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Does anyone grow Genipa americana?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Genipa americana
« on: July 14, 2022, 10:37:37 AM »
Is there anyone in Florida who grows Genipa?

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Who else is growing Genipa americana in Florida? My tree is small but with the rain it’s growing fast. I planted it under the high canopy of live oaks.

Please, share your observations. What is the lowest temperature that your Genipa americana went through?



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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is this a jackfruit tree?
« on: July 05, 2022, 08:59:10 AM »
It looks like a Ficus.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Davidson Plum in Florida
« on: July 04, 2022, 01:36:51 PM »
D. pruriens made it through winter with light covering last year here-

Dropped its leaves though

Could you please give more specifics? What were the lowest temps where you are? What do you mean by light covering? Thank you

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Davidson Plum in Florida
« on: July 04, 2022, 06:54:29 AM »
I'm growing Davidson's plum (Davidsonia Pruriens), quite easy to grow and to fruit, usually fruits twice a year (in March-May & July-October), 4 years from seed. Tall tree (Pruriens), grows like a palm. I shake the tree to get fruits when ready. Very acidic fruit and looks like a regular plum. Extra watering and mulching helps. I use Espoma Holly tone fertilizer.
Seeds are flat and very thin. I do not sell seeds (only plants when available, not all seeds germinate).




Thank you for the info. Much appreciated.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Davidson Plum in Florida
« on: July 04, 2022, 06:52:04 AM »
What about Davidsonia jerseyana? This species is from NE New South Wales (a lot further south than tropical Queensland), might be reasonable to expect better cold tolerance?

I would assume that will be VERY hard to find outside of Australia.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Davidson Plum in Florida
« on: July 03, 2022, 07:33:04 PM »
No one in Florida growing it? Or tried?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What bananas should I plant?
« on: July 02, 2022, 05:03:41 PM »
My favorite is ‘Manzano’

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Davidson Plum in Florida
« on: July 02, 2022, 02:13:31 PM »
Does anyone grow Davidsonia pruriens (Davidson Plum) in Florida? How successful are you? Any fruiting? Cold resistance? Thanks!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Caimito - when to harvest?
« on: July 02, 2022, 11:14:07 AM »
Thank you

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Caimito - when to harvest?
« on: July 02, 2022, 10:36:08 AM »
Thank u. Do they fall off the tree when fully ripe?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Caimito - when to harvest?
« on: July 02, 2022, 06:28:40 AM »
That I know!
But at what point do I harvest purple fruits for the optimum taste?

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Check with Excalibur (although Palm Beach County).
http://www.excaliburfruittrees.com/

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Caimito - when to harvest?
« on: July 01, 2022, 09:09:26 PM »
Looking for an advice on when to harvest star apple (caimito) fruits. Mine have just started to change color, but no purple yet. First time fruiting!  ;D

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pouteria dominigensis question
« on: June 30, 2022, 02:09:00 PM »
Well there's a lot of species with the name Domingensis out there so idk about that.

Where did you get this plant btw?

Yes and that’s why it is easier to follow nomenclature accepted by one of the world’s authorities like Kew Gardens.

I got the seedling from a friend. Not sure where he got the seeds.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pouteria dominigensis question
« on: June 30, 2022, 06:24:56 AM »


Pouteria Domingensis=Totuma


It's Domingensis...there are typos floating around. Seems there's P.Domingensis subsp Domingensis with Longer leaves such as this one and there's a subsp Cuprea with rounder leaves? http://cedaf.org.do/arboles_dominicanos/index_ncomun.php?comun=Totuma
That's all the info for now until i find more from old books...

The fruit tastes more like a wild canistel and it's a nice lil thing and not bad...but cannot compete against the larger pouterias. I had a couple of seeds but never sold em as some seeds got confiscated so i've stopped selling seeds. But still go ahead fruit this thing and sell it over there as you will be one of the few selling these eh.

Thank you for the info! Really appreciate it. This fruit is so little known and yet it is native to Florida and Greater Antilles.

Regarding the name. I believe the epithet name “dominigensis” is correct and not a typo like the other one. I verify all scientific names through World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. Pouteria dominigensis is an accepted name. https://wcsp.science.kew.org/qsearch.do

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pouteria dominigensis question
« on: June 28, 2022, 06:01:57 PM »
digigarden is a user here who was selling seeds and may have had the fruit

Ah thank you!  I’ll reach out

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pouteria dominigensis question
« on: June 28, 2022, 05:05:27 PM »
Did anyone tried Pouteria dominigensis fruit? Any comment?

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Starfruit, avocados, various annonas, sapodilla, many eugenias and plinias - all will do fine and fruit.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: CUT NUT TREE (Barringtonia edulis)
« on: June 28, 2022, 08:19:34 AM »
Does anyone know what is the lowest temperature this tree can tolerate? I grow several palms from those islands, hoping it can grow where I am.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Annona hand pollination
« on: June 28, 2022, 07:55:52 AM »
Pollen is pollen. But yes, confirming the freshness. I usually successful with storing the pollen in airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pouteria dominigensis question
« on: June 27, 2022, 01:48:06 PM »
What does it mean?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Pouteria dominigensis question
« on: June 27, 2022, 08:18:16 AM »
I can find very little info about Pouteria dominigensis. Anyone grows or knows about it? What does the fruit taste like? Is it worth growing? Any insight is appreciated.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado fungus?
« on: June 25, 2022, 01:59:24 PM »
Can be a bark beetle, suspect Euwallacea fornicatus  aka "tea shot hole borer"  or similar, they don't carry Laurel Wilt but do carry some non-lethal fusarium. I would cut the branch 2-3 inches and take a picture to see if there is fungus evidence.
https://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/trees/beetles/tea_shot_hole_borer.htm

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Thank you. Will check that out

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