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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: where is the meat
« on: February 18, 2018, 10:55:16 PM »
To opening poster: learn how to use a subject line. They are not supposed to be mystery topic click bait.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Campomanesia schlechtendaliana
« on: February 14, 2018, 02:53:44 AM »
Few know that chamba was actually the inspiration behind British anarchist rock band Chumbawamba. Good harvest song.

Look's like my 2-foot tall plant is about to die, from root rot I think.
Probably because I watered it too much... 9L every evening. But the weather has been so hot and also it is on a raised mound.
Has some shade cloth above it.

Ok always been a synonym. But now Pouteria gallifructa is the "synonym" with priority, no? That should be the default way to perceive Sapote de Mico. Certainly more streamlined than dealing with lengthy subspecies/varietal nomenclature, that may be more wrong than synonymous.

As for P. torta glabra and P. guianensis (guajava) I suspect some midentification has occurred in the past. is probably just working off FloraDoBrasil (with some delay)

I always found it hard to believe that Sapote de Mico was a subspecies of Pouteria torta, owing to major morphological divergence. Sure enough, the taxonomists at Flora do Brasil reclassified this as Pouteria gallifructa. Also the ssp. glabra has been defined as P. guianensis. Sure to spark disagreement...

Wait, isn't this the same Samuel that was in Trinidad and Tobago? And you moved to Reunion Island near Mauritius? Now that's a sea-change.

Good luck fruiting those stone fruit if you get them. Although, I do notice your highest peak is 3070m above sea level, higher than the entire Australian continent. Maybe if you have decent elevation...

Mango splitting problem is continuing for me. I'm fairly sure watering is not the issue. I've noticed that the panicle is turning black (necrotizing?) from the fruit upwards. It must be connected to the problem somehow.


My manglets on my Kwan (Burmese) are deformed - not sure why. They made it through the winter ok but now as if stung by fruit fly?

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 / Re: Krasuey's Sapodilla
« on: September 15, 2017, 04:58:38 AM »
Mike I don't mean to make a crass suggestion regarding Krasuey, but every fruit grower this side of Melbourne is seeking propagation material, including Daleys...

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 Discussion / Re: Best Rare Fruit Youtube Channels?
« on: September 04, 2017, 04:43:12 AM »
There is a ghetto nursery in Miami judging from this guy's speaking style... cracks me up listening to him talk about Bunchosia:

I think mangomike is right, should give it another name. Someone who keeps absconding (first to Florida, then allegedly to California) in order to escape trial is not worthy of the "innocent until proven guilty" standard.

The conviction rate for sex crimes in the US and other Western countries is very low and the conviction rate in general has gone way down (per unit of crime committed) due to more bureaucracy, political correctness, corruption, etc.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Sell: Myrciaria Glomerata
« on: June 23, 2017, 09:58:14 PM »
Forum rules mandate that you state the prices in your post, not privately.
Also I would suggest you include photographs of your fruit/trees otherwise people are going to be suspicious.
You created an account very recently, and wrote elsewhere that you are from Argentina, while your profile says Uganda.

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.

anyone know the significance of the reference to the Holy Spirit in the latin name?

the region it's from is Espirito Santo

Coincidentally, there is one variety of P. spiritosantensis that does have a clear, cross-shaped scar. It is called jabuticaba-peluda-de-cruz (hairy cross). The common name of the species is jabuticaba roxa (purple).

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?


There are 4 different buy and sell subforums on TFF. I think it's too much bother to check all four: tropicals/subtropicals, citrus, temperate and vegetable. Why not just have one buy/sell subforum? A lot of the time things are getting missclassified anyway (e.g. pawpaw is not being put in temperate, finger lime is not put in citrus). Does Actinidia chinensis go to subtropical but Actinida deliciosa go to temperate?  :o

Also, there could be a subforum or thread for discussing forum matters. I have PMed mods and admin in the past and never gotten a reply.

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

Just curious as to how you are going to grow a seedless plant variety.........from seed.
Hi Vlan1.
It was an April Fools' joke. Rather unappreciated. No one seems to have gotten the imbe-cile joke either.  :o

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 Discussion / Re: Marang in Brisbane!
« on: March 23, 2017, 02:28:30 AM »
He was also thinking in terms of coldness... Americans use the Fahrenheit temperature scale...


As you know, my position is that you are growing B. armeniaca there next to your pool and B. argentea should look like
A Peruvian blog has a lot of information on the species you have, whatever it is (they call it B armeniaca) and sure enough a comment on there said the fruit are wilting. In my opinion, this species is self-sterile, so cross-pollination is your issue. If yours is flowering now, it would be a good experiment to get some pollen from another tree in the neighborhood (any Bunchosia should work) and dab it on the flowers of one side of your tree (to see what the difference is). I reckon you will get a fruit set (that goes from green straight to red).

I'm attaching as an image the text from W. R. Anderson’s chapter on the Malpighiaceae for the "Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana," ed. P. E. Berry, K. Yatskievych, and B. K. Holst, vol. 6, pp. 82–185.

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