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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Mallika mango ripening
« on: June 07, 2019, 02:43:23 PM »
My Mallika tree is fruiting for the first time and the fruits are getting big.  I know it can be tricky to get it just right.

Please share your techniques and experience for picking the fruit for the best taste. Thanks.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Custard apple question
« on: May 30, 2019, 05:54:18 PM »
I have Annona reticulata ’San Pablo’ in bloom. Can anyone tell me about this variety? How tasty is it?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Dillenia indica for sale
« on: May 29, 2019, 10:43:22 AM »
Dillenia indica (Elephant apple) seedlings for sale.
Plants are approximately 7" tall (measured without pot) -- $8 each + $10 shipping (Priority Mail 2-Day). USA ONLY.
Payment through PayPal.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Suggestions about passion fruit
« on: May 26, 2019, 01:14:32 PM »
I grow 'Possum Purple', but would love to get another type of edible Passiflora of a better quality.
Is there any other Passiflora that will do great in Florida, zone 10A and is superior to 'Possum Purple'?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / In FLORIDA: How tall is you Mamoncillo?
« on: May 15, 2019, 05:37:02 PM »
For those of you in Florida, who grow mamoncillo (Melicoccus bijugatus) - how tall is your tree and what age?

Thank you.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Homestead fruit nurseries?
« on: May 14, 2019, 04:31:06 PM »
Going to Homestead, FL. What are the fruit tree nurseries that are worth visiting besides Pine island Nursery?


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Which Atemoya?
« on: May 14, 2019, 03:04:38 PM »
Which atemoya, do you think, I should choose?

African Pride,
Pink's Mammoth

Your input is highly appreciated. Thanks

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Cecropia fruiting is in full swing
« on: May 13, 2019, 03:29:32 PM »
My Cecropia peltata is full of fruits. Although, the fruits do look weird and for some not appetizing, they are one of my favorites. Very juicy and sweet, remind me eating kiwi.

Does anyone grow other Cecropia species? How are their fruits?


Offering Dillenia indica (Elephant apple) seedlings for sale.
Seedlings are approximately 4 inches tall (measured without pot) -- $10 each + shipping $14.35 (Priority Mail 2-Day). USA ONLY.
Payment through PayPal.
While supply lasts.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Annona Flower Drop
« on: April 30, 2019, 07:15:57 PM »
What attributes to flower drop on young Annona squamosa? Some flowers while still small, turn black and fall.


Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Looking for Syzygium polyanthum
« on: April 28, 2019, 10:57:27 PM »
Looking for Syzygium polyanthum.
Anyone have fresh seeds or plant for sale?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Jackfruit fruiting question
« on: April 26, 2019, 01:33:21 PM »
Do you need presence of both, female and male flowers for a fruit set on jackfruit?


Does anyone has an experience, successful or not, with grafting Chrysophyllum argenteum var. auratum onto Chrysophyllum cainito?
What grafting method worked best?

Thanks in advance!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / indonesian seedless guava
« on: April 19, 2019, 10:57:22 PM »
Is indonesian seedless guava worth growing? Does anyone offers it for sale?
Thank you.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Cacao Forastero verity Jaca (or Jaco)
« on: April 19, 2019, 06:59:22 PM »
Does anyone knows more about Cacao Forastero verity Jaca (Jaco).

The only thing I know is that it has rounded leaves and is more resistant to diseases. Thanks!

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Santol tree for SALE
« on: April 15, 2019, 11:51:16 AM »
Offering santol tree for sale. The seedling is 20 months old, 3.5 feet tall (w/o pot). Ready to be planted in the ground.

$50, local pick up ONLY in Sarasota FL.

Offering Giant Lau Lau for sale, $45 + shipping within USA only.
3 available.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Purple young leaf Rollinia
« on: April 04, 2019, 08:01:56 PM »
Does anyone else has a Rollinia deliciosa with purple tinted new growth? Most I'v seen had green young leaves.  Are the fruits any different?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Abiu - what am I doing wrong ?
« on: April 01, 2019, 05:29:07 PM »
I'v lost two young abiu trees in Sarasota, Florida. What am I doing wrong?

Please share your success of growing abiu or mistakes that you have identified.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Lakoocha for sale
« on: March 31, 2019, 10:20:20 AM »
Selling two-years-old Lakoocha (Artocarpus lacucha), just above 3 ft. tall, $75
Ready to go in the ground!

PICK UP ONLY in Sarasota, FL.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Atractocarpus fitzalanii
« on: March 27, 2019, 11:36:10 AM »
Wanted to share my Atractocarpus fitzalanii in bloom. The tree is about 7 feet now and this year it is producing lots of flowers.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Dragon Fruit
« on: March 26, 2019, 04:16:35 PM »
There are so many varieties of Dragon Fruit offered for sale. The fruits come up different colors inside and out, but many I have tried taste plain. What are the varieties worth growing for their taste in Florida.

Please share your tasting experiences and help to choose a flavorful Dragon Fruit!

Looking for Pero de Campo (Eugenia klotzschiana). Please PM me if you have one for sale or trade.

I have a soft spot for very large leaved tropical fruit trees and edibles. Anything with leaves over 12” (30 cm).

Please share your leaf giants in this post.

Here are a few I grow:

Theobroma cacao

Ficus auriculata

Syzygium megacarpum

Sandoricum koetjape

Leea macrophylla

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Rosigold mango fruiting status
« on: March 19, 2019, 01:14:30 PM »
How big are your Rosigold fruits right now? Mine are about 4".
What was the earliest you had them ripen?

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