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5 Marula trees Sclerocarya birrea in 5 gal. pots need to be planted out or repotted. Seed originated from South Africa, the trees are about 5 years old and 4-6 feet tall. They are too large to ship, so pick-up would be preferred (North-Central Florida)

I am willing to entertain all offers; would trade for grafted Atemoyas, cold-hardy grafted avocados, and/or grafted Duncan grapefruit.




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Not sure but I have been told by a mutual acquaintance that  he is a mad keen chucte fan.
I would think so given that he wrote his master's thesis on it, and writes articles with titles like:
Persea schiedeana: A High Oil “Cinderella Species” Fruit with Potential for Tropical Agroforestry Systems
 8) 8)

I have a small tree growing here in Florida; seed came from the above author.

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Really nice looking tree can't wait to hear taste report! Any guess to possible cold hardiness? 8)
Don't know, but would guess it is more cold hardy than avocado since chucte originates in highlands. Look at first posting on this thread, there is a link there. Any info on cold hardiness there?

I have one small Persea schiedeana growing here in North Central Florida, it is under a tall canopy of oak/pine so it has a little protection from frost. The tree did fine with temperatures in the upper 20's, but serious damage occurred  around 25 F and most branches died back. It has since rebounded nicely as the past 2 winters have been fairly mild.

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Still have a good number of seedlings available!

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I would still take a seedy Duncan over any other grapefruit, none of the seedless varieties can come close to that flavor.

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Araucarias can have male and female cones on the same tree, or have only male or female cones.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Araucaria angustifolia seedlings
« on: June 19, 2017, 09:01:52 AM »
Critically endangered Parana' Pine (Araucaria angustifolia) a beautiful giant conifer from southern Brazil. Zones 7-11 Best Araucaria for the Southeast US, also does well in California and Pacific Northwest, this very adaptable tree should be much more widely planted. Produces large edible seeds when mature. On offer are healthy vigorous one year + old seedlings a minimum of 12 inches tall.

$19.95 each
FREE SHIPPING in the US

Tree will be sent bare-root with the roots wrapped in moist paper and will be ready to be potted or planted out. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Novelty citrus id
« on: June 19, 2017, 08:53:42 AM »
looks a lot like Severinia buxifolia

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: ID please ?
« on: February 22, 2017, 10:04:48 AM »
1. Kiwi ?
2. agree, looks like white sapote
3.?
4. ?
5.looks like loquat

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Need help identifying these 2 trees
« on: February 16, 2017, 08:53:18 AM »
I think the broad leaf one is Bixa orellana

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Found a fruiting plant. Help with ID
« on: February 13, 2017, 09:27:10 AM »
Looks like Ochrosia pretty but poisonous

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself
« on: January 09, 2017, 09:49:42 AM »
Hi All,

Glad to be here, long time plant nerd and collector. I grew up in Pinellas county back when there were still orange groves everywhere (I still love Duncan grapefruit), and worked for awhile with Alan Smith at his old tropical fruit tree nursery. Now living on a small farm in North Central Florida and just starting to get planting out some fruit: Peaches-plums-citrus-berries-and cold hardy avocados. I hope to expand into some zone-pushing plantings and eventually a large greenhouse to grow a few must haves like Rollinia and Atemoya.

Cheers,
Botanicus

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