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My manglets on my Kwan (Burmese) are deformed - not sure why. They made it through the winter ok but now as if stung by fruit fly?

The suckering is so annoying with this species. But I've noticed there are a lot of cultivars that people have bred in Europe and North America now.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Krasuey's Sapodilla
« on: September 15, 2017, 04:58:38 AM »
Mike I don't mean to make a crass suggestion regarding Krasuey, but every fruit grower this side of Melbourne is seeking propagation material, including Daleys...

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Best tree for shallow soil?
« on: September 12, 2017, 01:34:16 AM »
We're talking 6 inches before hard rock. Though I can build a mound of perhaps a foot. Total 18 inches.
My options are:
- avocado (grown from seed)
- biriba (dwarfed on A. montana rootstock)
- asimina triloba

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best Rare Fruit Youtube Channels?
« on: September 04, 2017, 04:43:12 AM »
There is a ghetto nursery in Miami judging from this guy's speaking style... cracks me up listening to him talk about Bunchosia:

I think mangomike is right, should give it another name. Someone who keeps absconding (first to Florida, then allegedly to California) in order to escape trial is not worthy of the "innocent until proven guilty" standard.

The conviction rate for sex crimes in the US and other Western countries is very low and the conviction rate in general has gone way down (per unit of crime committed) due to more bureaucracy, political correctness, corruption, etc.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Sell: Myrciaria Glomerata
« on: June 23, 2017, 09:58:14 PM »
Forum rules mandate that you state the prices in your post, not privately.
Also I would suggest you include photographs of your fruit/trees otherwise people are going to be suspicious.
You created an account very recently, and wrote elsewhere that you are from Argentina, while your profile says Uganda.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Seeds available: Plinia spp.
« on: June 15, 2017, 02:17:15 AM »

Sorry don't know variety names.
The durian was a commercial variety from Malaysia and the jakfruit came from Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia, very little rag.
All seeds $3
PM for postage.
Durian and jakfruit seeds are recalcitrant so people may want to look at express post.

anyone know the significance of the reference to the Holy Spirit in the latin name?

the region it's from is Espirito Santo

Coincidentally, there is one variety of P. spiritosantensis that does have a clear, cross-shaped scar. It is called jabuticaba-peluda-de-cruz (hairy cross). The common name of the species is jabuticaba roxa (purple).

Hi all.
Would like to graft over a Pyrus calleryana (Chinese Pear) with species like Amelanchier alnifolia, Crataegus schraderiana/azarolus or Sorbus aucuparia/domestica.
Which of these will work?
Is there an interstem that could potentially make all these grafts compatible with Pyrus rootstock?


There are 4 different buy and sell subforums on TFF. I think it's too much bother to check all four: tropicals/subtropicals, citrus, temperate and vegetable. Why not just have one buy/sell subforum? A lot of the time things are getting missclassified anyway (e.g. pawpaw is not being put in temperate, finger lime is not put in citrus). Does Actinidia chinensis go to subtropical but Actinida deliciosa go to temperate?  :o

Also, there could be a subforum or thread for discussing forum matters. I have PMed mods and admin in the past and never gotten a reply.

Minimum order of 8 seeds. Price is $2 per seed. Postage and handling is $10.

Just curious as to how you are going to grow a seedless plant variety.........from seed.
Hi Vlan1.
It was an April Fools' joke. Rather unappreciated. No one seems to have gotten the imbe-cile joke either.  :o

Seeking a cultivar of Imbe called 'Cile'. Plenty of them present in California.

I also want seedless lychee but quarantine forbids any scions are sent to me, so I'll have to grow from seed.

Thank you for understanding.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Marang in Brisbane!
« on: March 23, 2017, 02:28:30 AM »
He was also thinking in terms of coldness... Americans use the Fahrenheit temperature scale...


As you know, my position is that you are growing B. armeniaca there next to your pool and B. argentea should look like
A Peruvian blog has a lot of information on the species you have, whatever it is (they call it B armeniaca) and sure enough a comment on there said the fruit are wilting. In my opinion, this species is self-sterile, so cross-pollination is your issue. If yours is flowering now, it would be a good experiment to get some pollen from another tree in the neighborhood (any Bunchosia should work) and dab it on the flowers of one side of your tree (to see what the difference is). I reckon you will get a fruit set (that goes from green straight to red).

I'm attaching as an image the text from W. R. Anderson’s chapter on the Malpighiaceae for the "Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana," ed. P. E. Berry, K. Yatskievych, and B. K. Holst, vol. 6, pp. 82–185.

Got 10 seeds left

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Selling seeds: Self-fertile cherimoya
« on: January 28, 2017, 07:37:56 PM »
Very high-yielding, no hand-pollination required. Classic cherimoya flavor. 'Forbidden Fruits' variety.

$2 per seed, minimum order 10 seeds. No charge for delivery.

Australians pay as though $AUS, everyone else $US.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: advice on slow mango grafts
« on: January 06, 2017, 02:44:54 AM »
I have a mango graft that did not shoot, but is still green save for the blackened tip. A bud below the graft is beginning to swell again.

What are the chances of it eventually producing growth?

I thought this thread was going to be about a new nectarine release from DWN's Arctic series.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Feijoa weak trunk
« on: November 29, 2016, 06:39:36 AM »
Anyone know whether you can plant a feijoa deep in the hole? I've got a whip with the branching too high up. I know this trick works with some other species (including banana).

Edit: A feijoa expert contacted me and said this is not a good idea as it would cause collar rot.

Tasted Sabara yesterday, unimpressed. Like wampee. Though it grew on me somewhat. Also tried a Grimal and thought it was actually worse with some flavor I could not pin down but reminded me of seafood (which I don't like).

Not giving up on Plinia and Myrciaria, but would appreciate some advice from veteran tasters who have been promiscuous with their palate in these genera and can advise only the best. I like grapes, lychees, passionfruit, feijoa, kiwifruit and most fruit but the standard jabos have not blown my skirt up for whatever reason.

Edit: I meant that the flavor is similar to wampee. Sour citrus or like a bad finger lime. Hopefully Adam's seeds of red hybrid and white will be better.

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