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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Weed eater damage
« on: September 29, 2023, 03:06:12 PM »
It happens, they will be fine.  I do it all the time on accident.  Trees will grow out of it. 

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I would tey growing some cherry trees.  They seem to grow well and are very hardy.  Should be an easy win. 

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Avocado scion wood
« on: September 28, 2023, 02:54:46 PM »
Brad,  can I have 3 mexicola grande scions?  How do you prefer payment?

Thx,
JJ
Email: p3_scheduler@yshoo.com

Hello, I sent an email. 

If you read this, my paypal is spaughbradley@gmail.com

If you want to order please use a friend payment and put the order details and your address in the PayPal notes.

Thank you!

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Avocado scion wood
« on: September 28, 2023, 02:53:15 PM »
I am finding the earlier the better with grafting to top work.  I started doing grafts this week because of the weather.  But last year and again this year I will do most of the grafting in December.  I feel February is too late for my location.  Grafts are not always healed well enough before the heat may kick in.  It was not that hot this spring but some years it is.  I had almost perfect success on 50+ grafts last year in December. 

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Pretty much all the subrtropical stuff needs lots of heat. 

From this list its doubtful any of these would do well excpt maybe lemon guava.  Just being honest.

You are much better off growing things suited for your climate that other farmers are having good results with.

-Lychee
-Longan
-Sapodilla
-'Dream' atemoya
-Macadamia
-Lemon Guava
-Blue Passionfruit
-Pistachio
-Date Palm
-'Ice Cream' Banana
-Almond

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Lychee harvest
« on: September 27, 2023, 11:57:58 AM »
I think if you thin the fruit down and more energy goes into each fruit then they would have more seeds or larger seeds.  It seems to be fruit not fully developing, not enough energy to fully complete seed development before the fruit turn red.

I noticed my brewster had a lot of small fruit that ripened last and they had hardly any seeds but fruit were not big enough.

Im planning to start thinning the fruit on lychee trees that set to many going forward.  I dont really think the smaller seed gets you more flesh, its just a smaller seed in a smaller fruit.  I really dont mind a big brewster with big seed.  Gives you something to work on with your mouth each time you eat one. 

Its kind of like sunflower seeds with no shell or pistachios with no shell.  Personally I like having to remove the shells.  Its kind of boring without them.  I think the whole seedless lychee thing is overhyped.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Parfianka Pomegranate Blooming...like now
« on: September 26, 2023, 04:36:06 PM »
Oops, John says thry won't ripen, maybe take them off so the plant can grow then.

The plant looks a little chlorotic.  Maybe too much water.  They really need almost no water.  Sulphur and iron might help also.  A little dose of citrus avocado food if you have not also.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Parfianka Pomegranate Blooming...like now
« on: September 26, 2023, 04:29:40 PM »
Our poms are ripening now.  The blooms were pretty late this year but not that late.  I would leave them and just see what happens. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Lychee harvest
« on: September 26, 2023, 01:29:55 AM »
I guess they werent free either that tree was 200$ but its paying itself down. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Lychee harvest
« on: September 26, 2023, 01:28:41 AM »
Yeah they are good, kind of just taste like lychee.  I would say the brewsters are better.  But free lychees are pretty awesome no matter what type.  My whole family goes out and we stand around the trees and eat them until we are stuffed. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Lychee harvest
« on: September 25, 2023, 08:09:56 PM »
This tree is very small and loads up with way too much fruit for its size.  It is very precocious.  I think next 2 or 3 years I will strip the fruit and let it grow. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Lychee harvest
« on: September 25, 2023, 07:18:15 PM »
The last time I saw Bradís trees, I was surprised at how well they were growing.  I canít seem to get mine kick started and I live in a similar climate.  I have killed a ton of seedlings and had no luck with air layers.  Iím probably planting them when theyíre too small even though I have them under shade cloth.  Or fertilizing them wrong.  Whatever, Iím going to keep trying because I want raw fingers from peeling so many Brewster lychees. 
Lychees have to be one of the most beautiful trees when full of ripe fruit. Nice haul Spaugh!

I think soil media plays a very big role for growing any kind of trees especially fruit trees.  Brad's land is probably has very fertile soil, consists mainly of granite rocks.  Those rocks have a lots of mineral especially Phosporous which promote root growth and fruit settings.

The guy SHV lives not far from here and has similar soil I believe.  Pretty much all the countryside hilly areas in san diego county are granite.  Its not especially fertile but it drains well and plants really like that.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Lychee harvest
« on: September 25, 2023, 07:14:07 PM »
Heres some seedless lychee pics.  About 95%+ are seedless and the ones that are nit have a large seed and the fruit are larger. 







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Sharwil avocados are easily the best flavor IMO

Carmen also a great choice especially for the coast, it ahould be a hit. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: HELP: Topworking 5-ft. Mango Seedling
« on: September 24, 2023, 06:28:10 PM »
I would cut that puppy about 1ft high and do a simple cleft on it.  At least here its best to graft before summer not after for mangos.  Maybe thete its warm enough to push them still but for CA its too late. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: JoeHewitt!! Show us your place!
« on: September 24, 2023, 04:10:35 PM »
I was thinking the same thing.  So much work to keep it in check with all that rainfall.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: JoeHewitt!! Show us your place!
« on: September 24, 2023, 01:46:41 PM »
Cool video.  60 acres in HI !!!    $$$$$$

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Avocado scion wood
« on: September 22, 2023, 03:43:43 PM »
Also Hellen

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Sabotage?  The plot thickens....

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Avocado scion wood
« on: September 22, 2023, 12:27:50 PM »
Lots of people have been asking for them lately so heres a list.

Postage is $8.50 for a small flat rate box priority mail.

5$ per stick wrapped in buddy tape, premium bud wood only.

Fuerte
Hass
Reed
Fujikawa
Nabal
Murishige
Sharwil
Pinkerton
Mexicola grande
Mexicola
Lamb
GEM


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Grafting avocado on fresh shoots
« on: September 18, 2023, 11:19:06 AM »
Heres one i chopped down like 3 months ago.  It took a couple months before the suckers started to form.  I could probably graft it now but those suckers will be better in another month or 2.



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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Grafting avocado on fresh shoots
« on: September 18, 2023, 11:14:06 AM »
I dont know, ive chopped down a ton of avocado trees and they always take a couple months before theres water shoots.  Once they start then yeah they grow super fast its always just a delay before the stump starts sending out new suckers.

But yes grafting those is the way to go.  I like to chop it down in late summer and do the grafts in december.  Gives it plenty of time to gets lots of shoots to graft to.

If i try and graft in summer here they fail from the heat. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Grafting avocado on fresh shoots
« on: September 18, 2023, 12:34:53 AM »
That doesnt seem right Shane.  4 weeks later and it had new growth that was 3/4"?  It always seems to take months for my stumps to just start putting out suckers, then 6 months to be 3/4".

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Grafting avocado on fresh shoots
« on: September 17, 2023, 10:34:28 PM »
I found the best time is to chop the tree down around July or August then graft the new shoots in December or January.  December seems to be best.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Yangmei (Morella/Myrica rubra) thread
« on: September 14, 2023, 03:24:03 PM »
My biqi from the original buy is still hanging in there.




Brad, nice job your tree looks great!  Are you feeding your tree?  Have you tried grafted on a male scion?

Janet

I did put some raw chicken turds under it once but other than that not much.  I also ran some 25-5-15 fertilizer through the injector to get the acvocado trees and this tree is on the same lines so it got a little bit of chemical fertilizer also.  But not much.  Havent grafted anything to it.

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