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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: CEDAR BAY CHERRY SEEDLINGS FOR SALE
« Last post by AZBC on August 05, 2020, 02:34:54 PM »
Received my pitangatuba, cedar bay and mulberry plants this morning. Only two days shipping. Everything looks very healthy and has survived the trip without issue. I will definitely be a return customer.

Thanks again Kevin!
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Here's my feedback on the tastes of these fruits I grow (in best -> not so good):
1. Sumo - excellent
2. Ponkan- excellent
3. Gold Nugget -very good
4. Honey mandarin- very good
5. Kyomi - good
6. Miyagawa- good
7. Okitsu - good
8. Xie Shan - no fruit yet
9. Miho - no fruit yet
what is the difference in taste between the ponkan and sumo ?

if you had to keep only one which would it be the sumo ?
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Brunei cherry producing commercially
« Last post by skhan on August 05, 2020, 02:16:47 PM »
Mangosteen has been grown here successfully in a few different places. (so only a handful of trees)
I do admit, I wouldn't put in the time or money to make it work.

The biggest hurdle nowadays is soil, i was hoping G. parvafolia would be more tolerant of high phs soils

Do you know the cold tolerances or soil requirements.
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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Selling Sharwil Avocado Scionwood SAN DIEGO
« Last post by BonsaiBeast on August 05, 2020, 02:08:12 PM »
$10 for a large scionwood (which could be separated into 3 or 4 scions) of the Sharwil avocado.

The circled red portion in the photo is for sale.

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good day,
Just checking to see if you have any Jackfruit seeds available, if so Id like to have a few of them please?
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: asian grocery store fruit haul
« Last post by RodneyS on August 05, 2020, 02:00:10 PM »
Try Hispanic groceries, too.  Vallarta Supermarkets near me has mamey sapote from time to time, along with some other uncommon fruit
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Here's my feedback on the tastes of these fruits I grow (in best -> not so good):
1. Sumo - excellent
2. Ponkan- excellent
3. Gold Nugget -very good
4. Honey mandarin- very good
5. Kyomi - good
6. Miyagawa- good
7. Okitsu - good
8. Xie Shan - no fruit yet
9. Miho - no fruit yet
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Brunei cherry producing commercially
« Last post by WilliamTheYoungGrower on August 05, 2020, 01:49:08 PM »
They look great.
Congrats on the successful crop.

I saw they share similar growth requirements to mangosteen.
How long did your tree take to fruit? ~5yrs?

I'm might consider adding this to my Garcinia collection.

Dont think you’ll be able to grow this ultra tropical in S. Florida any time soon my friend 😂
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: asian grocery store fruit haul
« Last post by Triloba Tracker on August 05, 2020, 01:47:01 PM »
I assume this was picked underripe as the flesh is whiter than the orange/yellow I usually see in pictures, and the smell isn't overpowering.  I don't have any experience with them, though.  The outside of the arils was slightly firm, and the inside was very soft.

I think Durian is not for me.  The texture and smell is just repulsive to me, and the flavor was only okay.  Left a raw onion taste in my mouth afterwards.  I would try a frozen one to compare, and a real fresh one if I ever travel to a place where they are native, but I don't think this is going to grow on me. 

Bummer! It's true - it's definitely not for everyone.
Some varieties have very pale flesh, so it could be a cultivar thing. The texture you describe is about right. There is frequently an onion flavor with durian. Durian lovers are drawn, i think, to the crazy interplay between the "funk" and other awesome flavors that range from sherry, cheese, caramel, burnt sugar, coffee, berry, vanilla, etc....
If you got basically nothing but sweet onion flavor out of it, it may have been a dud.
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Last post by brownkawa on August 05, 2020, 01:23:45 PM »
Wow, so fun to see the gorgeous flowers and fruit folks are posting!  One day...

Here are a couple more questions from this dragonfruit first-timer...

  • I notice that one of our two new shoots has taken off, and the other grew just a couple inches and stopped.  Does just one stem climb, and the other was just a back-up or something?
  • I notice the air roots seem to have grown mainly where we tied the stem to the post and not so much between ties... should we add more ties so the whole stem is in contact with the post?
  • I notice the air roots are very short -- just touch the post, and don't seem to be "reaching" to wrap around it.  Is the ridged/grooved nature of our post problematic?  (We brought in a dead Juniper trunk because we thought it looked cool and would not impart any unwanted "nutrients" that we were avoiding from steel or treated wood... hopefully that was an OK choice!) ...or do we just need to be more patient?

Thanks in advance for any insights, and thanks for all of the great info in this forum in general!

Kimi







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