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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Need help with Loquat tree
« on: November 03, 2021, 02:20:22 AM »
Maybe the dead section was grafted, and died back to the graft years ago?

Probably u are right 😞

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Need help with Loquat tree
« on: November 03, 2021, 02:19:31 AM »




Here are my suggestions regarding pruning, i marked the branches i would prune. The two thin ones in the middle of the two thick ones really need to go ,when the two main gain some thickness they will strangle the ones in the middle.
Yes you can remove the others and leave the one witch you marked with an arrow, but i would leave the second ,they will grow fine ....
You have a dead section in there which can also be removed ...

Thank you very much.  Will follow your suggestions & keep those two healthy trunks.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Need help with Loquat tree
« on: November 01, 2021, 12:47:39 AM »
Yes, I mean the ones just above the ground.

If you want to eliminate(cut down) the other rootstocks if you think it is multiple seedlings planted close together when you cut it be careful not to dig up any of the roots. Just cut to the ground level any of the other rootstock trunks you don't want (ones without your red arrow) and it will not grow back again. Just paint the trunks that are cut off with tree sealer (tar paint) so it will not introduce bugs/mold/etc in the trunks that are cut off.

Sounds great.  Will do as you said.  Thanks.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Need help with Loquat tree
« on: October 31, 2021, 08:14:08 PM »
Vid_nand, there is nothing you need to do to the tree, except cut off the dead branch.
When you are ready to graft, just cut the branches as you graft new varieties for top working the tree. It's good to have multiple trunks, looks like you have plenty of space around the tree. If you want more sunlight to penetrate through the leaves (if it's to dense for you) then just cut off a few smaller branches completely, keep four of the best shaped large branches/trunks in your photo.

Thanks for responding.  When you say 4 best trunks, do u mean the ones from the ground?  Is it possible to mark it in my pics

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Need help with Loquat tree
« on: October 31, 2021, 08:11:33 PM »
First i need to say i dont have a fruiting loquat tree, and have been growing loquats for 2 years so thats from my very limited experience...
The plant may be a seedling ,dus may be young to be fruiting ...also i see tree different stemms which may be tree different seedlings that have grown so close together. I personally would remove the middle one, which is the weakest judging by the pics.
You are asking about grafting it, i would personally do that bud still would leave a branch from both of the main trunks, since they may end up to be something special. Be sure to use scions from a known fruiting loquat with nice fruit.
This spring i grafted a dozen of loquats on quince, i used cleft and bark graft methods, all were succesfull and loquat by me seems to be an easily graftable plant.

Now u may also wait a little more on the plant, it may be just too young to fruit, that is if the problem is not hiding elsewhere.

Has the plant ever flowered ??

Thanks for responding.  Congratulations fir your grafted seedlings 😊.

The plant may be a seedling ,dus may be young to be fruiting ...also i see tree different stemms which may be tree different seedlings that have grown so close together. I personally would remove the middle one, which is the weakest judging by the pics.
  ó Yes.  I too feel that there are multiple trees (seedlings) there. I see around 6 poking from the ground.  Iíve added a pic from another view (Pls chk the 4th pic in my original post).  Can i just keep the one marked (last pic) & remove the rest?

You are asking about grafting it, i would personally do that bud still would leave a branch from both of the main trunks, since they may end up to be something special. Be sure to use scions from a known fruiting loquat with nice fruit.
  ó Sounds great.  Will do that.  I got 4 cuttings (Same tree) from my neighbor.  Do you have done suggestions of good loquat varieties?

Has the plant ever flowered ??
  ó  No flowers yet.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Need help with Loquat tree
« on: October 31, 2021, 02:24:33 PM »
Friends,
Pls help! 🙏

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cherimoya or Atemoya - Plant id pls
« on: October 31, 2021, 01:24:38 PM »
Are you sure the seeds were sugar apple? Looks a lot like my 15 gallon Booth that I got from Clausen nursery a few years ago. Mine is much larger than yours but leaves and fruit look the same. They are reputable but do sell their cherimoyas from seed. Mine certainly doesn't look like a Booth fruit but variance from seed.



Thanks for responding.  I got these seeds from my friend who also has a Cherimoya tree grafted with many varieties.  There is a chance, she gave me cherimoya seeds.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Plant id pls
« on: October 31, 2021, 01:17:45 PM »
I'll take a few photos for you tomorrow and post it so you can compare, I have a few seedlings growing now.

Great.  Thanks 🙏

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Plant id pls
« on: October 30, 2021, 07:46:20 PM »
Hi All,
Could someone identify this plant?  Thanks in Advance.


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Need help with Loquat tree
« on: October 30, 2021, 07:43:25 PM »
Hi All,
I need some help here with my loquat tree.  I got this tree from my friend around three years back.  It was around 3 ft then.  My friend thinks it gave fruit before that.  But, all these years this tree keeps growing (around 8 ft now) & no fruit at all.  I am currently thinking about grafting this with scion of another tree from my neighbor.  I see lots of trunk from the bottom.  Should I keep them all, just remove half of each trunk & graft on that hard wood or just remove some of the top & graft (cleft, whip).  Also, should I remove some branches from the top (or from the base) as the tree looks so dense(around 5-6 ft wide).   I would appreciate any suggestions on this.  Thanks in Advance.










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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cherimoya or Atemoya - Plant id pls
« on: October 30, 2021, 03:16:14 PM »
the plant does look like cherimoya but the fruit doesn't look like a full cherimoya more like an atemoya. cherimoya fruit tends to be more flat,round and/or symmetrical. atemoya tends to be deformed and show some traces of the eyes/spikes kinda but you can tell it's not a full a.squamosa either.

Thanks for your response.  Is it possible for this to be a new type/ variety?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cherimoya or Atemoya - Plant id pls
« on: October 30, 2021, 12:41:38 PM »
Thanks you all for the response.  I really appreciate this🙏

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Cherimoya or Atemoya - Plant id pls
« on: October 30, 2021, 01:57:40 AM »
I started this tree around 3 yrs back from seed. I actually planted the sugar apple seeds that i got from a friend. Not sure how it ended up as cherimoya or Atemoya. it will be great if someone can identify whether it is cherimoya or Atemoya. All the below pics are from tbe same tree. The tree is in a 15 gal black plastic container. Thanks in advance.











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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Wanted Gem / Gwen Avocado Scion
« on: October 27, 2021, 02:11:54 PM »
You do know GEM and Gwen aren't the same, GEM being a Gwen seedling?

I know they are different.  I am looking for either or both😊

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Wanted Gem / Gwen Avocado Scion
« on: October 26, 2021, 03:07:03 AM »
Hi all,
i am looking for a Gem / Gwen avocado scion.  Will someone be willing to share a cutting.  Iíll  be happy to pay for the shipping & also a reasonabe price for the cutting if needed.  Thanks in advance.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Looking for Avocado Scions
« on: October 06, 2021, 06:59:04 PM »
Hi Friends,

I am looking for some avocado cuttings (from a fruiting tree) to graft on to my existing tree. I am looking for few different varieties with different ripening. If you have one or few varieties that you are willing to share, pls respond with the variety name. Iíll be happy to pay for the postage & also a decent price for the cuttings if interested. As my tree is young around 5 feet tall, I might need slightly thin branches. Btw, we live in soCal (Torrance CA). I am looking for suitable varieties pls.  Thanks in Advance.

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