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I'm organizing a group to meet at Fruit and Spice park in November, on the 16th, @1030-11am

I would take the group on a tour of the park, and show them some of the lesser known fruits, mostly Annonas, Garcinias, Eugenias, Plinias, and other oddball species, not much of the Jackfruits, mangoes, lychees, longans and other more common fruits the park is famous for.

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Re: Organizing group visit to Fruit and Spice park Nov 16th? 1030-11am?
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2017, 09:09:34 AM »
I would be interested

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Re: Organizing group visit to Fruit and Spice park Nov 16th? 1030-11am?
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2017, 10:02:21 AM »
Sounds cool

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Re: Organizing group visit to Fruit and Spice park Nov 16th? 1030-11am?
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2017, 11:25:11 AM »
Count me in!

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Re: Organizing group visit to Fruit and Spice park Nov 16th? 1030-11am?
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2017, 12:45:48 PM »
Like wise my wife and I are down.

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Re: Organizing group visit to Fruit and Spice park Nov 16th? 1030-11am?
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2017, 05:34:10 PM »
Glad to see some people getting on board...

so for now, our group visit is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, Nov 16, 2017, @1030-11am.

I will try to contact the park to get some sort of permission to pick a few fruits...not sure if they will let me pick them myself, but I know they will pick them for us, you just have to find an employee and ask them.
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Re: Organizing group visit to Fruit and Spice park Nov 16th? 1030-11am?
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2017, 01:55:42 AM »
This sounds like a great opportunity. I would like to go as well.

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Re: Organizing group visit to Fruit and Spice park Nov 16th? 1030-11am?
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2017, 11:48:29 AM »
Is there anyway you could do a different day? Friday - Monday? would like to attend but the original time doesn't work. 

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Re: Organizing group visit to Fruit and Spice park Nov 16th? 1030-11am?
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2017, 12:47:09 PM »
I'd love to go, but weekdays are impossible.  Any chance of re-scheduling for a weekend?

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Re: Organizing group visit to Fruit and Spice park Nov 16th? 1030-11am?
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2017, 02:36:21 PM »
 Hi, This is Louise King, horticulturist at the Fruit & Spice Park. Adam, I saw your post. We'd be happy to have the group come down for a visit in November. You are welcome to pick fruit while you are here but I'm afraid it will be slim pickings as the trees are still in recovery mode. From what I see today, there might be some bilimbi, canistel, maybe a jackfruit. Irma did quite a bit of damage to the collection, but we feel pretty optimistic that almost all the trees that fell over will recover. I will start a new thread on the status of the Fruit & Spice park to keep you all posted on how the Park is doing.
But Adam give me a call (305) 242-7934, when you finalize the date and know how many will be in your group. FYI: the cafe is back open and serving lunch if you all get hungry. See you then!

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Re: Organizing group visit to Fruit and Spice park Nov 16th? 1030-11am?
« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2017, 03:52:15 PM »
Sounds like a great trip, but why not on a weekend? Some of us have to work to save money to buy fruit trees  ;D

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Re: Organizing group visit to Fruit and Spice park Nov 16th? 1030-11am?
« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2017, 05:06:56 PM »
Hi, This is Louise King, horticulturist at the Fruit & Spice Park. Adam, I saw your post. We'd be happy to have the group come down for a visit in November. You are welcome to pick fruit while you are here but I'm afraid it will be slim pickings as the trees are still in recovery mode. From what I see today, there might be some bilimbi, canistel, maybe a jackfruit. Irma did quite a bit of damage to the collection, but we feel pretty optimistic that almost all the trees that fell over will recover. I will start a new thread on the status of the Fruit & Spice park to keep you all posted on how the Park is doing.
But Adam give me a call (305) 242-7934, when you finalize the date and know how many will be in your group. FYI: the cafe is back open and serving lunch if you all get hungry. See you then!

thanks Louise!  I'm glad you found this thread!

I will contact you ASAP, and will bring some plants to donate if you need. 

Sorry to hear the park got damaged, I hope you have a swift recovery.

talk to you soon!

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Re: Organizing group visit to Fruit and Spice park Nov 16th, 1030-11am.
« Reply #12 on: October 28, 2017, 11:19:03 AM »
the date has been tentatively set for Thursday, the 16th of November, at 1030-11am, as I announced initially.

I will probably spend about 2hours at most at the park, and from there I might go to Pine Island Nursery, and then right back home.

Hope to see you there...I will announce any changes of plans if they occur, but for now we're set.

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Re: Organizing group visit to Fruit and Spice park Nov 16th, 1030-11am.
« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2017, 05:42:06 PM »
so far no schedule changes, will post on the 12th again as a reminder, we're meeting on the 16th of November, which is a Thursday.
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Re: Organizing group visit to Fruit and Spice park Nov 16th, 1030-11am.
« Reply #14 on: November 11, 2017, 01:43:10 PM »
If we wanted to buy a plant from your Flying Fox Nursery, would it be possible for you to bring it when we meet you at Fruit and Spice?

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Re: Organizing group visit to Fruit and Spice park Nov 16th, 1030-11am.
« Reply #15 on: November 11, 2017, 09:42:19 PM »
If we wanted to buy a plant from your Flying Fox Nursery, would it be possible for you to bring it when we meet you at Fruit and Spice?

yes, what are you looking for?
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Re: Organizing group visit to Fruit and Spice park Nov 16th, 1030-11am.
« Reply #16 on: November 12, 2017, 12:33:39 PM »
Great, what do you have in the way of Annona cornifolia, Meiogyne cylindrocarpa, Eugenia pyriformis, and Eugenia pitanga? Also do you have any grafted starcherries, pitangatubas? And do you have either Ross or wooly sapotes available? Thank you.

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Re: Organizing group visit to Fruit and Spice park Nov 16th, 1030-11am.
« Reply #17 on: November 12, 2017, 11:42:06 PM »
Great, what do you have in the way of Annona cornifolia, Meiogyne cylindrocarpa, Eugenia pyriformis, and Eugenia pitanga? Also do you have any grafted starcherries, pitangatubas? And do you have either Ross or wooly sapotes available? Thank you.

i got a meiogyne cylindrocarpa about 7 inch, 2yr, $15, usually $20, but I can reduce some prices for this event...I have a few Eugenia pitanga, but not sure about sizes, one i have is $50, in like a 5 gal pot, been fruiting for years now, bushy, maybe 4y or more...might have some smaller ones for $15, but they only like 1y old, 6 inch.

i got lots of nice pitangatubas, from about $10, approx 8 inch tall, up to $30 approx 1.5ft tall..have some for $15 and $20 in between sizes too.  The $30 ones ready to fruit very soon.

might have a ross sapote seedling, but none grafted and healed yet....i could bring one pre-healed, where i graft it, and then let you heal the tree, which usually works well, but is not necessarily guaranteed to take, (seems like 80% chance of success maybe)...but this is a cheap way to get a grafted tree, I can sell one like this for about $20.
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« Reply #18 on: November 13, 2017, 12:31:43 PM »
I would like the Meiogyne cylindrcarpa, the large Eugenia pitanga and two small ones, and a Ross sapote. Are the pitangatubas seedlings from especially large or sweeter fruit? Thanks

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« Reply #19 on: November 13, 2017, 01:49:07 PM »
Also, do you have  Grains of Paradise (Aframomum melegueta)? Thanks

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Re: Organizing group visit to Fruit and Spice park Nov 16th, 1030-11am.
« Reply #20 on: November 13, 2017, 02:15:35 PM »
I would like the Meiogyne cylindrcarpa, the large Eugenia pitanga and two small ones, and a Ross sapote. Are the pitangatubas seedlings from especially large or sweeter fruit? Thanks

i got some Aframomum sp. from Soren, that produces edible fruit, i might have one left for $15 in one gal...

the pitangatubas are just seedlings nothing selected for superior flavor, but i do have some really good tasting trees out there...i didn't plant seeds from the most sour or bitter ones at all.
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« Reply #21 on: November 13, 2017, 03:51:08 PM »
I would also like 4 of the $10 seedling pitangatubas and the Aframomum.

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« Reply #22 on: November 13, 2017, 06:09:52 PM »
I would also like 4 of the $10 seedling pitangatubas and the Aframomum.

shoot me an email please, with your complete list, i hate to sell stuff in the discussion area...lol

thanks for your help...will bring what i can.
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« Reply #23 on: November 14, 2017, 01:30:21 PM »
email sent. Thanks

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« Reply #24 on: November 15, 2017, 10:48:23 AM »
email sent. Thanks


got it thanks, i will bring what i can on your list.

I guess this is last call...

see you at the spice park...

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