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Citrus General Discussion / Re: CCPP Budwood Price Hike
« on: January 20, 2022, 11:05:16 AM »
The calculation of bud wood cost fails to take into basic economics- much less people will buy at $5 per bud. Assuming only 1/10 of the buds will be sold at the new price. wonít the ďcost per budĒ be $50? They will not be able to recover the cost this way.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Multi-Grafted Citrus tree fruiting
« on: January 19, 2022, 09:07:15 PM »
Kaz, you tree is so beautiful and productive. Itís so amazing

Thanks so much to Millet. I just gave my golden nugget mandarin tree (with Sumo and Pokan grafted) a spray.

Last year only Sumo set like a dozen fruits. No fruits for golden nugget-hope this year itís more productive.

Could be low biuret, but if the product label does not list the biuret content there is no way of knowing.    If you can't find any I could send you a 5-lb. jar of low biuret urea (0.5% biuret).
Thank you so much for your kindness. Sending you a PM

It is labeled Diammonium Phosphate.
I think they used the wrong pic. Hereís the product description

Just Scentsational's Sunshine Harvest 9 lbs. shaker jug of urea is a 99% pure nitrogen boost for the fastest possible green up. Simple, easy and quick to apply this fast release formulation. Aids in greening up lawns, vegetables gardens, flowers, trees and shrubs. Water after application for direct and fastest ground absorption. NPK 46-0-0 Size: 9 lbs.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2022 Yangmei (Myrica Rubra) Group Order
« on: January 07, 2022, 02:12:09 PM »
Yes Biao, I think myrica was used in the import docs. Good luck!

Wow Kaz Iím impressed by your collection of citrus. Very nice review and pics.

I only have a small in-ground golden nugget mandarin with sumo and Xie Shan grafted on it. Iím glad that I grafted Xie shan. Perhaps it will fruit this year.

Interesting Kaz. Please share your favorites if possible

Nectarines are one of my favorite fruits, so Iíve trialed everything low chill over the years.  I hand remove the blossoms and the fruits are clean, but I imagine that would be way too time consuming for you.  If you want to try Mariaís Gold let me know, it doesnít look like any other nectarine and blooms later and I donít think it has a russeting issue, itís really good.  Interesting that Flavor King doesnít bloom well for you, I would think you had more winter chill than me.  I wonder if itís because you get hot days in the spring?  I have a low chill, self fertile cherry from Spain, Cristobalina, if you want to try it.  Tree is still small but I can share a scion with you.  I definitely want to try some of the new low chill trees from Dave Wilson when theyíre available.  I donít remember which one, but I think they described one of the new low chill nectarines as no russeting. 

Have you heard of the Adara plum?  There is research on it being used as a rootstock and interstem for cherry trees and other stone fruits because it handles alkaline soil conditions.  Plum is the easiest tree in my yard, so Iím going to experiment with using it as an interstem for apricot and peach/ nectarine as well.  Some of the most widely used rootstock for stone fruits, especially cherry, donít do well in my heavy clay and alkaline soil.


Janet I have some Adara plum scions to share if you need them. I didnít graft cherry on them but have grafted other stone fruits and they were easy to take.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Yellow strawberry guava: sun vs shade
« on: December 18, 2021, 09:59:34 PM »
I have 8 trees. 6 in full sun and two in half shade. The ones in full sun fruit months earlier, set more fruit and produce pleasant but unimpressive fruit even when thinned. They were done 3 months ago. The shaded ones weren't ready until the others were completely gone and continue till now. The fruit from the shaded are fewer but excellent, richer, sweeter, everything. Taste like a tropical version of strawberry with a hint of cloves at the end. GIve it a shot.

Shane, is it lemon guava? It seems to be the same as my lemon guava. Your fruits were super big, juicy and sweet, really delicious.

My lemon guava is in partial shade. They are much smaller than yours. The early reopening ones were so so, but the last ones from Dec were pretty good. It seems a good idea to thin the early fruits for lemon guava?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Import lychee trees from China?
« on: December 16, 2021, 02:47:00 PM »
Last time I checked earlier 2021, lychee trees are no longer allowed to be imported. You may want to call APHIS to check if thereís any update

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2022 Yangmei (Myrica Rubra) Group Order
« on: December 16, 2021, 01:29:27 PM »
Hi Bill, thanks for putting this together and keep the cost low! This is the best time for bareroot import. Good luck!

  Beicadad, thank you for the supporting and all the effort you put for the previous group order.
  Can you share the previous order's exporter info with me? I am talking with a couple of exporters in China, and will pick up
 a most reliable one. You can send the info to me by email Thanks, biao

Just sent you an email Bill.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2022 Yangmei (Myrica Rubra) Group Order
« on: December 16, 2021, 12:11:32 PM »
Hi Bill, thanks for putting this together and keep the cost low! This is the best time for bareroot import. Good luck!

For citrus with lots of branches, it seems to me that it often takes forever for buds to push. Cleft worked better for me

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: My coastal southern California garden
« on: November 30, 2021, 12:02:26 AM »
Impressive! Thanks for sharing your beautiful garden

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cherimoya tasting /get together
« on: November 29, 2021, 01:15:21 PM »
Hi Brad I will come. Will bring some Panama red PFs.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Passion fruit id
« on: November 25, 2021, 12:11:20 AM »
Janet, wow your fruits looks big already. I hope I get one flower to set fruit. I just pollinated 2 more today and I saw another 5 that might open by next week. When I looked at my flowers closer it looks like it doesn't have any pollen on the pedals so maybe that's my problem. It may need another year before my flowers have pollen. I just used my purple passion flower pollen since the PD didn't seem to have any in the flowers.

Kaz when in the day did you check for the pollen? I think it's possible that PF flowers form pollens later in the day.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Passion fruit id
« on: November 24, 2021, 12:18:52 AM »
Kaz, in my experience when the vine isnít ready it wonít hold any fruits no matter how well you hand pollinate them. Happened to me the first year. No fruits despite hand pollination. Then second year it worked totally fine

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Passion fruit id
« on: November 23, 2021, 01:46:34 PM »
Hoangís PD doesnít need pollens from another variety - using the pollens from the same flower works well. In fact, Hoang said pollens from regular passion fruits (that flower opens upward) wouldnít work.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best tasting fig for SoCal?
« on: September 05, 2021, 01:25:36 AM »
I have some great news (at least for me). I just started collecting figs this year after reading Simon's post and suggestions for fig sellers.

After collecting maybe 40+ different varieties, I just noticed this weekend that I have a spot with many new variety seedling trees. The fig trees are over 20-40 yrs old and some are very large trees. I just checked it out and found a few very good tasting figs in the bunch. Will wait until next spring to checkout/taste all of the fig varieties. I may need to come up with some good names for the excellent tasting ones. Here's one red flesh fig I liked and so took a few photos.

Kaz, congrats on finding a good seedling fig. Do you know if itís common? Looks like your figs are caprified. May be a good idea to give some cuttings out for people to test out.

I ordered an extra pack and it has about 18 small plants (6-pack but each has more than one plants) that I donít need. If anyone needs them please let me know.

The bud graft is pushing about 5 tiny leaves now


Wow Simon, this is incredible. Very nice job!

Simon youíve made remarkable progresses! Both the bud and the approach grafts look very promising

I have a lot of mulberry trees, I hope that's true. Maybe I will try it next year if I have some branches on the An Hai.

I highly doubt it. Mulberry is not even close to Yangmei.

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