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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Wtb: clianthus
« on: July 20, 2018, 02:01:14 AM »
I had purchased this New Zealand from Annie's perennials last fall and it did great.  However, roof rats over the winter killed it.  After a visit from a bobcat and 2 feral cats, I have not seen a rat in months.  So, I would like to try again, but, Annie's does not sell it anymore.  Anyone here sell this shrub?? Also known as parrot's beak and lobster claw.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Citrus in bloom
« on: July 14, 2018, 01:18:04 AM »
Super great guy.  I used to love visiting his place to buy stuff.  He had a perfect microclimate of a pond, close to the ocean.  Unfortunately,  after I left VA in 2012, i know they had some really bad cold snaps and he lost a lot of trees.  Would love to know what he still has growing.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Citrus in bloom
« on: July 13, 2018, 01:24:39 AM »
Yes, I have heard of it. I had a changsha in VA that q
Had better flavor than most from Gaylord in VA beach.  The flavor was outstanding but seedy.  I am hoping mine might be similar.  I have also heard that our high temps in Scottsdale help to sweeten citrus.  So I hope so.  Especially since I cannot import anything out here.
Lucky for me m, seeds do not horribly bother me.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / wtb: randia formosa
« on: July 06, 2018, 12:09:15 AM »
Anybody have some BlackBerry jelly fruit seedlings for sale.

Got mine in mail.  Already planted.  They arrived in great shape.  Thanks!!!

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Paw Paw questions.
« on: June 24, 2018, 01:35:27 AM »
Tried growing them in a container in AZ.  I highly recommend planting them in the ground

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.

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