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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Grand list of wants for the garden
« on: February 15, 2021, 11:50:58 AM »
Bump to front

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WTB Ripe Ice Cream Beans
« on: February 15, 2021, 11:27:37 AM »
There was a guy selling whole ice cream bean pods on eBay. Seeds were viable. Fruit pretty good but not insanely good.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Thoughts on this citrus
« on: February 13, 2021, 09:57:11 AM »
I never heard of milam lemon but according to ucr it has about as much cold tolerance as a regular lemon:

Sensitivity to cold about like that of true lemons.

I am zone 8b here and it would have been toast to the roots two winters or more ago--at most the 2017/2018 winter here along the northern gulf coast.  Volkamer has more cold tolerance and is used as a rootstock in our area for sour fruited citrus due to its cold tolerance.

I'm pretty much in zone 8b as well. Yes about 3 winters ago it was an abhorrently cold year. We had nights in the teens here in the FL panhandle. However contrary to what one would think I don't believe any of the local citrus trees really even took more than minor leaf damage. Granted many of the trees are old well established big trees. Some of my young trees got burnt to the ground but otherwise survived it. Fortunately not grafted trees so no major loss.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Thoughts on this citrus
« on: February 12, 2021, 09:58:08 AM »
My wife juiced these lemons. I figure based on the seed counts that these are Millam. She said most of the fruits had about 6 seeds but probably none had more than 10. So guess that becomes the deciding trait.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Grand list of wants for the garden
« on: February 10, 2021, 12:52:41 PM »
Thanks for the offer! I have managed to get the Chinese toon leaf already though.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Pineapple Combo Packs and Singles
« on: February 09, 2021, 02:55:10 PM »
Didn't buy pineapples from Spaugh here but just wanted to do a shout out on one of his threads. Though I'll likely buy some of these eventually too!

Just received two beautiful well packed and cared for scions from him. Not the first time buying from him either. Just wanted to say he's a great seller, highly recommend, and don't hesitate to buy from him!

Thanks again!

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: For Sale- Mulberry scion wood
« on: February 08, 2021, 02:55:39 PM »
Got my very beautiful scions of mulberry and loquat from this great seller here. Highly recommended.

Still have a few viable canes though they need planted quickly. I planted bunches on my land but still had tons left over. Guy that gave me the canes probably gave me enough to plant a field!

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Thoughts on this citrus
« on: February 08, 2021, 11:15:07 AM »
Feel the same way personally. Will get a pic of the seeds too. Look lemon like too.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Thoughts on this citrus
« on: February 07, 2021, 07:49:15 AM »
Here's some pics of the tree. Looks lemony to me I guess. Doesn't really appear that it was once a rootstock but maybe the smaller trunks coming up were from suckers coming up after a dead grafted tree was there long, long ago. What y'all think?

Temperate Fruit Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: WTB Apple scions for FL panhandle
« on: February 05, 2021, 08:07:51 AM »
Anyone else out there with low chill varieties?

Cherry yes, apricot should but never tried...
Are you looking to trade or buy? What do you have to trade?
I have
Italian prune plum and satsuma plum
Gala, liberty, northern spy apple
Saijo persimmon
Jazzy and mcbeth loquat
Suebell white sapote
Pskistan and shangri la mulberry
Protomac and sumflower pawpaw
Thanks for your reply! Not sure I really have anything special fruit wise you want to trade for. Lots of other things like perennial veggies and various annual seeds etc.

I have UFbest Peach and Soflo/Tropical persimmon

Definitely interested in the peach. With the Persimmon is it truly a tropical like it's name suggests? Asking mostly about cold hardiness. Anything would have to be able to easily survive hard frosts here.

I have Fuyu persimmon

Thanks for your reply! I do have a fuyu persimmon I hot graft at just fruits and exotics.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Thoughts on this citrus
« on: January 29, 2021, 06:51:54 PM »
I will get pics of the tree before long. Don't believe the area would have been a grove. It's the front part of a friend's property. He's an older man and his parents owned this particular land before him. It backs onto the Chipola river basin swamp. Part of the Tate's Hell Appalatchacola swamp area. There's a variety of random seed grown citrus trees on the back half this property. It's a huge property. I'd guess no less than 50 acres. Old Duncan white grapefruit trees galore, Valencia orange, navel oranges, lemons, and kumquats scattered around all over. Several generations of trees all self grown from new seedlings to dying trees. Funny thing is than every last single tree except one has excellent to acceptable fruit quality. Hundreds of trees on several properties of theirs. All from the same lineage just planted and started on each property. He really is proud of his trees. Famous guy in the area for tupelo honey. Lots of cool stuff from loquats, chinquapin, citrus, grapes, figs, to pecans. All just growing mostly unattended yet doing pretty well.

Definitely would take some cuttings of your Anna and ein shemer  apples. Any other varieties? Looking for Joy and golden dorsett and basically any that might do well here. However I have only 4-6 branches I could try grafting onto. Would like to put a different type on each branch if possible. Assuming good success hopefully...but if some don't take it is what it is.

Saw you mentioned plums. What varieties do you got going on there?

If we could I'd like to try getting scions while both my plants are still dormant and the scions too. Getting kinda warm here already and some types of fruits are starting to swell buds already too. If not no worries there's always next year/time or trying bud grafting in summer.

Anyone know if apricot or cherry grafts onto Chickasaw plum or plum in general?

Might wanna try pawpaw scions too.

Bump. Got some of this stuff rounded up but still looking for offers. Haven't gotten any plum/peach/nectarine if anyone has any.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Grand list of wants for the garden
« on: January 28, 2021, 06:54:51 AM »
Bumping back to front

Citrus General Discussion / Thoughts on this citrus
« on: January 27, 2021, 09:04:42 PM »
I found these growing basically in a wooded area where nobody would have been taking care of the tree. It is more of a sprawling large bush than an actual tree. Not a large trunk going mostly upward but many long side branches arching off the main trunk lower to the ground. They are a very vivid burnt orange color as opposed to a standard orange. Don't know that the pics really show the color accurately. You can see the lemon like nipple on the fruits. They are basically lemon flavored and not limey really. However they are not wickedly sour like most lemons are. It's definitely sour and not sweet but a very tolerable level of sour. If your into sour I could see someone actually eating these out of hand enjoyably. What do y'all think of them? Are they just an odd lemon? Furthermore picked many of them and could definitely trade/sell or giveaway seeds to anyone interested.

Hi Derek, I can send you a bunch of cuttings in a few weeks. I need to train my apples. I have the usual suspects, anna, ein shemer etc. Do you have plums? I need to cut them back as well. D

I do have Chickasaw plum but not any great improved types. The Chickasaw on my property is a better one than most you find wild. Fair sized fruits and not bad flavor. On the property next to mine the guy has a huge Chickasaw plum too but the fruits are small and tart.

Figure if I'm gonna try grafting I need to get things moving. Warmer than usual here already and things are thinking about waking up.

I have Fuji.

I think I remember seeing Fuji was under 5-6 hundred chill hours which should be OK. Is that correct?

Duplicate post...

Anyone have those seeds mentioned above?

Have the seeds already for the che so pretty much might as well start them. Couldn't find info on needing stratification but since it's somewhat temperate I imagine it wouldn't hurt.

Read that tek on the palm seeds before making this thread. That's the best if not only info I could find. Somewhat scared to mess up the seeds by trying to crack them open. Figure the seed shells are so hard it may be necessary unless you wait some serious time for them to come up without that. Guess I'll have to take that chance. Only have 5 seeds. Would hope for 100% success but we all know how that goes. Give them a good smack with a hammer or something.

Messaged the guy I bought them from but never heard back unfortunately. Figure he might know since he's obviously growing the plants already.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Looking for scions of various species
« on: January 21, 2021, 07:15:35 AM »
Looking to attempt grafting the following:

Think I got white sapote covered already

Looking for lower chill varieties for the zone 8b-ish environment.


Have both these types of seeds to attempt sprouting. Didn't find too much on the subject of either fruit online. Does anyone have a tek for these species or can provide prudent info I should know? Thanks!

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WTB: White sapote cuttings
« on: January 18, 2021, 07:20:06 AM »
I might be interested in some scions too if anyone out there has any. Have a few seed grown trees that I could attempt grafting. Would like to see how the actual fruits turn out on their own but have lots of extra branches going.

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