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I am looking to collaborate with someone who has a Small Seed Lot Permit and can receive about 20-30 seeds of Asimina triloba from Ukraine. You will be required to post onwards to an address in Minnesota. The seeds are of the cultivar "Dezertnaya". You can order seeds yourself through their webshop, or I will pay them and leave your address. All expenses covered.
This is just a one-off thing. Please PM for more.

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Apricot disease
« on: December 21, 2018, 01:47:14 AM »
Didn't have this skin diseases on apricots last year. Variety is Bulida, but other varieties grafted on got it too.
Internally, fruit do not seem changed. But many apricots small and shriveled.

Citrus General Discussion / Replacement for Tahitian Lime
« on: October 17, 2018, 08:51:21 PM »
I believe Tahiti(an) lime is a cultivar of what is known as Persian lime internationally.
Basically, I want a lime that has these properties in order of priority
  • more vigorous (so grafts grow strongly on Eureka lemon tree)
  • is seedless
  • has fruit that is more visually distinct from lemon (Tahitian turns yellow and is similar in shape)

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Grafting Actinida / kiwifruit
« on: October 15, 2018, 09:43:10 AM »
I am a fairly skilled grafter but have had no luck with Actinidia. It obviously works because I purchased grafted varieties in pots, however I don't think it works when you are grafting onto a mature plant. I think a multi-varietal vine doesn't work. My grafts would take, then push out minimal growth and die. The thing is, I wanted to keep the original main growth. Maybe should have grafted at a more terminal location?

Another thing, I have wanted to graft A. arguta onto A. deliciosa. Is this even remotely possible that they co-exist with similar vigor on the same vine?

I would like to buy 10 seeds of the sort Pennsylvania Gold. Sent to Minnesota. Although there are apparently different strains of PE-Gold, I am not picky about which one you have.

Granted, the genera are allied, but this is still kinda funky how similar the two plants are in the photo.
There is kinda only one characteristic that separates these two species at this stage of growth...

According to
"Most Japanese pear varieties are dwarfed about 50% on P. communis rootstock"
and "[Nijisseiki/20th Century] should not be grown on P. Communis rootstock because it is badly dwarfed."

My question is whether there is a Nashi that is minimally affected by P. communis roostock. I want to graft onto a Josephine de Malines espalier. If that works, then the next year I guess I could do Nijisseiki on top of that, because the interstem should no longer dwarf it.
My last contingency would be to use a Chinese White Pear like Ya Li for an interstem, but they are bland from the description I've read.

Has anyone done this experiment? Regular pears normally sink, whereas apples float.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / New species: Pouteria tennisballi
« on: April 01, 2018, 05:05:34 AM »
Recently discovered in the Amazon region of Brazil.
Grows on clay or lawn.
Can be used dehydrated or deuced.
I will be able to Fedex seeds in future.

Looking at quantity of 15-20. Need them sent to Europe. Obviously a longshot in subzero temps (and that's fahrenheit too) but will be fun experiment.

The suckering is so annoying with this species. But I've noticed there are a lot of cultivars that people have bred in Europe and North America now.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Best tree for shallow soil?
« on: September 12, 2017, 01:34:16 AM »
We're talking 6 inches before hard rock. Though I can build a mound of perhaps a foot. Total 18 inches.
My options are:
- avocado (grown from seed)
- biriba (dwarfed on A. montana rootstock)
- asimina triloba

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Seeds available: Plinia spp.
« on: June 15, 2017, 02:17:15 AM »

Sorry don't know variety names.
The durian was a commercial variety from Malaysia and the jakfruit came from Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia, very little rag.
All seeds $3
PM for postage.
Durian and jakfruit seeds are recalcitrant so people may want to look at express post.

Hi all.
Would like to graft over a Pyrus calleryana (Chinese Pear) with species like Amelanchier alnifolia, Crataegus schraderiana/azarolus or Sorbus aucuparia/domestica.
Which of these will work?
Is there an interstem that could potentially make all these grafts compatible with Pyrus rootstock?


Minimum order of 8 seeds. Price is $2 per seed. Postage and handling is $10.

Seeking a cultivar of Imbe called 'Cile'. Plenty of them present in California.

I also want seedless lychee but quarantine forbids any scions are sent to me, so I'll have to grow from seed.

Thank you for understanding.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Selling seeds: Self-fertile cherimoya
« on: January 28, 2017, 07:37:56 PM »
Very high-yielding, no hand-pollination required. Classic cherimoya flavor. 'Forbidden Fruits' variety.

$2 per seed, minimum order 10 seeds. No charge for delivery.

Australians pay as though $AUS, everyone else $US.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Eugenia phylogeny/taxonomy
« on: September 04, 2016, 03:06:26 AM »
A paper was done on this in 2014 by Fiorella Fernanda Mazine, Vinicius Castro Souza, Marcos Sobral, Félix Forest & Eve Lucas in KEW BULLETIN (2014) 69: 9497
DOI 10.1007/S12225-014-9497-X
A preliminary phylogenetic analysis of Eugenia (Myrtaceae: Myrteae),with a focus on Neotropical species.

I've put the phylogenetic trees below. They don't include some major species like candolleana, luschnathania and selloi. Probably the most interesting finding is that uniflora and pitanga are in the same clade as brasiliensis.

Unable to find any data on roughly how many chill hours this species needs for proper flowering and fruiting.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Is this myrtle rust?
« on: May 26, 2016, 04:54:31 AM »

Small number of affected leaves on feijoa and pitomba.


Who is growing the large fruited form and can supply seeds in the near future?

Known as jabuticaba-coroada-da-restinga.

On E-Jardim website says grows 2-3m but photo is of much bigger tree.

I'm not sure whether plants can do epigenetics but it seems possible that there is a correlation. I'm talking the odd small jaboticaba seed when the rest of the seeds from the same plant were normal size.

Anyone have the Ka-pow Chilean Guava from Sutton’s Seeds in UK that was supposed to have larger fruit? Or some other good selection of Chilean Guava?

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