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Please send us an update  ::)

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Hello, my annona coriaceae is the sixth year

 :o can you share some pictures? Where in China are you growing it? What climate to you have?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Are mameys sapotes true to the seed?
« on: August 20, 2020, 11:33:05 AM »
There is big variation regarding Pouteria seedlings. From my experience there is no big difference among taste and fruit Quality of mamey seedlings. But i do see a big difference regarding the fruit produccion. I have one seedling which produced after seven or eight years, but I also have seen very big and healthy trees with not a single flower after 15 years. And the seedlings which give fruit, have a very erratic production.

In other words: I would always graft mamey, but not due to concerns about the fruit Quality, but to ensure an early and consistent production.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Advice needed for white sapote
« on: June 26, 2020, 05:12:57 PM »
Mike, in case i manage to travel back home in Fall, I could try to send you scions, so that you can graft. If it does not get very cold in you area, then grafting at this time of the year should not be a problem...

I consider Pike a nice tasting one, cero bitterness, but it has two drawbacks from my experince: I have to thin out the fruit, or otherwise I will get hundreds of small fruit (like plum), which are hard to enjoy, instead of apple-big fruit. Also when you pick the fruit, it gets soft very fast, so no chance for commertial pourposes. But as a backyard tree, I can recommend it.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Advice needed for white sapote
« on: June 24, 2020, 05:37:22 PM »
I have some cultivars, but cannot send scion at the moment due to covid situation..

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1. They look excellent
2. You can graft the how you want. After all these years I think veneer is better then cleft...
3. Yes, this is perfect budwood
4. They should start growing after a few weeks, but it can take long. I had a graft which sprouted after 12 month... as long as the budwood is green, it still can sprout...

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: "selck" White Sapote
« on: June 04, 2020, 06:00:19 PM »
Close to Vernon? I believe Vernon is C.edulis, Selck is C. tetrameria or at least a hybrid (it has wooly leaves).

My experience so far: Irregular bearer, rather shy producer, late season (Fall), fruit is yellow, taste is excellent, but perishable (more then other cultivars).

As far as I know it is self pollinating, like all other casimiroas, or am I wrong?  ???







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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Bananas for sale (Europe only)
« on: June 02, 2020, 03:47:03 PM »
My plants are not mislabeled


That is also what I always used to say, but have had some surprises over the years, specially concerning bananas...   :'( ;D

I got to taste a few really nice bananas in Thailand, but neither I managed to identify them or get some plant material.

BTW, the source I trust 100% is this one, I have some cultivars from them: http://www.promusa.org/ITC

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Bananas for sale (Europe only)
« on: June 01, 2020, 04:19:09 AM »
Pictures of these:

Musa (ABB) 'Kluai Nam Wah'
Musa (AA) 'Kluai Leb Mu Nang'
Musa (ABB) 'Kluai Nom Mi'
Musa (AA) 'Klaui Hom'

Unfortunatelly plants are often not identified correctly in Thailand. Under the name "Namwah" I have seen several types...

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Do you have pictures of the fruit?

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Any update about this project?

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Felipe, that might be a problem of lack of cross polination that makes your friend's tree produce infertile seeds.
I've received in the past Lakoocha seeds from 2 different sources, and they were viable.

Thanks for clarifying. Obrigado :-)

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Hi, you can claimed if seeds are rotten

i don't mean that they rot, but just dont germinate (i don't know if this is a problem in general with lakoocha, or only with the tree of my friend). Have you tried to germinate your lakoocha seeds?

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new sweet A.lakoocha added

are you sure that the seeds are fertile? I am asking because a friend has a single producing tree, but the seeds are all infertile, the do not germinate...

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Seeds arrived in only 7 days in Europe, faster then expected...
Thank you Richard! :-)

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Aguaje harvest
« on: February 13, 2020, 04:39:11 PM »
It is very popular in the Peruvian Amazon, where it is usually consumed as a sweet drink called aguajina, which is very rich and tasty.
The fruit has very high carotene and oil content. The raw fruit tastes likes olives IMO, it is not sweet...

The palm is probably the most impressive palm I have seen..
Do you know how that drink is made? These palms can grow right inside puddles of water. Good to plant in areas that get flooded easily.

it usually grows in flooded areas.

aguajina is just made of water, boiled fruit pulp and sugar ;-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hk4c7o01Ljo

also a very common and tasty drink made of camu camu is very easy to prepare: boil the fruit for a few minutes in water, remove the seeds and fibres and ad sugar....

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Aguaje harvest
« on: February 06, 2020, 03:13:44 PM »
It is very popular in the Peruvian Amazon, where it is usually consumed as a sweet drink called aguajina, which is very rich and tasty.
The fruit has very high carotene and oil content. The raw fruit tastes likes olives IMO, it is not sweet...

The palm is probably the most impressive palm I have seen..

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Majestic fig tree in Gran Canaria
« on: January 11, 2020, 03:00:35 PM »
There is a great fig tree growing wild in the mountains of Gran Canaria at aprox. 1.200 mt over sea level. Unfortunatelly I have no information about production and fruit quality...

I wonder how old this fig could be...





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I don't know about the current EU regulations, but due to risk of importing pests to the fragil subtropical ecosistem, there have always been restrictive rules for the Canary Islands. The rules for impoerting seeds, plants or any material are the following: 1. you need a permit 2. you need a phyto 3. no soil 4. some spp. are completelly prohibited.

The reality is, that it is impossible to get a permit and if you get it, then the process at the customs take that long, that most plants and scions perish.

As a result everybody ignore the rules and import ilegal. In fact even big nurseries import whole containers with plants from Netherlands of Spanish Peninsula. I also know from a lot of people who also import seeds and scions in a small scale and I only heard once that a pack of scions was confiscated and destroyed by the customs. So it usually works, but there is a risk of getting confiscted..

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I have not tried it, but I am pretty sure about this: If you are lucky, maybe you cold get the grafts to take, but in Winter they would die, because the fig and mulberry sap stops flowing, unlike the jack, which grows year round.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Chirimoya Soursoup hybrid sold in Spain?
« on: December 10, 2019, 08:08:15 AM »
I am not talking of Spain in general, but only Canary islands. If you compare regions in Spain, CI are the worst in terms of (school) education. In the (industrial) north, things are better. Here are also some very intelling and educated people, great researchers and horticultural aficionados, but unfotunatelly they are a little minority...

In my opinion the reason that we do not have a more intellectual society is the warm climate, which makes the people lazy... it's more fun hanging up at the beach, then reading a book... ;D

Over the years I have tried to introduce tropical fruit and donated a lot of plants to many people, but its very hard to wake up the interest for new things. And when I explained the difference among cultivars, they mixed up the plants and lost the tags. One year ago I gave a friend 10 diffenrent labeled pitayas, told him to keep the labels so he could later identify them... one year later he does not have a clue which ones he did plant...   :o ???

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Chirimoya Soursoup hybrid sold in Spain?
« on: December 10, 2019, 05:20:34 AM »
Unfortunatelly most of the people don't know what they are growing or selling, and very often if they don't have the information, they just tell you anything, in order to give you any reply.

On the other hand, most of the people are not very educated, they only learn from hearing, which leads to many errors and mistakes   :(

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Chirimoya Soursoup hybrid sold in Spain?
« on: December 09, 2019, 05:44:53 PM »
This is an atemoya. Canarian people like to come up with names and make stuff up in order to sell something. Thats pretty common. 

Atemoya and there is no soursop in it. Soursop and Cherimoya don't cross.
Thats also my information...

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Air Layering with Water
« on: November 30, 2019, 06:33:44 PM »
I recently found some videos about air layering with water instead of soil. It is very simple, but should be very effective. Here are some vids:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLI6uSe_pic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgv6cXb6iCU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmbNFS6_EjE&t=28s

Has anyone tried it?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Rare fruit locations Tenerife
« on: September 20, 2019, 03:35:38 PM »
You have to contact ICIA, not Cueva del Polvo  ;D

Here is a contact list: https://www.icia.es/icia/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4628&Itemid=100290

I am pretty sure laurisilva is too cold for mountain durio and artocarpus. It is very good for temperate fruits, but not tropicals. Keep in mind, that Borneo is in the tropics and Canary Islands in the subtropics. I would try Borneo mountain stuff close to sea level in CI. the Climate range should be fine, but other factors could be a problem like air humidity, ph, salts, ect..

If you need help germinating seeds or growing stuff, let me know...

Thank you, yes, i was planning to contact Cueva del Polvo.

I have been in quite cold Borneo mountains ( T not rising above 11C for days un Feb), so i think the north or even the laurisilva might be better for the fruit of those areas than the south.
I would try all Artocarpus i can find, some might survive.

You have to contact

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