Tropical Fruit Forum - International Tropical Fruit Growers



Author Topic: NEW VIDEO from FFF: "Plethora of Plinias", with John Travis Morton  (Read 1865 times)

FlyingFoxFruits

  • Prince of Plinia
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 12485
  • www.FlyingFoxFruits.com
    • USA, FEMA Region IV, FL Zone 9a
    • View Profile
    • Flying Fox Fruits
NEW VIDEO from FFF: "Plethora of Plinias", with John Travis Morton
« on: September 16, 2019, 07:22:44 PM »
New video from FFF with John Travis Morton, of Morton & Sons Nursery, in Central, FL.

OVER 35 varieties of Plinia/Myrciaria!!!  Try to keep count!!   :-* 8)

https://youtu.be/MeMsJ58st2k


achetadomestica

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1403
    • FLORIDA 9b
    • View Profile
Re: NEW VIDEO from FFF: "Plethora of Plinias", with John Travis Morton
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2019, 09:39:56 PM »
Thanks John and Adam
I was looking forward to this video and it didn't disappoint.
A special thanks to John for showing his collection and a little bit of his
world. Please keep the videos coming!

FlyingFoxFruits

  • Prince of Plinia
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 12485
  • www.FlyingFoxFruits.com
    • USA, FEMA Region IV, FL Zone 9a
    • View Profile
    • Flying Fox Fruits
Re: NEW VIDEO from FFF: "Plethora of Plinias", with John Travis Morton
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2019, 02:19:05 PM »
Thanks John and Adam
I was looking forward to this video and it didn't disappoint.
A special thanks to John for showing his collection and a little bit of his
world. Please keep the videos coming!

thank u!!!

Tang Tonic

  • Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 142
    • US Virgin Islands
    • View Profile
Re: NEW VIDEO from FFF: "Plethora of Plinias", with John Travis Morton
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2019, 03:58:32 PM »
I have really enjoyed all of these videos you have posted Adam and also the Green Dreams ones about your farm!

My wife an I watch them together and not only do they provide a lot of insight to the different varieties, but the characters of these different growers really shine through. 

John sure has a ton of species! 

I have to admit, I have never tasted a Jaboticaba...yet  :-X.  I grew up in South Florida then lived in Melbourne for five years, but have lived in the Caribbean for the past two decades. 

But I am slowly building a little Jabo army  :D :D :D

I have Escalarte and Paulista (seeds purchased from John), Red and Yellow, Sabara, Grimal, along with Guaporeti and Campo Rico from huertasurbanas, and Neylita from Miguel although those last ones may not classify as Jabos. 

I am trying to add more varieties and hope to win a few FFF auctions in the future.

I am still figuring out how best to grow these down here in this climate.  Its strange because some have dark green leaves and seem to be thriving while others of the same variety have pale leaves which I know is a sign iron deficiency or pH imbalance.  I irrigate with collected rainwater and fertilize with the Holly Tone espoma and coffee grounds.  Once in a while I spray them with chelated iron.

I noticed that John had a couple of pots sitting on some rocks kind of keeping them elevated off the ground.  I am considering trying this to see if it helps with some of the ones with lighter color foliage.  My fear is that since I have them all under a canopy of Genip trees, they might actually be getting over watered and the pot/soil boundary layer is too moist.

I heard Pete mention in one of his videos that they re-pot sometimes when they notice chlorosis and this seems to help.  I wonder why?

One day when I am back in CFL, I hope to stop by John's place to pickup some more varieties and more mature species.  I'll just go with a big wad of cash and see what I can get!  Maybe by then I will have developed a more complete knowledge of all things Jabo and can even convince the Prince to let me stop by his place.  You FL Jabo growers seem like a real characters that I would love to meet!

Keep those videos coming!!!


TnTrobbie

  • runs with pruners
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 923
  • I have a spot for that.
    • 10b + 9b FL
    • View Profile
Re: NEW VIDEO from FFF: "Plethora of Plinias", with John Travis Morton
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2019, 09:28:31 PM »
Thanks for the tip on the Grimals loving sun exposure. I have a red that is and has been really not loving the full sun exposure. I should really put more attention to my jabo collection. This video was motivation. It was a pleasure meeting these two gentlemen at different times. Both have been generous and you can feel the passion for this hobby.
The Earth laughs in flowers. And bear gifts through fruits.
No where to plant it ...but at least I got it. ;)
F*ck squirrels and deers

FlyingFoxFruits

  • Prince of Plinia
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 12485
  • www.FlyingFoxFruits.com
    • USA, FEMA Region IV, FL Zone 9a
    • View Profile
    • Flying Fox Fruits
Re: NEW VIDEO from FFF: "Plethora of Plinias", with John Travis Morton
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2019, 02:56:31 PM »
Tang Tonc and TnRobbie,

so nice to see these comments!

thanks very much for the kind words and support!!!!

more videos coming in the future, but probably much shorter..haha

botanical pilot

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 7
  • I like plants and programming
    • Portland, Oregon
    • View Profile
Re: NEW VIDEO from FFF: "Plethora of Plinias", with John Travis Morton
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2019, 03:57:55 PM »
I also really enjoyed these videos and hearing some wisdom from the people who've been growing these plants for five decades. Please keep making them and tempting me with all the species and varieties I don't have yet!

FlyingFoxFruits

  • Prince of Plinia
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 12485
  • www.FlyingFoxFruits.com
    • USA, FEMA Region IV, FL Zone 9a
    • View Profile
    • Flying Fox Fruits
Re: NEW VIDEO from FFF: "Plethora of Plinias", with John Travis Morton
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2019, 12:12:58 AM »
thanks Botanical Pilot, the support means a lot to me

i'm dropping some new videos soon...wait till u see some of this sh..

i got crazier stuff yet... 8) ;D

FV Fruit Freak

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 270
    • USA, Southern California, Fountain Valley, 10B
    • View Profile
Re: NEW VIDEO from FFF: "Plethora of Plinias", with John Travis Morton
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2019, 07:15:03 PM »
Cool videos, thanks a lot for sharing. Iím trying to figure out what all the hype is about though...itís definitely a beautiful tree with lovely bark, interesting foliage, and neat fruit as it grows on the trunk and branches. Very cool. My problem with this fruit is the large seeds that you canít really crunch through, the thick skin which isnít palatable, and the not so great seed to flesh ratio.  Maybe if thereís a holy grail variety with small/no seeds, edible skin, and good seed to flesh ratio Iíd be sold. Is there a variety like that? Or should I just stick to eating grapes...the picture below are the ones Iíve been nibbling on and a picture of the tree that I picked them from. I donít know the variety, probably sabara.



Nate Dogg

sunny

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 597
    • Thailand
    • View Profile
Re: NEW VIDEO from FFF: "Plethora of Plinias", with John Travis Morton
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2019, 11:46:19 AM »
Yes the white jaboticaba you can eat the peel

ScottR

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1797
    • USA,Arroyo Grande,Calif. 93420,zone 9b
    • View Profile
Re: NEW VIDEO from FFF: "Plethora of Plinias", with John Travis Morton
« Reply #10 on: September 30, 2019, 12:01:13 PM »
WOW dammm! Huge collection and some really rare stuff thanks for sharing once again, here's to the Plinia Prince's of Florida 8) 8) :) Adam & John

FMfruitforest

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 274
  • Tropical Fruit
    • USA, FL, Fort Myers, Iona MicroClimate, 4 miles from coast zone 10a
    • View Profile
    • Accent Masonry
Re: NEW VIDEO from FFF: "Plethora of Plinias", with John Travis Morton
« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2020, 06:28:31 PM »
Just watched video again and Wow Excellent quality content you guys, Thankyou Adam and John great video!

FlyingFoxFruits

  • Prince of Plinia
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 12485
  • www.FlyingFoxFruits.com
    • USA, FEMA Region IV, FL Zone 9a
    • View Profile
    • Flying Fox Fruits
Re: NEW VIDEO from FFF: "Plethora of Plinias", with John Travis Morton
« Reply #12 on: July 04, 2020, 07:18:11 PM »
Just watched video again and Wow Excellent quality content you guys, Thankyou Adam and John great video!

thank my brother Evan, he spent like 20 hours editing it...and was over it from 30 minutes into it...

Jabba The Hutt

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 301
    • United States, New York, Lockport, 6a moved to Florida/Pine Island, Bokeelia, 10a
    • View Profile
Re: NEW VIDEO from FFF: "Plethora of Plinias", with John Travis Morton
« Reply #13 on: July 04, 2020, 08:17:53 PM »
Just watched video again and Wow Excellent quality content you guys, Thankyou Adam and John great video!

thank my brother Evan, he spent like 20 hours editing it...and was over it from 30 minutes into it...

This has got to be among the best Jaboticaba videos in existence...you guys are ballin' out with plinia species!! :-*

ScottR

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1797
    • USA,Arroyo Grande,Calif. 93420,zone 9b
    • View Profile
Re: NEW VIDEO from FFF: "Plethora of Plinias", with John Travis Morton
« Reply #14 on: July 05, 2020, 11:48:18 AM »
Man or Man that's a whole bunch of varieties you guy's will have to do a book some day in future :o 8)

FlyingFoxFruits

  • Prince of Plinia
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 12485
  • www.FlyingFoxFruits.com
    • USA, FEMA Region IV, FL Zone 9a
    • View Profile
    • Flying Fox Fruits
Re: NEW VIDEO from FFF: "Plethora of Plinias", with John Travis Morton
« Reply #15 on: July 05, 2020, 11:54:07 AM »
Man or Man that's a whole bunch of varieties you guy's will have to do a book some day in future :o 8)

i don't think I will be writing any books...I put it out there already, and now I'm just going to do me...which is praise Jesus.

I feel like i did my part as far as educating, now it's up to others to carry the torch, and think critically for their own sake.

Dirt Diva

  • Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 139
    • Houston, Tx 9A
    • View Profile
    • YouTube Channel for the DivingTemptress
Re: NEW VIDEO from FFF: "Plethora of Plinias", with John Travis Morton
« Reply #16 on: July 10, 2020, 11:02:14 PM »
Hi Adam,

Your interview with John was incredible ! The tour of his property was awesome ... it boggles the mind all on 1/3 acre and there is even room for the "and sons" to play  ;D ;D ;D

It makes me realize that I have room for more plinias on my 1/3 acre.

Happy Gardening !
P J, the Dirt Diva

P J, the DivingTemptress and Dirt Diva

FlyingFoxFruits

  • Prince of Plinia
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 12485
  • www.FlyingFoxFruits.com
    • USA, FEMA Region IV, FL Zone 9a
    • View Profile
    • Flying Fox Fruits
Re: NEW VIDEO from FFF: "Plethora of Plinias", with John Travis Morton
« Reply #17 on: July 10, 2020, 11:10:53 PM »
thank you,

We all have a lot to be thankful for.

John does a great job.

Hi Adam,

Your interview with John was incredible ! The tour of his property was awesome ... it boggles the mind all on 1/3 acre and there is even room for the "and sons" to play  ;D ;D ;D

It makes me realize that I have room for more plinias on my 1/3 acre.

Happy Gardening !
P J, the Dirt Diva


 

Copyright © Tropical Fruit Forum - International Tropical Fruit Growers