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« Reply #450 on: December 15, 2012, 07:23:21 PM »
Hi Everyone...

My name is Shakira. :D
I have always loved gardening. Growing up in the tropics, fresh fruit was always available, right outside the door. Here in Texas, I grow a variety of tropical fruit and flowers and am always adding more...

I look forward to getting to know you all...
It'll be great to share what I've learnt and will be honored to learn so much more from all of you.. ;)

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« Reply #451 on: December 20, 2012, 03:43:36 PM »
Hi

Hi all. I am in Sydney, Australia. I grow tropical plants and my favorites are bananas. I grow several varieties and being outside of Australia's strict quarantined banana growing areas, I can grow any variety unrestricted. I've managed to acquire a few rarer kinds.

I was referred here by a kind poster on another forum.

Nice to meet you all

Alan

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« Reply #452 on: December 21, 2012, 04:15:26 AM »
Welcome Alan from a fellow refugee.You will find  deep pool of expertise here and lots of friendly like minded people.

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« Reply #453 on: December 21, 2012, 05:51:54 AM »

 Hi and welcome for Alan and Shakira. :D
There is nothing more beautiful than PEACE - Unite All Mankind.

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« Reply #454 on: December 22, 2012, 09:01:16 AM »
Tropical66
Thank you so much for the welcome....:)

Alan
Welcome to the forum..:)

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« Reply #455 on: December 23, 2012, 12:17:55 PM »
HI,  I am Sharon Adams.    I have /have had a nursery in Titusville Fl for years,   tropical in the past.   Now doing a new apple and Tari's
burgundy grape,   a disaster proof thin skin grape with great flavor that grows anywhere in Florida.    I could start a few if there is any
interest but must be before Jan 20 2013 if you want any.   We grow apples, nectarine, peaches dragon fruit, (just starting) blackberries
blueberries etc.   I do have a lot of knowledge on say pitomba and tropical apricot and such if you need.  I have our new apple Glory plus
three other  Pettingill/Dorsett crosses yet to bear .   Looks like Glory could be the companion to Dorsett down to maybe Homestead. 
Very interested in Minnie Royal and Royal Lee cherries right now.  I am 71 so outside of the apples no more nursery and that tiny quantities
just into enjoying life and taking it more easy.  work at Home Depot.   

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« Reply #456 on: December 23, 2012, 03:39:22 PM »
Hey everyone, just popping in to say "Hello".
I am new to the Tropical fruit forum, didn't see a newbie thread, so started here.
I don't have allot of fruit trees, I have a small lot here in zip code 32796 but I manage to keep a pomagrant, avacado, Noni berry, and a few bananas.
Have a great holiday everyone!

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« Reply #457 on: December 26, 2012, 12:01:43 AM »
Hi,

I am Durai from Malaysia.  Gardening is my hobby. 
I am growing Papaya, Mango, Jack Fruit, Longan, Passion Fruit, Rambutan, Sour Sob,
Custard Apple, Star Fruit, Chikku, Guava, Pomelo, Pomegranate and Tropical Flowers.
Happy Gardening,

Durai
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« Reply #458 on: December 26, 2012, 01:10:13 AM »
Welcome to the forum Alan, Shakira, Sharon, Florida Heat, and Durai. We look forward to seeing pics of your gardens/collections.




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« Reply #459 on: January 01, 2013, 09:53:24 AM »
My name is Brian. I am a tropical fruit enthusiast. I have all sorts of fruit trees. I live in Western Palm beach county Florida. I am a member of the Palm Beach chapter of the Rare Fruit Tree Council. Right now I am really hooked on Mango trees. I have 13 and looking for a few more. I have a Choc-Anon, Cogshall. Duncan, Haden. Nam doc mai, Kent, Duncan, Glenn, Lemon Zest, Lemon Merangue, Coconut cream, Carrie, and Malikia. Any suggestions on good ones to plant? The next one has to be a condo mango. It is going under the powerlines. Height is an issue. I don't want a fight keeping it small. I intend keeping them all under control size wise. But I realize I wont stay young forever. I will have my hands full. In addition to mango. I also have apples, plums, peaches, nectarines, sapodillia, Mamey sapote, Loquat, pomagranite, jujubee, jaboticaba, grumachama, pitumbo, cherry of the rio grande, miracle fruit, persimmons, dragonfruit, guava, barbados cherry, Jackfruit, mulberry, allspice, cinnamon, carambola,strawberry tree, figs,and of course lemons, limes, oranges,tangerines, tangelo, grapefruit, blood orange. Lost my avacado, sugar apple, papaya and june plum in flooding after Isiac. Dont plan on replacing any of the ones I lost. Also looking for a goji berry to purchase.

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« Reply #460 on: January 01, 2013, 09:57:19 AM »
Oh yeah. Forgot. I also have lychees and mombin plum.
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« Reply #461 on: January 01, 2013, 10:01:56 AM »
My name is Brian. I am a tropical fruit enthusiast. I have all sorts of fruit trees. I live in Western Palm beach county Florida. I am a member of the Palm Beach chapter of the Rare Fruit Tree Council. Right now I am really hooked on Mango trees. I have 13 and looking for a few more. I have a Choc-Anon, Cogshall. Duncan, Haden. Nam doc mai, Kent, Duncan, Glenn, Lemon Zest, Lemon Merangue, Coconut cream, Carrie, and Malikia. Any suggestions on good ones to plant? The next one has to be a condo mango. It is going under the powerlines. Height is an issue. I don't want a fight keeping it small. I intend keeping them all under control size wise. But I realize I wont stay young forever. I will have my hands full. In addition to mango. I also have apples, plums, peaches, nectarines, sapodillia, Mamey sapote, Loquat, pomagranite, jujubee, jaboticaba, grumachama, pitumbo, cherry of the rio grande, miracle fruit, persimmons, dragonfruit, guava, barbados cherry, Jackfruit, mulberry, allspice, cinnamon, carambola,strawberry tree, figs,and of course lemons, limes, oranges,tangerines, tangelo, grapefruit, blood orange. Lost my avacado, sugar apple, papaya and june plum in flooding after Isiac. Dont plan on replacing any of the ones I lost. Also looking for a goji berry.



Welcome Brian.  What kind of a crazy person would have so many mangoes and still want more?  Oh OK.....if you have to have more, I would suggest Pickering, Maha Chanok, Rosiegold, and Neelam for starters.  Check back with me if you need more.  Or, if you are in West Broward during mango season, plan to stop by to try some other varieties over at my place.
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« Reply #462 on: January 01, 2013, 11:34:11 AM »
Would love to Harry. Sounds like a nice cruise on the Harley. What kind is that in your picture? Very colorful. I already have a Maha Chinok too. I knew I was forgetting one. WOW I do have a problem. LOL
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« Reply #463 on: January 01, 2013, 10:42:10 PM »
I am Denise from Commonwealth of Dominica in the Caribbean (commonly called Dominica and not to be confused with Spanish-speaking Dominican Republic).

I am a nurse by profession, but my husband and I have a farm where we specialise in growing tropical fruits.

I look forward to sharing with others in this forum to learn more about tropical fruits.

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« Reply #464 on: January 03, 2013, 02:02:41 AM »
Denise -  wow!  IT's a small world.  My brother was in the Peace Corps there back in the late
70's when I went to visit him.  He married a local girl there - you might even know the family -
I'll ask him his wife' s maiden name...

Anyway, always loved your country with is beautiful high peaks and lush valleys.  Had my first mango
there, too!

If you could take some pictures and post them here it would be very cool!

Well,welcome and keep us abreat of what's happening on your farm!!!!!

I live in Southern California, out in the desert - Palm Springs - you may not have'
heard of it....


Fang

PS - A big welcome to you, too, Nomad!

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« Reply #465 on: January 03, 2013, 08:37:45 AM »
Would love to Harry. Sounds like a nice cruise on the Harley. What kind is that in your picture? Very colorful. I already have a Maha Chinok too. I knew I was forgetting one. WOW I do have a problem. LOL


My avatar is a mango from my Maha Chanok seedling project.  I love the look of that mango.  It is a good, but not superlative tasting mango in eating quality.  You can read about it here:

http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/tropicalfruits/msg0218064232467.html

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« Reply #466 on: January 03, 2013, 07:41:17 PM »
I am Denise from Commonwealth of Dominica in the Caribbean (commonly called Dominica and not to be confused with Spanish-speaking Dominican Republic).

I am a nurse by profession, but my husband and I have a farm where we specialise in growing tropical fruits.

I look forward to sharing with others in this forum to learn more about tropical fruits.

Welcome to the forum Denise. I checked out your website and saw the pics of your farm. You have a very impressive collection. How old is your Entawak tree? What does the fruit taste like? Any other rare Artocarpus growing?

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« Reply #467 on: January 03, 2013, 08:04:59 PM »
Hi Denise,

Great looking collection of trees. Is that your full collection of plants? How long have you been growing tropical fruit trees?

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« Reply #468 on: January 04, 2013, 07:25:51 AM »
Would love to Harry. Sounds like a nice cruise on the Harley. What kind is that in your picture? Very colorful. I already have a Maha Chinok too. I knew I was forgetting one. WOW I do have a problem. LOL


My avatar is a mango from my Maha Chanok seedling project.  I love the look of that mango.  It is a good, but not superlative tasting mango in eating quality.  You can read about it here:

http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/tropicalfruits/msg0218064232467.html


You have beautifull mahachanok fruits! I never have seen them so nice colored. Now i know why i keep on grafting this one. I have 4 grafts that took and with fat buds but they don't flush or nothing, some for more then a year now. But i have faith in them.

Now i m sure i will grow my scion-tree as well in a big pot. ;D

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« Reply #469 on: January 04, 2013, 03:58:24 PM »
My name is Bob and I am from Tennessee but have lived in Orlando Florida for 12 years. I have been interested in tropical fruits for about 5 years now. I have always enjoyed vegetable gardening and plants in general but have come to focus on fruits. I am obsessed with pushing the zone limits and when not wandering around the yard in warm weather I can be found indoors trying to get the latest batch of seeds to sprout under lights along with my potted tropical fruits. I also utilize the indoors grow lights to excelerate my plants past a few seasons. Many of my fruit trees are started from seed that I have obtained from trips. I have about 20 potted trees and about 40 in the yard, I say "about" because the winter weather may change that number. My list includes jaboticabas, canistels,  keitt mango, rollinia, sugar apple, jamblon(white flesh), genipe, longans, caimito, bananas, inga edulis, passiflora quadrangularis, cherimoyas, starfruits, papayas, passiflora edulis, asimina trilobas, and several other fruit trees that I have not been able to identify through other enthusiasts or online. The seeds I am starting this winter are rollinia deliciosa, morinda citrifolia, musa x  sikkimensis, lycopersicon melanocarpa, and cyphomandra betacea. Occasionally I may try to slip in tropical vegetable posts.
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« Reply #470 on: January 04, 2013, 08:24:45 PM »
Would love to Harry. Sounds like a nice cruise on the Harley. What kind is that in your picture? Very colorful. I already have a Maha Chinok too. I knew I was forgetting one. WOW I do have a problem. LOL


My avatar is a mango from my Maha Chanok seedling project.  I love the look of that mango.  It is a good, but not superlative tasting mango in eating quality.  You can read about it here:

http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/tropicalfruits/msg0218064232467.html

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« Reply #471 on: January 04, 2013, 08:29:45 PM »
My Maha Chanok is young. But healthy. Plenty of others in bloom. Except my Glen. Not sure why.

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« Reply #472 on: January 07, 2013, 05:57:50 PM »
My name is Brian. I am a tropical fruit enthusiast. I have all sorts of fruit trees. I live in Western Palm beach county Florida. I am a member of the Palm Beach chapter of the Rare Fruit Tree Council. Right now I am really hooked on Mango trees. I have 13 and looking for a few more. I have a Choc-Anon, Cogshall. Duncan, Haden. Nam doc mai, Kent, Duncan, Glenn, Lemon Zest, Lemon Merangue, Coconut cream, Carrie, and Malikia. Any suggestions on good ones to plant? The next one has to be a condo mango. It is going under the powerlines. Height is an issue. I don't want a fight keeping it small. I intend keeping them all under control size wise. But I realize I wont stay young forever. I will have my hands full. In addition to mango. I also have apples, plums, peaches, nectarines, sapodillia, Mamey sapote, Loquat, pomagranite, jujubee, jaboticaba, grumachama, pitumbo, cherry of the rio grande, miracle fruit, persimmons, dragonfruit, guava, barbados cherry, Jackfruit, mulberry, allspice, cinnamon, carambola,strawberry tree, figs,and of course lemons, limes, oranges,tangerines, tangelo, grapefruit, blood orange. Lost my avacado, sugar apple, papaya and june plum in flooding after Isiac. Dont plan on replacing any of the ones I lost. Also looking for a goji berry.



Welcome Brian.  What kind of a crazy person would have so many mangoes and still want more?  Oh OK.....if you have to have more, I would suggest Pickering, Maha Chanok, Rosiegold, and Neelam for starters.  Check back with me if you need more.  Or, if you are in West Broward during mango season, plan to stop by to try some other varieties over at my place.

As of January 5, Brian now has a very nice Neelam (i am the one who helped you at Excalibur).

Brian - I thought you said you had a mahachanok?
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« Reply #473 on: January 10, 2013, 09:55:40 PM »
I do have a Maha Chanok Rob. Once again. Thanks for showing me around and for the honest opinions.

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« Reply #474 on: January 13, 2013, 03:41:15 AM »
Hello all, my name is Mike.  I am obsessed with fruit. The problem is that I live in Connecticut!

 I envy all those who live in South Florida and can get pretty much whatever they want. My goal is to someday eat my favorite fruits right from the tree. Mangoes are high on that list. In the Northeast I have to deal with terrible quality mangoes most of the year. We only get Lychee in June. It drives me nuts.

Melons are a favorite of mine. In the summer I live on watermelon, canary, and rock melons.

I was in South Carolina over the summer and got my hands on dragonfruit, guava, and longan.

I'd love to move to South Florida and work with fruit. If anyone can help me with that dream I would be grateful!

 

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