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JohnnyÖ Iím in SD as well. You can absolutely graft onto this and youíll be so pleased you did.  Iím happy to help you in the spring.  I grafted 4 varieties onto my tree successfully.
Imagine having multiple varieties that ripen at different times.  It really is easy and I have all the tools.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: For the love of concrete!!
« on: November 09, 2023, 01:48:26 AM »
Or just go wild and do what Iím going to doÖ build the greenhouse over a hot tub!

My hot tub is well insulated but still some heat loss which =heat gain for greenhouse!  Plus added bonus of seeing the plants while you soak!

Win-winÖ

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Latest flush on mango has weird leaves
« on: November 07, 2023, 12:29:40 AM »
I had this same thing and it seemed related to cold temps.  For me, it happens in the winter, but not in the summer. The leaves normalize in the summer.

SimonÖ Didnít you mention this was a cause of wrinkling leaves in the past?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Lychee harvest
« on: September 27, 2023, 01:48:24 AM »
Visited a Large Brewster tree with super tiny seeds today.

Just following up on the thread here. Went to a friends house with a large backyard full of fruit trees today and stopped by his Brewster. Itís around 12 feet tall now and loads up with fruit each year.

 I know Simon has been to his place with me in the past, but itís a regular fruit forest.

An interesting thing happened today, that seems to align with some of the other comments here. He said almost all of the fruit this year had really tiny seeds. We picked probably two dozen fruit from the tree as we stood there talking and only three had large seeds.

Furthermore, in the category of small seeds, there were very small seeds and remarkably small seeds. The very small seeds were what I would consider ďchicken tongueĒ seeds, but the smallest of seeds were may be the size of a pencil eraser?

The property is in University City, San Diego and Iím wondering if some thing about our Weather this year is linked to so many people reporting a higher percentage of small seeds?  weíve had a very unusual weather year and near the coast, itís almost like summer never hit. This tree has been around for a while, and they have been enjoying fruit on it for many years but this year, the seeds were distinctly different.

Just an interesting observation, and I thought I would toss it in here with the rest of the comments. It will be interesting to see if it reverts back to large seeds next year. In prior years, I remember being surprised if I found a small seed.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Lychee harvest
« on: September 03, 2023, 01:44:53 AM »
Nice tree and harvest!

I planted a sweetheart instead of a Brewster and it grows so slowly Iím about to dig it up and plant a different variety. My friends Brewster a few miles away itís giant.

Enjoy that fruit.,. Looks great

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: California FALL MEET UP
« on: August 24, 2023, 08:43:55 PM »
I would probably swing any of these.  Good time of year to stop and surf rincůn asking the way!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Large deep pots for growing garcinis
« on: July 03, 2023, 02:18:25 AM »


My experience has been it's almost impossible to find low priced pots of this type. Some people have said Stuewe sold them small numbers, but they didn't want to help me out with my order of the 20 or something I was looking for.
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K Rimes... Missed the June event at your place but I have a couple cases of two different sizes of these pots if you ever wanted to trade for something.  I have a nursery in SB that I need to visit for a fern I have been waiting on.  I could bring some up then.  Otherwise, I am in LA/OC a lot if you are ever down that way.

I have been wondering how many years it would take me to use all of these.  I need two lifetimes!  Feel free to PM if you are still looking.  No rush. 

J

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: LOOKING FOR SWEET TART MANGO
« on: June 25, 2023, 08:20:50 PM »
Looking either for fruit or seeds. Located in San Diego and willing to pay for shipping :) please let me know if you might be able to help

Want to skip a winter and pick up a seedling?  I purchased some Sweet Tart seeds last year and planted.  Have two small seedlings and only need one.  Planted late in the summer so grew to approx 18"??  Not sure as I have not measured but after a long and cold season, they are just waking up again. 

I am right down by Sea World, so close by.  If you don't find seed or fruit, maybe this would work for you. 

Out of town until Wed, but feel free to PM if you are interested. 

Best of luck.

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Give it a try to move it.  Worst case scenario it doesn't live.  That is the same outcome as if you cut it down.  Seems worth a try though.  I think someone else said it but I would prune heavily after transplant to minimize transpiration and water needs during the couple years it will likely take to settle back in.  These things grow slowly so it would be nice to have it live on in your yard!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best tasting mulberry variety?
« on: June 04, 2023, 12:59:39 AM »
I just wandered around tasting a bunch of trees in fruit today in Vista, CA.  We all agreed that on this day, the Oscar mulberry was by far the best.  Not as large as the Pakistan (which I still think is the best size/shape) but the flavor was fantastic.  We bought two of them.

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Very cool Joe! Thanks for sharing.  Iíve been staring a bit of a collection here but nothing like yours.  If I didnít need to shade them, Iíd plant them all over!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Growing Lychee in orange county, CA
« on: May 14, 2023, 01:39:52 AM »
In coastalSD and my sweetheart lychee looks just like that right now.  Just the timing after a cold winter this year. Looking good!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cherilata in Southern California
« on: May 11, 2023, 01:08:17 AM »



This looks nice!  I canít wait for mine to produce!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cherilata in Southern California
« on: May 04, 2023, 12:23:58 AM »
Flavor isnt as good as regular cherimoya IMO.  I put the tree in the chipper.

Thatísa bummer!  I grafted three scions into my cherimoya last summer and theyíve all taken and starting to flower now. Iíll give them a chance for a couple years but thatís not a promising report.

At least I still have cherimoya!

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Iím near the ocean too so Iím wondering if Iíll get hot enough for long enough Ö definitely no frost but wondering if thereís a nice variety that we can successfully ripen .  Sure hope so!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Jackfruit success stories in SoCal???
« on: May 03, 2023, 12:50:29 AM »
Hello fellow gardeners.  I  see some old threads on growing jackfruit in SoCal and it does look like there are some success stories. 

Not a lot of new information on the forum here.  Any updated successes?  Is one variety having better success than others?  I know there were many members talking about this 5-10 years ago so there ought to Bree some good recommendations by now.

Many thanks!

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Absolutely, I'll keep participants in this discussion informed. My two hybrids I grew from seed, therefore being genetically different (capable of cross pollinating and fruiting), so I will try to root an equal number each (#1 and #2) so I can offer them in pairs.

That would be great Ted.  Iíd love to see if I could get this to work and fruit out here in San Diego.  I better start soon, since it sounds like it will take a while.

Bought a new home a couple years ago and took out almost every plant to start from scratch.  Itís been fun to plan what to grow.  This would be a really interesting addition. 

Fingers crossed you have success rooting these.

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Mine looks exactly like this right now.  I have a multi-grafted tree with Cheremoya, and only the grafted branches have this, but they look identical to yours.

I agree with the earlier comments that this is perfectly normal, and these leaves will drop soon as part of the natural, annual cycle. If you look close, you will probably see spots where new growth is already beginning. I can see little spots of growth already, but our climates may be slightly different than one another .

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: My Yard 2022
« on: March 25, 2023, 01:59:27 AM »
UCSB said ďyesĒ to this teenager of mine.  Iíll be bugging you to visit that yard of yours soon K Rimes!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Light exposure for Jabo
« on: March 25, 2023, 01:54:59 AM »
I had the same thought John B.  Iím in Bay Park and Iím worried about that afternoon, west facing sun exposure.  Weíll see!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Achacha in California?
« on: March 25, 2023, 01:49:57 AM »
Very nice. Iím really curious about growing this one.  Thanks for posting

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Achacha in California?
« on: March 22, 2023, 01:41:58 AM »
Anyone want to post some photos of your trees? Would be great to see some planted treesÖshape, size,etc.
sounds like they grow slowly for us here in SoCal

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Favorite banana?
« on: March 22, 2023, 01:39:29 AM »
Thanks Bill! I may take you up on this. Iím up that way all the time for kids sports.  It would be great to see the trees. My climate is very similar to yours

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Nice.  That sounds great.  Thanks again for the great plant and quick delivery. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fruit haul in Da Nang
« on: March 21, 2023, 02:38:32 AM »
Ben,
Are these prices USD $?

Iím surprised that they are this high for Vietnam but it sure does look delicious!  You scored.  Enjoy

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