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Sorry for my delay to reply private messages, I got Chikungunha disease and was at the hospital for couple of days, and then recovering, it is very painful thing!

Glad that you're fine!! :)

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: can you ID this big brazilian seeds?
« on: February 24, 2018, 05:12:50 AM »
Looks like "Alatococcus siqueirae", a nut from Brazil.

I have only few fotos!

Thanks Dada! Will place my order in late Feb :)

Hi Dada, do you have some pics of the annonas? They sound interesting!

Nice Yara seedling! Is it from seed of your own mature Yara tree Oscar?

Hi Alexandre,

If I pissed you off with my opinion, I sorry for that. To be clear and short, here's what I meant:

- I wanted to say that Brazilians were destroying the jungle and/or similar but no other countries did: absolutely NO

- I wanted to say that you and Brazilian friends were not able to maintain Brazilian biodiversity: absolutely NO

- I wanted to say that as a fruit lovers and collectors, being not able to get exotic species from Brazil was a very sad news, was that I shall look for other countries with easier exporting rules

And sorry sir Carlos for messing up your post. I just wanted to express my experience in purchasing seeds, not pissing people off.

Sy Tan

Giampaolo and Sytanta

I'm not saying anything about the seller, I'm just saying that since November the post office in Brazil is undergoing a series of operational and structural changes, frankly, I do not believe it improves anything, today Brazil is impregnated with idiot political ideologies, both left and right, in fact with the growing nationalism that we are seeing here, I even fear that in the near future, they will not even let seeds of the country leave, the famous policies of national security, protection of biodiversity and other crap .. .

Thanks Alexandre for the info! If your fear becomes a reality in the near future and with the current deforestation rate, many species will vanish even before being known about. One hope is other countries which share some of Brazil's biodiversity won't follow Brazil's policies.


Good question about the date of the post.

Brazilian post offices have been terribly slow and confused since November, they are implementing new systems and working with a small staff of staff.

Even internal orders that took two useful, to be delivered are taking up to five days.

So the ideal is to follow the tracking and see how they are following the packages.

Ohh that's the answer for some of my packages purchased in November 2017. Some have been in IBAMA for 1 month and reached my country in 2 months. Some are still in Brazil after 3 months.

Hope they will improve after implementing the new system. But another question is when?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: RIP Anestor Mezzomo
« on: January 29, 2018, 07:51:02 PM »
I was wordless, still haven't believed that!

May I ask how big the average size of its fruits is?

Ultra rare seeds that you will never receive??   :D
I have never received mine from him in the past  :'(
Lost over $100 and he stopped responding  8)

There are many reasons causing a package to not reach the recipient: customs' inspection, shitty domestic postage service, incorrect address,... It is usually not sellers' faults. I've usually lost 1/4 of my purchased packages due to only customs' inspection, both of sending countries and Vietnam. Alexandre is trustworthy. The only problem is his lagging internet connection.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Any ideas what kind of fruit this is?
« on: January 17, 2018, 03:45:08 AM »
Looks like Pachira insignis. Its seeds are edible.

Great list, will make me go bankrupt.

Very impressive Alexandre! I've never heard of it before. Some "necks" are strong enough to support the fruits whose color is very nice. Very beautiful!

Hi Sy, the Pink /yellow skin is the Hibrid Zibethinus / Dulcis Han Sen got the pics and seeds available in trade & buy section...

Got it! Thanks Raul!

Just got some seeds of this Tenom Beauty

Thanks Raul! I thought the fruit skin was pink, not its flesh ;)

You can shoot me a pm when you’re here I’ll let ya know where you can find them. 
It’s popping now in Kota Kinabalu. Graveolens heaven. Also found ‘tenom beauty’ Which kinda tastes like regular zibethinus but has a beautiful red almost pinkish color to it, Lindsay has written about it. Feel like the willly Wonka of Durios here

Do you have some images of this "tenom beauty"? Sounds like an interesting cultivar.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Great seed vendor from Cameroon
« on: December 26, 2017, 10:08:37 PM »
It sounds like he (Ferdinand) is gouging & playing games so why waste time with him?  Wirsiy at ForestHouse generally has good prices & is good to work with -- and he has a much broader selection of seeds (judging from the list above).  (I just got Christmas greetings from Wirsiy so I would say he is still around ...)


It's better to contact Wirsiy on facebook. He is often online so communicating there will be very much faster.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Waiting for Broadleaf Papaya to ripen.
« on: December 26, 2017, 04:30:13 AM »
Yes it is an abiu behind and the fruit was picked today even though mostly green. It is a bit over 7lbs.

A 7lbs Abiu fruit? Awesome cultivar!

"Jacaratia Mexicana" is the first Mexican species that I found interesting in. Its seeds were purchased from Raul (Raulglezruiz). They are now nice and healthful seedlings. Without Tropical Fruit Forum (and Raul), I would never know such weird looking species.

Thank you all admins and Merry Christmas to all members! Wish you all a happy holidays and a very happy coming new year with your families, friends and your beloved fruit trees :)

Which variety of "Durio graveolens" do you have: orange or red flesh? I'd love to know their average size too.

If you accidentally find "Durio grandiflorus" (ghost durian), it would be great!

Nice sir, would love to know more!

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Sumatra - DURIO LOWIANUS
« on: December 16, 2017, 07:37:44 PM »
dear friends,

i live on my a farm here in ecuador, where i have a collection of about 600 species of fruits.   some are on my webpage

“antipode” means the place exactly opposite where you are on earth, that is where if you went in a straight line thru the center of the earth, where you would come out on the other side.   my antipode is on sumatra.   i hope to go there in the coming year or 2.

can you tell me where you found the tree of lowianus?

are you interested in exchanging seeds?

if you are willing to exchange im interested in those seeds, just a few.

my email is

jim west

Hi Jim, Simon is not often checking the forum as he usually travels "full time". It's faster messaging him on facebook (Justyna Stoklosa) or instagram (@fit_shortie_eats) or youtube (Fit Shortie Eats).

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Wanted: Kadsura
« on: December 16, 2017, 01:22:07 PM »
Prachya (posci35) may help. He had offered it several times before.

Working for me now, thanks Jeff!!

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