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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Most likely Loquat rootstock?
« on: January 31, 2021, 12:42:27 PM »
I just like to document as accurately as I can, what is being grown. Rootstock affects flavor/vigor/ etcetera, right?

That and i was tempted to let the rootstock stem grow controlled so I can graft others onto it. Bad idea?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Most likely Loquat rootstock?
« on: January 31, 2021, 11:50:43 AM »
I bought a Bradenton Loquat in Phoenix, but I don’t know it’s rootstock. I messaged the nursery owner asking, and he only replied “random”.

I’m pretty sure he gets most of his trees from Florida. Maybe there are ‘most common/most likely’ rootstock, or even recognition of the grower, based off the tag. Here’s a pic of some rootstock leaves and the tag;

Citrus General Discussion / Cutting blackened, dead? but has roots
« on: January 30, 2021, 08:31:30 PM »
Someone graciously sent me a citrus cutting. I dipped it in hormone and planted it with a good humid environment. Tried to maintain airflow.

After 3 weeks, i had lots of white fuzzy mold on the stem, and it was a mostly blackened stick, so last week i set it outside in a Phoenix winter as a casualty to learn from. Need room for other experiments.

Today i cut away the cup just to see how bad I’d failed... but found the green end of a root! So i quickly added moisture and brought it back inside in a new pot.

But... does it really stand a chance with the cutting itself looking pretty dead?? I’ve been pretty cruel to it.

I'm wanting to purchase a 1 gal. Guabiju, but I'm worried the shipping isn't working right in the cart? I put in my location (Arizona), but it shows "Sticker Shipping - $1"

But I'm pretty sure a gallon pot weighs more than a sticker.  I don't want you to get screwed over on shipping costs.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / ID seed pod mailed?
« on: January 29, 2021, 05:30:35 PM »
Here's a funny one.. I think I've ordered too many different seeds. I'm starting to lose track. It didn't help that I got something from a Steve in Pennsylvania, I opened the little box to find what looks like a squiggly 3" woody cat turd.  ;D with no document saying what it was. I'm stumped!

Any ideas what I ordered?? I thought maybe Chañar at first, but that doesn't look right.

UPDATE - disregard. I figured it out. Not a seed pod. I'd ordered Ampelocissus Martinii online. Instead of a potted plant, they sent me this. No roots, nothing. just a chunk of wood I have to see if would even root

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / WTB - Boscia senegalensis
« on: January 27, 2021, 12:34:42 AM »
Looking for seeds (or plants) of Boscia senegalensis

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: best time to train-prune young Tamarind?
« on: January 12, 2021, 10:03:12 PM »
Sorry, let me clarify my question better. I meant, do I prune it at the beginning of winter, or beginning of Spring, etcetera. For the same reasons. I know some plants are best pruned right before the start of spring. the tree's not going to grow that much over winter that I need to worry about the wound size being bigger.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / best time to train-prune young Tamarind?
« on: January 12, 2021, 08:12:32 PM »
I made a mistake and bought a young sour Tamarind that has a main trunk that separates into two vertical branches going straight up. Basically, like a tuning fork or wishbone. problem is, I now realize as the tree grows, I'll get occluded bark and a weaker tree. So i want to trim one of the forks off, but not sure when the best time is to do so.

It's a young tree. The trunk caliper is about an inch+ thick. So, by doing this I'd be literally removing almost half the tree. Currently, it still has leaves, as I'm in a place where it hasn't quite gotten cold enough for the tree to go dormant.

I’m in Phoenix. Only a couple of nurseries here that I know selling them. Neither one knows gender of their trees

It seems, with some hunting, I have found no nursery that acknowledges the kei apple they sell is dioecious. Or they’re hiding that fact. They also don’t know (or don’t say) if their trees are male, female or a rare self fertile variety.

I’m wondering why? Is it because all are grown from seed, so no way to know? And... is there anyone who does sell specifically labeled male/female/ grafted/ whatever, so that a person can buy knowledgeably?

Anyone knows if using misters on tap water is safe for plants. I know they put chemicals and chlorine . Anyone using their tap water for misting and overhead irrigation in their greenhouses?? I apologise to the OP if i'm hijacking the tread too much , thought to just ask here and not make a separate tread .....

If the water's got too much stuff in it, yeah, I think it could be bad. Where I live, there's salt in the water so it's not a risk I like to take. The salt collects on the leaves, then burns and could cut off transpiration.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WTB - Spondias tuberosa
« on: December 28, 2020, 07:20:43 PM »
Seeds stay viable a decent amount of time. I have some plants, would have to try to root some cuttings sometime.

Sounds good! I'll keep snooping around for seeds, but let me know if and when you've got some cuttings that have taken hold! I'll be interested

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / WTB - Spondias tuberosa
« on: December 28, 2020, 01:21:29 PM »
Not sure how long the viability is on this seed,  but I would love to get some seeds of spondias tuberosa / imbu. I know it grows in the Caatinga region of Brazil.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Butterscotch Sapodilla
« on: December 25, 2020, 10:47:22 PM »
A nursery in Phoenix has them listed at $85 for a 3 gallon. He had a little bit of a winter clearance sale, and I believe I got it for $60 - just a couple months ago.

In fact I and another forum member here in Phoenix are looking for a. Rugulosa seeds for this very reason.

I'm on the same hunt and living in the same location!

Others to watch for, that may work are: Annona bullata, Annona vepretorum and Annona senegalensis 

Someone was recently selling seeds on here, from Brazil -- keep your eye out for them.

To Galatians522's point, I can confirm that my curry seedling survived 32° F, based on a thermometer monitoring just 5 feet away -- not the weatherman's statement. My house is consistently 5ish degrees cooler than the weather report.

Another 20 plants, I put in the kitchen for the night, because they're in nursery pots. I paid too much for the seeds to risk the babies just yet.

I'm in Phoenix, 9A - my curry seedling just planted this year has taken temperatures to 32, with plastic around to protect against wind, but no heat provided. For the last couple weeks, I've been consistently hitting mid-high 30s at night.

I'm not sure if the plant will take much lower than that, but it looks fine with not a scratch

prices on here and on their website are priced in Euros. Does this seller ship to the U.S.? There is no way to contact them on site

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Zone 9b space coast Florida peaches?
« on: December 18, 2020, 10:02:48 AM »
Varieties I have in AZ zone 9b.  Bonanza, Florida Prince, snow queen nectarine, sun red nectarine, mid pride.

@AndrewAZ - what rootstock are those on? A lot of stuff we get seems to be on Nemagard, but I'm hearing there are better options... that nobody sells us.

I'm not sure when the fruit for Stamvrug / Transvaal milkplum are in season, but i want several seeds to try. I know they're best sown fresh

thank you!

ah! Somehow this post slipped past me! I would be interested in seeds for sure - for both.  I can hold off to get fresh seeds for both if you're heading down there. Are there any other seeds you'll look for?

Here are a couple photos... I think I'm mostly worried I got a blander version of an already bland fruit. I only got so much space! :)

I made an impulse buy a couple month’s ago: black Sapote Matt Snow.

Just now looking it up and not finding any good info on it. Anyone got details? Its history, care, flavor? (other than that it was maybe grown in Miami by the Rare Fruit club president?)

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Various seedlings
« on: December 12, 2020, 10:55:39 AM »
Just sent PM re: ESALQ

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