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« Reply #550 on: March 15, 2013, 06:09:04 AM »
Hello everyone! I am a new member to the forum AND a new grower as well, I am in South Florida and looking expand my collection and knowledge!
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« Reply #551 on: March 15, 2013, 06:17:15 AM »
Hello;

Im Ed New To The TFF,Been Lurking for a while , learn lots from this Forum !
Im a member of Bananas.org as well same Nick .

New To NE Florida , been here 1 year started to Grow :
Avacado & Mango Trees , all Killed By The latest frost here in NE Florida.
Since i bought a green house & i am starting again to acquire New Mango & Avacado trees.

Also wood like to try my hand at Grafting this spring.

Most of my Fruit Trees where purchased at Pine Island , Bens Grove a bought a Guanabana Tree .
Home depot and some other Nursery's in the Miami Area .
My Banana Plants from Don at going Bananas , all of the above are great folks to deal with.

Thanks Great Forum..

I am way south of you but from what I see >>>
-- loquats are very reliable and you have some very good breeders up there ask Adam Saffron
-- look for cold resistant avocados
-- lychee tree is more hardy than mango and people go just as crazy over the fruits
--- mango trees need a good micro-climate and or winter protection you can rig up for cold nights
---  look for mangoes like Pickering that grow small so will be easier to protect
--- think about mangoes on south facing side
--- muscadine grapes and others grapes for where you are
--- maybe low chill peaches and low chill cherries
-- Pakistani variety of mulberry
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« Reply #552 on: March 15, 2013, 07:11:42 PM »
Hi Folk, I recently ran across this forum and have enjoyed reading the posts. I live in coastal South Carolina which is zone 8.  I grow a number of tropical fruits in containers and have six citrus trees in the ground. I also grow a lot of cold hardy subtropical fruits in the ground. I hope to learn a lot from the group!

Gil is SC

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« Reply #553 on: March 18, 2013, 12:05:41 AM »
Hello everyone,
Newby from SoCal, zone 9?
New to the hobby. Have been on a few of the other great forums and while searching found this one.
Currently interested in different varieties of Avocado. I have one tree in the ground, two new in pots.
Have one satsumi tangerine in a 5 gal container that will be planted in the ground soon.

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« Reply #554 on: March 18, 2013, 01:59:52 AM »
Welcome new members.
othater, so you're more inland? like San Bernardino/Riverside? I think most of the SoCal folks are somewhat close to the coast. There are a number of us here. My plants are in the San Gabriel Valley.

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« Reply #555 on: March 20, 2013, 04:41:50 PM »
Hey everyone,
am Julia and I study landscape architecture near Munich. Yeh, it's cold over here but nonetheless I try to grow tropical fruit trees indoors. I started 2 years ago and am always looking for new stuff, sooo addictive - this forum is great. I have already seen so many fruits I didn't know before.
So, cheers ;)

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« Reply #556 on: March 20, 2013, 04:50:35 PM »
Hey everyone,
am Julia and I study landscape architecture near Munich. Yeh, it's cold over here but nonetheless I try to grow tropical fruit trees indoors. I started 2 years ago and am always looking for new stuff, sooo addictive - this forum is great. I have already seen so many fruits I didn't know before.
So, cheers ;)
Hello Julia, Welcome to the forum. I also can say it for sure: this forum is great!  We exchange our experiences and have a lot of fun. Happy tropical gardening ;)
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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #557 on: March 20, 2013, 05:11:25 PM »
Hey everyone,
am Julia and I study landscape architecture near Munich. Yeh, it's cold over here but nonetheless I try to grow tropical fruit trees indoors. I started 2 years ago and am always looking for new stuff, sooo addictive - this forum is great. I have already seen so many fruits I didn't know before.
So, cheers ;)

Impressive collection for Germany.  Have you fruited anything yet.  Welcome to the forum!
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Hello all!!! I'm new to the forum!
« Reply #558 on: March 20, 2013, 08:30:00 PM »
Thank you all for such great posts! I am learning so much just by reading all your posts! I'm sure it will be YEARS before I say anything worth while, but will be picking your brains with stupid questions often...lol
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Re: Hello all!!! I'm new to the forum!
« Reply #559 on: March 20, 2013, 08:33:13 PM »
Welcome to the club

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« Reply #560 on: March 21, 2013, 02:58:08 AM »
Thanks a lot for welcoming me :)
Well.. last year my white sapote flowered and also developed tiny fruits but eventually dropped all of them. Right now there are flower buds on their way again... fingers crossed it'll work this time. The mountain papaya will flower this spring (I will share seeds).
Most of the plants are still small so I guess I gotta wait at least 2 more years.

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« Reply #561 on: March 21, 2013, 11:42:55 AM »
Hi Everybody mi name is Raul Gonzalez, I like to collect exotic fruits, I live by a small river on a almost half acre property with a small hill slope at the back, I started about 8 years ago so most of my trees are in juvenile stage, currently have jack f, bakuripari, Eug. Candolleana, Ilama, Garcinia macrophila, Mexican atemoya, mama de cadela, premium pitangas( twice the size very sweet & firm flesh with no turpentine flavor , achachairu, marang, champedak, mangostan,Kwai muck, dwarf ambarella, duku, long kong, pedalai,Bali Salak, durian, Durio graveolens,Ross sapote, cupuassu,caimito,biribas, apple mamey,Burmese grape, kuwini mango ( flowering for first time! ) seedless bread fruit, lychee ,longan,
 Now my new passion are mangos, but I'm running out of space, so I have to be very selective ! I have a beautyful girl(23) and a boy(9) from previous marriage, I live with my wife 3 dogs, male rottie,fem lab, fem cocker, and 4 cats, I worked in hotelery industry, I'm really exited to join this group!
   Un abrazo!!
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« Reply #562 on: March 21, 2013, 03:26:21 PM »
Bienvenido Raul! You have a very nice collecion there..  ;)

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« Reply #563 on: March 21, 2013, 03:34:04 PM »
Griaß di Julie :)

I know your pain growing tropicals in Bavaria... ;)

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« Reply #564 on: March 21, 2013, 03:35:28 PM »
Hi Raśl,

Welcome to the group. I really like your collection, and wish i could grow all those fruits here in South Florida. How large are your pitangas? Are they black or regular?

Saludos,
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« Reply #565 on: March 21, 2013, 11:15:36 PM »
Hi Everybody mi name is Raul Gonzalez, I like to collect exotic fruits, I live by a small river on a almost half acre property with a small hill slope at the back, I started about 8 years ago so most of my trees are in juvenile stage, currently have jack f, bakuripari, Eug. Candolleana, Ilama, Garcinia macrophila, Mexican atemoya, mama de cadela, premium pitangas( twice the size very sweet & firm flesh with no turpentine flavor , achachairu, marang, champedak, mangostan,Kwai muck, dwarf ambarella, duku, long kong, pedalai,Bali Salak, durian, Durio graveolens,Ross sapote, cupuassu,caimito,biribas, apple mamey,Burmese grape, kuwini mango ( flowering for first time! ) seedless bread fruit, lychee ,longan,
 Now my new passion are mangos, but I'm running out of space, so I have to be very selective ! I have a beautyful girl(23) and a boy(9) from previous marriage, I live with my wife 3 dogs, male rottie,fem lab, fem cocker, and 4 cats, I worked in hotelery industry, I'm really exited to join this group!
   Un abrazo!!

Hey Raul, about time you discovered this group. What took you so long?  ??? I think you are going to love it. Lots of good folks and info. + many photos.
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« Reply #566 on: March 22, 2013, 09:30:58 PM »
Hi, I am Peter from the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica.  I know some of you from visits to my farm and others from other groups.  I have been growing tropical fruits, spices and ornamental plants since 1987 in my present location.  My farm is 18 hectares but most of that is rainforest.  We are situated at about 9 degrees North in an area with 4m of rainfall which is well distributed in two primarily dry seasons and two wet seasons.  I feel that the weather is very similar to peninsular Malaysia and parts of Borneo.  I practice agro-forestry and have a collection of more than 150 fruit and spice trees.  My farm is commercial and I sell fresh fruits, spices, and fine chocolate as well as run a nursery of fruit trees and ornamental plants.  Saludos from Costa Rica, Peter

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« Reply #567 on: March 22, 2013, 09:40:32 PM »
Welcome to the forum, Peter.  We were trying to plan a trip to Costa Rica, that, unfortunately never materialized.  Would love to get down there one day.  What is the elevation of your farm? Please, when you have a chance, post some pictures of your trees. Thanks in advance.
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« Reply #568 on: March 22, 2013, 10:07:40 PM »
Hi Harry
The elevation of my farm is basically sea level to about 40m.  We often have some fruit here but the best time to come for fresh fruit is around September to November.  I am seeing flowers on mangosteen, rambutan, and durian right now, to name a few.  A visit could be easy from South Florida, I was up there in May and visited some very interesting nurseries.  I got some material from Excalibur and a few bromeliads from Bullis in Homestead.  It would be great to see you here.
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« Reply #569 on: March 23, 2013, 10:30:12 AM »
Welcome to the forum all!

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« Reply #570 on: March 24, 2013, 12:45:23 AM »
Hi Harry
The elevation of my farm is basically sea level to about 40m.  We often have some fruit here but the best time to come for fresh fruit is around September to November.  I am seeing flowers on mangosteen, rambutan, and durian right now, to name a few.  A visit could be easy from South Florida, I was up there in May and visited some very interesting nurseries.  I got some material from Excalibur and a few bromeliads from Bullis in Homestead.  It would be great to see you here.
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Welcome to the forum!
I'm getting impression that you are inviting forum members to visit your farm. Are there any accommodations available? Would love to get away for a week to some farm in Costa Rica. My only visit to Costa Rica (Lemon) was 17 years ago, but I wasn't into fruits back than and I don't remember anything ::)

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« Reply #571 on: March 24, 2013, 08:55:09 PM »
Hi Durian lover-  I live in an area that is easy to visit.  I sometimes have accomodation available and there are also lots of small hotels and restaurants in the area.  I am in Puerto Viejo, Limon and it is easy to reach by direct bus or rental car from San Jose, the capitol.  There are lots of tourists around here at the moment but not much fruit.  In September/October it is the opposite.
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« Reply #572 on: March 25, 2013, 01:53:10 PM »
Good Day everyone, my name is Chris Hylton. I bought my first house last year and started my tropical fruit tree planting. its not a very big backyard but its workable.
i have a question right away: i have a grafted mango tree that has already sprouted its new leaves. i've had it in my garage for the past month until now. what is the next step? can i bring it outdoors to get some sun?
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« Reply #573 on: March 25, 2013, 02:28:06 PM »
Its best to acclimate the tree slowly, moving it into an outdoor but partially shaded area for a couple of weeks before trying to plant it out in full sun.  Leaves that were grown in the garage will burn if you stick them out in the full sun immediately.  When you eventually plant the tree out, try to choose a cloudy, rainy day and that will lessen the effect of the ultimate light change.
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« Reply #574 on: March 28, 2013, 05:09:21 PM »
Hi, I just joined yesterday, trying to find help for my tiny mango plant!

I am not a gardener....seems like everything I try to grow dies  :-[

I live in Canada, we get very cold winters and very hot summers!

Hoping I can find some advice for my mango tree!

 

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