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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Not enough Durian Discussion
« Last post by Gone tropo on Today at 10:47:37 PM »
Isnít Malaysia like a 3 hour flight for you aussies anyway? Good god, just go already

Yeh mate Iíve just gotta convince the wife of some other reason to go there other than duriansÖ.. she has no idea why Iím so interested in going to Malaysia lol
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2023 Mango Season
« Last post by palmcity on Today at 10:32:21 PM »

Nearly 3 years... and girthy.


Citrus General Discussion / Re: varieties to eat in whole
« Last post by poncirsguy on Today at 10:21:35 PM »
New Zealand lemonade has a whole edible fruit.
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado Soil for mound
« Last post by drymifolia on Today at 10:05:22 PM »
If you aren't just mounding the existing soil, you're probably better off using whatever mix has worked well for you in raised beds before, rather than buying "topsoil." I've seen some questionable stuff sold under that label. You may want to dig down a foot or so below ground level and mix that soil in with whatever you buy, so there's less of a stark line between the two. But I'm sure the avocado roots will find their way into the ground fine either way.
Thanks.  I value the discussion on pricing and can understand hesitation in purchasing.
Tim,  I think I understand your complaintÖ. I did raise the price on pouteria ďtuturubaĒ here is why. That tree is in maranhao, Brazil. I sold out quickly of that seed and found a way to get the same exact tree seed, however I was in ColombiaÖ. I figured out a way and got 30 more ..
Form that exact tree that I have personally tasted.  I figured 5 more dollars a per seed was worth it for those that really want it now.  If you would have emailed me instead of posting on my sales then I would have told you that and probably sell it to you at a discount.  I will able to get more seeds in the future and the price will go down.
For the rest who shared words of encouragementÖ I appreciate you all. if you know me personally then you know that it really didnít bother me and just gave me another opportunity to share why I do things. 
The Tikuna are growing some pretty cool things now thanks to forum members.  palologrower hooked up some cool seeds that I got to share with them. Letís all be friends again. But letís shut down this thread.  Water under the bridge.
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: optimal pot riddle
« Last post by Vegan Potato Man on Today at 10:02:13 PM »
Not sure what the riddle is supposed to be, but in the cannabis world they call passive hydro like you described hempy pots or buckets.

Anyway I'd be concerned about growing tree seedlings in them since the bottom reservoir can become anaerobic pretty quick, especially if watering is infrequent.

I do grow my cannabis plants in them though with leca and rice hulls tho
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado Soil for mound
« Last post by Calusa on Today at 10:01:14 PM »
I've read on here that the best thing to do for a new avocado is mound up quality soil mixed heavily with pine bark, and don't be shy about making the mound on the high side. Plant the tree right on top. They can't tolerate wet feet.
Tropical Fruit Discussion / optimal pot riddle
« Last post by Epiphyte on Today at 10:00:05 PM »
here's a riddle of sorts...

1. all the water bottle pots i make for my seedlings are semi-hydro...

it's a recent pic of a germinating seed from a store bought durian.  the plastic bottle has drainage holes an inch or two from the bottom.

2. virtually none of the plants i've bought come in semi-hydro pots. 

3 i've never made or bought semi-hydro pots for any of my larger plants...

on the left is a myrica californica that i recently approach grafted a starter myrica cerifera onto.  on the right is the same thing, but they are in the same pot, unlike the other two, which are in different pots.

none of the pots are semi-hydro.

can you solve the riddle?

i just posted lots of relevant pics and info on my blog.  sorry, i had initially planned on transferring all of it over here, but then i kept adding to it.  seems like nearly everyone uses the postimg website to share pics here? 

if there are any pics in my blog entry you'd like to discuss feel free to hotlink them in this thread.
Ok all prices raised 1 cent.   8) Please do! I love when people think itís an easy way to make money. It would make for a cool vacation if you like hiking 90 degrees and 100 percent humidity in the Amazon covered in deet wearing long sleeve shirts and pants 7 to 8 hours a day searching for fruit. Not to mention a foreign country where we need to hire a translator to talk to locals. I donít speak TikunaÖ. Do you? The places we camped had no running water or electricity. Still sound like fun? After a long days hike then come home and clean seeds for 2 hours in the dark! Fun vacation stuff! If this sounds like a vacation then we need more people like you and and Iíll even invite you on my next expedition! Oh and you need your yellow vaccine to travel where I go. Itís mandatory and make sure you have a malaria precaution plan.

Thank you for allowing to me to explain My pricing and why the price will only RISE with further seeds drops as the quality of my offerings gets better and better. I learn and change my seed storage procedure every new drop. Always trying to improve and the last couple seed drop have very high germination rates.

I hire local guides to take me into the jungle. Most of these fruit are not found at the market. If I found them at the market then they are priced accordingly.  I took two fruit experts last trip and they didnít spot  anything. ;) Iíll even happily give you all the gps locations I marked. You can go go back and get all the same fruits and seeds except you need to go at the same time next year as  Amazon fruits only stay in season for Around 3 weeks then itís a new fruit crop. . So all the fruit we found are probably no longer available. I went last year in May and got completely different fruit.  And all my Tikuna indigenous guides (make sure you tip them as much as I did because they are amazing people and deserve it). I donít try and get the cheapest possible seeds. I am trying to build a community of explorers to build value to the community. Maybe if we show locals that there is value in these trees as opposed to trying to get the seeds at the cheapest possible price and ďtakeĒ from the locals, then we can actually have something sustainable. if we want them to preserve nature then the people with money need to fund it instead of whining about 1 dollar more for a seed.

Also my seeds are 100 percent true because I collected, cleaned, inspected, and never left my sight. Not sure if any other seed provider in the USA can say that. Maybe you Shiloh and palologrower haha.  But if none of that is important to you then please buy seeds from someone else.  I am almost sold out of many species and almost all my customers are repeat customers ;)

Absolutely LOVE that you are helping the Tikuna build a sustainable market in their community and profit off of their own native forest in a eco friendly, sustainable way! Very Romulus Whitaker of you. I have to admit that all that deet covered rough traveling does sound like an incredible vacation to me! Lol

I have roughed it through various parts of the neotropics alone and with others and still come up with far fewer useful species. Thanks for all you do and don't let the haters take up space in your head...they are no doubt incredibly jealous or suffering from delusions of grandeur.

All the seeds I have ordered from you have been of the highest possible quality. Also, thanks for the extra seeds in the last order. I HIGHLY recommend your shop to anyone interested in quality viable seeds at a fair price!
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