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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: When to graft annona?
« on: November 21, 2022, 12:30:28 PM »
I grafted a couple variety on 3 cherimoya a 2-4 weeks ago and it's taking. I just graft them when I have scions.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What's your favorite gardening tip?
« on: November 20, 2022, 12:16:09 PM »
great tips! sorry if this is common knowledge, but the 1-2 inch measurement is circumference right? or width? if only I could stumble upon a wax jambu in north texas :P im jealous you got to save that many free fruit trees!

1.5 - 2 inch width. There are so many people converting their house into ADU, moved, etc so they sell it for cheap or free. Wax jambu isn't as common as other such as longan, guava, cherimoya etc.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What's your favorite gardening tip?
« on: November 20, 2022, 11:19:05 AM »
My favorite gardening tip is learn to graft. It will unlock so many possibilities.

Tropical fruit trees can be very expensive especially rare variety. Once you learn to graft, you can use existing big rootstock and even rescued huge tree to graft it to. It will grow faster with vigorous rootstock and fruit faster.

I've seen Thai ruby seedless guava selling for $2000+. If you know how to graft, you can graft, you can save significantly


My other tip is learn how to rescue tropical fruit trees. Establish tree take a long time to get to that size especially in subtropical regions and very expensive to buy. If you know how to transplant tropical fruit trees, you will save alot of time and money. You can rescue any trees and use it as rootstock to graft better variety to it. I've rescued cherimoyas, atemoya, wax jambu, mangos, guava, citrus, etc and they survived.

My third tips is to learn how to airlayer and try to airlayer big branches if you can. I always try to aim for 1.5-2 inch branches. It takes longer to get adequate roots, but it will give you more of a stronger tree and fruit faster.


Fourth tip is to network with other gardeners in your area. You can trade scions and fruits that you may not have or tasted. It's always nice to talk to people about your hobby and do garden tour.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cherimoyas and gophers
« on: November 01, 2022, 02:20:05 PM »
My friend has a cherimoya in a gopher infested yard. It even bite the trunk. The tree doesn't look so healthy either. The leaves are smaller and it doesn't seems to be thriving. Cherimoya grow like weed here in SoCal with some care too.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is there hope to save my mango tree?
« on: October 13, 2022, 04:03:00 PM »
I rescued 2 mango and 2 survived. With mango, you need to prune back, remove all the leaves and fruits. Cover with shade cloth until it bounce back. Water regularly. Good luck!

This is a more well done transplanting, but similar to what was done with the avocado I mentioned below. It's obviously drastic to remove all branches, but (if you lost most/all of your roots) it's your best shot.

If he dug up and replanted higher in addition to Hurricane Ian damages, it likely severed all the primary roots. It's pretty much like transplanting even if it's the same hole.

Even with that well of transplant, I still have alot of die back.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is there hope to save my mango tree?
« on: October 13, 2022, 03:15:16 PM »
I rescued 2 mango and 2 survived. With mango, you need to prune back, remove all the leaves and fruits. Cover with shade cloth until it bounce back. Water regularly. Good luck!


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Planting Fruit Trees Near Queen Palm Tree
« on: September 28, 2022, 03:26:53 PM »
They are not heavy feeders. Really the citrus roots are probably more agressive than queen palm but they grow fine together. Here in Florida the dirt is usually sand which doesn't hold water or nutrients anyway

You are right. Florida has alot of palm trees and I've seen the fruit trees grow so well.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Planting Fruit Trees Near Queen Palm Tree
« on: September 26, 2022, 07:47:52 PM »
Never had a problem with queen palms next to citrus. Live oak is the main problem I saw. They suck up nutrients from other plants for quite some distance.

I've seen alot of my neighbors have palm tree with fruit trees growing next to it and my sapodilla fruit fine next to it. I was just probably over paranoid. Thanks for confirming it for me.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Planting Fruit Trees Near Queen Palm Tree
« on: September 26, 2022, 07:19:57 PM »
I would have removed as much of the palm roots as possible up to the wall before I planted my fruit trees, but you have to realize that the roots of your trees will never go under and beyond the wall so they will be restricted in that direction.

I did dig it 3-3.5 ft deep and 3 feet wide. I removed all the palm roots. I even put a double layer plastic bag 4 ft deep to control some of the roots from coming though.

Yes I understand that. It's still better than growing in pot.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Planting Fruit Trees Near Queen Palm Tree
« on: September 26, 2022, 05:09:20 PM »
I've got a couple of pineapple guava relatively close to a queen palm plus some shrubs and no problems yet for either the fruit trees or the palm. Queen palm roots are noninvasive, they just go wide to anchor the tree.

My concern would be for the queen palm, depending on what you're growing. Those palms with non-invasive roots (not just queens but Washingtonia species as well, like the Mexican fan palms) can get throttled by some other invasive roots; the previous owner of my property accidentally killed two established adult palms by planting a willow acacia nearby that proceeded to throttle them, but those have REALLY invasive roots. Probably not gonna happen with most fruit trees.

The palm trees are my neighbor. They seem to be growing roots all over my fruit trees. I'm more concern about my fruit trees. I'm concern it may cause my tropical fruit trees to die.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Planting Fruit Trees Near Queen Palm Tree
« on: September 26, 2022, 05:07:41 PM »
It does not seem to have hurt the other queen palms. What are you planning to put there? Anything with a strong root system would likely be bad for the wall.


Grow under. I grow every thing near it - guava, lychee, sapodilla, cherimoya/atemoya, mango.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Planting Fruit Trees Near Queen Palm Tree
« on: September 16, 2022, 09:33:24 PM »
My neighbor has row of queen palm trees that's separate by cement wall. It still manage to climb across. Anyone has experience growing fruit trees near queen palm?Is it a concern?





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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WTB pearl guava
« on: July 31, 2022, 01:17:53 PM »
It only have 2 fruits last year. It's sweet and a little crunchy.

I probably don't have any conclusion to the taste until I tried more this year especially with proper fertilizing. The guy who I bought grow over 20+ guava variety, and he recommend this to me for its productivity and taste.

I have a Taiwanese seedless and it's the least productive guava I've had. Not even one fruit for a 15 gallon tree.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WTB pearl guava
« on: July 30, 2022, 07:30:25 PM »
I have one currently fruiting. It's pretty productive compared to all my seedless guava. I think I have over 3-4 dozen fruits. I might be able to airlayer next year if you are still looking.

If you are local in SGV, I can give you scions for free.

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Greenerpasteur, that is a noce layer. Based on the picture, I assume the branch was close to an inch I, diameter. Is that correct? What variety is it?

Yes. It's African Pride atemoya

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I have had good success airlayering Valencia Pride Mango. It was slow to root (compared to lychee) and takes a little longer to establish, but is doing great now and has produced several fruits.

Wow that's first time I've heard someone got fruit from airlayer mango tree. Does it have alot of roots when you airlayer? How long does it take?

No, it did not have as many roots as lychee and several of the layers died because of this. I want to say that it took 5-6 months for enough roots to develop to be cut. I think It was 3-4 years before it fruited. The tree does seem somewhat dwarfed similar to Orkine's comments, but Valencia Pride is a very vigorous tree, so this may be a good thing.

I have seen many people tried to airlayer mango, but there wasn't alot of roots.

Here is an atemoya air layer.


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Time for air layering ??
« on: July 16, 2022, 01:00:26 AM »
Here is a 2 months guava airlayer. I wanted even more roots so I added more peat moss, make the airlayer much bigger and wait 2-3 more months before taking it down.


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I have had good success airlayering Valencia Pride Mango. It was slow to root (compared to lychee) and takes a little longer to establish, but is doing great now and has produced several fruits.

Wow that's first time I've heard someone got fruit from airlayer mango tree. Does it have alot of roots when you airlayer? How long does it take?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is a black sapote tree worth having?
« on: July 15, 2022, 07:52:03 PM »
I tried 2 and gave my wife to taste it, we both thought it's mild tasting and not worth eating even if it's free. White Sapote taste better in my opinion. If I have room, I would grow a white sapote.

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I've seen people airlayer atemoya and mango successfully but I don't know if they ever get grow well and fruit. Anyone has any experience with airlayering these 2 fruit trees?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: grafting guava
« on: July 15, 2022, 03:56:55 PM »
Seanny, I like your approach of not trying to match the cambium layer.  If the  rootstock and scion are not vertically paralelled, so that they 'x' in almost vertical position, the crossing cambium areas are stretched and guarranteed.  No wonder you have so high success rate on this method.

I think this technique will have a good success rate on top work grafting as well.

Thanks.

I also do the same method as Seanny. I'm doing multiple approach graft to the bark of a bigger roostock. I'm totally top works all of my guava. You can even graft in the middle of the trunk if you want.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: grafting guava
« on: July 09, 2022, 02:18:07 PM »
It is hard to graft because the calus  takes a long time to form.  My successes were using approached graft.  Early this year, I grafterd 2 red seedless diamond and two seedless crystall.  All took, after 4 months.  The two diamond and one crystal died in the pots during the heat wave a few weeks ago.  The remaining one seem to recover from the heat wave.  I will graft again, once the mother trees get some more branches.

4 months is a long time for approach graft!

I've did a couple approach grafts. It's on going 2 months. After cutting the graft, I'll cover it from full sun.

I got Thai seedless guava, Taiwan seedless guava, Taiwan ruby seedless guava (ruby crystal) and Thai seedless guava. approaching graft right now.

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Only on FB marketplace. No one who has it want to sell scions and airlayering is too expensive.

I'm getting one grafted on a large RS from a buddy.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pink crystal guava
« on: May 21, 2022, 01:39:42 PM »
Any update if this tree is worth growing? Is this the same as Taiwan ruby seedless guava?

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: S> Annona scions
« on: March 21, 2022, 11:28:26 PM »
Is Super sugar apple the same as special sugar apple? Is it the top tier variety?

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