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Will be traveling to Costa Rica the 19th of this month staying around Arenal and Puerto Viejo.  Can anyone offer advice on the best way to make the most of my small seed lot permit? Also is there a way to ship out plants? I haven't talked to the usda personally yet. I'm wanting to max out the limits of what I can ship/carry/pack legally. Any advice appreciated.  I've an approved permit for all allowed taxa (thanks for the advice luc)

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Anyone have any decent size lemon drop mangosteen, luc's or know where to buy? Any leads appreciated.  Please pm me

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Monster sugar apple!
« on: August 29, 2017, 02:18:29 PM »
Holy sugar apple! Anyone ever see one this size?
Fruit not quite ready to eat yet.









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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Achachairu fruits for first time
« on: August 14, 2017, 04:30:39 PM »
Achacha very good, am wondering the brix also?

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: looking for lucuma
« on: August 07, 2017, 10:31:49 PM »
Theobromaca in Peru selling Lucuma on ebay right now. Seeds arrived looking viable.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Input on a decision
« on: July 15, 2017, 09:00:22 PM »
Do both ;D

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I have a bunch of small plants

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I also accidentally discovered how great bananas are for bringing an area to life. I have less than an acre. Literally nothing but sand and grass. I'd absolutely leave the mat. I've tried pigeon peas and perennial peanut, but bannas can't be beat for biomass and ease where I am. It'll break down and continue to feed and improve your soil.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Sugar Cane varieties
« on: June 13, 2017, 09:11:32 PM »
Ken's nursery is selling these right now.


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Maprang on Pine island
« on: June 09, 2017, 05:57:30 PM »
Quote from: achetadomestica
link=topic=24277.msg286653#msg286653 date=1496981668
Hi Lisa
AWESOME!
Can you describe the taste?

Mike


I've heard there are different kinds. Taste of these was great? Really reminds me of apricot/mango/peach blend. No bitterness, strange flavors or aftertaste. I wish I had Jared's descriptive skills. Super juicy and the skin is sweet, pops like a grape when you bite into it.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Maprang on Pine island
« on: June 09, 2017, 12:01:12 AM »
Not my trees but at a friend's place on the island? Pretty sure grown from seed, had some newer grafted ones also. I'll ask about the age next time I'm there.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Maprang on Pine island
« on: June 08, 2017, 09:21:42 PM »
Maprang ripe on Pine island.  Another first for me. Really beautiful tree and the fruit is pretty fantastic?!














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Seeds available on Ebay right now


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: worm castings
« on: March 19, 2017, 08:25:51 PM »
For any members around SW Florida, the millipedes are invaluable.  As far as worm casting these buggers are prolific.  After 2 years here I hardly have any worms, but these seem more adapted to this sandy area. They break down all the mulch I bring in at a terrific rate. I never realized how great they are for gardens until I moved here. Don't discount them they're amazing.




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Anything off the charts cool out there this weekend? I have to work  (sigh)

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Shipping was $37 Fedex from Hawaii to Florida for 5 plants

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Hawaiian tropical nursery is selling araca boi. These arrived today from Hawaii. Steve Starnes has probably the best mail order plants I've ever seen.  Packaged great, 3rd perfect order.  Don't know if he's on the forum .  http://www.store.hawaiiantropicalplants.com/Tropical-Fruit-and-Vegetable-Plants_c3.htm?page=1






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Top tropicals just got in white Ilama trees. $85 for about a 2' tree. Pricy, but I also give up on the seeds.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Looking to buy Achachairu tree
« on: January 24, 2017, 06:36:18 PM »
http://www.store.hawaiiantropicalplants.com/Garcinia-humilis-4x4x10-tree-pot-1629.htm

Steve Starnes at Hawaiian tropical nursery sells 2-3 foot plants of Achacha.  40$ each and he ships to California.  Bought from him a few times. Sells beautiful plants.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Question about effects of miracle fruit
« on: January 21, 2017, 07:14:59 PM »
It makes marginal fruit taste incredible.  It's more than just amping the flavor & removing acidity. Phalsa and unripe mulberry taste like hard candy.  Starfruit becomes mouthwatering. Malt vinegar tastes like maple syrup. Definitely worth having .

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Hi Beni, seeds arrived in just 8 days! Everything was packed well and in great condition. Willughbeia is already sprouting! Thank you again, very happy






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Tropical Vegetables and Other Edibles / Re: Yacon review
« on: December 28, 2016, 05:54:56 PM »
I got to try these earlier this year at Top Tropicals.  Only had a small taste but reminded me of water chestnut in texture. I only tried a small piece. I was already loaded down but this is definitely back on the list to plant!

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Wanted: fresh cacao pods
« on: December 22, 2016, 10:17:23 AM »
Montoso in Puerto Rico  is shipping fresh cacao right now. 

www.montosogardens.com

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Who's growing Safou?
« on: December 21, 2016, 11:22:39 AM »
Wow they look amazing!! I would love to plant mine in the ground but I don't know how much cold they will take? Any idea? I see your record low is about 55.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Who's growing Safou?
« on: December 21, 2016, 01:03:43 AM »
Anyone have a guess on what temperatures these will take? It seems that they grow in quite a broad range. Is anyone growing it in the ground? I'd love to see pictures of any trees at any age. Information and pictures are scarce.

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