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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: New Fruit So-Shang Elaeagnus latifolia
« on: March 21, 2017, 05:05:36 PM »
tasted this for the first time today, remind me of strawberry, lychee, with guava paste texture...very good fruit, could be made into raisins I bet, they would taste amazing dried, but are excellent fresh out of hand...very pretty fruit, the plant is a liana, with once i get it rooted, I'm going to plant them underneath the south side of a large non-fruiting tree, on the border of my property, where i can avoid it's thorns....cold is not an issue for this species...but according to my friend, it took many years to fruit from seed...maybe because his plant is in so much shade?  any how....this is a good fruit worth adding to the collection if you have  space.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: First taste of Jaboticaba!
« on: March 18, 2017, 02:17:05 PM »

Please email inquiries to, and i will do my best to respond...the scion selling has commenced.

I'm getting a thread started for Annona scions 2017.

Feel free to post here if you have some for sale.

I'm not going to be grafting many Annonas this year, but will be selling lots of scions...I usually start selling them in February (depending on weather)....but I am willing to ship any time of year, as long as you accept that there are no refunds.

here is a quick list of what will be for sale, although there are no prices listed, I've tried to list the scions from least rare, to most cheapest to most expensive.

Geffner Atemoya
Lisa Atemoya
Kampong Mauve Sugar apple
Mr. Minh Atemoya
PPC (pet pac chong) Atemoya
Yucatan Sugar apple
Dream Atemoya
Big Red Sugar Apple
Annona cornifolia
Meiogyne cylindrocarpa (fingersop)
Annona muricata "miami" guanabana
A. scleroderma
A. dioica
A. globiflora
A. mucosa (Rollina deliciosa) "Monstrinho"
A. macroprophyllata (A. diversifolia) "Genova Red Illama"
A. reticulata "Kimber Red"
A. reticulata (unnamed yellow fruited variety, scions from NullZero)
A. reticulata (x squamosa?) "Vinho-Tinto"...from Luc of Mexico.
A. squamosa "Giant Mexican"
A. salzmannii "Beach Sugar Apple"

*possibility of selling root cuttings from Anonidium mannii (Junglesop) as far looks like they may be relatively easy to root...i have some really long root cuttings to harvest.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Flying Fox Fruits Nursery
« on: February 03, 2017, 11:28:00 PM »
Back logged with emails to answer!! I'm going to get caught up as best I can this weekend! Thanks for all the inquiries, and your patience.

Wayne didn't take out a patent on "Dream Cherimoya," did he?  What about the Indians who developed Arka Sahan?  Is it patented?  Like someone said, the only way to know for sure if they are one and the same is to do genetic testing.  Otherwise, just enjoy the fruit.  I like Dom's idea of grafting both on the same tree.
I wonder why people don't just take Wayne's word for it, that he planted a seedling, and the seedling grew poorly on it's own roots, so he grafted onto pond apple and cherimoya, at which point the scions from his seedling were able to grow vigorously.  He never took scions back with him, it was just seeds....he's not a liar, or crazy, or a drunkard, or a druggie...

take his word for it, he planted the seed himself.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Yellow Jaboticaba
« on: January 22, 2017, 12:47:04 AM »

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Where to buy buddy tape?
« on: January 21, 2017, 02:34:21 PM »
I bought the perforated "budded" tape from A.M. Leonard. It looks just like buddy tape, maybe it's sold to them and they put their own name on it. It was probably the cheapest around, and there's usually good coupons for a discount.

have u used real buddy tape before?  does it have same stretch?

get a grafted che from just fruits and exotics....or treesnmore if he has them

Annona cornifolia, seeds are over, thank you for buying.

easy to grow species for me!  thanks for offering seeds!
i got flowers on mine in about 3y and they take a freeze no problem...and aren't cursed by the cerrado..but don't let them get soggy, especially during winter..they hate wet feet during cold temps.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Where to buy buddy tape?
« on: January 20, 2017, 08:35:45 PM »
I buy grafting tape from It is called 'docooler nursery grafting tape. It is made of polyethylene,is of high tensile strength, is stretchable and biodegradeable. It is the best tape I have come across.

i am a creature of habit...once i started using buddy tape i got hooked, but i am interested in experimenting with some unconventional materials and products.  I've considered using old plastic grocery bags to wrap scions....but never gave it an honest effort...

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Where to buy buddy tape?
« on: January 20, 2017, 01:37:43 AM »
Just got a roll from nursery grower supply.  They have to special order some so the price is 30 bucks now with 6 dollars shipping.  Normally i think they sell for 25

thank you!

this looks like may be the source for me!
if i can't find cheaper by tomorrow, i'm buying from this website.

thanks again

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Where to buy buddy tape?
« on: January 20, 2017, 01:36:20 AM »
he sold out!

thanks for trying to help though!

still looking!
who else be needing buddy tape now?  I can't find!

This guy on ebay still has non-perforated:

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Where to buy buddy tape?
« on: January 19, 2017, 12:48:57 PM »
who else be needing buddy tape now?  I can't find!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2016 Eugenia collection Flying Fox Fruits
« on: January 18, 2017, 06:09:59 PM »
Plant looks great. If your selling the seeds, save me a few :D

did seed ever germinate? that is the only fruit i ever't get a chance to taste fell

My one is flourishing and pumping out big fruit like a machine.They are booming around here also in places that had over 40 inches of rain last week with new flushes of growth. There has not a zephyr, night temps are not falling below 80f and the day temps climb through the 90s. The air is like syrup and even if your are like a starfish under the fan on full you are in a pool of sweat. The humidity has been at saturation level for weeks now but the grimal has welcomed summer with new foliage and its best fruiting ever. Heat and humidity as well as heavy rain is something they enjoy.

Grimal is more susceptible to rust than spiritosantensis...conditions that promote rust are, hot and humid...Grimal is one of most sensitive varieties in my experience, showing rust on foliage and fruits with heavy rains in FL.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cocktail Loquat
« on: January 18, 2017, 02:00:24 PM »
still wanna see the updated pic of this tree!

I remember i sold this crazy cocktail loquat to dongeorgio (had like 5 varieties)...I wonder how the tree is doing (looking) today??

I'm impressed by how well the cocktail loquats behave, they are easy to maintain for me so far.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cocktail Loquat
« on: January 18, 2017, 01:55:11 PM »
Is it Tori or Avril?

for sure Avri...

at this point, still at least 10-14 day from being ripe...I always make the mistake of picking them too early!

I'm starting to ship seedlings of this rare species (Myrciaria spirito-sanctensis)!  It's been a joy to grow so far, much easier than most of the other rare species.  The foliage is beautiful too!  I'm excited to taste fruits eventually !!
Is the the myrciaria spirito sanctensis susceptible to rust like the grimal ? My area have high rainfall.If it does well in areas with high rainfall i would like to purchase seedling from you

Grimal (Peluda de Alagoas) has issues with rust for sure, on fruit and foliage, but in my experience has been purely cosmetic.

Plinia spiritosantensis does not exhibit the same is extremely rugged, in terms of coping with high temps, and humidity (and even mineral content in water).

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Marula (Sclerocarya birrea)
« on: January 15, 2017, 11:42:09 PM »
Relatively cold hearty, comparable to guava, will regenerate after dying back from mid twenties

most of that stuff should be fine...just treat them like normal, and wait for them to bounce back.

how cold did you get?

part where Joseph start to do pushups to vent frustration was awesome...

great educational piece of work here...

whole family can enjoy

My good friend Adam You have way to much time on your hands

lol...I should be finished with my next masterpiece in a week or so...Hovenia Solo, and Chewy Sugar Apple.

Same genetics. Don't call it an atemoya when dealing with Wayne. Excellent fruit. It is the best annona I have tasted in Florida but I certainly haven't tried them all.

i tried to sell as cherimoya, then got bunch of resistance from the buyers, who didn't agree it was pure I called in an atemoya to be safe...but then that pissed Wayne can't win...

I just said to hell with it, and started calling it an Annona...ain't nobody got time for that....

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