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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Artocarpus?
« on: September 25, 2020, 09:49:54 AM »
Thatís Ficus aurea, our native fig.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Ilama seeds for sale
« on: August 04, 2020, 03:14:59 PM »
Iíll have some in November and maybe trees

By any chance, would you have trees small enough to ship?

Its an assumption, but it could be related to enzymes in the plant needing a specific temperature for cellular processes to work.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Round Achachairu seeds
« on: January 24, 2020, 07:48:55 AM »
We planted a significant amount of these seeds we sourced from Raul last year.  These seedlings for us have been growing 2x faster than other Achachairu seeds we have sourced from various sellers.  I believe we have around 200 achachairu trees/seedlings growing at our farm that range in size from 7-8ft. to newly planted seeds. We grow more Garcinias now than any other type of fruit tree.

Dang, 2x faster? I have a regular achachairu that is 3 years old and about 6 feet tall. Its my fastest garcinia. That'd be awesome if these grew faster!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dovyalis hybrid (tropical apricot)
« on: November 17, 2019, 08:37:40 PM »
Does anyone have photos of the fruit from their prodigal variety? My tree from garden of delights finally produced fruit and they seem to be Dovyalis hebecarpa. They taste horrible (like eating a grapefruit skin) and have seeds. I had tropical apricots many years ago that were orange colored and looked like little peaches that tasted amazing, but were sour.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / For sale: Mammea americana
« on: July 21, 2019, 08:03:12 PM »
3 gallon Mammea americana seedling $20

I will take one of each, please.



I sold out of my large lemondrops. I have some smaller ones I can sell for $15.

Excalibur had some super hass available a few weeks back.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / For Sale: hogplum, rollinia
« on: July 14, 2019, 08:36:31 PM »
Trying to make some room in the shade house and these need a new home:
*Local pick-up only please*

Hogplum (Spondias purpurea) 1gal $15

Rollinia deliciosa, 3gal $20

Sent a PM regarding the dream too

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Please help ID these plants
« on: July 01, 2019, 07:20:28 AM »
The first is a laurel oak and the second java plum

TropicalFruitHunters, I wish I had larger root stock to work with, but I used a young lemondrop with a scion smaller than yours. Grafted June 2018 and only three flushes that don't look as impressive as your tree. I don't have irrigation on it, it gets water whenever I have the chance to go out there with the hose. I think it'd be happier with wet feet.

That's impressive growth. How big were the scions when you grafted them?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Bug ID help
« on: April 15, 2019, 06:41:48 PM »
Looks like shiny flea beetle. I have used spinosad with great success on them.

Theyíre native to every county in Florida, so they should grow well. They prefer moist soil, but are an extremely hardy plant and withstand droughts once established.

Do you ever see any of the spineless peach palms down there?

Pakistan mulberry...

Going through your posts it looks like you are in jupiter farms. I grew up there. I know how the water table can fluctuate dramatically between dry and wet season. Were these trees planted where the majority of the roots may have been sitting in water from the water table being close to the surface? I'm thinking some type of root rot may have killed them.

Were there any signs of borers in the tree you suspect died from laurel wilt? They bore into the stem leaving little holes, usually with clumps of saw dust hanging from them. If you use a machete or sharp knife to slice the bark off past the cambium, you'll see black streaks running through the vascular system that was inoculated by fungal spores carried on the borers.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: brown spots on avocado leaves
« on: January 21, 2019, 09:34:27 AM »
Avocado lace bugs and they can be a real annoyance.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Photo of an M4 mango needed
« on: September 21, 2018, 05:04:14 PM »
Thanks, that works. Having the cut fruit helps add some color.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Photo of an M4 mango needed
« on: September 21, 2018, 07:44:41 AM »

Our garden is raffling some mango trees and I need a photo of the M4 mango fruit to display with the tree. If anyone would be so kind to let us use their photo.


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: SaveMeJebus Yard Tour: 2018 Update
« on: February 26, 2018, 08:52:09 PM »
Another option in that price range for chipper shredders is the American made Mackissic SC800. It uses a hammer mill, which is nice because the blades never go dull (it pulverizes stuff). The motor is a 6 or 8 HP briggs & strat (fairly powerful). The one thing that a hammermill struggles with is wet and fibrous debris eg, papaya trees, banana trees. But those typical decompose pretty quickly on their own. The nice thing is that you don't need to worry about destroying blades with rocks / dirt. I once dropped my felcos down the shredder chute. It destroyed the pruners, but the blades were fine.

For a little bit more, there is the commercial line (Merry Mac). I have this one, but with an upgraded Honda motor: I normally end up pruning about 30 trees per year, and it hasn't ever let me down.

If you check ebay, you can find some deals on them. I got mine for about 1/2 retail price. You'll even see units for sale from the 80's -- they last forever.

Thanks for the info! I never even thought about getting a chipper until I saw SaveMeJebus' photo. If I only had a chipper after Irma, I'd have enough mulch to last me a few years...

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