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The goal is to make TC plants, just wondering here...

Not in the plain sense, but grafted into certain Australian sandpaper fig rootstock. Referring to this thread:

And this paper:

I'm 99% certain that it is F. opposita as anthony davies said since he had first hand experience grafting and experiencing abundant yield year round.

In my country, Indonesia, F. racemosa grows wild and seedlings are sold as rootstock for a kind of green fig grown abundantly here called "Green Jordan" variety. I talked to one of fig tree vendor and he said that when grafted into F. racemosa which is synonymous to glomerata in the paper, the fig grows at faster rate. Also in the paper, the mystery fig did even much better than glomerata.

Assuming that the correct species is opposita, wouldn't it be a huge commercial prospect for us folks living in the tropics?? Exporting warm weather varieties into Mediterranean and Middle Eastern countries?? Sounds too good to be true??

For Indonesians this one is often called "saninten". Thank you!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Jaboticaba: Another Stupid Question
« on: July 05, 2018, 11:18:46 AM »
I have no prior experience and knowledge regarding beekeeping, but considering the amount of flowers in a jaboticaba tree and its dependence on cross pollination for higher yield, why is there no marketed product of ‘jaboticaba honey’ or a topic about beekeeping in Plinia orchard being brought up?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Myrtaceae Thread
« on: October 24, 2017, 11:42:33 AM »
Hello all,

I want to start a thread about the aforementioned Family. Right now, I'm considering to do an experiment in inoculation of tree seeds with mycorrhizal gourmet mushroom. The mushroom in question forms mycorrhizal association with Tristaniopsis merguensis from Myrtaceae family.

Right now, I'm interested in getting a bunch of red Jaboticaba seeds which aren't available in my country. The reason I'm choosing jaboticaba is due to high yield, product quality and the fast bearing nature of Vermelha (if I'm not wrong) variety. But I'm open to other fruit trees from the aforementioned Family.

Anyway, here's the climate profile of the place where I live so that you guys can give me suggestions on Red Jaboticaba or other Myrtaceae trees :

Thank you.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Jaboticaba and Mycorrhizal Association
« on: October 23, 2017, 02:11:15 AM »
Does anyone here have an info about the plant Jaboticaba (Plinia) and its mycorrhizal association?? There are different types of mycorrhizae, namely endomycorrhizae, ectomycorrhizae, orchid mycorrhizae, etc. For anyone who happens to research tropical fruit trees intensively, may you give me the enlightenment on the type of mycorrhizal symbiont the Jaboticaba have?? Thank you.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / About the Inga genus
« on: October 17, 2017, 01:46:18 PM »

I'm new to this forum, and the reason I'm joining this forum aside from being in a tropical country is because I'm wondering about the genus Inga for these few days.

Apparently, this tree is being utilized to combat slash and burn farming which is being done in tropical rainforest areas of Africa and South America. The sad news also it's being done also in Borneo, but probably illegal logging is the bigger threat over there over our precious rainforest.

You guys can search "Inga Alley Farming" for more information and get lots of result. In summary, farmers are expected to plant rows of Inga shrub or tree and plant starch or cash crops in the "alleys" formed between rows of Inga trees. The merit of the method is that Inga is fast growing, and as such, farmers can prune them to form mulch around their crops and when they're getting big again, they will act as shade to prevent weeds and protect the crops from excessive sunlight (probably). Also being in the family of Fabaceae, they're nitrogen fixing legumes. I can also confirm, living in tropical country, legumes, any kind, be it weed, shrub or tree, all of them thrive in our climate.

The question is, why doesn't these rainforest savers advocating Inga Alley Cropping mention the economic bonus of harvesting ice cream beans?? Are they don't taste that particularly "good"??

Btw the reason Inga got in my mind recently is because I have been studying mycology for a few months. I'm doing trial and error of trying to isolate wild mushroom into culture, and there's one specific ectomycorrhizae from Thailand which is known to form connection with various family of trees including Fabaceae and that got me thinking about Inga, they're fast growing and they yield fruits. If I don't bring this up here, where should I?  ;)

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