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« Reply #975 on: May 29, 2014, 02:43:41 AM »
Hi all,
my names Johnny and I love growing tropical fruit from around this wonderful world of ours, particularly Durian currently have two trees that are 12 years old fruiting and one 10 years that's not doing much have a big interest of growing more via seeds. But lots of mixed feed back about this method so was excited to read thar Mike Marshall has had success.
Looking forward to reading past postings

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« Reply #976 on: May 31, 2014, 08:51:20 AM »
Welcome Johnny and good luck with the durians. Kuranda should be alright for a few durian varieties and you might want to supplement your seedling with a grafted durian or two. Marshall has a house in Whitfield/Edge Hill with durians as well as the property opposite Rainforestion on Streets Creek. 

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« Reply #977 on: June 02, 2014, 04:01:48 AM »
I am so glad to know that many are interested in Durian. I am currently doing research on many aspects of growing Durians, both cultural and plant protection.

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« Reply #978 on: June 03, 2014, 04:16:02 AM »
  GOOD DAY TO ALL OF YOU!!!   
AM NEW HERE.

AM FROM TAIWAN. 
I HAVE JUST STARTED TO PLANT 2 CHERRY PLUMS AND 1SUGAR APPLES. 
WE USE A LITTLE HAND PUMP TYPE POLLINATOR TOOL ON THIS ISLAND TO BEAUTIFUL TASTY FRUITS.

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« Reply #979 on: June 03, 2014, 06:16:11 AM »
Caprigirl welcome and there are other Taiwanese people on the forum. It sounds like you pollinate with a camera blower brush. You may be interested in other Annona species to grow. People will enjoy hearing about your fruit growing and eating experiences if you wish to share.

georgesunny......you betcha durians are popular and there has been spirited discussions on growing them and different varieties on the forum. You can search previous discussion with the box at the top left and your input on durians would be welcomed.

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« Reply #980 on: June 06, 2014, 02:01:21 AM »
Thanks a lot, Mike! I will explore those discussions.

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« Reply #981 on: June 09, 2014, 11:47:30 PM »
Hi every one, I'm a newbie and also like tropical fruits!
Here is some of mine!





I also like others! Best wishes to every one!
you can do it

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« Reply #982 on: June 10, 2014, 02:16:41 AM »
Hearty Welcome to the Forum! Excellent Dragon Fruit plants!

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« Reply #983 on: June 10, 2014, 02:47:20 AM »
Hearty Welcome to the Forum! Excellent Dragon Fruit plants!

thanks you my bro! these are just some of them, all of them over one hecta!
you can do it

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« Reply #984 on: June 14, 2014, 12:05:28 PM »
Hi tropical fruit enthusiasts.  Just reached the end of the white sapote season here in the south west of Western Australia.  An excellent season at that.  Nothing better than the taste of over ripe sapote in a fruit salad or thick shake.  Other fruits from the garden include black sapote, guava, feijoa and mango.  Still struggling to achieve a crop of lychee and sapodilla.  Richard.

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« Reply #985 on: June 17, 2014, 02:23:53 PM »
Hello to the group
My name is chuck, I live in SWFL (Naples)
Two years ago I took all the landscaping out of my yard and planted all tropical fruit trees,
Black sapote, sugar apple, Alano sapodilla,Malay apple, starfruit, ever bearing Mulberry, pineapples, and now I'm addicted to Dragon fruit, I have six varieties.iam a newbie that's why I joined the group hoping to learn all I can. Look forward to texting and someday maybe meet some of you. Does anybody else live in Naples FL. All for now....Chuck

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« Reply #986 on: June 21, 2014, 04:31:16 AM »
Hello Rooster01 and everyone. Ever bearing mullberries sounds like a dream. Is that possible in other places or just in florida?

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« Reply #987 on: June 22, 2014, 02:50:35 PM »
Hello Rooster01 and everyone. Ever bearing mullberries sounds like a dream. Is that possible in other places or just in florida?

If I had the space I would plant one. As far as I know ever bearing is an exaggeration and does not mean year around. It means an extended season. It means many months when it gives ripe fruits. And in Portugal this means more months than Germany.

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« Reply #988 on: June 22, 2014, 03:00:19 PM »
 ;D  Thanks

I found out that already after some googling. I planted to mullberries, one grafted and one not. The grafted is growing beautiful and was giving big black fruits in the spring but now it stoped. Im going to look up some everbearing ones even if that doesnt really mean so  ;)

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« Reply #989 on: June 22, 2014, 09:56:21 PM »
Just found you people but looking forward to making good use of this site.  I live in  Hawaii, north shore, low elevation, lots of rain, lots of sun.  I have been here close to 40 years and still planting and looking for new trees.  I have a parrot farm so most of my fruit is grown for them although some gets eaten by humans.  I came upon you looking for information on bunchchosia which I found blooming for the first time.  I doubt I will contribute a lot but I look forward to what everyone else has to say. 

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« Reply #990 on: June 22, 2014, 10:05:30 PM »
those are some damned lucky parrots!  Welcome.
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« Reply #991 on: June 25, 2014, 10:03:54 PM »
Hi, just joined this forum. I'm in zone 8a and limited to growing tropical fruits in containers. I do not have a greenhouse, therefore, the guava that I grow stay in an unheated garage 5 months out of the year.

I have grown a large crunchy white guava in this manner for about 6 yrs. I get a single crop a year that ripen from September through October.

This weekend I added Ruby Supreme and Indonesian seedless guava to my collection. I also bought a Gefner atemoya and a seedling sugar apple. I am hoping they will survive the garage treatment over the winter.

Besides these I grow about 15 varieties of figs, a multi-grafted Jujube and two multi-grafted pear grown in ground.

If anyone has any pointers regarding growing atemoya and sugar apple in containers please chime in.

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« Reply #992 on: June 27, 2014, 03:04:21 AM »
Hi, just joined this forum. I'm in zone 8a and limited to growing tropical fruits in containers. I do not have a greenhouse, therefore, the guava that I grow stay in an unheated garage 5 months out of the year.

I have grown a large crunchy white guava in this manner for about 6 yrs. I get a single crop a year that ripen from September through October.

This weekend I added Ruby Supreme and Indonesian seedless guava to my collection. I also bought a Gefner atemoya and a seedling sugar apple. I am hoping they will survive the garage treatment over the winter.

Besides these I grow about 15 varieties of figs, a multi-grafted Jujube and two multi-grafted pear grown in ground.

If anyone has any pointers regarding growing atemoya and sugar apple in containers please chime in.

Hi Nana7b! Living in a garage seems to be little dark and boring. Maybe arrange some glassed room for exotics and drinking coffe?? Otherwise you can also put some growing lights in the garage. I wouldnt buy one since they are expensive but building one demands at least som soldering skills. LED is the cheapest to run.

You should try maybe acca sellowiana outdoors as well!

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« Reply #993 on: June 27, 2014, 09:31:05 AM »

Hi All,

My name is Ahmed Dirir and I live in Somaliland in Horn of Africa , http://somalilandgov.com. I am establishing a new Guava Plantation on a 10 hectare piece of land with good quality soil and excellent quality and quantity of water through borehole I dug few years back. This is my first large scale project in fruit tree farming and my knowledge of propagation and management is basic.

I moved here from UK around 8 years ago and my main business is drilling water wells. I am now really committed to establishing high and ultra high fruit tree orchards in Somaliland as 90% of fruit and vege is imported.

I've really joined the forum to gain support from members knowledge as Somaliland is a new country and there are agricultural extension offices or consultants here.

I'm 40 , married, no kids and love farming.

thats me.

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« Reply #994 on: June 28, 2014, 08:21:40 PM »

Hi All,

My name is Ahmed Dirir and I live in Somaliland in Horn of Africa , http://somalilandgov.com. I am establishing a new Guava Plantation on a 10 hectare piece of land with good quality soil and excellent quality and quantity of water through borehole I dug few years back. This is my first large scale project in fruit tree farming and my knowledge of propagation and management is basic.

I moved here from UK around 8 years ago and my main business is drilling water wells. I am now really committed to establishing high and ultra high fruit tree orchards in Somaliland as 90% of fruit and vege is imported.

I've really joined the forum to gain support from members knowledge as Somaliland is a new country and there are agricultural extension offices or consultants here.

I'm 40 , married, no kids and love farming.

thats me.
Welcome to the family, what kind of guava are you growing on such a large scale farm?

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« Reply #995 on: July 07, 2014, 07:44:19 PM »
I live in Clearwater, FL with my husband Dave.  We are organic gardeners and among other things are growing some tropical fruit trees - mango, grapefruit, papaya, kiwi lime, avocado, passion fruit and moringa.  Our moringa tree is a huge stenopetala that's right now got lots of wonderfully fragrant blossums that are sweet tasting. Great for salads and smoothies, as are the leaves.  Our passion fruit vines bear beautiful flowers and then fruit twice a year.  I sell moringa oleifera and passion fruit trees. 

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« Reply #996 on: July 07, 2014, 08:18:09 PM »
Hi all!  I'm a long time lurker, but since I have expanded my collection I thought I would introduce myself.  My name is Chris, I live in the New Smyrna Beach area of Florida.  To feed my addiction, I work as a media specialist/school librarian at a local middle school.  I have focused on growing my tropical fruit trees in cold frames, but I have 16 acres that I plan to slowly fill with fruit trees.  So far I have a decent collection of fruit, fortunately I live in central Florida and with protection I can grow both tropicals and northern type fruits.






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« Reply #997 on: July 08, 2014, 10:10:15 AM »
welcome.  Let me know if you want to send one of those acres down here to s. fl  ;)

seriously, though, you have the ability to grow so many varieties of fruit.
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« Reply #998 on: July 13, 2014, 11:17:35 PM »
Leviathon51,
was great to meet you...

looks like you have a great set up, and a wonderful opportunity to grow some rare fruits!!


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« Reply #999 on: July 14, 2014, 02:27:42 PM »
Thanks Adam, I blame you for the increase in my addiction.  After seeing your tropicals at the nursery I have moved from subtropicals to the more tropical fruit.  Can't wait to order the other fruits you have!

 

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