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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Strangely shaped soursop
« on: March 26, 2023, 10:05:56 PM »

Is there any info on your best and spicy Surinam cherry? Is it different than a normal Surinam cherry?

I was curious too. Taken from 9waters description...

SPICY PITANGA is a famous surinam cherry selection by rare tropical fruit enthusiast Miguel in Portugal. Fruit is spicy
but not that resinous aftertaste. Very good addition to any salad! Fruit is very nice looking and quite big. Leaves are wider
compared to many pitangas.

BEST PITANGA is a famous surinam cherry selection by a rare tropical fruit enthusiast Miguel in Portugal.
The first impression about this variety - this is the best pitanga when we tasted it for the first time. Very
pleasant flavor.  Fruit is not the biggest compared to other pitangas.


Also anyone have pulcherrimum? I remember importing some and I know Bellamy did too at one point. Id love to get some lol.

I ended up with a bunch of pulcherrimum seeds from that order but only a few germinated. I might have a couple seedlings. I have to check.

I haven't heard anything about that one before. When you say "non-tropical" what kind of temperatures can it handle? I assume not 8b lows, maybe it would be happy in my greenhouse though?

And does this taste test sound accurate to you? "If laffy taffy made a pear-banana-guava flavor" is how it's described in this:

Non tropical is probably not the best way to describe them. It's a term I've heard used for the guavas with smaller fruit
and leaves and handle frost better than Psidium guajava. I guess sub tropical. I don't know about 8b. Maybe Jack knows.
That's a fair description of a ripe fruit. I like to pick them a little early so they're more crisp and tart.

I have all 4 of Marcos' small ones (pera, banana, johvy, morango), still hoping the fruit are different, but the plants are so similar. His hybrid araza is different for sure. Also growing longipetiolatum, robustum, the orange-fleshed P. guavaja Bellamy was selling from HapaJoe, and a eugeniaefolia somewhere between the size of your two's. And just planted some of these

Your Araza banana looks fantastic. Eugeniaefolia is the most cold-sensitive of mine, except maybe P. guavaja, don't know yet. I had two about 2 ft tall and 3 ft wide, but the frost hit them hard last winter (a year ago), and one hasn't really ever recovered. The other one's about back to its previous size. No flowers on any of these yet. Your eugeniaefolia is actually flowering at that size Ryan?? I must need to fertilize more or something.
I've spotted several flower buds. The person I got it from said his were fruiting in 5 gallon pots.

Nice tree Ryan! You'll have fruits this summer.

Nate, both my eugeniaefolia fruited in under 3 years. Seeds were planted in Jan 2020 with first fruits ripening in Aug 2022. Outside, no protection, but we rarely drop below 40F.
Same batch of seeds (Tradewinds) as Ryan's tree and about the same size. They're ripe when the flesh is crimson red.


p. sartorianum is my favorite of the non tropical guavas I've tried so far. Beautiful tree and delicious fruits that turn yellow then almost white as they ripen.

My p.longs in 1gals are also a little beat up from the cold, but they'll be okay. Robustum also struggling a bit, but not as bad.
I also have a couple of those fern leaf guavas folhas de Samambaia in the greenhouse slowly growing in the cold.

Did anybody buy Psidium glaziovianum seeds from Bellamys? I wanted to grab some, but they sold out. Willing to buy or trade for seeds/seedlings if anyone has any.

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Good luck!

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: RAFFLE ANNOUNCEMENT
« on: February 01, 2023, 08:07:47 PM »
Congrats Nikolas! Thanks Jason, it was fun. You should do one of these every month ;)

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Yangmei( Myrica Rubra) Variety List
« on: January 27, 2023, 05:38:27 PM »
Great post Bill. I'm not sure if this helps any, but more information is always good.

Dongkui has the highest sugar content, but Wandao has very low acidity and seems to be the sweetest. I remember reading somewhere that Wandao is the same as Late Growing. Is this true?

You should really wrap them with buddy tape or parafilm

This, and ASAP. They need high humidity right now. At least bag them up if you don't want to wrap them. They'll have a tough time reviving if left out in the open, especially in sunlight. Good luck!

Do you think this is enough? I also made a cut at the bottom of the trellises, so they don't get fungus. Should I still wrap them with parafilm?

Looks good! I like the vents. I try to keep the humidity around 80-90%. Early on I like to see a little bit of condensation in there.

You should really wrap them with buddy tape or parafilm

This, and ASAP. They need high humidity right now. At least bag them up if you don't want to wrap them. They'll have a tough time reviving if left out in the open, especially in sunlight. Good luck!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Albino Eugenia beaurepairiana
« on: January 22, 2023, 04:17:55 PM »
Hey Kaz, that's amazing! I'm not sure my eugenia will survive long enough to graft.

Pagnr, thanks for the head's up. I did search albino before I made this post and it was nothing but death.  I'll dig some more

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Albino Eugenia beaurepairiana
« on: January 21, 2023, 10:32:31 PM »
Hi shmojojojo,

You got a variegated variety, ultra rare.  Maybe you can sell it for couple thousand.


Hey Al. I wish! I don't think it's going to survive. I read after the energy from the seed depletes, the plant dies because it can't photosynthesize. I also read they only survive a few weeks, but this seedling is about 5 months old. So I don't know... 

plantperson, yeah I figure it's a goner. But it is slightly yellowish and has survived longer than I thought it would. I might add some osmocote next

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Albino Eugenia beaurepairiana
« on: January 21, 2023, 09:32:57 PM »
One of my e. beaurepairiana popped up albino. I've read the bad news about albino seedlings, but is there any way to save this? Anything I should try? I've only done low dose iron spray. The trunk is starting to harden, but it's fallen way behind the others in growth.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: RAFFLE ANNOUNCEMENT
« on: January 21, 2023, 04:00:30 AM »
I'm in! Thanks Jason!

You may consider a heating mat. I had success doing exactly what youre doing but with a heat mat underneath, also make sure you have a bunch of holes in the bag and some air flow.

My last order did well doing this, but I think I took them out of the bags too soon. The branches were dry and I lost 2 of 4. That's a big heat mat. I probably have enough of them to cover it, but they're busy right now ;D

I have this crazy idea...right above that photo is a round vent for a ceiling exhaust fan. I'm thinking about tenting the plants with some painter's plastic and run a duct pipe down the wall and under the tent to vent out my heated air into the tent at night. I really should just move them inside... Thanks I actually forgot about holes!

Only one of my trees (DK) showed possible signs of nematodes. It was just one bulbous root that I cut off. Other than that, the trees look really nice! I also soaked in B1 Start for about an hour and watered the soil with it. I've had great results using it in the past for other trees. The plants skipped transplant shock and new growth would appear just a couple days later.

Already in their new homes. I know these plants are cold tolerant once they're established, but is it ok to leave them out at night while they're recuperating? My lows are in the 40-45F for the next week.

Nice meeting everyone at the bus stop. Trees are ready to be picked up!

On my way! I should be back home around 4pm. I'll text everyone before I leave and after I get home

I commented on Wednesday and asked Bill to allow me to pick up trees in West Covina. He said that he would set my trees aside for that purpose.

Yes, you're picking up from me. I sent you a private message here and to your e-mail (from your profile link) with my address and contact information, but I didn't hear back from you. Please message me back, so I can give you my address and you can pick up your trees. Thanks.

Thanks Bill!

I still haven't heard back from Pasca. I sent you a PM regarding pickup. Please reply ASAP

Trees landed in SFO.

Great news!

Thank you too, Bill. Glad to help.

I have some available 1/4" 3/8" sizes

Willing to trade as well

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jaboticaba45 Website and Blog
« on: January 15, 2023, 08:45:45 PM »
Nice! Good luck with it

I edited my last post, but not sure if people will see it, so I'm posting here.

I planned on putting the trees in a bucket of rain water for storing, but since most people are picking up same day, maybe it's best to leave the trees in their original bags until they're picked up. If you do want me to keep the roots in water, or any other request, feel free to let me know. Also, I'm near a Home Depot if you would prefer to pick up in a public place.

Hey Ryan. So far the only thing I can find out here is 1gal and above. I plan on searching for more soon. I'll ask around and see if I can find some shippable seedlings. Oh btw, I added you on facebook - Mojo Fruits ;D

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