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I will be selling most of those on ebay throughout the year...i have some grafted lucs coming for ebay auctions soon, and some grafted lemon drops of the superior variety as well.

i've been shipping small seedlings of the lemon drops, and a few other random species, I actually have a bunch of seashore mangosteens i need to sell in one gal right now...

and a couple achachairu in one gal pots...

soon should have a few G. aristata, and other rare ones...I will probably list on ebay, as small plants to ship anywhere in US besides AZ

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JABO SCIONS FOR SALE NOW!
Plinia/Myrciaria (Jaboticaba) scions for sale now:

PLEASE EMAIL INQUIRIES TO FLYINGFOXFRUITS@gmail.com with the subject as "JABO SCIONS" or you can post here, or try to send me a PM on FB, and I will try to respond to all requests in an orderly and timely manner.

-minimum order: $20 domestic,$30 international
-shipping domestic is $7 priority mail
-shipping international starts at $14 for the slowest service, and typically cost approx $33 for priority mail for larger orders.

-minimum 2 cuttings per variety
-some varieties will sell out very fast, because of limited availability

approximate cutting sizes:
Small (S) 0.4cm diameter
Medium (M) 0.5-0.7cm diameter
Large (L) 1-1.5cm diameter
(All scions approx 6-8 inch in length)

-Plinia cauliflora hybrid (red/precoce jaboticaba)
(S) $3.5 (M) $5 (L) $7.5
-P. sp "Grimal"
(S) $5 (M) $8 (L) $10
-Plinia phitrantha var "Otto Andersen, Branca Vinho"
(s) $7.5
-P. corontata var "Restinga"
(S) $5 (M) $8
-P. cauliflora "Paulista"
(s) $4 (M) $6 (L) $8
-P. aureana "Branca/White"
(S) $5 (M) $7 (L) $10
-P. edulis "Cambuca"
(S) $7 (M) $10 (L) $12.50
-P. spiritosantensis
(s) $7.5
-P. grandifolia
(S) $7 (M) $10
-P. cauliflora hybrid "Escarlate"
(S) $7.5
-P. trunciflora "Cafe"
(s) $3.5 (M) $5 (L) $7.5
-P. phitrantha "costada"
(s) $7 (M) $10
-P. rivularis (I'm not sure what rootstock is compatible with this species, although rooting cuttings is possible)
(s) $10 (M) $12.5

-Myrciaria guaquiea (grafts onto M. glazioviana)
(S) $6 (M) $8
-M. strigipes (grafts onto M. glazioviana)
(s) $6 (M) $8
-M. vexator ((I'm not sure what rootstock is compatible with this species, although rooting cuttings is possible)
(s) $4 (M) $6
-M. glomerata (I'm not sure what rootstock is compatible with this species, although rooting cuttings is possible)
(s) $10

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Millipede in Jabo
« on: August 30, 2018, 02:13:52 PM »
they crawl all over the trees at night, up the trunk from the soil, I've seen them up over 2-3ft off the ground, they just seem to clean the trees really, eating organic matter, nothing living.

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But you should’nt even be able to see or bid on my auctions if you aren’t located in the USA, or PR
Also, the auctions I do on ebay are private, so you can't go back and see the final price paid for each auction.

So in conclusion - in the case of your auctions (sales entries) and forum publications, after some time no one will find out at what price the product was sold. As for me, however, this is an little inconvenience, because by reading this forum you can not compare previous and current prices. The reference point also disappears. So If you want to set the sales price based on other offers it is not possible. Auctions (regardless of whether it is a buy now option or a public or private bid) disappear after some time, so the reference point also disappears.

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In the case of your specific auctions, you enter the starting price, for example 30 USD, so in the case of your offer, the price is at least USD 30, so it is initially determined and constitutes a specific. My question is rather about price quotation for the auction with the option to buy now. In addition, I would like to find out if it is necessary in this situation to quote the initial prices / minimum prices for which a particular plant or seeds are put in the bidding option. Anyway, giving the initial price in the offer with the auction can be a good advertisement, especially if the auction will be from 1 USD. What do you think about Oscar? it's also interesting what the admin thinks about it. Thanks.

the initial price for the auction is not really a good indicator of the price that will be actually paid at the end of the auction, because you have to consider all the possible bids, the shipping cost, and the fact that I list my items at prices that are below what I'm comfortable selling the item for.  So I wouldn't want to have to keep posting low prices associated with my plants, so people keep asking me about buying them at the price I start my auctions at.  Also, the auctions I do on ebay are private, so you can't go back and see the final price paid for each auction.

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Is the price given in the auction reference, such as here:

http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=8605.925

Is acceptable? Should the price always appear in the content of the entry (eg under the link to the auction)?

In my opinion, the price (and the name of the product offered in the online reference) should be in each entry (on the forum), regardless of whether it is additionally in the link or not. It gives everyone - a nice point of reference. After some time the auctions expire and you can not check what the previous price was. Please, if possible, explain from the admin.


if you are linking to an auction, there is no way to designate a price to list on the forum.

by virtue of clicking on the link during the auction, you could at any time, see the actual price that is also visible to the public.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Flying Fox Fruits Nursery
« on: August 24, 2018, 04:43:08 PM »
7 varieties of Pilinia, 5 varieties of Eugenia, and more, for auction or sale now!

https://www.ebay.com/usr/flyingfoxfruits

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Flying Fox Fruits Nursery
« on: August 24, 2018, 04:41:27 PM »
Thanks Roblack!!!

I give them full sun, and once your tree gets established, maybe try pruning it, or just punch the tips of the branches, and tie them down, to encourage lateral buds to start sprouting, and it should induce fruition, again and again....but you have to keep cutting off old wood, to encourage new wood to grow...by the end of the season, the fruit quality is not as good as spring, but it's still worth eating.

I got my tree to fruit about 5-6 times easy in one season, and it's easy to root cuttings.

That's a nice Thai dwarf mulberry, with multiple branches.

My order arrived in great condition. Expert packaging!

Healthy happy looking plant.  Seems to have fared quite well despite the hot weather.

Thanks!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Yay! My first pitangatuba fruit!
« on: August 23, 2018, 11:27:30 AM »
nice work!

yes big seed, but at least it's very easy to remove.

My pitangatubeira produced the first two flowers this June, with the second flower setting a fruit. Seeds from FlyingFoxFruits.
The fruit fell off, during preparing the photo.
Very nice flavor. Not too sour at all. The only drawback is the large seed.





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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Yay! My first pitangatuba fruit!
« on: August 17, 2018, 04:05:48 PM »
Something I noticed last year and again this year.... yesterday actually.
One of my seedling Pitangatubas has fruits with a loose seed inside when ripe.
Shake it and the seed rattles around inside the fruit like a walnut.
It's also has the best tasting fruits of all my Pitangatubas.... the sweetest... or the least sour anyway.
Anyone else noticed this characteristic with their fruits?

Kevin

yea u can rattle the seed around like an avocado..it's fun

and if you cut them transversely with a grafting knife, it makes a cool sun/star shape, and the seed falls right out...sometimes

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Flying Fox Fruits Nursery
« on: August 17, 2018, 04:03:56 PM »
What's the flavor of the Thai Dwarf Mulberry like?

u can eat them a bit early, and they are tart, with a snap, crispy almost like baby corn!  You can pick them without them staining your hands, unlike most other varieties I have, that are softer fleshed, and leak juice on your fingers.

then u can eat them fully ripe, when they are quite sweet, but also have a touch of tart.

the main attraction for this variety IMO is the dwarf size, and incredible productivity, and large size of fruits!  They are great for making pies, or using in cooking, but also very good for eating fresh. 

If you are looking for an all sweet mulberry, with no tartness at all, then this one is not for you.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Flying Fox Fruits Nursery
« on: August 16, 2018, 11:21:28 PM »
Auctions on eBay tonight!!

https://www.ebay.com/usr/flyingfoxfruits


-Rollinia schunkei
-Pitomba
-Eugenia florida
-E. pitanga
-E. candolleana (rainforest plum)
-E. selloi (starcherry/pitangatuba)
-E. calycina
-E. involucrata
-6 Plinia species / varieties

And more!!!


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Thanks again to everybody for tremendous response. Sorry to say that the Sapote de Mico is already sold out.

glad u are getting back on your feet!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: USPS irradiating packages?
« on: August 13, 2018, 06:51:35 PM »
thanks again for info everyone!


considering the brutal heat, i guess i have been extremely lucky so far...only a few plants have died.

second question:

i wonder if there is a product that you can buy, that's almost like a disposable thermometer, that can tell you how hot the package got during transit?

Or maybe there is an item you can include with a shipment to determine if temps went above 100F?
The cheapest and easiest way to do it is by using a greenhouse min max thermometer. But that will only give you one single top temperature and bottom temperature.
Best way to go is with a temperature data logger.  That will give you hourly min and max temperatures recorded and you can plug it into a computer and get a graph. I did this for a while, sending packages back and forth across the country. Works very well. Forget the brand name right now.
I wish i had included a GPS tracker in the package, then can have an idea of the routing, and where those temperature occueed, where the packkage is, and for how long it is there. But that gets a lot more pricey.


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: USPS irradiating packages?
« on: August 13, 2018, 05:11:44 PM »
second question:

i wonder if there is a product that you can buy, that's almost like a disposable thermometer, that can tell you how hot the package got during transit?

Or maybe there is an item you can include with a shipment to determine if temps went above 100F? 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: USPS irradiating packages?
« on: August 13, 2018, 05:09:19 PM »
thanks everyone....yes probably delayed heat damage!!!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / USPS irradiating packages?
« on: August 13, 2018, 12:57:58 PM »
I'm not sure if they are, but I've had a couple trees that I sent recently that were in perfect condition when they arrived, and they suddenly die afterwards...(maybe just because of some other reason, and because they are young?)

wondering how often the USPS irradiates packages?  I tried to look into it, but the information I found was vague.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Plinia Açu Paulista 'Otto Anderson'
« on: August 12, 2018, 12:21:12 PM »
I though Otto Anderson made a mistake with his Paulista and it was actually a Phitrantha Vermelha da ESALQ
as recently stated by Flying Fox Fruits

Otto didn't make the mistake, it was just mislabeled when we collected it, so a miscommunication of sorts...there are so many varieties that carry the name Otto Andersen, it gets confusing...especially when the genus is the same as well.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Plinia rivularis, 50 years old
« on: August 09, 2018, 12:10:48 PM »
sounds like a good fruit, maybe a superior variety of P. rivularis that is not found in Brazil?

good work!

keep us posted....

http://frontera.nearural.com/index.php?id=38813


Yes, there you can read and listen to José Radins, he wrote that the fruit is very good:

" Los frutos son globosos, de 1,5-2 cm. de diámetro, lisos, rojos, morados a casi negras cuando maduran, de pulpa clara, dulce y muy sabrosos."

"The fruits are globose, 1.5-2 cm. of diameter, smooth, red, purple to almost black when ripe, of clear, sweet and very tasty pulp."

It seems that I will taste some fruits by october, I hope so!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Plinia rivularis, 50 years old
« on: August 08, 2018, 03:35:45 PM »
yes thanks for sharing, i have one almost 10yr old and the bark on the trunk still hasn't started to peel

i was curious to see the caulis exfoliating, thanks for finally showing me what it looks like

mine still seems to be years away from fruiting, but is about 6ft tall...seems pretty easy to grow, it survived cold weather no issues, down to 27F or so for many hours (20?)

mine doesn't have peeling bark yet....but i will have to check again..the trunk is like 3-4 inch in diameter.

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That’s a good sized fruit for such a small tree. What if you too worked the seedlings in the large pots? You’ll probably get better quality fruit from the larger more established root system.

Simon

i think topworking that old tree might have been helpful...in terms of increasing productivity...

but that tree is long gone, i sold it to a friend, and it died because it was planted improperly...i think the wind help kill the tree too.

the mother tree from which I've been grafting from actually died...(I orginally called it  "Monstrinho", but need to change that name...I might just call it "precocious"..but haven't decided)

i was going to re-pot the tree, and thought the roots were solid in the 25 gal pot, but I found out they were not!  I tried to remove the tree from the 25 gal pot, and the roots fell apart..and I never could get the tree to recover, it took like 2-3 months at least for it to die....but luckily i kept back up trees...but  even those ended up dying...but i had back up trees from those...lol...they are succeptible to cold weather (i think more so than the old variety i had grown from fruit and spice park), and really hate any root stress....I also notice they suffer from branch die back all the time, i'm guessing due to fungus or something.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fruiting Rollinia deliciosa in a pot
« on: August 05, 2018, 12:04:22 PM »
my oldest largest rollinia really flowering heavily...I think im going to step it up...in a heavier soil..the mix I have now is way too light...needs watering all the time...I guess its going into a 65-100 gal next





i remember the first biribas I got from F&S park from seed, trying to grow them to fruit in a pot...

the tree had to be huge before it would even think about producing a fruit...and when i finally got some they were kind of runty...

now shit done changed....I got the realness...

check these small grafted trees I've been able to get fruit from...without having to deal with 25, 50, 100 gal pots...   what a waste of time those old seedlings were....

my trees now got fruits all over, at least 3 set on this little 3 gal here (the first 4 pics)...
I already fruited one in a 5 gal pot, about 3ft tall...and got a nice sized fruit too (last 3 pics)...

grafted is the way to go if you are growing in a pot...and not just from any tree, you must graft from one that's known to set lots of fruits from an early age...


















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