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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Seedling Annona reticulatas
« on: February 18, 2020, 11:19:05 AM »

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Myrtus umbellulifera
« on: February 18, 2020, 11:10:10 AM »

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Anyone bought from 9waters on ebay/etsy?
« on: December 03, 2019, 10:06:16 PM »
I have always received quality plants from 9waters.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is fruits hunter legit?
« on: October 25, 2019, 12:16:23 PM »
The Seeds Hunter is a solid seller. I have placed many orders and everything has been packaged well and arrived in excellent condition. I have also had high germination rates with his seeds. I have not received any old seeds or any molded seeds. Easily one of the best sellers out there.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: ĎGenova Redí ilama
« on: August 06, 2019, 08:08:59 PM »

Thank you for the nice packaging. Some seeds have germinated during transit. 👍

Hi Sayyid,

They were actually my first go-to.  Unfortunately, they advised that they lost both plants (and, tragically, much of their collection) to the hurricanes.

Hurricane Maria wasnít kind.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Ilama seeds for sale
« on: July 18, 2019, 09:36:23 PM »
Iíll let you guys know when the fruit are ready if Iím able to get it it, thanks for the interest

Thanks, Koryph

Hey Bob, does the skin come off like those easy-peel types or do you still need to eat it with a spoon?

Thera, this one peels no spoon necessary.

I found my photo from last year of what I was told is a PiŮa mango. I bought them from a guy on the sidewalk near a local tienda. I donít know where the tree is located. We made some delicious kulfi.

Hello everyone,

Does anyone here have Mango Pina from Puerto Rico?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Random Annona seedling in my collection
« on: July 17, 2019, 01:46:16 PM »
I had a green chewy grouped with red, purple and pink squamosas. This could be a chance cross. It has a chewy texture.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Annona globiflora
« on: July 17, 2019, 01:17:36 PM »
Jonah, I used its own pollen. It seems that they are receptive at night around 10:00 pm in my location. Keeping the soil wet when it is flowering also seems to help. My tree is grafted onto Rollinia/Biriba.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Annona globiflora
« on: July 17, 2019, 12:45:47 PM »
Fruit from F&S Park and photos of flower and fruit development on my tree in Vieques.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Ilama seeds for sale
« on: July 17, 2019, 12:26:23 AM »
I have Annona diversifolia seeds for sale. They are from the "Guillermo" cultivar I believe. The tree produces 50 to 100 fruits a year, some larger than a grapefruit or softball. Price is $1.5 per seed with a minimum order of 10 seeds. Email me if you are interested.
This is an old picture but the fruit is from the same tree.

Hi, Koryph

Are seeds available from this tree again?


Jajajja! ďcuentos chinosĒ

I havenít been through Ciales yet. I will have to check it out.

When I first moved to Vieques I was shown an anÚn tree that many swore was a pink/red flesh fruit. Long story shortened it wasnít  and they had great fun at a gringos expense. Lesson learned, Cabrones!

Thank you, Alex

Tropical Fruit Discussion / ĎGenova Redí ilama
« on: July 15, 2019, 01:14:37 PM »

Perhaps someone has a grafted PiŮa but an issue in PR is that there is no widespread recognition of specific grafted types and any seedling mango from any type is referred to in a general name from any seedling producing fruit that looks similar. Ex, Grefe, Masa, Rosita, Zapatito, Cigarillo, Alcamphor, Juevo del Toro (which is a name also given to avocados of a certain appearance and also gets lumped together with Cipre mango), Manzana, etc. There are also variations of these names which people will
swear is the ďrealĒ name and so forth. Iím always in doubt about a specific type when someone says they have ďtheĒ grafted type for sale. Here it could literally be anything or something only similar. Good luck on your search 🌴.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Ilama seedling
« on: July 15, 2019, 10:04:34 AM »

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: First sprout of Raulís Ilama seeds
« on: July 07, 2019, 08:03:27 PM »
Bob, do you plant the germinated seedling in full sun?

I planted them in one gallon pots in an area that received full sun from 1pm to sunset. They have been in full sun from dawn till dusk after reaching 10Ē in height. They do not like to be in constantly wet soil and can take a completely dry pot for a few days intermittently. On my farm those planted in ground went without water for six days during our current drought and still pushed new leaves. The reticulatas, glabras, muricatas and squamosas showed signs of  stress. The glabras and muricatas dried up halfway, losing half the plants. The reticulatas had dry leaves that came back after watering. The squamosas had slightly dry leaves.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: First sprout of Raulís Ilama seeds
« on: July 07, 2019, 05:06:00 PM »
looks great Bob. they grow fast after they sprout.

Thank you! Getting quality seeds is half the battle. Raul is the man!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Annona muricata seedling
« on: July 07, 2019, 04:27:02 PM »
As luck would have it, I have a second seedling tree that has decided to flower. No fruit yet but the flowers are setting. This is from a different batch of seeds of Vieques type muricata.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: White ilama fruiting like crazy
« on: July 07, 2019, 04:18:59 PM »

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: First sprout of Raulís Ilama seeds
« on: July 07, 2019, 04:18:02 PM »

Here are some of Raulís from the same period. I planted them right away and they are doing well. I had good germination. The drought has been tough on them. I have many more but these are the biggest.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Annona muricata seedling
« on: June 22, 2019, 09:58:22 PM »
Looking good!! Whatís your fertilizer schedule been like after you germinated it until now?

I add a handful of Espoma plant tone and a spoonful of azomite every few months. I mix azomite and espoma in the soil mix to germinate the seeds. The amount in the soil mix for germinating can vary depending on what is available for purchase. I donít think that has enhanced the tree to fruit early as all my others guanabnas  get the exact same fertilizer schedule.

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