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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: any kadsura coccinea successfully planted ?
« on: February 22, 2024, 05:25:05 PM »
Here's the original vine I've been posting about, took these today. This will be the 2nd winter it survives.
I painted the vine to minimize winter sun damage.

The other plant I didn't look at is probably fine as well, it's in a shaded spot behind a fence. 




Healthy buds



Tiny bit of damage on the young tip


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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Turunji - A Citrus You Eat Like An Apple
« on: February 20, 2024, 11:04:18 PM »
it know it doesnt help to say this now but you should consider grafting it. mine on sour orange is growing really well. it does not stop growing when its cooler like the previous years. no signs of rot

My second Turunji from Logie's just died. It, like the first one, was severely pot bound when I received it. Is there another vendor that sells them?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: any kadsura coccinea successfully planted ?
« on: February 17, 2024, 02:31:19 PM »
My 10 seeds came from Etsy. They were pretty dry but still had least 50% germinate. They take a while though. Lost 3 to a weed wacker despite clearly labeling and marking the plants.

I still have 2 vines planted outside that are alive after 2 winters (this will be the 2nd winter). So far no damage to stem coldest has been 15f.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Beware of scammers
« on: February 10, 2024, 05:40:32 PM »
Yes it's hard to authenticate what you are buying on eBay especially since lots of listing have stolen or stock pictures pulled off from the internet.

I've order makrut lime seeds from Sri Lanka, the seeds are legit but they are very dry (old). Some eventually sprouted but not many

Some annona seeds can still germinate 1-2 years later even if they are dry, so you might still get germination. Good idea to soak them before planting but like you said no way of knowing what you are getting until it germinates, and then have to wait for fruit to confirm

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Im lokking for passiflora
« on: February 09, 2024, 05:59:22 PM »
I have rooted mature edulis cuttings but it's too cold to ship. If you don't find any message me in the spring

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Seed grown cherimoya from Rincon Tropics
« on: February 09, 2024, 12:51:46 AM »
@nickc haha I get pawpaws that size with 1 or 2 seeds sometimes

@galatians thanks! i will graft it onto this tree since I dont have room for so many pots. i also planted seeds of a yellow skin sugar apple variety that I was told was imported from thailand that one will also go on this tree, the fruit was very sweet. seeds havent germinated yet unfortunately

@spaugh interesting will def try that

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Seed grown cherimoya from Rincon Tropics
« on: February 08, 2024, 10:42:01 PM »
Thanks Nick. Yeah I'll do that then.

My theoretical fruit will probably finish inside my grow tent under LEDs, provided I don't get pests or mold issues on it due to the high humidity of the tent. But that is to be seen. I don't recall which forum member did this but he put his potted annona by a window indoors and it seemd to ripen the fruit so that is also an option

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Seed grown cherimoya from Rincon Tropics
« on: February 08, 2024, 09:21:59 PM »
Thanks! Will do.

I wonder if putting the pot outside in late March would have the same effect as stripping leaves (low temps 30s-40s with possible freezing would cause defoliation?) Does cherimoya need chill hours? I did the same with potted feijoa in March and it was enough cold for blooms to form.

Also forgot to mention, there is a seedling sugar apple in the pot, when it gets a little bigger is it graft compatible on cherimoya?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Seed grown cherimoya from Rincon Tropics
« on: February 06, 2024, 07:20:52 PM »
It put out most of this growth while in the grow tent. I actually topped it at one point in order for it to branch out but it shot up a new shoot anyway.
You can tell this is indoor growth because the leaves are pretty big compared to the lower leaves when the plant was outside.




The new main stem where I topped it is still pretty green, not lignified wood. I don't want it to get taller so I just pinched growth at the top.

I am going to give it some 0-10-10 fertilzer, maybe it will put out some flowers in the spring or is that too soon?



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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Seed grown cherimoya from Rincon Tropics
« on: February 06, 2024, 05:07:34 PM »
This is my 2 year old seed grown cherimoya. I grew about 30 seedlings in a big pot, left the pot out in early spring which was hit with freezing temperatures many times.

I selected the most vigorous growing survivor with the least amount of damage. 

It's almost 8ft tall (really like 6ft without the pot) after 2 years.




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The annonacin also works as an insecticide, with effects to the nervous system. Probably why you felt nauseated

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Turunji - A Citrus You Eat Like An Apple
« on: January 29, 2024, 03:50:51 PM »
Looks awesome, just saw your post on FB. How long do they take to ripen up from the flower to yellow fruit stage?

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The plant is otherwise healthy, or was. I had to cut it back when it didn't get watered when I was unvailable (that's after all of the fruit was harvested). But it's growing back now.

It gets full sun when outside. I will try fertizling with the reccomended once it gets back outside in the spring. Since I cut back now, I have 3 nice branches where I could potentially graft a different variety. If its too difficult to graft I might just get a pink guava the next time I see any for sale, or just give up and grow a big feijoa in its place since I definitely know the quality of the fruit.

Thank you for the ideas and tips!

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Yes thats exactly how it came! So its probably a rooted cutting, I wonder if it's mislabled or if I'm doing something wrong growing wise. The fruit drop on their own and they are already soft. I've also tried picking them before they drop and they taste bitter at that point. They also never turn yellow, not even when they soften and have that gross flavor.

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I did in fact get it at Home Depot. I don't remember it mentioning the nursery other than it was one of those "grow it on your porch" series of sub/tropical fruit plants that they sell once in a while here in north Jersey. It came in a colorful metal pot

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Those look great Nick.

My supposed "Mexican guava" is putting out fruit that taste like rotten tomatoes. I'm not sure if when I bought the plant if it was grafted and the graft died and this is the rootstock fruit, but regardless the fruit is just disgusting. 

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Bonsai from kumquat on YouTube
« on: January 24, 2024, 06:23:39 PM »
wow I remember this video, it inspired me to get a kumquat plant. I agree that it's hindsii

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I haven't had good success grafting indoors. After the grow lights go off the temperature drops. I find that the grafts usually rot out, perhaps too much humidity + cool temperature. I will try and use a plant heat mat as an experiment, keeping the rootstock warm. Waiting on some shelving for my indoor setup as I don't have room right now but will report on success rate.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Amoa 8 Blood Mandarin…woah!
« on: January 21, 2024, 04:07:37 PM »
just a thought I suspect Ruby Red / Pt hybrids backcrossed with Ruby Red should show some "Blood" genetics

This sounds about right. I don't know much about genetics but perhaps the pigmentation needs 2 copies of the gene? So maybe an amoa8xpt citrandarin crossed with another amoa8xpt citrandarin or one of the existing ruby pt hybrids = offspring w pigment?

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reptibark is $30 for a large bage, 24QTs. i would need 5-6 bags to repot my current collection  :-X

what is miracle grow garden soil composed of?

the potting mix kills my citrus during the winter if I so much as look at the plant. it also becomes infested with gnats

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Amoa 8 Blood Mandarin…woah!
« on: January 19, 2024, 10:46:23 PM »
is anyone trying to cross these with trifoliate? blood citrandarins :)

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Anyone's citrus blooming right now?
« on: January 15, 2024, 08:03:06 PM »
my flowers keep growing fuzzy white mold on them inside the grow tent, is this an airflow issue? i have a fan on full blast but it might not be enough

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Loquat on Provence Quince?
« on: January 15, 2024, 07:30:44 PM »
Does the quince going dormant affect the loquat? I'm asking this because I am interested in grafting any type of spring blooming loquat to my quince in zone 7a.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: moving 9 ft fukushu tree.
« on: January 15, 2024, 12:08:32 AM »
nice going yes that was my thought process it will grow better and flower better with the redirected vigour, and it will be easier for you to build an encolosure over it as a smaller tree

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: moving 9 ft fukushu tree.
« on: January 14, 2024, 03:17:08 PM »
do you like it this tall? if it survives why not bud graft it, take the tallest bud from a fruiting branch to a lower height on the trunk, once it takes chop it down to the new height

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