18 thoughts on “California Home Rare Fruit Garden Tour

    Flying Fox Fruits

    (December 7, 2016 - 7:51 pm)

    nice work Mark!

    Richard Mang

    (December 7, 2016 - 7:51 pm)

    What an amazing collection of fruit trees! Interesting panorama camera angle, from the roof, genius! I am on a very windy hill top (in Vista, CA just south side of 78 and Emerald) and have no luck with standard size bananas, they get blown over before ever ripening. I am having good luck with an unknown dwarf variety that I dug up from a guy named Steve next to CrestView Elementary school in Vista, so they are my "Steve" bananas. I am also having good luck with a dwarf Raja Puhri, if the gophers are kept at bay, it holds up well to the strong winds and limited frost damage. Limited luck with a Dwarf Cavandish, easily damaged by frost. So I am very interested in the Super Dwarf Namwah you show at 11:11. You also showed Walk-a-taan at 13:04 and Ha-Ha Banana at 14:07 & 16:25. Your place is very sheltered from wind, but how about frost issues in Chula Vista?

    William Anderson

    (December 7, 2016 - 7:51 pm)

    Where in southern CA is this??

    gyuuk

    (December 7, 2016 - 7:51 pm)

    when do your custard apples ripen and how big do they get? its annona reticulata right?

    Castle of Costa Mesa

    (December 7, 2016 - 7:51 pm)

    Wow!! Bravo!!!

    Juan Munoz

    (December 7, 2016 - 7:51 pm)

    Hi there where did you get the Dwarf Namwah (super dwarf as you said) would you consider selling a pup?

    knowallcity

    (December 7, 2016 - 7:51 pm)

    Hows the Santol done? I have one the same size,but indoors. I want to plant it out this summer. I have Moringa- that should be easy to grow.
    Any ideas on Rambutan?
    How the heck have the Manila palms done? I heard they are impossible to grow even in soucal.
    Good luck!

    Raymond Balcom

    (December 7, 2016 - 7:51 pm)

    whats a african shaddock?….a citrus?

    Raymond Balcom

    (December 7, 2016 - 7:51 pm)

    Whats your favorite nursery?…..are you seed propagating or buying trees?
    Global warming is sure helping us out….especially these last 3 yrs in san diego county.
    If your selling seeds or trees please chime in….were you born in the tropics?

    Raymond Balcom

    (December 7, 2016 - 7:51 pm)

    Where do you get your green sapote seeds?….how many pitanga fruit cycles do you get?…thats quite a variety you have there…do you sell any extra trees?…looks like your running out of room…in your edible garden……stay fruitful and healthy

    jim nham

    (December 7, 2016 - 7:51 pm)

    Mark, how is your caimito doing?

    jim nham

    (December 7, 2016 - 7:51 pm)

    Mark, have you try to grow star apple tree? Do you think it will survive here in SD?

    Bill Her

    (December 7, 2016 - 7:51 pm)

    Wow amazing! My parents are from Laos/Vietnam, my goal is to plant as many available tropical fruit trees for them in hopes they can someday enjoy the taste of their homeland again. War is what brought them here to America and I am happy to have the freedom of living here and glad they too are here. But when talks about some fruits that has never been on my plate comes to their minds, i wish i could travel back in time to the burned land they once walked upon and pick those bearing fruits for them. I'm glad people like you are taking interest in rare fruits. It's what brings cultural diversity together, everyone can't understand each other, but everyone can enjoy tropical fruits that leaves a craving for years to come. Thanks for the video, i live in Fresno, CA. 

    Matthias Schulze

    (December 7, 2016 - 7:51 pm)

    wow you have a botanical garden of fruit…thanks for sharing your wonderful garden

    omar guerrero

    (December 7, 2016 - 7:51 pm)

    i didint know that coffee grew in southern california. what part of southern california are you located at?

    Mark Lee

    (December 7, 2016 - 7:51 pm)

    I have started most of the trees from seed and then grafted them to certain varieties, also I got my "dark star" suriname cherry from toptropicals nursery in Florida. Some of the rarer trees I bought from Ong Nursery in San Diego.

    WESTCOASTSUR13

    (December 7, 2016 - 7:51 pm)

    Where did you get you're trees?

    jim nham

    (December 7, 2016 - 7:51 pm)

    Can you tell me where you got your dark star seriman cherry?

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