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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mites? and MIracleberry
« on: October 07, 2019, 07:15:02 PM »
overnight water infusion?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Mites? and MIracleberry
« on: October 07, 2019, 03:32:05 PM »
 ihave tiny white balls of webbing on the tips of my miracle berry leaves.

would i be able to wipe down the leaves with alcohol? or will alcohol kill miracle berry?

How Big do the Mahogany Family get?

Hey man! I finally got those Parkia Speciosa.  At least they really look like it this time. Pretty damn stinky too.  Thats also a Noni sprout. From Spring.. totally forgot about it.. it just showed. Now to get it through winter. Did your noni ever drop their fruits?

Thanks Guys.  Sounds like they have about the same references as most places. I will give them a shot and see what i can pick up.  MUCH APPRECIATED!

Hey Guys,

I was perusing and came across several postings there. And it seems a little too good to be true. They have some seeds, in bulk amounts, that are so rare the world cant even agree what Latin Name to use on them.  They have seeds that are available no where else.  And i was just wondering if anyone has done any business with them.

If so.. what did you order, and what was the quality?

In addition, if you have a good story about ordering seeds from another vendor.. please tell us about it below. Who, and what it was.. and what your successes were with it.

thanks guys,

I only have a couple and they are no where near several feet tall. To me, Cha-Om dont seem to omit an odor until disturbed, and the ones i have that are neglected arent very strong.
But when they are green, and the leaves are soft to the touch, i can smell a pinch between my thumb and finger at arms length.  I didnt have room in my garden so mine have stayed in small pots.
I havent had the chance to use them yet.

I certainly would be interested in some Noni. Keep us updated. Im guess they are hard to germinate because the seed is old? IDK. Fresh Noni, might draw some interest certainly.

Hey, what do you think about that Chicle?

i was thinking a itsy bitsy tiny little rack and tiny little generator with miniature slug sized battery cables..    but bait and poison does sound easier.

do you know where to find either of these plant seeds?


Rare Palm Seeds..  But i dont trust them, because ive never bought from them. Hell they dont even have a description for it.
But at least they Differentiate between Nitta. "TreeBean" which is what i have.  Which smell pretty damn stinky when the seeds rot, and i think the roots has a sulphur scent too.

But i want that STINK BEAN.. those gorgeous.. huge.. funky.. big ol' green beans . That grow in a the big long pods.  We might need to find someone from Asia, thats willing to do scion wood. If it takes a long time to develop.

If you find out about  let me know too..   I have mixed results with Tradewindsfruit viability.  I ordered from 2 things from but the Yoco arrived rotten and only 1 of the 5 Lembah sprouted. So im not sure how i feel about fruitlovers just yet.  eBAY is a freaking disaster. (except for Uncle Chans Garden on eBAY)  everything that guy has sent me sprouted. everything. Though it was Uncle Chans Garden that sold me Parkia Timoriana as Parkia Speciosa.  And dwarf betel nut palm, who knows what the true Areca palm is.

on the note of Climbing Wattle, that i got from Uncle Chans Garden  Cha-Om..  its a short, acacia looking plant.  Its smells like Garlic and Eggs, richly.. not quite to the Burnt Rubber level of sulphur, but strong.  It tastes a little like Broccoli rabe.. Broccoli greens.   They use it in omeletes.  If youre into stinky stuff. 
which reminds me.. id like a Noni bush, but i cant get those to sprout either.

Stinking Toe Fruits?!  What is this?

i bought some Stink Bean Seeds.. but they ended being Tree-Bean.. (thanks EBAY..)  But i also got some Climbing Wattle which is nice and stinky

Are these good and stinky?  and does anyone know where to score StinkBean seeds?

Hey, where did you get them.. the one i was talking about was eaten by slugs i think. it was taken down to the nub. Never recovered.
HOWEVER! i did have one sprout now.. and like the man said it was in some pretty mixed mulched soil.  So id like to know how to care for palm grasses especially over winter.

Now that i have a little more confidence seeing one sprout (came from Trade Winds Fruit)  I want more. But i cannot find a source.
And at their price, id like to find some fresh.

I also managed to get a single Curculigo Latifolia sprouted.. but some ate on it too.. but im hoping it survives. any advice on that would be appreciated too.

I planted about 50 seeds 1 started germinating recently after only a few weeks after planting. I'll try to post a photo today.

Sounds about right. Fresh seeds takes about 4 weeks to germinate.

I ordered some Thaumatococcus Danilli ~ Katemfe..  Miracle Plant, African Sweet Prayer Plant etc.

ive put a half dozen of these seeds in dirt. its going on 6 months.  Id forgotten id planted one and start tearing at this pot with my fingernail.

this knot in the center of the pic came up with about 5 half inch roots coming from it and an apparently green knob from one side. 

however, it still hasnt sprouted after  i put it back.  Im concerned ive broken off a taproot.. if they have tap roots.
and im concerned a slug or bug has chewed it off at ground level.

 please, any ideas?

Your problem is, you can only buy from certified TX sellers. You can not bring any citrus into your state.

Its always something aint it?  Thanks for the link!   

BTW,  i have a mysterious sapling in my yard. Shiney green leaves, thorns.. where should i send a picture for identification?

Firstly, Are these LEMBA sprouts? 

THey seem accordion like, like baby palm leaves. I tried to use new potting soil, and there has been some algae and contamination.

Unfortunately i only had 2 sprouts. And  as usual, as soon as i discovered them, one was felled by a bug.

So i ask What are the Growing Requirements for LEMBA?  Are they Self Fertile?  How should i transfer to the next sized pot?

Thanks guys,

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: wanted Ackee
« on: May 27, 2019, 12:33:17 PM »
Any idea for mainland sources? 

This is just slang to mean "Whats the information"    Im in Texas, so we have a great environment for Citrus, but ive never seen any in garden centers here

i tend to steer clear from garden centers.. i get a little nauseated everytime i see someone buying trees that dont bear fruit.  i have panic attacks about it lol

Any body know a cheap online retailer? eBAY and ETSY have been taken over by scam artists. with images of purple strawberries, posted 30 times a piece.  i dont trust those.

Whats the skinny?  I don' understand the question. The skin is thin and prone to damage and Citrus splitting. They split in a very unique way. Like a whipped cream spray can.
Where are they?  garden centers, and Australia
How do you grow them?  Pretty much like a lemon, but avoid hot sun the first years. Is prone to die-back by Phoma
Do you have any? yup, small diamond shaped leaves, fruits like small pickless, pink small flowers, dense foliage and very thorny bush

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Grafted cherimoya trees
« on: May 27, 2019, 12:25:09 PM »
I have some some Sugar Apple or Cherimoya coming up from seed.   i was told the seed husk could come off.

But it appears to have cotyledons?  the seed had pulp in it.  and i probably killed this.  Do these look alright to you?

also, how long do they take to bear from seed? and what the lowest temp they can handle?  Can they be grown in pots?


Did these ever sprout for you?

Subject says it all.

Finger Limes.. the same image we see over and over.. elongated limes with disconnected vesicles. Like a hollow Citrus Shell full of Tart Beads.

Whats the skinny?  Where are they?  How do you grow them?  Do you have any?

Thanks guys. 

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: wanted Ackee
« on: April 30, 2019, 06:35:32 PM »
Is that a gentleman here? or does he have a biz link?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: ackee wanted
« on: April 30, 2019, 06:33:05 PM »
HOw did they come along?  Are Ackee seed viable after dried or should they be planted on receipt?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Grafted cherimoya trees
« on: April 30, 2019, 06:22:03 PM »
How long have they been grafted, since March?

Is it related to Miracle Berry Dulcificum Synsapalum?  the only thing i can find on this is a single article by Eat The Weeds and No where else.  Flavor Enhancing or Tongue Shifting Proteins are kinda a big deal, and im surprised if this is true.  Expecially since Saffron Plum is native to Florida and Texas.


interesting, i hadnt considered temp at all. could it be cold? they are all at least sub tropical. hasnt quite gotten to Texas temps just yet.

much appreciated.  I try to water them all with slightly acidic water once a month. i use general hydroponics "pH up"  it certainly could be that.

my garden get yellow around the edges of the leaves. but these, i just cant nail it down.  they come in like zebras. the leaves never quite recover, they always will be yellow.

  the squirrels got the first one. thats the second one.. before i got a chance to plant it one of my cousins kids was squishing on it. i had assumed he'd cracked the seed and there was a gelatinous pulp. It honestly felt like a gummy.  I just put a third seed in. it was hard as a rock, with a soft gummy annulus. I was going to try and score it but was afraid to. Maybe i still should. 

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