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Hey Carolyn, i got these seeds from you and have one in ground thats healthy and about to flower.  8)




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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Lara Farms tree source
« on: March 12, 2022, 05:00:47 PM »
Is the Lara farms everyone discusses her the one that's 3 miles north of the fruit and spice park?  Stopped by today and besides some beautiful established trees all I saw was a smattering of mango trees all like 20gal.

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20 years is a long time to wait. I got mine from exotica maybe 6yrs ago?

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Temperate Fruit Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Low chill stone fruit scions
« on: December 31, 2021, 10:23:14 AM »
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Hey Brad is that list just for the Poway andersens?

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The booze was fine. Didn't really taste distinct at all to me.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Yellow strawberry guava: sun vs shade
« on: December 19, 2021, 04:45:11 PM »
I leave mine in full sun and it produces great crops. This year I didn't thin at all and they were just as big as last year when I heavily thinned. Nice little garden snack. It was kind of lanky growing in a more shaded area so I rotated it to full sun.

The ones I have in full sun are nice little snacks too. The ones in shade are a flavor explosion and probably the best fruit I have in my yard. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Yellow strawberry guava: sun vs shade
« on: December 19, 2021, 04:43:52 PM »
I have 8 trees. 6 in full sun and two in half shade. The ones in full sun fruit months earlier, set more fruit and produce pleasant but unimpressive fruit even when thinned. They were done 3 months ago. The shaded ones weren't ready until the others were completely gone and continue till now. The fruit from the shaded are fewer but excellent, richer, sweeter, everything. Taste like a tropical version of strawberry with a hint of cloves at the end. GIve it a shot.


Shane, is it lemon guava? It seems to be the same as my lemon guava. Your fruits were super big, juicy and sweet, really delicious.

My lemon guava is in partial shade. They are much smaller than yours. The early reopening ones were so so, but the last ones from Dec were pretty good. It seems a good idea to thin the early fruits for lemon guava?

Mine are psidium cattleyanum var. Littoral. I think lemon guava is something different. I've brought mine to brads tastings several times.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Yellow strawberry guava: sun vs shade
« on: December 18, 2021, 04:58:53 PM »
I have 8 trees. 6 in full sun and two in half shade. The ones in full sun fruit months earlier, set more fruit and produce pleasant but unimpressive fruit even when thinned. They were done 3 months ago. The shaded ones weren't ready until the others were completely gone and continue till now. The fruit from the shaded are fewer but excellent, richer, sweeter, everything. Taste like a tropical version of strawberry with a hint of cloves at the end. GIve it a shot.


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best tasting eugenias?
« on: December 18, 2021, 03:51:25 PM »
On the candolleana does anyone have named varieties or tried grafting?

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Wow. That's an old post. I don't have a bottle but I've had a few drinks here since I posted this:

https://www.tripadvisor.pt/Restaurant_Review-g187514-d1172837-Reviews-El_Madrono-Madrid.html

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cherimoya tasting /get together
« on: December 04, 2021, 09:32:55 PM »
For me El bumpo stood out and the atmosphere hybrid , 'dream'?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cherimoya tasting /get together
« on: December 03, 2021, 09:58:33 AM »
I'll be there Brad. Had a conflict but it went away :)

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: My coastal southern California garden
« on: November 30, 2021, 12:59:19 PM »
Beautiful thanks!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jackfruit grafting question
« on: November 26, 2021, 01:37:45 PM »
I did my graft as cbss describes, i.e. rootstock cut and split and scion inserted. No more cutting after that just some cautious unwrapping.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jackfruit grafting question
« on: November 25, 2021, 02:19:23 PM »
Not quite sure what you mean but it's just a straight cut across the top.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jackfruit grafting question
« on: November 25, 2021, 01:02:49 PM »
Grafted gold nugget on an in ground seedling early may (donor tree from scottsurf). Offset cleft graft. Scion wrapped in parafilm. Joint wrapped with rubber band. All protected with foil for couple months. Put on two feet of growth plus three longish side branches. Similar graft on a potted seedling failed.
 





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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fruiting Baobab trees in pots?
« on: November 17, 2021, 04:48:11 PM »
What species precisely? These are all robust and large trees, Malvaceae.
They will root into the ground, a pot bound tree will not be as productive as one in the ground. Thatís for certain.

I know they won't be as productive but I live in zone 9a in the USA and they would never survive in ground

I don't know about pots. I'd guess it'd be OK. I have a digitata that's been in the ground 6 years I think. Grown about 3 inches in that time.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Free for pickup. 'Pineapple' mango seeds
« on: November 14, 2021, 02:37:11 PM »
Above average mango but selected for growth in socal by Thompson so might be good rootstock.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Starfruit- Anyone Growing It ?
« on: October 27, 2021, 06:38:45 PM »
There's cooking star fruits and eating star fruits. I think grocery stores mostly carry the former. A ripe star fruit is a lovely fruit.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cherimoya tasting /get together
« on: October 10, 2021, 01:34:05 PM »
Always

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocados - Grafting vs. Rooting
« on: September 22, 2021, 05:05:59 PM »
i would get seeds from known cold hardy avocados. and try a bunch.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocados - Grafting vs. Rooting
« on: September 22, 2021, 10:52:40 AM »
Avocado is famously impossible to root. Google "etiolation".

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Help ID caterpillars on my marula
« on: September 09, 2021, 07:24:08 PM »
Not fritillary. They don't swarm.

Tossed them in the dirt yesterday thinking i had a good picture. Can't find any others. Thinking it might be common buckwheat, but probably some other well known pest.

Will keep looking.

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