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Citrus Selection At Costco.

by WonderKeeper » 1 week ago in Rare Fruits, Edibles and Permaculture with a focus on tropicals

It is time of the year Costco has very good selection of Citrus at a great price. That red orange tree went home with me. Is anyone get any tree ?

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pawpaw report

by ellen in berkeley » 3 weeks ago in Rare Fruits, Edibles and Permaculture with a focus on tropicals

I'm delighted to tell you that I finally ate a fruit off one of my pawpaws. I was picking apples the other day and saw this little funny thing on the ground. Wait! That's a pawpaw! It was tiny, maybe about four ounces. But the flavor was wonderful.
The tree was from Navlet's, and if I recall, not labeled as a cultivar. I have one other pawpaw tree at that house; it's ailing and I don't expect it to survive, nor has it bloomed that I have seen. So the first tree set fruit without cross pollination.
This tree has been in the ground at least fifteen years, and has bloomed for several springs now, but this is the first fruit I have seen. I have planted other trees for cross pollination several times but they get weed wacked or stepped on or something - the house is a rental at this point.
I planted two Peterson varieties at another house a year or two ago. One is gone and forgotten, one survives tagless but is still the same size as when I planted it. I am so encouraged that I am going to try some more Petersons alongside the tree that fruited. I may even water them regularly - the one I have survived without it for years, but I'm sure it helps them fruit.

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Papayuelo Flowers

by James (Fremont,CA) » 3 weeks ago in Rare Fruits, Edibles and Permaculture with a focus on tropicals

Being a novice in papayas this is supposed to be Papayuelo. Can someone take a look at the flowers and let me know what I supposed to look for to determine gender and if I will get fruit?

Thanks,
James

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Have Feijoa Seedlings from Mark Albert

by Paul-SF » 3 weeks ago in Exchange Scions

My fellow Cloudforester, Chuck Chan, and I planted a ton of seeds from what we thought were the best tasting fruit that Mark Albert brought to his presentation last November at our local CRFG chapter. Our goal was to have sufficient 1 gallon potted plants for our next two upcoming scion exchanges. I think we have about 350 potted seedlings, but there are plenty more seedlings that need good homes. (Running out of pots and space!) Local pickup in San Francisco preferred, but I think Chuck may be willing to mail a few seedlings to our more distant Cloudforesters.

The seedlings come from:

Red Beard
Clara North
Moore
Marion
Lake Mendocino Drive
Lake Mendocino Drive South
Albert's Supreme
T3 Elongated

I also have some Albert’s Pride seedlings available. Pride and Supreme are two of Mark's original selections and it is worthwhile having both as they fruit at opposite ends of the season, starting late September for Pride and late November/early December for Supreme. I think Moore was the parent of both Pride and Supreme, but need to check with Mark to confirm. Mark believes that the seedlings are fairly true to their parents, but there is some variation that Mark is trying to exploit in his continued evolution of this fruit.
Send me a PM if interested. Thanks.

Paul

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Alocasia flowers

by Nate74 » 1 month ago in PNW Palms and Exotics

Thought I would share a pic of my Alocasia 'Calidora' flowering.

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One of the group overall
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