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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Che, medlar, arbutus trees
« on: January 25, 2023, 05:45:59 PM »
I didn't think any of them are seedless if there is a male?
How big are the seeds? Were the fruit enjoyable with the seeds?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Che, medlar, arbutus trees
« on: January 25, 2023, 05:37:26 PM »
I will trim my che in a month and could trade cuttings with you.
I have male and female of unknown variety (fruited, very good), and norris has not fruited yet.
Did the fruit have seeds?
I would like to buy/trade for some cuttings when you trim


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango blooms: spray or nay?
« on: January 24, 2023, 11:01:53 PM »
3 of my mango trees have the majority of theirí canopy pushing buds in my Biscayne Park yard. Hopefully most mango growers in south Florida have blooms starting too.

Please share your spray regiments and experience with spraying emerging panicles vs. not spraying.

One of the many mango things that confounds me is WHEN to spray.
Iíve heard you can sterilize flowers if you spray while open?

Iíve also heard some mango growers never spray during bloom at all, if you are one of these people please share your experience.

Would love to hear all failures and successes.

Weiss from this forum has given me some advice and Iíd love to hear some more.

Thank you kindly

Have you had problems with your blooms previously?

Do you make your own emulsion? I too am curious where u get the crickets.

I was driving down the road and saw a 5 gallon bucket on the side of the road.
I needed one more to collect rainwater and I stopped to get it and it was full of
fresh caught Tilapia and bluegill. They were just starting to stink. Someone must have
lost them going down the road and they landed perfectly without spilling
I put the fish in a pastic barrell and added some mollasses and water and I have a batch.
I mix one Tablespoon per gallon of water.

where do you get the cricket frass?

or do you have crickets in a box?

I owned a cricket farm, Acheta domestica is the genus and species of the grey cricket.
I sold 89,000,000 crickets one year
Anyway I am getting the frass from my old farm.

I traded them some annona scions several years ago
My experience was positive
They responded to email back then

cricket frass
I usually mix a cup in a gallon of water and let simmer for 2-4 hours in the sun.
Also on the first of every month I have been giving my potted plants
fish emulsion. I have 4 jabos in pots and they really seem to be responding

I have had a couple push new leaves but both times it happened
very soon after the initial leaves came off in the seed. As long as it's
green there is a chance

My friends Lula tree was loaded this year. What a fantastic avocado.
The last ones got picked  a week ago
Is there a better tasting late season avocado?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Loquat cold tolerance
« on: January 24, 2023, 11:36:04 AM »
If we have a very cold night it can affect the blooms on any tree that is
flowering. Last year we had 2 very cold nights in the end of January and
I didn't get loquat fruit and I am in 9b. I also didn't get white sapote
fruit from one tree that was flowering? Sometimes the tree reflowers
but not always. You never know with the timing of the coldest nights

I had a couple and those were very juicy and to me mild flavored
No tartness which I like. They definitely didn't remind me of peach flavor

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Purple Mulberry Identification help
« on: January 20, 2023, 09:16:53 PM »
This is a great video of leaves of mulberry.

You want to graft around mid February to beginning of March in Florida.
The best time is before the annonas push their Spring growth.
This is tricky because the two cold days Dec 24th and Dec 25th caused
some of my annonas to push after the 80F days. Then we had 2 nights with frost
and Winter isn't over. If you do graft and a cold front comes through I would
protect the grafts and bring them in.
As Galatians522 stated cherimoya is the preferred rootstock or maybe even better would
be to graft onto African Pride seedlings. Sometimes you have to use what you have this season
and prepare better for next season

The first thing is to wait and see if they hold
There will be a huge difference if the tree expends energy and holds fruit
or the tree focuses all its energy on growing. In a couple years you will
be rewarded by much bigger harvests if you let it mature.
If it was the only fruit this year or a really unique fruit I might be more tempted but
a Pickering wouldn't be worth it to me.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Air layer African pride atemoya ?
« on: January 19, 2023, 02:22:22 PM »
There are some sellers from Naples on Craiglist
that advertise air layered atemoyas.  I know someone who got two
47-18s from them. There is no way to be 100% until they fruit.
I would definitely try it in the Spring and let us know if you succeed

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: seeds
« on: January 17, 2023, 03:03:37 PM »
add Thai jujube

It usually takes 1-2 weeks to start seeing the affects

Are you sure it is a grafted tree?
The Chinese jujube is a temperate tree and needs some chill hours.
Is anyone growing Chinese jujube in your area?
I also heard to buy two trees for pollination

sitting at 32F frost everywhere

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: seeds
« on: January 13, 2023, 03:02:42 PM »
Any cherilata seeds left? Scions possibly?


Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: seeds
« on: January 12, 2023, 10:50:51 PM »
Hello, I would like to order 4 sugarlata and 4 blackberry jam fruit. Thanks
Pm Sent

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Che tree cuttings
« on: January 10, 2023, 06:20:12 PM »
I have Norris che cuttings available
A few people were able to root cuttings last year from cuttings I sent

I would consider trading for atemoya scions for the upcoming Spring grafting

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Thoughts on 9waters?
« on: January 10, 2023, 05:07:19 PM »
I got a couple M strigipes from them and couldn't be happier.
Very good seller!

Don't worry about removing the panicles yet
The tree may not hold fruit. We may also get some cold weather
and you might lose the bloom/fruit
If you take the panicles off now it will probably waste
energy and rebloom.

Neelam is disease resistant, late fruiting, and compact tree

But different taste profile then Venus

Little Gem and Cotton Candy are other choices but Cotton Candy may have the
same issues as your venus?

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