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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Guazuma ulmifolia Flowering
« on: July 26, 2019, 12:18:24 PM »
They smell super sweet like honey

Tropical Fruit Discussion / White ilama fruiting like crazy
« on: July 07, 2019, 01:10:13 AM »
Iíve counted 8 so far 😁

Tropical Fruit Discussion / First fruiting of garcinia madruno
« on: July 05, 2019, 10:30:47 PM »
Just noticed these today 😁

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Cinnamon fruit harvest
« on: November 16, 2018, 10:40:42 AM »
My cinnamon tree is loaded with fruit this year, I heard you can eat the flesh so I tried it and it has a pleasant slight cinnamon taste to them.

3 antidesma bunius (bignay) 7 feet tall 120$ each

Local pickup only

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Namwah bananas 20$ local pickup only
« on: September 02, 2018, 05:36:00 PM »
10 available

Local pickup only (Kissimmee FL)
7 ft soursop (100$)

2 bignay (Antidesma bunius) 7 ft (120$) each

2 pitangatuba 1 1/2 ft (40$) each

6 Inga sp. 3 ft (30$) each

Just bought a cloning machine and i was curious what trees people have tried to root cuttings with and had success. Figured i would dedicate a thread to this interesting topic.

I will try rooting every tree i have and see my chances, then report back on my success.

Also bought a tissue culture kit so i'll see what i can tissue culture as well.

This should be fun.

Pre Order Freshly cut, same day ship.

Fruiting White Ilama Scions from seedling grown tree 12$ scion (Limited)

Fruiting Grafted Geffner atemoya $5 scion (Limited) (2 Minimum)

$7 shipping

Continental USA Only

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / First sprout of Raulís Ilama seeds
« on: June 23, 2018, 10:52:13 AM »
One of the white ilama seeds from Raul sprouted, so stoked. Planted around mid August. The one to sprout was soaked in a super boogie brew compost for about a week and planted in ocean forest/happy frog potting soil. I soak them once every week or two for the first couple months then I keep moist for a couple weeks following a dry week, trying to simulate the natural rainy season as far as water needs. Also only used rain water.

Hope this helps.

Tropical Vegetables and Other Edibles / Help id this plant
« on: June 17, 2018, 02:45:35 PM »



Both of mine were out almost all winter except for one night I brought it in my patio so no frost fell on them. Both are almost 4 years old but one grew faster than the other, the big one had a little leaf burn but protected from wind and frost it stood 32f and was fine, the smaller one in the same conditions died back but came back just recently from the bottom of the stem.

Itís one of those plants you really never want to put threw a test like that for the chance they might not come back but since they stood 39f last year unprotected And were completely fine I figured I would push the limit a bit.

Forgot I germinated a camu camu seedling in a bag with a moist paper towel, 6 months later and being in part sun for a few hours a day it was completely dried, yet when I closely looked at the tip it was still slightly green, so after planting it and giving it some TLC it is actually growing again

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Black and red Surinam cherry
« on: May 06, 2018, 05:54:55 PM »
First fruiting of my black Surinam, itís about 4 years old. Second fruit on my red Surinam thatís about 5 years old. The black are by far much sweeter. My red had bitter cherries when it first produced but now they are much sweeter yet still not as sweet as the black.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / trick to keep plants in small pots longer
« on: April 13, 2018, 10:17:02 PM »
Here are some soursop 3 years old, over 6 ft tall in 3 gallon pots, They are growing faster than the ones in bigger pots. The trick is to have a good base such as concrete or plastic to keep the roots from growing in the ground, add about 6 inches of a mix of fresh and composted leaves mixed with peat moss and stick the plants on top, it allows for the roots to grow out the bottom of the pots and sit in a rich moist compost while keeping the top roots more dry, since the peat moss stays wet longer it gives you a couple days in between watering, plus it saves on fertilizer as it accumulates around the base instead of going in the ground.

here are some Bignay over 6 feet in about 2 gallons of dirt, I have a bunch in bigger pots that are the same size.

logs help keep moisture in the ground and also add a continuous supply of carbon. worms breed like crazy in this compost mix.

you can see the roots. I am able to move the pots at will without worrying about breaking roots, although on concrete tiny roots do go into the ground but are easily broke with out harm to the rest of the root system.

Figure i would share as I am always looking for ways to keep plants happy in their pots as long as possible and maximize growing speed as well, There are many people also wondering the size of tree and correlation of pot size so i hope this helps. A side note that i only use rainwater or highly filtered tap water, I don't believe you will get the same results if using unfiltered city water and chemical fertilizers full of salts as it kills the soil bacteria which is the plants immune system, healthier soil healthier plants.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / spondias purpurea
« on: March 30, 2018, 06:28:26 PM »
Bought this off ebay listed as a spondias purpurea, just making sure are these the right fruit and right time of harvest

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Check it
« on: August 25, 2017, 09:17:45 PM »
Took some pictures today of my front yard, pretty cool.


Marang about 6 feet tall


Red plantain

Theobroma bicolor

Black pepper on the tree


Don't wait to transplant because it just gets harder the longer you wait, 50 Limoncillo growing in the ground.


Inga spectabilis


Geffner Atemoya

Soursop over 8 feet in a 25G pot

Perfect canopy



Check out my Langsat

I'll take pics of the back some other time

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Is this Ilama Ripe
« on: July 30, 2017, 02:46:49 PM »
Found this cracked on the tree, it just about fell in my hand when i picked it. I thought i had a red Ilama but this ones white. Is it ready?

Its been a year still no sprouting on 18 seeds, just curious.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Clove tree flowering
« on: July 03, 2017, 04:55:29 PM »
My 3 year old clove tree is flowering, Ive heard that they take 6-12 years to flower in the tropics. I was pretty surprised

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Help ID malay apple
« on: June 15, 2017, 04:30:10 PM »
I bought 5 white malay apple seeds from fruitlovers a few years ago and 1 looks different than the other 4, I have a red malay apple and it looks similar but i don't think its a red, when i bought the seeds they had purple malay apple seeds available also so maybe a purple was put in with the white, which would be cool.

The one i think might be a purple flowered for the first time also. I will be planting them in the ground soon and i wanted to put the red, white and a purple next to each other, wanted to make sure it was properly ID

This is the one that i think is the purple, The color at the base of the leaf is darker than the red.

This is a red

This is a white

Anyone have cuttings of these
Passiflora alata
Passiflora ligularis
Passiflora maliformis
Passiflora quadrangularis
Passiflora tripartita mollissima
Panama red

Tropical Fruit Discussion / ID and update
« on: June 05, 2017, 10:35:02 PM »
Picked up this coconut palm for $25, Just checking to make sure its correctly ID, it looks like my red dwarf, wanted to make sure.

My neighbors brought me this fruit, it stinks but it taste pretty good, the shell is tough and the inside is powder, i forgot the name.

This french peanut is growing into the ground so i was just going to cut the pot and leave it alone, think it will produce in such a tight space right next to my magnolia tree?

This avocado seedling looks like its throwing out a flower, anyone know what its doing?

Updates on some trees

Purple forest guava produced 2 fruit, pretty stoked

My Kepel tree from Excalibur i picked up last year didn't look to good when i picked it up, it was in a perforated 7 gal pot and around 8 feet tall so it was a bit neglected being a long taproot tree. It lost all its leaves when i transplanted it and cut the pot from the roots and i didn't know if it was going to make it, I put it into the richest soil i had and added every microbe and bacteria to it, 8 months later it started growing new growth but all the leaves kept dying and falling off, its doing great now and exploding with new growth

When it lost its leaves

its crooked in the pot from wind, didnt stake it but i didn't want to mess with it so i leaned it against my fence

Ilama is fruiting again, hopefully it will produce a mature fruit, last couple years the fruit kept falling off. Its in a 45g pot

Geffner Atemoya is fruiting for the first time

Surinam cherry decided to fruit also for the first time, trees about 5 or 6 years old, Their pretty good, I also saw a black surinam cherry on a 2 year old plant, it didn't fully develop and was musky.

My Jamaican cherry is really starting to produce heavy, the fruit is so good, im going to try and make juice.
Ive been picking this amount daily for the past couple weeks

I bought a noni tree a couple months ago around 8 feet tall, Produced its first fruit and i have to say it really does smell like stinky cheese, Didn't eat it yet, just savoring the smell ;)

a bunch of plants are flowering like acerola, peanut butter fruit (B. armeniaca), jackfruit which has fruit now forming, random guavas and passionfruit, a bunch of citrus is flowering and fruiting, papayas, bananas, various eugenia, some inga trees, candle stick tree, annatto, sapodilla (molix), Guarana and a few others. Im stoked ;D

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Help ID this MaNgO
« on: March 01, 2017, 08:22:56 PM »
Picked up a bunch of mangos yesterday and one was not labeled so the guy sold it to me for $10 8) Does anyone know what variety it is.

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