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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Ailing guava
« on: April 03, 2021, 09:49:14 PM »

So Iíd like to put this out to the group for consideration. I bought this young Honey Moon Guava tree and 4-6 weeks ago from a nursery in Florida. Had it shipped to me in California. I potted it in its current location and thought it would just take off like gang busters, since I have another guava tree that is well established and is huge. However, from gate this little tree has never thrived. It hasnít produced any new growth and now Iím noticing that the growth that is there, a lot of the leaves are still green, but they are dry and brittle and are falling off or completely crumbling when touched. The tree seems to be alive, but Iím really worried that itís going to fail and since the tree is hard to find and very expensive, I want to try and save it. Help!!

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Honey moon guava
« on: April 02, 2021, 10:15:44 PM »
Hello, looking to buy a Honey Moon Variegated guava. Prefer a seedling, if possible. Must be in the USA because of agricultural retristrictions.

Temperate Fruit Buy, Sell, & Trade / Looking for a Raspberry Latte Fig
« on: February 25, 2021, 02:41:19 PM »
I am looking for either a young tree or a rooted cutting. I recently acquired some unrooted cuttings and its been about 3 weeks and they looked all pruned and have no signs of any roots so I am going to wait a bit but otherwise I assume they are dead or dying and I suck at rooting cuttings. Hence I want a rooted cutting or a young, healthy tree. Willing to pay shipping. Must be in the US due to agricultural restrictions

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Phalsa
« on: March 31, 2020, 12:12:52 AM »
Anybody out there know anything about Phalsa, AKA Sherbet Berry. I had a very small seedling in my yard, and some inconsiderate bonehead weed whacked it today. It was just starting to push some fresh spring growth and now it has been cut in half and has no leaves at all. Iím just wondering if it will come back at all. Thoughts?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Pouteria Virdis Green Sapote seeds
« on: February 02, 2020, 12:14:12 PM »
Pm sent

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / How do I get my money back
« on: January 22, 2020, 10:27:35 PM »
Hey all, just wondering in the unfortunate situation that a seller fails to deliver an order as promised, how do I get my money back. I paid for some seeds on the 8th, they replied to me on the 13th that they were preparing the order. I messaged again yesterday, asking if the seeds ever went out and they have not replied in over 24 hours. HELP!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Will it or wonít it.
« on: January 13, 2020, 08:41:20 PM »
Well I will have to try the grafting game. It is sad to think my mangoes may not last. They seem to be prevalent here though. And my oldest Florida bought mango has been here for about 8-9 years now. I am leery to deal with apples because I know they struggle here. I have a few myself and while they have lived, they are kinda bizarre. Poor quality fruit. Incomplete dormancy cycles. I struggle with cold weather species here. The ones that do best are the temperates like jujube and pomegranate and citrus of course and a vast majority of tropicals. We even have a commercial farm of a Keitt mangoes in Coachella area.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Will it or wonít it.
« on: January 13, 2020, 06:50:48 PM »
I have always had very high success rate here with Mangoes. With temperatures in the summer months over 100 degrees and long growing seasons, my other mango trees thrive here, and lots of other people have them here too. As for this sad tree, I agree with the possibility of a pre existing infection that was brought out during the stress of shipping. I have 7 other mangoes that are all very alive and producing. For those in San Diego areas, the milder climate and wetter weather can be an impairment, but we are fortunate here that most tropicals can adapt and thrive here. I will look into grafting. For now, I suppose I will look into alternate trees to replace this seemingly dead tree. Any ideas for a good Mango. I already do have an unknown variety that might be Valencia Pride, Carrie, Honey Kiss, Alampur Baneshan, Irwin, Ice Cream, Cotton Candy and Coconut Cream.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Chupa chupa
« on: January 13, 2020, 05:22:11 PM »
Anyone have any thoughts on where I can get seeds for Chupa Chupa. I have seen at least one nursery that has them out of Florida, but they are not certified to ship to California. So I need a place that can ship to California.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Achacha
« on: January 13, 2020, 11:11:35 AM »
I am interested. What is shipping cost

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Will it or wonít it.
« on: January 12, 2020, 09:37:49 PM »
That is true. I cut the top part off a bit ago, and it seemed to be pretty dried out. The portion I took off snapped in half. Not even a trace of moisture in there. I have to go back to work for five days starting tomorrow, but I can dig it out next weekend. Assuming that it doesnít look completely dead by then.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Will it or wonít it.
« on: January 12, 2020, 06:10:37 PM »
I am certainly willing to learn to graft, though I donít currently possess such skill. I can certainly do research on that. There is some green at the base, and I can try and cut the top of the tree off, below the blackened area. I am not feeling really positive that the tree will make any kind of comeback. I certainly hope for that outcome, but the tree has been deteriorating steadily despite assurances that this was simply shipping stress. I have an eye on another tree. It isnít the same kind, but it is another variety that I thought I might like. Thanks for the info.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Will it or wonít it.
« on: January 12, 2020, 03:30:14 PM »
It is an Imam Pasand from Top Tropicals in Fort Myers. I have used them many times for many species of tropicals including numerous other Mango trees, and this is the first time I have had an issue. This will be the 6th mango tree I purchased from them and the only one that has ever done anything like this

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Will it or wonít it.
« on: January 12, 2020, 02:59:47 PM »
So I have posted pictures of this Mango tree on here before and I have been told that the tree will live it is just stressed. I am becoming increasingly skeptical. Backstory here is that I bought this tree from a nursery in Florida. It was shipped here along with two other mango trees. The other 2 mango trees are in peak condition, and are doing very well. This one started to droop almost immediately and then the leaves started to dry up and die off. Now I have a very expensive stick in the ground. I have consulted the nursery and they keep telling me the tree is stressed, itíll be fine. However, I have been watching it, it it seems to be deteriorating further. There is an expanding brown zone coming down from the crown, and perhaps more concerning the trunk itself looks shriveled and dried out. It also feels dry to the touch. I took some pics that donít really show what I mean to the fullest extent. The question of the day is do I continue to see what the tree does or doI call it quits and replace the tree? The nursery I purchased this tree from is rather costly to ship plants in from and it is likely I will not use them again to replace the tree. I would have to spend about 300 dollars to purchase the tree from them and have it sent to me. With no guarantee that itís successor will survive the shipment. It is really a sad thing for me since I canít find this variety of Mango anywhere else. I am on a limited time scale in my area because it gets so hot so fast. Pretty much after March I canít ship anything here because the heat stress in combination with stress from shipping kills everything. The trees need time to metabolize the dramatic shift in climate to have a chance. So I have a small window to get any new trees here.

 8). Looks interesting.

Is there a minimum order amount and what are the shipping charges?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: mango help
« on: January 04, 2020, 12:56:57 PM »
That is basically the advice of the nursery. I messaged them after it was obvious the tree was in decline. It is already planted, so I didnít want to risk uprooting it again. Fortunately, this area doesnít frost and the weather has been very mild right now. The growing season is long here and my other Mango trees are probably going to wake up and start flowering in a few weeks. That tree is as sheltered right now as it gets. I will watch it and hope for the best.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: mango help
« on: January 04, 2020, 12:44:35 AM »
So, I thought I would put my own Mango issue out there to the experts. I recently purchased a small batch of new mango trees from Florida. I ordered them from a nursery before without any incident. This most recent batch included Alampur Baneshan, Honey Kiss, and an Imam Pasand. I planted them about 2 days after they arrived here, and the Honey Kiss and the Alampur Baneshan are doing great. The Imam Pasand crashed and burned. I asked the nursery and they said that the tree should be fine, but I am not so sure. They say stress, but this is the first time Iíve seen a mango do this when shipped.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Lychee Thread
« on: June 30, 2017, 12:46:53 PM »
The tree is shaded now. Though that does little to protect the Tree from peripheral heat which is still over 100 degrees. We shall see. I am not completely bummed out since i have one lychee that is doing well. The Sweetheart was new to my yard, and even though it was shaded, it took the heat the hardest hands down. Thanks for the well wishes. Hope it lives, cause im going to have to get in the car and drive over 2 hours to find another one if it doesnt.😩

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Lychee Thread
« on: June 30, 2017, 10:42:16 AM »
Tree looking sad this am. Itooks like one main branch may be dying back. I have one main branch left that is still green. If i lose that one, it wil be hard to tell if the tree is alive still. Hoping for the best, preparing for the worst. May have to buy another tree after the summer temps pass.......😭

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: mamey
« on: June 30, 2017, 12:04:02 AM »
Yes, we hardly get rain, though i water plenty. And our humidity levels are crap. I dont know. I am out in no mans land here. I love exotics, so im willing to try most things at least once. I mean so far i have learned that Mamey seems to be very tolerant of high air temps, as long as they are sufficiently watered. We will see what else i learn from them.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: jujube fruit shriveling prematurely
« on: June 30, 2017, 12:00:22 AM »
Well they usually seem to need a lot more water when they are fruiting. They are drought tolerant, but if you want good fruit, you need to water more. Although clay soils probably retain more water, so that can be tricky. You could always try digging down a like 6 inches to a foot in the area around the tree to see how much moist soil is in that area. I see summer temps well over 100 degrees every day, so it is hard to overwater here. Unless it is a cactus

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: mamey
« on: June 29, 2017, 09:32:39 PM »
I will keep you updated. There is stories of fruiting mamey in so cal in san diego/LA area. We are in the low 30's in this area. That is the coldest i have seen it. Should be interesting

Tropical Fruit Discussion / mamey
« on: June 29, 2017, 07:57:37 PM »
Just out of curiosity, does anybody know what the cold tolerance is on Mamey Sapote. I have a small seedling, and a grafted Key West Pantin. They have not overwintered here yet, and i know the typical growing region is south Florida, so i am curious if they can make it here

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Good coconut for north Florida ?
« on: June 29, 2017, 07:52:56 PM »
I have heard that coconuts do not like temps below 40. I planted one here earlier in the spring. Doing fine so far. We will see what the winter promises to give me the biggest challenge in winter protection here.

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