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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jarilla chocola
« on: September 19, 2018, 03:16:44 AM »
Did you get them from TWF? Iíve tried growing them before also and I  just started some new seeds. On my first run I got two seedlings. They were doing alright until I transplanted them and went into shock. I lost one and the other got some fungus. Even after fighting off the fungus with the help of copper fungicide it didnít really improve. This time Iím starting them in slightly bigger pots so that Iíll only have to transplant once. I planted 12 seeds since the seeds from twf have around 50% germination rate. Please post updates on your progress! Good luck!

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Located in Miami Fl. Local pick up only. If you live within an hour of me I can drop it off for an extra $10

For sale:

4 Rollinia $15 each
5 Malay Apple $20 each, polyembryonic and I have not separated them. Each pot has 2 or 3 seedlings.
8 jackfruit $5 each
1 red sugar Apple ĎIsan Indigoí $10

I will upload photos tomorrow.

Sugar Apple



Rollinia



Jackfruit



Malay Apple



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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fruit identification
« on: August 09, 2018, 11:52:37 PM »
Melicoccus bijugatus or Spanish lime, mamon etc.

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Heads up, Trade Winds Fruits just got the Palanda papaya back in stock! Just ordered 2 seed packets.

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Quick update on my palanda papayas, the larger one is almost dead. It got some pretty bad root rot and lost 85% of its root system. I repotted it in dry soil after cutting off most of the roots, trimming the majority of the leaves, and dunking the remaining roots in diluted hydrogen peroxide for a little while. It doesnít seem to be improving but fingers crossed  :'(

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Iíve got two seedlings. The larger one I got from baker creek and the smaller one is from TWF. They arenít very cold tolerant. They were damaged at 45 F but not terribly. They also donít like wet feet. Leaf hoppers adore them which makes the leaves all ugly and curled. Hopefully I get male and female and not two of one sex. Iím having a hard time finding another source for the seeds  :(

Jesssfl27, what soil are you using?  I've tried commerical potting soil, garden soil and various mixtures but the plants don't seem to thrive at all.  Mine is about the size of yours but nearly leafless and chlorotic.  Are you feeding yours?  If so, with what?   I'd like to keep mine alive, but I'm not having much luck.

Scott

The larger one is in 1/3 parts sand, cow manure, and peat moss. Smaller one is in miracle grow natures care organic mix. Iíd say both are surviving and not thriving. Iíll definitely try the foliar feeding as per lebmungs suggestion. So far Iíve given oscomote plus and compost. They donít like wet feet at all. Iíve got them in fabric pots with the hope that itíll be difficult to overwater. Im currently at war with the leaf hoppers. Hopefully once thatís over theyíll perk up a bit.

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Iíve got two seedlings. The larger one I got from baker creek and the smaller one is from TWF. They arenít very cold tolerant. They were damaged at 45 F but not terribly. They also donít like wet feet. Leaf hoppers adore them which makes the leaves all ugly and curled. Hopefully I get male and female and not two of one sex. Iím having a hard time finding another source for the seeds  :(

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Wanted: Button Mangosteen seeds
« on: July 07, 2018, 04:14:08 AM »
I'm looking to purchase some button mangosteen seeds.

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Recipes / Re: banana catsup
« on: July 07, 2018, 04:08:09 AM »
I've heard of this before actually. I'm curious, what do you eat it with? Is it more sweet or savory?

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Does it taste different than the red ilama? Which one is better?

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: ULTRA RARE ANNONAS
« on: July 07, 2018, 03:15:13 AM »
Do you have any pictures of the fruit?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Best way to control whitefly population
« on: July 07, 2018, 03:13:12 AM »
Seriously, these things are kicking my butt this summer. I try to stay organic with neem since I have lots of bees. Yet I spray and I spray I don't see their populations affected at all. I put up yellow sticky traps and while they worked, I kept getting those brown anole lizards stuck to them. There was always one or two poor lizards stuck in the morning that I'd have to unstick with olive oil. I don't put them up anymore.

Can someone give me advice on how to eradicate or maybe at least control whitefly successfully? I'd like to avoid pesticides but I'll use a mild one if nothing else works.

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Quite unfortunate too since theyíre pretty cool looking with the black and orange. I find them every once in a while on my custard apple and toss em on the concrete for the birds.

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Looks like a fruit piercing moth caterpillar from the genus gonodonta. Get rid of it. They can damage nearby fruit. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: rarest papaya on earth. palanda papaya
« on: December 05, 2017, 11:33:04 PM »
Hello!

I came across this thread while doing some research. I was wondering how everyoneís seedlings were doing. I got a packet of seeds from baker creek and started them back in may. Only one seedling made it and is about a foot tall and looking good. Seeing as I need male and female, I bought more seeds from TWF but Iím having trouble with getting them to germinate.


 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself
« on: December 05, 2017, 11:25:33 PM »
Hello! My name is Jess. I live in Miami (zone 10b). I donít have many hobbies besides gardening. Iíve only been growing tropical fruit for about two years now. Itís gone quite smoothly. Things Iím growing right now are:
Jaboticaba
Custard apple
Meyer lemon
Wampee
Abiu
Palandas papaya
Naranjilla
Cocona

Im hoping to add more as time goes by although I donít have much space as it is. Despite the obvious lack of space I continue to buy seeds  ;D itís nice to meet you all!

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Looking for rollinia or abiu
« on: September 22, 2017, 07:09:59 PM »
Either seeds, trees, or fruits. I'm located in the Miami area.

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