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Tropical Fruit Discussion / 'Isan Indigo' Chewy Purple Sugar apple update.
« on: February 23, 2020, 02:41:00 PM »
For the backstory please visit the original thread here:

2020 Update:

1. After experiencing freezing temperatures in January.  We ran sprinklers to ice over the small isan indigo seedlings for a few hours. I'm happy to report no cold damage or tip die back occured on small 1 gallon plants.

2. As the 2017 release of seedlings begin to fruit and mature... some folks (forum user: achetadomestica) are trying to sell scions of their seedlings as "isan indigo'... not only is this unethical, it's disrepectful and negligent. Please be aware no budwood or scions has been distributed of 'Isan Indigo'.   We will try to make grafted trees availble in the future and an update will be posted here when availble.

3.Now for the exciting news:  We have just re-release chewy purple sugar apple seeds on a website called  direct link here:

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Rare Sugar Cane Varieties
« on: November 13, 2017, 10:29:22 AM »
its sugar cane season, great time to plant. We have multiple heirloom varieties of sugarcane. to learn about some varieties check out this article:

we have 4 pack of cuttings here:

We also have a multiple variety pack of 4 here:

contact me  at for larger orders
we also have fresh pressed cane juice for farm pickup only in Punta Gorda, FL

Happy growing,

I'm offering seed for sale of this new selected variety. The tree was selected and exhibits high productivity, excellent chewy dark purple/red skin, inside has firm white meaty flesh with a raspberry juice flavor, relative low seed count, it is an 'easy peel' sugar apple.For more details check this thread:

To purchase seeds please visit my website as its easier to deal with orders that way. seeds are now 10 seeds for $20. get them before they are gone.

A few years ago I visited my future wife's family in the rural parts of Thailand's North east region called 'Isan'. (pronounced E-san) It was here I was gifted a very special fruit. I was handed a purple sugar apple that made the rest of the family jealous.  I ate and enjoyed the fruit and slipped some seeds into my back pocket. Long story short, a few trees ended up growing and got the first fruits in 2.5 years in Ft Myers, FL. There was one tree from all the seedlings that made about 6 fruits that 1st fruiting year with no pollination. This year (3.5yrs old from seed) the tree set 50 fruits with only hand pollination on 2 occasions 2 weeks apart.

The tree was selected and exhibits high productivity, excellent chewy dark purple/red skin, inside has white meaty flesh with a raspberry juice flavor, relative low seed count, it is an 'easy peel' sugar apple.

Background on sugar apple types:
In Thai they characterize the type of sugar apples into two categories: 'nang' or 'fai'. The 'nang' type is an easy peel chewy type when ripe. The 'fai' type is a type that is more of a sugary mush and much less desirable grainy texture. The 'Isan Indigo' is a 'nang' type along with the green 'Na Dai' Vietnamese types.  As far as I know all known RED SUGAR Apples types in cultivation are the 'fai' mushy type.

I will use this thread to share results of testing and other pertinent information for this new variety. Grafted trees will be available in the future. A limited amount of seed is available through our website due to demand.

I am looking for a top 5 list of the best growing mangos for commercial purposes. Plan is to grow them in high density planning keeping the trees small for easier spraying, harvesting, and picking.

I need a mix of early, mid, and late season mangoes.

Mangoes that ship well, have good diseases resistance and are productive.  No need to mention tommy atkins on this list.


Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / mango scionwood wanted
« on: August 02, 2016, 09:51:23 AM »
Looking for mango scion wood in the SW Florida area. I am starting a farm and would like to grow a variety of mangoes not common on the market.

Can trade sugar cane cuttings, have many heirloom varieties including Asian black, home green, LA green, FL red, Yue tang, and more.


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Sugar Cane varieties
« on: March 16, 2014, 03:00:34 PM »
Hey guys, Im trying to get a list of sugar cane varieties with info about each type. Ive outlined some common types in my neck of the woods on my website. here is the Article ive started so far:

if you have more information id like to add it to the article to make this wonderful plant more common.

My favorite type for juice is HOME GREEN, but it has those prickly thorny hairs on the sheaths.

We are also looking for seed cane to plant out this year so if you have a source for cane please send me a message! Im looking for all varieties.
Home green variety:


Asian black:

ribbon type:

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Biochar or charcol for your fruit trees
« on: March 16, 2014, 02:49:56 PM »
Anyone going crazy with biochar soil amendment?  Im looking to improve the sandy florida soil and I think this would be great to act as a water and nutrient strange base for the sandy soil that leaches organics so easily. Of course inoculating it with tons of manures and compost and tilling it in sounds like a magic formula.

im planning on doing some experimenting with it.

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