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I would repot it. Fat, but not much else too it yet. The roots have probably been developing, and it will likely respond well to repotting. If that doesn't work, cut away.

977
Growing the Florida everbearing (either from PIN or Top), and it has been great thus far. In ground over a year now, constantly fruiting. Fruits are sour until they turn totally black; then they are almost entirely sweet. Like awesome blackberries without large seed hulls to chew through.

Just cut it all down to about 6 feet, and it started flowering more aggressively. Seems like you could chop it down small every year, keep it manageable, and reap delicious berries. Not planning on letting it get big.

Have been told by someone with several varieties that the best flavor is from the Illinois everbearing. Unfortunately, after I gave away all my extra cuttings, then mine bit the dust.

978
Robert Is Here in Florida City, a little south of Miami, tends to have nice tropical fruit from local farmers. Pine Island Nursery sells fruit trees and sometimes fruit, best to call ahead. There are lots of fruit stands down in the Redlands and Homestead area, just gotta ride around and get lucky. The Pinecrest Gardens farmer's market on Sundays (9 - 2) usually has some pretty good stuff too. Might be worth driving up north a little, Mike at Treesnmore has some really nice plants.

979
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Borojo seed germination
« on: March 18, 2017, 10:07:57 AM »
I grabbed 3 little borojoa trees off Ebay. They are doing well, new growth and adjusted well to repotting. Seems to be a slow grower, so starting from seed is probably going to take a while even if you can germinate. Seeds probably need to be fresh.

980
that pic is hilarious. looked photoshopped at first

982
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Suggestions for container fruits
« on: February 24, 2017, 10:39:51 AM »
Miracle fruit, Ponderosa lemon tree, and piper nigrum vine are jamming in containers, producing nicely over and over. Also have a Sabara jabo that is growing very well and beautiful in a container, but has not yet flowered. Araza tree seems much happier in a container than it was in-ground. Oh, and my noni fruit tree is in a container, with a tap root going down through a hole and into the ground. Tree fruits like crazy.

983
Any other ideas? I've called Romney Farms several times, never an answer. Emailed them and my email was returned. Need new leads.

984
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 500+ Mango Varieties - Open house 2/25/2017
« on: February 21, 2017, 12:20:09 PM »
Go and make a contact. Maybe they will arrange a private tour for you during mango season ;)

985
Everywhere! Serenoa repens Might not be the tastiest though :P

http://www.pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Serenoa+repens

http://www.eattheweeds.com/saw-palmetto-saga-3/

http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/BF02862068


Saw palmetto, eh? Sounds like it will bring me as much happiness as my noni tree has. The wonderful aroma and flavor of rotten cheese

986
I reccomend you butia eriosphata. I love thst friit. I don t have no seed, no seedlings, no tree. It grows in Rio de Janeiro

do you have b. eriosphata? looks interesting.

987
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 500+ Mango Varieties - Open house 2/25/2017
« on: February 20, 2017, 09:06:02 PM »
If it is the same thing I went to a year or so ago, then it is a little open house of sorts. A few vendors were selling various edible plants, orchids, ornamentals, and some other rare plants. Little bit of food. They were offering tours around the facility, not just the mango trees.

988
Thanks Brad. Time for another trip down to Homestead.

989
Hello All. I'm looking for acai and dwarf coconut trees. Any leads in the South Florida/Miami area? Willing to order with shipping if any knows of good sellers elsewhere. Thank you.

990
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Biriba Stripping Advice
« on: February 18, 2017, 04:34:25 PM »
Mine recently dropped all of its leaves, and now is covered in new growth and flowers.

991
Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Selling fruit Trees
« on: February 17, 2017, 03:38:02 PM »
Big "THANK YOU!" to Mike of TreesNMore. Wow, really love the new trees he helped me out with. Beautiful Coconut Cream mango (large 3 gal), 2 Kesar mangos, Abiu, Garcinia Hombriana, Garcinia Intermedia, Luc's Garcinia, and a nice miracle fruit. Healthy plants and excellent deal. Easy communication, lots of information, and top notch customer service. Much gratitude!


Coconut Cream


Kesar Mango Trees



Garcinia Hombriana/ Seashore Mangosteen



Garcinia Intermedia/ Lemon Drop Mangosteen



Abiu




992
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Bloom Fairy Coming to South Florida
« on: February 16, 2017, 06:50:54 PM »
Glenn mango has 2nd round of flowers busting out now. Already has egg sized fruit from earlier flowers.

Rollina/biriba is covered in flowers. Dropped all leaves, and now every branch is covered in new growth and most are starting to show small flowers.

993
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango festival question
« on: February 15, 2017, 11:39:41 AM »
25th Annual Fairchild Mango Fest Sat July 1 and Sun the 2nd, 2017

http://www.ftg.org/events-community-outreach/international-mango-festival

It's worth going, even if it isn't what it used to be. Fairchild is nice on a bad day. They do sell trees from the Fairchild farm, and they've offered local mangoes every year I've gone. Missed it last year, but would surprised if there are no local and Fairchild grown mangoes.

Willing to travel north for more mango festivities as well!


Fruit and Spice Park hosts Mango Mania and Redlands Summer Fruit Festival on June 10. 

994
Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Olosapo
« on: February 14, 2017, 10:46:17 AM »
check out user "wonderfruit" as he has posted them for sale in the past. I have bought a few saplings from him recently. generous and good shipper.

995
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: My Theory on Avocados
« on: February 12, 2017, 05:10:26 PM »
Here is mine after 1 year in the ground. Was one foot+ when planted.








996
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: My Theory on Avocados
« on: February 12, 2017, 11:05:52 AM »
Picked up an Oro Negro from PIN about a year-and-a-half ago. They were out of 3 gal, and I talked them into selling me a 1 gallon. Has worked out great. Since it has been in the ground, has grown to about 5.5 feet in 1 year. Bet it would have outgrown most 3 gallons planted at the same time.

997
red lady is doing great for us here in south Florida. large delicious fruits and very productive. ours is probably 8 to 9 feet tall.


998
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fertilizing Biriba/Rollinia
« on: February 01, 2017, 10:26:22 PM »
what do you hit them with Oscar?

999
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fertilizing Biriba/Rollinia
« on: February 01, 2017, 08:39:32 PM »
Thanks Doug. That makes me feel better about doing nothing, which isn't always easy.

1000
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fertilizing Biriba/Rollinia
« on: February 01, 2017, 11:57:51 AM »










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