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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Alampur behavior in so cal
« on: September 13, 2015, 07:41:57 PM »
I do both (seeds from store bought) and laverne nursery trees.  Using seeds will give u a tap root to work with.  The laverne trees seems to lack them.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Alampur behavior in so cal
« on: September 13, 2015, 06:16:51 PM »
I am actually in the process of multigrafting all my varieties to manilla atualfo rootstocks.  The two exceptions are lemon zest and alphonso.  These two varieties are vigorous enough that their branch hardens before droopy behavior sets in.  In addition, it seems to provide a more dwarfish appearance

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Alampur behavior in so cal
« on: September 12, 2015, 10:09:01 AM »
I have an alampur baneshan mango in so cal in a pot.  For some reason it kept continuous flowering and have been doing so since november of last year.  It finally set a fruitlet last month and i thought the flowering would be over.  I just found it flowering again today.  Is this normal behavior for alampur or is this a potential variety for mango to give more than one seasonal crop in so cal?




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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Coconut cream in california
« on: September 07, 2015, 04:09:53 PM »
Looks like coconut cream redeemed itself.  After tasting this last one, i am convinced the first cc i tasted was under ripe.  The fully riped coconut cream is quite good.  The coconut flavor tends to stay near the skin.  Overall the best mango in my yard this year (for now at least till lemon zest ripens).








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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: flaverfull wax jambu ?????
« on: August 30, 2015, 12:14:52 AM »
Black diamond is sweeter than the black pearl.  It also is bigger (at least from the commercial jambu i have tasted in taiwan).  I only have a thai jumbo perfume jambu and a small black diamond (yet to fruit for me) in my yard.  I did have a black pearl which died on me which gave me decent fruits.


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: flaverfull wax jambu ?????
« on: August 29, 2015, 01:27:40 PM »
Wax jambu are all spongy/crispy in texture.  They have a rose water like taste.  I like them a lot as they are light and refreshinf.  Black diamond and black pearls are very sweet which is why i like them.


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: flaverfull wax jambu ?????
« on: August 29, 2015, 10:02:54 AM »
Black diamond and black pearl are my two favorites.  If u like something that smells more fragrant the thai perfume wax jambu is pretty good

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Seeking Sapodilla scion exchange
« on: August 25, 2015, 03:43:01 PM »
I actually grafted onto the branches that I took the scions from. I didn't get much latex coming out but my guess is it had already oozed out from the cut the day before.


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My peach cobbler is filled with ants and the leaves and stems have these brown elevated raised circular thing.  It looks like they might be farming or collecting it.  Is it just sap leakage or is this something i need to worry about?


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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Seeking Sapodilla scion exchange
« on: August 24, 2015, 12:03:47 AM »
My scions are still green but no bud pushing through yet.  I am glad your scions took.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Seeking Sapodilla scion exchange
« on: August 16, 2015, 12:32:55 PM »
Yup. Those are flowers. 

My grafts havent had much movement but remains green.  So i hope it will push through if given more time.

How did u end up grafting urs?  With cleft grafts?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Thai Jumbo Perfume Wax Jambu?
« on: August 11, 2015, 12:03:00 AM »
2.5 inch long was the largest last year but I was foolish in not thinning the fruits.  They hung in clusters and the collective weight broke one limb and I have to stake the other.  They probably could get the palm size if we thin it.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Thai Jumbo Perfume Wax Jambu?
« on: August 10, 2015, 01:04:47 AM »
My thai jumbo perfume breaks the limb of my tree if i dont thin.  They just started to flower for me now thiw year so we will see what this years crop has in store

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Coconut cream in california
« on: August 02, 2015, 02:01:38 PM »
I was thinking the same thing.  It looked much better last year when I didn't let it hold fruit.  It's so tough to not let it fruit especially since my wife have now tasted it and said it taste like Hawaii and she wants more :)


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Coconut cream in california
« on: August 02, 2015, 01:00:19 AM »
Warren:

Coconut cream is really a whole different beast when it comes to staking.  The branches are so twisted and soft that it makes it very difficult to keep them upright.  I already have 5 of those green stakes and the fruits just brought them all down to the ground. They make a really ugly mango tree :)

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Coconut cream in california
« on: August 01, 2015, 06:34:20 PM »
The second coconut cream is definitely a lot better than the first one.  I think this one is properly riped.  It's not as juicy as I'd like but it's extremely sweet like honey.  This one does have a light coconut undertone to complete the taste.  Overall a very flavorful mango.  I am glad i planted it.  Will need to figure out how to stake the tree though after I finish harvesting.


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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: What can plum be grafted onto ?
« on: August 01, 2015, 12:13:13 AM »
Nectarine and apricot should work

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Coconut cream in california
« on: August 01, 2015, 12:00:10 AM »
Haha, i guess i am one of the dying breed who still has a home phone.  The bright side is that it does link to my phone by bluetooth. 

Back to the mangos, unfortunately my coconut cream mango fruit is growing so close to the ground that it doesnt get as much sun exposure as my other varieties of mango.  I think thats why i only get yellow hues when this last mango fell on the ground.  I actually find that if u use white nylon fruit bags it allows the sun to ripen the fruit.  I use them mainly to mark my territories and let my neighbor know that i plan on harvesting these fruits for my own consumption


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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WTB Lemon Zest Mango in LA/OC
« on: July 29, 2015, 10:58:47 PM »
According to Behl and JF, the best rootstock seems to be manilla and ataulfo in southern cal.  I haven't experimented with enough root stocks to know so I went by their recommendations.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Coconut cream in california
« on: July 29, 2015, 10:43:59 PM »
My second coconut cream.  this one looks more ripe than my first one though it has two spots where it had split.  Hopefully it wont affect the taste.  Will need to let it soften before it try it.


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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WTB Lemon Zest Mango in LA/OC
« on: July 29, 2015, 02:21:41 AM »
I have a grafted lemon zest on ataulfo seedling.  Its only about a gallon in size but if u are willing to start small PM me if interested.  I am in cerritos

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Coconut cream in california
« on: July 27, 2015, 12:29:53 AM »
Fruit4me:

U must have done a heck of lot of staking.  My coconut cream have the typical bag of snake growth despite early staking.  All my fruits are hanging about an inch off the ground.  Once my fruits are ripened, i plan on restaking it again but it may be a losing battle...

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I have a makok tree that u can get scions from.  My silas wood is too small to give u any scions

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: LZ issues
« on: July 19, 2015, 07:53:51 PM »
My lemon zest in so cal held three fruits this year.  One of them split the other day.  As i dont have 100s of fruits on the tree, the tree is still upright and not lopsided.  However with my tree's thin trunk i can see how it would be problematic if it bore a few more fruits.

Robert

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Coconut cream in california
« on: July 19, 2015, 12:49:32 AM »
Turns out the first coconut cream is probably a bit under ripe.  Flavor wise it is light, I do not detect a coconut undertone but overall it is an average mango.  I look forward to the others that are still on the tree and hope they would be much better than the first one.

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