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Citrus General Discussion / New Zealand lemonade fruit
« on: November 09, 2022, 12:13:22 AM »
Was very excited that I had a ripe fruit on the ground today.  Brought it in and ate that bad boy up.  I think it fits true to the name.  It was 60% sour lemon, 40% sweet (I couldn't detect any mandarin flavor) and it had a lime after taste.
I think it is just a tad too sour for general public, but, it was tantalizingly close.  For all of us fruit nuts, I think it's a pretty good fruit.  Oh, and it was pretty juicy.



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Citrus General Discussion / How to control a thrips infestation
« on: October 04, 2022, 12:08:40 AM »
I think I brought them onto my property after buying some rose bushes at the big box stores.   I've tried a whole bunch othigs, trimming off infected branches,  need oil.  Been trying for over a year and no luck.

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Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Looking to buy your surplus fruit
« on: September 29, 2022, 12:39:39 AM »
If anyone has a sweet variety of changsha fruiting and have some to spare coming up, I'd like to purchase some of your fruit and have it shipped to my house.  It is a favorite citrus variety of mine .

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Wtb green wax apple
« on: September 11, 2022, 12:45:00 AM »
Anyone selling greenwax apple, small tree or seedling?

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Pluerry
« on: September 04, 2022, 02:32:14 AM »
Anyone ever seen a multi grafted pluerry online for sale?

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I have tried different varieties and they all croak.  A problem I have is no sun coming in my windows in winter.  I tried grow lights with no luck.  Anyone have the secret to growing this plant indoors in winter?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / California lilac
« on: August 25, 2022, 11:28:50 PM »
Just making sure that ceonanthus is named CA lilac because of the flower color and not the scent.
I'd love to grow anything that had a lilac fragrance, so I'd buy one in a second if it did.
Are there any tropical or subtropical plants that have flowers with a lilac fragrance?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Coffee
« on: August 25, 2022, 11:26:12 PM »
I know everyone grows coffee for the beans.  But, does any coffee produce fruit that is pleasantly edible?  Would be nice to have a plant with a dual purpose.

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I think I made a mistake with my mother's citrus tree.  I got a tangerine tree on clearance at Lowe's a few years back.
I cannot remember the variety, but, I think after having the tree for a few years that the flavor will always be sweet tart.
My mom is a boomer that was spoiled rotten bt her greatest generation mother.  Never forced her to try anything unusual.   She is extremely meat and potatoes.
So, even though the tree is very healthy, I think u am going to take it down because my mother always complains that the fruit are too tart.
So, what would be a good suggestion on a mandarin or orange that has a flavor that would appeal to someone that grew up in the 50's/60's, is very sweet and not tart.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / 2nd try, is this maprang?
« on: August 11, 2022, 12:51:17 AM »
I used to go shopping with my mom and grandma when I was little.  So, unfortunately I am a sucker for a good deal.
Found this sold as maprang online.  Verdict?


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I had one in the ground and it fizzled out.  Going to try growing it in a pot.  Just got scammed on etsy by someone sticking a rose cutting in a ball of mud and saying it was a jocote, spondias purpurea.   >:(

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Is this a maprang or mango?
« on: July 25, 2022, 11:20:32 PM »
I saw a couple of weeks ago that someone bought what was sold as a maprang on ebay from Puerto Rico was actually a mango.
Of course, I had purchased a supposed mango from a Puerto Rico nursery, but on etsy.  So I am crossing my fingers this is a maprang.


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Fertilizer question
« on: May 17, 2022, 01:18:44 AM »
What name brand fertilizer do you use for best results on your guava trees?
Also, I had been lightly fertilizing mine monthly during the growing season and that seemed to work pretty well.  How often us everyone else fertilizing?

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Citrus General Discussion / Wanting another mandarin
« on: February 19, 2022, 04:54:35 PM »
Considering the slightly new varieties.  I am trying to read up on them, but, I find some inconsistencies in what I read.  Looking between gold nugget, Shasta gold, Yosemite gold and Tahoe. 
1st consideration is that I don't want alternate bearing.
Second is, I don't want too much tart.
And 3 would be if anyone knows which would grow best in desert.  Thanks!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Is eugenia Florida self fertile?
« on: February 01, 2022, 11:46:07 PM »
I purchased seeds a few years back of e. Florida.  They sat in the ground for about a year and then early this fall, they all seemed to pop up at the same time.
My property is small.  I want to keep the minimum I need and then share the rest with any board members in Phoenix metro.

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I have a very large male kei apple at my and I am desperately trying to find a female so I can get fruit.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Need advice on whether to ask for a refund
« on: January 16, 2022, 12:59:51 AM »
This isn't tropical, but, I think I'll get more views here and I need advice.   I purchased at Cox's orange pippen grafted apple tree and it came with about 95% of the graft broken.  There is still a tiny amount.  I want opinions if I should demand a refund/or new plant or will it recover?







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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Considering honey kiss vs. Dwarf hawaiin mango
« on: December 31, 2021, 10:37:36 PM »
I want to do a patio, dwarf mango.   From things I've read, the seem to be 2 very good choices.  Can anyone give pros and cons on each?

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Taste of eugenias
« on: October 19, 2021, 12:46:12 AM »
The reason I got into Eugenias here in AZ originally is because when I moved out here in 2012, I asked my son what kind of tree to plant and he wanted a cherry tree.  Of course at the time, you could not grow cherries out here.  So I did some research and it said for cherry flavor, do cherry Rio grande, grumichama, or acerola.  Well, 9 years later, my grumichama and eugenia calycina continue to grow like snails, my acrrola tastes more like a tart raspberry than a cherry.  I know have a Nadia cherry plum and crimson cherry to plant over the winter and my son is off to college next year.  Kind of funny how things go.
But that leads me to my question, are there any eugenias or any other tropical fruit that tastes like an actual cherry?  I have heard many descriptions of a fruits taste on here, but I do not remember anyone saying a certain fruit tasted like a sweet cherry.

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Citrus General Discussion / Tarocco orange
« on: October 08, 2021, 10:59:09 PM »
My tarocco tree has 1 orange, it's first.  Not expecting anything to great from the first ever fruit.  But what is the proper time to pick and what should the fruit look like when it is ready.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Question on guava variety
« on: October 04, 2021, 12:49:06 AM »
I have a good spot for a dwarf guava in my garden.  For people that have grown both, which would recommend, p. Striatulum or p. Firmum.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Wtb: dwarf sapodilla
« on: October 02, 2021, 11:23:22 PM »
Looking for something grafted or air layered.  Not concerned about variety, I have one already in bloom, looking for a pollinator.

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I am horrible at growing from seed.  So, I get my best germination rates when I plant seeds and forget about them.  However, the problem often becomes later ID.  Can anyone tell me what these 3 seedlings might be?







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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Wtb: spondias mombin tree
« on: March 24, 2021, 01:30:30 AM »
Or jocote, as my wife calls it.  Red variety.  Might be spondias purpura.   Looking for a small tree but with a healthy root system.

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