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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Citrangequat(but Meiwa)
« on: Today at 10:12:14 AM »
I do notice that Nagami grows strong, has tons of fruits, but Meiwa is a slow grower, doesn't have a many fruits as Nagami so they probably used the strong variety.

I don't know about grafting season varying with rootstock. The only rootstock to use is loquat seedlings and quince seedlings that I know of. You can use quince to keep the grafted tree small. I only use loquat rootstock so my answer is no, it can be grafted any time of the year.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Honey Pomelo seedlings
« on: Today at 09:28:07 AM »
Here's one of my seedling pummelo variety, these plants are about 6-8wks old. This is the seeds from my very good tasting seedling tree (Roy's pummelo). Also attaching a photo of the fruit. This fruit tastes better than most of the UCR pummelo (except for Thong Dee). Also has much more flavor and sweetness (very little tartness) than the white flesh Honey pummelo from the stores.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Honey Pomelo seedlings
« on: Today at 09:07:21 AM »
Plantinyum, thank you for the pictures. Your tree looks very healthy. I like the interesting leaves on your tree.

I'm currently growing about a few hundred Reinking seeds and hope maybe the seedlings will have better fruit than the parent. I don't care for the thick/tough skin of the Reinking even though it is a very sweet pummelo (brix=17).

I did find about 15 seeds in the white flesh Honey pummelo so I'm growing those now. I bought another 4 pink flesh Honey pummelo fruits so I hope I find a few seeds from these fruits, the first two fruits had no seeds at all.

For all my pummelo seedlings, I need to determine which ones I should keep after 1 year since there will be to many to take care of.

CeeJey, I lived in Culver City, Venice growing up. It is about 2-3 miles from the beach. I fished at Venice pier and Redondo beach jetty every summer.

You can grow most fruit trees there. Citrus, persimmons, apples, loquats, apricots. But if you want to keep them in containers then something small like a Kumquat would do well. Grow Nagami & Meiwa kumquats in pots, you will get plenty of fruits. You can grow mulberries, kiwi, strawberries. For larger citrus fruits (lemons, orange, mandarins) just buy trees on dwarf rootstock (FD) and it will grow in pots and give fruits.

In SoCal, you can graft loquats all year long. I'm grafting some now.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Honey Pomelo seedlings
« on: January 29, 2023, 06:13:45 PM »
I'm glad the seedling fruits are not exactly like the parent fruit. My pomelo seedling took 7 yrs to fruit and it is much better tasting than the sour fruits of the parent tree (which i got rid of). Now I have a very good fruiting seedling pomelo.

Florian, yes, please take a few photos of your seedling so I can compare how the leaves will look like when my seeds start to grow. I plan to let each of my seedlings grow until they fruit.

Plantinyum, can you take some photos of you 3yr old honey pomelo seedling and post it here, would like to have it for future reference.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Overhyped avocados
« on: January 29, 2023, 11:49:34 AM »
funlul, sounds like if the Sharwill grafted branch is growing slow, then you should re-graft it to a few more branches on your tree. I have 4-5 Sharwill scionwood grafted on my tree and the new grafts grows very fast and healthy looking.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: vaniglia sanguingo fruit
« on: January 27, 2023, 10:16:15 PM »
Yes, I would put Gold Nugget after Yosemite Gold.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cold Hardy Avocado Rootstock
« on: January 27, 2023, 06:44:42 PM »
ok, thanks. I have rooted white sapote. Will be trying prsimmon now.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cold Hardy Avocado Rootstock
« on: January 27, 2023, 05:24:34 PM »
Have you tried your method for persimmon, loquat, white sapote, longan or lychee?

Citrus General Discussion / Re: vaniglia sanguingo fruit
« on: January 27, 2023, 05:05:00 PM »
Brad, I still have my vaniglia sanguino (grafted tree) and it was as you mention as for flavor/taste the first 5-7 yrs. But now, its been over 15 yrs  and I left one branch still with this variety and the fruits are mostly seedless and taste has improved. My fruits have hardly any acid taste but now I seem to taste the mild sweetness with a little acid and its actually good. I did a post on this fruit somewhere here with photos. Did you flesh have any pink color? My fruits never shows any pink color inside.

I also have the Tahoe Gold from them. It had fruits in 2yrs. taste was only average. I'm a little disappointed but I will keep it for a few more years before I get rid of it if now improvement.

The three gold series are:
TDE2-Shasta Gold
TDE3-Tahoe Gold
TDE4-Yosemite Gold

So far, I liked the Yosemite Gold the best, then the Shasta Gold, then Tahoe Gold.

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: January 27, 2023, 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.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Yangmei (Morella/Myrica rubra) thread
« on: January 27, 2023, 02:31:46 PM »
ok, got it, I could see the graft line and know what it is.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Honey Pomelo seedlings
« on: January 27, 2023, 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.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Yangmei (Morella/Myrica rubra) thread
« on: January 27, 2023, 06:33:01 AM »
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.

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