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Please welcome new members here and if you have not introduced yourself yet, take a minute to let people know a little bit about yourself.

New to the hobby

Postby dnt72800 » Thu Apr 07, 2011 5:22 pm

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Hello all
My name is David. I'm from Torrance, CA. I started collecting fruit trees less than a year ago. I really enjoy this new hobby and is looking forward to learn from you all.
My current collection
sapodilla: alano, molix
Lychee: mauritus, kaimana, emperor(coming soon: hak kip, sweetheart, brewster)
Wax jambu: white, black pearl
Pummelo: thai, vn
Guava: Giant, crystal seedless
Cherimoya: selma, Dr. white, atemoya(unknown)
Mango: timotayo
Longan: bieu kieu, kohala
Star fruit: sour(unknown), sri kembangan
Persimmon: hachiya, giant fuyu
Jujube: Li, sherwood
Sugar apple
june plum
Seedless Lime
meiwa kumquat

warmest regards
David

Re: New to the hobby

Postby Axel » Thu Apr 07, 2011 6:19 pm

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Location: Hanalei Bay, HI & Fallbrook, CA
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Welcome David. Torrance is USDA zone 11a, and you have a bit of protection from the ocean thanks to Palo Verdes, which gives you a little more heat, so you should be able to grow quite a few tropicals. This is one of the mildest climates in the continental United States.

Do you have any pictures of your garden?
Tropical gardening in both Kaua'i windward Sunset H2/USDA 12b and Fallbrook Sunset 23/USDA 10b.

Re: New to the hobby

Postby RodneyS » Thu Apr 07, 2011 6:32 pm

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Welcome to the CloudForest, David!

Yes, I'd like to see pics of your Sapodillas.

Re: New to the hobby

Postby Jason (palo alto) » Thu Apr 07, 2011 9:54 pm

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Wow, great collection for just starting out. You are in the right place for growing all those too.

Re: New to the hobby

Postby dnt72800 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:08 pm

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Thanks Rodney,Axel, Jason
I do not have a camera handy for some photos. My trees are still very small though.

Re: New to the hobby

Postby nullzero » Fri Apr 15, 2011 8:32 am

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Welcome Dnt,

You live near me, I live in Hermosa Beach. Majority of my container garden is in Mission Viejo at my parents home though. Love your collection, the only thing I see you are missing is apples (I am sure that will change soon though :mrgreen: ). Perhaps we can trade/exchange plants and seeds locally sometime.

Re: New to the hobby

Postby dnt72800 » Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:59 pm

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sure, would love to trade in the future. I have a very long wish list. :D . I traded with your friend recently. Thanks Nullzero, I'm very happy with my new plant.

Re: New to the hobby

Postby rar » Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:04 am

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Hi David,

Nice to meet another passionate gardener in Torrance.
I echo Nullzero's response, and would like to add that avocados (esp. Reeds) grow very well in Torrance. I would definitely suggest adding it to your list.


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