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Wow, Shamus Oleary made it all the way to NC?  That guy is one of the biggest a-holes in AZ.  Not only is he a scammed, he is an all around bad person.

Easy to say when you are on a budget

I'm trying to figure out what eugenia's I need to buy a second.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Peaches in south FL (low chill)
« on: May 17, 2024, 11:07:46 PM »
It may not work, but I have Eva's Pride out here in Scottsdale, AZ and it is listed at 100-200 chill hours.  About as low as you can go and it is an absolutely delicious peach, self fertile.  Blooms early and ripens early.  I think it could be a real winner.  You probably need to pay attention that it is grafted on proper So. FL rootstock.
And, I use those chill hours as a guide.  We typically get about 200-250 chill hours around my direct area and trees listed at 400 will produce heavy.
There are other, less common ways to calculate chill that are probably more accurate.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Eugenia lutescens x pyriformis, wtb
« on: March 26, 2024, 11:41:11 PM »
Does anyone have seedlings of this for sale?  I had one byt accidentally killed it

Do they come true to seed?  Orange grapefruits from New Zealand do not.

Well, I've officially run out of room on my property and I am looking at the next phase of gardening and start grafting on existing trees.
I want to first start with my peach.  I purchased it as a 4 in 1 low chill, but 2 grafts died and another is June pride, which is not low chill enough for me.
Looking for mid pride, may pride, August pride and arctic star nectarine.
I've also never grafted before, so hoping to find someone in phoenix metro to help.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Are there dwarf loquats
« on: November 22, 2023, 12:28:12 AM »
I had a big in the ground.  But after 8 years in ground with no flowers and the past 2 years, about 30% die back, I decided to axe and plant something more productive.
Would like to may be container grow a loquat, that way can move it into shade in June, July, August.
Anyone know of dwarf varieties with sweet fruit and if so, where to purchase?

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Bloomsweet
« on: October 29, 2023, 10:57:29 PM »
Does anyone have bloomsweet fruit for sale?  It's a variety I have considered growing but I think I should try the fruit first.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: What brand of fertilizer
« on: October 12, 2023, 11:50:11 PM »
How often do you apply?

Citrus General Discussion / What brand of fertilizer
« on: October 11, 2023, 10:21:05 PM »
Is everyone using for their citrus trees?  I use a brand made in AZ, but, I am not sure that I love it.  Anyone getting great results with their fertilizer?

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Pawpaws in San Diego
« on: October 01, 2023, 02:04:09 AM »
Thats great.  I tried growing them here in phx.  They never died, but, as soon as May hit, they would stop growing.  And, drop leaves in early fall.  They'd come back the next year.  But, my yard is too small to continue the experiment.

There are native blue berries to FL that you might want to try.
If you get a named variety, I would put it in a large pot with acidic soil or else it will decline over 3-4 years then croak.  They make a very nice outdoor potted plant.  I mean, front porch nice.  And, I am growing them in Phoenix and we had like 60 days over 110 and they did better than some of my cacti, lol.

Mine used to look like that when they were young, but, they grew out of it.

My male kei apple got enormous this summer and a few years back my female died.  Would love to start producing some fruit but cannot find sexed plants (at least ones I can afford).  Anyone have a plant for sale or know a nursery where I could purchase one?

I had two pitombas in the ground this year and I think both croaked from our unrelenting july/August heat.
I bought before I knew much about them.  But, I've since heard that a fair amount of them taste like ham.  That would not be a fruit I would personally want to grow.
Was wondering if anyone had a plant, or seeds or knew of anyone selling pitomba that has produces that taste like a fruit and not meat.

Got my monkey orange today.  Nice size, was wrapped professionally,  plant arrived in perfect.  An overall excellent buying experience for anyone interested in his selection.
By the way, is monkey orange self fertile?

Just bought a strychnos tree from you.  Looking forward to it.  If you ever air layer a female kei apple, I'll definitely buy one from you as well.

Citrus General Discussion / Replacement for dying citrus tree
« on: August 02, 2023, 01:35:35 AM »
My Kishu mandarin is not doing well in this heat.  Large branches are dying.  30 days over 110 in AZ.
It's been watered well.  It has never really produced fruit and probably 8 years in ground.
So, when it cools down, I am going to take it out.
Looking for suggestions for a good variety.
What I have now is heirloom AZ variety orange, Rio red grapefruit, blood orange, whatever the Tangerine variety they sell at Lowes and a Cara Cara.
Not doing any kind of lime, as they attract roof rats.
Right now, I am leaning towards a yosemite gold. But, thought I would ask for suggestions.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Sapodilla question
« on: July 08, 2023, 11:35:47 PM »
Has anyone in AZ, or in the low desert of the SW fruited a sapodilla?  If so, what was the variety and what, if any, special attention was given to it.

Been waiting years for a phx plant grower to post this!

I wouldn't plant a Kei Apple unless you have a large property and can tuck it away to avoid those thorns.

A couple other you may want to try. 
Baba berry raspberry.
Raspberry shortcake, from bushel and berry.  They have both of them for sale down in here in phoenix
Also, I had to yank my Brazos blackberry because it was about to overtake my yard.

Citrus General Discussion / Question in which variety you would grow
« on: March 31, 2023, 08:18:07 PM »
If you to choose between planting a Rio red grapefruit and a valentine pumelo, just based on  enjoyability of eating the fruit, which would you choose?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Loquats that can survive the desert heat
« on: February 12, 2023, 12:16:43 AM »
I haven't had any problems withoquats, so far.  The trick I think, is planting them in late September.  Gives the roots enough time to dig into the soil and be adjusted before June.  I have a pretty big juicy Jim from tropicamango in AJ, but, it hasn't bloomed yet.

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