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The fruiting part of the tree would still have issues with humidity.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Coconut palms in Sarasota, FL
« on: July 11, 2018, 06:09:34 PM »
That is cool :)

I was really surprised to see a fruiting coconut in kingscliff, northern NSW recently which is even cooler according to climate averages (but never a freeze). I planted one here just to see what happens.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 5 best dwarf mango tree/fruit
« on: July 09, 2018, 05:23:13 PM »
Manachanok would be up there. It is small but not “dwarf”

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Bruno is a good Canistel
« on: July 09, 2018, 04:33:53 AM »

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Bruno is a good Canistel
« on: July 09, 2018, 04:17:07 AM »
I had one of these today. Truly a great canistel. I actually had two (sent down by Steve). The first one i had a few days ago. It was small and to be honest was fairly average. I was a non believer at that point. I left the second, larger fruit a few days as it wasn't yet ripe. Well I had it today, awesome! Moister than other canistel I have had which is what I think makes the difference for me.

I am going to have to get this variety :) I have asked Steve to graft one if he can.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: When To Prune Mulberry Tree?
« on: July 04, 2018, 05:31:32 PM »
I have never had them heal over larger cuts very successfully. Doesn’t seem to matter though, they rot out and go on growing and producing.

Rinnie I’m not far from you and can confirm Reed is a good choice for autumn fruit here. Not 100% sure on others but Rob gave you lots of good info above.

I'm the Dan Rob mentioned. Happy to share scions come summer :)
I'm actually slightly more inland than you but a little north (Greenbank). My place is warmer than BOM would have you believe, but still cold for that hour before the sun comes up (the weather station must be in a less favourable micro climate). My Jacks do fine but you do have the frost trap issue Rob talked about. A good friend of mine lives near the army base there and grows jacks among a bunch of other stuff. He certainly gets colder than me though and actually has frost of consequence. He makes good use of some canopy protection for smaller trees. I'm not sure how his more tropical stuff is looking this time of the year.

Really matters how long it’s cold for too.

The list above is accurate here it seems. I get frost here but have a cempedak halfway through its second winter with only a barrier for protection. Jackfruit are fine.

The frost forms only at ground level, the air temp never really drops below 3 at its absolute coldest. Those temperatures are also only for an hour or so and days are warm. The above trees are still growing (slowly) even now in mid winter.

I have a seedling OS here. Has a very citrusy smell. To me it smells the same as LZ (also seedlings, no grafted trees here). I hope I got the clone, but either way should be interesting. None of my other trees have the citrus factor.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Soncoya Seedlings
« on: June 20, 2018, 05:54:34 AM »
The back one looks like the one here Steve (gift from Rob). The front ones do look different :/


I don’t like your chances but happy to see your experiment and wish you the best of luck :)

WHat variety, seems like a seedling?

I forget the reasoning but mangosteen are true to seed, almost clones, aren’t they?

Some info here:

Like most limes I imagine once you have the colour and size you want it would be ok to pick. No idea when the “perfect” time is though. That article mentions different properties at different stages. You can also see what stage they pick them at for commercial sale (on their products page).

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fig trees
« on: June 07, 2018, 05:31:19 PM »
I grow a few in large pots here. I remember when I looked for varieties I looked for “small eyed” varieties because of the humidity. The fruit enough for me. They get mildew late every summer but eventually lose their leaves and all good the next spring.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Subtropical abiu relatives?
« on: June 06, 2018, 02:38:56 AM »
I have seen Abiu itself grown here in the subtropics. No idea how well it fruits.

Sorry don’t know the closest relative, most common pouteria do ok in the subtropics I would think?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Red Ball Lychee
« on: June 05, 2018, 04:52:02 PM »
 It of an update.

Thanks for the lead Mike, I spoke to Bill. He didn’t know but gave me some leads :)

I have one growing here (wanted to grow a different sort of lychee) so interested to see how they do.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Edible Conifers and other Gymnosperms
« on: June 02, 2018, 08:52:28 PM »
Thought I would add this pic of Bunya nuts here :)

Looking good Mike :) dropped by my local to pick some up after work today and they were out. Hope they get some more in.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Tropical cherry - ID please?
« on: May 30, 2018, 04:49:09 PM »
Looks like Acerola/ Barbados cherry.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Red Ball Lychee
« on: May 28, 2018, 08:47:03 PM »
Does anyone know anything about this variety? I have seen it mentioned on Australian lychee resources and trees sold here recently.

Is it renamed and if so what is it? Looking through info maybe Sum Yee Hong? Any information on chill requirements?

Apparently the fruit is quite large at 40g. Not huge but if that's an average it is certainly decent.

Thanks for any info!

Good info Mike. I too grow and am a mammoth fan and have a tropic sun here too.

Keen to see a pic of the inside Mike. I would have thought mammoth or one of its relatives/sports. If they are all regular shape though, odd.

Kinda does look like the jumbo AP posted by KH above. It may just be me, but I see a lot less AP in shops now days and if that variety is chewier, and tastes the same as regular AP, then I’m guessing that’s not it.

Not Paxton's Prolific. That's a fairly popular variety here.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Blue Java banana experiences
« on: May 13, 2018, 01:48:32 AM »
Planted 4 Nam Wah and 2 Blue Java at the same time same size March 2016.  The Nam Wahs are much more vigorous than the Blue Java for me.  They've really won me over.  Each Nam Wah is already fruiting size or close to it with 5-8 pups each (some of which I separated).  The Blue Javas are half the height and a third the diameter with three pups each.  Reading online, it looks like most people with both plants ended up preferring the taste of Nam Wah.

I see the exact opposite of this here. Nam wah is a nice banana, but the blue java consistently out produces it. Requires propping though.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Dade white sapote
« on: May 12, 2018, 11:48:24 PM »
Hi All
Can anyone comment of the vigour of Dade? I have read conflicting information. I want to plant ot on 4.5m (15ft) spacing as I do mangos and jacks (pruning).

Thanks for any info :)

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