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This avocado is pretty good but it has a lot of sandy like kidney stones in the meat. I have never seen anything like this. Is there such a thing?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What Kind Of Custard Apples Is This?
« on: December 29, 2017, 02:46:23 PM »
Here's the comparison between the sugar apple and Lebanon custard apple. The Lebanon is massive comparing to na da sugar apple. That fruit is just a medium sized one.

I will try to bring some Lebanon custard apple seeds home. I will give these seeds out for free if anyone wants it. First I have to make it out of two custom agencies though.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What Kind Of Custard Apples Is This?
« on: December 27, 2017, 08:25:34 AM »
I was able to break fruit into two halves and eat it as peeled. It's pricey about $13/kilo or $6.50/lbs. I also saw Nam Doc Mai mangoes. Looks good, but couldn't justify the high price. I am in the Gulf (Arabian Peninsula) region. All tropical fruits are expensive like hell here.

Here's a good information on the Lebanon custard apple. Looks like a mutant Annona Squamosa. It grows on coastal

Greengrocer’s stalls are filled with these custard apples, called ashta in Lebanon and grown locally in coastal areas. Best to buy them still firm and let them ripen at home; their flesh will yield to gentle pressure and the fruit is the sweetest and creamiest you have ever tasted. Maybe that is why they are called ashta here,  the Arabic word for cream.

I wonder if it peeled or you had to cut it open?
How much did you pay per pound?

Paederia is very easy to grow and spread like wild fire especially when it gets a lot of watering and chicken pooh. Vietnamese people use it as raw fish wrap dipped with sauce, salad, egg omelet, or blood sausage stuffing. Any leaves can be eaten- young and old. The leaves will stain your tongue black for many many day.  Health benefit is unknown, but Paederia is a natural stool softoner- good for constipation. Paederia is an acquired taste kinda like durian.

Don't buy it from Ebay. It's expensive. Just ask them Asians here. I am sure they will hook you up with one or two plants.

Can anyone share info on paederia lanuginose (la mo long)?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What Kind Of Custard Apples Is This?
« on: December 26, 2017, 10:57:28 PM »
Belive it or not, it  actually tastes like regular sugar apple and somewhat chewy. The meat comes in cluster with seeds. Mine weighs about a pound. Bigger one weighs about a kilo or more. 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / What Kind Of Custard Apples Is This?
« on: December 26, 2017, 12:45:03 PM »
I bought this custard apple from Carrefour over here. The label says it's a Lebanon custard apple. This thing is big, bigger than a normal sugar apple. It's as big as an atemoya. Flavor and seeds are like similar to na da sugar apple. I am collecting its seeds. Thanks.

Merry Christmas Rual! I hope my pop gonna seed your ilama seeds soon. I am anxious.

I used to be in the agribusiness. If you can find a big local farm supplier and distributor, buy your materials from them. It is a lot cheaper than Farmtek and other online suppliers. Before we sold our farm and moved to West, we hoarded and brought with us a ton of  materials used for building greenhouses, etc.

Pulleys, motors, industrial space heater, thermostats, drop curtains, fans, misting nozzles, etc.

Try Georgia Poultry - Nacogdoches, TX. Georgia Poultry - Pittsburg, TX. Just say you're a farmer and open a farm plan and shop.

Awesome Lory!  You're a brave soul. I have been to the Philippines a thousand times, but I always steer clear of Mindanao or Davao.

Anyway, the fruits look delicioso. My favorite fruit is the singuelas (Harpephyllum Caffrum). Be safe.

I think we're hitting 37F in Riverside tonight. That's not too bad. 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado thread
« on: December 21, 2017, 12:37:57 PM »

What is the Aravaipa avocado? A bunch of Arizona YouTubers are hawking this fruit like crazy. I am curious if there's anything special about it.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fastest Growing Sapodillas?
« on: December 21, 2017, 12:59:42 AM »
Thank you, everyone!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Hog/June plum - Spondis cold tolerance ??
« on: December 20, 2017, 08:29:23 AM »
What kind of plums is this one, Harpephyllum Caffrum? Is this the same plum as the Filipino "sineguelas?" I love sineguelas. Can't stop eating it whenever I visit the Philippines. Thanks!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Fastest Growing Sapodillas?
« on: December 20, 2017, 06:54:27 AM »
Hello everyone,

I heard sapodillas are slow growers. What cultivars grow the fastest and/or good tasting? I need to plant a row of them in the backyard to block the afternoon's sun from hitting the house. I currently have some Alano chicos. Thanks!

Tropical fruits like atemoya and nam doc mai are expensive over here. Carrefour sells them at $13/kilo in Dubai and other Gulf region.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: When is sugar apple seeds a dud?
« on: December 15, 2017, 12:31:33 AM »
I bought some sugar apple seeds from a playa on this forum. My father in-law planted them about 5-6 weeks ago. None has germinated yet. We're in southern California.

Anyway, I went out to the local Carrefour and bought one custard apple. The store labels it as custard apple, but I think it's an atemoya. I will get the seeds from it and send it home. Tropical fruits like atemoya and nam doc mai are like $13/kilo.   

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cherimoya prices skyrocketing
« on: December 08, 2017, 11:35:46 AM »
Here in Dubai, Carrefour is selling atemoya for $12.30/kilo or $5.55/lbs. Too rich for a lot of people here.

Banana plants are a very versatile eating plants. You could eat the flower, unripen fruits, the heart, and the rhizomes. In Vietnam, there's a type of banana that people use to cook super exotic dishes out of it. I used to have one, but it killed by one cold winter in Georgia. I will try to find another one when I return home.

Vietnam also has this wild banana that people use to make heavy liquor out of it. Man, that thing is good and very potent. Very sweet favor. When my dad goes to Vietnam next year, I am going to have him smuggled some rhizomes to the US.

I think some of the Vietnamese forum members should have some of those bananas here.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Any information on soncoya???
« on: November 05, 2017, 01:43:59 AM »
How do you guys manage to buy tropical plants from these CRFG folks? I checked their webpage, but there's nothing on it. It has mostly pictures of some old folkies and their trees and fruits. Thanks!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Rauls's illama (annona diversifolia) seeds
« on: November 01, 2017, 05:25:30 PM »
Awesome. I also got some seeds from him. My dad is seeding it now using the same method. Thanks.

What my dad does with the sugar apple seeds is to test its buoyancy. If the seeds are buoyant, then it won't germinate.

Pretty awesome! Here is my question. Can soncoya survive the Southern California's winter weather? Thanks!


I have two varieties of plantains-Saba and Hua moa. Nothing in particular, we just like them for starch and dessert. I also have some Thai and violet ornamental bananas. I am planting a lot of this Musa Velutina for privacy purposes.

Thanks for information. I will give that a try.

Avocado trees also piss me off. I have a big old tree planted by the previous owner. It has no flower for years. So, I went out and bought another one. Don't know how long that one will produce fruits either.

Cut it off low to the ground and graft to selected shoots that arise.  Did this last year and now have 9 fine fruit hanging on a Holiday, Sir Prize and Ardith.  I dropped quite a few too after bloom set and all of the Pinkertons.

Being that you already have a very extensive root system you'll quickly have a new vigorous tree that will set a lot of fruit quickly.

Sir Prize fruit, August.

Avocado trees also piss me off. I have a big old tree planted by the previous owner. It has no flower for years. So, I went out and bought another one. Don't know how long that one will produce fruits either.

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