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« Reply #1600 on: July 12, 2020, 04:07:29 PM »
Hi everybody, I am a newbie here. I stay in South Africa which you can imagine has regions ideal for tropical fruit, of course not as tropical as further up north in Africa. On the other hand, it is one of the few African countries with regions that do get snow regularly in the winter. I am however, not staying in a part which gets snow. Thank you for this forum, I am just crazy about fruit and is now into exotic tropical fruit. My fist Dragon Fruit trees are in the ground and I have ordered tropical fruit seeds from anywhere I can get.

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« Reply #1601 on: July 16, 2020, 05:16:35 PM »
hi everyone, my name is Austin, i live in Miami Florida, recently stumbled across this forum a few days ago and decided to become a member. i currently am growing tomatoes, jalapenos, watermelons, cantaloupes, carrots, green onion, garlic, broccoli, celery, and pineapples. just recently bought a lime tree, tangerine tree and a grafted valencia pride mango which i was told could be "easily kept in a pot" HA.... what a joke, well im stuck with it now, but i plan on adding a few more dwarf mangos to my collection. ive been looking at pickering, carrie, and cogshall..... who knows, i might just buy all of them.

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« Reply #1602 on: July 17, 2020, 09:48:31 AM »
Hi everyone, I'm Gabriel and I am a Civil Engineering Student with an unhealthy passion for plants as well. I have several tropical/subtropical fruit trees in the yard and I love to discover (and collect) new plants every day!
-Gabe

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« Reply #1603 on: July 30, 2020, 04:14:18 PM »
Hi. My name is Mike. Really loving this website. I have dabbled in subtropical and tropical fruits for 30 years while working as a physician. As part of my transition to retirement,(not quite there yet) I moved to a property in San Diego county and have started a new orchard. So far have the following in the ground, all planted since last October:

Cherimoya--about 10 varieties.
Atemoya 2 varieties.
Ilama 2 varieties.
Pecan 2 varieties.
Almond 2 varieties.
Apples about 6 varieties.
Approximately 20 stonefruit including apricots, peaches, plums nectarines, pluots.
2 Jujubes.
6 Avocado varieties.
2 pomegranits.
6 fig trees.
Macademia.
1 chestnut.
Canistel.
Ceylon gooseberry.
4 different Mulberries.
Sabara and Paulista Jaboticaba.
Hap ip and Kaimana lychee.
1 finger lime.
1 each washinton navel orange, Persian sweet lemon, Valencia orange, Minneola tangelo, and clementine tangerine.
2 sapodilla,
Purple passiaon fruit.
3 varieties of pink and red dragonfruit.
2 papaya varieties.

I am sure I missed a few. Also have a large vegetable garden. Want to put in a nice size greenhouse for seedlings and ultratropicals within the year. I am really enjoying my transition and look forward to learning a lot from forum members. Life is much easier when you can learn from other peoples experiences.

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« Reply #1604 on: August 08, 2020, 08:53:19 AM »
Hello Everybody
I'm Dan based out of Tampa Florida. The zone I'm is 9b.  A computer engineer took up gardening during lockdown so I'm total newbie and joined this forum to learn from the experts.
I have couple of mango, banana,  guava , papaya, sugar apple and lemon trees.
Very excited to join this community and looking forward to all the interactions

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« Reply #1605 on: August 15, 2020, 09:26:15 AM »
Hi Everyone,
Since this is a new forum I think we should have an introductory post for old and new members alike.

Hi, I am Helena and I love tropical fruits. I am happy to be here.

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« Reply #1606 on: August 30, 2020, 07:51:30 PM »
Good Evening,
Mango fanatic here from south Florida

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« Reply #1607 on: August 31, 2020, 03:15:46 AM »
I thought I had better re-introduce myself as I am back here as MikeT after having Mike T as my identity on here before. I am in Cairns, Australia and had had a long interest in tropical fruits and have mostly worked in environmental fields. It is great to see the forum expanding with new and exciting people and great to see the seasoned campaigners still getting around.
Cheers
MikeT

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« Reply #1608 on: September 01, 2020, 05:00:58 PM »
Greetings,

Gulf coast resident here. I got carried away this summer and planted a ton of seeds with no experience...Several Guavas, Surinam Cherry, Carob, Gooseberries, Pitaya, Lychee - lol and a bunch of others that probably wont amount to much but its fun and maybe ill get lucky and learn a thing or two.

Im going to focus more on native stuff that grows well here...passionflower, persimmon, paw paw, muscadines etc. Looking forward to digging into some posts here.

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« Reply #1609 on: September 04, 2020, 04:25:24 PM »
Greetings everyone been here a little bit just wondering why is it sometimes my personal messages seem not to work?
This is the second time this has happened. :(

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« Reply #1610 on: September 12, 2020, 11:57:20 PM »
Hi Everyone,

Joe here from Huntington Beach, CA.  I have been collecting palm trees from all over the world for the past 12 years.  As the palms are maturing and getting taller, I wanted to plant tropical fruit trees under them to give different textures and of course, enjoy the fruits.  At the moment, I am interested in understory fruit trees that do not need full sun.  Any recommendations are welcomed.

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« Reply #1611 on: September 23, 2020, 10:57:30 PM »
Hi everyone,

I've spent quite some time reading lots of very useful information here -- thanks so very much! -- and now thought I'd say hi.

Two years ago we moved to East Hawaii (550' elevation, 160" rainfall but excellent drainage) and have begun the slow process of reclaiming from the jungle some land that used to be a flower farm.  We are fortunate to have mature avocado trees scattered around the property (producing 8 months out of the year), but we are just starting with the fruit trees.  It seems whenever I fill an area with trees, I find even more that I 'need' to plant.

I'll be asking some questions on other threads, later on.

Chris




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« Reply #1612 on: October 05, 2020, 12:10:52 PM »
Hi everyone, I'm Ben. I'm a high schooler who loves fruit, and I live in Menlo Park, CA, which is on the border of zones 9b and 10a. I'm growing several Citrus trees, plus a passionfruit vine.

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« Reply #1613 on: October 09, 2020, 11:58:47 PM »
Hi all,

Dave here in Fallbrook CA, Zone 10a but really hotter than that (grove faces south on a slight slope, it just gets really hot in the summer, and occasionally barely below freezing for one or two days a year.   I've been in this property for 3 full years now and it had about 20 sickly dry citrus and peach trees when 'i moved in.  It had sprinklers in ground, not being used.  I fixed that promptly and got things healthy and started planting more fruit trees and now it looks pretty good.  Here's the rundown:

4 Valencia Orange
4 Navel Orange
2 Midknight Valencia
2 Minneola Tangelo
1 Cara Cara
3 Bears Lime
1 Key Lime
2 Eureka Lemon
1 Meyer Lemon
1 Oroblanco GF
1 Rio Red GF
1 Star Ruby GF
12 Mandarins, (3 Kishu, 2 Golden Nugget, 1ea Algerian, Satsuma, Tango, Pixie, USDA 88-2, Shasta Gold, Murcott Honey)
10 Olive trees, (2 Arbequina, 2 Frantoio, 1ea Lucca, Mission, Koroneiki, Santa Catarina, Pendolino, Maurino)
8 Avocado trees (1ea Hass, Fuerte, Reed, Lamb, Gwen, Pinkerton, 2 GEM)
1 large Macadamia Nut
3 Peach trees (Mid Pride and two unknowns)
1 Spice Zee Nectaplum (thanks Floyd Zaiger)
5 Pluots (Flavor Supreme, Splash, Dapple Dandy, Flavor King, Flavor Grenade)
1 Santa Rosa Plum
1 Apricot (unknown)
1 Pomegranate (unknown)
1 Cherry (Stella)
1 Fuyu Persimmon
6 Blueberry bushes
1 Loquat that I tried to kill but it refused to die so I'll let it live for another year.

Notably absent, any Mangos, Guava or Kiwi, which is why I am here, hoping to get some tropical going but mainly Mangos.  Thanks for having me:)

/Dave

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« Reply #1614 on: October 15, 2020, 10:13:26 AM »
Hi everyone! New member here excited to learn and exchange some cool plants. Thanks!

 

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