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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Germinating red blueberry/ cranberry seeds
« on: November 12, 2021, 12:13:32 PM »
Hi, just bought some of theese, was wondering what is the best way to germinate the seeds ??
Thanks in advance!!!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Do tamarillo ripen off the plant ??
« on: October 21, 2021, 12:42:10 PM »
As above, i have those fruit, which i harvested from my plants that i brought inside the basement for overwintering. I doubted that they would ripen on the plants in the dark cold basement ,so harvested them and placed them in a paper bag along with a few apples. Most of them have a tiny bit of colour at the bottoms, some of them have a bit more colour than others,yet some do not have any. I would assume all of them look like the cut up one on inside. <br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Persimmon fruit question
« on: October 08, 2021, 04:30:46 PM »
Hi, do i need to pick those persimmons from my trees to further ripen them, or should i let them experiense some frost? I think i have read somewhere that they ripen with the help of frosts??
By the way ,does anyone reccognise the varieties from the fruit pics ?? <br /> <br />

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Is this pandan plant ??
« on: October 06, 2021, 12:37:57 PM »
Hi, i found this for sale ,the woman thats selling it has labeled it as pandanus. Its kinda variagated, and i did an research and found there is an variegated pandan version.
I just want to know that i am not bying some kind of a decorative grass or smth.

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Anyone recognizing theese mushrooms ??
« on: September 30, 2021, 02:49:17 AM »
Found those today, growing in my wild blueberry pach.
Anyone recognizing them, edible or poisonous?
I brocked some peaces of them and did not saw any off coloration at the braken parts. The soil is pine forest humus soil mixed with pine mulch.
Thanks for the feedback !!

I have this problem, its not actually a big happening right now but in winter when outside is colder and inside it will be heated, i'm sure its gonna be raini'n.
Was thinking if i spray with water mixed with dish soap,since i have heard dish soap lowers the water's surface tension ,will thus b3 enough to make the steam not form droplets and just channel on the sides ?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Bubble wrap for greenhouse insolation
« on: September 25, 2021, 02:48:48 AM »
I will be buying some of this stuff,its commonly used for packaging fragile things and apparently its commonly used for greenhouse insolation during colder seasons. I will use the big bubble type. Anyone using this material, what were/are the results?
Thanks !! 🙂

I am wondering ,and thinking about if i should prune my peach tree now, to let the sun hit the fruits so they collor more and build up sugar. They are starting to ripen right now, is it late for the purpose? Every year the peaches kinda not get the typical ripe peach color and i am trying to fix that.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Tamarillo fruit ripening question
« on: September 19, 2021, 05:59:22 PM »
Hi, do theese look close to ripening ? The cut up fruit was the smallest of them all ,u can see it has some coloration in the seed area ,and had a red juise arround the seeds when i cut it.
I am assuming they are on the way to ripening , how much time do theese need from now on?
I get the first frosts arround october 10-15, will theese make it to ripening? The plants set arround the end of June, start of July.

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Sweetening grape vine's yeld
« on: September 15, 2021, 05:00:33 AM »
Hi ,i have this dessert grape vine, a white/yellow one that is just doing marvelous this year. The grapes are the best size that have ever been, the clusters are huge and the taste is very nice, they kinda sweetened up very nice compared to previous yelds where they have awlays been on the little sour side.
I am backing on wattering right now ,since i read that this generally concentrates the sugars in most crops ..
Does this work with grapes also? I read growers do it to wine type grapes ,what abbout dessert types ??
Any other way of increasing sugars with this fruit? Its late for this crop which turned out very nice btw ,i want to make this event a consistent occurance every year .

Thanks for sharing your knowledge on the subject !!

Citrus General Discussion / What should i do with this pomello
« on: September 10, 2021, 03:16:30 AM »
This plant has set two fruits , i am wondering what to do with it over the winter, i am assuming that they should ripen next year arround summer so can i keep it in a basement without strong light and temps arround 2-5 C. Theese temps are the maximum lowest ones that i get in there in the dead of winter, it can get a little colder thought at arround 0-1 C at rare times.
Will the fruits drop?? They will definitely stop growing ,but the question is if they do not drop ,will they continue their growth next spring??

The alternative is to bring it in my greenhouse ,which i will heat .
What is the minimum temp a fruiting pomello can withstand without damaje to its fruit? The plant is grafted on flying dragon btw.
Thanks ! 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Dragon fruit air layering
« on: September 10, 2021, 01:40:52 AM »
Anyone tried to airlayer dragon fruit stemms ? Just watched a video on youtube where a person air layered several stemms and they did root. I guess this may be a better alternative to the cuttings since for me they some times tend to rot, this should not be a problem when the branches are still connected to the mother plant ??

This plant seems to be having some kind of a problem, its growing normally thought. The new leaves ado not get affected ,but when they get mature the discoloration slowly shows up.
I digged arround the plants root perrimeter and it seems to me tha a vine with so much vegetative mass shoul have a thick mat of feeder roots near the base. I did not saw any...the  soil is moist. I am thinking now that i have overwatered the plant and the feeder roots died off, which in return leads to it not being able to support its growth. I have had such things happen to different plants in the past...
Thanks for your opinion on the problem, i want to get the plants as healthy as possible since its starting to form flower buds and i will be self pollinating theese in hope for a fruit set. I'll quit wattering it, untill it shows some watter stress sighns, in case the problem is too much water.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Is this the edible aloe vera?
« on: September 09, 2021, 06:35:17 AM »
As the question above, was wondering if this is the edible aloe that gets used in drinks and such. Leaves are thick, with alot of gell which is tasteless....thanks !

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Greenhouse tropicals and yard plants update
« on: September 03, 2021, 05:49:26 AM »
Hi, i havent updated my yard this year, everything has grown ALOT,  following are a load of pics accompanied with some information and several questions. Thanks for taking time to chek my garden.
Starting with the greenhouse
Vanilla and monsterra

Dragon fruit, coffee arabica, carambolla

Some unknown coffee species, does anyone recognize it ?

Epiphillum quatemaliensis

My other dragon fruit plant

Hylocereus megalanthus grafted onto rooted cuttings of one of my big dragon fruit plants.

Cinnamon and some kind of pineapple,prolly a decorative one 

Avocado seedling

Two surinam cherries, two aloe vera varieties,tammarind and orange gasmine

Camelia sinensis/tea camelia, will be flowering soon....

Cashew seedlings

Pineapple top starts, jackfruit seedling, natal plum and tammarind.

My two cherimoya's

My other two avocado seedlings

Dwarf cavendish, two salack's ,jackfruit,lemon grass

Strawberry guava

Curry leaf/ muraya koenigii

Yewoll small fruited guava in front, apple guava behind ,then strawberry guava

Papaya, in ground and potted

Some more guava plants, apple guava with fruit set

 Tammarind and salak


Yewoll lemon guava with fruit set.

Baobab seedlings

Some more sweet tamarind seedlings and cherimoya grafts

Passiflora quadrangullaris , this one has some kind of deficiency ,anyone recognize it from the leaves ? Its starting to bud thought.

Passiflora ligularis, its a monster ,i am constantly trimming it, it has flower bud starts which do not progress growing....dunno whats the problem here...

Tamarillo, do theese look close to ripening? Some of them have a more yellower colour to them...

Jujube and passion fruit on the background

Passion fruit loaded

From left to right, arguta kiwi's, regular kiwis, a violet dessert grape variety, cherry and akebia behind

Asimina and figs

Phisalis peruviana

Some blueberries, opuntia, phisalis and asimina

Apple varieties, u can see i have several medlar grafts on one of the apple trees i topworked this spring, i'm surprised  they took  ..

Pomello, lemon , some other citrus, pistacio, loquat and others


Hi! I'm starting to set the heating in the greenhouse , i have the pictured wood stove and i will be using this, my plan for a heating with water ,connected to the house's heating system will prolly not be a fact till winter so, will work with what i have. I am expecting losses due to cold, hopefully the stove will do the trick.
Back to the thing...i was wondering if i need some kind of a barier between the heater and the plants ,which are fairly close to it as u see. Was thinking of mounting the bricks on theyr sides as i have shown in the pics. Now it will be better to have something thats not stationary and i can remove once spring comes. And becouse of this i thought about surounding the stove with bricks ,placed on theyr flat sides, without fixing them together with glues and such ,just like in the last two pics.
The main question is do i need all of this, can i just pass with tying the closest plants somewhat away from the heat and be good ??

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Grafting cherymoya seedlings in fall
« on: August 25, 2021, 03:41:40 PM »
Hi, winter is near now ,so i start to get worried about the plants i planted in the greenhouse, amongst who are my prized 4-5 y/o cherymoya seedlings. I dunno if anything will survive this winter, which i heard is predicted to be a nasty one, so i want to propagate theese two plants, thought it may be late.
I have ALOT of cherymoya seedlings, one season old, with parameters of about 20-40cm heigh. They are stll thin at theyr trunks ,but i also have thin branches on my older trees, which will be perfect for grafting onto the small ones. I should have did aproach grafting onto them ,and i am wondering if i should do it now ?
Any feedback is appreciated!!

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Passiflora incarnata
« on: August 13, 2021, 11:11:39 AM »
Hi, this just bloomed today , I pollinated it with its own pollen but read on the net that it is self sterile . Is this the case ??

~Telephone denies to upload the pics ~

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Cashew seedling care
« on: July 29, 2021, 10:09:57 AM »
Just got two seedlings , they are around 20 cm tall right now, one is a straight shoot, the other has already branched abit. Was wondering are they generally hard to grow as potted plants in a northern climate?? I am interested in reviews on growth rate, hardiness , years to fruit from seed etc etc.

Found this plant available and am wondering if I should order one. How do the fruits taste?? Any other general reviews on the plant itself are welcome !!

Hi, I have a purple passiflora edulis holding and growing alot of fruits right now and i'm wondering with what should I feed it. Anyone can offer me a fert formula for increased fruit size ?? My tamarillo plants are also flowering and setting fruit, I know from experience that tamarillo's are hungry plants ,kinda like bananas ,but I want to stimulate the fruit formation and size.
I have also two passiflora ligularis and one quadrangularis plants that have gained some size to them and seem to have teeny tiny flower bud starts that do not continue to develop. Any fertilizer formula for helping those two ?? Maybe some kind of bloom fertilizer ??

I do not know what brands of ferts I will be able to obtain here ,so maybe u can just suggest the NPK number or general content of the fertilizer u are using for the purpose ,and i'll try to find a similar type here....

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Atonic growth stimulator reviews
« on: July 17, 2021, 03:28:37 PM »
Hello, is there someone that have used this stuff on their plants?? Any reviews on its effects will be of great help for me, thanks !!

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Sweet chestnut question
« on: July 09, 2021, 03:31:18 PM »
Hi, I am wondering if this plant is grafted... I bought it this spring. Do they flower at such an young age from seeds? I am thinking it may be grafted since its flowering so small.
Another question is, are they self fertile ?? At the last photo, I think this is the graft line ???Thanks for any insight on my questions !!

Citrus General Discussion / Orange leaf deformation
« on: July 03, 2021, 02:04:14 PM »
This orange plant has some deformation to its new growth. Its a friend's plant , potted in native soil, pure clay by my judgment. She is fertilizing it with water soluble fertilizer for citrus, shes not much into gardening so I dunno what shes' doing to the plants. I did not sal any mites/ aphids under the leaves . She has one lemon tree which also has this problem  but to a lesser extent. The plants are staying under a shed ,not in direct sunlight.  Thanks for any insight.

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Persimmon fruit set and bud drop
« on: June 27, 2021, 05:14:44 PM »
One of my potted persimmons is flowering now ,it has quite a few buds and has started to drop some of them, both past and pre flowering stage. Some of them appear to be blackened ,others have dropped green and healthy looking. Now I just wonder if the black ones are ones that have stayed on the ground longer, but I saw one day one bud which had blackened on the tree. I just want to know are those the symptoms of the usual fruit drop in persimmon ??
I should say I also saw two leaves on the plant that had some kind of problem and also have such markings on a few leaves on my other tree,  that are dark drown/black spots concentrated around the leaf perimeter, the same is also a bit lighter in collor compared to the rest of the leaf. I can take pics of this tomorrow ....
Here are pics of the fallen fruitlets ,if someone knows what goin on ...thanks in advance !!

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