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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Looking for Lamb Hass Scions
« on: May 13, 2022, 11:50:37 PM »
Red speckles also show on Feurte avo too.  It appears all avo flushing red leaves.  Brad?

Not all but almost all avos have red flush.

Ill look at my lamb tree and see if it has speckles later this weekend.

Where did the tree come from?  What nursery?

I do not have Lamb, just trying to help out the member.  I saw them a few days ago at Lowe’s an HD and they have red newly flushed leaves, but did not look at the stems for red fleckles.  My Feurte  and Sharwil both have red fleckles.

Chamnain

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Looking for Lamb Hass Scions
« on: May 13, 2022, 01:20:15 AM »
Red speckles also show on Feurte avo too.  It appears all avo flushing red leaves.  Brad?

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Once retired when the eggs stop, they continue to take care of the slugs, snails, most bugs, low hanging grapes and unprotected vegetables, and provide the compost material. Living the good life. They do seem to start acting like dogs a bit as they age, in other ways like kids... freeloaders. :)  Sadly,  a couple if them died of old age earlier this year, lasting 7 and 10 years hence the remaining grumpy 10+ year old and new youngsters. Cheaper and easier pets than dogs plus fresh eggs again after a dry spell.

Regarding predators,  raccoons,  their coop is built like fort Knox,  hardware cloth all the way around except for siding and doors, asphalt singled roof like a normal house, concrete filled cinder blocks a foot deep for perimeter to fasten down the walls with j hooks, 6 inches of tampered gravel topped with sand (good enough for pavers). Nice run and space under the coop. Plenty of room to keep 4 or 5 birds if i don't want to let them out or am away as its designed for 12, just have to make sure there's enough food and water.



What will you do to the hens whose not laying any more eggs?  Giving them away?

Surprise they live a very long life.  Thanks for the infos

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Looking for Lamb Hass Scions
« on: May 12, 2022, 06:05:50 PM »
I might in search for some as well. Received this as lamb Hass but doesn't look like it to me. Anyone tell what kind of avocado this is?








Not sure if all the same tree, but the lowest photo looks like my lamb hass I bought. The wiggly leaf edge is what I am noting is the same.

K-Rimes: is your Lamb Hass has red fleckles on stems?

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Can anyone confirm that all/most guavas can root easily from cuttings? 









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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Red Ruby Longan
« on: May 11, 2022, 05:26:56 PM »
Kaz, wow lucky you to have such great soil without amending it.  My soil is sand/dust like textured.  If I don't water it for a few days, water will form beads on top of it when start to water again. Besides that we have high water table where we live.  My trees tap roots are just sitting in the water with heavy rain or sucking sodium up when drought starts.

Only dragon fruits, and citruses seem to do well at our yard.

My seed grown Florida Honey fruits are starting to taste sweet and juicy now.  The fruits were very light a couple of months ago, but now they start to fill up and have some weight.  This is her second year of fruits production after started from seed 11 years ago.  Amazing how time has passed, seems like yesterday...

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What will you do to the hens whose not laying any more eggs?  Giving them away?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Red Ruby Longan
« on: May 08, 2022, 11:30:37 PM »
Diana, I don't do much fertilzier on my fruit trees, I should probably give it some this year. They are lucky if I water them a few times a week. Yes, I do notice the Sakip is a vigorous grower and it does have a lot more flowers than the Kohala. Last year was the first year it fruited and it had a large cluster of fruits. I hope this year the fruits get larger than the Kohala. I did get some of those bigger longan fruit scionwood but my grafts died so I will need to try again.

Kaz it seems every fruit trees' photos  you post all yield hefty fruits, very healthy and probably delicious.  So what amendments you added to the soil yearly beside only "lightly" fertilizer use.

 I talk to my trees all of the days that I am not working, water a lot and add all kind of fertilizers, including all amendments and they hardly produce the fruits.  Plus the fruits taste not that great either.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Wax apple
« on: May 05, 2022, 05:33:38 PM »
Send, how cold will it cause it to dieback? 

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Mulch on Sale at Lowe's
« on: April 12, 2022, 02:05:42 AM »
I used to buy a whole pallet (like 63 bags) at a time when I had my old house with 25 fruit trees.  It would be used up by August.

Wood chips are color added.  Will they be okay to use on edible fruit trees?

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In soil mixes, 10% peat is great (up to 20%)  (by volume).

Har, any thought about using coco coir?

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Lovetoplant, I just hear from people who purchased many cuttings of my White Pakistan cuttings that their grafts did not take. It is one of the more difficult/touchy one of the mulberries to graft. I'm pretty sure if you had a fresh one (like graft it on the day it was cut) it will do better. I try many grafts myself to make sure it will graft ok. I did more than 20 grafts from my large tree and grafted to some rooted cuttings (Shangri La and Black Pakistan) and only got like 6 grafts to take and grow fine. You can use any graft method, some people like the whip & tongue because it has the most contact of the cambium, I just use same size rootstock to scion and use cleft graft.

So, because the White Pakistan (at least the one I have which is on the dwarf growth habit) is so difficult to graft if it is not immediately grafted on the same day, I stopped selling cuttings since the people who buy them will be disappointed even if I give them plenty extras.

In the future, I think I have a source for some good rootstock so I will buy more and graft the difficult ones like the White Pakistan and my rare Sangue e Latte and sell the grafted plants to share with our members here.

In fact, once my Sangue e Latte branches grow a little more this year, I will try to have another contest for a Free Grafted plant. This will be at the end of summer.

Sorry for the long winded reply to a simple question.


Very informative.  I appreciate that you went thru all the details. 

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Kaz, what method gets high successful rate when grafting Pakistan White?

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Aphids
« on: March 22, 2022, 01:16:32 AM »
Thank you guys for all the useful informations and the suggestions. The plant flushed lots of new leaves; I must have added too much urea like Brad mentioned, to the fish emulsion when foliar sprayed.  These might have attracted the aphids.  Will hose them down with water daily.

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Citrus General Discussion / Aphids
« on: March 18, 2022, 09:13:00 PM »
My tangerine are infected with aphids. What is the best way to get rid of them?

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This awesome and fun.  We should do this often.  Too bad I do not grow loquat(I hope this is a loquat) otherwise I would join the game. This loquat looks delicious.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado graft pics
« on: March 09, 2022, 07:12:27 PM »
Brad, you were correct on grafting them in January.  The grafts took a lot faster than spring graft.  I have mine pushed in just 3 weeks.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado poll
« on: March 09, 2022, 07:06:29 PM »
Brad, do you make your own dusa rootstock from a tree on dusa or just buy them from a nursery?  Just curious, thanks

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Adding micronutrients into the paint
« on: March 03, 2022, 05:47:21 PM »
Any thoughts about adding micronutrients into the latex paint before whitewash tree limbs and trunks?  Will the plants able to absorb them?  Anyone done it before?  Thanks

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I started several seeds of cherimoya, custard apple, sugar apple and atemoyas, plus some mystery annonas seeds from past seasons.  I wasn't expecting much and planned on using them for rootstock.
One plant pushed well and really looked good so I set it aside.  Today it was the victim of kids playing and was snapped in two.  I will try to nurse the stump but wondered if anyone can suggest what this might be from the leaf which is unusual and unlike any of the others that germinated.






Some extra info
The seedling held leafs through our winter, but that may be because it's in a pot close to the house and was brought indoors for the coldest nights
It was about 18 inches tall when it met it's Waterloo at the hands of a errant volleyball.
The leaves are deep green and roundened.
No felt on the underside but soft and smooth to the touch on the upper side.

All suggestions welcomed.

Just a question question since you have just started annona from seeds.  I tried germinating cherimoya seeds for 3 weeks now and nothing comes up. 

How long did it take yours to germinate?

Thank you

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Mark,  I just sent you a pm. 

Thanks,

Chamnain

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Thank you!  Will pm you for the mango scions I am interested in. It will be fine if some scions not readily available.

Btw any chance that you have "Falan variety" Thai mango?

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Mark, what varieties of mango scions do you have? I am interested.
Thank you

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: sapodilla recommendation?
« on: February 24, 2022, 02:57:11 PM »
Does the butterscotch has sandy/gritty texture or smooth flesh to taste?


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fresh mangosteen is here
« on: February 23, 2022, 06:49:06 PM »
Fresh mangosteen is available in the Asian supermarket.  Pure white.



Where are they being imported from? And how much per lb?

I don't know where it is imported from, there is no label.  Last year imported from Mexico.
$12.99/lb

Yep mangosteen considers the queen of all the fruits, my most favorite.  I ate 3 kilograms at on sitting back in Thailand. It only cost just under a dollar during its season.

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