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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Bark Grafting Annonas
« on: February 15, 2024, 01:46:58 PM »
I'm a believer now. I have seen greenpasteur's grafted trees and they turn out excellent. I didn't think bark grafting would look good after a year or two, but his trees have grown at the graft union very clean. Some grafts on the trees I saw, I couldn't tell it was bark grafted when it healed. He is a master bark grafter.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Nameiwa vs. Nordmann Seedless
« on: February 15, 2024, 11:37:51 AM »
Same here. that is why I never grafted it on my trees. I wonder if it is sweeter because they have it growing in Riverside, and I'm in Fullerton CA. Their location gets much warmer than my yard.

I have some photos now so I will post it soon. 

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Nameiwa vs. Nordmann Seedless
« on: February 14, 2024, 11:46:23 PM »
I agree with Brian, just tasted these kumquats in the last week or so.

1. Nagami
2. Nordmann
3. Meiwa
4. Marumi

The Nagami and Nordmann tastes indentilcal but the Nordmann has larger fruits and was seedless. I ate the Nagami from two different sources (friends trees), and the Meiwa is from my grafted tree.

I'll find the photos I took and post it later for you. The Marumi fruit I tasted with the others again at the UCR/CCPP grove (Research grove at Riverside).

Of these 4 kumquats I ate, the best tasting  (sweetest) was the Marumi.



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Citrus General Discussion / Re: WTB (in AZ)- Honey Crispy Kumquat
« on: February 14, 2024, 11:42:24 PM »
Maybe you should just order the Marumi kumquat from UCR/CCPP budwood.

I went to their field in Riverside last weekend with the CRFG and had a tour of their field with many of the varieties which were all fruiting. They gave us the tour and discuss the varieties, then let you pick the fruits to eat there. I tasted their Marumi and it was sweeter than the Meiwa, I was surprised. I did not taste much sourness in the flesh. I have the Nagami, Nordhmann, and Meiwa but never added the Marumi since the fruits are small. But now, I think I will need to buy some of budwood from them. Fruits are smaller than the Meiwa but seems to be sweeter, at least sweeter than my fruits.


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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Wanted: 'Valentine' Pomelo Seeds
« on: February 14, 2024, 03:22:12 AM »
The original poster has not been on since 2016. So, he probably found some seeds or doesn't care now.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Annona Scions 2024
« on: February 13, 2024, 09:13:20 PM »
Don't buy it if you can't deal with it.

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This mulberry is the sweetest one, brix=30.
It is one of the top3 best tasting for me.



is the shell gas station open





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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / For Sale: Closed
« on: February 13, 2024, 06:33:40 PM »
Closed.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Japanese crown muskmelon seeds
« on: February 13, 2024, 01:14:17 PM »
It's only $100 each here in the Asian market. I purchased a few years ago and grew out the seeds. I did get a few ripe fruits and it tastes the same as the original.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Wanted: 'Valentine' Pomelo Seeds
« on: February 13, 2024, 02:25:08 AM »
I do have some Valentine fruits that are smaller and they sometimes have no fruits also. But most of my fruits that are normal size (more that 1 lbs) have seeds since I have so many varieties grafted next to my trees. My tree is over 15 years old so the fruits are mature fruits on my tree.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Wanted: 'Valentine' Pomelo Seeds
« on: February 13, 2024, 12:44:46 AM »
Pau,

You're Valentine fruit has very dark red flesh, you must get some cold/frost days at your location. All my Valentine fruits only has pink flesh and some fruits only has a streak of red color in the flesh. Since I have a lot of different varieties grafted on all my trees, my fruit usually has a lot of seeds. My Valentine seeds do not have any pink color, just looks similar to a grapefruit seed but slightly larger.

Here's my Valentine fruit I just took photo recently of.




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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: S> Annona scions 2024
« on: February 12, 2024, 08:55:00 PM »
I would like it this week, sent you a PM. Thanks.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Coco coir as seed starter?!
« on: February 11, 2024, 03:05:27 PM »
works fine for citrus seeds

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Citrus daoxianensis (Daoxian wild mandarin)
« on: February 11, 2024, 01:35:25 PM »
Peep, I have a mandarin that has the bumpiest skin I have seen, it is called Gold Nugget. My tree is large, has lots of seedless fruits. This year it is my best tasting citrus fruit for me. I grow many varieties and I can tell you there is no other fruit that has more bumpy skin than this one that is editable. The other fruits that also have some bumpy skin is the Pomderosa lemon and bizzarria.

Her's some Gold Nugget from my tree.








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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado Bark Grafting
« on: February 10, 2024, 02:28:50 PM »
Yes, when you cut the scion wood, the side that is the outer most, jus cut about 2/3 of the face when compared to the inner side of the cut. You will get as much or more surface contact on the cambium.

Works great on loquats, mulberry, persimmion and citrus.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado Bark Grafting
« on: February 10, 2024, 01:46:36 PM »
Yup, Sacadura has excellent videos on grafting. Did you notice your method #4, side graft with tongue failed in his video.

I prefer the side graft where you just cut the scion wood just like you do for cleft graft. I use this technique for most of my fruit tree when I do side grafts and it is very reliable and works great, you might want to try it. Doing a whip & tongue cut for the side graft should be fine but there is no need to do it and possibly cut yourself when making the tongue. He nevers uses a glove but he should so new grafters will not get in this bad habit.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado Bark Grafting
« on: February 09, 2024, 05:41:14 PM »
Good info Brad, I totally agree with what you said here.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: when to pick Chandler pummelo?
« on: February 09, 2024, 05:38:45 PM »
Brian, that's exactly how my Chandler fruits were. I grew my large tree for 6 years before top working it with much better fruits. Chandler never gave me fruits with pink, red or any color, always yellow flesh like your photo.

Hope it tasted good to you.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: WTB (in AZ)- Honey Crispy Kumquat
« on: February 09, 2024, 03:16:07 AM »
Check Face Book, there's a person who is selling it. I don't know where he is located or any other details. Search Honey Crisp Kumquat.

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This is the Florida murcott I show on bottom left of my photo.

Murcott mandarin
Citrus reticulata Blanco

CRC 3846
PI 539521
VI 147

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The Honey I show in the photo is the CA honey, different from the Florida Murcott shown in bottom left. There's actually 3 murcott varieties that I have, one is the CA Honey, second is the FL murcott honey, third is a smooth skin/very thin murcott. These all have seeds, the seedless murcott is the Tango which tastes better than the smooth skin murcott.

I would say the CA Honey (w/seeds) is the sweetest with some tartness and I like it the most. People I give the fruits say the same about this one. The same of the CA Honey is not as flat as the other two variety if you look closely at the fruits. Sometimes the FL murcott fruit gets to medium size fruit, always slightly flat shaped. The CA Honey can be round shaped or like a Gold Nugget shape and the skin is different from the other two.

This is the Honey mandarin I have below (VI-133)

Honey mandarin
Citrus reticulata Blanco RUTACEAE
CRC 3177
PI 539503
VI 133

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bussone, to answer your question "How does the flavor compare to a sour orange?"

I can eat most lemons and sour orange out of hand, and it doesn't taste so bad I need to wash out my mouth. Even the Flying Dragon fruits I can eat freshly picked and drink the juice. But the Citrondarin is very bad, hard to drink or lick any juice from the fruit or to take a bite of the flesh, terrible.

 

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