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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Ailing guava
« on: April 03, 2021, 09:49:14 PM »








So Iíd like to put this out to the group for consideration. I bought this young Honey Moon Guava tree and 4-6 weeks ago from a nursery in Florida. Had it shipped to me in California. I potted it in its current location and thought it would just take off like gang busters, since I have another guava tree that is well established and is huge. However, from gate this little tree has never thrived. It hasnít produced any new growth and now Iím noticing that the growth that is there, a lot of the leaves are still green, but they are dry and brittle and are falling off or completely crumbling when touched. The tree seems to be alive, but Iím really worried that itís going to fail and since the tree is hard to find and very expensive, I want to try and save it. Help!!

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Honey moon guava
« on: April 02, 2021, 10:15:44 PM »
Hello, looking to buy a Honey Moon Variegated guava. Prefer a seedling, if possible. Must be in the USA because of agricultural retristrictions.

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Temperate Fruit Buy, Sell, & Trade / Looking for a Raspberry Latte Fig
« on: February 25, 2021, 02:41:19 PM »
I am looking for either a young tree or a rooted cutting. I recently acquired some unrooted cuttings and its been about 3 weeks and they looked all pruned and have no signs of any roots so I am going to wait a bit but otherwise I assume they are dead or dying and I suck at rooting cuttings. Hence I want a rooted cutting or a young, healthy tree. Willing to pay shipping. Must be in the US due to agricultural restrictions

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Phalsa
« on: March 31, 2020, 12:12:52 AM »
Anybody out there know anything about Phalsa, AKA Sherbet Berry. I had a very small seedling in my yard, and some inconsiderate bonehead weed whacked it today. It was just starting to push some fresh spring growth and now it has been cut in half and has no leaves at all. Iím just wondering if it will come back at all. Thoughts?

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / How do I get my money back
« on: January 22, 2020, 10:27:35 PM »
Hey all, just wondering in the unfortunate situation that a seller fails to deliver an order as promised, how do I get my money back. I paid for some seeds on the 8th, they replied to me on the 13th that they were preparing the order. I messaged again yesterday, asking if the seeds ever went out and they have not replied in over 24 hours. HELP!

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Chupa chupa
« on: January 13, 2020, 05:22:11 PM »
Anyone have any thoughts on where I can get seeds for Chupa Chupa. I have seen at least one nursery that has them out of Florida, but they are not certified to ship to California. So I need a place that can ship to California.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Will it or wonít it.
« on: January 12, 2020, 02:59:47 PM »
So I have posted pictures of this Mango tree on here before and I have been told that the tree will live it is just stressed. I am becoming increasingly skeptical. Backstory here is that I bought this tree from a nursery in Florida. It was shipped here along with two other mango trees. The other 2 mango trees are in peak condition, and are doing very well. This one started to droop almost immediately and then the leaves started to dry up and die off. Now I have a very expensive stick in the ground. I have consulted the nursery and they keep telling me the tree is stressed, itíll be fine. However, I have been watching it, it it seems to be deteriorating further. There is an expanding brown zone coming down from the crown, and perhaps more concerning the trunk itself looks shriveled and dried out. It also feels dry to the touch. I took some pics that donít really show what I mean to the fullest extent. The question of the day is do I continue to see what the tree does or doI call it quits and replace the tree? The nursery I purchased this tree from is rather costly to ship plants in from and it is likely I will not use them again to replace the tree. I would have to spend about 300 dollars to purchase the tree from them and have it sent to me. With no guarantee that itís successor will survive the shipment. It is really a sad thing for me since I canít find this variety of Mango anywhere else. I am on a limited time scale in my area because it gets so hot so fast. Pretty much after March I canít ship anything here because the heat stress in combination with stress from shipping kills everything. The trees need time to metabolize the dramatic shift in climate to have a chance. So I have a small window to get any new trees here.


















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Tropical Fruit Discussion / mamey
« on: June 29, 2017, 07:57:37 PM »
Just out of curiosity, does anybody know what the cold tolerance is on Mamey Sapote. I have a small seedling, and a grafted Key West Pantin. They have not overwintered here yet, and i know the typical growing region is south Florida, so i am curious if they can make it here

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / lychee problems
« on: June 27, 2017, 11:49:42 PM »
I have a sweetheart lychee that i recently bought at a nursery in LA, and right after i bought it, a heatwave hit the area, and we have been experiencing temperatures in the high one hundred teens and 120's. Despite being shaded, the tree has been dropping leaves, and the leaves are all burned to a crisp. I have another lychee that is doing great, so i know they can take the heat. This one just wasnt ready for it. So, i was wondering if there was anybody out there that knows of a lychee recovering from this kind of heat stress, or is my little tree toast?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / heat woes
« on: June 20, 2017, 10:11:06 PM »
So, as everyone knows, California has been engulfed in a freak heatwave over the last few days. Today and tomorrow we are expecting temps in the 120's. I have Several new fruit trees that i have added this spring. Most of my trees are young, and relatively small, so they are confined under a patio, where there is shade provided and they have filtered light throught most of the day. I have a seedling longan, a couple of seedling jackfruit, a seedling mamey, a grafted mamey, a sugar apple, papaya, and atemoya among others. Temperatures have been over the 100 degree mark for a few weeks now, and none of the trees have really batted an eye; however, today i am noticing the first signs of heat stress on some of the trees. My grafted mamey had some of the new growth leaves scorched, but the seedling sitting right next to it received no damage. The seedling jackfruits took no damage, but a grafted jackfruit that is in the shade all day has sunburn on some of the leaves. The sugar apple is damage free, and the atemoya are all fine. My curiosity comes from why some trees of the same type have no damage while others struggle.....

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / atemoya woes
« on: June 16, 2017, 12:00:48 AM »
So, i have this grafted Gefner Atemoya that i bought from a mail order nursery about a month ago. The plant is small, about 18 inches tall. When I first unpacked it from shipping it had lost all its leaves, presumably from stress. Since then, i have been caring for a living stick. Recently, the plant showed signs pf new growth, and it has been budding some new leaves. But today, i looked at some of the leaves. And they look like the leaves are drying out at the tips. The bases look ok, but the leaf edges are drying out, and the growth it has is so small as it is that the leaves havent even unfolded yet. I know there are documented cases of Atemoya growing in this area, so what could be wrong with my little tree? Any ideas? Also, unrelated issue, i have a seedling Longan, and it has a weird habit. The new growth leaves seem to wilt down, and shrivel in the mornings. When i come around in the evening, the new growth branch is proudly outstretched, is this normal?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / the oddest thing you have tried to grow
« on: June 10, 2017, 08:53:25 PM »
I just thought it would be interesting to see what different people have attempted to grow in your various areas, and was it a success or a failure? I probably have many plants that are considered oddities given that I live in a very desert climate. However, i think topping the list of true oddities for me is a Coconut Palm. I am really reaching for the stars on this one. While we do have an excessive # of Palm Trees in California, there is only one case of Coconut Palms growing in California, and it is an isolated grouping of trees on a sunny, warm hillside in a beach area. I have not seen them personally, but I have heard of their existence.The tree I have is a very young, immature seedling. It seems to be pretty content so far, but I know that Coconut Palms are cold sensitive to a high degree, and winter here will be a deciding factor for my little tree. I am prepared to protect the tree the best I can, and we will see what the future holds. Curious to see what other out of element oddities others have tried.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / just curious
« on: June 06, 2017, 02:40:40 PM »
I was wondering if anybody has ordered and successfully grown Paho from the seller on here known as fruittreenursery. I ordered a couple of seeds from him, and was pm'd by someone saying the seeds they ordered were all rotted, and they know of other members who also have had bad luck with this seller, so im just wondering if this individual has actually ducceded at sending seeds to anyone. Hoping for the best, prepared for the worst.

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Pistachio trees
« on: June 03, 2017, 12:49:55 AM »
Anyone out there have any experience growing Pistachio's? I have a couple of trees, a male and female. Bought them at a nursery a few weeks back. I haven't changed anything yet, they are still in the nursery pots. The male has taken off, and produced many new shoots, and substantial growth in the few weeks I've had them. The female hasn't grown a lick. If I didn't know better, I would say the female tree is dormant. Is this common for the female to be veeeerrrryyyy slow at growing?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / golden sugar apple
« on: June 01, 2017, 09:53:48 PM »
So, i was just Curious, has anybody tried to sprout a golden sugar apple from seed? I bought some from an online nursery a few weeks back, planted them, and nithing. Just kinda wondering how long they take to sprout up?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / sapote trees
« on: May 31, 2017, 06:12:15 PM »
Has anyone heard of a variety of White Sapote called Little Finger? I think that is what is called. I saw it on a rare tropical plant nursery website. I wanted to order one, but they were out of stock, and so I placed a wishlist item request, and then the most unbelievable thing happened, they removed the plant from their inventory. I contacted the nursery and they confirmed that some plants were removed from their online inventory because they had no current supply, and they did not know when or if their supplier would be coming trough again. They only gave a vague promise that if the plants became available again in the future that they would be reposted for sale. I have scowered the  internet and have not come up with any Sapote trees by this name and have come up empty. I came across a Suebelle at a nursery in Los Angeles, but was hesitant to pay their 75 dollar price tag. Especially when the same plant had a 32 dollar price tag on it. But they said that wasn't the price, and they wouldn't honor it. An obvious markup. The Little Finger sounded decent, now I am left to wonder if I will ever see it again.

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / jujube
« on: May 29, 2017, 09:34:13 PM »
So, i have just started up this year with some jujube trees. I have a Li in a 7 gallon pot, amd a honey jar in a 15 gallon pot. Purchased the trees from a nursery in the area and they already had fruit on them. Was aytraxted to the idea of a fruiting tree that relished in hot summers. The trees have been doing well, but lately i have been noticing that the Li imparticular some of fruit has been softening, and it isnt ripe. It seems to harden back up again after the tree is watered. I know jujube's dont like wet feet, so I have been watering the trees every other day, but the temps have been over 100 degrees on the regs. I am wondering if they need to be watered more often. If anybody has any experience with this, please advise .

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