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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Plinia Phitrantha Seeds $5
« on: October 08, 2018, 11:18:45 AM »
I have a very limited amount of Plinia Phitrantha Seeds. The exact variety is still unknown, but the fruits are large, purple and delicious! Flavor is in between Sabara and Red. Skin is on the thicker side. Foliage is beautiful! PM if interested. Seeds are $5/seed 5 seeds minimum and $5 shipping.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Otto Andersen Seeds $5
« on: October 01, 2018, 10:47:41 AM »
I have Plinia Phitrantha "Vino Branca" (Otto Andersen) seeds available for $5 per seed Min 5 seeds and $5 Shipping.
I have really struggles to grow this variety from seed in the past, and caution everyone who is interested that this variety tends to be difficult to grow from seed.  That being said seeds are available. I am experimenting on soil mixes that I think will help the seeds succeed, and I tend to believe that this variety needs very well draining soil, even more than other varieties.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Escarlate Scarlet Jaboticaba Seeds $5
« on: September 23, 2018, 07:38:24 PM »
Scarlet Jaboticaba is easily the most precocious plinia I have found fruiting from seed reliably in about 3 years. The fruits are like a slightly sweeter red jaboticaba. They are pretty tasty as earlier stages of ripeness, however the skin doesn't thin entirely until they are fully ripe. Seeds are $5 per seed with $5 Shipping inside of the US. 5 Seed minimum. I will be sending out seeds starting next Monday October 1st. PM with orders.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Central FL Zill Mango Order
« on: August 04, 2018, 11:33:37 PM »
I am going to be taking a trip down to Zill High Performance Plants this week and want to see if anyone would be interested in ordering trees. I am only going to be getting 3gal. trees. Trees are $35 and I am asking for %50 of the total order paid up front. Please feel free to message me to set up an order! I accept paypal and Venmo. I have attached the variety list from ZHPP. I can arrange local delivery within 10 miles for an additional fee, but otherwise trees will be available for pick up at my nursery in  fern park,between Casselberry, Altamonte Springs and Maitland.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Selling Red Jaboticaba Seeds
« on: July 17, 2018, 11:44:25 AM »
Red jaboticaba seeds $1/seed, min. 10 seeds $5shipping within the US only. Free shipping on 25 seeds or more. Trees fruit in 3-5 years from seed.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Red Sugar Apple Seeds
« on: September 05, 2017, 10:06:45 PM »
I enjoyed some delicious red sugar apples off of my tree this year. $1 per seed, 10 seed min. $3 shipping. US only.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Mango Id
« on: June 27, 2017, 07:34:07 PM »

I picked these off of a friends tree in central FL yesterday. They didn't know the variety. I looked and thought maybe florigon, but i'm not sure. All the seeds I have opened up have been really tiny taking up a maximum of 1/4 of the seed husk. I appreciate any help!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / ID This Fig? Please?
« on: June 05, 2017, 05:10:01 PM »
A friend gave me this fig last year before he moved up north. He had a story about this fig having origins in the holy land and somehow being connected to religious figures. In any case I've never kept figs before and have no idea what I have on my hands. I'd love to hear anything about this fig! Thanks!

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Rollinia Tree $75
« on: February 21, 2017, 07:13:10 PM »
Rollinia Tree for sale! Orlando/Winter Park 10/15Gal Pot about 3 years old. Starting to flower as it pushes new growth after winter. Pick up only. $75

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Looking for a few avocado scions
« on: February 02, 2017, 10:17:53 PM »
I currently have an avocado seedling that is probably 6 years old. I cut it down to about 4 feet and am looking to top work it. I'm looking for 3 good varieties to work into the tree. Doesn't have to be anything special, I just don't have much access to budwood (Anyone in Central FL who has some to spare, I would gladly trade or purchase scions). Thanks for the suggestions and material!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Star Fruit Variety?
« on: December 27, 2016, 10:20:03 PM »

I bought this labeled as Fwang Tung and I guess I was expecting the curves along the ridges which never came on any of the fruit. The fruit were also longer and more boxy than I expected. The fruit tasted pretty good, sweet, just a bit of acidity. It's balanced and I could continue to eat them, but it did not blow me away, but hey, it's a starfruit and I'm grateful for fresh fruit this time of year!

In any case I was hoping someone could shed some light on what the variety might actually be. Thanks for the help!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Flat Dragon fruit?
« on: July 27, 2016, 07:53:49 AM »
I have a Df cutting that seemed normal but as it grew it went from being 3 sided to two sided. I'm not sure if there is an issue, but it looked cool and I wanted to share!

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Cocktail Jaboticaba and more
« on: June 30, 2016, 05:22:29 PM »
I have a few cocktail jaboticaba for sale.

3gal with white (aureana), Red and grandifolia. $50

3gal with white (aureana), Red, grimal, coronata restinga and one unidentified graft ( I think it is a phitrantha variety but I got the cutting from someone who was unaware of the variety. $75 SOLD!

1-2gal with red, grimal, and grandifolia $40

10 gal Salak Palm. I wish I knew more about it, not sure of variety or if if needs another to fruit. (It likely does) $40

If you are interested feel free to email me directly or message through the forum. Hope these beautiful plants can find a new home with more room!

I am unable to ship and these would be pick up in Orlando/Winter Park.

Sorry for the sideways pictures.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Cambuca on Sabara?
« on: May 30, 2016, 01:45:40 PM »
I have heard mixed opinions about grafting Cambuca onto Sabara. I have seen that using trunciflora as an interstock would do the trick. Just to test the waters I decided to graft Cambuca onto a multigrafted sabara. The thee is probably about 6 years old and should be fruiting soon.  I wanted to share my photographic evidence with the world. It can be done! Thanks to FFF for the Cambuca scion and all the tips and tricks.

I have been doing some grafting and I have had success with grafting tape, but also with bagging plants and I want to know what people are succeeding with. For most grafts I use grafting tape, but I have run into situations where for one reason or another growth occurs under grafting tape and results in leaves getting bunched up. I have had to go in and cut the tape around them, but sometimes it's too late.

I have had this happen with jaboticaba as well as carambola that were wrapped in grafting tape. Cutting the tape worked, but it got me thinking about what plants should be bagged and what plants should be wrapped. I have seen the Flying Fox Video on grafting and I have had success bagging a grafted myrciaria guaquiea.

So what should I bag and what should I wrap?

So far I have succeeded with grafting tape with:
Sugar apple
Cheery on the Rio
Ross Sapote

Thanks for the input and any thoughts on the topic!


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Rooting Jaboticaba Cuttings
« on: December 02, 2015, 03:12:46 PM »
So I came across these videos showing how to root cuttings, but they are in Portuguese. I think I get the gist os it. Take a big limb, strip the bark at the bottom, put it in a bottle with a hose, put that into a bucket, cover with gravel, theme pete moss.

I guess I wanted to make sure I wasn't missing anything, and if anyone has experience with this method? Thanks for the feedback.

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