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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Golden Kiwi - whoa
« Last post by stuartdaly88 on Today at 02:02:28 AM »
Also thought they were amazing!
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: NE Peninsular Malaysia
« Last post by Gouralata on Today at 01:40:36 AM »
Thank you

Gouralata
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Both are fake. Yes, Frankie's Red fruit and a couple of epi flowers with other dragonfruit pics.
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Don't buy TR Hovey papaya. It tastes like festering vomit. I just put in a Waimanalo but it hasn't produced yet. You can prune back papaya when you have to bring it in as well. Star fruit also likes to be pruned. I have heard of dwarf carambola but I don't know about fruit quality.

Swarf Carambola taste quality is lousy.  Since they react well to pruning, any variety can be grown and kept pruned to size (Hart, Bell, Kari, Sri Kembangen)
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Waimanalo Low Bearing Papaya is also low bearing in Florida or I have selected one that stays up to 9-10ft tall. Sunrise/sunset reaches the sky quickly but not easy to grow in FL when young.
Carambola - Hart variety only (dwarf and not usual tasting, Excalibur fruit trees).

I wouldd not consider that dwarf for a papaya.  Red Lady falls in that same category but neither are considered dwarf at that height.
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: White Jade Pineapple
« Last post by apresser on Today at 12:06:59 AM »
Beautiful plants apresser! How does the White Jade taste compared to a White Sugarloaf? Are they pretty much the same except for the spines?

In my opinion, the larger the plant, the better. The larger the plant, the larger the fruit. Hopefully it will bloom for you soon. If it doesn't fruit for you soon, you can use calcium carbide to induce blooms.

Simon

The Kona Sugarloaf which I think is the same as White Sugarloaf is sweeter than the White Jade. But both are excellent quality.. although neither of them compare to the sweetness of Mele Kalima which was developed by Frankie's Nursery. They have that one patented and I've collected a few seeds from some fruits so (hopefully) will find out in a few years how those seedlings compare to the parent. Have you had a chance to try "Mele Kalima"? 
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: White Jade Pineapple
« Last post by simon_grow on July 23, 2017, 11:58:34 PM »
Beautiful plants apresser! How does the White Jade taste compared to a White Sugarloaf? Are they pretty much the same except for the spines?

In my opinion, the larger the plant, the better. The larger the plant, the larger the fruit. Hopefully it will bloom for you soon. If it doesn't fruit for you soon, you can use calcium carbide to induce blooms.

Simon
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Citrus General Discussion / Re: new greenhouse planning
« Last post by cory on July 23, 2017, 11:49:23 PM »
Congratulations on your new baby Brian.  I look forward to reading and seeing pictures as your greenhouse building progresses.  Very interesting so far.

Cory
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Citrus General Discussion / Re: grapefruit
« Last post by SoCal2warm on July 23, 2017, 11:42:23 PM »
Anyone have a idea what cultivar???
The bigger pomelo-looking fruit is most likely a pomelit.

(Pomelit was originally grown in Florida from seeds of the Thai pomelo variety Thong Dee, and has now become a popular commercial variety in South Africa)
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: White Jade Pineapple
« Last post by apresser on July 23, 2017, 11:33:16 PM »
planted a bed of white jade pineapples. a few have fruited but this one monster seems to be sucking up all the nutrients. still no fruit from it yet.
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