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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What could these trees be?
« on: May 12, 2022, 04:09:55 PM »
Those look like persimmons

Agreed.
Makes me jealous. I've killed 2 trying to plant them in the ground, healthy for maybe a year, then just withered and died.
Think I'll try container this time.


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / What could these trees be?
« on: May 12, 2022, 03:40:21 PM »
This area of central CA has lots of commercial orchards growing almonds and grapes. This is the only grove with these trees.

Thanks.





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Citrus General Discussion / Re: What kind of mandarin is this?
« on: March 04, 2022, 11:14:46 PM »
Guys,

What about these? This is a potted tree in my yard, unfortunately I lost the plant label. Even easier peel than Gold Nugget, the segments just fall out of the skin. There are 2 seeds per segment.
I put 2 Gold Nuggets in the photo for comparison.
Thanks!






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Citrus General Discussion / Re: What kind of mandarin is this?
« on: March 03, 2022, 12:44:16 AM »
Thanks,

I've seen Golden Nugget randomly at different markets, so this is most likely the answer. The bin was unmarked.
Have never seen Dekopon.

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Citrus General Discussion / What kind of mandarin is this?
« on: March 03, 2022, 12:03:42 AM »
Wrinkly thick skin.
Flat bottom.
Diameter is about 3".
Tastes quite sweet.
Thanks,






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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Sugar Cane Juicer
« on: January 20, 2022, 03:37:32 PM »
Thanks guys,

I see there are some electric machines for $500-$600. I'd pay that instead and not have to hand crank, Lol.
Also of interest are the orange juice machine for about $750+.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Sugar Cane Juicer
« on: January 19, 2022, 02:07:58 PM »
Reviving an old thread.
Green Planet Farm doesn't have the juicing machine anymore in eBay.
Has anyone had luck finding an alternative source that's not overseas?

Thanks,

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Harvesting Sugar Cane
« on: January 18, 2022, 03:39:17 PM »
A few years ago I bought a short section off ebay that was labeled as black Thai variety. I got a bunch of sugarcane sticks that  grew from that section. Very crunchy and super sweet. Height was about 5'. Winter came, high 30s to low 40s in my area, so I harvested most of the bunch. I left about 4 of them and they survived the cold but never became thick and fully mature like those that I harvested. Spring came and no new growth took place, the survivors were thin and weak. Not sure what I could've done to keep it going. I'm gonna try again this spring.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Babaco Papaya Cuttings to root
« on: January 18, 2022, 03:29:52 PM »
That's great to know.
I'll be on the lookout for some.
Thanks,

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Harvesting Sugar Cane
« on: January 17, 2022, 05:31:47 PM »
Do you have to re-propagate sugarcane every spring? Do they regrow/resprout by themselves?
Thanks,

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Babaco Papaya Cuttings to root
« on: January 17, 2022, 05:08:20 PM »
Can this papaya survive 40s F temp? and produce fruits?
Thanks,

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What are these things in my container?
« on: November 28, 2021, 02:05:53 PM »
So the consensus is to prevent/kill the beetles from ever getting on the soil surface to lay their eggs, right? Because it's impossible to kill these grubs when they're already hibernating around the root balls. Is there some formulation of powder that you use to sprinkle around the tree?
Thanks,

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What are these things in my container?
« on: November 27, 2021, 05:56:09 PM »
Thanks guys for the info.
Yes, the soil is soaking wet, will let things dry out.
So are these weevils harmful to the roots? If so, how do I prevent beetles from laying eggs in my potted trees?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / What are these things in my container?
« on: November 27, 2021, 05:01:16 PM »
Hi,

An LSU fig hasn't looked healthy for a while, so I decided to check out the root ball.
Found these in the soil. Are they harmful to the tree? How did they get in? The branches also have lots of scales and ants are all over the place.
Thanks,




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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is wax jambu true to seed?
« on: November 09, 2021, 02:13:58 AM »
Haha, I'm not that desperate. I can wait until I visit San Diego to contact you.
You mentioned that Ranch 99 has some plants from Green Mart? I used to buy a bunch of stuff from a Green Mart in the city of Orange, but that place closed a few years ago. Is there another Green Mart in your area?
Thanks,

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is wax jambu true to seed?
« on: November 08, 2021, 11:41:01 PM »
I have an unnamed tree that gives me fruits that are pinkish color, slightly sweet flavor. It was sold as a "Black Pearl" Lol. Now I know it's not. The tree is in ground and is impervious to cold (low 30s)  or heat (100 +), very hardy. Do you know of any So Cal nurseries that has Black Pearl and Thai Jumbo?
Thanks,

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is wax jambu true to seed?
« on: November 08, 2021, 11:13:17 PM »
Thanks all for your replies.
Unfortunately I don't have access to the tree to get cuttings.
Maybe I'll look to buy one.
The Thai Jumbo looks excellent as well.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Is wax jambu true to seed?
« on: November 08, 2021, 09:52:10 PM »
I just ate some "Black Pearl" fruits. They're not really black at all, just a deep , dark red.
Will the seed give me what I ate, eventually?
Thanks,

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Paw Paw Fruit Sale
« on: September 22, 2021, 10:07:52 PM »
Sent you a PM.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: prune cherimoya
« on: September 14, 2021, 01:56:46 PM »
I'm not sure why it would be pruned after fruit set. If you wanted to get the fruits larger then you can reduce the amount of fruits (prune) on the branches. I don't maintain my larger trees much so I don't do anything except cut back tall branches and dig up the tree when it gets out of hand. I did help my neighbor with his fuyu persimmon tree last month by thinning his branches since he had too many fruits and it looked like branches will break from the weight of fruits. I ended up cutting the weeping branches and got rid of about 500 fruits (see the photo).



OMG, that is called unequal distribution of wealth! I've tried planting, and killed, 5 persimmon trees so far. They all thrived for about a year, then mysteriously became stunted, withered, and died.

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I put together a GH from Harbor Freight, it was 10' wide, 12' long, and 10' tall. Took a bit of work all by myself. I had it for about 8 years, then the HOA finally noticed that it was visible over my front gate. I was forced to take it down. Now I'm looking for something that can be assembled and disassembled every year. I only need/want it up for about 2-3 months for the winter months. I've looked at the GH with tubular frames and clear plastic cover, and have used a few, they don't hold the heat well at all because there's no floor. They also get wind blown easily, even with tiedowns. The sturdier GH all seem to be the kind that you assemble and leave it place year round. Is there any that can be put together and taken apart relatively easy?

Thanks,

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Strawberry guava not looking good.
« on: September 02, 2021, 03:35:49 PM »
Thanks for your responses.
The tree is in the ground. It gets a lot of sun exposure, and I suspect that it may be too much sun. Many days over 100 F. I have another tree like this, but in a more shaded location, and that one's all green and healthy looking.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Strawberry guava not looking good.
« on: September 02, 2021, 10:57:10 AM »
Hi,
The fruits are turning black and the leaves don't look healthy either. Does it look like over watering to you guys?
Thanks.




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Whatever fruits you get, I advise caution regarding anything from China.
I've been told by several people that Chinese lychees specifically get sprayed heavily with some obnoxious pesticides, and they tend to add colors to the skin to make them presentable. It's also been said that certain fruits from China were harvested way under-ripe and were conditioned  chemically to make them ripen.

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