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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: CO2 Generator
« on: February 20, 2024, 01:54:22 PM »
Seems like a solution looking for a problem.

FWIW, I had good success cleft grafting these with equal or near equal sized branches.

Depending on where you live and when you're grafting, bud grafts may have less success if you're doing it in the summer or winter.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: 285yr old Lemon
« on: February 09, 2024, 05:31:29 PM »
Forbidden lemonade...

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Shine grapes - Sale
« on: February 06, 2024, 06:12:11 PM »
I love so much.

Cuttings received in great shape, and fingers and toes are crossed for rooting. Thanks!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Interest in Jackfruit on TFF
« on: January 22, 2024, 05:13:34 PM »
I love them, but they're nigh impossible to grow here so I can only enjoy them from the labors of others at supermarkets.

5 for cravings craven is cheap. I bought it when it was hyped for $80 from Pan himself from figbid.

Big reason I'm all over this post. Lol.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: For Sale: Mulberry Cuttings
« on: January 17, 2024, 06:15:12 PM »
Is it the fruiting or male Contorted?

I'm definitely down for Craven's Craving, I-258, and Smith.

Fig hobby being what it is, I have to ask, where are the varieties sourced from?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: figs!!!! an underated fruit
« on: January 08, 2024, 02:28:28 PM »
Hopeless fig addict here. One of the few "set it and forget it" trees we can grow here in Vegas, outside of watering.

I have about 25 different varieties, albeit many are small, newer cuttings that are between a year old or in the process of being rooted. Established trees are D'Elena and K-7-11, with a semi-established I-258.

Newer ones in ground are Yellow Long Neck, Rimada, Super Jumbo DK, and one other I can't recall off of the top of my head.

Another problem with figs is quite a few of our members live in areas where growing figs is difficult due to an extremely bad Root Knot Nematode which will devastate even supposed resistant trees in a couple years. I grow some in pots that I got from cuttings a few years back, but they dont get very big and have poor fruit harvests.

They don't do all that great in regular potting soil in my experience. If you're growing in pots, they want alkaline clay, or something like it. Adding wood ashes will help a lot.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Foliar Feeding Micronutrients
« on: December 15, 2023, 03:38:32 PM »
I rely on this a fair bit for in-ground non-native outdoor plants/fruit trees due to nutrient lock with our high pH clay/crap soil. There's a pretty noticeable difference between ones I don't foliar feed or get lazy with their schedule, and the ones I do.

Anecdotal, but there you go.

My understanding is that borsigiana can exist as both full green and variegated, with the former being a common plant sold in stores. Supposed biggest difference with the full green borsigiana and deliciosa is the former has much less pronounced fenestrations and overall smaller leaves.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Improved Maypop (Passiflora incarnata)??
« on: November 20, 2023, 06:21:58 PM »
Me as well if you could. :)

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: New USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Update?
« on: November 16, 2023, 03:42:24 PM »
West Las Vegas remains 9a, and east/NLV/Henderson is now 9b.

I still think we should get a specific growing zone known just as "Ha! Good luck with that!". There's so many more challenges growing here than in other places that zone designations just don't suffice.

Hope you're able to dig it up and save it. Would be really sad to see such a productive 50 year old tree bite the dust.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Siam Jumbo mulberry cuttings
« on: November 07, 2023, 01:00:43 PM »
Still have some available?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WTB mulberry- Sange e Latte
« on: October 12, 2023, 01:10:29 PM »
Checking in. Any news on the "paint brush handles" K-Rimes?

Guess who forgot the 10% coupon code? Lol.

No worries though. Cuttings came in. Excited to grow them. Thanks!

Might get some of the Isan Indigo sugar apple seeds you have. Do you know the cold tolerance of that variety?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: A few available plants
« on: September 26, 2023, 05:59:46 PM »
Is it spondias mombin for the hog plum? If so, I'm interested.

Thanks palmtreeluke! I'll check those out.

Thus far I've been growing Pele's Smoke (mostly for ornamental reasons) and a yellow variety that I graciously got from Spaugh. The former is establishing well, and the latter has been growing like a weed, which is fantastic. Also got a baby Hilo Buddah that's staying in a pot until spring.

Awesome! Thanks for the heads up! I'll be buying some tomorrow.

Any recommendation on what you consider top tier varieties for chewing and juicing?

If any other Siam Jumbo cuttings become available, let me know.

Mine hasn't matured enough to get cuttings from, but it's very highly desired variety out here and I'd like to share the wealth with other local fruiting mulberry growers.

Another method folks can try that works well for me is moist long fibered sphagnum moss in a ziploc bag on a warming mat without direct light. Near 100% rooting success rate in my experience.

Key thing is to make sure the moss has been fully wrung out after it's been moistened, and to open the bag for a few minutes every few days to let in some fresh air.

Once rooted, I put it in a pot with some seed starting mix, then once fully rooted out, either put it in the ground in it's permanent spot (if that's an option), or in a pot with good quality potting soil that drains reasonably well.

elouicious, I'm still a beginner when talking about figs. I have only tasted 10 or so different varieties even though I do have more than 70 different varieties in pots now.

I hope to start reducing the collection to under 10 varieties once I get to taste each of these varieties. I'm glad for people like Simon and others who have experience growing and tasting the varieties and sharing their summary of the best 5 or 10 varieties, that helps. I just want the fig to taste better than the Brown Turkey. Most of these top tier figs are definitely much better tasting.

Tasting better than Brown Turkey is a low bar to set for it. ;)

I'm basing this just on the colors, but figs that are green on the outside when ripe and red on the inside tend to have a good balance of sweet and tart with a mild to strong berry flavor. What's that one like based on your own experience?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango Thief Caught
« on: September 12, 2023, 03:27:18 PM »
Itís amazing how some folks have the COJONES to walk onto private property and start picking fruit !

exactly, I have seen no better reason for the second amendment until now. Set up deer cams

You seriously wouldn't consider shooting people who pick fruit from your trees, would you? Especially a child? Is that what we've come to?

Anyways, kids are kids. They don't understand the work and effort involved, nor the concept of private property for a tree that's out in the open for someone's front yard. They're teachable moments for when you catch them.

Parents taking their kids to pick the fruit though on someone's property? That's just wrong. They should know better, and I'd threaten them with trespassing personally (while directing my ire at the adult, and not the child because they don't deserve that).

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