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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Grafting Jujube Question
« on: December 23, 2023, 02:05:51 AM »
Just like you would keep any scion. I would suggest you get scion online (Cliff England is a good source for example), wash them with dish soap, leave to dry, wrap in parafilm, put in a ziplock bag and store in the fridge. In my experience, jujube scions are very durable and will stay fresh for a long time.

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Grafting Jujube Question
« on: December 21, 2023, 09:17:12 AM »
I would cut it much lower than 8ft. Well-established jujube trees can even be cut to the ground and they will likely fruit the next year, that's how vigorously they grow.

As for grafting, I highly suggest grafting to new primary shoots while they're still green. Yes, graft a brown, woody scion onto a green non-woody primary shoot. It sounds really weird, but I'm having almost 100% success with this method. The technique would be a simple cleft graft, as there aren't many options because of the soft green shoot. Something like whip and tongue is pretty much impossible.

So my suggestion to you would be to top the tree to a height you want it to start growing from and also prune off a couple of side branches closest to the top. This should induce new primary shoots and then use them to graft whichever varieties you want.

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Jaboticaba not growing well
« on: October 14, 2023, 08:49:23 PM »
You need to ask this in the tropical fruit section.

This is the temperate fruits section. You should post this in the tropical fruit section.

I found this

"The Verry Cherry Plum is a proprietary variety developed and exclusively for us by a private breeder, Zaiger's of Modesto, California" "The Cherry Plum is a unique new fruit that's jam-packed with flavor from some of your favorite cherries and plums. Grown in the heart of California's bountiful San Joaquin Valley, the fruit is a delicious natural cross between several varieties of plums and cherries, including Bing and Stella cherries."

Based on this, it's most likely the "Sweet Treat" pluerry.

Temperate Fruit Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Iso Indian juicy jujube
« on: December 11, 2022, 02:24:39 PM »
Probably, but I don't know as I've never grown Indian jujubes. Chinese jujubes are among the easiest plants to grow. You can prune it to maintain its size, but other than that you literally just let it grow and water occasionally.

Temperate Fruit Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Iso Indian juicy jujube
« on: December 11, 2022, 12:53:05 PM »
Absolutely not. They don't tolerate frost. They are also less tasty compared to Chinese jujubes according to most people.

Temperate Fruit Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Iso Indian juicy jujube
« on: December 11, 2022, 02:07:00 AM »
As Indian jujubes are tropical, you might have more luck asking that question in the tropical fruits section.

This is the wrong part of the forum to ask that question. You need to use the tropical fruit section. This is for temperate fruits.

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: How to NOT advertise fruit
« on: December 10, 2022, 12:56:42 AM »
Where I live, most persimmons you can buy in the grocery stores are of the Rojo Brillante variety, which is normally astringent but these ones are always treated to remove astringency and you can eat them immediately, like they were Fuyus. So I'm pretty sure people who produce Honeys have done the same and wouldn't be so insane to claim how a fully astringent persimmon is "ready to eat NOW", because their business would not last for very long if they did that.

Email and PM sent.

I've started reading just the part about planting in the first link and saw so much wrong advice that I stopped reading.

You mean cut actively growing branches, remove the leaves and graft them like that?

If so, would you happen to have any? Brad (spaugh) doesn't have Flavor Grenade yet (the one he had has died), and I don't know who else might have it here.

Does anyone happen to have any Flavor Grenade scion wood stored? A friend is coming over from the US in a couple of weeks, so it would be an ideal opportunity to have him bring me the scion.

Temperate Fruit Buy, Sell, & Trade / ISO Hachiya persimmon scion wood
« on: March 11, 2022, 11:53:33 AM »
Hello. Does anyone have some Hachiya scion wood that they'd sell to Europe? No phyto certificate needed.

I can't sell you any, but I can tell you that I know a guy from Orlando who grows plums and pluots successfully, and most of them are rated as high chill varieties. He grows Flavor King, Flavor Queen, Dapple Dandy, Flavor Supreme (700-800 chill hours) and Emerald Beaut (600-700 chill hours).

So maybe you don't have to stick to low-chill varieties at all.

Temperate Fruit Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Low chill stone fruit scions
« on: February 02, 2022, 10:40:31 AM »
The scions have arrived today. Great communication prior to the transaction. Excellent packaging, extra scions for every single variety I ordered, extra Mexicola Grande seeds. Brad is definitely one of the best, if not the best seller on this forum, and I wholeheartedly recommend him to everyone!

Temperate Fruit Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Low chill stone fruit scions
« on: December 29, 2021, 06:55:40 PM »
Email sent.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Avocado scions
« on: December 24, 2021, 12:47:43 AM »
The PM system and emails seem to be broken again. Maybe it's better to communicate through emails directly.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado - burying the graft union
« on: December 03, 2021, 11:51:15 PM »
Thanks for the answers guys. The only reason I would want to do this is to protect the rootstock from cold, because it might turn our to be more sensitive than the scion. So it really isn't important for me that the scion also roots. I'm only concerned about the trunk rotting after being planted below soil level. I assume this didn't happen to you? As long as the tree doesn't suffer, I really don't need the scion part to root.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado - burying the graft union
« on: December 03, 2021, 02:43:45 PM »
So you just buried it below soil level, and not with mulch or something similar?

The link "Show new replies to your posts" in the top left region of every page is helpful.

I'm not sure how that's related to the topic.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Avocado - burying the graft union
« on: December 03, 2021, 01:24:20 AM »
Hello. This spring I will be grafting some Stewart avocado seedlings with Mexicola and Mexicola Grande scions. My previous attempts to plant seedlings grown from store bought fruits (Guatemalan most likely) in ground have failed as the trees froze to the ground every winter. It is not that cold here, but the cold spells can be prolonged and I don't have any sheltered spots on the property (some cousins have store bought seedlings doing fine in sheltered areas). Now, I know that Stewart is less cold hardy than Mexicola and assuming the seedlings could end up inheriting this trait, I would like to make some precautions to protect the rootstock part.

I have read online that in California, the West Indies rootstocks are being used for their tolerance of many things, but because they are the most cold sensitive type of avocado, the graft union gets buried under ground.

Has anyone had any experience with this burying of the graft union? I know that avocados really don't like being water logged, so this burying kind of sounds like it would increase the chance of the trunk rotting away.

Or maybe someone has other ideas on how to protect the rootstock?

I can confirm that the problem is back. I received more than one PM here, without any email notifications.

Just gotta report that I again didn't get an email notification for a private message I received almost 24 hours ago. Not sure if there are issues again or not, but I thought I should report it just in case.

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