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Hello Berns,
I would if there's no restriction/regulations from US (and Philippine) customs that might be in the way...: going out and coming into US. Not to mention the transportation time involved that might damage the scions.

So, it doesn't sound practical, or am I wrong??


You're right sir.  I am not sure viability of scions of sapodilla.  Will research on sapodilla scions.


Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Asiminaholics Anonymous
« Last post by sildanani on Today at 05:34:50 AM »
Yes that looks to be about a year old seedling. Here's a couple of seedlings that came up for me about a month ago:

I'm having a good year so far with my pawpaw trees.  I had tons of blooms that I hand pollinated and got a decent fruit set. My KSU Atwood seems to have the largest and most fruit.

Very nice! I may try to grow from seed as well. I can't believe I live in Ohio where they grow and I've never tried to grow them or eat them. Same goes for maypop. I've gotta go to the pawpaw festival up in Albany, Ohio sometime. ;D
Unfortunately, I don't live in the USA. :)
Could you buy on eBay? Internet has everything lol.
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Garcinia ID
« Last post by sildanani on Today at 05:26:39 AM »
When I saw your id, it reminded me of a photo I saved on my Pinterest board. The fruits are super cool looking! I searched for it an it looks like Clusia rosea aka Autograph tree. :) I believe it is in the same family as Garcinias. I've seen one at the Fruit & Spice Park (Growing by the bamboo garden? I think?). The fruits are poisonous and the trees supposedly are invasive. :/ They do have some medicinal value though.
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Garcinia ID
« Last post by Chandramohan on Today at 03:49:01 AM »
Does it have any latex? What is the taste like? I do not think it is a Garcinia.
Thank you for the advice Lorenzo. I will see what I can do. :)
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: GEM avocados
« Last post by FruitFool on Today at 02:35:19 AM »
Atkins nursery in Fallbrook had it last time I visited few weeks back.

We have seeds on offer from 3 different chempedak varieties we found on our trip to Thailand last week. Descriptions and pictures:

Chempedak 1
This is the first chempedak we found and also the smallest one. We found it at the local market in Chanthaburi sold by an old lady who seemed to be selling stuff from her own garden.
The chempedak was small, but had a good taste and was filled with many pods. Because the seeds are also very small the seed to flesh ratio is quite good, even though it's a small fruit.

Chempedak 2 (giant and super sweet, 2-4 kg per fruit)
Chempedak 2 is the biggest one we've found and we think might be the most cultivated variety. We bought them from a local contact we have that owns a family farm. These chempedaks probably weighted between 2-4 kg each! They were are very abundant. Taste very intense, very sweet and more on the fruity side. The colour of the flesh is light yellow. The very thin skin means even more edible parts per fruit! (this is my partners favourite)

SOLD OUT Chempedak 3
This is another chempedak we found at the same market as the first one on another day. They were the second smallest chempedak and for both of us our least favourite because of not so much intensity in taste (might be because it was picked too early) and also they were not very abundant fruits.

Chempedak 4
This chempedak we found the tree of while we were driving around and the tree was super abundant and the ground covered in fruits. The fruit were the second biggest and probably weighted between 1-2 kg each. The skin is still green when fully ripe and the flesh is white-coloured and tastes less fruity and more creamy/custardy, for me the taste reminded me of the vanilla filling of a Magnum Classic ice cream bar. As you can see in the picture it has quite a thick skin but is actually the easiest one to open, because the skin is quite firm it easily tears/rips apart. (my personal favourite)

And here's some comparison pictures of chempedaks 2, 4 and 3:

Price: 5$ per seed + shipping costs

Contact me for discount on bigger quantities (10+)
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: GEM avocados
« Last post by CA Hockey on Today at 02:00:28 AM »
Hard to find. I bought mine from Bonita creek nursery. Brokaw and duarte nursery are growers that have it but don't sell to the public.

Try holiday avocado. It's also a dwarf variety. Can't remember if green gold is also dwarf or not but mine grows like one.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: breeding - what can I do with citron
« Last post by SoCal2warm on Today at 01:55:31 AM »
Well I ordered a Citrumelo (poncirus x Duncan grapefruit). Maybe I can cross citron with that.
It could only improve the taste of the Citrumelo. haha  ;D
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