Anyone Want Some Grapefruit?

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Re: Anyone Want Some Grapefruit?

Post by jwhouk » Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:07 pm

Yeeeah. Especially since the fruit that was already there back in May was hard as a rock last I looked.
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Re: Anyone Want Some Grapefruit?

Post by jwhouk » Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:50 am

An update:

Thanks to me actually a.) fertilizing both trees, b.) remembering to water them daily thanks to a timer, and c.) that huge rainstorm we had that dumped snow on Northern Arizona and doused the valley with rain, I have the beginnings of buds on both trees. Whether or not this produces fruit is another story.
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Re: Anyone Want Some Grapefruit?

Post by Typeminer » Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:31 pm

Cool! Hope you get fruit. If it bore fruit before, maybe the soaking will help.
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Re: Anyone Want Some Grapefruit?

Post by jwhouk » Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:03 am

Good news/Bad news time: The bad news is that the Orange Tree... is kaput. Had a landscaper come out and look at it, and he pointed out a distinct lack of new growth. It's all "suckers", which means the tree is really dead. It's going to get ground down to a stump by this weekend.

The Good News? The Grapefruit tree will get trimmed back, but it has definitely produced some decent fruit. Not huge fruit, but then again this is the off-season for it.
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Re: Anyone Want Some Grapefruit?

Post by lake_wrangler » Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:54 pm

jwhouk wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:03 am
Good news/Bad news time: The bad news is that the Orange Tree... is kaput. Had a landscaper come out and look at it, and he pointed out a distinct lack of new growth. It's all "suckers", which means the tree is really dead. It's going to get ground down to a stump by this weekend.
So it's not just mostly dead, but completely dead... You know, there's only one thing left to do, then... Go through its pockets, and look for loose change... :mrgreen:

Glad there's still hope for the other one, though.


Meanwhile, I'm starting to wonder if I didn't kill the roses that came with the backyard of my house... :roll:

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Re: Anyone Want Some Grapefruit?

Post by jwhouk » Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:06 pm

Orange tree is gone, and stump ground down. Grapefruit tree was trimmed back, and yard sprayed.

Best of all, though, was the palm tree. It got shaved back to the trunk and the fronds were cut back. It looks frickin awesome.
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Re: Anyone Want Some Grapefruit?

Post by Bookworm » Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:03 pm

jwhouk wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:06 pm
Orange tree is gone, and stump ground down. Grapefruit tree was trimmed back, and yard sprayed.

Best of all, though, was the palm tree. It got shaved back to the trunk and the fronds were cut back. It looks frickin awesome.
So, you're saying you had to _shave your palm_?

What HAVE you been doing?
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Re: Anyone Want Some Grapefruit?

Post by jwhouk » Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:36 pm

Ha ha. :P

Seriously, though - the outer bark of the tree had been slowly rotting and causing bark "husks" to fall and mess up my yard. Imagine if someone ran over a coconut shell with a truck; that's what those things look like (but are remarkably thin and only mildly annoying).

Here's what it looks like now:
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As for the orange and grapefruit trees:
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(EDIT: Not sure why both pictures are turned 90 degrees to the side...)
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Re: Anyone Want Some Grapefruit?

Post by TazManiac » Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:10 am

(that's the problem; yer growing yer plants SIDEWAYS!)

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Re: Anyone Want Some Grapefruit?

Post by lake_wrangler » Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:51 am

I'd be more concerned about having to get into the house sideways... :mrgreen:

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Re: Anyone Want Some Grapefruit?

Post by jwhouk » Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:22 pm

It's a browser thing, methinks. Comes up right way on a narrow screen. (Right click view image to see it as-is.)

Compare to how it looked last year, you can see the difference:
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