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Little update: Mine are showing thorns now, no flowers/fruit... got hit kinda hard by last years heatwave, but bounced back and growing strong now.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pineapple from seed?
« on: June 29, 2019, 08:32:18 PM »
This one I grew form a seed from a store-bought pineapple.
Curiously if you notice, the earlier leaves that came out were toothed, but now as it gets older it is getting less and less teeth.

Thatís a future pineapple plantation just on the top of that one pineapple fruit!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Tradewind Fruit Psidium seeds
« on: June 28, 2019, 07:01:14 AM »
For what it’s worth... My Psidium eugeniaefolia - Purple Forest Guava are from seed I bought from Trade Winds Fruit. (They are fruiting for the first time this year.) I don’t remember now how many seeds came in the package or what the ratio of sprouted seed/die-off was. I do have three adult plants now.
That is the only Psidium seeds I grew out from them.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Eugenia Mystery Plant
« on: June 27, 2019, 06:37:50 PM »
Ahh, missed that... I was doing a little research on some other eugenias and saw that fruit and thought of your plant right away.
Might be that they were next to each other and he accidentally picked it up instead of a cotrg. Either way youíve got yourself a cool plant!

Link is opening as ftp instead of http, that is your problem... if I manually change it to http it loads

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Eugenia Mystery Plant
« on: June 24, 2019, 09:56:15 PM »
You should do some air layering of that baby... that is a nice chunky cotrg, plus I love that red new growth.
Put me on your list 😀

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Eugenia Mystery Plant
« on: June 24, 2019, 02:53:34 PM »
Hmmm... true. Maybe it is a naturally occurring hybrid between a cotrg and another eugenia? Maybe just an interesting cotrg showing genetic diversity. Do you know if it was grown from seed?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Eugenia Mystery Plant
« on: June 23, 2019, 03:20:24 PM »

My finger lime is an in ground tree, growing in full sun. I also get randome twig die-off, nothing severe. The tree is seven foot tall and healthy, I think itís just the nature of the finger lime. I just remove any dead wood.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Can caper berries be eaten fresh?
« on: June 20, 2019, 03:08:54 PM »
The caper flower becomes a berry if not picked.

That reminds me of cicada damage. They cut a slit into the bark to lay eggs, the resulting scar looks just like that. Iíve seen them this year here, the species I have here makes a clicking noise.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« on: June 19, 2019, 08:05:39 PM »
This particular cutting has been in the ground for over a year... itís finally putting out a branch. Sometimes you just have to be patient, eventually itíll grow. Iíve forgotten what variety it is.

Hmm my guavas fruit one on each side of a node. This is a first for me seeing multiples on each side of the node on Cas. Thanks for the info.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Cas Guava - Psidium friedrichsthalianum
« on: June 08, 2019, 01:54:38 PM »
Mine are flowering for the first time...

Those of you growing it, does yours tend to flower in clusters?

I was surprised to see this tendency on both plants...

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Carambola tree - hanged to death?
« on: May 19, 2019, 04:11:35 PM »
Maybe some bridge grafting would fix the problem.

I left my little seedling outside over the winter without major problems. Though it is looking chlorotic... watering with rain water and distilled water.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Need fruit ID please and thank you
« on: May 08, 2019, 12:55:49 PM »
Yup... definitely Casimiroa edulis. The seeds sprout easily, and you can graft the mother tree scion to the seedling and have a clone of whatever variety the mother tree is.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Need fruit ID please and thank you
« on: May 08, 2019, 09:44:57 AM »
Did itís seeds resemble extra large citrus seeds?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Need fruit ID please and thank you
« on: May 07, 2019, 06:04:18 PM »
Looking at the fruit hanging on the tree, my guess is Casimiroa edulis.

I believe itís been about two years from seed. It should grow faster this season now that it has some size to it.
Check out this thread over at the Growing Fruit forum...

Supposedly, they were planted around African villages to keep out lions... if that is true, I guess it would work with coyotes?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Eugenia uniflora-Suriname cherry
« on: April 13, 2019, 05:00:55 PM »
Mine didnít fruit the first year it flowered... 2nd year I got only a couple of fruits. This year it is loaded with flowers, and Iím expecting a much larger crop.

I have one that I grew from seed in a three gallon pot... my plan is to graft on a male branch if it turns out to be female, or vice-versa if male. Keeping the majority of it female as it grows. I did this on a carob tree and it worked out great.

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