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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Sweet Tart Mango
« on: September 07, 2014, 11:43:45 PM »
Here's a photo of one of my recent Sweet Tart mango grafts.
Ed


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Orange Sherbert mango seeds/seedling
« on: September 01, 2014, 11:57:23 AM »
I planted 3 Orange Sherbert mango seeds. One seed put up one sprout, another 4 sprouts and the 3rd one 7 sprouts. So is it possible to separate these sprouts?

Thanks,

Ed




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Tropical Fruit Discussion / mango poly vs mono
« on: August 06, 2014, 07:28:53 PM »
I'm new to mangos and really did not have any interest in growing them until recently. So what causes the difference in the mono vs poly seeds? What are you looking for when they sprout? Best way to separate? How long does it normally take a seedling to fruit?
Thanks,
Ed

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Zilli Mangos
« on: August 05, 2014, 12:03:18 AM »
I was wondering if anyone has he shipping size Zilli mangos to sell?

Thanks,

Ed

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Mango graft
« on: August 04, 2014, 01:05:58 PM »
After trying some decent mangos I decided to try grafting one a few weeks ago. Here's a photo of my first mango graft.

Ed




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Well I must confess I spent many years trying not to like mangos! With the help of a forum member I was finally able to sample some top tier mangos! I'm hooked on them now! I was able to sample Fruit Punch, Orange Sherbert, Honey Kiss, Edgar and Zinc. Unfortunately or fortunately since eating a Fruit Punch I think every fruit I try after that will be second rate! I have been growing and trying fruit since 1985 and haven't ever had any fruit that was good as the Fruit Punch mango! It just has a very nice fruity flavor that could only be called deliciousness itself! I had company when these mangos arrived and I shared a small slice of this mango with them and they were totally amazed! After getting that sample each time I went into the kitchen and got the knife and cutting board out I had a crowd wanting to sample another mango! The next favorite was Orange Sherbert. I really liked the flavor a nice very sweet orange flavor to me! All the mangos were very good but if I lived in an area where I could grow mangos unprotected I would have an orchard full of Fruit Punch and Orange Sherbert! As a matter of fact I would probably trade my whole collection of fruiting plants that I have been collecting since 1985 from all over the place for fruiting size Fruit Punch and Orange Sherbert trees!

Now I understand the mango fascination!

Zills please keep up the great work!
Thanks,

Ed




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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Mango seedlings
« on: July 21, 2014, 08:50:04 PM »
Anyone have any spare mango seedlings? I'm looking for 3 or 4 for rootstock.
Willing to buy and pay postage.

Thanks,

Ed

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Pensacola, Fl
« on: July 14, 2014, 08:07:45 AM »
I was wondering if any members live in the Pensacola, Fl or north west Florida? I will be in the area for a week.

Ed

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Texas Fruit Growers Summer Meeting
« on: July 08, 2014, 06:52:49 AM »
Summer Fruit Group Meeting Schedule:

Summer Seed, Scion, Plant exchange and fruit tasting. We have the date, time and location confirmed for the Austin Area and Houston area. Will provide RGV info when confirmed.

Houston Area Meeting:

August 9th 10 am

Bill Arendt Host
11 Shadow Lane
Houston, TX 77080

Spring Branch area of town (West side of town / I-10 and Gessner)

Austin Area Meeting:

August 10th 10 am

Shane and Lisa Lamb hosting in the North Austin area. Directions will be provided once we get closer to date.

Any questions please let me know.

Thanks,

Ed

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Ilama seedlings
« on: June 13, 2014, 10:10:19 PM »
Finally after trying several methods to sprout Ilama seeds have 2 sprouting! All I did was just plant them this time! I had given up on sprouting any of them!Very excited to have a couple sprouting!

Ed




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A small batch of White Jaboticaba Myrciaria aureana Scions from my 6 year old tree left over from my grafting this morning. Scions were freshly cut this morning. I will sell or trade these. Scions are $5 each or will trade for the following:

Ross Sapote scions,
Ilama Scions or seedlings
Kwai Muk seedlings or grafted
Coconut Cream fruit
Lemon Zest fruit


US only thanks.

You can Pm or email me @ edself65@yahoo.com

Thanks,
Ed




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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Texas Persimmon - Diospyros texana
« on: June 09, 2014, 07:40:12 PM »
Texas Persimmon - Diospyros texana
Looks like a nice crop this year!

Ed








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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Unknown Rollinia
« on: June 08, 2014, 10:38:07 PM »
Unknown Rollinia blooming.






Ed

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / kwai muk
« on: May 02, 2014, 11:50:51 PM »
I was wondering if anyone knows of a source for kwai muk plants or seeds that will ship?

Thanks,

Ed

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Feijoa grafting success
« on: April 28, 2014, 12:49:44 AM »
Looks like a few of my pineapple guava grafts may be successful.

Ed






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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Loquat Tasting Event - Texas
« on: April 25, 2014, 10:48:34 PM »
Texas Fruit Growers Club

Loquat Tasting Event Houston Area

New Date of Saturday-May 3rd - 10 am

Rain out date Sunday May 4th at 2P.

Location:
11 Shadow Lane
Houston, TX 77080
Spring Branch area west side of Houston---I-10 and Gessner area of town…

Host
Bill Arendt bill.arendt@gulfstar.com

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Wabash Pawpaw
« on: April 19, 2014, 08:44:46 PM »
A photo of the pawpaw fruit forming on my Wabash pawpaw.


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Hancornia speciosa
« on: April 13, 2014, 01:06:24 PM »
Is anyone growing or fruiting Hancornia speciosa? Or growing any plants? Is the fruit worth while? Here is a photo of some seedlings that I recently sprouted. They are the 5 little plants to the front right of the photo.

Ed


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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Red Custard Apple Seeds
« on: April 06, 2014, 01:53:59 PM »
Red Custard Apple seeds 12 seeds for $7 plus $2.95 shipping and handling. If interested send me an email or PM.

Thanks,

Ed


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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / mulberry
« on: February 09, 2014, 01:41:04 PM »
I'm looking for budwood from this Mulberry

 King white Pakistan
http://blog.daleysfruit.com.au/2006/06/shahtoot-king-white-mulberry.html

Any of you growing it? Willing to buy or trade.

Thanks,

Ed

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I was wondering if anyone had some feijoa seedlings to sell or trade? I'm looking for some about 10 to 12 inches tall to use for rootstock.

Thanks,

Ed

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Texas Fruit Growers Scion Exchange
« on: February 03, 2014, 02:15:57 PM »
2014 Austin Area Scion Exchange
Sunday February 23, 2014 2:00 pm
@ Hill Country Natives
www.hillcountrynatives.net
308 Mesa Oaks Leander, TX 78641

2014 Houston Area Scion Exchange
Saturday February 22, 2014
9:00 am to 10:00 am Set up 8:00 am to 9:00am and clean up from 11:00 am to noon
@ Caldwell Nursery in Rosenberg, Texas
Directions to Caldwell Nursery:
http://www.caldwellhort.com/html/directions.html

Ed

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Here's a chance to sample over a 100 varieties of citrus in Texas. This event is scheduled for this Saturday but due to predicted bad weather the date may change. Check the link below for updates if you are interested in attending:

https://sites.google.com/site/johnpanza/openhousenotice

Come taste the citrus, and see the 3rd largest citrus collection in the state of Texas, and the largest private collection in Texas (free).  Come see and taste the giant Panzarella cluster lemon.  See grapefruit, tangerines and oranges all growing on the same tree.  Also, check out the magazine Texas Gardener Sept./Oct. 2013 issue, pages 26-31, or Sept./Oct. 2003 issue, page 18-24, and and Nov./Dec. 2006, page 47 for more details.

Thanks,

Ed

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Feijoa
« on: November 21, 2013, 12:49:21 AM »
Pineapple Guava Feijoa sellowiana - while walking my dog I found these fruit on a landscape plant that had been delected through our summer drought. So with a little care the fruit would probably be a little larger. The fruit were harvested from the ground. The really firms ones had a minty pineapple flavor that was nice. The ones that were a little soft and starting to wrinkle had a sweeter flavor with less mint. It really seems worth growing.

Ed






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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Diospyros texana - Texas Persimmon
« on: October 25, 2013, 11:53:28 PM »
Diospyros texana - Texas Persimmon nice fruity flavor but small fruit that ate this evening.

Ed




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