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Did anyone go? I made it down and it was my first time tasting Cherimoya. I should have known it would be a blind tasting. Padi registrations received boxes of fruit to take home, which we hand picked. I tried to get a veriety. I have no idea what is what though!! I would appreciate any help in trying to ID these. I have been trying to find old posts or old photos of the past tastings with fruit labeled to try and figure it out. I believe that our favorite tastings were El Bumpo and Oxheart, would love help from the Cherimoya gurus!! This tasting was fun as we had a tour of their orchard and got to pick Persimmons after. For those who regularly attend, they did say that due to timing of this event (which was the first in December) that they had some varieties that have no been offered at tastings in the past. Lastly, any advice on determing peak ripeness?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Ideal avocado seed growing methods ?
« on: November 26, 2019, 05:17:33 PM »
I just start them in 7 gallon pots now.  They grow so fast and roots fill in smaller pots so fast Im going directly into large pots in any warm location.  I use my GH which sits at 90F+ all the time.  They always sprout 100%.  No heat pad required.  If you are doing indoors and the temp is low then use bottom heat it cant hurt.

When saving seeds after eating, I put them in a bowl of water that is filled enough to cover the seeds half way up.  I can save seeds this way in the kitchen for a few weeks before planting in pots.  Just change the water every few days.

Heres some reed seeds started a few months ago in 7gal pots.

That is impressive!! Certainly makes a good argument for getting a greenhouse put together!!

Any chance this is kicking back up again? I would love to get in on the next order if one is done for this next grafting season =)

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Mango seedlings local pickup
« on: September 18, 2019, 04:37:24 PM »
Are these still available?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Growing Mango trees in Southern California
« on: September 18, 2019, 04:24:33 PM »
Thank you. From my understanding shipping fruit into CA is a no-no. I strictly would only be looking for seed. I imagine due to the popularity of this thread and others (like the scion threads in BST)that we have at least a handful of CA growers who grow the Zill varieties. I was hoping one of them might have some seed for sale. I will just get some store bought ones for now and try my luck with those. I will also make a note on my calendar for next year; thanks for clueing me in on the mango season timing!

I understand, thanks for the quick reply.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / WTB: Mango seeds
« on: September 18, 2019, 01:29:20 PM »
Looking for mango seeds from good cultivars like Lemon Zest, Sweet Tart, Sugar Loaf, PPK, Coconut Cream, Pickering, etc. Iím still learning about mango varieties so tell me what youíve got! I get plenty of heat here. Not terribly picky as I am looking for rootstocks primarily, but I hope to let a few grow to fruit themselves before grafting to see what turns up. Not interested in common varieties I can buy in the store.

Someone just clued me in its the end of the season, but Iím still interested for next year. Seeds only, no fruit. Willing to drive to pick up.

Do you ever sell seeds?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Growing Mango trees in Southern California
« on: September 18, 2019, 09:44:27 AM »
Excellent thread, so much information!! What I didnít see asked yet is when is the best time to source seeds? Iím not familiar with the ripening times. There are a few local sales of mango trees coming up that I had hoped to buy a tree at. I had bookmarked this thread a while back and came back to read it all the way through. Now I am thinking of skipping both sales. The question is, am I late to the game to find quality variety polyembrionic seeds right now? I planted a store bought Keitt seed yesterday, but would love to source LZ, St, and others if possible.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Help us shape our new Atemoya
« on: August 18, 2019, 10:00:50 AM »
Lots of great tips on here! Making mental notes for when I have to start training my Cherimoyas.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Atemoya breeding project
« on: August 06, 2019, 12:44:53 AM »
Thanks for sharing! The red ones really are beautiful. My son would love them; they look like dragon hearts, lol.

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Gold Nugget Loquat, just the beginning.
« on: August 06, 2019, 12:29:37 AM »
How exciting! I love loquats. Do you find them difficult to graft? I have over a dozen seedlings started this year and have plans to try and graft some next year. I have never grafted before, but will be diving in head first next season.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / ISO: Cherimoya seeds or plants
« on: June 01, 2019, 01:06:05 AM »
Looking for Cherimoya seeds. Hoping to grow rootstock for grafting later, if not letting a few go to fruit on their own.

Also would be interested in plants if available in CA.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Grafted cherimoya trees
« on: May 29, 2019, 10:59:50 PM »
Iíve been looking. I found some a few weeks ago, which helped pique my curiosity about them, but i wasnít in the market just yet. That nursery is about an hour away, and I may need to make a rip back. Iíve seen them at my local nursery, but they arenít named varieties. . I havenít seen them in big box stores, but will keep an eye out.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Grafted cherimoya trees
« on: May 28, 2019, 10:10:10 PM »
I will have 3 or 4 more trees available at the end of June.

Iím definitely interested. Are they specific varieties?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Grafted cherimoya trees
« on: May 27, 2019, 09:36:03 PM »
I have another kight tree in a little larger pot available.  Would be best for local pickup or ship in CA as its fairly heavy. 

Ive got a few honeyhart trees that are pushing which will be ready for sale in a month also.

Do you still have any available? I am local-ish. Iíve heard the HoneyHart do better with heat than other varieties, do you know if that is true? Iím intrigued by Cherimoya, but know next to nothing. I would like to grow them out near Hemet area. We get very hot here and I have read they arenít real enthusiastic about the heat usually.

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