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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #625 on: May 23, 2013, 05:25:03 PM »
Welcome to the forums as well Tamara. Would love to see pictures of the green house setup sometime in the future.
Grow mainly fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

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« Reply #626 on: May 27, 2013, 10:22:53 PM »
hi, I´m camilo, student of agronomy engineer,i really interests me the growing of temperate fruits adapted to the tropic,I´m also growing tropical fruits like goldenberry, castilla´s blackberry and guayabas.

actually, I live in san jose of cúcuta, colombia but, this city is border with venezuela, which makes so trade for the place.

this forum content important knowledge what is special for me, also is very amazing. ;D

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« Reply #627 on: May 28, 2013, 12:46:42 AM »
Welcome bienvenidos

Camilo mucho gusto de conocerte
Very nice to meet another person studying agronomy, tambien estoy estudiando agronomia, pero en los EEUU. You are lucky to live in a place with so many interesting species of fruiting plants. I also grow Mora de castilla and its one of my favorite tropical rubus species. This is a very good place to find and trade rare fruits and there is a lot of information available, aqui es un buen lugar si quierias hacer intercambios de semillas, y se pueda incontrar much informacion sobre frutas.

Mi gustaria ver fotos de las frutas locales que se tiene en este lado del mundo.
I would like to see some photos of the fruits from the part of the world.
« Last Edit: May 28, 2013, 12:50:36 AM by murraystevena2 »

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« Reply #628 on: May 28, 2013, 07:24:12 PM »
Welcome bienvenidos

Camilo mucho gusto de conocerte
Very nice to meet another person studying agronomy, tambien estoy estudiando agronomia, pero en los EEUU. You are lucky to live in a place with so many interesting species of fruiting plants. I also grow Mora de castilla and its one of my favorite tropical rubus species. This is a very good place to find and trade rare fruits and there is a lot of information available, aqui es un buen lugar si quierias hacer intercambios de semillas, y se pueda incontrar much informacion sobre frutas.

Mi gustaria ver fotos de las frutas locales que se tiene en este lado del mundo.
I would like to see some photos of the fruits from the part of the world.


thanks, really nice to meet you, here find fruits like soursoup, yellow maracuya, tuna fig, dragon fruit, quenepa, many kinds of mangoes, star fruits, lulo, cocona and many fruits more..

I here try to grow fruits of fresh climate like goldenberry, castilla´s black berry, starberries, but I search also tropical´s acclimated varieties of peach, apple, plums and cherries, ¿ how I here can to find this kind of plants?

greetings, camille








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« Reply #629 on: June 04, 2013, 10:58:56 PM »
Hello,

I'm glad I found this forum. It's great to be in a space with a bunch of other tropical fruit lovers.

I'm a Mango Maniac currently living in SoCal with no mango or other tropical/subtropical fruit trees at my house.  :(

If anyone has good mangoes (spicy ones, especially) to sell me, please let me know! I can pick them up in person in So Fla in mid-July. Otherwise, I'll pay for shipping. Did you know that a great way to ship mangoes is by wrapping each one in bubble wrap? It really works - much better than any other packaging that I've tried.

I would also like to buy other great fruits, like mamey sapote (I've seen some horrible ones in stores around here), sapodilla, white and black sapote, jack fruit, paw paws (which I haven't been able to try yet), ...

I noticed a company selling mangosteens online (along with other fruits at high prices). Does anyone know if these could possibly be fresh? I wouldn't want to pay a fortune for frozen mangosteens.

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« Reply #630 on: June 06, 2013, 05:33:59 PM »
Hi, has long wanted to participate in this great forum and meeting point for lovers of tropical fruits.
I hope to help in any way possible and learn from the great masters who appear here. I'll put my list of varieties and tropical species now I have on my farm. I own the web www.frutalestropicales.com, and prefer more sharing than selling. My English language is not very good, but hopefully enough to defend myself. Greetings and a big hug to everyone.

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« Reply #631 on: June 07, 2013, 11:35:06 AM »
HI Tropimalaga...:)

Welcome to the forum..:) You've a great collection... and don't worry about your English, I think you'll do just fine.

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« Reply #632 on: June 07, 2013, 05:48:59 PM »
Hi, has long wanted to participate in this great forum and meeting point for lovers of tropical fruits.
I hope to help in any way possible and learn from the great masters who appear here. I'll put my list of varieties and tropical species now I have on my farm. I own the web www.frutalestropicales.com, and prefer more sharing than selling. My English language is not very good, but hopefully enough to defend myself. Greetings and a big hug to everyone.

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Holla Tropimalaga y bienvenido!

me he conectado solo para darte la bienvenida al forum... y me ha gustado de ver el bierzo de mis más recientes annonas,atemoyas y lo demás...

Como va la Pindaíba (Duguetia lanceolata)?...te parece gustar de Málaga?

Un abrazo desde Portugal
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Mod Edit: Google Translate below:

Tropimalaga Hello and welcome!

I have connected only to welcome you to the forum ... and I liked to see the birthplace of my most recent annonas, atemoyas and others ...

How's the Pindaíba (Duguetia lanceolata)? ...Do you think it enjoys Malaga?

A hug from Portugal
« Last Edit: June 08, 2013, 03:31:34 AM by Miguel.pt »

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« Reply #633 on: June 07, 2013, 07:47:26 PM »
Hola Miguel, veo que estoy en el mejor fórum para nuestra afición y passion, además  rodeado de grandes amigos actuales y posiblemente algunos futuros. Como sabes los injertos son para mí un aliciente extra en el cultivo de nuevas variedades y especies, siendo el intercambio de variedades para injerto algo muy interesante para todos los de este foro. Me ofrezco para este tema de forma desinteresada.
No se si sera correcto o incumplimos alguna norma al escribir en Español, si esto es asi intentare por respeto a los demas solo escribir en Ingles. La Duguetia esta muy bien pero en maceta todavia  ;D. Un abrazo amigo.

Mod edit: I added the google translation below:

Hi Michael, I see I'm in the best forum for our hobby and passion, and surrounded by great friends and possibly some future today. As you know grafts are gives me extra incentive in the cultivation of new varieties and species, with the exchange of varieties to graft something very interesting for all of this forum. I offer to this topic as volunteers.
Do not know if it right or we fail to write some Spanish rule, if this is so will try out of respect for others only write in English. The Duguetia is very good but still potted. A hug friend.
« Last Edit: June 07, 2013, 09:04:39 PM by murahilin »

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« Reply #634 on: June 07, 2013, 09:37:24 PM »
Hey, my name is Alex Curtis-Slep and I live in St. Petersburg, Florida. I have WWOOF'ed in Hawaii and love growing fruits and veggies. I've got mostly young trees, with a mature white and red grapefruit. Plants I've got include jackfruit, papaya, banana, pineapple, stinking toe, avocado, pomegranate, tamarind, black sapote, sapodilla, mango, surinam cherry, passion fruit, and more! I'd like to start a rare/tropical experimental part of my garden and learn and connect with as many people as possible!

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« Reply #635 on: June 08, 2013, 09:50:52 PM »
Hey, my name is Alex Curtis-Slep and I live in St. Petersburg, Florida.
hehehe, so close of believe I of that lives in russia

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« Reply #636 on: June 10, 2013, 10:18:14 PM »
 Ok, so I'm a newb. 

This Wendy from MangoMaven.com, which is a blog geared toward consumers/layman interested in mangoes.  I try to provide information the non-expert / non-enthusiast might want/need.  I have a ton of questions about this or that related to mangoes - hopefully I won't drive you all crazy.

I confess that I'm jealous of *anyone* that can grow a mango tree.  I live in Pebble Beach, CA where it's an average 65 degrees all the time. My particular location tends to be even a little cooler - can't even grow tomatoes!  So I have to live through all of you...  On my bucket list is the Mango Festival at Fairchild, and then possibly attending some international ones too.  The big one in India has my name on it!  On my mango site, I have a listing of festivals...if you know of any that I've missed PLEASE tell me! :) 

My professional life includes co-founding http://messageaday.com and being a Founding Member of Solavei.  (a $49 unlimited cell service that runs on top of T-Mobile)  I like to save $$$ and help others do the same.

Oh, and I am a cat lady...and the mother of twin daughters who are now 21!   I look forward to connecting on the forum. 


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« Reply #637 on: June 10, 2013, 10:43:06 PM »
Mangogal, welcome to the forum.  I have around 20 mango trees in my yard, mostly planted last year.  The forum is an excellent resource in your growing efforts.

Ok, so I'm a newb. 

This Wendy from MangoMaven.com, which is a blog geared toward consumers/layman interested in mangoes.  I try to provide information the non-expert / non-enthusiast might want/need.  I have a ton of questions about this or that related to mangoes - hopefully I won't drive you all crazy.

I confess that I'm jealous of *anyone* that can grow a mango tree.  I live in Pebble Beach, CA where it's an average 65 degrees all the time. My particular location tends to be even a little cooler - can't even grow tomatoes!  So I have to live through all of you...  On my bucket list is the Mango Festival at Fairchild, and then possibly attending some international ones too.  The big one in India has my name on it!  On my mango site, I have a listing of festivals...if you know of any that I've missed PLEASE tell me! :) 

My professional life includes co-founding http://messageaday.com and being a Founding Member of Solavei.  (a $49 unlimited cell service that runs on top of T-Mobile)  I like to save $$$ and help others do the same.

Oh, and I am a cat lady...and the mother of twin daughters who are now 21!   I look forward to connecting on the forum. 

www.MangosByMail.com

110+ fruit trees/plants; 70+ mango trees; 12 jackfruit; 6 avocado; 3 persimmon; 2 longan; and a dog that keeps raccoons and squirrels away.

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« Reply #638 on: June 10, 2013, 10:50:42 PM »
Wow, finally a mangogal.  :) That is great, glad to have you on board. I believe you about not being able to grow mangos outdoors in Pebble beach, but how about a greenhouse? We have members here in Colorado, Ohio, Ottawa, and even Iceland growing mango trees. So i don't think they're going to feel sorry for you in beautiful Pebble Beachk, California .
Also i think it totally possible to grow tomatoes outdoors in Pebble beach. May not be the best tomato climate, but certainly doable. Anyway stay tuned for more advice from the mangophiles and tomatophiles.
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« Reply #639 on: June 10, 2013, 11:05:22 PM »
:)
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« Reply #640 on: June 10, 2013, 11:08:27 PM »
"Fruit Trees Attract Women...be careful"   I wonder which one out of two of you have to be careful.. ::)

lol... I have a girllfriend... and we are thousands of miles away...
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« Reply #641 on: June 11, 2013, 10:02:32 PM »
I just wanted to say hello to all the great people on this site. "Hi"
It is a real education reading some of the topics here. For someone who grew up in England and then rarely set foot on dry land for most of my adult life I need all the help I can get when it comes to fruit trees!!
Below is a pic of my daughter and I. Not in the picture are my wife Natalie, 2 Bull Mastiffs and 13 chickens.


Below are a few pics of my little mango collection so far, other fruit trees to follow:

Haden 9ft 1st year fruiting 4-5 fruits:




Valencia Pride 8ft 1st year fruiting 4-5 fruits:




Choc Anon 7ft 0 fruits:


Keitt: 6ft 0 fruit:


The little ones: Nam Doc Mai #4, Mallika, Rosigold and Maha Chanok 4-5 feet no fruits



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« Reply #642 on: June 11, 2013, 10:21:59 PM »
My name is Tom and I think we are all fruitahilocs. I stumbled upon this site a few days ago and I am enjoying it.
I am up to 8 Mango trees Lemon meringue, choc-anon, florigaon, springfel, fairchild, hatcher, tommy atkins and valencia pride.
2 cherries a gruminchama, and (2) Barbados
several Sweet sop green and red
bananas
pomegranate
sour sop
loquat
carambola
macadamia nut
2 orange
3 lychees
and about 25 pineapples
I still have room for a few plants more but can't decide, I also found out I live real close to HMHausman.
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« Reply #643 on: June 11, 2013, 10:35:51 PM »
Welcome to all the new members.  Tom, stop on by and say hi some time!
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« Reply #644 on: June 12, 2013, 12:41:19 AM »
Hello newbies.  How long does one stay a newbie???
I guess until that first home grown mango goes down
your pie hole!...

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Fruitoholic - I think you should get fruit on every tree next year - they
all look very healthy......


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« Reply #645 on: June 12, 2013, 01:02:53 AM »
Welcome Tom and Fruitoholic!
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« Reply #646 on: June 12, 2013, 08:43:51 AM »
Welcome to all the new members.  Tom, stop on by and say hi some time!
When I see you outside sometime I will stop.

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« Reply #647 on: June 12, 2013, 12:38:42 PM »
Welcome to all the new members.  Tom, stop on by and say hi some time!
When I see you outside sometime I will stop.

Great! I'll be the one not buzzing around sucking people's blood.
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« Reply #648 on: June 12, 2013, 03:15:07 PM »
Hello,

 I just joined this group a few mins ago. Grew up in Malaysia but live in PA,USA, zone 6 presently. have been trying to grow various tropical in pots (Mango, wax jambu, avocado, oranges, star fruit, guavas) with little lucky. Most have perished despite using broad spectrum bulbs in the bathroom where I winterize them. The star fruit is still alive but struggling. still in original container.

Like to try again with some of these plants. Just purchased a mango and sapodilla. Yet to receive them.  Tempted to get a Malay apple too (but it is a huge tree though it will most probably die as did the 2 I bought last year) I have good success with figs. any suggestions and tips would be greatly appreciated. thanks!

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« Reply #649 on: June 12, 2013, 06:31:10 PM »
Welcome, PY!

There are several of us on the forum growing plants indoors over the winter- it can be done; I've been snacking on fresh miracle fruit, Barbados cherries, guavas, starfruit, mulberries, and Cedar Bay cherries and others throughout the winter.

You'll likely need a LOT of artificial light to keep larger trees happy in your bathroom over the winter; a few fluorescent or incandescent bulbs won't be enough light for anything more than small seedlings.  Watering is a little trickier inside, as well as keeping insects under control and keeping humidity high enough for the plants.  Keeping the plants trimmed small is important too- you need to be able to move them in and out every year and keep them short enough that artificial light can make all their leaves happy.

   Kevin

 

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