So. Cal. Tropical fruits garden

grandwater101(9)August 23, 2013

This season is productive. Longan and cherimoya are bearing many fruits. Mando tree though small have a few fruits too. I hope my pictures encourage one to start gardening.

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grandwater101(9)

Cherimoya

    Bookmark   August 23, 2013 at 10:17PM
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grandwater101(9)

Mangos

    Bookmark   August 23, 2013 at 10:18PM
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grandwater101(9)

Grafted cherimoya

    Bookmark   August 23, 2013 at 10:20PM
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Dexter_FTG

Lookin good so far!

    Bookmark   August 24, 2013 at 10:37AM
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mangodog(palm springs 9B)

Nice job Grandwater! Where in Socal do you live???

Love the mangoes - what kind are they?

mangopooch

    Bookmark   August 24, 2013 at 8:37PM
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grandwater101(9)

I live in Walnut. The weather is good but I think Santa Ana has better weather. I have seen very heathy tropical plants there.

My mango is an Indian mango. It is three feet tall.

    Bookmark   August 25, 2013 at 1:31PM
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soaht(Central CA 9B)

Grandwater,

You're in zone A or B? How big is your longan and cherimoya and do they need protection and do they suffer from yearly winter frost some nights? I'm in Fresno 9b, have both of those tree, just wanted to make sure they will be ok in the winter. And are you inland or coastal?Thanks for your reply.

    Bookmark   August 25, 2013 at 7:34PM
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grandwater101(9)

I am not far from the beach , 30 minutes drive. My area is a zone 9. The longans get about 1inch diameter and cherimoyas get to about 1-1.5 lb.

    Bookmark   August 26, 2013 at 5:02AM
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soaht(Central CA 9B)

You're not too far from the coast, I see. I guess you don't have frost very often, if ever, but thanks for replying. I'll just have to give a little protection, until the tree get mature enough, to protect it self.

    Bookmark   August 26, 2013 at 12:09PM
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stanofh

His zone is most likely a zone 10b usda and a Sunset zone 22 or 23.
I have a 3' Mango in the bay area and its about 73f right now as I type...about 90f in Walnut Ca. And why my work is cut out for me with heat lovers lol.

    Bookmark   August 26, 2013 at 4:03PM
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soaht(Central CA 9B)

Stan,
Thanks for your input, I wouldn't have to worry about any heat problem here in the Central Valley of Fresno. I'll just have to worry about the occasional frost a few nights, in the winters down here. Remember the heat wave last month? Well, it was way over 100F for most of the July month. We had the highest temps reach close to 120F, it was 117F(but, this year isn't a normal summer year, it's usually only reach 104F a few times in the regular summers). So no heat problems for any heat loving plants. Now, it has return to normal in the med-high 90's. But, every year, it seems to get warmer down here in Fresno, during the winter, last year it was only ever below 35F once, which was in Jan, a low of 28F. The yearly average low is usually in the high 30's.

    Bookmark   August 26, 2013 at 7:08PM
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grandwater101(9)

The season is not over yet for grafting. I am going to combine three types of cherimoya. I will show its picture in 3-4 weeks.

    Bookmark   August 27, 2013 at 3:42AM
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grandwater101(9)

Please share a picture of you fruit tree

    Bookmark   August 28, 2013 at 11:39PM
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stanofh

Mango's love heat...and warm nights. I notice flowering can start in quite cool weather- early spring,as early as February. But the growth doesn't really kick in until June. At least a first flush,the second around the end of July,early August second flush. And maybe a third in the bay area around October. Mango's that have fruited are pretty weak the next year here. They need a rest. Its important to protect them the winter after a fruiting. In the soucal deserts..different rules might be invoked.
So far the largest Mango in the bay area that has fruited in ground has been around 10-12'. They don't outgrow a yard. Ever.

    Bookmark   August 30, 2013 at 9:36PM
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