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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Plant sale this weekend in Cutler Bay!
« on: December 06, 2019, 08:35:37 PM »
I'm selling some extra plants of the following species in 1 and 3-gallon sizes:

Kei apple
Blue grape
Ice cream bean
Australian fingersop
Monos plum
Garcinia intermedia
Quararibea funebris
and many others...

Prices range from $10 - $30. All are grown from seed!

Local pickup only. Will be having a yard and plant sale this weekend.

9525 SW 188 Terrace
Cutler Bay, FL 33157


I'm looking to buy a Jakarta mango tree locally in South Florida, preferably Miami-Dade. Anyone know any nurseries that sell it. Pine Island doesn't seem to have.


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Going to Panama soon...
« on: December 28, 2018, 04:11:38 PM »
I'm going to Panama In January, mostly around Panama City, any ideas for fruit-related things to do?

Gardens, markets, member gardens, etc.


Taking a business trip to those locations soon and was wondering if there are any members at any of those locations, or if anyone has any tips on visiting any botanical gardens, or other fruit-related places.

Unfortunately, I only have 1 dragon fruit variety that is self sterile so it barely gives fruit even with hand pollination. Looking to buy or trade (or share) other varieties of dragon fruit with local South Florida members.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / ID please...
« on: July 30, 2018, 06:39:00 PM »
This plant is finally giving me its first fruits and although they're small they might be enough for ID. The fruits don't appear to be ripe and are very small at the moment, probably slightly less than 1 cm.
First 2 pics show the 2 small fruits.


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Plant ID please...
« on: June 04, 2018, 07:35:58 PM »
I believe it's a citrus relative due to its flavor and leaves, but can't pinpoint a species. Really small, 1/4 inch diameter, at most, and a citrusy flavor, but not sure what could be done with these due to their size.


Any ideas are welcome!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Yellow papaya flowers?
« on: April 12, 2018, 05:10:39 PM »
I noticed that one of my new papaya plants has yellow flowers. I've never seen yellow flowers on a papaya before and was wondering if this is common, rare, or not that big a deal.

I read somewhere that sometimes male flowers have yellow flowers, but these look like females to me.

Any info on them would be appreciated,


I am looking to sell a bunch of plants to reduce my backyard inventory so I am having a combined garage sale/plant sale tomorrow morning at my house, Saturday, Sept. 2nd. If anyone is interested in any of the below and can't make it, just let me know and I can set it aside for you. I've got varied quantities of all of these.

1 g.     $5 - $10
3 g.     $15 - $30
Bigger containers: varied pricing

9525 SW 188 Terrace
Cutler Bay, FL 33157

Here is what I will have for sale:

Ice Cream Bean (inga edulis)
Mexican Garcinia (garcinia sp.)
Talisia (talisia sp.)
Garcinia Acuminata
Garcinia Hombroiana

Peanut Butter fruit (wavy leaf)
Coffee (coffea arabica)
Imbe (garcinia livingstonei)
Blue Grape (myrciaria vexator)
Achachairu (garcinia laterifolia)
Sea Grape (coccoloba uvifera)
Everbearing mulberry (morus nigra)
Black Sapote (diospyros digyna)
Longan (dimocarpus longan)
Otaheiti Gooseberry (Phyllanthus acidus)
Sapodilla (manilkara zapota)
Kei Apple (dovyalis caffra)
Mammea Apple (mammea americana)
Caimito (chrysophyllum cainito)
Tamarind (Tamarindus indica)
Loquat (eriobotrya japonica)

I also have a few bougainvilleas and poinsettias.



Tropical Fruit Discussion / Please ID this plant
« on: August 16, 2017, 01:03:55 PM »

I just noticed this plant flowering and fruiting for the first time. The flowers fell off after trying to get a better look at them, but they were small, yellow, sweet-smelling flowers.


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Delicious, no-smell papaya, but small...
« on: October 18, 2016, 02:39:38 PM »
Sorry for reusing the same image from a different thread, but wanted to see if anyone knew what type of papaya this is. It's a very sweet, seedless, non-smelly, but small (grapefruit-sized) fruit.

Also, any ideas as to the seedless part? I read that this is most likely due to being females with no pollination, but usually the flavor is subpar on those, Not the case on this one.


Stopped by yesterday at Whole Foods and was surprised to find cherimoyas there, at least the one in Pinecrest.



Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / WTB: Garcinia dulcis
« on: April 28, 2016, 03:14:48 PM »
Looking to buy a Garcinia dulcis plant in South Florida.

Any info would be appreciated.


Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / WTB: Cinammon Apple plant
« on: February 17, 2016, 12:41:17 PM »

If anyone is selling, or knows of anyone who is selling, a seedling or grafted Cinammon Apple plant, please let me know. Prefer locally in South Florida.


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Coccoloba uvifera - Sea grape - Not bad...
« on: August 28, 2015, 09:46:45 AM »
I just tasted some Sea grapes for the first time and thought they had a pretty interesting and distinctive flavor. Something like tamarind, but not as sour. Once they get a little overripe they take on a musky flavor which is still OK, but definitely may put some people off.

Seems like you can do a decent wine with them.

Anyone know how long these take to fruit from seed? I know they are dioecious.


Bactris brongniartii seeds available. Cost is $5 for 5 seeds, plus shipping.

From Palmpedia:

"Uses: The fruits are sold in local markets for the sweet mesocarp. Men and boys often lop off a fruit bunch while paddling to and and from their favorite fishing spots, heading off to hunt, or on their way to tend their crops. Women and girls also pick the fruits when they encounter groves of the palm near their crops. A midsized palm to about 6 m (20 ft.) tall that produces slender, canelike, spiny trunks that are densely clustering and sometimes form extensive colonies. The plumose leaves have mildly clustering leaflets. It is widespread and common over most of Amazonian South America in wet, seasonally flooded areas."

PM if interested.


Quararibea funebris (Rosita de Cacao) seeds available. Cost is $5 for 5 seeds, plus shipping.

The flowers are used in the traditional Mexican drink called tejate.

Not sure how long these are viable for so please PM if interested.


A friend of mine is going to Going Bananas this weekend to pick up some banana plants. I'd like to know which varieties of banana are considered the best tasting for fresh eating. I hear good things about Kru and dwarf Cavendish.

I already have a manzano and a Hua Moa, by the way...

Any info would be appreciated.


Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Visiting Vero Beach in early May
« on: April 19, 2015, 12:35:56 PM »
I plan to visit Vero Beach in early May on vacation. Are there any tropical fruit places to visit in the area? Do we have any forum members there that may have plants to sell or trade?


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Questions on caimito...
« on: March 28, 2015, 07:04:08 PM »
This is the first year that my caimito tree fruits. I've got about 20 decent-sized fruits on there now. They are looking much larger than ones I've tried before, these are averaging about 3 inches diameter. Is this size about normal for South Florida? Also, how do I know if I've got a green or purple caimito? Or better said, are the fruits green on both and then the purple change color right before maturing? Or does the purple form start out as purple?



Someone already beat me to it... Please delete post!


A friend of mine is looking to buy a Hua Moa plantain plant. Can anyone point us in the right direction? Apparently a lot of the known banana plant suppliers are out of this variety.


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Mangoes with ingrown hairs?
« on: August 18, 2014, 10:48:44 AM »

A friend of mine gave me a bunch of mangoes and all of them have 2 interesting characteristics. One is that the seed is invariably cracked open within the fruit, and the other is that they all have these "hairs" which look like ingrown hairs. It looks as if though the seeds had started to germinate within the fruit, those hairs being the start of the roots. This may or may not be unusual, but I don't remember seeing it on mangoes before...



I have a limited supply of pindo palm (Butia capitata) seeds for sale or trade.

cost is $5, including shipping, within the U.S. for a 3-seed packet.

please PM me for more information.


Does anyone else's peanut butter fruit's leaves ever look like this?


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