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Looking for nurseries with interesting fruit trees.  Stuff I cannot buy in AZ.  Also, looking for a nursery in the area that has dwarf citrus variety trees.  I have a cousin that lives in an apartment in LA and I would like to buy him a patio citrus.  He is an artist, so, unusual varieties would be a plus!

Also, any members in the area have something for sale, would live to know about it!  Rather buy from source than have it shipped. Ru

Blood clementine mandarin ails be a good choice.  Browns select satsuma Mandarin is a favorite of mine.  Rio red grapefruit is another favorire.
Arizona sweet oranges are heirloom varieties grown in AZ from the out if business citrus groves.  Best tasting orange I have ever had, but, I don't think you can get it out of state quarantine.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Question on cashews
« on: May 09, 2018, 01:32:08 AM »
I once bought cashew seeds from a lady in Argentina on Ebay.  She advertised her cashew trees as being dwarf, but, producing regular sized fruit and nuts.  So I purchased some,cthey grew, but, of course I killed them.
I tried to look online about dwarf cashew trees, but, it always just gave me another variety all together.  I never saw her list seeds again, but, to get a dwarf variety would be ideal, as I would have to winter the tree in doors.
So, was she scamming me? Anyone know anything about it?

Looking for the shrub, as I have had no luck with seeds

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Traveling to Anaheim in late June
« on: April 27, 2018, 12:35:02 AM »
Heading for a conference at the magic kingdom.  Wanted to know if anyone knows of some good nurseries within easy driving distance of Disney or, if any members on this board live in the area and might have some interesting things to sell that I cant get in AZ.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / wtb: randia formosa
« on: April 26, 2018, 01:52:18 AM »
Wanting to purchase.  Anyone have it for sale or know of reasonable place to purchase?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Wtb: grafted wax jambu
« on: April 23, 2018, 02:02:26 AM »
Looking to purchase.   Looking for a sweeter variety, like green or white.

Citrus General Discussion / Citrus in bloom
« on: April 17, 2018, 09:22:53 PM »
Very excited,  as I have some citrus in bloom this year, that have not fruited in the past.  One is an improved variety of tarrocco blood orange.  Another is kishu mandarin.  The one I am most surprised over, though is changsha mandarin.  I have only had tree 3 years, one in ground, and it is probably no more than 4-5 years old on it's roots.  I wasn't sure how this mandarin would do in AZ, since it is a cold hardy variety and not sold out here.  But, it has been an exceptionally strong grower for me.  I really feel like changsha would be a sought after variety if it wasn't so seedy.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Are Loquats in Zone 7a possible?
« on: April 15, 2018, 11:49:47 PM »
When I lived in VA, there were 2 growing, unprotected in Gloucester, VA at the KFC.  They were big, healthy and in zone 7b.  I would imagine with protection and good planting it can be done in 7a.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Wax apples
« on: April 06, 2018, 06:16:51 PM »
Sunny, is it white, red, pink or green variety?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Wax apples
« on: April 05, 2018, 11:50:23 PM »
The wax apple I purchased last fall looks like it is dead.  I think I kept the soil too moist in winter.  So, i am starting over.  So, what is the tasting cultivar or fruit color?  Anybody selling grafted varieties or know good place to purchase?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Loquat recommendation
« on: March 30, 2018, 01:13:49 AM »
I have one loquat in ground, variety juicy Jim.  I  am looking to plant one more and looking for tasting variety.  I had heard champagne was very good, but then I heard it tastes like a pear.  I like pears, but, I have 2 trees already.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Papaya question
« on: March 17, 2018, 12:17:11 AM »
I have a Papaya tree growing in Scottsdale,  AZ.  Been in ground 3 years.  At least 15 feet tall.  Constantly with fruit.  Bought it as an unnamed seedling at a garden event.
Problem is, I don't like the taste of the fruit.  Kind of has an unpleasant aftertaste.
Anyone have recommendation for easy to find varieties, that would be on the high end of the flavor profile?

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Picture request
« on: March 17, 2018, 12:07:40 AM »
Not sure if this helps, but, when I used to live in Hampton, VA, the Virginia zoo had a flying dragon as an ornamental.  Looked just like a shrub with thorns.  Coincidentally,  it used to have a ton of fruit sitting all over the ground in front of it. If anyone is in the area, it would be easy to snag a bunch of fruit and sell the seeds.

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Keraji
« on: March 17, 2018, 12:01:49 AM »
Thanks, just purchased some.  Now, if you ever find bloomsweet seeds, I can complete my varieties.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: What is your favorite tasting mandarin?
« on: February 27, 2018, 11:41:47 PM »
Brown's select

There is a new low chill cherry that is self fertile.  Check Dave Wilson website.  You could also look for improved varieties of capulin cherry.

Looking for seedlings of these two shrubs.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What is your favorite tropical cherry?
« on: January 05, 2018, 11:45:11 PM »
U hear fruit from Barbados cherry vary greatly.  Maybe best source is to get a graft from someone who says they are great.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What is your favorite tropical cherry?
« on: January 04, 2018, 10:44:10 PM »
Be careful where you purchase your Barbados cherry.  Mine fruited first time this year and were so sour, birds didn't eat them.
For a true cherry, there are some improved versions of capulun cherry that supposedly taste good if you can find them.
As for my favorite, I cannot recommend enough Jamaican cherry.  Strong grower, a biut thirsty, fruit are beyond delicious!

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: keraji mandarin
« on: December 20, 2017, 11:08:15 PM »
Does anyone else have keraji seeds to share?  I love the fruit.  Willing to pay or trade.

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Keraji
« on: December 11, 2017, 10:52:29 PM »
Does anyone have keraji fruit or seeds?  I had some growing from seeds, got I'll, didn't water, and now I think they are dead. :'(

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Recommendation on Australian brush cherry
« on: December 08, 2017, 10:52:53 PM »
I bought it at Richards garden center.  I had it in mostly shade, but, I have a feeling it would do well in full sun.  When the weather got hot, it started to grow real fast.  It was attractive without fruit.  I would plant another if I didn't have limited space.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WTB: Barbados cherry tree
« on: December 01, 2017, 12:02:58 AM »
I don't mean to be a Debbie downer, but, I  have a Barbados cherry and the fruit just isn't very good.  Like an unripe raspberry.  Vitamin C is very bitter to the taste and the cherries have loads of it.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Wtb: cambuca seedling
« on: October 22, 2017, 11:48:38 PM »
Looking for small tree.  Live in zone 9b, any word on hardiness?

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