• Trees

    From Chuck Pierson@2:221/6 to All on Fri Oct 2 15:39:54 2020
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    Hello, All.

    Sorry if this appears twice, but my primary feed seems to have a broken
    link.

    This is a couple of trees i started from seed this year. One is
    Avacado, the other is a Mango.

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  • From Kurt Weiske@1:218/700 to Chuck Pierson on Fri Oct 2 08:28:00 2020
    Chuck Pierson wrote to All <=-

    This is a couple of trees i started from seed this year. One is
    Avacado, the other is a Mango.

    I have an avocado tree in my back yard, I didn't know you needed
    another avocado tree to get it to produce fruit. Apparently, some
    people have grafted a branch from another tree and gotten it to
    self-pollinate.

    I'd love to have a supply of avocados in my back yard...



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  • From Charles Pierson@2:240/1120.976 to Kurt Weiske on Fri Oct 2 12:05:56 2020
    Hello, Kurt Weiske.
    On 10/2/20 8:28 AM you wrote:

    I have an avocado tree in my back yard, I didn't know you needed another avocado tree to get it to produce fruit. Apparently, some
    people have grafted a branch from another tree and gotten it to self-pollinate.

    From what I've read, an avocado tree grown from seed might or might not fruit, or the fruit might not be that tasty. Grafting helps with the fruiting.

    The fruit would be nice. I'm just trying to get one to live past the transplant stage.

    I'd love to have a supply of avocados in my back yard... ...
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  • From Mike Powell@1:2320/105 to CHUCK PIERSON on Fri Oct 2 18:35:00 2020
    This is a couple of trees i started from seed this year. One is
    Avacado, the other is a Mango.

    Looking good. Good luck!

    I have a Honey Locust and a Black Locust that I have grown from seed. The Honey Locust suffered some with the late frosts this year and never really re-leafed out fully, but the Black Locust is doing quite well. I have since had one come up nearby "wild."

    I also have a Tulip Poplar that grew up as a volunteer in a flower bed. I transplanted it about 5 years ago and it is doing well.

    I have some Kentucky Coffeetree seeds that I need to get going here
    sometime soon.

    Mike

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  • From Charles Pierson@2:240/1120.976 to Mike Powell on Sat Oct 3 07:32:03 2020
    Hello, Mike Powell.
    On 10/2/20 6:35 PM you wrote:

    Looking good. Good luck!

    So far so good. They survived the summer here.

    I have a Honey Locust and a Black Locust that I have grown from
    seed. The Honey Locust suffered some with the late frosts this
    year and never really re-leafed out fully, but the Black Locust is
    doing quite well. I have since had one come up nearby "wild."

    Nice. I'm not familiar with those. Sounds nice, however.

    I've got about 9 crepe myrtles, primarily from cuttings growing. Mostly a lavender color, but a red and a white as well. Also a Fig tree which has fruited quite well this year, and a lone Oak from seed. It was a giant acorn, size of a golf ball.

    I also have a Tulip Poplar that grew up as a volunteer in a flower
    bed. I transplanted it about 5 years ago and it is doing well.

    I've always loved poplars.

    I have some Kentucky Coffeetree seeds that I need to get going
    here sometime soon.

    That one sounds interesting.

    I've a few i need to try and get started here pretty soon as well. A few more avocado and some peach.


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  • From Mike Powell@1:2320/105 to CHARLES PIERSON on Sun Oct 4 10:44:00 2020
    I've got about 9 crepe myrtles, primarily from cuttings growing. Mostly a laven
    er color, but a red and a white as well. Also a Fig tree which has fruited qui
    e well this year, and a lone Oak from seed. It was a giant acorn, size of a go
    f ball.

    Some crepe myrtles came with the house. About 7 of them. Most of them are white. A couple are pinkish, and one is more purple/lavender. I did not realize how nice they smell until I bought this house. One of the white
    ones was a tree. The wood has a lot of water in it, so they freeze easily.
    About 4-5 years ago, the tree froze and most of the limbs died off. It
    came back from the roots as more of a bush, and a funny looking one at that.

    That is one thing about them, when they freeze and die back, they sometimes come back looking pretty wild.

    I've a few i need to try and get started here pretty soon as well. A few more >vocado and some peach.

    I don't think either of those grow well here. When I was a kid, my parents bought a house that had two peach trees in it. One of them did not fruit
    much, but the other one grew a *bunch* of fruit that would grow to about
    double the size of a crabapple and then fall off the tree green. About all that !@#%#@$ tree was good for was drawing yellow jackets into the yard.
    It was a pain in the rear to mow around when they were swarming about.
    Luckily we finally cut it down.

    My father wanted a garden so they moved the other one. It never seemed to
    grow as many leaves after that. It usually looked pretty sorry compared to
    the other one but, after the move, it did grow some actual peaches some
    years. They would grow to full size and actually be edible.

    Mike


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