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citrus breeding question (not so much cold hardy), if I get open polinated citrus seedlings that germinate and are super pale, is that some indication of hybridization?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Not Shan Eat Well yard tour 2021
« on: May 08, 2021, 12:33:21 PM »
Yeah Mark is great. You might recognize him or Liz in the video below :)  He actually bought me that Jabo 7 or 8 years ago.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlzGzBjFXuY

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Not Shan Eat Well yard tour 2021
« on: May 06, 2021, 01:15:44 PM »
Nice yard shane, my favorite is your multigrafted citrus tree, I can’t image how lovely that must smell as citrus blooms are very high on my list of smells. If you ever want to consider selling just random seeds of some of the fruit I’d like to buy them and gamble on growing them out, that whole tree is a hybrid breeding project in itself. Good luck with your kumquat cross experiment as well 👍


-joe


Yes and of course. Free of charge. Keep only the mandarin, finger lime, meyer lemon & pomelo seeds right? Since most of the rest will be mostly nucellar? Thoughts on storage? Washed, moist and refridgerated?

http://thebellhouse.weebly.com/citrus-breeding.html

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Not Shan Eat Well yard tour 2021
« on: May 05, 2021, 07:44:03 PM »
~12:00 in 2nd video.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Not Shan Eat Well yard tour 2021
« on: May 05, 2021, 04:15:08 PM »
Kuhyay, First year for the white sapote and only two holding fruit: Cuccio and Lemon Gold

socalbalcony, we're about 4 miles from the beach and over a hill, so salt air not much of an issue. clay on the other hand... and my jabo is not really growing, it flowers and fruits but minimal growth in 5 years. some trees are super happy though with a couple surprises.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Not Shan Eat Well yard tour 2021
« on: May 05, 2021, 02:05:23 PM »
Thanks. I'm glad i got it recorded in its entirety at least once. With regard the the HOA, we have one. And officially I'm probably violating something about landscaping. But like county regulations, its almost entirely enforced by complaint. So if there's a Karen running around making notes on everything, you're screwed. If your neighbors are cool, you're fine. How do you figure that out ahead of time? Maybe don't buy where all the landscaping and house colors are meticulously maintained? But you don't need to avoid HOAs entirely.

I have an HOA story actually. A few months ago, someone got notified about a free standing basketball hoop in the street. A different neighbor then organized writing and signing a letter to the HOA from our entire street telling them that we all were happy with it being there and suggesting moving to the sidewalk instead of entirely removing it. Then the complainant piped up and the HOA kicked it back to all of us to resolve amongst ourselves. So even with complaints its sometimes possible to resolve things amicably. Anyway, the only letter I've ever gotten was for leaving a stinking pile of mulch in my driveway for too long. Not for planting fruit trees. Neighbors love the fruit trees.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Not Shan Eat Well yard tour 2021
« on: May 04, 2021, 09:47:40 PM »
Been meaning to do this for a while. If you’re interested in any particular plants check my forum profile. My soil is blue green clay.

https://youtu.be/Dsnn3WSrZCc
https://youtu.be/E5Hsz8GKlAU
https://youtu.be/isUD8H2AeAQ
https://youtu.be/Zv8SoJIr-Dg

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado tasting
« on: May 04, 2021, 09:49:20 AM »
The loquats in the metal bowl were big Jim. What did you have in the ziplock Simon?

Shane, I had Big Jim’s in there also. I’ve been feeding with some 3-12-12, gypsum and I try not to overwater so that’s why they’re smaller but maybe a tad bit sweeter than without the fertilizers.

Simon

That’s interesting. Now I wish I paid more attention to the taste.

I met a couple other people from my neighborhood, la costs canyon, was that 7seas and mangomission? I know bonsaibeast is just around the corner and passionbob 3 doors down. We have enough for our own local chapter!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado tasting
« on: May 02, 2021, 03:57:46 PM »
The loquats in the metal bowl were big Jim. What did you have in the ziplock Simon?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado tasting
« on: May 02, 2021, 03:04:00 PM »
Best gathering so far brad! Amazing to be able to taste so many varieties at the same time. Loved the spontaneous plant exchange at the end too!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado tasting
« on: May 02, 2021, 03:00:09 PM »
Who brought the loquat scions?  What type are they?

Big Jim

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado tasting
« on: April 30, 2021, 02:47:08 PM »
What time Brad? I'll bring some Big Jim Loquats and mulberries, all i have ripe right now. Gin berry by request :) Plus some pakistan seedlings and maybe imbe.

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Nice work Ken. Beautiful job and thank you!

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Nice Ben! Not what mine look like either in size or color.

On the self pollination, I got 50% take. 5 out of 10. Will pay attention to time of day for the next batch.




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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: MANGO recommendation
« on: April 16, 2021, 03:06:10 PM »
I like this thread. Keep going!

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How long did these take for you guys to flower, mine is in its second year and has filled out its trellis, but no flowers yet.

5 years for mine. But i don't know if that was necessary. It flowered as soon as it found my yangmei and grew up through it and dropped down the other side. Just on the face of the fence wasn't working i'm guessing.

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Shane, have you grown any of the seeds out of your crosses? Nice work keep the crosses going!

I tried last year, but none germinated. Not even the selfs. I think my technique is bad.

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Well not yet. But yes we’re excited!

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Thanks! She’s premed. UC Davis is the alternative. But she loves the beach. And UMiami has a good reputation for premed and a great double major for it. Offered a nice scholarship too. Nice to be wanted. Maybe if she went to Davis she’d finally get interested in gardening!

Anyway ...

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Wanted to mark that it’s flowering again. This year I’m manually self pollinating it. Done 7 so far. Couple a day.

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Be nice to hear some local info and have someone to ask questions.

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Ok. Related question. My daughter is considering university of Miami. They’re not doing official tours so we’re looking for someone to show us the campus weekend after next. Anyone have a kid there willing?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Surinam cherry 1 5/8
« on: April 09, 2021, 11:07:17 AM »
Mine or Patricks?

Here’s mine. And flowers buds. Sorry for the focus but you can see the typical flower is 2-3mm. The thick leaf seedling is almost 1cm.








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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Surinam cherry 1 5/8
« on: April 08, 2021, 11:59:03 PM »
I called Patrick. The one I have is a seedling of the so called thick leaf.

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