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Upgraded Greenhouse and 2016 Fruits
« on: November 08, 2016, 09:30:15 PM »
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Roof can be removed during warmer seasons.
Hope this will be the last upgrade.




































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Re: Upgraded Greenhouse and 2016 Fruits
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2016, 10:01:11 PM »
Amazing upgrade and trees! How tall is it?
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Re: Upgraded Greenhouse and 2016 Fruits
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2016, 10:27:57 PM »
Beautiful green house. If I ever move to a cooler climate(I would like to move to the NC mountains one day) I am def building something similar.

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Re: Upgraded Greenhouse and 2016 Fruits
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2016, 10:43:57 PM »
tuant: beautiful! Is that fiberless soursop? I'm looking for a few seeds if you have any. thanks
how old is your roseapple?

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Re: Upgraded Greenhouse and 2016 Fruits
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2016, 10:52:31 PM »
That is really nice. Did you build it yourself?

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Re: Upgraded Greenhouse and 2016 Fruits
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2016, 11:08:54 PM »
Thanks
   @sildanani: The peak of the greenhouse is about 12ft tall.
   @knlim000: It's not a fiberless soursop. I believe it is a Miami-Florida kind. I bought the tree from TopTropical. I didin't keep any seed from previous fruits. There is one fruit left. If you are interested in getting seeds from it, I definitely can send you some. The roseapple (wax Jampu) is about 3 years old.
   @Toomuch: Yes, I built mostly by myself. Got some help from brothers and in-law.

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Re: Upgraded Greenhouse and 2016 Fruits
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2016, 01:29:28 PM »
Really nice looking greenhouse. I like the glass sliding doors. Why is the back side lower? Your dragon fruit looks delicious.

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Re: Upgraded Greenhouse and 2016 Fruits
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2016, 02:21:24 PM »
TuanT: How does your soursop taste? Is it good flavor? How about the pulp, is it super chewy?  I like some seeds if the taste is great.  I hate to grow something that taste mediocre, it's waste of time and resources for nothing good.  My sister gave me some HI soursop seeds, it's about 1yrs old and 1ft now. It's survive the winter inside the house. I don't know the taste since I haven't eaten. I love the flavor of soursop, but hate the super chewy pulp.

Is your greenhouse heated?

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Re: Upgraded Greenhouse and 2016 Fruits
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2016, 03:52:39 PM »
Very nice and thanks for sharing the pics.

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Re: Upgraded Greenhouse and 2016 Fruits
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2016, 07:50:26 PM »
This is fantastic, Tuan. Your growing has been an inspiration to me, I hope that invite to see your greenhouse one day still stands ... not only do you grow tropical plants in a cold climate, but more importantly, you fruit them.

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Re: Upgraded Greenhouse and 2016 Fruits
« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2016, 02:03:55 PM »
To ReneeFLL: The back side is part of the original greenhouse. I decided not to make it higher because I don't plan to put any plant on that side.

TropicalFruitHunters: My pleasure. You really inspired me to do all of these. What you have in your greenhouse is amazing.

to knlim000: I personally haven't taste many type of soursop. However, mine taste more sour than sweet. Just like other sour that I had eaten. My wife love it.

to Tropicaliste: You are more than welcome to stop by. Thanks

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Re: Upgraded Greenhouse and 2016 Fruits
« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2016, 10:56:35 PM »
Wow, great job, glad you are being rewarded with fruit for all your hard work!

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Re: Upgraded Greenhouse and 2016 Fruits
« Reply #12 on: November 12, 2016, 03:35:53 PM »
When I first saw the new greenhouse it looked really cool, but then I realized it's more than that. It's essentially made of like sliding glass doors the same a backdoor would have. Did you come up with this on your own?
This seems genius, because as my dad put it, you can bring plants in virtually anywhere. No need to lug in one door and out the same door. They're durable too. Did you calculate the cost vs traditional panel type greenhouse? What did you use for the roof? Can you share more details of construction? :)

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Re: Upgraded Greenhouse and 2016 Fruits
« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2016, 10:43:04 PM »
Thanks Tropicaliste! Yes, they are sliding door (patio door from Lowes). I have most my plants in ground. I plan to remove the roof during warmer season and let the plants expose to natural environment as much as possible. Sliding doors make it easier to open the sides. The main purpose is to make the greenhouse being convertible as much as possible.

The six sliding doors cost about $2,800, which is much more expensive than poly-carbonate sheet. The roof are made of 4 4ftx12ft sheets. They are installed to a metal track, and the sheets can slide in and out. I hope the plants will like this design.

Tuan 

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Re: Upgraded Greenhouse and 2016 Fruits
« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2016, 08:27:50 AM »
Amazing setup!!  Good work and beautiful trees. 
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Re: Upgraded Greenhouse and 2016 Fruits
« Reply #15 on: November 16, 2016, 01:58:58 PM »
How old is your soursop?

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Re: Upgraded Greenhouse and 2016 Fruits
« Reply #16 on: November 16, 2016, 04:58:01 PM »
It seems like you saved quite a bit of money, and with a better outcome. I've seen some kits in the catalogues for about $8,000 and nowhere as nice. I like that you can access the various spots from the outside, that makes it so convenient, without having to trek through inside and wrecking plants in the process.
How is it heated?

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Re: Upgraded Greenhouse and 2016 Fruits
« Reply #17 on: November 16, 2016, 10:29:04 PM »
Beautiful job , Tuan, on that greenhouse.   Amazing plants, and fruiting, that is a blessing.
Best of luck with your new expansion!
Jon
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Re: Upgraded Greenhouse and 2016 Fruits
« Reply #18 on: November 17, 2016, 12:26:27 PM »
Thanks everyone!
@Gozp, the soursop is about 2.5 years old. It fruited a year after I bought from Top Tropical.

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Re: Upgraded Greenhouse and 2016 Fruits
« Reply #19 on: November 17, 2016, 04:17:28 PM »
Beautiful job!  We need to compare notes as I too grow tropicals in a greenhouse.  Here's my thread - http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=7511.msg96609#msg96609

Oro Negro today for instance -


Wish I could remove the roof like yours!  It's 18' tall at the peak.

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Re: Upgraded Greenhouse and 2016 Fruits
« Reply #20 on: November 18, 2016, 12:21:09 AM »
Thanks for sharing Mark. You got beautiful plants in that greenhouse. Your greenhouse appears to be much bigger than mine.

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Re: Upgraded Greenhouse and 2016 Fruits
« Reply #21 on: November 18, 2016, 01:39:26 AM »
Hands down best greenhouse I have seen.  Plus, your trees are fruiting well.  What variety is your mango and soursop? 

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Re: Upgraded Greenhouse and 2016 Fruits
« Reply #22 on: November 18, 2016, 12:35:52 PM »
Thanks Stropical!
         It is a pickering mango. The soursop is grafted Homestead. I bought both from Top Tropical.

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« Reply #23 on: November 18, 2016, 01:14:33 PM »
Wow, amazing greenhouse. Great Job.. 8) Beautiful wax jambu...:)

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Re: Upgraded Greenhouse and 2016 Fruits
« Reply #24 on: November 19, 2016, 07:47:01 AM »
Tuan, are the sliding doors hanging or riding on rollers on bottom tracks?  Can't argue with success, that is some fine looking fruit!

FWIW, you may want to adopt my potting system using RootBuilder.   Here's a new thread showing the system:
http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=21887.0