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Welcome Ethan

Postby Ethan » Thu Dec 16, 2010 10:58 pm

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Location: Bakersfield, CA
Climate Zone: 9/9
Hi I'm Ethan, I'm a Sag, I like taking long walks on the beach. :lol:

Growing up I remember the vegetable garden, plums, loquats. citrus, mulberries, grapes, pecans plus one of our relatives had a pistachio farm. I've always loved plants and moved a plant and cacti collection from place to place during the college years. It was looking for information on dragon fruit and natal plum that originally brought me to the CFC. By that time I had a house, vegetable garden, some 'regular' fruit growing when I decided why not try some surinam cherries, then mangoes, then pineapples, then......needless to say like many of you I've started quite a repository of genetic material. I have 2.5 temporary greenhouses in the back and have been slowly changing my yard to fit in as many edible plants/trees as possible, thankfully we have no HOA. My wife does not enjoy all the unique edibles as much a I do (she likes muntingia though) or maybe it is just dealing with all the plants. Thankfully my daughter is willing to try at least one bite of whatever fruit I'm eating and has enjoyed most of them.

Slowly my yard is starting to produce fruit, besides the veg garden and grapes, this year I enjoyed some wonderful guavas, bananas, 2 mangoes, citrus, epiphyllum fruit, muntingia, kumquats, figs, natal plum and loquats. Next year should be even more exciting.

thanks to some great trading partners, this is some of what I have, much of it is young though:
Actinidia arguta
Adansonia digitata
Akebia quinata
Ananas cosmosus
Anonna cherimola
Anonna cherimola X Anonna squamosa
Anonna diversifolia
Annona muricata
Anonna squamosa
Artocarpus alitis
Artocarpus heterophyllus
Artocarpus hypargyraea
Artocarpus integer
Artocarpus odoratissimus
Asimina triloba
Averrhoa carambola
Brugmansia sp.
Carica papaya
Carissa macrocarpa
Casimiroa edulis
Casimiroa tetramerie
Chrysophyllum caimito
Cinnamon verum
Citrus australisica
Citrus junos
Citrus mitis
Citrus sinensis
Clausena lansium
Coffea arabica
Cordyline terminalis
Cudrania tricuspidata
Cymbopogon sp.
Dimocarpus longan
Diospyros digyna
Eleagnus multiflora
Eleagnus umbellata
Elettaria cardamomum
Eriobotiya japonica
Eugenia aggregata
Eugenia luschnathiana
Eugenia subterminalis
Eugenia uniflora
Eugenia victorianan
Ficus auriculata
Ficus carica
Ficus sp.
Fortunella crassifolia
Gaultheria procumbens
Garcinia acuminata
Garcinia aristata
Garcinia Brasiliensis
Garcinia intermedia
Garcinia laterifolia
Garcinia Livingstonei
Garcinia mangostana
Garcinia sp.
Herrania umbricata
Hexachlamys edulis
Hylocereus hybrids
Inga feuillei
Laurus nobilis
Litchi chinensis
Macadamia sp.
Mangifera indica
Manilkara zapota
Melicoccus bijugatus
Mimusops elengi
Monstera deliciosa
Muntingia calabura
Murraya koenegii
Mycianthes pungens
Myrciaria cauliflora
Myciaria glomerata
Nephelium lappareum
Nephelium mutabile
Opuntia sp.
Passiflora edulis flavicarpa
Pereskia acueleta godsfinna
Pouteria caimito
Pouteria lucuma
Pouteria torta
Pouteria viridis
Prunus Armeniaca
Psidium cattleianum
Psidium cattleianum lucidium
Psidium guajana
Psidium Sartorianum
Randia fitzalanii
Randia formosa
Ribes grossularia
Ribes hirtellum
Rollinia deliciosa
Saccharum officinarum
Salacca Affinis
Salacca Wallichiana
Salacca Zalacca
Selenicereus megalanthus
Spondia dulces
Syzgium samarangense
Tamarindus indica
Theobroma cacao
Ugni mollinae
Vanilla plantifolia
Ziziphus jujuba

I also wanted to thank Axel for this great site, it has given me tons of info and introduced me to some great people too. I look forward to bringing your palm to you (an excuse to see your place).

I have already met some of you and look forward to meeting many more,


Re: Welcome Ethan

Postby Axel » Fri Dec 17, 2010 3:06 pm

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Location: Hanalei Bay, HI & Fallbrook, CA
Climate Zone: 12b/H2 & 10b/S23
Ethan, what a wonderful collection, I am envious, sounds like a lot of exotic plants. I would love to taste some of these fruit!
Tropical gardening in both Kaua'i windward Sunset H2/USDA 12b and Fallbrook Sunset 23/USDA 10b.

Re: Welcome Ethan

Postby Twan » Fri Dec 17, 2010 7:27 pm

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Joined: Fri Nov 26, 2010 1:50 pm
Location: Chula Vista, San Diego CA
Climate Zone: 10
Wow, that's amazing, Ethan! I can't even pronounce most of what you have in your garden as you have used their "scientific - Latin" names :)
Anyway, congratulations! Ethan for your success in growing so many different plants. Hope to see you, and your family again in San Diego, where you can walk on the beach as long as you like :)

Re: Welcome Ethan

Postby Ethan » Fri Dec 17, 2010 9:45 pm

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Location: Bakersfield, CA
Climate Zone: 9/9
Thank you both for your kind words.

Axel, it will be exciting to taste many of these fruits too though some of them are just being grown for fun with no real expectations. As Jay mentioned, a few of us were lucky enough to visit Puerto Rico this past year and try some of the truly exotic stuff.
A full post can be found here:
http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load ... 19936.html

Toan, next time we are in SD we will get together again for sure. You will be amazed at what a little lady my "baby" has become and hopefully we have some more blessed news in our future.


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