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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Myrciaria guaquiea
« on: June 08, 2018, 11:02:34 AM »
Any updates on this subject; did anyone fruit them?

Sorry to hear Oscar  :-[ Hope thing will clear up quickly...

Hope it withstands the vog. A forum member who recently moved from Cairns to Perth had a maybe 8 ft tall tree he called Raimondia growing in dappled sunlight in his yard. I didn't take too much notice but it was covered in flowers and wouldn't set recollection of it is different from the tree in the picture in this thread being smaller leafed, without shiny foliage and it had a typical Annona look and the flowers were like Rollinia. I cant check on it to see if my memory if failing as he shifted. Maybe he misidentified his plant but it did come from Jim West.
I spread a few around about 3 years ago and have seeds recently received sprouting at my brother's place.

If Oscar only has one tree, there could also indicate cross pollination is required, or at least will result in more fruit settings.

Oscar, did you get fruits on them?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Excalibur chempadek
« on: February 26, 2018, 12:42:18 PM »
I was told it's a small fruit. I have a seedling as well. I think it's like a hybrid or just a jackfruit. Doesn't look like the chempedak I have. Also it dislikes my soil greatly and mostly refuses to grow.

Dieback happened in bags or ground? Chempedak has problems surving being in pots / bags.

Tropical Fruit Online Library / Re: Monkey colas
« on: January 15, 2018, 01:58:00 AM »
They are slow growers in pots but have just planted one in the ground and expect to see an increase in growth. I have no details on this species...

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Waiting for Broadleaf Papaya to ripen.
« on: January 03, 2018, 10:34:29 AM »
Looks good Mike.!

Tropical Fruit Online Library / Re: Monkey colas
« on: January 03, 2018, 10:33:26 AM »
One of my cola lepidota seedlings center i photo.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Chrysophyllum albidum
« on: January 03, 2018, 10:20:47 AM »
I have a number of seedlings growing, but they are slow. I also distributed a number to other members, I remember Mike T being one of them. I lost my seed source, so I can't supply any more.

Tropical Fruit Online Library / Re: Monkey colas
« on: December 04, 2017, 12:33:14 PM »
Sorry no; I actually considered it not edible - only when I saw your post I looked them up and found one I was growing  ;D

Tropical Fruit Online Library / Re: Monkey colas
« on: November 28, 2017, 05:39:08 AM »
Got seedlings of cola lepidota.

John, the trick is to get them mailed to a friend out of Uganda, who can carry them here. I have seen parcels reaching the Ugandan post office (by tracking ID), but they are "lost" when I go to the post office to look for them. Getting-lost rate is around 33%....

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What are the best Pouteria to grow.
« on: October 28, 2017, 01:42:47 PM »
thanks I will look for these. I have PMed him.. waiting for a response. That would be much better than ordering from the US.

Better late than never - and thanks for the nice comments Mike and Oscar. John - I have PM'ed you. Have been really busy with a couple of none-fruit projects but they are clearing up a bit now :-)


No, not sold at the markets and I believe its out of season

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fruit Hunting in Africa - Where to go?
« on: April 30, 2017, 12:37:28 PM »
I guess monkey orange and giant mulberry are on the hit list.

I don't believe that GYM extends to east Africa, you need to go to more wet areas in central & west/central Africa to access GYM, junglesop, and other even more obscure fruits. 

Monkey orange should be widely distributed in drier areas but it would be prudent to only sample monkey orange from markets or that a local guide can assure you is a safe species.  Many of these species are safe (& are commercial crops in some areas) & in some, it is even safe to eat the seeds.  However strychnine occurs in many species of this genus so best to be sure before trying these.

Yes I'm still alive and kicking here in Uganda. And yes, I have been mailing tonnes of GYM seeds so it does grow here.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Garcinia buchananii
« on: January 28, 2017, 03:13:10 AM »
I had seeds years back and shared with several members; now about 10 seedlings. Native to Uganda.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is this Biriba?
« on: January 14, 2017, 04:15:51 AM »
Yes, there are some variations within this species in the look of the fruit.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pouteria domingensis is it a species?
« on: January 12, 2017, 01:21:18 AM »
Pouteria dominigensis (spelled slightly different than P. domingensis) is a species;

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Blackberry jam fruit seeds...
« on: November 24, 2016, 08:17:27 AM »
A collectors item only

It is very likely a Saba sp. - can't id it much better.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Ross Sapote setting fruit in San Diego
« on: September 14, 2016, 09:52:04 AM »
Has to be grafted Raul !!! I hate these guys who can just go to a nursery and buy a grafted plant that will fruit in 1 2 3... offense guys , I am just jealous ....we here in Mexico have to start everything from seed and wait xxxxx years . Fortunately the next generation of Mexican Rare Fruit Fanatics will benefit from out efforts .

I know what you mean Luc - we are in the same boat here in Uganda.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Photo Large Monthong Durian Harvested
« on: September 10, 2016, 04:53:46 AM »
Nice fruit Oscar - well done.!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Annona cornifolia
« on: September 10, 2016, 04:24:39 AM »
You have only one tree or ?

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: The muscadines are in
« on: August 26, 2016, 06:31:58 AM »
It's been a LONG wait (6 years)  for my vines to mature but, the wait is over! I've been eating grapes for the last week and it's been just like being a kid again gorging on Concords in my neighbor and relatives yards.

Today was the best day yet, and there's a lot more on the vines for the next week at least.

Anyone else in the South growing muscadines?

Photos or it never happened :-)

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