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Is this a true Jackfruit or is this some other artocarpus variety?

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: 2nd big Annonaceae sale!
« on: August 02, 2017, 11:07:49 PM »
Is there shipping to the United States?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Maesobotrya barteri
« on: July 13, 2017, 10:29:26 PM »
thank you, I'll try that! They seem very finicky indeed.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Maesobotrya barteri
« on: July 11, 2017, 11:27:16 PM »
I sprouted M. barteri successfully about 5 months ago and I've managed to survive 1 seedling, but everytime it grows leaves they turn brown and die, only to grow more and repeat the same process. The main stem is still alive and it keeps growing new leaves but I cant figure out for the life of me why they keep dying. I have the seedling in a ziplock bag to replicate the high jungle humidity but could this be too much humidity?

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Murraya koenigii...
« on: June 29, 2017, 02:13:09 PM »
are the fruits edible?

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Looking for Saurauia madrensis
« on: June 26, 2017, 01:46:11 PM »
I have a single small plant, I got the seeds from Tradewinds Fruit. I'd say even getting seeds is worth it because it grows quickly and is very ornamental so maybe someone who has a more mature plant might be able to send you some seeds.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Forest House Order
« on: June 21, 2017, 03:58:01 PM »
I'm looking to buy some seeds from Forest House Cameroon but I don't have an import permit. Is anyone also about to order from them and if so can I piggy-back off of your permit?

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Tradewindsfruit
« on: June 21, 2017, 03:54:57 PM »
I buy from them often with mixed results. Typically the fresh seeds sprout with near perfect germination rates, vegetable seeds and annuals also, and other seeds its a toss-up. I'd recommend it tho, they have a lot of hard to find unique plants that should sprout well for you.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mamey sapote
« on: August 27, 2016, 04:15:05 PM »
The mamey I tried in Tampa tasted to me like pumpkin or sweet potatoe pie, only with a hint of tropical citrus flavor. One of the most delicious fruits I have tasted. I wish I could eat them more often, but I don't think I'll be able to find them anywhere in Michigan, as most of the latino markets here are of Mexican or Guatemalan origin, rather than Cuban or Puerto Rican origin, where the fruit is most popular.

That is not true. The origin of mamey sapote is from the Yucatan. Mexican are huge fans of Mamey. The best Mameys in the world are from that region and as I mention to Sam in SoCal we get delicious Patin from Guerrero MX
I wish the mamey fans lived near me:( I lived near Mexican Town in Detroit growing up and I never saw any mamey and I visit markets around there frequently and have yet to find any mamey. It is such a delicious fruit I wish it was more popular around here.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mamey sapote
« on: August 27, 2016, 11:38:04 AM »
The mamey I tried in Tampa tasted to me like pumpkin or sweet potatoe pie, only with a hint of tropical citrus flavor. One of the most delicious fruits I have tasted. I wish I could eat them more often, but I don't think I'll be able to find them anywhere in Michigan, as most of the latino markets here are of Mexican or Guatemalan origin, rather than Cuban or Puerto Rican origin, where the fruit is most popular.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Chirimango?
« on: August 20, 2016, 10:42:00 PM »
I just don't think it's scientifically possible for two different families of fruits to cross pollinate.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Orlando/Tampa area
« on: August 19, 2016, 11:00:40 PM »
I found the hua moa bananas labeled ''hawaiian plantains'' at the Caribbean Supercenter in Orlando. They are about the thickness of 4 bananas, almost round, so that was an indication. I know from having family in Hawai'i of Tongan decent that you can cook them green, but also eat them fresh like a dessert banana when yellow, so I waited until it was ripe and tasted it. Almost the same as a regular cavendish but with a cantaloupe aftertaste.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Orlando/Tampa area
« on: August 18, 2016, 10:57:53 PM »
Update: So far I have found fresh mamey, hua moa bananas, june plum, quenepa, rambutan, breadfruit, muscadines, sugar apple, cherimoya(even though it's vastly out of season), pond apple, various star fruit and dragon fruit, jackfruit, and a few other random as well as jarred chonta, frozen acerola, cupuaçu, caju, cacao, jaboticaba, and guanabana at various markets. I have visited The Florida Botanical Gardens(meh) and I have heard of Liên Hoa Oriental Market which carries fresh gac and canistel. I was just wondering if there are any more places that might be worth while in my 3.5 days left here to do. I would also like to find duhat, canistel, wax jambu, jaboticaba, inga, white sapote and that sort of thing somewhere around here if possible. I wish the markets near my house carried more then just the regular jackfruit, dragon fruit, lychee etc. but this is as good as I can get it.

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Yeah, they sometimes send old seeds but I would say out of the 5 or 6 times I have ordered from them, only a few times have I had low germination. I will say though that it is frustrating when you buy $20 worth of seeds just to have none of them sprout, but that has only happened to me a few times, as unfortunate as that is. The guajilote actually sprouted nicely for me though. Any seed that said 'new' or 'plant asap' has had good germination in my experience has been decent.

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I know you're looking for seedlings, but I bought seeds from tradewinds and they sprouted fairly quickly. I now have 2.5 plants(the half coming from the fact that two of the plants are cinjoined.) and the only reason I am not offering them is due to me needing all of them in case of emergency since I live in Michigan and they'll be in greenhouse.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Orlando/Tampa area
« on: August 11, 2016, 10:41:02 PM »
I will try to go to Jene's and the flea market. Today I went to Caribbean Supercenter and found breadfruit, june plum, quenipa, and fresh guatemalan rambutan. I also passed by 1st Asia Supermarket but didn't go in, though I might return. In the 'Chinatown' I saw a vendor selling various assorted plants including dragonfruit and some random things, which are useless to me as I flew here. If I find something that I can't pass up i'll package it and ship it via FedEx. Any vhance I can find Canistel, Mamey, Mamee apple, White Sapote, Arrayan, Custard apple, or anything else like that around here in Cuban/Latino grocery stores?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Orlando/Tampa area
« on: August 11, 2016, 03:07:38 AM »
Thank you all for the info. I will be snooping around trying to find anything rare and exotic. I hope the Cuban and Asian groceries will have some things as well.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Orlando/Tampa area
« on: August 10, 2016, 08:27:46 AM »
Is there anything in the way of interesting tropical fruits around the Orlando/Tampa area? Is the Tampa botanical gardens any good?

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Cheers for the info akanonui 😀👍🏼
No problem!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Need help identifying this fruit
« on: August 06, 2016, 06:32:51 PM »
The berries are poisonous but will only give you a bad stomach ache and some vomiting. If you eat the roots or accidentally ingest their sap you may need to tell your family to prepare your funeral. The berries have historically been used to make a pink/purple dye so that's a plus. It also is quite ornamental.

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It makes sense now to me because not only can they tolerate extreme cold but also extreme heat. There are a few cherry relatives that are low chill, like Prunus ilicifolia, Prunus salicifolia, and Prunus lyonii as they are from subtropical areas like California and Central America. I don't know of their quality first hand but I do know their fruits seem to be more similar to the common cherry in size and flavor. Seeds of these cherries are sold on TradewindsFruits.com when they are in season, if you would be interested. They also sell wild black cherries, chokecherries, mahlab, and your Nanking cherries.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Acai & Cacao
« on: August 06, 2016, 02:03:56 PM »
Inga germinate very well if they are fresh. They often sprout within the fruit and even can produce multiple trees per seed.

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That is actually very surprising, since they are almost arctic. Anyway, I don't have seeds but I do know you should plant a few different varieties as fruit quality increases with genetic variation.

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What zone are you in? I live in Michigan, US, which is famous for it's cherries and even we grow just regular black cherries or rainier cherries. Nanking bush cherries are hardy to zone 3b-7. By all means grow them but regular cherries should do better in Queensland I would think.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: ID seedlings ?
« on: August 04, 2016, 04:54:06 PM »
To me plant #1 looks like a guajilote seedling, but I could be wrong.

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