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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: what to do if U.S. Customs has it ???
« on: January 31, 2022, 12:57:19 PM »
First you need to find out what the problem is, why they are not releasing it? They are supposed to send you a seizure notice if they confiscated it, but lately this is not being done consistently. They often destroy the material without even letting you know if procedures were not followed, like having small seed lot permit enclosed.
Suggest phoning them to see if your package is still there, and to see if you can correct the problems.
Hi Oscar is there a ph# that you can share with me? I have been unable to find anyone and my local post office is no longer any help.   BTW this contained only a small amount of money/cash not seed or scion.            Regards   Patrick

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: what to do if U.S. Customs has it ???
« on: January 31, 2022, 10:48:05 AM »
I may offend some people, but there is an inconsistency of purpose. First, there is the health objective, which is important and should be respected by everyone. Indeed, each shipment should follow a protocol to certify the sanitary quality of the plants. Then there is another objective which is a bit more debatable. It is the obligation to be an approved nursery to be able to send to the United States with the sanitary passport. I, for example, belong to an association that regularly checks the sanitary quality of trees. And yet I cannot make an exchange with the United States for the only reason that I am not an approved nursery. So on this point, it's true that the United States doesn't make things easy. And then we are surprised that there is fraud, or that envelopes end up in the bin.

I'm pretty sure that in the case of the buddy roo envelope, the container wasn't even inspected to check if there was indeed a health risk or not.
He states in the post that it is a flat envelope. I doubt they are plants in a flat envelope. I'm guessing it was seeds that were seized.
It was cash $$$ I sent scions and asked if he would pay in Russian Rubles as my grandchildren collect currency

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: New member
« on: January 26, 2022, 10:12:56 AM »
Hello everyone, I am a new member here

     I am interested in bananas, coconuts, and pineapples and I am very exited to be part of this forum ;D
your profile says you are in san diego so we are neighbors yes you can grow bananas and pineapples but not coconuts, however there are so many other fruits and nuts that you can grow here.      Welcome    Patrick

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: cherimoya topworking
« on: December 12, 2021, 06:06:54 PM »
Hi Brad, do you recall when you stumped them??

Tropical Fruit Discussion / cherimoya topworking
« on: December 12, 2021, 12:38:36 PM »
Hi all , I have 4= 25 year old multi trunked 3 or 4 trunks each cherimoya trees that I totally want to cut down and change over to 3 or 4varieties each. ( sorry I do not know how to do photos ) my question is would I be better off cutting them down now hoping for some new shoots to sprout over winter  then graft in spring??  or wait till early spring dormancy to cut down then wait for new growth and graft in summer??   BTW I do know how to graft I am just wondering when those of you that have done it before think/know when I will get the fastest most robust growth     

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Soh-Shang
« on: December 02, 2021, 06:45:20 PM »
Hi all has any one in Southern Calif. been successful in fruiting the Sho-Shang ? I have one but no flowers or fruit yet                           Regards   Patrick

Tropical Fruit Discussion / what to do if U.S. Customs has it ???
« on: December 01, 2021, 12:27:58 PM »
Hi all I was sent a envelope from Russia that arrived in New York Sep. 13th 2021 and was released to U.S. Customs the same day they have had it over 2 1/2 months this is a flat envelope!! how do I get it released ? this is the 2nd one sent to me the first was sent a month in a half earlier with no tracking #  is this normal?  any one know what to do??

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 100 gallon pot options?
« on: November 12, 2021, 10:22:02 AM »
Ah, okay.  At that size I would think about something you can put wheels on, or use a forklift/hand-truck to move. 

"IBC totes" might work if you cut the top off but they sure are ugly.  I see people selling these on craigslist.

/quote]these can be made attractive by covering with house siding even tile or cultured stone

it was a man in Oklahoma "Val" that shared that with me several years ago when I traded him a box of Macadamia nuts for a box of Pecans prior to that I never picked more than a handful of my nuts

if you are looking for a hand held one at a time type something that a 8 year old girl could use, dig in your tool box and try your  "PVC" cutters they work great id you do not have any they can de bought at harbor
 freight or the big box stores for under $10.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / mango trees in pots??
« on: October 23, 2021, 11:35:11 AM »
Hi All for those of you that keep mango trees in  pots long term "5 years +"  is there a very best type of soil mix to use ??

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Wanted: Yellow Hog Plum Cuttings
« on: October 15, 2021, 12:01:03 PM »
how does the yellow hog plum taste?, I have a small red one in a pot and it tastes like a red plum

Hi Pandan, when I give my grafting classes for beginners I bring in a bunch of grape vines (only because I have a lot) and any other branches or vines of any thing I have, my thought process is that if you can learn to make smooth clean cuts with the tools you have the rest of it is easy, just practice your cutting on anything you have first until you get comfortable then you can move on to some real grafting

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: wax jambu
« on: September 23, 2021, 01:08:40 PM »
thank you everyone for your reply's

Tropical Fruit Discussion / wax jambu
« on: September 22, 2021, 09:19:02 AM »
how do you tell when a  " Black Diamond Wax Jambu " is ripe?? only have one bunch with about 5 so do not want to waste them ist one was pretty but green as a gourd

Tropical Fruit Discussion / mango tree potting soil
« on: September 19, 2021, 02:56:17 PM »
Hi all is there such a thing as a Best potting soil for mango trees? the pot size would never be over #15

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Stop young mango from flowering
« on: September 09, 2021, 09:22:45 AM »
why do people say to not graft young or small mango tree?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Feijoa seedlings are blooming
« on: August 29, 2021, 04:03:11 AM »
Ok, just stopped by my house and we ran out to eat so I haven't separated them yet, but here's some more pics that hopefully show these are not cuttings as "someone" suggested. It looks like two others have buds forming. I tried so show as much detail as possible.

armstrongben82 if it turns out that I owe you an  apology I give it freely but me looking at the photo the leaves of the one  in question look like mature leaves to me,  also it would not be the first time someone tried tricking us with a doctored photo or the last

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cedar Bay Cherry
« on: August 28, 2021, 12:34:45 PM »
It defintely happens, not super often but not extremely rare either, post a pic though, I think smallest I've seen with blooms was 8" w/just two flower buds.. and they didn't hold fruit, would be funny if yours did... apparently they can be airlayered and propagated from cutting much easier than other eugenias.
I do not know how to post on this form, but I do know how to do e-mail so if you give me your e-mail address I can send to you and then you can post. my e-mail address is                                                                                                     Regards   Patrick

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Feijoa seedlings are blooming
« on: August 28, 2021, 10:26:40 AM »
I have planted enough feijoa seeds over the years to be able to recognize its juvenil folige, that with a bloom looks a mature cutting mixed in with some seedlings.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Russian experimental garden
« on: August 26, 2021, 12:51:25 PM »
Hi Sergey, what else tropical and sub-tropical fruit do you grow?                                                                                                           Regards    Patrick

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Cedar Bay Cherry
« on: August 26, 2021, 12:48:53 PM »
Hi All, I planted a few Cedar Bay Cherry seeds last year in 4" pots moving them today noticed one of them has blooms on it it is about 5" tall. is this a little precocious or is this common ?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Sapodilla
« on: August 16, 2021, 12:46:37 AM »
Hi All, I have a friend near me in southern Ca. with a Sapodille tree that blooms every year but never sets fruit, any ideas to get it to set fruit?
this tree is about 8' tall and in the ground about 10 years,

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Sapodilla
« on: August 15, 2021, 10:32:13 AM »
Hi All, I have a friend near me in southern Ca. with a Sapodille tree that blooms every year but never sets fruit, any ideas to get it to set fruit?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fruit party
« on: August 09, 2021, 09:44:51 PM »
thank you Brad for your Hospitality it was a very nice event and I enjoyed seeing in person folks I only communicated with via the form

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