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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Myrica rubra
« on: March 05, 2021, 11:56:24 AM »
I don't know. I'd be surprised if it could.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Grafting pomello on lemon
« on: March 05, 2021, 10:13:04 AM »
I have about 15 grafts on an old lemon tree. Only thing that isnít happy is Buddhaís hand. Pomelo and grapefruit very healthy.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2021 Lychee Season
« on: March 04, 2021, 01:26:27 PM »
that's the graft right there? incredible. thanks!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Myrica rubra
« on: March 04, 2021, 12:00:54 AM »
Thanks!  Is it a flowering male?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Myrica rubra
« on: March 03, 2021, 12:22:18 PM »
Yeaaaaahhhhhh buddddy!!! Congrats Shane!! Great job. Very, very cool. Male tree needed to pollinate right? Maybe start looking for a flowering male M. Californica or M. Caroliniensis.

Thanks :) I've been telling my family and friends but their eyes glaze over.

Yes, I guess is should find a male. I know a nursery that has M. Californica. Will check them out.

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Also you might want to try the reverse too. I read here somewhere that at least one cross has finger lime leaves.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Myrica rubra
« on: March 01, 2021, 07:36:01 PM »
Looks like my yangmei is finally flowering and itís a female!

This is a BiQi seedling gifted to me by another forum member (thanks Richard!)






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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Mulberry experiment in San Diego
« on: February 26, 2021, 01:50:01 PM »
Definitely male. Fascinating! Iíd love to get some cuttings from you. A male Ďdaughterí of Pakistan would be nice for breeding.

Also this means that Pakistan makes sexually produced seedlings without obvious males around. Surprising. I was suspecting as much from my seedlings as well based on dramatic differences in leaf morphology and an approximately even distribution between the types.

Hereís my Pakistan for others that arenít familiar with female flowers.




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This is cheating. Itís not mine but I visited the fruit and spice park last week and I loved the jehangir:




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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado tasting
« on: February 21, 2021, 04:40:44 PM »
Iíd love to come. Have lots to discuss...

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Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: ISO kumquat
« on: February 16, 2021, 07:18:16 PM »
Hi!

I haven't seen this fruit in my area for a while now, thus I decided to try growing a tree myself. Do they root well from cuttings or should I start from seed? In any case, I am looking to buy.

How about grafting it?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: This seedling look familiar?
« on: January 13, 2021, 07:15:52 PM »
Thanks guys. Loquat makes sense.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / This seedling look familiar?
« on: January 13, 2021, 04:11:22 PM »
I thought I had planted Szechuan pepper but this doesnít look right. Any guesses?




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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Your favorite variety of feijoa
« on: January 13, 2021, 04:09:38 PM »
Thereís some discussions of this on the forum.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado thread
« on: January 13, 2021, 12:17:31 PM »
Nice brad! how's the persea mite resistance on that one? In my yard mexicola grande is the only one that appears to be resistant.

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The leaf thing has been discussed before. I donít have that many named varieties but from the handful I have Iíd never have kept them based on leaf smell. Theyíre just bland. Someone with a big collection could walk through and tell you how many leaves match the wonderful fruit.

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I didnít know any mangoes did two crops. Cool.

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Arbutus / strawberry tree
« on: December 24, 2020, 10:56:25 AM »
Iíve had some decent fruit off marina. And I eat fruit off my elfin king more often than gin berry or red strawberry guava. True only one each time. Id rank it equal with your average pineapple guava.

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Iím aiming for more tropical than vall. I donít have to have coconut but I wonít miss growing stone fruits. Iíll be happy with a few mango, avocado, lychee, citrus, annonas and guavas. And a nice community with a couple interesting other things to do.

We had you until you got to the "other interesting things to do." Unless that includes church functions, bass fishing, and the occational car race. Lol!

Funny :). Yeah fishing will do. Anything to do with water really thatís within 30min drive. Gardening is fun but I donít want to become a full time farmer and my wife isnít even into the trees. Pure consumer. I saw a couple places in Jupiter farms and in homestead that are promising.

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Arbutus / strawberry tree
« on: December 20, 2020, 01:51:53 PM »
Yep.

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Arbutus / strawberry tree
« on: December 20, 2020, 12:50:33 PM »
I have a few. Pretty tree. Fruit is pleasant. Like an apricot paste.  Seeds are annoying. Get stuck in your teeth and need a toothpick to remove. Marina has nice fruit and the most beautiful bark. Elfin king fruit is a bit better and way more productive. You might have access to better named varieties though.

Iíve never seen volunteers under trees but havenít had too much trouble manually germinating.

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Iím aiming for more tropical than vall. I donít have to have coconut but I wonít miss growing stone fruits. Iíll be happy with a few mango, avocado, lychee, citrus, annonas and guavas. And a nice community with a couple interesting other things to do.

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Thanks Null. Very cool vall. We should compare notes. I don't think the toxic stuff is the same as the red tide we have in SoCal occasionally. I think its quite a bit worse. For your search, are you looking for a house too or just land? And are you trying to be close to Vero Beach?

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Here's three threads to check out:

http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=13389
http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=14194
http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=19190

rereading these i had completely forgotten about edranol and ismael. never tried sir prize either.

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I'd be happy with a city vibe as long as i can still have a dozen trees and not spend too much. I have found a couple in the area that are worth considering.

Question on another topic:
What's going on with the algae blooms? I like swimming, surfing, sailing etc. and am imagining myself doing a lot of that. But I'm coming across all kinds of articles on horrible algae blooms, smell, toxins etc. Seems like anything around and north of Ft Myers is the worse, but also around St. Lucie. Doesn't seem like there's a solution in sight either. Actually I've read plenty on what's going on. My real question is: how bad is it and should I avoid those areas, including pine island?

https://www.pineisland-eagle.com/2018/08/08/pine-island-residents-dealing-with-red-tide-and-blue-green-algae/

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