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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Ross Sapote grafted to Chico Sapote?
« on: March 16, 2020, 10:04:14 PM »
Has anyone had success grafting the Ross to the Chico? I have plenty of Chico seedlings but would rather have Ross. I know Canistel would accept Ross.


I went to Ong's Nursery today to drop off a big stalk of Vietnamese bananas and was surprised at some real nice trees and fruit he's got going. He calls the red atemoya. "Ong Ruby" Atemoya.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Sea Grape
« on: September 26, 2019, 10:36:04 PM »
Does anyone have any experience growing Seagrape in California? I had them in Hawaii and this one has been outside and just flowered for the first time. Any chance of fruit?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Paul Thomson Mango
« on: September 26, 2019, 10:35:12 PM »
I just harvested one of the Paul Thomson's mangoes that I grafted a few years ago, it is from his old place in Vista, it is one of the favorites of the gardeners that now work there. It is very sweet with a bit of piney flavor. Not sure of the name since most info is gone from the old orchard.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Miracle fruit berries for sell
« on: August 29, 2019, 10:10:18 PM »
Miracle fruit for sell, $1 each, $3 shipping, available only to USA addresses.


Out of all the lychee varieties I have "Sweetheart" is blooming at this time of year. Anyone else getting some blooms?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Unknown fruit? in Mexico
« on: November 23, 2018, 07:18:23 PM »
I'm sure someone knows what this is. It is at my friends place in Cabo, Mexico. Thanks.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Mango ID wrong cultivar?
« on: September 05, 2018, 07:59:45 PM »
I received this budwood a few years ago in Southern California here from a member saying that it was "Kesar". Obviously it's not. Does anyone have any ideas? Keitt? I'm on the very southern coast of California and it is by far the largest mango I have grown so far because of our mild summers.


I have a limited amount of seeds right now, as the fruit is ripening I will have more. Sales only to USA addresses.

Price is $2 per seed, minimum 5 seeds, plus $2 shipping.


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Melon from southern mexico ID
« on: September 04, 2018, 10:54:53 AM »
Does anyone know what this melon is from Mexico? it is red inside. It is unlike the kiwano.

5 seeds for $10 plus $2 shipping. Only available for sale to USA addresses. Fruit is similar in growth to Australian Beach Cherry or Cedar Bay Cherry. Withstands probably down to high 20's. Taste is similar to Beach Cherry also, it is mild and fruits after about 3 years.


I have fresh Pouteria lucuma seeds for sale. The price is $3 each minimum 3 plus $3 shipping in US. Sorry no sales outside of US.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Lychee small seed variety
« on: August 08, 2018, 02:48:58 PM »
So, the lychee tree I have which I think is Brewster is giving me an awesome percentage of chicken tongue seeds.

I went out today and noticed my first and largest Jackfruit had fallen. I was wondering if this is the right size and color for a ripe "Golden Nugget"? I't's been on the tree over a year, and in California.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Choloric Peanut Butter fruit flowering
« on: July 10, 2018, 11:08:37 PM »
I've drenched this this with iron, added cottonseed meal and even lowered the PH of stored rain water. It is slowly starting to green up, but it is flowering profusely now. I'm hoping the flowers form into fruits. I've only got a few fruit to mature the last few seasons. Any ideas.

I've had this outside for a few years in a pot and have it marked as Vangueria edulis. Can anyone confirm this is the "Spanish Tamarind"


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Surniame Cherry from Jim Neitzel
« on: June 12, 2018, 11:15:41 PM »
Jim, said he bought this tree at Walter Andersons nursery in San Diego some 20 years ago and said it was labeled as Eugenia Smithii, I know there is not a species "Smithii" so it must be a variety. The leaves are thicker and bigger than any other Unifloras I've come across. The fruit is large and are black as "black star' and "Zill's dark". The taste at maturity does not have any resinous or bad after taste.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Cainito fruit set photo in San Diego
« on: June 07, 2018, 11:17:19 PM »
Here is finally a good photo of some Cainito fruit set in San Diego

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Jim Neitzel passing away
« on: June 04, 2018, 05:52:00 PM »
For those of you who knew Jim Neitzel and all he did for the rare fruit  community, it was sad to hear he passed away this morning. Jim was a big inspiration to me and i'm sure thousands of others in pursuing this rewarding hobby.

He developed so many great varieties of fruit. Some of you may heard of the "Big Jim" loquat along with many other loquats that haven't been widely recognized. Also he did a lot of work with cherimoyas and produced some great ones. At his place he has some amazing macadamias, and hundreds of other seedling fruits that deserve to be shared. He also worked with Paul Thomson in developing some of the pitahayas we enjoy today.

I'm sure there will be more folks that have great things to say about Jim and how he affected them.


Looking to buy about 30 scions of Imam Pasand mango. Need them about pencil or sharpie marker size.



Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Looking for Mango scions
« on: May 25, 2018, 10:18:50 AM »
I am looking for these varieties of mangoes with scions of at least pencil size. Thanks

30 Mun Kun Si 
3   Shamsul-Asamar

3  Son Pari

3  Ivory

3  Kook Lom Krong

3 Imam pasand



Tropical Fruit Discussion / Pineapple slips, what to do?
« on: November 13, 2017, 02:53:20 PM »
What do I do with these slips?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Selma Cherimoya and unknown seedling
« on: November 01, 2017, 10:20:36 PM »
I just dug into these ripened cherimoyas, I still think Selma is one of my top 5 in taste, it has a berry overtone to it.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Fresh Pitomba seeds available again
« on: November 01, 2017, 10:11:56 PM »
Pitomba seeds available again.

Cost is $2 each or $1.50 each for 10 or more plus shipping

Minimum of 5 seeds per order

US orders only


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Super Fast Lychee Air-Layer
« on: September 26, 2016, 10:41:32 PM »
An airlayer was made on my Brewster on July 31 this summer, so less than 2 months and the root ball was filled to about 90%. I used rooting hormone as a paste when I made it. Has anyone else had success this way.

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