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Too bad that you can't ship fruit here :P  would love to try marang. Have gotten almost 100% germination on the jabos. Highly reccomend seller!

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ndm4
Mr. Zone Pusher that is quite remarkable with the type of winter you must have had. Excellent :)
Thanks Bovine. Normally the mangoes here flower march-april, this one decided to follow Florida schedule...probably need to trim off the panicles as this tree is too young to hold fruit. :P

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ndm4

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Just got my baby "1 year old" achacha!
« on: February 25, 2021, 10:40:20 PM »
Tree looks great! hope it grows well...Don't normally mail order trees larger trees (2+ feet), but this nursery has exceeded my expectations and I highly reccomend it.  https://www.store.hawaiiantropicalplants.com/main.sc
great place for rarer trees and reliable shipping costs also.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Artocarpus ID?
« on: February 22, 2021, 08:53:48 PM »
It looks to be a pedalai. Breadfruit have darker leaves, and in the pictures, the leaf lobes are more round compared to a breadfruit.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Grumichamma flowering!
« on: February 18, 2021, 09:56:59 PM »
Sunrisefruit, your tree looks beautiful. My grumichama has yet to set fruit...has flowered decently last spring and fall...set some fruit but got knocked off. Tried to put out a few flowers this winter, but they fell off. Expecting to get fruit this summer.



JoeP450,
I have smelled the flowers and they have an interesting smell (flowers look beautiful, assumed they smell good...nope, they don't). I'm a vegetarian so I can't tell you if they smell like bacon though ;D .


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Any surprises this year?
« on: February 18, 2021, 10:38:28 AM »
My ndm4 mango is just finished flowering and set a nice crop...strange as they normally flower in in the late spring. Bad news- cacao and soursop died back due to temperature fluctuations.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Major winter storm!
« on: February 16, 2021, 07:52:12 PM »
Hope you and your plants are doing well during this freezing weather. Cold front missed where I am, but still pretty cold with the night time temps in the mid to low 20s.

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Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: ISO kumquat
« on: February 16, 2021, 07:46:08 PM »
I have a few fruits hanging on my tree. I could send you about 10 seeds if you want, but I would check with local nurseries first/ and or graft it like mentioned above.

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Do these need male and female trees like some papayas? Or are they self pollinating? Can you describe the taste of the fruit? Thanks

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Extreme cold heat alternatives wanted
« on: February 12, 2021, 12:52:48 PM »
I made a wooden frame, then put plastic wrap over it then lit a candle to protect my in ground citrus. Made it through 17...not sure if it would work when it is colder though.

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Tropical Vegetables and Other Edibles / Re: Toona sinensis
« on: February 11, 2021, 08:02:43 PM »
Does it really taste like beef? I watched Weird Explorer's video on it and wonder if it is any good in cooking?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Forum Banner Image
« on: February 11, 2021, 04:49:00 PM »
I can sometimes see it, sometimes not. Depends on the device I use and if it wants to cooperate  :P

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Scions came in today and look great! Highly reccomend seller.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Garcinia schomburgkiana and ambarells
« on: February 05, 2021, 09:18:54 PM »
Those ambarella look beautiful. The ones I have only get to a quarter of that size. I assume they still have the same taste? I have never seen them that large.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Growing Olives
« on: February 05, 2021, 09:14:41 PM »
I got an arbequina olive from Pine Island Nursery. Like mentioned in the other thread, it has taken down to around 20. I heard it makes a great houseplant but have not put mine in the house yet. It tree produced some olives this summer, but due to underwatering the fruit were pretty small and I did not have enough to cure them in brine. Even though it requires some steps to eat the fruit, I think it is a beautiful tree worth growing just for the looks.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Polar vortex heading to FL next week?
« on: February 05, 2021, 07:45:33 PM »
My Mangoes definitely had priority. Sweet tart, lemon zest and cotton candy. The CC was the one where the lights didnt come on but only the top leaves of it looked burnt this morning. I also put a Perfume tree that was doing very well under lights and blankets and it doesnt show any damage. Alot of the flower pannicles on the LZ are damaged even if the leaves are good.

One thing I noticed, why are we not pushing olives in FL? I havent watered or fertilized in months, no protection and they seem perfectly happy with 27 degrees.

Olive does perfectly happy in the teens here no protection. I heard that it is hard to fruit them in south FL due to lack of chill hours.

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Was able to find some of the yellow dragon fruit at the Asian market for $3 a pound. Tastes so much better than the regular store bought dragonfruit. I always hesitated to buy these due to the normally high price and that the store bought dragon fruit taste like nothing.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Refrigerated jackfruit seeds
« on: January 31, 2021, 02:14:00 PM »
I have lost a few seedlings due to overwatering in the winter.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: favorite fruit 2020
« on: January 28, 2021, 01:28:29 PM »
Probably my Mallika mango. Tastes much better than the ones from the store.

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Kevin,
If you ever decide to cull them, send me a pm and I would be happy to pick them up from you. ;)

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How long before the first roots appear? Hardwood, softwood? Leaves or no? With scarifying or without?

I've attempted to root in rockwool and also perlite/vermiculite mix, with softwood/semihardwood/hardwood cuttings, with and without leaves, with and without scarification, with and without heat, and none of the cuttings ever even form callouses.

I think in the future I need to sterilize the cuttings better, bury the cuttings deeper in the rooting medium, pretreat with copper, and keep them less moist. I seem to have a problem with muntingia in particular rotting/molding, even though I'm having no trouble rooting mulberries/peanut butter fruit/Chilean guava right next to it.
Took about 2-3 weeks. trimmed off some of the leaves to reduce stress. I let the perlite dry out some before watering. I used semi green wood to the tips of the branches. One of the cuttings even sent out a flower and set fruit within a month or two.

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Just a heads up for anyone attempting to germinate these, I noticed a huge germination difference between 74F and 80F. I had almost no germination for 1.5 months at 75F, but after month at 80F, almost every cell has seedlings growing.

Also, I found this link with interesting info on lab propagation: https://www.granthaalayahpublication.org/journals-html-galley/32_IJRG20_B05_3395.html

I've had 0 luck with cuttings, is there a trick to them?
I have been able to root cuttings in perlite 5 for 5. Nothing special.

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Such a bee-utiful tree!!!!! Wish you the best in attracting all the insects that pollinate it for an abundant crop! If you don't mind me asking, do you have any idea of the parentage of this tree? A hybrid of?

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