Tropical Fruit Forum - International Tropical Fruit Growers

Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Messages - achetadomestica

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 27
Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: seeds
« on: Today at 07:54:11 AM »
Hi Mike,

Anymore seeds left?  I have been selling the heck out of baby peanut butter seedlings from the last batch you sent me!  Let me know what you still have available.


Yes I have many seeds left that are germinated, I'll send PM

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: EM1 activation
« on: November 11, 2018, 05:01:26 PM »
I did a lot of batches on the heat mat.  It works perfectly.  The em1 is done in 2 to 3 weeks this way. 

Now Im down to a few gallons left and am going to try and make another 40 gallons with what I have. 

Does anyone know if you can use sugarcane juice or anything other than molasas?  The molasas costs a lot and hard to get wihout mail ordering.  Is there anything else to use?  Maybe sugarcane juice and seaweed extract?

Molasses at the feed store costs less then $2 a gallon, in Florida?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: strawberries and blueberries
« on: November 09, 2018, 09:45:24 AM »
I decided to try strawberries for the first time a couple weeks ago, actually I made it my 10
year old son's project to try to get him away from the video games a little.
I read up on UF website and they recommended 3 types for Florida and said to
plant them mid October. This is suppose to be Fall but we are still 90F. UF said
strawberries like it between 50F- 80F. I bought 25 bareroot Sweet Charlie Strawberries
off amazon for $17.99 shipped. My boy and I put together a 4' X 8' bed and we added
fresh peat and rabbit manure. The bareroot strawberries arrived and didn't look like much.
There were 26 in the bag and we planted them. My boy has been watering them daily
and he added miracle grow a couple times. In two weeks we have fresh green leaves
on all 26 and some have multiple shoots. I really hope these strawberries produce well
and my son gets inspired to do something besides fortnight?  Sweet Charlie has small
extra sweet strawberries not the big ones according to the website but it was one of the
three recommended by UF for Florida? Here is one website I researched

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: seeds
« on: November 06, 2018, 08:40:07 AM »

TFF Members,

I followed this very interesting topic from its beginning and became excited to learn that the apparently very cold tolerant Chirimoya/Atemoya cultivar 'DREAM' was being produced by a gentleman in Bradenton.

I had been trying to decide on the best Atemoya for me in Zone 9b which might be a bit cold tolerant.

'Gefner' had seemed a good choice, but then I was alerted to this topic on TFF where the members were excited about 'DREAM' and that it was tolerating temps in the 20s!

So here is an update on 'DREAM's' availbility from WC in Bradenton, whom I contacted to ask about getting one.  The gentleman replied promptly but advised me that he is no longer producing 'DREAM'.

Alas, I seem to have come late to the banquet, as it were.

So . . . .  Does anyone here on TFF know of a source of 'DREAM' grafter onto Atemoya or Chirimoya?

I'm in Tampa so could come pick one up if it weren't too far, say Orlando or Bradenton/Sarasota of closer.

Please PM me if you have grafted plants or know someone who does.  I'd like somethng that's about 3gal size if possible.

ˇPuras Frutas!

Paul M.
Tampa –Zone 9b

The consensus is that the spring is the best time to graft Annonas. This is late in the year to find dreams, but
Fruitscapes in Pine Island might have them? I would suggest looking for seedling cherimoya/ sugar apples and
buy scions in the Spring and do your own? I had my first dream fruit this year and my second year of fruit from
the Lisa atemoya. What a huge difference in fruit quality. The Lisa atemoya was my favorite fruit I produced this year
in my whole yard. I can't wait to see if the quality changes on the dream next year? I have been told the grafted
atemoyas have a short live span of around 10-12 year which is another reason to graft your own. Also you could send
forum member Vermented from Sarasota a PM, he has mentioned having several types of Atemoyas and is ahead of
most of us in acquiring some of the newest atemoyas and may have dream available in the Spring? 

I was told Dream is the same as Arka Sahan Atemoya, is that correct?

There's been a heated debate on this topic and some believe yes and no. I planted a couple seeds
this year and was thinking if the dream is truly a cherimoya like some say then it should have
the same traits as the mother tree? I meant to plant 10 or more but I had allot of seeds going at
once and it didn't happen. If the dream is indeed an atemoya then the seedlings should be more variable?
I have read there are a few people raising them side by side and should have a definitive answer dwon the road

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Mycorrhizal Fungi
« on: November 04, 2018, 05:18:16 PM »
I have decided to apply a root drench to some plants that has Mycorrhizal Fungi.
I use a synthetic miracle grow and wondered if it would destroy the Mycorrhizal Fungi?

I sort of decided to do some trial and error but would appreciate some feedback if anyone has


If you look on YouTube there are several videos on making fish emulsion.
I have made two batches and I added rainwater, oakleaves, shrimp shells, along with fish and fish carcasses.
The most important thing was to add molasses which I got at the feed store for less then $2 a
gallon. I stirred it daily and added molasses several times. I have a shed and I put my
50 gallon drum behind it . I think my neighbors could smell it more then I could but when
I walked out the door I could barely smell it and my wife didn't complain. After 2-3 weeks it was not as bad
and luckily it didn't attract a coon or buzzards. There are so many formulas and Jay definitely went all out.

One thing I noticed about my concoction if I screwed a lid on the gallon jug it would start to build pressure.
It was way more potent then the stuff you can buy online. I even added algae from a fresh water pond to the mix.

I actually have about 10 gallons left and didn't use it much this summer. 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Discovered Some Visitors
« on: October 30, 2018, 08:46:31 PM »
Find somebody to move that comb (with bees) and put it in a hive body for you.
Easier to do it now rather than wait until the comb gets heavier (and alot more bees) and falls to the ground from it's own weight.

I just started my 3rd hive in my backyard, my lot is just barely over a quarter acre in a residential neighborhood.
Started my first in 2016 (one on the left), my second in 2017 (one on the right) and when I extracted the honey back in late June this year from those 2 hives I got 103 pounds of honey (approx 9.5 gallons). And since June I have another 21 medium frames in the freezer and a 8 frame deep honey super on the # 2 hive to extract. Should be about another 80-90 pounds

How many times have you been stung? I always wanted to get a box but am sensitive to stings

Earlier this year a member had a Luc's Garcinia that was very large for it's
age and flowering. Some other members doubted the tree was only 4-5 years old.
The member said the location was previously where chickens were raised and the
dirt was very rich and black. I understood that Garcinia have a long tap root which must
develop before the lateral roots. So far all the Garcinia I have attempted to grow in pots
barely grow. I wondered if they would grow quicker if they were in the ground earlier so
the tap root doesn't get hindered? I planted a yearling Luc's Garcinia recently and will
compare it to the 4 I have in pots. I did get some extra deep pots to put my Garcinia in.
Another thing to consider is that if your chosen spot gets too much direct light you could put a temporary
cover over them until they get 4 feet or so.

Better photos of the orange Eugenia sp.

What temps does this tree handle?


Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: seeds
« on: October 21, 2018, 08:46:54 PM »
Only in USA? Not to abroad?

Pm sent

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jatropa
« on: October 19, 2018, 04:37:54 PM »
if you have any extra seeds let me know
(i can purchase)

if i ever do grow a tree, i would probably send seeds in for testing first.
this way also, i can propagate cuttings to trade etc.
it would be nice if rare-fruiters had more than 1 source.

or, if anyone has cuttings i would be interested.

I checked for someone else yesterday and the seeds are done for the year.
I had noticed a couple late clusters of nuts and when I checked I found the
seeds at the bottom and they looked dry. I ate the last 5 seeds and it's kind of weird the
way your mind plays tricks on you, but I had no ill effects. The seeds are done till next
July but if you want a couple cuttings Pm me maybe trade for a couple mulberry cuttings?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jatropa
« on: October 17, 2018, 07:44:29 PM »
In Florida my trees lose their leaves when the daylight gets short.
They seem to emerge from their dormancy late in the Spring.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Looking for a White Sapote
« on: October 17, 2018, 04:10:27 PM »
Trees and More?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: seeds
« on: October 16, 2018, 03:39:44 PM »
Any deals for 25 to 50 each on those jabo, peanut butter fruit and pitangutaba?

pm sent

I just moved a sapodilla that was on the edge of a big oak. I don't know if
the partial shade was affecting it or the oak was stealing the water? In Florida the
atemoyas go dormant when the daylight gets short and winter shade shouldn't be
a factor but mine are in full sun so I am not sure.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Sabará jaboticaba loaded
« on: October 15, 2018, 10:37:15 PM »
How old you figure those trees are?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: seeds
« on: October 15, 2018, 08:23:32 PM »

You have a great selection going but I don't see sapodilla?
I also really like atemoya and I believe you have better selections out there
with JF then we do in Florida. I liked my Lisa atemoya this year better then
anything else I produced.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: How good does Carambola taste?
« on: October 15, 2018, 08:22:36 AM »

Try dehydrating it. 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fruit identification
« on: October 14, 2018, 03:59:16 PM »
Looks like citrus to me also. Did you ask your neighbor what it is?
Or ask for a fruit and cut it in half,  it looks like unripe citrus?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Does this Anonna seedling need pruning?
« on: October 12, 2018, 12:25:41 AM »
In Florida the Annonas shut down when the daylight gets short. You can really shape the
tree how you want it to be. You could make it more of a tree or a bush. I would wait until Spring to
prune because the tree will shut down soon. Look at some pictures and decide what type of tree you want.
If you want a bushy low tree cut half of it off if you want a tree then strip some lower leaves off and tip it in the
Spring and it will grow some lateral branches. It will also depend where the tree will end up. I have seen
atemoyas that are  wide or wider then tall which I like.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Couple questions about black sapote.
« on: October 12, 2018, 12:13:03 AM »
I would plan to bring the tree in if it will be in the 30's or lower, it's in a pot
why take a chance? If you are planning to put the tree in the ground plant in the
Spring. In the picture the new leaves look ok?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: orange Eugenia aff. involucrata
« on: October 10, 2018, 06:46:54 PM »
The plant doesn't look like my pitomba. Do you have those fruit now? How is the taste?
Once again put me on the list for those seeds when you have them

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 27
Copyright © Tropical Fruit Forum - International Tropical Fruit Growers