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Tru, for me the annona seeds grow easily, just throw them in a community pot and wait. The citrus seeds take longer for me. Here's one of my citrus seeds (pomelo) that I just started growing. Since I have a lot of them, I'm going to decapitate 10 seedlings shown in the photo and we can see if any of them survive. My guess is 0% success.

Anyone else want to guess how many or if any will survive after cutting off the leaf section (1/3 from top end)?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Persimmons
« on: Today at 03:10:52 PM »
Yes, I agree with you, probably the best is to graft multiple fuyu branches and then don't all the fruits hang ripe on the tree so long. I see similar issues sometimes with the fuyu if you let the fruits hang until they start dropping off the tree. I had a navel orange do the same to me. It had 70 normal size fruits on my large in ground tree (with 2 grafts of navel). I did not pick all the fruits soon enough since I wanted to get a photo of all my fruits ripe at the same time. Now this year it only had a handful of fruits. Here's my tree with all the fruits which I let hang to long. The fuyu tree had about half the number of fruits shown in the photo this year.

i had many seeds of different fruit trees where the top end of the seedling was damaged, cut, bud eaten. Never seen any recover and grow. Maybe you will be in luck and have another small plant grown from the root area.

ok, got, I could see the graft line and know what it is.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Honey Pomelo seedlings
« on: Today at 06:54:08 AM »
Florian, I know its been 3 yrs now, just wondering how your seedling Honey Pomelo are doing ?

I'm planning to grow out some seeds myself.

Simon, what type graft did you do on that tree?

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Zygotic Poncirus hybrids
« on: January 26, 2023, 04:42:03 AM »
I just planted out my seeds from the Flying Dragon tree I have, here's a few photos of the seedlings. They look very similar to me. I have many other varieties grafted on the tree and another tree 10 feet from the FD.

tru, I hope your're right about yangmei and lychees. I have a very strong growing lychee tree which gives lots of fruits, I think I will plant a few of these yangmei in ground next to it.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Lime graft to myer lemon?
« on: January 23, 2023, 11:25:34 PM »
I looked up some rootstock compatibility with Tahitian lime. It looks like the Meyer lemon is either a cross of citron x mandarin/pomelo (wikipedia) or lemon x orange (UCR). It says grafting lime onto citron, mandarin, lemon, poncirus trifoliata is not recommended because of poor performance.

But I have grafted lime varieties on lemon and mandarin with no problem, did not try it on Meyer lemon. I did graft sumo, valentine, mandarin on Meyer lemon with no problem or poor performance.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Albino Eugenia beaurepairiana
« on: January 22, 2023, 05:54:15 PM »
shmojo, tru, I do notice that the ones with the yellow leaves seems to be stronger. I have never had any pure white colored leaf grow and survive for seeds or after grafting a mutated branch.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Albino Eugenia beaurepairiana
« on: January 22, 2023, 03:00:51 PM »
Al, good luck on the guava. I did buy a Crunchy Pink guava plant from ebay and the plant looks good so I hope it has fruits next year.

Here's the photo from the seller.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Albino Eugenia beaurepairiana
« on: January 22, 2023, 02:29:57 PM »
I found an albino seedling pomelo in my seed pots, I don't think it will stay alive more than a month, we will see.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Albino Eugenia beaurepairiana
« on: January 22, 2023, 12:45:54 PM »
Yes, I heard from many people on our forums that albino branches will not continue to grow so I wanted to experiment with them. I have 3 different albino branches that I have grafted and they have been growing for more than a few years, and they all had fruits (albino-yellow skin). I messed up on some of the grafts because I let them fruit when the graft was still not strong and ended up killing the entire graft which was growing well before the fruit grew. The citrus varieties that had albino branch were all different lemons.

My next challenge/experiment is to see if any variegated citrus seedling (except sour orange) will grow without dying out. I'm trying to grow out 5 different variegated varieties of seeds.

I decided to pick one Thong Dee to give to a friend to try. Here's some photos of the one fruit, I thought it would weigh 5 lbs, but it turned out close but not enough.

Anyone else grow the Thong Dee and how do you like the taste/flavor?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Albino Eugenia beaurepairiana
« on: January 22, 2023, 03:51:34 AM »
I grafted a yellow/white citrus from my lemon tree to a normal (green) leaf citrus tree and it is still growing and even had a few fruits in 2 yrs. I do have to protect it from direct sun during summer or it will burn very easily.

Thank you, Bill, for your hard work on this, also thanks to Ronnie for pickup.
Plants look very good.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Purple Mulberry Identification help
« on: January 19, 2023, 09:57:48 PM »
fliptop, if you know how to graft, I can send you some Black Pakistan cuttings now to graft onto your tree you purchased.

Just pay for the shipping cost ($10), send me a message if you need some for grafting.

RevivalRoots, is your ebay auction for the "GRAFTED ** YANGMEI ** BLACK RUILIN"  ?

The bid is ridiculously high now, way out of my reach.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Fukushu kumquat - thornless?
« on: January 15, 2023, 12:29:16 PM »
If it's a grafted tree, you should have fruits in 2yrs at least.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado seedling fruited
« on: January 15, 2023, 12:26:51 PM »
Brad, nice looking fruit. I will need to ask for a cutting to add to my tree as well. I grew out a Queen seedling and it took 4 yrs before I got the first fruit and it wasn't a full size fruit yet (cuke, no seeds).

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Fukushu kumquat - thornless?
« on: January 15, 2023, 12:17:05 PM »
Your tree does have a lot of thorns, but as long as you get good tasting fruits it doesn't matter.
I've noticed a lot of seedling trees grow thorns more than the parent tree. My seedling pummelo which is a large tree now (18 ft tall) has great tasting fruits, much better tasting than the parent fruit, but it does have plenty of thorns. I cut the thorns off the branches where I will pick the fruits so I don't get stabbed doing it.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Difference between Dwarf and Standard
« on: January 14, 2023, 10:18:20 PM »
It is about 10 ft tall.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Fukushu kumquat - thornless?
« on: January 14, 2023, 03:14:39 PM »
scamper, if you look at the UCR website (CCPP budwood) it mentions the Fukushu as being thornless. I just purchased some budwood from them and it was thornless.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Difference between Dwarf and Standard
« on: January 14, 2023, 03:07:02 PM »
If you buy a 5 gallon potted citrus from a nursery/store, you can tell the difference between a true dwarf rootstock (FD) and semi-dwf by looking at the size/caliper of the rootstock. Flying Dragon grows very slow and its diameter will be obviously smaller when you compare it to the semi-dwf rootstock. Even afterr 5 yrs the FD rootstock will be small in diameter while semi-dwarf will start to show signs of larger growth. I have a 40yr old FD tree and the trunk diameter is 2 inches.

If you are not a member of the OC CRFG, they still would like you to bring any fruit tree cuttings to share with the others who bring cuttings for the exchange.

I did get more info in my mail about it. If you bring any cuttings, there's a way they want you to package it and label each bag (see attached). Also if you are dropping off the scionwood you should get there between 9:30-10am, event starts at 10am. Don't bring any cuttings from patented varieties.

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