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What's the best Butia to grow for fruit?

by TomA » 5 days ago in Palms and The Tropical Look

I didn't want to hijack that other thread, Axel, with a much narrower question.
What's the best Butia for a low-heat climate (Sunset zone 17)? I've been eating Butia fruits from several palms this month, and I certainly enjoy them. they seem to vary quite a bit, both on level of fiber and also on size. I'm a fruit guy, not a palm guy, so fruit quality/size/production are all much more important to me than appearance of the plant. Should I go with eriospatha? capitata (I have a small one in the ground from Patrick Schafer)? odorata?
Advise me, o palm gurus.
Thanks!

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Poorman Orange

by TomA » 5 days ago in Citrus and Citrus Orchards

Maybe 10 years ago I gave someone fruit of Poorman Orange. The parent tree was either from Lindcove (which has several selections) or a large private citrus collection in Monterey area. They grew the seeds, and I ate this week fruit from that seedling. The fruit I just ate was from a tree in a quite heat challenged climate (Berkeley; Sunset zone 17 or maybe 16), and it was very good. Lots of interesting floral flavors; kind of lime-like, but definitely reminiscent of grapefruit. definitely tasty enough that I think I'll graft it onto some rootstock and grow it out. Now it's been awhile since I've eaten this fruit before last week, but I've always enjoyed it whenever I've eaten it, and it certainly seems to be a good fruit for low-heat climates like mine.
Here's my question: are they true to seed, or not? thanks for any insight

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looking for suggestions for an edible landscape in 9a norcal

by organik » 5 days ago in Urban Homesteading

hello all,

redoing my yard and amending the soil soon. the soil should be ready to rock by spring if all goes well.

i plan on putting some honeyberries, pineapple guavas, herbs and some flowers. what other fruiting shrubs/bushes are out there to choose from?

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Which palm trees fruits are best for consumption in fresh?

by JFrancoPT » 6 days ago in Palms and The Tropical Look

Hi all!

Which palm trees fruits are best for consumption in fresh? I already have cocos nucifera and salacca zalacca.

Thanks,

João Franco

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Hello from Portugal!

by JFrancoPT » 6 days ago in Introductions

Hello all!

My name is João, I am from Portugal, and I grow a lot of fruit plants, specially passiflora, but also eugenia, psidium, solanum, myrciaria, garcinia, campomanesia, musa, etc. I have wrote two introductory books about passiflora, they are really my passion. Here it is zone 10, nonetheless I have to use some shelters/greenhouses. Hope to learn a lot here!

Sincerely,

João Franco

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