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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #850 on: January 03, 2014, 12:43:16 PM »
Hello Everyone,

My name is Hernan Posada and I am originally from Colombia. In 2012, I started to become extremely passionate about fruit.
I am 20 years old and will be living permanently in South Florida starting Jan 7th, 2013.
I am on a 99% fruit diet and will occasionally have leafy greens. I have been a raw foodist since December 2012 and I have never felt so amazing in my life.
This fruit diet has inspired me to seek my passion in life which is to be a fruit hunter and some day have a huge fruit orchard and be a mentor for those who want to reach new levels of health and vitality through raw foods and fruit.
I may plan on moving to Costa Rica or Colombia some day but right now I will really be enjoying my time in South Florida.
I feel as if Tropical Fruit are the healthiest foods we can be consuming, having our biological origin in the tropics.

In the summer of 2013, I attended the Woodstock Fruit Festival, one of the world's largest raw foods event with access to unlimited fruit and amazing presenters and speakers.

Really looking forward to learning all that I possibly can about Tropical Fruit so I can start growing it in the backyard of my home in South Florida. It would be amazing if I could eat most of my food from my backyard.
I also look forward to meeting and connecting with like-minded people.
Hi Hernan! Nice to see you here! I love to be frugivorous too... maby one day when i have suficiente diferent fruits here... Thank you for sharing your experience!  ;D

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #851 on: January 03, 2014, 01:02:36 PM »
Welcome all new members.
Grow mainly fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

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« Reply #852 on: January 03, 2014, 01:49:25 PM »
Thanks Luisport. Really glad to be joining this forum. There's no limit to how much I can learn here and it's amazing how everyone can expand their knowledge of the vast and mysterious world of fruit with the power of the internet.
« Last Edit: January 03, 2014, 02:00:20 PM by Frugivorous Hernan »

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« Reply #853 on: January 03, 2014, 02:24:54 PM »
Thanks Luisport. Really glad to be joining this forum. There's no limit to how much I can learn here and it's amazing how everyone can expand their knowledge of the vast and mysterious world of fruit with the power of the internet.
And what fruits do you grow?

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« Reply #854 on: January 03, 2014, 04:41:09 PM »
Right now since I am just moving to South Florida, I don't have many fruits. I have a bunch of Banana plants whose variety is unknown. I also have 3-4 trees of jocotes (ciruelas).  I have a sugar cane palm as well.
I also have a huge avocado tree that rarely gives any fruit (around 3-4 avocadoes per year), an inga ice cream bean tree that has not fruited yet.

Most of the fruits in my backyard were planted by my neighbor, Elsy - she has a nursery that is really close to my house and when I checked it out this summer, there were an abundance of different mangoes and other really cool tropical fruit.
http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=11.0

I am moving in with my parents again and will see if I can find some great trees as my backyard has a good amount of space. Looking to see if I can find great additions to my backyard.
« Last Edit: January 03, 2014, 05:08:12 PM by Frugivorous Hernan »

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« Reply #855 on: January 03, 2014, 04:42:45 PM »
Fruits that I would like to grow include (Although i'm not sure if all of them are compatible with the climate): Dates, Figs, lots of Bananas, Papaya, Pineapple, Lychees, Persimmons, Caimito, Peanut Butter Fruit, Lucuma, Stinking Toe Fruit, Abiu, Santol, Cherimoya, Atemoya, Sugar Apple, Canistel, Mamey, Avocado, Miracle Fruit, Jaboticaba, Jackfruit, Sapodilla (Nispero), White Sapote, Chupa Chupa Sapote, Ross Sapote, Rollinia, all different types of melons etc.

My favorite fruits are the dense sweet tropical fruits that are dense in calories per weight like bananas, dates, canistel, etc., as well as the juicy ones like papaya and melons.
« Last Edit: January 03, 2014, 08:28:54 PM by Frugivorous Hernan »

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« Reply #856 on: January 03, 2014, 04:49:34 PM »
Fruits that I would like to grow include: Papaya, Persimmons, Longan, Caimito, Lucuma, Abiu, Sugar Apple, Canistel, Mamey, Miracle Fruit, Figs, Sapodilla (Nispero), Chupa Chupa Sapote, Rollinia, all different types of melons etc.
You have to make a post with your fruit tree photos!  ;D

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Agronomist Ariel Shai from Israel
« Reply #857 on: January 04, 2014, 09:44:26 AM »
Hi fellows
I am 60 years old, specializing in subtropical and tropical fruits.
Living on my hobey farm in Central Israel growing exotics and rare fruits
I raise animals as horse, goats, farm dogs, chickens, ducks, quails
I have many types pf prickly pears, pitayas and longans among numerous other exotics
I am interested in the local wild species of the Medit. area such as wild almonds, carob, pistachios, oaks, rare figs and rare punica granatum such as the Black types that I breed

I have visited folks and collections around the globe countries some 30 years ago - where it was possible for an Israeli to visit, but did not cover South America.
Allan Carle and many Ausies   gave me that ime an introductory entrace to the Amazon Fruit literature and findings of those days

All are free to contact and share

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Re: Agronomist Ariel Shai from Israel
« Reply #858 on: January 04, 2014, 03:39:48 PM »
Hi fellows
I am 60 years old, specializing in subtropical and tropical fruits.
Living on my hobey farm in Central Israel growing exotics and rare fruits
I raise animals as horse, goats, farm dogs, chickens, ducks, quails
I have many types pf prickly pears, pitayas and longans among numerous other exotics
I am interested in the local wild species of the Medit. area such as wild almonds, carob, pistachios, oaks, rare figs and rare punica granatum such as the Black types that I breed

I have visited folks and collections around the globe countries some 30 years ago - where it was possible for an Israeli to visit, but did not cover South America.
Allan Carle and many Ausies   gave me that ime an introductory entrace to the Amazon Fruit literature and findings of those days

All are free to contact and share

Ariel




Welcome to the forum "neighbor". This a great place to learn, to teach and to exchange ideas, experiences, seeds, plants etc!
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« Reply #859 on: January 04, 2014, 04:11:12 PM »
Hi fellows
I am 60 years old, specializing in subtropical and tropical fruits.
Living on my hobey farm in Central Israel growing exotics and rare fruits
I raise animals as horse, goats, farm dogs, chickens, ducks, quails
I have many types pf prickly pears, pitayas and longans among numerous other exotics
I am interested in the local wild species of the Medit. area such as wild almonds, carob, pistachios, oaks, rare figs and rare punica granatum such as the Black types that I breed

I have visited folks and collections around the globe countries some 30 years ago - where it was possible for an Israeli to visit, but did not cover South America.
Allan Carle and many Ausies   gave me that ime an introductory entrace to the Amazon Fruit literature and findings of those days

All are free to contact and share

Ariel




Welcome to the forum "neighbor". This a great place to learn, to teach and to exchange ideas, experiences, seeds, plants etc!
Welcome to the forum community.

Is that a male papaya plant with fruits? Ive never seen papaya fruit like that from a papaya plant before. Very interesting  :o

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« Reply #860 on: January 04, 2014, 05:25:01 PM »
Shalom Ariel! Very nice to see you in this forum!

I would be very interested in pommegranate and opuntia cuttings. I do not have much terperate fruiting plants, but can share a lot of tropical seeds and scions  ;)

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #861 on: January 04, 2014, 06:58:02 PM »
Welcome, Ariel!

Nice looking tree!

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« Reply #862 on: January 04, 2014, 07:57:41 PM »
My name is Camillo
I'm from a small tropical island in the West Indies called Grenada.
I have been growing exotic tropical and subtropical fruits for the past two years, Im not optimistic that the subtropical fruits would bear here as we are very close to the equator, but even if merely for ornamental reasons I'm still ok with that.
I'm going to list the fruits that I grow and if anyone lives in a similar climate as I. I would be grateful to know what have grown and produce for you, and any other tips on growing exotic tropical fruits. I grow a variety of tropical fruits and some sub tropical and temperate for experiment. our zones range from 11 to 13 b because of the high altitudes certain places.
I grow:

purple and yellow mobin
Mangoes many varities
Citrus many varities
Atemoya
Cherimoya
Sugar apple
Sour sup
pond apples
Custard apples
Longan (subtropical)
Spanish lime
Rambutan
Lychee (subtropical)
Brazilian cherry
Suriname cherry
Cherry de rio grande (subtropical)
Pitomba
Rainforest plum
pine apple Guava (subtropical)
pear guava
large Bangkok guava
red strawberry guava
large red guava
local unnamed varieties
Indian jujubee
jack fruit
loquats
caimito and the small similar variety
star fruit
bananas
sweet tamarind
Otaheite gooseberry
Cashew nut
malay apple
water apple
mangosteen
lemon drop mangosteen
unnamed mangosteen with very large seed.
velvet apple
mamey apple
mamey sapote
sapodilla
grape asian variety
strawberries
pomegranate
fig
Randia
Paw Paw (suptropical)
jabuticaba large leaf and small leaf variety
and a few temperate for experiments
apples (note that some one actually got one to fruit here).
nectarines
Red Globe grape

I'm looking forward to learning as much as I can as well as contributing in whatever capacity I can.
PS. I'm still collecting any recommendations are welcomed
« Last Edit: January 11, 2014, 09:28:47 AM by Camillo Alexis »
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« Reply #863 on: January 04, 2014, 08:11:20 PM »
Wow, Camillo!  Can I come to your house for vacation?!?!?!

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« Reply #864 on: January 05, 2014, 04:39:07 AM »
Wellcome Camillo. Your list of the trees is amazing! Do you have a big orchand?
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« Reply #865 on: January 05, 2014, 10:47:42 AM »
Wellcome Camillo. Your list of the trees is amazing! Do you have a big orchand?
I have but it's mainly nutmeg and cocoa 10 acres and I'm trying to turn it into a fruit garden but it is a lot of work. I have a lot of plants in pots as I intend to plant them in a planned and organized way. I'm hoping I can get some advice and guidance from anyone who has done an organized orchard.
Grenada generally has a lot of fruits that you get when you purchase lands but they are sparadic all over the place, Spanish lime, citrus, lots of varieties of mangoes, hog plums, Sugar Apples, Soursop, star fruits, Malay Apples, star apples and it's smaller relative.

Here we don't employ a lot of pruning and most of our trees are propagated by seeds resulting in trees that are over grown and  lacking  proper light.
Grenada has rich volcanic soil almost all of our fruits are laden with flavor, but because we don't allow importation of plants not very many people would plant exotics as they would have to smuggle seeds.

Still there are persons who have Rambutans, Jackfruits, Mangosteens (all of which fruited in 6 years from seeds), Velvet Apples, Atemoya, Dragon fruits and one person has Durian.

I want to remove everything except the nutmeg and cocoa as they are our main export crops, plant lawn grass keep the fruit trees reasonable heights those that can be, and plant palms create a pond etc.  I'm the largest collector that I know of on the island.
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« Reply #866 on: January 05, 2014, 11:03:41 AM »
Wellcome Camillo. Your list of the trees is amazing! Do you have a big orchand?


You might be disappointed, lol as I don't have many plants in my home garden mostly my home nursery until the plants are ready to be planted out I also practice grafting and stuff here   






but of course in the near future, I would be willing to have anyone who is able to visit.
Feedback and advice is what would make the difference is a good and great project and just bask in the common ground we all share being passionate about tropical fruits.
 It is a beautiful Island too it is a bit on the quiet side but it's ranked in natural beauty. 
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« Reply #868 on: January 15, 2014, 12:21:32 AM »
Wellcome Camillo. Your list of the trees is amazing! Do you have a big orchand?
I have but it's mainly nutmeg and cocoa 10 acres and I'm trying to turn it into a fruit garden but it is a lot of work. I have a lot of plants in pots as I intend to plant them in a planned and organized way. I'm hoping I can get some advice and guidance from anyone who has done an organized orchard.
Grenada generally has a lot of fruits that you get when you purchase lands but they are sparadic all over the place, Spanish lime, citrus, lots of varieties of mangoes, hog plums, Sugar Apples, Soursop, star fruits, Malay Apples, star apples and it's smaller relative.

Here we don't employ a lot of pruning and most of our trees are propagated by seeds resulting in trees that are over grown and  lacking  proper light.
Grenada has rich volcanic soil almost all of our fruits are laden with flavor, but because we don't allow importation of plants not very many people would plant exotics as they would have to smuggle seeds.

Still there are persons who have Rambutans, Jackfruits, Mangosteens (all of which fruited in 6 years from seeds), Velvet Apples, Atemoya, Dragon fruits and one person has Durian.

I want to remove everything except the nutmeg and cocoa as they are our main export crops, plant lawn grass keep the fruit trees reasonable heights those that can be, and plant palms create a pond etc.  I'm the largest collector that I know of on the island.

You are definitely a thinking man. Best of luck and God's help in your endeavors. An amazing assortment of wild fruits when buying at least some lands.... Must be the volcanic soil you mention

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« Reply #869 on: January 15, 2014, 12:34:43 AM »
Hi Everyone,

I have a background in International Sales and Business Development and a keen interest in sourcing great fresh produce and ingredients (perhaps for specialty shops / brands / restaurants). I would love to be able to combine the worlds as a profession.  From some of the stuff I have recently read, the job I want to have is something along the lines of: International / Exotic Fruit / Ingredient Procurer / Buyer?

Can anyone advise on how someone like me might be able to make this profession a reality? Honestly, any insight anyone is able to offer me on this front would be awesome.

Best,

Vin (NYC)


Just for starters we have the best mangoes in the US growing here (Florida) that are just aching to have the right channels opened up to send them to cities where there is a large upper class with disposable income. They would have to be air freighted and used in the high end restaurants. Sold at gourmet markets. We also have amazing avocados like Catalina (Cuban favorite) that would go great on plates in August as a side dressing....not as that cliched guacamole but right next to meat, fish and chicken

All in season of course. It is a matter of of precise air shipping and distribution. There is a persistent buzz on mangoes and avocados being used in recipes in cold northern cities. I see this on the internet

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« Reply #870 on: January 21, 2014, 05:19:09 AM »
HI,

My name is Stephane, I am 28 years old and I live in french guiana

I passione fruit and I just shared with you

Sorry my English is not very correct

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« Reply #871 on: January 21, 2014, 05:34:52 AM »
tifrise welcome you are the second person here from French Guiana. What fruit do you grow and what fruit are you interested in?

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« Reply #872 on: January 21, 2014, 08:07:30 PM »
Ariel from the pitayafruit group? Welcome to the forum!

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« Reply #873 on: January 21, 2014, 08:24:42 PM »
At the moment I grow amazon trees that give fruits as tatajuba, pequi, pequia, and more ( i don't know english name so french  :) )

And common fruits like rambutan, longan, sugar apple, tamarille, biriba, jaboticaba, soursoup, mammay apple, surinam cherry, avocado, banana, differents passiflore, cacao, pinapple, cherimoia, acerola, star apple, star fruit, grumixama, custard apple, pitaya, wax jambu (white and pink), breadnut, differents guava, cattley guava, durian, bacupari, bacuri, jackfruit, leechee, mangousteen, jacana, noni, differents mango, yellow mombin, ciriguela, loquat, differents cashew nut, castanha do brazil, tropical carob, pawpaw, ambarella, malay apple, mamancillo, sapote, sapodilla, tamarind, spanish tamarind, bilimbi, pond apple, guarana, coffee,, canistel, coco plum, abiu, acai, bababa, patawa, tucuma, jambolan, malabar chesnut, macadamia, camapu, peach palm, black sapote, star groosberry, differents inga, ....  there is still plenty but I did not mind


I'm interested in the fruits of brazil.
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« Reply #874 on: January 22, 2014, 06:14:39 AM »
Hi Tifrise, you are very welcome!!! You have a great and big colection of great fruits! Your list is just amazing! Please if you can, share some photos of your trees with us! Thank you so much!  ;D

 

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