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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Eugenia florida
« on: December 06, 2018, 02:19:31 AM »
I have 2 Eugenia florida that I raised from seed. I put one out in full sun and it
went downhill. I dug it up and put it on the porch in a 15 gallon pot. I was trying to figure out
what caused the decline? Does anyone have experience with this tree?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Mycorrhizal Fungi
« on: November 04, 2018, 05:18:16 PM »
I have decided to apply a root drench to some plants that has Mycorrhizal Fungi.
I use a synthetic miracle grow and wondered if it would destroy the Mycorrhizal Fungi?

I sort of decided to do some trial and error but would appreciate some feedback if anyone has


Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / seeds
« on: October 05, 2018, 10:39:55 AM »
Seeds are starting to germinate

peanut butter fruit     1.00ea
pitangatuba               1.00ea
Na Dai Sugar apple     1.00ea
Lisa atemoya              1.00ea a few available
Zill's Black Suriname Cherry  a buttload available

domestic shipping is $4 with tracking

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Atemoya question
« on: October 04, 2018, 02:47:36 PM »
I have heard some interesting discussions on which rootstock to graft atemoya.
I have never heard anyone mention grafting atemoya on another atemoya seedling?
I wonder if anyone has tried it?
I was told that an atemoya will only live about 10-12 years on sugar apple rootstock?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / air layer fertilizer
« on: August 14, 2018, 09:31:01 PM »
I have been trying to air layer a couple trees this summer. Today I checked
my two longan air layers and one of them had a nice root ball going. I cut it and
put it in a pot. I was wondering if I should fertilize it to help the roots fill out?
It's sitting in a shady area and I really want it to take. I found this tree in an
abandoned yard and it took me a month to figure out who owned it and get permission
to airlayer it. The guy who owns the property doesn't know what type it is, he
actually told me it was a lychee. He never waters or fertlizes it and it had the
biggest sweetest longans I have ever seen. He said it fruits every year.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / seeds available
« on: August 07, 2018, 09:30:38 PM »
Dream atechimoya                               2.00 limited
American Persimmon                             2.00 limited
Florida pistachio seeds                            2.00ea
Eugenia candolleana                                2.00ea  Sold  I hope more soon
hog plum cuttings red fruit                        3.00ea
large leaf mulberry cuttings                         3.00ea
Thai dwarf everbearing mulberry cuttings       3.00ea

peanut butter fruit seeds                         1.00ea
pitangatuba                                            1.00ea
Zill's black suriname cherry                      1.00ea
red muntingia calabura                             1 fruit 3.00ea  bulk pricing for 500+ order
yellow muntingia calabura                         1 fruit 5.00ea
Na Dai sugar apple                                    1.00ea
red jaboticaba                                           1.00ea
koala longan                                              1.00ea
silas wood sapodilla                                     1.00ea

shipping is $4.00 domestic with tracking

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Jaboticaba fertilizer
« on: July 21, 2018, 11:37:33 PM »
I was wondering what people use for fertilizer for Jaboticaba seedlings.
I currently have two different types and both have quit growing and the new leaves are
coming out yellow and not greening up. I am using only rainwater which is suppose to be 7 ph, is this an issue?
I just bought some 365 day slow release 13-5-11 nutricote and wanted to check with the forum before I
apply it. Both of these are trees I can't readily get seeds for and I really want them to thrive.



Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / seeds
« on: April 22, 2018, 02:31:17 PM »
Updated list

pitangatuba $1ea
Zill's Black suriname cherry $1ea
yellow grumichama 
pitomba $1ea
makok sapodilla 1ea
muntingia calabara red type fruit
red jaboticaba 1ea

domestic shipping is $4 with tracking per shipment


Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / red jabo
« on: February 21, 2018, 09:28:39 PM »
Red jabo seeds $1.00 ea
shipping $4.00
minimum 1 seed

pitangatuba seeds limited $1.00ea

Tropical Fruit Discussion / sulpher application
« on: January 09, 2018, 11:38:28 AM »
I recently read several articles that state pine needles and oak leaves actually don't lower the ph of soil?
OK so back to sulpher. How much do you add per tree and how often? I was told a handful every 6 months
but I was hoping to hear from others on their experience. I plan to add only to trees in the ground.

Thanks for feedback

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / fig cuttings
« on: December 23, 2017, 10:56:10 PM »
I have the following fig cuttings available

LSU purple
Tx everbearing white
white triana

limited quantities of the following
LSU champagne
LSU gold
LSU black
Violette de Bordeaux
St Rita

$3 per cutting mix or match shipping up to 8 cuttings $4

Temperate Fruit Buy, Sell, & Trade / fig cuttings
« on: December 20, 2017, 04:10:26 PM »
I have the following fig cuttings available for $3.00 each
shipping is $4.00 per shipment and you can mix or match

LSU purple
Texas everbearing white
White triana

Limited #s
Violette de Bordeaux
LSU gold
LSU champagne
LSU black
St Rita

Temperate Fruit Buy, Sell, & Trade / fig cuttings
« on: December 20, 2017, 12:15:29 PM »
I have the following figs and will offer them for $3 each cutting.
You can mix or match
shipping is $4 per shipment

LSU purple
Texas Everbearing white
White Triana
LSU champagne (limited)
LSU Black  (limited)
Violette de Bordeaux  (limited)
LSU Gold (limited)

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / red jabo seeds
« on: December 15, 2017, 03:58:18 PM »
red jabos    1.00ea  some are starting to germinate
pitangatuba 1.00ea  limited

I started 3 types of jabos from seed last year including sabara, branco vinho, and red.
The red is 3x bigger and it was the smallest one out of 10!

I am interested in trades if you have something?
I also have a ton of almost ripe peanut butter fruit that should be ready in a week

Here is a picture of the 9 month old red jabo already in a 3 gallon next to a yearling sabara
This red jabo was the smallest of 10

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / seeds
« on: September 19, 2017, 11:20:43 PM »
I have a few seeds available now, unfortunately Irma destroyed allot of fruit :-[

Lisa atemoya seeds very limited     1.50 ea
Na Dai sugar apple  very limited     1.50 ea
red jaboticaba                               1.00 ea

I am still lookin to trade for a REAL 3 legged duck . I had 2 people try to pass
off 3 legged chickens. I don't need chickens at this time. ???

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / BOGO
« on: August 29, 2017, 08:16:31 PM »
For a limited time only

Buy one seed and get one free

peanut butter fruit  3.00ea
NaDai sugar apple   3.00ea

red jaboticaba        2.00ea
Blk zills suriname cherry 2.00ea

I hope no one realizes this is the ole Winn Dixie trick, double the price and offer
BOGO. I do have some seeds left and I have really enjoyed the fruit this past couple
weeks. The fresh sugar apples seeds are germinating too easy and the peanut butter fruit
as well. The red jaboticaba is loaded with flowers and fruit. The most ever! These three red jabo
trees have produced non stop for over a year now.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / seeds
« on: August 17, 2017, 09:06:10 PM »
red jabo    1 ea
zills black suriname cherry  1 ea
moringa    1 ea
pitangatuba  1 ea

Na Dai sugar apple     1.50 ea
peanut butter fruit      1.50ea

These are fresh seeds that I am eating the fruit this week.
I put 5 peanut butter seeds in damp vermiculite and 4 germinated so far
shipping is $3.50 per order

The only trade I am interested in is three legged ducks

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / a few seeds
« on: May 31, 2017, 03:06:34 PM »
Currently I have available:

3 types of sapodilla including makok, silas wood, and haysa
Cherry of the rio grande
zills black Surinam cherry
red jabo
I have a handful of yellow grumichama and some of them have sprouted
I have about 15 pitomba seeds and also some have sprouted

I kept the grumichama and pitomba in plastic bags with damp vermiculite so they wouldn't dry out and
currently I have a few too many projects to plant everything.

seeds are $1.00 each and shipping is $6.65 flat rate priority mail

Tropical Fruit Discussion / I feel like bragging a little
« on: May 26, 2017, 04:36:35 PM »
My 6th grade son last night had his awards ceremony. First he got Straight A's ( he's never had a B ) Each teacher picked their
overall favorite 2 kids in their classes. He was picked for Math and History and then finally they had 10 runner ups for best
overall 6th grader 5 girls and 5 boys. Then only 2 boys and 2 girls got picked as best overall kids in the 6th grade.
He was one of the 2 boys picked,

Today I noticed my Sabara had 5 small fruit on it and 1 was ripe. I saw a few first flowers low on the trunk but the fruit is higher
in the branches. I planted the thing over 6 years ago. Man is it me or is fruit you grow personally taste better?
That first fruit was so wonderful!


Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / For sale
« on: April 27, 2017, 01:00:05 AM »
I have a few seeds I would trade or sell

yellow grumichama
red jaboticaba
zills black Surinam cherry

pitomba are ready now limited amount ~25 seeds

I am interested in anything I don't have including an Armani suit.
I am not interested in shipping overseas

Tropical Fruit Discussion / steinenerma
« on: March 28, 2017, 03:48:59 PM »
Anyone try this nematode for Sri Lankan white weevil?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Na Dai sugar apple size?
« on: March 17, 2017, 01:29:37 PM »
I have a small area on the South side of my house I was going to plant Na Dai sugar apple trees. Exactly how big will these trees get?
I have 4 trees that are one year old from plugs that are already 7-8' tall. My area is  6' x 17'. My question is could I hedge them and plant a tree every 5' and plant 3 trees or should I plant 2 trees? If anyone has a decent picture of an adult tree I would appreciate seeing the actual
adult tree?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / yellow muntingia calabura
« on: September 01, 2016, 09:34:40 PM »
Does anyone have this tree? I am interested in cuttings and/or seeds.

Citrus General Discussion / sugarbelle
« on: November 11, 2015, 12:32:16 AM »
I tried my first sugarbelle yesterday and another one today! I ate a ponkan first then the sugarbelle. This year we haven't cooled down much and the oranges are late. I really like the sugarbelle and I taste the grapefruit. It has a real good tangy flavor. My son ate both also and prefered the sugarbelle over the ponkan. It does have seeds. Luckily I have about 30 more to eat. My new routine in the morning is to walk 2 miles and then go in my yard and eat oranges for breakfast!


Citrus General Discussion / clementines in Florida
« on: October 07, 2015, 05:08:20 PM »
Has anyone had good or bad luck growing clementines in Florida?
I have 2 trees and my mom has 1 tree and her tree isn't thriving so far. I purchased one at Lowes for her and also one for myself but they are definitely different types. I was reading the other day and there was a statement made that clementines do poorly in Florida. I have also heard it from a citrus grower out of Sebring? I have a Nules which I got from Rasnicks out of Winterhaven and I have the unidentified one from Lowes.

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