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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Pouteria Virdis Green Sapote seeds
« on: January 23, 2020, 05:01:23 PM »
$10 bucks for one seed seems pricey to me...why so expensive? Just curious, thanks.

Thanks for doing this Mr. Behl. Whatís the price?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: How do I get my money back
« on: January 22, 2020, 11:21:32 PM »
You have to have patience in the tropical fruit game...24 hrs is not patient enough. Give them much more time to respond. People have lives outside of this forum with travel, family, etc.. When you plant a seed, you donít get fruit overnight...patience is a virtue.

Pierce is great flavor, Dr. white is not more cold hardy , splits and drops when cold and rainy, HoneyHart and Licia have been cold hardy producers.
You can store in the fridge vegetable drawer for a week or two and then graft.

about cherimoya varieties, someone told me pierce is very good flavor, dr white cold hardy? selma pink flesh?

about grafting, how many time cuttings could be stored?

Do you think the flavor of pierce is better than el bumpo bush2beach?

Coffee filters wont work with Rootbuilder pots, but thats a great idea for my regular pots!
I thought I posted a pic last's what my mix looks like:

Newspaper works too

Here's how the final mix ingredients shakes out:

50% - Pine Bark
20% - Coco Coir
10% - Perlite
10% - Vermiculite
10% - Pool Filter Sand

I threw a gallon of Worm Castings in the mix plus a small handful of Osmocote. I plan to go organic, I have been making my own compost from kitchen scaps using two Compost Wizard Jrs ( for the last few years, but it's not coming out of the bins like I would hope. I use it for teas, but the compost is too clumpy to mix into soils. Maggots and the like that can get into the bins don't do near the job that worms do.

Tread carefully with the coco coir, that stuff keeps everything WET when you put too much in, I had to learn the hard way...good luck.

Coconut fiber seems to work good for the bottom of pots for me. However, I just started using it a couple months ago so time will tell, but, drainage seems good so far.

Is El Bumpo or Sabor a better variety?

Sabor vs El Bumpo? Which one comes out on top?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: New fruit, Talisia Floresii
« on: January 20, 2020, 11:25:27 AM »
And prevent accidental stepping on seedlings perhaps.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: New fruit, Talisia Floresii
« on: January 20, 2020, 11:24:28 AM »
These might help you in the future mark the area where youíve planted seeds

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: New fruit, Talisia Floresii
« on: January 19, 2020, 08:44:42 PM »
Not mixed up.  Like I said there is Inga in with the Talisia.  One is obviously not Inga and itís obviously not Garcinia.  Mine are outside in full sun and looked just like yours last week before turning deep green. Sorry for the confusion the angle of the photo doesnít show the height of the seedling very well  at about 8Ē.  I checked my daily notes and planted all but one seed in the field.  But maybe I f#%#( up.  Whatever it is they seem like fast growers and are able to sprout in winter.

Gotcha. Thatís a nice mix of seeds you got going, good luck with your seedlings! Oh, and nice farm!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: New fruit, Talisia Floresii
« on: January 19, 2020, 07:16:30 PM »
I believe the seeds I just got from Raul in December have germinated.  Huge seeds and a huge seedling.  I try and plant most seeds directly in ground but sometimes I start different seeds all in the same pots in straight up finished biodynamic compost/humus.  Other seedlings in pot are I. spectabilis and G. Dulcis

I think you have your seeds mixed up. Hereís my talisia floresii that have sprouted from the same batch of seeds received from Raul. Seeds were huge,  about the size of a small/medium sized avocado seed. I Planted my seeds about a month ago.

THANK YOU RAUL!!! You da man, these seeds are growing very fast, and with a beautiful maroon color throughout the entire seedling. Very nice.

Since you didnít like canistel you should try ross sapote. 35 mango trees?! Mind if I visit next time Iím in FL?!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Paver Base in Potting Mix?
« on: January 16, 2020, 12:16:06 PM »
I have both perlite & vermiculite going into the mix, plus pine bark, just looking for the "sand" component of the mix.
Thanks for the tip on turface, looking at what it is, it has to be carried around here somewhere.

Whatís wrong with beach sand?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Coconut opener
« on: January 08, 2020, 12:22:34 PM »
Iíd rather see the monkey climbing the tree! Haha

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: soursop leaves : blackening petiole
« on: January 08, 2020, 12:52:12 AM »
Yes, thatís likely cold damage. Winter is a bad time for soursops, mine have almost no leaves. If it gets in the 20-30ís you should bring them indoors or keep them warm.

Agreed, itís the cold. But I would bring it in way before it gets into the 20ís/30ís(F), as it may be too late by then. Looks like weíre In the same climate doublemz. My 18Ē inch soursop seedlings (in a pot) leaves started to turn black and fall off as our night temps have dropped into the 40ís/low 50ís (lowest it got has been 42F) I brought it inside about two weeks ago as I noticed leaf blackening/fall off. Where the leaves fell off, new leaves/nodules are already forming. I would get that thing wrapped up in a thick blanket and maybe throw some Christmas lights on it. Good luck.


Awesome seller! Very trustworthy.

Hi Richard, PM sent, please advise. Thank you kindly.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Help me save my favorite plant
« on: January 05, 2020, 07:06:53 PM »
Such a hard question to my experience it could be anything from soil, watering, fertilizing, temp, weather/humidity, etc, etc...with these kind of tropical/subtropical trees, sometimes you can only do so much until Ma Nature taketh away...Good luck bud.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: star cherry seeds 4-sale
« on: January 04, 2020, 06:35:41 PM »
Also, how old is your bush? Thx

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: star cherry seeds 4-sale
« on: January 04, 2020, 06:34:34 PM »
Hi, Iím not interested in buying but interested in taste for you? Sweet/acid balance? Or mostly acid? Iíve heard the taste can vary widely from plant to plant. I have one in the ground that should, hopefully, set this year. Cheers.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Grumichama not fruiting
« on: January 03, 2020, 11:19:58 PM »
Thailand stays pretty warm...maybe they need some cold hours to set fruit, but Iím not sure.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Grumichama not fruiting
« on: January 03, 2020, 04:58:45 PM »
Where is Udon? Are you getting flowers on your tree yet? After lots of rain and cold weather here in Southern California, my grumi (in the ground) is about to explode with flowers, so, for here, it seems like lots of water and cold weather trigger flowering. Mine is against an 8ft wall and faces east, so itís protected somewhat and doesnít get full sun. My trees about 8 1/2 ft tall and probably around the same age as your tree. It was in a 25 gal pot last year and flowered but didnít set fruit, itís in the ground now so hopefully Iíll get some fruit with this flush. Good luck.

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