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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Plant sale this weekend in Cutler Bay!
« on: December 06, 2019, 08:35:37 PM »
I'm selling some extra plants of the following species in 1 and 3-gallon sizes:

Kei apple
Blue grape
Ice cream bean
Australian fingersop
Monos plum
Garcinia intermedia
Quararibea funebris
and many others...

Prices range from $10 - $30. All are grown from seed!

Local pickup only. Will be having a yard and plant sale this weekend.

9525 SW 188 Terrace
Cutler Bay, FL 33157


I'm looking to buy a Jakarta mango tree locally in South Florida, preferably Miami-Dade. Anyone know any nurseries that sell it. Pine Island doesn't seem to have.


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cinnamon apple Pouteria hypoglauca
« on: July 29, 2019, 10:57:03 AM »
The flavor of the cinnamon apple is one of my favorites. It is very satisfying and contrary to what others have said does have a flavor reminiscent of cinnamon apple pie. It is a highlight of every visit I make to the F&S Park. I have a few trees and cannot wait until they start fruiting.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: African Black Plum (Vitex doniana)
« on: July 20, 2019, 01:57:24 PM »
OK, mine are a bit younger than yours and also no flowers or fruit yet.

As you say, they are pretty vigorous and healthy-looking although in my winter they start looking really scraggly. They bounce back in the springtime.


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: African Black Plum (Vitex doniana)
« on: July 19, 2019, 04:12:21 PM »
Bumping in case anyone knows how long this plant takes to fruit!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Please ID unknown flowering tree
« on: April 23, 2019, 02:07:05 PM »
I should have a bunch of rosita de cacao (Quararibea funebris) seedlings available for purchase/trade locally (South Florida) in about a month.


Anyone have experience growing these in South Florida, and if so, under what conditions...

Yes, keep us posted on this fruit and can't wait to see pics!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cherry of the Rio Grande
« on: December 28, 2018, 04:27:24 PM »
Mine was planted one one side of my yard and eventually started getting yellowing leaves or outright leaf drop, and just overall did not look good at all. So I moved it a different section of my yard under the canopy of a jujube tree and it recovered nicely. Gives plenty of fruits now. Sometimes the local soil conditions in one part of your yard are the issue. That same are where I had the CORG planted initially doesn't seem to bother other plants I have there now, so it really just depends on the species.


Even though you bought a grafted plant, don't you still need a plant of opposite sex, or did you mean that the plant has both sexes due to having grafted the missing sex onto a tree?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Going to Panama soon...
« on: December 28, 2018, 04:11:38 PM »
I'm going to Panama In January, mostly around Panama City, any ideas for fruit-related things to do?

Gardens, markets, member gardens, etc.


Taking a business trip to those locations soon and was wondering if there are any members at any of those locations, or if anyone has any tips on visiting any botanical gardens, or other fruit-related places.

Unfortunately, I only have 1 dragon fruit variety that is self sterile so it barely gives fruit even with hand pollination. Looking to buy or trade (or share) other varieties of dragon fruit with local South Florida members.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: ID please...
« on: August 10, 2018, 10:01:35 AM »
The tree is in partial sun, about 60% of the daylight hours, and is approx. 6 years old.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: ID please...
« on: August 02, 2018, 05:08:11 PM »
Yeah, it looks like it might be Myrcianthes Pungens although looking at some of the pics online I don't see that the leaves in those pics are as hairy (tomentose) as on my plant. Also, new leaves look almost purplish on the pics online, while on mine they are light yellow.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: ID please...
« on: July 30, 2018, 08:44:54 PM »
Not a CORG, nor campomanesia adamantium. The leaves and fruit are fuzzy, but sturdy, with pointy leaves. Pointy enough that you want to avoid touching them.
It's definitely in the myrtle family and IDing this one has taken a while since I was waiting for the first fruits.


Tropical Fruit Discussion / ID please...
« on: July 30, 2018, 06:39:00 PM »
This plant is finally giving me its first fruits and although they're small they might be enough for ID. The fruits don't appear to be ripe and are very small at the moment, probably slightly less than 1 cm.
First 2 pics show the 2 small fruits.


Mammea apple is excellent! Can't wait until mone flowers so I can get some budwood to graft onto it.

Flavor to me is a cross between raspberry and apricot, which I thinks are great flavors. Tried it both hard and soft, both are great but probably prefer soft.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Plant ID please...
« on: June 05, 2018, 09:16:44 AM »
Thanks, Carolyn.
That's exactly what it is...

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Plant ID please...
« on: June 04, 2018, 07:35:58 PM »
I believe it's a citrus relative due to its flavor and leaves, but can't pinpoint a species. Really small, 1/4 inch diameter, at most, and a citrusy flavor, but not sure what could be done with these due to their size.


Any ideas are welcome!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Yellow papaya flowers?
« on: April 12, 2018, 05:10:39 PM »
I noticed that one of my new papaya plants has yellow flowers. I've never seen yellow flowers on a papaya before and was wondering if this is common, rare, or not that big a deal.

I read somewhere that sometimes male flowers have yellow flowers, but these look like females to me.

Any info on them would be appreciated,

Selling a bunch of plants at a garage sale this morning. Pretty much all of the plants posted originally except the garcinias.


9525 SW 188 Terrace
Cutler Bay, FL

Phone: 786-942-8902

Sorry, I do not ship...


Great to meet you as well, Rob. You're welcome anytime.


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