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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dwarf Namwah ... uhhhhh.....
« on: March 24, 2017, 05:36:27 PM »
Don't give up on the dead one either, keep watering the area it was who knows. A neighbor gave me
a small pup from her finger bananas and it didn't flourish even though I watered it. I dug it up and through it in
my mulch pile. Now it is 12 feet and looks better then my bananas I care for. It definitely loves the mulch pile.
As far as the red blotches I would grow it up and see in 6 months what it looks like. I know some people tell me
to never buy tissue culture plants. The reason is that the plants have never been exposed to anything and have no
immunity? I also should have pups later this year from Dwarf Namwah if you need one? My namwah has only had one
pup and I don't recall red on the juvenile leaves


Thanks, that is good advice. I will keep watering it, give it some compost, and see what happens. And thanks for the offer!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dwarf Namwah ... uhhhhh.....
« on: March 24, 2017, 05:35:21 PM »
Hi Mark, i am no expert but i do have the dwarf Namwah ALL GREEN LEAVES , however that is not why i am sticking my nose in i would like to know why for the past few months so many of the postings with photos just show me a square with a red X in it and no photo, on a second note if your bannana does not work out for you of you would just like a new one let me know i can send a corm or pup.          Regards     Patrick

Hey Patrick!

Thanks, that's what I figured. Regarding the pics: Man, I have no idea why that is happening for you. The pics show up for me without issue.

Thanks for the offer on the pups / corms! I might take you up on it!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Dwarf Namwah ... uhhhhh.....
« on: March 24, 2017, 01:18:24 PM »
So I used to have a Dwarf Namwah that I got from Going Bananas. Everyone says it is a great banana plant. It grew great from me all last summer, took the heat just fine. I moved it to a different spot in my yard because I had it potted and I wanted it in the ground. Long story short ... I killed it by underwatering.

Not the plants fault, totally my fault. And as it grew all last summer it had gorgeous green typical banana leaves.

So I decide to get another one this spring. Not from Going Bananas but another place.

I get the tree in and this is what I get:

.... uhhhh ... this does not look a Dwarf Namwah to me.

So this is what I wrote to them:

"I just received an order in which I ordered a Dwarf Namwah banana. However the banana that I received is not a Dwarf Namah. The leaves have red splotches on them. See attached picture. Based on the spotches, I think it is either Siam Ruby or Sumatran X or something similar. It is definitely not Dwarf Namwah which have solid green leaves (I used to have one, so I know what it should look like)."

This is what they responded with:

"We have spoken to our horticulturist and he said that since these are made by tissue culture it is possible for the Nam Wah to have red color variations. This is the correct banana even though your last one had only green leaves."

Does this pass muster?

I did a quick Google search to see if Namwah ever has red splotches and could not find anything.

So the question to the banana experts here is: Can Dwarf Namwah have red splotches?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: the best avocado to use for rootstock?
« on: March 21, 2017, 02:16:37 PM »
Lula seeds will work well for rootstock.

Agreed. I get avocados shipped from FL not only for the fruit but also to use seeds for rootstocks.

Simmonds = vigorous, big seed. Very good. But shows a little salt sensitivity (not much). Little suckering but not much
Waldin = vigrous, big seed. However tends to sucker a lot, like Adam says.
Lula = vigorous, big seed. Excellent grow, very little salt sensitivity, little suckering.

Like Rob and Carlos say, I like Lula too.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Cherimoya seeds
« on: March 21, 2017, 09:49:05 AM »
I got some cherimoya seeds if anyone wants.

The cherimoyas came from southcoastorganics.

PM for details


How was the fruit quality?  We just ate our first Booth from Goodland Organics and it was delicious!  Cross between a pineapple, strawberry, banana, and kiwi.

I too got some Dr. White cherimoyas from South Coast Organics last week. Man, they were superb! It was a big box that had 1-2 ripe on arrival and the range of sizes ripened over the course of 5 days (that is how long I could make them last :) ). And I love Dr. White chermioyas: Pear / banana / tropical flavors, just a little acidity, very juicy and incredible texture. So good!

Shopping for beans from a farm known of within the community of growers.

Please let me know if I can buy unroasted coffee beans, up to 3 lbs, from you or a friend.

Thank you!

Sweet Maria's beans.  They really take this stuff seriously and offer only the best.

Hard to beat the community based and supported area of Costa Rica Tarrazu La Millita.  Highest quality too.  Goodland Organics sells locally grown (SoCal) greens but the prices our ridiculous.


When I used to roast my own coffee (which I did for years) I always bought my beans from Sweet Marias. Totally agreed they are the best.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: help looking for jackfruit mai3
« on: March 14, 2017, 06:04:23 PM »
Excalibur has it on their website, whether it's in stock and they ship there I do not know.

yeah, i emailed them, waiting for their response.

anyone else has any other suggestions?

Hey Kiet, it says on their front page that they don't do shipping. But if you hear otherwise, please let us know. If Excalibur does ship, there are quite a few trees I would buy from them!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cherimoya or A. reticulata ??
« on: March 09, 2017, 09:22:22 AM »
Several forum members should be selling seeds of A. reticulata over the next few months since it it starting to be fruiting season.  It would be interesting to try them in Palm Springs to see how they fair.  Just make sure you have them protected from those 125F temps in the summer and the occasional 25F-27F extremes in the winter. A friend of mine lives in Rancho Mirage and he has tried several fruit trees with many failures.  Mango and citrus to well, but completely shut down growth after July, just too hot!

I picked up some A. reticulata seeds from carlos here. I have exactly the weather you are describing (123 F last june, upper 20s in the winter). But the custard apple seedlings did great all summer, even in the heat. Granted, they were seedlings, so I had them protected from direct sun, but they seemed to love all the crazy heat.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / WANT: Purple Mombin cuttings
« on: March 04, 2017, 07:02:32 PM »
I would like some Purple Mombin cuttings to try and root them. Does anyone have some for sale / trade?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: wanted Loquat seeds
« on: March 04, 2017, 09:02:48 AM »
Hey Gary, I had not ever hear of loquat seed liqueur until you just mentioned it. So I looked it up:

That sounds super cool, please let us know how it turns out!

I don't have an answer, but I would also very much like to know the answer.

Raul, BTW the E. Candolleana seeds I got from you sprouted great, and so did the pumpkin papaya seeds. Thanks!

I have had mamey sapotes on several occasions and I love them. They are one of my favorite fruits. Usually the cultivar name is not known, but based on descriptions I think I have eaten Pantin and Magana.

Here is how I would describe them:

Larger (size of a nerf football)
Generally 2-3 seeds
Inside is brown with grey streaks / fibers
Texture is good
Flavor is the classic mamey sapote flavor

Smaller (size of softball, but still pointed like the mamey should be)
Generally 1-2 seeds
Inside is orange-brown with no streaks
Texture is superb, no graininess and is like a firm custard
Flavor is the classic mamey sapote flavor but with something a bit more indescribably 'tropical' in the flavor profile.

I picked up a Pace mamey sapote last year (not fruited yet), but I am wondering which varieties are considered must-haves.

So my question to the group is, how would you rate these cultivars?

Cepeda Especial

To get your mangosteen seedling fruiting/flowering prior to celebrating its 5th anniversary of being planted out, it doesn't always take special treatment.Mine fruited at 7ft and at almost 5 years in the ground,being 1 foot when planted. It didn't get special  treatment like dry season watering and regular fertilzer until after it first fruited.Likewise a grafted durian fruited within 5 years before weather took it down.I think the prolonged heat and humidity of the local monsoon season may give them a boost.I do however have a mangosteen runt which at 5 years is heavily branched but only 4 feet and nowhere near fruiting.

Eri Soto tried to reply but reported this to the moderator instead. Here is the reply:

see my videos on youtube at Pitahayas en Puerto Rico. I have more than 25 varieties.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: sale. seed. GUANÁBANA GIGANTE
« on: February 14, 2017, 09:28:38 AM »
Fruit Woman replied to both onur and cmichael258

However she did a 'report post' instead of replying, so it ended up in the moderator log.

Here is the reply:

Vendo 100 seed por 100$ USD Incluye envío internacional

PM sent!

Hey Ken,

Thanks for posting your Wilma experiences here!
I also love the pic you shared with me of your Wilma tree, that thing is just gorgeous. Would you mind posting it here to share?

Nice. I have some Kei Apple seedlings started, otherwise I would pick them up.

If anyone is interested in them, grab both because they are male and female, so you want to have a couple to hopefully have male and female for pollination.

BTW, the stamvrug seedlings I got from you last year are doing well!

Good to hear about Stamvrug, would love to see a picture!

I have them in my nursery area which is still covered with frost cloth (freezing temps this week). But I will try to post in a couple of weeks.

Nice. I have some Kei Apple seedlings started, otherwise I would pick them up.

If anyone is interested in them, grab both because they are male and female, so you want to have a couple to hopefully have male and female for pollination.

BTW, the stamvrug seedlings I got from you last year are doing well!

I begin using this forum so that i hope i understand enough how to use it;
I sent 2 Private Messages, i didn't have answer, i hope i didn't fail to find them
So i now try a public message, please telle me how to find
- pomsi
- discorea batatas
- elaeagnus macrophylla
- vaccinium praestans
A couch surfing friend says he have some POMSI but could send it only in india; i search someone could send it to me in france.
I have a very big  collection mostly for temperates climates but also subtropical. I will be happy to give some or exchange.
Let me knw how we could help each other;
Kind regards,
310 ch tubasse
13540 AIX Puyricard


This thread is 2 years old. I would suggest making a new post in this forum (Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell, Trade) with the title WANTED: (seeds/plants you are looking for).

It will get more attention that way.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pomegranate - new way to peel?
« on: January 18, 2017, 10:02:07 AM »
That is AWESOME!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Trade winds - 45 minutes away
« on: January 12, 2017, 10:37:31 AM »
Nice! I order lots of seeds from those guys.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WTB Red Malaysian guava
« on: January 02, 2017, 09:45:33 AM »
red malaysian, i got my at lowes and home depo, its a Caribbean dream label

The Caribbean Dream label is La Verne Nusery (La Verne also sells under other labels as well, depending on subtropical or deciduous or citrus). They sell to HD and Lowes in CA, AZ, and NV. But not TX, unfortunately for musebox.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: allspice seeds for sale
« on: December 14, 2016, 09:04:13 PM »
pm sent!

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: FOR SALE: 25 gal Ugly Betty
« on: December 14, 2016, 09:01:49 PM »
If only u were in CA,.i.would take it. Haha

Or AZ for that matter :) You would have had a very quick sale!

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