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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Hurricane Ian Prep
« on: October 04, 2022, 11:49:43 AM »
Glad to hear some of TFF people are safe my heart goes out to all you who were affected by this strong hurricane, hope you all are safe and alive :'(

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado thread
« on: October 04, 2022, 11:46:29 AM »
Could be a Stewart they turn black but usually not until around Dec.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Florida Hurricane - 🙏
« on: September 29, 2022, 12:40:17 PM »
Hope all effected by hurricane are safe !

I would clip bloom cluster in half!

Thanks Richard, for post on your seed growing experiment of eugenia pyriformis sometimes you never hear of results on some of these seeds we grow.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: aravaipa avocado
« on: September 10, 2022, 11:22:25 AM »
That is very strange that you found it at a big box store? The big hype came after there was a article the the CRFG-fruit gardner magazine many years ago and the best attripute was it's cold hardness in Arivipa valley in Arizona I believe it took me a few years before i was able to find scion wood for that variety. Never tasted fruit.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Overhyped avocados
« on: September 10, 2022, 11:07:29 AM »
I have a Ardith and Bonny Doon tree actually many Bonny Doon trees they just aren't happy here in Arroyo Grande close to coast. Ardith has been a very slow grower for me has been set back my hard freezes so don't know yet if it will come around or not. green gold is another one along with Kona Sharwil they just refuse to ever fruit. A big part of problem is tempertures at flowering times can be to cool for avocados to flower expressing both sexes during day and stay male too long. At least that is the thoughts of  Freddy Menge at Epicenter Nursery who gave a talk one year at CRFG-conference.
And I seem to br noticing that happening here close distance from coast maybe 3-4 miles as crow flys.

Kevin, maybe a late Winter early Spring get together could be fun time to exchange scion's and all :o
Will see I guess ::)

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is it dead?
« on: August 16, 2022, 07:22:53 PM »
Alive until you scrape bark and it not green underneath bark any more.

Sally, were all glad you found this form too! 8) I could be some kind of disorder in soil or plant as in diease but not aware of any. There are so many variables within growing things so, it can be a challenge at times but if your also getting good shaped fruit off of your vine I wouldn't worry about it! :)

I personally don't like traveling on holiday week-ends so,?? The respounce seems light for how many members are within 1-hr + drive.

If my fruit set's in full sun on vine they do that too! but they need to fall before you harvest mostly still good inside pulp too!

Yeah, that's what I've been thinking too!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fruit party?
« on: August 13, 2022, 01:35:57 PM »
Looks like you had a nice small tasting event Brad, cool how rare fruit circles happen, I see from pic's a dude I know from CRFG Dennis Shamad (sp.?) what a small world. If I'm ever down that way will have contact you to check out your place. 8)

Kevin, we would be interested but it is labor day week-end?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Leo Manuel's Mango Notes
« on: August 08, 2022, 07:22:04 PM »
wow, nice thanks for posting  8)

agrovent, small world how about that that little guy has had a hard life it's struggled ever since I put in ground, it's green up a put out a few frongs then a few die back so, stays same size so far. 8)

Silverhills still in business some the employees run it now with some guy from Kistenbog (spell?) in South Africa getting seeds for them this last I heard. Was a grest place ordered many seeds over the years some bush edibles but mostly proteacea species.Was a great loss when they were killed.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Hall Avocado
« on: July 31, 2022, 11:04:43 AM »
John, this is all I could find on Hall :HALL   Florida Originated on place of Willis Hall, Miami as seedling of unknown origin. Tree heavy bearing & hardy. Fruit season, Nov., Dec.; color, dk. green; weight 20- 30 ozs.; shape, pyriform; skin, smooth, thick; quality, fine; oil, 12-16%. Seed medium. (CAS Yearbook 1950) Origin, FL; Race, WIxG; Flowering group, B (Lahav & Gazit) (originated in Miami; of unknown parentage; fruited in 1937, propagated in 1938); pear-shaped; lg.;skin smooth, fairly thick; flesh deep-yellow, 12-16% oil; seed med. lg.,tight. Season: Nov. & Dec. Heavy bearer & cold-hardy but subject to scab. (J.Morton 1987)

It's up to you what size tree you want but remember they can get pretty big 40-60' so I like to start branches low to make tree climbable in future. Check back side of leaves show be fuzzy for it to be true Suebelle. 8)

Agroventure, I bought palms from Perry too about maybe 12 years I have parajubaea torallyi, p. torallyi microcarpa,p. cocoides, p. sunkha, syagrus coronata none have flowered yet p. syagrus is very slow growing but was small pot to begin with. I'm on Arroyo Grande Mesa about 3-4 miles from coast as crow flies. P. cocoides was slow but begining to grow better now, p. torallyi t.,p. torallyi microcarpa, and p. sunkha are biggest. Will try and get pict today and post later. Can't wait to taste fruit diffently someting to look forward too!
P.torallyi on left, p. torallyi macrocarpa on right

p. cocoides

syagrus coronata

p. torallyi on left, p. torallyi macrocarpa on right, p. sunkha middle in back

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: My Cambuca (Plinia edulis) tree!
« on: July 24, 2022, 11:00:00 AM »
Nice big fruit Adam, but your face when eating skin was not convincing 8)

Yeah, gophers will get young trees but they love figs had them take out 3" dameter fig tree's after years when cages rooted away. Especially when you have ground heavily mulched they dont' do mounds of dirt just eat from under ground. Beware

I have many,many varieties of w. Sapote I'm in same area as Jack S. only within 3 miles as crow flys from Pacific Ocean. I'm on ancient sand dune soil many of my varities fruit regularly if you get your tree's up big enough they can handle cold with only young tender branch burn in hard freeze. Many older tree's survived 16f in 2006 which was coldest ever been here in 45yrs I've been on property.
Vernon, Pike, unknown my best bearing varieties.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Coatepec ilamas second year visit
« on: July 20, 2022, 12:22:25 PM »
Raul, wow those are some delicious looking fruit you found, great pics 8)

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