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Tropical Fruit Discussion / air layer fertilizer
« on: August 14, 2018, 09:31:01 PM »
I have been trying to air layer a couple trees this summer. Today I checked
my two longan air layers and one of them had a nice root ball going. I cut it and
put it in a pot. I was wondering if I should fertilize it to help the roots fill out?
It's sitting in a shady area and I really want it to take. I found this tree in an
abandoned yard and it took me a month to figure out who owned it and get permission
to airlayer it. The guy who owns the property doesn't know what type it is, he
actually told me it was a lychee. He never waters or fertlizes it and it had the
biggest sweetest longans I have ever seen. He said it fruits every year.



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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: seeds available
« on: August 09, 2018, 05:10:11 PM »
Would you be able and willing to sell cuttings of the Florida Pistachio?

pm sent

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Weird Atemoya Problem
« on: August 09, 2018, 09:41:31 AM »
I have heard several people with experience comment on hand pollinating for bigger fruit.
I didn't hand pollinate my Lisa atemoya last year and the fruit was slow growing. Eventually
the fruit softened and I harvested some. They definitely were not huge. I had a nice second crop
coming along and Irma flattened my trees. I cut off the fruit and trimmed the trees back and
staked them and they survived. This year my Lisa and a Dream are full of small fruit and they
are doing the same as yours. Growing slow and still hard. Meanwhile my Na Dai sugar apples
are not as prolific as last year. After Irma every Annona I had was laying flat and I trimmed heavy
now the trees are all very bushy and I expected more fruit? I also have a tim atemoya I got from
Frutiscapes and it didn't set any fruit. I plan on hand pollinating next year and marking the fruit.
Then compare the overall size and production of the hand pollinated flowers?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Rambutan Fever in South Florida, USA
« on: August 09, 2018, 12:09:18 AM »
Oscar
How are the seeds doing of the Tadal.
I was too late last year to order direct and I asked you if you had any and
I think you told me you already planted them? Isn't this rambutan suppose to
be able to handle frost and is from N India?

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / seeds available
« on: August 07, 2018, 09:30:38 PM »
Florida pistachio seeds                            2.00ea

tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=21320.msg271271#msg271271


peanut butter fruit seeds                         1.00ea
pitangatuba                                            1.00ea
Zill's black suriname cherry                      1.00ea
red muntingia calabura                             1 fruit 3.00ea  bulk pricing for 500+ order
yellow muntingia calabura                         1 fruit 5.00ea
yellow grumichama                                   1.00ea limited seeds already germinated
red jaboticaba                                           1.00ea
koala longan                                              1.00ea
cherry of the rio grande                               1.00ea  SOLD
silas wood sapodilla                                      1.00ea
shipping is $4.00 domestic with tracking

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Sweet sensation lychee
« on: August 07, 2018, 07:48:55 PM »
I thought they were the same just a nursery avoiding the royalty.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Rooting Shangri La Mulberry Cuttings
« on: August 05, 2018, 06:11:32 AM »
I originally got 3 cuttings from a Pakistan that were dormant cuttings.
I got 2 out of 3 to root. I gave one to a friend and planted one.
Mine died the first Winter after a 30F night. My friend had airlayered
the tree I gave him and gave me the airlayer. That is the tree I have now.
He said it was very easy to airlayer?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Rooting Shangri La Mulberry Cuttings
« on: August 03, 2018, 10:57:41 PM »
In the past when I have had multiple cuttings I tried
a couple different ways like rooting hormone, honey, and nothing.
I have also cut the bottom out of 2 liter plastic bottles and covered the cutting
to create more humidity. I never had more success using rooting hormone?

The good news is most mulberries root very easy.
I usually leave one small leaf or a half leaf. Allot of times the mulberry
puts out flowers when you are rooting it and it ends up with a couple
small fruit. I snip them off so the cutting concentrates on rooting not fruiting.
It's amazing how fast the roots come out of the bottom of the pot when they take.

Thanks.  I have a newish himalayan mulberry tree that was grafted.  Not sure why it was grafted if they are so easy to propgate via cuttings?

There are a few types that are extremely hard to root

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Rooting Shangri La Mulberry Cuttings
« on: August 03, 2018, 10:49:32 PM »
I think removing the lower bark has the same effect as cutting diagonally or on a slant?
I have even heard of taking a sharp knife and scratching the surface off the bottom node.
If you have the large leaf variety that I do you will have no problem.  One of the first times
I tried rooting mulberries I stuck 4 cuttings in a 3 gallon and was hoping one would take. I didn't
use rooting hormone or anything or a plastic cover. All 4 cuttings took and the roots got entangled
and I only ended up getting 2 to live. It was amazing how fast the roots grew. The tree I have gets
huge like an oak tree and has wonderful large messy fruit. Supposedly the tree grows well in humid Florida and
up North. It's defintely a winner if you have the room. No water no Fertilizer and a bountiful crop every Spring.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Rooting Shangri La Mulberry Cuttings
« on: August 03, 2018, 06:53:29 PM »
In the past when I have had multiple cuttings I tried
a couple different ways like rooting hormone, honey, and nothing.
I have also cut the bottom out of 2 liter plastic bottles and covered the cutting
to create more humidity. I never had more success using rooting hormone?

The good news is most mulberries root very easy.
I usually leave one small leaf or a half leaf. Allot of times the mulberry
puts out flowers when you are rooting it and it ends up with a couple
small fruit. I snip them off so the cutting concentrates on rooting not fruiting.
It's amazing how fast the roots come out of the bottom of the pot when they take.



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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Rooting Shangri La Mulberry Cuttings
« on: August 03, 2018, 02:29:57 PM »
What's the advantage of cutting them on a slant?

Kevin

More area to root?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Rooting Shangri La Mulberry Cuttings
« on: August 03, 2018, 12:18:16 PM »
The first time I tried Pakistan I got 2 out of 3, they were dormant cuttings. It was
winter and the tree was in North Florida and had lost all it's leaves.
 
I get confused by the common names but
some people call the Shangri La the large leaf type. The large leaf one I have has rooted very easy.
I simply put them in a one gallon pot with damp dirt on a porch.  I would say 75%+ have rooted.
I cut the cutting on a slant right below a node and bury the node.
Good Luck!   

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: ID please...
« on: August 02, 2018, 05:14:43 PM »
Hey Jaime
Is that tree in full sun?
Do you know the age?

THANKS

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Hi
Is this an easy peal type?

THANKS

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I would love seeds when you are successful fruiting. It reminds me
most of my Eugenia Florida trees?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Jaboticaba fertilizer
« on: July 21, 2018, 11:37:33 PM »
I was wondering what people use for fertilizer for Jaboticaba seedlings.
I currently have two different types and both have quit growing and the new leaves are
coming out yellow and not greening up. I am using only rainwater which is suppose to be 7 ph, is this an issue?
I just bought some 365 day slow release 13-5-11 nutricote and wanted to check with the forum before I
apply it. Both of these are trees I can't readily get seeds for and I really want them to thrive.

 

 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is this a longan tree?
« on: July 19, 2018, 12:27:37 AM »
longan

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Artocarpus chama naturally grows in North East India from Arunachal Pradesh to Tripura and in some places there will be very low temperature in the winter but the trees survive.

Please be more specific with very low temps 40F, 30F, 25F

Thanks

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mulberry and Lychee recommendations.
« on: July 18, 2018, 04:20:58 PM »
I got a mulberry from *gulp* TopTropicals "labelled" "Australian". It fruited abundantly and it's flavor was along the description from Rob and Cookie. Very sweet with mild melon/cantelope notes. I'll see if I can post some  actual pics .

Is the Australian fruit white or red/black?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mulberry and Lychee recommendations.
« on: July 18, 2018, 02:05:50 PM »
I am pretty sure the White shatoot and Australian green are the same tree?
I have heard the large leaf type I have called Shangri La and Tice???  Actually it would be easier to say
Mulberry common names are very confusing. Some of my trees I started from a
cutting and I bought some. I got the White shatoot from Just Fruits. The tree was started
from a cutting but I have tried dozens of times and can't get it to root.

I have a rooted cutting of the dwarf everbearing and I could get some more rooted if you are
interested. I promised a couple for people and don't mind making extras. I live about 25 minutes
East of Ft Myers. PM if interested. They are pretty much out of season or you could come and
sample them.  I always have seen 2-3 types available at Echo. I bought a contorted mulberry off
Ebay a couple years ago. It was a rooted cutting and came from a guy in St Pete. It has fruited
sparingly but the fruit is very good on the smaller side. It is finally taking off this year growing and
hopefully next year will have more fruit. I like contorted trees and look forward to it getting big.

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My two trees look great and seem to like the humid wet season. My trees drain real
well, my whole yard does? Does it have fruit/flowers? Is it in the ground or pot?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mulberry and Lychee recommendations.
« on: July 17, 2018, 05:03:25 PM »
I don't think Persian mulberries like humidity?

I have 7 types of mulberries and each year one seems to shine,

I have a large leaf tree that gets as bis as an oak. I have heard it is Shangri La
but common names are very inconsistent. It has very juicy/messy large fruit that
are very good. I also found a tree on a corner of some guys property. It is also a
large tree but has smaller leaves. He said he bought it in Homestead and had an
unusual name for it. It also has large slightly sweeter fruit then the Shangri La.
I definitely wouldn't expect CA mulberries to perform or taste the same in Florida
I have heard allot of people rave bout the Black Pakistan mulberry and so far it
has tasted like crap in my yard? But the birds love it. The white shatoot is very very sweet
and I prefer to dehydrate the fruit. I also have a couple dwarf everbearing types.
I would try some fruit and if you like it most types root very easy from cuttings.
It seems like every time I stick 3 cuttings in the dirt 2 of them root

The lychees I would get the Hakip, because of the smaller seed. I have a type called ohia
I got from Fruitscapes and one of the selling points was it does better in 9b? Mine has not
fruited yet maybe next year?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Site Outage
« on: July 17, 2018, 12:00:07 AM »
Am I the only person who thought maybe I got individually banned. The error message
was new and said something about my address. I thought maybe I pissed someone off???

I had my wife try it and she couldn't get on either then I was really bummed imagining
the end of this forum? I will be glad to pitch in

I also had  just ordered some new seeds, I know I said I wasn't going to start any more projects this
year but I promise this is the last project what's 20 more seeds?



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21 F  Ouch!

It usually takes a week to show damage, how long ago was the cold?
How many hours was the cold? I have many of the same species I even got some seeds from you,
it's good to see they can handle these temps. Stay warm!

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