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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2022 Yangmei (Myrica Rubra) Group Order
« on: January 24, 2022, 01:51:18 PM »
Great Job Bill, thanks !

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Red Hawaiian Avocado?
« on: January 24, 2022, 02:07:05 AM »
Ok, thank for this info.

Oh, didn't know they root their cuttings, that's even better. I should try rooting a few branches from my small tree.
Thanks for this info.

That's a nice looking tree. Where is the graft union ? Is it higher up on the rootstock?

I have a plant that was grafted but it's not volkmer or US-802 rootstock. The rootstock is about 3/4" diameter but the grafted finger lime is barely 1/2" diameter and I had it for a year. My tree looks like it's on sour orange rootstock.

Yes, I read that it is resistant to HLB.

Finger lime grows slow, I don't think you will find that many people with 1" or larger diameter finger lime.
What kind of experiment are you trying to conduct?

Here's my 2 cents advise for new/beginning grafters. I have learned to cut away from me, not that hard to do, but if you must cut towards you then I would suggest you use a glove (Home Depot special) on the hand holding the piece/scion. When you cut the rootstock, do the same thing, put the glove on the hand holding the rootstock when you cut into it. A long time ago when I was grafting at dawn on a ladder cutting the citrus rootstock to do a cleft graft in a hurry, the knife cut the small rootstock branch off and I cut my hand (not bad, but bleeding), that's when I said use a glove idiot.

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Gold Nugget Loquat, just the beginning.
« on: January 21, 2022, 02:55:07 PM »
MotherofDragons, loquats are very easy to graft just like white sapote.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Huge Loquat Leaves
« on: January 21, 2022, 02:36:09 PM »
Nate, ok, got it. Thanks for this info, now I remember I was looking for the Bengal loquat but couldn't find anyone with it.
I might have had one a while back but it dried up and died in the pot since I didn't water it. I got it from the Greenscene sale years ago.

I may need to try searching again and maybe try that cross with some of my loquats that are good tasting. Just for info, I will try to take some comparison photo of this large leaf loquat with my Peluche leaves.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Huge Loquat Leaves
« on: January 21, 2022, 12:03:59 AM »
Nate, don't know what an "Eriobotrya bengalensis" plant is, is it a larger leafed plant than a loquat?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Huge Loquat Leaves
« on: January 20, 2022, 11:52:04 PM »
I do have multiple Peluche grafts which fruited but I'm pretty sure this seedling was not one that was cross pollinated by the Peluche. I do have many seedlings (F2) of the Peluche growing now from last years fruits so it would be interesting to see how large it's leaves get. This large leaf plant has much larger/longer leaves than any of my Peluche grafted scions which are 2-3 yrs old. I have been growing many loquat seedlings for years, and have over 20 seedling trees that fruit now and this one was the first one where these elephant leaves got my attention after 1 to 1-1/2 yrs old from seed so I put in a pot to isolated this one plant and keep an eye on it.

On a side note, my small variegated loquat seedling plant lost its colors, now it's just a regular green leafed seedling. But good news for me is I found a variegated white sapote branch on one of my branches of the tree I was grafting last week (yuppie).

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Red Hawaiian Avocado?
« on: January 20, 2022, 04:28:47 PM »
spencerw, since you live in Hawaii, maybe you can help me identify this avocado I purchased and ate when I was there many years ago. I show the 2 Gold skin avocados next to a yellow papaya and green skin avocado.

Do you recognize this Gold skin variety, it was sold at one of the fruit stands near the road. I grew the seed and my tree is doing well and it fruits but the skin doesn't get as yellow/gold as the ones in my photo.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Multi-Grafted Citrus tree fruiting
« on: January 20, 2022, 04:07:37 PM »
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
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)

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Huge Loquat Leaves
« on: January 20, 2022, 12:54:02 PM »
Sounds good. I replied to this so I could post an updated photo of this small tree since I put it in the ground.
Here's a few photo of the same tree in-ground. Now the largest leaf is about 20-1/2" long. This tree has much larger leaves and branches are longer than any of my other seedling trees. Hope the fruit is large.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Huge Loquat Leaves
« on: January 20, 2022, 02:42:19 AM »

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Multi-Grafted Citrus tree fruiting
« on: January 20, 2022, 12:28:41 AM »
Here's some fruits from one of my other multi-grafted tree, it's the Thong Dee pomelo. These are the largest fruits I grow so far, last year the fruits weighed 3-5 lbs, this year the three fruits weighed 3-4 lbs each.

I did tie these fruits for support but didn't think of covering it completely from rats and squirrels so I lost a few fruits.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Multi-Grafted Citrus tree fruiting
« on: January 19, 2022, 11:30:06 PM »
Thanks for the compliments, Janet, Ken, Kevin, elouicious, glad you like it.

Kevin, yes I had to tie the big fruits (valentine, pomelo) since they weigh 1-2 lbs each and there were too many fruits hanging on the small branches. I already picked 6 pomelo fruits before I took these photos.

No, I let the Late Lane oranges support their own weight (80 fruits) since they have more smaller branches for each of the fruit groups. I did have issues before when I let the oroblanco grapefruits hold 110 fruits on this tree (4yrs ago) and before the fruits turned yellow the entire branch (2") broke off with all the fruits one day.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Multi-Grafted Citrus tree fruiting
« on: January 19, 2022, 06:58:03 PM »
John, I couldn't give you a good answer to your question. Here's what I grow, but not all of them had fruits yet.
I like the Lane Late navel orange so far (orange in photos). The variety data shows the VI-798 is the best orange in Spain and they say it's the best in the world.

VI   Variety   Comment
798 MALTAISE DEMI SANGUINE BLOOD ORANGE, best sweet orange in spain & world ? (did not fruit yet)

=> updated info, had the wrong VI-referenced, the best sweet orange is VI-798.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: CCPP Budwood Price Hike
« on: January 18, 2022, 11:39:07 PM »
I wouldn't worry to much about that, citrus can live over 100 years so way after we are dead, then someone else can grow it from seeds.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: CCPP Budwood Price Hike
« on: January 18, 2022, 11:07:02 PM »
There is an explantion letter now on the UCR website for the reason the prices went up.

Here it is in .Jpeg format below:

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Multi-Grafted Citrus tree fruiting
« on: January 18, 2022, 05:42:31 PM »
elouicious, didn't mean to take away from your nice grafting job on your trees.

But your post got me to take some photos of my tree so you could see how a mature tree that is multi-grafted will look. It's unusual for me to have so many different varieties fruiting and ripe at the same time on one tree so I took some photos for my archive.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: First Variegated White Sapote
« on: January 18, 2022, 12:36:29 PM »
Yes, this new branch is growing right below the same branch that was grafted with Vernon shown in the photo.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: White Sapote for South Florida?
« on: January 18, 2022, 12:34:02 PM »
CarolinaZone, my grafted branches are the real Younghan's Gold, got it from FL (Mike). He mentioned he tasted Supersweet and Younghan's Gold and said he liked the Younghan's Gold better. I don't know of any other variety with a name similar such as Young Hand. I would not graft until your temperature is above 60F during the day since the graft won't do much until it is warmer.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: White Sapote for South Florida?
« on: January 18, 2022, 12:26:40 PM »
My grafted branches have only had small fruits so I couldn't tell you yet. I do notice that the branches flowers/fruits well. Fruit seems to be smaller size than some of the other varieties I have grafted on my tree. Cuccio fruits are large and taste good. McDill is also very good tasting but fruit is not as large as Cuccio. My Suebelle fruit is small and taste was just ok, but now I have grafts from a large old tree which has many good size fruits and the tree owner says it tastes very good. This season I should be able to do some taste comparison since most of my different varieties (28) have small fruits now. Got my Younghan's Gold scions from Mike (FL).

Tropical Fruit Discussion / First Variegated White Sapote
« on: January 18, 2022, 01:25:34 AM »
I was grafting my sapote today and almost cut off this special branch. I did not know that it had some variegated leaves/branch starting to grow out. It just grew out in the last 2 weeks on my multi-grafted (28) white sapote tree. One leaf is almost albino and the shape is different, much more wider than normal.

Check of the leaves, if anyone else has a variegated white sapote plant, please take some photos or comment about yours.

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