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Wanted Golden Harvey Apple Scion

by Xprmntl » 3 hours ago in Exchange Scions

I'm looking to acquire or trade for some Golden Harvey scions. I have Parmar, Hewe's Crab, Frequin Rouge.

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Bananas in January

by Brad in Sidney » 2 weeks ago in PNW Palms and Exotics

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My Sabal Uresana does not seem to be what I bought, but ok

by DavidLJ48 » 2 months ago in PNW Palms and Exotics

Axel it now looks more like the pic of the huge Sabal you posted a couple years ago or so.

It says a Sabal uresana is less then 20 inches in diameter, for the trunk; it is 2 feet plus in width so far.

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Looking for Golden Kiwi (Actinidia chinensis) Cuttings/Seeds

by Wonderful89 » 2 months ago in Exchange Scions

Hello, been searching on and off trying to locate Golden Kiwi. I resist the temptation to purchase seeds from ebay as they may not be true to their listed descriptions let alone waiting a few years to find this out. If anyone is growing this type and can spare a cutting or seeds I would be most appreciative. Also, pointing me to a source I can buy from would be great too. Thanks!

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Pruning Psidium for Structurally Sound Regrowth?

by Spidra » 3 months ago in Rare Fruits, Edibles and Permaculture with a focus on tropicals

I planted a Psidium cattleyanum when I was 14, many years ago. It grew to nearly 2 stories tall and this year the crop was heavy enough first to bend it and then to break it. Instead of breaking off entirely, a large branch or two split down the middle.

While it's not our favorite tree (it was mislabeled as a regular strawberry guava and is a yellow variety instead, for one), it provides some needed shade to the house. Starting with another fruit tree would likely take years to catch up. Its root system is already established and that's another plus given how different the climate is now from the one of the '70s.

My worry is how to find someone who knows what they're doing to prune it back appropriately. If we just saw it below the tear, I'm afraid the new growth might be very superficially coming from the surface and will be easy to tear out again. Should I be bark grafting? Or is it a loss?

We're located in the Pasadena area. Anyone know anyone out this way who knows their Psidium tree physiology? Photos of the bend/tear on my Twitter:

https://twitter.com/may_gun/status/901143147622707201

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