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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: seeeds
« on: Today at 08:23:24 PM »
How does one order? I see a few items I would like.

Where did you get the shatoot from?

Send me a pm

The shatoot came from Just Fruits close to Tallahassee.
I was coming back from Georgia where my wife's family lives. With my wife and two kids
in a SUV I managed 4 trees. I thought my oldest kid could have found a ride and I could get
one more tree but my wife said no? Two of the trees were 5'-6' feet in 7 gallons. Nothing like
driving 250+ miles with a car full of trees with the family.

The tree was grown from a cutting along with a jujube I bought. I can't get shatoot or jujube
to grow from a cutting. Really nice nursery and nice owner!

I have affordable cuttings available

I originally started my tree from a cutting. I had 2 out of 3 dormant cuttings
root for me. I have read in this forum it is not an easy mulberry to root? I am offering
6 different types and the I have never successfully rooted the white shatoot and have
tried numerous times, but my tree in my yard was grown from a cutting? I recently tried
to root the Thai dwarf and put 2 cuttings in a jar of water. within 30 days both cuttings
were loaded with roots. I also have rooted the Shangri la, dwarf everbearing, and my
unknown type very easily from cuttings and I like the fruit much better then the Pakistan Black?
I will try the white shatoot in a jar of water and see if it is possible

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: seeeds
« on: Today at 10:47:09 AM »

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Sapodilla talk tonight, Sarasota/Venice
« on: January 13, 2019, 07:49:29 PM »
Was a recording made of this talk?


Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: seeeds
« on: January 11, 2019, 04:03:02 PM »

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Sapodilla talk tonight, Sarasota/Venice
« on: January 10, 2019, 08:47:28 AM »
Damn! I just noticed this!
   I wish you had posted earlier. I missed the boat.
   What's the furthest north on Florida's gulf coast where sapodillas can be successfully grown?
   I'm in South Sarasota County and my attempt failed years ago and I've been afraid to try again. I know these trees do well on Pine Island, but that's its own microclimate.

We were 30F last year and my sapodillas didn't blink. Another forum member from Lakeland was
colder and commented on their resilience. I planted a Morena on the South side of a huge oak and
it barely grew. I dug it up and put it in full sun and it is finally flushing. 

who is TotT?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Sapodilla talk tonight, Sarasota/Venice
« on: January 09, 2019, 01:14:07 PM »
Will there be a recording made?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / seeeds
« on: January 05, 2019, 12:27:18 PM »
A few seeds available

red jabo                 $1.00ea 

peanut butter fruit  $1.00ea    already germinating
pitangatuba           $1.00 ea               "
Zills Blk Suriname   $1.00ea               "
star fruit                 $1.00ea
Na Dai Sugar apple $1.00ea

Also have cuttings available from the following mulberries for $3 ea

Thai dwarf
dwarf everbearing
Shangri La
Pakistan Black
White Shatoot
Unnamed large fruit large tree type VERY SWEET

Recently I put 2 cuttings of the Thai dwarf in a glass of water and roots quickly developed.
I never have seen a mulberry root easier. Both are now in one gallon pots and putting out more growth.

I have the following fig cuttings available for $3 ea

LSU Purple
LSU Champagne

Also have cuttings available from red fruited hog plum for $3 each

Thank you and Happy New Year!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Experiment to get lychee to bloom
« on: January 04, 2019, 05:23:13 PM »
I am curious if you prune now and we have a 25F night in two or four weeks
or even six weeks. It's the beginning of January and we have had 17 nights in the 40s
already. Is winter over or just beginning? 

Hi Luiz
Shipment arrived perfect and fast!


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Experiment to get lychee to bloom
« on: January 01, 2019, 10:01:40 PM »
Are you giving the lychee tree a 2-3 month dormancy period with little water? I believe this
is the missing ingredient. I read last year about people putting bleach on their longans
and last year I watered 3-4 times a week in October, twice a week in November, and once a week
in December and January and I had two trees filled with longans this year. No Bleach! I also found
a longan tree growing at someone's house and he never waters, fertilizes, or does anthing to his longan tree
and every year it's loaded? This year my Ohia lychee is a little smaller then yours but I am waterig
less now like the longans? The trees need a dormant period and when the winter cold snaps hit the tree will
be fine if it is dormant. If it is flushing new growth it will burn the tree and you may not get fruit that year?
 Now this year my concern is we have had a cool period between the end of November and now including 17
days in the 40s. There is an 80% chance to have an EL Nino year and the last El Nino I got 10 1/2" of rain in January.
If this happens the trees will flower and then if we get hit with a cold night, the fruit could be in jeopardy.
It's always different every year in 9b but I keep hearing people trying to induce flowering of lychee/longans.
Just like the mangos they need a couple months of dormancy especially if there is no chill?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: rollinia seedling special needs
« on: December 30, 2018, 07:52:50 AM »
Rollinia are not cold hardy especially seedlings. Wait till Spring and the rollinia should
take off. I recently got about a 2 foot seedling and it is not looking too hot either.
But my sugar apples and atemoyas are also in their winter shutdown mode. In the
Spring they will flush new growth and flower. I have several seedling sugar apples now
and they are also not doing much. I would be careful not to overwater now which may cause
your seedlings to dampen off and don't let your rollinia seedlings get below 50F and they will be fine.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Atemoya fruit ripening problem
« on: December 21, 2018, 06:14:35 PM »
Is it warm enough to ripen the fruit properly?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Sugar Apples wont Ripen
« on: December 21, 2018, 11:31:20 AM »
Don't know where in CA you are but last year after Hurricane Irma
flattened my Sugarapples I had a late bloom and the fruit didn't grow
and ripen properly. I assumed it wasn't warm enough in our Winter.

Pm sent

The first time I tried to root cuttings from a Pakistan I got 3 dormant cuttings and
2 of them rooted. I have tried a couple times with cuttings from non dormant cuttings and
I have not had any root?

You know you will get 2 tons of fruit next Spring if you don't prune. Doesn't your tree stay
dormant for the whole Winter in Alabama? Where I am the warmer temps the Mulberry trees start to flush
new leaves and are sort of semi dormant depending on the temps. I have had Mulberry trees flush flowers in
January and then we have a frost and I don't get much fruit. Each year different mulberries perform better
for me. I would get your fruit in the Spring and prune afterwards and get more fruit.   

I have never pruned a 60 foot mulberry but I have pruned several mulberries and they respond
well and are easy to branch out when they are small. I do have the Indian jujube that ends up
growing to 15 feet each season. I use a chain saw and cut it back to a three foot trunk and it explodes.

Your 60 foot mulberry I would use a chainsaw and I would wait until it's done with it's fruit next spring.
If you cut it now you may not get much fruit if it is a cold Winter and it stays dormant. If you want to keep it
15 feet and manageable then you may end up pruning in June and September next year. I would think a
60 foot tree will explode after being pruned and you should get another crop.

I guess I am closer to the cotton fields but I just bought 2 fifty pound bags for $20 each at
my local feed store? They had to special order it and it took a week to get?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Eugenia florida
« on: December 06, 2018, 08:02:54 PM »
The tree I dug up is over 4'. It was doing fine and I put it in the ground and
it kept flushing but the new growth didn't turn green. Instead it had burnt tips on the leaves
and was a yellowish red color instead of green. I didn't hit it with any fertilizer
I just planted it in mix of sand and compost. My other tree is closer to 2 feet and it was getting
afternoon sun and it was looking bad still in the pot. I put it back in the shade and it is doing better?

Federico, you have plants in full sun with no ill effects? After three years how big are your trees?
I am watering with rain or pond water and I will try spraying fungicide on them. I was inclined to think
the sun was the problem or my ph in my soil. My ph is around 7 or slightly lower. Thank you for replying


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Eugenia florida
« on: December 06, 2018, 02:19:31 AM »
I have 2 Eugenia florida that I raised from seed. I put one out in full sun and it
went downhill. I dug it up and put it on the porch in a 15 gallon pot. I was trying to figure out
what caused the decline? Does anyone have experience with this tree?

Cold or at least cool weather increases  the brix count,
I have a similiar memory as a kid I ate some perfectly ripened
very seedy tangerines 30 years ago. I was picking them fresh from
a friend's tree and they were the best I have ever eaten. I am pretty
sure they were murcotts.
If you knew the type it would help but usually the best oranges grown in
Central and Southwest Florida are Temples or Pineapples? Then you have to order
them at the perfect time when they have had some cold but not drying out yet. I have a small
Temple tree in my yard and can't wait to try the fruit. I have heard allot of old timers
swear it is the best you can eat in Florida and it ripens in the early Spring after
our cool nights.
The majority of oranges grown are juice oranges in Florida and the groves
check the brix count before they harvest also. Timing is very important and
maybe you can ask the right questions when you order to increase the quality
of oranges you receive?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Anonas
« on: December 05, 2018, 04:51:01 AM »

I guess I was under the impression that Chaffey would be more acidic given its description on the lavern's tag, and descriptions online. But again, it might just be how long I let it sit before eating.

This year I got my second season of Lisa Atemoya fruit. This years crop was so much better then last year.
I also got my first season of Dream this year and it was not as good as it's hyped up to be Maybe next year
the second season it will improve as well?

I was looking for cottonseed meal and asked Diamond R and they don't carry it and I tried
my local feed store and they ordered me 2 bags?

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