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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Thai giant jujube
« on: November 20, 2023, 11:21:13 AM »
They seem to be self-pollinating.
The fruit usually starts maturing in late December.

To me the fruit is just all right, maybe a little nicer than starfruit but we don't have many options at that time of year.

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Calastro aka super African pride is pretty good too.
The flavor is kinda mostly sweet though.
I like a hint of acidity with my atemoyas

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I don't hand pollinate mostly due to it conflicting with my mango season responsibilities.
All 3 seems to set a reasonable amount via natural pollination.
I help by having my compost bin nearby.

Tropic sun tends to be a little earlier in season than the rest.
It seems to be a back cross with squamosa

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From the ones I've fruited.
Dream, Gefner and Tropic sun my tops
Im hoping to fruit some of the good AU ones in a few years

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Carambola varieties
« on: November 05, 2023, 08:54:58 AM »
I really like Fwang Tung but it doesn't have that classic starfruit flavor.
Kari is really nice, it's as good as any in terms of standard starfruit flavor.
I personally would go with Bell, mainly due to the larger size of the fruit.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Syzygium fruits
« on: November 04, 2023, 05:18:23 PM »
Just some advice about malay Apple.
What you find in the nursery trade in South Florida is not great.
This is one of the few circumstances where I'd say get a seed from "back home".
I've planted 3 trees from the nursery trade here and got a few fruit after 14 years.
Must people I know from Guyana and Trinidad bring seeds over and get fruit in 5 years.

Also, wax jambu can get worms

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The one in f&s Park is pretty fruitful. I don't see any others nearby

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Anyone growing Bay Leaf?
« on: October 20, 2023, 12:09:37 PM »
According to Wikipedia, there are a few different plants that people refer to as bay leaf.

I never had much success with proper bay laurel in South Florida but I found Bay Rum and All Spice leaves to be perfectly adequate for my needs

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If no one takes the cambuca or pouteria, Iíll pick them up this December.

Sounds good.
See you in a few months

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WTB near fruiting red hybrid jabo
« on: October 15, 2023, 05:39:31 PM »
Skhan has some really nice ones for sale for cheap.

Thanks for the shout-out.
I have plenty of 3 gal sized red jabos for $35.
If you left it in a 3 gallon pot I think it would fruit in a year.

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Cambuca from Hawaii, 7g pot around 4 feet. $80


Pouteria macrophylla, cutite, 3g pot around 3 ft. $30


Breadfruit, mafala, 3g, around 4ft. $20


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3 gallon red hybrid jaboticabas for $35
Around 3ft
I have a bunch so pick up whatever one you like.
Local pickup only


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Hello all,

I'm looking for seedlings or scions of seedlings of Z2,Z4, Marisa, or any others (including good unnamed selections). besides E4 (already have). Only looking for seeds/scions off trees that have done well in South Florida.

You are welcome to budwood from my seedling.
Its really productive and doesn't require cross pollination.

The fruit I get it August/Sept is a lot better than the one in June/July.
So far 3 or 4 years of fruiting.

I also got seedlings



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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Banana cultivar availability . . . . ?
« on: September 26, 2023, 07:58:47 AM »
I had good success the members on this forum http://www.bananas.org/f3/

Its a little more leg work but if you are getting into bananas that is the best place I've found to learn

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Cac is the definition of Vigorous and spreading

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Good Florida atemoyas
« on: September 11, 2023, 11:06:35 PM »
Just confirming, after a few more Dreams this is certainly the best of the bunch.
Calastro is great and firm, it just lacks the balance I enjoy in most fruits.
I have a good bit coming in and will be enjoying them over the next month.

Now I'm just waiting to taste the premium AU atemoyas, Hoping to try Hilary White in a year or two

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Rosigold v. Dwarf Hawaiian?
« on: September 06, 2023, 10:43:47 AM »
Dwarf Hawaiian. Easy choice. Plus longer season.

Agreed

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Good Florida atemoyas
« on: September 05, 2023, 01:11:11 PM »
Can't really speak to the AP since its not the commonly grown here.
The bud wood was sold to me as arka sahan, but its doesn't seem to be that either, on another thread a few other growers chimed in and said it was probably AP.
Either way, the fruit isn't great, trying to top work it now


The other two are spot on.
Finally has a prime Dream and it certainly deserves all the hype it gets from the Florida annona growers.


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Good Florida atemoyas
« on: September 04, 2023, 03:28:06 PM »


 From left to right African pride, calastro, dream and a soflo persimmon for size reference

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Another possibility we see is they may never flower in that region.
In Florida we've been seeing some of our old varieties here not producing as much due to three warmer winters

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Wtb mango scions
« on: August 26, 2023, 08:46:45 PM »
I can at least send you guava is you need it still.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Wtb mango scions
« on: August 26, 2023, 06:05:32 PM »
Did you try Tropical acres?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Good Florida atemoyas
« on: August 25, 2023, 02:12:48 PM »
Dream was best once.
Sweet and a little tart with firm texture.
The fruits tend split a few hours after winter rain so no good.
Difficult to get good fruits in my yard.

TS and prolific were best in my yard last year.
Had a sharp sweetness that I liked.

Gefner was sweet but bland sweetness.
My parents liked it.

Lisa tend to split 5 hours after winter rain.
AP2 was good the year before.
Ok last year.

I have HI PM.
Itís weakest on my multi grafted tree.
A fake.

I have a real PM that turns out to be fake.
Flowers and fruits look like AP

Both fake PM came from same seller.

Do you have a picture of HI PM fruit.

I was growing Hawaiian pinkmamoth but it was on pond apple stock and never did great. I grafted some on cherimoya and those were distributed around here a little hopefully someone can report in.
I'm more looking forward to the HW and PP

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Good Florida atemoyas
« on: August 25, 2023, 02:09:23 PM »
I have African Pride, Calostro, and Hawaiian Pink Mammoth from you that I hope fruit next year but one I didnít see mentioned that is one of my favorites is Phet Pakchong. Great fruit that sets well on its own.

I had it a few times but I didn't think it compared favorable to the others. It tasted fine but maybe not as sweet as I wanted.
I never grew it for that reason but I hear it's a pretty easy going tree and fruits well.

All my fruits have been naturally pollinated simply because I don't have time in the summer to have pollinate. (Mango picking started in May)

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Foreign mango familiarity
« on: August 24, 2023, 10:56:18 PM »
Guava is intensely sweet and guava-y.
It's not my cup if tea but I know some who but it up there.
Maya is a classic flavor mango, been on my want to try list.
I have aromanis, which is supposed to be the same as harumanis, it's Indochinese in flavor but not super flavorful

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