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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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I got Asimina parviflora seeds from barnhill nurseries off ebay. 

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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?

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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. 




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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 !

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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?

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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Do you still have seeds?

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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.

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

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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!




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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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Nice, I have a hoop house that is single layer plastic but stays a few degrees warmer and protects from wind and rain. I am thinking about planting a variety of different vasconcellea in here for protected conditions. I would probably dwarf them and keep using them for cuttings until flowers show up. 

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I'll get around to feeding them one of these days. I am also very inconsistent with watering, as in they dry out a little between waterings. They seem to be pretty cool with it though.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fruit identification
« on: July 20, 2018, 05:28:47 PM »
Magnolia grandiflora, mon

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Yeah, I can't restrict these beautiful plants into pots, because they really seem to necessitate being in the ground.  I am in an area where a couple people have Babaco planted in the ground and it seems to manage just fine. Worst comes to worse I'll divert all water away from the tree.  And if even then, I would root cuttings.  I have found that planting them in a shallower, yet larger pot seems to be their preferred home. 

My palandensis in pots are growing in Baby B.U. potting soil, and they are fed compost tea every so often.  Keeping it organic and very light on the nutrient regiment, and they seem to be stoked.

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I have 4 or 5 V. palandensis that I've grown from seed. I planted one in the ground this spring and it is just exploding! Heres one leaf that is about 3 times the size of my hand. It has begun its lateral branching and is a dense beautiful, healthy vasconcellea.  I'll post some pictures tonight, because it's really very nice.  Hopefully it will tolerate my clay soil this winter, haha.

Because, I think the knowledge of my process should be shared with anyone, I would gladly answer any questions!

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WTB: Manilkara zapota scion
« on: June 29, 2018, 12:06:28 AM »
Bump!

Gonna get this monster here pretty soon!

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