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If anyone can offer me cuttings just name your price. These mulberries are native to the American south west. They are a smaller tree and have very small leaves.

Cheers Alex

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Overhead irrigation system critiques please
« on: August 18, 2019, 12:56:34 PM »
Hello everyone. I made a on the fly sprinkler line for my plants and I want to know what everyone thinks. Brutal honesty is much appreciated!

I used 3/4 pvc. I connected it to a hose roll in case I want to move it. I used a sprinkler head and a swivel base then attached it to a male end with a smooth base. over all I am pleased because this is my first real build but definitely could use improvement. I already noticed the sprinkler heads suck! Stream is too narrow and mist is too fine resulting in a lot of water loss. Although my lizards seems to really enjoy the raining!

Does anyone see anything that needs to be addressed or improved upon? would the pressure be greater with 1/2 inch pvc? 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Elderberries (Sambucus) in the Subtropics.
« on: April 09, 2019, 02:21:12 PM »
Has anyone had success growing elderberries Sambucus nigra in zone 10a or b? I have seen them growing out west in zone 9b and really want to give them a try.

A three year old cutting of kratom has been with me. I planted it in the ground about 6 months ago and she really hasn't seemed to take a strong hold. Wondering if anyone has experience with how cold tolerant this beauties are? Located 11 miles inland in palm beach county zone 10 A.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Grimal Grove April 2017
« on: April 17, 2017, 03:13:08 PM »
Hello fruit members!

I made a short trip down to the lower keys to do some wildlife and tropical fruit exploring since I work for the fire department in Marathon it really gives me incentive to go explore that area. First thing I did was walk around the native big pine habitat. The harshest I have ever seen in Florida. Behind the grove is just straight caprock with these small pools of freshwater here and there.

I heard some rustling in the bushes and found a great little Florida keys rat snake! Elaphe guttata rosacea.

Upon some light flipping I found a very pretty bark scorpion with neat red legs Centruroides gracilis.

Now on wards to the grove itself.

Here are the legendary cisterns Adolf blew out of the ground with dynamite. There was a pretty narly looking pachimascus beetle stuck in one of them...He wasn't very grateful and bit me as I released him.

I must admit, seeing a Alupang really blew my shirt up!!

A really neat fruit that  kinda taste like bannana.

Biggest lychee tree I have ever seen!

This is not the whole place but you guys get the idea ;)

I will wrap this up with a trip to the humble little nursery, with a super friendly guy named Tim who talked with me for about a hour about fruits trees and how this place came to be. He also makes these neat little ukuleles.

Well here it goes my first post!
I was cruising on Top Tropicals website and found these hormones from Russia for sale. Has anyone used these for their plants? Especially the EPIN which claims to increase the hardiness of the plants. 

Reason being I have become very interested in the mangosteen species. First thing did was purchased the book "5 decades with tropical fruit tree" great book gave me so many ideas on what to do.


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