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« Reply #25 on: April 25, 2018, 01:58:11 PM »
There is oc green scene tomorrow morning at cal state Fullerton arboretum. Opens at 9am. The oc crfg chapter will have loads of grafted avocado trees for sale. Proceeds benefit crfg student scholarships.

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Forgot to mention I stopped by. Wasn't that impressed. there where a few avocado's I don't frequently see (atleast in my area) but they didn't looks ready for...anything yet. I didn't ask around much as I was in a bit of a time crunch, still cool to stop by and look around.
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« Reply #26 on: April 26, 2018, 11:17:00 AM »
I hear you about the plants. They are all small gtmrafted within past 4-6 months by volunteers.

I will say there are quite a few varieties especially early on that you might not be able to find elsewhere, especially newer or as of yet unheard varieties. I volunteered Sunday morning and spent quite a bit of time with Julie Frink. She highly recommended Sally avocado, says itís one of the few in her yard that gets its own dedicated tree and spot. There was only one grafted.

I took photos of the inventory list for avocados - see below.






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« Reply #27 on: April 26, 2018, 11:27:42 AM »
Sometimes getting a really small tree is better.  You get big trees that have been sitting in a nursery forever and they are staked up and can't stand up on their own.  They get sick, sunburn, falling over. 
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« Reply #28 on: April 26, 2018, 11:39:44 AM »
If I saw that Jan Boyce I probably would have jumped on it... but I didn't see one. And I hear it's supposed to be monstrous. I'd still be interested in a smaller variety avocado in the future....but....
I think I'm going to wait a while and let some other trees get established before I worry about more avocados. I just picked up a small Hass, and my Holiday is doing quite well (a couple inches taller and new growth all over). I will probably keep them in a container this year and let them mature a bit before planting them. I have a smaller back yard, so I will be probably planting them closer than recommended, but for curiosity's sake, how close should I be able to get away with? Is 8-10 ft too close? They'll be in the back corner of my yard, possible with a manilla mango between them if it does well in it's pot this year.
I'm also expecting some eugenia seeds from Mike (achetadomestica) tomorrow, that should hopefully find their way in to the landscape next summer.
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« Reply #29 on: April 26, 2018, 07:51:54 PM »
If you're on top of it, keep them to about 8-12 feet in height, same for diameter. Sounds like you're allotted enough space, but leave yourself some room for other plants :-) You may want to remove any branches that start below 18 inches so that rodents don't have an easy path to fruit.

otherwise many of the trees will try and grow out of control on you.

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« Reply #30 on: April 30, 2018, 02:17:18 PM »
Stopped by the local nursery this weekend to pick up a multi-grafted cherry tree in preparation for cutting ours down in the next year or two and and replace some of my pepper plants that didn't survive the plant sitter while I was in so-cal...
but I have no self control and bought a Lamb-hass as well. It just looked so lonely...and healthy.. though the shape left something to be desired.
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« Reply #31 on: May 01, 2018, 08:12:07 AM »
Sometimes getting a really small tree is better.  You get big trees that have been sitting in a nursery forever and they are staked up and can't stand up on their own.  They get sick, sunburn, falling over.

They also can become girdled a condition which can cause death which happened to this mango I missed from PIN.  I'm usually on top of root spin out.  Missed this one.



I prefer small pots to large any day.  A well grown tree in a 1 gallon will establish quicker and take over that 6 footer in the 15 gal.
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« Reply #32 on: May 21, 2019, 11:33:42 PM »
Hey guys,
My trips wednesday and I called atkins and a few nursery's around anaheim area and no one has the gem. Atkins says they'll be available in june.
Any other recommendations?


Call Atkins again and let them know your situation. They actually grow them nearby at their private growing grounds and probably have them available in the grow house but donít make them available until they are a good 3 feet tall. Tel them you are traveling over 500 miles just for the tree, youíre an experienced grower/gardener, and youíre willing to take the risk if the tree doesnít make it. Buy 2 or 3 just in case. Because they are a wholesale retailer, their prices are about half what youíd pay at a regular nursery.

Only problem is they have a waitlist, so if theyíve already promised all their gems then youíre out of luck there.


Another person to try would be David archer at Bonita creek nursery. Thatís where I bought my gem from.

Last resort. You could try www.adamtripics.com. Iíve never tried them before but per their website they have gem avocados and are based out of Temecula on the way to Atkins. I donít know their reputation though.

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Has anybody had an experience with www.adamtropics.com? I recently purchased a GEM avocado trees from them but I have not heard back from them. Are they a legit company or a scam?

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« Reply #33 on: May 22, 2019, 08:26:47 AM »
Has anybody had an experience with www.adamtropics.com? I recently purchased a GEM avocado trees from them but I have not heard back from them. Are they a legit company or a scam?

Howdy!

I have a newly grafted GEM.  Way too young to take any wood to share.  It appears to be a super slow grower which is good for most Texans that don't have the outdoors benefit of growing in locales like SoCal.

Curious where are you located and how do you grow?

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« Reply #34 on: August 01, 2019, 12:11:52 AM »
Yesterday we stopped at one of Fallbrook's nurseries (Subtropical Nurseries), and I got my Gem. They had it on different kind of rootstocks (on Zutano and on Dusa) Got mine on Dusa in 3 gal bag/ $32. So Happy! If someone still looking for this variety, here it is https://www.subtropicanurseries.com/ I do not know if they ship it, but you can always write them and ask. Good Luck!
« Last Edit: August 01, 2019, 12:21:25 AM by Nicole »

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« Reply #35 on: August 01, 2019, 02:20:49 AM »
You got a great deal!

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« Reply #36 on: August 01, 2019, 10:22:57 AM »
Has anybody had an experience with www.adamtropics.com? I recently purchased a GEM avocado trees from them but I have not heard back from them. Are they a legit company or a scam?

Howdy!

I have a newly grafted GEM.  Way too young to take any wood to share.  It appears to be a super slow grower which is good for most Texans that don't have the outdoors benefit of growing in locales like SoCal.

Curious where are you located and how do you grow?

My GEM has been growing slow as well. I bought it on a salt tolerant rootstock in 1 gallon plastic bag from subtropical. I up potted it in a 15 gallon right away, I would say it grew about 6-8Ē so far. It is kept under 50% shade cloth.

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« Reply #37 on: August 01, 2019, 10:51:22 AM »
Here are a few pictures of my plant and a label..




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« Reply #38 on: August 02, 2019, 10:51:00 AM »
On DUSA rootstock, ya'll did good.

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« Reply #39 on: August 03, 2019, 06:43:52 PM »
I bought two GEM on DUSA rootstock from Eli of subtropica nursery as well.  The first one, I bought in March.  I bare rooted it and potted in my own mix of potting soil of sand, pumice, and peat.  I thinked that stressed the plant too much.  Then I transplanted into the ground and it stressed the plant even more.  Now, it looks like a bonsai plant.  I bought another GEM from Eli 2 months ago.  I didn't tried to bare root it this time.  I just transplant it to a 7 gallon plastic grown bag.  I filled the bag with DG, pumice, and peat.  I kept the original root ball mostly of coco mulch intact.  The plant has grown at least 6inches with new flush of growth.


 

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