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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: can you ID this garcinia?
« on: February 10, 2018, 06:41:33 PM »
how did that greenhouse work out for you? the one i see in the picture from 2015?

I will try to get pics of my G. gardneriana for you, so we can compare leaves, yours does look a little funny now that i see 2015 pics, reminds me of gardneriana more i suppose...it would be nice if it was brasiliensis (maybe a superior form) or even gardneriana, or achachairu...they're all good eating fruits.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: can you ID this garcinia?
« on: February 06, 2018, 12:31:08 AM »
probably achachairu G.humilis.

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congrats on all that action...

use those vexator seeds as stock for grafting camu camu, it's fun.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: New jaboticabas, 1.5m, 5 feet tall
« on: February 01, 2018, 06:30:23 PM »
lol, maybe the other post was of paulista, this one coronata...and it helped confuse me for the other post.
Ok thanks, these are from another source, ver y similar but leaves smell stronger and nicer...

I made a tea out of its leaves and it tastes very good

now i see more pics i hadn't seen before, i guess i agree with Helton, it looks more like coronata than pualista,,, congrats on your flowers

Ah,ok, maybe wild coronata... we dont have flowers yet :-S

hey i thought those were flowers coming??

btw, you can easily tell once they fruit...the paulista kind of has a crown, but it's just not the same as real coronata, which has much more prominent apical disk.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: First jaboticaba flower buds??????
« on: February 01, 2018, 02:50:03 PM »
this is same tree we tried  figure out if paulista or coronata?

you have flowers coming right?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: New jaboticabas, 1.5m, 5 feet tall
« on: February 01, 2018, 02:48:38 PM »
now i see more pics i hadn't seen before, i guess i agree with Helton, it looks more like coronata than pualista,,, congrats on your flowers

Ah,ok, maybe wild coronata... we dont have flowers yet :-S

hey i thought those were flowers coming??

btw, you can easily tell once they fruit...the paulista kind of has a crown, but it's just not the same as real coronata, which has much more prominent apical disk.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: New jaboticabas, 1.5m, 5 feet tall
« on: January 31, 2018, 10:26:34 AM »
now i see more pics i hadn't seen before, i guess i agree with Helton, it looks more like coronata than pualista,,, congrats on your flowers

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Two year old Red Jabo plants
« on: January 29, 2018, 07:50:55 PM »
likes to be in a dish, and then let it dry out somewhat every few weeks if you don't want mosquitoes...lol

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started selling scions a few weeks ago,  i still have vinho tinto (reticulata), genova red illama, Pet pack chong atemoya, big red sugar apple, giant mexican sugar apple and annona salzmanii, and miami guanabana...i have a few others that were on my original list, but my yucatan sugar apple died....

please email me at flyingfoxfruits@gmail.com, and i will try to respond in a timely manner    ;D

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: New jaboticabas, 1.5m, 5 feet tall
« on: January 28, 2018, 05:31:19 PM »
Thanks Adam, it would be very nice if they can get 25 F (-4 C) and survive in a protected place where colds can get 20 F (-6.6 C), under other bushes and with automatic watering. We planted one of them in that place now and hope that will be fine this winter... maybe will put an anti frost blanket


If wind is not intense, you can protect by letting them ice over during a freeze, I did this just recently for 26F and 25F, two separate hard freezes, about 10hrs total duration at those minimum temps, the irrigation must be started before the onset of freezing weather, (38-36F works for me, I start early because I've had the water start to freeze inside my pipes before it actually froze), and you mustn't stop watering until the freeze has passed, I wait for temps to rise above 36F, and then I stop irrigating

The process of ice forming actually generates heat

http://littleshop.physics.colostate.edu/tenthings/FreezingWarmer.pdf

One bad thing is that if you water too much and the freeze is too hard, it can produce so much ice, it weighs down the branches and breaks them...good thing jaboticaba wood is very strong, mine held what seemed like 60lbs of ice armor.


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: New jaboticabas, 1.5m, 5 feet tall
« on: January 27, 2018, 10:51:15 PM »
look a lot like pualista,  good news they are very cold tolerant, we went down to 25F and it didn't really get damage at all

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jaboticabaholics Anonymous
« on: January 27, 2018, 10:49:39 PM »
pltdworld

congrats i think it's sabara

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jaboticaba
« on: January 23, 2018, 08:26:15 PM »
Stay green only

probably Plinia aureana, but yours looks interesting, the leaf is smaller and less bullate than mine, so maybe a different variety...there are many variations of this species, some even with red colored fruits.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jaboticabaholics Anonymous
« on: January 23, 2018, 02:23:44 PM »
the ice really helped protect the plants, i got some vexator fruits that iced over like 4 times, and still held on and look like they are getting ripe!    even sensitive stuff like Plinia inflata did great, and the ice got so heavy, it pulled the trees down, uprooting them from their pots, but they didn't mind, because it was so wet, and cold....if it was hot and dry, it would have been a different story, but they all seem to be doing very well.  Winter is not over, Feb is usually the worst month...but I'm fighting hard to keep everything alive....and always have a plan B.

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Adam,
Did the junglesop tree survive Irma?

yes, i had sold them by then, but they did fine

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Aw, man. I was hoping that the reason that these usually take at least 10 years to fruit was because they grow slowly; if so I'd be able to start one and while it would take a long time, it wouldn't take up too much greenhouse space in the meantime.  But after seeing how FlyingFoxFruit's trees have put on a good chunk of a meter per year, I guess that's not an option!

I'm also curious as to how his trees are doing.  They looked pretty healthy in the last pics.  :)

they weren't going to be something that I propagate, and they were getting so large, i decided to sell them both...the person that got them is in a much better area for growing them, so they actually have a chance to fruit...but they chose to remain anonymous, I don't know if they share pics.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jaboticaba
« on: January 23, 2018, 02:18:14 PM »
the fruits turn red/purple or stay green/yellow?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Star Apples from Vietnam
« on: January 23, 2018, 02:16:37 PM »
If I were you,  I'd not be eating star apples from Vietnam.  Some one just shared a video of maggots or parasites found inside the star apples from Vietnam on Facebook. H/she bought it from Little Saigon's. The video posted on California Tropical Fruit Growers.

Awesome, bon appetite.

wow, hope they didn't import oriental fruit fly!  the USDA goes apeshit over those maggots in FL

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jaboticabaholics Anonymous
« on: January 18, 2018, 08:29:04 PM »













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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Plinia sp. "Anomaly" new Jabuticaba variety
« on: December 30, 2017, 04:00:04 PM »
still waiting for blooms to open, taking a long time because of night time temps being in the 40's...new pics soon.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jaboticabaholics Anonymous
« on: December 27, 2017, 01:45:51 PM »
nice update, greenman62, thanks for sharing.

ISpendTooMuchTimeHere

a couplpe of really large plants
i hav stayed away from plantogram cause they seemed very expensive
but, that is a huge jabo for only being in ground 2 yrs
was it a 7 gallon ?

so
on a separate note.
i have a red from (flyingfox) that has been through hell.
i first had put it in ground when too small, and the couple of frosts we have had really hurt it
or, at least set it back.
then the first time i gave it iron was not in a chelated form
and did nt help.
the water here is very alkaline, which i just found out recently also.
i also had to dig it up and replant it
i had planted it too deep, and with the large amount of mulch i used
it swamped the trunk.

but, its now perking up
ive decided to only very lightly prune it for now
just pruning inside crossing and interior small growth.
ive left the lower branches alone
i figure the more photosynthesis it does, the faster roots will grow.


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this is the first Jabo i got from PIN about 4 years ago (below)
it took a while to adjust going in ground 2 years ago
then, last winter, we had 1 night that froze
it very rarely gets under 30F here, but, it hit 27F that night

i actually planted it just 1ft from the cement walkway, thinking it would hold heat
and somewhat protect the plant and roots
i dont think any roots were damaged, as it regrew pretty quick
but, the main trunk completely died out.
all the new growth is making this more of a bush, than a tree in habit.

the snow/sleet pic is from this year (2 weeks ago)
and just burned a few leaves since it warmed quickly the next morning.







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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Plinia sp. "Anomaly" new Jabuticaba variety
« on: December 23, 2017, 05:56:14 PM »
ok... so u saw the last bloom i posted pics below of, around Dec 3, or 4th...(i think the little cold snap we had, and this dry weather, made it so no fruit set...it saw 36-38F a few times i think)

but now check this round of flowers ;D...


















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