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I have never been able to make one of those suckers grow. If you find out give me the secret.
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Evil weevils
« Last post by johnb51 on Today at 11:40:07 AM »
Isn't the damage considered only cosmetic?
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Lychee variety change
« Last post by Pasca on Today at 11:27:28 AM »
Two years ago, we had to move our mature lychee tree.  Not only did we stump the tree, we also heavily chopped the roots to be able to move the tree.  The trauma occurred in and around January.  By about March and April, the leave buds came out.  There were even some flower buds.  It came back healthy and has been growing well ever since.
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cheribelle Atemoya
« Last post by JoeP450 on Today at 11:25:59 AM »
The painter isnít mushy, it has a nice firmness resembling more cherimoya than itís part reticulata parent, there is a lot of berry flavor in the fruit reminds me of strawberries and cream which I have never experienced in the cherimoyas Iíve eaten which are good but really apples/oranges in that comparison. Maybe it doesnít perform well in Cali? Thatís my only possible shread of explanation to brads comment 🤷‍♂️


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Lychee variety change
« Last post by HibachiDrama on Today at 11:18:00 AM »
Just out of curiosity, what varieties are you considering going from and to, and why???

I've noticed in my soil, Sweetheart lychee has a huge problem with onioniness, likely due to my high sulfur soil and well water, and this is apparently a genetic issue with Sweetheart.
Citrus General Discussion / Re: Do Satsumas get better with age?
« Last post by Oolie on Today at 10:50:15 AM »
Some fruit trees don't show their colors until 3 years after first fruit. For some varieties it's much longer.

Mandarins in particular are said to take 7 years to show their true colors. This does vary with rootstock, dwarfing rootstocks producing satisfactory fruit in much shorter times.

I've eaten so many gold nugget mandarins, and they are almost all as you described. Hard, pebbly, dry flesh, often with off flavors, I've tasted cilantro in GN. I'd never plant one if that was my only example, though it was repeated so many times.

GN is good when from a mature tree, sweet and juicy. Fruit trees are for the patient.
Iso of durian trees. As well as banana passion fruit or what you think is the best variety
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Evil weevils
« Last post by EddieF on Today at 10:24:14 AM »
Looks like Sri Lanka variety eating my mango & citrus tree leaves.
I never saw them till a couple yrs ago.
Besides Bifenthrin, any other treatments ya'll have success with?
I haven't sprayed anything yet, will try the Bifenthrin at 1/4 oz/gal if nothing else works.

Update: There's now only one day left!

The pink one from Trader Joe's might've been a Hirado Buntan, that's one of the more common FL pink varieties, really tasty. Harris Citrus and Brite Leaf usually have these for reasonable prices, even with shipping.
99% sure they are trucked in from CA, sticker on the fruit says it's a SUNKIST "Red" pummelo. I contacted Harris, they aren't too far from me; they said they'd have 3 varieties available come spring: Siamese Sweet, Pink Sensation and Hirado. Definitely going for a Hirado and probably another, but choosing which is proving to be difficult. There's little information on the varieties online; the CCPP budwood listing for varieties matching those names doesn't make either sound very appealing.
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