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« Reply #1125 on: April 08, 2015, 03:41:31 PM »
Hi everyone,

My name is Jordan. I am 27 years old and live and just moved to Clermont, FL from Ft Lauderdale, FL. I really enjoy up here, but there are some difference, as far as, growing your own food. I am currently growing: 4 types of avocados, Barbados cherries (a favorite from south florida and I finally found a place up here that carries them for a good price), figs, mulberry, peach, plum, nectarines, apples, banana, rasberry, kiwi, moringa, jaboticaba and loquat. I moved to one of the highest points of the state, so things are definitely new in terms of growing concerns/conditions.

I am starting an organic micro farm/market garden this coming fall (2015). I am really excited to grow fruits, vegetables and herbs for the local community. I am planning to grow into a CSA and hopeful reach out to local restaurants and farmers markets down the road.

Look forward to learning from you guys.

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« Reply #1126 on: April 10, 2015, 02:13:53 AM »
Welcome Jordan, to our wonderful forum!
Congratulations and best wishes for your endeavors.

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« Reply #1127 on: April 10, 2015, 09:29:14 AM »
Hi everyone,

My name is Jordan. I am 27 years old and live and just moved to Clermont, FL from Ft Lauderdale, FL. I really enjoy up here, but there are some difference, as far as, growing your own food. I am currently growing: 4 types of avocados, Barbados cherries (a favorite from south florida and I finally found a place up here that carries them for a good price), figs, mulberry, peach, plum, nectarines, apples, banana, rasberry, kiwi, moringa, jaboticaba and loquat. I moved to one of the highest points of the state, so things are definitely new in terms of growing concerns/conditions.

I am starting an organic micro farm/market garden this coming fall (2015). I am really excited to grow fruits, vegetables and herbs for the local community. I am planning to grow into a CSA and hopeful reach out to local restaurants and farmers markets down the road.

Look forward to learning from you guys.

Will you be shipping any of that fruit, or veggies to members of the "extended community" or just for your locall area? 
~Jeff

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« Reply #1128 on: April 13, 2015, 10:29:52 PM »
Hi everyone,

My name is Jordan. I am 27 years old and live and just moved to Clermont, FL from Ft Lauderdale, FL. I really enjoy up here, but there are some difference, as far as, growing your own food. I am currently growing: 4 types of avocados, Barbados cherries (a favorite from south florida and I finally found a place up here that carries them for a good price), figs, mulberry, peach, plum, nectarines, apples, banana, rasberry, kiwi, moringa, jaboticaba and loquat. I moved to one of the highest points of the state, so things are definitely new in terms of growing concerns/conditions.

I am starting an organic micro farm/market garden this coming fall (2015). I am really excited to grow fruits, vegetables and herbs for the local community. I am planning to grow into a CSA and hopeful reach out to local restaurants and farmers markets down the road.

Look forward to learning from you guys.

Will you be shipping any of that fruit, or veggies to members of the "extended community" or just for your locall area?

I will most likely only sell locally, at least at first. Maybe things will change down the road

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« Reply #1129 on: April 14, 2015, 03:02:22 PM »
Hi I am Lyubomir, I just like eating fruits and also I am learning how to cultivate fruits, but I am still learning. That is why I am here.
Feel free to check out my personal website about Fruits www.fruittoplist.com

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« Reply #1130 on: April 18, 2015, 08:01:42 AM »
Hi everybody,


I am Yohann Aka Reafs,

I'm living on the beautiful Island of Guadeloupe in the Caribbean Sea.

I do love tropical fruits, We have thousands of species here, but nothing to compare to the whole wide world. This is why I appreciate this forum a lot.

I've already got around 50 species of tropical fruits in big pots waiting to be planting in soil one day (when I will my my own land) and I am adding more and more of other tropical fruits coming from around via this forum.

Fos (local greeting).
Yohann

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« Reply #1131 on: April 19, 2015, 08:42:27 AM »
welcome, Reafs!

Do you have anything that has produced fruit yet?
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« Reply #1132 on: April 19, 2015, 01:51:06 PM »
Hello Everyone,

I am in the process of purchasing a home in south Austin in the 8B zone.

Really interested in growing some funky tropical fruit in the backyard for juicing, smoothies and cocktails ( going to make the back yard a tiki paradise  8)).  I was really hoping I could grow some dragon fruit here but it seems it still gets a bit too cold here at times in the winter  :-[

Anyone know how well the pink fleshed guavas do here? I see quite a bit of conflicting info.  I know that pineapple guava's do well and plan to plant one or two but want to get some different varieties going.  Will be back with more questions and hopefully some results and pictures by this time next year!


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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #1133 on: April 20, 2015, 04:58:52 PM »
Very True

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« Reply #1134 on: April 23, 2015, 08:23:33 AM »
welcome, Reafs!

Do you have anything that has produced fruit yet?

Sure Jeff, I'm now having by Syzygium samarangense fruiting, as well as my mango Julie.
Yohann

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« Reply #1135 on: April 23, 2015, 05:17:03 PM »
welcome, Reafs!

Do you have anything that has produced fruit yet?

Sure Jeff, I'm now having by Syzygium samarangense fruiting, as well as my mango Julie.
Nice!  Welcome to our world of fruit nuts!
~Jeff

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« Reply #1136 on: April 24, 2015, 07:44:43 AM »
Hi I'm new to the forums.

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« Reply #1137 on: April 27, 2015, 11:46:20 PM »
Hello everyone. I live in Miramar SW Florida; I have great interest in the same as you all. I learned to do grafts and successfully propagated Casimiro edulis, manilkara sapota var.Alano and mangos. My Pouteria Viridis finally produced after 8+ years and 3 out of 4 coconut trees are  now in production.The lychee is fruiting  but production is poor. the canistel was very fruitful this time and is bearing again.Other ones include atemoya, wax jambu, sugar apple, turkey brown fig and mombin(spondias dulcis) now fruiting nicely.You will see one of the bandits that used to raid my zapodillas, mangos  and canistels In jail.








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« Reply #1138 on: May 01, 2015, 11:45:32 PM »
greetings , I am from Indonesia , my name is Arif .
I am a private worker my age 26 years . my parents is a teacher at the junior high school .
In my area there are many tropical fruits are often found, for example :
rambutan ,
durian ,
tropical apple ,
Kepel ,
Sawo ,
pineapple ,
bananas ,
mango ,
mangosteen ,
and others .......
to the picture you can see in google ,
if you all want to contact me either through
YM : cah_oszlo@yahoo.co.id
gmail : cahoszlo@gmail.com
BBM : 550e951b
whatsapp : 085647545197
facebook : Luthfa Satoejiwa

Thank you very much!
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« Reply #1139 on: May 10, 2015, 09:51:21 PM »
I must admit I have a problem, until a few months ago I was just another busy guy who was too wrapped up in things to spend time doing what is just so enjoyable--working in my yard to make it better. With having improved my yard this spring, I then ran into the wrong crowd---the tropical fruit loonies. Now yes, I admit I am in deep and wow it is great! I look forward to reading and hearing more about my new found passion.

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« Reply #1140 on: May 11, 2015, 05:09:32 AM »
hi all, I am a new member on this forum, thanks for giving me the opportunity to join. I tri wahyuni from Indonesia. I'm 35 years old doing business medical device but i'm interesting this forum cos my background is biology. at my country tropical fruits is so many, hopefully you all can come to my country and experience the sensation of eating tropical fruit. if you want to know more you can contact me at triwahyuni1712@gmail.com

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« Reply #1141 on: May 11, 2015, 05:25:46 AM »
Welcome to the group!  You live in a beautiful country.  What island are you located on?

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« Reply #1142 on: May 13, 2015, 08:34:33 PM »
Hi all, I'm Caesar from Puerto Rico, and I'm a Bio student on my way to becoming a farmer. I've been an armchair biologist all my life, got started on tropical fruits (and other edibles) about four years ago, and it's been downhill ever since. I'm a complete newb with precious little practical experience on hand, but I hope to change that over the coming years. I hope to be able to work with rare species to bring them out of obscurity and into the commercial sector (at least in the States and PR, as I'm sure many "rare" species are well commercialized in their homelands).

My backyard is very small, but that hasn't stopped me from amassing an ever-increasing collection of exotic edibles (which will surely be cramped for space when they reach maturity). Apart from the locally common stuff, I've tasted very few exotics, but I'm eager to taste more, and it seems the only way to do that is to grow 'em myself. My collection currently consists of Durian, Achachairu, Sweet Madro˝o, Luc's Garcinia, Garcinia intermedia, Abiu, Rambutan, Cashew, Anonna reticulata, AšaÝ Berry, several Eugenias (uniflora, involucrata, brasiliensis, selloi, candolleana), several Myrciarias (vexator, glazioviana, coronata, aureana, Red Hybrid), Kwai Muk, Marang, Pedalai, Mocambo, Cupuaš˙, Langsat, Bunya Nuts, and a few other species. Most are seedlings, and the bigger ones still aren't of bearing age.

I'm also interested in experimenting with exotics, especially breeding and grafting, and I've already got a few projects in mind. So... that's pretty much it. Long time lurker, first time poster. Not sure how often you guys will see me around here, but I'm looking forward to being a part of the community. Cheers!

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« Reply #1143 on: May 15, 2015, 09:25:37 AM »
Hi Everyone,

My wife and I recently purchased our first home and got right to work planting tropical fruit varieties.  Right now we have planted: Avocado (Choquette, Kampong); Banana (Dwarf Red, FHIA1, Mysore, Namwa); Barbados Cherry; Jaboticaba (Sabara); Lychee (Sweetheart); and Mango (Angie, Carrie, Florigon, Nam Dok Mai).  Everything was purchased in 3 gallon containers from Pine Island Nursery, Bender's Grove, and Going Bananas.  We have limited space left, but I really want to get in the ground Raja Puri, PPK or Lemon Zest, and possibly something other than avocado, banana, or mango.  I grew up in the Midwest and am learning about tropical fruit more and more each day--thanks in large part to this forum!  I've added pictures of everything except for the Mysore, Namwa, and Sweetheart.  Those were planted after the original pictures were taken.  Hope the pictures post right side up.





















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« Reply #1144 on: May 15, 2015, 10:56:56 PM »
Whats up everyone?
 
J-Bird here,  born and raised in fort lauderdale FL,  always have been into growing things since i was a kid.
I am 32 yo old and just bought my house almost a year ago and have just got started planted my fruit trees, i started off with 10 citrus trees on dwarf rootstock, (hamlin, valencia, honeybell, the good old fashion duncan grapefruit, satsuma, ureka lemon, ponderosa lemon, washington navel, ponkan,

Also drop in a pomagranite bush, a sweetheart lychee tree, 6 diff banana plants, a keywest guenep( aka spanish lime)

Just put in a carrie, nam doc mai, malika, cogshell,
Put those in with have never tasting any of those mangos these mangos before that i know.
Maybe ill change them for diff varieties later if i dont like them.
Everything i plan on pruning very much to keep compact and tight.

I find myself inspecting my citrus daily for pests and potential problems and love being outside just being at one with my trees, nothing has fruited yet except the lychee.

Ive got room for 3 more mango trees but gonna wait till i taste some varieties before i iump the gun.

Anyways thats about it......

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« Reply #1145 on: May 17, 2015, 08:29:13 AM »
Hi Everyone,
Since this is a new forum I think we should have an introductory post for old and new members alike.

Hello everyone, my name is Michelle... I just got two mango trees, three months ago and I'm having a little trouble with them... I join the site to learn a little more about trees and other plants... and hoping to find some answers.  ::)

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« Reply #1146 on: May 21, 2015, 06:28:54 PM »
Hi everyone,

My name is Romain and i come from Martinique in the carribean. I'm a banana grower.

Since a month I've already found a lot of very useful information about the tropical fruit on this forum so i've decided to introduce myself.

I've bought a house already planted with

Mangifera indica "Julie" and "Bassignac"
Syzigium mallacense
Acerola
Annona muricata

and i'm growing

Eriobotrya japonica
Solanum quitoense
Pouteria campechiana
Jaboticaba & Jaboticaba X
Plinia edulis
Eugenia pyriformis
Eugenia neonitida
Marang
Durian
Garcinia mangoustana
Avocado "Lula"
White Sapote
Eugenia uniflora
Dovyalis hebecarpa
Guava and Cherry Guava
Duku
Tangelo orlando
and still waiting for other seeds  :D

Thank you

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« Reply #1147 on: May 23, 2015, 06:35:43 PM »
Hi there,

I'm Kader,


Brand new member here from Paris, France. I've been reading the forum for a while as a guest though. I'm just amazed at the amount of info available here.

I'm into avocados, mangoes, japanese persimmons, figs, olive trees, peaches, citruses and getting to know about pawpaws.... and hopefully many more.


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« Reply #1148 on: May 27, 2015, 01:24:57 PM »
Aloha All,

I am living on the east side of the Big Island, Hawaii and I have been growing for about a year. I have so much to learn! We have a 3 acre lot that I have about 1/2 hand cleared and I am in the process of planing it out. I have the kind of gone crazy with planting stuff.

Abiu
Avocado
Cocoa
Bananas
Brazilian Cherry
Bread Fruit
Curry Leaf
Guava
Ice Cream Bean
Jabiticobia
Lemon
Kaifer Lime
Lime
Thai Finger Lime
Longan
Lychee
Malabar Chestnut
Mountain Apple
Blood Orange
Passion Fruit
Rollinia
Tangerine
Soursup
Star Apple
Surinam Cherry


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« Reply #1149 on: May 30, 2015, 07:35:04 PM »
Grandfatherbear is a FL native, and I grew up in Northern VA/WASH DC. We met at Stetson University, DeLand, FL in 1970. My father was a career agricultural economist with USDA and every vacation was a busman's holiday. I have been a long term gardener- GFB loves all his plants and knows the location of every leaf and bud and developing fruit. I studied gardening like a second career after experiencing some massive fails. Now that I'm retired, I vowed to treat gardening like a 40 hr a week job. My more recent goals have been to get more into perennials and tropical vegetables. Learnt the hard way that growing a summer vegetable garden just means a huge pest load for the autumn gardens so have scaled back the summer plantings. Im getting more interested in tropical nuts with this whole drought in CA thing and the tripling of nut prices on the wholesale level. Our plantings include a huge apple orchard of various heirloom apples (www.kuffelcreek.com hot climate apple production) low chill peaches and apricots, mulberries, jaboticabas, dovyalis, carambola, curry, terminalia (okari), Malabar chestnut (pachira) water chestnuts, arrowhead, lotus, ornamental rice, canna, loofa squash, asparagus, Chaya, chayote, katuk, sweet potatoes, black peanut, pigeon peas. In winter I do the usual ordinary vegetables.

 

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