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For Jackfruits, we have enjoyed Mai2 and Bangkok Lemon. Mai 1 and Mai 3 are supposed to be good as well. They are crunchy varieties and both have been heavy producers for us.

Thanks. Only looking for those two named varieties right now.

Looking to buy Beaumont and Arkin papershell macadamia nut trees (grafted or airlayered) - can pick up in FL or pay for shipping

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Which Mangos Are Left (Florida)?
« on: August 06, 2019, 07:41:30 AM »

So is cotton candy and coconut cream good producers?

Our Coconut Cream mango has been our best producer for the past two years and the fruit has ripened over a long period of time, so weíve had ripe fruit for over a month now. Only two left now. Our Cotton Candy is still too young to tell, but so far it seems like it will be a good producer.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Which Mangos Are Left (Florida)?
« on: July 28, 2019, 11:15:41 AM »
Still hanging 7/28
Valencia Pride (many)
PiŮa Colada (many)
Maha Chanok
Cotton Candy
Lemon Zest (2 left)
Dot (1 left)
Coconut Cream (many)
Harvest Moon (1 left)
Mangifera odorata

We have 2.2 acres. We received approval (filed a schedule F on our tax return the past 5 years), but the appraiser would only give the exemption for 1 acre and it made our taxes increase significantly because we lost our homestead exemption on that acre and have a significant ďSave Our HomesĒ discount which was ported from our last property to this one. Ag exemption allows you to run agricultural business despite zoning, which is where the real benefit may come in for small parcel owners. The appraiser can also revalue your property/add things on when he does the exemption. Probably not worth it, and not sure they would approve without proof of selling a product you grow.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Great speaker for rare fruit clubs
« on: February 12, 2019, 06:22:25 PM »
So informative!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Grafting Ice Cream Bean
« on: February 05, 2019, 09:17:53 AM »
We have Inga vulpina grafted onto What we think is an Inga vera seedling - budwood was purchased from Oscar. Very pleased with our purchase!

Well, that's a bummer! I bought an Excalibur Red earlier this year based on the pictures and descriptions of it being a superior variety, on this forum.
For those of you who have tasted it, how would you rate it? I would be ok with the color not matching the description as long as the flavor was good.
Flavor of ours was similar to imported jackfruit - some sweetness with mild hints of cantaloupe and banana, but musty. The texture was crunchy, but flavor makes it unworthy of grafting imo.


:D Same experience here. Except mine was from budwood that came from the mother tree. Someone must be color blind.

That is terrible. I have an Excalibur Red in the ground and I expect fruit off it in  couple of years...I have already been burned once; the Bangkok Lemon I got from   Excalibur, which I later realized was a seedling and not a grafted one, turned out to be a soft fleshed variety.  The nursery is now talking up Timor Red, but they are yet to release it.

So disappointing. Our Bangkok Lemon seems to be the real one (delicious and crunchy) but our Excalibur Red clearly isnít- the fruit doesnít have a great flavor either. Our email to Excalibur about the problem was never returned.

If the mother tree has light flavored flesh, what tree did the fruit posted years ago (which looks red/Orange) come from that state itís Excalibr Red?


Got the Tamarind and Custard apple from Geo and Lisa sang the mango song for them but just the first word thank goodness

:) Made my day! My favorite part of the sale is meeting all of the other growers!

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / 'Fe'i Aiuri' Bananas available
« on: May 17, 2018, 08:34:44 PM »
Tissue cultured 'Fe'i Aiuri' bananas available $33 shipped within the continental US. If interested, email Can offer discount if more than one plant is purchased. I also have some Pisang Ceylon available ($30 shipped). Plantlets are 6-9" tall.

The Manatee Rare Fruit Council's annual tree sale is Sunday, May 20th at the Bradenton Area Convention Center.
There are over 20 vendors and typically around 5000 plants.
Admission is free

If you come, stop by and say hello. We would love to meet other fruit growers. Our booth is in the back, inside left corner (Sulcata Grove)

Not to be a PITA but do you know what varieties of White Sapote may be present?  Specifically looking for Bonita/Supersweet. 


I donít know. We are not personally bringing any. Wayne Clifton might be bringing some along with other vendors. I donít have a vendor list though.


Thanks.  I'll probably buy a couple trees.  Will there be any mango fruit available for sale?

Doubtful. Iíve seen White Sapotes for sale in years past, but not mangos - still early

Are there going to be any mangos for sale?
There should be many vendors with mango trees.

I'm really looking forward to this show! What are you most excited to bring to the show? Anything new and exciting?
Probably grafted purple passion fruit vines (these are doing great at our place and out producing the non grafted vines with no signs of crown rot so far). Also Feíi bananas, some Inga trees, a nicely branched Dream and grafted Jackfruit trees which look great right now.

The Manatee Rare Fruit Council's annual tree sale is Sunday, May 20th at the Bradenton Area Convention Center.
There are over 20 vendors and typically around 5000 plants.
Admission is free

If you come, stop by and say hello. We would love to meet other fruit growers. Our booth is in the back, inside left corner (Sulcata Grove)

I'm looking for a few fruiting size finger lime plants to add to my collection. Anyone have one they can sell me in Florida or direct me to a nursery in Florida that has fruiting size ? Thanks.
I purchased mine at the Manatee Rare Fruit Councils tree sale. The next sale is May 20th at the Bradenton Area Convention Center if you donít find one before then.

We used to live in 9a. Loquats and Satsumas!!! I still drive up there each December to get some from our old neighbor. Satsumas donít do well where we live now. We also grew rabbiteye blueberries, figs, miracle fruit in a pot, raja puri bananas (on south side of house), low chill peaches and apples.

Sapodilla grows effortlessly for us - lots of fruit. Ross sapote too.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango blooming now.
« on: December 05, 2017, 08:46:45 AM »
Our Eldon has flowers now. Our friend down the road has Harvest Moon blooming.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: tropical fruit growers on instagram
« on: September 05, 2017, 06:56:43 PM »
that last one isn't right, it goes to a model's page with only two photos.
Thanks! Should be correct now.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / tropical fruit growers on instagram
« on: September 05, 2017, 06:02:28 PM »
We use instagram as a way to upload photos when our fruit trees bloom/fruit - so we can look.back to see how they do year to year. Anyone else post their fruit/fruit tree pictures to instagram? Would love to see what others are growing.

Our page is

Some pages which post lots of pictures of what they are growing:

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Not impressed with Ice Cream banana
« on: August 24, 2017, 11:31:31 PM »
Sounds like you let them get too ripe. When eaten at the proper time, the fruit is fluffy (not mushy) and delicious.

Hi. I'm in Sarasota, FLorida. Looking some trees to fill my new home. 3 gal is a plus.

Logan,Mulberry,Guava,Jack Fruit,Sapodilla,Sapote, Kaffir Lime.

Looking to buy

Thank you

I have 3 gallon mulberry, 3 and 7 Sapodilla (Alano, Molix, and Morena), Mamey (Viejo), Green sapote, White Sapote (younghans), and longan. Lots of other fruit trees and bananas too. We are in Sarasota near University/Tuttle and sell by appointment.

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