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Just bought a cloning machine and i was curious what trees people have tried to root cuttings with and had success. Figured i would dedicate a thread to this interesting topic.

I will try rooting every tree i have and see my chances, then report back on my success.

Also bought a tissue culture kit so i'll see what i can tissue culture as well.

This should be fun.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Growing Illama
« on: July 11, 2018, 03:13:04 PM »
yes they are true to type, you might get some weird shaped fruit with some in the beginning but they always turn out good after a couple fruitings.

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Just saw this today, donít even need to hand pollinate 😁


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Does it taste different than the red ilama? Which one is better?
their both good in their own way but I love the white

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have 2 ilama more scions ready to be cut, 6 atemoya left last chance for the year

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heres an old thread about it

http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=16673.msg211489#msg211489

I only grafted onto other ilama seedlings

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / First sprout of Raulís Ilama seeds
« on: June 23, 2018, 10:52:13 AM »
One of the white ilama seeds from Raul sprouted, so stoked. Planted around mid August. The one to sprout was soaked in a super boogie brew compost for about a week and planted in ocean forest/happy frog potting soil. I soak them once every week or two for the first couple months then I keep moist for a couple weeks following a dry week, trying to simulate the natural rainy season as far as water needs. Also only used rain water.

Hope this helps.



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Tropical Vegetables and Other Edibles / Help id this plant
« on: June 17, 2018, 02:45:35 PM »




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If you got the seeds from me they are originally from highlands Guatemala, so a sub tropical, and not surprising it survived. They have a wide range, so there are some that are more tropical. So all depends where you sourced them?
Yes seeds were from you, that's great they were more cold tolerant, their loving the florida climate   8)

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Both of mine were out almost all winter except for one night I brought it in my patio so no frost fell on them. Both are almost 4 years old but one grew faster than the other, the big one had a little leaf burn but protected from wind and frost it stood 32f and was fine, the smaller one in the same conditions died back but came back just recently from the bottom of the stem.

Itís one of those plants you really never want to put threw a test like that for the chance they might not come back but since they stood 39f last year unprotected And were completely fine I figured I would push the limit a bit.






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I found Marang rather easy to grow once germinated in spring or summer, if germinated in fall or winter you probably don't have a chance. Mine is taking off like a weed, almost 4 years old about 5 feet, In a root pruning pot but my other one in a regular pot is doing just as good



Should add that i do bring it in the garage when it gets below 38F but i bring it back out the next day unless it too is below 38F which is rare.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Black and red Surinam cherry
« on: May 06, 2018, 11:10:45 PM »
What variety of black surinam?
zills black surinam

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Forgot I germinated a camu camu seedling in a bag with a moist paper towel, 6 months later and being in part sun for a few hours a day it was completely dried, yet when I closely looked at the tip it was still slightly green, so after planting it and giving it some TLC it is actually growing again


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Black and red Surinam cherry
« on: May 06, 2018, 05:54:55 PM »
First fruiting of my black Surinam, itís about 4 years old. Second fruit on my red Surinam thatís about 5 years old. The black are by far much sweeter. My red had bitter cherries when it first produced but now they are much sweeter yet still not as sweet as the black.




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root pruning pots are good, they do work. I was talking more about letting the roots grow through the pots and still develop so when you do eventually transplant you have a nice 6-10 ft roots that are easily picked up and put into larger pots. Soursop are resilient plants but i have also done this technique with many different family such as Artocarpus, Pouteria, Eugenia, plinia, annonas, garcinias, and various other. I will say there are fast growing ones such as java almond and Jamaican cherry that don't do well when kept in small pots for too long in my experience but for the most part it works. I have seen a 7 foot kepel in 3 gallons of soil so miracles can happen.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / trick to keep plants in small pots longer
« on: April 13, 2018, 10:17:02 PM »
Here are some soursop 3 years old, over 6 ft tall in 3 gallon pots, They are growing faster than the ones in bigger pots. The trick is to have a good base such as concrete or plastic to keep the roots from growing in the ground, add about 6 inches of a mix of fresh and composted leaves mixed with peat moss and stick the plants on top, it allows for the roots to grow out the bottom of the pots and sit in a rich moist compost while keeping the top roots more dry, since the peat moss stays wet longer it gives you a couple days in between watering, plus it saves on fertilizer as it accumulates around the base instead of going in the ground.



here are some Bignay over 6 feet in about 2 gallons of dirt, I have a bunch in bigger pots that are the same size.



logs help keep moisture in the ground and also add a continuous supply of carbon. worms breed like crazy in this compost mix.

you can see the roots. I am able to move the pots at will without worrying about breaking roots, although on concrete tiny roots do go into the ground but are easily broke with out harm to the rest of the root system.



Figure i would share as I am always looking for ways to keep plants happy in their pots as long as possible and maximize growing speed as well, There are many people also wondering the size of tree and correlation of pot size so i hope this helps. A side note that i only use rainwater or highly filtered tap water, I don't believe you will get the same results if using unfiltered city water and chemical fertilizers full of salts as it kills the soil bacteria which is the plants immune system, healthier soil healthier plants.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: spondias purpurea
« on: April 02, 2018, 05:56:20 PM »
Thanks for the proper ID and info. I tried the fruit and it was woody, green sour tasting, so i'll try the green ones next.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / spondias purpurea
« on: March 30, 2018, 06:28:26 PM »
Bought this off ebay listed as a spondias purpurea, just making sure are these the right fruit and right time of harvest





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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Nothing more available
« on: February 17, 2018, 08:45:01 PM »
I got my seeds finally. I doubt they will sprout.
Not with that attitude  ;)

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: rarest papaya on earth. palanda papaya
« on: October 02, 2017, 02:22:37 AM »
outdoors

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: rarest papaya on earth. palanda papaya
« on: October 02, 2017, 02:13:24 AM »
Thanks for the information :-)  I'm guessing that they don't like the heat here in Miami.  Maybe I'll try putting them outside again over the winter and see how they fare.
Mine are doing fine and its been very hot and humid and their in dappled sun, I only water them with rainwater so maybe its the water your using.

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Man that looks totally worth the danger, Great pictures, Glad you had a safe trip

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: ID Please
« on: September 23, 2017, 08:26:29 PM »
its Artocarpus sericicarpus, having both with no tags ive learned to see the difference.

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