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As those are all monoembryonic types, I would plant a rootstock now and graft it with one of those types after it's three years old.

Does it care matching rootstock and scions with mono or poly?

I grafted Kesar and Alphonso on my unknow fruited rootstock; I have been eat Kesar the last few year, and Alphonso last year first time.They both have wonderful aroma but alphonso taste stronger sweeter. I like both. No Keitt for me -- too watery and nothing special.
Thanks! how old was your root stock at the time of Grafting?  have a Kent seedling around 1 year, thinking to graft after 2 or 3 yr.

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Had some observations on Moringa tree at my place and Brea… the tree grows much faster and healthier just little interior. May be because of the longer warmer/Hot weather. weatherspark.com provides the difference in conditions more on the visual side.
I think, it’s the reason for moringa doing so good just little inland. Maybe it could be true for Mangos too as they love much Warm/Hot conditions.



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Hi all,
I am thinking about adding "Kesar mango" (along with Alphonso and Keitt ) can you please provide your experience? Is it a good productive for our SoCal conditions
thank you All :)


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado thread
« on: February 10, 2023, 11:11:51 AM »
Anyone have or tasted Kahaluu avocado? the shape is unique, similar to a Mango than an avocado
Also based on review (myavocadotrees.com/kahaluu-avocado.html) 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.

Thanks Brad!
Mike

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado thread
« on: February 09, 2023, 02:59:48 PM »
Anyone have or tasted Kahaluu avocado? the shape is unique, similar to a Mango than an avocado
Also based on review (myavocadotrees.com/kahaluu-avocado.html) 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." 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado thread
« on: February 09, 2023, 02:49:05 PM »
Its a hass from costco
These seeds have ridge on both sides, any reason? Couldn’t remember seeing in store bought avocados…





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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado thread
« on: February 07, 2023, 08:18:47 PM »
What did it say on the label at the store?
Looks like a nice Jan Boyce, it has very small seeds like yours.
Did it taste good, creamy or watery?
Tastes very good and lot more creamy. In general, Costco avocados are much better than other grocery stores…
Was Labeled as Hass, but first time seeing a small pit not like Hass. being black skin, Could this be sir prize?
 


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado thread
« on: February 07, 2023, 06:04:30 PM »
Got this from Costco… is it Hass? Never seen such a small pit in Hass



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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Overhyped avocados
« on: January 29, 2023, 07:37:07 PM »
After reading lot, Yes! thinking about Hass. Thanks for the suggestions...

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Overhyped avocados
« on: January 29, 2023, 05:00:16 PM »
hi all,
Have Reed , Sharwil, Gwen,Pinkerton and Sir prize. picked these for the reason is maintain below 12 -15 ft. and have reasonable yield. if not "Sir prize" what would be other choice for type B Avocado.
 Also, is wurtz (little cado) type  A and B on one tree? some said its A&B and other its A ? is it a good pollinator that can be moved around in a 20 Gal. container?   Fujikawa Type a or b? where to get in SoCal?
Thanks everyone, more importantly Brad for a great discussion and guidance.
Mike.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado thread
« on: January 02, 2023, 12:30:55 AM »
Transplanted to 15 Gal. as planning to move out of my current place in the next 2 years and Hope to plant in ground then…
Now, like to know, how long these trees grow comfortably without any pruning in a 15 Gal?

I've had trees grow ok for 2 years in 15 gal, but the roots were already circling the bottom at that point, so I'd guess they would ideally go in the ground or in an even larger pot in about 2 years. I haven't tried going any longer in that size pot, so can't say for sure that the roots circling would have caused any immediate problems or stunting.
Thanks for your feedback ... also, my yard getting direct sunlight only for 5 hrs in Summer (4 in winter). I think this will slowdown the growth too.
 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado thread
« on: December 30, 2022, 11:28:13 AM »
Even when I plant 3-7 gal in the ground, I prune a lot to develop good branches and a wider trunk.  I also prune a lot in the pots to get the shape I want and start thickening the trunk. You dont want to have an 8 ft tree with a 1/2 inch trunk.
really appreciate your feedback.... Yes! my Sir prize is close to 6 ft tall with 1/2 inch trunk. is it ok to prune at the top? if so how much? (like top 1 ft or 2 ft?) I normally do that on other fast growing trees. But, reading some details,  that it may stunt "growth" when pruned too much.. really confused   :-\   

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado thread
« on: December 30, 2022, 02:52:43 AM »
after learning lot about avocado, finally decided to grow few variety with type A and B combination.
Bought Gwen, Pinkerton, Reed (Type A) / Sir Prize , and Kona Sharwil (Type B)
Transplanted to 15 Gal. as planning to move out of my current place in the next 2 years and Hope to plant in ground then…
Now, like to know, how long these trees grow comfortably without any pruning in a 15 Gal?

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Hi all,
I have spots on my keitt tree after this rain 🌧️ what’s this…any suggestions?

Help please did neem oil spray but not helping much....  Any other "orgonic" suggestions ? can sulfur powder / spray help?   

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Hi all,
I have spots on my keitt tree after this rain 🌧️ what’s this…any suggestions?



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Learning about soil types in SoCal.  Lots of information under " Map Unit Composition" know your area soil Clay, Sand, Ph....
Hope this helps. :)
https://casoilresource.lawr.ucdavis.edu/gmap/

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anyone have success with Alphonso and/or Mallika (like Sweet Tart/VP) in SoCal?

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Check Wong's in Mecca

Awesome! Thanks. Looks like they have grafts by Manila and Turpentine root stocks. Reading lots of notes VP grows vigorously on Turpentine root stock too… Also, what’s best to get 7 Gal or 15 Gal. Which one can adapt to our SoCal weather better?

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looking for suggestions from experts , having an Ataulfo tree (4+ yr old 7+ ft tall) in a 30 Gal. container… Will this work to do topwork with 2 different variety? Never did anything like that... on the other side don’t want to kill the tree either...

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Thank you all for your suggestions 😊

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Can anyone identify this mango tree a keitt or Valencia pride?
Got this from Emily nursery, listed as keitt but looks like Valencia pride to me…
Why do you want to plant small grafted tree? As mentioned many time in this thread, the best way in SoCal is to plant a seedling and then graft on it when it is 10ft or larger.

Sorry couldn't help on the Q as I would pull out both Keitt and Valencia -- there are many better varieties to have.
Agreed! Bought this before knowing about these excelled suggestions from several knowledgeable patrons…
Anyway, planning to grow this tree in containers until it develops 2+ inch trunk (now It’s around 3ft height) Also, planning to move indoors during our cold nights and long rainy (rarely happening anymore) days in SoCal . Hopefully in 2 years, plant in-ground. Looking for suggestions to grow in containers…
Also, planning to start Sweet Tart seedlings (and  may be Valencia Grafting on Kent)


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Can anyone identify this mango tree a keitt or Valencia pride?
Got this from Emily nursery, listed as keitt but looks like Valencia pride to me…





Thanks for the good News!  :)

It looks like keiiit leaves I’ve seen, and my Valencia pride occasionally has leaves varying in shape and form.

I would assume it is what it was labeled as until it fruits.

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Keitt is prostrate, falling over consistently, VP is more vigorous and upright, much more well adapted to SoCal.
Thanks!

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Can anyone identify this mango tree a keitt or Valencia pride?
Got this from Emily nursery, listed as keitt but looks like Valencia pride to me…






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hi all,
I am looking for Grafted Valencia Pride, Alphonso and Mallika in 7 or 15 Gal. size in southern California.
Also, will buy polyembryonic mango varieties like honey kiss, sweet tart, NDM...
thanks
Mike

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