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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Sending seeds to USA?
« on: September 08, 2019, 10:21:22 AM »
Hi,
Some time ago i posted a video about a loquat seedling with superiour fruit size and taste which is fruiting every year in Germany:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gqMsqexWF_U

Now someone from S Carolina wants some seeds. I know the US have very strict quarantine rules. Can i send loquat seeds to the US legally?
Thanks

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Wow, thanks, Menton sure is on my list, too. What about the Narbonne or Bordeaux area?

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Wow, thanks. I never thought they would grow that far north. Anything on the Mediterranean?

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Not going there this time but thank you.
Anything interesting on the Atlantic coast?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jaboticabaholics Anonymous
« on: August 24, 2019, 06:29:22 AM »
Greetings from Germany,

people grow very tasty jaboticaba here, too

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGk-H2VbLK4&list=PL2AyaQ9frDUvfkZLkUQg3-Tz62I5sFoVa&index=24

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fire in the Amazon...
« on: August 24, 2019, 05:47:39 AM »
It seems that the new president needs to please his agrobusiness supporters so he had allowed large scale logging and burning even inside national parks and Native American reservations😡

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Thank you. Any other cool places?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Best places for fruit hunting in S France
« on: August 23, 2019, 01:56:20 AM »
Hi,
going to S France next week. Lyon and then s towards the Mediterranean or sw towards the ocean. Any ideas about good places to find rare fruit (best botanic gardens, fruit farms, nurseries, arboretums, tropical fruit forum members, shops)?
Thank you

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: durio grandiflorus
« on: August 20, 2019, 07:48:00 AM »
Hi,
I never saw it on Borneo markets but i found it in the jungle near Balikpapan:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7h8WU7-gWUo&t=17s

And also near Belaga in Sarawak.

Keep us updated on rate Durian you find in Borneo👍

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pereskia bleo flowering.
« on: August 09, 2019, 05:42:03 AM »
The taste is not too bad

https://youtu.be/Rwm1BRxesSI

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Hi,
a couple years ago i stumbled by accident upon the small village of St Martin in Germany. Their priest had the daring idea to plant all the plants mentioned in the Bible around the church. In Germany!
They were more successful than i would ever dream managing to grow olives, pistaccio trees, carob snd many more without any protection exept the mild microclimate. Check that out:

https://youtu.be/GeCvsUzJjTo

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I always picked it myself, no idea about the varieties. In Arizona i had very delicious fruit, even if i picked them underripe they would ripen to be quite adequate.
In Gran Canaria i tried several trees from abandoned gardens, the fruit were always slightly bitter. This is maybe the reason i never saw them in Canary markets. Or maybe they lacked irrigation.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Reliable loquat for zone 8
« on: July 01, 2019, 08:27:43 AM »
As long as you live at the EU i can try and get you some seeds.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Reliable loquat for zone 8
« on: July 01, 2019, 06:02:18 AM »
Hi,
found the perfect Loquat for temperate climate. Seems to belong to the Japanese type of varieties with whitish soft tasty flesh. Was brought from Brazil as a fruit and has been growing and fruiting regularly in Heidelberg/Germany (USDA zone 8a, now rather 8b) for almost 10 years
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqMsqexWF_U

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Growing cherimoya in France
« on: June 27, 2019, 04:48:14 AM »
The wind itself should not be a problem. In Spain very exposed branches might die back from the wind but the trees survive.
The problem might rather be the low temperature of the Mistral in S. France, maybe in combination with some pests. Did you see anything on the roots when you removed the tree?. In S. Spain the Cherimoya plantations hug the coast and i do not remember seing any more than 5-6 km from the sea. So they are very salt tolerant but not frost tolerant.
You might be successful at Menton as long as you find a nice sheltered spot for them. I wish you luck and please report on the results👍

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Kweni/kuini is not my favorite because of the machine oil smell but definitely a taste experience you will remember:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZ-kAKnfHHQ&list=PL2AyaQ9frDUvKuCPQviG3Pt9BHXA6jKbz&index=23&t=0s

Try it before planting a tree since you might love or hate it😉

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Big Mango!
« on: June 21, 2019, 07:21:59 AM »
Could be a Keitt or even a Kent. The size is not unusual for what we get at German supermarkets regularly.
But having to eat it unripe...
When i cut into a mango which is still unripe and sour i usually leave it for a few days. The cut makes it ripen even faster.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best tasting small yellow mango
« on: June 20, 2019, 07:44:02 AM »

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Garcinia id
« on: June 17, 2019, 02:22:17 AM »
The G. parvifolia i know are apple shaped while this one looks almost like a pear. Also, the inside looks very different.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Garcinia id
« on: June 16, 2019, 01:00:43 PM »
No, not the slightest resemblance. Exept for both being Garcinia.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Garcinia id
« on: June 15, 2019, 07:43:44 AM »
Hi,
can you please id this Garcinia from a Borneo forest?
https://youtu.be/fY0TdjSa4uM

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Pretty much all of the Borneo mango species have this diesel or oil smell, some like M. pajang or M. foetida much more so than Kasturi. But the locals like them anyways. I prefer M. indica😄

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: watch this video! gac fruit
« on: June 11, 2019, 12:27:22 PM »
I ate it fresh. Not much taste, really. But the fruit is beautiful, you can use the flesh to colour smoothies and since it seems to be very healthy why not eat it fresh?

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: pistachio tree
« on: June 10, 2019, 09:30:10 AM »
You can graft a male branch on a female tree.
Or maybe there are already dioecious cultivars.

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