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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Out of season Luc's Garcinia .
« on: July 30, 2018, 01:08:27 PM »
I found several out of season fruits on the ground , some of the seeds are starting to germinate , will be send in moist vermiculite . 10 seeds for $ 20 ( USD ) shipping 10 dollars . PM if interested .


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Eugenia Article/Presentation
« on: July 25, 2018, 08:02:00 PM »
Nice presentation from Tom Del Hotal. But i agree with Berto...the folks in California are a bit behind the times on their potential for growing great eugenia species. I remember bringing this up with Tom at the Pomona conference a few years ago during the same presentation. And i see he has added a few new species of eugenias to his presentation. I just had Ben Poirier from S. California over and he didn't know what E. candolleana or E. neonitida were. And he's a nurseryman. So Tom is not alone. But i think also there are many other great eugenias out there i don't know about. This is a HUGE genus with over 1000 species, so i guess that's not surprising. There's still a whole lot info out there to be discovered by most of us.

Oscar , ages ago , way before the FB area , I read an article written by Poirier ( I think I remember the name , could be wrong and my apologizes if I am  ) in the internet , the article was about 3 varieties of Eugenia . This article converted me in an Eugenia addict ....I wanted to grow them all....20 plus years later....( I am kinda slow always thinking / hoping things will get better with age ) I finally had to admit that all the Eugenias , and at one time I had a shitload of them , were only good for the back yard growers or the birds . I do agree some are really worth the long wait for the seeds to sprout ....I wont go in know the ones ...Others are a delight , and I am always looking forward to their fruiting season .

It's overrated. It's basically Irwin Mango that originated from South Florida. The only different is they rotate the mango so the mango get sun all 360 degree so that the mango turn red evenly. Just look at this video:

Japanese has the habit of turning regular thing turn into expensive thing, like giving beer to cow and make them super expensive beef etc.

Ahhh, the beef comparison is not a good comparison (and its sake).  You have obviously never tasted high grade true Kobe Beef..

One day I will's on my bucket list

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Marang in California or Florida
« on: July 25, 2018, 07:25:05 PM »
Marang does fruits much faster than Pedalay and the fruit is also a lot larger .

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Who grow Durian in South Florida?
« on: July 25, 2018, 07:22:58 PM »
Well folks , I didn't read all the answers , so I may be contradicting some people . I am at 20 some degrees north , elevation 300 meters , in Mexico . My Durion is doing very well ( not fruiting yet ) but one hour driving up north , there are fruiting durions .

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jaboticaba - ID please?
« on: July 10, 2018, 01:48:07 PM »
Usually in about 30 days , I put a lot of jab. seeds in a zip-lock bag with moist vermiculite , just for a test , they all germinated in less than 30 days .

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Looking for Maprang
« on: June 15, 2018, 03:40:13 PM »
Looking for viable seeds for a friend who doesn't speak English , I will pay via paypal . Make an offer .

Try to ask Raul, he have quite a big tree..

Raul's tree and mine have the same age , we collected the seeds when we were in Honduras / Lancetilla . His tree had 2 fruits this year , mine none since I am at a higher altitude .
Anyway thank you all ...problem is solved . 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Are mature lychee trees less fincky?
« on: June 10, 2018, 05:59:24 PM »
I have 4 producing lytchees , 2 Brewster at my house and 2 other at the orchard ( one is an air-layer ( Kaimana ) , the other from seed from a huge variety i brought back from Asia )

In general I prune all ( 40 - 50 cm ) every year . One ( Brewster ) in front of my house I have to take it 2 meters down every 2 years otherwise I loose my ocean view , this one will not produce the next year , but plenty the next . A cold winter is always beneficial ....I noticed ...

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Lychee: Seed vs Air-layered
« on: June 10, 2018, 05:39:42 PM »
I brought some seeds back from Asia ( ages ago ) the fruits were really huge , about 40 - 50 grams . What a disappointment .....! So I swear by air-layering .

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What are these weird things ?
« on: June 10, 2018, 05:29:47 PM »
These things appeared out of nowhere , 2 days ago when I watered the pots they were not there ....Sorry for the ' out of focus ' I was so nervous I dropped the camera , scared to loose these new very rare jaboticabas . The inside of the first 2 pics was like a dry black dust , didn't see any eggs . I didn't wanna touch the last one with my bare hands never knows ... This started with the first rains .

Tropical Fruit Discussion / What are these weird things ?
« on: June 10, 2018, 04:25:14 PM »
Never seen this before , grows on the plastic , not in the soil , inside is a very fine black powder , kinda looks like a nest of some bug maybe ...

and then this one .....

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Looking for Maprang
« on: June 09, 2018, 06:41:50 PM »
Should have them soon.How many does he want?

Let me ask him Oscar .

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Pouteria sapote
« on: June 08, 2018, 06:26:13 PM »
Dear friends , even though this is an endemic fruit here in Mexico ( I don't grow it myself because I am not really crazy about the taste and the trees are sooo large  , but I must say there are some varieties that are  " WHOW " )

The question is : How long do these seeds stay alive ....

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Looking for Maprang
« on: June 08, 2018, 06:16:08 PM »
Looking for viable seeds for a friend who doesn't speak English , I will pay via paypal . Make an offer .

No grimal is very different and erroneously labelled as the large leafed jaboticaba and it has fuzz on the fruit. It was thought that grimal was a M.spirito santensis but it is not, just similar. Grimal is undescribed or at least unresolved.

Dear Mike , I have several Grimal's growing thanks to my friend ED , since these have been growing for ages in the USA one would assume it is a pritty common variety in Brasil , why has none of our Brazilian friends / experts come up with the real scientific name ? Unless I missed it Grimal is not even mentioned in the new Lorenzi book .

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WANTED: velvet apple seeds
« on: May 28, 2018, 01:34:44 PM »
I'm looking for some velvet apple seeds for sale. Let me know.

Contact me in a few months , they are in flower now .

any advice on growing conditions?  i tried to grow out cashew in pots initially, but the anthracnose just destroyed mine.

Very careful with the water while still seedlings .

Anacardium humile ( I will post a new pic in a few days , can't find last years one ) For those who killed their seedlings by over-watering you have another shot this year . This is in my opinion the best I ever tasted , not a trace of astringency . Limited availability . Fruits are forming now , the first will be ready next week . 5 seeds shipping included for $ 15 ( USD )

Whow guys , specially Sleepdoc , this is great !!!!  Now , one good advise ...let them ripen on the tree till they turn a little orange ( not bright yellow ) and give a little when pressed . Although this fruit is ' climacteric ' ( a still green fruit knocked of the tree by whatever will still ripen ) They are sooo much sweeter and juicier when picked at the right time .

I want to buy 10 seeds.

I'll send you a personal message Zeki .

In season , seeds available now , 10 seeds = $ 15 ( USD ) shipping included .

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Eugenia mattosii
« on: April 20, 2018, 05:57:48 PM »
Eugenia mattosii UPDATE .

I lost the battle against the birds .

If you have not been advised that your package is ready I am afraid you will have to wait for next season ( 22 people )

Truly sorry folks . I hope you understand .


Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Luc's / Mexican Garcinia .
« on: April 11, 2018, 03:24:28 PM »
To all of you who reserved seeds of the above please reconfirm by PM with quantities and full shipping address .

Australian members please check first the custom ag. requirements .

Seeds are available now , being cleaned , and will be ready for shipping beginning next week   

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