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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: wild Durio zibethinus
« on: June 26, 2019, 08:55:26 PM »
that must taste yummy

nice looking tree

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fruit thieves
« on: June 11, 2019, 02:03:05 PM »
I've tried offering a free mango tree to would-be thieves.
So far no takers, as they are renters rather than homeowners.

so you are labeling people as would-be thieves and belittling people who rent instead of own a home.


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fruit thieves
« on: June 10, 2019, 06:26:54 PM »
did You show the video to cops? Do they care?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mallika mango ripening
« on: June 08, 2019, 12:19:47 AM »
not a vigorous tree from what ive seen but the flavor is top notch.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: ndm mung
« on: June 04, 2019, 12:59:16 PM »
Nice mungo

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Durio mansoni
« on: June 03, 2019, 12:22:57 PM »
Cool. Whatís the guy saying about it?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself
« on: June 01, 2019, 12:28:42 AM »
Were those mangoes grown in Cali , simon ?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Sugar Cane Juicer
« on: May 24, 2019, 06:26:08 PM »
thats very cool and looks tasty

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Willughbeia sarawakensis
« on: May 23, 2019, 03:54:34 PM »
Cool. That link seems to work

I went to Kota Kinabalu, sandakan, tenom, Miri, Serian and Kuching

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Artocarpus dadah
« on: May 18, 2019, 08:21:15 PM »

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Willughbeia sarawakensis
« on: May 18, 2019, 08:18:40 PM »
So what happened to the Willughbeia seedlings? I am amazed that they are so common in the Borneo jungle but almost nobody seems to grow them.
Btw, when pruning them keep in mind that they produce lots of latex which was harvested commercially before Hevea was introduced to Borneo. So pruning them might make a big mess.
And they can overgrow whole sections of a forest, here is a video about that:

video is unavailable .. i did not really find any willughbeia species in my 2 visits to borneo during fruit season, although i did hear about where one is likely to find them but usually is a more remote area. where did you find them?

he always gives good , detailed descriptions and doesnt over exaggerate like some people out there ;)

what is sanrio? durian in India? definitely rare

Same in Hawaii no one really grows it commercially because it bruises so easily.

Not possible. It's supposed to require high humidity and high warmth all year long, and my understanding is that even in the tropical countries where it's grown commercially, it still needs to be hand-pollinated for reliable production.

i think it would be possible in a greenhouse, considering the price for fresh vanilla, it could be worth it too

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Watermelon
« on: January 23, 2019, 11:54:16 PM »
impressive looking melons

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Giant Cherimoyas
« on: January 10, 2019, 02:49:38 AM »

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mangoes In Tropical Ecuador?
« on: December 17, 2018, 05:03:38 PM »
Oscar, what species is golden glow?
Also, what about m. quadrifida?

Golden glow is m. Indica

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mangoes In Tropical Ecuador?
« on: December 17, 2018, 01:17:45 AM »
You might consider a microclimate. What you are looking for is good air circulation plus some sort of rain shadow. Maybe even a temporary tarp over a tree or two could help provide some dry. Perhaps the crest of a hill. You might also look around the area for a local variety which is adaptable to graft with.

This fellow is in a high rainfall area in Hawaii and seems to have found such a variety.
There is no such thing as a "rain proof mango", at least not of the indica species. All of the indicas will suffer to some extent from rains during flowering time in varying degrees. The variety he mentions, which he calls lajiwa, is really Mangifera laleejewa, which is a different species, and is really going to fruit well, but is not regular mango (indica). The other species that do well in rainy east Hawaii are odorata and kasturi. The mango he shows in the video i would guess is a Golden Glow. They are small and shaped like that and very susceptible to the russeting disease evident in his video.

You are the one who claimed to get bumper crops of mangoes on your (wet) side of the island. Now you are just contradicting yourself

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Another rewarding Borneo fruit trip
« on: December 16, 2018, 04:28:53 PM »
Hey DL, I love Davao too, and will be back at some point

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Another rewarding Borneo fruit trip
« on: December 15, 2018, 10:30:08 PM »
yes, oxyleanus can really vary in quality a lot, ive noticed from my experience with them too

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: incan peanut seeds for sale/trade
« on: December 15, 2018, 09:00:53 AM »
Man is too busy. Tried to link before and wanted to charge me like a tourist for farm tour because time is too precious, though I bet it moves like Molasses in the valley. Then my friend tellís me he got the royal treatment because friend of friends. Understandable , but I a no barney , I like using my time wisely , and we all learn from each other. When I host I just make sure the person is cool first or just cut it short if your not feeling it when they get there. People have their various hustles of course. I wouldnt doubt if someone but a bamboo pole roadblock at the bottom of the road and charged to enter. Hey, I donít like tourist or selfie sticks either. What can you say. Micah , big ups , hope itís all growing well for you.

micah, i still await your reply to my PM buddy.

Micah forgot his password to his original user name, his new one is "Fruitdork" - but I dont think he comes on here anymore, only rarely. would have better chances of getting in touch with him on facebook. and to be fair, hes got a lot going on, wife and kids, cpl properties to manage, a business etc.

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