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Such a bee-utiful tree!!!!! Wish you the best in attracting all the insects that pollinate it for an abundant crop! If you don't mind me asking, do you have any idea of the parentage of this tree? A hybrid of?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Forum problem
« on: January 15, 2021, 08:45:48 AM »
There is a small arrow at the center top of the page right next to the magnifying glass icon near the search option. Click that

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fruit scam
« on: January 10, 2021, 01:07:02 PM »
Well, when viewing new members ads be careful and ask questions to see if they know what they are talking about. If you already sent them money request a refund from paypal or however you paid them...How long ago have you paid? They could just be really busy.

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The shine muscat is very different than kyoho. I like it better too. Has the flavor of a muscat, but has the firmness and edible skin of a table grape.

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When I was in Korea, I got to try shine muscat and kyoho grapes. They usually have seeds, but by using giberellic acid on the flowers they are 95% seedless. Very expensive as it requires a lot of labor to keep the grapes seedless. Higher end grapes were selling about $25 a bunch. To get the fruits bigger, I have heard that they thin the grapes in the bunch. That is why I doubt that shine muscat will be grown in the US- it is not worth the cost of growing the grapes commercially.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Finding tropical fruit nurseries...
« on: January 05, 2021, 10:45:59 AM »
For tropical fruit like mango, lychee, etc. you will need to drive at least to the Orlando/Tampa area. Jene's Tropicals in st. Pete and Our kids tropicals in Orlando are good choices. Jene's is probably my go to if buying trees for the first time because of the large variety of fruit trees available. What fruit trees are you looking to buy? I have been to both since Covid started and they are still open. As you go further south, there are more nurseries to choose from.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Help in ID this fruit
« on: January 04, 2021, 07:39:36 PM »
Looks like a black sapote although I could be mistaken.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jabo cocktail trees
« on: December 31, 2020, 08:45:19 PM »
Looks like I have been to that nursery(I think). Just was there a few weeks ago and picked up some nice trees. One of my favorite nurseries. Have bought a multi graft from him in the past. Doing great. Multi graft trees are harder to find at a nursery? But if you know how to graft you can easily make one yourself if you can find scions. Price is on par...with all the jaboticaba hype it will be expensive compared to a 7 gallon mango especially with the grafting...I am pretty sure that is one of the very few nurseries who regulary do multi graft jabos.

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Well, aside from the most common name swiss cheese plant, Mexican breadfruit is another "common" name for this plant.

Never heard it called any sort of 'breadfruit' and its fruit is nothing like a true breadfruit since it is an aroid and more closely related to things like the philodendrons and pothos.

The only other name I've heard Monstera deliciosa called –besides swiss cheese plant– is 'ceriman', but a search on Google turned up on the Purdue Hort. site that in Mexico and Central America it is often called 'piñanona' or 'piña anona', which I'd not heard used before.

OK – HTH

Paul M.
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Yes, I have no idea who came up with this ridiculous name...not an artocarpus species. Just google common names for monsteria deliciosa; there are a lot. Common names were probably made up due to culture, location, plant characteristics, or not knowing the real name of the plant.


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jaboticaba as a houseplant?
« on: December 28, 2020, 06:33:34 PM »
Civility and common sense are at an all time low in these times.
How could the OP possibly think that it was he that had made the bad mannerd comment, when it was quite clearly not he.
Despite Rob’s perceived lack of tact or manners, it appears to be a valid question I had a hard time thinking of a possible space commonly inside people’s homes where there is sunlight and high humidity. If you don’t pop valid questions like this into peoples minds to take into consideration, they can do not well thought out , rookie moves and kill that plant quick quick.
I agree with what you are saying and also with Bs bullie just thought that people thought I hadn't thought out my post well enough before posting .......lack of humidity shouldn't be too bad as I have grown more finicky plants (soursop and coconut) in the house next to a large window before I had a greenhouse with no additional humidity or light. Although with lower levels of humidity, the leaf tips of jaboticaba could die back. And like mentioned above, humidity can be increased with something as simple as a bowl of water.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jaboticaba as a houseplant?
« on: December 27, 2020, 10:59:09 PM »
I have seen other people on this forum keep them in the house no problem. Keeping the right humidity is key. Red jaboticaba is a nice choice. Sabara would work, but takes wayyyyy to long to fruit. Jaboticaba fruit well in containers and sometimes is better than being in ground as they like acidic soil.

Who has an elevated humidity level in their house?

I knew this dickish comment was from you without even having to read the username.
I'm sorry. My post was off topic. Didn't mean to offend anyone.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Ma’afala Breadfruit Air Layered
« on: December 27, 2020, 08:53:31 PM »
This is my favorite tropical fruit tree. I love the large leaves. Grows like a weed in the summer, but in the winter it is a constant struggle to keep alive where I live.

Not sure why you are comparing a tropical fruit tree to growing in Tennessee...Its a struggle/failure to successfully grow for much of the Continental US (in areas extremely warmer than Tennessee).
I was just saying that it is hard to keep alive where I live. I do know that it is a struggle in most of FL; at Fruit and Spice park they are in a greenhouse. I do know that people have been able to fruit this tree in South FL with some extra/a lot of care during the winter months.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jaboticaba as a houseplant?
« on: December 27, 2020, 08:31:26 PM »
I have seen other people on this forum keep them in the house no problem. Keeping the right humidity is key. Red jaboticaba is a nice choice. Sabara would work, but takes wayyyyy to long to fruit. Jaboticaba fruit well in containers and sometimes is better than being in ground as they like acidic soil.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Ma’afala Breadfruit Air Layered
« on: December 27, 2020, 06:36:47 PM »
This is my favorite tropical fruit tree. I love the large leaves. Grows like a weed in the summer, but in the winter it is a constant struggle to keep alive where I live.

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10” plant for $80 plus shipping and handling. Plant roots not included.


Seriously though, Logees has some overpriced plants, but this is one of the worst. I can get a gallon pot monstera at Home Depot for $15 (or $25, can’t remember).
Totally agree. This is pretty common and there is no need to mail order this when it is normally available at local nurseries/stores.

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Well, aside from the most common name swiss cheese plant, Mexican breadfruit is another "common" name for this plant.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Ma’afala Breadfruit Air Layered
« on: December 27, 2020, 10:34:18 AM »
Beautiful looking trees!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: bean sprouter for germinating other seeds
« on: December 25, 2020, 03:35:46 PM »
Last summer I got one of these to grow bean sprouts. I guess that using soil or the paper towel method would work better since the machine is used to grow bean sprouts, not tropical fruit tree seeds. The seeds could be rotting from too much moisture. Some seeds take longer than 5 days to germinate, be patient.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Wanted: garcinias, eugenias, and annonas
« on: December 24, 2020, 04:17:35 PM »
Let me know what you got. Also looking for monsteria deliciosa plants or cuttings. Already have lemond drop and bacupari, soursop and sugar apple.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cambuca does not taste like orange jello
« on: December 21, 2020, 10:03:09 PM »
I know, its an old thread, but I was able to taste my first cambuca courtesy of Our Kids Tropicals Nursery last Friday. Although the fruit is larger than regular jabs, the seed and skin take up a large amount of the fruit. the rind of the fruit had an sour/citrus taste. The flesh had the taste and consistency of an abiu combined with maybe a peach? Overall, it is a good fruit and is worth collecting this rare tropical fruit tree.

Hey jabo,
How would you rate cambuca compared to regular sabara jabos? Do you know how many years it takes to fruit? I’ve got a couple seedlings.
Regards
Well, I have not eaten many jabos, but people I have talked to liked sabara better than cambuca. I think that it is like comparing apples and oranges. Don't really know the fruiting time, but they are slow growers and should take 8+ years unless you are lucky????

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cambuca does not taste like orange jello
« on: December 21, 2020, 07:38:53 PM »
I know, its an old thread, but I was able to taste my first cambuca courtesy of Our Kids Tropicals Nursery last Friday. Although the fruit is larger than regular jabs, the seed and skin take up a large amount of the fruit. the rind of the fruit had an sour/citrus taste. The flesh had the taste and consistency of an abiu combined with maybe a peach? Overall, it is a good fruit and is worth collecting this rare tropical fruit tree.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Grand list of wants for the garden
« on: December 15, 2020, 08:46:18 PM »
I have a hazelnut and some other things that are on your list. Pm if interested.

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-Ryan


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best flavor: Jabuticaba vs, Muscadines
« on: December 09, 2020, 12:55:14 PM »
One last thing that I will mention is that muscadine peels can make my mouth itch when I eat large amounts of fruit. I think this is a very mild allergic reaction and no one else in my family gets it. I have never had that reaction with Jaboticaba.

Happens to me and my wife too. I think it's pretty common. It's lessened if the fruit is really ripe, it seems. Not sure if it's technically an allergy or just a sensitivity that varies genetically.
Now that I think about it, this also happens to me. Only if I eat a lot though. This wouldn't hinder me from eating them though as it doesn't really bother me.

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