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Awesome tree Mark

Citrus General Discussion / Re: My Citrus trees
« on: May 14, 2019, 03:55:24 AM »
Your trees are so nice Luis!
What is their rootstock? Bitter orange or different one?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado thread
« on: May 09, 2019, 04:18:30 PM »
Yes, FIRST get to know your ennemy.....

Here is mine currently.  No fruit or flowers.

With such a gorgeous and healthy tree i would never be worried about flowering or fruiting, it's just a metter of time and it will be HEAVY

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Pomelo - citrus maxima strange leaves
« on: February 12, 2019, 04:09:57 PM »
Thanks it'a like a first baby  :)

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Pomelo - citrus maxima strange leaves
« on: February 11, 2019, 04:06:13 AM »
At last I harvested the first fruit of my red magallanes pomelo!
The plant flowered for first time last june, just TWO flowers on the same branch tip.
They both set a fruit but one of them fell down during a typhoon last october.
The one left,  made its way to ripeness and some days ago it fell at my  gentle touch.
The flesh is pink, only one seed is present, very juicy. The  taste is great, a perfect balance of sweet and a hint of  sour, this is indeed a great variety   :)

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Thai sweet pink Tamarind ripening?
« on: February 10, 2019, 03:30:16 PM »
I wish you a huge goodluck, as i see it's quite slow at bearing fruits considering it's a grafted tree.

Water sprouts are great stuff for grafting.
You could even go for chip budding if you like then some cleft or Z grafts later in the spring

Great job Mark, that peach tree is a MONSTER, how old is it????

Hi Matt!
I would not  risk a bark graft on those conditions.
Better to graft next year on some of the best among the many vigorous shoots that surely will develop this coming spring.
And YES you can surely graft onto water sprouts.
Have a look here,  this guy shows very useful videos about citrus grafting

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Rootstock for Femminello lemons.
« on: February 09, 2019, 09:49:55 AM »
In Italy several  tests have been performed in order  to set the best rootstock for lemons.
If you can find a way or a freind to translate italian for you have a look at this interesting study:
In terms of compatibility and productivity C.  Macrophylla consistently gives the best results for all varieties you named.
Trees are more sensitive in terms of cold bursts so this should be considered.
C. Volkamericana gives less productivity but bigger fruit sizes. It is also more sensitive to Phytophtora problems in wet soils. But it tolerates calcareous and high salinity soils.
A lot  depends upon WHERE you want to grow your trees ;)

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Thai sweet pink Tamarind ripening?
« on: February 09, 2019, 09:26:33 AM »
Tamarind fruits can stay on the tree even 6 months after ripening without getting spoiled.
Anyway, when the shell cracks easily at finger pressure they are ready.
By the way, how old is your tree? is it grafted?

Citrus General Discussion / Re: My Citrus trees
« on: February 05, 2019, 10:45:31 AM »
Very nice tree Luis but you should invest some time to remove the weeds!  ;D

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Multi-rootstock avocados?
« on: January 31, 2019, 04:39:17 AM »
I can't agree more about the three key factors good drainage, rich soil and heavy mulch Josh

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Multi-rootstock avocados?
« on: January 25, 2019, 05:56:56 AM »
Have you noticed any difference in growth enery and speed comparing the two grafting systems?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Multi-rootstock avocados?
« on: January 24, 2019, 05:18:03 PM »
Your trees are not lacking of mulch Josh  ;D
All your scions grafts are side veneer  isn't it?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dense passion fruit planting
« on: December 19, 2018, 04:09:10 AM »
I've also them growing in a row, about 4 feet from each other and climbing on a trellis.
They are very vigorous with a wide spread root system, i would not plant them too close.
They mix well, i think it also helps in cross pollination.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: My Citrus trees
« on: November 24, 2018, 06:23:35 AM »
Nice looking lime, what's the taste?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado thread
« on: October 31, 2018, 05:14:47 AM »
@ Brad
I have a Hass here but it's just a seedling of 4 years old. It's growing nicely but until now no fruits.
Last march it flowered but it was just a couple of them, maybe next year i'll have the answer to my questions.
FOr now I enjoy the only one tree which flowered, a seedling that is giving excellent fruits and that I decided to name MODENA as my hometown.
Last year it bore just 5 fruits, this year 30+ and they are getting huge, about 1kg each (2.2 lbs)
Right now I'm in Italy, this is a pic sent by my wife in the Philippines

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado thread
« on: October 30, 2018, 04:35:17 PM »
Heres a lamb hass next to stewart.  The lamb is really superior in every way.  The only thing stewart has going for it over lamb is that it ripens in 6 months instead of 12 to 18.  The lamb tree is really vigorous, heat and salt tolerant, heavy producing.  This is a really good avocado to grow.

Brad, i'm starting to get intereste in Lamb Hass variety, do you think it would grow and fruit in my climate?

Sulphur is very effective and for potted plants the solution can be really long lasting.
There are though some points to consider:
- The effect will depend upon several factors namely the chemistry of your soil (concentration of calcium, carbonates, bicarbonates...) some soil exhibit a strong buffering effect (thus requiring higher amount of sulphur to lower the pH) some are more sensitive.
The right amount should be determined sperimentally therefore you should try starting with small amounts then, if necessary, adding more.

- The effect is "delayed" because the mechanism goes through the oxidation of elementar sulphur to sulphur oxides then eventually to sulphuric acid. Don't expect to add and see the pH lowering! Be patient and wait before adding more and more.

Ideally you should pre-mix thoroughly with sulphur  the soil to be treated then wait some time, check the pH and use it for potting.
The time requested for the sulphur to affect the pH depends on temperature, humidity and level of oxygen.
Making it simple, warmer temperatures, humid (but not damp) soil and good aeration will make the process faster

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Nitrogen deficiency?
« on: October 02, 2018, 06:10:48 AM »
You're welcome. I really hope you can manage to solve it. Root problems are really bothering and sometimes can be lethal  :(

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Nitrogen deficiency?
« on: September 29, 2018, 01:30:45 PM »
For me it does NOT look like a nitrogen deficiency. Millet is right, nitrogen is readily absorbed in a wide range of pH and it highly mobile element so i would expect deficiency to show first in older leaves.
Moreover the sucker is of a brilliant dark green and the affected leaves show  yellowing veins not typical of a nutritional deficiency.
I hope for you it's not Phytophthora, did you check tree trunk?

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Pigmented hybrids from Italy.
« on: September 29, 2018, 01:18:18 PM »
NIce trees if you remove some weeds they will be very thanful to you :-)

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mangosteen seeds germination help
« on: September 13, 2018, 07:28:32 AM »
Finally a little mangosteen plant with 4 leaves!

Hope it will grow well

Looking very  fine, keep it warm and wet and don't overwater

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