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Eggo
Hopefully next year we'll have fruits to swap. I'd be interested in swapping scions next year in April too. The sound of crisper juicy flesh with a perfume aroma really got my attention. 

Max

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Congratulations on your seedling!
I have a yellow skin longan that looks like your seedling from the outside. The flesh on mine is soft though. It's very aromatic and has a pouch of juice when break open. Flavor is definitely unique from regular longans.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Are Emperor Lychee usually this large?
« on: September 16, 2021, 01:15:51 PM »
Hi Bill
How you like the fruit? Did it have big or small seeds? The shell on your Emperor looks different then mine. Makes me think if I have the real Emperor or not. Most of my Emperors had large seeds and only a few aborted seeds

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Lychee grafted onto Longan?
« on: September 11, 2021, 01:02:55 AM »
Hi Ripple
I like to graft onto young harden shoots using cleft. Your 3rd photo is the size I usually use.
Here's a picture of the size I use, almost like toothpick size.



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Whats the flavor like on the Isau/Green skin cat's eye longan/Green skin dinosaur longan/爱烧青皮龙眼?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fruit party
« on: August 12, 2021, 12:07:31 AM »
How does Mauritius lychee do for you guys in CA?  I ate a ton of 'em from a huge tree in my community this year, and the flavor was intense and great.  I shared them with a lot of people, and everyone loved them.
Mauritius does great for me in Socal. It only took me about 7 years to start producing regularly. This variety has a pretty strong floral aroma, good flesh to seed ratio. It can have a sweet tart flavor when picked a little early or just fragrantly sweet when fully ripened. Also, will have small seeds here and there. Many people  that tried  my Mauritius loves it. It's my  daughter's favorite.  My favorite is  still NMZ though. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Lychee grafted onto Longan?
« on: August 02, 2021, 02:52:32 AM »
Tony714, Congratulations on 1st time harvest.
What cultivar of lychee is that grafted onto the Longan tree? Is the rootstock a Kohala longan?


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2021 Lychee Season
« on: August 01, 2021, 02:18:23 AM »
Congratulations on your  massive crop Kaz! Im about finished with my Mauritius tree. Just a few bunches left.

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Johnny Eat Fruit
I love the structure on your trees.  My sweet tart on turpentine rootstock grows and fruits fine here. It's the best producing tree i have. I let mine grow out of control so not so nice looking. 



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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2021 Lychee Season
« on: June 23, 2021, 02:42:42 AM »


Very nice! How is Heung Lai? Have you been able to sample any? I guess it is one of the "heirloom lychees."
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Galatians522
Yes, I got to try a few fruits back in 2017. I remember the flesh was soft, very juicy and fragrant with no rag. Here's the link for pictures of the fruit
http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=315.100

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2021 Lychee Season
« on: June 16, 2021, 10:39:54 PM »
Lychees are still a month away here in San Gabriel CA. Mauritius tree fruiting  Sweetheart, Hakip, Heung Lai,  Emperor, and a unknown. Fruits are still dropping. Kwai Mai Pink completely dropped all the fruits.





















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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Lychee grafted onto Longan?
« on: May 20, 2021, 02:55:45 PM »
Nmz graft is still alive after fruiting from the tiny stick. Sprouting out nicely


5/6/20 update No Mai Tse


5/20/21 NMZ graft update
Fruits are starting to set. Can't wait to try the fruits again.  How are y'all grafts doing?







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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Mango scions now available
« on: April 12, 2021, 12:24:05 PM »
Scions available:

Bombay 4 for $15
Lemon zest 4 for $16
Lemon meringue 4 for $16
Nam doc mai 4 for $14
shipping $12

harvested and shipped priority same day wrapped in buddy tape paypal, USPS tracking provided

Pm sent

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2021 Lychee Season
« on: March 04, 2021, 04:42:34 PM »
@Seanny
My Late Seedless is planted in a bad spot due to lack of space. Doesn't grow much, currently blooming as well. Not enough sunlight to grow. Will see how it does grafted on the  Mauritius.

Got nice bloom on Emperor lychee also. I grew this tree from a small airlayered stick that I bought off eBay. Its grows well for me here in Socal. Guessing around  6 to 7 years old. 
 Emperor lychee


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2021 Lychee Season
« on: March 04, 2021, 12:01:48 PM »
All varieties cleft grafted?
Yes, all cleft grafted when toothpick size.

Here's the Late Seedless


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2021 Lychee Season
« on: March 04, 2021, 11:44:05 AM »
Beicadad

All the grafts are 2 to 3 years old, except for the late Seedless. Late Seedless was grafted a few months ago and barely pushing now. This will be the first year  I'll be  letting these grafts fruit. I have about 8 panicles of Sweethearts blooming very nicely. Will post updates later in the season.




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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2021 Lychee Season
« on: March 03, 2021, 06:54:05 PM »
Lychees are blooming nicely here in San Gabriel CA.
This is my Mauritius tree grafted with Sweetheart, Emperor,  Kwai Mai Pink,  Heung Lai, Hakip, late Seedless, and No Mai  Tze. All are growing fine except for No Mai Tsz and Late Seedless. 







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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Wtb seedless guava
« on: December 21, 2020, 01:56:50 AM »
Grafted Crystal seedless guava in 25 gallon pot for $300  pick up only  in the city of San Gabriel


Do they fruit well in a container that size?

Yes, very heavy producers. It's currently holding lots of late season fruits.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Wtb seedless guava
« on: December 20, 2020, 04:44:38 PM »
Grafted Crystal seedless guava in 25 gallon pot for $300  pick up only  in the city of San Gabriel


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Guangdong Lychee Varieties
« on: December 06, 2020, 11:03:54 PM »
Here’s a YouTube video for all the  lychee fans.  Talks about hanging green, Kwai mai, and some other popular varieties. Turn on the English subtitles. He has three videos. This is part 3



https://youtu.be/C8IGmpKOUaM


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Seedling Mango tree thread
« on: October 18, 2020, 02:09:20 AM »
Here is an E4 seedling. I planted out several E4 seeds and some came up with multiple sprouts but this seed only had a single sprout come up. It was planted about June-July of last year and is growing very well. It is currently 43 inches tall but has a new vegetative flush pushing right now.





Simon

Wow! If this was my tree and I have the space, I let it get as big as it wants. Love growth on that thing. This is what I love about growing vigorous seedlings. No worrying about getting die backs.

Max

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Seedling Mango tree thread
« on: October 18, 2020, 01:51:26 AM »

Max, this is awesome! I’m especially interested in Sweet Tart and other top tier Polyembryonic seedlings.
Do you happen to remember which seedling you kept? Was it the more vigorous or less vigorous seedling from the seed?

If we consistently find that either the more vigorous or less vigorous seedling is the clone, that will help out a lot of the mango growers out there.

Simon
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I kept the most vigorous seedling because it was the only one that survived. It had three seedlings total from one seed.  I tried separating the three seedlings. But, the two smaller ones didn’t make it.
Max

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Seedling Mango tree thread
« on: October 17, 2020, 11:00:23 AM »
Chris1
I don't  remember  exactly how old the tree is. Guessing 5 or 6 years old. The tree flowered  last year but wasn't able to hold  any  fruits. This is the first  year  holding  fruits.
Here's  the seedling tree

Picture of the leafs pruned back after harvest


New leaf


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Seedling Mango tree thread
« on: October 17, 2020, 01:54:13 AM »
I fruited a seedling sweet tart for the first time off my seedling tree and off my aunt's manila tree that I grafted onto. The seedling tree  itself  produced around  15 decent size fruits. It tasted very similar to the original. Fruit was just smaller. The seed was from the mango tasting at Gary's house in Palm Springs from way back when. It was in a pot until two years ago.

Original ST on left, seedling on the right
 


Seedling sweet tart grafted onto manila holding  7 fruits on the small graft. You can still see the graft union on the bottom.



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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Seedling Mango tree thread
« on: October 16, 2020, 05:24:49 PM »
@Simon
I did not taste any guava flavor. To me, the flavor reminds me of the kesar mango. Love this tree for the Indian flavor profile and the vigorous growth it has. Flowers and sets fruit very well too. If your into kesars and Alponsos, I think this is a very good alternative for growing in SoCal.

Max

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