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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WTB longan tree
« on: October 26, 2013, 02:58:38 PM »

Cheapest around for air layered longan.  Have not ordered from them.  If you do,  let me know how it goes.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Wax Jambu Dying?
« on: August 08, 2013, 08:55:26 PM »
Just wanted to share an update.  I planted the tree and fertilized it with Alaska fish fertilizer.   Within a week a noticed some new growth, the existing leaves greened and the fruits are starting to swell! See photos below.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Wax Jambu Dying?
« on: July 27, 2013, 08:18:53 AM »
Duh! Of course  :-[  I've been using a watering can.  Forgot that using a hose was an option.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Wax Jambu Dying?
« on: July 26, 2013, 12:11:10 PM »
Thanks for the tip ohiojay.   Not sure where I want to permanently plant the tree yet so I don't want to set up any kind of irrigation system.  But I'll try watering more slowly and frequently to see what happens. 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Wax Jambu Dying?
« on: July 26, 2013, 12:24:45 AM »
Okay, good to know.  I'll put off my worrying for now.  Thanks.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Wanted:achachairu seeds
« on: July 25, 2013, 11:24:39 PM »
Hi Puzzle5112,

I have a few seedlings I might be willing to trade if you are interested? 

Currently, I have 2 version of the "Achachairu":
     1) Garcinia 'vleerackerii' - Luc's Limoncello
     2) Garcinia sp. - Achachairu Fruits from Australia

Both of these produce excellent Fruit. 

What seeds or seedlings do you have available?


I am interested in your Garcinia sp. How much, and where are you in so cal?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Wax Jambu Dying?
« on: July 25, 2013, 11:22:14 PM »
Have you been watering it? Also the leaves some time drop because of the lack of nutrients, the nutrients are going towards the fruit instead.

Yes, every other day as the nursery suggested.  I drown it until i see water coming out of the drain holes.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Wax Jambu Dying?
« on: July 25, 2013, 11:14:16 PM »
So I decided to keep my Wax Jambu potted while it was flowering.   I think the majority of the flowers were pollinated as only a few have fallen off since over a week ago.  What caused my concern was that though the flowers haven't dropped, I see no progress in fruit development.  Also,  the leaves are starting to turn yellow.    I picked up my tree today out of the pot and the roots don't look too healthy (see pic).   I touched the black plastic pot the tree is sitting in this afternoon and it's awfully hot from direct sunlight and I think this is the cause of my tree's ailments.  I'm thinking of just planting it tomorrow.  Suggestions anyone?  Thanks!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Wax Jambu - Advice Needed
« on: July 10, 2013, 11:45:11 PM »
There was a tag on it with "wax jambu" and something else written in Chinese.   This nursery has been around for over a decade and they specialize in tropical fruit trees found in Asia so I'm thinking (wishfully) the variety they carry can't be that bad.   

A friend of a friend has a variety that's very sweet I've been told.  I could probably get a piece of scion to graft if my fruits suck. 

I really want to taste the fruit ASAP, so it sounds like I should leave it in the pot and stake the branches for now.  I'll plant it in the ground soon after that. 

There's a lot of humming birds and bees around here. If I don't get the results I want, I shall try hand pollinating as you suggested.  Thanks for the tips!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Wax Jambu - Advice Needed
« on: July 10, 2013, 12:12:57 AM »
Hi, newb here (to the forum and gardening in general). 

I impulsively bought this Wax Jambu last week. Got tempted because of all the flowers on there and loved the fruit when I had it traveling to Vietnam.  A few of the flowers bloomed today which prompted me to take a closer look at the tree at which point I noticed that there's quite a few flowers on this one branch (see pic) that doesn't appear will support more than 1 or 2 fruits.   My question is, do I need to thin out the flowers to prevent the branch from snapping?   

Also, I have this gut feeling that I need to transplant this tree soon to the ground because it looks too big for the pot (3 gallons).   I'm hesitant to do it now because I've read that this shouldn't be done in the summer.  It's in the 90's during the day.  Any suggestions?

One last thing, I did some research and realized there's a bunch of different varieties of this plant.  Can anyone tell which variety this is by looking at the picture? Thanks.

photo of tree:

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