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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Indian Spice Mangos
« on: August 21, 2018, 01:09:44 PM »
Alex and Jeff, thanks for the info!

Well!!! Looks like I have a mislabeled tree tree then. The fruit is great, even if it isn't a Sunrise. Now the next question is, what is it?

The seeds are monoembryonic. Here are some pics of the fruit:

Here are some pics of the tree:

Do you guys have any guess to what the tree is?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Ensete superbum / Cliff Banana
« on: August 21, 2018, 12:31:15 PM »
I have been looking for info on this species, particularly if the fruit is edible. I did some google searches for both 'cliff banana' and 'ensete superbum' and did not find much info regarding edibility. Once site did note that some cultures did grow it for its roots (which are edible) and the fruit is not. But I would like some confirmation of this.

Is anybody growing Ensete superbum and have got it to fruit? Is the fruit edible?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Indian Spice Mangos
« on: August 21, 2018, 11:43:19 AM »
I have been eating a bunch of Sunrise mangos off my tree this summer. The flavor is really incredible: rich, citrusy, spicy, some turpenes (but not knock you over the head). Very aromatic. The only down sides to these mangos (neither of which I mind) is they are small-ish and they have a fair amount of fiber. Not turpentine level fiber, but you certainly couldn't call it fiberless or near-fiberless.

But the flavor is making me very happy.

I have had other mangos in the past that have some of these flavor characteristics, particularly the spicy flavors:
- Kesar
- Bombay
- Jakarta

What are some of your favorite mangos that also fit this bill?

Price please.

They are looking for June plum seeds, not selling them

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: FRUIT LOVERS NURSERY
« on: August 20, 2018, 01:28:08 PM »
Regarding sending partial seeds, or seeds to be shipped later:

I have positive experiences with Oscar in these situations. In 2016 I ordered some Green Sapote seeds, and he let me know they were out of stock. I really wanted them so I waited. I forgot about the issue, but Oscar didn't. When he had some stock available the next year, he shipped me the seeds.

I had a partial order filled on some other seeds (don't remember which). But a similar situation, where he filled the order when he had stock again.

He is definitely keeping track of this.

And I did another order this year where he had Duku Langsat seeds available on his site and I placed and order. He was out of that stock when the order was filled, and left me a note. I have no doubt he will fill the order again when he gets stock.

I am of the mindset that I will get the seeds (which are rare and perishable) when they are available. And if it is a partial order to be filled later, that's fine by me. But he has always let me know the situation via hand-written note or email, and he has always offered a refund in those cases. Can't really ask for much more than that.


- Paulish: You felt like you were being ignored because of a lack of communication from seedpirates when you tried to contact them privately regarding this issue. So you posted here. But instead of bringing this up in one post publicly you posted the same message / warning in several posts. This is spamming and it is clearly against the forum rules. I edited many of the repeated posts. I am giving you a warning that spamming won't be tolerated.

- Seedpirates (nimfa and zoli): A little communication goes a long way. If there is an issue a buyer is trying to contact you about, please respond to them and work through it. Buyers who are ignored feel like they have no recourse other than to discuss the issue publicly.

- nimfa: Thank you for your explanation above at 5:04 am. It was very detailed and thoughtful explanation.


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: #Kerala floods 2018
« on: August 19, 2018, 12:22:26 PM »
ajeshcool, I am so sorry you are going through this. One of my friends is from India and she started a gofundme page to help.


I think there is a rule in this forum against spamming.

There is, it was rectified.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Long term cold hardy citrus breeding project
« on: August 17, 2018, 07:04:46 PM »
Last year I obtained around  400 hybrid seedlings of 5star citrumelo crossed to Morton citrange and Batumi citrumelo. After selection for the absence of poncirus taste of leaves. I have around 50 plants of each cross growing in the ground.
Now I need a good cold winter  ;D to see to what extent cold hardiness  and nasty poncirus aftertaste are linked.

Wow, that is an ambitious project and a lot work! I hope some of those pan out for you!

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Dragonfruit Cuttings
« on: August 16, 2018, 05:27:35 PM »
Thanks Brad!

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WTB: Florida Avocado Seeds
« on: August 16, 2018, 01:34:12 PM »
Does anybody have any seeds from this years avocado harvest?

That is simply an incredible phoenix story. Congrats Mark!

That's cool!

It is also cool that the genus Elaeagnus fixes nitrogen via a completely different set of bacteria than legumes. I like growing both in my yard as nitrogen-fixers (and for the different foods they provide). Maybe I should add 'slime corn' to my yard too :)

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Black Sapote Propogation by Cuttings
« on: August 12, 2018, 02:47:13 PM »
That is a really cool discovery. Please keep us updated on your experiment, I would love to see how it turns out!

I did a quick search on rooting Diospyros ( ), and was surprised to see that this is something that is done. So it looks like you are onto something!

Glad to see you are back up Oscar! Sorry that you had to go through all of that.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Anona season approaches
« on: August 09, 2018, 07:42:01 PM »
I completely second Simon. Frank, those are beauts man!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Galaxy Mango
« on: August 09, 2018, 05:37:35 PM »
I got some Galaxy budwood and grafted it onto some Manila rootstock. Got flowers off two grafts this year and one of the grafts held fruit until it was not quite golf ball sized, then the fruit aborted with the intense heat in June. The young fruit was dark / "black" the way Nancy is but more uniformly dark.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / WTB: Florida Avocado Seeds
« on: August 05, 2018, 01:39:04 PM »
I am looking for large seeds from large vigorous Florida avocado cultivars (Lula, Waldin, Simmonds, Monroe, Choquette, etc., basically anything vigorous in FL that make vigorous seedlings). I find them to be vigorous rootstocks that handle the AZ heat.

If you have any you could sell me I would appreciate it!

Alex, those trees are absolutely gorgeous!
What kind of mix do you have in the pots?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / WTB: Pierce Cherimoya scions
« on: July 29, 2018, 02:14:15 PM »
I ordered some Pierce cherimoya scions this spring but did not get any takes with them.

We have a some nice monsoon humidity right now and all my Annonas are growing vigorously so I would like to try some summer grafting.

If anybody has some Pierce cherimoya scions they can sell me I would really appreciate it!

And for God sakes, do not forget the Smith for that beats out most everything in the taste dept. and in Louisiana is loved by most. A true heirloom fig!

Smith in LA (high humidity) = great

Smith in AZ (low humidity) = poor producer.

Some figs like Smith are well-adapated to high humidity. Some figs like a Mediterranean climite, low humidity.

I have a several year old Smith tree. Smith in my environment produces excellent figs about 25% of the time. The other 75% of the figs are either bland / tasteless (cardboard) or completely dried out around the ostiole.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Site Outage
« on: July 17, 2018, 12:33:42 AM »
Jeff, thanks for handling this!
And count me in for a contribution

I am in your camp. I hate store bought papayas. It is the musky and/or vomit flavor combination that I really object to. I also don't like musk melons either, they have a similar flavor component.

I do like Hawaiian solos which we can get at the international market.

But my favorite is Tainung #2. I have grown it in my yard and I have had it grown off two of my friends trees. And the flavor is consistent between all 3 of our yards. And it is delicious! -

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Guava scions ?
« on: July 12, 2018, 10:01:02 AM »
I forgot to ask do you have to Put a plastic bag over it if you already rapped the graft and scion in parafilm ?

Nope. The parafilm preserves the moisture in the scion.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Guava scions ?
« on: July 11, 2018, 01:25:55 PM »
I have had good luck just cleft grafting. I use buddy tape to wrap the leafless scions and grafting rubbers to secure the union. I then wrap the union in buddy tape after I rubber band it.

Yep, same for me:

How long did yours  take for you to see growth in the graft ?

About 2 weeks. But keep in mind it did the graft when everything was pushing vigorously in spring. But I bet the summer grafting will be just fine, just might not be a fast/vigorous as the spring bud push when there is lots of stored energy in every part of the plant

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