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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Two one gallon pawpaws have shipped . . .
« on: February 24, 2024, 06:55:56 PM »
I have always but a round fence material around my new seedlings or new grafted tree with shade cloth all around and on top for first year, then open shade cloth up to morning sun and take top shade cloth off for second year.  Third year open to full sun my trees are growing fine with no problems. My climate is coastal influence inland about 3-miles as crow fly's.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Vernon white sapote in 15 Gal container
« on: February 22, 2024, 12:40:53 PM »
It's a young tree give it a chance to grow more before it will fruit. I would put in ground they don't like pot culture.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Young Cherimoya: to defoliate in February?
« on: February 16, 2024, 12:07:17 PM »
many, many years ago when i used to go to Orange  county CRFG scion exchange to get scion wood for avocados and cherimoya, I used to take my young seedling cherimoyas in the G.H. and defoliate them about two weeks before scion exchange then they would be ready to graft when I came home with cherimoya scion wood. New buds are right under current leaf petioles.

My surinam cherry trees are about 8'-10' tall and all self seed from dropped fruit, I'm on ancient sand dune soil with 40 yrs of mulch and horse poop they are like weeds under my Chamba variety.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: My Yard 2022
« on: February 09, 2024, 11:59:58 AM »
Wow Kevin, sorry to hear about damage to g.h.  glad to hear plants weren't hurt. All good hear considering wind gusts and all. Your e. repanda look great good job!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Need help canít tell which side is graft
« on: February 06, 2024, 04:33:32 PM »
I agree will Bill, most likely was a bud graft and that's on the right side with different bark than r.s. I had same problem with some paw paw's I bought small grafted trees that had two trunks and they to were budded low on r.s. grew into branch I don't know why they (Nursery) don't cut back or some how label correct branch that is variety you bought!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: When to prune mulberry?
« on: February 02, 2024, 01:06:02 PM »
Best to prune Mulberry when dormant before they start to push sap flow, mulberry's can bleed badly from cuts made at other times when sap is flowing. You can summer prune to help with tree height and help manage size. Some varieties bleed more than others so, it's snip and learn kind of thing if you still want to prune.

Now mulberry, olive, pomegranate, white sapote, Loquat, can be cut (pruned back hard) and will regrow with no problems but will loose fruit for next one-two years ( for folks with over grown tree's).

Kaz, that's a beautiful fruit for sure 8)

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Persian Mulberry Fruits - in SoCal
« on: January 29, 2024, 07:09:14 PM »
Hi all, does this look like a persian mulberry?  Photos from last april/may, and the fruit was very delicious, great combination of sweet and tart.

There's another tree in the yard that has an even smaller fruit, and the little bobbles on it are larger and have little fronds sticking out from them, but they were rather sour.  There were a number of what I think are pakistani mulberries, 3-6" long fruit, pretty sweet but virtually no tartness.

Thank you for looking.

I've had a persian mulberry for about 38 yrs. bought from nursery that grafted them on fruitless mulberry about 5' off the ground, I love the Black Persian mulberry I think it is one of the most intense flavor mulberrys that are out there also, Noir de Spain is very close to flavor. And No, strom that does not look like a Persian mulberry look at fruit pic that Kaz,
=sc4001992 posted that is what they look like sections ( what ever they are called) of fruit are very plump not tight like your fruit.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cuttings - an ethical question
« on: January 26, 2024, 12:10:26 PM »
Carolyn, you planted a seed from a tree with special meaning to you and a friend but really as you know seed can come true to type or most likely be a hybrid because you don't know where the bee or insect was before pollenating said tree. You can name it what ever you wish. 8)

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Passion Fruit germination tips?
« on: January 25, 2024, 12:22:47 PM »
Soak seeds overnight first of all then their are different methods people us such as; soak in G.A-3 250-500ppm overnight, soak over night in strong tea and finally soak in juice of passion fruit overnight to break down seed coat. Also I have sanded outside of seed coat to help soak mix get into seed embryo.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pouteria lucuma
« on: January 19, 2024, 06:20:27 PM »
Pecan Pie variety came from Papaya Tree Nursery originally and the story is that David Silber who started nursery got into Lucuma and contacted a professor of Ag in Peru and he sent David scion wood of many varieties to try out in Ca. I think "Pecan Pie' was one of the better varieties that he propagated. Another person who introduced Lucuma to Ca. was Alfredo Chiri a member of Orange County Chapter CRFG.

broncn, I sent you a PM.

Dan, thanks for reply but I don't do facebook but appreciate your reply.

If anyone on form has access to paw paw scions of variety called 'Tropical Treat' I would like to get some.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pouteria lucuma
« on: January 17, 2024, 12:07:21 PM »
No, the fruit sets in mid year to fall then following Jan-March fruit ripens and falls when ripe but fruit is still good keeps shape most of the time. So, really only takes about a year overall to set and ripen.

I think they hang on the tree for 2 calendar years which might explain the minimal fruiting

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pouteria lucuma
« on: January 16, 2024, 06:38:39 PM »
Cool Kevin, looks like a big green fruited variety they will get bigger then just drop with green skin but the main fact to know is it dry flesh or moist hope it's a moist one!!
Thanks for posting 8)

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Loquat on Provence Quince?
« on: January 15, 2024, 06:21:02 PM »
I have a Angelino loquat grafted to quince rootstock that is about 7 yrs. old now and only 5 foot tall. Good way to dwarf loquat tree.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pouteria lucuma
« on: January 15, 2024, 06:05:03 PM »
Wow nice find Kevin, would like to see pic's of fruit that SMG-friend has would be interesting to see what size and color fruit they have. Could be worth grafting onto one of my tree's.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Exotica Nursery Closing Down?!
« on: January 09, 2024, 12:15:18 PM »
Steve has been through many tempted close downs so will see what happens this time. Would be a shame to see it go but he has been around a long time.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Whitewashing trees
« on: January 09, 2024, 12:05:05 PM »
Brad, how was over spray where you able to control that?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is this lucuma, canistel, or Ö ?
« on: January 09, 2024, 12:03:50 PM »
Pointed end on fruit would indicate Pouteria type fruit like Canistel not Lucuma. Flesh seems moist in your pic was it moist flesh?

It certainly looks like a graft on the original stalk. I have seen avocados sprout out multiple shoots from the seed but yours sprouting out years later is a new one. Iíve definitely seen them send out shoots below the graft that surpass the graft.

If you plan on grafting onto it, pick the most vigorous stalk and (at least) tip the others back while the graft takes. Then take the others out so it concentrates energy on your graft. Height really depends on where you want it to start branching out.
No, that original stock in middle might of been tried to be grafted but failed that's why you have replacement shoots coming from root stock lessen to what spaugh posted!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: FNQ Cyclone Jasper
« on: December 21, 2023, 12:14:28 PM »
Damm that's a hole punch of rain hope you all don't have to much damage to your trees.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Some Brazil Trip Photos 2023
« on: December 20, 2023, 11:58:02 AM »
Cool pic's Kevin, nice to see older trees of jabos and guava and pitanga really like the big yellow jabos 8) 8)

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