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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Question for JF
« on: May 20, 2012, 09:40:00 AM »
Hi Cuban007, thank you for sharing the information about this sale event at the other forum. If it were not for you, I would never have found four cherimoyas I've looking for for a long time. I've been checking La Verne's availability list on their website, which shows cherimoyas will be available in June. This is confirmed by the buyer in the Home Depot garden center in Corona, where I live, when I tried to order through her. It is surprising to see all those nice cherimoyas at Costco on Thursday, so I grabbed four. Also, you can't the price of $25.95. I mean even home depot sells cherimoyas around $35 I believe and all nurseries sell them at $49.95. I am happy to find the varieties I like at such a good price. Thank you again Cubab007!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Question for JF
« on: May 19, 2012, 08:09:14 AM »
It is a shame I can't go back to the Costco since I have to work this weekend! Will there be more different cultivars of cherimoyas and mangos? Or just more of the same trees?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Question for JF
« on: May 17, 2012, 11:39:30 PM »
I don't know why but the picture for the Mammey did not show up on the prieviou post.




As JF said, we should give credit to La Verne even though their high grafts are ugly, their trees could be small or pencil thin, their potting mix are bad for long term planting. I just found today that I have about 100 fruit trees and over half is from La Verne. The variety and price and most important, the availability is really beneficial to us Southern Californians.
To answer a few questions:
This Costco is at 17900 Newhope Street, Fountain Valley, CA 92708.
There is no Nam Doc Mai for sale, the only mangos are Keitt, Haden, Timatayo and Manila.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Question for JF
« on: May 17, 2012, 11:30:13 PM »
Here are the trees I got from Costco today.
1. Fino De Jete Cherimoya #1


2. Honeyheart Cherimoya


3. Vietnamese Cherimoya


4. Fino Cherimoya #2


5. Seedling Mamey Sapote


6. Haden mango


7. Goldfinger Banana









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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Question for JF
« on: May 17, 2012, 05:01:50 PM »
It definitely beats shipping from FL!!!
The event is only at the Fountain Valley Costco; and it will end on the 2oth. Hurry up, guys!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Question for JF
« on: May 17, 2012, 05:00:04 PM »
Hey folks, I just came back from Costco in Fountain Valley with 7 trees. I bought 2 Fino, 1 Honeyheart and 1 Vietnamese Cherimoyas at $25.95 each. I also bought a Mamey Sapote at $39.95, a Haden mango at $39.95, and 1 Goldfinger banana at $16.95. All the cherimoyas and mangos are grafted, but the mammey sapote is not, it is a seedling.
There are also avocados, Keitt, Timatayo and manila mangos. asian pears and passion fruit vines for sale.
The prices are great. There are quite some trees left when I left, but I think the good ones won't last long. If anyone is interested, you'd better hurry. I will post pictures later.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Question for JF
« on: May 16, 2012, 10:50:22 PM »
Sorry. Never thought about that.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Question for JF
« on: May 16, 2012, 10:36:01 PM »
Hi JF, have you got hold of Roger? Are you gonna visit him tomorrow after the Costco trip? If so, when is he available? I want to buy some cherimoya trees from him tomorrow if possible. Thanks!
mi cha e l

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: New wampi variety
« on: May 11, 2012, 11:01:29 PM »
Hello Mike, do you ship your plants to CA? I remember seeing somewhere before you don't ship, but just wanna check again. Hopefully you can ship in the future. If you do, I would definitely like a wampee and something else from you. Thanks, Michael

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Hi JF, when are you gonna be at the Costco on the 17th? May I join you and visit Roger's backyard nursery and buy something from him?

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Hey guys, do you know what exactly this Costco will have for sale on the 17th? Is the Coscto at 17900 Newhope Street?

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I read from other posts that special orders could be done through Home Depot and Lowes, but I think it all depends on the particular store and more importantly, the particular plant buyer you can work with. Each store has its own buyer for the nursery department. I've worked with the buyer in Lowes Lake Elsinore for Some palm special orders. I will try the stores in Corona area (where I am at) to find out whether it could be done.

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dnt72800, I got the atemoya for $60. It is just a twig with two branches in a longer but narrower than regular 5 gallon pot. There were only two of those left yesterday, so only one left now after I took one. I already barerooted it and repoted it into a mix similar to Al's 511 mix from Gardenweb container forum.
Thanks for the info on the Vietnamese Cherimoya. I didn't buy it because I am not sure what exactly it tastes like or its growth pattern is. Also, Greenmart sells it for $50, which I think is too expensive. I will probably order through Home Depot, who sells cherimoyas from La Verne only for less than $40. I already have an El Bumpo, Honey Heart and Chaffey, will probably order a Vietnamese, Knight, and Fino.
Hi JF, since you have both trees. Have you got any fruits? How is the taste?
BMc, I will post a photo later. Like I said, I repoted it and took off most of the leaves to compensate for the root loss during the barerooting process. It looks just like a twig, nothing exciting. We will see how it performs once starting to grow.

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Went to Greenmart nursery in Orange, CA today and bought a Taiwanese Atemoya and Pakistan Mulberry. Anyone knows what variety the Taiwanese Atemoya is? The owner is Taiwanese and he told me this variety is from Taiwan. I am just wondering if anybody has experience with this Atemoya.
I also saw a grafted cherimoya grown by La Verne nursery and the tree tag says the name of this variety is Cherimoya Vietnamese, any experience?

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Hi Behlgarden,
What other fruits Adam has? Any tropicals? Parkistan Mulberry? Thanks.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: New Additions to My Collection
« on: February 23, 2012, 03:43:59 AM »
JF, the freeze that killed Jesus' mangos, was it just one really hard freeze that happened only once in a while? Or was it regular in his area?
I've been living in south Corona for almost 3 years; and my in ground longan tree, which is the one tropical I've had for the longest time, has had no problem with the freezes. My house is off hwy 15 south bound about 8 miles south of where 15 and 91 meets. My area does get pretty cold in winters. It is often reported to dip into upper 20s, but so far I've never experienced freeze damages with my lychees, longans and some mangos I got one year ago. Although most of the mango trees in the pictures I posted are just acquired from FL and Arizona a couple weeks ago. So hopefully my micro climate is ok for my trees; but I do notice most of my tropicals grow pretty slowly; and my mangos only had one flush each year, which is  very frustrating. I guess time will tell how the mangos perform here. Keeping my fingers crossed  :-\

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: New Additions to My Collection
« on: February 21, 2012, 07:06:52 PM »
MangoDog and nullzero,
Thanks for the advice regarding soil busting stuff. I actually tired and I already planted four mangos in the ground, which include Alphonso, Valencia Pride, Glenn and Gold Nugget. I want to wait and see how these perform and probably plant more out later.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: New Additions to My Collection
« on: February 21, 2012, 05:51:45 PM »
MangoDog, I wish I could have nice sandy soil like you do so that I can plant all my mangos out. I just don't have good results with my heavy clay soil. Hopefully, my mangos could flourish in pots and I can plant them out when I move to another property in the future. Maybe Palm Spring?  ;D

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: New Additions to My Collection
« on: February 21, 2012, 10:44:36 AM »
Thanks for the comments, folks.
GwenninPR, it is good to know there are more addicts like me out there  ;)
Pug, Corona, CA does gets cold for four months out of a year, but rarely hard freezes. I grow in pots mainly because the soil in my yard is too badly drained to grow mango trees well. I am also out of spaces because my yard is already heavily planted. Yes, it is Al's gritty mix. I just started using it since last year, so still too early to say how it works in my dry climate. Your success with that beautiful Glenn in gritty mix is one of the reasons I decided to try the mix. Thank you! Your pugging experiences also excites me, I will probably pug most of my mangos when it gets warmer next month.
Mangomandan, lunch at my place in 2015 sounds great! You are always welcomed, but you have to bring me at least a 3 gallon Maha Chanok from FL  :D

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / New Additions to My Collection
« on: February 21, 2012, 01:19:57 AM »
This forum is really bad influence. My addiction to tropical fruits especially mangos is getting worse and worse. Here are some of the new additions to my growing collection and also some newly repotted treess I had before.

Newly Repoted Black Pearl Wax Jambu


Carrie


Choc Anon


Coconut Cream


Gold Nugget


Harvest Moon


Glenn


Kent


Lemon Zest


Malika


Manila Seedling


Nam Doc Mai


Pickering



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