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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Pigmented Mexican limes
« on: September 16, 2017, 11:19:25 AM »
WOW! Impressive, i didn't know about this. Thank's!  ;D

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Category 4 Hurricane Irma
« on: September 14, 2017, 10:15:24 AM »
Just got home !

Here's my mango trees after Irma !


We where lucky !

Ed
That's great my friend! Congratulations!  ;D

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Your favorite zone 8a plants?
« on: September 12, 2017, 05:54:39 AM »
Pawpaw i didn't taste, but i love jujube, feijoa and araçá yellow and red...

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Paw Paw Farm sugestions
« on: September 12, 2017, 05:52:31 AM »
I'm going to be adding a few named varieties to my mini-orchard.
I have ordered Lehman's Chiffon (offered only by Hidden Springs Nursery, I believe), KSU-Atwood, and KSU-Benson.
I'll probably also get Maria's Joy, and either Tropical Treat or Overleese or Shenandoah or.....I dunno :)
KSU-Atwood is my next one...  ;D

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Paw Paw Farm sugestions
« on: August 24, 2017, 04:11:52 AM »
Just got two more trees: Susquehanna and Shenandoah! Collection is growing fast!  ;D

Susquehanna tastes awesome. Have not tried Shenandoah yet.
Hi! And i have Potomac too. My collection of pawpaw trees are growing untill i got 15 varieties. I will get KSU Atwood too.  :P

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Paw Paw Farm sugestions
« on: August 23, 2017, 11:13:51 AM »
Just got two more trees: Susquehanna and Shenandoah! Collection is growing fast!  ;D

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Asiminaholics Anonymous
« on: August 23, 2017, 11:13:09 AM »
Just got two more trees: Susquehanna and Shenandoah! Collection is growing fast!

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Amber sweet goji?
« on: August 23, 2017, 06:55:20 AM »
I have 3 plants growing with fruits but not ripen yet...  :)

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: 2017 Wild Pawpaw Watch Thread
« on: August 15, 2017, 02:26:43 PM »
WOW! Congratulations my friend. I never eat any paw paw but i will try to buy some from north EU countries. By the way if there are any friend from EU that can send some paw paws to me i'm interested to buy some fruit.  :P

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: The "Psidium controversy"
« on: August 14, 2017, 06:08:28 AM »
Dear all here go the pictures of what I belive is a Psidium longipetiolatum











And the Psidium guineense (?):






Hi! Yes i confirm the first one is the araçá do campo or psidium longipetiolatum. It's like my tree.   ;D

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Not an Ice Cream banana?
« on: August 09, 2017, 03:06:09 PM »
It seams one musa Pisang Awak or Namwah.

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Paw Paw Farm sugestions
« on: August 02, 2017, 10:04:31 AM »
Grown wild along side of the river and creeks here. The higher water table should be easy for the tap root (main) to reach. Or else like I do, surface irrigate often.
Pollination will be a big problem. I planted two (2) grafted trees almost 3 feet apart and a seedling nine feet away from them. I put eight feet metal posts and covered with old cotton sheets from direct sun light exposure for nearly four years. They are about 20' tall.
Since bees don't pollinate I have hand pollinated + I have kept whole fish put inside metal nets to rot and thereby attract flies and other insects which help pollination. Fruiting has been heavy this year and I had to prune some branches and bunches of fruits.
Fruits are not marketable as the shelf life is a few days. MOREOVER you have to harvest only ripened fruits it is labor consuming and not economical. Fruit ripening will start in September / October. I may be able to save and send some seeds for you AT NO COST TO YOU if Portugal Agriculture Department allows importation of Foreign seeds.
Thank you very much my friend. I think it's a bit risky to have seeds to enter in EU. They will be apreended on costumes service. But thank you any way!  ;D

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Paw Paw Farm sugestions
« on: July 26, 2017, 03:12:22 PM »
Thank's a lot! By the way i will receive my Potomac pawpaw soon!  ;D

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Paw Paw Farm sugestions
« on: July 23, 2017, 07:00:20 AM »
I wish you good luck.  Beautiful tree, beautiful flowers, great fruit. The problem with paw paw is that the fruit don't hold long after being picked.  That is why it is not commercially sold in the USA. 
So, if you are looking for varieties to sell, need to find fruit with longest shelf life.
Thank you for your reply! Yes it's true, but i don't know what var are more durable. Even so we can always sell part of production locally and transform the pulp of the rest that will not be selled.

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Paw Paw Farm sugestions
« on: July 22, 2017, 01:25:25 PM »
Hi everyone. I want to start one paw paw production farm here in my country. I'm totaly obcessed by this fabulously nutritious, healing and versatile fruit! It's possible to do so much things with paw paws that i see it can be very profitable if the project is made correctly. First i'm selecting 10 to 15 diferent paw paw varieties to make a second selection when they get fruit.
For fruit selling i thing the best var will be the ones of medium size less seeds, and good not too strong flavour and no bad aftertaste.
For pulp extraction, varieties presenting big size, fewer seeds and excelent taste. It's possible a blending of several varieties maby.
I have to start to grow many seedlings from seed. Now i don't know the best rotstock varieties. I think i will have my first fruits from my two big sunflower paw paws... i have many ideas... any thoughts?

 ;D

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Asiminaholics Anonymous
« on: July 21, 2017, 09:51:55 AM »
I'm on the way to get one potomac paw paw tree!  ;D
By the way, anyone tryed or have potomac pawpaw?

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Asiminaholics Anonymous
« on: July 21, 2017, 05:54:49 AM »
I'm on the way to get one potomac paw paw tree!  ;D

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Asiminaholics Anonymous
« on: July 20, 2017, 09:50:02 AM »
A paw paw fruit farm in Switzerland

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPGmo-paawc

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Asiminaholics Anonymous
« on: July 18, 2017, 10:30:17 AM »
Thank you for your pics. I'm very very enthusiastic about this fruit tree and the variability on flavour regarding this fruit. I'm shure that leaves and bark will be used on industry to make insecticids and anti-cancer drugs. Another thing i see that will expand is the comercialization of freezed pulp, ice cream, jams, alcoolic beverages like paw paw beer... The possibilities of this tree is amazing!  ;D

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Asiminaholics Anonymous
« on: July 12, 2017, 12:57:56 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=10&v=d8CKs5S74v8

Paw Paw- The Strongest Anti-Cancer Plant?
As if those aren’t enough, Paw Paw bark may be of the strongest anti-cancer substances out there, sharing similar traits to the now-famous, exotic South American Graviola tree leaves and twigs (the tree that produces the Soursop fruit). In fact, a large-scale Purdue University study found that it had the strongest anti-cancer abilities of any such fruit/plant on the North and South American continents, even more than soursop/graviola in vitro.
 

Two studies published in 1997 by a Purdue University researcher Dr. Jerry McLaughlin, who has published more than 330 scientific papers and secured several patents for his work, and a doctoral student, and found that compounds in the bark of the tree showed preliminary success in fighting against drug-resistant cancers.

“The Paw Paw compounds are not only effective in killing tumors that have proven resistant to anti-cancer agents, but they also seem to have a special affinity for such resistant cells,” an article on the Purdue News website noted.

Over 40 anti-cancer compounds were found in Paw Paw bark, although McLaughlin noted that cancer cells are very complex and difficult to kill in humans. A follow-up study was undertaken, but not enough has been done as of yet to determine the ultimate effects in humans.
http://althealthworks.com/1134/the-health-benefits-of-paw-paw-vitamins-minerals-and-possible-anti-cancer-effects/

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Asiminaholics Anonymous
« on: July 12, 2017, 11:22:07 AM »
I'm totaly obcessed by paw paws they really seams a must to have!  :P

Love it! You sound like me. I'm nuts about them too, but not just because of the experience of eating them.
As obsessed as I am, ironically pawpaw is not my favorite fruit for eating. Maybe not even in my top 5.
For me it's a bigger thing, like the fact that it's native to North America, grows wild right here in my "backyard," the history of it, even just the appearance of the trees. Also I'm drawn to the potential that seems to exist in the fruit - knowing that there's room for more improvement and selection I guess.
Your situation reminds me of myself when i first got excited about pawpaws. It was a while until I actually was able to taste one!
Hi! Thank you for your words. I don't know regarding the flavour, but i already have a big sunflower paw paw tree and it's the most beautifull tree i have, and i have a lot! I imagine when it get fruits...  :P
By the way, how much years one paw paw tree can give fruits?
Another thing, my final paw paw list is besides the ones i already have: sunflower, prima and wabash, is to get overleese, mango, susquehanna, sibley, halvin, tollgate, and belle.  ;D Totaly adicted!

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Asiminaholics Anonymous
« on: July 12, 2017, 05:33:59 AM »
Hi eyeckr! Thank's a lot for share your experience. That's good to know they don't like to be transplanted. I will try to choose the best place for them. I'm dying to eat one paw paw fruit and i hope i will have fruit from my two sunflower trees. This year they got flowers for the first time but they falled. I'm totaly obcessed by paw paws they really seams a must to have!  :P

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