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OK man I'll give you the cringe factor for sure. Be safe all when your grafting but we all have to pay sometimes to the grafting Gods ;) 8)

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado graft pics
« on: January 21, 2022, 07:04:39 PM »
nice graft's Brad, good luck on planting out your new section! ;) 8)

Shiloh, you've made some nice video's for sure and I've enjoyed the other one's but this one showing your grafting technique scared me for you!! As a long time grafter might I mention to you that a better way to control your grafting knife would be to hold your knife hand against your stomach and move the scion with other hand. That way your knife will not be thrusting into your body part's ;) just a suggestion keep on keep en on  :D 8) 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Multi-grafted Citrus Show Off
« on: January 14, 2022, 07:00:43 PM »
I have made a multi-grafted citrus too many years ago here on the Central Coast with our cool Summers I have had the best success in late Spring to Summer here. When or what time of year have you all done your graft's. Great looking trees louicious and Kevin.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Grafting Che to Mulberry
« on: January 14, 2022, 06:27:48 PM »
I have heard that Che which is not a mulberry but Cudrania that is in moraceae family is compatible with Osage orange. Mulberry same family would be interesting to see if it works. Best of luck to yeah Kevin.

very cool new logo Adam concrat's on 8yrs in the bess 8) Time fly's when your having to much fun!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Sb please identify this tree
« on: December 31, 2021, 06:36:56 PM »
Yeap it's looking like a Oak tree agree!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Your 2021 Rainfall totals
« on: December 31, 2021, 06:34:48 PM »
I was amazed when you posted you total but thinking about it yeah, your right in the sweet spot on of the mountains where it catches all those clouds full of rain! Happy New Kevin 8)

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Your 2021 Rainfall totals
« on: December 31, 2021, 12:17:36 PM »
Rain season not over until July 1st. but we have 7.800" so far wishing for more used to be about 17" total rainfall in a year. Not no more! :(

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Luc , the Mexican Garcinia guy , remember ?
« on: December 30, 2021, 04:25:30 PM »
Welcome back Luc, so sorry to hear of your Son's passing and your health problems glad to hear your on the right side of Mother Earth. Peace and fruitful New Year to you.

Colt rootstock for Cherry's has worked well for me and I'm in Arroyo Grande on ancient sand dune soil if you want to call it that! I like Colt because it works on all cherries I've put on it plus it's easy to start from hard wood cutting and it suckers a little on my sandy soil. Christobalina is a old Spanish low chill variety from what I've heard. It and Royal Lee & Minie Royal do very good for me once I finally netted the trees got ton's last year until June (was a cool year). I got my Colt rootstock from One Green World or Burnt Ridge Nursery mail order.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Tropical Fruits and Greenhouse in TN
« on: December 28, 2021, 10:45:03 AM »
Very nice you've got a lot going on in that G.H. excellent job keep doing what your doing 8)

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mid-winter greehouse update
« on: December 25, 2021, 12:48:28 PM »
Wow, amazing collection for your area!! great job happy Holidays and a fruitful New Year to you 8)

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Holiday Greeting
« on: December 25, 2021, 12:42:32 PM »
Happy Holidays and a fruitful New Year to all :) 8)

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado Black Spot
« on: December 18, 2021, 11:48:35 AM »
Looks like it's on one branch of your nice looking seedling avocado but the black spot doesn't look good you could try first to treat with a fungicide and if that doesn't work I would cut off that branch before what ever it is get's into whole tree. Since I see you have in house I would cut off branch might be safest think to do.
Best of luck with your beautiful seedling. 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best tasting eugenias?
« on: December 18, 2021, 11:28:07 AM »
Surinam cherry's and Cherry of the Rio Grande were my fav's but had my seedling purple grumichama fruit first time this year, now it's top of my list.

I've heard grumi is the best of eugenia. I look forward to mine holding some fruit sets this year. Are you flooding yours?
No, Kevin mine are in ground with regular drip line water.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best tasting eugenias?
« on: December 17, 2021, 12:35:16 PM »
Surinam cherry's and Cherry of the Rio Grande were my fav's but had my seedling purple grumichama fruit first time this year, now it's top of my list.

Wow, Mark, can't believe you made through another cold spell!! Glad to hear your plants in G.H. made it through latest cold spell. Beautiful pic of Cardinal on Fallized tree not even Winter yet hang in there man.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: I made a grafting knife!
« on: December 13, 2021, 03:57:05 PM »
I was using disposable snap off box cutter blades but felt bad throwing so many away, they are deathly sharp when new.

Where did you dispose them? Recyclers will get cut sorting things out, landfill will have the wild dogs limping with wound feet.

As listed above, I put them in plastic jar and sealed the top and pitch it. Most landfills I've seen in the USA don't have wild dogs running around in them? In Canada, however, lots of bears, bald eagles, ravens, etc.
Why not put in metal can and crush closed and recycle! To much trow away on this planet!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Puerto Rico forum member death
« on: December 11, 2021, 12:02:38 PM »
Wow, Damm, that's a sad way to go :o :(

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cherimoya tasting /get together
« on: December 05, 2021, 12:23:21 PM »
Glad to see you all had a great tasting put on by Brad again concrats.
But please folks when referring to cherimoya names please give credit where credit is do Honey Heart is a name that some Nursery started naming after the true Honeyhart named by Orton Englehart now passed on but the person who came up with that variety!! Old time CRFGer and I'm surprised that folks keep confusing that name, give credit to rightful person please.
HONEYHART  Cherimoya registered with CRFG-27th Nov. 1976 by Orton H. Englehart

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado - burying the graft union
« on: December 04, 2021, 11:41:44 AM »
Heavy mulch around trunk would help protect from hard freezes too!

Owen, climate is changing....when we first moved to Nipomo local nurseries did not think we could grow avocados.  We consistently had low 20's during the winter with long duration.  Between freezing years I grew up different tender trees to the point of having some success.  We used covers, return stack heaters (lots of diesel), and sprinklers.  We therefore had limited success.  Now, we see bare 28 degree winters rarely, short duration, don't see any frost damage.  One year 45 yrs ago we had 17 degrees, killing many eucalyptus growing in the area.  Our 40 varieties of avocados are mature, about 45 macadamias doing well, and white, yellow, black sapotes undamaged.  Last year I planted out 6 mangos, put another 8 in the greenhouse.  All will be out this Spring.  I did encircle and cover the outside mangos for 2 nights last year.  I will be planting out some other subtropicals this Spring also like Monkey Orange, Nance, and two lychees (Already have had Longans out for years).  Don't know how cold you get in Atascadero, but life is short and planting out these "rare" fruits is a gamble.  I'm more worried about our reduced rainfall.  Then again, now maybe I've brought down the gods of the freezes as a result of the aforementioned.
:o Now you did it Jack ::)

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado - burying the graft union
« on: December 03, 2021, 06:58:47 PM »
I have a Duke tree that was grafted onto Mexicola rootstock which I made myself because had scion wood of Duke 7 which is rootstock. So, when I planted in bigger pot I buried the graft union hoping that the Duke scion would send out it's on roots but after 1-year it never did so I planted in ground deep with graft covered with soil but has never re-rooted (Duke scion). I would sure try you have nothing to loose maybe wounding above graft ans applying root hormone might help?
Best of luck and please keep us posted on results!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: My coastal southern California garden
« on: November 30, 2021, 07:44:50 PM »
Amazing garden Janet, I use to body surf and surf down that way when I was a teen many many years ago.
Very cool how do you like Don Gillogly we love it up here for us on Central Coast of Ca. 8)

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