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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado seedling fruited
« on: February 05, 2023, 08:04:24 PM »
If you graft a fuerte scion onto another avocado tree it retains its vigor.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Gold nugget self destruction
« on: February 03, 2023, 11:43:49 PM »
Too late now, I will start eating them soon and get it off and trim the tree back.  My other citrus trees look similar.   I will post pics of another mandarin tree thats 8 years old and is even more crazy than this one.  The gold nugget is around 5 years old. 

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Citrus General Discussion / Gold nugget self destruction
« on: February 03, 2023, 07:12:47 PM »
This tree is really hard on itself.  It breaks branches and loads up so much fruit it's hard on the tree.  Too much of a good thing.







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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado seedling fruited
« on: February 02, 2023, 08:31:50 PM »
Brad, unfortunately I couldn't post the pictures in pm,
So posting it here.





Nice, looks like it will take.  Just pinch off those flower buds.

Guys I haven't sent fornido scions yet because I am waiting a bit longer until the fruit is off.  I had one the other day and it was kind of watery so I am probably not going to keep this around because the season is not as early as I was hoping for.   

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Temperate Fruit Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Low chill stone fruit scions
« on: February 02, 2023, 10:29:45 AM »
I actually have a red barron tree but it hasnt grown well or made fruit.  Its on citation roostock and has just not done well.  I just need to graft it onto a better rootstock. 

Ive been planting nemaguard rootstocks and moving all peqches off citation and onto nemaguard. 

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Temperate Fruit Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Low chill stone fruit scions
« on: February 01, 2023, 04:41:55 PM »
Brad,

Which one of your stone fruit worth growing in socal? I've done small amount of research and chill hours is all over the place on what is needed. I see from your initial post that snow queen looks like a large producer. Taste worth it?

They are all good ones.  Peaches I would say are the best performers. 

Have not tried red barron peach. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Overhyped avocados
« on: January 29, 2023, 06:10:11 PM »
Mike, the wurtz avocados are not good, dont bother growing it.  I dont know if fujikawa is A or B, I dont pay any attention to that.  Maybe a carmen tree since it seems to grow slower than regular hass.  Maybe your sir prize will be ok if you then them way down they are actually a really nice fruit.  If it sets too many, thry stay small and watery.  But if theres not so many they can get really large and good flavor and texture. 

Keep in mind also that regular hass can be managed pretty small.  They take hard pruning really well.  I think you should grow it over the others to be honest.  Its going to perform better than the rest of those. 




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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Overhyped avocados
« on: January 29, 2023, 04:40:43 PM »
Mr. Spaugh, I live in a hot humid 9a that goes through various cycles of rain and drought. It can be blazing hot 105 all of August and might drop in the 20s in January. If someone here has a live fruiting avocado weíre doing pretty good. I have not had an opportunity to try virtually any of the varieties you tend to favor these days. Do you have a recommendation on what you think would do the best for me, as well as be a good fruit?

I have no idea.  Does anyone have a fruiting qvocado there?  The weather isnt really that conducive to avocados so its probably always going to be an uphill battle.  Maybe something really bullet proof like bacon but I really have no idea.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Overhyped avocados
« on: January 29, 2023, 02:44:53 PM »
Its hard to say which avocado is more over hyped, Jan Boyce or GEM.  Im going with GEM since they patented it and told people is worth planting acres of.  I cant even give them away, the neighbors dont even want it for free, they want hass or reeds. 

GEM definitely wins this thread.  Weak tree, mediocre at best fruit, and overhyped level infinity.   Gold medal for sure.




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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Bartlett pears
« on: January 28, 2023, 02:05:32 PM »
Anyone growing these?  I am looking for a couple scions to buy or trade.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: vaniglia sanguingo fruit
« on: January 27, 2023, 08:27:11 PM »
Dont forget gold nugget.  I like gold nuggets a bunch. 

The vaniglia fruit have a little red in them and are super sweet.  It was syrupy almost and no acid.  Like sugarwater.  I guess it would make some decent drinks mixed with lime but sugar cane is probably easier than juicing these.  Ill probably top work it if no one else in the family likes them. 


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Citrus General Discussion / Re: vaniglia sanguingo fruit
« on: January 27, 2023, 04:36:56 PM »
I got this tree on accident, was supposed to be a tahoe gold.  Wait 3 years to find out its wrong. 

The fruit are small and have lots of seeds and 0 acid.  Im not a fan of it but not sure what to do with the tree.

The place I bought it is online four winds growers.  Thry are going to send a new tree which is very nice.  I appreciate they are doing that. 

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Im selling peach and other stone fruit scions here

https://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=46003.0

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Citrus General Discussion / Lime graft to myer lemon?
« on: January 23, 2023, 03:35:30 PM »
Is there any graft compatibility issues with regular large limes grafted on myer lemon tree?  The neighbors want some lime grafts on their lemon tree. 

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: wtb Gem Avocado scions
« on: January 19, 2023, 01:04:19 AM »
I have them if you stillmwant some.  Sorry I forgot to list this one on my sale but I have them available. 

Did your other scions arrive ok?

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The houses that dont have city water are required to have a 10,000 gal tank and a 4in hydrant for fighting fire with.  You could definitely put sprinklers on the roof and eves.  Ive got like 6 or more fire hose hookups all connected to my tank and sprinklers around the house and on all my well equipmwnt and solar panels.  If theres a fire Ill be staying right here and protecting all my crap. 

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Strange as it seems, I think we can blame Smokey the Bear for the catastrophic forest fires.  Fire suppression was not a smart policy choice.  Pre-Columbian indigenous people of California used fire extensively as a tool to manage nature.  More indigenous people lived in the area that is now California than anywhere else in the USA/Canada footprint.

Hey man, you leave poor Smokey alone. Bad enough we developed right over his habitat.  Seriously though, CA does do some controlled burns but I would imagine that itís a bit more difficult when the developed landscape looks far more different than when the indigenous peoples ruled the land.
Fire is the one catastrophe that would move me out of CA.  If my property burns down, itís game over for me.  Im just not willing to rebuild everything that I have built and planted so far.

You keeping a good fire break and hardening your structures?  Its doubtful you will burn down if you did some work on not letting it happen.  100ft break and stucco roof?   I know which of my neighbors are going to loose their house when it blows through.  Some of them dont even bother at all with fire mitigation.

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California has a unique topography not sure there's anywhere on this planet similar. Most weather events are somewhat cyclical but is that the situation with the Santa Ana wind?

The santa ana wind comes from high pressure system over nevada and utah and low pressure system off the coast of CA.  That causes wind to flow down hill over the sierras and into CA.  And as the ajr travels like this, it increases in speed and temperature and lowers humidity.  Its like a giant supercharged wind event.  Look it up, theres some good pictures of how it works and why.  It just happens when the weather in those 2 places line up.  Usually in Fall.  Its really nasty weather.  Everything you touch shocks you, you lips and skin get all dry, everything is ready to ignite.

Gophers while thry are annoying, are really easy to trap and kill.  I kind of enjoy trapping them.  I have my gopher killing skills so honed I have been considering doing it for money.
So it's not the source of the drought just aggravates the situation along with the wildfires? While taking a break I was looking for other places on the globe with similar wind event. What I found that was interesting is in other parts of the world these wind event phenomenons for a better word. Have a psychological effect. In Europe certain crimes committed during these wind events gets a lesser sentence. Are the Gophers oblivious to this LOL

The drought i think is over for now.  Once the snow melts the rservoirs will be full.  This drought cycle and then flood cycle has been going on forever.  I remember as a kid that they would have signs up saying dont flush the toilet in resturants to save water and then the next year it would be the river is about to spill over and flood the town.  The only thing that changed is how hyped up the news coverage of everything has become.  Too much sensationalism and scare mongering.

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California has a unique topography not sure there's anywhere on this planet similar. Most weather events are somewhat cyclical but is that the situation with the Santa Ana wind?

The santa ana wind comes from high pressure system over nevada and utah and low pressure system off the coast of CA.  That causes wind to flow down hill over the sierras and into CA.  And as the ajr travels like this, it increases in speed and temperature and lowers humidity.  Its like a giant supercharged wind event.  Look it up, theres some good pictures of how it works and why.  It just happens when the weather in those 2 places line up.  Usually in Fall.  Its really nasty weather.  Everything you touch shocks you, you lips and skin get all dry, everything is ready to ignite.

Gophers while thry are annoying, are really easy to trap and kill.  I kind of enjoy trapping them.  I have my gopher killing skills so honed I have been considering doing it for money.

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Wild fires driven by santa ana wind. It can take you right off the map if you live in the sticks.

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Looks like I need to be in California for this one lol.

If you want to call evergreen nursery carmel valley road location in san diego and see if thry have it, I will go buy a few and send you some. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado seedling fruited
« on: January 15, 2023, 05:20:15 PM »
It didnt seem to oxidize quickly but we ate it pretty quick. The peel is medium thin but I just scooped it and didnt try to peel.  I doubt it peels easily but it also doesnt have any grit.  Its got the same skin as fuerte.

I am going to call it "Fornido" because the tree structure extra stout.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Avocado seedling fruited
« on: January 14, 2023, 07:02:11 PM »
This tree is a volunteer off a nearby fuerte tree.  Dropped fruit, sprouted, grew and a few years later made a few avocados.  It actually tastes pretty nice and its early.   Seed is kind of big, otherwise it seems decent. The tree is growing like a beast and if it fruits every year then it may be a keeper.  If anyone wants to grow it I will give you scions for free.





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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: All this rain in California
« on: January 14, 2023, 06:49:39 PM »
Who would think rain could be so contentious?   ::)

Not that much rain in san diego.  Nothing to write home about.  If it rains in summer I will get excited.

Is the tone of my words coming off as contentious?  Definitely not my intent. 

I do care a lot though about maximizing the benefits of any rainfall we get.  Yes, we've only received about 8 inches or so this month in Fallbrook, but it is amazing to me how full the Santa Margarita River is and how much runoff is flowing through our creeks from just a few inches of rain.  I see it as potential.  Plus we've been able to turn off our irrigation for the last month. 

eggo2, thanks for sharing the video.  Amazing feat of engineering.

Janet

No i wasnt directing that at you or anyone else janet.  I just thought the thread escalated quickly.  Now Im going back in my hole.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: All this rain in California
« on: January 14, 2023, 05:32:29 PM »
Who would think rain could be so contentious?   ::)

Not that much rain in san diego.  Nothing to write home about.  If it rains in summer I will get excited.

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