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I'm late, but do you have anymore sugar apple plants for sale?

Thanks

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Wanted: Tahitian Gooseberry cuttings
« on: August 11, 2015, 11:37:39 AM »
Looking to get some cuttings of Tahitian gooseberry cuttings to be shipped to Wisconsin.

Thank you for you time

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My family will be in the Miami area from May 27-June 2, for a family graduation event. Where can they go to find fresh fruits to buy around the Miami area(stores/market or Flea market/swap meet)?

Thanks for any leads  :)

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« on: May 13, 2015, 09:01:45 PM »
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Doglips, i can see that too, looks line u pick Jack fruitnisniff the list lol

I'll check the link, thanks

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Rob, that sounds fantastic, please update when Truly Tropical announce the dates for their u pick days.

That u pick jackfruit sounds good too, keep them coming

Thanks for the all the reply thus far :)

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Trying to help a friend that will be visiting Fl soon and she would like to know where are some U pick style farms in South Fl. She hasn't plan a location that she will be visiting yet, since she is mostly after fruits and just like a general idea of where to go.

Thanks for any help and really appreciate all and any responses :)

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What is this fruit from Vietnam?
« on: March 27, 2015, 01:58:30 PM »
Sorry, no seeds. Just pic im trying to help a friend identified.

Thank you, that seems like the right plant :)

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / What is this fruit from Vietnam?
« on: March 27, 2015, 01:37:08 PM »
It's been awhile since i've been on here, but can anybody help in identifying this fruit?

TIA







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His contact is at this link http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=3729.0 (cookie monster's post)

Edit: no phone number/websites, only his email and may take him some time to reply back. But I believed he is done for the season, till next year. Best try right after Halloween or early November as he does get pretty swamped. I was lucky to get an order in at the very last minute and i'm glad I did :)

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I got one too yesterday along with a few longans, one black sapote and a few mac nuts.

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Those are indeed large gourds, but those two up front gourds are a close up scale, compared to the farmer squatting down beside it. It would be extra impressive if the blue crate help holding them above ground was sitting on the flat ground, instead of hanging  ;)

The long variety get just as long and large, but just not that shape though.

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That would be great to get some fresh lime seeds, just let me know when you will have them  :)

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Thanks for the interest, PM sent, check your in box

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Anybody interest in them? I have 5 pits, from the fruits I got sent by David Johnson of the San Joaquin valley CRFG chapter.

This is what Mr. Johnson(who got bud wood from the wife of the original owner of Dave Wilson's nursery )said about it:
It was the end result of personal research project by Mr. Wynn, the then owner of Dave Wilson nursery. I got some scion wood, from Mrs. Wynn, I hope I spelled their name correctly. Any way, the fruit is medium large, black skinned, ripening now. The flavor is strong, skin is thin and black, but not what you would call thin thin skin, you can peel a well ripened fruit. Like a Mexicola Grande, they due tend to much stronger flavored as they age, but not as fast. This season, the second year after fruiting, it seems to be a every other year producer. The research seed came from some tree in I believe NorCal, wonder if the strain is related to other early NorCal Mexican avocados brought in, in the early 1900s. It is similar to a Duke, but stronger flavored and thicker black skin. It also resists rot, unlike most avocados that quickly carry rot into the flesh, this one does not. and exposed flesh, does not readily turn brown or black upon exposure to the air. Similar in shape to Duke, as well, also develops a very lose seed that rattles. The tree form is weeping, fairly aggressive, the leaf narrow like a Duke or even more narrow, but not yellowish like a Duke leaf. If picked right, good taste, if picked too mature or stored too long, makes excellent guacamole or does well in cooking. One large limb on my multi grafted tree, produced 2 to 3 hundred fruits, this year, only produced maybe 3 to 4 dozen.

I would like to trade for a sugar apple seedling(red/ purple is prefer, but green a. squamosa is fine too), 1-2 cuttings of Haliey Comet DF, pandann plant/seeling, or some fresh kaffir lime seeds.

and sorry I don't have any bud wood, for that, you would have to ask for Mr. Johnson's contact from me, unless you already know his info  :)





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N/P Sam, glad I can help you out

Here are the berries from last year around June




One question, are Prickly ash tree and the Szechuan pepper corn the same thing or different?

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Perhaps there are some monoecious individuals or perhaps you had some native species near by that could pollinate it.  From a research article on the genus Zanthoxylum: "Moreover, the genus is dioecious, and therefore male and female trees must be in close proximity in order for pollination to take place and seed setting."
Could be that, but the times when I had the plant. I moved about a few times and each time, there were no other plants or person/s that also had a tree/s  that I know of. But could also have been a close one near by and I just didn't know it. Either way, I no longer have it and won't know if it's a mono or di.

Would have been great if I could have brought it up north to Wisconsin and test  to see if it's a mono or di plant, but will never know now..........oh well  ::)

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If you'd like fruit, you'll need at least a couple (a pair) -- they are dioecious.

John
Hi John, I think you asked about getting some fresh seeds from me before earlier this year when I first asked if  Zanthoxyum simulan was dieocious or monoecious ? Well, I have since moved and couldn't take my plant with me. But before I moved out of state, it did produce a good amount of berries by itself.

When it first started bearing a few cluster of berries, was at about 4-5 years old from seeds,. Then the same thing happen again for the next couple of years, till last year, it finally put out a good amount of berries, but sadly they weren't ripen in time to send some your way.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: my Brown Wax Apple this morning .... ^_^
« on: October 02, 2014, 05:17:50 PM »
Nicely form clusters..............you still have many more in various stage of development............... just means more fruits to eat/sell/ give away etc  ;D

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Where To Buy Tropical Fruit Online
« on: September 03, 2014, 11:07:25 AM »
Sadly, here in Brazil we donīt have options to build these fruits online. Only "normal" fruits (or ;)ange, pear, apple...) are available.
But you guys have so much more wonderful tropical fruits locally, so you're not missing too much  ;)

Sure we have, but unhappyness they arenīt comercialized.
Of the 20 most consumed fruits here in Brazil, only three are native to our country: pineapple, guava and passion fruit. Even jabuticaba gets off this list, although it is comercialized normally.
All the rest of our fruits is treated as exotic and comercialized at high prices, when found... In fact, is relatively easy to find lichia, rambutan, mangosten and others, but grumixamas, pitangatubas, saputás and all the others... Thereīs no signal.
Could be some are hard to grow/find/propagate/takes too long to produce or maybe they just don't handle transporting to well?

It's the same for everyplace, even if they can grow most things, they still want to import from someplace else. I think it's cheapest to buy from local vendors, where the fruits is actually grown and harvested, small village markets, side/street stalls, where not so many tourist travel.Where ever they're  tourist, it's always going to be more.

Again, I think most Eugenia fruit species are very perishable, so maybe that's why they aren't sold very often. But they do grow natively, so I guess if you know how the tree looks like, you can probably go harvest some your self when in season.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Where To Buy Tropical Fruit Online
« on: September 02, 2014, 06:09:17 PM »
Sadly, here in Brazil we donīt have options to build these fruits online. Only "normal" fruits (or ;)ange, pear, apple...) are available.
But you guys have so much more wonderful tropical fruits locally, so you're not missing too much  ;)

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Where To Buy Tropical Fruit Online
« on: September 01, 2014, 11:41:32 PM »

I don't know anything about online stores, but if you do both on site/local sales and online sales(shipping), then advertise every where: CL other sites/forums, etc (here included), i'm sure you will get some business coming to your future business. Price should be competitive with other sellers around you(I think fresh longans range from $1-$5 /lbs retail? and whole sale may be a bit less, depending on crop availability that year and how much they buy(wholesale). But, just don't charge anything like how lycheeonline prices theirs, $14-$20/lb  ???.

I guess that works for some, but not all people/consumers will agree to that price range.

Just my .02  :)
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A neighbor of mine had and early crop (late June) and was getting mid $60's for 20lb boxes wholesale.  Now in peak season, they are going for $20 for a 20lb box wholesale if they take them at all.  I expect the later October/November crop will get a good price.
[/quote]Ya, like everything else, when it's an early crop,you can charge a higher price, but in peak season, it will go down drastically.

Ya, the late season should get a good price than the peak season, but doubt it will be as high is the early crop season.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Where To Buy Tropical Fruit Online
« on: September 01, 2014, 01:24:32 PM »
Notice the prominent disclaimer on the box stating clearly the prohibition of shipment to Florida.
Harry, that's because you guys can grow them as well, so no sale for you guys ;) I'll gladly get some from you next summer, I couldn't get any from Alex(squam) this past season, he said the crop this year was scarce, so not worth it for sale. Though, I did get some of his lychee. They were ok, I would love to get some of your fresh longans, next year, if you sell them to forum members?

I have a late crop coming this year in late October/November.  I've never shipped and have a grower manage the grove from A to Z and he sells to a Chinese wholesaler.  Next year I may set aside a few trees to see if I can establish an online presence as well as by appointment only.  I'm not sure how much effort it takes to generate enough orders to make an online store feasible.  Any thoughts from someone how has experience in this is appreciated.

I had some come out in July/August and the were outstanding.  I gave some to friends who never tried them (and didn't even know what they were) and they loved them and want more.
I don't know anything about online stores, but if you do both on site/local sales and online sales(shipping), then advertise every where: CL other sites/forums, etc (here included), i'm sure you will get some business coming to your future business. Price should be competitive with other sellers around you(I think fresh longans range from $1-$5 /lbs retail? and whole sale may be a bit less, depending on crop availability that year and how much they buy(wholesale). But, just don't charge anything like how lycheeonline prices theirs, $14-$20/lb  ???.

I guess that works for some, but not all people/consumers will agree to that price range.

Just my .02  :)

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« on: August 30, 2014, 11:01:33 AM »
Sorry if it's been covered but I just plopped down $7 for a red from Vietnam.  How do you prepare these fruit?
Best served chilled, then cut in half and scoop or slice into wedges like oranges with skin on.

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