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  If you can find some garden- phos mix up 2 tablespoons to a gallon of water and use as a soil drench , you'll have to do this several times . I would do it now and in a couple months do another treatment , and continue this until you see new shoots emerging. Avocados are one of the most sensitive plants that need good air exchange around the roots to be healthy. Also mulch it heavily. The feeder roots like to grow up into the mulch and feed on it . Leaves , wood chips are really good to use for mulch. If the tree does not make it and you want to try again I suggest planting on a mound using lots of sand mixed in to create a good draining soil.

William

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: "Little Cado" avocado in container?
« on: May 04, 2020, 09:05:51 AM »
    Trung

  Yes you can grow them in a container for awhile. In my opinion the most important factor is to use the proper potting soil, excellent drainage is essential. The best straight from the bag potting soil that I have used is Gary's Top Pot. It is a mineral based mix ( no compost or wood fillers) and has excellent drainage and you can water every day if you want without suffocating the roots.

 William

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    Good morning Adam

 I have had success getting rid of rats by using bubblicious bubble gum. They can't digest it and they end up dying. I learned this from watching a youtube video from laguna hills nursery. I hade a couple rats get into my garage so I put some pieces out in the areas that I seen them and within a few days I didn't see them anymore.

 William

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    Avoman

 Have you seen this homemade grafting jig that this guy made ? I'd guess for less than $20  ?

https://youtu.be/-I8ZYGaHSAg        Hopefully the link works

 William

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  There is a grafting tool made by fieldcraft . It can be bench mounted too. It's pricey at about $450.00  The web site is GVbud.com


 William

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Black Friday fruit tree/plant sales?
« on: November 25, 2019, 07:57:47 PM »
Champa Nursery in El Monte is having a one day sale. I think mimosa LA is having a sale also.

 William

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    Ricshaw

 This is the same emitters that I use and they have worked out well for me. I purchased them from fruit growers supply.

 William

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Reed avocado seedling - Leaf yellowing
« on: September 04, 2019, 08:21:43 AM »
 I would suggest foliar feeding with a chelated iron.

 William

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  Is this the Miles 28 variety ?

 William

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  Your best best would be to call atkins nursery and talk to Victor the owner and explain your situation. He may have the varieties available but their not quite big enough to set out . I have heard that he will do this sometimes. If you talk to the son then good luck . He usually just says we don't have it.

 William

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Todays picks Rollinia and kampong mauve
« on: August 30, 2019, 08:25:59 AM »
  Very nice !  Enjoy the fruits of your labor.

 William

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Sunsapote (Licania platypus)
« on: August 28, 2019, 08:18:02 AM »
    Pick up will not be possible. Are there going to be any seeds for sale in the future ?

 William

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocados in containers?
« on: August 26, 2019, 07:18:07 AM »
  arc310

 No I haven't tried contacting them yet. Thats not good business practice to not return calls.Hopefully they respond soon.

 William

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocados in containers?
« on: August 25, 2019, 09:18:53 PM »
  Avoman

 Let me know when you get settled in and maybe we can meet up sometime and exchange scions or something. What area are you thinking about settling in to ?

 William

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Sunsapote (Licania platypus)
« on: August 25, 2019, 09:11:39 PM »
  This is one tree that Iíd like to add to my collection. Where can I purchase seeds from ?

William

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is my Anon tree dying?
« on: August 17, 2019, 05:04:58 PM »
    Simon

 Thanks for the advice. I have some water soluble fertilizer (20-20-20)  that I was thinking about diluting by half and drenching it .

 William

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is my Anon tree dying?
« on: August 16, 2019, 05:48:43 PM »
  I have a page atemoya that has done the same thing as you described. I stripped the leaves in feb/march and the buds swelled but have never popped open. It green under the bark so I know that itís not dead but Iím wondering how to stimulate some growth . Should I fertilize it with bioflora ?

William

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocados in containers?
« on: August 13, 2019, 05:55:22 PM »
    Mark

 Yep I moved to California in 1983 and it really was the golden state back then and there were good paying jobs everywhere . Iíve been watching over the last 36 years how this state has went to shi- , and I donít see anything getting better anytime soon. The same crony politicians keep getting elected ( I have my theory on how that keeps happening too )  so nothing is going to change. I donít really want to leave because there are things that I really love about living here but when I see year after year the same problems never getting resolved I have to wonder how people can be so stupid to continue voting for the same useless politicians who never even attempt to solve any problems. Austin is getting a bunch of the loons moving there from California to implementing their kooky ideas so itís no wonder that itís getting screwed up. Anyway sorry for venting my frustration.   On another note I talked to the rep from microkote and he said that the paint works very well on wooden tree boxes without a primer and actually extends the life of the wood.

William

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocados in containers?
« on: August 12, 2019, 05:58:09 PM »
  Avoman

Iím growing them in pots for two reasons first reason is that my yard is out of space and the other reason is that Iím retiring in a few mor years and if California continues going koo koo for coco puffs then I probably going to get out of dodge. My sister lives in Idaho and I love it up there. They still have some common sense in their local government. I would take the trees with me when I move.

William

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocados in containers?
« on: August 12, 2019, 08:17:41 AM »
    Avoman

 Thanks for the suggestion. I actually have thought about mixing my own Soil mix copying Gary's recipe for the simple fact that I'm 3 hours from his nursery. I would need to find a source for the charcoal but other than that it shouldn't be too hard. I have a cement mixer that I bought just for this purpose. I would be interested in the pumice when I get ready to start mixing. I have around 20 bags that I need to use up first though.

 William

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocados in containers?
« on: August 10, 2019, 11:55:12 PM »
If you are really serious about growing a avocado tree in a pot then I suggest that you look into amaroo boxes sold by urbanboxgardens.com  in Duarte Ca.  The 36 inch box is equivalent to a 125 gallon pot . They hold slightly over 1 yard of soil.

William

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocados in containers?
« on: August 05, 2019, 12:00:30 AM »
    Mark from Texas who posts on this board grows avocado trees in rootbuilder pots and you can make them as large as you want. Iím experimenting with some trees that I picked up from Maddock ranch nursery in the plastic sleeves and planted into the 15 gallon tall pots painted on the inside with micro kote  Iím thinking that by next year they can go into a 24 inch box or larger. I planted them in Garyís top pot mix and so far they are looking good.

William

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Laguna hills potting mix
« on: July 31, 2019, 09:23:23 PM »
 Yes one thing about growing in pots is that you have to stick to a strict feeding program and keep track of when you feed them. If you have a time release type like osmocote plus, it feeds for 6 months so it makes it pretty easy to fertilize this way so all youíd need to do is foliar feed once or twice a month.

 William

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Laguna hills potting mix
« on: July 31, 2019, 12:23:12 AM »
Yes thereís a % listing of each ingredient on the back of the bag if I remember correctly. Iím not home at this time but I will post what is on the back of the bag when I get back from vacation.  He does have a acid formula that he says is great for blueberries . I want to find out if itís good for my miracle fruit itís ph 5.5í

William

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Laguna hills potting mix
« on: July 30, 2019, 08:52:44 PM »
    Brad

I use it and it is very good. I just repotted 6 trees from Maddock ranch nursery into 15 gallon tall pots using Garyís mix and it definitely works like he says. I did dump 1 bag into my mixer and add a scoop shovel of sand and mix before potting them . The peat holds moisture well. I  check the moisture level with a soil probe and have to water every 7-9 days.

William

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