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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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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Recommendation on Australian brush cherry
« on: October 14, 2017, 01:32:42 AM »
I wasn't planning on planting this, but a local nursery had seedlings real cheap.  So, I planted it last summer and it had insane growth and was ultra healthy.  However, I had bad soil erosion in my garden, dug it up and replanted.  It did not live through the transplant.  I can easily purchase another, but, I  am reconsidering despite it's growth.  I live in a townhouse anbd have limited space.  So, my last have to do things to stay.  For ones like this, I need healthy growth and good fruit.
So, can I get some comments on the edibility of Australian brush cherry?  I know you can eat the fruit, but, is it something I would enjoy eating?  If not, got plenty of things that could go in it's place.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Wtb: wax Apple seeds
« on: October 12, 2017, 12:19:24 AM »
Looking for wax Apple seeds.  Heard white and green varieties are more flavorful.  So looking for those types.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Black sapote opinions
« on: September 08, 2017, 12:00:11 AM »
I have one growing in a pot, but, I am thinking of getting rid of it.  I know it does not taste like chocolate pudding, but, it does grow ok in AZ and I thought it is a cool tree.
Lately, though, I hear that the fruit taste horrible.  That it needs to be blended with other fruit, or, it is nasty.   I have limited space, so, I cannot grow everything.
So what are people's opinions on the fruit?  Would love some advice.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Looking for planting help on jaboticaba
« on: August 31, 2017, 12:03:03 AM »
Was lucky enough to find a 5 gallon jaboticaba, sabra,  locally. The other Phoenicians,  palm spring or any other desert growers, what are my best planting options?  Full sun, part sun, afternoon shade, dappled shade, complete shade?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Recommendation on guava variety
« on: August 19, 2017, 04:26:52 PM »
I am not a guava fan, they are ok, but my wife loves.  I live in Scottsdale,  AZ, zone 9b. They guava I bought I Beaumont red.  For third year in a row it has produced fruit and for the third time my wife has complained that the fruit are too bland for her tastes.
My wife was born and lived in Nicaragua until she was 9.  She used to eat the guava in her neighborhood, mostly under ripe. 
She is not into sweet fruit, but, she wants her guava very flavorful.
She has no idea what variety she used to eat.  Does anyone of the central American posters on here have a good guess on what variety is most popular in Nicaragua?
Does anyone else have a suggestion for a guava tree that is flavorful, but, not necessarily sweet?  Also, that can handle over night lows to 28?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Expert opinions on zone 9b, desert climate
« on: August 02, 2017, 01:22:41 AM »
I live in Scottsdale, AZ.  I have a fair amount of tropicals, such tropicals.  But, really trying to get a definitive graspecial on what tropical/subtropical trees/shrubs wI'll grow out here long term.
It is obvious that citrus are no brainers, along with pomegranate.
But, I would really is get all of your expert opinions on what to grow out here.
Of course, it is rarely easy enough for things to be a yes it will, no it won't.   So I would like to categorize fruit plants as following.
1. Plant in ground, will grow well.
2. Plant in ground, will need protection from afternoon sun.
3. Plant in ground, but, needs to be planted in a warm microclimate or covered in a frost cloth.
4. Potted plant only, needs to be brought inside for winter.
5. Don't grow.  Cannot survive longterm in pot and cannot take 9b winter conditions.

Thoughts on my list?  Anything add, subtract, combine?
Really asking anyone on here to contribute.  Even breaking down varieties that might do better.
If you read online, very hard to get truth vs sale pitch.  Also, fair amount of people out here making claims they cannot support for sales.  Would be nice to have a reference for people looking to buy and grow out here, and have the confidence they are not waiting their money.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Jaboticaba
« on: July 30, 2017, 01:01:31 AM »
My little jaboticaba seedling/tree died this summer.  Had it in a pot and it probably dred out before I could water it.
Since I am starting a new anyone have any recommendations for a replacement for zone 9b and with best taste?  Sources to buy?  Thanks!

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Plums
« on: July 29, 2017, 02:53:41 PM »
Does anyone know if an Asian variety plum can fertile a Chickasaw plum?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Hardiness of Inga Edulis
« on: July 12, 2017, 12:48:55 AM »
I live in zone 9b, scottsdale, AZ.  Winters are pretty mild, but, it seems like most winters get a day or 2 of 28 degree lows.
3 years ago, planted inga edulis in front yard, in a corner, in a very good microclimate.   I coveredon't it with frost cloth on coldest nights.
This year, it has really taken off and will be higher than my roof.  But, it is now well established and had fairly thick trunk.  Will it be okay to go unprotected from now on, or, is there going to be severe die back every winter?

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / WTB, grumichama
« on: July 01, 2017, 11:59:51 PM »
Wanted to see if anyone had this plant and was able to ship to AZ.  Was hoping maybe someone on here had an improved variety, with maybe better tasting fruit. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Cherry substitutes
« on: June 24, 2017, 11:35:45 PM »
I live in Scottsdale, AZ.  Very avid fruit grower.  In the desert, I have apple trees, plums, pears, peaches, apricots that do very well out here.  Unfortunately,  my son's favorite fruit are cherries.  Even the current low chill varieties out struggle with the summer sun.  So, I have looking for a subtropical or tropical substitute for them.  Finally got my Barbados cherry to fruit, and, they are too sour.  Before I waste more money on a tree, are there any other treeach or bushes that gave fruit that actually taste like a cherry and take strong summer heat?

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Wtb, globba ginger
« on: June 08, 2017, 01:45:39 AM »
I know this isn't a fruit, but, I know people on here have more stuff in their gardens than just fruit.  I was hoping someone on here might have some rhizomes to sell later this year.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Grumichama
« on: June 08, 2017, 01:41:16 AM »
Does grumichama produce better or need a second tree for better fruit set?  I have one in the ground, but, have plenty if space for a second if it helps.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Fertilizer's that sweeten fruit
« on: June 04, 2017, 01:18:44 AM »
My first fruiting of my Barbados cherry produced very tart fruit, but a cherry after taste.  I don't want to yank it until I get a second year of fruit and hopefully get improved fruit.  I also wanted to know if there are additives to the soil that can sweeten fruit.  More or less watering.  More or less sun. Planted the tree specifically for my son, who loves cherries.  Cannot grow regular cherries in Phoenix.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Wtb, Spanish lime
« on: May 16, 2017, 12:20:56 PM »
Looking to purchase spanish lime, or as my wife calls them, mamones.  I want ones that areally grafted, sor I know I am getting a male and female, double grafted on one plant would be optimal.  Does anyone on herequest sell that or know where to purchase.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Barbados cherry
« on: May 14, 2017, 02:05:43 AM »
Are there varieties of barbado cherry with better fruit?  Bought mine off of a local guy that knows nothing about fruit.  Mine produced fruit first time this year, and it was really tart.  I let the fruit set a long time.  They are almost purple.  Even the birds aren't eating them.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Spondias mombin var. purpurea
« on: May 13, 2017, 12:29:03 AM »
My wife was born in Nicaragua and lived there until 5, when she moved to NYC.  When she lived there her favorite fruit was jocote.  Hard to find, but, I finally got one.  I want to general what is it's general hardiness.   I have a large vaulted ceiling that leads to my backyard, so, I could keep it potted.  But, would prefer to plant with protection if possible.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Rose apple/wax apple
« on: April 24, 2017, 01:25:29 AM »
I originally wanted to buy some of these trees.  U liked the ornamental value and of course, I like to eat fruit.  Lately I have heard many comments that the fruit lack flavor and are insipid, ie. Not worth growing for fruit.  Any advice?  Any have seeds or plants that more flavorful/sweet?  Thanks.

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Citrus General Discussion / Bloomsweet
« on: February 22, 2017, 11:51:35 PM »
When I lived in Hampton, VA, zone 8a, I got the bug for cold hardy citrus.  With the helping of Gaylord in VA Beach, I was amassing a very nice colection.  I had changsha mandarine and a limequat in the ground.  I had keraji madarin, satsuma mandarin, bloomsweet, clem yuzu, Sanbokan lemon, ichang lemons in pots and was scoping for places to plant them in my yard.  If I could have found kishu mandarin in VA, I would have been a very happy camper.
Well, life did a turn around and after 7 years in VA, I left for AZ in 2012.  I had to leave all my citrust behind and start a new.  I was so invested in this point in cold hardy citrus, that I wanted to regrow all my favorite's out.  To my great sadness , I quickly found out only kishu mandarin and owari satsuma mandarin could be purchased in AZ.
So, over the past 5 years, I started a one man campaign to beg wherever I could to get or pay for the remaining trees through seeds.
One note is that I decided to leave out limequat and ichang lemon.
Well, I am happy to report that I am almost whole again.  With my clem yuzu and keraji recently sprouting, and from the past couple years, I know have the complete list.. ..except for bloomsweet.

So that leads me to a question, should I just up on bloomsweet?  Unlike all the other citrus I listed, I have never actually tried a bloomsweet.  Was growing it mostly for cold hardiness.
I have heard mixed reviews on the flavor of bloomsweet, with some saying it is insipid.  Also, I have seen some interesting grapefruit seeds on ebay for some sweet grapefruit and thought maybe I should just give them a try.
Any recommendations?

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / WTB, Lilly Pilly
« on: February 22, 2017, 11:28:49 PM »
Looking for either seeds or seedlings of this shrub.  Of course, looking for a variety with best quality fruit.  Do they need 2 to germinate?

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Wtb, jocote
« on: January 04, 2017, 12:19:19 AM »
Looking to buy either seeds or preferably seedling of spondias purpurea. Apparently,  it was my wife's favorite fruit when she lived in nicaragua.   If there is a dwarf variety, even better, as it will have to stay potted.

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Citrus General Discussion / Sending seeds/fruit
« on: December 12, 2016, 11:49:52 PM »
I wanted to ask millet if it is legal to send seeds and fruit.  I thought I had read an article where the ban on sending seeds was lifted, as it was shown citrus greening could not be transferred through seeds. 
Also, I did not think there was ever a ban on mailing citrus fruit.  Sending fruit is actually my preferred way of sending seed.
Just wanted to be completely clear on this, so no one makes a mistake.
Andrew

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Looking for keraji, bloomsweet, clem yuzu frui
« on: October 31, 2016, 01:04:19 AM »
Looking for fruit of thsee varieties that should be ripening soon.  These are some of my favorite citrus, and I have not been able to eat them since I moved to AZ.  Would also use the seeds to try to grow some seedlings.  Will pay for the citrus and shipping.  Would greatly appreciate any help.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / WTB capulin cherry tree
« on: October 26, 2016, 12:38:34 AM »
Looking for some of the improved varieties of capulin cherry tree.  Would like them small enough for reasonable shipping price.  Have to be able to ship to AZ.
Also, anyone taste any of the improved varieties to give me some recommendations?

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