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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Watermelon
« on: February 21, 2019, 05:17:12 PM »
Baker Creek has Royal Golden & Golden Midget watermelon.  Their rind changes color when ready to pick

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Monster avocado
« on: February 18, 2019, 11:52:32 PM »
Queen avocadoes get even larger than that

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cecilove Mango. . .Availability?
« on: February 18, 2019, 11:33:14 PM »
Bolt is supposed to be a good selection, too

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Lemon Zest mango tree
« on: February 13, 2019, 11:36:24 PM »
I have several CA Keitt seedlings growing right now for grafting.  They're available around September at Aldi for about 50 cents/each. Other supermarkets will have them for upwards around $1.50/each.  CA Keitt seems to have good vigor, from what I observe

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

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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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