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DJMadonia96

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #1575 on: April 17, 2020, 11:39:36 PM »
Hi everyone! Im new, never really did a introductory post before. My name is Tristan i take care of my grandma for a living as of recent im trained as a cook/chef love food. And love some exotic fruit.

Welcome!

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« Reply #1576 on: April 21, 2020, 03:23:43 PM »
Hello, my name is Mark. I'm new here. I love cooking and I like exotic fruits.
Unfortunately, I don't know how to take care of plants, so I only have a few flowers. But I really want to learn it. Because I like it when there are a lot of exotic plants in the house.

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« Reply #1577 on: May 05, 2020, 03:31:01 PM »
Hello I'm not sure if I'm doing this right, but anyways, my name is Michael and I have been working with plants for a good amount of time, but only recently got interested in exotic fruits.

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« Reply #1578 on: May 05, 2020, 04:00:26 PM »
Hello, my name is Ed and I live in the Northwest Phoenix area. 9b is the officially stated grow zone but some people just call it hotter than hell.
I have next to zero experience with tropical trees but hope to learn a lot here!

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« Reply #1579 on: May 08, 2020, 02:33:38 AM »
Hi everyone, We live in Brisbane, Australia in a sub-tropical zone in a 1000 sq.m block of land that has been in the family for about 70 years. It is almost covered with 2 large poinciana trees which provide shade most of the time. 
We grow about 130 fruit trees, some in the ground and about half in large containers. Our soil pH is about 5.5 and it is sandy loam. 
We store about 20,000 litres of water for the garden.  Things are dry at the moment. 
There is no pesticide used here and we have 4 australian stingless bee hives to help pollinate the plants.
I love reading all the info on this site and never stop learning.

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« Reply #1580 on: May 08, 2020, 02:50:59 AM »
Hi guys! im new here. I have a question tho. why cant i seem to upload a profile picture? i resize mine to small alreayd

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« Reply #1581 on: May 29, 2020, 10:57:52 AM »
Hey there my name is Andrew, currently living in central Vietnam. I have a half Hectare of land with several big jackfruit trees, 200 ish pepper plants and some Guava. Looking to find other people in Vietnam and SEA to try and find some less common fruit seeds and or trees. Most common fruit around is jackfruit, guava, lychee, bananas, mangos, passion fruit, longan and rambutan around here. 

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« Reply #1582 on: June 01, 2020, 11:36:25 PM »
Hello, my name is Darryl.  I live in the San Francisco Bay Area, California, USDA Zone 10A.  The temperature rarely drops below freezing.  I live within 50 feet of the bay waters, so the temperature does not fluctuate as much as other parts of California and it is definitely not the tropics or sub-tropics. Back in 2017, I started growing pineapple plants from store bought pineapples in a small backyard greenhouse.  I was amazed at the flavor and sweetness of the pineapples I was able to grow. I recently became knowledgeable of the white pineapples varieties and have purchased White Jade and Sugarloaf slips from members of this forum.  If you live in the SF Bay Area and have similar interest in growing pineapples, feel free to drop me a message.

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« Reply #1583 on: June 04, 2020, 11:36:18 AM »
Hi my name is J.C. I live in Avon Park, Fl. I have a small 10acre homestead with my wife and 4 kids and we raise beef and dairy cows, and chickens. I love to grow things and even had a small vegetable market garden for a while but the weekly harvest were too much for my back to take so I decided to switch to fruit tress so I can reach up to harvest instead of bend down. Iím mainly growing mangoes and other tropical fruits and but I have some citrus and stone fruits as well.
-J.C.

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #1584 on: June 06, 2020, 04:49:47 PM »
Hello my name is Spencer and i am interested in growing tropical and non tropical fruit trees here in South Carolina. I currently have Jamaican cherry, Barbados cherry, pineapple, Jaboticaba, 2 kinds of mulberries, 4 kinds of fig, peaches, nectarine, 5 kinds of citrus and a vegetable garden. I am always looking for new trees to add to my small collection by buying or trading. Thanks for allowing me to become a member 

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #1585 on: June 07, 2020, 11:50:39 AM »
Hi!

Does somebody have a great food forest where they are interested in providing food for groups ranging from 8 to 12?

I am focused on being in a food forest or near a food forest with super access to the best foods and being with 12 vegan philanthropists and showing the benefit in food forestry and spreading food forests all over the world by strategic investments and philantropic purposes that increases the amount people eat fresh natural foods, and the amounts we grow, and how ideally we grow.

Send me a message if this is interesting for you!
I can share profits.

I have studied effective altruism for 6 years.

Thank you!

Simon@generalvitality.com




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« Reply #1586 on: June 09, 2020, 04:23:05 PM »
Hello everyone , i'm new to the forum and think that it is a great place to learn great stuff. Been a long time lurker and think its time to jump in  :) . I'm a student from the National academy of arts , 23 years old with a obsession for growing tropical fruit plants, and fruits in general. I have growing in pots passion fruits ( p.edulis, p.ligularis, p.edulis flav, p. alata ), cherimoya ,surinam cherry , carambola, dragon fruit ,2 types of guava , lychee, tamarillo, pomello , coffee, papaya, loguat and tamarind seedlings. I also have some temperate fruiting plants like peach ,almond, apricot, blueberries, gooseberries, red currants, pistachio, kiwi , pomegranate, several varieties of figs, apples and paw paw. I also do some summer veggies like tomatoes and peppers. Thanks for reading my intro and I am glad that this forum exists, I have learned a lot of things and hope to learn a lot more.  ;D

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« Reply #1587 on: June 09, 2020, 07:42:39 PM »
Hello everyone , i'm new to the forum and think that it is a great place to learn great stuff. Been a long time lurker and think its time to jump in  :) . I'm a student from the National academy of arts , 23 years old with a obsession for growing tropical fruit plants, and fruits in general. I have growing in pots passion fruits ( p.edulis, p.ligularis, p.edulis flav, p. alata ), cherimoya ,surinam cherry , carambola, dragon fruit ,2 types of guava , lychee, tamarillo, pomello , coffee, papaya, loguat and tamarind seedlings. I also have some temperate fruiting plants like peach ,almond, apricot, blueberries, gooseberries, red currants, pistachio, kiwi , pomegranate, several varieties of figs, apples and paw paw. I also do some summer veggies like tomatoes and peppers. Thanks for reading my intro and I am glad that this forum exists, I have learned a lot of things and hope to learn a lot more.  ;D
Welcome.If you are bulgarian,then you are genetically atracted to this hobby.

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« Reply #1588 on: June 10, 2020, 11:47:37 AM »
Hi All ! My Name is Bob I am in zone 10a cape coral fl. I am fairly new to the tropical fruit world have grown up in the Boston area. So far I have planted Mango, avocado, papaya, and guanabana. I have had some failures and some successes.  Still learning and hungry to learn more..

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« Reply #1589 on: June 12, 2020, 08:10:06 AM »
Hi guys,

New here and trying to figure out what forms and paperwork I need to fill out in order to possibly start selling my tropical fruits in South Florida. Never thought I'd be looking into the fruit selling business, but I have some great fruits on my family's property. :) Any information or help would be very much appreciated! Looking forward to learning a lot on this forum!

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« Reply #1590 on: June 12, 2020, 05:06:55 PM »
Hi every one, my name is Alejandro and one of my favorite hobbies is growing fruits of all kinds, it"s that joy you know....planting the seed and after a few years enjoying the delicious taste of the fruit you so much like....it"s awesome! .
 
I live in Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean and it's pretty hot most of the year with a RH above 50% most of the time. I joined this forum to seek advice in mainly diseases that affect tropical plants. I'm just a "hobby grower" with relative knowledge, what i can google, but i have been successful in growing several kinds of trees and harvest nice fruit from them.

 I have different kinds of trees in large pots, guayabas, star fruit, date palms, pomegranate, avocados, dragon fruit, papaya etc but my favorite fruit trees are Syzygium samarangense - (Wax Jambu) and Syzygium malaccense - (Malay Apple and White Mountain Apple).

These trees gave plenty of very nice fruit but for a while now thy have contracted a disease i think because the fruit are rotting on the tree and they look awful. This why i need some that can tell me what to do. I use good ph balanced soil and they are not in full sun.

I am posting some piks in the hope of finding a cure. Thanks guys, i much appreciated!!!!










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« Reply #1591 on: June 13, 2020, 08:47:10 PM »
I am so happy that I found this forum !!  My name is P J. I am a NASA brat and I live in Nassau Bay Texas, right across the street from Mission Control NASA on the Gulf Coast. I am a relocation manager for ADT Security able to do business all over Texas and Florida, but thanks to covid, I am still hunkering down like it is a category 5 headed my way :-(

Besides gardening, I have 2 major passions: scuba diving and magic !!  When I started dating the man who is now my hubby in 2001, he said "let's grow things that will feed us" so the next day I went out and bought 2 lime trees. We now have an edible landscape on 1/3 acre with the following:

Our newest acquisitions are:
2 Australian Finger Limes,  Everbearing Mulberry, and a Pitomba -Eugenia Luschnathiana joining our other 35 trees, bushes and veggies

Citrus: 2 grapefruit 1 pink 1 yellow
thornless key lime
tangelo
clementine
asian lemon
variegated pink lemon

pink satin pomegranate
3 dwarf pomegranates
fuyu persimmon
medjool date palm
strawberry tree  Muntingia calabura
Lychee Hak Ip
Lychee Sweetheart
2 carambola 1 Sri Kembangan other unknown
Papaya  volunteer from the compost  LOL
Grumichama
purple fig 
4 Moringa trees
Mexicola Avocado
Miracle Fruit
2 dwarf Barbados Cherries
2 Banana Trees
Jacoticaba unkown variety, probably Sabara

6 thornless blackberries, 2 varieties
thornless raspberry
9 blueberries (5 varieties)
2 passion fruit 1 purple passion and 1 red
roselle hibiscus
false roselle hibiscus

Most of our veggies are unusual perennials like Yacon, salsify, chayote squash (merliton), cucuzza squash, katuk, egyptian -red malabar- okinawa and longevity spinach, and asparagus.
Of course I also grow some totally normal veggies like tomatoes, peppers cucumbers and beans.

I have probably forgotten at least 1 thanks to Sometimers Disease, but am sure you will forgive the oversight  LMFAO !!!

Occasionally, I will do a garden tour and upload it to my youtube channel. It has evolved thru the years and you might enjoy taking a peek
www.youtube.com/user/divingtemptress

I am very happy to be here and look forward to many insights and advice from the group.

Happy Gardening,
P J the DivingTemptress and Dirt Diva




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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #1592 on: June 13, 2020, 11:10:10 PM »
Hi Folks!
I started growing fruit trees just a few years ago. I'm in San Diego, zone 10a with:
Three Avocado trees (just harvested my very first this past week - a 20 oz Reed!),
A few stone fruit trees,
and almost enough fig trees (hence the handle).
Future plans: Feijoa or mango!

I've been on the Ourfigs forum since last year, but have only lurked on the tropical fruit forum until now.

I started grafting this year, and plan to complicate the lives of more of my trees in the future.
I joined CRFG in time to make it to the most recent San Diego scion exchange earlier this year, hopefully I'll get to meet more members in the future when life is a bit more normal.

I have a bunch of avocado questions, but I'll put them on a different thread.

Cheers,

Mike

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« Reply #1593 on: June 14, 2020, 04:03:41 AM »
Hi Folks,

I am a new farmsteader in NW New Mexico (since July 2019 when my husband & I retired & relocated from Wisconsin). 

We haven't built a house yet, but we did build a greenhouse, and although it's not really finished yet, it's been up and running for a couple of months now.  It's a "Greenhouse In the Snow" passive solar geothermal greenhouse, so should stay between 50 and 100 degrees year round. https://greenhouseinthesnow.com/  We are eager to grow subtropical and long-season food in addition to growing traditional temperate foods outdoors on our high-desert mesa.

On the greenhouse floor we have 14 trees (citrus, avocado, fig, banana) and a dragonfruit. In the raised beds, in addition to temperate vegetables, we have Kiwano melons and chayote.  We've both lived in tropical areas before (me in Australia and Costa Rica; my husband in Somalia), and we've both raised our own food before in temperate regions, but this is our first experience raising tropical foods.

We have a lot to learn!  We've been blogging our stumbles, struggles, and successes at https://www.brownkawa.com/

I look forward to learning from you all, and sharing thoughts.

Be well!


Kimi Ishikawa
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https://www.brownkawa.com/

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« Reply #1594 on: June 22, 2020, 09:14:27 AM »
 Hi, I am new to this forum, I have 4 mango trees, One of them I planted one about 8 years ago, it was frozen back to the roots that year I planted and than it started to grow, I left it alone as I had put a dog pen near it and it worked out as a good shade for the pen. It did not make any mangos until last year when it made about 4, they were real stringy, this year it has (I'm guessing around 250) mangos on it . They are small green ones and I found out they are Turpentine, I'm guessing that was the root stock that came up after it got frozen years ago. I found one that had turn yellow and fell off the tree and I mashed it and than cut off the bottom and sucked the juice out and it tasted sweet. I would like to know more about it as could these be used as a seed stock or not. Looks as if I'm going to be drinking a lot of mango juice lol. I plant the other 3 tress 2 years age from seed from another tree my friends got. two has a few mangos last year and one had about 7 this year which I've eaten and they were real good. I have 5 more seed from my friends tree and I may plant them. If any one out there know any one that can use the seed , they are welcome to come to Okeechobee, Fl. and get all they want.

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« Reply #1595 on: June 25, 2020, 02:12:22 PM »
Hello everyone, I am a Techie working in NY. I feel lucky to stumble upon this forum and to find so much information sharing about tropical fruits. My roots are in southern India. Hoping to share information I know about mangoes and hoping to get information to grow them successfully here in the US.

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« Reply #1596 on: June 25, 2020, 03:41:46 PM »
Hello Everyone,

We've been lurking on this forum for a little over a year. We're animal people. We liked plants. Had houseplants that we constantly replaced because our cats love murdering them. But never really considered the idea being gardeners, let alone a VERY SERIOUS gardeners. Then we moved to Florida...

Needless to say, we're in the process of turning our 3 acre property into a fruit park / bio-intense food forest for people and animals. In about 18 months we've gone from having a few houseplants to putting almost 150 fruiting trees/bushes/plants in the ground. We're eating some amazing fruits and waiting patiently for many others to mature so we can try them. We're zone pushing and trying to create micro-climates to grow frost tender plants. So far we've been successful but we've only been through one relatively mild winter. 

We're interested in growing rare trees if we can find them and hopefully selling/trading fruit, trees, & seeds in the future.

We're still animal people, for sure. But plants have become a huge part of our lives. And honestly, they should be. We couldn't live without them!

Looking forward to learning, sharing, and growing!

Best,

K.C.


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« Reply #1597 on: June 29, 2020, 04:12:37 AM »
Greeting to everyone from Riverside, California!
My nickname is IB and since I grew up on the equator, edible tropical fruits and vegetable are my passion. Being a gardener for over 20 years, my garden collections have sideline from tropical fruits to tropical vegetables as well. Aside from gardening, my hobbies include cooking and travelling (temporary halted due to Covid 19). Here is a list of what trees/plants that I have growing:

Fruit trees:
Longan
Passion fruits (2 varieties)
Mango (2 varieties)
Strawberry
Strawberry papaya
Suebella Sapote
Dwarf Banana
Nectaplum
Saturn Donut Peach
Apricot
Jujube (Li and 1 unknown species)
Rose Apple (Green, Semarang)
Guavas (Strawberry, Lemon and Thai -white)
Cherimoya
Persimmon (Fuyu and Haciya)
Apple (Red Era)

Citrus Collection(I live in a citrus county-LOL):
Tangerine ( 2 varieties)
Cocktail Grapefruit (orange color flesh)
Thornless Mexican lime
Keiffer Lime
Nasnaran (Limau) lime
Yuzu
Nagami Kumquat

Ginger collection:
Butterfly ginger
Galangal
Tumeric (curcuma longa)
Sand ginger (kencur/peacock ginger)

Vegetable collections:
Corn
Eggplants (7 varieties)
Peppers (At least 40+ varieties - sweet and hot)
Beans (15+ varieties)
Squash (6+ varieties)
Tomatoes (15+ varieties)
Cucumber (5 varieties)
Basil (4 varieties)

Roots plants:
Yucca
Yam (red and white)
Potato
Poi
Jicama
Garlic
Onion
Shallot

Herbs:
lemon grass
Laurel bay
Garlic chieves
Giant garlic
Perilla
Pandanus Amaryllifolius
Inedible trees/Plants:
Rose
Palms (queen, pigmy, fan, bottle, sago)
Giant bird of paradise.

Most of my collections are for cooking and food. In fact, my first gardening experience started with a bag of left over potatoes. I left them too long and they started to have buds.Thus, I throw them in my backyard soil and 3 months later I got 4x more potatoes that can lasted more than 2 months left in kitchen. Ever since then, I love using the soil as storage for food. Over the years, I wanted more colors in my yards, yet stick to edibles  and I achieve my goals by introducing a variety blend of plants. For example, my bell pepper collection (orange,black, lilac, chocolate, yellow, red, green, ivory), french bean ( dragon tongue, blue lake, Trionfo Violetto, scarlet emperor, gold rush, cheerokee wax, royal burgundy). The beans not only have different colors but the flowers are different colors too, very pleasing to the eyes. This way, I never envy a flower garden anymore. If you google the flower of red era apple, the peach blossom, and the necta-plum blossoms, they are as beautiful as cherry blossoms. I used to have a green gage plum to contrast the peach blossoms but since the tree was no longer productive due to its age, I replace it with other tree. I believe life should be beautiful as well as productive. Bye for now and Cheers!



 


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« Reply #1598 on: June 29, 2020, 04:25:13 AM »
Check the stems of your rose apple - see if there is any nicks or barks shredding in some area. 

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« Reply #1599 on: July 05, 2020, 11:17:30 PM »
Hello,

Iíve been reading interesting topics on this forum for a little while and decided to join in. You can learn so much from other peopleís experiences on growing edibles.
I mainly have an interest in mango trees but also have carambola, soursop, kefir lime, moringa, and herbs for cooking. I also have an interest in Florida Native trees and have a lot of different species growing in my yard.

Bruce

 

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