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Good Land Organics (home of Santa Barbara Exotics) is sold out for the year.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Rainforest Plum Quality Variability
« on: January 09, 2019, 10:30:39 PM »
Eugenia candolleana

Tropical Vegetables and Other Edibles / Re: Moringa oleifera
« on: December 28, 2018, 07:29:52 PM »
I dry the leaves, then crush them into powder with a Magic Bullet.  Stores well and I sprinkle a tablespoon over my food as my multivitamin

Tropical Vegetables and Other Edibles / Re: Yacon harvest
« on: December 28, 2018, 07:22:38 PM »
I peel them and eat them raw.  They're similar to yacon.  You can make a low sugar syrup, too

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« on: December 27, 2018, 08:41:26 PM »
Sent message

Tropical Vegetables and Other Edibles / Yacon harvest
« on: December 23, 2018, 03:32:13 PM »
Instead of pulling up all my yacon plants, planting the rhizomes and harvesting all the tubers, I'm now just harvesting tubers on demand and leaving the plants to grow more.  Seems much more time efficient that way.

I harvested this big guy that was coming up from the ground, today.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Looking for cherimoyas
« on: December 13, 2018, 07:42:36 PM »
I bought 2 cherimoya from Santa Barbara Exotics for $5.99/lb last week at Sprouts

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best mango variety.
« on: December 05, 2018, 05:37:36 PM »
Sweet Tart & Lemon Zest are consistently mentioned in high regards

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Walmart mango sighting
« on: November 26, 2018, 06:28:45 PM »
Those are Tommy Atkins.  Because of all the fiber, plus the hot water treatment affecting the quality, I don't buy them

You'll have to hand-pollinate to get reliable fruit set.  There are videos on Youtube on the process.  It's simple.

Varieties I recommend-
El Bumpo
Dr. White

Yellow potato onions are multiplier onions.  Each bulb divides into more bulbs.  Tastes just like common yellow onions.   Stores for a long time

5 bulbs of mixed size for trade

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Which dragon fruit variety is better
« on: November 07, 2018, 05:41:21 PM »
The red color in red fleshed dragonfruit is from the lycopene, which makes them more nutritious

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / For Trade - Sunrise Papaya seeds
« on: November 02, 2018, 05:06:38 PM »
Also knows as strawberry papaya, sunrise is a Hawaiian solo papaya.  Grows very rapidly and fruits while short in height.  Bred to be mainly hermaphrodite, thereby not needing multiple trees for pollination.

You'll have to thoroughly wash the kelp, to remove the salt. 

You can also use nori.  Just leave the nori in water, cover and let ferment till it liquefies. 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best way to let dragonfruit climb?
« on: October 27, 2018, 03:40:25 PM »
Dragonfruit vines will get to heavy for it.

It's $4 a pop at the TX Whole Food, man I'm debating if I should pony up....  some are pretty decent sized.

Wow!  I thought 2/$3 for a couple small ones at Stater Bros. was pricey

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What does a pawpaw taste like?
« on: October 17, 2018, 01:32:47 PM »
I was thinking of purchasing Shenandoah & Mango paw paws.  Any experience with these varieties?

I recommend Dwarf Namwah

For sale are-
Sugar Dragon
American Beauty
Hailey's Comet
Giant Vietnamese

Shipping via USPS flat rate Priority Mail & I have shipped internationally many times
I accept Paypal

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: what should I know while growing kiwano?
« on: October 12, 2018, 12:05:28 PM »
Slimy, but not satisfying.  It's more of a curiosity fruit.  I'd suggest growing something more worthwhile, IMHO

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is my jujube tree dying?
« on: October 01, 2018, 11:57:25 AM »
Jujubes are going into dormancy now.  I still suggest, however, using organic fertilizers.

I have Sugarcane & Honeyjar.  Of the 2, the edge goes to Honeyjar for flavor, but Sugarcane is great, as well

I know the place in Compton, Rainbow Mealworms.  I have several bags of their mealworm castings at my home.  I'll sell you 2 bags for $16

Just wait until you see the first ones that start to turn yellow.  You can also just leave them on the tree at that time, as well

Organically grown, 1 gallon
Easy to grow & propagate via cuttings

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Medium Height Banana Plants
« on: September 24, 2018, 12:44:56 AM »
Dwarf Namwah. It takes the winters in SoCal no problem, w/o any dieback

Tropical Vegetables and Other Edibles / Re: Best cure for Powdery mildew?
« on: September 20, 2018, 06:53:26 PM »
Preventive foliar sprays using copper, sulfur or neem

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