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Messages - Jabba The Hutt

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: owari satsuma harvest
« on: November 14, 2019, 06:17:00 PM »
Too sweet?!?! I didn't know there was such a thing haha   :-X

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Kumquat varieties update
« on: November 14, 2019, 06:15:09 PM »
Yes red lime peel is edible, with good texture.  Slightly sweet but not as much as "true" kumquats.

Lakeland peel is noticeably sweet and edible, you can eat them whole if you take the seeds out, but the inside is still very sour it overwhelms the sweet peel.

Calomondins I always eat the peel.  The peel has no flavor but is very soft unlike the dry skin ones of centennial, indio, and some others.  Calomondin is easily peelable and segments separatable exactly like a miniature mandarin.  If it wasn't extremely sour and seedy I could see it being very popular with children.  When they become very ripe they are decent to eat out of hand but still very sour.   I keep them around because my 2yo daughter loves picking them.

Great to know, I can't wait to get my hands on one of those red limes, have a rangpur but definitely need that. I'll have to check excalibur next time I make it there.

Love how the calomondin segements like a mandarin! Wish there was more sweetness there but I'm going to try making a juice, don't mind super sour when I'm not having to chew it up for a minute. I eat lemons and limes out of hand all the time haha.

I'll have to see if I notice some sweetness on my limequat peels I just picked.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Kumquat varieties update
« on: November 14, 2019, 03:42:57 AM »
I enjoyed the Centennial my wife and I planted, so can't wait to try these other varieties! That red lime is beautiful!! Edible peel?

Do you eat your lakeland limequat peel and all? Same question regarding Calomondin?

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Would love to add an organ pipe to the collection! Am looking to see what other cacti are floating around out there! Please let me know what you guys have, Maybe I would be able to get a cutting :P

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Got my seeds! Look just like apple seeds haha. Such an interesting annona! Can't wait to see a sprout :D

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Annona spraguei fruiting in Sarasota, Fl
« on: November 07, 2019, 04:48:09 PM »
Congrats Josh! Looking forward to becoming one of the firsts to fruit this beauty with you guys! How long did you have to wait from seed for that first fruit?!?!

It was probably around 4 years. The original tree was a gift from a great Annona collector.

Never had the honor of meeting him, but what a legacy he has passed on!! :o

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Annona spraguei fruiting in Sarasota, Fl
« on: November 06, 2019, 09:23:59 PM »
Congrats Josh! Looking forward to becoming one of the firsts to fruit this beauty with you guys! How long did you have to wait from seed for that first fruit?!?!

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Do these have seeds or are they seedless?

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They germinated grew for a few months. Stalled out and root rotted. The roots are not suitable for temps below 60f and any damp conditions more then a day or so. Finding a suitable rootstock and grafting to it would be the most likely way to have success.
Dang, I'm gonna have to give it a try at some point still, this is probably a good canidate to practice my grafting on.

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I thought some of you guys may be interested in !Nara Melon (Acanthosicyos horridus). I have had this on my watch list for a few years now. It finally popped up very recently for sale at Baker Creek heirloom seeds. I tend to dig around on my favorite seed sites to see what they list for the new year.

Here is the link, pricey at $15 for 3 seeds. I am in for 2 orders, hopefully I get great germination. http://www.rareseeds.com/nara-melon-acanthosicyos-horridus-3-se/

 I am quite confident these are very rare to find. For those who don't know what !nara melon is here is a link to a pdf; http://jambo.africa.kyoto-u.ac.jp/kiroku/asm_suppl/abstracts/pdf/ASM_s30/6ITO.pdf   there are couple other websites to find info on it. Nara melon is especially interesting for CA and AZ, it may also perform well in FL (no idea really).


Ever have any luck with this melon?

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Stunning plant and fruit, thank you null!

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 :o Those are beautiful!  :'(

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Did you check with Pineislander?

Good call, I'll check with him, Thanks

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I have them but they're too big to ship. Maybe I can do some cuttings in the spring.
That would be great if I can't find anything by then.

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Please let me know if you find one you can spare.

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Thanks for the info, was hoping toptropicals had one in stock but to no avail. Definitely only interested in the edible Cecropia as well!

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Looking for Cecropia Peltata - Yagrumo
« on: October 28, 2019, 01:33:24 PM »
Really wanting a Cecropia peltata - Yagrumo for my birthday. Having a hard time finding this tree, I know Excalibur usually has it but was hoping for something closer/shippable. Please let me know if you have one!

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PM sent

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Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Looking for yuzu
« on: October 03, 2019, 11:58:36 PM »
Please let me know if you find yuzu D!

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How much?

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Wanted: Blue Java Banana
« on: October 01, 2019, 04:30:31 PM »
A very generous forum member just gifted me some pups and a very large plant! Thank you though!

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Wanted: Blue Java Banana
« on: September 29, 2019, 12:24:02 AM »
Looking for Blue Java pup! Please let me know if you have one.

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Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Fast flowing trifoliata (Dwarf)
« on: September 25, 2019, 11:22:24 PM »
I need a batch of these please!

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Sell guamuchil fresh seeds
« on: September 25, 2019, 09:57:45 AM »
PM sent!

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