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Hello,

Does anyone have divison of p. dulcis or any other highly rated edible bamboo? I've been seriously considering growing the shoots for consumption in a very larger planter. But, it's been sort of hard to find it available online for a reasonable price. Thanks ahead for leads, suggestions and offers.

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Citrus General Discussion / Issue with my yuzu plant
« on: May 24, 2021, 09:41:33 PM »
I got a yuzu plant a little while back and seemed to be doing fine for a while. But, as of late it doesn't seem to be doing too well. Some of its leaves are yellowing and dropping, but also is pushing new growth below the main leaves but above the graft. What is wrong with it? I water it when I can tell the soil is dry. Does this look like environmental/soil stressors or more because of pests?







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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Mulberries suitable for container?
« on: May 08, 2021, 04:22:41 AM »
I'm thinking of getting a mulberry, but I'm short on space. I have an empty half wine barrel that I'm thinking of using as the pot, but I'm not sure what variety would be suitable for containers. And an additional piece would be finding a variety that would do well in mild or cool climates, because I've read that without a lot of heat, mulberries may not develop as much sweetness.

Based on these two factors, I was thinking a dwarfing variety, potentially an alba or alba hybrid. My thinking is that I won't have the root trim as frequently or if ever, and I could also avoid a completely tart fruit without any sweetness in my mild climate. The varieties I had in mind were either Gerardi, dwarf everbearing, or world's best. What are people's opinions on this? also I'd love any recommendations for a more suitable variety.

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I was hoping to get some plum cuttings as well as some ornamental cherry cuttings, but didn't want to do anything that would be illegal. I know that there are a lot of restrictions when it comes to all citrus entering California due to ACP, but I was wondering if those same level of restrictions and what the restrictions are for cuttings of the prunus genus in general. I was doing to basic researching but since I'm new to gardening I'm a little confused by the rules. It did seem that fruit and soil were carriers for a lot of pests in general so bareroot seems common for a lot of plants being shipped to California. What are peoples experiences with this, or if it is possible at all?

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I have three blueberry plants that my dad purchased a while ago. He said he got at least two of them because they pollinate each other well but he doesn't remember any of the variety names for the three. We've never gotten much blueberries from any of them and haven't really tended to them much. As I'm getting into gardening I want to get more fruit, how should I best take care of them and learn what varieties they are? This year at least two of them have a lot of flowers, though some of the tips of the stems have dried up. Not sure why.

Two of them have been placed on opposite ends of a wine barrel planter. And the third is fairly close in a smaller barrel container. I'm thinking I might have to place them in their own containers eventually, but I don't have much space. So if I have to separate the plants from the wine barrel, what's the smallest container I can give each one? 

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I have a 5 -6 foot avocado bush that I started from a seed that has two main stalks at roughly the same height. The trunk on both are about 2-3 inches. I started the avocado on a whim, but now has started my fascination with gardening. I live in the San Francisco Bay Area near the coast where it doesn't get too hot, which I know may not be the best climate for avocadoes.

I'm new to growing fruits, so wanted to know if it was possible to graft a variety that could potentially flower and fruit in my area. I love my tree and I want to bring it to its full potential by growing fruit on it. I heard that mexicola is very vigorous in fruiting and is cold hardy, I was thinking that maybe this could be a potential variety since the milder climate would only slow but not stop its vigor (maybe...?). also I know that I probably need both A and B flowering types to allow the best chance of fruiting and since I have to two main stalks I thought this might work out. Does anyone have experience with growing avocado in milder/cooler climates, or of which varieties might be good candidate/pairs?

I posted my question in the temperate discussion because my climate is mild but they mentioned that someone here may have some insight. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Possible for me to get avocadoes?
« on: April 15, 2021, 06:01:07 PM »
I have a 5 -6 foot avocado bush that I started from a seed that has two main stalks at roughly the same height. The trunk on both are about 3 inches. I started the avocado on a whim, but now has started my fascination with gardening. I live in the San Francisco Bay Area near the coast where it doesn't get too hot, which I know may not be the best climate for avocadoes.

I'm new to growing fruits, so wanted to know if it was possible to graft a variety that could potentially flower and fruit in my area. I love my tree and I want to bring it to its full potential by growing fruit on it. I heard that the mexicola is very vigorous in fruiting and cold hardy, and was thinking that maybe this could be a potential variety since the milder climate would only slow but not stop its vigor (maybe?). also I know that I probably need both A and B flowering types to allow the best chance of fruiting but since I have to two main stalks I thought this might work out. Does anyone have experience with growing avocado in milder/cooler climates, or of which varieties might be good candidates/pairs?

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Citrus General Discussion / Can Eureka be a good rootstock?
« on: April 09, 2021, 07:13:17 PM »
I'm new to growing fruits and was hoping if people could help. My family has a somewhat large lemon bush that I believe is Eureka. We have never done anything for it (maybe occasionally fertilize it) and it grows pretty much unattended. It's very vigorous but doesn't produce very good lemons (but a lot of them). The fruit is very yellow, and rather large, and the pith is incredibly thick. The new branches are near straight vertical and based on my preliminary research, I have heard that this is may be typical of Eureka.

It's probably due for a trim soon and the new branches are at least thumb size thickness. Assuming it's a Eureka, my question is whether or not these new branches would make suitable rootstock? I've tested them and they can root, just wondering if Eureka is a good base or if its a waste of time. I was hoping to use the rooted cuttings for later grafting other varieties onto in the future.

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