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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pineapple 'bonsai' ))
« on: Today at 01:35:27 PM »
Here it is a year ago still in the 'family' pot on the right.  :D


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Pineapple 'bonsai' ))
« on: Today at 01:33:29 PM »
This poor thing was damaged, broke off while moving to the garage for the cold snap we had coming. The plant or I should say the trunk of the mother plant was 5 or 6 years old. It was producing fruit and suckers every year. It was hanging over the planter so I had to put a support under it. I was planning to try to root it later but it kind of happend by itself. When it broke off I didn't want to throw it away and did't have much time to 'play' with it, so I just found a container with the dead plant and just stuck it in and forgot about it. Moved it in the greenhouse first. It didn't look great, yellow/brown leaves. I pruned those leaves and brought it to the garage because of the freeze warnings and the center of the pineapple was still green-ish. I thought.... hm, maybe... and forgot about it until found it flowering the other day. What a surprise!!  ;D





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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Natal Queen Pineapple plant
« on: Today at 01:07:18 PM »
Cool looking flower!

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Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Sugar belle seeds or grafted tree
« on: February 20, 2018, 01:28:49 AM »
What I was trying to say, look at your local Flea Markets, you may find one there. It wasn't easy for me to find it in FL and I was surprised to see it at the Flea Market.

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Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Sugar belle seeds or grafted tree
« on: February 19, 2018, 10:25:49 AM »
I saw them yesterday at local Flea market in 2gal pots. They were air layers not grafted.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Guava Grafting (top work)
« on: February 16, 2018, 08:22:05 PM »
Can't see the pictures.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Red Spanish Pineapple Plants
« on: February 11, 2018, 06:28:31 PM »
Thanks again.  :)

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Red Spanish Pineapple Plants
« on: February 11, 2018, 04:35:33 PM »
Thank you! I still have some pineapple plants in the garage with the door opened all day. Introducing them to the sun slowly. Should I put them out for the procedure?  ;D

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Red Spanish Pineapple Plants
« on: February 11, 2018, 03:46:50 PM »
I'm going to force flower my Red Spanish Pineapple plants soon so that way they will have pineapple growing on them around the same time
its even been said that force flowering pineapple plants that the pineapples turn out to be sweeter than a pineapple plant that hasn't been force flowered... so we shell see how it turn's out


Force flowering them with : Calcium Carbide

Evildeadguy, could you tell us (one more time, please ::)) how do you us the Calcium Carbide? When did you apply it to the Red Spanish?

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I am interested in guava cuttings. What are the top three varieties you offer?






1.jalisco red
2.dolores
3.thai cream

JF, what are the prices for the guava scions? Is there a minimum purchase?

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Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: WTB Variegated Citrus tree in FLorida
« on: February 08, 2018, 01:39:19 PM »
chicomoralessxm, if you are in FL, you can find variegated: Pink Lemon, Centennial Kumquat and sometimes Minneola at Home Depot, Lowes and local nurseries. That's about it. All the other variegated citrus you can see in CA and some other states are not available in FL, unfortunately.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Chilly Florida AM
« on: January 04, 2018, 02:10:03 PM »
We probably had 27 or less before the sunrise. Pretty windy today.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Waiting for Broadleaf Papaya to ripen.
« on: January 04, 2018, 02:07:33 PM »
Sounds good, Mike. Do you have any seeds left?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jamaican Pineapple Fruit Called Ripley?
« on: December 25, 2017, 11:16:26 AM »
VERY SWEET, MY FAVOURITE PINEAPPLE. OF A SOFTER CONSISTENCY,  BECAUSE OF THIS IT IS GETTING RARER AS IT DOES NOT SHIP WELL COMPARED TO NEWER VARIETIES. IT ALSO IS A RELATIVELY SMALL FRUIT.
Ronald, do you grow this one? Could you help us to find some slips or crowns?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jamaican Pineapple Fruit Called Ripley?
« on: December 25, 2017, 11:13:58 AM »
‘Ripley’ or ‘Ripley Queen’, ,grown in Queensland, is a dwarf, compact plant with crimson tinge on leaves; takes 22 weeks from flowering to fruit maturity; is an irregular bearer. The fruit weighs 1.36-2.7 kg; is pale-copper externally; flesh is pale-yellow, non-fibrous, very sweet and rich. InFlorida this cultivar tends to produce suckers without fruiting.
http://www.itfnet.org/v1/2016/05/pineapple-common-varieties/
Well, if it's grown in FL, where we can find it to purchase? I would like to have this one in my collection.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Waiting for Broadleaf Papaya to ripen.
« on: December 24, 2017, 03:07:33 AM »
I am very interested,  Mike. This one is beautiful. I had two and both of them were all green. Would like to have this one with purple petioles. The sweet fruit is a bonus.  :)

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Rooting acerola?
« on: December 16, 2017, 01:43:11 PM »
I rooted mine without any extra help. Just put tiny cuttings in a water near the window, changing the water regularly.
Do you remember how long it took to root?
A month or so. Maybe less than a month. I don't remember, sorry. The cuttings were sitting in water looking happy with leaves and even started to flower.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Rooting acerola?
« on: December 15, 2017, 12:26:53 PM »
I rooted mine without any extra help. Just put tiny cuttings in a water near the window, changing the water regularly.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Recommendation on Australian brush cherry
« on: December 10, 2017, 12:32:30 PM »
Mine is in full sun most of the day. Doing just fine.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: New Zealand Lemonade Tree
« on: December 05, 2017, 12:38:53 PM »
I bought some lemonade lemons at The Fresh Market again. I actually asked the manager to order them for me because it was a while when I saw them for sale. Love the fruit.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: White Jade Pineapple
« on: November 25, 2017, 11:10:53 AM »
Mine is like 5' tall.  ;D

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mini Guava
« on: November 24, 2017, 06:17:53 PM »


I may have some seedlings in the spring.

I'd be interested in some mini guava seedlings from you!
I'm planning on making a hoophouse next year and the mini guava would be perfect to grow in there!
Also the mini guava is beautiful in flower! Does it share the same nice aroma that a larger guava has?
Send me a PM around March-April.
I didn't notice any aroma but sure it looks beautiful when the tree flowers a lot.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mini Guava
« on: November 24, 2017, 02:11:10 PM »
Where can I get a mini plant?

I may have some seedlings in the spring.

Guava is flowering. Took some pics this morning.


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mini Guava
« on: November 22, 2017, 02:26:37 PM »
Thank you, marklee!

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