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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: grafting guava
« on: February 21, 2024, 01:41:39 AM »
Seanny
your approach graft looks to have 2 different diameter branches contacting each other??  am i seeing that right?
shouldn't they be the same size so the cambien matches up

Bob,

You can think of an approach graft as a bark graft, without cutting the scion off the donor.
Peel a strip of bark off the rootstock.

Seanny what is your success rate with this method?
Slice a veneer of bark off the scion.
Wrap them.

Rootstock can be much bigger than scion.
No need to remove wood.
No need to line up.

If you do the textbook way, you need to remove wood.
So you have to line up the cambium.

I do approach a little differently.
I remove a ring of bark on the scion, right below the part for where I would graft.
I scrape off the cambium, like doing an air-layering.
I peel a strip of bark off each rootstock and each scion.
I wrap them.
Below the graft is the wood of the scion, without bark.
All the hormones from the scion goes into healing the graft instead of going down to the donor roots.




I forgot to remove ring of bark at graft time.
So I had to remove it later, lower than where I liked.

Seanny what is your success rate with this method?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: CO2 Generator
« on: February 21, 2024, 01:23:43 AM »
Thank you to all you guys for all of the inputs and advice.  I really appreciate it.  Looks like it will not be worth to have it inside my greenhouse. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / CO2 Generator
« on: February 19, 2024, 05:15:49 PM »
Just bought a CO2 Generator and intend to install it inside my greenhouse.  Has anyone experienced using it?  If so, do you notice any difference in plants growth?  It's supposed to generate heat inside the greenhouse.  So I wonder if it can be used only in the winter?  Thanks

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Chlorosis or something else?
« on: January 27, 2024, 01:36:30 AM »
Thanks.  What types/brands of soil are you using for the citrus in pots?

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Very puffy Kishu mandarins
« on: January 23, 2024, 11:30:10 PM »
Probably left on the tree too long? Satsumas get puffy the longer they hang as well.

Will satsuma still taste good if left on the tree for long time?  My satsuma just starting to produce last season

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Chlorosis or something else?
« on: January 23, 2024, 11:25:44 PM »
I grow a lot of citrus varieties, and if that was my tree, I would be nervous. Is the fruit showing the same pattern as the leaf, can't tell from your photos but it kinda looks like it.

Kaz, are you doing anything to deter Asian citrus psyllid?  Or any preventative measures?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Let's close this issue once and for all
« on: January 22, 2024, 09:29:10 PM »
Tomato 😂

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Humidity Dome, LED grow lights, temp controlled heatmat. That is usually the standard setup. I set my heatmat at 75f to 78f.

Run grow lights half the day. I do seeds and cuttings.

Any good particular brand of the heating pad you use?
Thanks

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mangos in san diego
« on: November 07, 2023, 09:43:37 PM »
Hi Simon,

Interesting you had no issues with Pineapple Pleasure at your house. At my location it is a poor performer but it could have been a rootstock issuue as well as the bark was pealing and it appeared to have disease issues.

My Pina Colada mango tree inside my greenhouse is doing very well and I finally did get my Coconut cream to fruit. Hopefully next year I will get more.

Good Luck

John can you post  the picture of you pina colada tree inside your greenhouse?

Johnny

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Free Yangmei Giveaway
« on: November 06, 2023, 09:57:56 PM »
11 or 14

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Was unable to make the drive to WPB, so had the Tong Dam shipped. Very pleased with the tree I received -- thank you, Alex and Becky!



Very top ripen eating Thai variety. 

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What variety is this guava?

It's an SP, but the few collectors who have it call it "Skittles". It really does remind me of Skittles  candy. I have two of them, one produces prolifically as shown and is very squat and small, another I have is really big but for whatever reason doesn't set any fruits even though it has flowered two years in a row.

Thank you. Leaves look nice and elongated.  I have a very old variety, Xali.  It is 30years old and I am thinking to top work some on its branches to different varieties

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I'm hoping to modify the date into November, my guavas are progressing faster than expected and looks like early - mid November will be peak.

Anyone else have guavas lined up for then?






What variety is this guava?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Latest flush on mango has weird leaves
« on: October 17, 2023, 12:16:47 AM »
Following.  Sometimes my newly flush get that too

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I use 2x4 redwood

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Yes, all my citrus are in pots. For a 25 gallon pot I use 2ml of the concentrate in a few cups of water. I water normally first, wait a few days then dose with the drench. Now, we don't have ACPs here, but do have other psyllids, plus various other pests. I have also had good luck with a spray of LUCID in addition to the LADA. Both are made my Rotam. The LUCID has the advantage of being a good miticide too, and I have problems with spider mites sometimes.

Carolyn

Isn't imidacloprid a systematic pesticide?  Can you eat the fruits after?

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Tropical Vegetables and Other Edibles / Re: Garlic
« on: September 24, 2023, 09:14:33 PM »
My only garlic plant flowered and turn to black seeds.  What you guys think of growing them from seeds?

Go for it. Garlic greens can be eaten lile chives, so you will get something to eat out of it for sure.

Thank you

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Tropical Vegetables and Other Edibles / Re: Garlic
« on: September 21, 2023, 10:25:22 PM »
My only garlic plant flowered and turn to black seeds.  What you guys think of growing them from seeds?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Mango fruit ID
« on: September 21, 2023, 03:02:23 AM »
Does anyone know what variety of this mango?  Every single mango on the tree has a little bump sticking out at the bottom




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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Asian Persimmon - this season crops
« on: September 06, 2023, 12:34:18 AM »
Thank you: Janet and Kaz   It is the  first year Saijo giving me fruits after grafted 2 years ago.  I will try to dry them whole "hoshikaki style"  and see how good they taste. 

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I'm surprised noone mentioned all the hot seedless guava variety on the market. I grow a few of them - Thai ruby seedless guava, Thai seedless, Taiwanese ruby seedless, Taiwanese seedless






Greenpasteur,  can you post a picture of the leaves of the rounded guava fruit in picture#2?  How big is the leaf?  Thanks

Here are two variety on one tree I grafted. The round Taiwanese ruby seedless guava leaves is on the right


It has a very big leaves. Bigger than Taiwanese white seedless

Thank you.  Mine is about a year old growing from seed.  The leaves are very big, wavy, and purplerish in color.  Very nice foliage.  The fruit I got the seeds from looks similar to yours but almost twice as big.  It contains 4-5 seeds

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Asian Persimmon - this season crops
« on: September 05, 2023, 04:43:30 PM »
I did get those saijo fruits shown in the photos from Janet who says it is the best. I tasted it when it softened and it was excellent. I usually never like to eat the Hachiya (eat very soft- astringent) but the Saijo was good and I could eat that one soft. I also dehydrated the Saijo and they tasted much sweeter than the Fuyu.

Did you dehydrated Saijo while it was ripen soft or at firm stage?  Thank you

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I'm surprised noone mentioned all the hot seedless guava variety on the market. I grow a few of them - Thai ruby seedless guava, Thai seedless, Taiwanese ruby seedless, Taiwanese seedless






Greenpasteur,  can you post a picture of the leaves of the rounded guava fruit in picture#2?  How big is the leaf?  Thanks

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: who's still eating mango every day?
« on: September 04, 2023, 11:52:03 PM »
We had so much mangoes this year , I was able to fill my freezer with mango pulp , should last me mist if the year Guava & Mango smoothies 👍🏼

I dehydrated 8 baggies full but my wife keeps eating it
My plan was to have some at Christmas but I am down to 1 1/2 bags now.

Thought you still have quite a few NDM hanging on the tree.  Are they all eaten up?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Lychee harvest
« on: September 04, 2023, 11:48:04 PM »
The last time I saw Bradís trees, I was surprised at how well they were growing.  I canít seem to get mine kick started and I live in a similar climate.  I have killed a ton of seedlings and had no luck with air layers.  Iím probably planting them when theyíre too small even though I have them under shade cloth.  Or fertilizing them wrong.  Whatever, Iím going to keep trying because I want raw fingers from peeling so many Brewster lychees. 
Lychees have to be one of the most beautiful trees when full of ripe fruit. Nice haul Spaugh!

I think soil media plays a very big role for growing any kind of trees especially fruit trees.  Brad's land is probably has very fertile soil, consists mainly of granite rocks.  Those rocks have a lots of mineral especially Phosporous which promote root growth and fruit settings.

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