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Have you tried growing Lychee Tomato (Solanum sisymbriifolium)? It is also spiny like that and the ďtomatoesĒ are pretty tasty. I think Trade Winds had seeds if you find it interesting.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cow Breast Orchid, Uvaria grandiflora
« on: February 13, 2018, 05:53:59 PM »
if anyone has success let me know
especially with a place i can buy seeds, or seedlings.

I got seeds from Trade Winds for what itís worth... their seeds have been a coin-toss for me, but Iím hopeful.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cow Breast Orchid, Uvaria grandiflora
« on: February 12, 2018, 06:18:59 PM »
Planted a couple of seeds today of Uvaria grandiflora... I have my fingers crossed!
If not for this thread I would not have known of it, so thank you very much Sahai1!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: White sapote seed safety
« on: February 11, 2018, 08:24:34 PM »
 The seeds are fairly large, it is hard to imagine someone accidentally swallowing one, without first choking to death before succumbing to any toxicity. The seeds also have a covering on them, looking quite simmilar to a large, fat orange seed.
 I donít have any information on the seedís toxicity, other that stuff Iíve read on forums.
 Iíve never noticed any sleepiness after eating white sapote.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fruit ID in San Diego
« on: January 25, 2018, 03:44:57 AM »
Total shot in the dark, if it isnít strawbery guava (which seems the most likely) could it be Myrcianthes pungens?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pajura fruit
« on: December 27, 2017, 09:29:26 PM »
I found this in a search...

ďFruit - raw . A thick, aromatic, oily pulp with a thin skin and a sweet, pleasant flavour . The fruit is up to 13cm long and 10cm wide.Ē

I have three eugeniaefolia

Leaves have a faint camphorous scent when crushed.

Leaf tops

Leaf bottoms

That's weird, it says the same for me... this item cannot be shipped to your selected location.
I can't imagin why that would be.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Grafting: Female x Male plants
« on: July 31, 2017, 09:40:40 PM »
I personally grafted a female scion onto a male carob tree. It worked exacly as I hoped with the female flowers being pollonated by the male flowers on the few branches I left in place.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Monstera deliciosa fruits
« on: June 29, 2017, 05:35:33 PM »
I grew this one from seeds I got from Trade Winds...
As it grows up-pot frequently and it will get larger faster.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: WTF... defective osprey?
« on: June 26, 2017, 06:38:01 PM »
Ha! That's one way to prune your trees.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: WTF... defective osprey?
« on: June 26, 2017, 04:29:27 PM »
Don't ospreys pretty much solely eat fish?

This is a pretty good instuctive video on how to pollinate cherimoyas...

This is fantastic! Thanks for posting the article.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: star fruit seeds ?
« on: June 17, 2017, 12:22:49 AM »
I grew two carob trees from seed, one turned out to be male, the other female. I grafted a different female onto the male branches, leaving one or two male branches. All that said I think there are some that are hermaphrodite.
I guess my point is that even if you end up with a male tree it may actually be a plus. You can always graft on female branches leaving one male branch... making your tree kind of self pollinating.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fertilizing annonas
« on: May 23, 2017, 03:32:32 PM »
call crop production services, they have stores in So Cal and they carry this item. you may have to special order it

Thanks for the info, I was totally unaware of Crop Production Services. There are a couple fairly close to me. Do their stores sell retail or only wholesale?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jujube Pollination Question
« on: May 21, 2017, 04:47:05 AM »
I have two Chinese jujubes in the ground (Li and Lang), and one in a container (Sugar Cane). That is what I am attempting to hand pollinate the Indian jujube with.

ajbb: That is interesting that the two are graft compatable, I hadn't heard that before.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jujube Pollination Question
« on: May 20, 2017, 07:56:35 PM »
Yes, I believe I am giving it sufficient water. It is in a #5 nursery pot, looks healthy and
is growing and flowering, just not fruiting

Still, I am curious about the pollen compatibility question between The Indian and Chinese

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Jujube Pollination Question
« on: May 20, 2017, 03:54:30 PM »
Will Indian jujube (ziziphus mauritiana) pollinate Chinese jujube (ziziphus jujuba) and vice versa?

I've been attempting to hand pollinate an indian jujube seedling with pollen from three different chinese cultivars with no takes as of yet. It may be that the seedling Indian jujube is still too young or that the pollen is incompatible. I would appreciate opinions on the subject.

Moro blood orange has a very perfumey fragrance... I also agree that finger lime peel smells unique and would make an interesting choice.

I have a moro blood orange that has two trunks like that, it switches sides every year. It will be loaded with fruit on one side and only have a few on the other, the next year it will be the opposite. For me this is a good thing as it is so productive that even half a tree is plenty.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Things to plant on canal/lake bank.
« on: May 07, 2017, 03:05:04 PM »
Pawpaws might be an option.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Please help with id
« on: April 27, 2017, 06:13:32 PM »
My guess would be something in the cucurbit family.

I would guess some form of scale insect.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Can anyone identify this ?
« on: March 31, 2017, 10:46:15 PM »
Looks like a jujube

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