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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Sunsapote (Licania platypus)
« on: August 25, 2019, 06:52:23 PM »
I have 3 in the ground not fruiting yet , the seeds also are from the Vera Cruz area so I am crossing my fingers they will turn out like the one Helmut ( Waldi1 ) has . Those I tasted in Honduras were like Peter described so I decided not to collect the seeds from these . The trees are enormous .

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Phyllanthus emblica grafting on P. acidus
« on: August 25, 2019, 06:41:08 PM »
Has anybody tried this ? I guess they must be compatible ....

All seeds are sold now , I will contact the people who messaged me when new seeds are available .

Thank you .


To ALL who reserved seeds . Your reservation has been recorded and I will contact you in private when the seeds are ready . Thank you .

Fruits are very large up to 3.5 cm , very sweet and velvety pulp , the fruits are ribbed . Available now .

$ 2 USD per seed ( minimum 10 ) plus shipping .

Please make your reservations now for shipping late April beginning May . No downpayment required .

Seeds will be $ 2.50 USD each ( minimum 10 ) plus shipping registered mail . Discounts will be available for large amounts starting at 50 plus seeds ( please ask )

Shipping cost depends on the weight and destiny . As an average count on $10 USD for 10 to 20 seeds .

This for the US only : Packages that have to be mailed via USDA will have a surcharge of $ 5 USD .


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Found a new Mexican Jungle fruit today .
« on: March 07, 2019, 07:37:42 PM »
Strolling trough the jungle today I noticed lots of birds and other wildlife around and in a specific tree , closer by there was this wonderful fragrance like a very strong abricot smell . Several fruits on the ground , some still green probably knocked of by the birds , others a pink going to red colour , those 1/2 ripe , I guess , gave of this great perfume . Fruits were roundish , between 5 and 7 cm . Even those that had a good colour were still kinda hard , so when cutting them open they had an even stronger smell , 1 cm pulp between and around the seeds . The seeds looked like they could be some sort of Pouteria . I gotta go back in a week or so . I did take a small bite of one of the fruits , sweet and very pleasant ...and the best thing is I am still alive never know

Now the bad part ....most of you know my computer crashed ...finally got it back a few days ago ....they did a lousy job ....I lost lots of files , pictures it ....and even though I took quiete a few pics I could not upload them to my computer from my camera and obviously cannot post them at this time .

Been going trough my old Mexican books to try to find more info ....none ...anyway I am very excited . So if these no good computer technicians keep their word , next week you'll see some pics

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Advice for growing Malabar chestnut?
« on: January 25, 2019, 07:44:49 PM »
That's correct , let the fruits fall , all you have to do is collect the nuts , you can eat them raw or toast them , when eating them raw in the beginning there's not a lot of flavor , that comes after a few minutes . I love them and have several trees , way more than I can eat ....lots of volunteer seedlings all around the trees .

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 4 seasons longan
« on: January 19, 2019, 01:45:24 PM »
Look out for Longan Lada, it's known for fruiting 3/4 times a year in tropical weather....

Raul , do you also know how long it takes for the ' Lada ' to fruit ? Looking at pics in Google it seems to be a rather small tree which is great . How is yours doing ?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Garcinia hombroniana question
« on: January 15, 2019, 04:27:21 PM »
Is there a slight possibility that a female tree may have some hermaphrodite flowers ? My gorgeous 5 plus meter tree has been flowering for several years , never a fruit , I 'd hate to cut it down .

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: It's Black Zapote season .
« on: November 23, 2018, 10:37:30 AM »
No name , it is a good size local variety between a big orange and a small grapefruit .

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / It's Black Zapote season .
« on: November 22, 2018, 06:06:30 PM »
10 black zapote seeds , shipping included $ 16 USD . PM for larger amounts and Paypal ID .

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: 1 lot of 9 Longkong seeds .
« on: November 15, 2018, 03:33:40 PM »
Which longkong is in Mexico? We have different ones, from South Thailand is the best with small seeds..

No idea , the seeds were collected in Malaysia . I am only familiar with Langsat , Duku and the Longkong I grow .

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mexican mangosteen flood tolerance?
« on: November 15, 2018, 03:29:32 PM »
Some trees in the wild have some of their roots growing in the water .

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Raulglezruiz
« on: November 14, 2018, 08:13:12 PM »
Nice guy also , glad to have him as my friend .

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: 1 lot of 9 Longkong seeds .
« on: November 14, 2018, 08:11:37 PM »
Sold !!

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / 1 lot of 9 Longkong seeds .
« on: November 12, 2018, 05:41:24 PM »
Lansium domesticum var. Longkong . Only ONE lot of 9 seeds , grown in Mexico . My first harvest . $ 35 USD shipping registered mail included . PM for Paypal ID .

Hi , I just harvested some large Passionfruit , Yellow and Red , Brasilian Embrapa cultivars ( EC-RAM and GA-2 )

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Kwai Muk
« on: November 07, 2018, 06:33:48 PM »
In my climate ( PUERTO VALLARTA - MEXICO ) between 4 and 5 months .

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: white sapote in the tropics
« on: October 01, 2018, 06:54:20 PM »
Quote from Axel : Hawaii is 100% tropical, but unlike Puerto Vallarta and other continental-influenced locations, Hawaii has less temperature extremes, because Hawaii is surrounded by water. Luc's N=1 experiment is an example of the wrong variety for his location, however, it's not enough data to conclude that he couldn't fruit them there. But I don't blame him for not pursuing it further, so many tastier things to grow.

Axel ....they did produce , but only reached ' lemon size ' then aborted ...a long way from the Pomello size I collected . For years now I have been thinking of cutting the whole tree down to a stump and graft the local varieties . Problem is it became a majestic tree and would have to be " pruned down " little by little , otherwise it would affect nearby super producing trees ( not talking about other white sapotes ) One day I will do it , because this fruit reminds me of the great white peaches my grandma used to grow .

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: white sapote in the tropics
« on: September 26, 2018, 05:14:30 PM »
It all depends on the variety , I planted seeds collected in the highlands around Mexico City , pomelo size fruit , that was when I just started with tropical fruit ages ago . I planted just one tree ....never got a fruit of it in my climate ( 20 degrees North ) Like Tropicalnut mentioned there are tropical varieties that are really delicious , but even those like a little cold to set lots of fruit or have to be planted at an higher elevation .   

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Annona graft compatibility table
« on: September 21, 2018, 06:19:55 PM »
i have atemoya on reticulata,

illama on reticulata

reticulata on cherimola

have done atemoya on pond apple

dioica on reticulata

cornifolia on atemoya

all of these worked well, but not sure about long term compatibility...they have lasted for over 1-2 yrs without any set backs, or detrimental anomalies.

I will try to think of more, but honestly, I don't like the table format.

I would rather see each species listed individually, with all of it's known compatible counterparts, including notes about each one if necessary.

I had bad results after a few years with Ilama on reticulata .

Tropical Fruit Discussion / ID request .
« on: September 21, 2018, 06:16:29 PM »
These pictures were sent to me for ID , no further info available at this point  . The local name is Coloc or Kolok , this , according to old Mexican books , refers to Talisia floresii . Grows in the Golf of Mexico Yucatan area . With some luck later I may be able to post pics of a cut fruit , size and flavor ....My first impression is ...some type of sapote ...

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cerrado Cashew (Anacardium humile)
« on: September 19, 2018, 06:38:10 PM »
I really do like that fruit , so refreshing , zero astringency ... a few years ago I decided to plant some more , all came up fine and looked great , till like John , I went on a family visit in Europe and put somebody in charge of watering the seedlings , I even put red tags in the humile pots meaning NO WATER , when I came back they where all history 2 weeks ... those were the only ones I lost .

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jatropa
« on: September 19, 2018, 06:10:23 PM »
As a matter of fact I never even ate one of my Akee....

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