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I would like to buy some Jackfruit seeds from red fleshed cultivars, seeds from Red Morning are ones that I would strongly be interested in.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: New acquisition
« on: December 07, 2017, 09:39:12 AM »
Nice! I hope it does well for you.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WTB: Pierce Cherimoya Fruit
« on: December 02, 2017, 07:40:00 PM »
still searching for a source for Pierce cherimoya fruit.

Thanks for all the great info Triloba!!
I will start my search based on that criteria.

BTW: The fig that I got everybody hooked on is Marseilles Black VS (MBVS). The tree in my parents yard is doing particularly well, tons of figs for them this year and it was just a rooted cutting that I sent them in the early winter of 2016. Here is a review of MBVS that is growing in my yard:

Josh, that is an impressive mound :) Hopefully that will do the trick!

I have a lot of family that lives in Middle Tennessee (Columbia, Spring Hill and Murfreesboro) and I got them hooked onto growing figs. Now I want to get them hooked onto growing pawpaws :)

Which cultivars grow best in middle TN?

Ideally these cultivars won't need any additional irrigation once established, and will rely solely on the plentiful TN rains (need to get them hooked on minimum effort cultivars first). But needs to withstand the muggy summers. Also, ideally, they would be full sun tolerant (planted out by itself with no other trees around it). Is that even possible with pawpaws? Or will they need a nurse tree in middle TN before they get established.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Unknown Benefits Of Mangos
« on: November 22, 2017, 08:46:50 AM »
or invent an apple-mango

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WTB: Pierce Cherimoya Fruit
« on: November 15, 2017, 05:44:57 PM »
anyone selling pierce cherimoya fruit?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: sweet tamarind seeds
« on: November 14, 2017, 11:46:40 AM »
You must post the sale and shipping price in all for sale posts

Do you have Pierce cherimoya, and do you ship to AZ?
If the answer is yes to both, I'm in!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Rooting Guava Cuttings - need Help
« on: November 12, 2017, 04:39:48 PM »
I rooted a bunch of brazilian guava cuttings (very similar to cattley) and used lignified but not woody scions about 1/8" diameter. Stripped all the leaves except for two at the top of the scion. Dipped bottom in Clonex gel and put into pots with spagnum/perlite mix. Put into a humidity bin (rubbermaid tub) under growlights. Added bottom heat set to 85 F. They rooted and pushed new growth in a few weeks.

I have not tried with tropical guava yet, but Daleys had a youtube video that is basically the same method and it works for them.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WTB: Pierce Cherimoya
« on: November 11, 2017, 04:26:02 PM »
I found this:

"On Knight/Pierce/etc, my understanding is that Pierce is the smooth fruit commonly called that, whereas Knight is a fruit with a number of synonyms ('rough Pierce, etc) but small bumps-- and is thus distinguishable from true or smooth Pierce. I remember at the CCA meeting a year or two ago that we were both at, I thought the Pierce was the best tasting of the 5 or so varieites they had-- the few times I've tasted it, it always had really nice lemony/acidic tones that seem great to me."

So the question is: Does Knight from LaVerne have smooth skin or small bumps?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WTB: Pierce Cherimoya
« on: November 11, 2017, 02:49:36 PM »
Here in socal, looking to obtain a pierce cherimoya tree.

home depot in stanton had some but it's labeled knight cherimoya you can also talk to the nursery manager to special order if your local home depot don't have it

boxturtle: So the Knight cherimoya that LaVerne propagates is actually Pierce?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / WTB: Pierce Cherimoya Fruit
« on: November 09, 2017, 06:16:40 PM »
I am looking to buy some Pierce cherimoya fruit (large flat rate box size, or however you prefer to ship), and I would be willing to pre-order.


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: My first taste of Dr. White cherimoya
« on: November 09, 2017, 08:33:09 AM »
I love Dr. White cherimoyas too! Thanks for sharing.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Are 'Black Medeira' fig trees overrated?
« on: November 04, 2017, 05:49:09 PM »
Thanks harvey! That is a great review and endorsement. I bought a lot of cuttings from you last year including Figo Preto and so many rooted and are growing extremely well for me. Figo Preto (Black Madeira) is definitely the slowest growing out of all the figs I got from you, which I was certainly expecting based on many accounts of its growth habit.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Peach Cobbler Mango?
« on: October 18, 2017, 02:40:23 PM »
It will go overripe quickly if allowed to start to turn soft on the tree. Harvest it green/firm when the color turns to a lighter shade.

That was my problem. I let it color up on the tree.
However I did eat a few peach cobblers this season, and they were delicious. Peachy with a cinnamon spice note to them. Richly flavored.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / WTB: Mamey Sapote Scions
« on: October 16, 2017, 10:23:34 AM »
I would like to buy mamey sapote scions from the following cultivars:

- Akil Especial
- Papa
- Lorito

I already have Pace and Cepeda Especial (not enough to harvest yet, so I can't offer a trade).

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.

Same here. I ate a bunch of Reeds in early Sept and planted them on my avocado mound. At least half of them have sprouted already.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best Mamey Sapote cultivars
« on: October 13, 2017, 03:24:12 PM »
Based on flavor of the varieties I have tried, here is my ranking:
1) Lorito
2) Green Sapote - TREC (close enough to mamey)
3) Pace
4) Pantin (may not have tasted a prime example)
5) Viejo
6) Magana

Sepeda(Cepeda?) Especial is rumored to be excellent.

I have 7 trees in my yard in the ground over 4 years, pantin, pace, lorito, Viejo, Sepeda Especial, and TREC GS.  I have only harvested 3 pantin fruit. Lorito has the nicest appearance and is the best grower. Pace and TREC are the slowest. Next year, I will probably harvest around 30 fruit.

I have a 7ft tall Pace, no fruit or flowers yet. I also have a small Cepeda Especial based on others reviews. But given how well you regard Lorito, I would love to try growing that one! I have a bunch of mamey seedlings for grafting. Is your Lorito tree large enough to harvest scions off it, and if so would you be willing to sell me a few? Thanks!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Guava season in Socal
« on: October 09, 2017, 08:18:36 PM »
Hey JF, those look awesome!!
I am one of those who will be buying some Jalisco Red cuttings from you in March!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is Cacao Possible in SoCal
« on: September 02, 2017, 05:19:11 PM »
good news. sorry i haven't read the responses in the entire thread so i apologize if it has been answered already. There is a full grown tree in Carlsbad planted in the ground with adult fruit on it. this looks to be a very mature tree and is very happy so i want to say the answer is yes but it will take a whole lot of love to get it strong and happy

Awesome! We go to Carlsbad / Oceanside usually once a year. Where is it at, I would love to see it!

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: seeds
« on: August 19, 2017, 10:24:02 AM »
Man, if only you wanted a flying pig instead of a three-legged duck ....

I got mangoes from Mark ( and Alex (Tropical Acres) and Shamus had a mango tasting with ones he brought back from Zills

My favorites this year:

1. Sweet Tart
2. Lemon Zest
3. Peach Cobbler
4. Coconut Cream
5. Mahachanok

Also I absolutely loved Cac. I would put that in spot 5 along with Mahachanok

I had some Duncan, Edward and Mallika that were also superb.

Per the forum rules, you must post the price

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