Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.


Messages - aaronn

Pages: [1]
1
Good scores! Congratulations! I think Iím out with a delta of 9. Fun to play tho, thanks!

2
Iíll take the Lucís!

3
Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Trading: Figs for Ö?
« on: September 12, 2022, 01:25:08 PM »
Updated list of available figs  :)

4
Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Trading: Figs for Ö?
« on: September 11, 2022, 05:28:02 PM »
Thanks StelaG! Iíve been starting seeds and letting the winter show me whatís possible in my yard. So far, Iím very optimistic  :)

5
Iím cheating! I peeked at W.ís researched answer and am like, hmmm, what if he didnít improve quite that much. Good luck man! Straight 36s and Iíll send you a tree!

English 30
Math 34
Reading 32
Science 34

6
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: White sapote varieties
« on: September 09, 2022, 11:36:34 PM »
- Grafting a seedling can set them back on growth. Make sure you are grafting on one that is pretty thick and has vigor.

Thatís an interesting observation, Iím seeing the same thing in CA but hadnít drawn that conclusion.
I grafted Walton onto a seedling that was at least half inch caliper with great success, and grafted Walton and Malibu #3 to much smaller caliper seedlings. Those all failed though Walton held on longer. I had to store my grafts in a much warmer/sunnier spot than I would have liked due to a new puppy in the yard. I had considered the heat and sun as likely culprits, as well as Malibu#3 being challenging to graft, but Iím seeing that those failed grafts are now low vigor, as youíve observed.

7
Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Trading: Figs for Ö?
« on: September 09, 2022, 01:14:35 PM »
Hello,
what is the best tasting fig you have?

I think I have a different favorite every year. I-258 is awesome and Iíd be surprised if anyone hates it with a passion, but I get it, Iím a bit idiosyncratic here and there. I do grow it but would need time to propagate a tree. Iíll send you a PM today! Thanks man!

I-258






8
Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Trading: Figs for Ö?
« on: September 09, 2022, 12:10:46 PM »
Figs are so delicious. They photograph well also. What is the name of the fig in your last bottom photo?

I agree, beautiful and delicious. That one is Capoll Curt Negra. Great fig from the Montserrat Pons collection on Mallorca. Itís becoming a new family favorite. Here are a couple more of that oneÖ





9
Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Trading: Figs for Ö?
« on: September 09, 2022, 11:26:06 AM »
Hi! I have some fig trees I intend to auction but Iíd also be open to trades within the continental U.S. Below is a list of some trees I have available. I could be interested in tasty Longans, Annonas, Pouterias, Duguetias, Sapotes, Mangos, Jabos, geez, maybe anything delicious and possibly hardy enough after a few years growth to a zone 9b that might push 10.

Some of these are more rare and sought after than others and more or less advanced in current growth. If youíre interested in a particular fig and have something to trade, feel free to inquire, I have many more varieties and could potentially propagate something down the line. Thanks!

Figo Preto
Violette de Sollies
Bourjasotte Grise
Galicia Negra
Unk Col de Dame (Noir or Grise)
Coll de Dama de Ciutat
Paratjal Rimada
Capoll Curt Negra
De la Plata Campanera
Paratjalina
Figue díAlgerie
Causses de Vers
Pichoto

Likely Smyrna - probably requires pollination to fruit
Shenshare
Vasilika Melissi

California seedlings that supposedly donít require pollination to fruit
Meteorito
Feather River
Thermalito
Raspberry Tart

California seedlings that are not yet known whether they require pollination to fruit
Raspberry Cream
WXC-019












10
Correct me if I'm wrong, but those are all "common" variety figs that don't produce viable seeds due to lack of pollination from a fig wasp and a male tree. They just produce sterile, tasty fruit with bunk seeds.


Any caprified (ďpollinatedĒ) fig will produce viable seeds. Common varieties donít require caprification to produce fruit, but they do require caprification to produce viable seeds.

11
Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Looking for some avocado scions
« on: August 03, 2022, 12:49:57 PM »
Hi! I have a few more avocado rootstocks and am hoping to graft them up this year. Iím happy to trade or whatever. I mostly grow figs, I have over 100 varieties, but I grow lots of other fruits as well. If you can spare scion of any of the following, letís chat!
Phoenix (sometimes sold under trademarked name Carmen Hass)
Lamb Hass
Greengold
Nowels
Edranol
Ardith
Stuff like that. Thanks!

12
Iíd love the first pack for $30. Sending you a PMÖ

13
Sent a PM. If still available, Iím interested. Thanks!

14
Sounds delicious! Which White Sapote varieties that youíve had does it rank near? I grafted Walton and Malibu #3 this year. If youíve eaten those, Iíd be particularly interested in your thoughts regarding Mary Ln in comparison. Thanks!

15
15

16
Ah bummer! Feeliní that newbie envy on this one, lol

17
Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Garcinia starter pack
« on: March 02, 2022, 12:01:43 PM »
Sounds great! Sent you a PM

18
Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Looking for Longan varieties
« on: December 28, 2021, 03:37:10 AM »
Hello!
Iím looking for Longan plants of named varieties like Kohala, Diamond River, Biew Kiew, etc. Iíd love to trade but am not opposed to buying. I grow lots of different fruits, mostly figs, about 100 varieties.
Thanks!
Aaron

19


Cleft grafts work great on annona. I had great success with paw paws as well, cherimoya is the same. I had best success grafting in early Spring, around March or so. I am in 9b as well, probably a touch colder than you at 2200'. It snows or hails almost every year a touch. My cherimoyas do fine and don't even get burnt during those periods albeit, the 26f kinda stuff only lasts for 2-3 hours.

You'll do well.

Thatís great to hear! Sounds like you definitely get colder there than here. Did you protect your trees when they were very young?

At first I put them under a frost cloth with some lights strung up inside 2 years back. I kept a few of them in the greenhouse last year but mostly kept them outside. This winter they are in the ground, even 1 gallon plants, and they seem totally fine. I do not intend to cover them. Live or die, they have to make the choice.
[/quote]

Good to hear!
(Letís see if I can get this quote procedure squared away hereÖ)

20


Cleft grafts work great on annona. I had great success with paw paws as well, cherimoya is the same. I had best success grafting in early Spring, around March or so. I am in 9b as well, probably a touch colder than you at 2200'. It snows or hails almost every year a touch. My cherimoyas do fine and don't even get burnt during those periods albeit, the 26f kinda stuff only lasts for 2-3 hours.

You'll do well.
[/quote]

Thatís great to hear! Sounds like you definitely get colder there than here. Did you protect your trees when they were very young?

21
@Bush2Beach thanks. I feel even more encouraged that my little microclimate will be a success!
Most of the seedlings I potted to #5 pots look ready to graft. Iím planning to do cleft grafts as Iíve had a lot of success with those on even smaller caliper pawpaws.

22
Just starting my cherimoya adventure. Grew some seeds last year, entering my first winter with them here in Napa, CA, zone 9b, and planning to graft them in the Spring.
For some reason, I never believed these would be doable in my climate and am now extremely hopeful for success. I may even be delusional. I have enough seedlings to leave some in unprotected areas and evaluate hardiness in my yard (at least under this years conditions). The yard is north sloping, frost tends to collect in a park behind my house. Thereís pretty heavy oak coverage for some protection. I can (and probably will) pull some into the crawl space this year, or at least against the house, maybe Iíll experiment a bit.
Super excited to grow cherimoya here!
Iím brand new on this forum. Iím disregarding the warning that this is an old thread. But I donít think I have enough to say to start a new thread so Iím just seeing if Bay Area folks want to chat cherimoyas here. If thatís frowned upon, my apologies.

Pages: [1]
SMF spam blocked by CleanTalk