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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Multi-Grafted Citrus tree fruiting
« on: February 10, 2022, 02:17:36 AM »
Yes, Thong Dee is ready now, it will hang longer (2-4wks) but the taste really doesn't get any better.
From my list of pomelo/pummelo/grapefruit hybrids I grow, here's the list and my personal taste preference:

1. Special Unk -Valentine like hybrid (Tony1 in photo above with rope)
2. Valentine pummelo hybrid
3. Cocktail/Mandalo pummelo hybrid
4. Melogold grapefruit hybrid
5. Thong Dee
6. Chinese pomelo seedling (Roy)
7. Reinking pummelo
8. Chironja grapefruit
9. Oroblanco grapefruit hybrid
10. Mato Buntan pummelo
11.Chandler pummelo
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12. Banpeiyu pummelo (no fruit yet)
13. Kao Phuang pummelo (no fruit yet)
14. Flame grapefruit (no fruit yet)
15. Hawaii pummelo (no fruit yet)

Kaz, is the Valentine pummelo easy to separate to sections.  How is the fruit taste, dry or firm and juicy?

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Sumo Citrus
« on: February 10, 2022, 02:04:17 AM »
Seems like people in San Diego have fruits ripen later than here in Orange County. All my citrus completely ripens by March. I have been eating my Gold Nuggets now, also have hundreds on the tree. My Honey murcot and A. murcot fruits are all ripening now and it is sweet.

When will your Florida murcott honey ripen? I have a 10yr old growing from seed just starting to turn color.  This is its second year of setting fruits and in good numbers.  Last year it only gave me 3 fruits and not quite sweet like store bought.  Hopefully the fruits will taste better this year.

By chance, will seed grown citrus fruits taste same as its parent?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Lolo avocado Puerto Rico wow!
« on: February 06, 2022, 03:27:21 AM »
Your meal looks delicious. What is lemongrass chicken?  I assume chicken marinated with lemongrass along with other ingredients and BBQ?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado Scion Bud Maturity
« on: February 02, 2022, 08:18:02 PM »
Great infos, Jack.  I noticed that grafting with "ring of buds" as you mentioned given More successful rate.  I usually found these "scions" in between old growth and newly flushed.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado Scion Bud Maturity
« on: February 02, 2022, 01:23:40 AM »
I wait until full flower then remove by pinching back flowers until leaf growth appears.

Scott/Jack thank you for the advice. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado Scion Bud Maturity
« on: January 31, 2022, 11:26:54 PM »
It can take and be fine.  Obviously you don't want flowers now, so carefully remove them when you identify them.  There will be a successive leaf coming after the flowers.  Just that the energy is taken by producing unneeded flowers.  Just not an optimum situation.

Jack question here, once grafting took, flowering buds Need to be removed before they emerge(cauliflower stage) or remove them after the leaves aand flower stage? Thank you

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Gibberllic Acid for Annona
« on: January 27, 2022, 08:06:31 PM »
I got seeds from Luc a year ago of diversifolia.  I planted 12 directly into potting soil and none germinated. I put 12 in 250 ppm for 24 hours.  11 out of 12 germinated.
I soaked mango seeds in 250 ppm for few hours hoping they will grow faster along with bigger spacing between internodes. 

Well, after germinated and a couple set of leaves became harden, the underside of the leaves secreted sticky honey dew like liquid. Later, they  black spotty mold like. 

Did you have these experience with your annona seeds soaked with GA?

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Perhaps Organocide Plant Doctor, or similar Potassium Phosphite.

Thank you Har.  Will give Monterey GardenPhos a try.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Sugar Cane Juicer
« on: January 20, 2022, 12:40:52 AM »
How fast do these canes grow?  Do they send rhizomes everywhere just like running bamboos?

I love sugar cane juice.  I always bought it fresh squeeze from street vendor when I was in Thailand.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado graft pics
« on: January 20, 2022, 12:22:05 AM »
the cambium layer is there right below the bark.  I think theres cambium tissue on the bark and the wood when you do this and it should give maximum cambium contact area. 

but I could have it all wrong and it may end up being a big fail.  Time will tell.  Someone with more knowledge could give us better insight on this.

I am not at all an expert on grafting.  Just good enough to get lucky sometimes with the avocados.  they are definitely not as easy as some other types of trees. 

if the scion and rootstocks are the same or close in diameter I do a cleft and match one side really well instead of this type of graft.

Sounds good.  Please give an update on this method.

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Perhaps a systemic disease, coming up from soggy soil?

This is happening to most of my 20 inch tall, 50+ seedlings inside the greenhouse. So you do not think it is powdery mildew, correct?

Any systematic fungicide/bacteriacide do you recommend?
 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado graft pics
« on: January 20, 2022, 12:03:34 AM »
the peoples republic of california also granted me permission to burn an acre of brush.  So I did.  This will become a new block of trees.  Will have it planted out by summer. 





I love "the people's republic of California" and the walking zombie... ha ha

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado graft pics
« on: January 20, 2022, 12:00:22 AM »
Brad, so you only peeled off the bark? There is no need to cut into the flesh? 

What I did was cut into the flesh at maybe 1/3 of the trunk thickness and slipped the scion in.  It only work 30% of the time. 

From now on I will follow your method.  Will this method work on citrus too?

Thanks

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Avocado scions
« on: January 19, 2022, 08:24:58 PM »
Mishandling of the packages does happen.  I am sure customers in Texas would understand.  Thank you for being a valuable member to the community.

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Har, what disease/nutrient deficiencies on the mango leaves? Pictures show top of the canopy and bottom of the leaves.  Thank you





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Hi ,you can use a clone rootstock. It can control the graft part growth


Procedures please.  Interesting concept

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado poll
« on: January 07, 2022, 12:57:44 AM »
84...wow
It's like mid 60s here.
Thank you for looking my place up and the advice.  Will graft a couple more avos tomorrow since the scion buds I have are really plump and swollen.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado poll
« on: January 06, 2022, 05:27:54 PM »
Yes they will flower but they will also make leaves and push new stems.  Yes remove flowers on any tree that is too small too hold fruit. IE just grafted this year. 

For me it gets too hot here in March and April so its better to graft now.  If you live somewhere cooler, you have more flexibility in when you choose to graft your avocados.

Thank you. I grafted a couple seedlings in mid November and now the buds are starting to come alive.  I read your posts on avo grafting s along with illustrated pictures.  They are very helpful.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado poll
« on: January 06, 2022, 12:05:54 AM »
i started top working the rootstock trees this week.  Ive decided to do mostly hass, reed, and sharwil trees.  Also a few nabals and a couple other odd ball trees but those 3 are the main ones Im propogating. 

I took some pics, the bud wood on some varieties is super swollen right now.  looks awesome.  Im super stoked, the trees were just fruits hanging on the tree one year ago and now after 6 months in ground I am already top working! yay











Brad, “super swollen buds” make great candidate for grafting?
 Would they not be more likely flower buds(swollen)at this time of the year? 
If they make a great candidate for grafting and the grafts took, should all pushing flowers be trimmed off?  Thank you for helping out with the clarifications.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Are these Sumo tangerines
« on: December 20, 2021, 11:57:01 PM »
It looks like sumo to me. How was the taste, was it sweet with some acid/tartness so maybe a 7/10 in sweetness?

Kiyomi doesn't usually have the large bump/neck, and has pebbly outer skin.

Yeah sweetness could be rated around 7/10 with a few seeds.  I think I picked them early since the fruits are not completely turn full orange color.
I picked them while staying at a resort in Indio, closes to UC Riverside.  All citrus trees were huge, must be 10+ years old.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Urea Spray
« on: December 20, 2021, 11:43:27 PM »
Tomorrow is December 15, which is two and a half months before citrus flowering.  Therefore, tomorrow is the day to spay the foliage with the first urea spray to induce a better bloom, thus a better crop.  I did not spray last year and the crop was less than usual.

Millet, most of my tangerines, and navel are still hanging on the trees.  Could I spray the trees with LB urea? 
From what I read on the net, spraying the trees with nitrogen with turn the fruits more acidic.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Can this annona be identified?
« on: December 15, 2021, 10:38:26 PM »
Thank you. Will try to germinate the seeds. 

Should I germinate them now or wait until spring?
How long the seed stay viable?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Can this annona be identified?
« on: December 14, 2021, 12:37:32 AM »
Taste bland not so sweet...





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Use sulfur spray for powdery mildew.

In your opinion, is sulfur spray better?  Never use sulfur.  Does it dissolve in water?

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