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I have Whitman Fiberless Soursop seeds for $2 per seed + $5 shipping.


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I have the following for sale;

Two Kei Apple seedlings for $6 + shipping
https://goo.gl/photos/JSg5K5bF9Fp1QBLq8

One 'Bali' Salak seedling sold
https://goo.gl/photos/AU5Yt8eCtQwHZiik7

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I have a Eugenia calycina seedling for trade. I am looking any of the following to trade;

   
Willughbeia sp.
lerene, Calathea Allouia
Lannea edulis
Vitex doniana
Vitex payos
Macrotyloma geocarpum
Uapaca kirkiana

Up for other trades as well, selective though.

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I have upto 4 Syzygium cumini seedlings from a sweet fruited type available for free, just cover shipping for a small flat rate box. I have 10 seedlings and don't need more then 5. Flat rate box should be around 8.

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I have around 30 Low Latex, Cold Resistance, Orange Flesh Jackfruit seeds for $3 a seed + $7 shipping. These seeds are from fruit tree breeding project by Coconut. US shipping only intended for breeding and home orchard use.

Here is the thread of the Jackfruit.
http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=11661.0

Pictures of recent fruit seeds harvested from;




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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Is montoso gardens closed or still open?
« on: June 03, 2016, 07:06:24 PM »
I wanted to know if montoso gardens is closed or still open? I had a friend which ordered off of their paypal page, wanted to double check if they are actually open still.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Annonacin amounts in Annona fruits.
« on: June 01, 2016, 01:20:11 PM »
I found this interesting FDA lab study done recently on Annona fruits. For those with concerns with the toxicology of the fruit and its affect on cells. After reading through it, it seems that Rollinia, Atemoya, Sugar Apple, and most likely Cherimoya and Custard Apple have very low amounts of Annonacin and Squamocin. Pawpaw on the other hand has extremely high amounts with high amounts in soursop varying. It seems the annona fruits with the most domestication benefited greatly with drastically lower amounts of Annonacin.

Fruit                                                         Annonacin                 Squamocin
                                                               (μg/g dry weight)       (μg/g dry weight)

Graviola pulp, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil              323                          113
Graviola pulp from Belém, Brazil                   631                          127
Graviola pulp from São Paulo, Brazil            1034                              6.1
Atemoya pulp from Belém, Brazil                      3.8                         68.0
Atemoya seeds from Belém, Brazil                 454                       14201
Atemoya pulp from Pilar do Sul, Brazil               3.68                       76.2
Ata pulp from Belém, Brazil                              2.70                        0.85
Biribá pulp from Belém, Brazil                           2.21                        5.28
Pawpaw pulp from Missouri                          7724                         162

Here is the PDF I uploaded, converted from power point presentation.
https://www.scribd.com/doc/314499988/FDA-Annona

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I have been using LED grow lights for a couple years now. Usually I have used them to germinate some seedlings indoors. In the past the quality and intensity of the LED lights has been on the lower side. This year I bought a Mars Hydro 300w (140W true watt) LED light. It was recommend to have it for a 2x2 area for vegetative growth. So I purchased a 2'x2'x3' mylar grow tent and placed the Light above at about 2' 8" above the floor of the tent.

I have used lower powered LED UFOs, and found this one to be quite a bit brighter. The good thing was that the light for the are was more then adequate enough. The bad part was it was so bright for certain plants it caused bleaching of the leaves (white and clear new leaf growth). The leaves of certain seedlings were being over saturated with bright light.

From observations some seedlings did not mind the bright intense light. Nara Melon (Acanthosicyos horridus), most cacti seemed to really enjoy it and thrive with the light. Things like Coinosicys macranthus not so much, I actually had to move it to another area with a less intense light to renew its green growth. Myrciaria phitrantha seedlings have been a surprise and handle the bright light quite well. Garcinia sopsopia another one that handles bright light well as a seedling. In the end, it makes sense having separate grow tent/areas which have varying amounts of light intensity and humidity for germinating and nursing seedlings. Also it helps to be aware of the nature habitat of the plant to provide optimal light.




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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Some new fruit seedling pictures
« on: January 06, 2016, 12:11:04 AM »
I have been busy germinating plants during the winter. Been getting good results with a 137watt LED UFO inside a custom mylar enclosure. Here are some of the seedlings anywhere from 1 week to 3 months old.

Quararibea cordata


Garcinia paniculata


Coinosicys macranthus


Sterculia quadrifida


Stenocereus queretaroensis


Acanthosicyos horridus


So far everything is growing great. I am getting much faster growth under LED light 18hr/6hr off then natural light in the window sill (about 4hr direct and the rest of the hrs not direct)

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Looking for Momordica dioica seeds
« on: January 05, 2016, 04:33:52 PM »
I am looking to purchase Momordica dioica seeds. If anyone has it would be a great help thank you.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Trellis Ideas, suggestions?
« on: January 04, 2016, 06:30:10 PM »
I wanted to make some Trellises for Passion fruit, grapes, melons, and other vining fruits. These would be constructed in sandy soil in Florida. I just wanted to get some recommendations on building something that will last at least 5 years. Post material, wire anchor and wire setup. Recommended height (I was thinking 5ft?).

Any suggestions, tips, or tricks would be helpful  :).

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Saba comorensis seedlings doing good
« on: October 06, 2015, 03:17:09 PM »
I have been growing Saba comorensis seedlings for over a year now. They are pretty tough plants and tolerant periods of dryness and tap water well from observations. I have 2 growing under oak trees in FL. 2 seedlings in containers and another seedling in a container in CA. I have also noticed that the plants root readily into decomposing oak leaves, this tells me that they are great candidates for air layering.


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I will be in Port Saint Lucie, West Palm Beach, and North Miami Beach this Thursday until the start of next week. I wanted to know where I could buy some good mangoes like Lemon Zest, etc. anywhere near those areas. Preferably near the I-95 on the way down from Port Saint Lucie going into Miami.

Any leads appreciated thanks  ;D.

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This is a very useful online plant database to find info on potential food, medicinal, or utility plants from the subtropical and tropical areas of the world.

http://tropical.theferns.info/

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For those who I did not commit to send seeds there are no more left now. I only collected seeds from larger fruits. Even without thinning tree, the fruits are larger then most loquats I have see. Most fruits have 1-2 seeds some have a few more. Flavor is excellent sweet/sour taste. It yields very heavy every 2 years (on the follow years is a lighter yield but still decent amount of fruit production).

Seedling offspring are really close to mother tree and produce in 2-4 years after planting (verified with friend that planted seedling trees that produced fruit).




(picture of tree from last years crop)

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Poll for the name of Luc's Garcinia sp.
« on: April 05, 2015, 06:45:04 PM »
Wanted to gauge a forum consensus on the name of Luc's Garcinia sp. find from Mexico. Many of us have not tried the fruit yet but from what I read, it sounds like it has a lot of potential. The poll will run for 30 days, results shown after vote.

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I have a beautiful Chilean guava Ugni molinae in a part shaded area most of the day. Its in a fabric container (which I found that it seems to love). I think the key to keeping the Chilean guava happy is cooler root zone which others have mentioned here; http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=2166.msg30211#msg30211

I am hoping it flowers and fruits either this year or next, it seems like its big enough thats for sure :).

7/28/13, Summer growth flush a few months after getting the seedling.


3/18/14, Before the move to a fabric container.


2/28/15, After close to a year in a 10 gal fabric container.

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Another heatwave is incoming, these winter/spring heatwaves seem to be more common last few years. Anyway make sure to water those plants well, and keep tender seedlings and recently grafted trees out of direct sun. Going to be high 80s at the beaches and 90s inland for up to 3-4 days.

http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/getForecast?query=los+angeles%2C+ca




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I have fresh Dregea volubilis seeds +20 seeds for $4.50 shipped in US. Dregea volubilis is used as a leaf vegetable and medicinal herb in SE Asia. It is used in curries in Sri Lanka and other surrounding countries.

Seeds are attached to cotton like fiber, detach easily similar to dandelion. Fiber may be of use for yarn or stuffing.


What the outside of the fruit looks like (fruit is not edible part, just contains the seeds and fiber)


Some references of Dregea volubilis use here;

http://www.jircas.affrc.go.jp/project/value_addition/Vegetables/048.html
http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Sneeze%20Wort.html
http://www.moh.gov.mm/file/Medicinal%20Plants%20of%20Myanmar.pdf
https://www.mcgill.ca/files/mchg/MedicinalPlants.pdf

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I recently ordered some Telfairia Pedata seeds from http://www.theseedybusiness.com/the-seed-book/rrsatkzp458h2upnrg4q0mor6y2lf9

They arrived in good condition are look like they are indeed Telfairia pedata. The seeds were a little on the pricey side, considering can't find a source anywhere let alone one based in the U.S. Delivery time was good. Now time to germinate them!

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I had this plant sprout up in the Pixwell gooseberry container. I may have discarded some soil with potential seeds in it, I did not assume they would germinate if this was the case. Anyway, I used the soil for the Pixwel gooseberry (since its a rugged as heck plant, it does not mind used soil with depleted nutrients). I think it could be strawberry lemon guava, but not sure (I use to have a strawberry lemon guava plant in the garden).

Here is the picture




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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Garden October update
« on: October 21, 2014, 01:40:09 PM »
Took some pictures of the trees to show an update to those interested (online friends interested to see how everything was doing).

Everything is doing well, considering that no added irrigation is being used (ground water pump system needs to be fixed). I lost a couple plants due to conditions at hand, but this was expected.

Pitangatuba, was initially started with a waterboxx. Took it off months ago now mulched and shade clothed to continue root establishment.


Annona dioica, doing really well in a mostly shaded area with overgrown grass.


What I believe is a Keitt mango


One of the last 2 mangoes held by the tree, the other mango was pecked by birds and no good. Late bearing tree and seems to hold fruit into November. Fruit set has been on the shy side (about 8 large mangoes this year, most of them got taken by the critters), tree has been neglected prior just started to amp up fertilizer schedule and pruning etc. I think next year will be a much better fruit set.


Large Keitt mango? Next to Lisa atemoya


Lisa Atemoya, self set 1 fruit.


Lemonzest mango, putting on some size.


Glenn mango, doing extremely well. Continuing to flush into October.


Pina Colada mango


Coconut Cream


Dream atemoya, in ground about 8 months. Seems to be settled it, think the roots have been doing most of the growing.


Annona reticulata, PR yellow grafted


Cogshall mango, nice and compact seems really healthy.


Phyllanthus emblica


Parkia biglobosa


Bactris gasipaes, in waterboxx. Been in ground for about 8 months now.


Luc's garcinia


Hope everyone enjoyed, don't hesitate to ask me questions.

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I am looking to buy or trade for seeds of a good strain of Florida Everglades Tomato.

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