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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: When to harvest Annona Rosada?
« on: January 21, 2022, 09:02:07 PM »
I could be wrong but I feel like i remember reading somewhere that ilama will crack and then callus over on the tree prior to ripening. Possibly picked too early?

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Feijoa in NJ zone 7a
« on: January 14, 2022, 07:51:44 PM »
Also definitely agree on the mildness of our winters increasing. I think this week's cold spell will be the ultimate test for some serious zone pushing.

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Feijoa in NJ zone 7a
« on: January 14, 2022, 07:50:12 PM »
I have two in the ground but under poly tunnel. They seem pretty much unfazed by cold weather. I think we have a pretty good chance of survival in 7A without protection.

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Dragon fruit usually start blooming in June for me and ripening 45-50 days later. Guavas have been blooming in July. Avocado and citrus start flowering around Feb/March. Cherimoya and atemoya start early spring but you can induce earlier flowering by defoliating the tree. Ive also found that white sapote flowers year round.


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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Xie Shan- fruit photos
« on: January 13, 2022, 04:27:09 PM »
Tree made it thru some nights as low as 12F and over 24 hrs in the 20s






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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Xie Shan- fruit photos
« on: January 07, 2022, 09:12:09 PM »
Got a couple single digit nights coming up in the next few days. Have my tree wrapped a few times next to water barrels in my hoop house. Should be a good test of hardiness.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Organic scale control
« on: January 07, 2022, 09:05:41 PM »
I swear these thing appear in the hundreds as soon I bring plants indoors for the winter. Soursop...covered, sapodilla...covered, syzygiums..covered. Everyday I notice more leaves covered in that clear sap.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Organic scale control
« on: January 07, 2022, 12:02:42 PM »
What organic methods you guys using to control or eliminate scale on your trees? Between manually picking them off or blasting off with the hose its a never ending battle.

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Just to follow up. I was out watering the greenhouse this afternoon and noticed the lisa had started to split. I ended up picking it as something has been eating all my white sapotes and late season figs and assumed this would be next. Does this look like it has any chance of ripening correctly?




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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Tropical Fruits and Greenhouse in TN
« on: December 27, 2021, 10:10:56 PM »
Awesome set up you have goin !

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Can this annona be identified?
« on: December 14, 2021, 04:09:41 PM »
Looks like an atemoya that wasn't ripened properly all the way

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cherimoya variety ID
« on: December 13, 2021, 10:12:54 PM »
Not bumpo, maybe a seedling or dr white

yea i was starting to think dr white as well. Sucks I bought a grafted tree too. You win some you lose some lol

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Puerto Rico forum member death
« on: December 13, 2021, 09:01:34 PM »
Wow thats wild. Bought seeds and trees from them multiple times and never had any issues.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Cherimoya variety ID
« on: December 13, 2021, 09:00:17 PM »
I purchased a tree online two years back. It was listed as El Bumpo but after it produced its first fruits this year I am having second guesses. Do you guys think this is a different variety. The fruits are pretty small given the size of the tree idk if that makes a difference in terms of identification.








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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Seedling ID
« on: December 10, 2021, 11:24:29 AM »
Definitely a garcinia

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Engkala seedling burn
« on: November 24, 2021, 10:36:15 PM »
Anybody have any idea whats going on with this Engkala seedling? It had been growing rapidly after the first sign of germination occurred but then has seemed to stall out recently even dropping new leaves. Now what seems like overnight it looks chlorotic and burnt. Currently under grow lights with temps in high 60s low 70s.






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The pictures cbss_daviefl posted really shows when the fruit starts to seperate
between the segments and is getting close. Your fruit has no seperation between
the segments. I like to squeeze the fruit also morning and night. They do get soft
fast. I had rabbits eating the fruit from my trees and also raccoons this past season
and had to time it right. Is the tree really in NJ? In my experience in florida the fruit
is more sweeter in the Summer and Fall when the temps are warmer. The trees go dormant
when the sunlight decreases and any Winter fruit has not been as good?

Yup tree is in New Jersey in my greenhouse. I had African prides ripen indoors last year but they were pretty flavorless. Thats why I'm testing them in the greenhouse this year. I'll see how they are, might have to experiment with them next year and defoliate them earlier in the season to time this right.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Show off your greenhouses
« on: November 21, 2021, 12:03:28 AM »
Also have a poly tunnel for overwintering a bunch of potted figs with pakistan mulberry, pomegranates, pineapple guava, cold hardy citrus, chilean hazelnut, arbutus, sago palm, agave, mysore raspberry, cardoon and artichoke in the ground.




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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Show off your greenhouses
« on: November 21, 2021, 12:01:35 AM »
Just for overwintering so nothing is in the ground.










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Based off this picture does anybody have any insight into how far from being able to be picked this lisa is? It's the only one on the tree so I'm not trying to mess this up.




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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fruiting Baobab trees in pots?
« on: November 17, 2021, 07:51:08 PM »
Only time will tell. Its definitely worth experimenting.

I think mine is probably around the 5-6 year mark.

This is a pic from the end of last season. Its put on some more growth this past year but is currently going dormant in my basement at the moment.




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Seedlings from seed planted 10/8/21




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I grafted coyo on a avocado rootstock earlier this year. And I recently got chucte seeds from Oscar. I am hoping they too sprout so I can regraft that coyo onto its own seedling for safe keeping.

Picked up some seeds from Oscar earlier this month. 4/5 seeds have sprouted in just 20 days,

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Haha with the cecropia and the durian you officially have the bug Nick C

Oh definitely haha I'm in over my head with plants that have no business being in Jersey. Even have a mamey sapote flowering currently.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Xie Shan- fruit photos
« on: October 22, 2021, 07:44:32 PM »
No fruits but I planted one of these out in my experimental hoop house this year. Gona add an extra layer of protection see if I can get it thru the winter. Anybody have any experience with sub 20 temps?

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