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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dovyalis hybrid (tropical apricot)
« on: June 07, 2018, 04:30:29 PM »


Caffra and good tasting

Do you know if caffra normally developd thorns while in seedling phase or only later?
I keep waiting for thorns to develop and mine are many months old with many leaves and branches?

Abit of topic but have you ever come across wild apricot? Ancylobotrys capensis it's closely related to Landolphias and I believe it's native to your neck of the woods?
http://www.plantzafrica.com/plantab/ancylobcap.htm

I would kill to get my hands on some seeds!


Update on this, my plants are full of hectic thorns now!
These thorns are really big and these would make a good security hedge!







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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dovyalis hybrid (tropical apricot)
« on: June 07, 2018, 04:13:29 PM »
So many Dovyalis species! I'm only growing the indigenous ones since that's what I can get but can't wait to try them! Mine have not flowered yet but hopefully not too long :) I have:

Dovyalis caffra
Dovyalis zeyheri
Dovyalis longispina
Dovyalis rhamnoides

Wonder if any of them can cross pollinate?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Wax Jambu anyone?
« on: June 02, 2018, 06:00:00 PM »
**Rant alert!**

Sorry, but this is a subject near and dear to my heart because I spent months last year trying to get a fruit I used to eat when I lived in Thailand.  Over there, the English name was Rose Apple and the Thai name was Chompoooooooo.  Well, here in the US a rose apple isn't a rose apple, but maybe a chompoooooo is a Jambu?  (I think the last few comments illustrate this point where people are talking about rose apple on a thread about Wax Jambu.)
Anyway, I've included a picture of what I used to eat in Thailand below.  I took this same picture with me to Bender's Grove last year and showed it to him without naming it.  He said, "Oh that's a Malay Apple, I have one."  I replied, "You sure it isn't a wax Jambu?"  He said, "Oh, different people call it different things."  This is exactly the same thing I found online it's just a jumbled mess.  It's not like this with mangoes.  People talk about mango varieties and they are different, but with syzygium, they all sort of get lumped together and it creates confusion.  For example, I might talk about my experience with the fruit pictured below, but somebody else may have had WJ that's smaller, green and doesn't taste the same.  I think this is one of the problems with WJ not getting a lot of love on this website.  Also, it seems that there are different varieties of each syzygium that aren't named or differentiated.  When I looked at TT website last year for WJ, there was one variety for sale, but the pictures looked liked maybe 5 different varieties again, more confusion.   :(
What about the guy from South Africa that says he loved WJ in Thailand, and then says Rose Apple doesn't taste the same?  If WJ is called Rose Apple in Thailand, how does he know he has a WJ?  Am I wrong about the picture below?  Is it a WJ or a Rose Apple?  Does it just depend on what country you live in?  I wish sunny from Udon could look at the picture and give some feedback.
Anyway, the stuff I had in Thailand was crisp, light, refreshing and a pleasure to eat.  Especially when it was 100 F in Bangkok and all the cement everywhere makes it feel like you're living in a pizza oven.  My advice to the OP is get your plants/seeds from Thailand if possible.  Good luck!





Dude I just bought the fruit I didn't ask what they call it I'm English and don't speak Thai.
I have had rose apple in SA it is small pale yellow with thin flesh and hollow with a seed, it tastes like rose water not a bad novelty fruit but not something I would plant with limited space.
What I refer to as wj that I had in Thailand was large red and definitely Syzygium samarangense and also much better than rose apple IMO.

My only point was that what what gnappi was referring to sounds like what I know as rose apple(aand the name fits the taste) and not wj. What is an awesome fruit imo

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Wax Jambu anyone?
« on: May 31, 2018, 07:24:06 AM »
I'm a bit surprised to see as many liking the WJ as I'm seeing here.

I've only tasted two different WJ but of all the many other fruits I've tasted, the WJ and cocoplum are two I don't get. Eating a WJ I taste what a rose smells like if that's clear and just a hint of sweetness. On the opposite side of the coin the cocoplum is sweeter but has no taste to me.

To me there's many fruits (that are not susceptible to fruit fly like the WJ is) to grow in the space, but there must be something redeeming in the WJ that eludes my palate.
What you speak of sounds like rose apple to me thin flesh with rose flavour. I never have gotten a rose water flavour from wj.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Suggestions on how to use comfrey
« on: May 25, 2018, 09:20:13 AM »
I use it as a green pot mulch works great:) just roughly rip up by hand and spread over soil:)
It breaks down very fast

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Wax Jambu anyone?
« on: May 25, 2018, 06:35:22 AM »
I loved this fruit in Thailand!!!
I can't wait for my tree to produce but it hasn't even flowered yet:(
I find them.quite hardy my bananas were frosted bad but wax jambu didn't even feel a thing last year:)

How big do they need to be to fruit?



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I still have quite a few plants from seeds you sent me :)
They were slow to start but once they got to a certain size growth has been fast. They more than doubled size in less than a year.

One thing though is mine especially on the new spined growth blush very red compared to the wild pics. I hope they fruit earlier than 10 years!!!

2017

You can see them on the top and bottom left mostly


Currently pretty much a year later










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Yeah they are hard to contain but weeding and harvesting are done in one so it's great ha ha


Try this site they really have a massive database and they are focused on temperate and colder climes more than tropical or subtropicals :)

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I didn't know it could grow from seed!! I would love to see the flower.

Do you not get the ".Add image to post" link to the left and above the box that you write a post in?


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Not a fruit but have you tried Jerusalem artichoke? It's a decent tuber imo and very pretty flowers like daisy sized sunflowers. Only problem is the are very tall over 6ft and spread like crazy. I would be interested to see how they do in a container like a 50L crate I'm sure they would work well.

How short is your warm season and how cold do you get?
Hmm annual fruits are not super common I can think mostly of solanum family stuff. Cape gooseberry is great but pretty tart for me.


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Aeroponic Propagation
« on: April 22, 2018, 08:46:11 AM »
Things I would like to try since they haunt worked with soil cuttings and I'm not sure they are able to:
Black sapote
Eugenia like cherry Rio grand, pitangatuba and Surinam
Wax jambu
Lucuma
Citrus
Tamarind
Annona
Garcinia
Jabuticaba
Marula
Elaeganus
Jackfruit
Starfruit
Catha edulis

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Aeroponic Propagation
« on: April 22, 2018, 08:25:05 AM »
I just got an aeroponic propagater. Does anyone have experience with these? Do you still use hormone and at what concentration? Do you apply to to the water or direct to the cutting?

Will this work on all woody cuttings or Will some plants just refuse to root from cuttings no matter what?

I have quite an array of PGRs. IBA, NAA, IBA-K, 6-BAP, Kineten, GA3 etc are just rooting hormones best to use or aux in, cytokinins and giberellins?
What about npk in the water?
Or something like seaweed extracts for natural hormones?

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What about what the cannabis growers refer to as "going hemmy) or is going hermaphrodite more likely with an annual than with a tree? I had thought that certain female Garcinias were able to produce some male flowers. If I recall Im sure Adam from flying Fox fruit's G.livingstonei had some male flowers on a female plant. SO is it not possible that in dioceous Garcinia sex can be a bit of a spectrum?

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Tropical Vegetables and Other Edibles / Chayote - Sechium edule
« on: March 15, 2018, 02:26:48 PM »
My wife got some of these from a colleague who said you plant the hairy ones but she put them in the fridge would this have killed the embryo?


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Raul have you still got any of the large fruit seeds left?

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I want to try root in but with an airstone. I have read accounts of even cut roses being rooted like this without any hormone(they hardly ever root in water) I think the air is what makes it so successful. I saw this trick initially from cannabis cultivators ha ha

My plan is to get a small fish tank with two airstones running in the bottom then make a lid that can hold the cuttings upright in the water.

How thick branches do you think? I also want to try with pitangatuba as I only have one plant and that is scary.

I built an aeroponics system (cut end hangs down into the air in a sealed container and warm water is misted onto the cut end for short periods of time at short intervals)... I had a high success rate with vegetative and woody cuttings from several landscape shrubs and perennials that I wanted lots of... Similar to this:



There are a bunch of commercially available "cloning machines" based on aeroponics, but I built mine using a Home Depot HDX storage box, plastic pots and foam cells from a hydroponics store, an aquarium pump and heater, 1/2" pvc pipe for the misting matrix, and misting heads from amazon.  The most expensive part was the short interval timer - I could set it to 30 second misting every 5 minutes (or so):



Might be time to resurrect it to see how it does with pitanga and others.
Awesome set up!
Please post your results if you do:)

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I want to try root in but with an airstone. I have read accounts of even cut roses being rooted like this without any hormone(they hardly ever root in water) I think the air is what makes it so successful. I saw this trick initially from cannabis cultivators ha ha

My plan is to get a small fish tank with two airstones running in the bottom then make a lid that can hold the cuttings upright in the water.

How thick branches do you think? I also want to try with pitangatuba as I only have one plant and that is scary.


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Only as an ornamental. It is very popular in botanical gardens because they are so strange looking with all the sausages hanging in mid air. I put sausage tree in same league with cannonball tree, also very strange looking and wonderful to look at, but strictly ornamental.

Agree with Oscar it is indigenous to this country and I have never heard it used as even a famine crop only ornamental and traditionally medicinal.

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I got seeds of Syzygium caryophyllatum a few years ago and have always thought this was the lone survivor but I've seen lots of species look similar so I always have this doubt. Can anyone confirm this as Syzygium caryophyllatum or have i been duped and caring for a privet last 2 or so years ;D













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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: grow dabai in container and pot
« on: March 09, 2018, 10:15:08 AM »
Sunny why so much aggression?
Typically forums like these work better when people are friendly and cordial. Just because you disagree doesnt mean one needs to descend to immature comments.
You can be better than that dude ;)
I don't know always the kind of questions and way of thinking of forum member member Sunny remind me of previous forum member Bangkok, merely coincidence?
;D ;D ha ha ha I honestly thought the exact same thing!!!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: grow dabai in container and pot
« on: March 09, 2018, 09:09:35 AM »
With good bonsai technique and cytokinin possible.You could graft adult sexed wood on one tree
http://sa-bonsai.blogspot.com/p/techniques-and-information.html

 They are growing durian on Trellis
Trellis For Durian In Hawaii
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsXqPVT_UlE

I think there is also a clear distinction between Will it fruit and will it be productive e.g. like citrus are

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: grow dabai in container and pot
« on: March 09, 2018, 07:41:59 AM »
Sunny why so much aggression?
Typically forums like these work better when people are friendly and cordial. Just because you disagree doesnt mean one needs to descend to immature comments.
You can be better than that dude ;)

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Im looking for some to be sent to S.A

Any good sources appreciated :)

When is the season for these?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Red Vein Kratom vs. Kratom
« on: February 27, 2018, 04:12:41 AM »
How did countries get this plant overseas?

I dont think there is even one kratom plant in my whole country so I have no chance of buying it but I also read to try from seeds is mostly pointless and wont work :(

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Tropical Vegetables and Other Edibles / Re: Favorite sprouts/microgreens?
« on: February 23, 2018, 01:57:24 AM »
Sunflowers are by far my favorite as they are nice and nutty also with a nice texture:)

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