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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #1550 on: December 27, 2019, 05:08:54 PM »
I am Jimmy
Live in Boynton Beach, FL about 2 or 3 blocks west of I-95 and maybe 2 miles from ocean.
Have 7 thriving mangoes in my yard - Wally (bought from Lawrence Zill's place about 50 yrs ago), Fairchild, Pickering, Glenn, Coconut Cream, Nam Doc Mai #4, Lemon Zest. 
Also have planted at my son's house a Pickering, Nam Doc, and a Cogshall.
Last summer did a lot of grafting.   Mostly making my own scions and grafting to my other trees.   Bad success rate tho' - about 6 out of 30.
Also have a 4 month old Pineapple Pleasure in a pot which is mysteriously diseased - just posted a plea for help on this one.

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« Reply #1551 on: January 06, 2020, 09:10:04 AM »
Hello I have followed this forum for a couple years now but have not been posting.  Just learning.  I live in Apollo Beach,  I am retired Military.  I do a lot of fishing both commercial and captain some boats. I have really gotten into raising fruit trees.  I have several fruit trees currently.  A Glenn Mango, A Valencia Pride Mango, A Carrie Mango., 2 Eversweet Pomegranate, 3 petite negro figs,  1 Sun Mist Nectarine, 1 Sunraycer Nectarine, 1 Super Hass Avocado, 1 Hass Avocado, 1 Orro Negro Avocado, 1 Suruga Persimmon, 1 Ichi-Ki-Kei-Jiro Persimmon, 1 Saijo Persimmon. 1 Hood and 1 Spalding Pear.

I have really gained a lot of knowledge from this site.  Thank you.

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« Reply #1552 on: January 20, 2020, 07:48:12 PM »
Hello Everyone,

I've used this forum ever since I got my hands on some Luc's Garcinia plants after falling in love with Achacha fruit.  I've just started posting and you wonderful people have given me loads of advice!

Background: 
I'm a city worker for a Mining Software company in Brisbane, Australia but I'm a Yank originally.  Very passionate about gardening and I have a 2-acre plot on a mountain hillside outside Brisbane.  The place is in a rain shadow so gets only 800mm per year.  With the drought I am phasing out my thirsty plants in favour of more water-wise ones. The soil is thin and heavy before hitting rock but I've worked my butt off to build it up with organic matter from the kitchen and duck coop as well as importing a bit of soil and mixing it in.  I'm slowly building terraces to assist with soil and water retention.  I have several trees in the ground and many in containers.  I am far too obsessed with fruit growing for my own good which is why I probably need to downsize if only for water usage.  Not that anyone asked but below is what is in the orchard!

Orchard
In the ground & fruiting:
- 2 x Dwarf Black Mulberry
- 2 x Passionfruit (Gold, Black)
- Orange Tamarillo
- Unknown small tropical white peach (was there when I bought the place and fruits well)
- Unknown Pomegranate
- Lisbon Lemon

In containers & fruiting
- Daisy Mandarin
- Yellow Cherry Guava
- Kaffir Lime
- 6 x Finger Lime (Alstonville, Pink Ice, Rick's Red, and a few unknown ones)
- 2 x Naranjilla
- Blueberry
- Raspberries

In the ground & too young to fruit
- King Thai Mango
- 5 x Sweet Granadilla
- China Pear Guava
- Tahitian Lime
- Cara Cara Orange
- 4 x Feijoa varieties (Apollo, Unique, White Goose, Duffy)
- Nagasakiwasi Loquat
- Picual Olive
- Azerbajjani Pomegranate
- Black Beauty Pitanga
- 3 x Avocado varieties (Lamb Hass, Wurtz, Pinkerton)
- Dwarf Red Dacca Bananas
- 3 x White Sapote/Casimora
- 5 x Dragonfruit (Yellow Pitaya, Aussie Gold, Pearl, Frankie's Red Dwarf)
- Ambarella

Other Specimens in Containers:
- Alphonso Mango
- 2 x Small leaved Tamarind (Dipoglottis Cambellii)
- Jakfruit seedling
- Longan seedling
- Shepherd Avocado
- Arecuzzo Olive
- 2 x Yellow Jaboticaba (Cabelluda)
- 4 x Luc's Garcinia
- 3 x Charichuelo/Madruno
- 3 x Achacha
- Ross Sapote
- Green Sapote
- Mamey Sapote
- Grumichama x 4
- Acerola
- Madrono (Garcinia Intermedia)
- 2 x Wai Chi Lychee
-Ugni
- Strawberry Guava
- 6 x Hawaiian Guava
- Wax Jambu (Pink)
- 2 x Jaboticaba

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #1553 on: February 09, 2020, 07:07:14 PM »
Hello all,
I'm looking to start planting trees on property I recently purchased in Naples, Florida. Right now I'm just gathering information.
I've had some experience in gardening when I lived in California but always wanted to grow jakfruit, mango, papaya, sapodilla, guanabana, breadfruit, sugar apple, malay apple, bengal quince and several other tropical fruit varieties along with spices like cinnamon, cassia, piper negrum and piper longum.
I am happy to find this forum!

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« Reply #1554 on: February 09, 2020, 11:12:34 PM »
Hi everyone!
I' m sixteen. I' m from Poland. I' m glad that I found this forum. I love growing rare, exotic plant. In my collection I have among others Matisia soegengii, Myrciaria sp Escarlate, Browneopsis ucayalina, Garcinia humilis, Castilla elastica, Synsepalum dulcificum, Syzygium samarangense, Eugenia uniflora, Herrania purpurea, nearly eight-years old lychee, two Avocados, Mango, two Tamarind, Carambola, Gac fruit, Graviola, Cherymoia, Citrus (lemon, mandarine, kumquat), Sugarcane, Orchids (Paphiopedilum, phalaenopsis), Tea plant, Guava, Tamarillo, Pineapple, Vanilla, Rambutan. I have grown exotic plant since 2011, when I was eight years old. I live in a block of flats, but I have two allotment gardens, so I don't have a lot of space for cultivation my plants. For this reason, I prefer slow growing / dwarf, exotic, rare plants. I will have to give some plants back soon. Moreover I search cacao plant and cinnamon plant, because it's really pretty and useful. Soon, my plants will require cutting (to fit on the windowsill), but I don't know how to do it. Maybe we will come up with something together. I am currently illuminating my  plant. I'm environmentally friendly, so I don't use any pesticides and chemical fertilizers. I think it's poison. I use only manure and natural remedies. I would like to move home with a greenhouse. I hope we will get to know and fancy each other.
Best regards
John
Hello John in Poland. Is that garcinia the one that Australians call Snotty fruit? You have a great command of  English. In the States you can now buy dwarf bananas only 18 inches to 2 ft high (1/2 to 2/3 meter) are you in a place that only gets 2 .monthe of 0*C temperatures or less in winter? You might be able to grow some. You have a wonderful command of English. Its fantastic what you are doing.

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #1555 on: February 09, 2020, 11:22:34 PM »
I am Jimmy
Live in Boynton Beach, FL about 2 or 3 blocks west of I-95 and maybe 2 miles from ocean.
Have 7 thriving mangoes in my yard - Wally (bought from Lawrence Zill's place about 50 yrs ago), Fairchild, Pickering, Glenn, Coconut Cream, Nam Doc Mai #4, Lemon Zest. 
Also have planted at my son's house a Pickering, Nam Doc, and a Cogshall.
Last summer did a lot of grafting.   Mostly making my own scions and grafting to my other trees.   Bad success rate tho' - about 6 out of 30.
Also have a 4 month old Pineapple Pleasure in a pot which is mysteriously diseased - just posted a plea for help on this one.
Hi Jimmy. Is you're mysteriously diseased pineapple turning yellow and red down its leaves? I usually give iron for that. I use old steel wool pads for that. Purple? It wants potassium. They like really acidic conditions. After a couple days with no rain is the soil around it dry? Or damp and cool? Might have a fungal disease. Goodluck with little plant

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« Reply #1556 on: February 12, 2020, 01:09:36 PM »
Hi all,

I am a newbie to this forum. I live in Antioch, CA, zone 9b. I am looking for tropical fruit tree nurseries in Northern CA, beside Menlo Growers in Gilroy.

Thank you to all of your information.

Kevin

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« Reply #1557 on: February 24, 2020, 04:40:04 PM »
Hello,

Last July, my wife and I purchased 5.5 acres from some friends of ours.  They had owned the land for about 10 year and have quite a variety planted on it. I keep learning about more, but the list I know of as of today:
Bamboo (Sweet, with a couple of other unknown varieties)
Banana (Ice cream, ?)
Casava
Coconut
Dragon Fruit
Galangal
Jack Fruit
Jujube
June Plum
Lemon (Meyer, Ponderosa)
Lemon grass
Lime (Kefir, Key)
Longon
Loquat
Lychee (Sweetheart, ?)
Mango (Keo Savoy, Mun Kun Si, Nam Doc Mai, Pim Saen Mun, Valencia Pride)
Moringa
Persimmon
Sapodilla
Sugar Apple
Sugar Cane

I have been spending my time so far working on cleaning the place up.  I would say I have it about 75% done.  I'm working on mapping out the trees/edibles so I can get a count of each variety.  I'll be scouring this forum for information to help me turn this farm into something productive that can at least pay for itself.  This year will be a lot of learning seasons for different fruit and working on getting the trees to start growing and maturing.  A majority of the trees have supposedly been in the ground for 3-5 years, but in my opinion they don't appear to have grown as much as I would have expected.  BTW, this is a side project that will get what time I can spare, but will not be my full time job.  We'll see how that works out for me.  ;)

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #1558 on: March 02, 2020, 11:16:31 AM »
Thematt839,  glad to find another member in my area.  I would be interested in learning about your avocados and dragon fruit.

JJ
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« Reply #1559 on: March 21, 2020, 06:34:26 AM »
    Thanks for the letting me join. I live in Southwest Florida and I am a tropical fruit grower hobbyist I have quite a few banana plants, as well as Papaya, Loquat, avocado, Mulberry, Dragon fruit, sugar cane, pomegranate, berry bushes, and of course citrus. Still learning, still look for different stuff to grow.

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« Reply #1560 on: March 21, 2020, 04:01:20 PM »
Hi, I was so pleased to find this site.  Living in a subtropical area in Australia I have found it difficult to speak with people that have had experience growing not so common plants... why grow fruit found in shops when there are hundreds of tastier plants out there! 

I have just purchased this block that has a clay and rubble fill to improve drainage but under that is beautiful volcanic soil. I have some well established fruit trees ready to  be planted after being a renter for many years!

Any Aussies out there with tips to keep Kangaroos away?

Cheers
Cathy





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poncirsguy

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« Reply #1561 on: March 30, 2020, 12:08:33 PM »
Hi  I am new to this group.  My main interest is kumquat, figs, sweet lemons, and valentine pomelo and that is what  I have.









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« Reply #1562 on: April 15, 2020, 07:56:50 AM »
Hello, i am giorgosgr, i just lost my password and had accidentaly misspelled the email

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« Reply #1563 on: April 17, 2020, 10:55:59 PM »
Hi everyone! Im new, never really did a introductory post before. My name is Tristan i take care of my grandma for a living as of recent im trained as a cook/chef love food. And love some exotic fruit.

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« Reply #1564 on: April 17, 2020, 11:39:36 PM »
Hi everyone! Im new, never really did a introductory post before. My name is Tristan i take care of my grandma for a living as of recent im trained as a cook/chef love food. And love some exotic fruit.

Welcome!

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« Reply #1565 on: April 21, 2020, 03:23:43 PM »
Hello, my name is Mark. I'm new here. I love cooking and I like exotic fruits.
Unfortunately, I don't know how to take care of plants, so I only have a few flowers. But I really want to learn it. Because I like it when there are a lot of exotic plants in the house.

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« Reply #1566 on: May 05, 2020, 03:31:01 PM »
Hello I'm not sure if I'm doing this right, but anyways, my name is Michael and I have been working with plants for a good amount of time, but only recently got interested in exotic fruits.

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« Reply #1567 on: May 05, 2020, 04:00:26 PM »
Hello, my name is Ed and I live in the Northwest Phoenix area. 9b is the officially stated grow zone but some people just call it hotter than hell.
I have next to zero experience with tropical trees but hope to learn a lot here!

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« Reply #1568 on: May 08, 2020, 02:33:38 AM »
Hi everyone, We live in Brisbane, Australia in a sub-tropical zone in a 1000 sq.m block of land that has been in the family for about 70 years. It is almost covered with 2 large poinciana trees which provide shade most of the time. 
We grow about 130 fruit trees, some in the ground and about half in large containers. Our soil pH is about 5.5 and it is sandy loam. 
We store about 20,000 litres of water for the garden.  Things are dry at the moment. 
There is no pesticide used here and we have 4 australian stingless bee hives to help pollinate the plants.
I love reading all the info on this site and never stop learning.

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« Reply #1569 on: May 08, 2020, 02:50:59 AM »
Hi guys! im new here. I have a question tho. why cant i seem to upload a profile picture? i resize mine to small alreayd

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« Reply #1570 on: May 29, 2020, 10:57:52 AM »
Hey there my name is Andrew, currently living in central Vietnam. I have a half Hectare of land with several big jackfruit trees, 200 ish pepper plants and some Guava. Looking to find other people in Vietnam and SEA to try and find some less common fruit seeds and or trees. Most common fruit around is jackfruit, guava, lychee, bananas, mangos, passion fruit, longan and rambutan around here. 

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« Reply #1571 on: June 01, 2020, 11:36:25 PM »
Hello, my name is Darryl.  I live in the San Francisco Bay Area, California, USDA Zone 10A.  The temperature rarely drops below freezing.  I live within 50 feet of the bay waters, so the temperature does not fluctuate as much as other parts of California and it is definitely not the tropics or sub-tropics. Back in 2017, I started growing pineapple plants from store bought pineapples in a small backyard greenhouse.  I was amazed at the flavor and sweetness of the pineapples I was able to grow. I recently became knowledgeable of the white pineapples varieties and have purchased White Jade and Sugarloaf slips from members of this forum.  If you live in the SF Bay Area and have similar interest in growing pineapples, feel free to drop me a message.

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« Reply #1572 on: June 04, 2020, 11:36:18 AM »
Hi my name is J.C. I live in Avon Park, Fl. I have a small 10acre homestead with my wife and 4 kids and we raise beef and dairy cows, and chickens. I love to grow things and even had a small vegetable market garden for a while but the weekly harvest were too much for my back to take so I decided to switch to fruit tress so I can reach up to harvest instead of bend down. Iím mainly growing mangoes and other tropical fruits and but I have some citrus and stone fruits as well.
-J.C.

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« Reply #1573 on: June 06, 2020, 04:49:47 PM »
Hello my name is Spencer and i am interested in growing tropical and non tropical fruit trees here in South Carolina. I currently have Jamaican cherry, Barbados cherry, pineapple, Jaboticaba, 2 kinds of mulberries, 4 kinds of fig, peaches, nectarine, 5 kinds of citrus and a vegetable garden. I am always looking for new trees to add to my small collection by buying or trading. Thanks for allowing me to become a member 

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« Reply #1574 on: June 07, 2020, 11:50:39 AM »
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