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Looking to get some red or purple Sugar Apple seeds or starter plants.


Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / WTB Yuzu tree or scions
« on: June 28, 2020, 11:49:38 AM »
Looking to acquire a yuzu lemon tree that's already grafted, or scions so I can graft onto current rootstock.


Hey houstonian!

I have six sprouts if you decide you're interested

I'd be interested in one, once it has some sets of true leaves established.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Surround on foliage
« on: June 19, 2020, 01:53:41 PM »
We have super hard water in Vegas. Very alkaline for tap.

Guess this may be the first time that's actually been a good thing. Lol.

If you have Costco in your area, check there. That's where I got mine. They'll usually have some whenever they get citrus plants for sale in the spring and fall, assuming they are still selling citrus there due to the disease you mentioned.

Mine is about a foot and a half tall now from a seed I grew two years ago.

It's it the norm for them to grow this slowly? Pushing out more growth this year than usual, so I'm hoping it'll get some size this season.

I'm primarily looking to have it for ornamental purposes, so no worries on it's edibility.

Whatever is considered the best for edibility, I'd like to try as well. Currently I have some standard green ones and they're doing well.

I checked and $60 is a bit steep for me unfortunately.
just marked down the Hilo buddhah canes over at the season here is about over for this variety, the rest will be grown for potted plants or replanted and out of stock otherwise. cheers.

Shoot, I missed this!

Bumping to see if availability has changed.

Regarding cold tolerance, unprotected their first year they will take some hefty damage. Mine died back quite a fair it two winters ago when I first got it. It's best to protect them with some burlap or other cold protection of your choice. Same for other citrus.

Last year I left it unprotected at first to see how it would do. Aside from a tiny bit of die off on some of the ends of the branches, it took it like a champ.

Note this is in Vegas where our cold temps can get below freezing, but it's uncommon and tends to not last weeks at a time when it does.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Surround on foliage
« on: June 18, 2020, 05:40:09 PM »
To help prevent sunburn during the Vegas summer, I'm giving a go at using Surround kaolin clay on my avocados and green portions of my mangoes.

Is it bad for the plants to have Surround on the foliage? On one my mangoes some of it got on a new cluster of leaves and they died after a week. Mature leaves seem to be okay...for now.


Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WTB: Hilo Hawaiian Buddah Sugar Cane
« on: February 21, 2020, 01:32:05 PM »
I'm primarily looking to have it for ornamental purposes, so no worries on it's edibility.

Whatever is considered the best for edibility, I'd like to try as well. Currently I have some standard green ones and they're doing well.

I checked and $60 is a bit steep for me unfortunately.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / WTB: Hilo Hawaiian Buddah Sugar Cane
« on: February 20, 2020, 12:22:38 PM »
Looking to purchase Hilo Hawaiian Sugar Cane cuttings. Bonus if it's already rooted, but canes with sufficient nodes will do.

Found some locations online, but they're either unavailable for sale at this time, or ridiculously expensive.


Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WTB Avocado seeds for grafting
« on: July 03, 2019, 02:25:00 PM »
Also looking for the same. The more salt and cold tolerant, the better.


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mysore "raspberry"
« on: July 02, 2019, 04:46:20 PM »
Since this topic was already necro bumped, does anyone have any cuttings (rooted or non) they'd be willing to sell for this? Want to see how they do here in the desert.

Tropical Vegetables and Other Edibles / Re: Moringa oleifera
« on: June 27, 2019, 01:50:59 PM »
Necro bump.

Has anyone grown, or know a reliable source for momax3 Moringa? Supposedly they're far superior to the regular variety and live/produce much longer.

I'm a bit hesitant to go through some of the Indian websites that have them for sale, but I think they would thrive here in Vegas as regular PKM1 Moringa loves our summers and can survive our winters with protection.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado tree named 'carla'
« on: November 25, 2018, 08:09:15 PM »
Apologies for the bump, but it looks like this tree is involved in a legal battle between the two companies that two Brothers started long ago.

Did anyone here manage to acquire any trees since this topic was started?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Wurtz Avocado from Excalibur is Type AB?
« on: October 17, 2018, 12:28:10 PM »
Typically lows are in the mid 30s with some occasional days in the low 30s/high 20s. Very, very rarely gets any lower than that and if it gets in the 20s, it's only for a few hours.

We had an unusually warm winter last year where we barely had any frost days and lows were often in the high 30s/low 40s.

As for it having mediocre fruit outside of Florida, it's no biggie. Right now the challenge for myself and others is just to get any avocados to thrive and fruit here. Since fruiting avocados now exist in Arizona with specialty growers, we're looking to accomplish the same thing here. Wurtz should have a higher chance since they're better suited to pots than most other varieties (which means we won't have to worry about them coming into contact with our crappy, high pH soil) and are more cold tolerant.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What does a pawpaw taste like?
« on: October 17, 2018, 12:20:38 PM »
Paw Paw's are decidious trees, yes?

On average how many chill hours are needed?

Wondering if these will stand a chance here in Vegas. Heat is never in short supply here, but our Winters are, while cold, shorter than other locations.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Wurtz Avocado from Excalibur is Type AB?
« on: October 16, 2018, 06:04:54 PM »
Home Depot in Vegas just started selling Wurtz (aka Little Cado). Never seen them for sale here before. First time I've seen Home Depot sell any avocados here actually.

Bought a couple to go with my 1+ year old Fuerte, Mexicola, and Aravaipa. I'll be very cautiously optimistic.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mature ice cream bean in 9B/10a Florida?
« on: October 11, 2018, 04:17:59 PM »
They get more cold tolerant as they mature, but overall they're not cold tolerant, especially for extended periods under freezing temps. As long as the roots survive they can bounce back, but ideally you'll want to protect them from frost.

For those going the potted route, elemental sulfur is very effective, but you'll want to be judicious with its application. It's very easy to be impatient and use too much as it takes some time to break down and take effect, and can sometimes get caked in and create super acid zones depending on the soil you're using (typically soil that's very compacted and low draining). While it wasn't on trees, I got a little sulfur happy with my peppers last season and half of them died from the soil becoming too acidic for the roots to handle.

To keep pH levels lower, I recommend a combination of acid fertilizer (the kind used for blueberries and other acid loving plants, which often includes just the right amount of sulfur) and bi-annual use of FoxFarm's Sledgehammer (mid-fall and early spring) which washes away soil salts. Salts from high pH hard water are unavoidable in my area, and this helps tremendously to counteract its effects in addition to loosing hardened up, hydrophobic soil. It also helps "cleanse" our native soil whenever I'm inclined to incorporate some with other soil mediums.

Also try to keep a decent soil worm colony in your larger pots. They help keep the soil aerated, and thusly drain better and wash away salts easier, thus slowing high pH creep.

Pitcher plants such as sarracenia and nepenthes are great natural fruit fly traps. We had a problem indoors and after I got some of those, they were substantially lessened.

Depending on how many trees you have and your environment, it might help a fair bit in addition to other methods. That and pitcher plants are neat to have in and of themselves.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Osmocote on sale (Amazon)
« on: September 12, 2018, 02:13:03 PM »
Thanks for the heads up! Picked some up and shared this with my FB group.

Also interested in the PKM2.

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / WTB Finger Lime Tree
« on: July 31, 2018, 12:32:34 PM »
Preferably shipped from within the US. Grafted only.

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