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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Manggis/Mangosteen - Garcinia mangostana var. mesta
« Last post by sunny on January 15, 2019, 09:29:54 PM »
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Don't throw away those passionfruit leaves!
« Last post by Triloba Tracker on January 15, 2019, 09:12:13 PM »
Oolie, Can you share sources for this information?

pemmican, a Native American food, I would consider an aged protein.
From Wikipedia: “Traditionally, pemmican was prepared from the lean meat of large game such as bison, elk, deer, or moose. The meat was cut in thin slices and dried, either over a slow fire or in the hot sun until it was hard and brittle. . . The resulting mixture was then packed into rawhide bags for storage. It can be stored for a maximum of 10 years.“

Certainly caution should always be exercised when taking any medicinal substance, herbal or Otherwise
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Are there any low-light fruiting plants?
« Last post by DSotM on January 15, 2019, 09:09:38 PM »
I agree, probably would never get the superior fruit regardless of plant at complete shade. How high until there is sunlight?
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Are there any low-light fruiting plants?
« Last post by CGameProgrammer on January 15, 2019, 08:29:12 PM »
Its fruit was probably terrible though. Generally the more sunlight plants get, the sweeter the fruit. So you have to think about quality as well.
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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: seeeds
« Last post by Cookie Monster on January 15, 2019, 08:26:57 PM »
Score! Just Fruits & Exotics is awesome. I've ordered from them before.

The shatoot has to be grafted, but I have root stock available :D

I'll PM you in a sec. Thanks.

How does one order? I see a few items I would like.

Where did you get the shatoot from?

Send me a pm

The shatoot came from Just Fruits close to Tallahassee.
I was coming back from Georgia where my wife's family lives. With my wife and two kids
in a SUV I managed 4 trees. I thought my oldest kid could have found a ride and I could get
one more tree but my wife said no? Two of the trees were 5'-6' feet in 7 gallons. Nothing like
driving 250+ miles with a car full of trees with the family.


The tree was grown from a cutting along with a jujube I bought. I can't get shatoot or jujube
to grow from a cutting. Really nice nursery and nice owner!
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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: seeeds
« Last post by achetadomestica on January 15, 2019, 08:23:24 PM »
How does one order? I see a few items I would like.

Where did you get the shatoot from?

Send me a pm

The shatoot came from Just Fruits close to Tallahassee.
I was coming back from Georgia where my wife's family lives. With my wife and two kids
in a SUV I managed 4 trees. I thought my oldest kid could have found a ride and I could get
one more tree but my wife said no? Two of the trees were 5'-6' feet in 7 gallons. Nothing like
driving 250+ miles with a car full of trees with the family.


The tree was grown from a cutting along with a jujube I bought. I can't get shatoot or jujube
to grow from a cutting. Really nice nursery and nice owner!
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Is a 500W Halogen light too much?
« Last post by Cythompson159@yahoo.com on January 15, 2019, 08:16:08 PM »
News has 40F coming thru Sunday am for us, yesterday it said 36F so I started preparing for my mango tress in full bloom right now. The trees are about 9’ tall and about 7’ diameter branches. I have a 10’ pvc setup to wrap plastic around the outside and will put a sheet on top at night. I picked a few 500 watt halogen work light for $10 each at Wally World. These put off so much heat I’m worried they may put out too much heat. I don’t want to buy a timer so want to turn it on before bed at 11pm  since I read under 45 will surely damage the flowers. A good bit seem to be pollinated already and I should get my first good crop of my LZ and my first mangos off of my CC (still haven’t tasted one only read how good they are) since it got some damage last year with a 30F front that come thru last year.

Please let me know if I need to stay up all night turning it on and off or can sleep sound.
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Hi Fruitlovers,
Do you have the one tree or several? As I have just one tree which makes only female flowers, very occasionally it will set a miniature seedless fruit which will ripen and is pleasant in taste, just not much of it as these fruits are only an inch in diameter.
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Don't throw away those passionfruit leaves!
« Last post by Oolie on January 15, 2019, 07:14:31 PM »
I realize it has been mentioned already in this thread, but it bears mentioning again.

The active drug compound in Passiflora is Harman(/l). The compound acts as an MAOI.

This means that if you use the Harmal for its drug properties you must consider the consequences, as doctors do not prescribe MAOI type medications unless the benefits outweigh the risks.

If you eat foods which are made of aged protein such as dry aged steak, cheese, soy sauce, cup soups, cold cuts, chocolate, or generally any food which has a 'savory'/'umami' taste you should be prepared to forego all of them for the normally non-toxic monoamines in the foods become potentially quite toxic when Harmal alkaloids are consumed.

The main worry is a hypertensive crisis, splitting migraine, and a trip to the ER.

The compound is in no way innocuous, so bear that in mind when pursuing a regimen.

FWIIW, the native tribes who used the Passiflora for its effects did not consume aged protein as a staple of their diet.
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Garcinia hombroniana question
« Last post by Rob P on January 15, 2019, 07:12:58 PM »
I have a large female Garcinia benthamii which is also 5+ meters tall that will occasionally  set the odd miniature seedless fruit that ripens to a light orange colour. The tiny amount of flesh in these fruit has a very pleasant taste, so it would be nice to get some full sized fruit. I too find it hard to cut out such a lovely big tree, next season I will try to use pollen from my G.xanthochymus in an attempt to get fruit set.
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