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Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Keraji
« on: January 30, 2019, 12:47:41 AM »

Keraji is my favorite citrus behind page mandarin.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WTB: Piper methysticum
« on: January 06, 2019, 01:04:36 PM »
Bump, looking to grow as many different cultivars as possible!



Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: SF Bay Area Tropical Fruit Experiment
« on: December 11, 2018, 09:19:39 PM »
Hey guys. I am way overdue for an update video. If I could sum it up, the subtropicals have done ok but nowhere near their best. I don’t think it’s worth growing trees that putter along and struggle to produce any fruit. If I were going to stay in the Bay Area I would probably keep the cherimoyas and jaboticabas and replace the rest with figs, white sapote and other proven plants. Anyway, the conclusion of the “experiment” is that I’m moving to the Big Island of Hawaii so I can grow tropical fruit for real.

Oh daaang! Your making the move for real! Have an amazing time Joe!

Try looking into Korean Natural Farming and rebuilding populations of indigenous microorganisms.  All about creating healthy ecosystems above and below soil level.

Got the seeds very shortly after shipping.  Marcos is the man!

Thanks for reporting and good luck with them!

100% germination on Orange eugenias so far, 3 days since planting and already all shooting

Got the seeds very shortly after shipping.  Marcos is the man!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What type of pest control do you use?
« on: November 14, 2018, 03:22:44 PM »
I have planted a lot of native annual wildflowers that have ecological function the beneficial insects native to my area.  I don't spray anything and usually most issues resolve themselves given a little time.  I currently have whitefly and scale on a couple of things, particularly those in my greenhouse, and that's mainly done by mechanical control (squishing or spraying with high power water). 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: rarest papaya on earth. palanda papaya
« on: November 01, 2018, 11:10:37 PM »
Foliage was cut and I watered it after about 4 days of not having been watered.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: rarest papaya on earth. palanda papaya
« on: November 01, 2018, 10:07:51 AM »
Just dug up my V. palandensis and potted it up. Hopefully it will survive the transplant! I also took a lot of cuttings and I am trying to root them, so hoping for the best. Pretty sure it's a female based on flower rack structure.

Oh, very cool. Report back on your findings on the low heat intensity fruits. I live in Santa Cruz now and I have lost a significant amount of heat from where I used to live, haha.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Help identifying the worms (?)
« on: October 05, 2018, 11:05:40 AM »
That seems pretty irresponsible of plantogram haha

I got Asimina parviflora seeds from barnhill nurseries off ebay. 

Dang it, so used to being on this side of the forum that I completely forgot. Sorry about that mods, could you potentially move this into temperate for me?

Hey everyone,

Got a whole grip of Asimina triloba seeds that are from a mix of fruits that are cultivated varieties and seedlings of cultivated varieties.  All the varieties are from the KSU breeding program, Susquehana, Sunflower, etc..

Fruit was grown in Santa Clara Valley, California and I can confirm it was all delicious fruit.  Grew out seeds from last year and had fantastic germination.

10$ for 20 seeds minimum, shipping not included.
Open to negotiation on larger quantities and very open to trades. 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: rarest papaya on earth. palanda papaya
« on: September 20, 2018, 11:02:48 AM »
Does anyone have experience doing Tissue culture on vasconcellea/carica? I just found out I have complete access to my universities labs/equipment to run my own TC experiments. 

Further, does anyone have suggetsions on best way to propagate V. palandensis? I'm thinking about bridge grafting onto Babaco so I can back up the plant. Has anyone tried air layering?

thanks !

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: rarest papaya on earth. palanda papaya
« on: September 07, 2018, 05:14:47 PM »
Hmm, I have kept them outdoors through 0*C temperature and they have done just fine unprotected and fully exposed, albeit, in pots. 

I am thinking of grafting some side shoots onto Babaco.  Has anyone ever grafted Vasconcellea?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: rarest papaya on earth. palanda papaya
« on: September 07, 2018, 02:39:59 AM »
The thing is it's late summer here right now. Hasn't had any cold temperatures outside of a pot.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Guavas in Nor Cal?
« on: September 06, 2018, 08:57:37 PM »
I'd say it's definitely worth a try. You might have best luck with strawberry guavas, Psidium cattleianum (red or yellow).  But could be worth it to try whatever you can get your hands on. 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: rarest papaya on earth. palanda papaya
« on: September 06, 2018, 07:01:58 PM »

My V. palandensis has been showing browning tips and necrosis in the tips of leaf tissue.  I'm thinking it's a nutrient deficiency or a root issue maybe? I'm trying not to over water it but maybe I am under watering it? The soil it's in is fairly moist and was receiving shade around the base until a few weeks ago where I gave it a little more exposure.  I also have a fairly high water table, about 2' below soil surface is heavy wet clay. I wonder if this is causing root issues? 
 Anyone have any ideas?

I think my plant is on the bring of pushing a flower cluster. 

Do you still have seeds?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: FRUIT LOVERS NURSERY
« on: August 20, 2018, 07:59:35 PM »
I've had pretty positive experiences with fruitlovers...when the seeds are viable.  I've ordered quite a few times, ordering recalcitrant seeds and plant cuttings.  I've had fairly good success with certain seeds but in other situations, every single seed I receive is already rotten and beyond viable at the time I receive them.  I'd say I have had at least 75% of the seeds I've ordered from Oscar be completely unviable at the time of sowing. 

I guess that really kind of is the nature of the situation as most rare fruit seed sources (Trade Winds)will hold onto seeds until they are gone.  I love supporting you Oscar, but it's difficult when a majority of the money I'm spending is going to waste.  I think most people would really appreciate a listing of what is fresh or at least to check on the viability of the seed before shipping.

Nonetheless, I have sourced Plinia edulis from Oscar and they have been really strong vigorous seedlings.

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: What is this vine?
« on: July 28, 2018, 01:41:55 AM »
Might be convolvulus arvensis.

Just potted all my Psidium's up. Have had amazing germination. A lot of things germinated within a month and within the next month, most of the seeds that hadn't germinated began germinating. I'd say I had 75-100% germination on the seeds. Thank you Marcos!

Do you think it would be worth it to provide supplemental lighting to Vasconcellea in winter? Or do you think it would be too stressful with cold temperatures? I am zone 9b/10a

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