flavor, the Mexicans are a more balanced lemon/lime flavor. Iíve also noticed the Key limes produce less than the Mexican limes.


Has anyone been following this Yangmei auction on ebay? Current bid is $3,000 is it because of the variety, hype, or demand? maybe all of the above. Im shocked, glad I got in on this group order.
That is my listing. This variety is a different variety than any of the other one going around. It is also an established tree. There is a huge benefit of buying an established tree vs trying to grow one form bare root. I was part of the last group order and got something like 23 trees. Guess what I have to show for those... 2 male trees infected with RKN.

How do you know your established trees arenít infected with RKN??? Letís see the roots.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 10b - best snacking fruits for kids
« on: January 23, 2023, 02:05:28 PM »
Blueberries are my kids favorite and they can pick them easily.

Thanks Simon  :)

Only one of my trees (DK) showed possible signs of nematodes. It was just one bulbous root that I cut off. Other than that, the trees look really nice! I also soaked in B1 Start for about an hour and watered the soil with it. I've had great results using it in the past for other trees. The plants skipped transplant shock and new growth would appear just a couple days later.

Already in their new homes. I know these plants are cold tolerant once they're established, but is it ok to leave them out at night while they're recuperating? My lows are in the 40-45F for the next week.

You may consider a heating mat. I had success doing exactly what youíre doing but with a heat mat underneath, also make sure you have a bunch of holes in the bag and some air flow.

Thanks again Bill for coordinating this group buy. Itís a ton of work for sure.

I just picked up a few trees for my friend in San Diego and some of the trees definitely have nematodes although much less than the previous group buy. It would be best practice to treat all your trees as if theyíre infected even if they donít have the galls on them because they most likely contacted contaminated trees.

Hereís a few pictures of the nematode galls from this order.

A few of the smaller trees are pretty dried dried up and one of the smaller trees I got for my friend has the entire top starting to wrinkle which isnít a good sign.

This sort of thing is to be expected for such a large shipment of trees and that is why many people ordered extra trees in case some donít make it.

The nematode thing sucks as well but if youíve been following the Yangmei threads/post, you probably figured that just about all the trees shipped from overseas has the potential to carry nematodes.

I highly recommend that everyone treat their trees as if they are infected so that they donít spread these nasty bugs in their garden.


Thanks for the recommendations Simon. Do you use the Monterey nematode control at full strength?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado seedling fruited
« on: January 15, 2023, 12:00:41 PM »
Congrats Brad! Looks like a quality cado with big potential. Is it thick or thin skin? Does it turn black when ripe? Would love to throw sum scions on our tree.

Gotcha, thanks Nate! Ya...I was trying to be optimistic but the vines do look a little wimpy to support any fruit.

Thanks for the great pictures pink, youíre invited to the first tasting  ;) These are looking like flower buds to me  ;D

Hello fellow Kadsura growers, hoping someone can tell if these are flower buds or vegetative growth buds in the picture below, buds are reddish in color and covering the entire vine from top to bottom. Vine is about three years old and has been in the ground a couple years. Thanks.

Ted B- Nice vines man!

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Variegated Paulista Jabo Raffle
« on: January 11, 2023, 01:40:45 AM »
$900 Iíd include shipping too  :o

Iíve read the fruit is inferior...Has anyone tasted it?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Feijoa self fertile?
« on: December 31, 2022, 02:32:18 PM »
Ya Kevin maybe selected varieties like Nazemetz are self fertile. Rootstock is clean, no flowering or anything.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Feijoa self fertile?
« on: December 31, 2022, 01:01:14 PM »
YOU ONLY NEED ONE TREE. I have one nazemetz and it Produces a ton of fruit, more than we can eat, and itís a small tree.

Great selection Joe! Almost all the seeds I ordered have germinated from the last seed drop  8)

Incredible selection! Order with confidence, Joe is one of the best sellers on here, Iíve always received seeds incredibly fast, superbly packaged, and with great germination rates. Top notch seller for sure!

Scions received  :) THANK YOU so much for your generosity, time, and kindness! Take care my friend

Iíll take them if still available. PM sent. Thank you

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