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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: My trifolate orange has red vein down the middle
« Last post by kumin on Today at 03:09:51 PM »
I see this on a few trees as the approach leaf drop in the Fall, especially if the trees are under stress. I've also seen in late Summer with bark/limb/root damage.
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cherimoya in FL anecdote
« Last post by Oolie on Today at 02:51:02 PM »
Good luck, hopefully you get a winner.

Interesting how when pollinated by Lisa, the El Bumpos look absolutely nothing like the ones in San Diego.

That said, the flavor and texture descriptions are much how I would describe it, it varies year to year, but that's a normal flavor profile for the B.
Greetings, I tried to make an order but when it asks for the address and I put Puerto Rico it tells me that the shipment is international. In Puerto Rico we use the same US mail and we belong to the USA.
On one limb there are leaves that have this red vein down the middle.  Here is a photo.  What is this?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: White Sapote Questions
« Last post by bryan on Today at 02:19:06 PM »
I have 4 grafted white sapotes that are dwarfed and at 15 years old or more, no larger than 8 ft, one is only 5 ft.  All produce normal sized fruit.  I have posted this before:  Using casimiroa tetrameria (yellow sapote) for rootstock, the white sapote (casimiroa edulis) is dwarfed and remains so.  Each is planted in the ground, but would be perfect size for a 15 gallon container.  I also have a collection of white sapote trees that tend to be very large.  I don't think one in a container would be happy due to their size. My Suebelle white sapote is about 10 ft tall, and has fuzz on the bottom of its leaves potentially indicating hybridization with a yellow sapote.  All of the yellow sapotes have the fuzz, and are sometimes called fuzzy leafed sapote. My yellow sapote on its own roots is about 15 ft tall, my Vernon white sapote is a giant 30 ft or more and equally as broad.  For yards with limited space, dwarfing might be a solution to be able to enjoy this excellent fruit.
So I live in 9b and my white sapote takes little damage in the winter. If I use yellow sapote rootstock (canistel), which has less cold tolerance is that going to be an issue? I like this idea, but not sure if it is suitable for 9B.

I think they were talking about
casimiroa tetrameria (yellow/wooly sapote). It should be similar in cold tollerence to white sapote (casimiroa edulis). Common names make things confusing.

Thanks for clarifying Galatians522, they helps.
Good video. Yellow is sweeter, but just doesn't have the depth of other varieties. I really like American Beauty and Delight the best out of my 15 varieties, but physical graffiti and Purple haze are up there too.
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cherimoya in FL anecdote
« Last post by roblack on Today at 02:11:28 PM »
Way to go Joe!

Think we are going to see nice developments with creative crossing. Keep up the great work!
Cool video and comparison! Your kid has presentation skills!!

While yellow df is sweeter than all of the other df I've tried, I enjoyed the flavor of American Beauty the most. Really dig the funky colors of the reds and purples too.

Try a slice of yellow with the PH at the same time. =)
Added Red Hybrid Jaboticaba to the list...

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Carubarro Italian Lemon cuttings
« Last post by franklazar26 on Today at 01:02:34 PM »

Some info on it.

I don’t know of anywhere you can purchase these in the states. “It originates from southern Italy, Sicily, derived from a mutation of a classic “Femminello Lemon”.”

Asking $15/good scion with 6+ great buds plus shipping. 3 sticks available.

Will trade for other interesting varieties as well.

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