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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #925 on: March 23, 2014, 01:18:36 AM »
Hi everyone,

I'm 24, and love gardening and have collected a multitude of fruit trees. I love growing my own fruit and vegetables, its so satisfying. I love reading everyone's posts on this forum. As it currently stands, I have around 40+ different trees on my property. I have :

-Peach               -Pomegranate
-Lemon             - Papaya (2)
-Lime               - Moringa
-Ambarella         -Rollinia
-Bananas (3)      -King coconut
-Plantains            -Goji berry
-Loquats (2)        -Guava (pink & white)
-Soursop             -Tangerine
-Grapefruit          -Mango (4) (Nam Doc Mai/Cogshall/Mallika/Glenn)
-Nectarine           -Avocado
-Passionfruit (yellow & purple)   
-Prickly pear        -Miracle fruit
-Pineapple (2)      -Dwarf mulberry
-Jackfruit             -Dragon fruit (pink & white)
-Fig (2) (LSU purple/ Black mission)
-Sesbania grandiflora (Hummingbird tree)
-Lychee               -Feijoa
-Longan               -Blueberry (3)
-Orange (2) (Valencia/Navel)
-Indian gooseberry   
-Dwarf carambola
-Jaboticaba
-Pink Lemon       -Cherry of the Rio Grand
-Blackberry (3)     -Cattley Guava
-Barbados cherry     


I'm still waiting on my last two orders which include: Bilimbi, Ross sapote, sapodilla, black sapote, peanut butter fruit, poha berry, blackberry jam fruit, abiu, pitomba, tamarind, rollinia, wood apple, wax jambu, persimmon, bay leaf, cinnamon, black pepper, and atemoya

I swear its like a sicknessI can't get enough! If there is anyone around the Fort Myers area, I'd be more than happy to give cuttings and whatnot. I look forward to hearing from other people and learning from this forum!!

-Ishani

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« Reply #926 on: March 23, 2014, 10:04:57 AM »
Hi Ishani,

You've a great collection and a great selection of trees coming in soon..:)
It will be great to hear more about your trees in the posts to come.

hehe yes, it is a bit like a sickness... the catching kind!!!  ;)
Welcome to the club!!

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« Reply #927 on: March 23, 2014, 07:32:07 PM »
Thanks GreenThumb, it was great hearing from you! I could always take some pictures of my trees haha.What kind of trees do you have? Or would like to grow? Looking forward to hearing back from you.

-ishani

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« Reply #928 on: March 24, 2014, 01:51:18 AM »
Wow ishani that quite the collection you must have alot of space and live somewhere tropical I'm jealous! Would love to see some pics:)

Buddy I'm going to have to get more schisandra I tried to stratify it in the fridge with ginseng but no luck germinating.
Alibizia is beautiful have you found it to calm the shen/spirit as I have read? I wish brahmi could grow well from seeds the Ayurvedic cognition enhancers are extremely interesting with promising scientific backing, iv found Celestrus seeds work well at exam time iv had a brahmi extract I found gave me focus.

I currently grow ashwagandha, holy basil/tulsi goji, malabar nut, turmeric, ginger and gotu-kola also have seedlings for fo ti, Amla, Longan, astragalus but had no luck with gynostema seeds. I cycle using extracts of various tonic herbs especially in stressful or contemplative times.
I also grow many S.A indigenous herbals used by the bushman/San and various tribes such as sutherlandia, sceletium  tortuosum, wild dagga, African potatoe, Marula tree and baobab tree and cannot wait to try unprocessed baobab

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« Reply #929 on: March 25, 2014, 12:13:16 AM »
Thanks GreenThumb, it was great hearing from you! I could always take some pictures of my trees haha. What kind of trees do you have? Or would like to grow? Looking forward to hearing back from you.

-ishani

It would be great to see pics...so post away...:)
I do have a little garden corner myself and it seems to be growing by leaps and bounds. :P
I grow Jujubes, some stone fruit, pears, figs, annonas, mangos, loquats, Avocados, guava, Pomegranates,  olives, Banana, Sugarcane, pineapple, mulberry, papaya, lots of Citrus, Royal lee and Minnie royal cherries, Cherry of Rio Grande, Moringa, Neem, Feijoa, Pithecellobium dulce, Rabbiteye Blueberries, Goji berry, passion fruit vine, limonia acidissima(Kotha), beal fruit, Amla, Sapodillas, lychee, longan, Dragon fruit, Miracle Fruit, Star fruit, kwai muk, cashew, Jambolan...and a ton of seedings - :)
I am still trying my hand at growing garcinias and I hope I can add more garcinias and annonas to my collection, and if my zone didn't limit me, I'd add quite a few mango and lychee trees..:)
I do a bit of veg and herb gardening too, and do enjoy growing tropical flowers, esp to attract my hummers that are visiting right now, on their way up from Mexico.

:) Take care,
GT
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« Reply #930 on: March 27, 2014, 08:56:49 AM »
Hi everyone, my name is Russell I live in Cairns Australia, I was given a pineapple sucker a few years ago which i loved looked after and moved around with me for nearly 2 years and it grew up and gave me probobly one of the best tasting pineapple I've ever tasted, then boom suckers everywhere then as fast as i was giving them away it just kept thowing these suckers where it got to the point my friends started calling me the crazy pineapple man. Time passes on and my friend Matty came for a visit one day and we where laughing about old times and he called me the crazy pineapple man, wich made me think a mango would go nice with my pineapples,then the lychee to go with the mango and so on and im addictid to plants and what better way to keep the insides running right. Thats not to much about me but thats a bit about my addiction
Russell

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« Reply #931 on: March 27, 2014, 05:19:19 PM »
Greetings from Central Portugal Mountains.

Invite you to meet the Avocado trees in Portugal on-going survey
http://abacateportugal.blogspot.com/

Besides Avo's i'm interested in Cherimoya Annona trees in Portugal.
http://anoneira.blogspot.com/
Other plants i'm growing in very early stage:
- brazil tomato
- pitanga
- white zapote
- black zapote
- Psidium cattleyanum
- passion fruit
- feijoa
- kumquat
- paw paw
- several muleberries
- physalis
- kiwino or summer kiwi
- kiwi
- lemongrass
- yacon
- jerusalem artichoke

temperate and mediterranean
- kakis
- plums
- apples
- pears
- olives
- figs
- walnuts
- chestnuts
- blueberries
- gojiberries
- raspberries
- lemon
- tangerine
- elder
- honeylocust
- grapevine
- apricot
- loquat
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« Reply #932 on: March 27, 2014, 06:12:28 PM »
Hi Joo! Nice to see you here!  ;D

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« Reply #933 on: March 27, 2014, 07:56:30 PM »
Hello,
My name is Lilliana, but my friends call me...Lilly or L.   I have been reading this forum for a while and thought it was time to join in.  I don't have the opportunity to grow much tropical fruit, but I am proficient at devouring it!!  I would love to learn more about the best tropical fruit in my area, and become more knowledgable about this topic in general.  I come from a big family of tropical fruit lovers & growers; I was born in Cuba.....I guess it's in the genes!  I have a small business dealing in vintage & antique jewelry, I am married and I am Mom. I live in Broward County and hope to bring something to the forum.  Even if only my enthusiasm.  Happy & Healthy growing to all!!
L.   :)

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« Reply #934 on: March 28, 2014, 02:40:43 PM »
Hi, Lilly and all the new members that I haven't said hello to after posts in this introductory thread.  Glad to have all of you join in the fun.  I would like to remind all of our new members that they are welcome to plan a stop over to my yard for a visit when in the area.  Best to come in the summer mango/lychee season but anytime is fine with prior arrangement.  I always enjoy sharing whatever fruits I have available with folks that can appreciate the fruits of this hobby's labor.  Again....welcome!
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« Reply #935 on: March 28, 2014, 03:43:24 PM »
Greetings, Lilly!

I too am VASTLY more proficient at consuming tropical fruit than growing it  ;D ;D

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« Reply #936 on: March 28, 2014, 04:25:56 PM »
 :D What a great Forum!  Much thanks to those who built it!
Hi!  I am Fred in North San Diego County, California.  I am a retired anthropologist who for his entire life loved to (try to) grow things, but never really looked into the details as to how best to do it.  Just stick a seed in the ground, add some water and see what happens has always been my basic modus operandi.  But now, here I am sitting on this nice piece of retirement home property in a part of the world where they say you can grow almost "anything."  So it is time to get serious, and I am hoping I can get help from the myriad experts who are frequenting this forum to help in the process.  I have dreams of satisfying the yearnings of my childhood taste bud memory cells trained from a five year stay in Kailua Oahu where we could literally pick mangos, guavas, and papayas in our yard, along with a whole lot of other things whose names I don't remember, but hope to rediscover.  We bought the retirement property fifteen years ago and began planting trees immediately with the idea in mind that when we were ready to build the house and move onto the property we would already have a bunch of mature fruit trees growing.  The plan has sort of worked; many trees survived my well-intentioned, but poorly trained planting and tending methods, and are currently thriving and producing well; quite a few others are alive, but struggling.  And quite a few others just didn't make it.

Thriving (more or less): 

6 varieties of plum, 2 peach, 3 apricot, 1 pluot, 1 nectarine, 2 asian pear, 3 apple, 2 pomegranate, 2 persimmon
Lots of varieties of citrus -- oranges, lemons, limes, tangerines, grapefruits, citrons, kumquat
1 lychee, 1 longan, 3 cherimoya, 1 atemoya, 2 jujube, 5 guava, 1 feijoa, 2 mango, 1 curry leaf tree, 2 white sapote, 1 rose apple
2 walnut, 2 almond, 1 pecan, 1 macademia

Struggling, alive but not happy:

tamarind, bananas, jaboticaba, sapodilla, pawpaw, plus a couple of hundred hass avocados that are not happy because we cannot afford to give them as much water as they need (this place used to be an avocado ranch; previous owners went out of business because water became too expensive).

Recent Plantings:

Wax jambu, Pakistani mulberry, Persian lime, Rangoon lime, Kaffir lime, Turnbull pear

I look forward to interacting with all of you on the forum.  Hope you won't mind putting up with my quirky writing style, and sense of humor.
BTW, I've recently gotten heavily into permaculture.  I'm hoping there are other permaculture enthusiasts in the group.

Thanks, Fred  :D






Sincerely devoted to Permaculture as probably the only way to save our species.

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« Reply #937 on: March 28, 2014, 04:39:24 PM »
Welcome, Fred! 

Sounds like you are in a great spot and have some great ambitions. Best of luck!

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« Reply #938 on: March 29, 2014, 06:50:37 PM »
Thanks for the kind welcome, HMHausman, T Tracker & others.  I really enjoy reading the posts and conversations here.  I look forward to learning more!  HMHausman thank you for the open invite & T. Tracker, so glad I found a fellow proficient-consumer! lol. I have a feeling that many others here share that talent!!   8)
L.

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« Reply #939 on: April 02, 2014, 06:09:36 PM »
Hi,
My name is Luis.
Im from the south of Portugal and im a passion fruit producer (in the beginning).
I have some experience in other agriculture products.

Im interested in all of themes about tropical fruits.
Congratulations for this frum.

Regards,
Luis

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« Reply #940 on: April 03, 2014, 04:32:20 AM »
Hi,
My name is Luis.
Im from the south of Portugal and im a passion fruit producer (in the beginning).
I have some experience in other agriculture products.

Im interested in all of themes about tropical fruits.
Congratulations for this frum.

Regards,
Luis
Hi Luis! I'm Luis too... Good to have more portuguese people here! What do you produce?  ;)

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« Reply #941 on: April 03, 2014, 09:17:58 AM »
Hello,everyone.
Myname is Jie.I live in Zhanghua of Taiwan.I plant many Fruit trees in my garden.Such as mango mangosteen achacha  jaboticaba cambuca Mamey apple and so on.
I like reading, listening music, gardening and Chinese boxing.
I am not good in English.If you do not care,everyone is wecomed to discuess about fruits.
Here is my garden.

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« Reply #942 on: April 03, 2014, 03:25:33 PM »
Hello,everyone.
Myname is Jie.I live in Zhanghua of Taiwan.I plant many Fruit trees in my garden.Such as mango mangosteen achacha  jaboticaba cambuca Mamey apple and so on.
I like reading, listening music, gardening and Chinese boxing.
I am not good in English.If you do not care,everyone is wecomed to discuess about fruits.
Here is my garden.



Welcome, Jie!  Good luck with your fruit trees! We have a few other members in Taiwan.

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« Reply #943 on: April 06, 2014, 07:39:36 AM »
Hello,
Greetings from Sabah, Malaysia. Am practicing planting, with special interest in
Avocado,
Jackfruit,
Fig,
Pomagranate,
Soursop,
Hoping to learn more and share our happiness in planting.
Happy Planting.

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« Reply #944 on: April 06, 2014, 12:53:01 PM »
Hi - I am Keith in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. I have been trying to grow unusual fruits in pots while living in a condo for 21 years. I finally bought a house with a big yard and have planted 9 kinds of fruit trees. Lychee, Atemoya, Sugar Apple, Dragon fruit, Mulberry, Avocado, White Sapote, Pedalai, and Canistel. I also have a small greenhouse which I am hoping to grow a few ultra-tropical. Does anyone know where I can get Mangosteen trees OVER two feet in height ? I recently got ripped off by a Hawaii nursery that promised 2-3 foot trees, sent 8 inch ones that were almost dead and will not even respond to my emails. He only accepted personal checks so I can't get refunded through a credit card company.
I am growing Lychee, Anonas, Dragon fruit, Mulberry, White Sapote, Canistel, Avocado, etc in my new yard.

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« Reply #945 on: April 07, 2014, 05:08:42 AM »
Hello Everyone!

My name is Sunny George. Currently I live in Kerala, India. I was in Miami, FL for several years. I am the Director of Research in fruit crops research institute called Homegrown Nursery and Farms. We produce planting materials of tropical fruit crops such as Rambutan, Pulasan, Mangosteen, Durain, Jackfruit, Mango etc. We give consultancy for setting up orchards for these crops. I am interested in growing exotic fruit crops. Thank You!

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« Reply #946 on: April 07, 2014, 05:15:49 AM »
Hi Keith, Sorry to hear about your Mangosteen plant. I am happy to send you fresh Mangosteen seeds in June, if you need.

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« Reply #947 on: April 07, 2014, 10:48:11 AM »
My name is Carl and I have a small farm in Grenada, W.I. I grow Soursops, Sapodillas,cinnamon and Cashew nuts.
I am happy to be here as a newbie and gain as much knowledge ,
Hoping to attend July conference and meet you.

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« Reply #948 on: April 07, 2014, 02:46:57 PM »
Good evening (time-zone dependent), everyone.  I figured it's about time to finally say hello to the group.  My wife and I are fairly new to fruit as a hobby but we've been slowly building up our plant collection.  We lived in San Diego for about six months but recently drove across the country to North Carolina with four pets and a trunk full of plants.  We have some white sapotes and kei apples from Exotica in Vista, CA, two types of Garcinias and some cacaos from Montoso, some quenepas and miracle fruits from seeds we brought from a trip to Puerto Rico, and a few other miscellaneous plants.

We want to add more Garcinias and some Annonas to our collection and are also interested in Eugenias and Joboticabas.  Some of the rare things that pop up on these forums seem quite interesting so I'm sure I'll be in touch with a few of you soon.  We definitely need to plan a trip to Florida to visit Bender's, Flying Fox, and Pine Island.  We hope to make it down there sometime this Spring.

Since we live in a temperate area, we'll have to get a few Pawpaw cultivars, some persimmons, and more.  We're buying a house with two acres so we should have plenty of room for plants both inside and out of the greenhouse.  I look forward to getting to know the lot of you soon.  Have a good one!

Keith

If you're interested in annonas and you will have a greenhouse, I recommend the Fernandez custard apples (A. reticulate), and I heard san Pablo is also amazing!  I also hear good things about Big Red sugar apple. 
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« Reply #949 on: April 10, 2014, 10:15:50 AM »
Hi Jeff.  I intend to buy a Big Red or two from Adam when they become available.  I'll also look into the reticulatas as I hear they're delicious.  Thanks for the info!

Keith

 

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