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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Visiting Hawaii - Recommendations?
« on: June 01, 2018, 07:30:25 PM »
I don't know what the USDA guidelines for shipping cleaned seeds back are, but the Kapiolani Community College Farmer's Market on Saturday mornings and Frankie's nursery are both a sure bet for finding a diverse variety of locally grown tropical fruit.

The KCC farmer's market is the largest on the island. Frankie's has a stand, and I've seen everything from wax jambu to marang on it. But, Frankie's sells a TON of rare fruit at their nursery that you won't find at the market. I was there two years ago around this time, and they had Fukuda, Keitt and Rapoza mangos, bananas, mangosteen, rheedia, canistel, mafai, longan, and that was probably half of the selection.

I would also check out the other farmers' fruit at the market. A lot of it will be lychee and mango and you won't find grafted trees, but if you want fruit and seeds, those are the two places I'd go.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Green gold avocado tree
« on: May 14, 2018, 02:52:40 PM »
That's too bad about Epicenter. I was hoping to get a tree from them in the future. Good luck with yours!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Green gold avocado tree
« on: May 14, 2018, 01:12:59 PM »
You can also look at the www.epicenteravocados.com 'varieties' page. I can't find an email or phone number for them but Epicenter seems like folks you might want to talk to.

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I have some fresh Mahachanok scions sitting in the fridge.  Can someone give me a taste profile?   Have a friend who says they taste like a carrot.

Mark, the Mahachanok is a fantastic mango, going off the ones I got from Alex last summer. Fully ripened it is sweet, not much acid to speak of, with a hint of pine close to the skin. Your friend is correct about the presence of a carrot flavor, although in my opinion, it's more of a subtle undertone of carrot.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: SoCal Papaya sources?
« on: January 30, 2018, 09:50:56 AM »
I have also had good luck germinating seeds from Aloha Seed. They will have the biggest selection by far.

I'd also check with Alex from Papaya Tree Nursery. It's a drive but he usually has a pretty good, albeit small, selection of papaya plants.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What's the name again ??
« on: November 17, 2017, 01:02:10 PM »
Sounds like a jujube to me.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: CA Keiit rootstock
« on: November 17, 2017, 12:58:51 PM »
Wow, that growth rate is unbelievable! The Petacon mango must be hard to come by, this is my first time hearing of it.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Looking for Passiflora species
« on: April 20, 2017, 08:51:38 PM »
georgiavines.com is where I get my seeds. Takes some clicking around to get to the full seed list, but it's worth it.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Where to buy mango tree in socal?
« on: January 02, 2017, 03:40:21 AM »
I have to second the LA stuff, if you're willing to drive.

I was at Champa just last week. Their selection is good but a little limited in variety because it's the winter season. I saw 10 or so varieties. Jimmy said they would have their full selection (>20) later in the spring. Mangos are 30% off at the moment and I picked up a very nice Pickering there. I don't remember seeing Nam Doc Mai or Kesar there but I would call Jimmy and ask. Also something to keep in mind, I believe everything at Champa is on Turpentine rootstock.

I was on the phone with Mimosa LA a few days ago and I was told they have some Nam Doc Mai on Manila rootstock. Have no idea if it's #4 or not. I was also told Mimosa also has some Glenn on Manila rootstock as well. I guess everything else is on Turpentine.

Can't speak to anything in OC, but good luck with your hunt!


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