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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Kishus Are Doing Well This Year!
« on: November 25, 2023, 05:03:48 PM »
That tree is loaded. For some strange reason my kishu which I bought from Costco many years ago was dying and I had to dug it up from the ground then nurse it back to health in a container. Looks like itíll make.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Happy Thanksgiving !!!
« on: November 24, 2023, 11:32:40 AM »
Happy Thanksgiving And stay safe this holiday.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Selling Paulista Jaboticaba Scions
« on: November 23, 2023, 02:52:03 AM »
I would also like to know if your tree has fruited.


Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Emperor lychee airlayer 4sale
« on: October 11, 2023, 06:48:00 PM »
I bought an airlayered Emperor lychee from Max thatís in the ground growing nicely. Good seller.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WTB Wampee (Clausena Lansium)
« on: September 19, 2023, 12:34:12 AM »
I just bought 2 airlayer wampees for an unbelievable price. One has 1 fruit and the other has none. Both are in 5 gallon pots. Both trees desperately need to be repot or put into the ground. I am confident they both will fruit next year.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Kei apple cold tolerance
« on: September 18, 2023, 01:10:54 AM »
I have 4 growing in pots that are 2 years old. How long before they fruit. Hopefully I have at least one male ND one female.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WTB Wampee (Clausena Lansium)
« on: September 16, 2023, 04:26:29 PM »
I didnít realize Wampee is part of citrusís family and itís also under quarantine. My friend gave me some fruits and I do have the seeds. I guess thatís option. Itíll take 5 to 7 Years to fruit.  Can Wampee be airlayer?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / WTB Wampee (Clausena Lansium)
« on: September 16, 2023, 01:38:16 PM »
Iím looking to buy a fruiting Wampee (Clausena Lansium). Preferably in Southern California. TIA


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Hand Pollination - passiflora decaisneana
« on: September 10, 2023, 01:39:56 PM »
Your flower looks nice, congrats. Make sure to hand pollinate the next flower at 9am-10am or you may not get fruit set. I did learn the hard way that if you wait until after noon, it will not be good since I have so many bees, they take all the pollen from the flower before I can hand pollinate. I was wondering why some days I get hardly any pollen on the flower to use. Also, another good trick is to cover the flower immediately after you hand pollinate it so the bees don't try to remove the pollen you just put on the stigma. I use the organza bags (8"x12") since the flower is so large, works great.

Thanks Janet for the reply, then maybe I don't need to worry to much about the weight. My vine is growing over and through my blood orange tree and fence so I can use that as support for the new vines. This vine grows so fast, its hard to keep up with the number of flowers I need to hand pollinate every morning. Going outside again to do my routine to hand pollinate the flowers now.

Just hand pollinated one. Thanks Kaz for tip about using organza bag. The cutting is from you.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Hand Pollination - passiflora decaisneana
« on: September 10, 2023, 10:36:24 AM »
Have my first flower yesterday. The flowers are beautiful.

Iím interested in one or two. One of my small lychee tree just died from the heat. 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango polyembryonic seed
« on: August 04, 2023, 06:36:39 PM »
Perhaps youíre correct that the taller one is the crossed pollinated since the leaves are different from the 2 smaller ones. 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Mango polyembryonic seed
« on: August 04, 2023, 01:31:09 PM »
I planted a lemon zest seed and 3 shoots sprouted. I searched but still confused which of the 3 shoots is true to type. I want to separate them and discard the not true to type one. Thanks.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Question about a wax jambu relative.
« on: August 03, 2023, 12:13:51 PM »
7 years to fruit. Is the tree air layer or seed. I have a 1 year old air layer and hoping it wonít take 7 years to fruit.

PMed. Are all the scions compatible with the sabra? Especially the yellow and blue.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Lane Late navel orange. Holy Moly
« on: July 14, 2023, 11:39:46 PM »
If you want a fruit to mature on the tree, and still let the trees highest chance for good growth, you can leave one fruit on the tree until it matures.  This is because all citrus draws its energy to grow and ripen from only the three closes leaves to the fruit.

Iíll adhere to your advice and just keep one fruit for tasting. Thx Millet.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Lane Late navel orange. Holy Moly
« on: July 14, 2023, 11:29:14 AM »
This tree is flowering again. Iím going to just let it do its thing and see how many fruits will set.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Z4 Jaboticaba seeds
« on: July 05, 2023, 06:02:57 PM »
Z4 is a hybrid correct?
Improved selection of the red hybrid.

Improved in which way? Does the fruit faster or better tasting. How long does it takes to fruit from seeds. I heard the red takes about 2 to 3 years to fruit. I have a 2 1/2 year old red that hasnít fruit.

I read good things about AxP Jaboticaba. Looking for either seeds or seedling to add to my collection. Thx.

Katz, do you know which one can be propagate by cutting and which 0ne needs to be grafted. Put me on the lust please.

I have heard Gem is a heavy bearer and bears annually.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado growth
« on: June 09, 2023, 12:46:27 AM »
Sharwil is my guess with those brown marks.   

Great transaction. Very friendly to deal with.

Can some please tell me whatís happening to my seedling mango. Thank you.

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