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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Any ideas what kind of fruit this is?
« on: January 17, 2018, 03:45:08 AM »
Looks like Pachira insignis. Its seeds are edible.

Great list, will make me go bankrupt.

Very impressive Alexandre! I've never heard of it before. Some "necks" are strong enough to support the fruits whose color is very nice. Very beautiful!

Hi Sy, the Pink /yellow skin is the Hibrid Zibethinus / Dulcis Han Sen got the pics and seeds available in trade & buy section...

Got it! Thanks Raul!

Just got some seeds of this Tenom Beauty

Thanks Raul! I thought the fruit skin was pink, not its flesh ;)

You can shoot me a pm when you’re here I’ll let ya know where you can find them. 
It’s popping now in Kota Kinabalu. Graveolens heaven. Also found ‘tenom beauty’ Which kinda tastes like regular zibethinus but has a beautiful red almost pinkish color to it, Lindsay has written about it. Feel like the willly Wonka of Durios here

Do you have some images of this "tenom beauty"? Sounds like an interesting cultivar.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Great seed vendor from Cameroon
« on: December 26, 2017, 10:08:37 PM »
It sounds like he (Ferdinand) is gouging & playing games so why waste time with him?  Wirsiy at ForestHouse generally has good prices & is good to work with -- and he has a much broader selection of seeds (judging from the list above).  (I just got Christmas greetings from Wirsiy so I would say he is still around ...)


It's better to contact Wirsiy on facebook. He is often online so communicating there will be very much faster.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Waiting for Broadleaf Papaya to ripen.
« on: December 26, 2017, 04:30:13 AM »
Yes it is an abiu behind and the fruit was picked today even though mostly green. It is a bit over 7lbs.

A 7lbs Abiu fruit? Awesome cultivar!

"Jacaratia Mexicana" is the first Mexican species that I found interesting in. Its seeds were purchased from Raul (Raulglezruiz). They are now nice and healthful seedlings. Without Tropical Fruit Forum (and Raul), I would never know such weird looking species.

Thank you all admins and Merry Christmas to all members! Wish you all a happy holidays and a very happy coming new year with your families, friends and your beloved fruit trees :)

Which variety of "Durio graveolens" do you have: orange or red flesh? I'd love to know their average size too.

If you accidentally find "Durio grandiflorus" (ghost durian), it would be great!

Nice sir, would love to know more!

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Sumatra - DURIO LOWIANUS
« on: December 16, 2017, 07:37:44 PM »
dear friends,

i live on my a farm here in ecuador, where i have a collection of about 600 species of fruits.   some are on my webpage

“antipode” means the place exactly opposite where you are on earth, that is where if you went in a straight line thru the center of the earth, where you would come out on the other side.   my antipode is on sumatra.   i hope to go there in the coming year or 2.

can you tell me where you found the tree of lowianus?

are you interested in exchanging seeds?

if you are willing to exchange im interested in those seeds, just a few.

my email is

jim west

Hi Jim, Simon is not often checking the forum as he usually travels "full time". It's faster messaging him on facebook (Justyna Stoklosa) or instagram (@fit_shortie_eats) or youtube (Fit Shortie Eats).

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Wanted: Kadsura
« on: December 16, 2017, 01:22:07 PM »
Prachya (posci35) may help. He had offered it several times before.

Working for me now, thanks Jeff!!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Help to id this garcenia..
« on: December 13, 2017, 02:28:20 PM »
seeds of felipe osborne’s plants were from me.   its a local sp from nw ecuador at around 1500 m., tho it does well here at 500.  unidentified sp as far as i know, i call it g. sp “LC”   good sized tasty fruits, variable all the way from quite acid to sweet.

jim west

Wow this is sir Jim West! I've heard/read much about you from other members and from youtube. Very nice to meet you here in the forum ;D

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: On a unknown fruit pursuit!
« on: December 09, 2017, 06:50:07 AM »
The toxins in cycads don't kill people instantly, but have cumulative neurodegenerative effects.

Whoop, that's silent but quite dangerous! Anyway, this is a rare cycad. In my region it is unknown/alien-liked which is exciting to me.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: On a unknown fruit pursuit! 😄
« on: December 09, 2017, 05:02:48 AM »
he said about the size of a Pineaple he also mentioned the skin with the same drawing that Pineaples do, yellow in color, he told to the other guy who was walking with him, look that fruit is edible, because one of them has been devoured half by a racoon as the marks were on the fruit, so they cut the other one and brought it back to town were they opened with a knife, to found a orange fleshed inside that according to him is similar to a jackfruit in flavor, there was most people there and most like it, so they wanted to go back for more

A racoon, some folks plus Raul had eaten the fruits and it seems that they are all ok. There's a high chance that this rare cycad really has edible flesh :D

I like weird-looking prehistoric/ancient stuff, especially if they're edible ;D
Thanks Raul for sharing such thing, PM sent!

Updated: my inquiry has been updated Raul!

Some of my Annona crassiflora seedlings planted in March/17 sprouting in october-november
I will have fresh seeds again in march/18.

Looks great Guilherme!! Can't wait to get some seeds.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: On a unknown fruit pursuit! 😄
« on: November 28, 2017, 10:18:26 PM »
I already went this Sunday and found it! 😄 more news and pics tomorrow as I have been exhausted, I walked 4 and 1/2  hours all together in the hills, when I came back I feel my back as if somebody hit me with a stick, and my lower legs are still in pain when walking, that just reminded me I need a do more regular exercise! 😄

That's a lot of walking Raul!
You'll need some long rests and very rich meals ;D

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: New Seeds Available from Brazil Trip
« on: November 28, 2017, 01:45:16 AM »
Thanks Oscar for sharing the seeds! PM sent.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Maryoto answer your messages !!!!
« on: November 27, 2017, 09:40:13 AM »
Maryoto is not checking the forum very often. It's better to contact him directly via email in his signature.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Lindsay Gasik Video Presentation on Durians
« on: November 24, 2017, 10:12:14 PM »
Very informative, thanks Oscar!!

It’s been decided that it is G. vleerackeii, correct?

Luc, is that a really nice name ;D ??

For seeds you can purchase directly from Luc in May 2018 I guess.

For seedlings, some members may help for ex Oscar (

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