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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: First Harumanis mango
« on: October 11, 2019, 08:13:22 PM »
It fruits, but is not consistent bearing. This year did not fruit. The fruits i would say here are of medium antrharcnose resistance.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: CUT NUT TREE (Barringtonia edulis)
« on: October 10, 2019, 02:24:50 AM »
Mike Or Oscar, do you know if this tree needs to be on drip irrigation?  i am about to plant a couple of these at my house in Kona.   i get a dry spell for about 3 months every winter and wasn't sure if this tree can tolerate some dry weather or if it constantly needs watering.   Also if it can take full sun?  the leaves seem kind of delicate.
yes can take full sun, only needs watering when you first put it into the ground to get it established.

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Is there a longer version of Marco's 2nd Presentation part 2? It's only a minute long and cuts off just before Sapotaceae, which I find most interesting.

Great presentations though, thanks for sharing!
Sorry, unfortunately that is exactly the point at which after 3 long presentations both of my batteries were dead.

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Whoa, thanks for posting Oscar can't wait to watch ;) 8)
I watched them today very good really liked Marco's presentation excellent :)
Glad you enjoyed it. Both Marco and Antonio are both very knowledgeable. We are lucky to have them here. Make sure to watch Marco's second presentation, he talks about a lot of fruits i've never even heard of before that are very good quality.

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Some very good information and slides presented at the Kona, Hawaii conference that is information not found anywhere else, especially on myrtaceae and annonas.
 
Marco Lacerda on myrtaceae of Brazil, and how promising new fruits are introduced from the wild:
9/27/19
Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzogeD2EbB8&t=864s
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltvYRAJW2-8&t=57s

9/28/19
Marco Lacerda on best rare fruits of Brazil:
Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnFhLMuo5A0
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAae-q5Cl6w&t=5s

Antonio Morschbacker on Annonas in Brazil:
Part 1:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEWKOOMvfl0&t=341s
Part 2:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEWKOOMvfl0&t=350s

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Maprang/marian plum, worth growing for fruit
« on: September 29, 2019, 06:18:41 AM »
How does maprang compare to something like m. kasturi?

What is it graft compatible with?
Kasturi tastes very similar to mango. Maprang has its own unique taste, kind of like a mango/plum cross. Maprang is graft compatible with mango, or so i heard from a Thai friend, but is much easier to graft onto maprang rootstock.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Maprang/marian plum, worth growing for fruit
« on: September 28, 2019, 04:59:31 AM »
Definitely a top notch fruit.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pura Vida Avocado in S. Florida
« on: September 28, 2019, 04:58:04 AM »

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Re: Pura Vida Avocado in S. Florida
Reply #5 on: August 17, 2019, 06:28:43 PM
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I have a Pura Vida tree. Scions should be available for sale in a few months.


Hello 👋 😊
I too would love to have some pura vida seed when yhey become available please 😊

I will post here when the tree starts fruiting. I'm guessing it will be at least one more year

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: The inga vulpina seeds are edible?
« on: September 25, 2019, 05:37:37 PM »
More like. Thank you for saving my life. Hihi.

Oscar, do u have vulpine seeds available? Still looking for it.
Well it can be toxic but not deadly... i'm still here and well...   ;D
Yes toxic is different than deadly. But i guess if you eat enough toxic can become deadly.
BTW most beans (fabeaceae) family are toxic. The edible beans are the exception. And even the edible almost always have to be cooked to become edible.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: The inga vulpina seeds are edible?
« on: September 25, 2019, 03:41:47 AM »
More like. Thank you for saving my life. Hihi.

Oscar, do u have vulpine seeds available? Still looking for it.

No seeds yet. The vulpina, unlike all the other ingas i have, is very slow growing. No flowers yet.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: The inga vulpina seeds are edible?
« on: September 24, 2019, 05:25:50 PM »
Out of about 250 species of inga there are only a handful that have edible seeds, and i don't think vulpina is on that list. Most are toxic, so do NOT eat, even after roasting.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pura Vida Avocado in S. Florida
« on: September 23, 2019, 08:39:47 PM »
Hi Oscar,

I would appreciate a scion and seed/pit(s), if you're able.

Should have scions available around mid November.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cinnamomum ID question
« on: September 20, 2019, 11:32:05 PM »
That looks like the real deal. The verum, or zeylanicum, has bigger rounder leaves than cassia. Also verum new flusher are brilliant red in color, not so with cassia.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mulberries in Hawaii
« on: September 18, 2019, 05:05:58 PM »
Bringing the cuttings on the plane may be free, but if you get caught with them without proper permits than it will not be free any more, as you will have to pay a big fine. Also you risk introducing pests into the USA!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mulberries in Hawaii
« on: September 17, 2019, 04:35:14 PM »
thanks!  that is what I had hoped were the reasons.  In this case I think my best bet is bringing in cuttings from Thailand from my own trees which are prolific and fast growing as banyan trees and have high quality fruit.
To bring in plant material from Thailand you will need a phyto sanitary certificate issued by agriculture department in Thailand. You will also need a plant import permit from USDA.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What's in season now in Maui?
« on: September 17, 2019, 02:32:09 AM »
Try the farmer's markets, road side stands, Paia health food store Mana Foods.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mulberries in Hawaii
« on: September 17, 2019, 02:21:10 AM »
There are no commercial plantings of mulberries in Hawaii. I think it's doable, but not easy. Main reason it's not done is mulberries are very perishable and delicate crop. Also it is very labor intensive to pick and handle them. Labor is very expensive in Hawaii. Also a lot of mulberries will not fruit here, not cold enough for them. There are some types that do well. You would need to experiment a bit with some different cultivars.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: sho shang
« on: September 12, 2019, 07:41:41 PM »
mine was named (Bastard Oleaster) from mimosa nursery, is anyone familiar with this one??
Yes that's just the english name for same plant. But nobody likes to use it, for obvious reasons!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Where to find fresh Abiu?
« on: September 12, 2019, 06:17:30 AM »
Miamifruit.com sells them online, also I may sell and ship some next week. I can contact you both if I do. Havent shipped them before so any suggestions on packing would encourage me to do it. Otherwise I'd prefer to eat the fruits myself and sell the seeds. They are high quality grafted cultivars.
They are kind of delicate. Best to use a styrofoam sock and a well padded box.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Ross Sapote or Canistel?
« on: September 12, 2019, 06:14:56 AM »
Turns fully yellow when ready to pick.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Campomanesia Species
« on: September 11, 2019, 05:16:30 PM »
I'm a big fan of campomanesias also. Have some almost ready to taste. Hope i can beat the fruit flies to them.


I don't remember how the taste was on the Campomanesias I brought back from Brazil , I hope it is not just another Guava like taste .
Have several 3 to 4 meter plants , one flowered this year , fruit aborted... .
Lots of C. hirsuta  , 1 meter , still in nursery bags .
Gotta check the linneatifolia , they have to be somewhere around , I do remember...not the easiest to keep alive.


Hi Luc, i ate a bunch of campomanesia fruits today. Still not sure what species it is? Was labeled phaea, but obviously not that. Then i thought must be lineatifolia, but doesn't match photos on the web. Anyway, they are creamy and a bit tarty. Not gritty or seedy like guava, and no strong perfumed aroma like guava. There were a bunch of fallen fruits under the tree and they were all still in good shape.Other good news is there were no fruit fly larvae.




Hi Oscar, did you ever knew what species is it? maybe C. sessiflora?

Marco Lacerda from Brazil visited me and told me that indeed it is C. phaea. He said there are different versions of phaea with different shaped fruits.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: sho shang
« on: September 09, 2019, 05:07:41 AM »
I have one also that's very good. If it's not fully ripe it's just tart, very little astringency. Good quality fruits. Richard, did you start your plants from seeds i sent you?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Long Neck Avocados?
« on: September 08, 2019, 10:22:36 PM »
My son popped the fruit hunter dvd in tonight and I saw dr fairchild say the pura vida is like the mona lisa.
Did you mean  Dr. Campbell? Or who is Dr. Fairchild?

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Want cambuca and mulshi seeds
« on: September 06, 2019, 05:32:49 AM »
Have cambuca now, should have mulchi seeds soon. Please PM me.

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