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Tropical Vegetables and Other Edibles / Re: Tropical Mushroom Cultivation
« on: October 18, 2017, 01:26:37 PM »
Oak is really good wood for cultivating most mushrooms. What you want to do is cut up the oak tree into smaller logs. Then have the logs dry out a bit. Then order plugs online or saw dust from a fungi source that specializes in edible southeast U.S. strains. Drill holes into the dried out logs and insert the plugs/saw dust. Cap off the holes then soak the log in water overnight. Take out log and place in shaded moist area in the yard. Mushrooms should spawn soon after if the temps and humidity are right for the fungi strain.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: We are alive but battered on St. croix
« on: October 13, 2017, 08:26:48 PM »
I will keep you in mind if I get some good seeds my way. Best luck with the recovery, hoping for a speedy return to normal.

Tropical Vegetables and Other Edibles / Re: Tylosema esculentum
« on: October 11, 2017, 01:32:00 PM »
I have grown it,  it seemed sensitive to too much moisture and humidity. It died back to the root then came back again.  I would have to check up on the status again.

Are you suicidal or running away from your wife....LOL...For no amount of money I would go over-there and traveling in a bus at night !!! You have no fear man . Good luck , I'll keep the GA3 ready ....

It took two years to sprout the seeds of annona diversifolia cv. white without Gibberellic acid. Really tough seeds, two years underground without demage.!

2yrs for the seed to sprout?  What if you nip it a bit so that it can absorb water , would that speed up the process?

Try using some sand paper on the coat and ga3 with around 50ppm to 200ppm.

Whole foods has the CA keitt in right now. Cost 3.33 per mango.

Interested as well, best of Luck Raul. Stay safe and good luck with the fruit hunting!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Hurricane Maria
« on: September 18, 2017, 04:54:09 PM »
I know we have a bunch of members from PR. I am hoping it misses  :'(. Currently looks on track for a direct hit with PR as a strong CAT4 Hurricane.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Passifloras suited for a drier climate?
« on: September 13, 2017, 01:18:23 AM »
There is a native AZ passiflora that has attractive flowers and would have to be extremely heat and drought tolerant.

Passiflora bryoniodes

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Successful Fruit Growers in Vegas?
« on: September 12, 2017, 12:07:34 PM »
Would have to check with the water district in Henderson. I do recall older neighborhoods have different restrictions then the newer developments.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Successful Fruit Growers in Vegas?
« on: September 11, 2017, 01:24:04 PM »
Familiar with the area, have family that lives there. I have seen Citrus, Pomegranates, Figs, Peruvian Cactus apple, and stone fruits doing well there (jujubes may be another good option). It gets quite a bit colder then southern AZ, however there is lots of micro climates due to the concrete and urban build up. Biggest issue is water cost and restrictions.

A well trimmed mature live oak can withstand winds above 100mph. I had a Peruvian cactus apple large section snap off. Coconut palms that are well anchored into the soil can withstand high amounts of wind.

Things like type of soil, amount of saturation, and direction of wind play a big part in tolerance. If the tree is use to winds from the east, and the wind comes from the west it can cause failure easier.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Category 4 Hurricane Irma
« on: September 07, 2017, 01:32:01 PM »
Its not looking good the tracks are now putting the hurricane on course for a direct hit on south Florida. Before the tracks were starting to trend to the east.

Same thing as KnLim000- Envelope without seeds. Seed packet was there minus the seeds. Bummer. Chris

Had the same thing happen to me. I got 3 out 5 though. 2 seeds were lost.

I received the regular mail  envelope today.  I opened it up and was disappointed that the plastic bag contains 0 seeds.
The mail does not appear to be opened by anyone yet other than me.


Its most likely due to mail pressure on the envelope. The envelopes were sent with non padded. What happens is the hard seeds get pressed up like pushing a pea out of a pod. They then eject out with the mail sorting process. Hopefully Luke will be able to resolve those issues, I would give him some time due to the Hurricane impacts.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Category 4 Hurricane Irma
« on: September 05, 2017, 09:16:35 AM »
180mph winds and the hurricane is going annular. Which means the eye wall is closed off completely and protection against dry air and degrading conditions. Most models have this going between the west and east coast of Florida.

This is horrible worst case scenario it will make Harvey flooding look like a better option.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Category 4 Hurricane Irma
« on: September 04, 2017, 06:51:23 PM »
Yes it looks serious, I am hoping it turns out to sea :(. I am hearing Category 5 potential not good at all!

Holiday weekend, give it addition few days.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Green Matoa seedlings for sale
« on: August 03, 2017, 02:16:00 PM »
Seedlings sold out.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Green Matoa seedlings for sale
« on: August 02, 2017, 12:57:12 AM »
I have 2 green Matoa seedlings for sale. $20 each + $15 shipping. Can do $35 for both + $15 shipping.

Bababerry also does well in South Florida.

Tropical Vegetables and Other Edibles / Re: Momordica sahyadrica
« on: July 20, 2017, 02:09:09 PM »
Congratulations on the fruit.  How does this compare in quality with the other relatives. Looks interesting to grow.

Would rather not be in Florida.

But yes i can and have shipped wood carvings to many countries. We (my wife and i) run a crafts export business here. Let me know if your interested in something in particular.


I know there has been some farms for sale in the past in Puerto Rico. You may have a good chance finding something there.

I am confused about this .BTW how to find out BRIX ?
Thank you Luc and Stephen

You need a brix refractometer to find the brix. Brix is the sugar content of a liquid solution. You place drops of the juice from fruit on the brix refractometer diode area to get a reading.

Tropical Vegetables and Other Edibles / Re: Cacti thread
« on: July 17, 2017, 10:56:57 AM »
There is a lot of trichocereus that have good fruit as well. I am growing quite a few different types of fruiting cacti.  I have about 10 different types of Ceres sp. Also started eulychnia acida from seed about 2 years ago.  A few of the seedlings are finally starting to size up.


Nice pictures, from the pics it looks sweet.  Has that shiny look when the fruit has a nice brix level.

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