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Citrus General Discussion / Re: CCPP order on C-35 rootstock?
« on: May 25, 2020, 02:14:32 PM »
Best I have found for here in Charleston is Swingle.

Where do you buy Swingle rootstock?

Citrus General Discussion / Re: CCPP order on C-35 rootstock?
« on: May 25, 2020, 11:23:29 AM »
I am pretty sure that all types of citrus are compatible. I have tried the miyagawa satsuma and it is my favorite variety now.

Thanks for the feedback.

Citrus General Discussion / CCPP order on C-35 rootstock?
« on: May 24, 2020, 04:34:37 PM »
Hi Guys,
I'm new to grafting.  Just wondering about compatibility of C-35 and my CCPP order:

-Giant Key Lime
-Miyagawa Satsuma
-Red Australian Finger Lime
-Bouquetier de Nice Double Sour Orange

Also, any other feedback about these varieties would be appreciated.

I would think it's an ok area.  I was in Sarasota near the beach and there were quite a few lychee trees around loaded with fruit.  Apparently some varieties of lychee fruit better when they have some cold (non-freezing) weather to trigger flowering.   I think Sweetheart lychee is supposed to fruit better in Sarasota than it does further south in more tropical Miami.

Citrus General Discussion / Large trifolate orange trees
« on: May 03, 2020, 09:51:36 PM »
My dad has about 10 fairly large trifolate orange trees at his farm in South Carolina.  They're about 8'-10' tall and their trunks are about 3-4" thick.  What's the best way to graft a different variety to them and when should I do it?

Hi You can check
Nebai fruit Garden

Thanks.  I'll check with them.

I havent been there in a few months so they probably ran out. And no montoso isn't selling plants.

Most places here arent selling places here like they used to prior to the hurricane. My best source on the island has really been the botanical garden. I'll eventually probably be selling the majority of rare plants here by the end of the year. I'll keep in contact with you once I'm ready

Great.  Thank you.

The botanical garden in caguas has grafted rambutan and seedling mangosteens, never seen pulasan but they have different stuff everytime i go.

I messaged them on Facebook and was told them didn't have them.  Maybe they are just out temporarily.  Anyway, let me know when your grafted trees are ready.

I already checked with Jardines Eneida in Cabo Rojo, Gordovan and Panoramic fruit farm.  Montoso is still not selling trees right?

I recently moved to Puerto Rico and am looking to buy rambutan, pulasan and mangosteen trees. 

If you know where I should be looking or who to order from, please let me know.

Happy Gardening,

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Patupi Banana Pup From PR..
« on: April 19, 2020, 09:00:42 PM »
Sounds interesting.  I'm in Humacao as well.  What do they go for?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Shipping plants to Puerto Rico?
« on: December 22, 2019, 01:55:47 PM »
I've shipped plants seeds and fruits in many different fashions in and out of Puerto Rico. I've only had issues with international packages(going anywhere outside of the US) So you should be fine even shipping in soil.

Well that's good news.  I was thinking I might have to leave my plants behind.  But if I can ship them, I certainly will.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Shipping plants to Puerto Rico?
« on: December 22, 2019, 12:15:04 PM »
I am moving to Puerto Rico in a couple weeks.  Can I ship plants without soil to Puerto Rico? 

I have a few small Mexican Mangosteens, Soursop, and Rollinias, a 3-4 ft Dream tree, and a few other things I would like to take to Puerto Rico with me, but I'm not sure the best way to take them.  Maybe ship in a box with the roots bagged in moist sphagnum moss?  Not sure if it's allowed or not.  The only thing I saw was no plants with soil.

Any suggestions?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Passion fruit buds dropping off
« on: October 05, 2019, 03:56:46 PM »
No every single flower will produce fruits. Also, if you want to increase productivity you must hand pollinate them.

Right now, they are all falling off before the buds even swell up.  So, no flowers at all.  Hundreds of buds starting to form, turning yellow within a few days and falling off.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Passion fruit buds dropping off
« on: October 04, 2019, 10:48:21 PM »
It's happening right now.  Maybe you are right about the heat.  It's been roughly 90F / 73F lately.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Passion fruit buds dropping off
« on: October 04, 2019, 05:20:36 PM »
One of the vines already put out 5 fruit about 6 months ago.  It put out about 15 flowers at that time.  Not sure why this time it's just not progressing once the buds form.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Passion fruit buds dropping off
« on: October 04, 2019, 01:03:37 PM »
I have a couple of passion fruit vines growing like crazy on a trellis (and all over the fence, nearby trees, ground, etc).  One is Frederick and the other is Possum Purple.  They have both been in the ground about a year and a half.  They were in big pots for a year or so before that.  They have beautiful gloss green leaves and grow like mad.  As buds start forming all over the vines, they start out green, but then turn yellow and drop (see pictures).  I dont fertilize them, trim them or water them.  They get sun about 8 hrs.

Be careful what you wish for.  I have elderberries in my yard and they pop up everywhere and grow very quickly.

I had a similar situation with my pineapples, so I tried a rope around the bush, pulled it back and tied it to the fence. 

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Fast flowering trifoliata plants.
« on: April 02, 2019, 04:27:00 PM »
I'll take one.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Pineapple identification help
« on: March 25, 2019, 06:43:42 PM »
My son pulled all the tags off my pineapple plants.  Now I don't know what's what.

I originally ordered several Elite Gold, Smooth Cayenne, White Jade, Sugarloaf and Florida Special.  I also picked up a Red Spanish on ebay.  I lost quite a few when they were small TC starts, maybe all of the elite gold.  I'm not sure now.

I have two like this.  Light green with red streaks.  No spines.

I think this was either Smooth Cayenne or Florida Special.  Medium spines on leaves, medium green, whitish flowers, lots of offsets.  I have four like this all fruiting now.

I have two like this.  Smaller plants with smooth solid green leaves.  Maybe Sugarloaf or White Jade?

Larger plant, smooth deep green leaves.  Sugarloaf or White Jade?  It seems like the Sugarloafs grew faster than the White Jades, so maybe this one is Sugarloaf and the two small ones are WJ?

Supposedly Red Spanish getting ready to flower.  Lots of red, very spiny.

Any help is appreciated.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Are my roots dead?
« on: February 26, 2019, 08:12:47 PM »
Probably my habit of overwatering/overfertilizing.  I'm going to graft a couple of extras just in case.

Is there any systemic treatment for root rot?

Citrus General Discussion / Are my roots dead?
« on: February 26, 2019, 09:30:18 AM »
I was planting out a few potted citrus trees are notice one had dry looking roots.  They weren't crumbling away, but not bright white on the tips.  Does this mean my rootstock died?  The plant is about 2 feet high and doesn't look great, but is trying to push new growth.  I'm wondering if the roots are dormant or if they are dead and the top of the tree is still running off stored nutrients. 

Looks like shot hole fungus to me. 

My nectarine has an ongoing battle with it.  Sprayed with immunox a couple of times and neem oil a couple of times last year and that seemed to help this year.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Coconut palms in Sarasota, FL
« on: July 09, 2018, 08:19:48 AM »
I'm not sure of the types, so let me know if you recognize them.
I was just surprised to see so many coconuts in Sarasota.  A few even had fruit on them.  These were all on Siesta Key, but I've seen quite a few around town close to the water.

This one had an orange trunk that looked different than the others.  The coloring didn't show up very well in this picture.  Any idea what variety?

These two looked like they had something wrong with them.

Fiji dwarf?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Cherimoya vs Mountain Soursop as Rootstock
« on: February 22, 2018, 08:47:20 PM »
Are there any advantages to using Mountain Soursop as a rootstock versus Cherimoya?

Vigor?  Cold Hardiness?  Production?

I have a couple dozen Cherimoya seedlings that I started last Summer, but I recently picked up some Mountain Soursop seeds.  Is it worth planting them for any reason?


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