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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Cherimoya scions?
« on: November 19, 2018, 06:05:21 PM »
Good deal, glad to hear you got what you were looking for.

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Looks awesome Josh!

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WTB: Florida Avocado Seeds
« on: November 05, 2018, 06:10:29 PM »
Checking in to see if anyone has any FL avocado seeds available.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WTB: Florida Avocado Seeds
« on: October 13, 2018, 12:08:32 PM »
Checking in to see if anybody in FL has been harvesting avocados yet and have seeds for sale?

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Ahhh, that definitely makes sense why you are more interested in the uniflora for a rootstock. I also sent you a PM.

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Hey snowjunky, I don't have an answer to your main question.

But with regards to Eugenias growing in AZ soil: While most of my Eugenias are on mounds with lots of compost, I have two in the unamended ground directly - E. uniflora (Pitanga) and E. neonitida (Pitangatuba). The Surinam cherries do great in the AZ soil like you mention (if they are given a bit of noon+afternoon shade), but I also find that the Star Cherry does as well. I have another Star Cherry growing in compost that is growing better (fuller and greener) but I have 2 in the AZ soil that are doing very well and producing fruit. Also the Star Cherry takes the heat and sun better than the Surinam. So for Eugenias that are best adapated to our climate and soil, I would have to go with the E. neonitida. The only downside is that it is slower growing than E. uniflora.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: J-31 Jackfruit Fruits or Plant Needed
« on: September 29, 2018, 10:42:21 PM »
You should post this in Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell, Trade

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Banana Corms
« on: September 29, 2018, 08:13:46 PM »
The Pitogo that I got from you looks great now. Fantastically healthy plant, thanks!

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I agree with Brad. Papayas are easy to grow from seed and most of the selected cultivars are either predominately female or hermaphroditic. And the female ones are typically parthenocarpic. I have had very good luck with fruiting Tainung #2 seedlings. But the plants are large (6-8 ft) when they start fruiting. TR Hovey (which you can get as small tissue culture plants online from many sources) will fruit at 3-4 ft. But the fruit is ... meh.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Selling: Pulasan fruits (sold)
« on: September 28, 2018, 07:57:01 PM »
Abimael,

Just got the pulasan. They are incredible!! Thanks!

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Selling: Plants for sale
« on: September 27, 2018, 03:13:45 PM »
Got the Pouteria abimael, plant looks great. Thanks!!

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so what dose the fruit taste like????

Hey Patrick, It has a plum flavor with a tropical overtone (not quite pineapple). The flavor is best (IMO) when you leave it on the tree to get soft. The downside is that it is a large seed on a small fruit (i.e. it wouldn't replace an actual plum). But I like the flavor and definitely think it's worth growing.


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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Kwai Muk Seeds!
« on: September 20, 2018, 12:36:42 PM »
Mike, got my seeds, thanks! And thanks for the extras!

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From personal experience the root system has never been much of a problem for me. I have a 15ft tall tree with a trunk diamete of over a foot right next to my storage garage. I started it from a cutting. There is also a waterline next to it approximately 6 feet away and itís has gotten no damage. My tree has been in the ground for 12 years. During pruning I usually just stick the cut branches in the ground and they root readily however I do dispose of them after some time usually a year. They have a vigorous root system but itís nothing that will break through a wall. I also have a three year old plant that is in a seed bed that I left to grow right next to my fence and it has not compromised it. IDE recommend you planting it at least 5 feed from the wall or structure just as a precaution but personally you have nothing to worry about in terms of roots.

Nayelie,

Thanks for the comment, this is the level of detailed feedback I was looking for (whether good or bad)! And I am very glad to hear that your experience is a positive one.

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I have two Spondias purpurea. I really love the trees. They grow fast, take the heat, have beautiful foliage and I like the fruit! I have one in the ground and one in 5 gallon bucket. Both trees are ~6 ft tall.

So I have a question for those that have been growing them for awhile:

The one in the pot will eventually go in the ground. I have a potential spot for it that is next to a block wall and some pool equipment (there used to be a large queen palm there).

I know the Spondias purpurea will grow great there (will take the heat and sun just fine). But what about the roots? Will the root system eventually cause a problem with these nearby structures and equipment? The tree is from a rooted cutting (not a seedling tree). I would think that would tend to make the root system less invasive, but I am not basing that off anything except a gut feel.

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Cherimoya/Pawpaw hybrid
« on: September 19, 2018, 09:44:09 AM »

4) i think a comparison of seed-to-flesh ratio of pawpaw and cherimoya would be interesting. Pawpaw is considered pretty "seedy" except for a few varieties particularly from Neal Peterson. Cherimoyas do have a lot of seeds, in a sense, but they are small and easily avoided. Pawpaw seeds are a little more annoying.

Take care!!

It's funny because it is all relative. After eating lots of sugar apples that have *tons* of seeds, I don't think cherimoyas are all that seedy! It all depends on your basis of view :)

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WTB: Florida Avocado Seeds
« on: September 17, 2018, 04:35:03 PM »
Anybody in FL harvesting avocados yet?

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I can offer 40 fruits for $35 shipped from Florida to the US address via Priority mail (1-3 days). I have plenty of flacourtia indica fruits.

Please start your own thread with the prices that you offer.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jumbo Sweet Tart
« on: September 11, 2018, 04:23:21 PM »
whoaaa!!!!

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WTB: Florida Avocado Seeds
« on: September 11, 2018, 12:24:05 PM »
I was wondering if anybody has been harvesting avocados in FL and has any seeds available?

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I bought pitomba seeds from you last year and got nearly 100% germination! Thanks Mark!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Madness! ! Jabuticabas !!
« on: September 01, 2018, 10:22:01 AM »
Adhemar, The rules for posting For Sale items on this board is to include prices in the post.  See: http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=23685.0 . I have asked you to include prices in my first 2 comments above. I have even sent you a PM about this.

Please edit the main post to include the prices or I will take down this post.

Hi Mark, can i suggest you just move this post to Tropical Fruit heading? I tried to post the prices by going to Adhemar's website, but don't see prices there either. I got to visit Adhemar when i was in Brazil. He probably has one of the best collection of jaboticabas in all of Brazil, so that means one of best, if not THE best, collections on the planet. He is also very knowledgeable.  Would be a shame for people to lose the link to his website and his great photos. I'm surprised he posted at all. His english is not great, but he does understand a little bit, especially written language. Very nice guy, Was a good host.


I think that is a good suggestion Oscar.

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Brian, I sent you a PM, please check your messages

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Madness! ! Jabuticabas !!
« on: August 31, 2018, 09:24:19 AM »
Adhemar, The rules for posting For Sale items on this board is to include prices in the post.  See: http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=23685.0 . I have asked you to include prices in my first 2 comments above. I have even sent you a PM about this.

Please edit the main post to include the prices or I will take down this post.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Madness! ! Jabuticabas !!
« on: August 30, 2018, 11:36:09 AM »
Adhemar, Please edit the post to include prices for all items that are for sale.

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