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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: First fruits on my Annona conica plant.
« Last post by Zambezi on Today at 11:45:43 AM »
Congratulations Chandramohan!
Nice pics of the flowers. Looking forward to your update and taste report.
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Thanks Brad.  I am very interested in Fujikawa.  I have a Nishikawa grafted onto my Hass and it has really taken off in one year.  Are you still on messenger?
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Makes sense, roblack.  You have to know your own trees and your varieties, what indicates time to start picking.
I second that John. I use you South Florida folks to give me an indicator when I need to start paying closer attention. I tend to to run two to three weeks behind y'all
The weather today is beautiful up here in Central Florida. Hopefully you all are feeling some of these cool breezes. H<br /><br />

Has me motivated to pull weeds transplant and Landscape
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I would not cut anything else until it starts to show good growth. It needs leaves to produce energy. Feed it and water it.
I agree.  Other than watering it frequently during our dry season, I'm going to let it be until Spring.
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Makes sense, roblack.  You have to know your own trees and your varieties, what indicates time to start picking.
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While this sounds like a good idea in theory, growth and conditions can vary considerably, even within the same orchard. My friend nearby has a Kesar tree, as do I. While there was overlap, we were largely harvesting at different times. He had mangoes a month later than our tree did.

I would only use Zill picking times as an indicator that they are picking a variety at that time. Might check a bit more closely for signs of ripeness on my own trees, based upon reports from others.

Gotta get to know all your varieties. Its not easy with all of them, but part of the fun. Almost got Sweet Tart figured out.
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I would not cut anything else until it starts to show good growth. It needs leaves to produce energy. Feed it and water it.
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pics from the garden
« Last post by roblack on Today at 10:21:40 AM »
Found some more info:

I have Hua Jiao Shu sichuan pepper and Zanthoxylum Simulans. Z. Simulans is the one pictured is bigger than the other. Think they are different species.

One of the sellers said they can fruit within 2 to 3 years. Received both of these 2 years ago, November.   
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pics from the garden
« Last post by roblack on Today at 10:13:52 AM »
Hey Slopat.

Yes, Sichuan pepper is numbing, and does not really have much heat to it, maybe a little. I eat a sichuan chili sauce that is really good. Would love to experiment with it more.

I have 2 varieties. Will have to look up their scientific names. The one pictured grew through the pot and into the ground. Going to cut the pot away and build up a mound around the root ball and leave it be.

I'm not sure about flowers and fruits. Yet to see any. This is not scientific, but looks to me like its going to do something soon.
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You didn't get more shoots when you tipped because the tree didn't have enough vigor to push more. It wasn't well enough established ie didn't have enough active roots or growing conditions didn't warrant more vigor ie it was too dry. So getting one shoot to replace the one you already had tells you it wasn't ready to be tipped for purposes of increased branching. Next yr if you tip/cut it back to the same position and growing conditions are good you'd probably get several shoots.
Interesting.  I hadn't thought of that.  So it's best to wait for Spring, March or so in my part of the planet, and then reassess the tree and growth.  What about that lateral branch?  I'm thinking that needs to be removed.
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