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What species is that black persimmon?

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Tropical Vegetables and Other Edibles / Florida grown kratom?
« on: October 06, 2019, 03:37:22 PM »
Is anyone in south Florida growing kratom and if so have you been able to harvest from your trees? I'm curious if it's worth it to try to grow some outdoors here. I'm in zone 10a for reference.

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I'm looking for 15 gallon or larger nursery pots from somewhere in southwest Florida. Any tips of where to go will be helpful.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WANTED: velvet apple seeds
« on: July 17, 2018, 08:38:05 PM »
I bought velvet apple seeds from Luc last year and they arrived in Irma's aftermath. Every one of them sprouted and was growing well until I had the misting system on and they were moist when the night time temperature dropped below 50 F. All but 6 died within one day. So keep them on the dry side, especially if cool night time temperatures are expected. I hope to order more seeds from Luc this year now that my propagation area has been rehabilitated.
I had one that I lost to that, the other laughed through 29 degrees while putting out new growth. I love these guys

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / WANTED: velvet apple seeds
« on: April 07, 2018, 11:48:30 AM »
I'm looking for some velvet apple seeds for sale. Let me know. 

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I'm looking for Durio graveolens seeds or young plants avaliable frim sellers within the United States.

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I'm costal sout west florida. Zone 10a

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I'm in South Florida and tried to grow Marang for 30 seeds, all die even though I have successful germination. I tried indoor light, shade, full morning sun (all in potting soil in small pot). How do you guys get it to grow more than 5" tall? Anyway, I went to Excalibur as I read that someone saw they have Marang a while back ago. Richard told me to get Pedalai as it taste similar but better, and they will have Pedalai soon.

So, since Marang is such a pain the rear to grow, do you think Pedalai is a good substitute?

Also, with global warming, may be South Florida will get the climate like Miami/Key West in a couple years, so by than may be Marang (even Durian) will fruit in South Florida?

I have seeds of both species going. Some elephant jack seeds as well. That being said other than this winter it has been quite rare for me to get nights below 30. I'd say that many species are within the realm of possibility if they are properly protected from the cold. I'll have to see how the marang do long-term, but I'll probably wait until they are quote large to put in the ground.

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I'm thankfully far enough from the sea that I have nutral ph soil, but close enough to have milder winters. My soursop made it through no problem but it's in a protected position. If I plant any marang in the ground I'd assume I should do the same. Even with the bad cold snaps my yard stayed in the low 30s.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Has anyone fruited Marang in south florida?
« on: January 23, 2018, 05:19:44 PM »
I managed to get ahold of a couple of Marang seeds. I was wondering if anyone has had luck getting them to fruit?

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I'm located in Charlotte County.

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I'm looking for Bacuri and lemondrop mangosteen seeds or plants.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: First soursop flower.
« on: November 17, 2017, 11:01:42 PM »
How tall is your plant?

5 ft.
That's awesome. Hopefully you'll get a fruit set

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: First soursop flower.
« on: November 17, 2017, 12:30:53 PM »
How tall is your plant?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: When is sugar apple seeds a dud?
« on: November 11, 2017, 05:31:39 PM »
Great timing for this post
I have wanted to ask the forum about their experience germinating sugar apple seeds.
Earlier this year I received 10 Big Red Seeds in trade for 10 Na Dai seeds,  The member told me to
put them between damp paper towels and put in a baggie. After 4 days one germinated and within
2 weeks all 10 seeds had germinated and had emerged from the soil. I had gotten 25+ seeds from a
local fruit and tried to germinate them the same way. They took a little longer but within 4-6 seeks they
all germinated, Then I got the indigo seeds and 2 out of 7 germinated and the VSA I got 1 out of 8 to
germinate, and I tried to germinate a different red type and 1 out of 5 germinated but then 3 more germinated
after several months 4 out of 5 I can live with, I also had 0 out of 3 germinate out of a super large one?
I was thinking maybe it is later in the year but I tried to germinate 10 seeds from a Na Dai I produced and within 2 weeks
all the seeds germinated. All I can say is the seeds are still in damp paper towels and I keep checking them.
I am wondering why some seeds were so easy. I was under the impression all the seeds were fresh?

Of the experience I've had with sugar apple seeds, if you keep them warm they will germinate in two weeks. They also seem to germinate best when planted in soil and sown in a group. I also got the Isan indigo seeds and 4 of the 7 I have gotten sprouted so far. It's been about 2 weeks and I've kept the pot I planted them in at about 80 degrees.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Is Akee fruiting somewhere now ?
« on: October 31, 2017, 08:19:30 PM »
I have a FB friend in Portugal who's looking for seeds .
I second this. My girlfriend would love me if I could get this to grow. I'm loacted in Florida

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself
« on: October 26, 2017, 09:33:05 PM »
Hi everyone, I'm DJ. I originally got into growing plants to feed my reptiles (two red foot tortoises, and a canary island lizard.) I have a few other ones but they don't eat greens. After a while I just had fun growing things, and poof now I grow exotic fruit in my backyard. I live in sunny south west florida and am fascinated by annona fruits. I'm looking foward to all of the things I can learn from and share with this forum.

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I don't believe that plants or wildlife are allowed to leave Australia. I could be wrong but I know that wildlife exportation isn't possible.

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Now you all have me worried mine won't germinate. I'm hoping for the best.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Best fruit tree fertilizer
« on: October 16, 2017, 03:57:32 PM »
I have been wanting to use fertilizers on my fruit trees but am unsure what route to go. Can anyone recommend any brands or methods I can use for most fruit trees overall.

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I'm looking to buy peanut butter fruit seeds or seedlings. Either Bunchosia glandulifera or Bunchosia argentea

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Are there any more peanut butter fruit seedlings still available?

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