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If you got the seeds from me they are originally from highlands Guatemala, so a sub tropical, and not surprising it survived. They have a wide range, so there are some that are more tropical. So all depends where you sourced them?
Yes seeds were from you, that's great they were more cold tolerant, their loving the florida climate   8)

Both of mine were out almost all winter except for one night I brought it in my patio so no frost fell on them. Both are almost 4 years old but one grew faster than the other, the big one had a little leaf burn but protected from wind and frost it stood 32f and was fine, the smaller one in the same conditions died back but came back just recently from the bottom of the stem.

Itís one of those plants you really never want to put threw a test like that for the chance they might not come back but since they stood 39f last year unprotected And were completely fine I figured I would push the limit a bit.

I found Marang rather easy to grow once germinated in spring or summer, if germinated in fall or winter you probably don't have a chance. Mine is taking off like a weed, almost 4 years old about 5 feet, In a root pruning pot but my other one in a regular pot is doing just as good

Should add that i do bring it in the garage when it gets below 38F but i bring it back out the next day unless it too is below 38F which is rare.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Black and red Surinam cherry
« on: May 06, 2018, 11:10:45 PM »
What variety of black surinam?
zills black surinam

Forgot I germinated a camu camu seedling in a bag with a moist paper towel, 6 months later and being in part sun for a few hours a day it was completely dried, yet when I closely looked at the tip it was still slightly green, so after planting it and giving it some TLC it is actually growing again

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Black and red Surinam cherry
« on: May 06, 2018, 05:54:55 PM »
First fruiting of my black Surinam, itís about 4 years old. Second fruit on my red Surinam thatís about 5 years old. The black are by far much sweeter. My red had bitter cherries when it first produced but now they are much sweeter yet still not as sweet as the black.

root pruning pots are good, they do work. I was talking more about letting the roots grow through the pots and still develop so when you do eventually transplant you have a nice 6-10 ft roots that are easily picked up and put into larger pots. Soursop are resilient plants but i have also done this technique with many different family such as Artocarpus, Pouteria, Eugenia, plinia, annonas, garcinias, and various other. I will say there are fast growing ones such as java almond and Jamaican cherry that don't do well when kept in small pots for too long in my experience but for the most part it works. I have seen a 7 foot kepel in 3 gallons of soil so miracles can happen.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / trick to keep plants in small pots longer
« on: April 13, 2018, 10:17:02 PM »
Here are some soursop 3 years old, over 6 ft tall in 3 gallon pots, They are growing faster than the ones in bigger pots. The trick is to have a good base such as concrete or plastic to keep the roots from growing in the ground, add about 6 inches of a mix of fresh and composted leaves mixed with peat moss and stick the plants on top, it allows for the roots to grow out the bottom of the pots and sit in a rich moist compost while keeping the top roots more dry, since the peat moss stays wet longer it gives you a couple days in between watering, plus it saves on fertilizer as it accumulates around the base instead of going in the ground.

here are some Bignay over 6 feet in about 2 gallons of dirt, I have a bunch in bigger pots that are the same size.

logs help keep moisture in the ground and also add a continuous supply of carbon. worms breed like crazy in this compost mix.

you can see the roots. I am able to move the pots at will without worrying about breaking roots, although on concrete tiny roots do go into the ground but are easily broke with out harm to the rest of the root system.

Figure i would share as I am always looking for ways to keep plants happy in their pots as long as possible and maximize growing speed as well, There are many people also wondering the size of tree and correlation of pot size so i hope this helps. A side note that i only use rainwater or highly filtered tap water, I don't believe you will get the same results if using unfiltered city water and chemical fertilizers full of salts as it kills the soil bacteria which is the plants immune system, healthier soil healthier plants.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: spondias purpurea
« on: April 02, 2018, 05:56:20 PM »
Thanks for the proper ID and info. I tried the fruit and it was woody, green sour tasting, so i'll try the green ones next.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / spondias purpurea
« on: March 30, 2018, 06:28:26 PM »
Bought this off ebay listed as a spondias purpurea, just making sure are these the right fruit and right time of harvest

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Nothing more available
« on: February 17, 2018, 08:45:01 PM »
I got my seeds finally. I doubt they will sprout.
Not with that attitude  ;)

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: rarest papaya on earth. palanda papaya
« on: October 02, 2017, 02:22:37 AM »

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: rarest papaya on earth. palanda papaya
« on: October 02, 2017, 02:13:24 AM »
Thanks for the information :-)  I'm guessing that they don't like the heat here in Miami.  Maybe I'll try putting them outside again over the winter and see how they fare.
Mine are doing fine and its been very hot and humid and their in dappled sun, I only water them with rainwater so maybe its the water your using.

Man that looks totally worth the danger, Great pictures, Glad you had a safe trip

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: ID Please
« on: September 23, 2017, 08:26:29 PM »
its Artocarpus sericicarpus, having both with no tags ive learned to see the difference.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Ilama varieties
« on: September 13, 2017, 11:28:27 PM »
Ilama white .

That white ilama has more of an elongated look compared to mine, I guess that's 2 different varieties of white.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Category 4 Hurricane Irma
« on: September 12, 2017, 02:30:01 AM »
saw 90-100 mph gust, The winds lasted for over 12 hours, Passion fruit were being hurled all over the place, most bananas i had to cut in half, papayas and avocado are good, Inga took it like a champ, same with soursop, amla broke at its base but it can grow back from the roots other than that all good here. Can't imagine the damage down south.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Category 4 Hurricane Irma
« on: September 11, 2017, 12:46:07 AM »
man is it windy, my papayas and bananas are sideways

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Check it
« on: August 27, 2017, 04:50:14 PM »
Ive tried germinating hundreds of chempedak only had 1 make it to about 2 feet, Haven't given up yet.  Have a bunch of cheena that are taking off so at least that.

property isn't that big about 1/4 acre but im going to plant the majority on another property which is more than enough, I will be keeping the rarest trees here  8) I have to make sure the trees are big enough so animals dont eat them so i keep them all around me as long as possible so i can guarantee success.

Also i like densely planting because ive read about photoperiodism and how it causes plants to grow faster to compete with the other foliage, so i put various plants in groups depending on growth habit to still allow room for the leaves of each plant but allow them to shade each other enough for photoperiodism to take affect and I have seen a dramatic increase in plant growth. To verify i have 5 or more of almost every plant except for a few so i put them in different locations with different lighting but getting the same care as the other plants and the ones that are bunched for photoperiodism are definitely growing faster.

Yea thats my neighbors roof, everyone's property is either lawns or sand and mine looks like a jungle sandwiched in between, its really funny, everyone says i have the coolest yard but my neighbors say i have too many trees ??? is that possible ;) ;D

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Check it
« on: August 27, 2017, 03:21:58 AM »
average around 40F coldest but i have a legit micro climate and my soil I make is perfect for maximum growth and health of the plants, One thing people neglect is the soil so having the healthiest soil allows your plants to deal with stresses better.

Langsat about 4 years old, marang like 3 1/2

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Check it
« on: August 26, 2017, 12:24:43 AM »
No limoncillo (Melicoccus bijugatus), I have a few Lucs Garcinia and their still in pots in dappled sun. I would keep them in pots for the first 3-4 years before planting in the ground maybe even longer and it would still need some shade until its adapted, I see your in florida so I would also recommend digging a good size hole or mounding up and filling it in with compost and good garden soil mixed with 20% of native sand/soil.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Check it
« on: August 25, 2017, 09:17:45 PM »
Took some pictures today of my front yard, pretty cool.


Marang about 6 feet tall


Red plantain

Theobroma bicolor

Black pepper on the tree


Don't wait to transplant because it just gets harder the longer you wait, 50 Limoncillo growing in the ground.


Inga spectabilis


Geffner Atemoya

Soursop over 8 feet in a 25G pot

Perfect canopy



Check out my Langsat

I'll take pics of the back some other time

yea from baker creek, planted them first day of june

all 5 of mine germinated within 3 weeks, Ive been putting them in dappled sun after 2 P.M., left them out over night and lost 2 to the full sun but 3 are growing good.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Clove tree flowering
« on: August 07, 2017, 05:47:50 PM »
Yea it happens but this is from Jeffrey (7heads) on the forum so im sure he knows what a clove tree is, im wondering if its just another tree called clove.

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