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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Proper Names of Jaboticaba
« on: May 16, 2020, 07:41:00 AM »
Its known locally as Peluda de Alagoas, but un-officialy just Plinia sp.

They are closed on Saturday though.

I just sold one of these on ebay for $100. What reasonable to some is not reasonable to you. I let the market decide.

Sugarloaf, Pineapple Pleasure, Super Julie, Karen Michelle starting to come around

Available yesterday was: Coco Cream, Butter Cream, Fruit Punch, Kathy/K3, All Summer, etc

Do you have seeds? If yes I would buy 5. You tell me. Thanks

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Iím working on lychee orders in between the rains however, this auction will end in just over an hour if your interested in some rareness! I will only have one left to sell after this!!!

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / ĎHak Ipí lychees (Sold out)
« on: May 10, 2020, 10:17:24 AM »
Sold Out


Im gonna try to list some plants here from local seeds Ive collected. The first is a Ximenia americana. 1 of only 2 or 3 I'll be selling. The tree is widely adaptable and can be grown into from south into central and northern florida per USDA charts. It also has a hight tolerance to salt! Ive seen a lot of trees growing in the wild around '8-'10 so Im sure can be kept in a pot. Its more of a hedge, sprawling type growth. Fruits have flavors of cherries, green apple, and hints of berries. The flowers are so fragrant they could be grown just for that. Let me know if you have any questions.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cherilata taste test.
« on: April 18, 2020, 08:56:26 PM »
awesome fruit! I will have to stop by fruitscapes soon!! Did the fruit get a cultivar name?

I live in Miami and I believe that all the comments about ST are going off on a tangent. Why? Because this is the worst year I have every seen in general for mango production. For a few months Iíve been painfully thinking what did I do wrong because I have so few mangoes for so many trees. Did I over water or over fertilize or what? For 250+ mango trees I counted about 300 fruit total. My 10+ year old consistent producers have zero fruit. That includes 2 Haden 4 Keitt 1 Van Dyke 2 Hatcher 2 Glenn. So yesterday I had to go to Home Depot and rode my bike slowly the 3 miles through a residential area looking at all the big mango trees along the way and I would say that for every 10 mango trees I saw maybe 2 with fruit. This is just a sucko  year for mangoes so donít make any hasty decisions. My 30+ avocado trees do appear to have a somewhat normal crop developing. My 3 Sweerheart lychee trees for the first time ever have zero fruit too.
   I have 8 mango trees in the ground for 8 years+ and it was a very crap year for me too. Besides my Sweet Tart and Honey Kiss holding fruit, I got nothing on Pina Colada, a few on Baileys Marvel, nothing on Coco Cream (which hasnt produced one edible mabgo yet), one on Peach Cobbler, nothing on Fruit Punch, and nothing on my Lemon Zest multi grafted tree. My plan is to at least take the Coco Cream down to a stump and switch over to Sugar Loaf.

       My Sweet Tart is the only reliable producer besides Honey Kiss. My tree is 8 years old and dumps fruit every year. It took several years to get going. Im in Zone 10b Palm Beach County, about 1 mile from the beach.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: How to germinate annona seeds?
« on: March 28, 2020, 09:30:49 PM »
     Germinating squamosa, reticulata, cherimoya, and soursop should be real easy. If you arent getting germination its probably bad seed. Heat mats work great, I use them, but you need a controller to keep temps down. Ive cooked some expensive seeds. Letting annona seedlings stay too wet is bad when they are young as it will cause rot. Using heat mats help keep them from rotting. Some of the more 'rare' annonas are rare because they are difficult to get and sometimes difficult to germinate. Some annonas from the Caatinga will probably never grow here so you just have to be prepared for failures and do your research. Ive had tomentosa seeds rot too(Im still looking for these myself). Maybe I cooked them on my heat mat?? Diversifolia is easy, you just have to wait 6 months. Diversifolia has a lower germination rate too. Try different sources. If your just interested in the fruit get a seedling and graft the diversifolia. Like I said though, be prepared to kill a lot of seeds in this hobby.

I treated these cornifolia seeds with GA3 about 3 weeks ago after they wouldnt germinate. GA3 really does the trick. 

whats the price?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / \ ORDER FILLED
« on: March 16, 2020, 10:18:11 PM »

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Plinia clausa (Anihuayo)
« on: March 02, 2020, 08:24:36 PM »
Couldn't find any info on the forum on this one so figured I'd start a thread. Seeds planted less than a month ago. Two out of ten have germinated so far.

Found a couple pdfs:


     I recently germinated several cornifolia seeds using GA3 @ 500ppm for 24 hours. They germinated in about a month after using GA3. I also planted out some without treatment and none of those germinated. I actually just took the ones that didn't gerimate yet after 6 months and soaked them in GA3. I just did that several days ago but will report on how they do.

In search of some annona rootstock, cherimoya preferable.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / SOLD
« on: February 27, 2020, 09:01:01 PM »
Just did my seasonal pruning this evening and have some nice sticks for sale.
There is a total of 16 pieces.
9 x 'Dream' Annona
7 x 'Tim' Atemoya


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