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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Durian seedling flowers?
« on: October 30, 2019, 05:28:58 PM »
Whole seedling and ,,flower,, bud

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Durian seedling flowers?
« on: October 28, 2019, 04:33:24 PM »
Will take more pictures. Sure it is durian , small plant about 7 month old

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Durian seedling flowers?
« on: October 27, 2019, 02:44:04 PM »
I notice very unusual buds on one of my durian seedlings. They look like flower buds but I know that durian is cauliflorous. Can anybody explain whats go on?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Wanted: Szechuan pepper
« on: October 17, 2019, 03:34:32 PM »
Szechuan pepper (Zanthoxylum simulans) is self fertile. One plant is enough to produce the spice. Other species - Z. piperitum, Z. coreanum and others are dioecious so you need female and male plant to produce seeds. 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cinnamomum ID question
« on: September 22, 2019, 02:27:21 PM »
This is my plant, does it look like Ceylon Cinnamon?

It look like real C. zeylanicum - leaves are more elongated not round like leaves at first pictures.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cinnamomum ID question
« on: September 20, 2019, 03:04:43 PM »
Cinnamomum include a lot of different species. I have the similar plant as you - it was sold to me like ceylon cinnamon but true ceylon cinnamon smell is very different - more sweet than this. Also it is very different from C. cassia which has more narrow and darker leaf. I suppose it is some what close to C. iners or C. tamala

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jared goes to find coco de mer
« on: September 03, 2019, 02:55:20 PM »
Hope that it is not only interesting fruit endemic to Seychelles . I will report from first hand at november.... ;)

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Lucuma Seedling Flowering
« on: August 11, 2019, 04:02:11 PM »
Dont know the variety of mine seedlings because in Pisac market people doesnt recognize that. But the fruits were realy big, far more than P.caimito fruits which I taste this spring in Borneo.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Lucuma Seedling Flowering
« on: August 10, 2019, 02:51:00 PM »
I notice first flowering in my lucuma seedlings this year (now). I brought the seeds from Pisac market (Peru) during my 2011 trip. Fruits were big and very sweet - dry variety Lucuma.

It looks like A. prunifolia. Try A. melanocarpa - fruits are not only bigger but more juicy.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Yerba Mate germination
« on: July 30, 2019, 03:29:18 PM »
I have 2 females but 1 male so no problem with pollination. Im curious what will be the sex ratio if I will get some seedlings. I need more males because  they are more problematic with speed of growth than females.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Yerba Mate germination
« on: July 28, 2019, 02:45:03 PM »
No any experience? Some reports recommend warm stratification....

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Yerba Mate germination
« on: July 18, 2019, 04:15:28 PM »
Finally its clear that both of my female Ilex paraguariensis plants have fruits. From last year experience, when I got only 1 fruit which I lost after storm (or bird prey? dont know..) I expect that they will be ripe at the end of august. What is your advice for succesfull germination? Only very few direct reports are acessible online and they use very different methods. I dont want to waste so precious seed material... Thanks

Temperate Fruit Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Wanted nanking cherry
« on: May 01, 2019, 02:49:35 PM »

I have last 2 plants available for this spring. PM.

I store the seeds of purple mangosteen from Borneo about 3 weeks only in paper tissue with few drops of water and now I have the nice seedlings.  8)

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Anyone grow black goji berry?
« on: March 08, 2019, 03:46:48 AM »
Last summer I got some fruits finaly, not much but sufficient for taste. I didnt find any metal aftertaste but fruits wasnt so sweet as I check in red,,sweet lifeberry. So if the purpose is to have some antioxidants, I can recomend it, but you can not expect sweet raisins.

So Ranau is definitively not good as night market. Staying in Sandakan now, see very diferent types of fruits - Lot of small Nám doc mai types mango, bananas, spices, cheena, tarap and biggest jacfruit I ever see.

Im very dissapointed with night market in Ranau, because nothing we find there for simple reason: market is not night market it is open from 2 pm till 7 pm, and if you planing to visit at night Then stop becasue only thing you will find is one seller with cabbage and onion as happend to us. No any durians nor other tropical fruits. If we didnt got some mangosteen from private garden when we search for Rafflesia in bloom, Then we have totally nothing. :'(

Today i visited night market in Kota Kinabalu , there were some interesting fruits I eat first time like langsat, wax apple, but i was happy to find few fruits of durian sukang ( probably D.oxleyanus) which have better taste than aby other durians in that market, not that strong but sweeter than regular durian. Also try some champedak with spicy aroma. Tomorrow  iwonder About taste of Tarap.

Thanks for advice, it looks like we will be limited with time so the best what I can do will be search for fruits in Ranau saturday market.  :-\

Sounds good,  will try to visit both but Ranau is easier as it is close to Kota Kinabalu. Hope fruit season will not be at the end ... 

At the end of february will stay couple of days in Borneo. Can someone advise best places not only for tasting various fruits, but places when I can see them right on the trees. I have interest also about spices and medicinals... Thanks.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Please identify this fruit
« on: November 02, 2018, 05:41:23 PM »
Looks like Cordia dodecandra....

Temperate Fruit Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Emperors haw for sale
« on: October 31, 2018, 06:08:19 PM »
Grafted plants for EU countries - 25 € per plant + postage. They can flower and fruit at first or second year easily like this plant.

Temperate Fruit Buy, Sell, & Trade / Emperors haw for sale
« on: October 30, 2018, 01:58:41 PM »
Seeds from this nice chinese species for sale worldwide. One of the most aprecciated haws with big fruits with medicinal value. Price 1 seed - 1 € + postage. Seeds are very fresh. Within EU countries also grafted plants available for sale.

Emperors haw (Crataegus pinnatifida var. Maior)
Crataegus pinnatifida is a deciduous Tree growing to 7 m (23ft) by 7 m (23ft).
It is hardy to zone 5-9 and is not frost tender. It is in flower in May, and the seeds ripen from September to October. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Midges.
The fruit is antibacterial, anticholesterolemic, cardiotonic, hypotensive, stomachic, vasodilator. It contains several medically active constituents including flavonoids and organic acids. It has been shown to lower blood cholesterol levels and to improve blood circulation. It is used in Korea in the treatment of abdominal distension, pain, diarrhoea and to induce menstruation. The dried fruit is alterative, antiscorbutic, deobstruent, laxative, stimulant and stomachic. The fruits and flowers of hawthorns are well-known in herbal folk medicine as a heart tonic and modern research has borne out this use. The fruits and flowers have a hypotensive effect as well as acting as a direct and mild heart tonic. They are especially indicated in the treatment of weak heart combined with high blood pressure. Prolonged use is necessary for it to be efficacious. It is normally used either as a tea or a tincture. The seed is recommended in the treatment of difficult labour, hernia and swollen genitals. The leaves and twigs are used as an antidote to varnish poisoning (from certain Rhus spp). The root is used in the treatment of nausea and vomiting.
A very easily grown plant, it prefers a well-drained moisture retentive loamy soil but is not at all fussy. Once established, it succeeds in excessively moist soils and also tolerates drought. It grows well on a chalk soil and also in heavy clay soils. A position in full sun is best when plants are being grown for their fruit, they also succeed in semi-shade though fruit yields and quality will be lower in such a position. Seedling trees take from 5 - 8 years before they start bearing fruit, though grafted trees will often flower heavily in their third year. A very ornamental plant. The sub-species C. pinnatifida major has larger fruit than the type species, it is cultivated for this fruit in China.

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