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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Can we use egg shells for our fruit trees?
« on: February 15, 2018, 07:03:10 PM »
Wow, a lot of positive responses here; from the simple, straight forward to a more scientific answers!  Thank you, all !

So, how would we know how much is enough; or if there's an adverse effect of giving it too much Calcium; then what would the symptoms be?
Unless you have a family of 25+ i wouldn't worry about giving your trees too many eggshells. Also they break down slowly. They are kind of like slow release calcium. As to how much calcium your trees need, that would depend on your existing soil profile and also the types of trees you are applying to?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Can we use egg shells for our fruit trees?
« on: February 15, 2018, 04:26:35 PM »
Yes definitely good to add eggshells to the compost. They will break down a lot faster if ground down before adding. Only problem is probably you don't have enough eggshells to really make that much of a difference in calcium content. You probably should also add some dolomite as well.
I mostly give the eggshells back to my chickens. They need a lot of calcium in their diet and eat them as needed.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Abiurana
« on: February 15, 2018, 04:19:53 PM »
Oh, interesting.  I am hoping for the Abiurana that is slightly more cold tolerant than Abiu, as described here:

http://www.bananasraras.org/frutasrarasingles/pouteria.htm

Is that what you have?

If Helton has it correctly labeled as bullata, then probably mine is different, as i think it is torta. But if Nelesedulis is correct, then bullata is not very good tasting, and the one i have is quite good. Don't know about its cold tolerance.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Abiurana
« on: February 14, 2018, 05:59:28 PM »
Reviving this old thread, is anyone still growing abiurana or does anyone know of a source of seeds?  Thanks!
Fruits in late summer, ask me again then.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Abiurana
« on: February 14, 2018, 05:56:18 PM »
Ken Love mentioned it is his favorite Pouteria
Reviving this old thread, is anyone still growing abiurana or does anyone know of a source of seeds?  Thanks!

I have the same fruit tree. Pretty sure that Ken has misidentified it as Pouteria bullata. It's actually a type of Pouteria torta.

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Got to meet Adhemar during my trip in November. Nice fellow. And has great collection of so many types of jaboticabas. Will try to post photos later.

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Only have about 20 seeds left.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Campomanesia schlechtendaliana
« on: February 14, 2018, 12:23:03 AM »
Got a chance to taste these fruits yesterday.  About 1 inch across in diameter.  Mix of pear/nectarine/peach taste?  At least that's from my perspective.  Nice refreshing taste.  The tree was about 10 ft tall and maybe 20 years old?  Nice foliage.  Was told that fruited after 6 years.

Are these fruits from Frankes nursery?

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I went outside in the rain and got 2 of them, the third is buried with some breadfruit and rambutan tree....plus its dark as hell. Chris



Congrats! They look great.

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Great to hear that it's an enjoyable fruit. I just transplanted some into larger pots. Look forward to getting them in the ground.
The leaves sure don't look like any artocarpus.


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I bought three small seedlings from (I believe) the big tree in Sidney...had them mailed, and now they are kicking butt on my back patio and putting on some size. Still small but getting beefier. I hunted and hunted and couldn't find seeds for years. I will let you know if I come across some. Chris
Photo please.

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How would you compare it to purple starapple?  Also, what is known about its growing conditions?
Never eaten it. This is a super rare plant outside of Africa. It grows in equatorial west Africa. Popular fruit in Nigeria, sold in markets.

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Nice Yara seedling! Is it from seed of your own mature Yara tree Oscar?
I wish. This is a super rare plant. Even finding seeds has been impossible till recently.

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Nice image of the white starapple, which probably should have been called orange starapple. But you know how it is with common names.


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Hi Oscar... was just getting ready to plant 5 Garcinia Aristata trees (Rheedia)  not sure..  and i wanted to get a status update on your trees.  you originally posted in 2012 that your rheedia aristata had not fruited but just began to flower.    how as it been lately?  any fruits?

Also if i were to plan space between these 5 trees what kind of spacing do they need?  sounds like not much.. maybe 5' between trees? 

Thanks!
Flowers a lot, but never sets fruit as i think all the flowers are male. Just about a year ago i planted a couple extra for cross pollination. But will take long before they flower. They seem to be small bushy trees. So yes, 5 feet distance should be enough, especially with their super slow growth.

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This is in a 2 gallon pot. Seeds were planted mid November 2017.


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This is in a one gallon pot. Seeds were untreated but took several months to germinate.


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: can you ID this garcinia?
« on: February 10, 2018, 09:05:25 PM »
Yeah, these new photos look more like brasilensis.

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Perfect storm on my flowers. First super hard rains, then strong winds, so none of them set fruit.  :'( :'( Hopefully it will flower again soon.

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Hi Oscar, I already sent you two emails without response and I'm still waiting the seeds of Annona spraguei I ordered the 30th of November 2017. Since I didn't receive anything at all, I was asking you if and when you shipped the packet.

Thanks,

Giampaolo

Sent today.

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I always found it hard to believe that Sapote de Mico was a subspecies of Pouteria torta, owing to major morphological divergence. Sure enough, the taxonomists at Flora do Brasil reclassified this as Pouteria gallifructa. Also the ssp. glabra has been defined as P. guianensis. Sure to spark disagreement...

Pouteria gallifructa has always been a synonym for Pouteria torta subsp. gallifructa.
http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl1.1/record/kew-164129
There is already a species names Pouteria guianensis, so i don't see how Pouteria torta subespecies glabrea could be change to a name that is already taken up?
http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl1.1/search?q=pouteria+guianensis

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Hi Oscar, I already sent you two emails without response and I'm still waiting the seeds of Annona spraguei I ordered the 30th of November 2017. Since I didn't receive anything at all, I was asking you if and when you shipped the packet.

Thanks,

Giampaolo
Please email me again at fruitlovers at gmail.com. Sometimes emails get blocked for some strange reason. Don't want want to respond to business on forum. Thanks

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Been trying to get these for very many years after reading about them in a book about Nigerian fruits. Finally have some fresh seeds for sale.5 seeds for $20, 10 for $35. Please go to my website to order them. Have very limited number so giving the forum members a heads up.
http://fruitlovers.com/seedlist.html

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Moving to a warmer country?
« on: February 07, 2018, 07:15:52 PM »
Islands also perfect for growing tropicals. They like that moderated influence of surrounding ocean. Temperautres don't vary much between night and day....and that's what most tropicals like.

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I'm still mad I killed the one I had!!  Is there any source in fl to buy a couple trees?
Try Excalibur. They had it in the past.

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