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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Annona seedlings
« on: November 17, 2017, 12:56:59 PM »
When an Annonaceae seedling (Sugar Apple, Illama) germinates there are usually two leaves. If for some reason the leaves get fried before developing, does the stick die off or grow new leaves?
They grow again, I had some Nadai sugar apple mail to me, and I received them all broken with only the tiny young shoot, after I planted them about a month later there was a young new leaves,

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Top Spondia seeds available
« on: November 16, 2017, 02:18:01 PM »
Selection of planting material

In this species there seems to be no possibility of sexual propagation or seeds, because the stem cells of the micro-sporangium do not develop and therefore there is no pollen formation.

http://www.anacafe.org/glifos/index.php/Cultivo_de_jocote

Is this same fruit?? Is the translation good? How can they say there is no seed?

That web site is from Guatemala in Central America, I'm in the upper part of Mexico North America, we are almost 2,000 km away and there's lots of Spondias varieties with same name in different regions, here in Mexico this types can be propagated from seeds as says in this and many others  Mexican web sites,
Just use Google to translate the page,
as you can see in the picture is the same variety of my pictures above.
https://www.google.com.mx/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://www.picsincloud.com/index.php%3Foption%3Dcom_content%26view%3Darticle%26id%3D48:el-jocote%26catid%3D10%26Itemid%3D101&ved=0ahUKEwjPkJXaxcPXAhVDWCYKHbsAC5kQFgilATAY&usg=AOvVaw2AB51i-Cnuqd00TfnczT7L

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Top Spondia seeds available
« on: November 15, 2017, 11:46:33 PM »
Forgot to say that this is a commercial variety here in Mexico with large plantations, when in season can be found all over the country and commanding high prices as those plastic glasses in the picture are sold at 30 pesos( 1.8 usd) and is just like 1/2 kilo, mango in season sells for 20 pesos, which is less than half shipper, but the flavor and consistency of this Spondias can't be found in any mango, just like "flan napolitano" , if any of you have tried one then you know what I mean, top notch fruit far away from regular Spondias...

What sort of climate are the commercial orchards of this variety?  Are they high elevation / cooler locations than the tropical location you're at?
It's growing at 1500 meters above sea level, however is a tropical place this is average climate
https://www.google.com.mx/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.timeanddate.com/weather/mexico/cuernavaca/climate&ved=0ahUKEwj9hIGCpMLXAhVM6yYKHb5tDHcQFggoMAA&usg=AOvVaw0hvvnQrOQqbfZ4CgzzTNgQ

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Top Spondia seeds available
« on: November 15, 2017, 11:37:55 AM »
Forgot to say that this is a commercial variety here in Mexico with large plantations, when in season can be found all over the country and commanding high prices as those plastic glasses in the picture are sold at 30 pesos( 1.8 usd) and is just like 1/2 kilo, mango in season sells for 20 pesos, which is less than half shipper, but the flavor and consistency of this Spondias can't be found in any mango, just like "flan napolitano" , if any of you have tried one then you know what I mean, top notch fruit far away from regular Spondias...

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Que gusto volver a saber de ti, querido Carlos! 😄 welcome back che!

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Top Spondia seeds available
« on: November 14, 2017, 08:08:04 PM »
Don't know what's going on, I copy/paste the link from post image and shows up when I'm writing the message but when I push the button post, disappears, who wants to see the pics just put your mail here or write requesting them please raulglezruiz@gmail.com

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Top Spondia seeds available
« on: November 14, 2017, 06:56:00 PM »
Maybe the forum isn't working, I'll try later...

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Top Spondia seeds available
« on: November 14, 2017, 06:54:14 PM »
Raul very interesting!!

Do you have some sample images of the fruits? Is it "Spondias purpurea var Corona" ?
I'm trying to post them since I posted the topic but somehow I can't?

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Top Spondia seeds available
« on: November 14, 2017, 06:46:25 PM »
This has to be the best Spondia type, first because comes in November /December when there's no much fruit available, then because is delicious the skin is orange/red of thin and crunchy type,  flesh orange but instead of been juicy and watery like regular Spondias, flesh is milky, creamy, with a flan, custard consistency, flavor is like a sweet mix of cheese cake, egg nog and flan dessert, absolutely delicious 😋, every body should try it, name is Jocote de Corona, 6 seeds is 19 usd including shipping, Asia or South Pacific add 2 usd, my paypal is raulglezruiz@gmail.com please specify what you are ordering and address in the PayPal message window and I'll comeback to you with tracking number



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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Mamey Sapote seeds
« on: November 14, 2017, 03:14:48 PM »
3. Fresh seeds of sweet mamey sapote 9usd+9 for shipping with tracking, my paypal is raulglezruiz@gmail.com please specify what you are ordering and address in the PayPal message window and I'll comeback to you with tracking number...

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: On a unknown fruit pursuit! 😄
« on: November 12, 2017, 01:29:05 PM »
Its the wrong continent, but the description reminds me a lot of screw pine.  It would be amazing if you found something completly unknown to the tropical fruit world! Whatever it is happy hunting!
I haven't taught about that, but now that you mention and looking at the small  size of pandanus tree, pictures of the fruit and he also mention the leaves being like a palm but more narrow and long, you may be closer, as far as I know there's no pandanus species in Mexico but maybe something closely related?

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Hi Mike, they look awesome! Can't wait to try my owns I grafted the DPI gold to a standard adult bearing caimito tree that now I'm ready to topcut, hopefully this way can bear soon, about the juice pearl Oscar mentioned his tree as being smaller than regular caimito and having more spread fruiting season, have you noticed the same in juicy pearl?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / On a unknown fruit pursuit! 😄
« on: November 11, 2017, 02:24:39 PM »
Today I hire a guy for logging a tall Primavera tree that even do has beautiful blooms of yellow flowers in Spring is occupying a place I need for a Durian, he is a man of campo, I mean those guys who had been working in the mountains walking or riding a mula putting lines or fence for the ejidos(forest land association owners)  who was born here in the little town I live just outside of touristy Puerto Vallarta, I asked him about if there's any fruit of good taste or value in the hills, he mentioned that there's some very good sweet figs, but what caught my attention he also mentioned another fruit that grows in a mountain like 2 or 3 mountains back from mine, he said he went there because there's an old rumor that in that mountain there's a mine, so every once in a while people have come and ask him to take them over there, and that is how he saw this tree, he says is a small tree like 2 meters high, who have this fruits hanging down the way bananas do, the tree had the tronk like palms do with marks, the fruit were hanging one from each side, he said about the size of a Pineaple he also mentioned the skin with the same drawing that Pineaples do, yellow in color, he told to the other guy who was walking with him, look that fruit is edible, because one of them has been devoured half by a racoon as the marks were on the fruit, so they cut the other one and brought it back to town were they opened with a knife, to found a orange fleshed inside that according to him is similar to a jackfruit in flavor, there was most people there and most like it, so they wanted to go back for more, this guy said he won't come back walking as is around 4 hours in the hills, so they planned to get some horses and comeback, but unfortunately they never went back! I asked if he remembered the time of year, he said in November, I'm I lucky? 😄 hehehe, he also mentioned have had seen them in another mountain within  one hour driving from here and where we have to drop the car is only one hour walking, I wanted to go tomorrow! 😄 but unfortunately he's busy the hole next week so we settled to go in two weeks, hopefully the raccoons let some for us, I'm kind of exited this description he gave sounds weird for me, hopefully can find some species of good value.. I'll keep you updated.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: wanted:Wild durian
« on: November 10, 2017, 09:56:58 PM »
My friend stanleyphuinam@gmail.com
Lives in Sabah he can help you, I already talked to him about you, he had sent me red prawn, chanee, Durio Dulcis, and Graveolens different colors, also longan lada, nice guy..
In Messenger he is as Yong Stanley Phui Nam

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"It's not going to get in if you wrapped it properly starting from the bottom up and past the top of the rootstock about an inch. "

Well, my veneer graft was for re-work a larger mango, so the top of the root stock is too tall to cover, and I don't think the uncovered rootstock is the problem, but the scion. As the scion sent out new growth, Walter Zill said to uncover it and I agreed with him. So after the top of the scion is uncovered to let the new growth exposed, how do you prevent water get into the two side-channels?
Sapote I don't know the name in English but there's a paste, like paint is black color usually is found in places for gardening products is useful for cover parts of the trees who lost bark, and also is good for sealing the grafts from the top in rainy season...

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Hi Raul, sorry I'm late to the game. I would take some seeds if there are any left after all orders have been processed. Thank you.
Best regards, Chrise
Hi Chris! Yes I still have some go ahead!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Any information on soncoya???
« on: November 05, 2017, 01:08:47 PM »
Here's some review from Raul:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KT4kJbhbSOA

Plus some extra info:

http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=25676.0


Thanks for the post.  At first I thought it was not a good fruit because of the review by prince on the search.  But after reading Raul post it made me more interested in growing soncoya since it smell like durian.

Hi it's a nice fruit like sweet Soursop mixed with tangerine, a little less pulp than Soursop, however I don't think they smell like Durian at all! Very different smell Soncoya has a nice easy friendly smell...

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Excellent job Raul  :)
Gracias amigo! 😄

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"For preventing the water from getting in just cover the hole scions with parafilm"

I did, but I uncovered the top of the scion after it sent out new growth. Then, how do you stop rain going in and pool in there?
The best thing would be to put under some roof assuming is rainy season, anyway if the scion broke off most of the time is taking, then what you did opening the lower part to leak I think is fine..

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Actually side veneer grafting is the easiest and most effective way to match up the cambium on greatly unmatched girths.  Just make the width of the cut on each about the same width.  Sure helps having someone hold the scion in place while you wrap.

Very true on unmatched girths. As I did this few weeks ago using Walter Zills method, I was thinking this is a perfect graft for small scions and larger rootstock. But the method should have same merit on small root stocks too. The only thing I don't like about side veneer is it is impossible to seal off the water from entering the wrapped up union, as compare to a perfectly sealed Cleft graft. I ended up cut some small holes at the bottom of the my poorman "parafilm" wrap in case water got in from the opened top.
For preventing the water from getting in just cover the hole scions with parafilm, by the way the rootstock in the pics are reused from failure grafts attempts, (not by me) the scions in the pic are Cotton Candy that travel in zip log bag with vermiculite for 45 days in transit and 2 out of 3 arrived fine...


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I don't think low temperatures are good for mangos, I constantly receive mango scions from Florida some of them travel between 30/45 days in transit and still have a take of 70/80 %, so my advice is a ziploc bag with some vermiculite and very, very few water just to keep humedity inside the bag, that way they can last easily 3/4 weeks...

Wow! that's a long time Raul.  What grafting method do you prefer and are you grafting on mature trees or seedlings?

Raul you let the sender strip the scion leaves 3-4 days before cutting it in order do have the buds swelling?
You usually go with cleft graft?

Yeah that's a very good tip.  I think I saw that on youtube.
It also allows the sap to dry and seal on the cut leave stems, therefore allowing the tree to replenish the sap in the scion before the scion is removed. 
That's what I do with fig cuttings.  More sap equals stronger scion I hope.
I'm grafting on seedlings....

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Raul you let the sender strip the scion leaves 3-4 days before cutting it in order do have the buds swelling?
You usually go with cleft graft?
Hi Lory, most of the time senders haven't strip the scions before they send, the most and basically only commercial kind of mango graft here is side veneer.....

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In this coming days I'll catch up with all the orders, I'm sending first come first serve,

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I would add to what Mike T has said that salacca affinis, the red salak, is a very good salak.  I am ramping up production here as the production I have is very sought after.
Peter
Hi Peter! I have small Affinis seedlings and want to know if they are hermaphrodite like Salak bali, or separately male and female?

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