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Nice job sir!

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Am I the only one who eats the seeds? My family spit them all out I swallow without chewing like passion fruit seeds

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Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / ISO meiwa, fukushu, owari, yuzu
« on: April 03, 2021, 03:14:05 PM »
I put some flying dragon seedlings in ground a couple of years ago and Iíd like to graft them this spring. Looking for those hardier types Iím in 7b North Georgia. This winter I covered calmondin and two lemons with frost fabric, c9 Christmas lights, and a thermocube and to my surprise didnít lose a leaf. Our low was only 19 degrees but I think the hardier ones Iím looking for will make it in colder temps.

I can pay postage or trade canna seeds, canna rhizomes, ornamental elephant ear bulbs

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Hummingbird are heavy eaters of fruit fly plant vines and perennials that attracts them.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Major winter storm!
« on: March 14, 2021, 03:07:27 PM »

What's interesting is how good the oranges are with absolutely no damage.  Am puzzled when citrus orchards staff run around placing smudge pots with a forecast  into the 20's.

You think lack of winds from being in a greenhouse makes the difference?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Greenhouse building questions
« on: March 07, 2021, 08:44:17 AM »
Farmtek says a product similar to solexx but a little cheaper

https://www.farmtek.com/farm/supplies/prod1;ft_roofing_wall_coverings-ft_greenhouse_film_covering-ft_greenhouse_polycarbs;pg102948.html

If you want a custom metal kit you can try here
https://www.versatube.com/

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Help me plant out my orchard
« on: February 09, 2021, 06:31:13 PM »
If you have 2.5 acres you can leave the strawberry guava for now, especially if youíve never tried. The yellow ďlemonĒ guava is better imo.

How about caimito?

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Lots of good ideas just to mention another phase change materials. Iím going to experiment next year build a small greenhouse and put coconut oil in plastic container. Changes phase at 76 degrees

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Geodesic dome greenhouse build
« on: December 25, 2020, 01:32:26 PM »
I think he had a unique viewpoint on many subjects... it's nice to get another perspective sometimes...

Kevin

Agree. It sucks that hostility leads to people leaving the forum just makes the ideas less diverse and the board less interesting.

Merry Christmas all....

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Most worthwhile subtropical fruits to grow?
« on: November 30, 2020, 10:17:40 PM »
If you can keep your fruiting trees small they will be easy to tarp and stick some c9 Christmas lights under for the minimal heat youíll need

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Astringent persimmon are great dried. Better than fresh imo

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Another thing is ants and termites are mortal enemies. Leave any ant mounds near your farmhouse.

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Termites burrow into dead wood to eat it. Canít really do that with wood chips. I only ever seen termites in old tree stumps, rotted fence post, and yes house framing

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: How to plant in fill dirt
« on: August 13, 2020, 02:42:03 PM »
Daikon radish is great at adding organic matter to soil. Just sow and leave them in ground to rot. Annual cover crop, manure, worm casting, compost whatever is around cheap/free

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: My review of nurseries I have visited.
« on: August 03, 2020, 01:48:29 PM »
Thanks for the report. Yeah those typically are some of the best to fruit in containers, other than citrus which you have not mentioned. You might enjoy this guys posts from 7b:

http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?action=profile;area=showposts;u=1670

There are a couple of threads too on what people have in greenhouses, can't find them right now. One day I will build a greenhouse. I have a great spot in front of house (southfacing) to do a lean to style only thing stopping me is my wife I will win though eventually...

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: My review of nurseries I have visited.
« on: August 03, 2020, 10:24:28 AM »
Oh Iíll take pics of whatís outside. Iím curious what tropicals are giving you some enjoyable fruits Iím in similar climate to you.

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Nice write ups. So when are you going to show us the greenhouse you put all your plants in?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Killing a Pomegranate Tree
« on: June 06, 2020, 09:56:10 PM »
I had sweet (or maybe it was eversweet) in nor cal. Soft seeds were nice, no tart component so it can get boring. One bonus is if you pick underripe you can still eat. Just give the others more room to grow and leave enough on the sweet cultivar to give you a few fruit

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I donít know just learned about this recently but you donít see sunflowers intercropping

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Nice! Living the dream. Youíre elderberry might need a pollinator. Also, sunflowers are https://laidbackgardener.blog/2017/05/08/when-sunflowers-kill/

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Peach leaf curl
« on: December 11, 2019, 04:39:18 PM »
Have you tried just leaving it alone? When I was in San Jose all my peaches got curl but the trees were so vigorous they would just drop those leaves and grow more right away. Fruit was always excellent just a cosmetic issue to me.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Upgraded Greenhouse and 2016 Fruits
« on: December 05, 2019, 07:56:42 PM »
Bump....how is the greenhouse going!

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There is a Pom variety called Austin which might be worth a try as it was successfully grown in Austin Texas hence its given name

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Could just hook them up to thermocube wouldnít have to worry about turning on/off

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You might like the more modern breeds of muscadine like mangos much work has been done to improve them

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