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If it's flowering but not fruiting then it is probably a pollenation issue. Mine are all self fruiting, but the central coast is very different than the Coachella Valley where it is 100 degrees during the bloom. You may want to try manually pollenating to see if that fixes the problem.

The ones from Lowes or Home Depot usually either Nazemets or Coolidge from La Verne nursery. They are both very good and productive cultivars. The more oval ones are Coolidge and the rounder ones are Nazemets.


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Lucuma in zone 9b
« on: February 18, 2022, 11:58:51 PM »
About to plant out a Lucuma seedling, and I have a few questions:

Do I plant it in a mound like avocado or on level ground?

Does it need to be in a cold protected location or is it hardy to California zone 9b?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Eugenia ID
« on: November 03, 2021, 01:06:31 PM »
It's Eugenia Pseudopsidium which is known as the Christmas Cherry

You can buy seedlings from seller 9waters on Etsy

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: wax jambu
« on: September 23, 2021, 12:04:40 AM »
Hey Robert, my wax Jambu has stayed in a pot in my unheated hoop house. It stays maybe 5 degrees warmer in there on winter nights, so the coldest it has gotten is probably about around 35 degrees. It has shown no signs of stress and grows very rapidly. I can air layer you off a branch in Spring if you want to try growing the black diamond variety.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: wax jambu
« on: September 22, 2021, 10:38:19 AM »
I wait until they are bright pink. They also tend to fall off of the tree when they are ripe, so I end up eating a lot from the ground.

Blueberry grapes are the best flavor wise, I am going to replace some of my Chardonnay and Thompson seedless vines with them this winter. They really do taste like a cross between a blueberry and a seedless grape  Not sure if you can get them in France yet they are a newish variety.

My other favorite is Zinfandel, because the production is ludicrous

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best Fruit Trees/Plants for Containers
« on: August 04, 2021, 08:43:21 PM »
Wax Jambu, Papayas and Garcinias are my favorite trees to grow in pots.

Wax Jambus produce lots of fruit even from a tiny size, but they take lots of pruning to keep in check.

Garcinias have a slow growth rate and a crazy taproot, but they never complain to me about being rootbound.

Papayas fruit in a year and make good use of the greenhouse space while the Jabos and Garcinias are still small.

Growing brasiliensis in a hoop house next to a fountain, it's put on about 6 inches in a year and a half. It's a little too mild here in the central coast to grow them unprotected, but the hoop house and fountain help it a bunch. I also have intermedia and achacha. The achacha is the fastest growing followed by the brasiliensis then the intermedia which has been painfully slow.

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Apple disease ID
« on: May 16, 2021, 12:48:07 AM »
I believe it's fire blight caused by the very cool year we are having. If you have any pear trees or loquats you may want to watch to make sure they don't get it too.

I am thinking about using Plant Growth Regulator Paclobutrazol (PBZ) to slow down the Wax Jambu that I have in my greenhouse, so it stops growing into the ceiling every year. From the studies I found online it looks like PBZ has other benefits like faster fruiting times, improved cold tolerance and higher yields. Does anyone have any personal experience using PBZ for zone pushing or reducing fruiting to times?

Here are some of the references I found:

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dying Atemoyas
« on: April 15, 2021, 12:19:21 AM »
My Cheromoya's lose their leaves like this every spring and regrow them a few weeks later. My guess would be that the seasonal conditions this year triggered your Atemoya's Cheromoya DNA to do a spring leaf dump.

All of the above options sound good to me as I don't really want to go down to L.A. area but could go to K-Rimes to pick up no problem! We could help pay for gas to K-Rimes or something!

Just buy some cool plants from my greenhouse or something. No worries. Iím happy to do it for the central coast folk.


Do you also want me to grab your trees?

That would be a awesome if you could grab my trees. Thanks a bunch

Tried to add myself to the spreadsheet, but not sure if it worked. Can you put me down for one Dongkui and black peak?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Can you graft onto a graft?
« on: February 24, 2021, 04:27:26 PM »
Yes, you can graft that way. Here is a video of a guy with a similar multi-graphed avocado:

An easier way to get nearly year round avocados, is to grow a Carmen Variety

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself
« on: February 11, 2021, 10:41:03 PM »
Central Coast of California zone 9b
Soil: Sand

In ground/soon to be:
Guava/pseudo-guava x10, avocado x6, cheromoya x2, Surinam Cherry x2, lucuma, Manila mango, vernon white sapote, finger lime, fig x8, macadamia, persimmon, blueberry, kiwi, coffee Arabica, wine grapes, various banana, various citrus, and various stone fruit.

Kwai muk, jabo x4, achacha, g. Madrono, g. Braziliansis/intermedia? x2, luc's garcinia, black pearl wax jambu, miracle berry, blackberry jam fruit, uvaia do campo, Randia fitzalanii, sugar apple, Papaya, Surinam Cherry.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Plant o Gram mangos delivered
« on: February 11, 2021, 10:03:09 PM »
Thanks for the update, I will have to try Canistel next year

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Plant o Gram mangos delivered
« on: February 10, 2021, 11:55:28 PM »
How did the Mangoes do through the winter? I am sizing up a Manila mango in my greenhouse to plant out at the end of the month.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Help with Red-Hybrid Jaboticaba Seedling
« on: February 10, 2021, 11:43:31 PM »
It looks like transportation shock. The seedlings that I get from Etsy or ebay will do that for a few months while they adjust to being in California. But it could be a seasonal burn or too high ph in the soil.

Here's the video from flying fox fruits on ideal soil mix

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: An experiment
« on: February 02, 2021, 08:58:10 PM »
I have all of those plants growing in Central Coast's 9b without any frost protection, so it shouldn't be a problem.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Eugenia myrcianthes - Uvaia do Campo
« on: January 31, 2021, 09:31:43 PM »
Thanks for the info, I think I will grow this in a pot to keep it small in case the fruit is not worth it. Hopefully I will let you know what mine tastes like in a few years

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Eugenia myrcianthes - Uvaia do Campo
« on: January 31, 2021, 01:48:32 AM »
Got some seeds from Trade Winds Fruits for "Eugenia myrcianthes - Uvaia do Campo" which germinated in my greenhouse. I was unable to dig up any info on the internet about the plant. Does anyone that has grown it have any advice about the plant? Is it the same plant as eugenia pyriformis?

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