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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Tropical Fruit Forum Starter Kit
« on: May 12, 2019, 05:24:45 AM »
Nice plants!

What is the plant on the left side second one down?  I have a couple of these growing with no label and i'm not sure what they are.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Bug ID help
« on: April 15, 2019, 05:34:58 PM »
I am having a hard time identifying this bug. They are doing quite a number on the leaves of the acerola and peanut butter and a few on the mulberry.

I am going to hit them with one peppermint oil and a few other essential oils tonight. Unless there is something that might be more effective.

Curious what they are, never seen them before.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: White sapote thinning ?
« on: April 08, 2019, 10:35:37 AM »
Will you be offering some seeds?  :D

Nice!  Would you be interested in selling some seeds from the big red one?

Shipment received!  Well packaged and speedy delivery! Already germinating too  8).  Thanks!


Also sent PM!

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Macadamia Nuts/seeds
« on: November 15, 2018, 08:19:34 AM »
I'm interested.  How would this variety do in a tropical environment?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: New Fruit Similar to Starapple
« on: November 13, 2018, 10:02:32 AM »
Oscar, what time of the year are the seeds available?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: seeds
« on: November 13, 2018, 07:45:33 AM »
Hi Mike,

Anymore seeds left?  I have been selling the heck out of baby peanut butter seedlings from the last batch you sent me!  Let me know what you still have available.


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pics from the garden
« on: November 09, 2018, 01:41:30 PM »
Thanks Mugenia!

Found some plants shooting up out of a pot. Obviously something I planted. Cannot figure what they are.

Anyone know what these might be?

Beautiful pictures!  Those look like baby Maho trees.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: How Long for Ylang Ylang to Flower
« on: November 09, 2018, 01:34:46 PM »
I have one that is about three years old and flowered for its first time this year and still going.  The tree is about 5' tall.

I was delighted to get those first fragrant blossoms!

I am interested in the Campo Ramon Jabos and the  Ultra rare and very sweet Myrtaceae sp. from Paraguay.

Would these do well in tropical regions as well?

PS: My wifes family is from Argentina.  Her dad is from Buenos Aires and her mom is from Puerto Madryn. 

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Looking for Guavaberry tree
« on: October 29, 2018, 12:03:46 PM »
I live in the Virgin Islands and yes they are quite popular here.  There are ones with red, purple, or yellow berries.  I have one of each planted out and so far I have found their growth rate to be pretty fast, much more so than Jabos.

Coming up in February is our annual agricultural fair, this is the time to procure them.  I am happy to take orders from people and send up via USPS Priority Mail.

Shoot me a PM if interested. 

Hi Han,

I sent you an email regarding something unrelated to the seeds you are selling.

Do you think you will get anymore of the Pacific Lychee seeds?

PM sent!

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: pineapple starts 4-sal
« on: October 18, 2018, 02:03:58 PM »
Shipping is the same as states.  USPS Priority Flat Rate box is the best way to go. 

I would order as many as you can fit into one or two of the larger flat rate boxes.  I'm thinking 5-10 could fit into one box. 

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: pineapple starts 4-sal
« on: October 18, 2018, 11:19:04 AM »
I am very interested in buying some slips from you.  Please let me know when you have more available and are ready to ship.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Sugar cane starters
« on: October 18, 2018, 11:17:32 AM »
PM sent!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Difficulties with pulasan
« on: October 11, 2018, 09:14:58 AM »
I bought some from Han Sen in Malaysia (see the for sale section of this forum) among others such as Rambutan, Seashore Mangosteen, Purple Mangosteen, etc.

All the Pulasan sprouted and all the other seeds sprouted.  When they arrived to me, they all had roots from being packaged in vermiculite.  I made a mixture of peat moss, local soil, double chipped mulch, and some sand.  They are all doing great. 

I have similar climate here in St. Croix as Guadeloupe.  The rainy season just started so that probably helped with keeping them happy.

On a side note, would love to visit Guadeloupe some day!

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Escarlate Scarlet Jaboticaba Seeds $5
« on: September 24, 2018, 11:22:22 AM »
PM sent

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Are Forgotten Crops the Future of Food?
« on: August 28, 2018, 01:09:47 PM »
Think of the places that are known to have large percentages of centenarians.  Places like Dominica, Japan, Costa Rica, etc.  The lifestyles that these people have in these regions is antithetical to modern society and the science of "improving" life expectancy.  On the contrary, they live a lifestyle that is very much a thing of the past.  Eating whole foods, living simple lives, doing lots of walking and moving around, tending gardens and growing food, and being surrounded by friends and family until their last days on earth.

Does anyone subscribe to mango mans emails?  I believe he is Marvin Pickering right, the guy who the Pickering mango is named after.  I haven't purchased any of his CD's but I do enjoy reading his emails. 

Overall, I think modern society is killing us in many ways. 

Down here in the Caribbean, with the high price of groceries, its easy to stay healthy.  Between what we grow, the fish I harvest from the sea, and the local Farmer's Co-op we have been part of for many years, we only need the stores for raw staples. 

A friend of mine has been developing his Moringa business for many years.  He has an FDA approved organic Moringa processing plant with organic Moringa grown on the island of St. Croix.

I have to thank forum member pineislander for sending down some greens that we continue to enjoy frequently, the Okinawa Spinach and Longevity Spinach.  We also use Katuk a lot. 

My son attends a Survival Skills class where he as learned all different types of local greens that can be foraged and they are quite good.  If anyone is looking to take a learning vacation, I strongly recommend the Mt. Victory camp here.  The folks who run it could easily survive here if the ships with goods from the states stopped coming.

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