47 thoughts on “Eddy’s Gardens, Getting Soursop to Fruit and Backyard Bees!

    elines acevedo

    (April 25, 2018 - 5:38 pm)

    is he puerto rican and doesn't know what achiote/annatto is? blasphemy

    aureavieira1

    (April 25, 2018 - 5:38 pm)

    The plant responded to the nails because it felt it was dying. It is an act for perpetuation of it species, "offer the nature the last seeds. Nails and cuts to the trees are open doors for fungus or diseases, the tree can die in few years. Please do not use nails on yours.

    FitzBerg

    (April 25, 2018 - 5:38 pm)

    I forgot the name too I got seeds in my kitchen tho

    tatatonio

    (April 25, 2018 - 5:38 pm)

    Eddie(y) is such a beautiful soul! He's proud, as he should be, of his garden and quick to share helpful info! Bendicion papa! Thanks David for sharing such a beautiful video! Blessings!

    LSanti

    (April 25, 2018 - 5:38 pm)

    Thanks for sharing this video. I feel like he is my neighbor now that I’ve known for years. Where in Florida is this?

    LSanti

    (April 25, 2018 - 5:38 pm)

    I know a guy who had a mango tree not producing. So he threatened it and placed a nail in the trunk. Now that sucker produces tons of mangoes. Apparently it works.

    Claudio Almeida

    (April 25, 2018 - 5:38 pm)

    Hey David, you do not need have nails on your guanabana tree to produce fruits…in fact, in 2-3 years old the plant starts producing ok, only depending of, the variety, sun light and heat…good job for you and Eddy…oh, and about Bixa Orellana, a native Amazonian tree here in Brazil, named Urucum, a native indian word, people regularly use it in different ways…like a condiment, to put color on foods, to renew skin, like a sun blocker lotion and, mainly, to protect skin against insects like mosquitos ok…I have one in my backyard also

    Stephen Joseph

    (April 25, 2018 - 5:38 pm)

    How long a nail and does the nail have to be galvanised??

    dechinta

    (April 25, 2018 - 5:38 pm)

    I have 3 fig trees, but the 1st one I had for 10 years and no fruit. I was walking one day with my dog and I kicked that tree as hard as I could and told it if it didn't give me some figs, it was coming down. 2 weeks later, I had 5-6 delicious figs. Strangest thing ever. I hope it does better next year. I planted two more and then I got 3 blueberry bushes that I plan to overwinter in pots because the stalks are too thin to put in the ground, but I'm interested in the nail tricks. I have had 2 knee replacements and I'm not too keen on kicking more trees.

    Ravichand Vegiraju

    (April 25, 2018 - 5:38 pm)

    That second tree is an Annato (Bixa Orellana), the seeds inside the spiky pods have a very high beta-carotene content.

    Carol Johnson

    (April 25, 2018 - 5:38 pm)

    It is called Annatto tree has a strong red color

    Anubus MaAt

    (April 25, 2018 - 5:38 pm)

    tamarinds fall to the ground easily so you don't have to climb to get them

    edward leroy

    (April 25, 2018 - 5:38 pm)

    With an inch gap in the bark, how thin can the wrap of peat moss be be and still get a good root? I have been wrapping about a couple inches in radius, 4 inch ball or so. Eddies looked much thinner.

    Sonia Sia

    (April 25, 2018 - 5:38 pm)

    That's called annatto tree, yes it is food coloring used in Asia …πŸ™‚

    Scott Fulk

    (April 25, 2018 - 5:38 pm)

    What's up with the foil wrapped around those branches?

    Ernesto Camilo Barrios Corzo

    (April 25, 2018 - 5:38 pm)

    I don't if somebody told you, we call it achote the coloring food tree.

    bud row

    (April 25, 2018 - 5:38 pm)

    great video.

    Colleen Rodamer

    (April 25, 2018 - 5:38 pm)

    Wow I hope to grow like him once I get to Texas

    Charlie Pace

    (April 25, 2018 - 5:38 pm)

    Hi, I wish I had an Avocado tree like that πŸ™‚ here in Melbourne, Australia they cost $2.50 each

    Christopher E. Pineda

    (April 25, 2018 - 5:38 pm)

    Good people! πŸ’š

    Orlando Backyard Gardening

    (April 25, 2018 - 5:38 pm)

    Annato tree..or lipstick tree…the seeds are used to make yellow rice..

    Smokeydabee Charles Coleman

    (April 25, 2018 - 5:38 pm)

    If only one guy every city block did this, it would change the world.Great video.

    j name

    (April 25, 2018 - 5:38 pm)

    it's achuete tree or anato seeds

    Smirna Palmieri

    (April 25, 2018 - 5:38 pm)

    Great video! I'm definitely trying that nail trick. Eddie was cool. He needs his own show! Lol πŸ˜‰

    NS Moe

    (April 25, 2018 - 5:38 pm)

    More details on nail please.

    NS Moe

    (April 25, 2018 - 5:38 pm)

    David, u should get those avocado.

    BobMels Gardens

    (April 25, 2018 - 5:38 pm)

    Eddie is one cool dude. Thanks for the tour of his back yard. Best wishes Bob.

    Rolando Macatulad

    (April 25, 2018 - 5:38 pm)

    That tree for food coloring we call, "asuete or achuete." It is exactly for food coloring.

    Gardening with Aloha!

    (April 25, 2018 - 5:38 pm)

    I love ur friend he seems so humble!! πŸ€™πŸ½

    Northern Thai Garden Guy

    (April 25, 2018 - 5:38 pm)

    What a nice guy this Eddie! David – do you know any of the guys out here that practice Korean Natural Farming? Drake or Chris Trump?

    Merida Autumn Sunn

    (April 25, 2018 - 5:38 pm)

    You a BEAST Eddie….for helpn out eh! What is the sour ??????? sop ???? Sorry I didn't understand eh….. Thx eh!! XOXOOXXOXO

    sikamikan

    (April 25, 2018 - 5:38 pm)

    Haha great guy. He has all the tricks. Thanks for sharing

    Michele SΓ nchez

    (April 25, 2018 - 5:38 pm)

    Achiote! Boricuas use that for all our cooking!

    Saipandahaha

    (April 25, 2018 - 5:38 pm)

    That "food color plant" is called achote. We use it to color our rice orange

    Cheryl Stahlman

    (April 25, 2018 - 5:38 pm)

    What great guy. We are going to try that yam in a pot trick.

    Jim Purdy

    (April 25, 2018 - 5:38 pm)

    Great interview. Nice guy to spend some time with – both of you.
    Sorry but, Did I miss a property purchase announcement in your tropical paradise?

    Abraham Farrell

    (April 25, 2018 - 5:38 pm)

    In Trinidad and Tobago, we call the spiky fruit Rucco.

    Agot Rachell

    (April 25, 2018 - 5:38 pm)

    It's annatto seeds…used to color food etc

    Haydee Judice

    (April 25, 2018 - 5:38 pm)

    Hey David The Good… Any chance you get details from Eddie on how to do the nail trick? And pleaseee, I would love to know how to get roots from the tree, so it doesn't take "forever" to give it's amazing curative and delicious fruit πŸ˜‹ I'm also from beautiful PR πŸ˜πŸ˜€ , living in Titusville, FL for almost thirty years…love my Sunshine State 😍 My blessings for both of you πŸ™πŸŒˆπŸ’•πŸ‘‹
    Oh my…the Tamarinds!!! My mouth is watering, I'm drooling all over my shirt πŸ˜›πŸ˜‚

    Our Florida Garden

    (April 25, 2018 - 5:38 pm)

    Wonderful garden. I just planted a pink guava and a white guava. Looking forward to the fruit in the forth year and if it isn't producing I now know what to do. πŸ™‚

    Lina Draney

    (April 25, 2018 - 5:38 pm)

    I threatened my soursop and avocado with doom (cutting them down) and they produced the following year….
    they can sense their impending fate…. I also think heavy pruning triggers re production.

    The red berry used for coloring is called bija (Bixa Orellana) or Annato/Achiote in the Dom Rep. I believe it has no nutritional value other than the coloring used in latin cuisine.

    My soursop is full of blooms right now. Traditionally it gives me fruit in the fall but it gave me six fruits in the spring for the first time this year.
    Great video!!

    Josh S

    (April 25, 2018 - 5:38 pm)

    Man. If you punch the bottom out of that pool and fill it with soil it'd be a great garden. Aloha

    Pepe's Fruit Trees

    (April 25, 2018 - 5:38 pm)

    "Long Neck" are Russell Avocados they are amazing. Nice job Eddy and good video David! Thumbs up!

    Laura Flasch

    (April 25, 2018 - 5:38 pm)

    I love to see David, David the GoodOut visiting his friends, all over the hood.Β  Couldn"t resist saying that; your song does wonderfully strange things to me. Your friend Eddy uses the same trick for his trees that my grandmother taught me.Β  It is wonderful to see hear you so happy. Tell Rachel hello.

    d hamby

    (April 25, 2018 - 5:38 pm)

    Hope the bees are registered with the State. The state will fight for you if you have problems with the neighbors they will also test the bees to see if they're Africanized.

    ZSandmann

    (April 25, 2018 - 5:38 pm)

    Ha! I like Eddy seems like a guy I'd want to have a beer with

    sirjimmy71

    (April 25, 2018 - 5:38 pm)

    Can you go into more detail about this nail method of getting trees to fruit? I've heard of whipping a tree to make it fruit and doing a kind of incomplete girdling but not of using nails. Also, Eddy said that he threatened the avocado tree — does that mean he also used the nail method or some other method on the avocado?

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