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my narrow leaf seems to be languishing, i just stopped growing, lost most leaves and never really put on new growth so kinda expecting it to finally die off at some point and make room for something else. 
I am always surprised that not every plant loves Hawaii, but the cerrado background may make it most at home in CA's drier conditions. It is such an easy grower for me. I am starting to hone in on fruiting plants that more closely match my climate and it seems to be yielding positive results, guavas from the cerrado are IT!

I had a narrow leaf guava grown from seed as well. It was doing very well until one day it just started to die. Im guessing that it may be prone to phytophthora, being native to a relatively dry area. If so it might be near impossible to grow in wet and humid areas like mine -windward side of Hawaii.

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PM sent as well!

As for the eggs, my guess is a house finch. It uses pine straw or grasses for its nest, and the eggs look just like that. Do you see little brownish birds with light red head feathers around?

Kevin



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Did we ever find out if P. nitida is self-fertile? I just have one now, the others inexplicably dying. If anyone still has some seeds available, please let me know. Also can trade cuttings by the end of the growing season. Thanks!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Yangmei (Morella/Myrica rubra) thread
« on: July 19, 2023, 12:10:09 PM »
Hi all,

Does anyone have any male Yangmei scions?

From my order of 10+ trees on the group order, only 1 is alive above the graft and 1 other alive below the graft (looks like californica). Iíll need a male to get any fruit at all. Would someone be willing to sell me some scions? Please PM me, thanks!

Kevin

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Did the 20% off end? Was about to place my order :)
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Lost label/Fruit ID
« on: October 10, 2022, 12:20:34 AM »
I was thinking it was Voa Vanga (Spanish Tamarind). But I ordered various artocarpus at the same time that I planted these, so thatís a possibility for sure. Thanks for the guesses all.

Kevin

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Lost label/Fruit ID
« on: October 09, 2022, 01:11:20 AM »
Hi all,

I lost the label on this seedling. I think I know what it might be, but just wanted to know what people on the forum think it is. Thanks in advance!




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Done, thanks!

Also, for some reason I'm listed twice on the spreadsheet, so I just entered my order on the first listing of my name (feel free to delete the second TropicalDoc entry).  Thanks!

Kevin

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Just a note to add my experience that any seeds that I've received from Shiloh (multiple orders) have arrived very fast, well packaged, and have proceeded to germinate a high percentage (some received already germinating). 

Great seller and highly recommended!

Kevin

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Iím on the list already but want to add number of trees - 10 for me total, with those including different varieties. Thanks!

Kevin (Hawaii)

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2nd try, is this maprang?
« on: August 11, 2022, 04:39:10 AM »
That looks like maprang to me, but mango can look very similar. If it grows slowly, itís probably maprang. If it grows fast like a weed, itís probably mango! But Iím a relative novice here, so maybe someone else can confirm?

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My two plants arrived today very well packaged and in great shape. Nice plants!  Thanks, Kevin!

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Oh yes that makes sense. It will be interesting to see. My marcgraviana has germinated, which Iím overjoyed about as I had bought some of those from tradewinds a while back and they never did anything.  Still waiting to see what the stenathas do, fingers crossed on those. 

Thanks for the info!

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Didnít know if you saw my question- are Duguetia species self fertile?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Seedling ID question
« on: July 19, 2022, 12:15:36 PM »
Hi all,

During my recent move, some tags got removed from some of my seedlings - the usual story for those like me- with what seems like thousands of seedlings :)

Anyway, Iím wanting to approach graft a bulala seedling to my very under-performing sibabat pulasan, which Iím afraid will end up dying if I do nothing for it.

My tags were lost on what I believe are my bulala seedlings. The leaves on them are a bit different than the pulasan leaves. In this picture, the pulasan is the larger plant with lighter green leaves.

In your opinion. does the smaller plant look like bulala (Nephelium phillipensis)?

I was expecting compound leaves, but perhaps the seedling is too small yet to start producing those. Anyway, I appreciate everyoneís opinion on this.

Thanks!
Kevin




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Tropical Vegetables and Other Edibles / Re: Taro ID Question
« on: July 14, 2022, 11:51:53 AM »
Wow thank you this has been extremely helpful! I had no idea about Xanthosoma taro. I think youíre exactly right though. Iíll thoroughly cook and try a small amount first of course. We will see if the leaves are indeed better tasting than colocasia taro leaves, as has been reported.

Thanks again for this!

Kevin

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Tropical Vegetables and Other Edibles / Taro ID Question
« on: July 13, 2022, 11:58:18 AM »
I was at the Farm Supply Cooperative in Hilo, and saw a plant labeled ďSamoan TaroĒ. Iím a sucker for new types of tropical vegetables, and Taro especially, so I bought it. 

After I got home and planted it though, I started wondering if this is an edible plant at all. The leaves look more arrow-head shaped. My plant identifier even identified it as Green Arrow Arum (Peltandra Virginica), which it described as a poisonous plant.

Can anyone know knows Taro well look at my pics and see if they recognize it as an edible Taro? Thanks in advance!

Kevin





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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / WTB Fernandez Custard Apple Scions
« on: July 07, 2022, 03:47:18 AM »
Iíve been trying to snag this variety (Fernandez Custard Apple) from Lara Farms, but it is constantly sold out and thereís no telling when Iíll be able to grab one.

So does anyone have scions of this variety theyíre willing to ship to me? Can buy them or possibly trade for them. Thanks!

Kevin

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Iíll bite on this one too, if any are left! Send me a PM with payment info. Thanks!  :)

Kevin

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I currently have three of these in the ground, three of five seeds germinated for me. They went dormant in January and still havenít woken back up! Still very small trees, sticks really, but alive I think. Will update as they grow.

Kevin

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Very nice website!

I had a question about the DuguetiasÖdo you know if you can get fruit with just one tree? With me and tropical seeds so far, I seem to have not great germination ratesÖthatís why I ask. Thanks!

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Just a note to say I received my scions today. They were great scions and were very well packaged. Excited to give this variety a try. Thanks Mark!

Kevin

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Interesting ilama variety! How true to type do ilama seedlings typically grow?


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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Aztec Gem dragonfruit
« on: June 03, 2022, 03:06:23 AM »
PM sent!

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Just got my seeds today and they were in great shape. Very happy with my purchase. Thanks Shiloh!

Oh also, is there a chance that the Pink starapple might be a Chrysophyllum argenteum var. auratum?  Or do you think itís a green starapple? Iím good either way!

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