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Tropical Fruit Discussion / What are these bugs?
« on: June 11, 2012, 03:26:35 PM »
These were on the underside of a passionfruit leaf. I'm in San Jose, CA. I assumed they are on the "against us" side and they're gone now...



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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Free Compost from County
« on: May 14, 2012, 06:01:18 PM »
Termites feed on dead wood (like house framing!). If you are getting trimmings from live trees there should be no termites. Just ask the guy beforehand the type of trees/alive or dead or diseased.

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Wow........

Awesome stuff. Keep on planting and maybe make a video to share next time!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Edible landscapes Symposium
« on: May 04, 2012, 08:15:25 PM »
Dave Wilson has some great videos on their youtube channel. I like their pruning videos for backyard trees....

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Anyone Using Compost Tea?
« on: May 01, 2012, 07:53:59 PM »
That trial in Mexico with the control plants and compost plants was pretty convincing to me (was the first of NullZeros links)....

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Strawberry Guava
« on: April 20, 2012, 01:43:21 AM »
Oscar aren't they fighting over introducing a foreign scale type insect to attack these trees? Sounds like a bad idea IMO, curious to your opinion and whether that idea is dead or not....

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Strawberry Guava
« on: April 19, 2012, 07:47:51 PM »
I've been tempted to get the Strawberry Guava's at Lowe's as well. I have a friend who got one a few months and just got her first ripe fruit. She said it was very good, although small size fruit (size of a quarter). I have a Lemon Guava that puts out small tasty fruit. In CA I don't think we'll have as many worm/fruit fly problems as the FLA guys.

Does anyone know if they set better fruit with a cross pollinator?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Lime?
« on: April 16, 2012, 10:16:41 AM »
FWIW Persian lime is the same as Bearss lime. Here in CA they are sold as "Bearss" for whatever reason.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Feijoa Sellowiana (Pineapple Guava)
« on: April 15, 2012, 11:37:22 PM »
Try what this guy does:

Hand Pollinating my Pineapple Guava Tree with a Paint Brush

I like the petals and the fruit. They grow well out here in Nor Cal


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Interesting.....thanks for posting....

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: A True Brazilian Passion Fruit
« on: April 06, 2012, 09:12:29 PM »
I've seen this pop up on other forums in the past. I think she is using some kind of molds to make the shape....

She knows what she likes I guess.....

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Wildlife in your fruit trees ?
« on: March 24, 2012, 01:21:50 AM »
Yeah the owl picture is really cool. I like those Ibis as well, we don't get them in San Jose!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Suggestions For New Fruit Trees?
« on: March 18, 2012, 09:32:11 PM »
Mulberries are great. It's kind of cool to see these blackberry type fruits growing on trees. I'm sure you can get all kinds of citrus and mangos from the neighbors or the store but how often can you get a hold of mulberries?

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Would you recommend pruning off some of the top to counter the root loss?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Planting fruit trees in groups
« on: February 29, 2012, 10:56:57 AM »

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Espalier...hadn't thought of that. I guess I could anchor some wiring into the brick....

Just read the "pugging" thread. Maybe I should try that. Although it might mean a lot less fruit though...

Wish I had taken the stake out earlier...oh well live and learn!

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First Post! Like the forum very much....

I left a stake too long on this Lemon Guava and now it won't stand on its own. The top of the trunk is thicker than the middle. What should I do to correct this? And what time of year should I do it? (I'm in 9b, San Jose, CA).

Thanks for any input..




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