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« Reply #700 on: August 02, 2013, 02:57:00 PM »
My name is sanddollarmoon (I am veggie on the tropical vegetable forum). I live up North. Us fruitarians are a rare breed up here.
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« Reply #701 on: August 06, 2013, 03:38:50 PM »
Welcome Patrick,

It's great to see a tropical fruit grower/enthusiast up in Arlington. I don't live that far from you, here in Richmond, Virginia. Just plant those tropical fruit seeds! I can tell you that it may be a little of a challenge to grow tropical/subtropical plants up here but it's not impossible. I have a small collection of my dearest plants after moving from Florida, and so far they are doing well.

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« Reply #702 on: August 06, 2013, 04:22:50 PM »
Welcome Patrick,

It's great to see a tropical fruit grower/enthusiast up in Arlington. I don't live that far from you, here in Richmond, Virginia. Just plant those tropical fruit seeds! I can tell you that it may be a little of a challenge to grow tropical/subtropical plants up here but it's not impossible. I have a small collection of my dearest plants after moving from Florida, and so far they are doing well.

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Do you have tropicals with cold weather? By the way can you tell what do you have?

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« Reply #703 on: August 06, 2013, 04:48:20 PM »
Hi Luisport,

Well, I grow my plants in pots so when cold weather comes I bring bring them inside/greenhouse. Here is what I have:

abiu
white, yellow, black sapote
various Eugenia species
various Garcinia species
various Myrciaria and Plinia species
and some obscure plants too

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« Reply #704 on: August 06, 2013, 10:12:03 PM »
Been on here since march of this year but never actually introduced myself. Wife and I recentlybought a home in southwest ranches with a large yard and have spent the last 12 months adding to it. Although I have mostly been into edible gardening, I have never had the room to really go vertical, until now. Currently I have 4 mangoes (Glenn, Keitt, coconut cream, Angie) 2 avocados (oro negro, Catalina), sapodilla (Alano) a dozen pineapples (sugarloaf, golden, cayenne), 6 mats of bananas (gran nain, dwarf cavendish, what I thought was blue java but is probably Orinoco) various lemons and limes, young dragonfruit, a couple figs and a bunch of seedlings courtesy of berto, luc and Adam. I also need to thank Mike from Bender's Grove for making it all to easy to fill my addiction.
I'm learning quite a bit on here. However, most of what I do others have said before: I generally wander around aimlessly in my yard enthralled, but with the nagging sense that I should be doing something (pruning, fertilizing, etc). I hope to be able to contribute back once my yard becomes more established, and once I feel a little more versed in most things tropical. Thanks for this forum!
Keith
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« Reply #705 on: August 07, 2013, 03:30:31 AM »
Hi Luisport,

Well, I grow my plants in pots so when cold weather comes I bring bring them inside/greenhouse. Here is what I have:

abiu
white, yellow, black sapote
various Eugenia species
various Garcinia species
various Myrciaria and Plinia species
and some obscure plants too

Tomas
Yes i can try that too, but in potas it's more dificult to get a fruit stage...

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« Reply #706 on: August 07, 2013, 07:16:35 AM »
Welcome Luis, Alphonzo, Jared, Joao Sousa, Phat, Kathy Thomas, Dietrich Cusseaux, Tim Thompson, Patrick!  Look forward to your postings!
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« Reply #707 on: August 07, 2013, 07:19:55 AM »
Welcome Luis, Alphonzo, Jared, Joao Sousa, Phat, Kathy Thomas, Dietrich Cusseaux, Tim Thompson, Patrick!  Look forward to your postings!
Thank you so much! This forum is awsome!!!  ;)

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« Reply #708 on: August 07, 2013, 02:33:55 PM »
I lived where you lived before...
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« Reply #709 on: August 07, 2013, 05:34:42 PM »
Hi Tim (Mango Professor)!

Long time no talk!  This is Gary, the one in Palm Springs that planted your Timotayo mango a couple years ago.  Unfortunately, it didn't seem to do well in the heat out here, so I dug it up and gave it to a friend in Santa Barbara.  Might have been a watering problem too, on my part, which I sort of discovered later, so.... not sure about that one out here.

Anyway, so great to have you on this forum!  And Welcome....

Actually WELCOME to all the new members!!!!!!!!!!

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« Reply #710 on: August 08, 2013, 04:24:59 PM »
Hi all,
I am here in sunny England (NOT!) and am attempting to grow stuff I really should have more sense about.
My excuse is that we have bought a house in the south of Spain and I am preparing to plant the garden out there  :).
Currently I have about a dozen Mango's from India,Pakistan and Bangladesh and new this year some Lychees.
I have previously killed dozens of Custard Apples (and related species) Tamerind and countless fruits from holidays around the world.
Chilli plants are everywhere and I grew Epezote for the first time this year.
I am looking to grow as many varieties as possible in my new garden, but I need to be realistic.
I see many plants advertised as suitable for Zone 9 for example, but I am not sure what zone I will be in.
My house is in Ramil Bajo, Andalucia, Spain, so if anyone who understands Zones can tell me which one I will be in, I would be very grateful.
I really hope to learn from you guys, and in return I can pass on my knowledge to you.
I am also willing to send seeds (Laws permitting) if I get something people want, just for swaps, (no money involved).

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« Reply #711 on: August 09, 2013, 02:19:34 PM »
Hi all,
I am here in sunny England (NOT!) and am attempting to grow stuff I really should have more sense about.
My excuse is that we have bought a house in the south of Spain and I am preparing to plant the garden out there  :).
Currently I have about a dozen Mango's from India,Pakistan and Bangladesh and new this year some Lychees.
I have previously killed dozens of Custard Apples (and related species) Tamerind and countless fruits from holidays around the world.
Chilli plants are everywhere and I grew Epezote for the first time this year.
I am looking to grow as many varieties as possible in my new garden, but I need to be realistic.
I see many plants advertised as suitable for Zone 9 for example, but I am not sure what zone I will be in.
My house is in Ramil Bajo, Andalucia, Spain, so if anyone who understands Zones can tell me which one I will be in, I would be very grateful.
I really hope to learn from you guys, and in return I can pass on my knowledge to you.
I am also willing to send seeds (Laws permitting) if I get something people want, just for swaps, (no money involved).


Lawrence, welcome.  You might check out http://www.gardenweb.com/zones/europe/
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« Reply #712 on: August 10, 2013, 10:51:55 AM »
Hey Lawrence, don't know where Ramil Bajo is, but if it is coastal city like Malaga (another city in Andalucía) than you could probably grow everything as depicted in this Malaga thread... http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=3703.0

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« Reply #713 on: August 11, 2013, 10:00:52 PM »
Mwambao from the East african coastal city of Mombasa Kenya.
Curently residing in Canada.Still have small farm at south coast of Kenya.
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« Reply #714 on: August 11, 2013, 11:04:39 PM »
Welcome Mwombao! Good luck with your farm! How is Canada right now?

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« Reply #715 on: August 12, 2013, 07:27:48 PM »
Mwambao from the East african coastal city of Mombasa Kenya.
Curently residing in Canada.Still have small farm at south coast of Kenya.
cheers

Welcome to the forums! What plants are you growing at your farm in Kenya?
Grow mainly fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

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« Reply #716 on: August 13, 2013, 03:06:31 AM »
My name is Patrick (I am veggie on the tropical vegetable forum). I live in Arlington, Washington, which has a mind boggling amount of tropical fruit growers: three 😉. Us fruitarians are a rare breed up here. I started when my family went vegan, and we found a food co-op that carried chirimoyas. I had not gardened since I was little, but these seeds were just asking to be planted. Long story short, I turned into a total fruit junkie, with dreams of eating them all, fresh and homegrown, delicious 😋. Being new at this, I will probably have a few awkward and duh questions. Such as what to do when neighbors steal your cacao seedling (mine is now over seven inches, theirs died of neglect). I look forward to your answers (a much used line, I know)! Thanks!

Hello chirimoyahero.  ;) You are persistent aren't you?
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« Reply #717 on: August 13, 2013, 11:08:46 AM »
Hello,
my name is Markus. I live in germany and started a hobby (5 years ago) to grow exotic fruits.

For the most i grow fruits which cannot be bought  anywhere here in germany .
Till now I am growing :

Pouteria obovata => grafted plants
Canistel => grafted plants and plants from seeds
acca sellowiana (Coolidge,Unique,Mammouth,Triumph) => bought plants and from seeds -> got fruits
citrus australasica=>plant bought
citrus hybride (Faustrime) => plant bought -> fruits
Citrus medica var. sarcodactylis => plant bought
diospyros digyna(black sapote)=> from seeds and grafted plant -> got fruits
scasimiroa edulis(white sapote)=>grafted plants and plants from seed -> got fruits
pouteria viridis(Green Sapote) => from seeds
Mamey Sapote=>from seeds
pouteria multiflora (bully Tree) =>from seeds
Manilkara zapota=>grafted plants and from seed
sziziphus jujuba (different varieties)=>bought plants -> this year first fruits developing
ziziphus mauritiana => bought plant
carica pubescens=>bough plant -> died
carica pentagonia -> got fruits
theobroma cacao=>bough plants->flowering now the third year
Anacardium occidentale (cashew)
inga edulis=>from seeds
Manilkara kauki=>bought plants
pouteria caimito (abiu)=>from seeds
Stelechocarpus cauliflorus (Kepel)=>from seeds
Psidium friedrichsthalianum=>bought plant
psidium guajava=>bought plant
psidium guajava dwarf=>bought plant
Psidium cattleianum=>bought plants-> first fruits this year
ugni molinea=>bought plant-> got fruits
Cherimoya, Annona cherimola=>bought plants
Chrysophyllum cainito=>bought plant
Passiflora mollisima=>bought plant
passiflora edulis=>bought plant
passiflora decaisneana x =>bought plant
passiflora alata=>bought plant
Manilkara discolor=>bought
manilkara achras=>dead
Sapodilla-LaMudSriDa-Madhuca-esculenta=>dead
musa raja puri => plant
musa dwarf red => plant
musa super dwarf cavendish => plant
musa super plantain=>plant
Sandoricum koetjape (santol,lolly fruit)=>from seeds
punica granatum=>plant
aegle marmelos=>from seeds
asimina triloba=>(several grafted varieties, growing outside)
Cyphomandra betacea=>from seeds
myrciaria cauliflora=>plant
Dacryodes edulis (safu)=>from seeds

I already succeded in a few fruts but hope to harvest more types when the palnts get older .

Currently on my wishlist for seeds or plants I could not get till now is :
Malay apple
inga vulpina
ross sapote

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« Reply #718 on: August 13, 2013, 11:11:27 AM »
Hello,
my name is Markus. I live in germany and started a hobby (5 years ago) to grow exotic fruits.

For the most i grow fruits which cannot be bought  anywhere here in germany .
Till now I am growing :

Pouteria obovata => grafted plants
Canistel => grafted plants and plants from seeds
acca sellowiana (Coolidge,Unique,Mammouth,Triumph) => bought plants and from seeds -> got fruits
citrus australasica=>plant bought
citrus hybride (Faustrime) => plant bought -> fruits
Citrus medica var. sarcodactylis => plant bought
diospyros digyna(black sapote)=> from seeds and grafted plant -> got fruits
scasimiroa edulis(white sapote)=>grafted plants and plants from seed -> got fruits
pouteria viridis(Green Sapote) => from seeds
Mamey Sapote=>from seeds
pouteria multiflora (bully Tree) =>from seeds
Manilkara zapota=>grafted plants and from seed
sziziphus jujuba (different varieties)=>bought plants -> this year first fruits developing
ziziphus mauritiana => bought plant
carica pubescens=>bough plant -> died
carica pentagonia -> got fruits
theobroma cacao=>bough plants->flowering now the third year
Anacardium occidentale (cashew)
inga edulis=>from seeds
Manilkara kauki=>bought plants
pouteria caimito (abiu)=>from seeds
Stelechocarpus cauliflorus (Kepel)=>from seeds
Psidium friedrichsthalianum=>bought plant
psidium guajava=>bought plant
psidium guajava dwarf=>bought plant
Psidium cattleianum=>bought plants-> first fruits this year
ugni molinea=>bought plant-> got fruits
Cherimoya, Annona cherimola=>bought plants
Chrysophyllum cainito=>bought plant
Passiflora mollisima=>bought plant
passiflora edulis=>bought plant
passiflora decaisneana x =>bought plant
passiflora alata=>bought plant
Manilkara discolor=>bought
manilkara achras=>dead
Sapodilla-LaMudSriDa-Madhuca-esculenta=>dead
musa raja puri => plant
musa dwarf red => plant
musa super dwarf cavendish => plant
musa super plantain=>plant
Sandoricum koetjape (santol,lolly fruit)=>from seeds
punica granatum=>plant
aegle marmelos=>from seeds
asimina triloba=>(several grafted varieties, growing outside)
Cyphomandra betacea=>from seeds
myrciaria cauliflora=>plant
Dacryodes edulis (safu)=>from seeds

I already succeded in a few fruts but hope to harvest more types when the palnts get older .

Currently on my wishlist for seeds or plants I could not get till now is :
Malay apple
inga vulpina
ross sapote
Geeezzzzzzzzzzzzz  congratulations! You should post photos to us!  ;) Your collection is impressive... all of them are producing?

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« Reply #719 on: August 13, 2013, 11:22:39 AM »
No not all, because many of them are too young or conditions are not optimal.
But a few plants have started to produce every year . (in the list I have point this out with => got fruits ).
When I have time will post a few photos .

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« Reply #720 on: August 13, 2013, 09:11:45 PM »
Hello everyone!
I'm so excited to join this forum.  I'm here because my teenage son - "Mr. Caimito" - has gotten me hooked on rare/exotic/tropical fruit.

I know precisely nothing about growing tropical fruit ;D  That's the main thing that motivated me to make my own account here - I need lots of help!!  Living in zone 7a doesn't really help matters much, either.

Mr. Caimito and I are attempting to grow a Cogshall Mango (from Excalibur), a Violet de Bordeaux fig, 3 cherimoya saplings (from seeds of a commercial fruit), 3 papaya seedlings, 2 miracle fruit seedlings, and one coffee plant.

I'm in my mid-thirties and work at home full-time as a Call Center Workforce Manager.  My primary hobby is breadmaking - I bake all of our family's bread from scratch and by hand (except for some mixing).  I also love jazz - it's playing in the house all the time.

My screen name is what it is because I am slightly obsessed with the pawpaw.  Despite growing up in Tennessee (ideal pawpaw territory), I had never heard of the tree until a few months ago, and I was floored by the fact that it's a temperate Annona.  So I love to hunt wild pawpaw trees in the woods.  I have yet to taste the fruit as of this writing.  I've found some large fruiting trees and can't wait to check them out in September! 

Lastly - my favorite exotic fruits in mostly descending order: Durian, jackfruit, cherimoya, mamey, mango, canistel, rambutan, lychee

My apologies in advance for any noob questions I may ask!  Thanks to everyone for making this such a great community.

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« Reply #721 on: August 13, 2013, 09:15:21 PM »
Welcome Tri. Tracker.  It was good to meet you and your entire family during your visit down to Florida earlier this summer and were able to stop by my house.  Always glad to have more fruit obsessed folk join the nuts already here. 
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« Reply #722 on: August 14, 2013, 09:35:43 AM »
Hello everyone!
I'm so excited to join this forum.  I'm here because my teenage son - "Mr. Caimito" - has gotten me hooked on rare/exotic/tropical fruit.

I know precisely nothing about growing tropical fruit ;D  That's the main thing that motivated me to make my own account here - I need lots of help!!  Living in zone 7a doesn't really help matters much, either.

Mr. Caimito and I are attempting to grow a Cogshall Mango (from Excalibur), a Violet de Bordeaux fig, 3 cherimoya saplings (from seeds of a commercial fruit), 3 papaya seedlings, 2 miracle fruit seedlings, and one coffee plant.

I'm in my mid-thirties and work at home full-time as a Call Center Workforce Manager.  My primary hobby is breadmaking - I bake all of our family's bread from scratch and by hand (except for some mixing).  I also love jazz - it's playing in the house all the time.

My screen name is what it is because I am slightly obsessed with the pawpaw.  Despite growing up in Tennessee (ideal pawpaw territory), I had never heard of the tree until a few months ago, and I was floored by the fact that it's a temperate Annona.  So I love to hunt wild pawpaw trees in the woods.  I have yet to taste the fruit as of this writing.  I've found some large fruiting trees and can't wait to check them out in September! 

Lastly - my favorite exotic fruits in mostly descending order: Durian, jackfruit, cherimoya, mamey, mango, canistel, rambutan, lychee

My apologies in advance for any noob questions I may ask!  Thanks to everyone for making this such a great community.

Hello! zone 7a, huh. Looks like we're in the same situation  ;) (i'm 7b)

Welcome to the forum!

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« Reply #723 on: August 14, 2013, 01:43:44 PM »
Hello,
My name is Tony and I recently purchased a home in Upland CA (S. California)  The yard has fully mature fruit trees (lucky me!).  I'm looking for information and advise on what can grow in this area.  I will be posting shortly as I need some help in identifying an avocado tree.
I enjoy reading the gardening succes stories on this forum.
Cheers!
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« Reply #724 on: August 14, 2013, 04:23:45 PM »
Hello! zone 7a, huh. Looks like we're in the same situation  ;) (i'm 7b)

Welcome to the forum!

Thanks!!  I'm gonna have to work hard to overcome my brown thumb if we're gonna get these plants to grow!

 

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