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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: GuavaKing on ebay - Scam?
« on: June 26, 2022, 11:26:47 PM »
Is there another source for giant Indian?

I'm guessing the only way to ID definitely is once it fruits? I bought one 2 years ago on ebay from another seller that hasn't yet fruited. The pricing now for giant Indian is ridiculous. You're welcome to cuttings if it is one!


That would be great! Thank you. I'm the meantime I'll just buy some of the local plants to fill things in. There are plenty of local Nurseries with good reputation for not rare plants.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: GuavaKing on ebay - Scam?
« on: June 26, 2022, 04:15:50 AM »
I'm really sad to see this thread. I've been following that seller for years and have been excited that they have been slowly adding new varieties. I really wanted to try the giant Indian, especially after coming across the history of it. Along with the Allahabad that they said is their sweetheart. Is there another source for giant Indian?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Eugenia seedling dieback
« on: June 25, 2022, 03:20:16 AM »
Do you guys have any thoughts on how much humidity is too much? I'm about to try growing some and I'm thinking to get plastic containers to make greenhouses, but I also worry about making the humidity too high.

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Rasberries that can grow in zone 9?
« on: June 24, 2022, 10:34:28 PM »
We have grown a number of different raspberries here in Florida 9b--some with more success than others. The easiest way is to buy primocane varieties in the fall from up north and grow them over the winter and spring as an annual. Joan J works well for this and is mostly thornless. If you want to try keeping the bushes as perennials, Mysore and Dorman Red might be two options for you. Dorman Red is a hybrid with one of the Australian Raspberries. The plant seemed to grow ok here, but the berries are more tart than a typical store raspberry. So it got ripped out after a couple seasons. I think it would be best in jam. Mysore was the easiest to grow, but it has huge thorns and the berries lack the traditional flavor for black or red raspberries. I liked them, though.

Thanks for the tip on Dorman Red. My husband and little one are all my blackberries before they ripened, many before they even turned black, so I think this plant would be perfect. Thank you!

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Rasberries that can grow in zone 9?
« on: June 24, 2022, 07:52:19 PM »
I'm looking for some options. I'm planning to try Candy, Anne yellow, and Bababerry. I'm also looking at salmon berry, olallieberry, thimbleberry, mysore, and boysenberry. I came across the below thread, but am not sure if I can get any of those wonderful sounding typical Australian varieties here.

What do you guys think are my best options for Houston?

If you want a neat unnamed mulberry I luge is a white one that a bird planted right next to a neighbor's house. She's planning to cut it down, but I happened to go by right after she trimmed it up. The cuttings are rooting nicely and I will have too many. I figure at the end of July I'll pull them out and put them in their own pots.

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Plum cherry cross (pluerry)
« on: June 24, 2022, 01:27:24 AM »
Thanks I'll go look for it

Thanks for the info. I'm really excited to try the recipes and do glad I asked. I would not have thought of them

What variety combination would make for the longest season in these tasty tasty fruits.

Also do any of you have favorite loquat recipes?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: CR fruit harvest season
« on: June 22, 2022, 09:44:35 PM »

The Brunei cherries have a sweet pulp and an acidic skin that can be used in cooking. Iíve been toying with the idea of calling them mangosteen cherry since the opened fruit really resembles mangosteen. The seed is very thin and pliable, most people eat it without realizing it.

I wonder if I can find a place for them. They should right up my alley

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Plum cherry cross (pluerry)
« on: June 22, 2022, 01:48:33 PM »
Brad, did you get a brief thunderstorm yesterday? Read that Poway recorded 0.17 inches of rain.  Hoping those rain clouds head towards Fallbrook.

Agree, there are so many good stone fruits.  I'm most looking forward to growing cherries, I haven't been able to grow them successfully in my home garden.  Are you growing any tart cherries?


yeah it rained for a few minutes and did some pretty good lightening and thunder.  I had all kind of tools outside that I quickly gathered up and put in the garage then the rain promptly stopped after everything was put away.   :-\

will have to get it all back out today.

I only have the 3 cherries.  minnie royal, royal lee, royal crimson.

How have the cherries produced for you?

I would put Meyer lemon.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: CR fruit harvest season
« on: June 22, 2022, 01:27:28 AM »
Yummy cherries!
Are the Brunei cherries comparible to anything?

I am excited to tell you that the fruits and seeds finally came into my hands after a long journey from the jungles.

I agree with the collector who reported a flavor similar to a mixture between COTRG, pitanga and dragon fruit, I would add apple tones and sweet pumpkin as well, but I did not taste pitanga.
It's really juicy and refreshing even though it doesn't have a lot of pulp, and we still don't know if it ends up ripening black. The darker ones were sweeter and very pleasant to eat.

Definitely a Eugenia to rescue and preserve from extinction!

Which Eugenia that your have listed is this one?

Let me know if you have any Craven's craving available in future. The bidding is annoying and too stressful

I've got you, just send me a reminder in the future. Ill probably just want to trade this winter. I'd rather trade here than on ourfig. I also have Joualle Noir which I think is also a Black Madeira type

Thanks, I have a reminder saved

Let me know if you have any Craven's craving available in future. The bidding is annoying and too stressful

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Selling Sweet Tart Seeds
« on: June 20, 2022, 02:20:18 PM »
Thank you

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Wanted: Passion Fruit Cuttings
« on: June 20, 2022, 02:19:32 PM »
I ran across some incarnata and am hoping to go get it in a few weeks. Would you be interested in that?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Selling Sweet Tart Seeds
« on: June 20, 2022, 01:03:06 PM »
What's the Latin name for this plant?

If you canít wait, buy Cravenís craving from Dan Foster. He is a trusted source. This seedling was found in San Diego county.  It a little bit more vigorous than BM and taste a little better. I know that taste is subjective but I heard it from different sources

I was told the same thing. It is definitely in demand and I've seen several reputable sellers selling that one.

I just ordered an Inga Vera selling, but I will reach out of it doesn't work out for some reason.

Yeah, I was wondering about that. I thought I'd at least get a response about curranii.

Unfortunately husband didn't water on a recent trip and several plants didn't appreciate it. I now need Syzygium malaccense white (white malay apple) as well even though it's on that list. I would really like jamun. I'm also looking for all Averrhoa that are not starfruit. Thanks!

On that note don't buy mamey from the grocery store. My daughter was playing with it and it split, so I decided to open it and found this. I wonder if the seed is at least good.

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