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California grown tropical fruit trees
« on: April 02, 2012, 11:07:37 AM »
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SCIENTIFIC NAME      COMMON NAME      CULTIVAR      SIZE      PRICE   PROPAGATION
                           
Aframomum sp.                  44oz      $7   seedling
   Member of the ginger family with beautiful flowers and edible seed pods                       
 

                         
Ananas comosus         pineapple       
   Can fruit in a 5+ gallon pot                  White Pereole     5gal      $25   pup


                                                         
Artocarpus elasticus          benda         1gal        $18    seedling
   Jack fruit relative, produces hairy fruit with white flesh inside, supposed to taste like tangy marshmallows                                             


                                       
Artocarpus heterophyllus         jack    Dang rasimi      5gal      $30   seedling
   Seeds from an excellent tasting fruit and possibly one of the most cold tolerant jack's available.                       


                                                                         
Artocarpus lakoocha         Monkey jack         440z.        $10
  Med to large tree prduces small oddly shaped fruits, a jack fruit relative



Baccaurea ramiflora         Burmese grape         1.3gal      $20   seedling
   Large tree that produces long racemes of yellow fruits, they are eaten fresh or stewed                       


                                                   
Couepia polyandra         olosapo         44oz      $10   seedling
   Small to med tree with sweet fruits reminiscent of butterscotch                       


                                             
Eugenia involucrata         Cherry of the Rio grande         44oz/1.3gallon      $10/$18   seedling
   Beautiful small tree that produces cherry like fruits                       


                           
Eugenia uniflora                  Surinam cherry                              SPECIAL 3 PLANTS FOR $15
   Taste of Concord grapes, dark purple fruits                      44oz      $7   seedling



   Bright red fruits with a nice acid balance            Jack's red   2gal      $18   seedling


                           
Eugenia uvalha         Uvalha   Mexico/Puerto Rico      44oz      $10   seedling
   Med tree that produces aromatic yellow fruits with nice sweet/tart balance               44oz      $10   seedling


                           
Euterpe oleracea         Acai             dwarf 'Para' variety      44oz      $12   seedling
   Small palm with antioxidant rich fruit,  also makes great hearts of palm                       


                         
Ficus auriculata         VietnameseRoxburgh fig         15gal      $65   cutting
   Med tree that produces large cauliflorus figs                       




                                       
Florcaurtia indica         Govenor's plum         15gal      $60   seedling
   Dioecious shrub or small tree that produces little plum looking fruits 4 plants in pot                       
 

                         
 Garcinia intermedia                    lemon drop mangosteen                 44oz      $10   seedling
   Small tree with aromatic sweet sour pulp, will fruit in a container                                         


                           
Garcinia macrophyllum         pungara         44oz      $10   seedling
   "Two nose garcinia" med tree producing yellow/orange colored fruits with sweet/tart balance                       


                           
Garcinia madrono         madrono         2.8gal      $40   seedling
   Med tree producing yellow fruits with a sweet and sour blend.                       

                           
                     
Garcinia sp.      achachairu         2.8 gallon $35
    Med tree produces yellow/orange fruits with a wonderful sweetness



Graham      15gal      $125   grafted
                                                                               


Lancetila     15gal      $125   grafted


                         
Manilkara zapote         sapodilla                     44oz      $10   seedling         
   Med tree that produces fruits that are compared to fine pears dipped in brown sugar                       


                                                     
Mycianthes pungens         guabiyu         44oz      $10   seedling
   Med tree that produces sweet dark skinned fruits with golden flesh                       


                                                   
Myciaria coronata                                       44oz.      $10      seedling



Myrciaria Spirito Santensis         Grimal jaboticaba         44oz      $10   seedling
   Fast growing, early bearing variety of jaboticaba                       


                     
Nephelium lappaceum         rambutan     Yellow         1gallon    $18     seedling     
   Medium tree with  'hairy' fruits, sweet and firm fleshed                       


                                                   
Pereskia acueleta         lemon vine    godseffiana      44oz       $10    cutting
   Vining cacti with beautiful green, yellow and pink foliage plus small sour fruits                       


                                                                         
Pouteria caimito         abiu         Marissa        44oz      $10   seedling
   Medium tree with bright yellow gelatinous fruits that taste of caramel/flan                       


                           
Pouteria campechiana         Canistel                 
   Med tree that produces fruits with an a moist yellow pulp that is very nutritious                       
canistel      2.8gal      $30   seedling


                                     
Pouteria sp.     Ross sapote                44oz.           $10            seedling



Pouteria viridis     green sapote      44oz.    $12    seedling
     Medium tree with green fruits that have excellent tasting sweet orange colored flesh



Psidium guajava         guava   Tropic pink       44oz      $7   seedling
   Small tree produces yellow fruits that taste like guava flavored  'Sweettarts'                       
 

                         
Punica granatum         pomegranate            5gal      $25    cutting
   Medium tree produces bright red fruits with juicy edible seeds                     
            hydranar x goulosha, parfianka,             
            sireneveyi, svorkhran   
           
                           
Rollinia deliciosa         biriba         44oz      $10   seedling
   Med tree that produces large yellow fruits that taste like lemon meringue pie, one of the best annonas                       
 

                         
Sideroxylon inerme         white milkwood         2.8gal      $25   seedling
   Med tree produces dark purple fleshy fruits                       


                               
Syzygium samarangense         wax jambu                 
     Med tree producing crunchy and refreshing fruits best served with a slight chill                       
Black Pearl      440z      $12   cutting



white                5gal      $30   seedling
 

                         
Tamarindus indica        sweet tamarind            44oz        $12
Med tree that produces brown pods filled with sticky sweet brown flesh



Theobroma bicolor         macombo/pataxte         44oz      $10   seedling
   White chocolate' small to med tree produces alien looking pods, many culinary uses                       


                           
Triphasia trifolia          Jerusalem lemon/lime berry         44oz.      $7   seedling
   Great bonsai or potted subject, small fruits taste a bit like lemon/lime candy with some of the zest thrown in                               


                           
Uvaria rufa                                 44oz.   $10     seedling
    Small vining bush with beautiful flowers that become bright red fruits with white flesh



Vanilla planifolia         vanilla         44oz.      $12    cutting
   Vining orchid whose seedpod becomes the vanilla of commerce.                       
                           
                           
                                                                     

Thank you for taking a look.   
-Ethan
   
« Last Edit: August 07, 2014, 12:59:33 PM by Ethan »

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Re: California grown tropical fruit trees
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2012, 12:32:46 PM »
Impressive list Ethan.
Grow mainly edible and herbal plants. Favorites are the fruits, vegetables, and tea plants.

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Re: California grown tropical fruit trees
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2012, 02:14:53 PM »
Ethan - you say some are seedlings and some make no mention of the propagation method...could you please clarify for everyone what the propagation methods are for all plants.
- Rob

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« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2012, 06:19:54 PM »
Good point Rob, added it to the list.  I also hope to start posting some grafted stuff in the near future.

cheers,
-Ethan

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Re: California grown tropical fruit trees
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2012, 04:37:49 PM »
Ethan, I would be interested in some of the grafted tropical fruits. would love to see what you got there.

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« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2012, 12:58:06 AM »
Thanks N/Z.

Behl, as soon as they are ready I'll update the list.

cheers,
-Ethan

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« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2012, 01:53:33 AM »
Here is a picture of a 16oz. mangosteen and a 32oz. marang plus a standard soda can.



Most the stuff in 16oz and 32oz (plus 1 gal durian) is about 8-9mo. old, the larger 1-2 gallon stuff is about 20 mo. and I think the oldest are the chempedak and macadamias at about 3yrs.

let me know if you have anymore questions,
-Ethan


« Last Edit: April 04, 2012, 05:22:45 PM by Ethan »

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« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2012, 08:44:56 PM »
Here is a picture of a 16oz. mangosteen and a 32oz. marang plus a standard soda can.



Most the stuff in 16oz and 32oz (plus 1 gal durian) is about 8-9mo. old, the larger 1-2 gallon stuff is about 20 mo. and I think the oldest are the chempedak and macadamias at about 3yrs.

let me know if you have anymore questions,
-Ethan


Very nice Ethan! I wish I had room for all those. I'm still interested.
JF

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« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2012, 02:59:51 AM »
No problem Phucvu,
most stuff goes out USPS priority so shipping just depends on what you get.  One person paid about $9 for their shipping another is paying close to $40.

Thank you JF, I'm still waiting on some things for you but let me know if you need anything else.

-Ethan

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« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2012, 11:45:18 PM »
No problem Phucvu,
most stuff goes out USPS priority so shipping just depends on what you get.  One person paid about $9 for their shipping another is paying close to $40.

Thank you JF, I'm still waiting on some things for you but let me know if you need anything else.

-Ethan

tempting but....no thanks Ethan. I have too many things going on. I love to grow some of those garcinas and lichis I just don't have the room.  Thanks for the offer.

JF

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« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2012, 02:42:23 AM »
Phucvu,
no ebay, just a guy w/some extra plants and I use paypal.

I'm glad they made it in good shape DT, I was a little worried about the weather.
Thank you for your kind comments and order, let me know if you'd like anything else.

-Ethan

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« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2012, 07:59:34 AM »
I have had the opportunity to trade plants with Ethan.  He, indeed, is a packaging wiz.  I have never seen meticulous wrapping and packaging the likes of his.  Well, maye the folks at Apple are in his league. Keep up the good work, Ethan.

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« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2012, 10:35:49 AM »
Thank you for the kind words Harry, always a pleasure trading w/you too. 

best wishes in your tropical paradise,
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« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2012, 02:52:21 AM »
Ethan, curious as to how you keep tropicals from over heating in Central California. Don't you often get over 100F? Do you just use shade cloth for super hot summer spells or do you have some kind of cooling system?
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« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2012, 10:26:15 AM »
Yes Oscar, it does get very hot and dry here, I have certain plants under shade cloth or in filtered light.  Surprisingly things like durian and mangosteen dont seem to mind........yet.  I'm going to try some ideas to bump the humidity this year, we'll see how that works.

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« Reply #15 on: April 09, 2012, 12:27:19 PM »
Yes Oscar, it does get very hot and dry here, I have certain plants under shade cloth or in filtered light.  Surprisingly things like durian and mangosteen dont seem to mind........yet.  I'm going to try some ideas to bump the humidity this year, we'll see how that works.

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I was thinking of setting up mister emitters in between the trees. Have them on an on off cycle. Its great to have a source of CA adapted tropical fruit seedlings.
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« Reply #16 on: April 09, 2012, 01:56:39 PM »
I forgot to mention Oscar that I'm hoping since these plants have been growing in my harsh environment from little sproutlings that they may adapt in at least a minor way to my (and other CA) conditions.

N/Z I was thinking misters too maybe morning and night?


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« Reply #17 on: April 09, 2012, 02:42:50 PM »
I forgot to mention Oscar that I'm hoping since these plants have been growing in my harsh environment from little sproutlings that they may adapt in at least a minor way to my (and other CA) conditions.

N/Z I was thinking misters too maybe morning and night?

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I was thinking on and off cycled through out the day, perhaps run 15min once an hour perhaps for 12-14 hours. Though the heat may make it ineffective during the long hot days of summer. A morning and evening cycle wouldnt hurt, I think it would be only beneficial. I notice my container plants love to be misted and fertilized after 7, they perk up nicely at night.

During the day it seems all the plants are trying their best to prevent evapotranspiration, so misting unless constant may have less of an effect, since the stomata are mostly closed (no idea which is best yet, just experiments I want to try).
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« Reply #18 on: April 09, 2012, 03:32:05 PM »
Ethan,

I have been running a very small home humidifier in my 6x8 greenhouse at night and I have had amazing growth on my 5 foot mangosteen and 5 foot cacao, all of  the other tropicals are doing real good as well. During the day I have a shade cloth covering and if I keep the door close d the humidity stays in the 90's.

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« Reply #19 on: April 09, 2012, 04:17:22 PM »
The only problem about misting in the day is water on the leaf surface can act as a magnifying glass.

5' mangosteen, wow Mark!  With as hot as we get I need to find a balance of humidity containment, temperature control and light availability, w/out using a bunch of power (no AC for the plants).

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« Reply #20 on: April 09, 2012, 04:34:15 PM »
For the misting, I have heard about the magnify glass effect (some people say it makes no difference). I think with the smaller particles it would be much less of a problem. Especially since the water droplets would evaporate pretty fast. What I do to increase humidity passively, is place water saucers in between the plants making sure the water gets ample sun light. When I hand water the plants the excess water falls into the saucers and evaporates during the day.

I find that surrounding the arid sensitive trees, up against larger leafy trees seems to help a lot. My larger pomegranate trees produce nice micro climates for the other plants such as the kiwi vines, dragon fruit, and lychees.

Kiwi vines like the water and are heavy drinkers during the hotter days of summer. I found the SWC container provided a huge benefit to the kiwi during summer. The lychee also has very little sunburn/heat stress in the SWC. I originally thought that the lack of humidity would never give me healthy sub tropical trees. However there seems to be only certain trees which can't adapt to arid conditions (Theobroma sp. seems to  be one of those that can't adapt for me).
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« Reply #21 on: April 09, 2012, 05:09:48 PM »
Yes Oscar, it does get very hot and dry here, I have certain plants under shade cloth or in filtered light.  Surprisingly things like durian and mangosteen dont seem to mind........yet.  I'm going to try some ideas to bump the humidity this year, we'll see how that works.

-Ethan

I've heard that 105F is about the temperature these plants can tolerate and after that go downhill. What is your top temperature in your greenhouse?
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« Reply #22 on: April 09, 2012, 11:42:04 PM »
Here you are Phucvu,
mine are not as big as in the link, I've already sold some so more in the 5-6" range for green and 3-4" range for red.  The reds are definitely less vigorous at least as juveniles.  The plus side for mine, you can almost buy 2 of mine for one of his, shipping is a little cheaper  and my seeds come from a world famous annona grower in FL.  I'd mention his name but then I'd probably owe him royalties........I probably owe him a few cold Medalias as it is.



Oscar, I've seen 115F in my lifetime not much is happy over 100F.  My greenhouses are temporary ones, during the rest of the year one is a swing arbor with passion fruit the other a grape arbor.

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« Reply #23 on: April 10, 2012, 01:20:34 AM »
Yes, most of the small stuff is being grow indoors in South facing windows, inside makeshift greenhouses to protect them from the heater (for now).  The larger stuff is either in an outdoor GH or under the open sky depending.  The sugar apples have been growing pretty well but are starting to put out some serious growth now that there is more light available.  Seeds can be a pain sometimes, I've lost many of them and some just take their sweet time.  I am growing diallum indum, (velvet tamarind) I had one seed sprout pretty quick, 2 others took almost a year.  So 3 out of 15 seeds sprout and 10 months of seed tending, these things better taste good! ;D

let me know if you have any other questions,
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« Reply #24 on: April 11, 2012, 12:57:17 PM »
Phucvu, I just reread the link, they list them in the 5-6" range so they are similar sizes.  So same size, almost 2 for the price of one, great genetic stock and cheaper shipping.......how can you go wrong? 8)

cheers,
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