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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jackfruit grafting question
« Last post by sunny on Today at 07:04:42 AM »
Approach grafting works on jackfruit and isn't that hard...do it quick but there will be flowing latex anyway.

It worked for me and in Thailand all jackfruit tree's are approach grafted before being sold. Same goes for durian.
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jackfruit grafting question
« Last post by ben mango on Today at 06:58:52 AM »
Well as you can see it turned into a discussion of all things jackfruit grafting. Has nothing to do with the plant being dormant. When I grafted cempejaks before there was no latex either and the trees were definitely not dormant. They donít even go dormant in the tropics.
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Received my order super fast!  Thank you Shiloh for the extra seeds.  They were well packaged and most had roots already!

Thanks,
Claire
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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WTB Durian seeds
« Last post by fruitlovers on Today at 03:01:11 AM »
i have some right now. You can order them from my seed page http://fruitlovers.com/seedlist.html
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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: El Bumpo seeds for trade
« Last post by TheDisGardener on Today at 01:26:21 AM »
Haha! Ah címon Kevin you got all kinds of cool stuff Iíd like to get my hands on 😉

Pm sent on original fruit 4 sale post. Got na dais or cash for trade lol
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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Arctic Frost Report
« Last post by GregW on November 26, 2021, 11:04:39 PM »
I believe the bad opinions of Arctic Frost may be based on younger trees. I know the first 4 or so years fruit from my trees was not good. This year I have been really pleased, other than the fruit is small sized. I really believe to a large extent, this is my fault due to lack of fertilizer.
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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Hybrids
« Last post by hardyvermont on November 26, 2021, 10:46:00 PM »
The fruit looks great.  This is a cross I am interested in.  Hirado Buntan is supposed to be 'quite cold hardy' and ripens in the fall with zygotic seedlings.  What I didn't realize was how big the fruit is until I saw the pictures Laaz posted. Does it ripen in the same year it flowers in? That seems extraordinary, given its size.  The size of this F2 fruit is really impressive and encouraging.  I  bought a Hirado Buntan this spring hoping maybe to make this cross next spring. But this is better.

If all the seed not already claimed, may I have some?

 I am also making a few crosses with PT to get away from the current nucellar hybrids and use these to back crosses to cold hardy citrus. After that, use the back crosses to hybridize to each other and to select for for good taste and hardiness. It might work for zone 8 as there are some sweet citrus that can almost survive 8a.
There are 5 fruit altogether so there is more seed to come.  Waiting for further ripening to improve flavor and brix.  Plant probably blossomed in April.  The winters are too cold here to have fruit survive the winter. 
Good luck with your breeding, there are a few sweet citrus that can usually survive zone 8a winters, throwing in some poncirus background could get hardiness down another 5 degrees F. 
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jackfruit grafting question
« Last post by kh0110 on November 26, 2021, 09:48:45 PM »
I believe OP's question was how to graft with all the latex flowing and not really what kind of graft used.

I've watched a videao of jackfruit grafting and there was NO latex at all. That reminded me of my figs. When they are dormant and I cut them to get cuttings or remove leaves, there is MO latex. So, I bet the graft on the video was done when the jackfruit tree was somewhat dormant.
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Red Annona naming
« Last post by Guanabanus on November 26, 2021, 08:47:35 PM »
Any "temoylata" is an Annona hybrid whose seed parent (a.k.a. mother-tree) was an "atemoya", AND whose pollen parent (father-tree) was an Annona reticulata.

["Atemoya" is itself an Annona hybrid: a mix of Annona squamosa with Annona cherimola, and not with any other species.]

The '47--18' is indeed a "temoylata".  It came into being in the mid 1980's, at Zill Nursery, when I got pollen from a male-stage flower of 'San Pablo' Annona reticulata and placed it in a female-stage flower of 'Gefner' Atemoya.  The several seeds that formed in the resulting fruit were planted and grown into trees, which were planted in the experimental field's 47th row.  The one in position 18 was selected because of its high productivity and gorgeous shiny RED fruits.  However, its flavor is extremely mild, in the best conditions.  In poor conditions it is tasteless or off.

It is not an atemoya, so red atemoya is not correct.

It is not from Israel.

It is red, but there are others too.
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado poll
« Last post by JCorte on November 26, 2021, 08:44:31 PM »
Brad,

Sorry Iím getting off topic from your avocado poll, but want to understand how this law affects small farms.

DFfarmer,
Iíve been researching the Food Safety Modernization Act and found the following quoted directly from the FDA website:

The rule does not apply to:
Farms that have an average annual value of produce sold during the previous three-year period of $25,000 or less

The rule also provides a qualified exemption and modified requirements for certain farms.

To be eligible for a qualified exemption, the farm must meet two requirements:

The farm must have food sales averaging less than $500,000 per year during the previous three years; and
The farmís sales to qualified end-users must exceed sales to all others combined during the previous three years. A qualified end-user is either (a) the consumer of the food or (b) a restaurant or retail food establishment that is located in the same state or the same Indian reservation as the farm or not more than 275 miles away.

A farm with the qualified exemption must still meet certain modified requirements, including disclosing the name and the complete business address of the farm where the produce was grown either on the label of the produce or at the point of purchase. These farms are also required to establish and keep certain documentation.

So, my understanding is as long as sales are under $500,000 and we sell mostly direct to customers or restaurants you have a qualified exemption. Under $25,000 you can sell to anyone including middlemen and food production facilities.  Exemptions can be withdrawn to protect public safety for outbreaks related to the farm.

Janet

Janet
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