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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fruits of Canary Islands
« on: February 07, 2019, 04:57:00 PM »
Temp fluctuations are quite small in Borneo but in the dry season ( they call it summer) its supposed to be hotter. And Rundum is very wet.
I would not give up on the ultra tropicals, though. One example: in Germany Eryobotrya usually comes from the Mediterranean. Trees fruit once in about 10 years and freeze once in about 10 years. There is a pretty large Eryobotrya tree in Heidelberg that fruits every year. When i asked the owner where its from he said from Brazil.
Coconut trees are common in the Canary resorts but fruit are often small, sometimes without flesh or even a hard shell . The tourists pick the ones on low trees while unripe.

Loquat in Heidelberg? ;D I have also heard of pommegranates and figs acclimated in Germany.
I agree that you have to try. To be honest I have been surprised several times because ssp could get acclimated to our region. for example Anacardium excelsum from the swamps of Panama. I will keep on trying with new things, but not waste more time with durian, mangosteen, etc..

I have seen a guy at Instagram and he is from Oman (Muscat). He is growing mangosteen and Rambutan. However, I do agree with Durian they are hard to grow.

Here is a picture of his Rambutan.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fruits of Canary Islands
« on: February 07, 2019, 10:42:35 AM »

Did you manage to fruit chupa chupa tree at your location  :) ?.  I remember you posted a picture of this tree long time ago and I'm wondering how the tree is doing right now.

BTW, have you tried to grow Pometia pinnata (Fiji longan/matoa) and Xanthophyllum amoenum ?.

Sorry but I removed the tree, despite it was growing well, because of three reason:

- the plant was terrible afected by Aleurothrixus floccosus. no chance to control this awfull fly on the tree
- the mother plant was decidious, so my tree was probably either male or female
- the fruit of the mother plant was rather bad

I have already written in this forum that I had the chance to eat many kilos of excellent tasting chupa chupa in the Peruvian Amazon (they call it sapote). It is still in my top 10 fruit list (or even top 5), but my tree had no good genetics. If I get one day again good material, I would try again.

I once ordered Pometia pinnata seeds, but they unfortunatelly did not grow. I think this sp. should do fine in the subtropics.
Regarding Xanthophyllum amoenum its the first time I hear of this sp  ;D
Do you have experience with any of those?

Sorry to hear that, Felipe.

I have only tried Pometia pinnata and Quararibea cordata. In fact, I received my Quararibea cordata seeds about three months ago, it took about 2 months to arrive to me from Costa Rica and I managed to germinate almost all of them. It seems like it can handle my city water and a temperature about/above 10C.

As for Pometia pinnata seeds that I got from Malaysia. The package took more than I expected, around 45 days  :-X, usually it takes around 10 to 15 days. Anyway, i should have 2 to 4 seedlings if everything goes well. These seeds are really very perishable. I tried to grow it before but failed, so this is my second try.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fruits of Canary Islands
« on: February 06, 2019, 05:50:36 AM »
Yes, g. Xanthochymus and livingstoneii for example fruit well here, but not others like mangosteen..
In rundum day temperature around 11 celsius?! Wow.. that is the lowest i have ever had.. well but there are other factors. IMO the most important factors for ultratropicals are high temperature and small fluctuations, high humudity and low ph. Probably the climate in rundum is very humid, right? Its the opposit in my location..


Did you manage to fruit chupa chupa tree at your location  :) ?.  I remember you posted a picture of this tree long time ago and I'm wondering how the tree is doing right now.

BTW, have you tried to grow Pometia pinnata (Fiji longan/matoa) and Xanthophyllum amoenum ?.

I was going to order Pedalai seeds, I guess I was late  :'( . Let me know if you have any seeds left.  ;)

Very cool. Taste good?

The taste is acceptable/good in my opinion. As for home growers, it is not really worth the space  :-[ .

Lychee and Waxberry are certainly better option, if you can grow them (i'm talking about Chinese fruits). Especially Waxberry it was quite a surprise, a very nice fruit to have.

It seems like the fruit I have is called Chinese Hawthorn, Crataegus pinnatifida.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Chinese red Guava/Ugni (Crataegus pinnatifida)
« on: December 14, 2018, 04:15:22 PM »
Today, I found a strange fruit at supermarket. It was labeled as Chinese red Guava but it doesn't look like guava at all. It could be ugni species, maybe.

I tried one fruit and it tasted like strawberry apple, with only 3 seeds in the center.

I will post a picture.... soon

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Please help me save this M4 mango tree
« on: December 12, 2018, 04:08:27 PM »
Copper deficiency in mango could also cause gummosis and die back. so try to spray/drench your trees with chelated trace elements

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Best Persimmon tree to buy
« on: December 07, 2018, 09:24:31 AM »
  I want a large flavorful fruit that in non astringent.

If you could find rojo brillante in the USA that will be a great cultivar to have. The fruit is large and non astringent.

see the video

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Nam Doc Mai Si Muang (Purple NDM)
« on: November 15, 2018, 05:51:15 PM »
Has any one in here tried this mango before ?.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Sunshine or Sancheen Mango
« on: November 15, 2018, 05:44:00 PM »
Thanks  ;)

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Decent micronutrient foliar feed?
« on: November 15, 2018, 05:42:37 PM »
Get a product that contain chelated elements Like zinc edta or fe edta, etc. They are supposed to have a better absorption rate.

You could also add a wetting agent or surfactant to maximize your fertilization regime.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Sunshine or Sancheen Mango
« on: November 13, 2018, 03:49:19 PM »
A few days ago my local Nursery sent me a message and telling he got two new mango varieties. He got Coconut Mango (could be coconut cream mango, maybe) and another variety called sunshine or sansheen mango (sorry it was written in Arabic). so....

My question is, Does anyone in here grow or know anything about Sunshine or Sancheen Mango ?.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: !!HELP!!
« on: November 13, 2018, 03:24:31 PM »
It could be damping off or root rot. Make sure the top soil is dry before watering. You could also add a layer of pure peat moss at the top of soil to minimize fungi problems.

Role of Silicon on Plant–Pathogen Interactions

Role of silicon in enhancing the resistance of plants to biotic and abiotic stresses

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: jackfruit seeds
« on: October 31, 2018, 12:31:05 PM »
Cheena is also called Chempjack. It is a hybrid between Jackfruit and Cempedak.

Check Han Sen topic.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« on: September 29, 2018, 11:54:06 AM »
Does anyone in here have a picture of Desert king Dragon Fruit from Israel ?.

Because I bought a red fleshed Dragon Fruit and it seems like it is a hybrid between yellow and red Dragon Fruit.

This stuff remind me of crushed sea corals and seashells that you can find near the coastline.

I did exactly that. where did you get methyl eugenol? I bought from Amazon. I soaked cotton ball and wrapped in plastic wrap, then made few holes so the chemical doesnt evaporate. so far I have not seen any fly in there.

You probably have a different species of fruit fly. I bought methyl eugenol from ebay and from the local agricultural supplier and they all worked fine. The smell of methyl eugenol remind me of crushed tulsai/basil leaf.

I believe methyl-eugenol only works with Oriental Fruit Fly and Mediterranean fruit fly, if i remember correctly.


I use this trap with a cotton ball soaked in methyl eugenol. It works really well in attracting Mediterranean fruit fly (male).

Another great Purchase. Thanks man.  ;)

Nangcem(orange flesh) seeds added

What is the difference between Nangcem(orange flesh) and Cempedak "Nangcem" / Cempejack / CH17 (see the link below) ?. and which one is better in your opinion ?.

I received Seashore mangosteen from Mr Han and got 100% germination rate.

I highly recommend him.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fruit ID please?
« on: August 29, 2018, 04:11:39 PM »
Thanks for the ID Moh'd.  I just cracked open 3 stones and got 2 whole seeds.  I hope they are not damaged.  I have placed them on top of the soil as Useful Tropical Plants say it needs light to germinate.  If they germinate successfully, I might try to exchange them with other members, instead of trying to send whole stone  ;D

Ziziphus Mauritiana seedling does not grow true to the mother tree and seedlings are usually inferior to named cultivar similar to date palm. Get a grafted Ziziphus Mauritiana plant, trust me.

However, Ziziphus spina-christi can be grown from seeds and the fruits are really good almost as good as the mother tree even for a seedling.

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