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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Kaimana Lychee
« on: August 22, 2015, 12:01:10 AM »
I threw these pic's up a while back in another thread of my first Kaimana harvest last month. My fruits were large (largest one being just under golf ball size), tasty, tons of 'meat', and lacked the rosy taste of other varieties.


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: ask...graftin a rollinia?...
« on: August 20, 2015, 02:06:21 AM »
Good question Joaave...I was just thinking this very same thing yesterday. Wish us luck. Take care, Chris

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Bruce Lee-Fist of Flurry!!!
« on: August 18, 2015, 02:58:20 AM »
To DurianLover: MTU was asking a legitimate question that has been discussed in the that a reason to berate the guy? Go take a hike and think about your post a bit more. Have a heart.

To Rob: No need to try and conquer and destroy the guy over pieces of material he gleaned from the news/internet. It happens, and you don't need to get on his case about it. Maybe, just maybe, he is a bit new to the forum and his breadth of knowledge isn't up to par with your knowledge on the weather conditions in the last 150 years.  In the end he just wants an answer to the question. If it annoys you, you could always refer him to past posts like most people do.


Hey SamiC, hit up JF...I'm sure he knows the answer. Best of luck, Chris

Hi Jared, I second Vernmented's thoughts. I have been a big fan for quite a while. Keep up the great work. Best regards, Chris

P.S Someone should do a compilation of your "tasting" face...I would like to see the variation (or lack thereof). Thanks

Hey MG, California Rare Fruit in Vista has both. Last time i was there they had black sapote seedlings around 3.5ft for +- $60. Chico's of any decent size will set you back quite a bit....various nurseries have them but they are fairly expensive. Upland nursery has some beautiful trees in 24" boxes for about $600. Good luck. Chris

Welcome to the forum Hilit. Take care, Chris

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Question on Lychee's growth
« on: August 01, 2015, 04:47:05 AM »
Hi Simon, the soil variety may have an effect on flavor like you mentioned. I have a Hak Ip (sweetheart), Brewster, and Kaimana. The Hak Ip crop failed for some reason after a nice one last year...maybe an every other year producer? My Brewster presently has its first crop, so I have been testing the fruits for perfect ripeness and its not quite there yet. The brewster has a large seed and little flesh and the kaimana is a monster with a tiny seed and tons of flesh. The "Hak Ip" I have had large fruit, very juicy, and with that "rosey" taste...kaimana so far has been good, sweet, but I am waiting for a bit more complexity (if I can help it I will in the future). I have potted kaimana because I have been trying to remodel a nice spot in my yard and its been taking forever so...the little guys just fruited in the pot while waiting on me to get their home ready. Soil Ph of high 5's (if you can do it) to mid 6's and (good) water consistency seem to be two keys for their success. Chris

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Question on Lychee's growth
« on: July 31, 2015, 11:56:18 PM »
Here is a pic of my little Kaimana lychee. Good luck Samu. Chris

Bravo Rcardaman! I was just about to do the exact same thing. Sometimes I wish I had that gene...the "oblivious/narcissistic/F-off" gene. I think it would be nice to not give a 'S' once in a while instead of being inside my head all the time. Take care, Chris

Thanks for the information FGM! I remember thinking something like that from past threads but I (mistakenly) took the sellers word. Chris

I too fell for this (apparent) seed scam. I just planted them out in various locations with some mycorizae and hope for the best. I had wondered about the size and shape of the seeds but since I had no prior knowledge of Ilama i just did what i normally do. Sucks to be naive. Chris

Hi Roy, I am sending a PM. Thank you, Chris

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Summer Fruits in Socal
« on: July 21, 2015, 02:50:32 AM »
Hey Frank, Do you know the Lychees variety? I am practically Samu's neighbor...where is this tree? I have a brewster and a kaimana that are about ready. Chris

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Grafted Cherimoya - "Behl"
« on: July 13, 2015, 02:17:52 AM »
Thanks to Frank and Behl- I cant wait for these. Do I need a truck to pick up? Chris

Hey ScottR- I appreciate the information! Thank you. Chris

I wouldn't want your "beard" to get into the wrong hands..

Well Adam- the way technology is heading, I wouldn't personally spread my DNA around the globe. However, if we lived in a purely altruistic society, I don't think people would mind a bunch of Adam clones making the world a better place. Take care, Chris

Alright, I know this is an old thread but I have a question. There is a small park near me that has many old fruit tree plantings and 2 of them stand out right now...2 white sapotes. One is 30+ ft. and the other isn't far behind. The larger tree is loaded with fruits about the size of an apple...the other trees fruits range in size from an orange to near pomelo size. Is this normal size for white sapote? I don't have a ton of experience with these trees but that size seemed to be on the larger size. Thanks, Chris

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: california drought relief on the way?
« on: July 10, 2015, 02:14:47 AM »
There are "street" avocado trees around my neighborhood that are surrounded by either concrete or asphalt and they receive no supplemental water, look beautiful, and are loaded with fruit. Chris

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Santol flowering in South California
« on: July 06, 2015, 02:09:43 AM »
Congratulations Mark! How large is your tree? Mine is about 5ft so I have a bit of time ahead of me I believe. Very cool. Chris

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jackfruit seedlings doing awesome
« on: July 03, 2015, 03:09:14 AM »
Osito, If that Jack is going to receive full sun you will need a shade cloth- otherwise it will burn up...especially since we are heading into the hot season the next few of months. They need to be babied for the first couple years. Chris

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: How much do you like this forum?
« on: July 03, 2015, 02:41:41 AM »
Here here, I love this place, the people, and the amount of information being traded back and forth etc. Many thanks to Murahlin and Pj.
Best regards, Chris

P.s This place is like the Matrix and we all chose the red pill.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jackfruit seedlings doing awesome
« on: July 02, 2015, 02:24:19 AM »
Hi Osito, I agree with Fyliu, planting them in one pot will most certainly be a disaster when you attempt to transplant. They really need a deep pot by themselves. I have horsed around quite a bit with them and i have one that's a couple feet tall from seed and it is in a deep 3 gal. doing well. You could buy a bunch of 1 gal. pots and you would have more success transferring/transplanting in the future. Good luck, Chris

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Summer Fruits in Socal
« on: June 30, 2015, 02:30:06 AM »
Hey Gary, I saw that you weren't getting the justice you deserved...very well done. You are keeping your water district happy and yourself happy with your beautiful trees/fruit. Chris

P.S Let us know how the Edward was since (I think) you were dissatisfied with your Glen's

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