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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pulasan trees flowering . . .
« on: January 08, 2019, 10:01:11 AM »

I was surprised this weekend to see that five of my seven pulasan trees are heavily flowering. I'm surprised because the trees have been grown from seed and have only been in the ground for five years. I sort of was expecting my GRAFTED rambutan trees to flower before the pulasan trees because they are a year older. Perhaps rambutans flower later? I hope (please, God!) one of the pulasans is a male. Anyway, it was a nice surprise! BTW, I planted two pulasans close together in one hole. The trunks are fused now and the "tree" is the largest of the lot. It's a beautiful healthy tree.

Congrats, do not forget to share some pictures

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fruiting time?
« on: January 08, 2019, 09:59:11 AM »
HEllo,

    I'm no expert, but here's my opinion.

1. Grafted plants
2. Air-Layer plants
3. Cutting plants
4. seedling plants

Vincent.

I totally agree,
from my experience there are some air-layered fruiting quicker than graft, but they will need to be big + grafting  roots. It is a very efficient method.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Missile Wax Apple - Dying?
« on: January 07, 2019, 02:32:06 PM »
If the plastic bag is on the tree, in this heat and sunny location, you can expect a dead tree very soon. Keep it shaded and well watered minus the bag (if the sun is expected to hit the tree at some point during the day). Good luck. Chris

It's currently in a well shaded area under our oak tree (no direct sunlight) with the plastic bag which has a few small holes.    I contacted the seller, they suggested keeping the bag on and adding small hole at the top of the bag. 

Thanks for the advise.

How is your tree now?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Air Layering, level : Legendary
« on: January 04, 2019, 06:00:59 AM »
Super giant air layers potted into small bags? See starting minute 10. Don't see what the advantage would be? Seems very difficult to establish, hold upright, and then to transplant. I guess those are mangoes?

I totally agree, although itís worth knowing you can do it that large I donít  understand the purpose but guess itís not my business

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Soursop 10 Months in Ground
« on: December 27, 2018, 08:34:48 AM »
Wow Amazing growth, always a sign of good care. was it a grated tree or from seeds?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Help me please! Identify this insect!
« on: December 19, 2018, 10:29:42 PM »
The first two pictures look a lot like this guy:  https://www.dutchcaribbeanspecies.org/linnaeus_ng/app/views/species/nsr_taxon.php?id=188148&cat=CTAB_MEDIA    or something closely related.  These are plant-hoppers.    The last picture is aphids.

Yes it is, thanks a lot!


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Help me please! Identify this insect!
« on: December 19, 2018, 04:51:59 PM »
Hi,
Can you please, help me, what is that thing?











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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Giant LauLau experience
« on: December 14, 2018, 06:43:05 AM »
Thanks Guys,

When I read reports on wax apple (syzygium samarangense) and mountain apple (syzygium malacense), it is often not glorious, yet for me born and raised under the tropic their are delicious.
I was hoping to have something similar here, crunchy, a lot of water, with some sugar depending on the genetic of the seeds.

I have 5 sprouting seeds, and do not have space for the 5, I hope one of them will grow sweet.

Do you think it can grow well in a 24 gallon container?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: My little Kingdom
« on: December 09, 2018, 08:31:09 PM »
Its looking good when you gonna put them in the ground?

A lot of them are fruiting in the container, I wonder if they will ever go in the ground.

Growing fruit tree in container allows me to grow more in less space. I am looking for the ideal spot to settle, when that times come I shall see.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: My little Kingdom
« on: December 09, 2018, 08:27:32 PM »
Have you purchased your property?
Not yet, I am still looking for the right spot.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: My little Kingdom
« on: December 09, 2018, 01:09:39 PM »
3 years later...The kingdom has grown a lot



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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Giant LauLau experience
« on: December 09, 2018, 12:27:10 PM »
Greetings to you all

Do you grow giant Lau lau, syzygium megacarpa?
How does this fruit taste?
How long to fruit from seeds?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Difficulties with pulasan
« on: October 15, 2018, 11:39:09 PM »
I bought some from Han Sen in Malaysia (see the for sale section of this forum) among others such as Rambutan, Seashore Mangosteen, Purple Mangosteen, etc.

All the Pulasan sprouted and all the other seeds sprouted.  When they arrived to me, they all had roots from being packaged in vermiculite.  I made a mixture of peat moss, local soil, double chipped mulch, and some sand.  They are all doing great. 

I have similar climate here in St. Croix as Guadeloupe.  The rainy season just started so that probably helped with keeping them happy.

On a side note, would love to visit Guadeloupe some day!

I also bought some from han sen, they also arrived sprouting but yet I failed to grow them, that's why i am asking for help, because I am definitely doing something wrong. Perhaps I watered them to much, once a day.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Difficulties with pulasan
« on: October 15, 2018, 11:36:32 PM »
I have had good success with washing well and germinating in sphagnum moss that's mixed half half with dry and wet then squeezed moss.  Shipped pulasan many times this way with near 100%success.  We grow them in regular heavy ish clay like soil in pots before transplanting.  Check your pot holes. Some pots like those cheap flimsy black types sit flat on the ground.  If on concrete they tend to stay soggy.  If you plant a drainage media like chips, rock etc not an issue.  So maybe like Steve mentions, roots are too wet. Cleaning seeds well goes a long way, but is time consuming.

Thanks, I was thinking  to try with vermiculite to see if it can grow
Sphagnum moss works better than vermiculite as a medium. Sphagnum moss is very acidic (low pH) and helps to inhibit rotting. Pulasan seeds, like rambutan seeds are susceptible to mold. Main problem is pulp that sticks to the seeds is hard completely clean off, Any very tiny piece of pulp will start molding process. So it's really good to spend the time to clean them off very meticulously. Once they start sprouting the molding is not a problem.

I will try with the sphagnum moss too, i will see.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Difficulties with pulasan
« on: October 07, 2018, 12:58:14 PM »
I have had good success with washing well and germinating in sphagnum moss that's mixed half half with dry and wet then squeezed moss.  Shipped pulasan many times this way with near 100%success.  We grow them in regular heavy ish clay like soil in pots before transplanting.  Check your pot holes. Some pots like those cheap flimsy black types sit flat on the ground.  If on concrete they tend to stay soggy.  If you plant a drainage media like chips, rock etc not an issue.  So maybe like Steve mentions, roots are too wet. Cleaning seeds well goes a long way, but is time consuming.

Thanks, I was thinking  to try with vermiculite to see if it can grow

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Difficulties with pulasan
« on: October 06, 2018, 07:04:43 AM »
In the past 4 years, i ordered many times pulasan seeds from different sellers . Sometimes they arrived normal other time sprouting, but I never succeeded at growing them.

I tried to put them straight into the soil,  in coton, in water, with more watering and less, without any fail I didnít succeed. ;) always the same result the seeds rot, after few days full of small worms.

How do you do? How can I grow them?

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Pm sent

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Rambutan Fever in South Florida, USA
« on: September 02, 2018, 12:16:28 PM »
Here is my Rambutan, 2nd year in the ground.

The tree is about 3 ft tall. All the leaves at the bottom dropped during/after winter.


Top view of the tree:


The tree still put out new flush, but the bottom leaves drop as fast as the new flush can grow.


Not sure what's going on, the leave just turn brown on the edge and eventually die.


I kind of ignore this tree as I don't have high hope that it will survive pass this coming winter. Rob was right and I checked, we did get dip to 42F around mid December of 2017.

My Durian tree pictures will be posted in the Durian post.

PS: Just found this about rambutan leaves turn brown, wouldn't hurt to water more I guess:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-AnUdMFNs5c

From experiences, what causes the brown on the leaves are the lack of potassium

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Wax Jambu anyone?
« on: July 12, 2018, 11:57:56 AM »
does anyone sell the "tabtim" ?

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Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Wanted: variegated citrus
« on: June 22, 2018, 12:55:11 PM »
Greetings to all

I am looking for variegated citrus especially  variegated pink lemon buds to be shipped to Guadeloupe ?

Anyone?

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Temperate Fruit Buy, Sell, & Trade / Wanted: variegated citrus
« on: June 22, 2018, 12:52:57 PM »
Greetings to all

I am looking for variegated citrus especially  variegated pink lemon seeds or bus to be shipped to Guadeloupe ?

Anyone?


oops I made an error did not realize I was not on the good part of the forum.

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Citrus General Discussion / variegated citrus
« on: June 22, 2018, 12:51:25 PM »
can variegated citrus be grown from seeds? are they going to keep that variegated dna?

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Hello
I have these seeds for sale:

Eugenia Patrisii 10 seeds 40$

Annona Glabra 10 seeds 30$


Sicana Odorifera 5 seeds 10$
Flacourtia Indica  10 seeds 15$
Mucuna pruriens 10 seeds 10$
canavalia ensiformis 10 seeds10$
Garcinia MadruŮo 5 seeds 30$
Solanum Mammosum (not edible) 10 seeds 10$
Psidium Cattlenianum 20 seeds 5$
Diospyros Malabarica 10 seeds 30$
PLukenetia volubilis 10 seeds 20$

Shippings International by DHL (20$)

Also selling this book hardcover
200$



There is often confusion regarding the garcinia madruno and Garcinia acuminata, which one do you have? 

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Greetings to all,

I am looking for seeds of the following:
Abiu, Syzygium malaccence white  green, Syzygium samaragense green and Garcinia Acuminata.

Thanks

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Greetings to all of you.

I am looking for Dimocarpus longan subsp Malesianus var. echinatus (spiny longan)?

anyone selling seeds?

http://postimg.cc/image/6suxwu78r/

http://postimg.cc/image/sjlf2xpg7/

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