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On south side of the house I have a 4.5' wide concrete walk between the house and a cinder block wall which I could cut 3x3 tree wells into. I'm just worried about them getting roasted during our window of intense summers.

That said, I see many trees with southern exposure doing well.

If I were to flip, suggestions on fruit trees for north exposure? Was thinking cherimoya and coffee

Mango loves to be roasted. Lol. I have a southeast wall which is painted brown and that area gets so steamy in summer, but my container mangoes love it.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Achacha Tree in SF Bay Area
« on: October 01, 2021, 10:05:06 PM »
Partial shade till they get 3-4 feet high, and then can go full sun. Looks like you planted it too close to your shed. The reflected heat is good while it's small, but eventually that tree will get very wide, up to 30 feet wide when old and healthy.

Yea my yard is a little small so I dont have much space left with 25 other trees. I doubt it will get too big here in our marginal climate. I'd be happy if it survives winter here.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Achacha Tree in SF Bay Area
« on: September 30, 2021, 05:47:46 PM »
Hi,

I just planted an Achacha tree I got from Hawaii. It is about 3ft tall. Planted it next to my shed since I've heard they like partial shade. Anyone in Norcal  growing this? If so, any tips or stories are welcomed and appreciated.




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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado thread
« on: April 30, 2021, 12:04:29 PM »
I read Greg A's article about hand pollinating with a brush in the afternoon time when there is a period of female and male flower overlapping. Will try that to see if it helps. It will be my first avo fruit if it does set. haha.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado thread
« on: April 30, 2021, 11:56:23 AM »
Hi All,

I have a question. Are flies good as avocado pollinators? I have a Holiday Avocado tree that has been in ground since 2019 and is exploding with flowers this year and there are tons of flies on it everyday. Big flies, small flies, hoover flies...all kinds. Some times I see one or two honey bees on it even after I spray honey water on the flowers. I guess in my area, flies pollinate the majority of avocado trees? I have a picture below of my Holiday. Thanks.




Same here, 100's of them. Do they pollinate as well as bees?  Hoo nose.   They loved my Gwen.


Nice to know. Do you get good fruit sets?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado thread
« on: April 29, 2021, 01:27:54 PM »
Hi All,

I have a question. Are flies good as avocado pollinators? I have a Holiday Avocado tree that has been in ground since 2019 and is exploding with flowers this year and there are tons of flies on it everyday. Big flies, small flies, hoover flies...all kinds. Some times I see one or two honey bees on it even after I spray honey water on the flowers. I guess in my area, flies pollinate the majority of avocado trees? I have a picture below of my Holiday. Thanks.





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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pickering is way too under-rated!
« on: August 28, 2020, 12:37:33 PM »
Cool, I just bought a Pickering tree online last night.

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Hi, I am from Norcal San Leandro zone 10a and I got a Mallika mango I bought from Florida on Turpentine rootstock. I planted it in the ground in January so it is about 8 months now. It is doing well. It flowered and had leaf growth in spring and when I cut the flowers off after it's done blooming, new flowers grew. It now has a bunch of fruitlets and new leaf growth is forming. I am hoping to be the first one in my area to have a mango. lol






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