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Tropical Fruit Discussion / RH-1 Atemoya
« on: November 19, 2018, 12:50:19 PM »
I just ate my first RH-1. Soft flesh. Excellent balanced flavor.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Multigraft Annona harvest
« on: November 19, 2018, 12:43:46 PM »
From left to right: Arka Sahan, RH-1, African Pride, Giant Yucatán, Pink’s Mammoth, Big Green

I am getting my first round of fruits from this. This was grafted 1/26/18 but it has apical dominance on an established tree. Annonas tend to be smaller here in Florida. The taste is excellent. Soft/melting and seedy with a delicious cake icing flavor.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Annona macroprophyllata germination experiment
« on: November 15, 2018, 11:21:04 AM »
Exciting news on my little experiment. I have germination on two groups of treated/untreated Annona macroprophyllata seeds from Luc and Raul after 2 -3 weeks. Half were soaked in 200ppm ga3 and the other half in water. Here is the main trick. The seeds from Luc were stored in a mason jar for about 2 years and the seeds from Raul were stored for over a year. I will try to germinate the rest without ga3 because I believe that negatively effects the plant health. The treated Luc's White germinated and the untreated haven't come up yet.

Just picked some fruit today.

$13 for 8 seeds shipped in padded envelope with tracking. Additional seeds are $1 each. USA shipping only.

Seeds will be cleaned and in a ziplock with vermiculite. This fruit is very tasty and should be much more common. It reminds me of citrusy sweet/tart figs. Hardy to mid 20s.

Message me you are interested and I will give you my paypal address. Thanks! - Josh

Har is excellent. Come out if you are in the area.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Excalibur Red grafted trees from Excalibur
« on: October 01, 2018, 01:09:22 PM »
How many people here have fruited their Excalibur Red jackfruit trees that they bought from Excalibur? I have a friend that got their first fruit this year and it wasn't the right tree. The fruit came out light yellow. They bought the tree directly from Excalibur about 4 or 5 years ago.

I have one in the ground but it was purchased from them 2-3 years ago.

Hopefully this was just a fluke and large batches for extended amounts of time weren't mixed up. I am really looking forward to seeing and eating this one in person.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / JF Annona grafting in Florida
« on: May 30, 2018, 02:21:49 PM »
Calostro seems to be doing well here in Sarasota. I try to get out and hand pollinate when I can but this also seems to set readily on its own. Fruits are tasty and it grows well on my Dream rootstock.

This fruit set after the heavy pruning I did for hurricane Irma. I picked it in early May and it still tasted good despite overwintering and hanging on the tree after it was HEAVILY pruned in Spring.

The La Habra Sun is quite prolific and great flavored.

I have some LM-3s hanging now which I am really excited to try

Also, various other stuff has small fruits or flowers. Anona Dulce, Arka Sahan, Birula, Pink's Mammoth, Big Green......

Thanks Frank! It is exciting to try all this stuff.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Water tests before and after acid
« on: March 04, 2018, 08:55:30 AM »
Two samples from the same source before and after I treated with sulfuric acid. I am still trying to learn basic water chemistry so any comments are helpful.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Fruiting Chempadak in Florida
« on: February 24, 2018, 02:45:32 PM »
Does anyone know if Artocarpus integer has been fruited in Florida?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Excalibur chempadek
« on: February 23, 2018, 04:17:45 PM »
Anyone hear of Boca Chempadek from Excalibur? I was told they are seedlings. I was wondering if this was legit or too good to be true and some nasty cheena variety.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Wilsons Ultimo Chrysophyllum cainito Star Apple
« on: February 21, 2018, 07:22:40 PM »
Anyone heard of the Wilsons Ultimo cultivar? Something from Excalibur maybe. There is a large tree at the botanical park I take care of.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Dominican Avocado Variety
« on: February 20, 2018, 11:12:24 AM »
What cultivar is this?


Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / .
« on: February 20, 2018, 11:11:17 AM »
wrong board

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Dream Annona Scions SOLD OUT
« on: February 19, 2018, 11:54:11 PM »
SOLD OUT. Thanks guys.
Just cut fresh Dream scions this afternoon. This is an excellent Annona for Florida.

$8 for 3 scions shipped in vermiculite and a padded mailer. USA only. Shipping included.

Thanks. -Josh

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Inga cold hardiness pictures
« on: January 30, 2018, 12:44:50 PM »
I have a triple grafted Inga with I. feuillei, I. edulis and an unknown species. The edulis had tip death but is still alive. The unknown had leaf burn but is sprouting new growth. The feuillei looks pretty good and is now spitting out it's first flowers. It was recently grafted on 7/24/2017. It probably got down to the high 20s/low 30s for a few hours. I am in Sarasota just east of I75.

The branch in the foreground is Inga edulis.

Inga edulis tip death.

Leaf burn on the unknown but it is pushing new growth.

I. feuillei flowers!

I. feuillei flowers!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Averrhoa carambola 'Lara'
« on: January 02, 2018, 03:40:09 PM »
This is one of the better varieties I have tasted. There was only two fruit on a small 15gal tree. Pleasant sweet flavor with medium firm texture. The fruit size was large and I am curious how this will perform on a mature tree. The fruit was slightly riper than it appears in the photos. 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Will It Transplant? S01E01
« on: December 29, 2017, 04:49:36 PM »
Here is the premier episode of Will It Transplant?

Today's torture victim is a Casimiroa edulis aka White Sapote. This was dug up from the backyard and carried 120' to the new planting mound. Feel free to vote and I will update with pictures in the coming days/weeks.

6 fresh black sapote seeds. I just consumed this fruit so seeds are as fresh as it gets. Maher cultivar.

$6 with shipping included. Seeds sent in moist sphagnum moss and bubble mailer. USA only.

I should have more seeds available as these other fruits ripen. PM me if interested.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Winter Annona growth in Florida
« on: December 20, 2017, 10:57:28 AM »
Can I keep pushing Annona growth all winter with the proper microclimate/protection in Florida or are they daylight sensitive? What about indoor with lights?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Grafted Echo Jackfruit Tree
« on: November 29, 2017, 08:37:42 AM »
Does anyone know anything about the 'Echo' variety? I think Hopkins is grafting them. I saw some trees at the Mustang Flea Market and was curious.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Grafted Durian Cultivars in Florida
« on: November 18, 2017, 01:14:32 PM »
Has anyone seen grafted durian in Florida. I remember seeing a few collectors on here but I am guessing the plants are still small. I know this is a long shot but I would like to get some budwood or trees in Spring for a project I am working on. I have seedlings from three different sources, one of which is a different species but it would be nice to have legit cultivars since I am putting in so much effort. I also have a client contemplating putting in a large greenhouse.

It seems the only legal way to get material in is with a phyto certificate and a two year quarantine process unless I can get something shipped from Hawaii. It seems like they are struggling to get a decent germplasm there and they are even in zone.

I believe the trees in the Whitman Pavillion are seedlings but I am not certain.

Any ideas or experience? I am sure plenty of people have killed durian in Florida but I am guessing almost all were seedlings.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Carica papaya in Florida
« on: October 28, 2017, 03:47:21 PM »
What are the toughest/most vigorous papaya varieties in Florida? Fruit quality is not important.

I have some fresh seeds of Na Dai sugar apple. Unfortunately it has been crazy around here and I didn't snap a pic of the fruit. These came off my tree that I purchased from PIN with the Na Dai label.

$8 for 5 seeds

$12 for 10 seeds

Prices include shipping to the USA in a padded mailer.

Fresh Kwai Muk seeds. $12 for 5 seeds. $17 for 10 seeds. This includes shipping in USA in a padded envelope with seeds packed in sphagnum moss. The fruit in my hand is slightly underripe. USA only. PM me with how much you want and I will send you a paypal invoice. Thanks. - Josh

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