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Where are you getting those seed from?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Leaf disease
« on: December 06, 2015, 04:19:43 PM »
Please help identify this disease on my mango. 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Container Planter Search
« on: December 02, 2015, 11:22:42 AM »
Try contacting this people, looks like the picture from here.

one way of doing it.

1. take out "s" in https
2. add "embed" inbetween com/watch for example

new link
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Hi Rambuntantx,

Thanks for your replied. I used to live at Ft. Hood for 3 years and know it can get very cold in Texas. I am going to put my longan trees onto the ground coming May. In late fall, I will erect frost cloth on all 5 sides with large stone/rock inside to absorb the heat during the day and keep the tree warm at night. The method work for all my 8 mango trees. Not only the mango trees had no damage but they also thrived. Therefore, the tropical trees need not to take a step back but only move forward. The lows were 30, 31, 32 in San Jose, CA

Interesting, so you made basically a greenhouse over each tree, but with just frost cloth?

Lows here get down to low 30s on average each year I would say. But of course record lows could always be down into the 20s or even lower.

Did you record temp inside your structure when outside was 30-32?

The main problem for where I am and planting in the ground would be the heavy clay soil. Interested to see the progress of OPs trees.

The cover is basic 6mil greenhouse film.  I have two wireless temp sensor, one near the door and the other at the back of the greenhouse. 
When temp is 30-32, I get average temp of 40 without heater on. 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Beginner Growing Jaboticaba - Help?
« on: April 09, 2015, 02:27:58 PM »
Scuppe, hope you don't mind, I rotated your pic.


It get below to freezing here in Dallas/Ft Worth area. My tree survive because the are shelter in a diy greenhouse.  I only turn on the heater if the weather forecast call for temp below 30.
The greenhouse pretty much keep the temp 10deg above outside temp.  I had the greenhouse for 4 years now, and I only had to turn on the heater for about 2 or 3 week during the winter months.


Nice looking tree, glad to see a North Texas grower too. How are those growbag of your holding up. Are they suppose to deteriorate after few years of use. 

I bought two 3 gallon kohala longan in spring 2014.  This spring I decided to plant one in the ground. 
I will airlayer some branch from the inground for more trees.

My lychee finally bloom again. The first time it bloom few years ago, the wind blow it all of. I'm so happy to see it bloom again.
Hopefully I can get some fruit this year.

Any one on this forum speaks thai? Could you please help translate this youtube video.

I tried the "cc" for the subtitle but it doesn't make sense.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: The Florida Rambutan project (FGM)
« on: January 16, 2015, 06:39:04 PM »
FGM very nice.  I have not been on this forum in awhile, where did you get those?  Look forward to see your progress.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Some type of Hymenaea ....maybe..
« on: March 14, 2014, 06:11:25 AM »
Wow!!! corndog plant, no need to buy frozen one again.

Recipes / Re: Rambutan Salad
« on: February 25, 2014, 04:51:22 PM »
"a little water"

Yes, I have that in my mouth thinking about it.

Wow, scary as hell, kind of remind me of the time a car spun out in front of me, doing a 360 barely missing me by two feet going 60 mph. Nobody was injury or other car involved in that accident.  I'm glad your ok.   

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Hydroponic mango tree
« on: January 10, 2014, 07:28:33 AM »
I can think of several why not to do it for myself.

1. 55 gallon drum = 208 liter.  50 liter of hydroton weighting in at 50lb a bag  approx cost $33.  $33X4 = $132 for 200lb of media.
2. dependent on electricity.
3. no easy to move in for the winter if you leave in cold area.
4. other hydrponics related expenses

These are just my thoughts, everybody is welcome to their own ideas. Other than that, it a nice idea.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Tropical Fruit Forum Logo
« on: December 29, 2013, 02:12:05 PM »

my amateur attemp, not as colorful as some of the previous post.

« on: December 27, 2013, 07:12:23 PM »
For import to US.

1.   The importer (the gardener in the United States) obtains a Small Lots of Seed Permit
2.   The importer sends the following to the exporter (eg: a company, a seed exchange society, or an individual outside of the United States)

a copy of the Small Lots of Seed PermitSeed Exchange and US Permit
a special label (green/yellow label) addressed to an US Inspection Station
a self-addressed label
3.   The exporter sends the seeds, packed and labeled as required to the US Inspection Station indicated on copy of the Small Lots of Seed Permit.
4.   The seeds will be checked at the US Inspection Station and forwarded to the intended recipient (the gardener in the United States).

For information to obtain the Small Lots of Seed Permit, check out the USDA website Small Lots of Seed Permit

Click below for some faq:

I have no experience with this, but maybe other member can fill in the details.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jackfruit sprouted a... rubber duckie?
« on: December 18, 2013, 12:58:27 PM »
Finally, the answer to which came first, the chicken or the egg.  The answer is rubber duckie jackfruit.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself
« on: December 12, 2013, 07:54:53 AM »
Hi Triloba, all my fruits are in containers and now enjoying their winter vacation in a DIY 8X8 greenhouse.

No problem with soil fall out.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself
« on: December 10, 2013, 07:00:29 PM »
Hello everyone, my name is Souphanh leaving in Euless TX. I got interested in  growing tropical fruit tree when I stumbed on Cherri blog searching for something else other then fruit tree.  I thought to myself if she could grow them in PA, why not me in TX. My first tree was a sweetheart lychee, on the second year I almost got fruit, but one day of 45mph wind blow most of the bloom away.  From there on I got a few more to my collection,  kohala longan,  silaswood sapodila, nam doc mai mango(hail storm victim) and a bunch of  rambutan seedling(3month old as of today, Dec 10, 2013.  Looking forward to learn from everyone on this forum.

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