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Tropical Fruit Discussion / A couple of avocado tree questions
« on: May 05, 2022, 06:46:04 PM »
I've got two questionable avocado growing situations.

The first tree is a Fuerte that I purchased last fall, one gallon I think, and I planted it on a hillside. It was tied tightly to a small stake. I removed  the stake and tried to put a couple of stakes to the side. It grew and when I removed the stake ties it got floppy. It just slowly flopped over eventually. It didn't break, it's growing fine, just flopped over. I hesitant to stake it because I generally think staking produces weak point for eventual breakage, but what would you do?

The second tree is planted in a spot where it gets full sun right now (May, in San Diego mixed coastal and inland climate) from 8 am until about 2 pm, then it is in shade for the remainder of the day. Does such a tree have a chance of producing good fruit, or will everything be mediocre without 8+ hours of full sun?

Thanks

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / When it's time ......
« on: February 10, 2022, 05:22:22 PM »
So let me preface this with saying that I have limited yard space.

I have two trees that I am thinking about pulling due to lack of growth or production.

The first is a Fuerte Avocado tree. I planted it last summer from 2 gallons and while there has been some growth and new leaves, the trunk is still kind of spindly and the leaves just look uninspired (I didn't plant it in compost).

The second is a grapefruit tree. This one is tougher. I planted it 3 years ago from 15 gallons. It had a few fruit that year that I let grow (I know, probably a mistake), the second year it produced 8 delicious fruit, and last year it skunked, not even a single flower, although a lot of leaf growth. I'm thinking about pulling it if it doesn't flower this year. Still kind of pissed about last year.

So, would you pull these two?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Top heavy grafted avocado tree
« on: June 21, 2021, 12:13:16 AM »
In Summer of 2020 I successfully grafted onto a half inch wide avocado rootstock. The problem is that I grafted about two feet off the ground and stripped all the lower leaves.

Fast forward to now and the scion is putting on a lot of new growth and there are no branches below the graft union, so its tall and about 3/4" wide all the way up, about 2.5 feet high. 

I'm wondering if I should top the new growth to stimulate lower buds to prevent snapping. It's not in a windy area but it just looks wrong.  Should I just wait it out?

Sincerely,

Too tall

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Blackberry cuttings
« on: April 13, 2021, 10:40:44 PM »
I'm looking for blackberry cuttings, Baby Cakes or a similar variety that grows well in San Diego.

Danke

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Avocado Tree doctor
« on: March 22, 2021, 07:32:35 PM »
Is anybody able to look at this avocado tree and tell me why it's unhappy? Root rot? Lack of water?



There is a lot of new growth coming on but some it has brown tips.

Thanks


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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Vista Macadamia Nut Tree
« on: May 04, 2020, 01:31:04 PM »
Hi,

Anyone know where I can pick up a Vista variety Macadamia Nut Tree in North County San Diego? They were developed in this area so shouldn't be too hard to find but having trouble tracking one down.

Thanks

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Tropical Vegetables and Other Edibles / Macadamia nut tree
« on: May 01, 2020, 10:52:02 PM »
Can anyone recommend a good place to buy a Macadamia nut tree in Northern San Diego County?
Thanks

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Temperate Fruit Buy, Sell, & Trade / Hass scions
« on: January 26, 2020, 02:02:33 PM »
Hi,

I was wondering if anybody knew where I could pick up some Hass scions in North County San Diego.

If you are nearby have some to donate/sell please message me.

Thanks

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Identifying Mangos to Plant Seed
« on: February 27, 2018, 12:13:44 PM »
I would like to plant a mango from seed this spring and was wondering how people go about choosing the seed. Is the best way to simply try it and if you like it, plant it?

Sometimes at the store the variety of mango is not specified on the sticker on the fruit and the the fruit stockers don't know what it is. How do people identify the variety? What is the most common mango on the shelves in the summer (from Mexico)? I'd like to plant one of those big red/green ones with plenty of fiber, and a good cross of sweet and tart.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Should I stake this mango tree?
« on: February 02, 2018, 10:25:50 PM »
Hola,

I planted a Hayden Mango tree last July, I think it was 3 or 5 gallons. It put on a bunch of new growth and is currently flowering, almost all on one side. It stands about 4.5-5 feet tall and is starting to lean. My first instinct is to stake it so it grows upright but I keep reading most young trees don't benefit from staking.

I am planning on removing dime sized fruit this year if I get any, and was wondering if I shouldn't just cut the flower stalks now (where do you cut)?

Should I stake it? Prune it? Both, neither?

Opinions appreciated.




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