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Okay, thank you so much for the info! That's comforting, it rarely ever hits freezing where I am so maybe I can try it out and just see - there is a grocery store that has Jackfruit I get to eat (no idea the variety, also probably picked unripe) so I have seeds readily available to experiment with 🤞🏽

Ripe jackfruit seeds sprout very readily, so you should have good success (if they were picked ripe enough)

I'm not sure about cold hardiness as I have mine in a greenhouse.  I remember that the excess jackfruit seedlings I left outside to die last winter lived through a couple freezes before succumbing.

Do you think the buds will go on to form fruit this season with no leaves on the plant?

I would remove all but one or two fruitlets, if you just want to try the fruit.  Without leaves to support them, most will drop off anyway and/or be severely undersized

The jackfruit trees (and other artocarpus) I had growing in containers seemed moderately healthy but sometimes struggled.   The ones I put in the ground in my greenhouse took off and are super healthy.  Might be my soil mix, or might be they don't do well in containers. 

In ground I have grafted "golden nugget" jackfruit that is constantly hitting the greenhouse ceiling ~12ft up and I have to prune it often, yet it still hasn't flowered yet.  Trunk is ~4in diameter.  I expected it would have flowered starting at least a year ago but who knows.  At this point I wonder if a seed grown one would have flowered already. 

It seems unlikely to me jackfruit could be grown in a reasonably sized container to fruiting size, but maybe there are some smaller types.

To actually answer your questions... I don't know what the isssue with transplanting them would be.  They seem fine up-potting and then going in ground.   They probably need up-potting twice yearly, I think the largest ones I have will be in ~15gal this year.  When in ground they seem to grow very fast, like 6ft in a year

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: One time use Chelated Iron EDDHA
« on: March 24, 2023, 02:02:42 PM »
I use about a teaspoon of EDDHA in a 5gal bucket when I apply it. 

Enough to make my the blue fertilizer turn bright green.

Yes, check the soil and see if it is too dry or too wet. 

Note that when citrus is too dry, the leaves curl to show this.  Then, when you water it, all the curled leaves fall off (unless the whole plant is dead, then they stay on)

From the picture, your tree looks healthy otherwise.  It should sprout new leaves soon if the roots are happy

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WTB cherapu, keledang seeds
« on: March 23, 2023, 12:18:57 AM »

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Kwai Muk (Artocarpus parvus) Varieties
« on: March 22, 2023, 09:16:38 PM »
Getting some cool colors on new growth:

Yes!  it seems the new growth is a gradient of magenta to green, like the sheen of an oil spill.  Nothing like other artocarpus I have seen so far.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mamey and Green Sapote review
« on: March 22, 2023, 09:14:30 PM »
I am actually happy to hear that there is little difference between the types of mamey, as it prevents me from feeling like I am missing out on some different types.  I had a couple mamey sapote fruits (unknown cultivar) and I liked them alot, and I am growing a green sapote based on it being "almost the same but a little better".

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / RE: Seeds
« on: March 22, 2023, 01:17:55 PM »
pm sent

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mangosteen Advice Thread
« on: March 21, 2023, 08:45:04 PM »
Ah, gotcha.  You had my doubting my container

I had never heard of SugarBelle.  Looks to be a patented variety.  I'm also curious how it compares to Minneola.  "Very vigorous" isn't a good thing for me, though.   

Some of the best citrus I've had were Minneola tangelos (bought at the grocery store), however they are very inconsistent.  The ones I have grown myself so far have been soft and watery, and most of the store bought ones were same.  However, I am not giving up on them yet, I just grafted a Minneola onto flying dragon dwarfing rootstock as the nursery-bought one I had was far too vigorous.  I am going to give Minneola 3-4 years and see if I can get the amazing fruit I once tried, and if not I will probably ditch it. 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mangosteen Advice Thread
« on: March 21, 2023, 07:56:47 PM »
That looks line a comparatively huge container, is the intent to minimize repotting?  Last time I repotted a mangosteen seedling I was surprised how little root volume it had, I probably could have waited another year or two before it got root bound

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Nordman Seedless Nagami Kumquat
« on: March 20, 2023, 06:24:51 PM »
Yup!  I wouldn't rip up a perfectly good tree if you're happy with it, I just mean for anybody starting new Nordmann is the way to go.

I certainly believe you, this particular type sounds interesting to me also.  I started noting my the seeds/scion/plants I acquire as "from so-and-so" as I suspect there will be a lot of variability once things come to fruit.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: grafting question
« on: March 20, 2023, 05:48:31 PM »
here's example of zip tie + bag

this one the scion already had parafilm, but if it doesn't I don't bother adding it

When I visited Excalibur and got a suebell it was labelled as such.  So were most of the trees I saw there.  I'm sure they have some disorder but it wasn't like the whole place was without labels and they are going from memory. 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: grafting question
« on: March 20, 2023, 04:25:32 PM »
my method is to use a few small zip ties to hold the graft union tight, then put a plastic baggie over the whole thing.  I don't use buddy tape/parafilm anymore. 

This method works for me because I struggle to get the film and other tape wrapped tightly, often I am grafting a bunch of branches onto one rootstock and there are thorns or other branches in the way that makes wrapping difficult.  I really like zip ties instead, they hold very tight.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Nordman Seedless Nagami Kumquat
« on: March 20, 2023, 11:58:37 AM »
They taste identical to me.  I see zero reason to grow plain seeded Nagami unless you are using it as a breeding parent. 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Root stock for Ross Sapote graft
« on: March 19, 2023, 10:20:15 PM »
There was recently some discussion in buy/sell/trade about lucuma rootstock options and from this thread it sounds like lucuma, canistel, mamey, ross all close enough to be graft compatible.  Good to hear, I had grafted some excess lucuma scion onto a ross sapote seedling, and I still have some more I might graft onto my canistel.

I believe I have the "excalibur red hybrid" though it was simply labelled red lime.  And yes it is dark orange rather than red, even the description says "as red as a honeybell tangelo" which isn't red at all

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Rollinia bloomed for the first time
« on: March 19, 2023, 01:19:43 AM »
I planted mine in ground in my greenhouse to give it a try, fully expecting to cut it down if it isn't amazing.  I hear mixed things about it.  I've got other annonas, I will probably only keep one or two in the end.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: white pummelo identification
« on: March 19, 2023, 12:09:44 AM »
If it is from Taiwan, it could be 文旦柚子,Wendan pomelo.  It is the most grow pomelo in Taiwan.

It wasn't labelled with country of origin, or might have said China, I forget now.  The shape looks a bit off, but the flesh and peel looks exactly right.  This seems a likely candidate, thank you.  Unfortunately, I've never seen this variety for sale in the US

Red lime has sour orange taste, it isn't anything like a typical lime.  It tastes like a rangpur&kumquat hybrid

I do, no HLB in Pennsylvania.  Are you in NE USA, or EU?

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