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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Rose apple/wax apple
« Last post by andrewq on Today at 10:45:16 AM »
the wax Jambu I had when I was in Taiwan was crisp and refreshing. the taste was good - not super sweet. i greatly enjoyed the texture and the Amount of juice it had relative to flesh.

it's not as sweet as other fruits, but definitely is a unique fruit imo and worth growing. it all depends on what you want
Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Free: dragon fruit cuttings/plant.
« Last post by gnappi on Today at 10:37:06 AM »
Id take some, do u still have my number?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Rose apple/wax apple
« Last post by amberroses on Today at 10:05:03 AM »
I have a green one, Tun Klao, that tastes good to me. It does remind me of an apple sort of eating experience. It's very refreshing, watery, crunchy, a little tangy, and sweetish. It gets more tasty if you leave it on the tree until it is big and fat.
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Seeking info on M-4 mango
« Last post by starch on Today at 10:04:24 AM »
The question now is how do I get one?

Excalibur may have them. You can call and check.

In about a month I will have a 3 gallon M-4 for sale. I am using the 3G right now as a source of budwood for top-working and once the grafts take for sure, I will sell the 3G.


would you be willing to sell budwood off that tree first before you sell the tree? I would love to buy some M-4 budwood if it were available!
still looking
As longs as you come can come pick it up, it fine.

They need to be gone soon, I have to get the place nice and tidy for the code enforcers.

Would today or tomorrow be okay to come by for them?
I found an article about Fiji longan varieties grown in my hometown from 1984 and here is an extract,

From the seedling stage the trees take 3 to 4 years to bear. Their frost tolerance is as yet unknown.
No clonal varieties have been named yet, although 5 different types of seedlings are now growing in the Cairns area. They are:
(1) The smaller brown-skinned type from Irian Jaya.
(2) The round green type from Fiji.
(3) The large, soft-skinned type from New Ireland.
(4) The purple and green hard-shelled type from New Britain.
(5) The hard-shelled green and red fruit from Wewak in Papua New Guinea.
The fruit is known under the names "Taun" Matoa, Fiji Longan, and Dawa.
People who know the fruit speak highly of it, although commercially, it is sold only in local markets in its native area. The tree is reported to grow well in soils with a high pH factor.
The tree is one of Papua New Guinea's most commercial timbers and is exported as "Taun". It reaches a height of 30 metres (100 ft) in the jungle, but when grown in the open (in backyards), it reaches about 15 metres and is similar in shape to a small mango tree.
John Marshall
DATE: May 1984

The New Ireland one sounds like a good match for the one originally pictured in this thread. Similar forms also seem to be present in PNG,New Britian and Fiji.
Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Florida Mango fruit for sale!
« Last post by y0rascal on Today at 09:20:31 AM »
same here let me know when your shipping
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