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Nice collection in the bay area, congratulations 🎊!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Penang88 is a great durian
« on: January 21, 2018, 08:51:57 AM »
Congratulations 🎊 Mike on your Durian tree, I see a tiny branch holding several Durians, did you said it flower 4years after being on the ground, how long before that did you grafted it? Did the flowers took at that time or this is the first time is bearing?

What was your germination rate for the "Isan Indigo" seeds? I had a very low rate. I am pretty new to growing so I am assuming i did something wrong  :'( If I recall right I ordered the seeds Novemberish.  Do you think they are still viable or far gone?
So far I have 2 out of seven, in this time with the low temperature takes longer, and yes your seeds are still good sometimes they can take up to 5 months don't give up!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Lolita Suriname Cherry
« on: January 20, 2018, 12:41:29 PM »
I was gifted a red "Lolita" seedling,  original seeds brought here by Luc, he planted them and harvest small/medium size red fruits with very low resin flavor but a wow! punch flavor in your mouth, very very sweet and then the tart explosion at the end, can't stop eating them once you start eating them, I imagine this flavor range similar to the sweet tart Zill's mango, Luc gave away some of his own seedlings to someone then one of them was being given to me, this one grow and exhibit the same characteristics, so I'm assuming this are true from seed as opposed of another selection of mine with non resin, very sweet cherry flavor, large size, vibrant red, and very firm flesh kind of almost plum kind, but this one I plant two seeds and the seedlings results were horrible!! Tasting somehow like resin with petroleum! 😄

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Star Apples from Vietnam
« on: January 20, 2018, 10:20:02 AM »
After watching some YouTube videos, I decided to let these ripen a bit more before I open one up. Chris from Trulytropical has a video that shows the purple ones cut up at different stages of ripeness. These fruit I purchased were all slightly soft to the touch similar to a just ripened Peach but there are no wrinkles on the fruit at all.

Jared the weird Fruit explorer has a couple videos and he ate the fruit in what appeared to be somewhat soft but not wrinkled. I’ll report back once I try the fruit.

Hi Simon, I have noticed my Caimitos are not climateric, once I cut them off the tree the ripening process stops, and the longer I take in days to consume the less flavor and sweetness, so the key is cut them ripe and eat them right away right away...

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: mammee americana
« on: January 20, 2018, 10:13:29 AM »
I read that it taste like apricot with..........onions! Don't know if i like that.

I have to choose between green sapote or mammee americana, don't know which one i want.

Are there named varieties in  mammee?
Never detected onion at all, yes there are a few selections were the seeds doesn't cling to the flesh, only one seed, good orange color instead of yellow and more sugar conten, but most importantly hermaphrodite, as there is also male trees, I just graft some scions from a Martinique selection call "Sonson"

I got mine today. after 13days in shipping . It was sent on the 4th. 

Thanks Raul for the soncoya freebies!!!  Can't wait to plant these in a few weeks.
I'm glad they arrive kim! 😄

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Plinia Arryan
« on: January 15, 2018, 04:48:54 PM »
Arrayan is a small guava relative called in Mexico, also has small leaves like the plinias.....

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pruning Pometia Pinnata (Fijian Longan)
« on: January 12, 2018, 11:57:19 PM »
Do you know if they have buttress roots, I mean the large hig ones who goes through the surface, I'm going planning to plant it near a small pool....

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Ilamas on my trees and seeds sprouting
« on: January 12, 2018, 03:55:21 PM »
I'm glad the seeds sprout well and fast for you Mike! Those fruits of you look Beautiful specially your Genova Red! 😄

I just purchased some from Adam, flying fox fruits, check maybe he still have some! 😄
You can contact him here or better at the Plinia /Myrciaria group at FB

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Wtb: mango scions
« on: January 02, 2018, 09:37:44 PM »
I have a few Zill varieties scions available....

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Waiting for Broadleaf Papaya to ripen.
« on: January 01, 2018, 09:30:02 AM »
Looks beautiful Mike, very meaty! Mine is thin and leggy, doesn't want to speed up, maybe I water alot..

Sorry Ben, it was just before New Year and Internet speed was on and off so un noticing I click post button several times...

Very nice pictures Lory! 😄 I really enjoyed them thanks for sharing! As far as Marang, I know there are varieties with green or brown skin, do you notice any difference in flavor regardless the skin color from each other?

Hello Raul sorry i completely disregarded your question  :-\
As for my experience,a among marang fruits there is definitely a variability in taste, texture, flesh/seeds ratio, flavour.
But this is NOT correlated with skin colour.
What i noticed is that fruits with bigger, more sparse "thorns" usually have bigger and more fleshy arils inside.
Even size and shape of seeds is variable, some being quite elongated others being quite perfectly round.
Taste of fruits with more elongated seeds is usually exceedingly sweet whereas the ones with rounder seeds have usually a more delicate flavour (that i personally prefer)
Hi Lory! Happy new year! And congrats on your amazing trip! Thanks for such detailed explanation can't wait to try your babies, they are doing really good!

Just got some seeds of this Tenom Beauty

Thanks Raul! I thought the fruit skin was pink, not its flesh ;)
Hi Sy, the Pink /yellow skin is the Hibrid Zibethinus / Dulcis Han Sen got the pics and seeds available in trade & buy section...

Any comments on flavor?


“Consider there are thousands of trees which are just seedlings”

This simply isn’t true. Arancillo and Puyat were seeedlings at one point but when selected and grafted they are all clones of each other. Variability only comes in with how/where they are grown.
I believe he wanted to say that when you are in some area, any area there's people who grow seedlings of any name  variety and when the tree grows they keep calling them by the original fruit name, this specially applies when you are buying fruits from a roadside stand, there's gonna be some variations.... To make sure 100% of clones you have to go to a reputable nursery and grow your own....

Can't express in words how blessed I am of have found you guys in this magnificent group! 😄 has given me the opportunity of making my dreams come true of expanding my fruit collection, and helping to spread endangered species for nature health, thank you, thank you, thank you, to all of you, and to the first ones who came with the idea of creating this forum (surprising I don't know who were founding members) God and nature bless you! 😄

Very nice pictures Lory! 😄 I really enjoyed them thanks for sharing! As far as Marang, I know there are varieties with green or brown skin, do you notice any difference in flavor regardless the skin color from each other?

It has a lot of delicious sweet fles and low seeds ! 😄

Raul, Can you get seeds?
Yes Chandramohan but season is in May, just before the rains..

Are the soncoya seeds still avalaible?
Yes Mike

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