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Beautiful! Is Garnet a seedling of a Nelita seedling?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jaboticaba needing ID
« on: February 24, 2021, 04:56:35 PM »
Coronata?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Where to get pouteria viridis
« on: February 24, 2021, 11:38:36 AM »
Wow! Gives me hope. Not sure if mine really saw 30 degrees, now that I think about it it may have been warmer. Hopefully I'll be able to find a scion next year when mine is big enough to graft. I think I'm going to repot mine today, seeing how fast the two of yours' have grown. Another thing I noticed about this species vs lucuma is the roots on lucuma are much more aggressive, coming out the bottom of the pots on both my plants. I checked the green sapote rootball once last year and it was clearly too early to repot. So if you had access to them, lucuma rootstocks might be good.

Btw do you two know what I can do to prevent malformed leaves like this?



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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Where to get pouteria viridis
« on: February 23, 2021, 09:10:00 PM »
Now that you mention it I did think it was odd one from eBay came with that white nursery tag around the trunk. It looks like it's flowering below the possible graft union? I'm reading it's often grafted on mamey. 12 years, 7-8 years, and 4-12 years to fruit reported from different sources, but similar ranges given for mamey. You should be able to tell by the flowers if it's green or mamey.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Where to get pouteria viridis
« on: February 23, 2021, 07:23:35 PM »
Where do you get lucuma? Hard time finding one

From here https://www.wildlandsplants.com/shop/p/pouteria-lucuma

Another source I've considered trying recently, but a bit too expensive for me: https://www.ebay.com/itm/4-LUCUMA-SEED-Pouteria-lucuma-makes-a-FRUIT-TREE-PLANT-8b6/154336279897?hash=item23ef28bd59:g:lJwAAOSwYmVgLqHC

Keep in mind lucuma is supposed to take about 15 years to fruit.



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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Where to get pouteria viridis
« on: February 23, 2021, 06:51:51 PM »
I'm in Walnut Creek. Here's my one and only P. viridis. Very grateful to the collector who hooked me up with it, whose anonymity I will respect. From my limited experience it does not seem as cold-hardy as some reports make it out, but it might be more so if it were more hardened to my climate. I prefer to start from seed when possible. The leaves had some damage at around 30 degrees IIRC, and I took it inside for fear of losing it. My two lucuma from the same collector seem a bit more cold-tolerant; I left one outside all winter up against the house under the roof overhang. I'm not sure if I should wait for the P. viridis to flush new leaves before repotting. Since it's my only one I gotta be careful.



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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Where to get pouteria viridis
« on: February 23, 2021, 03:49:47 PM »
Beautiful brian! I'm surprised it's flowering so soon. Great job.

Julie that offer is very kind, and made me regret my negativity. They are supposed to taste like mamey but slightly better. I am interested in Pouteria viridis seeds as well, but not enough to pay the $10/seed going price I've seen.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Major winter storm!
« on: February 22, 2021, 07:23:10 PM »
Sorry to hear that Mark. Goes to show how hard zone pushing in a heated greenhouse is, even for an old pro like you. Looking forward to see what you do next.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Where to get pouteria viridis
« on: February 22, 2021, 07:11:34 PM »
Pretty safe to say you're not going to get any for $23. Maybe 2 seeds.

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Improved Huckelberries?
« on: February 17, 2021, 05:50:53 PM »
Oh there are some selections of V. ovatum. No idea if they're any better. https://onegreenworld.com/product-category/berries/huckleberry/

I have three V. ovatum in my yard from two sources. Of the four I planted one died, but the others have been looking good for a couple years now, growing fairly slowly. I had some flowers but I don't think the fruit made it to maturity. The ones in more shade do better. All came in 1 gallon pots.

My blueberries just put out such an overwhelming amount of flowers and berries that improving V. ovatum doesn't seem like a worthwhile pursuit. Introducing some ovatum genes into blueberries could be neat. I wouldn't be surprised if some blueberries have some ovatum in their parentage.







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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Improved Huckelberries?
« on: February 17, 2021, 12:09:59 PM »
A lot of what is called huckleberry is actually a blueberry or blueberry relative (vaccinium species). True huckleberries should only have 10 seeds and are in the Gaylussacia species.

Triggered! Vaccinium huckleberries are true huckleberries.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Thai Dwarf Mulberry Eruption!
« on: February 13, 2021, 01:19:16 PM »
Kevin's photos are always great. I don't know what you're talking about.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Looking for ID
« on: February 10, 2021, 10:05:11 AM »
This Psidium has somewhat similar leaves. http://www.e-jardim.com/produto_completo.asp?IDProduto=673

Right but the fruit is much rounder, this one looks like the the fruit and flowers are psidium, leaves look like syzygium, so confusing to me

Yes I know the fruit doesn't quite match, and I know the leaves are unusual for Psidium. That's why I posted a Psidium with similar leaves. The Psidium says it's P. guajava but that could be wrong. It says it's from the Dominican Republic, so maybe Geeth's a related Caribbean Psidium species. The one on e-jardim could be a cross of that species with P. guajava.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Looking for ID
« on: February 10, 2021, 12:27:03 AM »
This Psidium has somewhat similar leaves. http://www.e-jardim.com/produto_completo.asp?IDProduto=673

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Show me your Jaboticabas!
« on: February 03, 2021, 01:08:24 PM »
Good luck. It would be nice to have reliable reference pictures. I have pictures of many on your list but few are my own pictures, and those are of small plants without 100% certainty of ID. You could try reaching out to some of the collectors in Brazil, bananasraras or e-jardim. A few people on here have sizeable collections. Plinia spirito-santensis is considered different from Grimal. It looks like colecionandofrutas considers M. trunciflora to be P. peruviana now?

https://www.colecionandofrutas.com.br/myrtaceae.htm

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WTB Myrica Rubra seeds/scions
« on: January 31, 2021, 09:31:12 AM »
You could try this: https://sheffields.com/seeds/Myrica/rubra as discussed in this thread: http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=28289.0

I remember some nursery in Oregon was selling plants (on their website), but I'm not finding it now.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Myrtaceae ID
« on: January 28, 2021, 09:03:09 PM »
Maybe something in Marlierea?

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They have no issues down to 26 here, full sun. I don't think grumichama is very hardy.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Plant Identification
« on: January 24, 2021, 04:11:25 PM »
Some Garcinia?

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Definitely inspired me to diversify my wardrobe!

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Maybe Eugenia candolleana.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: For Sale: White Sapote scion wood
« on: January 21, 2021, 05:19:37 PM »
Can these be grafted to Canistal rootstocks?
No. White sapote is in the Citrus family, Rutaceae; Canistel in Sapote family, Sapotaceae.

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Looking forward to hearing the results of this experiment. Would love to see more experiments like this on the forum.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best way to root feijoa cuttings?
« on: January 11, 2021, 09:24:17 PM »
Very interesting vnomonee, thanks for posting. I'll have to try again.

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