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Temperate Fruit Buy, Sell, & Trade / Angel Red Pomegranate
« on: April 20, 2018, 05:55:37 AM »
I have a 5 gal Angel Red Pomegranate for trade

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Dwarf Red Banana 5 gal
« on: April 20, 2018, 05:54:26 AM »
For trade-
5 gal Dwarf Red Banana, organically grown

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Bananas for sale in SoCal
« on: April 16, 2018, 06:48:49 AM »
Is the Ice Cream aka Blue Java?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Do you like jujube fruit?
« on: April 12, 2018, 11:23:32 PM »
Onegreenworld has some trademarked jujube varieties.  Anyone have details on these?

Winter Delight
Autumn Beauty
Black Sea

I have a few PKM2 Moringa seedlings available.

PKM2 is a cultivated variety which flowers early, producing pods.  It also has more lateral branching, making harvesting less difficult

Local pick up.  Shipping can be considered

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango’s - Which of These is Best
« on: March 29, 2018, 11:04:04 PM »
Alphonso doesn't do produce well in SoCal.
Not on your list, Sweet Tart does do well and is a high quality mango

Here's the pic of the different genders' flowers

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Indian Mango season 2018
« on: March 27, 2018, 03:25:20 PM »
I get my online Mangos from I get the rest of my Mangos by growing them myself or from my friends orchards around San Diego.


you may be better off driving to Cerritos and buying from Indian stores. They always have Alphonso, Kesar, Bengalpali, and few others. However, Paki mangoes suck, for whatever reason they turn out over 50% fermented whether you buy from online or in store.

Little India is technically in Artesia, which neighbors Cerritos.  Pioneer Cash & Carry is a good place to pick them up when available

Easy to root, with high success percentage.
Fast growing tree collards are evergreen & perennial.
Leaves have a purple tinge during cold weather, but turn green during the warmer months.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Worm castings fertilizer?
« on: March 21, 2018, 02:25:57 PM »
Worm castings supply NPK and some micronutrients.  I use castings gathered from my DIY worm bin, kelp and compost.  I'm also using the Azomite I have left, but won't be using rock dust going forward

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Papaya question
« on: March 18, 2018, 04:36:38 AM »
I recommend Sunrise papaya.  I obtained my seeds from the University of Hawaii at Manoa seed bank

Some taste just like Juicy Fruit gum, in my opinion.

Tropical Vegetables and Other Edibles / Favorite sprouts/microgreens?
« on: February 22, 2018, 09:54:20 PM »
I'm looking to get into growing microgreens, starting with sunflower seeds (black oil & regular) & broccoli seeds, in 10X20 trays with soil.  What are your favorite sprouts/microgreens to eat?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Can we use egg shells for our fruit trees?
« on: February 15, 2018, 01:26:05 PM »
I use eggshells by puttung them in my worm compost bin.  They also provide grit for the worm's gizzards,  The castings work great in the garden

Online, you can go to-

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: SoCal Papaya sources?
« on: January 31, 2018, 08:17:03 PM »
Sunrise is pretty sweet

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: SoCal Papaya sources?
« on: January 30, 2018, 01:58:41 AM »
I grew my healthy Sunrise papaya from seed obtained via home garden packet from the University of Hawaii at Manoa seed bank.
Packets are $1 and shipping is $1

I bought a Reinecke black sapote from them on Ebay, and it was a healthy tree that was packed quite nicely

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Shipping mango tree
« on: January 22, 2018, 05:46:04 PM »
I shipped a pitangatuba via the UPS store.  They packed it up for me.  I highly recommend them.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: La Verne Mangoes this Year
« on: January 18, 2018, 10:19:37 PM »
There are commercial Keitt mango groves in the Coachella Valley and nearby. 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Green Sapote recommendation?
« on: January 16, 2018, 11:34:15 PM »
Of the online nurseries I've searched, Fairchild, Whitman & IFAS green sapotes are available for purchase.  Can anyone share details on which to get?  Thanks.

I have 1 gal & 3 gal
Easy to grow, prefers full sun
Can eat raw, hence the name "earth apple", or cooked
Can also be rendered to make yacon syrup.

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