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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.




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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!

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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!






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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

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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!

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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!

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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!




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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 johntravis14@yahoo.com 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.

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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.


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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:
Jaboticaba
Sugar apple
Carambola
Ilama
Cheery on the Rio
Ross Sapote

Thanks for the input and any thoughts on the topic!

 

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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.

https://youtu.be/vsoY7RFMOew

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