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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia
« Last post by Guayaba on August 21, 2017, 10:58:55 PM »
Okay you guys have convinced me to plant both.  They both sound like top notch fruit....and really good.  Now I just need to find a place to plant them.....and the patience to wait for them to fruit!  8)
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best Jaboticaba for Southern California?
« Last post by John Travis on August 21, 2017, 10:57:56 PM »
Based on your conditions you might want a grimal. They seem more drought tolerant than other varieties, have large fruit with small seeds and you get two crops per year. You might still need to amend the soil a bit, but it's a great fruit!
Citrus General Discussion / Re: Cups Test To Begin At Lindcove
« Last post by Millet on August 21, 2017, 10:57:07 PM »
Susanne, that is the reason for this study.  We shall see.
Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Posting prices from Brazil to abroad.
« Last post by Raulglezruiz on August 21, 2017, 10:52:48 PM »
Hello Raul
The quote for the US is photo 4, they got puzzled, I do not know how to organize photos in this forum system.

Yes the value from 0 to 999 g is the same, it is indifferent, last week I sent an EMS of 40 g and the price was the same.

For 10 seeds EMS R $ 132,00 / 3 = 44 USD.

In the last two years postal services have risen almost 100 percent in Brazil, in 2014 an EMS in these same conditions would cost R $ 60.00, and one dollar would be worth 2.3 Reais.

I'm glad that my explanation was well understood by the people of the forum, and I'm sorry for some who were clumsy with me, thinking that I was wanting to get money wrong.


Hi Neles, thank you for the info, do you mean they charge the same fee for a 20 grams parcel than a 999 grams parcel? Also I could not find the price for USA as in the picture were says the EMS price shows a fee for 20 kg or more? Please let me know price of a parcel with EMS With 10 jaboticaba seeds, thanks!
thanks for the explanation Neles! 😄
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Juciy Peach and Peach Cobbler Mango
« Last post by beefyboy on August 21, 2017, 10:46:42 PM »

Here is Peach cobbler perfectly ripe and ready to eat. Also a pic of the tree taken 5 months ago. I need to update and take a new pic. The tree is growing  aggressively and has been in the ground for 2 years and 4 months. It was a 3 gal tree and now stands 10ft by 9ft wide. It had about 70 fruit and I kept stripping the tree til it held 35 fruit max. The fruit held extremely well and literally could have easily held 45 and this was its first year fruiting. It is a workhorse here, and precociousness would be an understatement!
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia
« Last post by Raulglezruiz on August 21, 2017, 10:42:09 PM »
I have tried both side by side several times, sometimes I prefer one over the other, I remember after the second harvest of my Achachairu I thought of getting rid of if because fruit was too acid, for some reason reasons I didn't do it and next year wow! Fruit was sweet! Achachairu is sweet /tart as Mexican Garcinia, the flavor and texture are different, Achachairu is like Spicy while MG has more of a lemony citrus flavor maybe is the reason that locals call it "limoncillo" about texture Achachairu is kind of cottony flesh like the mangosteen while MG is more like soft and creamy like an Ice cream,
I would say the balance between sweet /tart would be the same, Achachairu rind is thick and not edible out of hand while MG is thin like tomato, as far as size you can see the picture,
I would plant both if I were you..
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Sweet Tart Mango
« Last post by zands on August 21, 2017, 10:33:37 PM »
On our way to Johnny Nicolas' Hilltop Cafe (former member of Asleep at the Wheel) we took our back road along Gypsum Mine Trail Road.  Courtesy of Georgia Pacific Gypsum mines I picked up a bucket of fines along the road.   Put a handful on my mangos.   Hope you guys are onto something.

Just pulled this ST green as opposed to the first one that was full yellow. 

Am totally new to this.  Apparently the first one I pulled was over ripe.  Had a great taste though and a fine texture.

Fun to play with this stuff!

ST can have problems with uneven ripening within the fruit. Your second pic mostly greenie should turn out great given a few days on the kitchen counter

Asleep at the Wheel=== Did they do "I'll fix your flat tire Merle"   I think it was Big Brother
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Grow light and scions grafting?
« Last post by kh0110 on August 21, 2017, 10:28:08 PM »
I'm not sure if those rootstocks without a single leaf on them would benefit from the grow light. Anyway, I think this is overkill. Putting them in the shade with ziploc bags over the grafts to keep the moisture in would be easier and much cheaper and probably better result.
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia
« Last post by dwfl on August 21, 2017, 10:26:46 PM »
I've been lucky enough to taste them both, both are very good but very different. Luc's mexican garcinia has more acidity and "bite" (hence a common name limoncillo) than achachairu. The flavors are very different. Luc's yellow colored flesh, Achachairu white. The mexican garcinia is a bigger fruit, has bigger seeds, more edible flesh, thinner skin. I'd plant both! Maybe Raul and/or Luc will answer further as I believe they did an actual side by side tasting of both fruits while I tasted them separately and months apart (more reason to plant both! They don't fruit at same time).
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