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Is the spanish lime graft for sale as well?
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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Seeds shipped into US
« Last post by cmichael258 on June 18, 2018, 08:37:08 PM »
It's hit or miss.
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Tamarillo acts as giant fungus gnat sticky trap
« Last post by nullzero on June 18, 2018, 08:25:25 PM »
first i've heard of Jaltomata. taste good?

I have not tried the fruit yet, I am growing it this year. I have expectations the fruit quality should be close to cape gooseberry.
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...Do you know what the orange skinned sugar apple might be like? ...
There are a number of orange skinned sugar apple varieties out there, if the one you're talking about is from my seeds, then this is what I got from my singaporian friend "...the fruit is more roundish than oval heart shape. The flesh tends to be on the chewy side but not as chewy as a Na Dai. The flavor is typical sugar apple flavor with a bit of banana after taste."
This is not a red sugar apple, so I'm guessing the seeds would be true to type. I don't want to speculate on the origin as my friend wasn't sure either.

...Here is a tough question, how good are Annona stenophylla , A.senegalensis or Hexalobus monopetalus. I am looking as possibly sticking some of those in the ground.
Yes, really tough question so my answer is really easy. I don't have any experience on any of these. Living in So Cal kind of limits a lot of what you could grow from the Annona genus. Once I retire like Frank but in a few years for me, I'd be able to try all these in SE Asia. Then, I could catch up with you and the newly retiree Frank. :)
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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Seeds shipped into US
« Last post by sotasty8 on June 18, 2018, 08:03:52 PM »
Has anyone been successful with importing seed into the US and getting through customs?
I placed an order from SE Asia and US customs seized the package. The package was delivered empty with a document stating they were confiscated due to lack of Phyto Sanitation Certificate...
Was this just poor judgement on my part, or just bad luck?
Thanks for any insight.
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado talk 6/18
« Last post by johnb51 on June 18, 2018, 07:52:16 PM »
What varieties do you recommend for South Florida?  I have Oro Negro and Simmonds, which are both good.  Oro Negro is a little more flavorful.  I also have a Wurtz tree, which has 5 avocados this year for the first time.  Additionally I've eaten Choquette and Lula, which are both good, Lula being the more flavorful.
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: White Sapote, should I uproot it?
« Last post by ScottR on June 18, 2018, 07:51:17 PM »
4 million and one??  Really?  I've said at least a million times that it never pays to exaggerate!

That's where you're wrong, my friend. I was paid handsomely by the Sapote Growers Union for this exaggeration. Remember, a sapote a day keep the doctor away.
That's the motto I go by Joe thanks for posting that motto to live by, Dan, keep your tree and graft on very good varieties like W. sapote=Vernon,Redlands,Pike,Rainbow, Malibu #3 etc,etc. plus you can prune your tree to keep it small ;)
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Are Pitangatuba Self-fertile?
« Last post by Island_Three on June 18, 2018, 07:43:21 PM »
most of the trees that have these issues seem to be from the original stock that was imported over 30yrs ago, the recently imported stuff from 2005 to now, seems to be of superior quality, in terms of productivity, and flavor.

I actually picked it up from you FFF in Feb. :D I heard you had the best around and like I said, it's growing great. Fingers crossed that it doesn't have any self-incompatibility issues! If so, I might have to get ahold of some pollen from another plant.

Thanks for the fast responses all!
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Rabbit or Squirrel or Skunk
« Last post by Lionking on June 18, 2018, 07:42:08 PM »
Rabbits like to eat leaves and also chew bark.  They have pretty cheap trail cams available on amazon.  Bushnell makes good ones.  Theres lots of brands out there though.  You want to get a tripod for it also if you get one.

So talked to a buddy of mine that I go hunting with and he mentioned that he was planning on buying a couple of Bushnell.  I told him that I would go half with him.
Thanks again Spaugh.

For now,  Iím going to try to take out the ground squirrel with my sons 22 pellet rifle...
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Are Pitangatuba Self-fertile?
« Last post by FlyingFoxFruits on June 18, 2018, 07:35:41 PM »
some have issues with self-incompatibility, and may virtually never set fruits, i think because the flower opens up, and receive its own pollen immediately, which is incompatible, and also making the situation worse, it block the reception of any viable pollen from another donor plant...the solution i've found is to grow several seedlings instead of just one seedling, or make sure the mother tree you got your seedling from is known to set lots of fruits in isolation, from a young age.  And the final solution I've found, is to topwork a non-produtive tree, with scions from one that is known to be productive.

most of the trees that have these issues seem to be from the original stock that was imported over 30yrs ago, the recently imported stuff from 2005 to now, seems to be of superior quality, in terms of productivity, and flavor.
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