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Minimum order of 8 seeds. Price is $2 per seed. Postage and handling is $10.


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Just curious as to how you are going to grow a seedless plant variety.........from seed.
Hi Vlan1.
It was an April Fools' joke. Rather unappreciated. No one seems to have gotten the imbe-cile joke either.  :o

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Seeking a cultivar of Imbe called 'Cile'. Plenty of them present in California.

I also want seedless lychee but quarantine forbids any scions are sent to me, so I'll have to grow from seed.

Thank you for understanding.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Marang in Brisbane!
« on: March 23, 2017, 02:28:30 AM »
He was also thinking in terms of coldness... Americans use the Fahrenheit temperature scale...

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@shaneeatwell

As you know, my position is that you are growing B. armeniaca there next to your pool and B. argentea should look like http://www.tropicos.org/Name/19501436?tab=images.
A Peruvian blog has a lot of information on the species you have, whatever it is (they call it B armeniaca) and sure enough a comment on there said the fruit are wilting. In my opinion, this species is self-sterile, so cross-pollination is your issue. If yours is flowering now, it would be a good experiment to get some pollen from another tree in the neighborhood (any Bunchosia should work) and dab it on the flowers of one side of your tree (to see what the difference is). I reckon you will get a fruit set (that goes from green straight to red). http://biomiof.blogspot.com.au/2012/12/fig.html

I'm attaching as an image the text from W. R. Anderson’s chapter on the Malpighiaceae for the "Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana," ed. P. E. Berry, K. Yatskievych, and B. K. Holst, vol. 6, pp. 82–185.


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Got 10 seeds left

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Selling seeds: Self-fertile cherimoya
« on: January 28, 2017, 07:37:56 PM »
Very high-yielding, no hand-pollination required. Classic cherimoya flavor. 'Forbidden Fruits' variety.

$2 per seed, minimum order 10 seeds. No charge for delivery.

Australians pay as though $AUS, everyone else $US.


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: advice on slow mango grafts
« on: January 06, 2017, 02:44:54 AM »
I have a mango graft that did not shoot, but is still green save for the blackened tip. A bud below the graft is beginning to swell again.

What are the chances of it eventually producing growth?


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I thought this thread was going to be about a new nectarine release from DWN's Arctic series.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Feijoa weak trunk
« on: November 29, 2016, 06:39:36 AM »
Anyone know whether you can plant a feijoa deep in the hole? I've got a whip with the branching too high up. I know this trick works with some other species (including banana).

Edit: A feijoa expert contacted me and said this is not a good idea as it would cause collar rot.

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Tasted Sabara yesterday, unimpressed. Like wampee. Though it grew on me somewhat. Also tried a Grimal and thought it was actually worse with some flavor I could not pin down but reminded me of seafood (which I don't like).

Not giving up on Plinia and Myrciaria, but would appreciate some advice from veteran tasters who have been promiscuous with their palate in these genera and can advise only the best. I like grapes, lychees, passionfruit, feijoa, kiwifruit and most fruit but the standard jabos have not blown my skirt up for whatever reason.

Edit: I meant that the flavor is similar to wampee. Sour citrus or like a bad finger lime. Hopefully Adam's seeds of red hybrid and white will be better.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Can you help me ID this Inga?
« on: October 02, 2016, 11:48:51 PM »
ID wanted ~ seedlings only, no idea what pod is like


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Eugenia phylogeny/taxonomy
« on: September 04, 2016, 03:06:26 AM »
A paper was done on this in 2014 by Fiorella Fernanda Mazine, Vinicius Castro Souza, Marcos Sobral, Félix Forest & Eve Lucas in KEW BULLETIN (2014) 69: 9497
DOI 10.1007/S12225-014-9497-X
A preliminary phylogenetic analysis of Eugenia (Myrtaceae: Myrteae),with a focus on Neotropical species.

I've put the phylogenetic trees below. They don't include some major species like candolleana, luschnathania and selloi. Probably the most interesting finding is that uniflora and pitanga are in the same clade as brasiliensis.







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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: eugenia repanda!
« on: August 27, 2016, 03:37:13 AM »
Doesn't seem like HuertasUrbanas offered seeds this year. Is anyone else growing fruiting trees yet? Should be in season now for Northern hemisphere growers.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: eugenia repanda turning dark red
« on: August 27, 2016, 02:59:28 AM »
... the fruits should taste like pitanga+jambo (pitanga+roses...)

Rose hip jam is very popular in Europe - I have tasted it and it is nice. Maybe that is the comparison being made.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rose_hip

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Hummmm.... So Guapijuim (http://www.colecionandofrutas.org/eugeniacereja.htm) must be "in the same boat". Also, an involucrata var. :)
By the way... Miguel, your seeds still don´t germinated here! I´m sure they are all alive, but no roots until now.  :o

And I think I´ll have news for you soon. ;)


Mariana Bunger (author of study) assured me that E. cereja is not in the involucrata group but in the brasiliensis (grumichama) group. So I am not sure whether Helton's pic is correct, or whether E. cereja is just perhaps an instance of convergent evolution.

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Please upload photos of fruit and tree + leaves, especially peanut butter fruit.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Eugenia cereja
« on: August 20, 2016, 09:19:44 AM »
Thanks Luisport,
I thought serra was Spanish and cerra was Portuguese. Anyway, that is how Helton wrote it.

But when I looked up cerro on Pt wiki, it said it means a "small hill"; synonymous with colina and morro. https://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morro

Mountain would be "montanha".

Also, cerra is plural, right?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Eugenia cereja
« on: August 20, 2016, 08:38:57 AM »
They look slightly larger than an inch from the photo I've seen.

If there are any Portuguese speakers out there, how would you translate the common name 'Cereja da cerra'?

BTW I'm after seeds of this species.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Plants for sale
« on: August 17, 2016, 03:32:25 AM »
Nice plants Ondrej.

It would be a good idea to rename the thread title: Plants for sale (EU), that way most of the forum knows not to get their hopes up.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Inga Vulpina
« on: August 14, 2016, 10:07:01 PM »
The good species of Inga like edulis and mortontonia grow to very large sizes, so this could potentially be used as a dwarfing rootstock. Or just as an ornamental in its own right.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Flying Fox Fruits Nursery
« on: August 10, 2016, 06:30:22 AM »
Hey Adam,

I wanted to get your opinion: What are the most heat tolerant / sun tolerant Eugenias and Garcinias?

Thanks man!
I know I'm not Adam, but I would say that the most heat/sun tolerant Eugenias are: Dune Myrtle (E. capensis), Cedar Bay cherry (E. reinwardtiana), Pitanga-peba (E. pitanga), Mattos cherry (E. mattosii), Cerrado cherry (E. calycina), Pitanga-tuba (E. selloi) & Suriname cherry (E. uniflora).

Don't know much about Garcinia, but I imagine Luc's/Mexican garcinia would be up there, with the added advantage of cold tolerance.

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A Peruvian guy a few weeks ago uploaded a video on Bunchosia Armeniaca. As you will observe, the leaves do not have wavy edges, but are long and flat. This is correct ID

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKCPHzSyz0s

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pitomba, it makes me confused!
« on: July 31, 2016, 01:25:30 AM »
It would have been good if the English name was adopted from the Spanish name: 'cotopalo'. And that easily could of happened since Talisia esculenta is native to Colombia, Peru, Paraguay and Bolivia.

The other thing that seems to have been confused is taste. I've read descriptions of a dried apricot flavor for both species, which seems like a mistake.

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