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« Reply #1000 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 #1001 on: June 22, 2014, 10:05:30 PM »
those are some damned lucky parrots!  Welcome.
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« Reply #1002 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 #1003 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 #1004 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 #1005 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 #1006 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 #1007 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 #1008 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 #1009 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 #1010 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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« Reply #1011 on: July 15, 2014, 12:05:17 AM »
name is georges (french spelling). i live in west central florida and i'm zone pushing a number of tropicals including mangoes, soursop and bananas. i only have a couple mango varieties atm, but ordered up some bud wood so hopefully i can expand here before fall. i just put a nam doc mai and pickering in the ground.

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« Reply #1012 on: July 17, 2014, 02:55:31 PM »
Welcome georges to the forum.
Grow mainly fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

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« Reply #1013 on: August 03, 2014, 06:18:05 AM »
Hi all, my name is Don from Brisbane and have caught the tropical fruit bug like the rest of you. Haha! Started of gathering a few different species including
brazil guava
jaboticaba( standard one available in australia) not sure of type
brown turkey fig
birds eye sandpaper fig
strawberry guava
Midyim berry
Bowen mango
imperial mandarin
then got myself some grumichama black and yellow and fell in love with the eugenia species of which I have a couple of species now including
pitomba
cherry of rio grand
dwarf grumichama
forrest plum and a myrcyanthes. Always on the lookout for different eugenia species especially any red fruited types like cereja calycina and mattosi.
Enjoy being part of such a worldwide group gardening enthusiasts.
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« Reply #1014 on: August 03, 2014, 09:53:09 AM »
Hello guy !!
I'm Angelo from Milano, north Italy
I am a lover of flowers and plants, especially tropical and hibiscus
Exchange seeds, hybrid plants, and participated in numerous international forums
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« Reply #1015 on: August 03, 2014, 05:20:30 PM »
Howdy Angelo,Don,merce3,Leviathon and the Moringa Maid.It is good to have you all on board and you will find  the warm glow of a cheery bunch of froot loops here. The extra horticultural muscle that new folk bring means this place just keeps getting better.

 Don you are not the first Daleys refugee to be cast up on these friendly international shores.You can find all that and so much more here.

There is a search box above to the right to look for past threads on your topics of interest and a PM facility that allows you to reach out to others and leave a message.

Cheers
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« Reply #1016 on: August 04, 2014, 03:16:37 PM »
Yes mike, thought it might be you! Definately an ey opener compared to the daleys forum that is for sure. Have my first batch of seeds on their way so eagerly awaiting their arrival. Never knew there were so many types of tropical fruits.

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« Reply #1017 on: August 04, 2014, 03:29:15 PM »
You're up early Don.Check icon for permitted species and packing material and ladel accordingly.

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« Reply #1018 on: August 05, 2014, 06:50:38 AM »
Yeah truck drivers hours mike, work at the port of brisbane so early starts every morning. What do you mean by check icon?Pardon my ignorance! Wherein cairns are you, I lived at edgehill for a half year. Gods country up there. Miss my mangrove jack fishing.

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« Reply #1019 on: August 05, 2014, 07:10:57 AM »
Don google aquis icon query and insert genus to find out what species can be imported.C7100 is a good import code.I am at Bayview which is much like Edge Hill.

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« Reply #1020 on: August 05, 2014, 02:51:57 PM »
Just did that Mike, I sent you a pm.

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« Reply #1021 on: August 24, 2014, 10:35:31 PM »
Hi all.  I'm new to the forum but have been lurking for a while picking up great information.  I have a lots of producing longan trees and am in the process of adding about 25-30 mango cultivars.  I have 7 in the ground and another 17 in 3 gallon pots and a few more on my wish list I'll probably buy this week.  It's nice to be a close neighbor of Pine Island Nursery.  I also have some carambola, avocado, lychee and monstera deliciosa.

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« Reply #1022 on: August 30, 2014, 03:37:37 PM »
Hello,
We have a small orchard in San Diego, Ca, and are planning to plant and grow fruit trees on Koro Island, Fiji. Any assistance re where to purchase, what to be careful of, issues with transporting via ferry from Natovi (outside Suva) to Koro, pests to be aware of & BMPs to maximize yield (for personal use & donating to locals) would be appreciated.
Thank you!
Steven & Michelle

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« Reply #1023 on: August 31, 2014, 05:29:31 AM »
Hello everyone, I dont no exactly how to post here, so i try this way.
My name is Maickel, i am dutch but live in Spain for many years.
I am interested in mango trees, and i have already a lot.
Also i have other trees like:

lychee 2 var
chirimoya. fino de jete
oranges
lemmons
mandarines
mangos
avocado
pear
lonquat( nispero) 1 with white fruit inside
granada
prume 3 var
kiwino
pasiflora 2 var
nashipear
kaki sharon
figs
almond
olive
grapefruit
grapes
sapote white
I like to have the new varieties o mango, like lemon zest ,sweet tart, pina colada,lemmon merenque, coco cream ectr.also i like the ndm and m c.
So if theres anyone who want to exchange scions/budwood with me,or sell them, recieve seeds, send me a mail or write here.
I have scions available now from sensation, ataulfo, osteen, maya, extrema mango and some more.
Also i like to put 2 fotos from 2 mangos(the fruit) i grafted past year, but nobody knows what varietie it is.
Where can i send the fotos to?
I have read a lot of treads here about mangos and its very interesting how you grow mangos there.
thanks
Mike

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« Reply #1024 on: August 31, 2014, 08:05:07 AM »
Welcome to all of our new members.  Looking forward to sharing lots of information about the fruity world we all have interest in. 

Also i like to put 2 fotos from 2 mangos(the fruit) i grafted past year, but nobody knows what varietie it is.
Where can i send the fotos to?
Mike


As to trying to ID a mango tree or fruit.....you might post pictures and description here:

http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=1002.0;topicseen
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