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Good stuff
Not at $50 per seed :o Iíve heard of inflation but damn!

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Anybody hav3 Leo3 atemoya?
« on: March 20, 2023, 05:26:17 PM »
I just cut these 5 yesterday. $25 for the 5 + $5 for shipping. Payment PayPal. Send me PM if interested. Thanks

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Yangmei (Morella/Myrica rubra) thread
« on: March 15, 2023, 07:53:54 PM »
They look like cold damage to me.

Cold damage or fertilizer burn are my guesses.

Does anyone know what these spots on the leaves are? They started appearing about a month ago and are getting worse. Thanks for any info.

Looks like Persea mites. Are you keeping your plants under a mature tree? If so that could be the source. My avocados get them and so do the wax myrtle growing under the avocado canopies.

Thanks guys. Cold damage is definitely a possibility, seems like weíve had more frost than ever this year, not to mention a hail and graupel storm! Crazy. I havenít Fertilized in awhile but do sometimes pour old fish tank water on the soil after cleaning the tank so maybe too much nitrogen in there. Itís planted out in the open so not sure about the mites, there is milkweed all around it so maybe Persea mites from that, but the spots look different than the persea mite damage Iíve seen on our avocado trees. Hopefully just cold damage.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Yangmei (Morella/Myrica rubra) thread
« on: March 13, 2023, 02:01:46 PM »
Does anyone know what these spots on the leaves are? They started appearing about a month ago and are getting worse. Thanks for any info.

I don't particularly like them but I know lots of people who do. Pretty mild. It makes just about the best fruit bong there ever was though.

Hahahahaha touchť! Guess I should have kept it then  8) ✌🏽

Taste is subjective of course but I found the flavor of babaco pretty pukey out of hand, no one in our family enjoyed it, kids didnít like it, you may want to try one before you grow it. Tasted like a disgusting bottle of champagne, really strange....Waste of time/money for me.

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Good luck dude, thx for the fun  :)

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pineapple thread
« on: February 18, 2023, 12:32:16 AM »
Wait till the whole thing turns yellow, but donít let it go past itís peak. If youíve never had homegrown youíre in for a real treat...

Tropical Vegetables and Other Edibles / Ube in Southern California
« on: February 05, 2023, 11:42:59 PM »
Ever since trying Ube ice cream Iíve been on a quest to grow the vine and make my own ice cream...I planted a vine in the spring of last year, 2022. It grew nicely and then died back when it stared getting cold, I believe in December some time. The vine is now completely dead (above ground at least) and I was thinking of digging it up to see if thereís any Ube down there, however, I think Iíll kill it because Iíd have to dig up the roots, I think? Does anyone know when to harvest Ube in So Cal? And if you can keep the vine alive after harvest? Thanks

Thanks for the taste report :) Canít wait to see what other treasures you find in the jungles! Looking forward to that seed drop and hope you guys are having a great trip ✌🏽

Looking to trade for Red Baron Peach scions, Iíve got lots of different things to trade. Please send me a PM. Thanks

Temperate Fruit Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Low chill stone fruit scions
« on: February 01, 2023, 10:06:55 PM »
Iíve read good taste reports for the Red Baron and the double flowers look gorgeous, if youíre into that sorta thing  ;)

Temperate Fruit Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Low chill stone fruit scions
« on: January 31, 2023, 11:50:50 AM »
Brad, any Red Baron peach scions for sale? Have you tried it?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: RAFFLE ANNOUNCEMENT
« on: January 30, 2023, 06:11:23 PM »

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Lime graft to myer lemon?
« on: January 27, 2023, 06:26:06 PM »
I have Mexican and key limes on our dwarf Myer tree. The Mexican limes turn yellow before fully ripe, the key limes stay green, not sure if it has to do with cross pollination or what. Also the key limes are sweet with that nice lime flavor, the Mexicans are a more balanced lemon/lime flavor. Iíve also noticed the Key limes produce less than the Mexican limes.


Has anyone been following this Yangmei auction on ebay? Current bid is $3,000 is it because of the variety, hype, or demand? maybe all of the above. Im shocked, glad I got in on this group order.
That is my listing. This variety is a different variety than any of the other one going around. It is also an established tree. There is a huge benefit of buying an established tree vs trying to grow one form bare root. I was part of the last group order and got something like 23 trees. Guess what I have to show for those... 2 male trees infected with RKN.

How do you know your established trees arenít infected with RKN??? Letís see the roots.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 10b - best snacking fruits for kids
« on: January 23, 2023, 02:05:28 PM »
Blueberries are my kids favorite and they can pick them easily.

Thanks Simon  :)

Only one of my trees (DK) showed possible signs of nematodes. It was just one bulbous root that I cut off. Other than that, the trees look really nice! I also soaked in B1 Start for about an hour and watered the soil with it. I've had great results using it in the past for other trees. The plants skipped transplant shock and new growth would appear just a couple days later.

Already in their new homes. I know these plants are cold tolerant once they're established, but is it ok to leave them out at night while they're recuperating? My lows are in the 40-45F for the next week.

You may consider a heating mat. I had success doing exactly what youíre doing but with a heat mat underneath, also make sure you have a bunch of holes in the bag and some air flow.

Thanks again Bill for coordinating this group buy. Itís a ton of work for sure.

I just picked up a few trees for my friend in San Diego and some of the trees definitely have nematodes although much less than the previous group buy. It would be best practice to treat all your trees as if theyíre infected even if they donít have the galls on them because they most likely contacted contaminated trees.

Hereís a few pictures of the nematode galls from this order.

A few of the smaller trees are pretty dried dried up and one of the smaller trees I got for my friend has the entire top starting to wrinkle which isnít a good sign.

This sort of thing is to be expected for such a large shipment of trees and that is why many people ordered extra trees in case some donít make it.

The nematode thing sucks as well but if youíve been following the Yangmei threads/post, you probably figured that just about all the trees shipped from overseas has the potential to carry nematodes.

I highly recommend that everyone treat their trees as if they are infected so that they donít spread these nasty bugs in their garden.


Thanks for the recommendations Simon. Do you use the Monterey nematode control at full strength?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado seedling fruited
« on: January 15, 2023, 12:00:41 PM »
Congrats Brad! Looks like a quality cado with big potential. Is it thick or thin skin? Does it turn black when ripe? Would love to throw sum scions on our tree.

Gotcha, thanks Nate! Ya...I was trying to be optimistic but the vines do look a little wimpy to support any fruit.

Thanks for the great pictures pink, youíre invited to the first tasting  ;) These are looking like flower buds to me  ;D

Hello fellow Kadsura growers, hoping someone can tell if these are flower buds or vegetative growth buds in the picture below, buds are reddish in color and covering the entire vine from top to bottom. Vine is about three years old and has been in the ground a couple years. Thanks.

Ted B- Nice vines man!

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Variegated Paulista Jabo Raffle
« on: January 11, 2023, 01:40:45 AM »
$900 Iíd include shipping too  :o

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