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I am planning to start about 100 Sabara seeds with the hope of having at least 50 graftable rootstocks in a year or 2. Sabara is common so I am hoping to get seeds for under a dollar each. One kind individual has offered to provide seed in a month or two when they have fruit. To be honest we did not discuss price. I would probably start more than 100 to ensure my 50 rootstocks if you have some to sell. Also it might be good to have ďSabaraĒ from more than one source. There may be enough variation among Seeds from different mother plans that some make for great rootstock and others don,t.

There probably won't be much variation. Literature I've read says sabara are polyembryonic with nuclear (clonal) seeds. I planted about 28 seeds two months ago, and have 28 seedlings now. Five seeds have two plants so far, so not 100% germination. I've heard the reason red jaboticaba isn't used as a rootstock is it suckers too much, but there may be other reasons. I've had very bad luck germinating red jaboticaba seeds. I suspect white, and to a lesser extent red, need high humidity. Grimal seems very tolerant of hot dry weather, and would probably be a good rootstock if it weren't so rare. I have 29 seedlings from 22 grimal seeds planted in April. Good luck in your experiments. I think humidity will be a bigger issue for you than soil conditions.

I look forward to hearing more about Plinia clausa!

Found this one on another forum:

it is Loquat "Christmas"

the owner says it flowers in spring
Maybe he is in the southern hemisphere.

Probably not that your soil is deficient in iron, but that the plant can't take it up due to pH being too high. This in turn is likely due to overwatering raising the pH. Adding sulfur will lower the pH, as would watering less. Spraying with chelated iron could quickly force the plant to absorb iron through the leaves.

Could you post the list and prices here please?

Here's the NOAA sea level rise viewer. With 7 ft of rise not much remains of Pine Island.

I'm in the market for guabiju seeds as well, from the USA.

Probably want Artocarpus genus. Che, mulberry, figs are in the same family.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Funky jackfruit smell.....
« on: June 22, 2020, 11:16:18 AM »
Damn. That's how Jared described marang.

About how much is that per fruit?

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: What varmint could this be?
« on: June 17, 2020, 10:20:07 AM »
I thought of it when you said in your video that they come through every few weeks and do the damage in one night. I think there'd be some hoofprints though.

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: What varmint could this be?
« on: June 17, 2020, 12:03:21 AM »
Maybe feral pigs?


Thanks Nate! I have really enjoyed looking at the photos one by one and I am amazed at the results, I am proud that several endangered species are growing there! Plinia rivularis has been very difficult for me, I congratulate you! take good care of her. Jaboticaba de posadas has that name still, then I got other fruits from LujŠn, whose mother tree (or grandmother tree) was from Posadas ... so there are many in Posadas ... maybe you should call it Posadas 2018 or with the year where you got them. I think we will discover many more jaboticabas in Posadas. As for the hybrid arazŠ: it looks like it, but it strikes me that it is so hairy ... similar to ubajay ...
Yes, that guabiroba is a weed, cheers

Thanks Marcos. You are right. I moved it to its own pot and it had a big seed, so it is ubajay. Nothing wrong with one more ubajay!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Question about In-Vitro Plants
« on: June 10, 2020, 11:44:05 PM »
There are a lot of discussions of Wellspring Tissue Culture figs on Ourfigs. Some people say their TCs grow spindly and don't fruit, that cuttings taken of the TCs fruit before the parent plants. Other people say their TCs grow super fast and try to fruit the first year. Some say this is due to differences in quality of the TC, for example the hormone mixture, or what type of cell is used (e.g. crown). The consensus I saw was that the current Wellspring TC figs grow and fruit very quickly.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pitangatuba vs Pitomb
« on: June 05, 2020, 06:38:27 PM »
In one of his videos, Adam from FFF said there were bad ones in Florida, including his first that he got from Fruit and Spice Park, but that the recent imports are better. Granted as you say he's trying to sell them.

Looks like Psidium cattleyanum.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Please Id this Eugenia?
« on: May 30, 2020, 01:12:17 PM »
The first pic (above) has opposite leaves, second has opposite decussate leaves, with successive pairs crossing at right angles. I was reminded of this thread when I noticed some non-decussate leaves on my mostly decussate CORTG.


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Bees or Wasps on Myrtaceae
« on: May 29, 2020, 07:39:27 PM »
What?! I love wasps! They eat pests like aphids. I also have jumping spiders that hang out on certain plants. I always thank them for protecting my plants so diligently.

The wasps have been on yours this week more than before as well? It only started for me a few weeks ago. I wonder if it could be some chemical Myrtaceae emit during certain times of the year.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Bees or Wasps on Myrtaceae
« on: May 29, 2020, 11:10:50 AM »
This month I noticed some bees or wasps hanging out on the new growth of my feijoas. Then on Eugenia calycina, and now primarily on red jaboticaba. I can't see any bugs or eggs they'd be eating. It seems like they just like these plants for some reason. I just saw four of them sleeping on my red jaboticaba. I could understand they might pick a favorite plant and call it home, but multiple plants all from the same family? Anybody have an explanation?

I think one one of the hybrid araca seeds I planted in December 2018 is coming up. I had already given up and used the soil for other plants.

Some of my others from that batch:

Psidium myrtoides:

Eugenia aff. involucrata orange. The new growth on this one is gorgeous.

Eugenia aff. myrcianthes... was growing straight up until this spring

Eugenia involucrata 'Big black', not as pretty as when it has dark red new growth on it:

Plinia rivularis:

Jaboticaba de Posadas (has this one been renamed Lujan?):

Seedling in Guabiroba pot, but I think it's a weed:

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: New Orchard Tour Video just posted
« on: May 28, 2020, 12:34:18 PM »
You read my mind. I went to your channel yesterday to see if there was an update. I remember you had one you said tasted like durian. I thought it was in an area away from the main orchard, with a number in the name. Was that the KSU 4-25? I've been looking through your older videos for it but haven't found it.

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Strange pawpaw leaf issue
« on: May 27, 2020, 04:46:51 PM »
I'm jealous. I'm having to water my potted plants 2-3 times a day. It's 97 and climbing, with 25% humidity. Did that mulberry bounce back?

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