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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Luma apiculata dieback
« on: June 27, 2022, 11:44:11 PM »
I've noticed I have to keep mine well watered otherwise its prone to wilting. I used to keep it against the house (southern exposure) in full sun all day and had that problem all the time. Moved it to a spot that receives some late day shade and now its flowering like crazy.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Maprang or Mango?
« on: June 27, 2022, 06:40:24 PM »
I bought a tree from an online seller out of PR, was supposed to be a grafted maprang. The foliage had me a little skeptical but now its flowering and I'm really having second thoughts. This is a mango isn't it?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is a black sapote tree worth having?
« on: June 20, 2022, 11:44:55 PM »
I grew a black sapote from seedling and it fruited on its own in a few years, definitely does not need another tree to set fruit.  I like it a lot but I could see why people might not like it as the flavor is mild and the ripe black fruit is off-putting to some.  It tastes nothing like normal persimmon, they aren't really comparable in my opinion.

Thats good to know. My tree set one fruit that never amounted to anything otherwise flowers profusely and drops all of them.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is a black sapote tree worth having?
« on: June 20, 2022, 11:00:40 PM »
Being that you say you're short on space I believe black sapote is dioecious (still trying to find a definitive answer on this). Something to keep in mind.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Eugenia seedling dieback
« on: June 20, 2022, 10:22:01 PM »
Finally had some more recent luck

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Help harvesting pawpaws!
« on: June 19, 2022, 10:58:06 PM »
If they are like Triloba you should give them the squeeze test every so often to see if they have any give and you can judge it from there. Thats when you will know when they are ready. They usually fall right off the tree with the slightest touch.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« on: June 08, 2022, 10:51:56 PM »
First bloom of the season

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Berry ID
« on: June 01, 2022, 10:33:17 PM »
Leaves look a lot glossier than the honeyberry plants I grow. Is it evergreen?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Eugenia seedling dieback
« on: May 31, 2022, 10:57:17 PM »
Me too.  Many start a radicle root but no shoot.  Some start a shoot but it dies at under 1cm.

At least I'm not alone on this lol I don't get it. It sucks too cause I manage to get some nice varieties/species and the majority never amount to anything. Pretty discouraging sometimes.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Eugenia seedling dieback
« on: May 31, 2022, 10:23:21 PM »
I consistently have problems with getting Eugenia seedlings over the hump. The first growth start out strong and then the tips turn brown and die back. They will then send out new growth and repeat the process over again. Any idea what I'm doing wrong? Example below

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cacao seedling help
« on: May 29, 2022, 10:13:49 PM »
I would leave it. They'll fall off in due time

Tropical Vegetables and Other Edibles / Bamboo ID
« on: May 24, 2022, 09:42:32 PM »
Can anybody ID this bamboo species? Trying to determine if this is one of the edible types.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Flavor of the lemonquat rind
« on: May 23, 2022, 09:49:04 PM »
I never tasted a Lemonquat.  I did have a Sunquat some years ago.  It was not worth keeping and tossed it out on the compost pile.

I agree. Sunquat rind tasted like eating perfume/soap. Still haven't tossed it yet tho.

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Akebia quinata flower morphology
« on: May 18, 2022, 10:43:31 PM »
Yup larger flowers are female. I've also wondered about the pollen and had no idea what even pollinates these things. I decided to do some hand pollination these past few weeks. Something was definitely left on the stigma. Possibly a couple fruits look like they might hold.

Did some pruning today. I have a few Brogdon scions and a bunch of dragonfruit cuttings if anybody is interested. Not 100% sure of the variety but its most likely American Beauty. Plants are self pollinating. Picture of fruit below

My fire crystal, coffee cake, and hachiya/hana gosho (lost the tags for both trees and ones dead) all have flower buds right now. Still waiting on all the other varieties.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: KADSURA plants for sale!
« on: May 11, 2022, 09:03:39 PM »
Plants showed up today in excellent shape. Very secure packaging. Thanks!

Recently picked up an Emperor air-layer from Laras

Nice! They should really start taking off soon. Jersey is lookin a lot warmer starting this weekend per the forecast.

Finally got around to grafting onto new rootstock. Threw 2 male cultivars and the only surviving female on there.

Funny you say that. I also have a seed grown Wonderful and the top branches aren't looking too hot right now either. Even after being protecting this winter.

My vietnamese pink and haku-botan are leafing out before the russian

Thats a great price on those cambucas

Not sure of the exact variety but its definitely a russian type. Also taking forever compared to all my other varieties

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