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Got seeds directly from Luc in June of 2015. Seeing the first flowers on the tree today (2/11/19)-- so just under 4 years. Tree planted in full sun here on the North Shore of Oahu with irrigation when it gets dry. I actually planted two trees in one hole but only see flowers on one of them for now. Somehow the flowers managed to stay on despite the 50-60 mph winds we had here yesterday. 


Wayne Clifton wraps the exposed top in parafilm and sticks them in a pot.

So do I, and use a clear plastic water bottle.

OK Folks, Buddy tape is here (perforated too). Manufacturer raised the prices again in 2019.

tapes are being sold on Amazon and eBay for over $50/roll and we sold last year for $24/ea I believe. This time around cost could be $25, not sure. plus shipping $5. If you order more than one tape, shipping would be flat $8 Priority Mail.

I want to get commitment from all you folks who are interested so I can place a sizable order to bring the cost or 2019 increase down to close to price as last year. Tapes would be from fresh 2019 batch, and possibly available towards mid Feb.

Will ship with USPS First Class Mail, will give you tracking number. If you are worried about lost mail, the pay Priority Mail Shipping.

Note: Orders are first come first serve, I ordered extra but those who send payments will be refunded if payments on orders in front of you result in running out of tape. So dont wait.

Send Payments via PayPal as "Friends and Family" Option to, please indicate the following:
1. Your Name and Forum Name
2. Your mailing address
3. Your email address
4. Your choice of Perforated or Non Perforated and quantity of each.

Note: This is a Non-Profit Effort on my part to help fellow gardener friends because I enjoy helping others. All I ask in return is if I have request for some budwood and you happen to have it, please share in kind.
If you're unsure of the tape's cost, how much should we send you?

Looks like free shipping offer is no longer available.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Sibu: a rare fruit supermarket !
« on: January 18, 2019, 06:41:56 PM »
Where is this?

An inland town at the central region of Sarawak and the capital of Sibu District in Sibu Division, Sarawak, Malaysia.

I am looking for a place to purchase of 50LB bag of rice hulls in South Florida.  I was wondering if anyone knows where to purchase this.  Thank you before hand.

A.M. Leonard now has free shipping:|dc&pcrid=313239356315&pkw=am%20leonard&pmt=e&plc=&kc=&prd=&utm_source=google&utm_term=am%20leonard&utm_campaign=&utm_medium=cpc&slid=&prd=&pgrid=9594763432&ptaid=kwd-682231100&gclid=Cj0KCQiA1NbhBRCBARIsAKOTmUtII-ewhidVPWxI3eVU8gS2md2k91yhPxaUhqeaAoEGAkLUsSZR4dwaAkkBEALw_wcB

Hi Mike, I did try it but unfortunately the free shipping does not apply to rice hulls.

That's a shame. They did previously but I guess too many people took advantage of a good deal.

Update.  I've done 48 grafts this year on citrus, avocado, annona, mango.  Just got thru grafting 3 Orange Sherbet mango scions.  Here's my cherimoya tree going on 6'.  Got the 6 sticks from Behl and another member, all took.  Behl, Pierce, Campas, and Sabor.  My grafts have been cleft, T-bud and side veneer.  I have a key lime that now has 4 varieties of orange, two scions of limequat, one of Calamondin, and a couple of Persian lime.  I have Persian lime on a Meyer lemon tree - Flying Dragon rootstock.


Today.  Some of these leaves are as big as dinner plates.  This tree is gorgeous in every way.

What are you fertilizing your cherimoya tree with to get such beautiful, full green leaves?

Thanks for all your work Patrick.


Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WTB Finger Lime Seeds
« on: December 17, 2018, 04:48:05 PM »
Finger lime seeds germinate easily.  I've got a few finger limes from a local store some time ago, and over 50% of seeds sprouted within 2 weeks.  Just look for a store that carries them, cut them open carefully so not to cut the seeds, wash and plant the fresh seeds. 
Good luck!

Easier to do in California where you have decent grocery options.  I am looking for people that grow fruit organically to placate the USDA NOP.

See PM.

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Cocktail-grafting Muscadines
« on: December 02, 2018, 11:09:55 AM »
Apparently you can. I Googled "Grafting grape vines" and found several articles.

Keep an eye on A.M. when they offer free shipping.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 'Sweet Song' Lychee
« on: November 11, 2018, 11:46:02 AM »
Any Sweet Song owners get fruit this year?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Discovered Some Visitors
« on: November 02, 2018, 03:30:44 PM »
Arrived home this afternoon to find my visitors have departed. Checked other trees and around the exterior
of the house and found no sign of them. Love it when mother nature does her best work.

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Looking for Sunrise Lime
« on: October 31, 2018, 03:19:47 PM »
Thanks Todd.

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Looking for Sunrise Lime
« on: October 31, 2018, 10:42:30 AM »
Sounds like this one doesn't live up to its description.

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Looking for Sunrise Lime
« on: October 30, 2018, 06:40:48 PM »
Anyone know of a source for sunrise lime seeds or plants?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Looking for Guavaberry tree
« on: October 30, 2018, 01:57:58 PM »
PM sent

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Discovered Some Visitors
« on: October 30, 2018, 01:56:59 PM »
There are 1 or 2 combs back behind the 2 in this picture where most
of them are working.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Discovered Some Visitors
« on: October 30, 2018, 11:58:23 AM »

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Discovered Some Visitors
« on: October 29, 2018, 08:04:38 PM »
Upon closer inspection, I have determined that my visitors are imposters, not honey bees.

I found that they:
  • Only have single wings, not two
  • Have straight antenna, not the elbow bend
  • Do not have a pollen pouch on their legs
I am trying to identify to see if they are in any way beneficial before getting rid of them.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Discovered Some Visitors
« on: October 28, 2018, 10:33:47 PM »
Thanks for all of the recommendations and information. I am a honey lover and find bees to be
fascinating creatures and would never harm them. They seem pretty docile, even when I stood
close to take the pictures.

I'm taking a wait and see position at this point. If it continues to grow and become a potential
hazard (Neighbor's kids, etc.), I will have a relocation specialist come in a move them to a safe area.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Discovered Some Visitors
« on: October 28, 2018, 11:27:48 AM »
Trimming my Carrie this morning and found this:

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Looking for Guavaberry tree
« on: October 28, 2018, 09:15:23 AM »
Is it a chilian guava? How big is the berry?

I don't know. She said that her mother would make jams/jelly with them in Virgin Islands.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Looking for Guavaberry tree
« on: October 27, 2018, 07:59:34 PM »
Met someone from Tampa area who grew up In Virgin Islands and is looking
for a guavaberry plant.

Anyone know of a Florida seller?

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