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Pic taken today, of my sweetheart.


-Joe

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Florida Fruit Guide?
« on: May 14, 2021, 09:57:47 AM »
Try lycheesonline.com and Lara farms is shipping lychees ...I think I recall the Lara farms deal is 12$ per pound plus 10$ shipping (donít quote me on that)

-joe

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Wildlife in your fruit trees ?
« on: May 13, 2021, 10:25:39 PM »



Out at night scoping annona flowers and in the sugar apple tree a lizard and butterfly catching some zzzzís with sugar apple flower in background.


-Joe

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: One Seed Loquat Fruit
« on: May 10, 2021, 08:54:44 AM »
I agree with the one seed idea, it would make eating them easier IMO. Last year I was eating fruit off my momís orange type tree (donít know the cultivar) and I got a one seeded fruit and had this same idea to see if I could fruit it and if fruits would have only one seed......ended up using it as rootstock though for the vista white scions you sent me Kaz ...

Good luck with this low seed count idea, I think a good a neat idea would be to do a small YouTube video opening up randomly selected fruits off your tree next year to show the seed count, would definitely watch that.

-joe

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2021 Lychee Season
« on: May 08, 2021, 06:32:58 PM »
Joe, nice fruits, what type are they?

I think the side away from the sun usually will not have as much fruits as the side that get full direct sun. My large Brewster seems to have the most fruits on the south and west side and very little on the north side. My tree is large enough that nothing blocks the sun (branches above roof). My tree is only finishing with bees pollinating the flowers and some small fruits are visible on the panicles. Looks like I will have many fruits this year.

Interesting take as the side with least fruits is north side 🤔, this is sweet heart.


-joe

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These peluche pics look incredible nice work!

-joe

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2021 Lychee Season
« on: May 08, 2021, 04:06:42 PM »
Just an update on my lychee tree as well as pics to preface this questions: 1) tree flowered like crazy though so many blooms seem to have dried out and aborted fruit? 2) why did half the tree set fruit?!?!

Hereís its ďgood sideĒ




1) notice the dried out panicles with no fruit set:




2) then this side by the road has only 1 or 2 fruit on it?!? 🤷‍♂️





Pics taken today,

-Joe

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Not Shan Eat Well yard tour 2021
« on: May 06, 2021, 08:31:37 AM »
Nice yard shane, my favorite is your multigrafted citrus tree, I canít 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 Iíd 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

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Wildlife in your fruit trees ?
« on: May 03, 2021, 08:37:58 PM »



A dove decide to build a nest and lay two eggs in a potted cherilata grafted onto soursop......sheís got good taste in trees lol

-joe

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: J-12 mango
« on: May 02, 2021, 11:54:34 PM »
Hereís a pic of my tree and I found a second bloom starting this past Friday 4/30/21. Super Julie is one of my fav, easy to manage tree, beautiful and tasty fruit, resinous, some occasional strings in flesh, heavy bloomer.


I might be able to part with some seeds, I have been planting them since last year and keeping them in pots that Iím going to move to an eventual acreage to fruit out. One seedling in particular has this unique sheen to the leaves which is pretty unique vs other 80+ seedlings of Zill mangos Iím growing, itís oily looking will post it later.

-joe





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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado tasting
« on: May 02, 2021, 02:12:32 PM »
Wow I canít believe how low reed ranked! 😳

Looked like an incredible time, thanks for hostin and postin 👍

-joe

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Awesome video and collection.

A tip on holding the rootstock while cutting with razor blade: use a needle nose plier to gently hold rootstock and cut with razor blade perpendicular to plier grip, this avoids chances of cutting your thumb and the razor doesnt over split the rootstock cause it stops at the plier. 👍

-joe

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I liked your original idea with sapodilla. Specifically Alano. Easy to maintain, leaves look great, Alano grows slow and compact, fruits are low key brown color, most people have no idea what it is (sadly).

If you are growing something with large or eye catching colorful fruit itís a give away. Jaboticaba you could probably get away with planting in a shady corner of house like near an A/C and rig a drip irrigation line on a timer to outside hose spicket if nearby to keep it watered.  https://www.amazon.com/Raindrip-R560DP-Automatic-Container-Hanging/dp/B00J2NRUBI

-joe

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Curious but has there been any updates on the African pride 2 as seen in this video and is anyone selling scions?

Thanks

Joe

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Interesting info, I just planted a Redlands and suebelle in the the same hole because Iím out of room in my yard. Will see how this goes, right now the suebelle is almost twice as big as Redlands but from the reports above it probably wonít be for much longer.

-joe

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Interesting report, please get some pics next time, definitely interested in seeing what it looks like.

Thanks

Joe

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Graft sun protection?
« on: April 16, 2021, 10:51:26 PM »
Interesting you guys are more concerned about the heat in Cali, in FL itís more rain that penetrates the grafting tape and causes rot and graft failure. What I do for this is reuse a white plastic grocery bag to prevent rain but in the heatís case could probably work too.





-Joe

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Cherapu seeds
« on: April 04, 2021, 10:11:57 PM »
Hey lance

Do you still have some for sale, of button mangosteen?

Thanks

Joe

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: First Fernandez Reticulata
« on: March 18, 2021, 05:47:18 PM »
To me it tastes like every other reticulata and would say youíd have to enjoy reticulata to like it, just not for me a mixture of grit/slimmy texture/unbridled phenolic taste....hoping it makes colorful hybrids though.

-joe

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / First Fernandez Reticulata
« on: March 17, 2021, 09:07:42 PM »








I purchased this tree a few years ago from Lara farms and today I was able to try the Fernandez reticulata for the first time. For some reason I throw all sorts of pollen at this between itís own, atemoya, and sugar apple and yet nothing sticks and just by chance it set one fruit for the first time this year which I think it was self pollinatied 🙈😂. Iím mostly happy to see this had red flesh (and not mislabeled) because Iíve been using the pollen the past few years to cross with other annonas. From the pictures Iíve seen of named reticulatas it is the Fernandez with reddish flesh, and why I chose to use in my crossing to try and achieve a hybrid with red flesh. The flavor was not for me though and I hope if you are into reticulatas you can enjoy the pics at least 👍

Joe

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Iíll have some budwood in a week but not sure the exact amount, est maybe 10 4in sticks if you are still looking then, message me. I just stripped the leaves on my tree today to induce some bud formation, I plant to graft onto two soursop seedlings I have.

-Joe

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: GMO Papaya/Solo Papayas in Florida
« on: March 05, 2021, 09:30:40 PM »
Tried my first waimanolo x-77 today , yellow fleshed but looks kinda orange due to lighting. I like this one better than sunrise and it has even less muskiness I think. Interesting the nutritional composition is somewhat different between red (lycopene) and yellow (beta carotene).






-joe

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This bright red/pink burning super Julie panicle...🔥

-joe

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fruiting T. cacao in South Florida
« on: March 03, 2021, 12:45:10 AM »
Congrats man !

-joe

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2021 Lychee Season
« on: March 03, 2021, 12:37:53 AM »



Out of everything Iím growing the bees love the lychee tree the most, whole tree is swarmed and buzzing... has anyone ever had lychee honey? Just as there is clover ect, I can image if one had a lychee grove it would be possible.

-joe

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