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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Passiflora 'Snow Queen' fruits
« on: July 16, 2022, 12:32:13 PM »
Vince3nt, I did a quick search and this site 
This site say's it's enedible!
Do the fruit have seeds?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Lucuma vs Canistel morphology.
« on: July 10, 2022, 11:04:49 AM »
The flowers on your tree in Question look just like my Lucuma tree flowers. I've never seen what Canistel flowers look like so can commit on those flowers. Are they similar looking flowers on Canistel?

Color doesn't change skin splits then falls to ground.

Oh cool Edgar knows him thank you very much.

Yes, agree looks like trifoliate citrus of some kind.

Kevin, my two varieties from O.C crfg took many,many years before they fruited but one from Oscar at fruitlovers fruited-1 fruit in 8 years also seedling from Portugal fruited same time. First two from O.C. were planted in 04 put the Inca Gold has fruited since 2014 maybe I know one year hard freeze killed fruit. The big fruited other tree from O.C. conference fruited first time this year with about 6-big fruit was hoping it was moist type but alas not was dry.

Norm, could be the same fellow I wonder if he grew up in L.A. area? Do you know him and if so does he grow Lucuma?

Yes Nate, I heard from my friend Bob Holzinger old time CRFGer that there was a guy in Orange County Chapter or some where down in greater L.A. area. My the name of Grossenburger that had the moist one and he had tasted it! I have no contacts down that way any more but will be puttings out feelers to some folks I know to see if we can find this one!!

I have 5+ sourced seedling lucuma trees two that was from CRfG conference many years ago 1-seedling 'Inca Gold' that has small fruit 1-1/2" oblong fruit, 1-taller seedling that has big fruit like in first post, 1- from Miguel in Portugal big dry fruit, 1-Oscar big dry fruit, 1-from Edgar Valdeva seed from Bolivia not fruited yet. all of my varieties have been dry fruit so far STILL LOOKING FOR MOIST TYPE FRUIT!!!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is this white sapote ripe in June?
« on: June 30, 2022, 07:42:57 PM »
Gulfgardener, I have many varieties of W. Sapote and my location is Central Coast of Ca. within a few miles from coast as the crow fly's. My main producers are Vernon,Pike, Nettie, Tremont I get a few from Cuccio,Redlands,Pritchard,Salad,Refugio. Now my area has cool Summers we get fog in mornings but not as wet of fog that we used to get. Now, the area where I obtained many varieties from was down in De Luz by Kaz in Filmore area of Ca. Maybe it is the soil or high humidity for Gulfgardener my place is ancient sand dune  so?? W. Sapotes are from Central Mexico I believe which would be hot.I think they fruit better in warmer area's.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is this white sapote ripe in June?
« on: June 30, 2022, 11:49:06 AM »
Kaz, nice pic of your Cuccio fruit yes, they are tasty fruit and productive as you say in S.Ca.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is this white sapote ripe in June?
« on: June 29, 2022, 07:58:47 PM »
Could have been Cuccio variety when a group of CRFGers when down in 2011 to collect varieties from Bob to save them that variety was ripe that year and I think that was around May.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Passion Fruit problems in San Diego
« on: June 29, 2022, 07:54:29 PM »
Passiflora edulis vines should stay green all Winter long in Southern Ca. unless you get hard freeze.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is this white sapote ripe in June?
« on: June 26, 2022, 11:13:09 AM »
My trees fruit at all times of the year but biggest crops come in Fall-Winter. This year because of my cool climate big crop came in Winter -Spring. You'll know if your picked fruit starts to shrivel before it becomes soft it was picked to early. But some times will still be edible but know as good as could be.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Micro-grafting of Annona's
« on: June 18, 2022, 10:47:02 AM »
nice job Carlos, how old were the seedlings? 8)

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: CORG Comparison
« on: June 06, 2022, 06:19:06 PM »
 Cool little comparesion Kevin, sounds like I'll need to get your seedling variety when you have it available.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Leo Manuel’s passing
« on: June 04, 2022, 09:32:37 AM »
Very sad news indeed another great rare fruit grower has passed I'am glad to have met him and will always remember him when I eat a Leo's #1or#3. RIP

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Hunt for the best Surinam Cherry
« on: May 31, 2022, 10:46:35 AM »
I have a fruiting 'Chamba' variety they are very good IMO some years plenty other years shy but tasty variety.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: First fruits on my Pitomba
« on: May 31, 2022, 10:40:25 AM »
Beautiful pic's of your pitomba fruits can't wait for my seedling to bear fruit. 8)

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Overhyped avocados
« on: May 28, 2022, 11:31:50 AM »
Great post Brad, if those varieties don't do good for you then they mostly don't have a chance by my location which is within 5-miles from coast. Holiday has be nice dwarf tree's but non-bearer also, Nishikawa,Hellen some fruit every year but less than a dozen. Fuerte shy bearer dependes on year and climate Malama small tree in bad place shy bearer for me too. I know most of my avocado's don't do well because I'm close to coast and have constant on shore winds almost. Temps aren't high enough to get good flower sex change during day many days so trees stay male all day. It has been frustrating to try and grow many of the listed varieties here so now just sticking with a few good growers and sometimes bearers of fruit. Keepers for me; Hass, Carmen Hass, Fuerte, Russel, Don Gillogy, Bacon,Hellen,Stewart,Reed even though shy bearer, Zutano, Magoon shy bearer, Mayo-even though is sweet bland,Jan Boyce f.n.(for now),Aravipa. Dud's to most likely to top work Puebla, Old fuerte seedling in process of top working,Holiday. Many varieties I have are on multi-grafted tree's which so far have worked will for my location. Losses Oro Negro, Choquette,Frey,Esther,Stearns,Edranol,Nowels. Up in air still to be determend are Daily 11, Yamagata, and another Fuerte tree I have kept many shy bearing trees because they grow well and give me some fruit and with enough trees or branch graft's I can get a reasonable amount to keep us in avocados for parts of the year. I covet the folks like Brad, who live in opptinal growing area's but then again i don't like the heat so stay close to coast.I have trialed many other varieties but they failed too so now done with trials and sticking with a few shy bearers to get me to the sunset of my life.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Khans Edible Oasis Video Yard tour
« on: May 24, 2022, 06:37:26 PM »
Amazing collection of annonas not to mention all the other cool tropicals you've got growing thanks for sharing.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: My Yard 2022
« on: May 24, 2022, 06:23:29 PM »
Cool pic's Kevin, looks like your putting plants in the ground now very nice. Is your PH low because of Oaks that grew all in that area? Plants are looking great! 8)

Interesting adaption Carlos, when I first started grafting avocado's many years ago now I used your bag method but without parafil in those days. I have experienced just lately on a graft on cherimoya seedling in G.H. that was wraped in parafilm the buds push on one tree only to start to dry up, I'll have to put bag on to see if that helps. I kind of forgot about that bag trick thank for posting. We had a few hot day here in Caif. and way dry!
I forgot to mention that when I first used bag we use to put moist paper towel around graft at bottom of bag for added moister.Might have to adapt to that technique again now that Calif. is so dry!

Persimmons have sinsitive roots your tree should go in ground or else bigger pot!

Unfortunately I didn't get to meet digigarden on my trip but I can contribute some pictures now at least!

A shell ginger of some kind-

Unknown Palm-

What your calling some kind of ginger is a Heliconia, Maurice thanks for posting pic's from your area very interesting to see what all is growing on your Island.
I believe Pandanus tectorius- Hala

1-bird of paradise, used as ornamental
2-not sure if this is a chinese fan palm or something else but i'm sure i've seen it before.
3-pandanus in DR is supposed to be Pandanus odoratissimus but hey...

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