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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Meiwa dying back
« on: March 03, 2024, 08:40:49 PM »
Brian, your rootstock is still alive. You should cut off the scion portin completely from the rootstock, it will save the rootstock. I do this to my purchased trees as soon as I see it die off. Then you can still graft on the rootstock in 6 months after it recovers. Or you can just let the rootstock grow out and see what it was before you graft over it.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Meli Kalima Pineapple
« on: March 03, 2024, 07:39:31 PM »
I like pineapples but I can't really taste anything unique of different pineapples. There may be one members who grow them like Brad that can detect differences in tastes/flavor.

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You can name it what you want, just make sure there isn't one already named the same. You do need to be careful how you share/ distribute any cuttings so that someone else doesn't rename it. Not really worth the time and money to patent it, but that is another option, not cheap to do the patent, will take over 2 years to get it.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Meli Kalima Pineapple
« on: March 03, 2024, 05:17:17 PM »
Yes, I try to eat it every time I go to Hawaii. Flesh is white, fruit is small like a perfect sphere, 12 lb shot put ball. Taste is super sweet. But now a days, some of the other sweet varieties may be as good tasting. Fruit is very small compared to normal pineapples.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WANTED - Loquat budwood
« on: March 02, 2024, 09:18:41 PM »
Pau is a good seller. I have his variety grafted on my tree. The small fruit variety is doing well, but the larger fruit may have failed so I may need to buy a few more cuttings.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Meli Kalima Pineapple
« on: March 02, 2024, 08:58:08 PM »
I doubt anyone would pay that fee.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Meli Kalima Pineapple
« on: March 02, 2024, 08:57:16 PM »
That's is interesting. I did hear they wanted someone to grow it.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: bonsai kumquat has a nice crop
« on: March 02, 2024, 08:45:11 PM »
I was able to taste some fruits

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: bonsai kumquat has a nice crop
« on: March 02, 2024, 08:43:41 PM »
I'm good

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Moving a Guava
« on: March 02, 2024, 01:23:17 PM »
Greenerpasteur, nice job digging up the tree. I'm surprised it didn't have much smaller/finer roots. Looks like that tree had a long fat tap root. Guava trees must be strong to recover with so little roots.

I did something similar when I dug up a 45 yr old Meyer lemon tree, but I had no choice since the tree was planted next to a block wall and had a concrete border on the other side 3 ft away. Most of the large roots of the tree was under the wall or concrete so i ended up cutting them off and what was left on the tree looked like your guava tree.

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Ok, for those of you that I message saying you are on the Advance Sale List, you can start making the payments to my Paypal.

I am ready to ship out at half (5) of the orders now. The rest I will need to get more fresh cuttings in next week and send you message.

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Marta posted in one of the other forums that her website has many cuttings (140) available starting 3/1/24.

Here's the website link below:

https://reallygoodplants.com/

She has good cuttings which are hard to find so they sell out very fast. I suggest you place your order now.

I just order a few more items I wanted to graft. Her price is reasonable, cuttings are fresh and she knows what she is doing so you should be getting the correct variety listed.

She is selling a few yangmei cuttings, hard to find mulberry like Skinner, Taiwan Long, Himalayan Steve Murray.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: The Fig Hunter
« on: March 01, 2024, 07:22:47 PM »
I attended one of the Fig Hunter exchange/presentation in Long Beach area last year. I was hoping it would be like the CRFG exchange, but it wasn't as mentioned above. More of a sales pitch and some decent presentation. He did give away a few free figs, but I don't know if they were average seedlings figs he found. I did take a few. They were also selling his other figs as mentioned. I don't think David(TFH) is a con, just trying to make sales.

I doubt that I will go to it again. I was surprised how many CRFG members were in attendance, over 50, I could have done better on my own buying on FigBid.

I have most of the rare good tasting figs so don't need to attend it any longer.

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Jeremy, ok, thanks. I think this tree must be the same variety. All you fruits resembles what I have seen on this tree. The flavor description also matches how I rate it and tastes very good. Probably the best tasting for the non-crunchy variety. The only variety that might tastes as good or better may be JF (Frank's) Delores or Jalisco. I haven't tasted fruits of JF's fruits yet but Brad says it is very good so it might be as good or better than this one.

I'm definitely going to be grafting and air-layering this one for my collection. If anyone asks, no I'm not selling any air-layers, just for my personal collection.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Cocktail Pummelo tree (Mandalo)
« on: March 01, 2024, 06:59:34 PM »
Your cocktail grapefruits look very nice. Kinda reminds me of the Golden grapefruit. Have you tasted that one, not bad tasted. I like it because the Golden grapefruit has a neat flesh color.


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Meli Kalima Pineapple
« on: February 28, 2024, 10:56:24 PM »
Yup, I asked a person I know that lives there in Hawaii. He went to Frankies and got the same answer. Could not find/buy any fruits now.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Meli Kalima Pineapple
« on: February 28, 2024, 05:19:45 PM »
They do not allow it. No fruit with tops are sold in Hawaii.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Advance Sale : Betty Guava Cuttings
« on: February 28, 2024, 01:44:24 AM »
Ok, the order list is closed, thanks.

I will be sending each person on the Advance Order list a PM message when I go take more cuttings in a week or so. When I message you, you can make the $31 payment and I will send it out.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Interesting Japanese persimmon cultivars
« on: February 28, 2024, 12:35:32 AM »
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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Advance Sale : Betty Guava Cuttings
« on: February 27, 2024, 11:15:43 PM »
Jeremy, you fruit photo looks much more like the Betty. The flesh is white and if you let if fully ripen until it gets a little soft, then it will look like the same flesh as your photo.

I prefer the fruit & flesh to on the firm side so I like to eat it before it gets to soft. I read someone's link on the Carmine and the weight of the fruit is lighter than the Betty fruit. Like about 20 grams less in weight.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Help identifying 2 citrus
« on: February 27, 2024, 11:02:29 PM »
The first one is a sumo. Sometimes the fruits don't always turn dark yellow/orange. You will know it when you pick and eat it. Sumo should be seedless with fruit sack similar to an orange (large for a mandarin). I also have both it's parent trees which fruits and the Ponkan is the better tasting of the parent tree.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Meiwa dying back
« on: February 27, 2024, 10:59:21 PM »
I think most of my Meiwa trees I purchased are grafted on Flying Dragon, that is why they grow so slow. Even after 4-5 years, the tree is not even 3 ft tall. I'm cutting the branches and grafting them to my large FD tree and my large Macrophylla tree so I should know which one works best. So far, I say it's the Macrophylla rootstock tree.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Advance Sale : Betty Guava Cuttings
« on: February 27, 2024, 01:02:51 PM »
Looks like the Advance Wait list has one last spot so I will close this offer today.

When I go back and take the cuttings again in another week, I will send each person on my list a message and when I will start sending out the 2 cuttings as mentioned above. For those of you in CA, I may be able to ship in a slightly larger box for the same cost with some leaves on the cuttings. For everyone else outside of CA, don't expect any leaves on the cuttings.

If you have any questions on your order, just send me a message and not posted them here.
Thanks.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Advance Sale : Betty Guava Cuttings
« on: February 27, 2024, 12:59:33 PM »
You're the second person who mentioned the similarity to Carmine. It does look like that one, but the other person mentioned the weight of the fruit and it wasn't as large as the ripe fruits I have picked from this tree. Also your link to Carmine shows a fruit with pink flesh. The Betty guava as you can see in my photo has white flesh.

And you are correct, the owner is Chinese, and his relative also has a similar tree but he says his tree has more fruit production with larger fruits. I'm glad I got these cuttings, it was a lot of work for me to cut the avocado tree by myself but worth it. Now the first 10 people on the list gets the same benefit of trying to graft and grow this very good tasting guava variety that may not be available for sale here in the USA.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Meiwa dying back
« on: February 27, 2024, 01:27:07 AM »
Ok, the Meiwa dying at the graft union is interesting since I had purchased many grafted Meiwa from online nurseries. Most of the small trees looked good when I recieved it but eventually they would start to slowly die back as Brian mentioned. Also I had them for over 5 years and would buy another when it died. Now I have 3 purchased Meiwa trees and two are not growing or looking good.

I decided to just buy some budwood from UCR/CCPP and grafts a few on my vigorous rootstock tree which is not a large tree. It is the marcrophylla (Alemow). My graft is only about 1 year old and it is doing well, had about 6 large fruits on the small branch and they tasted good. So now I'm thinking of getting more budwood and grafting them all on the Marcrophylla.

Brian, if you want to germinate the seeds of the Marcrophylla fruits, just let me know and I will send you 50 to try. I have lots of large fruits from this rootstock. I will also try grafting on my Volkameria rootstock tree to see how the Meiwa and Marumi goes. The other pruchased Meiwa trees are still small and I only had small fruits (3-5) in a couple of years so I will just cut the branches and move them to the Macrophylla next week. One thing for sure, anything you can get to graft and grow on this rootstock, it will out grow most of the other rootstock or interstock. I also have a large (30+ yr old) FD and it is a waste of time grafting to it since the scions will grow very very slow.

Vnomonee, if you want to germinate some Macrophylla then send me a message and I can send you some seeds as well.

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