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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jaboticaba sabara update
« on: August 22, 2012, 11:19:16 PM »
Mike, just beautiful trees!!! Now how's the taste?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Latest in the GH
« on: August 19, 2012, 09:23:03 PM »
What a bummer Jay, I hope the rest survive the bad handling.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Casimiroa edulis
« on: August 15, 2012, 07:03:33 PM »
fyliu, yeah Harvey was one of the guys that went on that trip also Jack Swords who also posts on this forum along with John V. from San Francisco area and Bob H. from San Diego who helped put the trip together. What made the trip special was that Bob Chambers was able to meet us there and decipher his grove maps for us a little. Talk about mapping and tagging trees was a bit of a nightmare! ::)

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: San Diego Nursery mini tour
« on: August 15, 2012, 12:57:52 PM »
It's to bad what's happening to Steve S. Exotica nursery he has been around in CRFG almost since the beginning and has helped a lot of rare fruiterers by introducing them to many tropical exotics. To bad business end didn't match the growing side, but I have witnessed many a CRFG Fruit Festival where he was supposed to be there and never showed up or showed up so late that folks didn't have a chance to buy his plants, but I must say hes like that battery bunny he just keeps going!  :(

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Casimiroa edulis
« on: August 15, 2012, 12:42:03 PM »
Wow Cyclonenat, you are pushing the envelope of growing down there in Invercargil. Past through there on vacation many years back very nice little town. I would sure protect that white sapote come winter time and needs wind shelter for sure. I've got thirty plus varieties on maybe 12 or so trees and I'm on the Central Coast of Calif. 2-3 miles inland from ocean with cool summer growing conditions. My trees grow well but not like they do inland more where there  is heat. So fruit production is not great but we do get some but wish it was more. Endeed up with some many varieties because I went with some other rare fruiters a few years ago down to De luce area in nothern San Deigo area to old CRFG member Bob Chambers White Sapote groves where he has 40 + varieties growing, our quest was to help save alot of these varieties because Bob is getting up in age and future of groves is uncertain. So we all collected as many as possible in one day and shared wood with many calif. rare fruit growers in hopes of keeping these varieties alive. So, any way take good care of that white sapote and best of luck growing 8)   

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: First Rollinia Fruit Ripens
« on: August 15, 2012, 12:18:11 PM »
What a beauty! hope it taste as good as it looks. How old was your tree before it started to bear fruit? Can you pollenate with Cherimoya pollen?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: August 2012 Video Yard Tour pj1881
« on: August 14, 2012, 12:16:26 PM »
Wow, Wow, Wow thanks for very nice video your have a beautiful place and quite the list of tropicals. Makes me wish I lived some where warmer. 8)

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fruit Hunting in Puerto Rico 2012
« on: August 12, 2012, 12:15:01 PM »
WOW!!!!!! Jay thank you for sharing pic's and great descriptions of your folk's trip. Looks like you all filled up with lots of fruit and plants. Now if some one could come up with smell a photo! 8) ;) Hey Ethan, your looking like your same old slim self hope you had to much fun. :)

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: It's..It's...IT'S A GIRL!!!!
« on: August 11, 2012, 12:10:43 PM »
Wow, very cute little fruit to be there OhioJ. Thanks for posting never saw a baby Jac before.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Moringa Oleifera flowers
« on: August 09, 2012, 12:50:02 PM »
Beautiful plant Rodney, wishing you great success with that dude!!!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cherimoya hand-pollination success
« on: August 09, 2012, 12:47:22 PM »
Congrats Rodney, I think you've got it down, now for the wait 8)

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: tree labeling
« on: August 02, 2012, 10:17:49 PM »
Thomas, too cool i have been thinking along that same line for my trees but don't know how the Alum.-tags would hold up to salt air. I'm about two miles inland on central coast of Ca. How are your tags holding up and how long have you had them!

Oscar, here is Arroyo Grande, Ca. actually I'm 2-miles as crow fly behind Oceano/Pismo Dunes.

I got some seeds from South Africa in 2010, I kicked the seed coat and soaked in G.A3 overnight and planted. I think about 60% came up and I've given away some have two left and had one outside last year under shade cloth with frost cloth on top. That marula froze but came back from root. Other plant was in my Greenhouse over winter and was fine although its outside now and is just barely starting to leaf out!! I don't think there happy here.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Motherload at the Botanical Garden 8)
« on: August 01, 2012, 08:04:53 PM »
Steven thanks for the cool pics but I must say that those kei apples are to sour for me but supposed to make great jam!I've got some older kei apples growing that I started from seed but no females they make great hedge. I wish I could like them more but not in this life time. ;)

I'll be attending the F.O.F. up in Santa Rosa,Ca. And Joe Sabal who is on the board of directors is in my local C.R.F.G. chapter and I can find out from him when it's decided. I just hope they can keep the price down because I know the HTFG conference last year seemed a little pricey for us mainlanders. :o

Yes Oscar, We've known it was on back burner for a few years now it looks like it's going to happen !!! can't wait. 8)

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Australian Native Fruits
« on: July 23, 2012, 07:59:08 PM »
Sorry BMc, I must of had a brain fart!! I did get the seeds from South Africa you were right on Soren thanks.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Australian Native Fruits
« on: July 22, 2012, 07:47:45 PM »
BMc, do you know anything about Manilkara discolor I have a few seedlings in the ground but there very slow growers!

I love Cherimoya and Paw Paw and coming in third is sweetsop but that's all I've tasted from this very large group!!!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Eugenia luschnatiana - Pitomba
« on: July 21, 2012, 11:38:07 PM »
I've killed many a plant myself still have two alive in tall tree pots and trying to keep them on the dry side. I have them in my greenhouse.

Ohiojay, I use my electric concrete mixer sure saves the back!

Here in Calif. i make up my own with; compost1/3, peat moss1/3, and pine bark and perlite with micro to finish off mix. Seems to work well for me so far as long as I don't over water, some thing I'm finding hard to do since retired and watching plants all the time.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself
« on: July 21, 2012, 11:16:46 AM »
Hey Jack, thanks for welcome how's the Avo's growing over on the warm side of the Mesa!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: My Jaboticaba Collection
« on: July 21, 2012, 11:13:21 AM »
Thanks for posting infor Jabcob, sure have nice collection. How old are the Yellow Jabos they sure look healthy!

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