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I have these used for members only

They cost $65 new ( http://www.uline.com/Product/Detail/H-1234/Drum-Handling/Steel-Drum-Dolly-55-Gallon?pricode=WY579&gadtype=pla&id=H-1234&gclid=CIrl_bqqusUCFYeBfgodQ3AAYg&gclsrc=aw.ds)

$25 each or $20 for 2 or more.

Limited quantities. Very durable. Better then the plastic ones. Will last for a long time.

You can cut 55 gallon barrels in half and fill it with soil and you can plant what ever you want.
Or use the premade  planting pots










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Tropical Fruit Discussion / sugarcane
« on: April 25, 2015, 07:27:48 PM »
Anyone growing different varieties of SugarCane.


I'm looking for different varieties.

Anyone have to much sugarcane in Their back yard. I Can help you get rid of some of them.

Looking to buy bundles of sugarcane if your local.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Want to buy sugarcane bundles
« on: April 25, 2015, 04:22:04 PM »
Anyone here local in SoCal have any fresh sugarcane stalks in their back yard. I want to buy a bundle or two depending on price.

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Thanks maybe I'll call Home Depot and see if I can order them

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Cape goose berry vs Chinese lantern plant?
« on: April 09, 2015, 05:45:31 PM »
Cape goose berry vs Chinese lantern plant?

Anyone tried the Chinese lantern plant?  Anyone know what the taste is like?

Similar different?

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Any one know where to buy Where to buy cape goose berry plant. Ground cherry.

If so how much?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: CRFG Wish List
« on: June 15, 2014, 11:49:09 AM »
Quick little rant -- I've been on the fence about joining the CRFG for the better part of a year. I want to support the group, but I've looked over the calendars of the LA, WLA, OC, SD and other groups and I don't see anything particularly interesting. I don't need grafting demos, fertilizer company talks, lectures about bees, making succulent gardens, etc. Tours are fun and the magazine is nice, but the majority of the events don't focus on what I (and probably others) feel is most important -- hoarding rare fruit trees.

Here's what I'd love my membership fees going towards:

-Group buys complete with online preordering:
  • Cheap, rare or higher quality trees from wholesalers -- Brokaw for avocados, PIN, La Verne, etc.
  • Commercial rootstocks
  • Cold tolerant mangoes when they're available
  • Bulk fertilizer (Dyna-Gro, Dynamite, etc.)
  • Wholesale supplies like planters, soil mixes, Axis DE, pumice, etc.
  • Hell, group buys from fruit importers. I know the owner of the main company that imports asian fruits like Durian, Jackfruit, etc.

-New variety propagation. I know it's done on a small scale or by word of mouth, but info is hard to come by. There should online preorders so the home growers know how many to make. And while the Green Scene is great, it's a meat market -- people should be able to preorder what they'll pick up and not worry about losing out. And I'm sure people (myself included) would be happy to hold trees for those who can't pick them up right away. For example, I've been hearing about:
  • Rare cherimoyas, avocados, etc. not carried by any nursery
  • New dragon fruit varieties
  • Jalisco red guava
  • New cuban avocado

Overall, if there's online ordering, it'll go a long way towards helping the association set up bulk buys and members dealing with upfront costs of propagating rare varieties. Plus, with group buys, people are sometimes flaky -- if you pay ahead of time, then there's no issues getting the money to cover costs.

I have no idea if these are things people would want or, for that matter, if the CRFG is open minded or not. But my background is in e-commerce, web design and more. I'd be happy making this happen.

I have to agree, great idea.

I thought I was the only hoarder.

Also How about a large piece of land where I can store my fruit plants too.

Like a group greenhouse...

Yeah add that too the list a group greenhouse where members can store their plants and get cuttings!!


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: How to kill a tree?
« on: June 15, 2014, 11:34:16 AM »
UNDETECTED!!!

Thermite.

Not trying to melt a steel building undetected.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Nooooooo
« on: June 15, 2014, 11:33:16 AM »
That sucks. :'(

More protein?  :o

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: How to kill a tree?
« on: June 15, 2014, 01:59:20 AM »
That's what I was thinking but won't that kill the grass too?

What about copper nail?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: How to kill a tree?
« on: June 15, 2014, 01:41:31 AM »
Err...

Undetected.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / How to kill a tree?
« on: June 15, 2014, 01:20:13 AM »
I need to kill a tree.

Yes I said it.

Any one know what I need to kill the roots

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Manila mango 5 for $1
« on: June 14, 2014, 01:59:04 AM »
Bad news! Is not Manila!! Is the Ataulfo, aka Champagne mango, still good but not as good as the Original
Manila! ( at least the ones in the pic )

It's confirmed bought several cases just so I can get the box and the box says ataulfo.. Any one know  if we can use these as root stock?

And if they are mono or poly?


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Stripey Sugar Cane
« on: June 13, 2014, 12:40:07 PM »



I spotted some stripey New Guinea village sugar cane today and know it is probably the best type for juicing and cooking and is softer and more suited to chewing than most. When I got home I saw the eyes have been cut off so I can't grow it. I had black and green village sugars before that were great and got out of hand.

Oh yeah while I was there I grabbed some orange seedless watermelon which is my favourite but costs more than reds and yellows like champagne watermelon.




You should still try to plant it. I had some that i thought the eyes were gone but i stuck it in the groind anyways and it grew

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Manila mango 5 for $1
« on: June 12, 2014, 02:20:05 AM »
Don't all rush to superior market for your manila mango

5 for $1

http://superiorgrocers.com/specials/?ad_store=22






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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Taikal sapodilla self fertile?
« on: June 02, 2014, 09:45:35 PM »
Is that the same as Tikal? If it is, then from my personal experience, it is. There's an old article suggesting that it would be a good idea to have another sapodilla tree in it's vicinity for pollination, but my tikal tree is setting fruit on it's own. The flowers are pollinated by ants.

Yes sorry for the incorrect spelling.

Thanks for the response I feel a little better now but now I still wan to buy a oer sapodilla.

Which one?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Taikal sapodilla self fertile?
« on: June 02, 2014, 04:07:12 PM »
Does any one know if the taikal sapodilla is self fertile?

Meaning does it need another sapodilla to set fruit?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Syzyygium jambos- rose apple
« on: May 22, 2014, 12:28:12 AM »
Do the rose apple need another tree to cross pollinate for  fruit set?


Syzyygium jambos Alston

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: First taste of mangosteen
« on: May 21, 2014, 06:27:39 PM »
So many fruits, picked at their prime, right off your own tree at perfect ripeness, from rich soil, are king of fruits. That's why we're in this hobby right?  :D


Good point oscar i'll submit to that

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best fruit trees for hedges
« on: May 21, 2014, 04:25:47 PM »
Feijoa  :P

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best fruit trees for hedges
« on: May 21, 2014, 04:12:13 PM »
Feijoa

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: First taste of mangosteen
« on: May 21, 2014, 04:07:14 PM »
Had fresh durian ..ehhh... Grew up with sh1t smell in the house.
had fresh mangosteen as well.

Mangosteen is king
Feijoa is queen.

To each his own.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: First taste of mangosteen
« on: May 21, 2014, 11:49:53 AM »
i can't speak on the behalve of Durian..I wonder if you can find that out here in Socal?

Go to 99 ranch market they often have it frozen whole fruit with spikes and all. And also fresh jackfruit.

A football with spike that smells like poo and texture can be mushy but taste sweet. It's an acquired taste like  eating a unborn baby duck fetus / balut.

Mangosteen is king
Feijoa is queen

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: First taste of mangosteen
« on: May 21, 2014, 11:49:11 AM »
i can't speak on the behalve of Durian..I wonder if you can find that out here in Socal?

Go to 99 ranch market they often have it frozen whole.

A football with spike that smells like poo and texture can be mushy but taste sweet. It's an acquired taste like  eating a unborn baby duck fetus / balut.

Mangosteen is king
Feijoa is queen

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / What's your highest water bill?
« on: May 18, 2014, 01:16:30 AM »
I'm curious as to whats everyone water bill is.

I recently had forgotten to turn off the water and left the hose running all night. I haven't received the bill yet but I expect it to be high.

Anyone had that happen before? Or would you never admit it?

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