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If you plan on putting them in the ground you should do it as soon as possible. Itís more difficult to take care of trees in pots as far as nutrients and water and root temperature go. You donít have to build your mound out of native soil you can use a planters mix or topsoil from a local landscaping supply company. Mulch around trees will help a lot until you get irrigation set up.

Gmo has a lot of potential like how papaya were modified to resist virus. Instead most gmo in use is on corn and soy feed where it is made to resist glyphosate herbicide. So gmo in this instance allows for more pesticides use! Better to make gmo plants that are resistant to infections rather than the chemicals that are used to treat infections

Where is the video link?

Not tropical but trailing rosemary is drought tolerant, deer resistant and has culinary use. Emerald carpet raspberry another possibility. Native plants are probably best choice though

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Trees for Horses/Livestock
« on: February 08, 2019, 06:08:01 PM »
Paw paw are common next to cow pasture the poop piles attract the types of flies that pollinate them

Have you tried drying the Hachiya and saijo? They are one of the best fruits to dry and you wonít have waste

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Watermelon
« on: January 24, 2019, 03:24:18 PM »
I grew Ali baba and oranglo last year. Oranglo was much better imo

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Potted Key Lime - suddenly losing leaves
« on: January 08, 2019, 10:35:08 AM »
Key lime is one of the most cold sensitive citrus your friend might be on to something not that you shouldnít take the advice given here

Raiders advice is good even if you have never grafted before follow his advice and watch a YouTube video on the technique you want to try. Do a few grafts to increase your chance of success

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Best Persimmon tree to buy
« on: December 10, 2018, 10:36:19 PM »
Rojo Brilliante looks intriguing, but may be impossible to find here in the states.  Would Giombo be a good alternative for a good astringent variety?


If you don't mind grafting message one of these guys:

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Pictures from middle Georgia
« on: November 25, 2018, 05:33:05 PM »
I think it will be tough to watch them die after all that tlc. That is some pretty fruit, great colors inside and out hope they taste as good as they look

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Pictures from middle Georgia
« on: November 23, 2018, 03:56:13 PM »
I wonder as the trees get bigger it wouldnít be more efficient to build a hoop house around the lot of them for winter. Not sure how big you want them to be

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: passiflora caerulea blue passion
« on: November 09, 2018, 01:35:01 PM »
If you are growing in zone 10 get the Frederick for sure it can be eaten out of hand

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Pictures from middle Georgia
« on: November 07, 2018, 08:35:48 PM »
Nice! Will be getting our first freezing temperatures next week you canít be too far behind

Very nice. Assuming you donít have pictures of it but it sounds like the slope of the land helped a lot and the only glazing was the angled south wall. Nice that you made it out of salvage

Did you do a math estimate of how much the pcm would save you each year? If it took 130$ off your yearly bill thatís a ten year payoff not bad. It must be worth it for some applications or they wouldnít sell the Stuff

Walt very interesting about your greenhouse. What were the dimensions and orientation to the sun? What was the glazing? There was another guy in Kansas who did something similar.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: For Guava addicts, pics
« on: September 29, 2018, 04:08:53 PM »
Looking good!!

Yes rats and squirrels loved my navel orange tree they left highly acidic fruit like lemon and kumquat alone.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: which grapes do best in south florida?
« on: September 16, 2018, 09:59:44 AM »
You could do passion fruit as well on a pergola. Muscadine are the best type of grape for humid weather .

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Guavas in Nor Cal?
« on: September 07, 2018, 09:24:46 AM »
I grew Mexican cream against a south facing brick wall in San Jose 9b got lots of guavas off it plant in a protected spot and youíll be fine

Humans are members of the animal kingdom. Like other animals it is our nature to kill for various reasons. What should separate humans from other species is our ability to be humane to others since we have the ability to empathize and understand suffering. Burning an animal alive is a form of torture. Not a laughing matter imo. I worked in animal shelters for years you see some bad stuff and these are supposed to be peopleís pets. Including dogs and cats intentionally set on fire.

Here is a good chart of Muscadine variety information:

The Muscadine FB group I'm on most people rate "Black Beauty" & "Supreme" best but they need a self fertile variety like Ison or Lane to set fruit.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Pictures from middle Georgia
« on: July 25, 2018, 10:51:43 PM »
I was thinking about doing the same you are doing with Papaya. I guess I'll try it next year. At a minimum I will be able to harvest green papaya for salad but I'd love it to fully ripen. I never liked papayas until I was in Maui last year and tried "Sold/Sunrise" varieties. I will purchase from alohaseed and give it a go.

Your citrus looks great. Keep us posted on their progress and the amount of fruit you get from them. I will be following in your footsteps hopefully next year!

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