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I know the quoted post is old but I have a 1 year guava plant I grew from seed of the orange variety from seeds hunter shop. Its 2'-3' tall and should fruit next year. Ill be sure to post pics of the fruit. I can say the leavers are definitely red so Im hopeful.

Diana, I have a seedling orange flesh guava (they say) but it is very small and in 1 year it has not grown at all. If it grows up and has orange fruits then I will post it.

Great! Looking forward to see how your seedling turn out, Kaz.
Let me know if you want cuttings from my Red Malaysian or 'Giant Peruvian'. These trees are still young, so maybe another year before I can airlayer them.

Yes Kaz, please keep us posted, the only orange guava Iíve seen was from seeds listed here looks totally awesome.


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Yangmei (Morella/Myrica rubra) thread
« on: October 16, 2022, 09:25:12 PM »
I've got some Yangmei that made it from the last 2 orders. Much higher success putting them straight in the ground for me. Here are some pictures of a male and female Yangmei and their general environment. I have some M Californica I plan to graft some Yangmei scion onto. My question is with the next order arriving in December, when should I graft? Im in Fallbrook, CA. Should I build a hoop house and plant these in the ground under the hoop house (seems like a lot of work!). Id rather not pot them up and transplant into the ground later since my experience has been so poor with potted Yangmei. Any advice? TIA

I think Ive tried everything. If you want it to still be there years later than I'd use the metal labels-

Laura Farms has grafted Fairchild#2 canistel 1 least they did a few days ago.

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Plum cherry cross (pluerry)
« on: September 01, 2022, 08:38:55 PM »
Bummer about Citation rootstock. Im in Fallbrook too and planted at least 20 citation rootstock stone fruits early this year...

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Kwai Muk (Artocarpus parvus) Varieties
« on: August 18, 2022, 12:27:29 PM »
My kwai muk grew from 3ft in a 3gal pot to 7 ft after one year in the ground.  It was also under a papaya for shade until recently when the papaya broke in half. 
It grew long, but doesn't have many leaves.  I guess it can grow in 8.2pH soil with lots of compost.  I'm not sure it can survive this Phoenix summer without shade.
I got it from toptropicals.  They call it Jesses Creme de la Creme.  It doesn't look grafted and toptropocals doesn't say if it's airlayered or seedling.  The root ball was too big for me to check for that.
I bought some seedling kwai muk from etsy and they grew slowly in cactus mix for a year.  After I up-potted them in regular potting soil last summer they began to decline for some reason.
Maybe they needed more aeration in the soil, but the Jesses Creme de la Creme grew very well in the same regular potting soil.  I'm baffled
Here's what my ugly tree looks like:

Very interesting regarding the cactus mix soil. I have sandy loam but Kwai Muk seems to not like that.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Growing Kwai Muk in Southern CA.
« on: August 18, 2022, 02:22:34 AM »
Rtreid-Thats encouraging to hear! Not sure what part of CA your in, does it get over 100F? Is your soils acidic or alkaline? Any fertilizer regimen? What does your water schedule look like? I suspect my DG somewhat clayless alkaline leaning soil may not be conducive to Kwai Muk growing(?)

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Growing Kwai Muk in Southern CA.
« on: August 15, 2022, 11:43:03 PM »
CGameProgrammer- Thats good to hear! Mine always did better in a pot and tanked once they were put in the ground. Im pretty careful about acclimating them to sun first so I dont think it was that. Can you tell me if your Kwai Muk is in morning sun only or how many hours of sun/day? What soil did you use?

I feel like theres a secret with growing these. I've had decent luck with its relative-Jackfruit-but no go on Kwai Muk!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Growing Kwai Muk in Southern CA.
« on: August 15, 2022, 04:05:22 PM »
I've tried lakoocha but it was small and didnt make it. I think if I were to have success with Kwai Muk it would be in a pot rather than in the ground. Maybe doesnt like 90-100 degrees F?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Growing Kwai Muk in Southern CA.
« on: August 14, 2022, 10:23:42 PM »
Thanks Jaboticaba45, It's supposed to be a great tasting fruit (at least theres a variety out there that has earned multiple opinions that are favorable). Its related to hampedak, A. integer Merr.; jackfruit A. heterophyllus; lakoocha, A. lakoocha Roxb.; marang, A. odoratissimus; pingan, A. saraswakensis; butong, A. nitidus; monkey jackfruit but I've heard more cold hardy. Just like achacha, they just seem to not want to live here...

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Growing Kwai Muk in Southern CA.
« on: August 14, 2022, 10:39:36 AM »
I've tried many times and the plant just seems to slowly languish and die. I've read they like sun and can handle the temperatures here. Has anyone in CA had luck growing these? Full sun? Acid soil? whats the trick?

Thanks in advance to any responders!

Id Like 20 trees (18 F, 2 M). Fallbrook, CA. San Diego County.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Help harvesting pawpaws!
« on: July 06, 2022, 11:11:33 PM »
Heres what mine look like when ready to harvest...the only fruit that will give mango a run for its money!

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