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Burnt ridge has scion wood

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mallika and Mahachanok mangoes
« on: September 26, 2019, 04:12:25 PM »
Wow they look good. How many did you harvest ?

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Iíve gotten flying dragon seeds and seedlings from eBay but seedlings might be an issue for you being in California

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Nice... congrats on the house

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Seaberry
« on: July 24, 2019, 09:37:53 AM »
Burnt ridge sells them
https://www.burntridgenursery.com/mobile/Seaberry-Bushes/products/43/

As does rain tree
https://raintreenursery.com/berries/berries-sea-berries

If people arenít wanting to try from seed or want a named cultivar

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Video of someone stealing my mangoes
« on: July 20, 2019, 06:44:09 AM »
Post the video on nextdoor.com. It will eventually get around to the guy who did it and hopefully shame him make him think twice next time

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I think op answered it partially in the thread title. If the fruit is ďrare/exotic ď that means many people have not tried it . Why would you grow something you have never tried?

Most people donít even grow common fruits that they eat all the time.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Frederick Passion Fruit has fruits!
« on: June 17, 2019, 08:30:54 PM »
I had Frederick in San Jose 9b it grew like a weed and was huge always by end of summer. People loved or hated the fruit when they tried it for first time

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This is impressive and an inspiration to us growers in colder climates . This could be called a passive solar greenhouse as well with the long south wall and thermal mass of concrete. Looking forward to more information and pictures!

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Nice. So you donít need supplemental heat? Consider planting any directly in ground?

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Had regents fruit for me this year the berries do taste good. Also have autumn brilliance hopefully will fruit next year

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: A Very Small Fruiting Bush?
« on: May 08, 2019, 08:21:47 PM »
Blueberries in California, mmm... probably not. Will not stand a dry summer..

Many people grow blueberries in north and south California. Irrigation is a must but it is for a lot of other plants too. Sunshine blue is a dwarf shb blueberry which is more tolerant of higher ph than others

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: What is your favorite grape?
« on: May 08, 2019, 09:33:54 AM »
I think you made a mistake taking the Thompson back. It is an excellent homegrown grape at least in California. Commercial growers do things to make fruit big, look perfect, ship well, and be as early to market as possible. All this is usually in expense of the flavor/taste. A homegrown Thompson will be miles better than store bought.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: How to lower soil Ph long term?
« on: May 07, 2019, 05:05:59 PM »
Sulfur is most common way

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I would say Barbados cherry.  People claim they they taste great.  My son wanted a cherry so bad and you cannot grow a traditional cherry in Phoenix metro.  What I hate the most is that the tree grows great.  Looks super healthy, I can leave the fruit on until it turns black and it still tastes horrible!

Dave Wilson sells Minnie royal and royal lee have you tried those? Try fruit in SoCal


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Not sure what the ops bb is but you can graft onto this guy for a tree like blueberries. Somewhere on you tube is a video of a bunch of shb being grafted on at a university research planting

https://www.mailordernatives.com/vaccinium-arboreum-sparkleberry/

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Meyer lemon, why?
« on: May 04, 2019, 09:43:45 AM »
I like them for lemonade and using in deserts like lemon bars. Very prolific too. Not a substitute for a regular lemon though if thatís what you mean

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Tomatoes, they're put into everything and they taste aweful. I guess commercial varieties aren't too bad because they're so bland and tastless but I can't stand homegrown, the flavorful tomatoey taste explosion is too much for me.

Wow. First person I ever heard prefer store tomato to homegrown. Give me a ripe Cherokee purple or a brandywine and Iíll just slice it in half put some coarse sea salt on it and...well thatís just a little peace of heaven my friend.

My contribution to the thread is store bought stone fruit. Tart rocks imo

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Where can I buy cherimoyas in NorCal?
« on: April 13, 2019, 06:16:58 PM »
I used to get them at the large flea market in east San Jose. There was a Mexican farmers market inside there that sold them along with sapote, mamey, guava and some others. Not sure what fruit they would have at this point in the season

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Growing citrus in pots
« on: March 29, 2019, 02:00:20 PM »
Lusk do you get a lot of fruit from them?

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Iíve seen joe real posting on growingfruit.org

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: "Southern" Pawpaw Source?
« on: March 19, 2019, 11:09:33 AM »
Peaceful heritage nursery in Tennessee has many types

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Fťin is is very ornamental

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Osmocote on sale (Amazon)
« on: March 15, 2019, 11:26:19 PM »
Thanks zephian got a bag

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Guavas in NorCal (9B)
« on: March 02, 2019, 10:44:39 AM »
Osh and Loweís will carry guavas in late spring mostly from Laverneís or four winds. I had a Mexican cream against south brick wall in San Jose very sweet had to share with rodents though

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