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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Pawpaw fruit drops
« on: June 08, 2021, 02:05:07 PM »
Disheartened to see the other day our pawpaw trees (5) have shed most of their fruits.  Early spring all the trees were loaded and few weeks later I saw trees were full of tiny fruits. I was hoping usual annual crop of thousand (1000) fruits.
Since then we are having a period of drought and those thousands of Cicadae flying on you and Chirping in ear-deafening 92 DCBs, prohibited my walk around those areas of our property. Yesterday early morning (cicadae were inactive) i saw that our pawpaw trees have only few fruits left. No signs of any dropped fruits under them. Of course there are thousands of Cicadae in our trees and garden. I have not seen them resting on any fruits (which are too small and scarce this year). The leaves look normal. Still we are in a drought situation and temperatures have been over 90s.
This early spring I put 3 tbs of Organic Bone Meal, Organic Blood Meal and Epsom salt powder for each trees when they were loaded with those mostly purple blooms. This is the first time I ever fertilized these stuffs on pawpaw trees! Never watered them after this application..
Any thoughts of what is happening? Are our 6b neighborhood zones with Cicadae emergence and drought have any 'fruit drop' problems with their pawpaw trees? Thanks.

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Walnut leaves compost
« on: December 13, 2020, 09:21:02 AM »
There was some query concerning Walnut leaves compost containing toxin in the Tropical section. Here is my answer.
We have few Black walnut and English walnut trees. We move all fall-leaves from all different trees together and shred it and pile up in 5 different areas and at times use it as needed as mulch for garden (including vegetables) and trees. The toxin in the leaves will be neutralized naturally during the process of composting within 2 months or so. I have been doing this for decades.  Triphal

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Lowland tropical avocados
« on: November 11, 2018, 09:43:56 AM »
Looking for seeds of West Indies grown avocados suitable for planting in the Tropical Lowland zone 13b in India. This is for introducing (popularizing) 'AVOCADOS' as a home garden plant along with mango, jack, guava and other trees. I have NO commercial NOR financial interest.
Looking for advice from lowland tropical growers. This excludes the whole US mainland! You could also PM me. Thanks

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