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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Difficulties with pulasan
« on: October 15, 2018, 11:39:09 PM »
I bought some from Han Sen in Malaysia (see the for sale section of this forum) among others such as Rambutan, Seashore Mangosteen, Purple Mangosteen, etc.

All the Pulasan sprouted and all the other seeds sprouted.  When they arrived to me, they all had roots from being packaged in vermiculite.  I made a mixture of peat moss, local soil, double chipped mulch, and some sand.  They are all doing great. 

I have similar climate here in St. Croix as Guadeloupe.  The rainy season just started so that probably helped with keeping them happy.

On a side note, would love to visit Guadeloupe some day!

I also bought some from han sen, they also arrived sprouting but yet I failed to grow them, that's why i am asking for help, because I am definitely doing something wrong. Perhaps I watered them to much, once a day.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Difficulties with pulasan
« on: October 15, 2018, 11:36:32 PM »
I have had good success with washing well and germinating in sphagnum moss that's mixed half half with dry and wet then squeezed moss.  Shipped pulasan many times this way with near 100%success.  We grow them in regular heavy ish clay like soil in pots before transplanting.  Check your pot holes. Some pots like those cheap flimsy black types sit flat on the ground.  If on concrete they tend to stay soggy.  If you plant a drainage media like chips, rock etc not an issue.  So maybe like Steve mentions, roots are too wet. Cleaning seeds well goes a long way, but is time consuming.

Thanks, I was thinking  to try with vermiculite to see if it can grow
Sphagnum moss works better than vermiculite as a medium. Sphagnum moss is very acidic (low pH) and helps to inhibit rotting. Pulasan seeds, like rambutan seeds are susceptible to mold. Main problem is pulp that sticks to the seeds is hard completely clean off, Any very tiny piece of pulp will start molding process. So it's really good to spend the time to clean them off very meticulously. Once they start sprouting the molding is not a problem.

I will try with the sphagnum moss too, i will see.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Difficulties with pulasan
« on: October 07, 2018, 12:58:14 PM »
I have had good success with washing well and germinating in sphagnum moss that's mixed half half with dry and wet then squeezed moss.  Shipped pulasan many times this way with near 100%success.  We grow them in regular heavy ish clay like soil in pots before transplanting.  Check your pot holes. Some pots like those cheap flimsy black types sit flat on the ground.  If on concrete they tend to stay soggy.  If you plant a drainage media like chips, rock etc not an issue.  So maybe like Steve mentions, roots are too wet. Cleaning seeds well goes a long way, but is time consuming.

Thanks, I was thinking  to try with vermiculite to see if it can grow

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Difficulties with pulasan
« on: October 06, 2018, 07:04:43 AM »
In the past 4 years, i ordered many times pulasan seeds from different sellers . Sometimes they arrived normal other time sprouting, but I never succeeded at growing them.

I tried to put them straight into the soil,  in coton, in water, with more watering and less, without any fail I didn’t succeed. ;) always the same result the seeds rot, after few days full of small worms.

How do you do? How can I grow them?

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Pm sent

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Rambutan Fever in South Florida, USA
« on: September 02, 2018, 12:16:28 PM »
Here is my Rambutan, 2nd year in the ground.

The tree is about 3 ft tall. All the leaves at the bottom dropped during/after winter.


Top view of the tree:


The tree still put out new flush, but the bottom leaves drop as fast as the new flush can grow.


Not sure what's going on, the leave just turn brown on the edge and eventually die.


I kind of ignore this tree as I don't have high hope that it will survive pass this coming winter. Rob was right and I checked, we did get dip to 42F around mid December of 2017.

My Durian tree pictures will be posted in the Durian post.

PS: Just found this about rambutan leaves turn brown, wouldn't hurt to water more I guess:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-AnUdMFNs5c

From experiences, what causes the brown on the leaves are the lack of potassium

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Wax Jambu anyone?
« on: July 12, 2018, 11:57:56 AM »
does anyone sell the "tabtim" ?

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Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Wanted: variegated citrus
« on: June 22, 2018, 12:55:11 PM »
Greetings to all

I am looking for variegated citrus especially  variegated pink lemon buds to be shipped to Guadeloupe ?

Anyone?

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Temperate Fruit Buy, Sell, & Trade / Wanted: variegated citrus
« on: June 22, 2018, 12:52:57 PM »
Greetings to all

I am looking for variegated citrus especially  variegated pink lemon seeds or bus to be shipped to Guadeloupe ?

Anyone?


oops I made an error did not realize I was not on the good part of the forum.

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Citrus General Discussion / variegated citrus
« on: June 22, 2018, 12:51:25 PM »
can variegated citrus be grown from seeds? are they going to keep that variegated dna?

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Hello
I have these seeds for sale:

Eugenia Patrisii 10 seeds 40$

Annona Glabra 10 seeds 30$


Sicana Odorifera 5 seeds 10$
Flacourtia Indica  10 seeds 15$
Mucuna pruriens 10 seeds 10$
canavalia ensiformis 10 seeds10$
Garcinia Madruņo 5 seeds 30$
Solanum Mammosum (not edible) 10 seeds 10$
Psidium Cattlenianum 20 seeds 5$
Diospyros Malabarica 10 seeds 30$
PLukenetia volubilis 10 seeds 20$

Shippings International by DHL (20$)

Also selling this book hardcover
200$



There is often confusion regarding the garcinia madruno and Garcinia acuminata, which one do you have? 

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Greetings to all,

I am looking for seeds of the following:
Abiu, Syzygium malaccence white  green, Syzygium samaragense green and Garcinia Acuminata.

Thanks

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Greetings to all of you.

I am looking for Dimocarpus longan subsp Malesianus var. echinatus (spiny longan)?

anyone selling seeds?

http://postimg.cc/image/6suxwu78r/

http://postimg.cc/image/sjlf2xpg7/

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Want Ruby longan seeds
« on: February 18, 2018, 06:23:15 AM »
I'm going to receive 10 seeds of ruby longan very soon, I guess that I will be able to answer to that question through experience.

Since I read the topic, I asked to a lot of people in Malaysia and Indonesia. Those who answered said they never tried to propagate the plant via seeds always grafted.

If you still want to try like me, you have a link just here

 http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=26502.0


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pruning Pometia Pinnata (Fijian Longan)
« on: January 17, 2018, 09:48:52 AM »
I found this video https://youtu.be/nY9btldqv5s

Prunning should be very effective

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: New ID from Fiji Islands
« on: January 17, 2018, 09:46:33 AM »
Just got that one from a guy at the local market. He said to me he brought back the seeds from Fiji and it is a fruit tree? It is definitely not a matoa ( fijian longan ) but I just can't put an id on it . Any help and comments welcome.









Les feuilles et le bourgeon me rappellent le lansium domesticum

it looks like lansium domesticum Aka duku or langsat

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pruning Pometia Pinnata (Fijian Longan)
« on: January 13, 2018, 06:25:49 AM »
I found this pdf talking about pruning...
http://www.tropicalfruits.com.my/pdf/Fijian-Longan-k-flower.pdf

"Older trees have a moderately good self-pruning ability while young trees grow low branches. Regular cutting back seems to encourage subsequent fruiting. Trees for fruit production can be topped to keep them shorter and more spreading. Trees grow rapidly, 1-2m/year."

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pruning Pometia Pinnata (Fijian Longan)
« on: January 13, 2018, 06:14:36 AM »
They are very tall and fairly narrow crowned trees with soft brittle wood. They snap off in strong winds like from cyclones and become shorter and bushier trees. I have seen them sawn off and re-sprout to form a shorter and broader tree. I doubt you have to be overly careful

by any chance did you see them fruiting when they became shorter ?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Pruning Pometia Pinnata (Fijian Longan)
« on: January 12, 2018, 03:47:29 PM »
Greetings,
Do you have some experience with pruning Pometia Pinnata, in order to keep this large tree, between 3 to 5 meters. I would love to control and keep  the height of the tree low.

Does anyone have experience with pruning this tree?

Ps: Happy New Year

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Wanted: Alupag and co
« on: August 01, 2016, 11:11:09 AM »
Hi,

I am looking for alupag, i've got the green one from Oscar. But I'm looking for the others like the spiny one and the brown...







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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Alupag, what does it taste like ?
« on: August 01, 2016, 11:08:25 AM »
I am interesting by the alupag in all its forms.

For those who had the chance of tasting them, are they all the same ?






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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: minimum distance between avocados?
« on: August 01, 2016, 10:46:28 AM »
true, different climate. 8 meters seems like a lot though - i was thinking 4. are you talking seedling trees or grafted?

I agree, 4 meters should be far enough.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Matoa n Durian Ready
« on: July 29, 2016, 11:08:33 AM »
Hi,
Can you post pictures of the matoa?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: My First Rambutan
« on: July 15, 2016, 08:59:59 PM »
What about the taste ?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Brads Jungle New Orleans
« on: October 24, 2015, 06:48:19 AM »
Nice View, Thanks for sharing

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