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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Red Avocado varieties ?
« Last post by 8ofGac on March 26, 2017, 10:14:12 PM »
Anyone have any red avocado varieties that could sell me some cuttings ?
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Absorbing the Vegetable Subforum
« Last post by Chandramohan on March 26, 2017, 10:13:18 PM »
Thanks, Murahilin!!
Congratulations, can't wait for a full tasting report. I hope she loves it!
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Couepia polyandra; improved varieties?
« Last post by gnappi on March 26, 2017, 10:10:53 PM »
I got a little seedling grown from seed by a member here (thx WF) on a trade and was told the butterscotch flavor is accurate and its a slow grower.

 Intially it grew 2-3 inches a month, since then it's stopped growing.  I'm hoping that this spring it takes off again. When it starts growing I'll top it at 4'. Maybe then donate the cutting and trade for a mature scion.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Selling: Passiflora tenuifila seeds
« Last post by guidelazeri on March 26, 2017, 10:07:49 PM »
Hi, I have Passiflora tenuifila seeds available.

USD 2 ea (minimum 15 seeds) + shipment

Interested people, please send a PM

Also see:
Annona crassiflora:
Duguetia lanceolata:
Eugenia stipitata:

Best regards

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Couepia polyandra; improved varieties?
« Last post by Finca La Isla on March 26, 2017, 09:45:11 PM »
I'm surprised I never responded to this thread before.
I have two trees in production, neither really produces very much but I feel it does better with more of a dry season and that is when it produces.  One of the trees is a seedling and the other is a grafted tree from Gary Zill, a cleft graft on olosapo rootstock.
Although olosape is native it's not really very well known.  It does appear occasionally in our farmers market and people liken it to a very good sweet potato.
The seed germinates reliably for us but we never have very many.
Citrus General Discussion / Re: A lot of blooms, then dropping leaves
« Last post by gardennewbe on March 26, 2017, 09:37:21 PM »
Today I repotted the orange.
I had drained the self-watering reservoir a week ago and did not add water since.
The top 4” of soil was slightly damp, as I dug lower the lower was wet but not excessive.
The root ball had not shrunk since 9 weeks ago when I first put it in the pot, the roots looked good. The soil did not have a bad smell. 
I reworked the pot same as the lemon so it can’t draw water from below = no self-watering. Now the soil area drains into the lower reservoir and out to the ground.
I did a 35% mix of perlite into the soil and replanted the tree. I made extra sure to pack around the roots using the end of a 1 ½” sq stick.
When finished I spread some slow release citrus food then watered it with 4 gal of Miracle Grow / water. The water sat on top for several minutes before soaking in, kinda strange.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: transplanting 10year old cherimoya
« Last post by bsbullie on March 26, 2017, 09:04:44 PM »
You should root prune it first.  Hiw far out is hard to say without seeing a picture of the tree.  After a waiting period, you would then want to cut it back, not super severely,  when transplanting.

The bigger factor, what variety is it and is it even worth the effort?
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Inducing flowering and fruiting
« Last post by SonnyCrockett on March 26, 2017, 08:50:10 PM »
Now that you mention it, I used Superbloom on my P. Edulis that refused to flower and it was covered in buds just a few days later.  Not sure if it was a coincidence, but seemed to do the trick.  It was a Possum Purple that had grown 10' in each direction on a fence, but didn't bloom all Summer.  After using the Superbloom, I ended up with at least 100 flowers and fruit.
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Container Growing Dwarf Mango's
« Last post by bsbullie on March 26, 2017, 08:39:15 PM »
Lesson to be cant always listen to nursery workers as many have no clue.  None of these are true dwarf, Pickering is the closest out of the three.

No, you definitely dont want to plant a 3 gal directly into a 60 gal.  You would want to step it up gradually. 

The Pickering would be the easiest to manage in a pot.  Fairchild would be more difficult.   Ice Cream is not worth growing at all...taste is not great and it has disease issues in Florida. 

A 60 gal is questionable for a Pickering's  lifetime.  You would definitely need to root prune over the yeats and add fresh soil.  You would be much better off with ultimately a 10o gal or larger as the tree marures.

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