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Citrus General Discussion / Re: vaniglia sanguingo fruit
« on: January 27, 2023, 08:27:11 PM »
Dont forget gold nugget.  I like gold nuggets a bunch. 

The vaniglia fruit have a little red in them and are super sweet.  It was syrupy almost and no acid.  Like sugarwater.  I guess it would make some decent drinks mixed with lime but sugar cane is probably easier than juicing these.  Ill probably top work it if no one else in the family likes them. 


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Citrus General Discussion / Re: vaniglia sanguingo fruit
« on: January 27, 2023, 04:36:56 PM »
I got this tree on accident, was supposed to be a tahoe gold.  Wait 3 years to find out its wrong. 

The fruit are small and have lots of seeds and 0 acid.  Im not a fan of it but not sure what to do with the tree.

The place I bought it is online four winds growers.  Thry are going to send a new tree which is very nice.  I appreciate they are doing that. 

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Im selling peach and other stone fruit scions here

https://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=46003.0

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Citrus General Discussion / Lime graft to myer lemon?
« on: January 23, 2023, 03:35:30 PM »
Is there any graft compatibility issues with regular large limes grafted on myer lemon tree?  The neighbors want some lime grafts on their lemon tree. 

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: wtb Gem Avocado scions
« on: January 19, 2023, 01:04:19 AM »
I have them if you stillmwant some.  Sorry I forgot to list this one on my sale but I have them available. 

Did your other scions arrive ok?

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The houses that dont have city water are required to have a 10,000 gal tank and a 4in hydrant for fighting fire with.  You could definitely put sprinklers on the roof and eves.  Ive got like 6 or more fire hose hookups all connected to my tank and sprinklers around the house and on all my well equipmwnt and solar panels.  If theres a fire Ill be staying right here and protecting all my crap. 

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Strange as it seems, I think we can blame Smokey the Bear for the catastrophic forest fires.  Fire suppression was not a smart policy choice.  Pre-Columbian indigenous people of California used fire extensively as a tool to manage nature.  More indigenous people lived in the area that is now California than anywhere else in the USA/Canada footprint.

Hey man, you leave poor Smokey alone. Bad enough we developed right over his habitat.  Seriously though, CA does do some controlled burns but I would imagine that itís a bit more difficult when the developed landscape looks far more different than when the indigenous peoples ruled the land.
Fire is the one catastrophe that would move me out of CA.  If my property burns down, itís game over for me.  Im just not willing to rebuild everything that I have built and planted so far.

You keeping a good fire break and hardening your structures?  Its doubtful you will burn down if you did some work on not letting it happen.  100ft break and stucco roof?   I know which of my neighbors are going to loose their house when it blows through.  Some of them dont even bother at all with fire mitigation.

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California has a unique topography not sure there's anywhere on this planet similar. Most weather events are somewhat cyclical but is that the situation with the Santa Ana wind?

The santa ana wind comes from high pressure system over nevada and utah and low pressure system off the coast of CA.  That causes wind to flow down hill over the sierras and into CA.  And as the ajr travels like this, it increases in speed and temperature and lowers humidity.  Its like a giant supercharged wind event.  Look it up, theres some good pictures of how it works and why.  It just happens when the weather in those 2 places line up.  Usually in Fall.  Its really nasty weather.  Everything you touch shocks you, you lips and skin get all dry, everything is ready to ignite.

Gophers while thry are annoying, are really easy to trap and kill.  I kind of enjoy trapping them.  I have my gopher killing skills so honed I have been considering doing it for money.
So it's not the source of the drought just aggravates the situation along with the wildfires? While taking a break I was looking for other places on the globe with similar wind event. What I found that was interesting is in other parts of the world these wind event phenomenons for a better word. Have a psychological effect. In Europe certain crimes committed during these wind events gets a lesser sentence. Are the Gophers oblivious to this LOL

The drought i think is over for now.  Once the snow melts the rservoirs will be full.  This drought cycle and then flood cycle has been going on forever.  I remember as a kid that they would have signs up saying dont flush the toilet in resturants to save water and then the next year it would be the river is about to spill over and flood the town.  The only thing that changed is how hyped up the news coverage of everything has become.  Too much sensationalism and scare mongering.

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California has a unique topography not sure there's anywhere on this planet similar. Most weather events are somewhat cyclical but is that the situation with the Santa Ana wind?

The santa ana wind comes from high pressure system over nevada and utah and low pressure system off the coast of CA.  That causes wind to flow down hill over the sierras and into CA.  And as the ajr travels like this, it increases in speed and temperature and lowers humidity.  Its like a giant supercharged wind event.  Look it up, theres some good pictures of how it works and why.  It just happens when the weather in those 2 places line up.  Usually in Fall.  Its really nasty weather.  Everything you touch shocks you, you lips and skin get all dry, everything is ready to ignite.

Gophers while thry are annoying, are really easy to trap and kill.  I kind of enjoy trapping them.  I have my gopher killing skills so honed I have been considering doing it for money.

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Wild fires driven by santa ana wind. It can take you right off the map if you live in the sticks.

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Looks like I need to be in California for this one lol.

If you want to call evergreen nursery carmel valley road location in san diego and see if thry have it, I will go buy a few and send you some. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado seedling fruited
« on: January 15, 2023, 05:20:15 PM »
It didnt seem to oxidize quickly but we ate it pretty quick. The peel is medium thin but I just scooped it and didnt try to peel.  I doubt it peels easily but it also doesnt have any grit.  Its got the same skin as fuerte.

I am going to call it "Fornido" because the tree structure extra stout.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Avocado seedling fruited
« on: January 14, 2023, 07:02:11 PM »
This tree is a volunteer off a nearby fuerte tree.  Dropped fruit, sprouted, grew and a few years later made a few avocados.  It actually tastes pretty nice and its early.   Seed is kind of big, otherwise it seems decent. The tree is growing like a beast and if it fruits every year then it may be a keeper.  If anyone wants to grow it I will give you scions for free.





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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: All this rain in California
« on: January 14, 2023, 06:49:39 PM »
Who would think rain could be so contentious?   ::)

Not that much rain in san diego.  Nothing to write home about.  If it rains in summer I will get excited.

Is the tone of my words coming off as contentious?  Definitely not my intent. 

I do care a lot though about maximizing the benefits of any rainfall we get.  Yes, we've only received about 8 inches or so this month in Fallbrook, but it is amazing to me how full the Santa Margarita River is and how much runoff is flowing through our creeks from just a few inches of rain.  I see it as potential.  Plus we've been able to turn off our irrigation for the last month. 

eggo2, thanks for sharing the video.  Amazing feat of engineering.

Janet

No i wasnt directing that at you or anyone else janet.  I just thought the thread escalated quickly.  Now Im going back in my hole.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: All this rain in California
« on: January 14, 2023, 05:32:29 PM »
Who would think rain could be so contentious?   ::)

Not that much rain in san diego.  Nothing to write home about.  If it rains in summer I will get excited.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Cherimoya Scions
« on: January 12, 2023, 01:25:36 PM »
Do you have pictures of RaulGrande#1 and RaulGrande#2?

Hello, sorry I did not take photos of the fruits but they are large and sweet.  Which I realize is not that helpful.  These are trees grown from seeds from Raul in Mexico from a giant type of cherimoya.  My trees produced a few fruits each for the first time this year.

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Temperate Fruit Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: ISO peach rootstocks
« on: January 12, 2023, 03:17:49 AM »
Theres some online nurseries that sell whip trees bare root.   Burnridge and one green worls, theres others also.  Try searching for it and you will find them on google. 

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Sugarcane cuttings
« on: January 12, 2023, 03:03:17 AM »
Hey Brad, I'm interested in the mix pack. Anyway you could do 2 pieces for the San Diego yellow instead of the Jamaica stripe? Thanks.

Yes not a problem. 

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Pineapple slips
« on: January 12, 2023, 12:57:52 AM »
Pefect, you get all the ones you dont have. 

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Pineapple slips
« on: January 12, 2023, 12:12:17 AM »
Mix pack 75$ plus postage.  Only have 1 mix pack available.

6+ MD2, 1 white sugarloaf, 1 Josephine, 1 tropic gold, 1 mini crown(big fruit small top, smooth), 2 Maui pine(smooth cayane cross).

These are all smooth leaf and big fruit types and the MD2 are my own selected line that make really big fruits.  Extra sweet low acid, we just harvested 5 fruit and they were very sweet.



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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Sugarcane cuttings
« on: January 12, 2023, 12:03:05 AM »
Mix pack 50$ total shipped

Include 2 pieces of Jamaica stripe, 1 san Diego yellow, 1 big stripe.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Avocado scions
« on: January 11, 2023, 08:23:55 PM »
If you can send me some, I'd be happy to buy some from you Brad.

Yes I can send to Europe no problem.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Cherimoya Scions
« on: January 11, 2023, 08:17:40 PM »
3 Scions for $10 plus $8.50 for postage.  Minimum order 9 pieces.

Honeyhart
Fino De Jete
Knight
Pierce
RaulGrande#1
RaulGrande#2
Leo Manuel#3 (cherimoya/atemoya)
Rudy#20
White (big fruit, extra vstrong and prolific)
Vietnamese (extra furry, similar to white more )
Slowpoke (late fruiting season extender)





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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Stump protection
« on: January 10, 2023, 11:41:41 PM »
White latex paint.  The paint is just for preventing sun damage

They do sell tree wax and tree seal products but it doesnt seem to be necessary.  The tree will naturally heal over the wound and grow back without any kind of sealer on the top.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Fresh Beaumont Macadamia Seeds
« on: January 10, 2023, 10:47:09 PM »
Hey James it turns out your friends are allowed to send you gifts up to 16k per year tax free.  The solution to the paypal fee issue and taxes is to use a regular non business paypal account and have people send you friend payments. 

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