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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Avocado scions
« on: August 21, 2018, 07:07:20 PM »
5$ a stick wrapped in parafilm.

Sir prize,

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Passionfruit
« on: August 18, 2018, 11:36:30 PM »
Not sure if theres interest but I have tons of purple passionfruit P. Edulis if anyone wants to buy some.  25$ for a medium flat rate rate box of fruits.  Its 20+ fruits in the box and I am paying 13$ to ship plus a paypal fee.

Saw them at the farmers market for 2$ each today!  Not sure why they are so expensive at the market?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Dragonfruit Cuttings
« on: August 13, 2018, 09:54:16 PM »
2 cuttings for 10$ of all types.   2 piece minimum per type for 10$

Cosmic charlie
Natural mystic
Physical graphitti
Bloody mary
Dark star
American beauty
Simons purple
Nicaragua red
San ignacio
Purple haze
Yellow udantus

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Passionfruit juice?
« on: August 11, 2018, 06:05:36 PM »
How do you guys juice it?  Is there some kind of tool besides a blender and strainer?  I got a ton of these and am sick of the seeds. 

Then I read something that said the seeds can cause appendicitus!  Now I really dont want to consume them..

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Watermelon
« on: August 08, 2018, 06:19:07 PM »
I never really cared for watermelons until growing my own.  They are so tastey and refeshing.  Everyone should grow them.  They are easy to grow and fast. 

Picked this beauty today.  23lb "desert king" watermelon.  We already picked a few and they are excellent.

"85 days. This watermelon produces 20-lb fruits that have a light pea-green rind that is resistant to sunburning. It is also one of the most drought-resistant varieties of watermelon known. It has sweet, yellow flesh and is very popular in the watermelon-growing areas of Arkansas. Good for storage."

Had the bottle of vodka leftover from thanksgiving a few years ago out in the garage fridge.  I think its a sign to mix the 2.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Sweet sensation lychee
« on: August 07, 2018, 06:31:59 PM »
Is this a different lychee then sweetheart?  Theres a seller in FL selling both types.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Lemon zest on CA rootstocks
« on: August 01, 2018, 06:23:27 PM »
Trees are sold.  Will have more trees later in the year or beginning next year.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Avocado grafting
« on: July 12, 2018, 04:13:08 PM »
I got some hard to get scions from a member here.  Thanks for those.  Ive got 20 or so seedlings Im going to graft tonight.  I am a novice at this and dont want to screw it up.  I usually get 1/3 to 1/2 takes.  Would like to ensure success of at least one of each of the 5 cultivars I got scions of.  So I have a few questions for the experts. 

1.) Best gfraft type for seedlings?  Cleft or?  Scions are pencil size.

2.) Leave some leaf sets below the graft or leave none?

3.) Best place to put the trees after grafting?  Greenhouse with 50% shade and 90F temps.  Outside in the shade also around 90+F.  Or in the garage which stays in the 70s and 80s and I have a dimmable grow lamp I can put on them.  Since its mid summer Im not sure where the best place to set them after grafting.

Any other advice?  I really want to get at least 1 of each type to take so I can get trees growing here. 


Megalanthus and megalanthus/red hybrid from Simon.

Frankies red megalanthus hybrid 15$ per cutting, min 2 per order

Standard Yellow megalanthus 10$ per cutting min 2 per order.

I also have dark star, american beauty, cosmic charlie, physical graphitti, hailey commet, natural mystic, simons purple, and maybe a few others.  These are 7$ per cutting or 2 for 10$.

Frankies reds are already cut and will be gone soon.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Industrial garden hoses
« on: June 15, 2018, 11:21:21 PM »
You guys who have been through lots of garden hoses, do you have a favorite?  Anyone with big farm or grow outfit have leads on the idustrial hoses?

I have 10 apex industrial hoses.  The red no kink hose material is good but they started putting aluminum ends on them and now they get stuck to brass outlets.  Need to find some new hoses asap.  Something stout enough I can leave the water on all the time and not worry of bursting and has to be brass hardware. 


Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Banana pups san diego pickup
« on: June 11, 2018, 01:03:46 PM »
Raja puri, dwarf cavendish, ice cream pups available in 5 7 and 15 gal pots.  15$ to 30$ depending on size.  Local pickup in Poway, CA

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Barrets tree nursery Venus FL
« on: May 29, 2018, 02:26:54 PM »
Anyone been there or done business with them?  Im interested in mail order from them if they have a good reputation.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Kratom Mitragyna speciosa
« on: May 29, 2018, 01:04:44 PM »
Medicinal herb cuttings 10$.  8$ flat rate box shipping. Unrooted, sending to CA or nearby states only.  They will probably not make it if sent further.  I can root some out in the future if people further away want it.

Please send a PM if interested.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Papaya questions
« on: May 21, 2018, 05:44:29 PM »
Ive got 3 solo plants started in 5 gal pots from seeds out of grocery store fruit. I have a few questions to make sure they do ok after moving to the ground.

1.) Do I need all 3?  I really only want to grow one but know they may need a male and female to produce?  Should I plant 1, 2, or 3?

2.) Spacing of the plants?  10ft?  They are going on a hillside in fullsun, I expect them to get big.

3.) Ammending?  Cow manure, chicken manure ok?  Top dress with mulch, what else?

4.) Wind, its windy here.  Not much I can do about it.  Can give them a little shelter but they will be getting some wind.  Is it a deal breaker?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Green gold avocado tree
« on: May 14, 2018, 10:42:17 AM »
Does anyone have a mature green gold avo tree?  Need input on size, shape, vigor of this type.  Big tree?  Column or spreading?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Tamarind in CA?
« on: May 11, 2018, 07:18:20 PM »
Anyone have tamarind growing in CA?  Getting any fruit off it?  I have a seedling started.  Not sure if it's worth putting in the ground?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Rainbow Eucalyptus
« on: May 08, 2018, 08:41:14 PM »
Anyone growing it in CA?  I have a lot of extra RO waste water I'm looking to water something with.  Will it grow here?  Maybe the air is too dry?  Other eucalyptus does quite well (invasive). 

Any other suggestions what I can grow with really hard waste water?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Avocado scions
« on: March 31, 2018, 09:33:37 PM »
5$ per scion,  7$ shipping small flat rate box.  Send a msg if you need any.


Temperate Fruit Discussion / Stone fruits?
« on: March 27, 2018, 07:29:58 PM »
Hows it looking?  I have most trees doing nothing yet.  A couple starting to flower.  And this florida prince peach is almost ripe!  3 or 4 more weeks to go before they are in season. 

I put in about about 30 stone fruit trees in the last 2 years.  Im starting to think that may have been a big mistake with the weather we had this winter. May have to switch to mangos.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Dragon fruit
« on: March 15, 2018, 10:32:30 PM »
Cuttings 7$
Shipping 12$ for medium flat rate box or 17$ for large box.
Cosmic charlie,
Dark star,
Natural mystic,
San ignacio,
American beauty,

I have some plants already rooted in pots also if you are local. Some that are 5 and 6 feet tall for 25$.  Everything for sale is in a greenhouse and actively growing.  They are not stalled out from winter and will be quick to root and grow.

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Citation rootstocks
« on: January 28, 2018, 12:39:28 PM »
This is the rootstock Dave Wilson nursery uses on their stone fruits.  Does anyone know how the rootstock is propogated?  How can I get some good peach rootstocks? 

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Cherimoya seeds
« on: December 23, 2017, 12:37:29 PM »
Excellent fruits.  Have more seeds than I can use, do not want to throw away.

50 cents a seeds, 3$ for shipping in the USA.   7$ international shipping.

Send a PM for paypal info.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Dragon fruit cuttings
« on: December 21, 2017, 07:32:38 PM »
San Ignacio,
Dark Star,
American Beauty,

Have whats in the photo just cut today.  Actively growing plants.

7$ a cutting.  Please send a PM to see what I still have and I can send a paypal address.  Will have more types of cuttings available soon.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Moringa sticks
« on: December 03, 2017, 12:11:14 AM »
Moringa seed pods.  2 for 5$ plus postage.  Shoot me a PM to order


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Hoop house
« on: November 21, 2017, 04:36:53 PM »
Anyone made one of these?  I am making one and have a few questions for those with experience using 6mil UV poly on a greenhouse type structure.  Specifically I am trying to determine the best method of attaching the poly to the end rails and also trying to decide if the galvanized hoops need to be painted white to reduce heat?  Also do the perlin clamps need something on them to keep the poly from rubbing on them or just go ahead and lay it right on top of the hoops and perlin clamps?

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