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Hey TFF, been really hoping to get my hands on some Lemon Aspen seeds since I saw them last year. Also really interested in lots of different syzygiums! Would love to know if anyone is in Australia and has access.
Thanks!

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You might be able to contact fit_shortie_eats on instagram. She travels around the tropics eating and finding tons of rare fruits, they posted about the Wani and were trying to sell some seeds last year.

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I've seen spidermites to that degree before. Could very well be, look for sawdust looking droppings on surrounding leaves.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: rarest papaya on earth. palanda papaya
« on: October 04, 2017, 10:35:34 AM »
Has anyone tried Mita, Vasconcellea candicans? They have it on http://www.rareseeds.com

This one lives in micro climates in the Andean mountains in Peru. Very hardy and drought resistant.



Didn't get germination! It's been months and still no sign.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: rarest papaya on earth. palanda papaya
« on: October 02, 2017, 09:11:33 PM »
I water with city water but it is magical hetch hetchy water...

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: rarest papaya on earth. palanda papaya
« on: October 01, 2017, 06:02:11 PM »
Could be, it's definitely pretty mild here. Gonna be rocking these guys in a greenhouse this winter I think.





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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: rarest papaya on earth. palanda papaya
« on: September 30, 2017, 01:45:59 PM »
I've got about 6 or so potted into 1gallons from a seed starter tray. The ones in a little more shade are doing awesome! Probably nearing 10" plus and developing really nice large leaves. All of them are doing well really and I'd say most are in direct sunlight 80% of the day in fairly high heat conditions (nights at medium 50's, days ranging from 70-100*). I have them potted in ProMix HP with added BioLive, iron sulfate and worm castings. I'll post some pictures later.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Red Jaboticaba Hydroponic Project
« on: September 18, 2017, 12:08:25 PM »
Awesome, super excited to see how this works out!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Feijoa - Acca sellowiana cold hardiness?
« on: September 13, 2017, 08:38:20 PM »
Just saw some Feijoa planted out outside of Zion National Park in Utah. Pretty surprised to see it all the way out there. Looking at USDA map thats from 5b-7b.

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I'm about to be headed out for two weeks but would you mind holding a bunchosia for me?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Psidium sartorianum
« on: August 22, 2017, 10:56:33 PM »
Is anyone selling seeds? I am totally interested in growing these, and as many other psidiums as I can

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: looking for lucuma
« on: August 22, 2017, 12:11:11 PM »
Awesome, thanks for that information.  I'm definitely curious to see what the fruit will be like, but cold hardiness is probably the most important thing for me. I'm zone 10a/9b so the hardiness is definitely a huge factor for me. 

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: looking for lucuma
« on: August 21, 2017, 10:13:27 PM »
Just ordered some seeds from Theobromaca off of Ebay. He said the plants that the fruit originated from are grown in highland agricultural areas. I just got them all today and they are all looking in good shape, cracked one open to take a look and I am feeling hopeful.
I'm planning on germinating them like this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3ZwroqQOBY

I'll report back on germination in a few weeks hopefully.


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I'm interested!

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: looking for lucuma
« on: August 07, 2017, 04:16:00 PM »
Looking for this as well.

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: 2017 Wild Pawpaw Watch Thread
« on: July 26, 2017, 02:25:34 PM »
Awesome, definitely seems like an interesting project.
Will definitely be interesting to see what comes out of that patch one day. Have you gotten lots of fruits from this area in the past? 
I definitely hope to get eastward and check out some PawPaws.


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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Strawberry Protection Society
« on: July 24, 2017, 12:51:26 PM »
Just started growing strawberries in the ground this year. I have them intermixed with lots of wildflowers. I find many fruits hiding in the crowns of wildflower foliage at peak ripeness. I think being able to have a mix of colors to distract birds as well as having foliage will help in the protection of fruits. I do find some with some peck marks but I haven't lost too many yet.

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: 2017 Wild Pawpaw Watch Thread
« on: July 24, 2017, 12:47:03 PM »
What's the reason for grafting? Do you not have trees on your own property? From a conservation stand point I can't help but feel like this is a threat to the genetic diversity of the PawPaws in that area. Most might not see this as an issue but it's important to preserve the genetics of wild populations as they are.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Persea mites
« on: July 05, 2017, 12:43:27 PM »
I'm not sure you understand predatory mites mark. These mites don't consume plant tissue like the persea mites he is having an issue with. 

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Looking for Monstera deliciosa
« on: June 29, 2017, 10:32:16 AM »
Looking for Monstera deliciosa cuttings or small plants

might be able to find some plants from your nursery center. It's a pretty common house plant here in the bay area, california.

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I might be coming into land some land soon and have been thinking about how I would try and integrate my philosophy onto the land.  I'm a huge believer that supporting native ecosystems is the most valuable thing you can do. I remember reading a study showing that only like 15-20% of native species were capable of feeding or using exotic introduced species.  I've been researching Native cover crop species and native clover species that have been overlooked for their easier to grow European counterparts. 
Might be worth it to see what is native, what grows in your area and what could be a native alternative to introduced invasive species.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Persea mites
« on: June 26, 2017, 02:26:02 PM »
Awesome, stoked to hear how they work out for you. RinconVitova's customer service is awesome, definitely very worth the price.  I think application suggests using envelopes stapled to leaves so make sure you have envelopes!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Persea mites
« on: June 25, 2017, 03:33:42 PM »
I would strongly reccomend using predatory mites.  I've used them on lots of outbreaks I've had on cannabis and have had amazing results. After about 1 or 2 weeks of the initial application I didn't have a trace of Spider Mites. Just did some research and there are quite a few California native species that would work well.  If you spray you will just need to continue spraying in the future, better to create an ecosystem that can support beneficial mites.

Is your pot garden outdoors or in?

Pred. mites are fine as long as they can be "contained" and have a food supply, which is exactly what you're trying to avoid.

Outdoors my friend. Had lots of cowpeas planted as a cover crop which is a huge hot spot for mites.  I didn't notice any issues after they had devoured my spider mite problem.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Persea mites
« on: June 24, 2017, 11:29:47 PM »
I would strongly reccomend using predatory mites.  I've used them on lots of outbreaks I've had on cannabis and have had amazing results. After about 1 or 2 weeks of the initial application I didn't have a trace of Spider Mites. Just did some research and there are quite a few California native species that would work well.  If you spray you will just need to continue spraying in the future, better to create an ecosystem that can support beneficial mites.

Do you order the benefical bugs online?

Yep, ordered them from RinconVitova although I know there's lots of retailers in California right now catering to the cannabis market.  It's a little expensive but if you have the money and the patience it's well worth it.  You can also talk to their representatives on the phone and they are really helpful.  Only thing is, if you decide to go this route you can't spray anything before or after. The mites need the negative population in order to thrive and survive.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Persea mites
« on: June 24, 2017, 04:54:35 PM »
I would strongly reccomend using predatory mites.  I've used them on lots of outbreaks I've had on cannabis and have had amazing results. After about 1 or 2 weeks of the initial application I didn't have a trace of Spider Mites. Just did some research and there are quite a few California native species that would work well.  If you spray you will just need to continue spraying in the future, better to create an ecosystem that can support beneficial mites.

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