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I've started reading just the part about planting in the first link and saw so much wrong advice that I stopped reading.

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You mean cut actively growing branches, remove the leaves and graft them like that?

If so, would you happen to have any? Brad (spaugh) doesn't have Flavor Grenade yet (the one he had has died), and I don't know who else might have it here.

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Does anyone happen to have any Flavor Grenade scion wood stored? A friend is coming over from the US in a couple of weeks, so it would be an ideal opportunity to have him bring me the scion.

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Temperate Fruit Buy, Sell, & Trade / ISO Hachiya persimmon scion wood
« on: March 11, 2022, 11:53:33 AM »
Hello. Does anyone have some Hachiya scion wood that they'd sell to Europe? No phyto certificate needed.

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I can't sell you any, but I can tell you that I know a guy from Orlando who grows plums and pluots successfully, and most of them are rated as high chill varieties. He grows Flavor King, Flavor Queen, Dapple Dandy, Flavor Supreme (700-800 chill hours) and Emerald Beaut (600-700 chill hours).

So maybe you don't have to stick to low-chill varieties at all.


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Temperate Fruit Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Low chill stone fruit scions
« on: February 02, 2022, 10:40:31 AM »
The scions have arrived today. Great communication prior to the transaction. Excellent packaging, extra scions for every single variety I ordered, extra Mexicola Grande seeds. Brad is definitely one of the best, if not the best seller on this forum, and I wholeheartedly recommend him to everyone!

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Temperate Fruit Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Low chill stone fruit scions
« on: December 29, 2021, 06:55:40 PM »
Email sent.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Avocado scions
« on: December 24, 2021, 12:47:43 AM »
The PM system and emails seem to be broken again. Maybe it's better to communicate through emails directly.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado - burying the graft union
« on: December 03, 2021, 11:51:15 PM »
Thanks for the answers guys. The only reason I would want to do this is to protect the rootstock from cold, because it might turn our to be more sensitive than the scion. So it really isn't important for me that the scion also roots. I'm only concerned about the trunk rotting after being planted below soil level. I assume this didn't happen to you? As long as the tree doesn't suffer, I really don't need the scion part to root.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado - burying the graft union
« on: December 03, 2021, 02:43:45 PM »
So you just buried it below soil level, and not with mulch or something similar?

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The link "Show new replies to your posts" in the top left region of every page is helpful.

I'm not sure how that's related to the topic.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Avocado - burying the graft union
« on: December 03, 2021, 01:24:20 AM »
Hello. This spring I will be grafting some Stewart avocado seedlings with Mexicola and Mexicola Grande scions. My previous attempts to plant seedlings grown from store bought fruits (Guatemalan most likely) in ground have failed as the trees froze to the ground every winter. It is not that cold here, but the cold spells can be prolonged and I don't have any sheltered spots on the property (some cousins have store bought seedlings doing fine in sheltered areas). Now, I know that Stewart is less cold hardy than Mexicola and assuming the seedlings could end up inheriting this trait, I would like to make some precautions to protect the rootstock part.

I have read online that in California, the West Indies rootstocks are being used for their tolerance of many things, but because they are the most cold sensitive type of avocado, the graft union gets buried under ground.

Has anyone had any experience with this burying of the graft union? I know that avocados really don't like being water logged, so this burying kind of sounds like it would increase the chance of the trunk rotting away.

Or maybe someone has other ideas on how to protect the rootstock?

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I can confirm that the problem is back. I received more than one PM here, without any email notifications.

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Just gotta report that I again didn't get an email notification for a private message I received almost 24 hours ago. Not sure if there are issues again or not, but I thought I should report it just in case.

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It is very far from frost-tender, so you're in the right spot. :)

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Asiminaholics Anonymous
« on: September 24, 2021, 12:24:42 PM »
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How rare is self-fertility in pawpaws? I've got two seedlings of either Sunflower or Prima 1216 (the seller couldn't tell me which was which) and one of them flowered this spring for the first time (at 6 years old, I believe). I did some hand-pollination on itself, as the other tree didn't flower and voila, I had 12 fruits this year. There isn't a single pawpaw tree anywhere near, so I'm totally positive that it's self-fertile. So have I hit jackpot, or is this more common than I think?

Nothing? I was hoping there would be more excitement about this, as self-fertility isn't a common occurrence in pawpaws as far as I know. I should also mention that in my climate (similar to NorCal 9b, but with higher summer lows and lower winter lows), they were ripening at the end of August. Seems pretty early.

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Asiminaholics Anonymous
« on: September 20, 2021, 11:14:47 AM »
How rare is self-fertility in pawpaws? I've got two seedlings of either Sunflower or Prima 1216 (the seller couldn't tell me which was which) and one of them flowered this spring for the first time (at 6 years old, I believe). I did some hand-pollination on itself, as the other tree didn't flower and voila, I had 12 fruits this year. There isn't a single pawpaw tree anywhere near, so I'm totally positive that it's self-fertile. So have I hit jackpot, or is this more common than I think?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Hunt for the best Surinam Cherry
« on: June 07, 2021, 12:58:06 AM »
A member of this forum Miguel.pt sells Eugenia Pitanga seeds. This is where I've got mine from.

Another characteristic of this species is that it is very short - won't grow more than 2m high supposedly. It also defoliates during winter. Wikipedia actually describes it as "deciduous".

Nexxogen, thanks for the information! I had no idea there was a different species or subspecies of Surinam Cherry.

I don't even think it's correct to call this a species or subspecies of Surinam Cherry. I think it's simply another Eugenia which just happens to have fruits that look like Surinam Cherries.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Hunt for the best Surinam Cherry
« on: June 04, 2021, 12:47:38 AM »
Judging buy the leaves and the fact that the fruit isn't lobed, I'd say you've got a Eugenia Pitanga (Pitanga-peba, Creeping Pitanga) rather than Eugenia Uniflora which would be your regular Pitanga. Does this one have any of that diesel flavor that Pitangas are notorious for?

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Mexicola Avocado seeds
« on: May 24, 2021, 04:24:06 PM »
Do you ship internationally?

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Avocado flowers first open as female then close and open up again as male. This is why what your friend said is a bit strange because I would think that it isn't possible for an avocado flower to just skip the female stage. When it comes to when exactly these flowers open and close, there are 2 types - A and B. With the A types, the flowers open up as female in the morning, then close in the afternoon and then open up again as males in the afternoon of the next day. The B type flowers open up as female in the afternoon, then close down and open up as male the following morning. This means that in their natural habitat, you will have an overlap between type A and type B trees, where one type will have male flowers and the other female which essentially allows for cross pollination.

According to a source I found, this dynamic is a bit disrupted outside of the native range and it can happen that there's overlap of male and female flowers on the same tree, essentially making it self-pollinating, but apparently this can only be the case with type A while type B can never be self-pollinating. Now I haven't confirmed this so please take it with a grain of salt.

I can tell you that I found a Mexican avocado tree in my hometown of Bar, Montenegro that looks like it's at least 10 years old and that blooms every year heavily but never sets fruit. When I went to check the flowers out one morning, they appeared to be male which would indicate it's a type B. Close to it there's another, much younger tree (I don't know if it's Mexican because its leaves didn't smell like licorice) which actually had two fruits last year, but I haven't confirmed its type.

So maybe your friend simply has a type B and that's why he's not getting any fruit.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Private Messages Broken?
« on: May 06, 2021, 01:00:49 PM »
Maybe we should create a shared Google Sheet where everyone could, if they wanted, write their forum nickname and their contact email address. It's not super secure, but at least it's better than posting emails directly in the forum.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Private Messages Broken?
« on: May 01, 2021, 03:47:26 PM »
So from now on, we just won't be able to send PMs, and that's it?

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