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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best time to graft jaboticaba?
« on: December 01, 2022, 06:41:54 PM »
I agree with Kevin, spring to Summer seems best for me in Arroyo Grande,Ca. Have done later in Autumn but scions don't push much if though they stay alive and conected to mother plant.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Frost hardiness data for White Sapote?
« on: November 27, 2022, 11:13:54 AM »
I live in same area as Jack, only closer to Ocean and in some what of a cold sink area all of my w. sapote trees are hardy to this area with the coldest lately only down to 27-29F. In 2006-07 one of those years we got down to 16F none of my trees to burnt from hard freeze other than newer top growth. You should be able to grow them in your area with no problem.

Some of my Winter Banana apples look like that! But then again it's a seedling you could name or just enjoy it!!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What makes a good espalier candidate?
« on: November 10, 2022, 12:10:59 PM »
You could espalier them but it would take alot of upkeep, cherimoyas are a good espalier tree. But true espalier shapes or types need constant tipping and cutting back unwanted branch growth. Sounds like you just need to plant a row and keep them trimmed like hedge would be your best bet.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Allspice seeds and Berries
« on: November 06, 2022, 04:21:03 PM »
I would be interested in buying 24 seeds please send paypal or method with which you want to be paid in +shipping. Thanks Robert Scott==ScottR

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Kampong Avocado soo good this year
« on: October 20, 2022, 06:33:21 PM »
Nice looking avocado picture looks like it would be rich creamy for sure!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: macadamia
« on: October 20, 2022, 06:30:44 PM »
Nice Reed, in the ground I wish you the best of luck growing those guy's to fruiting size. I'm getting to old to do some of those kind of seeds any more but I gave it a hell've a try.
Yeah, any time your down this way stop by thanks for you method of growing the elusive Chilean Hazelnut ( at least for me) ;) 8)

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: macadamia
« on: October 20, 2022, 12:21:30 PM »
You might have better results, and save some time, by planting a macadamia nut and letting it grow for a year.  The energy in the seed (nut) produces rapid growth, good roots, and is quickly adapted.  Within a year graft to your desired variety using scionwood that has been girdled, as mentioned before.  I have 58 macadamia trees here in Nipomo, half are grafted from HAES and Aus sources. They are about 25 years old or more.  Interestingly, the half of the trees that are planted seedlings (from different sources and ungrafted) do well and crack-out, production and flavor can compete with the grafted varieties.  Grafted trees produce sooner than seedlings, but that is variety dependent.  Here the tetraphylla group is far superior to the integrifolia group in production and nut quality (and the flowers on their racemes are pink whereas the integrifolia group has boring white flowers).  Hawaii tends to plant integrifolia varieties and they might be better with Florida's climate.  Great trees, few pests, worth growing.

Wow, thanks for sharing, Jack! You collection sounds awe inspiring. I'm up in Santa Cruz, and have Cate, Beaumont, and a few Beaumont seedlings planted in the ground. Is there a thread in the forum where I could read more about your collection and preferred selections? I have space for more trees and would love to add a few more. If there are additional varieties you'd recommend, I'd love to hear about them. I propagated a lot of other Proteaceae plants for cut flowers (Banksias, proteas, grevilleas, hakeas, leucospermums, leucadendrons, etc.). I also planted out a few Chilean hazelnuts (Gevuina avellana), but am under the impression the nuts aren't nearly as good as macadamia.

Reed, I'm about 6-miles closer to Qcean from Jack, he is a good friend and have some of his varieties of mac's growing and fruiting along with many proteaceae planted too! I see from your post that you are growing Chilean Hazelnut I can't even count how many seedlings of Gevuina avellana I've killed I can get them up but seem to lose in the next year (damping off) or what ever it might be what special care have you given them? Last try for me was 50 seeds from Germany and got 4-to sprout then within months all died. I have visited the tree at S.C.B.G many times but alas can not get that tree to grow, are yours in ground or pot's. Don't mean to hijack thread ;)

Interesting Reed, thanks for input!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What kind of avocado?
« on: October 15, 2022, 04:29:25 PM »
Hey Spike, here is another link with many avocado's listed except no pictures, enjoy;

Peter, thanks for your reply this will help me when I try grafting again this next year.

Reed, Big thank you to you for your sucessful graft's I use pretty much your protocall when grafting rubber bands, para-film or buddy tape, and white lunch bags. So, your experience will help for sure too!!
I appreciate all the replys happy growing all. ;) 8)
Also, the only difference with my grafting attemps will be my trees are outside so may start more in Spring -Summer to graft I'll keep and eye on my trees and go by growth cycle a least that is my thoughts right now.

47-69 my best chance.

Here is the winner Kaz, 69-47 ;)

Thanks Nate, I tried e-mailing Ben P. because I knew he had grafted them but never got and answer should of called. That's what I'm thinking too about waiting for buds to start then cut scion. I have stripped a branch on one of my Lucumas to see if that will make it push new buds but nata yet, just did it a week ago will see. ;)

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What kind of avocado?
« on: October 14, 2022, 12:48:33 PM »
Diffently a mexican type avocado could be a seedling of Bacon but most likely unknown.
You can check out this site too!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Post-Hurricane Blues
« on: October 14, 2022, 12:35:28 PM »
Here on pine island, the farms on the island ridge of Bokeelia (the only natural ridge on the island and no flood zones) don't deal with storm surge in hurricanes, just strong wind and rain. That being said not much can take 155mph winds in such a slow moving storm without some damage. Some trees snapped at the base but the majority were stripped bare, toppled, or are leaning and will need to be pulled upright and braced.

Elsewhere on the island in surge prone areas like St James City there was storm surge and those were the hardest hit areas. Matlacha looks as if a big tsunami came through.
Thanks for update on Pine Island I wish you the best as you sort through the mess hopefully grow back will be sooner than later. Your being able to post is the best thin 'life is precious'

I can't believe no one has grafting experience with 'Lucuma' the only think I've found on grafting lucuma is the following;
And they say to graft in Spring, I tried this year with whip & tongue graft but they have not pushed any growth and one died. So, would appreciate any advice if you have grafted any Pouteria species!
Let's hear some grafting experiences I no Adam S. has grafted them so???

To all members who have grafted 'Lucuma' can you please post details of grafting experience. Looking to find out if scion wood need's to be prepared ahead of grafting and timing for grafting.
Thanks in advance.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Restoring a 30+ year old avocado orchard
« on: October 11, 2022, 12:31:08 PM »
Wow Janet, what amazing property how many aceres are on this property? Life time project for sure but they all start with one step at a time. Sounds like you've got the right mind set for saving this amazing place. Good luck to you and family on this great adventure. Beautiful pic's too! 8)

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Growing pawpaw in Southern California
« on: October 10, 2022, 04:44:57 PM »
I've been growing paw paw's for about 20 yrs. I have Sunflower,Mango,Rebecca's Gold,Susquehanna,Allegheny and selected seedlings from Kentucky State U. I have not noticed any effects of lower chill on my Paw Paw's they grow and fruit with a little help (hand pollenate) maybe one day and get good set. My Peterson varieties one Allegheny will have fruit this year for first time.I've had those varieties only 3-5years. We get maybe 250hrs. of chill a year.Since it takes two different varieties to get fruit (except Sunflower) I have a tree with multi-trunks in same area which makes it easyer to hand pollenate, they sucker up new growth trunks all the time=paw paw patch.

Hard to say what is on surface of fruit but could be from high humity, vernon is my favorite variety I find that some fruit have the caramel intensness when super ripe while others just when regular ripeness. Enjoy that fruit a good luck growing out.

Wow, that's cool Carlos, I hope they do well for you and they bring a good price at farmers markets plus they have found that finger limes don't get honglongbing I beleive. Great plan B ;) 8)

Kaz, as you know sometimes first fruiting of some varieties is not always true flavor profile of said fruit but appreciate your imput on first tasting of these varieties. I'll await a few more year's before I can taste any fruit from your scion wood. 8)

Glad to hear your safe sorry you lost your tree's but collection can start again life well precious!!

Kaz, thanks for photo's and description of Aravaipa avocado, I have one growing but has only fruited once so, was not impressed with flavor but decided to wait until fruits more before I decide if a keeper or not.

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