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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Help finding the variety of my Durian?
« on: January 14, 2021, 10:56:41 AM »
In the absence of any information regarding the mother tree or even the fruit and just a picture of a seedling even the most gifted Durio taxonomy and horticultural specialists are likely to come up empty on this. Your best shot is to try and get further info or employ the services of someone with Psychic abilities.

I’ve seen experts identify them just based on the leaves shape. Theres hundred of diggerent durian leaf shapes. No meed for super powers

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Help finding the variety of my Durian?
« on: January 14, 2021, 01:36:03 AM »
A couple months ago i got i nice sized durian, which is planted about 4 feet from a pond i have. However over here people very rarely have named variety fruit trees so it was sold to me just as durian. I figured out someone here might know which variety it might be.


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Going Big but not at home
« on: January 11, 2021, 01:17:02 PM »
The Australian experience is different from that related by Oscar in Hawaii. I found them to be fast growing and vigorous whereas Oscar advised he found them slow to grow and begin fruiting. They prefer full sun once over about 1m to 1.25m. They are cone shaped tall and have brightly coloured new growth.

Thanks mike! Mine is a small seedling only has 4 leaves, slow but nicely. Did you ever had problems with the wind when your kepel was in ground? Also ive heard they love water

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Going Big but not at home
« on: January 10, 2021, 11:25:57 PM »
Anyone who has grown kepel has any experience if they like full sun eventually? Im growing a small seedling and havent found much info online besides old threads in the forum.

Thankya, William

Hey everyone,

Recently got ahold of a Kepel seedling, however i do have some concerns regarding sun exposure and if they  can take full sun. My seedling is less than a foot tall so as of now he’s been doin fine on a window behind a light curtain. Any help is appreciated!


Tropical Fruit Discussion / New Year, New Tropicals?
« on: December 31, 2020, 11:06:03 AM »
Hey everyone,

So as we approach the new year, i started thinking on what i want to attempt growin next year that i’ve never grown before and has had me interested for a while. Im thinking of growing some kadsuras, green sapote, and pulasan if i can get my hands on some them as well which is the hardest part i may say. I tought it would be interesting to hear what other people on the forum want to grow next year. Also happy new years to everybody in advance cause alot of fellas down in australia and asia will be in the next year a day before us haha.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mamey Sapote seed viability
« on: December 29, 2020, 09:53:21 AM »
Just wondering how long Mamey Sapote seeds remain viable for as all my efforts to get viable seeds, here in Uganda, have not worked out.

Are they better shipped moist?

Any suggestions appreciated!

About 3 months ago i planted 7 fresh mamey seeds. 3 months later only 2 sprouted.

I have four seedling cambucás (Plinia edulis) in one gallon pots and they make nice new leaves but then later after they are mature for about a month the leaves very slowly start to die back at the edges.

They have been fertilized occasionally, but at 1/4-strength with water-soluble fertilizer.

What does this leaf-burn sound like? (Sorry but have no photos.)  Is it that they are over sensitive to solute in the water?  Do they need to be flushed with water more?  Would they maybe benefit from being put into into an extra deep pot to offer more root run?  Or what . . .  ?

Any advice or help would be welcome.


Paul M.

The problem could also come from your ph being too high or maybe too much sun for its respective age.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cambuca does not taste like orange jello
« on: December 21, 2020, 09:40:41 PM »
I know, its an old thread, but I was able to taste my first cambuca courtesy of Our Kids Tropicals Nursery last Friday. Although the fruit is larger than regular jabs, the seed and skin take up a large amount of the fruit. the rind of the fruit had an sour/citrus taste. The flesh had the taste and consistency of an abiu combined with maybe a peach? Overall, it is a good fruit and is worth collecting this rare tropical fruit tree.

Hey jabo,
How would you rate cambuca compared to regular sabara jabos? Do you know how many years it takes to fruit? I’ve got a couple seedlings.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Growing Marang (Artocarpus Odoratissimus)
« on: December 10, 2020, 11:17:51 AM »

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Growing Marang (Artocarpus Odoratissimus)
« on: December 08, 2020, 06:10:08 PM »
 A couple weeks ago i got my hands on 2 marang seedlings. I’ve been looking online for info on how to grow em but have found little to no information. Only thing i have heard a bit is that they do like lots of water, but not much regarding sun exposure, soil of preference, wind tolerance and nutrients i should look out for in this plant in particular. Any help given on these or just experience in general with the plant,  thanks :D


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Keepin my “Ultra Tropicals” safe!
« on: November 30, 2020, 11:25:50 AM »
Marang and Kepel are equatorial  which I believe is more clearly defined than utra tropical which I guess may be 10 latitude or so to the equator. Warm temperate and sub tropical area bit hazy as well. Most ohers listed are tropical/sub tropical.
Kepel handle wind better than marangs wish almost shatter is strong wind with their sail like leaves.Both can bounce back from much higher wind speeds than that all the same. The rest just need a bit of controlled pruning and flexible trees actually do ok as well.

Nice info Mike as always mate👊

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Keepin my “Ultra Tropicals” safe!
« on: November 30, 2020, 11:09:33 AM »
Those arent ultra tropicals.

Would love to see yo tropicals bullie ;D, bet u just have mangoes down there u silly kid.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Keepin my “Ultra Tropicals” safe!
« on: November 26, 2020, 11:57:48 AM »
Forgot to mention they’re all about 6-9 months old :)

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Keepin my “Ultra Tropicals” safe!
« on: November 23, 2020, 12:51:35 PM »

So recently we got hit by two consecutive category 4 hurricanes here in Honduras, as soon as the almost 90 mile per hour winds started hitting i knew i had to put some of my ultra tropical seedlings on a safer place. Since ive imported most of these guys i didnt want to run any risks. The seedlings pictured are: 2 Macadamias, 1 Cambuca, 1 Rollinia, 1 Kepel Burahol, 1 Marang, 1 Mamey sapote, 1 Yellow Jaboticaba, and 1 Excalibur sapodilla. The Kepel and the Marang are the most recent additions to my collection, any help on growing these 2 would be amazing, such as sun exposure and how much water they like. Thanks for stopping by👊


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Sapodilla Excalibur
« on: October 22, 2020, 09:22:20 PM »
I’ve heard they produce massive fruit, some of the biggest sapodillas out there. However i wish i knew more bout its growth rate and age of production from seed. Hopefully someone else can add to this


Looks like mycelium. Can be beneficial by bringing moisture and nutrients to the roots. Usually a sign of healthy soil, but sometimes can be parasitic.

Thank Lord! Hopefully it does some good to the soil, hopefully someone else will shine some light in here to be sure.

Thanks, William

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Spiderwebs on my sapodilla’s soil?? Help!!
« on: October 08, 2020, 03:07:09 PM »
So about 3 weeks ago i repotted one of my sapodillas. However this week i noticed some kind of spiderwebs or white fungi developing on the topsoil, which is new to me. Should i be concerned about this? Do i isolate this plant? How do i treat it if i need to?

Thanks for any help

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Help identify my new jaboticaba
« on: September 30, 2020, 10:42:47 PM »
That's awesome MikeT.  I'll give mine plenty of water and fertilizer. Hopefully I will get multiple crops as well.  I will keep an eye out on Ebay for a red.

Timbo i would suggest you feeding them in a foliar manner, especially if grown in pots. It is way harder to overfertilize that way and gets nutrients faster into them.


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Just got Java Plums
« on: September 30, 2020, 12:36:49 PM »
Jambolan grows here as a weed and it is quite invasive. Also taste is not close to the best in the world since they have a big chunck of astringency. I’ve seen them thrive on neglect much like a weed. Not worth growing in my opinion but to each is own


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Garcinia brasiliensis or Achachairu ??
« on: September 29, 2020, 12:49:25 AM »
Also important to note that the leaves are not flat but have a “waviness” to them. Dont know if u can see it on the pic👍

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Garcinia brasiliensis or Achachairu ??
« on: September 28, 2020, 08:33:44 PM »
A couple months ago i bought this garcinia from a small nursery, the guy who sold it to me said he wasnt sure what the tree was. I knew of the bat it was a garcinia and took it home. Can anyone confirm its identity? Its new growth is of an orange hue


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Excalibur Sapodilla, the best variety??
« on: September 26, 2020, 08:24:23 PM »
In his showdown some showed true grit and some just couldn't' bear it well enough. It was Krasuey.

That is some interesting info mike!


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Excalibur Sapodilla, the best variety??
« on: September 25, 2020, 02:26:39 PM »
BKD 110, Brown Sugar, C54, C55, C58, Foster, H C Tan, Kai Hahn, Krasuey, Kulbaba, Lamao, Makok, Makok See Gaa, Martin, Mead, Modella, Pineras, Ponderosa, Prolific, Sawo Manila, Tikal and Tropical were trialled in a comparative planting in my home town being planted in the 70s and 80s. I am sure most of this motley crew are not on Excalibur's line up these days. There is some real trash in the ranks and only one real star emerged and I whipped the pants of its rivals.

Which was the star?


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Excalibur Sapodilla, the best variety??
« on: September 25, 2020, 01:03:23 AM »
Not sure where you got it from but if its a seedling, dont expect it to be like its parent.

I agree with bsbullie. Since it is a seedling, it may be very different.

To answer your original post though, the Excalibur variety is very good. I planted a grafted Excalibur sapodilla around 9 years ago and it produces a lot of large fruit twice a year. The flavor is very good as well.

I also think it may be one of the varieties that do not need a cross pollinator for good fruit set. Hasya on the other hand is an excellent fruit but does not appear to fruit well without cross pollination.

Thanks murahlin,

I know there might be a variation because its a seedling, however im quite sure that i’ll at least get a nice size sapodilla bearing tree. As well as having something different than my alano. Any experiences with  the quality of fruit from sapodilla seedlings?


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