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Where can I buy grafted jackfruit cultivars?
« on: March 01, 2020, 04:30:52 PM »
Where can I buy either amber, berry, or excalibur red jackfruit? I live over 2 hours away from excalibur and they don't ship. Does anyone have them that will ship or local to Orlando? Thanks!

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Re: Where can I buy grafted jackfruit cultivars?
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2020, 04:55:58 PM »
Where can I buy either amber, berry, or excalibur red jackfruit? I live over 2 hours away from excalibur and they don't ship. Does anyone have them that will ship or local to Orlando? Thanks!

There are no grafted Amber or Berry available anywhere in the US to my knowledge. If anyone is selling a grafted one, it a graft of a seedling Amber or Berry.

The Timor is better than Excalibur Red, in both color and flavor. You might have to just take the trip to Excalibur. Itís definitely worth it. It probably has the largest variety of tropical fruit trees available in FL.

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Re: Where can I buy grafted jackfruit cultivars?
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2020, 05:32:32 PM »
Iíll be trying my hand this year at grafting both TM red and Excalibur red, live in palm city fl which is closer than Excalibur if you can wait till end of summer hit me up then, if not I purchased both from Excalibur. Stoked to hear that taste report murahilin, Iíve had the Excalibur red before and it was like candy so really stoked to try the TM red someday.

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Re: Where can I buy grafted jackfruit cultivars?
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2020, 06:54:33 PM »
I bought an ex red in October when I was driving to ft Lauderdale.  It never really did well. Started slowly dropping leaves until two weeks ago when the last one fell off. Now all the branches are dried up. Pretty sure it's dead. I don't know if it's because it was too small(like 3 gal pot or smaller) or because they don't transplant well. Don't want to waste more money on one from them if I could avoid it. I wonder if they sell bigger plants....
Never heard of the Timor.  Any info on that one is appreciated.  Thanks

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Re: Where can I buy grafted jackfruit cultivars?
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2020, 01:59:52 AM »
Iíve seen Tony Morris Red, tommy Morris red, and TM Red. Iím guessing these are all used interchangeably? Also, Iíve been hearing about berry jackfruit a lot lately, how does that variety compare to other superior varieties?

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Re: Where can I buy grafted jackfruit cultivars?
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2020, 10:37:18 PM »
Iíve seen Tony Morris Red, tommy Morris red, and TM Red. Iím guessing these are all used interchangeably? Also, Iíve been hearing about berry jackfruit a lot lately, how does that variety compare to other superior varieties?
Still curious about this, anyone know?

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Re: Where can I buy grafted jackfruit cultivars?
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2020, 11:11:59 PM »
Grafted is always better than seedlings for certainty. My friend planted 2 amber seedlings and one was just like the parent the other was quite average in quality. I planted a J33 seedling and it turned out exactly how it should but previously I had planted a seedling of a premier type that turned out poor also. I am currently on the trail of Vietnamese type getting rave reviews and some chempa x jacks allegedly of excellent quality. Timor red is a good type alright and well worth planting.

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Re: Where can I buy grafted jackfruit cultivars?
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2020, 01:44:09 AM »
Thanks Mike, you are a wealth of knowledge. Currently I have a grafted Excalibur Red which I was finally able to find without having to drive down south, but also wanted to learn about other good red varieties. I know about most of them, but there are few I can find little information about. I have a chempa x jack as well but still no fruit so I canít judge the quality. Also whatís this new Vietnamese variety? Is it a red variety?

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Re: Where can I buy grafted jackfruit cultivars?
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2020, 04:13:33 AM »
Not all reds are better than yellows it depends of the variety with flesh yield and thickness, latex amount, taste etc. I don't know the ones that got their names in Florida so can't comment on how they compare. Lots of varieties of all fruits seem to get new names in Florida and it can be confusing.

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Re: Where can I buy grafted jackfruit cultivars?
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2020, 06:37:21 AM »
Grafted is always better than seedlings for certainty. My friend planted 2 amber seedlings and one was just like the parent the other was quite average in quality. I planted a J33 seedling and it turned out exactly how it should but previously I had planted a seedling of a premier type that turned out poor also. I am currently on the trail of Vietnamese type getting rave reviews and some chempa x jacks allegedly of excellent quality. Timor red is a good type alright and well worth planting.

I have several but thanks to you Mike, most interested to see how the J33 seedling and Amber seedling turn out.  Thankfully I gave a J33 seedling away since I killed the seedling trees I kept myself, an over confidence in my own growing abilities, um hmm.  What color is j33 flesh? Any other j33 seedlings around? 

I think I need someone to trade doing some grafts for me.

The rename game...ugh!
« Last Edit: October 18, 2020, 07:06:53 AM by Frog Valley Farm »

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Re: Where can I buy grafted jackfruit cultivars?
« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2020, 11:31:40 AM »
Not many varieties of grafted jackfruit available in Hawaii, the most common ones are black gold and Zieman pink from plant it nursery. Frankieís nursery has good grafted varieties of jackfruit but arguably his best is ĎNg redí which is a Malaysian orange fleshed jack that far out produces other varieties he has. he wonít sell this grafted plant to anyone. I think some farmers , if they hunted the plant material themselves are going to hoard the best genetics they have. As frank also does with his white pineapple.  itís nice to read about the diversity of jacks being grown and sold in FL

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Re: Where can I buy grafted jackfruit cultivars?
« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2020, 04:30:40 PM »
Iíve seen Tony Morris Red, tommy Morris red, and TM Red. Iím guessing these are all used interchangeably? Also, Iíve been hearing about berry jackfruit a lot lately, how does that variety compare to other superior varieties?
Still curious about this, anyone know?
I've actually drove to Excalibur on March 22nd, and bought a TM Red(Tony Morris Red). Here are 2 pictures of when I bought it back then, and 2 pictures today. It is a fast grower!!!








 

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