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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Traveling to Costa Rica HELP
« on: January 24, 2021, 05:26:48 PM »
Try to find these limes.  They are amazing.  Iíd be very excited if you grabbed a few seeds for me.

http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=41463.msg409411#msg409411

Have fun, Costa Rica is awesome.  The fruit is amazing.  Iíve never been at a breakfast buffet and gone straight to the fruit section first, lol.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Protecting dragon fruit from gophers
« on: December 18, 2020, 10:07:34 PM »
Unfortunately the area Iím going to plant is a 20í wide strip the length of my block.  The area on the other side of the fence is cattle land and I canít access it to trap so 95% of the gophers are on that side spilling over.  Other sections of the fence are planted with various vines, succulents and cactus and none seem to be suffering from the gophers so weíll see how it goes.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Protecting dragon fruit from gophers
« on: December 18, 2020, 03:32:39 PM »
Yeah, those style of traps are not going to work.  The dragon fruit is going in along a chain link fence that ďmightĒ be on city property but my neighborhood has long tradition of gardening the section of fence line to beautify it.  The city has been cool and just weed wacks around anything the neighborhood plants but I donít want to risk anyoneís animals or kids getting injured.  Our local gorilla gardening club has planted many areas and the city has been very supportive so everything we do is taken into consideration as far as safety and keeping the landscape aesthetically pleasing.

How many cuttings should I put in a 15 gallon?  I figure I can spray paint the planters tan and plant some natural grasses in front of them.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Protecting dragon fruit from gophers
« on: December 18, 2020, 03:18:20 PM »
What gopher traps are you using?  I got gophers and ground squirrels.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Protecting dragon fruit from gophers
« on: December 18, 2020, 03:17:09 PM »
How many cuttings to a 15 gallon?  Any reason a bucket with holes drilled works better than a mesh root bag?  I kinda want to keep the area natural looking without eyesore buckets sticking out of the ground.

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60$ for a cutting really? 

You are really willing to pay that much for a piece of DF?

Yes and no.  Itís not going to kill me to spend 60$ (Iíd really rather not) but I figure I can always sell a few cutting for a reasonable price (15-20$) to recoup my investment at a later date.  So sell three cuttings and then just pay forward the rest to whoever wants some.  This silliness of 60$-100$ cuttings is out of control for something so easily propagated.  Itís my first planting year but soon as I can share cuttings for free I plan to. 

It seems many dragon fruit growers are following the De Beers diamond method of creating artificial hype and scarcity to drive up prices.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Protecting dragon fruit from gophers
« on: December 18, 2020, 01:41:05 PM »
Iím going to plant a bunch of dragon fruit in a heavily gopher infested area.  Too big of a space to trap and poison isnít my thing.  How bad are gophers on dragon fruit roots?  What sized wire baskets do you folks suggest?  Was looking at something like these.

https://www.amazon.com/RootGuardTM-Original-Gopher-Baskets-5-Gallon/dp/B07L566JGY/ref=sr_1_8?crid=L3X8MAIBZ67E&dchild=1&keywords=gopher+baskets+for+plants&qid=1608316648&sprefix=Gopher+basket%2Caps%2C287&sr=8-8

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Yeah, Iím on their alerts but always miss them since I donít have phone or email access during my 12 hour work day.  I swear they trickle like one out at a time.

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Looking for two desert king cuttings.  Let me know if anyone has any for sale or leads on any.

Thanks!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Most worthwhile subtropical fruits to grow?
« on: November 27, 2020, 08:03:17 PM »
Passion fruit?

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Just bought a Kathy, thanks.

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Are you selling now?

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What sized container for passion fruit should I use?

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Iím thinking two 5 gallon buckets with concrete.  Two 4Ēx4Ēx10 pressure treated posts with chain link in between at a slight angle leaning against the house.  Plants growing up it.  Doesnít have to look fancy.  Itís on the side yard.  It gets the best light. 

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^Good point about the void. 

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Good heads up about the DF.  Since your local Scott let me know if you ever want to trade DF cuttings.  I donít think there are too many of us around here.

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I could probably rig up something close to the wall then if it wonít reach out and adhere/damage.

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I got a brick chimney Iím thinking of growing passion fruit up.  There is nearby stucco as well.  Will it damage these surfaces?  Heat from the chimney wonít be an issue.  Itís very thick.  Iím super limited on space in the side yard (like 4í wide and Iíd like to keep it that way) so building a trellis a foot off the wall isnít going to work.


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« on: November 15, 2020, 02:59:34 PM »
Thanks Brad.  Thatís what I needed to know.  We get 50mph offshores here sometimes. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« on: November 15, 2020, 11:57:18 AM »
What varieties do you guys find to be wind resistant?  I got one planter thatís going to be in a wind blast zone.  Iím thinking of putting in Connie Mayer and Sugar Dragon.  My logic being they have some of the smaller fruit, so maybe less branches snapping in the wind?  Anything with super robust branches Iím open to.  So send some ideas.  Unfortunately a wind screen isnít really possible.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: What lime is it that I had in Costa Rica?
« on: November 05, 2020, 03:17:31 PM »
Matt, youíre probably right.  My non tropical rangpur most likely looks different than one grown in rich soil and humid heat.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: What lime is it that I had in Costa Rica?
« on: November 04, 2020, 11:59:18 PM »
What I had in Costa Rica had a thicker skin than a rangpur, very bumpy and did not peel easily like a rangpur.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: What lime is it that I had in Costa Rica?
« on: November 04, 2020, 12:13:20 AM »
That’s what I heard too.  But I’m staring at my Rangpur tree and it’s just not the same.  Different look to the fruit. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Santa Anas Blow
« on: October 31, 2020, 11:58:28 AM »
Itís been a super windy fall.  But the weather has been amazing.  I kinda love my offshore winds.  I had to use a ratchet strap to buckle down my banana tree I have in a large container.  Not sure if it will snap or flip first.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: What lime is it that I had in Costa Rica?
« on: October 26, 2020, 10:19:16 AM »
Limůn mandarina is a hybrid between the mandarin orange and the lemon. It is preferred over other varieties of lemons or limes in Costa Rica because it is easier to peel, juicier (and therefore easier to squeeze), has beautiful orange pulp, and is slightly more sweet than the regular lemons or limes yet still very sour.
From:
http://ardentlight.com/ministry/lemon/


Yes!!  That’s it in the picture! How do I find seeds or plants?  I might need some help from our tico members so I get the right seeds.  Seems to be some debate over what this is.

And yes, it’s absolutely delicious.  Perfectly bridges the gap between sour and sweet.  Like a lime and a mandarin had a baby.

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