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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: My coastal southern California garden
« on: November 30, 2021, 11:35:47 AM »
Impressive looking garden. Where did you acquire the Yellow Grumichama? Thanks.

What time of year you pick last year where you thought was too early?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: venus mango
« on: June 13, 2021, 01:08:19 PM »
Mr. mangonuts - here's a pic of the small grafted Venus.  When I turned the plant around
I noticed a couple new shoots coming up!  Looks healthy.  It was the standard cleft graft on a manila.
Yeah, I've not had a lot of luck with grafting directly on planted trees and I think you (and I) probably know by now with our heat, the window for grafting is much narrower than for everyone else.  I think I managed this one late summer but can't remember.  I remember I shaded it heavily and gave it a good chance to take.

sorry for the blurry pic....


Congrats Gary on the successful Venus graft!  Curious to see how well Venus will do in the desert and SoCal.   Happy planting! Please keep us posted.

I just got a grafted Venus from CRFG plant sell a couple months ago. Grafted onto Manilla rootstock, hopefully does well.

Here is a study of taste and production for Peluche and other cultivars of Italian.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Sharwil Avocado
« on: May 07, 2021, 05:29:35 PM »
According to a chart I have, Sharwil begins ripening March and holds till December for Orange County.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What is the best tasting avocado variety?
« on: October 22, 2020, 10:06:18 PM »
I like reed and heard sharwil and gem are excellent, but depends what you like.

Maybe make those cracking branches into cuttings at the expense of the tree.

Looks like disease of DF, not much is known about diseases on them that I'm aware of. Looks like Virus X. Best to restart with sterile cuttings and probably best to remove the trellis and current DF before restarting. Good luck

Looks like disease of DF, not much is known about diseases on them that I'm aware of. Looks like Virus X. Best to restart with sterile cuttings and probably best to remove the trellis and current DF before restarting. Good luck

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cherimoya pruning
« on: July 19, 2020, 07:54:06 PM »
Like others have commented, cherimoyas can take a hard pruning. The reason why you would want to do a hard pruning is that they actually fruit on new growth. That being said, if your cherimoyas are seedlings, it could take a few years before you see any flowers forming. Though overall, your plants look great and in no time you'll be enjoying the fruits of your labor.

Tropical Vegetables and Other Edibles / Help ID Please
« on: July 12, 2020, 10:53:29 PM »
Can anyone help ID this vine. It's used in Chinese Cuisine blended and added to rice flour and made into balls then steamed. My grandma called it "Black Yuan"?

Has anyone used this product with good results especially for Jaboticabas or tropical plants in general.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What's wrong with my Loquats?
« on: April 18, 2020, 02:35:41 PM »
My Eva's Pride peach does good. Also blooms and fruits very early.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cherry of the Rio Grande - Seed True?
« on: March 26, 2020, 06:56:34 PM »
Not sure, last year first time fruited an I was out of state and again this year too  :-[

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cherry of the Rio Grande - Seed True?
« on: March 25, 2020, 10:19:07 PM »
Okay, thanks. I just want to grow some more from the seeds it produces. Mine seem to set fairly well alone.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Eversweet Pomegranate
« on: March 25, 2020, 07:59:30 PM »
Looks nice, this year will mark year 3 for my Wonder variety. Hoping it will fruit as my Parfianka pomegranate already did last year.; both planted at same time.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Cherry of the Rio Grande - Seed True?
« on: March 25, 2020, 07:47:17 PM »

I have one Cherry of the Rio Grande in my backyard in Southern CA. I was wondering if the seeds grow true?


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 1st cotton candy aprium harvest
« on: June 23, 2019, 12:00:02 PM »
I bought one the year as I love apricots but my wife doesn't. She does like plums. I figured a good compromise. Unfortunately, my tree has issues. There's a big sap area coming out of one of the branches. When I asked the nursery about it they said it was just damaged it would be fine. But now it's all dying off above the sap. Should I just cut it below the sap?
Mine is doing the same thing.
I read online that they can get dieback if it rains shortly after pruning, so pruning was recommended to be done as soon as harvest is finished.
Possibly from boring insects and the tree is sapping to push out/kill insect or is disease from gummosis.

T-post and tree-o-mate support work wonder shaping trees. My Barbados after planting with and without support.

I have a similar set-up, but using just a regular 8ft green stake and green garden tie-tape. Im just wondering because i've heard that supporting a weak tree doesn't encourage a strong root system in the long run.

I have one barbados cherry and two pomegranate trees that are leaners. Would propping them up with stakes and reducing/limiting water force them to establish a stronger root system so they can support themselves eventually?

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Serviceberry Southern Calfornia
« on: April 13, 2019, 08:36:00 PM »
Has anyone grown serviceberries before in SoCal? if so how did it turn out?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Sugarcane Taste Problems
« on: August 30, 2018, 10:45:29 PM »

This is my sugarcanes second year in ground. Last year the juice from the canes were sweet, but now they are just tasteless(watery). Could this be due to too much watering? I've set-up an irrigation system this year and they get watered twice a week. The canes are very large almost 12ft tall and thick.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Starfruit thinning?
« on: August 26, 2018, 03:23:45 AM »

This will be my Kari starfruit tree first time fruiting with minimum of 100+ fruit. I am thinking it'll be best to thin out some of the fruit allowing others to grow to their potential and reduce stress onto tree. What are you opinions? Tree is about 5' and diameter of about 6/8 - 7/8''

My Kari is now pushing out fruit from what seems to be every flower formed on the tree. At least 100+ fruit on a 5ft tall and 3/4'' trunk.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Suggestions for new fruit plants
« on: August 20, 2018, 01:35:32 AM »
surinam cherry, barbados cherry. cherry of rio grande, grumichama, guava, loquats, strawberry tree

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