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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado Question
« on: July 01, 2023, 05:35:29 AM »
Thank you for replying, I was hoping someone would have a list that they could post. I will probably have to check the CRFG website and see if they have one.
Thanks again.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Avocado Question
« on: June 21, 2023, 12:23:27 PM »
Hi, Perhaps I didn't word my question correctly in the search function. Is there a list from the fastest maturing avocado fruit to the longest?I know Lila Avocados are very fast for instance and some others take a year or more.


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Hall Avocado
« on: August 07, 2022, 11:08:17 AM »
Denise sounds interesting, how big is the mother tree? This could be a winner for me if the tree is not terribly cold sensitive.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado poll
« on: March 06, 2022, 08:52:21 PM »
Nice, wish I could grow one here. That would take one heck of a greenhouse.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado poll
« on: February 27, 2022, 01:55:16 PM »
I saw that pretty avocado picture on page two of your survey. Just out of curiosity do you know how big the adult tree is?

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Osmocote Plus is cheap on Amazon right now
« on: September 03, 2021, 05:30:04 AM »
Thanks, I bought a few bags.
Love to save money.

Read about the Tropic Sweet Apple developed in Florida from the Anna apple. I am just north of Houston Texas and although still early for planting have been asking my local nurseries about this one with out any luck. Does anyone no where I can order one on-line? Just Exotics in Florida lists them grafted on standard root stock, but I need semi-dwarf at the most. Just getting to old to deal with tall trees.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: ISO Wurtz Avocado
« on: July 01, 2021, 12:11:04 PM »
Fourwindsgrowers carries them and you can pre-order now for the fall, run around eighty dollars total with shipping, but it will be a newly grafted tree.
Here is the link.
Good luck.

Sent another PM.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: 10 pack hurricane flashlights
« on: June 29, 2021, 03:57:21 PM »
Almost spit out my drink. Mark that was funny.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Avocado scionwood
« on: June 29, 2021, 09:39:31 AM »
Looking good.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Avocado scionwood
« on: June 28, 2021, 08:26:52 PM »
PM sent.

Sorry forgot to ask can you give us the details on his rooting technique? It might be worthwhile to give it a shot at least if the root-stock survives it would come back true from a freeze.
Thanks Mark

Just on the off chance you get to much, I'd be happy to buy some from you. ;D ( but not at that crazy high price she paid.)

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What is eating my avocado trees?
« on: May 24, 2021, 09:10:22 PM »
I'm no expert but it looks like to much sun and they need to be up on a mound ( wet feet) are not good for avocados. You could paint the trunk and branches with a 50 percent white latex paint and fifty percent water solution. Don't forget to feed them also. If you don't want to paint then a shade cloth on a frame will help. Some of the more experienced growers might add their advice.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: San Diego garden photos
« on: May 19, 2021, 09:20:43 AM »
Wow! Nice

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado starter fertilizer
« on: May 16, 2021, 04:18:39 PM »
I was under the impression that most people liked the Osmocote Plus. But hey if there is something better I would like to know too. I am trying to start over after our hard freeze here in Texas and plan to put up a high tunnel with a propane back up.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Water tote as a planter experience
« on: March 04, 2021, 03:37:26 PM »
Thanks, I'm thinking of using them for avocado trees. It will be easier to set up a better draining soil for them, also won't have to worry about moles and such bothering the roots.
P.S. Small varieties of avocados.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Water tote as a planter experience
« on: March 04, 2021, 07:01:05 AM »
Just wandered if anyone had used a water tote as a planter and how well it worked for them, also what was the longevity (did the plastic break down)?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Hard Freeze My Avocado & Trop Trees
« on: February 27, 2021, 10:01:51 AM »
We do have beetles here. Lost two plum trees and a peach tree several years back because of them. I'm not sure about the proper treatment, you should probably talk to your local Ag extension office.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Major winter storm!
« on: February 23, 2021, 07:37:02 AM »
I live in Conroe Texas (8b). My normal preparations of tents, frames with tarps and floodlights proved useless with the power out for so long. I am going to wait for signs of life before removing anything. I've had my citrus for twenty five years, They came back from a trip to Disney in Florida in my old dodge truck. Been missing that old truck for years, now I might be missing the citrus too. All the Avocados look totally dead I might get some growth out of the root-stock but the grafted material is probably all gone. I might try grafting again, just not sure at the moment.                                                         

I'm hoping for the best for you.

P.S. I've enjoyed following your posts.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Extreme cold heat alternatives wanted
« on: February 13, 2021, 07:38:32 AM »
Thank you for the suggestions. I really need a electrical replacement for the halogen floodlights. They are becoming harder to find and more expensive as they are being phased out in favor of the L.E.D. energy efficient bulbs.
Thanks again

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Extreme cold heat alternatives wanted
« on: February 12, 2021, 11:51:27 AM »
Hi all, I live in Conroe Texas (8b) and we are going to get hit with the coldest weather since 1989. I usually throw sheets over my citrus with halogen floodlights under and they have always done fine, but they are talking about low's of 9 degrees for my area... So I don't know if my normal winter protection will suffice. Also the halogen bulbs are getting harder to find and more expensive. So I am looking for other heat sources that are easy and inexpensive to use. Normally we see very few freezing days in my area.
Thank you. 

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