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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mangos in san diego
« on: December 10, 2023, 01:48:05 PM »
Nice harvest Brad.   I picked a couple  Cherimoyas last week and they were outstanding. Tis the season.

I thought the cherimoyas were really good so far this year also.  My wife was eating one the other day and said wow this is really sweet.  So I did a brix reading and it was 30. 

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I have some of those if you want send me a message.  The AX was not a good one and I got rid of it. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mangos in san diego
« on: December 09, 2023, 02:18:38 PM »
I got a few mangos the other days and cherimoyas.  The mangos are still a bit green but they won't get much more heat so may as well start taking them.




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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mangos in san diego
« on: December 09, 2023, 01:42:18 PM »

I have horrible Powdery Mildew at my place but my Pineapple Pleasure grows fine and fruits fine for me. Last year, I had a bumper crop so this year, I only got a few fruit. The fruit are large and taste excellent. To me, they taste like a giant PinaColada. The Pineapple Pleasure nubbins are smaller, more round and are sugar bombs.

Hey Brad, Im glad your mangos are getting established and starting to produce. I remember how difficult it was for you to get them into the ground and to prop them Joshs they were young. Now that they are established, they should fruit well for you. Our cold weather which is horrible for young trees because it induces early blooms is actually a benefit if your trees are large and established.

Simon
Just curious Simon,
Which month do you prefer your blooms to set & hold fruit till maturity in San Diego area?

Asking out of curiosity as it sounds like your fruit are just now approaching the ripe stage.

Just as an experiment, I have one Keitt left hanging on a tree now in S. Fl and I will let it stay till it falls off or is eaten. At least in S. Fl. for this green mango it ripens very slowly once the temperature drops near 70 and less hours of sunlight occur late in fall. I assume it is the same in California presently. I believe my keitt bloomed and set fruit in March and could be picked Aug.. for primary crop or left to hang if willing to eliminate predators. 

I was surprised that Glen in California was still not ripe for the other poster on this thread as it is not a green skinned mango at maturity. Glen if set fruit in late Feb. to early March are usually ripe in S.Fl. in early June.

We had a longer than usual winter here and I dont think mangos really set fruit until maybe May.  It always warms up later here than in FL, but this year was especially cold and wet winter and spring.
Our warm season is barely long enough here and mangos barely get ripe enough to eat before winter hits again. 





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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mangos in san diego
« on: December 09, 2023, 01:39:31 PM »
Hi Ken, smart move to remove the fruit.  I think 5+ year of removing it is smart.  Cutting the panicles off is even better.  It stops the fruit sooner and keeps the tree from sagging from the weight of flowers.

This worked great for me with a lot of cvs, the only exception being Sweet Tart. I don't know if it has to do with the cv, the rootstock or both, but I'm having a lot of trouble trying to keep the branches of my tree straight with sticks and ropes.

Instead of trying to prop it up, I think its better to prune the long brwnches back and let them grow back. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mangos in san diego
« on: December 09, 2023, 12:17:59 AM »
Hi Ken, smart move to remove the fruit.  I think 5+ year of removing it is smart.  Cutting the panicles off is even better.  It stops the fruit sooner and keeps the tree from sagging from the weight of flowers.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Pineapple pups ship to Spain
« on: December 08, 2023, 09:06:00 PM »
I will send them to Spain if you want to pay for shipping, makes no difference where they go to me.  As long as there is not a restriction on importing them, it should not be an issue. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado 24/7 Thread
« on: December 06, 2023, 10:28:14 AM »
Nabal seems to be more reliable but I can't say for sure since my nabal has only fruited for 3 years now.  Season is later.  Reed is the child of nabal and I think it is more reliable.  Fruit on Reed and nabal are similar. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado top work video
« on: December 06, 2023, 12:17:03 AM »
I did a bunch of grafts today and the bark was slipping really easily.  Super happy with that.  Perfect weather here now for avocado top working.  Even hardened off brown wood was easily slipping.  And the scion wood is perfect.

I can make another video this week.  Last years trees had 100% success rate of top working on around 50 trees all done in december.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado 24/7 Thread
« on: December 06, 2023, 12:09:01 AM »
Hi All,

I'm looking for recommendations for a Type B winter fruiting tree.  I was thinking Fuerte but if someone has a better recommendation, I'd love to hear it.

Zone 10A.

Thanks!

Fuerte is probably the best early variety but it is not a reliable producer.  It really depends on the conditions if it will fruit well for you.  Some times it flowers but sets no fruit.

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You can just let it rot if it does rot then cut it away and it only needs the wood core and will be fine.  It does not cause any problems.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Sugarcane cuttings
« on: December 03, 2023, 12:00:15 PM »
Brad has any of your Jamaican stripe sent out variegated leaves?
I got some from you a few years ago and were normal until a cane decided to come up with some really nice variegated leaves. Wondering if there's more out there or if I got lucky...

Havent noticed that.  It could be environmental maybe?  I dont know.  To be honest I dont pay much attention to these plants.  I have them on a sprinkler and we just grab them when we want to use it and otherwise completely ignore it. 

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Sweet tart


Sweet tart on left





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Yeah I think April 1st should get you some branches ready to use by june or july.  I guess you could go for earlier, it wont hurt.  Maybe february or march would also be ok.  It just isnt going to want to do much until April.  By May the tree will want to start pushing new growth. 

I dont have a huge problem with droopy trees.  Some are a bit droopy but they seem to grow out of that.  Just have to prune them up and keep it off the ground.  I dont use any supports for my trees.  Ill post some pics.  I did go out and pick a few mangos today and took some photos of the trees.  You can come over and look at them if you want.  Its not that far, maybe 30-40 minutes south.




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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Sugarcane cuttings
« on: December 02, 2023, 07:42:31 PM »
It grew slowly here and has tight node spacing and the canes are really fat.  It probably does better in different climates but for here the jamaica stripe seems to grow better. 

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Hard to find dragonfruit cuttings
« on: December 02, 2023, 05:36:08 PM »
I've got some pieces of

Desert king (plants or cuts)
Thick king
Godzilla
Rainbow
Orange giant
Palora
S8
Black
Australian yellow ISIS
Golden gold
Boreal

Plants 30, cuts (1ft) 15$

Prefer local pickup but I can ship some pieces.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Sugarcane cuttings
« on: December 02, 2023, 05:24:21 PM »
I had cut the big stripes out but some are coming back if you want it Bill.  I don't recommend growing it but if you want it I have it...

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Why not go for sweet tart?  I have early gold and it ends up flowering at weird times and not really doing that well.  It does make early fruit but they are sometimes all out of wack from other varieties.  Like it's flowering right now. 

Also why top the tree at 5ft?  I would say chop it at 1ft in April and graft several of the new shoots when they come out.  I think you will have more success doing the smaller grafts.  And having them lower seems better to me.  Top working trees even 2 or 3ft up has always seemed like a mistake when I have done it. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Kwai Mai Pink Lychee in canada
« on: December 02, 2023, 12:33:48 AM »
Why not grow some cherries or whatever will grow there?  Do people grow cherries?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« on: November 30, 2023, 05:01:59 PM »
I would call it floral rather than dish soap flavor.  Some people percive cilantro as dish soap flavor also and find it bad.  It maybe the same kind of thing.  Some people just dont like that flavor.  For me, i think it makes the s8 taste good.  The only thing is there no acid in the S8.  Its floral and sweet but lqcking acid.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado 24/7 Thread
« on: November 28, 2023, 06:51:39 PM »
I saw it but doubt its anything special based on their other releases.  But who knows, maybe it will be amazing and everyone will top work all their hass trees with it.   ::)

Or maybe just hype it up and collect royalties until the hype wanes. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mangos in san diego
« on: November 27, 2023, 12:49:44 PM »
I need to wait longer for the mangos.  Some are ripe but a lot are still pretty green.  Cherimoyas are also late.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« on: November 27, 2023, 01:00:19 AM »
S8 is the best.  Just my opinion.  Cant beat it.  Theres one called pink panther thats really similar also does great.  I quit caring for my DF plants and just let them go and we only get fruit off s8.  Lots of fruit with zero effort.  And taste is best and the vines are hardy.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« on: November 26, 2023, 03:39:44 PM »
Those still need many months to finish. 

Thats why i quit growing megalanthus.  Takes too long to ripen.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Sad Avocado Tree
« on: November 21, 2023, 09:10:03 PM »
Also ditch the stake and green tape.  Its choking the tree.  The tree needs to hold itself up at this point.  Hass and fuerte both dont need staking. 

I think if you prune it hard and paint all the bark it may have a shot.  Even this may not save it. At some point they just get screwed up for good and its better to replant. 

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