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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jatropa
« on: October 19, 2018, 04:37:54 PM »
if you have any extra seeds let me know
(i can purchase)

if i ever do grow a tree, i would probably send seeds in for testing first.
this way also, i can propagate cuttings to trade etc.
it would be nice if rare-fruiters had more than 1 source.

or, if anyone has cuttings i would be interested.

I checked for someone else yesterday and the seeds are done for the year.
I had noticed a couple late clusters of nuts and when I checked I found the
seeds at the bottom and they looked dry. I ate the last 5 seeds and it's kind of weird the
way your mind plays tricks on you, but I had no ill effects. The seeds are done till next
July but if you want a couple cuttings Pm me maybe trade for a couple mulberry cuttings?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jatropa
« on: October 17, 2018, 07:44:29 PM »
In Florida my trees lose their leaves when the daylight gets short.
They seem to emerge from their dormancy late in the Spring.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Looking for a White Sapote
« on: October 17, 2018, 04:10:27 PM »
Trees and More?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: seeds
« on: October 16, 2018, 03:39:44 PM »
Any deals for 25 to 50 each on those jabo, peanut butter fruit and pitangutaba?

pm sent

I just moved a sapodilla that was on the edge of a big oak. I don't know if
the partial shade was affecting it or the oak was stealing the water? In Florida the
atemoyas go dormant when the daylight gets short and winter shade shouldn't be
a factor but mine are in full sun so I am not sure.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Sabará jaboticaba loaded
« on: October 15, 2018, 10:37:15 PM »
How old you figure those trees are?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: seeds
« on: October 15, 2018, 08:23:32 PM »

You have a great selection going but I don't see sapodilla?
I also really like atemoya and I believe you have better selections out there
with JF then we do in Florida. I liked my Lisa atemoya this year better then
anything else I produced.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: How good does Carambola taste?
« on: October 15, 2018, 08:22:36 AM »

Try dehydrating it. 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fruit identification
« on: October 14, 2018, 03:59:16 PM »
Looks like citrus to me also. Did you ask your neighbor what it is?
Or ask for a fruit and cut it in half,  it looks like unripe citrus?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Does this Anonna seedling need pruning?
« on: October 12, 2018, 12:25:41 AM »
In Florida the Annonas shut down when the daylight gets short. You can really shape the
tree how you want it to be. You could make it more of a tree or a bush. I would wait until Spring to
prune because the tree will shut down soon. Look at some pictures and decide what type of tree you want.
If you want a bushy low tree cut half of it off if you want a tree then strip some lower leaves off and tip it in the
Spring and it will grow some lateral branches. It will also depend where the tree will end up. I have seen
atemoyas that are  wide or wider then tall which I like.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Couple questions about black sapote.
« on: October 12, 2018, 12:13:03 AM »
I would plan to bring the tree in if it will be in the 30's or lower, it's in a pot
why take a chance? If you are planning to put the tree in the ground plant in the
Spring. In the picture the new leaves look ok?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: orange Eugenia aff. involucrata
« on: October 10, 2018, 06:46:54 PM »
The plant doesn't look like my pitomba. Do you have those fruit now? How is the taste?
Once again put me on the list for those seeds when you have them

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Thai Apple (Apple ber, Thai Jujube)
« on: October 09, 2018, 10:49:44 PM »
Put Thai Giant jujube in the search and you will find an abundance of info

In Florida I usually get fruit around Xmas and mine are flowering now as well

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / seeds
« on: October 05, 2018, 10:39:55 AM »
Seeds are starting to germinate

peanut butter fruit     1.00ea
pitangatuba               1.00ea
Na Dai Sugar apple     1.00ea
Lisa atemoya              1.00eaSOLD
Zill's Black Suriname Cherry 1,00ea
red Jaboticaba             1.00ea SOLD

domestic shipping is $4 with tracking

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Cherimoya seeds available..
« on: October 05, 2018, 09:01:36 AM »
what climate do they grow in?
could you post a pic of a fruit cut in half?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Atemoya question
« on: October 04, 2018, 02:47:36 PM »
I have heard some interesting discussions on which rootstock to graft atemoya.
I have never heard anyone mention grafting atemoya on another atemoya seedling?
I wonder if anyone has tried it?
I was told that an atemoya will only live about 10-12 years on sugar apple rootstock?

My one seedling not doing well.

How about yours?

I ended up getting 2 to germinate. I have 11 sugar apples including 2 Big reds 2 Isan Indigo and some
other seedlings from last year. All of mine are 4'-6' and in 7 gallon pots. I figured out something for me in Florida.
I had 3 "special" Na Dai from a forum member. They were the last to germinate this past winter. One was exceptionally
small and I put it on my lanai that gets filtered morning sun only. It is now bigger then all the rest that were in more
direct afternoon sun?  Seanny your tree is plenty green and not dying was it in direct sun? I also notice the flowers set and
the trees grow best when we get humid in the rainy season. The spring the trees don't grow much and the flowers don't set

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is my jujube tree dying?
« on: September 30, 2018, 08:39:43 PM »
When the days get shorter the Chinese jujube will lose it's leaves and go dormant.
When the days get longer in the Spring it will come out of dormancy. The brown branches
look ok but the green spindly branches may also drop? I do notice it looks like the leaves were
burnt pretty bad before the tree is losing them? Could be salt in the water or too much fertilzer?
Jujubes are very hardy trees, in Florida you can just about cut back everything and the next year it
comes back. Last year Huricane Irma really took a toll on my two Indian jujubes and I pruned them
way back and they exploded this summer and are full of flowers now. The Indian type flowers now and
produces around Xmas in Florida. The best thing is I don't water or fertilize and the tree is fine. No
maintenace except for pruning.

I have a mission fig in a 30 gal pot that is not producing any fruit. It looks nice and healthy but its just full of leaves. Its been there about 2 years and have only gotten one little fig so far. What am I doing wrong? I live in Phoenix AZ. so I put it under partial shade. Any suggestions are welcome. :)

Prune heavy when it goes dormant for the Winter. When the figs resumes growth in the Spring the figs
will be on the new growth, If your season is long enough you may get 2 crops of figs. The figs will always grow
on brown branches not the old white 2+ year old branches.

I definitely did not follow the instructions. It was an experiment of sorts, and I grossly miscalculated the amount of free calcium carbonate. Surprisingly, most of the trees survived. I did lose several anonas, and my magana sapote looked like it was on the brink of death for a while -- but no more than 10 - 15% tree loss. At any rate, it was a cool experiment :D.

Works extremely well. I've never monitored its use in potted culture, but I was able to (accidentally) lower the pH to about 1/4 acre of my orchard to the low 3's with a couple thousand pounds of Tiger 90. The effect is temporary though. Three years later, the pH was back to the 7's.

Note that it also takes several months for the pH to drop.

 Jeff was that following the directions? Thats an extreme drop and certainly hope it doesn't drop that low in my pots. What plants/trees could even survive in a PH that low?

Do you supply smaller amounts now to combat the high ph water or do you use the chelated iron or does 7 ph work for your trees?

very nice varieties too bad no shipping
i wish i lived in FL

I wish I lived in St. maarten  :)

Chad there are reputable sellers on Ebay along with the scammers.
Several of the people who sell on Ebay also are members of the fig forum and
tell you as a reference.  Be patient everything I want does come around,
what's the difference if you get it now or in the Spring? I guess it's part of this
hobby wanting something new, NOW!
My LSU purple I have had for 6-7 years and it's just that the figs ripen at the
worst time here. I ate those LSU golds in the end of November and then I ate
them this year in July and it's like night and day. I give the LSU purple figs to
a neighbor and she loves them. I tried this late Spring to cut the LSU purple way back
hoping it would have the figs in November but they are ripening now. I checked my celeste
and it is getting small figs now which will ripen this winter and they are very good figs.
The LSU Black is suppose to be a late fig but they are also ripening now and they are OK

I did meet someone and he keeps his figs in pots under a overhang and they don't get
hit with much direct rain and he said this helps? Mine are in the yard.

I regret trying to grow figs here in humid Florida.

The figs get ripe July though September in the height of our rainy season.
The figs taste washed out and are not 100%
Two years ago I started a LSU gold fig in the Spring and it had a late crop at the
 end of November. The figs had honey dripping out of their eyes and were the best sweetest
figs I have ever eaten.  I currently have 5 figs of which 4 are LSU types which were
made for the South. I have ripe LSU purple right now and you are welcome to come over and
sample them. Pm for directions I live less then an hour away.
If I was you I would be planting stuff that doesn't like frost like Achacha or other Garcinias.
I have been eating Lisa atemoyas all week, I wish I had your weather and my 2 1/2 acres?
Have you ever eaten Annonas? The hell with washed out figs
But if you are not convinced I will hook you up with some fig cuttings

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Surinam Cherry Air Layering or Root Cuttings
« on: September 25, 2018, 11:09:41 PM »
I have heard it is easy to root E uniflora from cuttings. I have not been successful?
I have put some cuttings in dirt and also in a jar with water and I haven't had any root?
I have probably only tried around 10???  I have rooted Acerolia a couple times and remember
it took a long time to finally root like 2 months. It seems to me the most readily available
E uniflora are grafted trees for specific cultivars. If they were easy to root I would imagine
nursery's would mass produce them from cuttings? I have only seen grafted and seedlings offered?

Has anyone rooted E uniflora?

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