My mulberry and other fruits collection


#201

Not a bad idea, it will keep them moist, and keep some weeds away. I would though pull bark away from the base of the trees a little bit. Inch or more. It should not be touching the trees. You want to keep the living tree bark dry and no chance of staying moist.


#202

Cool Drew, ill correct that. Thank you :slight_smile:


#203

I guess because of possible infection, it’s what is suggested, although I don’t thoroughly understand why?


#204

Makes sense if the woodchips are moist and always against the bark of the tree might cause rot
I"ll do what you suggest. Thank you.


#205

i apply new mulch every spring. it beaks down to feed the plants, conserves water and keeps weeds out.


#206

Today planted in my farm around 100 seedlings of papaya formosa (the big fruit one) and 100 seedlings of golden papaya (the smaller one)… has an experience… probably they all will die


#207

You should start to pray… well i hope some survive… :grin:


#208

Ahah I know Luis… i planted like 200…
If one of each survives im an happy guy


#209

AND LUCKY! :laughing:


#210

Ahah


#211

If you have success i will plant them here too!


#212

I"ll keep you informed


#213

So far the latest tropicals are fine… the most lively one being the atemoya… keeping my prays for the grumichama ahah
Still have like 50 seedlings of the madeira cherymoia to put on the ground next week… will pray for those ones too… ahah


#214

You are crazy, but i wish you very lucky! I understand you… i already killed a lot od trees! :zipper_mouth_face:


#215

So, today i was around the property checking the newly plantings, cutting some weeds and trying to decide what to do with the trees that were on the property before (planted by my grandparents possibly).
From those i would only keep the cherry tree, that was the original plan, because all others seem to be very poor at fruiting, or the trees are damaged.
Then i had a change of heart, i decided to try and save at least a few, giving them some fertilizer, mulching, watering, etc…i"ll see how they behave this and next year and if no good i"ll then either cut them down or use them for grafting.
I am quite new at this and some of the trees i cant identify them… would appreciate some help guys.
Here we go

Found an old, damaged, short loquat tree (see the damage on the trunk). Fertilizer and mulch on it


A pear tree… dunno if a cultivar, if an old seedling, no idea. Fertilizer and mulch


Another pear tree… different cultivar. Fertilizer and mulch


An apple tree i believe had an old tiny dried and rot fruit on it. Fertilizer and mulch


Another apple tree. Tiny only fruit… fertilizer and mulch


Right… no idea what this one is. Have no new or old fruits on the tree to help me identify it… and i have like 5 of these trees on the property. Help? Fertilizer and mulch on it


What about this one? Seems like it lost the main trunk and then got lateral growth. What is it? Fertilizer and mulch on it

And then i have like 30 of these ones spread through the property. Seedling of any kind? Thanks


#216

One more bought today.
A Sapote.
No idea what type of Sapote it is. Any idea? A white sapote?


#217

Hi! Yes it’s white sapote… it’s a good size plant.


#218

And planted the white sapote

Also continued to save/rehab a few of the old trees on the property

And found what this is also - a quince / Cydonia oblonga. Isnt it?
Have several of these

Before


After

(Notice one of my white fruits mulberry behind)

In the nursery i was in today they also has a nice sized Kaki/Persimmon at a good price. The variety was Rojo Brillante. Is it any good??


#219

Interesting page about white sapote:

http://www.strangewonderfulthings.com/138.htm


#220

Thanks Luis, great information