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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Bananas for sale in SoCal
« on: April 25, 2018, 06:13:28 PM »
Are these pick up only or can you ship?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Miracle Fruit seeds for free.
« on: April 10, 2018, 01:55:24 PM »

Interested if you still have some left!

Arbutus unedo? That's really common here but usually bland. I don't know when the fruiting season is to collect seeds.

I've read its fairly bland, but looking more to it for ornamental purposes. I was offered some seeds from another member that are supposedly the best tasting of the bunch he has available, so we'll see. :)

I have B argentia and it is flowering now. I had fruit all last year and should be getting it
soon as it has finally warmed up.

Awesome. Thanks!

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / WTB Peanut Butter Tree seeds.
« on: April 06, 2018, 12:28:43 PM »
AKA Bunchosia Armeniaca/Argentinia/glandulifera for the Peanut Butter tree.

Looking to do another big grow of these and to spread them amongst the members of my local gardening group.

Big bonus if they're still in fresh pods, but the seeds alone will be fine too.


Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WTB Bamboo cuttings.
« on: February 22, 2018, 05:17:03 PM »
I did, but the cost of the plant and shipping is prohibitively expensive for me at this time through them. Since these are supposedly really easy to propagate with cuttings, I figured I'd go the route of giving some money to a person willing to provide me with some instead. :)

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WTB Bamboo cuttings.
« on: February 22, 2018, 03:01:48 PM »
Das bump!

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WTB Bamboo cuttings.
« on: January 18, 2018, 12:41:17 PM »
Looks nice Greenman62! A type like that is right what I'm looking for. Let me know your price for a corm with roots (ideal) or culms with multiple nodes.

And correct, they do grow from nodes, not too dissimilar to sugar cane. I have some black bamboo I got some from a friend locally that's growing from some, albiet slowly since desert + winter = super slow bamboo growth.

If anyone has Buddah Belly, I'm still looking and eager to nab some.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WTB Bamboo cuttings.
« on: January 04, 2018, 02:42:16 PM »
Depends on the variety, and I'll have irrigation/containment for it.

If anything, bamboo can be very desirable here as it will grow well, but smaller and run less due to our climate. There's a good number of folks here that have some in their yards, or indoors. Sugar cane is less prominent, but I know some folks here that are growing it with ease.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / WTB Bamboo cuttings.
« on: January 04, 2018, 02:27:48 PM »
I'm looking for either rootable, or pre-rooted cuttings for bamboo, specifically any variety that's fast growing, adaptable to a desert climate, and with edible shoots.

Also looking for BAMBUSA VULGARIS “WAMIN”, aka the Dwarf Buddah belly, or any other unique and fast growing ornamental.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: coconut cream mango
« on: November 05, 2017, 01:05:46 AM »
The one I planted was poly.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Hialeah Red avocado (review)
« on: November 01, 2017, 06:18:53 PM »
Looks to be fairly in line with a standard florida avocado. Low oil, more watery, larger size.

Ive got several reed seedlings going.  They need a lot of heat to get started.  They do take 6 to 8 weeks to pop up.  Reed trees also seem to take super hot dry conditions no problem.

Most of the trees available in san diego nurseries are on polinator rootstock.  Mostly zutano or bacon seeds are used for rootstocks here.

That's very good to know. If there's one thing Vegas never has a shortage of, its super hot and dry conditions.

Growing one now. Too immature for fruit yet, but I'll be happy to share seeds once it does.

Shipped with some wet paper towels in a ziploc bag, they should do fine and will likely germinate by the time I get them.

Thanks! I'll look forward to hearing from you again on those.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WANTED: Avocado scions/cuttings.
« on: October 11, 2017, 04:25:59 PM »
Yup! PM'd.

This is a really interesting method. I'm going ot have to give it a try.

I have a part of my yard with some amended soil and almost full shade. Seedlings typically adjust better to Vegas conditions I've found, at least in terms of mangos that I've played with, so this will be a fun experiment to try.

I'm curious, which rootstock should I grow from seed would have the best soil salt tolerance?

This is part of an experiment that myself and others in my group in Las Vegas will be doing to see if Mango fares better here seed grown than grafted. We've had some success with grafted trees, but monoembronic seeds we've planted seem to do better (and generally those are the only types sold in stores here). But, monos being monos, they won't be true to type, so meh.

I'm particularly looking for high quality variety ones, especially coconut cream. I managed to snag one a few months ago, but some asshole creature dug out the seed sprounts and damaged their roots, thusly dead.

I won't complain if the seeds are still inside fresh fruit. ;)

Don't have much in the tropical world to trade at the moment, but I do have a large seed collection, particularly for peppers. Failing that, I'll be happy to pay for them via Paypal.


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« on: October 06, 2017, 05:21:01 PM »
Wow! Now THAT is a dragon fruit vine!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Growing Ice Cream Beans in Containers?
« on: October 06, 2017, 05:19:52 PM »
The simple answer is, yes, you can.

I'm growing them in containers, also from seeds from Hawaii. As an experiment, I grew about 20 saplings, kept six, and gave the rest away to talented gardeners in the Vegas gardening group I help run.

Here are some things we've observed. Keep in mind that these observations are all things that myself and others in our Vegas gardening group have learned from research and experimentation on saplings that are now becoming short, young trees. Your mileage may vary, and there may be things I'm not aware of that can produce better results for you.

1. Their growth is heavily dependent on the amount of root space they have, particularly the vertical space. Once that level of space has been reached, they will stall. You'll either need a bigger pot, put them in the ground, or have them stay in the same pot if they reach a height and size you prefer.

2. As nitrogen fixers, avoid all nitrogen containing fertilizers. If you can't, get ones that have a low amount. I have one that I use that's 0-10-10 and fish based that they really like. They really like potassium in particular. A friend also used some weak compost tea and it made it quite happy as well.

3. If grown indoors first, they'll need to be hardened off to varying to degrees before getting full outside sun, which they like. This was super important here getting them to survive, let alone grow in Vegas.

4. Use well draining soil. Soil quality itself doesn't appear to be too much of an issue, as long as it drains well. I've had good results with Wonder Soil, which is enhanced coconut coir. Others have used Foxfarm potting soil, or various other kinds with good success. Straight crap Vegas dirt in a pot didn't work out so well (no surprise there).

5. Water judiciously. They don't like to be drowned, but prefer soil that's fairly moist on a consistent basis. They're also surprisingly somewhat drought tolerant, so they can go with bone dry soil for a few days to a week and be fine. If overwatered, the leaves will yellow and growth will totally cease. If underwatered, fix that very quickly because they went from wilted to dead REAL fast.

6. Pods. Pods? What pods? Unfortunately our trees are too immature to provide information on that since they're 7 months old from seed. All I know is what I've read, and that is it can take a couple years for them to start fruiting at minimum, and the size of the pods can vary depending on the health and environment of the tree. Since I'm growing them in Vegas, I'm very curious to see how that goes.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado thread
« on: October 05, 2017, 03:25:51 PM »
Thanks! In that case I'll stick with grafting scions as my primary method. Still, I'd like to experiement with rooting cuttings and some folks in gardening group I run have had some success.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / WANTED: Avocado scions/cuttings.
« on: October 05, 2017, 03:24:26 PM »
Looking to get some avocado scions and cuttings. Scions will obviously be for grafting, and cuttings will be for rooting experimentation.

Varieties I'm specifically looking for are Reed, Wurtz, Day, Lula, Pinkerton, Holiday, and/or Bacon/Jim Bacon.

Shipping would be to Southern Nevada.


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado thread
« on: October 04, 2017, 01:05:56 PM »
Has anyone attempted to grow these with rooted cuttings rather than grafted trees? If so, what level of success did you have in terms of getting them to root, and how well did they do once established?

I'd like to attempt to do this myself, but want to make sure its viable before I go looking for cuttings to purchase.

I believe he's scarpered off.

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