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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Penang88 is a great durian
« on: January 21, 2018, 09:14:18 AM »
Fruit forest farm has short video of 4 year old D178 fruiting I think you know that fellow.If you get to many fruit on one branch will it cause to die back? It does on jackfruit
  I would be happy with a crappy durian fruiting here in florida

Amazed at all the plants in the bay area,very nice.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Lolita Suriname Cherry
« on: January 20, 2018, 12:49:52 PM »
I grew black Lolita  when I lived in town years ago I got a grafted one from pacific tree farm chula vista but they closed years ago.The flavor was fantastic ,but seedlings maybe unknown quality but worth try you might get one better with more flesh because that was the one draw back to lolita flesh was a bit thin.
  The one zill has is very good and bigger.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Making changes after this freeze
« on: January 19, 2018, 09:41:29 AM »
I watched video ,you might not have been as cold as you think.You need a radiation shield for thermometer it can give inaccurate readings especially in radiation freeze.Maybe you can find some old oil pot burners up their,they used them in citrus groves. you can burn old cooking oil in them like from restaurants they also diffuse heat more efficient than barrels.Don't use so much wood at one time,it going mostly straight up.

Good tough avocados like you have,I bet they do well

Maybe Parartocarpus venenosa it is awful big ,maybe lack of pollination or boron no viable seeds

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Taiwan Gold - A big time mango
« on: January 12, 2018, 09:15:45 AM »
Looks like the thai mango sia tong .They can go 2 kilo and can have a pink blush.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / wtb Nypa fruticans
« on: January 11, 2018, 05:34:47 PM »
nipa palm    Nypa fruticans

Anyone have seed or plants?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: chuck norris pulasan
« on: January 08, 2018, 04:44:53 PM »
josh check your pm

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Any duguetias worth cultivating?
« on: January 08, 2018, 04:43:33 PM »
I vote yes worth growing. dada gets seed in at times.use ga3 to sprout

Tropical Vegetables and Other Edibles / Tongkat Ali
« on: January 08, 2018, 02:08:09 PM »
Tongkat Ali  anyone growing it in florida if so how well does it do?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / chuck norris pulasan
« on: January 08, 2018, 12:48:48 PM »
Planted seeds right into the soil in late summer walked away.When winter came put some in wind shelters but most suffer margin burn,some bad some fair.So checking water sprinklers before the big cold spell found clump of them i forgot about they looked the best not protected.after cold I looked at them today still look good,one has zero affect at 6 to 8 inches tall. That one is one tough hombre the chuck gene?Ill call it chuck!

Mikk T what soil or dampness do they do best in?Do they grow faster the 2 year? So slow what about fert tips

zone 10 on ebay has seed  I bought from him in spring it has fussy leaves but is
sloooow!!! growing

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Chilly Florida AM
« on: January 07, 2018, 09:37:30 AM »

accuweather =inaccurate weather did you see our history first week january bokeelia those temps were in punta gorda airport our low was 40

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: anti desiccant
« on: January 06, 2018, 02:02:29 PM »
yuca work really well my cherokee tomatoes and hillbilly look great ,squash even chempedaks

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What is your favorite tropical cherry?
« on: January 06, 2018, 01:52:46 PM »
I have three locations for cherry trees. I have a lolita surinam that I love.

Some that I have considered include cherry of the rio grande, barbados, pitomba, and grumichama.

Can anyone comment on the taste and production, and where you are growing them? I'm in San Diego (10a)

lolita surinam oh man that one tastes unreal ,brings back good memories 31 years ago I had that, bought from Bill Nelson, Pacific Tree Farm Chula Vista my brother use to live close to that nursery and  I visit when their.

If you get some seed I like to buy some

I recently discovered an unnamed tree at a friends home..that's about 60 years old and 50 feet tall, loaded with some of the best tasting avacados I've ever had..I have 10 named cultivars
 avacado trees at my place but this one tops them all..I think better than Hass

Wouldn't it be great if someone would graft it onto young rootstock and propagate it?  Is all the fruit blemished like in the photo?


In florida the best seem to be malama,{fuerte} but does have uneven rippeing,ettinger have not tried talpana and jose antonio,kampong is pretty good nishikawa avocado is very good,day and lula  good.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What is your favorite tropical cherry?
« on: January 05, 2018, 11:55:05 AM »
Seed source matters for quality in tropic cherrys had bland rios and gruma and great ones over all I like dark surinam cherry ,mix with pineapple what a pie better than strawberry rhubarb pie,thanks mom

Tropical Fruit Discussion / anti desiccant
« on: January 05, 2018, 10:11:58 AM »
I used some thermx 70 as anti desiccant at 1 oz per gallon on vegetables and other exposed  sensitive plants like cocona ext. to keep the drying cold winds from burning leaves and it worked very well. Use it at 1 oz gallon is also a good fungicide for tomatoes.Used in backpack sprayer it is economical,this was not my first choice but did not have any of the polymer based anti desiccants but work well.

Mangifera pajang that is huge , looks like coconut!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Update on the Nursery Stock!
« on: January 04, 2018, 10:42:07 AM »
Sign me up!, but I still eat a bit of meat

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Last minute cold prep SE FL
« on: January 03, 2018, 04:45:55 PM »
Wrap the trunks on mangos.That temp forecast seems to low, is that gov site?

South of big pine key is best, as adolf grimal told me in 1977 freeze  their was frost on big pine key. Bill whitman had freeze in 1977 and 1989 ,1958 bal harbour.captiva island on our coast is better than miami beach .26 degrees in downtown miami 1917.I was at Grimals after 1989 his bread fruit died back at least six feet so I ask how cold did it get =38

 A good read but kind of nightmarish is the book History of Florida Citrus Freezes
by John A. Attaway

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Durian Trees in South Florida
« on: December 28, 2017, 01:13:27 PM »
Josh I pinch the tops of my durians when they were 18 to 24 inch tall to see if I can control height ,they still want to keep growing even after the cold 6 days we had .

With the geo power they have lighting not issue
if bees are having issue use others,lepidoptera ect.

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