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That's cool!

It is also cool that the genus Elaeagnus fixes nitrogen via a completely different set of bacteria than legumes. I like growing both in my yard as nitrogen-fixers (and for the different foods they provide). Maybe I should add 'slime corn' to my yard too :)

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Black Sapote Propogation by Cuttings
« on: August 12, 2018, 02:47:13 PM »
That is a really cool discovery. Please keep us updated on your experiment, I would love to see how it turns out!

I did a quick search on rooting Diospyros ( ), and was surprised to see that this is something that is done. So it looks like you are onto something!

Glad to see you are back up Oscar! Sorry that you had to go through all of that.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Anona season approaches
« on: August 09, 2018, 07:42:01 PM »
I completely second Simon. Frank, those are beauts man!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Galaxy Mango
« on: August 09, 2018, 05:37:35 PM »
I got some Galaxy budwood and grafted it onto some Manila rootstock. Got flowers off two grafts this year and one of the grafts held fruit until it was not quite golf ball sized, then the fruit aborted with the intense heat in June. The young fruit was dark / "black" the way Nancy is but more uniformly dark.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / WTB: Florida Avocado Seeds
« on: August 05, 2018, 01:39:04 PM »
I am looking for large seeds from large vigorous Florida avocado cultivars (Lula, Waldin, Simmonds, Monroe, Choquette, etc., basically anything vigorous in FL that make vigorous seedlings). I find them to be vigorous rootstocks that handle the AZ heat.

If you have any you could sell me I would appreciate it!

Alex, those trees are absolutely gorgeous!
What kind of mix do you have in the pots?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / WTB: Pierce Cherimoya scions
« on: July 29, 2018, 02:14:15 PM »
I ordered some Pierce cherimoya scions this spring but did not get any takes with them.

We have a some nice monsoon humidity right now and all my Annonas are growing vigorously so I would like to try some summer grafting.

If anybody has some Pierce cherimoya scions they can sell me I would really appreciate it!

And for God sakes, do not forget the Smith for that beats out most everything in the taste dept. and in Louisiana is loved by most. A true heirloom fig!

Smith in LA (high humidity) = great

Smith in AZ (low humidity) = poor producer.

Some figs like Smith are well-adapated to high humidity. Some figs like a Mediterranean climite, low humidity.

I have a several year old Smith tree. Smith in my environment produces excellent figs about 25% of the time. The other 75% of the figs are either bland / tasteless (cardboard) or completely dried out around the ostiole.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Site Outage
« on: July 17, 2018, 12:33:42 AM »
Jeff, thanks for handling this!
And count me in for a contribution

I am in your camp. I hate store bought papayas. It is the musky and/or vomit flavor combination that I really object to. I also don't like musk melons either, they have a similar flavor component.

I do like Hawaiian solos which we can get at the international market.

But my favorite is Tainung #2. I have grown it in my yard and I have had it grown off two of my friends trees. And the flavor is consistent between all 3 of our yards. And it is delicious! -

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Guava scions ?
« on: July 12, 2018, 10:01:02 AM »
I forgot to ask do you have to Put a plastic bag over it if you already rapped the graft and scion in parafilm ?

Nope. The parafilm preserves the moisture in the scion.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Guava scions ?
« on: July 11, 2018, 01:25:55 PM »
I have had good luck just cleft grafting. I use buddy tape to wrap the leafless scions and grafting rubbers to secure the union. I then wrap the union in buddy tape after I rubber band it.

Yep, same for me:

How long did yours  take for you to see growth in the graft ?

About 2 weeks. But keep in mind it did the graft when everything was pushing vigorously in spring. But I bet the summer grafting will be just fine, just might not be a fast/vigorous as the spring bud push when there is lots of stored energy in every part of the plant

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Guava scions ?
« on: July 10, 2018, 07:53:03 PM »
I have had good luck just cleft grafting. I use buddy tape to wrap the leafless scions and grafting rubbers to secure the union. I then wrap the union in buddy tape after I rubber band it.

Yep, same for me:

Please list the price if they are for sale

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Dragon Fruit Cuttings for Sale
« on: June 28, 2018, 09:14:48 AM »

You were asked to add prices to your list. And then you edited the main post and you did add prices. Now I look at your edited list and you don't have prices listed.

Please maintain the price of your items in all your edits of the post, per the Buy, Sell, Trade forum rules. Otherwise I will remove it.

My Pitangatuba are sour, but most definitely sweet too. Certainly nothing like a lemon. I find they have better flavor when you pick them when they are bright yellow (no green) and ready to fall off on their own. Then bring inside and sit on the counter for a day. They develop an orange-yellow color. They are excellent that way.

Here is my plant and the ripe fruit:

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Selling Dragon Fruit Cuttings
« on: June 17, 2018, 09:57:08 AM »
Please add the prices. All for sale posts must include prices.

Seriously Adam, thanks for keeping us updated on this! I can only second Bush2Beach: we really appreciate all you effort with this!

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Cameroon seeds
« on: June 06, 2018, 09:05:48 AM »

Besides posci having tracking issues above, there is another report that another forum member received an invalid tracking number. Please address my question above from May 7. And assuming that you have legal means to harvest and ship these seeds, please rectify the tracking number issues that buyers seem to be having with you.

In order to post items for sale on this forum, the item prices and shipping prices must be stated in the post.

pm sent

My Jalisco Rojo guava grafts are pushing nicely. Thanks Frank!

Tropical Vegetables and Other Edibles / Re: Yacon review
« on: May 08, 2018, 09:56:12 AM »
Patrick's yacon flowers

Test to see if this works

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