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Germinated graviola seeds - No, please do not even consider doing so! The seeds are toxic!!!! Do not eat in any form. A google search about annona seeds being toxic will confirm this if you have any doubts...2538 days 11hrs
Nectrines - I don't know what's normal development in your growing conditions, and the variety you have. I have 3 varieties of peaches, one which is almost near the end of its season, one starting to be ready now, and one with fruit the size of what you're des..2546 days 10hrs
White sapote3 - The Mamey Sapote just needs to be given ripening time in a warm area. As long as the scratch test on their skin is a good orange,no green, the fruit ripens off tree. Would be dubious of those cut ones pictured at the market. Thanks for the tip BJ, I'll ..2546 days 10hrs
Low chill apricot variety availabilty - BJ, to be honest, I don't know. It never got below 7c this past winter, and only got to 7c maybe 15-16 nights. But chill apparently starts acummulating below 13c, and many nights were 10-12c. As a rough calculation maybe 300-350hrs tops? As for C-n-C, th..2546 days 11hrs
Low chill apricot variety availabilty - Have picked all the Cot-n-candy the last week. Fruit drop hasn't been an issue at all. Biggest problem has been ants- they love them, and start eating them as soon as they sweeten. Have also had fruit split with rain (not a problem with my peaches though..2547 days 19hrs

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White sapote3 - Rather than digging up my two seedlings, I was thinking of grafting a couple of cv's onto them. Is it too early to do the graft? and what two cv's would compliment each other? I have Golden Globe, Reineke Commercial, Ortego, Hawaiian, Dade, and not eno..Liked Question 2546 days 10hrs
Alphonso mango - hi guys just wondering why Indian varieties of mangoes are not available here in Australia such as Alphonso, Kesar, Badami. Pakistani Chaunsa and Sindri are the best but no here why? growing conditions? thanks Jack..Liked Question 2584 days 5hrs
For trade giant african bushel gourd seed - have you got a wish list ? ..Liked Question 2585 days 17hrs
Cherry of the rio grande - If this is about to flower,in a pot & hardly 30cm tall, I swear I will rip out (or get my husband to anyway) my 6 year 180cm tall one and mulch it! It has only ever given me 3 fruit!..Liked Question 2594 days 1hrs
Dwarf avocado trees1 - Do you stock Wurtz & Rincon dwarf avocado trees or what other dwarf varieties that are compatable. When will you plants be ready?..Liked Question 2597 days 17hrs
Mango tree not fruiting - Hi, My Mango tree is 6/7 year old but not giving us fruits , please suggest some medicine for this. ..Liked Answer 2599 days 18hrs
Spices - Wow, frightfully expensive, I'm not a cook either, what do they do with it? How is it used? Almost $50 delivered, is it worth that much? Are they that rare? Dioecious? tell me more...Liked Answer 2628 days 17hrs
Blueberry - I've just found this forum - and need some advice, if someone would be kind enough to help. I'm trying to grow blueberries for the first time, and I've attached a photo of the browning leaves - all the same shape of browning. We;ve had rather a lot..Liked Question 2667 days 1hrs
Econeem and others - I'm not disagreeing with you Nellie - I'd just like to see peer reviewed reputable work backing that up..Liked Question 2691 days 18hrs
Gardening australia1 - It was 25 September 2010 to be exact VF. Gardening Australia still has a fact sheet on the net. http://www.abc.net.au/gardening/stories/s3019307.htm..Liked Question 2692 days 10hrs
Cherry of the rio grande - Email sent ive..Liked Answer 2710 days 15hrs
Frangipani leaf disease - hi nick, i was wondering how your frangipani anne is doing now, and was it wet feet? as i am trying to help a sickly plant,i think it looks similar to your pictures.... i live in melbourne and i and winter is about to start. i have had the plant advice ..Liked Question 2735 days 6hrs
Guava tees in melbourne - I tried to order some other plants from Daleys about 1 months ago but got a similar message saying that due to quarantine restrictions, they couldn't be sent to Victoria. Must say I was a bit surprised so I ended up ordering them online from another n..Liked Answer 2745 days 10hrs
Birdwood nursery1 - Yes Jantina, I let them know. Their response was to send me increasingly shitty plants over the course of my next several orders and to stop responding to my complaints entirely. Come on Birdwood. Get it done...Liked Answer 2822 days 18hrs
Thai sweet mango tree for sale - I think I have located the variety known as 'taiwan' mango being sold in sunnybank. It is Chiin Hwang (or just Chin Hwang / Taiwan Golden Mango) http://www9.tainan.gov.tw/cht/action/mango/eng/mango/mango03.html picture & description mid page. ..Liked Answer 2846 days 18hrs
Jaboticaba3 - Tran, 13 years seems to be a long time to wait for a single fruit and the tree is only 2m high :-). I believe mangosteens also take that long to bear fruit (we had a commercial fruit orchard in VN). I was wondering of what you think of the taste o..Liked Answer 2906 days 19hrs
Jaboticaba3 - My large leafed jaboticaba (Myrciaria spirito santensis) or Grimal as they are commonly called has been producing well lately and these were consumed just now.The taste is better I think than the common small leafed jaboticaba (Myrciaria jaboticaba var.sa..Liked Answer 2920 days 5hrs
Ono and banana ken mango - hey VF, thanks for the update, looks like I'm going to have to go shopping soon! Did they have many in stock? and any other varieties?..Liked Answer 2922 days 19hrs

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