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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Preferred irrigation in Orchard
« on: July 02, 2020, 10:55:54 AM »
How's it going everyone?

I am designing out an irrigation system to be implemented into my orchard.

Currently I have a lot of mature but struggling avocado trees that I intend to interplant with a lot of other subtropicals with varying water requirements.  I am currently thinking that using Net-a-fim irrigation and spiraling around the root zones/drip lines will give me the best control on the amount of water going onto individual plants.  I am also considering doing some supplemental overhead irrigation to get water on leaves, as well as to just soak areas that would otherwise not be covered.

Anyone have any thoughts or suggestions? Would definitely be curious to hear what other people are doing.


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Reviving an old Avocado Orchard
« on: June 07, 2020, 01:23:54 PM »
Howdy everyone,

I am going to be taking on the revival of about 30-40 Avocados that were planted in about 1978, but haven't been watered for 20 years until about 2 years ago.  Most of the trees are displaying some pretty gnarly trunk damage w/ bark peeling off and dead wood being apparent almost to the ground in most cases.  The current care taker has started irrigation 2 years ago but that is about all that's been done.

The trees are sprouting from cuts about 5 or 6 feet off the ground, and in some cases just coming up from the roots while a dead trunk stands above them. 

Does anyone have any suggestions on the best course of action?

I am considering stump cutting some immediately but wonder if I should wait until next spring when conditions are a little less extreme, (not very extreme, but 80* days and bright direct sun). After stump cutting I'll be grafting a bunch of new varieties on.  Currently they are all Bacon.  I'll be mulching heavily with wood chips, horse manure, and compost when they come into my posession.

How's it everyone?

Just listed a few rad rare plants! I'll be posting some more diverse items in the near future!

B. salicifolius
E. neosilvestris
U. chamae

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Campomanesia hirsuta, Giant Guabiroba
« on: January 12, 2020, 12:03:21 AM »
How's it going TFF?

Going to list just a couple of these over the next couple months. Check the link for a description and let me know if you have any questions.

How's it going?

I just realized that Ximenia americana is in season in Florida and was wondering if anyone might have access to some seeds.  Open to paying cash or offering trades.


Hey everyone,

Got a whole grip of Asimina triloba seeds that are from a mix of fruits that are cultivated varieties and seedlings of cultivated varieties.  All the varieties are from the KSU breeding program, Susquehana, Sunflower, etc..

Fruit was grown in Santa Clara Valley, California and I can confirm it was all delicious fruit.  Grew out seeds from last year and had fantastic germination.

10$ for 20 seeds minimum, shipping not included.
Open to negotiation on larger quantities and very open to trades. 

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / WTB: Manilkara zapota scion
« on: June 12, 2018, 12:17:25 PM »
Getting a big mature seedling tree that needs a bunch of fresh scions grafted onto it. Interested in any variety, Can probably take scion from the range of scented marker (3/4") to pencil size(1/4"). Will be interested in getting scion in next week.

Thank you!

Hey everyone,
I'm about to cruise down to San diego and all around the southern california nursery scene. I'm really interested in getting rare things and some grafted/more mature plants.  I was wondering if anyone might have some of these rarer things or know where to find them. I have a small variety of some rare things I could trade.

Some taxa i'm looking for:
Davidsonia pruriens
Grafted Pouteria
Grafted/Fruiting Plinia
Rare Eugenia
Flowering Dovyalis M/F
and really anything awesome and interesting!

Have for trade:
Vasconcellea palandensis
E. uniflora zills dark seedlings
P. trunciflora seedlings
P. lucuma seedlings from peru
other things

I appreciate any help! Thanks everyone

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / WTB: Cecropia
« on: December 22, 2017, 08:58:22 PM »
Does anyone have any rooted or unrooted cecropia cuttings? Been trying to find it and the only place that used to have it in stock is Top Tropicals.  Any help would be awesome


Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / WTB: Piper methysticum
« on: December 04, 2017, 07:28:05 PM »
Does anyone have access to Piper methysticum cuttings? I've been wanting to grow it for a couple years now and unfortunately haven't been able to acquire it! Anyone in Hawaii or elsewhere have access?

Thank you!

Hey TFF, been really hoping to get my hands on some Lemon Aspen seeds since I saw them last year. Also really interested in lots of different syzygiums! Would love to know if anyone is in Australia and has access.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Headed to Brazil, where do I go?
« on: June 07, 2017, 10:53:53 PM »
Hey everyone,
Headed to Brazil at the end of July for a couple of weeks and I am very interested in bringing seeds back with me. Anyone know of some nurseries, cool locations, botanists, fruit vendors or what will be fruiting around that time? I have no major plan yet so I am definitely mobile.
I'm definitely going to be in the Minas Gerais area for a bit, but would really love to get my hands on some cerrado species.
Mainly interested in Plinia, Myciara, Psidium, and anything else interesting.

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