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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: New pineapple leaves color
« on: September 26, 2022, 03:37:55 PM »
Its probably just soft new growth that has not yet hardened off.  Its normal for plants to have different color new growth.  Including pineapple plants. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Choosing Atemoyas
« on: September 26, 2022, 12:09:40 AM »
learn to graft and grow them both on 1 tree?  I think any cherimoyas are better than both of these atemoyas but thats just me. I dont think either is more like cherimoya really, they both have the distinct rubbery flavor.  The african pride has more texture and actually does produce pretty nice big and sweet fruit but they are a bit chewy and have the atemoya flavor.


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What kind of avocado?
« on: September 25, 2022, 07:17:42 PM »
Hard to tell, it doesnt look very ripe though.  Is it watery?  Either the color in the photo is washed out or the fruit is not ripe.  It kind of looks like a small bacon avocado.  Bacons have the pale flesh.  I just cant really tell from the pics.  If you zoom more on the outside and inside maybe.  But hard to say. 

Theres really not ripe avocados this time of year either other than mexicolas but it doesnt look like that from the pics, but hard to tell also from those photos.

Sorry, I know its not very helpful.

Try waiting until later in winter to pick them.  If it is a bacon, it needs like 6 more months on the tree to get larger and ripen up.

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It may push from where theres no buds now but it will take way more time and energy.  And since the graft is below the top of the tree, its unlikely to do that.  You will probably have to lop the rest of the tree off in a couple months from now after the graft heals to get it to push anything below those buds. 

You might get lucky and get some leaf growth from those buds though. 

Or you could also get a better scion without flowers and graft that up higher.

Anyways goos luck with the grafting.  Just have to hurry up and wait now. 

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Wheres it supposed to grow from if you cut the buds off?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What kind of avocado?
« on: September 23, 2022, 11:57:50 PM »
Hello it doesnt look like mexicola but it is hard to tell from the photo, its not high resolution enough to tell for sure.  Mexicola is very small and smooth shiny black skin. 

If you zoom on the fruit and then cut it open and post a pic of the inside it would help.

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Vietnamese/dr white have the bumps and chaffey is smooth.  But la verne screws the labeling up so its really just who knows what you get from them.

The big bumpy ones whatever they are tend to be more vigorous and fruit larger fruit. 

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Chainsaw that puppy.  Actually it takes a while for cherimoyas to come bwck from being stumped.  You probably missed the boat for hwving it ready to graft next spring.  But maybe theres still time. 

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pollinated in March?  Cherimoyas are dormant in march and april no? 

I dont do pollination until June-August.

then the fruit do nothing all summer and then start fattening up in fall and early winter. 

when are you picking the fruit John?

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Pluerry
« on: September 16, 2022, 06:35:17 PM »
Nombut you cannjust graft one up ? I think the pluerry is pretty legit.  It will multigraft really easily, it grows like a plum. 

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If the tree is still little then you can just put a side vaneer on it and prop the 2 types in a V shape with bamboos and call it a day. 

If the tree is already large, you can certwinly add a 2nd variety to it, it just has to compete with the much bigger mass of existing tree. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Squirrel battle
« on: September 16, 2022, 05:44:15 PM »
I just shoot them with a shotgun.  The neighbors dont care. 

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You can do it but you will want to use types with similar shapes and growth rates.  Also you will want to stump the tree and graft onto new growth  if you have a tree that is already growing well and you hang a 2nd type on it, the new type will most likely never catch up to the original tree.  That is assuming you want them to be equal halves.

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I was busy and did not hand pollinate at all this year and theres still a fair amou t of fruit set.  Some varieties set more than others.   But they definitely self pollinate.  I saw a lot of the little tiny beetles at that time also. 

Just throwing it out there.  The dry weather is not the limiting factor. 

Also, are you sure the bumpy ones wont fatten up?  How long did you let them hang?  Thry may just need to go longer into spring. 

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That fruit looks pretty pathetic. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Chopping down the losers videos
« on: September 13, 2022, 04:47:31 PM »
I watched these videos last night! You made Darwin proud.

The fruit propogation industry needs more darwinism.  Wayy too much mediocracy being propogated and touted.

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My longans seem to take longer than lychee to get ripe.  Last year it was October into December for longans. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What's wrong with these bananas?
« on: September 13, 2022, 03:12:37 PM »
I dont think blue java has wine spots.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What's wrong with these bananas?
« on: September 13, 2022, 01:59:07 PM »
there are no functional leaves on the fruiting trees. As they yellowed I cut them off.

It needs leaves to make energy to ripen the fruit

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Chopping down the losers videos
« on: September 13, 2022, 01:50:28 PM »
By the way, sir prize actually made pretty good fruit when the tree was young.  Then it started to make huge loads that took forever to ripen, never sized up, never got much oil after that.  It kind of just went downhill.

Maybe if your tree doesnt fruit so hard its worth growing.  For here, it just didnt do well. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Chopping down the losers videos
« on: September 13, 2022, 01:33:50 PM »
Will you top work the stumps?

Yes in spring once they grow some new shoots.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Chopping down the losers videos
« on: September 13, 2022, 12:11:23 PM »
Thanks for sharing Brad, love that the kids are involved.  Nice job on the solar setup.

Janet

Thanks, I put in the solar myself earlier this year.  Did the whole thing, drawings, permittings, the whole deal.  The one on the left is for water heating not electrical.  Its not done yet and that one will heat the pool.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Chopping down the losers videos
« on: September 13, 2022, 10:26:11 AM »
I purchased Brogden avocado recently. What is your thought about this variety?

I dont know, that one is not grown in california. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Chopping down the losers videos
« on: September 12, 2022, 11:58:39 PM »
The fruit arent even that good and they dont get big because theres so many.  The only thing surprising about this tree is that they patented it and released it to the public.  I want my 2$ royalty fee back. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Chopping down the losers videos
« on: September 12, 2022, 11:49:44 PM »
Random trees that didnt make the cut.

https://youtu.be/7yUH52oqgw8

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