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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.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fruit ID please?
« on: August 29, 2018, 03:07:49 PM »
It is Ziziphus Mauritiana or Indian Sedr as we call it in here. Some cultivar is as large as a small apple.

We use Ziziphus spina-christi aka Christ's thorn jujube (it is also called sedr) as a rootstock for Ziziphus Mauritiana.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Guava Tree - Not Leafing Out
« on: August 23, 2018, 12:30:27 PM »
Post a picture

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Quickest producers from seed?
« on: August 22, 2018, 02:51:42 PM »
For me. June plum taste like green/unripe mango. I really like it.

Spondias purpurea, is also a fast producer but you need to propagate it from a cutting.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Rambutan Fever in South Florida, USA
« on: August 20, 2018, 04:32:38 PM »
How are the seeds doing of the Tadal.
I was too late last year to order direct and I asked you if you had any and
I think you told me you already planted them? Isn't this rambutan suppose to
be able to handle frost and is from N India?

Another Nephelium species that might be interesting is Bulala. Oscar, should give you more info.


When are you going to re-open your store ?.

Bulata (Nephelium phillippinensis) is indeed vigorous, but i doubt it is cold hardy. But not sure, i could be wrong. BTW bulala is good rootstock for pulasan. So that might be better tried in Florida for pulasan. It's hard to get species that are compatible with pulasan.
Good news! Looks like the eruption in our area is over. Working on reopening the seed page right now. Will be for sure done by tomorrow, maybe earlier.

Thanks Oscar.

I believe you usually have Nephelium phillippinensis seeds in April/May. right ?.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: #Kerala floods 2018
« on: August 20, 2018, 04:17:01 PM »
I hope the casualties are really minimum.

The good news is both the UAE and Qatar have send relief aids, hopefully it will arrive very soon to you guys.

Thanks for the info Ethan.

Soon, I will try Mango on marula, just waiting for the weather to get a little better. The Canopus star (Suhail Star) can be easily seen by the naked eye and arrived earlier than I expected so the winter will arrive early too.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Good rootstock for Abiu ?.
« on: August 20, 2018, 03:49:15 PM »

I was wondering if someone has successfully grafted abiu onto another Pouteria species ?.


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Artocarpus
« on: August 19, 2018, 05:12:35 PM »
I highly doubt anyone can help you since these trees are rare even in their natural habitat.

In fact Jesse is our friend and we use the polystyrene inspired by him. Also many of our seeds from Costa Rica come from his farm, not the Colombian Sapote though.

I knew it.  ;D

You guys use a similar method as Jesse blenn and I believe it is one of the best methods I have seen.

BTW, about Jesse, Did he manage to build his electric car ?.

Anyway, Good luck guys.

That's pretty much the story I expected, I always suspected seedspirates are classy operation.  Seems they tried to do they best drove around looking for specific seeds,  put additional seeds instead hoping to please customer, and than have them to be blasted like that is just cruel. I just did not expect Malaysian post office to confiscate package, but anyone ordering seeds from overseas should accept confiscation possibility.  Malaysian post office refused to accept my durian seeds package because of "smelly" possibility, I had to go to another office and not mention durian.
Durian seeds will still be a bit smelly even if you clean them very well. I suspect smell started to seep out from that many seeds, no matter how well it was packaged. That's when Malaysian post office decided to step in and destroy the package.
Also Americans have naive concept that things like vermiculite and peat moss are available in other countries. There is simply nowhere to buy such stuff in Asia, travellers like seedpirates have to improvise to the best of their abilities.
Anyway, I hope seedpirates will not burn from such experience and continue with their offerings. Good luck to you.

Do you remember Jesse Blenn, the guy from Costa Rica ?. He also use Styrofoam Which work really well,imo. Never had any issues with his packaging.

Could you please post a picture of your own artocarpus elasticus fruit ?.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is this mammea Americana?
« on: August 18, 2018, 02:19:26 PM »
Did you like the fruit ?.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fruit ID ?
« on: August 18, 2018, 02:17:57 PM »
Could be Canarium sp ,

Natural Range

E. Asia - China, Indian subcontinent, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, Vietnam

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Garcinia prainiana
« on: August 18, 2018, 07:12:13 AM »
how much for the shipping ?.

I think chemical kill will trigger a neighborhood war. Using coconut beetle (Rhinoceros) will ensure a slow but peaceful death. Drill some holes in the tree's trunk and put some in.

I love your idea .  8)

Instead of finding coconut beetle, how about buying coconut beetle pheromone (lure) and attach it to the tree ?!.

Han Sen,

Are you going to have Prainea limpato seeds soon or you are done for this year ?.

I didn't post about it cause it was too depressing watching all the plants go down hill. A combination of SO2 gas + acid rain (sulphuric acid) + very little sunlight, meaning very low photosynthesise levels, created havoc with most plants. It started with leaves getting burned along edges, some in middle, curling up, and dropping off.  Even some large trees, like the santol, became totally defoliated almost immediately.
The big worry was that this eruption would go on, as the USGS put it, for many months or years or even decades! Fortunately they were wrong. The negative effects were cumulative, so the worry was that a couple more months and most plants would be either dead or beyond recovery.
The amazing thing was once the black eruption plume cloud disappeared, and sunlight came back, almost all plants in ground immediately recovered. The santol, which was totally leafless for 3 months miraculously not only releafed, but started at same time blooming. Heaviest damage were to potted plants, especially the smallest ones. I should have put all potted plants under plastic cover. But i was busy trying to save my house and all my belongings in case of forced evacuation.
Good news is that it seems like some of the most noxious weed trees here, like strawberry guava, suffered the most, and most are dead. The state has been for decades trying to figure out how to get rid of them. Seems like all the myrtaceas are particularly susceptible to SO2. I had to cover some of my rare jaboticabas as they were getting totally defoliated.

I feel your pain  :'(. I hope everything goes well for you

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Aegle marmelos?
« on: August 15, 2018, 12:03:30 PM »
Sure, home grown fruits will taste better, in most cases. As for Aegle marmelos, try to get a selected variety and try it. Let us know if you like it or not.

I don't know if I will get to taste this fruit locally.  I think it is mostly available only in the Northeast.

Anyone knows why all the fruits drop while raw and green!

Stress Will cause that. After all, plants are living things just like human, they will do anything to survive.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Aegle marmelos?
« on: August 14, 2018, 04:10:15 PM »
Moh'd, could it be like most other fruits that are bland and tasteless when store bought, but sweet when self grown?  I've not tasted it, but the aroma from the raw fruits makes me feel it might have some taste to it.

The reason I haven't tried it is because I was unsure whether it was edible or not.  Also, since certain plant have parts that are toxic when unripe, I didn't want to take any chance. 

Yes, these raw fruits are really a gluey mess.

Sure, home grown fruits will taste better, in most cases. As for Aegle marmelos, try to get a selected variety and try it. Let us know if you like it or not.

Cashew is sometimes used as a rootstock for mango in dry areas. it is supposed to increase the production of mango according to the study i posted in here long time ago.

Since Marula is also from Anacardiaceae (cashew family) and I have lots of marula seedlings, I will tray to graft a mango scion on it.

Also i will try to graft Prainea limpato on Jackfruit or Breadnut by using "approach grafting method" if I had a chance.

Well Prainea limpato is closely related to Jackfruit family and I was wondering if someone in here tried to graft it on one of the Artocarpus species ?.

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