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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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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Panama red passiflora?
« Last post by Oolie on January 15, 2019, 07:01:49 PM »
Judging by the flower shape the plant is quadrangularis not edulis.

Quadrangularis is not an appealing taste.
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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Low Chill Stone fruits
« Last post by spaugh on January 15, 2019, 06:55:35 PM »
I posted in the temperate sale section with no response.  Just posting it here in case people are interested but missed it.  Im planning to prune my trees this weekend.

Have all kinds of low chill peach, nectarine, plum, apricots, cherry, and interspecifics. 

Send me a message before the weekend if you want scions. 

5$ per scion.
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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: seeeds
« Last post by Cookie Monster on January 15, 2019, 06:51:10 PM »
How does one order? I see a few items I would like.

Where did you get the shatoot from?
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Panama red passiflora?
« Last post by spaugh on January 15, 2019, 06:46:53 PM »
Is this it?  Doesnt look like edulis and other descriptions show red shell and yellow seeds.

https://plantogram.com/product/passion_fruit_panama_red/
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True story.
I know this gets beat to death but it still seems relevant to talk about with so many new varieties.
                   

That's just gross understatement. This topic has been beaten to death, than brought back to life with some magic woodoo powers in order to be beaten again :))
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Garcinia hombroniana question
« Last post by Johnny Redland on January 15, 2019, 06:09:42 PM »
Canít you just graft the opposite sex onto the tree???
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Garcinia hombroniana question
« Last post by KarenRei on January 15, 2019, 05:33:50 PM »
If you're thinking about cutting it down anyway, you could always try blasting it with ever-increasing (up to ridiculous levels) of plant hormones that can affect sex expression, such as GA3.  I mean, what's the worst that could happen - you might kill it?  ;)
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Raising soil pH in a calcifuge plant?
« Last post by KarenRei on January 15, 2019, 05:31:06 PM »
If your container is anaerobic the container could be forming acetic acid from fermentation. You may be able to smell that and alleviating the drainage issue might stop the problem. So, it may just be the conditions of low oxygen. Perhaps charcoal or something neutral to promote drainage?

Droseras like constantly waterlogged soil.  They're supposed to be left in a pan of water.

I haven't noticed a smell, but I'll check.
Well, maybe just a flush and water change will dilute it.

Yeah, I'd been leaving the water standing.  Should probably change it every time I refill the tray, that should probably slowly leach the acids away.
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Raising soil pH in a calcifuge plant?
« Last post by pineislander on January 15, 2019, 04:58:38 PM »
If your container is anaerobic the container could be forming acetic acid from fermentation. You may be able to smell that and alleviating the drainage issue might stop the problem. So, it may just be the conditions of low oxygen. Perhaps charcoal or something neutral to promote drainage?

Droseras like constantly waterlogged soil.  They're supposed to be left in a pan of water.

I haven't noticed a smell, but I'll check.
Well, maybe just a flush and water change will dilute it.
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