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as usual my annual call ;D

I am looking for wax apple Black Diamond  and Black Kingkong seeds

Or Jambu Air cuttings, trees or scions, seeds

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Would you accept a tree in this condition?
« on: February 10, 2019, 03:20:01 PM »
I ordered an African Pride atemoya from
http://www.chfruittreenursery.com. I couldn't find an AP from any of the sellers I normally buy from so I took a chance on these guys. They sent it quickly, it arrived yesterday afternoon. I was putting it in my greenhouse when I noticed the trunk damaged. Would you accept a tree in this condition?







I have never read a good review about this seller... I mean shipping client. Only those who went in his house are amazed by his fruit trees.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: My first guava fruit.
« on: February 09, 2019, 06:53:07 AM »
So my guava just made it's first tropic pink guava fruit. It was VERY gross. I've had tropic pink guava and they were sweet, this one was sour and nasty. Did I do anything wrong? It's a young tree and it's it first fruit, so does that have anything to do with it?
not all guava are sweet, some are very sour, in fact their are my favorite  ::), nevertheless, wait one or two crops often it changes from sour on the first crops to sweet, at least in my island.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Graft from a young tree
« on: February 07, 2019, 03:23:31 PM »
Are you saying that your root-stock, under your graft, fruited next year?  Because you left a branch of it free from grafting and not removed?  That is interesting.

If you are saying that your scion fruited the next year? --- that is extremely frequent.

I mean, the scion fruited. I have at least 10 small grafted citrus trees full of fruit now. Therefore,I know that a scion from a fruited tree will fruit quick when grafted even on a young rootstock. And what i needed to know was if a scion from a tree which has not yet fruited but grafted on a rootstock which had, will bear fruit quick.

Because if it works, it might want to take green and yellow alupag scions from non fruiting tree and graft them on one of my fruiting longan trees; or pulasan scions on my rambutan, in order to have fruit quicker.

ps: sorry for the confusion due to my non-native language, that is english

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Graft from a young tree
« on: February 07, 2019, 08:41:25 AM »
Only if the root-stock is a large, already fruiting tree, is it likely to hormonally influence juvenile scions to flower sooner.  This is a standard technique with some fruit tree breeders.

I thought so... it looks logical that if your rootstock is already fruiting.. the hormone should definitely help the flowering process. I did the graft, I guess that I will find an answer by myself.

Especially when you do it the other way... on citrus, scions coming from fruiting trees and put on 2 years trees rootstock gave me fruit after only 1 year.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: ants farming?
« on: February 04, 2019, 10:45:38 AM »
I see what appears to be scale by the center vein of the big leaf. The ants could be farming baby scale that is difficult to see.

Simon

I second Simon, Definitely, those ants are farming baby scale. In few days you will see scales everywhere. It I may? my advice black soap and olive oil as preventive treatment

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Graft from a young tree
« on: February 04, 2019, 10:28:19 AM »
a little bit of explanation:

I have seven cultivars of wax apple: small green (1-2 years seedling), small pink (air layered and fruiting), small red (air layered and fruiting), small white (air layered and fruiting), big rainbow a.k.a ชมพู่เพชรสายรุ้ง (air layered and fruiting), big red a.k.a Jambu air citra (air layered and fruiting), big white a.k.a Jambu madu deli (grafted and not fruiting).

As rootstock is a small red, I grafted on it 1 small white, 1 small pink, 1 big rainbow. I wanted to graft a small green on the rootstock, and wonder if the small green which as not fruit yet will put fruit quickly or will it take 5-6 years?




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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: ID Please
« on: February 04, 2019, 10:00:00 AM »
You also have a white cultivar in the syzygium malaccense, but from what you describe it looks like the red cultivar in its early stage.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Graft from a young tree
« on: February 04, 2019, 09:56:18 AM »
Hello everyone,

If my scion is from a seed planted two years ago, and my rootstock is 3-4 years old, does that mean that when grafted it will give fruit much faster than the seedling tree I've planted 2 years ago? can I expect it to fruit quicker?

thank you

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jambu Air Citra vs Thub Thim Chan
« on: January 31, 2019, 09:54:47 AM »
For those who are interested, i found the answer, it is indeed the same cultivar:

http://leira-fruit.blogspot.com/2009/04/jambu-air-sizygium-aquatica-var-citra.html

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Syzygium fibrosum
« on: January 29, 2019, 08:32:53 PM »
Anyone can Sell syzygium fibrosum seeds abroad? I am very interested in them
I second this, anyone ?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Jambu Air Citra vs Thub Thim Chan
« on: January 29, 2019, 05:41:07 AM »
Greetings,

Is there any difference between the wax Apple cultivars known as Jambu Citra and Thub Thim Chan (thabtim chan)? I have the feeling that it is the same cultivar one name being Thai the other Indonesian

Thanks

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Air Layering - What Age Tree ?
« on: January 26, 2019, 06:04:59 AM »
I have been studying air layering and haven't tried yet.  My main question is "What age tree can you Air Layer".
I have a wax apple that I would like to try, but it is only 3 or 4 years old.  There are 3 3 ft long branches only.
What would happen to this tree if it were too young. 
Also, a Longan tree that I bought at a nursery and have had for 2 years.  It is maybe 4 ft tall. 

Is there a rule of thumb for air layering.  Thanks !!

My opinion is that the ideal air layering would be to do it on an already fruiting tree, that should be you main target. I have done air layering on very small branch as well as very large branch. On longan and Wax apple, It is better to do it during the vegetative growth season, the roots grow quicker.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: yellow dragonfruit temperature
« on: January 26, 2019, 05:59:34 AM »
My friend told me that yellow dragonfruit cannot grow in Thailand because it is too hot.

Has anybody tried to grow it in hot country?

I personally know someone who have them growing and fruiting in my Island Guadeloupe, and I also plan to buy and plant some
Guadeloupe is a tropical Island the less we have is 18 degree C at night in the wet season and it can go to 35 degrees in the dry season

My question is regarding the pollination, is the yellow self fruitful, some are not?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pulasan trees flowering . . .
« on: January 08, 2019, 10:01:11 AM »

I was surprised this weekend to see that five of my seven pulasan trees are heavily flowering. I'm surprised because the trees have been grown from seed and have only been in the ground for five years. I sort of was expecting my GRAFTED rambutan trees to flower before the pulasan trees because they are a year older. Perhaps rambutans flower later? I hope (please, God!) one of the pulasans is a male. Anyway, it was a nice surprise! BTW, I planted two pulasans close together in one hole. The trunks are fused now and the "tree" is the largest of the lot. It's a beautiful healthy tree.

Congrats, do not forget to share some pictures

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fruiting time?
« on: January 08, 2019, 09:59:11 AM »
HEllo,

    I'm no expert, but here's my opinion.

1. Grafted plants
2. Air-Layer plants
3. Cutting plants
4. seedling plants

Vincent.

I totally agree,
from my experience there are some air-layered fruiting quicker than graft, but they will need to be big + grafting  roots. It is a very efficient method.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Missile Wax Apple - Dying?
« on: January 07, 2019, 02:32:06 PM »
If the plastic bag is on the tree, in this heat and sunny location, you can expect a dead tree very soon. Keep it shaded and well watered minus the bag (if the sun is expected to hit the tree at some point during the day). Good luck. Chris

It's currently in a well shaded area under our oak tree (no direct sunlight) with the plastic bag which has a few small holes.    I contacted the seller, they suggested keeping the bag on and adding small hole at the top of the bag. 

Thanks for the advise.

How is your tree now?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Air Layering, level : Legendary
« on: January 04, 2019, 06:00:59 AM »
Super giant air layers potted into small bags? See starting minute 10. Don't see what the advantage would be? Seems very difficult to establish, hold upright, and then to transplant. I guess those are mangoes?

I totally agree, although itís worth knowing you can do it that large I donít  understand the purpose but guess itís not my business

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Soursop 10 Months in Ground
« on: December 27, 2018, 08:34:48 AM »
Wow Amazing growth, always a sign of good care. was it a grated tree or from seeds?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Help me please! Identify this insect!
« on: December 19, 2018, 10:29:42 PM »
The first two pictures look a lot like this guy:  https://www.dutchcaribbeanspecies.org/linnaeus_ng/app/views/species/nsr_taxon.php?id=188148&cat=CTAB_MEDIA    or something closely related.  These are plant-hoppers.    The last picture is aphids.

Yes it is, thanks a lot!


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Help me please! Identify this insect!
« on: December 19, 2018, 04:51:59 PM »
Hi,
Can you please, help me, what is that thing?











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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Giant LauLau experience
« on: December 14, 2018, 06:43:05 AM »
Thanks Guys,

When I read reports on wax apple (syzygium samarangense) and mountain apple (syzygium malacense), it is often not glorious, yet for me born and raised under the tropic their are delicious.
I was hoping to have something similar here, crunchy, a lot of water, with some sugar depending on the genetic of the seeds.

I have 5 sprouting seeds, and do not have space for the 5, I hope one of them will grow sweet.

Do you think it can grow well in a 24 gallon container?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: My little Kingdom
« on: December 09, 2018, 08:31:09 PM »
Its looking good when you gonna put them in the ground?

A lot of them are fruiting in the container, I wonder if they will ever go in the ground.

Growing fruit tree in container allows me to grow more in less space. I am looking for the ideal spot to settle, when that times come I shall see.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: My little Kingdom
« on: December 09, 2018, 08:27:32 PM »
Have you purchased your property?
Not yet, I am still looking for the right spot.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: My little Kingdom
« on: December 09, 2018, 01:09:39 PM »
3 years later...The kingdom has grown a lot



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