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 - Seanny

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 43
1
Citrus General Discussion / Re: second bloom on Gold Nugget mandarin
« on: September 28, 2023, 11:32:50 AM »
Bearss and Kishu are flowering here.

2
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: The ď Coffin ď Grafting Method ?
« on: September 22, 2023, 01:19:50 PM »
In the video the graft is called inlay bark graft.
On your tree the graft is called inlay side graft.

3
Fungi can perform miracles to extract nutrients from the biochar.

4
Interesting.
Could be a good rs for pot.

5
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Good Florida atemoyas
« on: September 05, 2023, 03:18:50 AM »
Iíve not seen AP looking like that.
Dream looks like my Dream.

6
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Lychee harvest
« on: September 03, 2023, 10:47:57 PM »
Looks good.

7
Thatís inlay side graft.
Itís my favorite for summer grafting Annona.
I use it for mango too.

Veneer is when you slice a thin strip of bark off the rs and scion.

8
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Good Florida atemoyas
« on: August 25, 2023, 01:14:16 PM »
Dream was best once.
Sweet and a little tart with firm texture.
The fruits tend split a few hours after winter rain so no good.
Difficult to get good fruits in my yard.

TS and prolific were best in my yard last year.
Had a sharp sweetness that I liked.

Gefner was sweet but bland sweetness.
My parents liked it.

Lisa tend to split 5 hours after winter rain.
AP2 was good the year before.
Ok last year.

I have HI PM.
Itís weakest on my multi grafted tree.
A fake.

I have a real PM that turns out to be fake.
Flowers and fruits look like AP

Both fake PM came from same seller.

Do you have a picture of HI PM fruit.


9
Citrus General Discussion / Re: Cleft graft in summer?
« on: August 24, 2023, 10:56:53 PM »
Peeling a strip of bark and sliding scion underneath is inlay.
Look up inlay bark graft.

10
Citrus General Discussion / Re: Cleft graft in summer?
« on: August 24, 2023, 01:34:40 AM »
For summer grafting I use inlay side graft so the rootstock continue to grow while graft heal.
I trim the rs after the scion have leaves.

If graft fails I graft higher or lower.
No damage done.

I donít use cleft in summer.
Is this an option for you?

11
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: SoCal Tropical Storm Watch
« on: August 20, 2023, 10:38:23 AM »
Calm here.
Light rain all morning.

12
I would keep the lowest branch to nurse the trunk, cut the rest any time.

14
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Butterscotch sapodilla questions
« on: August 16, 2023, 01:46:34 AM »
I grafted bs to a small Alano.
This is 3rd year yet no flowering.
Alano flowers every year.

15
Iíve used it for fertigation of trees, including mango.
Canít add much since Mg is so high.

16
Citrus General Discussion / Re: Aphid infestation??
« on: August 06, 2023, 11:11:01 PM »
My yard had an infestation around May.
I waited out for the lady bugs and their kids to wipe out the aphids.
Clean now.

17
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Veggie Slicer As A Grafting Tool!
« on: August 06, 2023, 02:25:12 PM »
Easier to use than a planer?

Iíll try it soon.

18
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Giant Ambarella
« on: August 03, 2023, 10:03:41 PM »
I bought a small Thai recently.
Iím thinking of grafting a bigger fruit but more vigorous variety to it.
Not sure if tree would stay dwarf.

19
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Giant Ambarella
« on: August 03, 2023, 11:55:18 AM »
Are there any that are more dwarf than Thai, to use as rootstock?

20
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dwarfing a vigorous tree
« on: August 02, 2023, 12:24:10 PM »
In citrus, grafting a ring of bark from a dwarf variety to a vigorous seedling would dwarf the tree.
Try that.

21
Citrus General Discussion / Re: Micronutrients spray
« on: July 30, 2023, 06:09:19 PM »
I use this and have had good results.

https://www.amazon.com/Southern-Ag-01902-Citrus-Nutritional/dp/B00A51Y8ZM/ref=sr_1_32?crid=2FZPSFZPOPR2W&keywords=citrus+spray&qid=1690575120&sprefix=citrus+spray%2Caps%2C161&sr=8-32

I do use it on mature leaves.
I canít use it on emerging leaves.

Just looking for good one to spray early.
Iíll buy some zinc sulfate and manganese sulfate to try.


22
Citrus General Discussion / Re: Micronutrients spray
« on: July 30, 2023, 06:06:56 PM »
Rain water is far better than tap water if you can collect it. Plants will grow better. There's chlorine, salts, all sorts of stuff in tap water.

I have 8 55 gallon drums of rain water.
Most go to lychee and jaboticaba.
Not enough for thirsty citrus.

23
Citrus General Discussion / Re: Micronutrients spray
« on: July 30, 2023, 06:03:30 PM »
What is the alkalinity of your water?
That is more important then pH. High pH water with relatively low alkalinity can be adjusted (vinegar, pH Down etc). But high alkalinity can't easily be pH lowered. I t "fights back".
High pH by itself won't lower the potting soil pH. It is the alkalinity that does it.

Carolyn

185 ppm

24
Citrus General Discussion / Re: Micronutrients spray
« on: July 23, 2023, 02:09:01 AM »
Correction

pH of 8.1, not 8.7

@Peep

I have a lot of potted plants.
I have used vinegar.
Itís not a solution for me.

Iím looking into slow release sulfur and MicroMax.
For now I need to spray new leaves soon.

25
Citrus General Discussion / Re: Micronutrients spray
« on: July 23, 2023, 01:54:35 AM »
What happens if you spray a liquid fertilizer with FE on new growth?

On my citrus graft the tips died.
On my lychee the whole new shoot died.

Lychee literature says to spray emerging leaves with Zinc and manganese.
Iím trying to spray on citrus too.

Iíll switch full micros, or just Fe and boron when leaves are mature.

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 43
SMF spam blocked by CleanTalk