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Sorry I can't offer much personally;

On the 'California Rare Fruit Growers' Facebook page people bring them up a bit, I'm not sure if you're on there or not.

Do you know the guy/page Man vs Fruit? I'm not sure if he's on here or not because I don't know who he is lol- but he has a great range of Annona and sells on eBay through this account: https://www.ebay.com/sch/akitu-trees/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=
He's also well connected to other growers in the area (San Diego) and knows tips and tricks so hopefully he posts here, if not flick him a message on facebook :)
 
Hmmm

Anyhoo, I'm growing some illama seedlings to graft to my cherimoya's for the purpose of FRUIT. I'm not interested in growing them out as trees, though.


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Good for 1 season, so you'll buy more next season :P  Store it properly, and it should last a long time (dry ferts at least).

Very true. Going on year 3 with my 8-7-8 and still showing improvement each time I use it.

Quite a bit of price gouging going on, not just inflation.

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Your post system looks good and I wouldn't mess with it, but that's just me personally.

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You can tell it will flower when the stigma is slightly protruding from the closed flower. It is usually swollen as well. I couldn't find a picture but grabbed this one from the interweb as an example. Don't worry, you can usually pollinate I'm the early morning (before 8am) if you miss the night bloom.

Also, don't spray anything right now. Just wait until fruit sets or flowers fall.



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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango being stolen
« on: April 30, 2022, 01:22:45 AM »
I'm confused at the video, though. That's from the thief's Ring camera. Why would they share the video?

Maybe he thinks its funny to steal from people then post their reaction on tiktok.   ???

The victim seemed pretty mad. Threatening to put a bullet in the head probably not gonna fly in court.  Not even sure you could pull that off in TX. 

Better to move to the country and not have any neighbors or randoms nearby.  Also, better to plant mangos in the backyard not next to the sidewalk.

Not defending the thief, just saying this kind of thing comes with the territory.  Its human nature to eat the fruit off the tree they arent supposed to. 

You're probably right. I thought Twitter was dumb, then came TikTok. Everyone's an influencer! Even the criminals.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango being stolen
« on: April 28, 2022, 02:09:11 PM »
I'm confused at the video, though. That's from the thief's Ring camera. Why would they share the video? 

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Aphids
« on: March 19, 2022, 02:16:15 AM »
Word of caution around this time in Socal...If you are growing them outside and they are flowering, be careful when you spray insecticides including soap.

Best time is at dusk but read the instructions. Or, as Brian mentioned, just continuously hose them off. I personally hose and squish, so I can maintain a healthy beneficial insect population. I admit. I get a lot of leaf curl, but I don't care.

Also remember that the archenemy of ants are termites. Best to deter rather then kill them.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WTB Cherimoya seedlings
« on: March 14, 2022, 05:03:51 PM »
Ask @Spaugh (Brad).

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: KADSURA plants for sale
« on: February 27, 2022, 04:50:58 PM »
Mine seem to nearly die above 80F degrees. I don't understand

Weird. Mine are fine and had over 100 plenty of times over summer. (In a shade house)

What type of soil you growing them in? I tried once before but killed it off pretty quickly. I think my soil was too hot for them. Interested to hear before spending $$ on them again.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Wanting another mandarin
« on: February 27, 2022, 12:07:03 PM »
2nd year of fruit for the Tahoe gold. I like it so far but does have the balance of sweet and tart, so if you don't like the tartness, it may not be for you. I get a fair amount of 90+ days in my microclimate. During those dry heat days, the leafs curl, so not sure if it can handle consistent dry heat.

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Hi Matt, I'm also interested in a couple varieties of cherimoyas. Doubt I have anything you don't have but will pay when you're ready to take cuttings.

Hi John, let me know what you  would like from the list, and it'd be good if you could come and pick them up since you are in town. I'm at the E st. exit off 5 in Chula Vista, 8 miles from downtown.

Mark

Sounds good. You are not too far from me. I'll PM you.

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Hi Matt, I'm also interested in a couple varieties of cherimoyas. Doubt I have anything you don't have but will pay when you're ready to take cuttings.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: sapodilla recommendation?
« on: February 24, 2022, 02:27:30 AM »
I have an Alano but I have not let it hold fruit yet. Next year I will. I bought it from Ongs nursery as a grafted variety from their tree. It is not dwarf. Maybe dwarf compared to other sapodillas. Nonetheless, they had ripe fruit from the Alano I bought and another variety (I believe Silas). They gave me a few fruit to try. ALL as you describe. Pure sugar bombs, very little change in flavor profile.

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Pomegranate is flowing early
« on: February 24, 2022, 01:48:48 AM »
Yes, my Parfiankas are blooming and came out of dormancy early. Not fully leafed out either! Not sure what to think about it but those Santa Ana's seemed to come around more often. 

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: For Saleó-annona scions.
« on: February 24, 2022, 12:21:22 AM »
You selling those reels? I'll take the Trini ;)

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Multi-Grafted Citrus tree fruiting
« on: January 20, 2022, 11:47:34 PM »
Kaz, thanks for the information. I'll keep that list handy. Going to get a bit more expensive with budwood prices.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Multi-Grafted Citrus tree fruiting
« on: January 19, 2022, 02:59:45 PM »
Very nice! I was going to add a couple more blood orange varieties to my tarocco/moro tree I grafted. Now I'm thinking why not just make it any orange variety.

What other orange would you recommend for more upright growth habit ( root stock is c-35 if that matters).

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Thank you for that info. I'll keep a lookout for when you open up the donation drive.

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Got my first PM in a long time today, but got no email about it.  I saw in the Help that if we're running version 2.0 in "Change Settings" there's an option to "Notify by email every time you receive a personal message".  I found it and changed that option from "Always" to "Never" and then back again.  Hopefully that will trick the setting into working correctly.  We'll see.

Hmm, I stopped receiving all emails again. I'll try that trick and see if it works.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: My coastal southern California garden
« on: December 02, 2021, 01:35:18 AM »
Very nice garden. You do indeed have an ideal microclimate there. Spent most weekends in Laguna and San Clemente in the '90s. Lovely place. Glad you're keeping its charm!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cherimoya or Atemoya - Plant id pls
« on: October 30, 2021, 03:30:04 PM »
Are you sure the seeds were sugar apple? Looks a lot like my 15 gallon Booth that I got from Clausen nursery a few years ago. Mine is much larger than yours but leaves and fruit look the same. They are reputable but do sell their cherimoyas from seed. Mine certainly doesn't look like a Booth fruit but variance from seed.



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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WTB soft seeds Pomegranate scions
« on: October 18, 2021, 04:32:59 PM »
If I may recommend getting a scion in a couple months, once the tree is dormant, and clone it. It's so hard  to keep track of the grafts because the pomegranates shoot so many suckers. I gave away one I grafted because I got tired of managing the suckers.

You can still have fruit the following year of the clone as the Parfianca grows fast. I'd offer you some but looks like you already have a few options.

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