Tropical Fruit Forum - International Tropical Fruit Growers

Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Topics - AndrewAZ

Pages: [1] 2
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

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 / 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?

Looking for seedlings of these two shrubs.

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 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?

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.

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.

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.

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?

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?

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.

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!

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?

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?

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. 

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?

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.

Pages: [1] 2
Copyright © Tropical Fruit Forum - International Tropical Fruit Growers