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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Yellow Dragon Fruit variety.
« Last post by FamilyJ on September 18, 2018, 07:04:36 PM »

And there is one currently from Australia hybrid called ISIS GOLD which is a hott item since it has been reported to have a taste like lemonade
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best tasting mangos of 2018
« Last post by zands on September 18, 2018, 06:59:54 PM »
PALMCITY- Going along with your ratings of IMO Excellant: Carrie

my number one mango tree was Carrie. Great yield this year maybe 170 fruits.  It is in my front yard and excites all mango hounds including me. One guy liked it so much I could not believe it . He climbed the tree a bit and scoped out the last one that fell and was lodged between two branches. He is from Bangladesh.  My other major Carrie fans are from Egypt, Puerto Rico, Jamaica.

If you think your buyers will be from India/Pakistan/Bangladeshi Carrie is a must tree. Carrie has an established reputation within the sub-continent community in the US.
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mature soursop and fruit in Southern California?
« Last post by behlgarden on September 18, 2018, 06:53:09 PM »
it will be interesting to see how fruits hold to maturity.
I donít know of any sources for it (I was interested myself some time back), but I do have info.

I also found this document in spanish, detailing its prospects as a crop in its native area:

Apparently fresh consumption of R. nubigenus (a hexaploid species) is limited by its large seeds, but itís good for processing, with a similar flavor to R. glaucus (the major commercialized species of Lampobatus in South America). I donít remember where I read this, but Iíve read that R. glaucus is considered on par with the better blackberry hybrids, with a loganberry-like mix of raspberry and blackberry flavor.

I basically quoted my own post from another forum, but itís all I could find, so I hope itís useful.
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Last post by FamilyJ on September 18, 2018, 06:40:14 PM »
Hello i am asking for everyones Opinion to see how to label these types of cuttings, like regular, large, XL, or XXL?
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Ava CA Keitt Mangoes at Aldi/ 39 cents a piece
« Last post by zands on September 18, 2018, 06:37:27 PM »
Aldi is very sensitive to demand and supply on produce. They are big and want to be a bigger player so at least in South Florida they swing  Mexican grown Hass here on sale for 49Ę  each. They may make no profit on these.

Looks like Keitt overload time in LA region so get the best.
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jatropha
« Last post by Caesar on September 18, 2018, 06:32:17 PM »
Well, 3 of the 4 cuttings sent to me by achetadomestica struck, and all 5 seeds sprouted as well, growing nice and strong.

The cuttings:

The seedlings:

As for the seedlings, Iím at a bit of a loss as to how to manage them (crop-wise). I know they come from a line of seed-grown Jatropha that have all turned out edible, but Iím still a little wary of eating their nuts when they start bearing. Logic tells me to just taste Ďem and stop eating if I get gastric trouble, but that only accounts for the phorbol esters. Curcin is the more dangerous toxin by far, but I couldnít find much information on it out there. What are the symptoms of curcin poisoning? And what is the treatment? Can I just do the whole ďeat 1 the first day, 2 the second, etc.Ē that I would usually do, or is that still capable of poisoning me if the nuts have curcin? Should I just trust that the seedling nuts will be okay and go hogwild eating them?

The edible ones should be edible in their raw state (and I think the parent tree is such), but some toxic types can be eaten roasted... does that take care of the curcin or just the phorbol esters?

I already have the cuttings of the confirmed-edible parent, and I can easily get more cuttings once those trees mature (so... perhaps I donít need the seedlings?), but I kinda still wanna take care of the seedlings and use them as crops.

Anyone here got any advice?
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Ava CA Keitt Mangoes at Aldi/ 39 cents a piece
« Last post by RodneyS on September 18, 2018, 06:22:37 PM »
Sale ends today, no limit.
Last year, whatever mangoes were left over, were reduced to 25 cents/each.
Forget the flavor bomb mangoes. Even the old Florida type mangoes from backyards taste 200% better than store bought. Same must apply to backyard "grown from seed" in California and the thousands of mystery Manila mango trees in the LA region......Imported mangoes are simply picked under ripe (like pears apples etc) and the hope is that by the time it gets to the consumer it is acceptable.

You need a friend with a backyard mango tree. Someone came by today and we got 14 mangoes off my Keitt tree for him and family. Has five children.
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mature soursop and fruit in Southern California?
« Last post by JF on September 18, 2018, 05:59:20 PM »
Hi Behl

I know of a couple examples of soursop fruiting in So Cal . Both examples are of members of the FB group Vietnamese exotic fruit growers . One tree belongs to a member who lives in Garden Grove and the other member is listed as Los Angeles. I havenít seen the trees in person myself, but know many members of the group who have and have seen pictures of the large fruit hanging in the tree.


Hi William
My Cuban seedless itís massive it came close to holding a few fruits but they drop in spring. Itís blooming it should work this year

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