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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Passion fruit id
« on: November 26, 2021, 01:35:32 PM »
Janet, nice photos of the flowers. I can see all the pollen on your flowers, mine does not seem to show any yellow pollen.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Xie Shan- fruit photos
« on: November 26, 2021, 01:32:34 PM »
Jim,

I was thinking about the LA Early satsuma, is it the same variety as the "Early St. Ann Satsuma" mandarin that the CCPP has ?

Here's the details of the Early St. Ann:
https://citrusvariety.ucr.edu/citrus/CRC4240.html
say it is Citrus unshiu Marcow, CRC 4240, VI 825




 

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Rob, your biqi plant looks really nice, good job. The santa ana winds are very strong here the last few days. It blew my alumimum 6 ft A-frame ladder down and also blew off my American flag (5 ft) off the holder and was in my yard.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Passion fruit id
« on: November 25, 2021, 01:47:20 PM »
MisterPlantee, your plant is impressive and to get fruits in less than 2 years is great. Those fruits are very large, congrats.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Red longan
« on: November 25, 2021, 04:02:07 AM »
Anyone have updates on their Ruby Longan plants?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Passion fruit id
« on: November 25, 2021, 03:26:19 AM »
Yes, you may be correct about the cold temperature and no pollen. But my purple fruit passion (passiflora edulis) flowers seems to have no problem with lots of pollen and when I hand pollinated them last week the fruits set and it is doing well.

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My update. Sad news; 2 potted Biqi plants died, probably my fault, may have sprayed some diluted bleach by mistake. Or maybe over watered them and should have planted in ground sooner as Rob mentioned. Of my 3 seedling plants, only 1 survived so far. Not having much luck on these plants for me. Maybe next time I will learn from my mistakes.

But the good news; I'm thankful that my loquats (70) and white sapotes (28) are doing great, many flowers and should have fruits from the majority of the loquat and white sapote varieties next year.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Xie Shan- fruit photos
« on: November 25, 2021, 01:47:02 AM »
Eric, yeah I agree that the owari and okitsu wase satsuma's seem to need to hang longer on the tree, maybe until Dec-Jan for the taste to get sweetest. My satsuma (unk #1) ripens earlier, most are all fully ripe now. I tried to wait to pick this one so I can compare the taste with the Xie Shah fruit. I'll start another post on the Sumo (Shiranui) so we can see how and when the sumo fruits ripen at different areas. Interesting that I see two different ripening groups of sumo on my trees. The earlier purchased budwood (UCR, CCP) in 2017 and the later ones from 2019-2020.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Passion fruit id
« on: November 25, 2021, 01:12:35 AM »
I checked for pollen at about 4pm, before I hand pollinated today.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Passion fruit id
« on: November 24, 2021, 10:53:59 PM »
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.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Xie Shan- fruit photos
« on: November 24, 2021, 10:50:03 PM »
None of them are fully ripe yet. I did pick another Xie Shah so I will compare the taste today with my unknown satsuma #1.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Passion fruit id
« on: November 23, 2021, 06:29:06 PM »
Janet, wow that is quick. Yes please take a photo of the fruit set, would like to see what it looks like.

Ken, glad you mentioned the hand pollination from the same flower, I do remember Hoang said that now. I just hand pollinated the flower today, here's a few more photos of my flower taken today. I have 3-4 more that might open in another week so I will continue to pollinate them, maybe one will set.









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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Passion fruit id
« on: November 23, 2021, 01:49:14 AM »
Yes, I hope I get more than one flower opening at the same time so I will cross pollinate the flowers. I also heard from Hoang that it's to late now for the flowers to set and that they will probably all fall off. Since it is the first time my vines have flowers in 5-6 yrs maybe it will be different and set one fruit.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Austrailian blood lime question
« on: November 23, 2021, 12:20:23 AM »
It tastes sweeter than lime, I liked it.





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Tropical Vegetables and Other Edibles / Re: Sweet Potato
« on: November 23, 2021, 12:03:47 AM »
Janet, yes !

I would like to try one, please send me one. Let me know how much to ship it. Thanks.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Passion fruit id
« on: November 22, 2021, 11:55:45 PM »
I have a question for both you Plantinyum and Kevin.

Did you ever get a fruit to set on your passion fruit flower?

I have one that I don't know what variety is it. I bought a small plant thinking it was Lilikoi but after I posted my flower photos I was informed that I have a Passiflora Decaisneana.

Here's a photo of my flower on my vine. I also have another 4 flowers that will open in a week (11/27/21). The first flower shown in this photo was hand pollinated but it did not hold, if fell off with no fruit set.






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Tropical Vegetables and Other Edibles / Re: Sweet Potato
« on: November 22, 2021, 05:27:21 PM »
I just grafted Saijo this year since I hear so much good things about the taste. This will be my first astringent variety, I might try the hoshigaki in a few years when my tree looks like yours.

Nice photos of the purple potatoes, didn't know the Molokai was not sweet. I better get more of the Okinawa growing.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Austrailian blood lime question
« on: November 22, 2021, 05:20:42 PM »
You should put this post in the citrus discussion and you might get more response. Here's the post about the HLB and finger lime.

https://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=41243.msg405751#msg405751

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Tropical Vegetables and Other Edibles / Re: Sweet Potato
« on: November 22, 2021, 01:32:39 PM »
Janet, so far only my satsuma mandarin and cara cara oranges are getting ripe so I can start eating them.

I picked these today.

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I doubt it, I would wait until spring to start air layer for citrus.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Graft in winter?
« on: November 21, 2021, 01:05:57 AM »
I think it depends on what fruit trees you want to graft. If it's citrus don't waste your time, wait until spring to start.

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Tropical Vegetables and Other Edibles / Re: Sweet Potato
« on: November 21, 2021, 12:46:07 AM »
Janet, I tasted the Temecula Sweet mandarin, it was excellent. I first thought it was a Shasta but then I saw the label. I couldn't find any scions of it, nice large mandarin fruits, have not seen any for sale again at the grocery store.

I heard that Shiranui (sumo) seeds will come true so maybe the Temecula Sweet will also. I have one seedling tree that is about 4 ft tall.

One interesting madarin I have from the UCR CCPP (VI-518) is a good tasting one and its unusual in that the seeds do not stay near the center of the fruit, instead it is in the middle of each fruit sack envelop.

I wouldn't mind buying a farm to grow fruit trees but it may not happen unless I hit the lotto.

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Tropical Vegetables and Other Edibles / Re: Sweet Potato
« on: November 20, 2021, 05:37:21 PM »
Janet, thanks for the info on storage of the sweet potato, I didn't know that the starch will turn to sugar if you wait.

Your yard (garden) looks neat, is that seedless kishu mandarin trees you have with all those fruits? My first favorite fruits were citrus and I have many varieties of citrus growing. What's your best tasting citrus fruits you have?

The Okinawa purple cuttings you sent me are doing well so I better put those in the raised bed first and get them to grow faster. Your potatoes are huge, need to get a veg garden going once I cut down my other fruit trees which is taking up most of my yard (mulberry, citrus, persimon, loquats). I'll post some photos of my backyard (temp) just for you to see how crowded it is.

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Tropical Vegetables and Other Edibles / Re: Sweet Potato
« on: November 20, 2021, 12:11:36 PM »
Nate, your banana tree fruits look great. I have not heard that you should let the fruit sit out for a while. If you like the orange flesh sweet potato then you need to try the purple ones, they are just as good but looks even better.

I just cut most of my molokai purple vine since I cleaned up some pots and plants in my cement patio so I still have many cuttings sitting in water. These vines root fast just by keeping them in water. If you want a few cuttings then send me a PM, I would trade for some of your orange ones.

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