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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

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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

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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-
Pierce
El Bumpo
Dr. White
Honeyhart

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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


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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

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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

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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?

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I recommend Dwarf Namwah

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

$8/cutting
Shipping via USPS flat rate Priority Mail & I have shipped internationally many times
I accept Paypal

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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

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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

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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

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Organically grown, 1 gallon
Easy to grow & propagate via cuttings
$10


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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

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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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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Apple recommendation - Braeburn or Fuji?
« on: September 19, 2018, 02:34:48 PM »
I wanted to add an apple tree to my collection.  Which do you recommend - Braeburn or Fuji?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Ava CA Keitt Mangoes at Aldi/ 39 cents a piece
« on: September 18, 2018, 06:22:37 PM »
Sale ends today, no limit.
Last year, whatever mangoes were left over, were reduced to 25 cents/each.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Banana Corms
« on: September 17, 2018, 03:56:03 PM »
I have a Dwarf Red/$25


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Prefers full/mostly shade
Great groundcover
Easy to propagate from cuttings
Organically grown, rooted 1 gal
$10, plus shipping if necessary


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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Dragonfruit cuttings (organically grown)
« on: September 03, 2018, 08:33:24 PM »
$7 per cuttings, plus cost of USPS priority mail shipping.  Can ship internationally, too
All self fertile

American Beauty
Sugar Dragon
Hailey's Comet
Delight
Giant Vietnamese
Condor

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I had a black sapote and put it in too big of a pot.  It died of root rot.  Since I am going to replace it, is there such a thing as improved variety and anyone know to purchase it?  I have never seen it listed.  Also, is there a better variety of bc Barbados cherry than FL sweet?  That is what I have and it is a less than pleasing variety in my opinion.  But, overall I like the shrub and would just like better and more fruit production.

Bernecker, Reinecke are improved varieties of black sapote. 

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I have PKM2 moringa seeds & seedlings

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