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Raul, do you know what it taste like when used as vegetable? Which other vegetable does it compare to? Any info on growth habit of the tree? Speed, size, etc...
Hi Durian Lover, people told me it can be used and can have similar taste as a Chayote, you
Can find more information on the web looking for Bonetes fruta...

I got more seeds...

I'm sorry, I'm not trying to hi-jack this thread; i just wanted to share the experience I had when buying a section of jackfruit last week. It was sweet, aromatic and crunchy and of course; they don't know the variety besides that it came from Florida. It was one of the best I had and check out the rags to flesh ratio! It also had very little latex. I was so impressed that I planted the seeds, something I never do.


color, large bulbs, low latex, crispy, sounds similar to my MÍA 1

Thanks for the good response ordering, this fruit is hard to get and much appreciated, I'll starting contacting you in couple days with tracking numbers...

Hi everyone, my seeds arrived today! They appear to have sprouted en route, unfortunately the roots look brown and dry. I will plant them and hope for the best. Good luck to you all. Chris
Hi Chris, that is good news! I think they are the first ones to arrive, I have had some success with deteriorated roots in the past, hopefully yours will be ok,

After years of being asked for seedsthis species by several members on this forum I finally got a hold of one fruit thanks to the husband of the lady who helps to clean up the house, he found a tree in the hill outside his work place, and was kind enough to get one for me, I saw the fruits 20 years ago in Colima's Markets by the sidewalk vendors, at the time I wasn't into fruits yet, vendors told me the green fruit was boil or fried with oil and eat as a vegetable on its own or in salads, or mix with scramble eggs, through this year's I have had few encounters with the fruit /tree but not at the right time, last year in the hill looking for Limoncillos (Mexican Garcinia) I found a fruit on the ground but unfortunately it was rotten, I look around for the tree but couldn't find it, 2 months ago again in Limoncillo land I saw a large Bonetes tree with fruit large fruits hanging on it with the pole I was able to get 4 but they never ripe back in my house, so I'm very happy no to have this one, this lady told me they eat them as a vegetable, but they like them better as fruit full ripe just spoon out the pulp, also-ran I read that toasted seeds has a great flavor, when I opened if was very soft, I think either this fruit was pick from the ground or they miss the catch cause it has signs of damage, the inside was very brilliant yellow, orange, when I tried it with spoon it flesh was very soft like custard with a nice tropical sweet flavor, first thing came to my mind was sweet passiflora, apricot and papaya notes, Definitely very pleasant profile, I'm planting a tree in my land, I like the idea it can be either use as fruit or veggies when semi-ripe, also a plus that seeds are from edible and tasty this guy has a better explanation of the flavor saying they taste like Bacon, I'll have yet to try them
Because I only have one fruit and don't know when I'll get more as this is a endangered tree, the seeds will be dispatch first come first serve, price is 2.5 each minimum 8 seeds, shipping certified is 6 usd, the seeds will be sent dry like regular papaya, my paypal is,
Please let me know your username when you make a payment

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Mulching with grave rock?
« on: July 18, 2017, 12:06:33 AM »
I recently built a side brick wall along the property, I end up with lots of this little rock used in the mixture with the sand and cement to pour it in the rebar reinforcement of the wall, since I don't have use for it I was considering use it as a mulch for keeping away weeds from the trees, would this be OK or damage the tree, soil, or something else? I'm thinking it could block oxygen into the soil but I'm not sure any guess?

Same thing no notification of private mail since more than a year ago...

Hola Raul, below follow the track info for Alfian, José Luna and the reshipment we are making for LK (since we got his package back):
Alfian: RR041333285BR

Jose Luna: RR041333277BR

LK: RR04133363BR
I believe the reshipment for Imael from Puerto Rico will be necessary, but we will deal with it when it becomes official do not worrry.
and thank you very much again

Any new info on ID of this one Mike? I came across this topic searching for "sweet wax Jambu varieties"

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Durian in US?
« on: July 07, 2017, 11:51:51 PM »
If someone purchases a fresh one and want to sell the seeds and mail them I'll be happy 😊 to buy them, Durian Monthong...

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: First leaves on my durian seedling!
« on: July 05, 2017, 04:34:09 PM »
Congratulations on your Baby! Welcome to the world of obsessive out of conditions Durian growers! They like water but make sure to have good drain, and allow the soil to get dry between watering to avoid phitophora infections..

Hi I just chat with Andre at he just confirmed that Robbie and Abimael packages were sent back from USA to Brazil, he says is going to send them back again...

Anyone from the first group of orders that shipped (May 25th) received their orders yet? Tracking says it was shipped to the USA on June 5th from Sao Paulo :D. USPS says untrackble from Br. Hopefully they arrive sprouted :D. Or just arrive o.O

A little update. It's status now says "Objeto recebido pelos Correios do Brasil" which translates to "Object received by the Brazilian Post Office". Posted on 06/27/2017.
Hi Robbie, does says that in Brazilian post web or USPS?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: venus mango
« on: July 02, 2017, 11:30:35 AM »
I had my first and only fruit this year off my tree on 07/01/17, in the ground 2 years. This fruit is a keeper as I bought it because of the reviews, and it does not disappoint based on that single fruit, juvenile tree "and my growing conditions"(Harry H.).
Hi Harry, thanks for your review, I also have a small 1 year old Venus in the ground, you mentioned just tried your Venus yesterday, isn't supposed to be a late mango? Kind of late August /early September?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Garcinia ID
« on: June 28, 2017, 11:16:23 AM »
It's called an Autograph tree or Balsam apple. Species name is Clusia major. It's in the Clusiaceae family but is not in the Garcinia genus.
Yes looks like you got it Derek! I'm glad I just tried a little bit of flesh as it mentioned is poisoned, nice fruit shape do I thought when I saw it having discovered a exotic kind of mangosteen relative do! 😢

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Garcinia ID
« on: June 28, 2017, 09:15:31 AM »

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Garcinia ID
« on: June 28, 2017, 09:01:24 AM »
Does it have any latex? What is the taste like? I do not think it is a Garcinia.
when I cut it from the tree exude yellow latex as typical Garcinia, the leaves and tree looks like it, and the fruit itself looks for outside like a Mesta mangosteen, when the fruit opened obviously I saw it wasn't a fruit I tried little beat with my finger and it wasn't sweet..

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: My Hybrid Jaboticaba
« on: June 27, 2017, 09:53:40 PM »
Congratulations! Nice tree! You are ahead of me, I'm just waiting to receive my seeds!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Garcinia ID
« on: June 27, 2017, 09:46:44 PM »
While in Cuba 🇨🇺 along the Varadero Beach besides the weeds of Seagrapes all over I also noticed some of this Garcinia trees they were full of unripe fruits some of same or larger size than regular mangosteen, I picked two and put in my backpack, I thought they were seashore mangosteen but looking at them in the Internet I noticed is something else, now one of them open up to show some red pulp, any idea of what is it?

The title says it, post it here cause there's more visitors on this forum..

More seeds available for this year...

Here goes the tracking info of Evan Brenner: RR100260516BR

Raul Gonzalez: RR100261383BR
Mike Kalaitzakkis: RR071612981BR

Another two order sent yesterday
Oscar Jaitt: RR071612955BR

Mike Trenerry: RR071612964BR
In addition to yours there are only more 3 remaining: Mike Kalaitzakkis, Evan Brenner and Alfain.
we will ship all this coming week and I will keep you posted. Any news please just let me know and muchas gracias.
here goes the website for tracking:
once the parcel arrives at their home countries they can also follow up through local post office website tracking system

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