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Grapes for Santa Cruz Area

by Unkledon » 1 hour ago in Apples pears, and other pome fruits

Couple years back I put in Ruby and Flame, wanting seedless grapes. I now realize that they must be sprayed constantly for powdery mildew. Are there some grapes that I can graft over to, that need only water and fertile soil in this climate?

Don Eggleston

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Butia Eriospatha

by Julian » 18 hours ago in Pacific Northwest

I have about 8 Butia Eriospathas growing in my yard. They are about 10 years old and maybe 4 feet tall. They're at the age where they're just starting to really take off.

I have a couple others in pots that I've been thinking about selling (same size). Would anyone here be interested? They are much less common than Butia Capitata but they can handle more moisture (perfect for WA and OR) and they grow way faster. I'm located in Bremerton, but I'm happy to deliver elsewhere for a small fee. Unfortunately my phone won't let me attach pics, but if you PM me, I can text or email you pics.

They were grown from RPS seeds.

I'm going to ask for $125 each.

Thanks!

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invasion of poke weed

by BIGEEE4 » 18 hours ago in Fruits, Rare Fruits, Orchards and Exotics

poke weed has found my tiny orchard in my back yard. besides offering berries for the birds (not required for me as i have many other delicacies for them already)
i would appreciate comments about what value or detriment this plant can be.
i researched and found that it is poisonous unless cooked properly and the roots are the most dangerous.

what sould i do? leave them alone or compost them? or what. i understand that this plant has a big tap root and eliminating them can be difficult.

any and all comments/suggestions will be appreciated. thanks

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Second period to graft avocado in San Jose

by HoangNguyen » 2 days ago in Fruits, Rare Fruits, Orchards and Exotics

In San Jose, CA, I can graft avocado successfully in two periods: Mid Spring and now to October. The picture below show Sir Prize grafted in Mid Spring with bark graft method.

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Pinkerton scion grafted successfully on Hass branch which was grafted on avocado seedling 2 or 3 years ago. The Pinkterton scion are so easy to graft (100% success with cleft graft) as long as I pick good scions. Shoots from scions start to grow after 2 or 3 weeks.
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I am only allowed to post 3 pictures. I will continue the next post.

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Gildfinger banana oups

by RodneyS » 2 days ago in Exchange Scions

Local pickup. I decided not to grow Goldfinger anymore, as I already have dwarf Namwah, dwarf red and mysore . You dig up and it's yours

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