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Sunrise papaya (aka strawberry papaya).  Very sweet, with no musk smell.  I have a seedling tree and love the fully ripened fruit

https://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/seed/seeds.asp


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Mangosteen at 99 Ranch Market
« on: July 13, 2018, 04:49:32 PM »
Shopped at my local 99 Ranch Market today and spotted fresh bagged mangosteens from Mexico



I'm keeping the seeds for planting, mainly as a curiosity project

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Help: wax apple won’t flower
« on: July 06, 2018, 04:19:24 AM »
My Black Diamond wax jambu has several fruit plumping up, and is now pushing more flower buds, too.  Perhaps it's just the variety?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: My best pineapple season yet
« on: June 26, 2018, 03:05:08 PM »
You guys may want to try out a white fleshed variety like White Jade or White Sugarloaf. They are low acid and very sweet and the core is soft and completely edible.

Simon

Between the two, which do you prefer?

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Look into Cotton Candy

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Grow them in containers

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Are Pitangatuba Self-fertile?
« on: June 18, 2018, 07:24:07 PM »
Yes, they are.  Let it grow some more

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Hello,

in one week I'll be in New York anyone know where I can buy pineapple fruits of particular varieties (for example white shade, red spanish, smooth cayenne, sugarloaf) in order to take crowns and bring them in the suitcase ?

Or anyone know a seller who can send ...even if it would be better to bring only crowns and not rooted plants.


thanks

Google is your friend.   I bought White Jade and Sugarloaf from Wellspring Gardens.  Nice plants.

Between White Jade & Sugarloaf, which do you prefer?

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Hi can these grow in pots, if so what is the best soil.

Yes.  Cactus potting mix is best, but regular potting mix will do just fine.  Remember to make a trellis, otherwise you'll have a hydra growing all over the place

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: First Nam doc Mai Mango 2018
« on: June 15, 2018, 12:19:47 AM »
Watermelon is enhanced by squeezing lime juice over it. Ate it this way yesterday.

Zands you ever ate a top tier watermelon such as orangeglo or gold in gold, or any for that  matter? They're good as is!!!! grocery store garbage gets the lime and tajin added which is really good.

How would you rate sugarbaby watermelon?

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Champa Nursery in El Monte
Mimosa Nursery in East LA
Laguna Hills Nursery in Santa Ana

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pina Colada Mango
« on: June 12, 2018, 04:46:00 AM »
Zill E-4 and M-4 are supposed to be great coconut-flavored mangoes. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is this REALLY gynura procumbens?
« on: June 04, 2018, 04:10:36 PM »
Yes, you are correct.   Gynura procumbens is often mistakenly referred to as ashitaba, when in fact ashitaba is angelica keiskei kodzumi

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I have healthy, organic Chaya cuttings for trade.
It's a hardy perennial which goes dormant during the Winter.

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Polyembryonic mangoes can have 1 or more plants.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Dwarf Red banana for trade
« on: May 30, 2018, 11:11:50 PM »
Organically grown



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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Wax Jambu anyone?
« on: May 24, 2018, 09:44:22 PM »
Wax jambus are quite refreshing on a hot day, due to their water content.  As mentioned before, they're not that sweet.  I have the Black Diamond cultivar from Champa

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Black sapote
Goldenberries

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango cv "Miel"
« on: May 09, 2018, 12:01:25 AM »
There is also a Zill variety named "Honey Kiss"

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2 1/2 year old papaya seed grew.
« on: May 09, 2018, 12:00:10 AM »
I recommend growing Sunrise (aka strawberry) papaya.  The fruits I get off my tree are quite sweet.  Love 'em

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Canistel variety recommendation
« on: May 08, 2018, 10:25:49 PM »
Can anyone share their recommendation on the best tasting/producing canistel variety?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Indian Mango season 2018
« on: May 04, 2018, 05:24:10 AM »
I only saw Kesar and Manila

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Indian Mango season 2018
« on: May 03, 2018, 09:55:25 PM »
Hit up Pioneer Cash & Carry today and picked up a box of Uttam Kesar mangoes $25/box.  This will be the first time trying kesar







Also picked up a box of Soleil Manila mangoes $5/box




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Mimosa LA is adjacent to Champa.  Good opportunity to check out both.  Mimosa Anaheim is the closest, but just go there to browse.  Otherwise, expect to pay some very high prices.

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