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So-Shang blooming
« on: November 28, 2022, 04:33:23 PM »
Hi All, my So-shang "Elaeagnus Latifolia" is blooming in Spring Valley Ca. right out side san diego this is the second bloom this year and quite heavy so hoping for something, the first bloom was about 2 months ago and a bit light and only on the south side.             For those of you growing these in southern Ca. is this the normal bloom time and caaaaan I expect some fruit soon?                        Regards    Patrick

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Re: So-Shang blooming
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2022, 12:29:10 PM »
just bumping this up, I hope someone else is growing this and can comment
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Re: So-Shang blooming
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2022, 04:50:44 PM »
I grow goumi. I think it sucks. It just doesn't taste that good and the seed to flesh ratio is not that great. It is great as a fertilizer for trees around it, though.

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Re: So-Shang blooming
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2022, 08:00:48 PM »
Well itís not a goumi, itís 5x the size and doesnít taste like Goumi.

Patrick, you may need cross pollination for good fruit set. I bet Goumi works good.


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Re: So-Shang blooming
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2022, 12:46:52 AM »
In the spring I'd be happy to trade goumi cuttings for So-shang if you are interested in attempting a cocktail tree for cross pollination. This year I grafted "Catherine's Find" Elaeagnus (latifolia? I'm not sure anyone knows what species this is but it sure seems similar to So-shang) onto goumi (multiflora) and it had by far the best take rate of anything I've ever grafted, nearly 100%.
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Re: So-Shang blooming
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2022, 10:40:06 AM »
In the spring I'd be happy to trade goumi cuttings for So-shang if you are interested in attempting a cocktail tree for cross pollination. This year I grafted "Catherine's Find" Elaeagnus (latifolia? I'm not sure anyone knows what species this is but it sure seems similar to So-shang) onto goumi (multiflora) and it had by far the best take rate of anything I've ever grafted, nearly 100%.
remind me in the spring

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Re: So-Shang blooming
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2023, 01:40:15 PM »
 :) :) :) :) :) :) ;) Feb. 28th.    IT IS FRUITING coming back from our walk today I noticed the fruit on it about the size of a thumb,  not even close to ripe yet but it is a start I now know that they will fruit in my area.                                                                                 Regards    Patrick

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Re: So-Shang blooming
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2023, 10:09:15 AM »
Grats patrick!
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Re: So-Shang blooming
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2023, 11:52:39 AM »
Interested in your taste opinion on these congrats on fruiting them Patrick.

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Re: So-Shang blooming
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2023, 10:50:23 AM »
Interested in your taste opinion on these congrats on fruiting them Patrick.
I will let you know when they get ripe

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Re: So-Shang blooming
« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2023, 09:49:14 PM »
Grats patrick!
Aren't you growing these Shane ??

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Re: So-Shang blooming
« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2023, 11:20:30 AM »
Interested in your taste opinion on these congrats on fruiting them Patrick.
Hi Scott finely tasted one yesterday, really liked the fruit and my wife loved the fruit, flavor was interesting kind of like a plum that was very juicy but not quite ripe with maybe some kind of berry flavor added in

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Re: So-Shang blooming
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2023, 11:34:48 AM »
Cool Patrick, glad to hear you taste results sounds like a keeper have you tried cuttings yet ?

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Re: So-Shang blooming
« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2023, 12:11:18 PM »
Cool Patrick, glad to hear you taste results sounds like a keeper have you tried cuttings yet ?
no but they do air-layer very well, I suspect you could do them from cuttings as well

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Re: So-Shang blooming
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2023, 10:12:09 AM »
These are medium easy to start from cutting. I done it and shared a bunch that started successfully as well. I been raving about this one saying someone needs to commercialize because it requires zero water and fruits early season and beautiful red tasty orbs.

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Re: So-Shang blooming
« Reply #15 on: April 12, 2023, 11:16:34 AM »
These are medium easy to start from cutting. I done it and shared a bunch that started successfully as well. I been raving about this one saying someone needs to commercialize because it requires zero water and fruits early season and beautiful red tasty orbs.
Hi Jonah thanks for the comment, do you remember how you started the cuttings time of year exc.?

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Re: So-Shang blooming
« Reply #16 on: April 12, 2023, 12:54:51 PM »
I was able to stop by the other day and taste the fruit. Very tart and slightly tannic. It probably needed more time to ripen. There is one more left on the tree.















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Re: So-Shang blooming
« Reply #17 on: April 13, 2023, 12:23:30 AM »
I do not , It has been a number of years.
Iíve been sharing alot of cuttings and am going off the reports of those friends success as well.
I think for the most part without rooting hormone in a light well draining mix.

These are medium easy to start from cutting. I done it and shared a bunch that started successfully as well. I been raving about this one saying someone needs to commercialize because it requires zero water and fruits early season and beautiful red tasty orbs.
Hi Jonah thanks for the comment, do you remember how you started the cuttings time of year exc.?

 

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