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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Growing Ice Cream Beans in Containers?
« on: October 12, 2019, 12:59:51 PM »
My seeds just arrived.  Here we go!

Hey, I just stumbled onto all of this in search of growing this way out of its zone.. Iím in Bucks County, PA and was wondering how you are doing with your seeds? Did they germinate? Where did you purchase them from and what variety did you get? I currently only grow a Ponderosa lemon as far as fruiting trees go.. but I have over 250 other tropical plants.

I have ice cream bean seedlings and seeds for trade or sell. if anyoneís interested email or PM me. Thanks, Nate.

I can hook you up. Private message or email me.

as far as i know the taste from seed is not the same with the parent plant and most times a lot worse. It is far easier taking cuttings, they root within a week for me

Thanks a lot. I would plant cuttings but my friend only has a plant that produces cream colored fruit with no purple stripes, not very appealing to the eye as the ones with the purple stripes.

Is pepino dulce true to seed?

Thx, just made my mouth water...PM sent.

How is the taste compared to Pakistan?

How about buy a squirrel trap and get rid of them?

I definitely over thought haha

Sunflower seeds that are hard to get to for the squirrels, like all stuck together in a big hanging ball ...They ravaged my sunflowers this summer so I know they love chowing down on those seeds! Good luck. I use to think squirrels were cute, until I started growing fruit...

Whatís up fruit lovers! How do your Surinam cherry trees fruit in mostly shaded areas for you guys and gals? Fruit Quality and Quantity? Thanks

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Exotica Lottery
« on: October 02, 2019, 06:02:19 PM »
Right on, thanks Behl.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: problem with new bananas...
« on: October 02, 2019, 06:00:58 PM »
No worries and thank you! Unfortunately I canít help you out with your other questions as I just started growing bananas myself and havenít seen those other problems that you have going on. Hope you get some great tasting nanas out of your trees! Good luck!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Exotica Lottery
« on: October 02, 2019, 12:27:56 PM »
Whatís up Oolie! Hope all is well my friend. What did Mr Steve have on the tasting table?! Just curious.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: problem with new bananas...
« on: October 02, 2019, 12:25:11 PM »
Donít worry about it. They will correct themselves as they get bigger.
Mine did the exact same thing. I unrolled the leaf manually by hand once or twice, it ripped the leaf but I think it may have helped, you can try this or just leave it alone and see what happens. Hereís a picture of my trees this morning. My leafs were sticking together about two months ago but no problems since. Also, Get them in the ground if you can, they really take off once you do.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Growing Ice Cream Beans in Containers?
« on: September 26, 2019, 08:32:12 PM »
Careful about putting it in the ground, they have a very evasive root system.

You can plant it in a large pot, cut the bottom out of the pot, and then plant it in the ground so the roots travel down instead of out and up.

Cool videos, thanks a lot for sharing. Iím trying to figure out what all the hype is about though...itís definitely a beautiful tree with lovely bark, interesting foliage, and neat fruit as it grows on the trunk and branches. Very cool. My problem with this fruit is the large seeds that you canít really crunch through, the thick skin which isnít palatable, and the not so great seed to flesh ratio.  Maybe if thereís a holy grail variety with small/no seeds, edible skin, and good seed to flesh ratio Iíd be sold. Is there a variety like that? Or should I just stick to eating grapes...the picture below are the ones Iíve been nibbling on and a picture of the tree that I picked them from. I donít know the variety, probably sabara.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cinnamomum ID question
« on: September 21, 2019, 01:57:39 PM »
Anyone growing Ceylon in So Cal and been successful? Iíve had two seedlings die on me. Maybe my soil was too acidic? Gonna give it one more shot as I have another seedling on the way.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: 20 gallon Coconut Cream mango FS
« on: September 17, 2019, 01:35:49 AM »
You would rather live in Florida than San should visit FL in the summer.

Iím looking for very sweet, locally grown mangos, grown from seed sowed straight into the ground, in and around Orange County, Los Angeles, and San Diego. I plan on planting the seeds directly into the ground in my backyard.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Whatís this?
« on: September 11, 2019, 01:50:37 AM »
You da man, thanks Chris! Unfortunately there were only a few left on the tree or Iíd say get over there and grab one. Hoping I can get these seeds to sprout. I really enjoyed the fruit.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Whatís this?
« on: September 11, 2019, 12:32:42 AM »
Picked this at the Fullerton Arboretum today. It taste good, sweet with some sour and only one seed. Would someone please help me identify? I canít find a picture of it anywhere online.

Thank ya very much!

Most of what I see here as landscaping plants are Philodendron bipinnatifidum not Monstera deliciosa. They do look similar...

Thanks for the heads up. How do you tell the difference?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Help with little green grasshoppers
« on: September 09, 2019, 10:53:06 PM »
Had a bunch on my blueberries a couple weeks ago. I used Soap and water to immobilize, then squished them with my fingers, or you can just hose them off your tree.

Has anyone seen this ripening up in So Cal yet? Thereís so much of it everywhere, from apartment landscaping to mall and retail store plantingís, itís used all over the place here, and I think  99% of the people that walk past it everyday have no clue itís edible.

Can someone provide a picture of what to look for when itís ready to pick off the plant for further ripening?

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