Hello everyone. Ed tipped me off to this forum. I know some of you from yahoo groups. I am mostly glad to have these introductions so I can now show my husband how very reasonable my plant collection is compared to others on the list.
I started growing tropical fruit when I moved to Naples, FL. When I moved to Venus three years ago, I left behind fruiting mangoes (Carrie, Edward, Julie, Ice Cream, Cogshall and Kent) a fruiting jaboticaba that was producing fruit two-three times a year, key lime, meyer lemon, two lychees, imbe, several bananas, grumichama and others I can't remember.
In Venus (9b) I have started a lot, but nothing has fruited yet: Angie and Jean Ellen mangoes (Fairchild), Loquat, key lime, jaboticaba, two seedling jaks (from Warren), three seedling kwai muk, imbe seedlings (Fruit and Spice Park), three banana varieties that are supposed to do well in zone 9, (Going Bananas), pineapples, charichuela (Whitman) (in pot, has flowered but no fruit), 4 garciania gardineria (sp? Whitman), moringa oleifera (sp?? the Kampong.) Ed is in the process of sending me some mulberries and hardy avocados. I have ordered Sunshine Blue blueberry plants and a couple other blueberry varieties to try.
I was very interested to see some posts on low chill northern fruits, because I want to try them, now that I can't grow much of the tropicals. I have a small greenhouse for the cold nights.
When I am not working on the fruit trees, I have more orchids than you can shake a stick at, even after giving away half of them, bamboo, and a vegetable garden.