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So tempted to make the drive down there from Orange County :D Wish you were a tad bit closer!

I have two ligularis that were grown from seed 3-4 years ago. They have not flowered. They are very difficult to grow. I am in Southern California coast and I am hoping they flower next year. Not sure I would try to grow ligularis in Ohio.

The "Orange Cherry of the Rio Grande (Eugenia involucrata)" are those pictures of your fruit? Do they taste the same as the standard Cherry of the Rio Grande?

Hello Shaxs,

No these are not our fruit. Seeds were imported directly from Brazil.


Sounds good. Ended up winning and buying the eBay auction

The "Orange Cherry of the Rio Grande (Eugenia involucrata)" are those pictures of your fruit? Do they taste the same as the standard Cherry of the Rio Grande?

For the Eugenia sp Pitang„o Amarelo , I assume these are seedlings? Do you know how long it takes for them to fruit?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WTB Eugenia Species
« on: March 28, 2022, 02:23:25 PM »
Which of the varieties you have are your favorite? Im still waiting for all mine to flower and fruit for the first time.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Odds & Sods - Plants For Sale
« on: March 28, 2022, 02:18:13 PM »
My Nelita Cherry of the Rio Grande I got from Kevin last year just flowered! Yay! It is still small, but Im hoping I can get one fruit to try this year. Thanks again!

I have two varieties that have softer seeds- Parfianka and Sirenevyi. Parfianka is red outside and very dark arils. Sirenevyi is green with pink arils.

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Want to buy fingerlime scions
« on: March 22, 2022, 04:27:35 PM »
Madridje, as mentioned above by Whitehorn, you can get the finger lime from CCPP. First you need to register with the UCR Citrus Clonal Protection Program (CCPP) free and then order the budwoods. One cutting with 6 buds will cost as shown below. They have over 370 citrus varieties to chose from.

Hit this link to start registration: For CA residence only.

I did my first order and didnt understand properly. I thought I was buying 3 scions not buds. Anywho, I found that the "3 bud" orders and the "6 bud" orders can on scions the same length with at least 8 buds on the scion. Is that pretty normal?

Thanks Kevin. My Nelita I bought from you is still doing well. Ive had it a year now. What is the time to fruiting when growing nelita from seed?

Looking at your weather and looks to be the same as mine. You could also put it in the ground mine has been very cold tolerant.

Good to know. I am going to use the Top Pot soil then.

Looking at your weather and looks to be the same as mine. You could also put it in the ground mine has been very cold tolerant.

I have limited in ground space so until a plant proves itself, it stays in containers :)

I bought a 1-2 year old Cherry of the Rio Grande from Exotica Nursery in Vista CA about a year ago. It has grown a ton from a few feet to now over 6 feet. I have this in the original nursery pot and soil. I want to move it to a bigger pot. Any thoughts on type of soil? I was thinking of using Gary's Top Pot soil as I have a few bags of that.

When I bought it:


Interesting. I tried with a few purple edulis. I will have to try again

Just wanted to say thank you to Kevin. I bought 4 different plants from him and all arrived healthy and in great packaging. He was also very communicative and easy to work with. Would buy again.

Temperate Fruit Buy, Sell, & Trade / ISO White Nanking Cherry bush
« on: June 12, 2021, 11:33:24 AM »
ISO White Nanking Cherry bush to be shipped to California. I have a few red, bit would like to add a white to go with them.

I would be patient. I've had fig cuttings take a few months to start showing roots. Give it another month I would say

How did you get it to fruit? I have a large Ruby glow that put it tons of flowers, but I didn't get any fruit even after have pollination. Would another Ruby red cross pollinate it? How is the fruit?

Oh man, I would love red finger lime (I have green), meiwa kumquat, and the Aussie blood lime. Being in California, I believe these should not be imported. What a bummer. But good luck on getting dinner cuttings to root!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« on: September 16, 2019, 06:22:36 PM »
I spent the weekend ripping out out some old bushes and ivy and then building a new trellis for the dragon fruit. I got some cuttings from spaugh and they have taken off pretty well. I will be potting them up in 25 gallon containers before moving to the trellis.

Is it a really firm pear?

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Best low chill pear for Southern California
« on: August 22, 2019, 10:07:48 AM »
I live in coastal Southern California. We get 200 to 250 chill hours a year. I am looking for a low chill pear to plant in my backyard. I prefer a more soft flesh than a crisp one. Looking online I was thinking maybe the pineapple pear would be for me. I will need it also keep it pretty small by summer pruning. I'd like to keep it under 10 ft total. Do you have a pair that you would recommend?

Potted up my Pickering today:

The 5 gallon should be perfect. You might have to re pot in a month or two but it will grow better than growing directly in a giant pot. The worm casting tea will be great. Wait until you see the roots before using the Dyna Gro.

You can pot your tree and if the roots are fine and you donít see any wilting about a week or two after potting, it should be safe to use fertilizer. If your tree is showing any signs of wilting, do not fertilize.

Since you just received your tree, you should gradually acclimate it to full sun.


Thank you for the feedback. I will up-pot tomorrow :)

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