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Got an Inga bullata whose leaves went this brown color. I thought it might have been due to temps getting low at the beginning of winter, so I took indoors. But now I think it is in need of chelation perhaps?

Edit: It cannot be sunburn because here it is winter and was in part shade anyway.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Andaman islands Trip
« on: July 09, 2018, 11:47:11 PM »
There were two species of banana discovered on the Andaman Islands, both with seeds that readily germinate. One was sweet and sour and grew to 9m. The other was just very sweet with orange-coloured pulp on a stalk that grew to 11m! Obviously bunches are much bigger too.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: My Zill adventure Tuesday
« on: July 06, 2018, 03:01:26 PM »
I would like to know whether Sugarloaf is monoembryonic or polyembryonic.

Hi Carlos.
Can you please upload some photos of your plant with mature fruit on it? You mentioned to me in the past that you are also growing it (along with 30 other cultivars).

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Grafting Cambuca
« on: June 18, 2018, 07:38:51 AM »
Though I am not a fruit tree lover (more of a lustful exploiter) I think I know the answer.
I think intercompatibility exists with Plinia trunciflora as well as Plinia peruviana.
Rock in Taiwan insists that cambuca can also be grafted onto Plinia cauliflora (regular jaboticaba).
Since the taxonomy shake-up, Myrciaria is a separate genus populated only by cambui/tenella, blue jabo/vexator, guaquica, strigipes, yellow jabo...)

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Duguetia peruviana
« on: June 11, 2018, 03:23:45 AM »
Thanks. I take it D. peruviana is also a larger tree.
By the way, is phaseolioides the same as Duguetia phaeoclados?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fig trees
« on: June 08, 2018, 07:12:01 PM »
Good video on why Ficus palmata/carica hybrids are the solution for nematode-afflicted soils. And some cultivars like Hava and Digger's Purple Heart are extremely good tasting.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Duguetia peruviana
« on: June 08, 2018, 06:57:54 PM »
Please more info, compared with D. phaseosiades.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Two color Australian Grumichama
« on: June 04, 2018, 11:42:15 PM »
I knew Mike had a kick ass yellow grumichama, but I didn't know it was also a transvestite.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Syzygium bud to flower time
« on: June 02, 2018, 10:40:52 PM »
A lot of people dismiss this genus altogether, but I think Syz does matter.

Looks like we got ourselves a Hilocaust denier.

No 1st Amendment in your jurisdiction buddy.  ;D

KJ Pinks?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Myrciaria/Plinia Guaquiea
« on: May 07, 2018, 04:54:14 AM »
Stevo, you really should have picked the username Steve T, and piggyback on the reputation of your co-germinal. You would command much more respect from these heathens.

Guaquica is rated very positively on this forum.
For instance, dreamfrutas wrote: "Myrciaria guaquiea, is one of the rarest of all fruits from the Atlantic Rain Forest. Until a few years ago the Guaquica was known only for old references, not even a picture of this species existed. It was mentioned as growing in the seashore of Rio de Janeiro state, in an area with big real state pressure and speculation, so the danger of extinction was really big. Initially we located only one tree, and over the last years I was able to locate a very few more.  The fruit is not only extremely rare, it is also delicious, sweet and fresh, with a complex flavor not plain at all."
Alexandre Neles wrote: "The fruit has a transparent pulp, like glazoviana Myrciaria, however has greater amount of pulp and very sweet. When you bite into the fruit it explodes in your mouth. Guaquica is better, save more pleasant, and does not have what I hate about glazoviana, forget and bite the peel is almost equal drinking perfume, bad taste. On the appearance of the trees, just clean the area with a hoe, fertilizer with manure, coffee straw, that photo to see some of my coffee trees, 2 x 150 g for years, NPK 05.20.20, without irrigation because I have 1490 mm of rainfall a year. In this way the plants grow more naturally, soon intend to take NPK, I will use only organic fertilizer.
Alexandre's tree can be seen here:
E-Jardim has a photo of fruit:

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Eugenia ID please
« on: April 22, 2018, 11:42:19 PM »
Safe to say it's not E. uniflora.
Are you sure the fruit was ripe? My guess the fruit wanted to get a bit darker in color.
Could be a mutation. Another possibility is it is a hybrid of grumichama and a similar species like E. blastantha, E. ophthalmantha or E. itaguahiensis. Hybrids sometimes have quite different characteristics from both of the parents. I trust you have already asked the seed supplier.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: who grows Kwai Muk?!
« on: April 20, 2018, 04:04:11 AM »
My kwai muk appears to suffer branch die back. Though it is the older branches that are affected - not the newer. It's also happening at a strange time (middle of autumn/fall) and temps are still warm here.

Apparently one is monoembryonic while the other is poly. That might be a starting point. I'm guessing Maha Chanok and Rainbow are not synonyms after all.

Has anyone done this experiment? Regular pears normally sink, whereas apples float.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Blackberry Jam Fruit/Randia formosa
« on: April 09, 2018, 06:38:55 AM »
According to Helton Muniz the blackberry jam fruit (R. formosum) is hardy to -4C (25F), however this has not been my experience. Anyone in a cold climate able to confirm?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / New species: Pouteria tennisballi
« on: April 01, 2018, 05:05:34 AM »
Recently discovered in the Amazon region of Brazil.
Grows on clay or lawn.
Can be used dehydrated or deuced.
I will be able to Fedex seeds in future.

Looking at quantity of 15-20. Need them sent to Europe. Obviously a longshot in subzero temps (and that's fahrenheit too) but will be fun experiment.

If they are at all like grumichama, then you can propagate from leaves (they root from in-tact petioles). Probably from cutting then as well.

Just wondering why you cant transplant the tree. If it is the one being shaded, then I assume it is smaller than the other trees. Borrow a bulldozer.  8)

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado Videos.
« on: March 16, 2018, 02:08:05 AM »
Julie Frink and Tom Spellman discuss Nimlioh, Queen, G-6, Fuerte, Sharwil at UC Irvine.

Julie Frink gives lecture.

Why is Peluda de Alagoas (Large leaf Jaboticaba) still referred to as Plinia sp.? It is Plinia jaboticaba (distinct from Plinia cauliflora). If they are conspecific, then so should P. coronata be absorbed. At least, this is the way it was explained to me by Helton, who has read all of Mattos's original work. The key morphological difference is that P. cauliflora flowers on everything from trunk to thin branches, whereas P. jaboticaba only fruits on the thick branches. Varieties of cauliflora include Sabará, Paulista & ponhema. Varieties of jaboticaba include Olho de boi, Rajada, Pintada, açú etc... So PdA or Grimal is variety of P. jaboticaba. Or if you want to go with the current incorrect orthodoxy, a variety of P. cauliflora...

Is Yellow Ubaia a sister-species with Red/Ruby Ubaia (E. patrisii)?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: dwarf mulchi ID
« on: March 14, 2018, 09:20:40 AM »
Dear Jim

Is it difference with giant mulch? I thought only size difference....

Plinia inflata has 2 varieties, one with regular fruit and one with giant fruit.

Plinia salticola = dwarf mulchi = it's own species

BTW this Lucia Kawasaki is a machine. Someone send her Ross Sapote and Luc's Garcinia for IDing

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