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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fruit party?
« on: August 13, 2022, 01:22:56 AM »
Wanted to attend but I was out of the country. Next time!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Yangmei (Morella/Myrica rubra) thread
« on: June 16, 2022, 01:13:56 AM »



I up potted my lone biqi survivor into a spicier soil mix. It seems to be doing ok. I lost my other biqi and regret not just cutting it up into branches and grafting to the Californica I have. I will cut the male up and graft when it gets over the transplant shock and boosts again. 

I was lucky try 1lb of yangmei fruit and itís the real deal. One of the better rare fruits I tried with a near perfect balance of sweet, sour, bitter and very juicy. I get the hype now.

Your tree look good. When it sends out red buds, or red new leaves, or leaves with red hue, it means the tree is very healthy. Good luck.

The fruits are indeed very delicious and very unique. Iím glad that you like them. Which variety did you try?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Purple Mulberry Identification help
« on: June 14, 2022, 07:09:41 PM »
Looks like Tice. Deep vain, and wrinkles

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado trees video
« on: June 06, 2022, 04:01:59 AM »
Subscribed! Nice job Brad. The fruits and trees are just beautiful. Looking forward to more great videos.

Do you need to thin Reed? My small reed graft is holding too many fruits (marble size), and I thinned some but need to do more if they donít drop.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: My Yard 2022
« on: June 04, 2022, 11:49:26 PM »
Very beautiful and youíve got great selections. Keep us updated with your successes!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pineapple thread
« on: May 11, 2022, 06:28:28 PM »
I pretty much gave up growing pineapples. Too much investment on space, water, time to get just one fruit in 2+ years, especially since I donít have the space for it.

That said, WJ/sugarloaf is delicious.if you have space and patience itís great

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Wow so happy to see many people are have successes. 👍

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Brad my RH is also very tasty. Itís supposed to be the same one that Martha has. Seems Fatter than Kazís RH

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Sweetheart lychee new growth problem
« on: April 26, 2022, 02:49:18 PM »
For me itís mainly related to weak growth, for example, early Spring flushes, when the growth is weak and slow. When it warms up the tree grows much faster, the flushes are mostly fine. Mulching heavily helps lychee growth for me.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Contest: Largest Loquat Fruit for 2022
« on: April 25, 2022, 10:51:02 PM »
Wow looks great! My China white is still small and I hope I can get some fruits next year.

It seems that white ones are sweeter in general

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Contest: Largest Loquat Fruit for 2022
« on: April 25, 2022, 11:28:48 AM »
The Imperiale is very large! Seems to be an excellent variety to have!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Contest: Largest Loquat Fruit for 2022
« on: April 25, 2022, 11:26:26 AM »
Ken, thanks for posting the comparison of the Big Jim fruits cut open. The China White is better tasting than either one so you better graft some of this. Send me a PM if you don't have it in your collection. I'm pretty sure the China White will also taste better than the Chian Doll that I grated recently. Next year I should be able to compare the China White and China Doll fruits.

Hi Kaz, great to know. I have one China white and one China doll graft. The China white is doing better. It seems that I should take some cuttings of CW and make a couple of new grafts

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Contest: Largest Loquat Fruit for 2022
« on: April 24, 2022, 05:13:46 PM »
Peluche 2022, so far largest is 118g, with 15g of seeds.









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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Contest: Largest Loquat Fruit for 2022
« on: April 24, 2022, 05:11:20 PM »
Ken,

They look great. Can you post a photo of the Big Jim White fruit cut in half. I have many of the China White loquats and they tastes excellent, it's a keeper for sure.

Kaz, the white vs orange big Jim


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Contest: Largest Loquat Fruit for 2022
« on: April 17, 2022, 03:34:21 PM »
Battle of big Jim and big Jim white!

Big Jim wins the size (85g) vs the white (65g), while the white wins the taste. I picked the big Jim too early and they still had too much tartness. It would have been a more fair game if I allows them to ripen a bit more.










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Left is red Himalayan, middle is Australian green and right is the LE Cookeís select black Pakistan.

They are all tasty. I like the BP the best, then RH and the AG. But my wife prefer the AG the best, followed by BP and RH. They are all worth growing.



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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Contest: Largest Loquat Fruit for 2022
« on: April 05, 2022, 01:55:12 AM »
That's going to be a tough one to beat. Don't forget the largest now is for 2022. Was your fruit photo from 2021?
Yeah itís 2021. Not an entry to the contest but to show how big peluche can get

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Contest: Largest Loquat Fruit for 2022
« on: April 05, 2022, 01:18:32 AM »


Peluche 2021

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Contest: Largest Loquat Fruit for 2022
« on: April 05, 2022, 12:38:33 AM »
Yes, that's a good idea, or the stem should be cut right at the fruit flesh. I see some whopper fruits on my tree, so I hope to take some photos and weigh the fruits in a few weeks. I may need to thin out one of my Peluche fruit cluster to see how large a few fruits can get. Needs to be larger than your 101 gram fruit.

Mine was 106g with 1/2Ē stem attached.

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I got my cuttings from Oolie and also from CRFG. Both looked the same to me. I grafted them to 4 different multigrafted trees. They cannot compete against other varieties so I had to remove other varieties on one tree

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Contest: Largest Loquat Fruit for 2022
« on: April 05, 2022, 12:09:12 AM »
Nice contest Kaz! One suggestion- The fruit must not have any stem attached to be fair

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Middle eastern grocery sells them in the town near here.  If they are for sale in a store it will be dried mulberry.  I could dry some and send them if you really want to try it. 

I see amazon sells dried ones also. 

Heres some pics of a couple young trees.  This one is the white pakistan tree kaz grafted and sent me a few years ago.  It has a lot of fruit for a tiny tree.  My kids love going to pick them.



This one is the red himalayan and I have a few otjer types grafted on it also.







Brad is the red one the Red Himalayan? Did you pick them early? Mine gets dark almost like black Pakistan if I leave them on the tree longer.

I like Black Pakistan, RH, and the Australian green. Waiting for persian black to ripen. PB is a very slow grower for me with very short internode distance. Seems to be a good tree for pots.

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My sweetheart lychee had a huge bloom last year but has only vegetative growth this year.

I just watched some videos from chinese growers. For certain varieties with dense flowers they thin the flower clusters twice, once when the cluster is about 3 inches and once after male flowers start to bloom. Thinning can be done hand or by spraying. For those varieties of you donít thin flowers the tree would use so much nutrients in blooming which leads to insufficient  female flowers and poor fruit set.

I think sweetheart lychee fits this category of lychees - my tree sends out super dense flower clusters, and at least in California they seem to have poor production. I will adopt that method in the future

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Loquats Fruiting in January - In SoCal
« on: February 16, 2022, 12:26:57 PM »
Kaz, my tree was a mature and fruiting tree before I whacked it. The cuttings were from a mature tree but not sure if itís from the fruiting woods.

I have also a mature tree #2 which I whacked back in 2020 and grafted many varieties including some from you (teardrop, SherriLynn etc). No flowers in 2020 and 2021, except one small branch (Kanko) which is holding a few fruits now. I hope i will get more flowers this year.

Like tree #1, this tree has been growing a lot, almost recovering to the original size.

I have tree #3 (the tree you saw with the big cluster of big Jim), similar story but I whacked it partially. Not many fruits either.

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