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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?

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?

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

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.

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?

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?

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.

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?

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

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.

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?


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.

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

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.

Yes, these fruits were all hand pollinated.


These are still very small, maybe an inch all around. Other fruits on the tree are still green and maturing.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / What cultivar of "Thai" mango is this?
« on: July 06, 2021, 01:09:42 AM »
A friend bought a box and gave me some to try.
All he knows is they're called "Thai" mango at the store.
He said it's expensive, $33+ for a box of about 10 or so. Length is 6"-7".
Tastes sweet and crunchy, with a hint of tar, which I kinda like.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / How do you minimize the squirrel problem?
« on: June 25, 2021, 04:56:46 PM »
I've accepted the fact that they cannot be prevented, but I'm just hoping to have some fruits for myself.
They've feasted on my plums, nectarines, and peaches. Now they're climbing the mango branches and knocked down unripe ones. I feel sad and angry seeing those would-be delicious mangoes on the ground. I've trapped some of them, and shot others (great fun to see them roll over, Lol). I've already ordered a few more traps, this seem to be the best way. Shooting requires me to be home all the time, I will lose my real job, haha. Is any type of poison food an option? Any advice is much appreciated


Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Black Sugar cane
« on: May 20, 2021, 09:55:18 AM »
How often do you water it?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What % shade cloth is recommended ?
« on: May 18, 2021, 12:47:35 AM »
That's a good place to start.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / What % shade cloth is recommended ?
« on: May 17, 2021, 11:50:28 PM »
I know different kinds of plants prefer different amount of sunlight.
In my case, all my annonas get burned badly in the summer.
Very dry and hot here in Bakersfield.
I'm planning on putting up some shade, just not sure what % I should get.

Thanks for any opinions,

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: cherries in san diego what?
« on: May 17, 2021, 11:48:38 PM »
Looks really nice, Brad.

They grow well here in Bakersfield as well, I have to fight off the birds and squirrels. It's a constant struggle.

Temperate Fruit Discussion / What's causing my plums to split?
« on: May 17, 2021, 11:37:02 AM »
It's a potted weeping Santa Rosa.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon Fruit Post
« on: April 26, 2021, 11:57:05 PM »
I have my DFs both in-ground and in containers.
Here are the potted ones.

Thank you!
That's good to know.

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