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Have you ever successfully grown white sapote from cutting?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: jujube
« on: June 19, 2024, 02:04:48 AM »
There was an Asian guy with a nursery in the town below us here in Costa Rica. He sold jujube and his method was to cut them back to the stump about a month before the rain started here, so in April. I was there one day right before it started raining and saw a bare stump in the ground and asked what it was. It took me forever to find the latin name and english name of the plant so I didn't know what it was at first. I went back after a couple months to get some more things and this plant had put out at least 10 feet of growth and was covered in flowers.

Achetadomestica, could u please share the current picture of tree 🙏

I do this every Spring to my 2 trees and by July they are 12 x 12
I wonder what that timeline translates to for Houston. Seems like a neat thing to try

If the buyer wants to part with a pup and ship. It *eye brow wiggle* I'm here and looking to add more banana to my yard.

I can send you pup(s), I’ll send you a pm.
Awesome! Thank you. I've been wanting to try this one

Ison's should have it in spring. I'm interested in trying it too

I think OP means cinnamon apple (Pouteria hypoglauca) related to sapote, not an actual temperate apple (Malus domestica) variety.

Whoops. Looks like I have a new fruit to look up. Thank you.

If the buyer wants to part with a pup and ship. It *eye brow wiggle* I'm here and looking to add more banana to my yard.

Ison's should have it in spring. I'm interested in trying it too

I don't have room to put it inside with a heat matt, so I'll just put it outside in the shade with some cover over it, maybe one of those clear storage containers then I can open the lid and check it everyday.
You might try putting it on concrete like the driveway, so it warms up with the sun and holds in heat for a while after dark.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Looking for skinner mulberry
« on: June 01, 2024, 06:22:52 AM »
They have but figured I could prep them.
Any luck finishing prepping the scions and making a list of what else you have?

I also want to know if zero latex is inherited. I have some year old plants from a fruit I got at the store that was so delicious and 0 latex. I thought I was getting a small fruit, but I'm the end had so much I shared with two other people.

Not totally sure but we do get pretty cold here believe it or not in the FL panhandle. I would assume in Texas even in the southern parts likely have a similar level of cold in winter.
Based on a friend who lives up there you might be colder than Houston

It's that time of year again. Chickasaw plums are starting to ripen. I will have hundreds of seeds available. Great rootstock for other prunus species. Hit me up! Changing the price to 10 seeds for $5. Plus applicable shipping costs.
Do yours need chill hours?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Papaya tastes bad
« on: May 20, 2024, 01:18:51 AM »
Used to be able to get good ripe papayas here in houston, but that stopped during covid. Unfortunately I think that covid restricting the number of employees out caused companies to start picking fruits less ripe and they realize that they can continue saving money by keeping up the same thing. The only good papaya I have had was a small one from hawaii. It finally motivated me to grow my own.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: It's so hot 🔥
« on: May 19, 2024, 03:05:28 AM »
Based on my experience in Houston last year I suggest investing in shade cloths. I think I may have lost less from the drought and over 100 highs for 2 months

Found these at a local tropical fruit store. Interesting fruit. Potent smell, but watered down taste, but maybe it wasn't ripe.

Did a google search.  This looks like the Cionosicyos macranthus on this site.

So perhaps the other fruit which was also large but soft (it exploded n dropping from height) may be the Passiflora-quadrangularis.  I will have to see if that fruits again.

Does anyone have a picture of what the fruit should look like?

I cut the fruit, see picture above.  The pulp color and taste matches the Cionosicyos macranthus.
Congrats on your success!!!

i had this one that took 3yrs and now i graft from it.  It was fruiting at about 5ft tall in a 3 gal pot...and it was like every flower that formed set a fruit.

Since then the tree has got larger (the mother died, but a grafted one I have is alive)...and it gets covered by ants which wreck the crop (scale bugs mostly actually do the damage, they cover the flowers entirely)...
but when the tree was happy it made so much fruit it was amazing...

other ones i grew didn't do the same, they'd grow up to be really big, and have lots of flowers that seldom set any fruit.

Hands you tried airlayering? I wonder if it would make good root stock

You should try okra raw. Also I'm trying a few new things. Georgia Candy Roaster squash, garlic vine, and tindora everbearing cucumber

What's special about this one?

Dwarfing, highly rated taste, cold tolerance.  It's the pomegranate I chose for 7b.
Cool, thanks for the info

What's special about this one?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Amla discussion
« on: May 11, 2024, 05:47:44 PM »
That is what my Amla flowers on ,old growth. :  )
Thanks. I'll take more care to protect it early this winner

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Amla discussion
« on: May 11, 2024, 12:17:25 PM »
Does it only bloom on old growth? Mine die to the ground every year since it's the last plant I protect. I'm thinking I need to step up if I want fruit.

Got them and looking forward to eating them next year (I'm a big optimist)

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Pineapple Nanas Paun Giant
« on: May 07, 2024, 02:50:24 PM »
I'm interested when they are available again

Congratulations on graduating!

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: grafting citrus
« on: May 04, 2024, 08:53:47 PM »
Also you have to do research to check for graft and compatibility.

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