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The plant supports itself, and even forms a nice size trunk. I'll have to post a photo later.
My mistake was planting it close to a power post, which it loves to climb and then go on up on the power lines. I have to prune it a lot. In any case it needs a lot of pruning to make it behave.

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Hey Oscar- do you think these would be graft compatible with our (California) mango rootstocks? Thanks, Chris
Yes definitely. Have trees already on mango rootstock.

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Yes have them. PM me.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: New Fruit So-Shang Elaeagnus latifolia
« on: March 21, 2017, 10:25:36 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 thorns...so 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.
The one i have is practically thornless, and the very few thorns i find are not sharp, not really thorns. Also i would not describe it as a liana. It is a bushy tree that sends long runners that like to climb. Kind of reminds me of climbing ylang ylang (Artabotrys uncinatus).
Didn't think of drying them. Will try that with the next batch. Thanks for the suggestion.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Tree ID?
« on: March 21, 2017, 04:40:00 PM »
I talked with one of the horticulturists at Mounts and they said the mystery tree is Meiogyne cylindrocarpa...
Glad you got it identified. Don't think the fruits usually have the shape in your photo. Adam has posted in past about this tree. Fruits are usually more sausage shaped. Your fruit was just not fully formed.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Tree ID?
« on: March 21, 2017, 01:33:24 AM »
Cambuca trunk doesn't look like that. Cambuca trunk looks similar to jaboticaba, with peeling bark. I guess it is not java plum either because trunks on java plum look more corky than in the photo.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Tree ID?
« on: March 20, 2017, 04:40:51 PM »
Here's another unknown to me. Bokeelia, Southwest Florida.



Showing reverse side of leaves:



Could it be java plum (Syzigium cuminii)?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Inga ...?
« on: March 20, 2017, 04:36:56 PM »
Have your cinnamomea ,edulis and vulpina fruited and how old are the trees?Ingas seemed underated in south east asia and i dont know why because it is very rare especially in Malaysia.There are some of inga edulis trees in Mulu sarawak which was supposedly introduced by Bruno Manser (a swiss enviromentalist who when missing and presumed death.his death has many mystery ).Never tasted any ingas in my life but from what i read it does taste delicious
The cinnamomea is fruiting. Started fruiting at about 4-5 years old. The edulis and vulpina are still small.

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They're slow till they get 5-6 feet tall, but then really take off. You can prune them same way as mango once they take off.

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After 4 years of fruiting the trees, both Kai and Mayong Chid maprangs, finally get into heavy gear with a heavy cropings.
Kai Tree:





Mayong Chid Tree:




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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Tree ID?
« on: March 20, 2017, 01:29:50 AM »
It had no flowers at the time. The photos were taken in the fruit and vegetable section of Mounts botanical garden in west palm beach. They had three trees and unfortunately non were labeled.
Do they have a gardener or office where you can ask? Many gardens also have maps detailing all the trees planted.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Tree ID?
« on: March 19, 2017, 09:19:56 PM »
Is it an edible fruit? Do you have any shots of the flowers?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cut nut (Barringtonia edulis)
« on: March 19, 2017, 08:07:27 PM »
They are mostly grown lowland PNG and can fruit at a small size.I saw a 2m tree with fruit.The PNG community here grows them sometimes as they do buk buk,firetruck pandanus and a few other favoured New Guinean species.
Yes, mine started fruiting even smaller, at 4-5 feet tall. Heavy bearing starts when they are older though.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Inga ...?
« on: March 19, 2017, 03:32:57 AM »
can you tell me more about the cinnamomea? how's the taste or are they all pretty similar in taste? size?

vulpina looks pretty good also

Cinnammomea is often rated as one of the better tasting ones. The ones i've had so far on the cinnamomea the pulp clings to the seed. In other ingas the pulp is non cling.
The great thing about vulpina is that the tree is dwarf, also it is very ornamental as the flowers are pink. Most ingas have white flowers.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Inga ...?
« on: March 18, 2017, 11:43:11 PM »
I have Inga Spectabilis and Inga Jinicuil on my list to get since they have huge pods. Not sure about the taste though. I hope someone can chime in here about them.
I have spectabilis. The pods are huge, lots of pulp, and the taste is really great.

Do you have any scion wood available?
Yes have scion of spectabilis. Also have Inga  cinnamomea, fastuosa, feuillei, and vulpina (dwarf).

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is my tongue a good pollinator?
« on: March 18, 2017, 11:30:14 PM »
Wouldn't other more ancient mammals have done it first if it was possible? I would guess that wet pollen grains are not so good as dry ones? And maybe saliva. breaks down the pollen? Bats pollinate flowers, but is it really with their tongues? Anyway you can experiment with it and write a book about your tongue pollination techniques. Micah you'll probably make a fortune.  ;)

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cut nut (Barringtonia edulis)
« on: March 18, 2017, 10:04:26 PM »
http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=19897.msg246159#msg246159

Might be doable in greenhouse in norther and central Florida, and outdoors in southern Florida.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: interesting Inga (Pilosula ?)
« on: March 17, 2017, 03:17:56 AM »
That place where the Moraru live is in country of Guyana, which is part of Amazon, so very tropical. I doubt those species of ingas would do well in cooler climates. For that you want to access inga species that grow in southern Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Identification - Tropical 5-Lobed
« on: March 17, 2017, 01:39:35 AM »
Could it be schefflera?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: First fruit: Rollinia
« on: March 17, 2017, 01:31:01 AM »
Nice work. Nice garden.
Yes the first fruiting is usally not very good with rollinia. Also taste can be affected by rainfall even for mature trees.

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Would just add Penang in Malaysia. Try to hit the durian all you can eat at Bao Sheng farm. There are also many excellent chempadeks all around.
Personally i don't care at all for Singapore. Don't like eating fruits out of a supermarkets that have set on the shelves and during transport. I much rather prefer to get the fruits directly from the farms. That is why Chantaburi, Rayong, and Penang are tops. (Have not been to Borneo yet.)
Southern China is the place for lychees. Bali for salaks and wani

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Mamey sapote seeds
« on: March 16, 2017, 08:04:52 PM »
Here they get called mameys or mamey sapote and mammea is M.americana.

Here Mammea americana is called mammee apple. I think Morton coined that name to avoid confusion. But mammee apple is still quite rare here. Mamey sapote is a bit more common here, but even it is not that common. I think there is only one farm with good size planting of mamey sapotes.

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Adding jiló https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scarlet_Eggplant

Jiló (solanum gilo)
20 seeds (USD 5)
40 seeds (USD 8 )
60 seeds (USD 11)
I saw jilos for sale in Rio de Janeiro farmer's market, but did not get to taste them. How is the taste? Did you like them?

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I just want to say that I have ordered from Oscar (Fruitlovers), and he is certainly NOT a scammer, cunning or other wise! I think it's irresponsable to throw an allegation like that out into the aether.
+1 Oscar is top notch!
Thanks Raul. When you coming back to Hawaii? It's been a long time. How about a second honeymoon?  8)

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Look, I didn't mean to damage your reputation, I was really freaking out when I first posted this thread. Please forgive me and let's just forget this ever happened and continue business as usual. I'm sorry if I hurt anyone's feelings, and I'm sorry Oscar for damaging your reputation and causing this massive headache. Please don't ban me admins, I just want this thread deleted and forgotten about

I understand. Like i said in my first reply to you and in private correspondace, all you need to do is re order again. If you have any further questions please ask me directly by email or PM. thanks

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