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Hi All, I bought a pawlonia root cutting in February and it's now about 2' tall and wide. I planted it in played out soil that was range land for 100+ years and have only given it supplemental water every few weeks in our S. Texas summer. In our conditions it is a really fast grower, and we need shade. I don't doubt that it is invasive in some places, and maybe even our area, but if so, it will just shade the mesquite and weesatche thickets.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Reliable loquat for zone 8
« on: July 02, 2019, 08:30:25 AM »
P.m. sent.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Reliable loquat for zone 8
« on: July 01, 2019, 07:28:40 AM »
That is awesome! I'd love to get some of those seeds if it's   possible. I'm sure I'm not the only one.

Regards, Dan

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: American persimmon
« on: May 24, 2019, 08:24:35 AM »
The Virginia persimmons I've had were much more intense than the fuyus I've had. Almost syrupy.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: How to lower soil Ph long term?
« on: May 11, 2019, 10:33:55 AM »
I've introduced pines to my place so I'll have needles and cones to use for mulch. Now I'll have to find other plants/trees for this purpose.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mulberries not setting fruit
« on: May 07, 2019, 07:45:51 AM »
We get about 30 inches of rain annually. They get supplemental water every few weeks when we are there. No pollen that I've seen. Just long catkins. I'm just going to put some new blueberries elsewhere for fruit and keep these for shade. Thanks, D

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mulberries not setting fruit
« on: May 04, 2019, 10:06:18 AM »
Thanks folks, good information. I'll get images this weekend.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mulberries not setting fruit
« on: May 01, 2019, 08:54:48 AM »
I really appreciate the input folks. Grafted mulberries are not common here. These are probably the only ones I have seen. I bought them at a charity plant sale. They have always aborted the catkins, but the root stock one sets tiny white fruit.
I guess I could be starving them. I mostly use the bedding that comes out of our guinea fowl co-op for soil feed around them, and that not heavily. They get compost/molasses/whatever-else-I-throw-in-tea periodically. I'll step that up and give them more water when I can and see what happens. I need the shade regardless.
Achetadomestica - I'll p.m. Let's do some trading!


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Seaberry
« on: April 30, 2019, 08:22:21 AM »
I would really like to try some of these. Maybe we could work out a trade. Can I p.m. you in this?
Thanks, D

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mulberries not setting fruit
« on: April 30, 2019, 07:54:46 AM »
I appreciate everybody's input. They are grafted. I planted them (and a bunch of other stuff) on the leading edge of what became a 3 year drought. I planted 3 alleged Pakistan varieties. We aren't there all of the time and they aren't irrigated, so 1 died back to the rootstock. The other 2 struggled. The root stock tree is stunted and makes small white berries, but the other 2 just make catkins. Somehow it escaped me that there are male/female mulberries. Maybe they grafted male stock? I've got lots of room, so I'll plant some more and watch these. I don't want to cut them down because we need every tree we can get. We are on old range land and shade is hard to come by!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mulberries not setting fruit
« on: April 28, 2019, 09:07:01 AM »
It has been too long. When I get back down South I'll get images. I don't expect the tassels to still be on the trees.
I have not pruned these trees other than removing problem limbs. Thanks for the input Roblack!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Zill's Black Suriname Cherry
« on: April 27, 2019, 09:18:13 AM »
 In answer to your second question....yes I have often munched the untouched side of figs, apples, jujubes, pears, Barbados cherries etc. I had a guava in my yard that the squirrels would bite every fruit. I often had to pick them up off of the ground to taste one. We all have to eat, right?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mulberries not setting fruit
« on: April 27, 2019, 08:59:50 AM »
We have an organization here called Urban Harvest which has fruit tree sales every year. We bought them there. I don't know who they got them from. Maybe Treesearch farm?
We have another that died back to the ground during one of our droughts. It is closer to the non fruiting mulberry. It grew back from rootstock and makes small white berries. I am planning to graft a better variety back into that one. Thanks, D

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself
« on: April 26, 2019, 09:02:22 AM »
Hi folks, My name is Dan. I've been lurking here for quite a while and learning a lot. I live in Houston, Tx, where I make my feeble attempts at propagating plants and trees that interest me. Most of my plantings are on our place near Victoria, Tx, where we will eventually retire. Down there we have beautiful sandy loam, and fairly unpredictable rainfall, so have to irrigate.
We started off with low chill temperate climate trees and bushes but are starting to incorporate more sub tropical material.
I am working on plans to convert one of our small barns into a greenhouse - sort of. We generally don't get more than 20 or so hours below 32 in the winter but might be 80 the next day, so I'm concerned about cooking them as well.
I won't bore you with a lot of detail about what we have. The usual fruit trees, grapes, blackberries, sugar cane (when I can keep the wild hogs out of it), almonds, olives and am growing, sprouting, rooting a bunch more exotics that I have learned about from y'all!
Again, Thanks for the wisdom you share. I hope I can be of some help as well.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Mulberries not setting fruit
« on: April 26, 2019, 08:26:47 AM »
Hi All, Love this forum! I have learned so much from lurking!😁 I have 2 Pakistan mulberries that have been the ground about 9 years now. For the last 5 or so they set tassels and look like they are going to fruit, but the tassels shrivel and drop. There are some large non fruiting mulberries not far from them. Could the non fruiting ones be causing the lack of fruit?

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Verry rare walnut
« on: April 18, 2019, 07:15:50 AM »
Impressive. I didn't know about those. Thanks for posting them.                                                                       Pokeweed.

If any rice is grown in your area do a search for rice mills. They generally have tons of hulls dumped somewhere on their grounds. You could probably take as much as you want for free.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: San Antonio , Tx.
« on: December 27, 2018, 09:21:41 AM »
There is a lot of avocado and citrus in and around San Antonio. He just needs to be careful about placement. The soil is very calcerious in some areas, so needs some remediation.

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